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Letter from the Principal VT2020

 Letter from the Principal VT2020

Greetings Students, Parent and Guardians

Here’s to a happy, healthy and successful 2020! It’s hard to imagine that we are already in Feburary.

This is an important final term for our students, one where they have the opportunity to continue to improve their grades and contribute positively to their classroom environment, and the school as a whole. Please keep insisting on attendance at school, and also the completion of all school assignments. Thank you.

The collaborative partnership between school and parents/guardians contributes to your child’s success at school. Please continue to be supportive by staying informed of your child’s responsibilities at school by logging onto Schoolsoft regularly. Please keep your child’s mentor informed if you have a query, or you have a concern or when you would like to share a positive message too. Thank you.

Let’s have the best Spring term together!

Mr Mark McCarthy


From the Principal

IES Linköping's Work With Values

IES Linköping's Work With Values

Dear Students, Guardians and Staff,

As we embark upon a new term and look to enrich the students’ experience of school at Internationella Engelska Skolan Linköping yet further, particular attention will (continue to) be paid to an education in values (as adumbrated in, for example, Lgr 11, ch. 1 & 2). 

The view taken by the school is that a values-based education is the most effective way not only of developing the (cognitive) critical thinking faculties of our students but also of developing the requisite (non-cognitive) ‘character’ to prepare them for responsible participation in a democratic society.

Inculcating this kind of thinking and character into the students is not necessarily limited to the morgonsamling or the time spent with mentors during klassråd, for example, but permeates every single aspect of the school. Each and every lesson is a study not only of the subject in question, but also includes the active promotion of values that form the bedrock of any well-functioning society. Values such as consideration for and solidarity with others, resilience in the face of adversity, a curiosity for learning, and the courage to stand up for what is right are but a few of the values that form the fabric of every lesson (and beyond) in that the staff themselves embody such values as well as actively incorporate them into any dialogue regarding, for example, behavioural norms. Framed and laminated manifestoes containing a summary of the school’s values (and - very importantly - the connection between the school’s rules and the values upon which the former is predicated) are in the throes of going up all over the school and serve as an ever-present and visual reminder of the importance of thinking in such a way and being of such character that serves the best interests of the whole learning community at Internationella Engelska Skolan Linköping.

It is this focus on values that constitutes the essence of the school and the means through which its three pillars (viz. bilingualism, ‘tough love’, and high academic expectations for all) are secured. Expressed metaphorically, it is not merely (yet) another component of an increasingly full, educational plate. Values education is the plate itself.

Mr M. Garrett

Assistant Principal


From the PrincipalStudent Work

IES Linköping Öppet Hus

IES Linköping Öppet Hus

Kära vårdnadshavare 

Internationella Engelska Skolan Linköping. 

Vi vill gärna bjuda in er och ert barn till:   med rundvandring och information 

Under kvällen kommer vi berätta mer om skolan, ni får se våra lokaler och vår skolgård. Detta är ett tillfälle för er att höra vad vi erbjuder, ställa frågor samt få mer information om hur vår skolverksamhet fungerar. 

Datum: Torsdagen den 16 January 2020

Tid: 17.30-19.30

Plats: Internationella Engelska Skolan, Östgötagatan 12, Linköping

           Parkeringsplats finns i närmaste parkeringshus, Akilles


Kvällens program:

17.30 Kvällen startar

18.00 Information om vår verksamhet i aulan Tillfälle 1

18.45 Information om vår verksamhet i aulan Tillfälle 2


17.30-19.30 Fri rundvandring i skolan och Afternoon Tea serveras i matsalen

Anmälan och frågor via mail till:


Ange i ditt mail namn på deltagare samt eventuella allergier. 

Anmäl senast onsdagen den 14 january 2020


Varmt välkomna!

Mark McCarthy -Rektor

Gert Nylund - Skolsekreterare



Dear Parents and Guardians,

Internationella Engelska Skolan Linköping. 

We are excited to invite you and your child to our:

Open House with a tour of the school and information meeting.

During the course of the evening we will share with you more about our school, our buildings and outdoor areas. This is an opportunity for you to see what our school has to offer, ask questions and receive more information about how we work as a school. 


Date: Thursday the 16th January 2020

Time: 17.30-19.30

Location: Internationella Engelska Skolan, Östgötagatan 12, Linköping

The nearest public parking for this event is Akilles.



17.30 Evening starts 

18.00 Information about our school in the auditorium Session 1

18.45 Information about our school in the auditorium Session 2


17.30-19.30 Walk around the school and Afternoon Tea is served in the school restaurant

Questions and reply via mail to:

State in your mail name of the participants and if any person in your group has food allergies.


Reply no later than Tuesday the 14th January 2020



Mark McCarthy - Principal

Gert Nylund - School Secretary