The new school is opening up in August for grade 4 and 5 with a total of 6 classes. The school will open in two steps. During the first year we will open for 4 and 5th graders and the second year fully-equipped for grades 4-9.
The construction of the school is moving forward on schedule.
During our first year we will run the school in an area of the building which has been completed and which is secluded from the rest of the construction area. During the first school year the rest of the school area will be finalized.
Our ambition is that the entire school will be completed by August 2019.
For those who have applied for a place in grades 4 and 5.
The intake for grade 4 and 5 is soon done. That means that all places at IES Sundbyberg grade 4 and 5 are full. Parents and students who have applied but not received an offer from us regarding grades 4 and 5 will still retain their place in the queue.
We will have 3 classes in grade 4 and 3 classes in grade 5, 2018/19.
For those who have applied for a place in grades 6-9.
Due to the delays in the construction process for the development of the entire area (Valla Park), all projects were legally required to wait before construction could begin. This has affected how much of the school building will be ready in August and as such we will not be able to take in students in grades 6-9 in 2018/2019.
Our plan is to open the remaining grades in August 2019, when the school will then cater to all years from 4-9.
If you have applied for grades 6-9, your application will remain in the queue for upcoming years. Our queue opened in November 2016. We will take in students in strict queue order according to when they applied to IES Sundbyberg. We also take sibling priority into consideration.
This year 17 middle schools (grundskolor) from across Sweden took part in the event, which sees students compete by singing in any language other than English or Swedish.
The winner was Céline Gilbert (shown in picture and video above) of class 8B at IES Sundsvall who sang Je Suis Malade, a song first released in 1973 by Serge Lama.
After receiving the trophy and performing her reprise, Céline said: “I did not expect to win at all, I was very surprised and it was really fun performing. I started actually practicing about maybe one month ago. It is a song I have listened to for many years and it was on the top of my head and I really wanted to sing this one, it is really good.”
Ms Shannon Lehnberg, a teacher from Sundsvall who attended the event and supported Céline said: “We are so proud of Céline. Her stage presence and ability to engage the audience while singing in one of her three languages is truly remarkable. She is a true entertainer.”
The second place was taken by two sisters from IES Lund, Klara and Tyra Solén, who sang a French version of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect, while playing piano and violin.
In third place were two students from IES Nacka, Lisa Enerdal and Emelie Harris of 9A, who sang Luis Fonsi’s song Un Mondo Contigo.
Ms Nora Kielty, one of the staff from IES Tyresö involved in organising the event, said: "This year IES Tyresö brought the magic of music, language and technology together to showcase the sparkling talent and creative imagination of our young musicians, singers, dancers and presenters. We witnessed the birth of a new star as the winner from IES Sundsvall thrilled her audience amid the energy and enthusiasm that was Eurovision 2018."
There has been a huge interest for working at IES Sundbyberg. After an intensive period of recruitment I am proud to announce that we finally have our new team appointed. The team is a mix of qualified, experienced and international, as well as Swedish, staff and teachers. Welcome all of you!
We have all started to plan and organise for the school start in August.
An experienced manager with a background in schools as well as the communication business has been chosen as the Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan’s new school in Sundbyberg.
Ms Sofia Kinberg is a qualified principal with an economic and school management master's degree. She has held management positions working internationally in the public and private sector and recently moved back to Sweden after living and working in London. Now she is bringing the experience and the managerial skills developed throughout her career to IES Sundbyberg.
She said: “Management and leadership is universal. It is all about how to lead and manage an operation, no matter if it is a factory or a school. We work with people and leadership is the key for success to bring out the best of each person - staff, student and teachers. At IES our ethos is the foundation of how we perform and we are proud to have schools in Sweden which offer students bilingualism, high academic expectations and a safe and orderly environment. It is with great honour and respect that I undertake the role as the new Principal at IES Sundbyberg and I look forward to meeting and working with all new students, staff, teachers and parents.”
Ms Kinberg has worked within education with a wide variety of age groups within compulsory education, from kindergarten until the end of secondary school. She recently worked in school management at IES Bromma, as an Assistant Principal where she was a key part of the management team with a focus on school development and systematic quality work. As part of this role she was the line manager for student care, teachers and the heads-of-year in senior school.
The acting CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, Mr Fredrik Åkerman, welcomed her appointment as Principal in Sundbyberg.
He said: “Ms Kinberg is an exceptional candidate who brings a wealth of real-world management experience to the role. When she first joined the company a year ago, we mutually agreed that the most important thing was that she work closely with one of our Principals, to ensure she learnt to transfer her skills back into school-management. With this in mind she has spent a year working closely with Mr Marcus Segerstedt, the Principal of our school in Bromma.”
The time spent in management at Internationella Engelska Skolan Bromma has been a good chance for Ms Kinberg to learn more about the organisation and its values, and also an opportunity to make her mark.
Mr Åkerman continued: “I have been impressed by how swiftly she has understood our organisation and by her professionalism. I am confident in her ability to lead our school in Sundbyberg, both during its development, and subsequently as a fully operational school.”
Ms Kinberg will officially take on her post as Principal of Sundyberg in January, and will then work closely with colleagues from Internationella Engelska Skolan’s head office in recruiting her team and overseeing the transformation of the building into a first-class school ready to accept its first students in August 2018.
By late spring, once Ms Kinberg has appointed capable administrators, the school will start to offer places to students who hope to start in August 2018. This will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.