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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


Student Work

4C Recycled Goods Art Project/Ljusdesigner till Vinterljus

4C Recycled Goods Art Project/Ljusdesigner till Vinterljus

4C has spent time working on beautiful Winter Lamp Shades made out of all recycled goods from school and home.

Come and see these designs December 13-26th in the courtyard at Hemslöjden and Simons Rosteri and Bageri in Linköping.   


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PTA's Halloween Party

PTA's Halloween Party

The PTA's Halloween Party is happening Friday November 8th.  

Year 4-6 17:30-19:30 

Year 7-9 20:00-22:00

This is a free event brought to IES Linköping by the PTA.  There will be snacks, a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, face painting, dancing and a spooky corridor...if you dare.  

We look forward to seeing all of our students there.







It’s time to apply for Year 7/ Dags att söka till år 7 (högstadiet)

It’s time to apply for Year 7/ Dags att söka till år 7 (högstadiet)

It’s time to apply for Year 7

9 January:  Information will be sent home from Linköpings kommun

14 January:  Application period opens

25 January:  Final application day

6 March:  Results of the application and placement assignments

Dags att söka till år 7 (högstadiet)

9 januari:  Information skickas hem från Linköpings kommun

14 januari:  Ansökan öppnar

25 januari:  Sista ansökningsdagen

6 mars:   Antagningen är klar

For more information:


Above: Internationella Engelska Skolan

Student Work

Taco Night: A Wonderful Year 4 Event

Taco Night: A Wonderful Year 4 Event

Teaching does not need to be limited to textbooks and whiteboards. With our fun school activities for kids, learning in school becomes more interesting and enjoyable.

On Thursday October 11th, IESL invited all year 4 students and their guardians to a nice evening to say thank you to the students and the guardians for the good start  to the school year. This evening was designed to start a community with the newest students that are now apart of our school.

It was also an evening to engage the students in something new and to get everyone involved with school life. The year 4 students voted to have a Taco Night and invite their families to join them and the evening was fantastic.  We had tacos, we had a PTA lead competition, we had ice cream, we had a fun quiz with prizes and everyone there had a chance to meet the staff of IESL.

We are looking forward to having more special nights at IESL.  Keep your eyes open for the next event or meeting.

Above: The wonderfully tasty food prepared by the IESL Kitchen Team.

Above: Getting all the fixings for the tacos.

Above: Year 4 Students shows us all how to eat a taco.  Well done!

Above: Gourmet serving of a taco plate. 

Above: IESL Staff intoducing themselves and the food. 

Above: The PTA is always showing support.  Here is game the students got to play.  


Student Work

Agnes Hedlund Has The Power To Transform

Agnes Hedlund Has The Power To Transform

What happens when you take a few pieces of plywood, a lot of colorful paint and an incredibly talented artist? You transform a space, influnce a school community and brighten up a room.  This is exctly what happened at IES Linköping over Höstlov.

IES Linköping is fortunate enough to be sprinkled with talented students.  We have students that excel in academics and sports, but we also have a lot of incredible artist in our school. 

One of these inspiring artist is Agnes Hedlund in year 9.  She has created a colorful, powerful and capitivating mural in our Common Room.  Her inventivness has left the school feeling happier and stronger.

All of us at IES Linköping are thankful for Agnes Hedlund's hard work, skill and inspiration.  




Student Work

Skolval 2018 - A Way To Practice Democracy

Skolval 2018 

IES Linköping began the school year by studying Democracy and Elections in every year and in different subjects. The Social Studies department covered the area in all years - Beslutsfattande och politiska idéer. English department compared the ruling systems in UK, US and South Africa. Science department looked the political parties solutions for sustainability. Mathematic Department looked at the maths behind election procedures.  

Skolval 2018 (https://skolval2018.se/om/) is organised on national level and the project aims to teach students the democratic process and give them the opportunity to practise it. During the last election in 2014, around 500,000 students in years 7-9 and Gymnasiet participated.

Above: A box from Skolval with materials     

Below: Ms Andersson and Mr Jonsson, teachers in charge on Election morning     

IES Linköping gave our student the opportunity to be part of this. Groups of students worked during the day as Election Officials / Voting Clerks, supervised by the teacher in charge. Classes came to the polling station, the auditorium, to do the voting according the instructions made by Skolval 2018. As much as possible the process was the same as the real election.

Above: Khadijah Wali, Melker Kuzminski and Awo Mohamed Abdi are working as Voting Clerks.

Below: Timothy Grey, George Warda, Sreyansh Tiwari, Tilde Axelsson, Vera Hyllengren och Vera Kämpe - Voting Clerks posing for a picture

In the afternoon the Election Officials (students) counted the votes. The counting was public and interested students or staff members could come to auditorium and watch the procedure.

Above: A lot of counting in action     

Below: Mr Ståhl Engström is supervisor. Caisa Thor, Arian Akbari, Saga Soomro, Adam Nählinder and Daria Kuchinskaya did a great job as Election Officials.

The results of Skolval 2018 will be public online for three months. The results are divided into schools, regions and national level.



July 2018 Renovation at IES Linköping

Although it is the summer holiday the school is not closed and it is a productive place as we prepare for the 2018/2019 School Year. There is work being done to improve and freshen-up our building.

**We now have NEW, sparkling, white-tiled toilets throughout the school.  This particular update and renovation to the school is incredibly dramatic.  The school is already feeling like a brand new place. It is exciting to think of what the students' response will be to see such sparkling toilets.

*There are new benches outside for all of us to enjoy and the old benches have been repainted and cleaned up. 

*We now have fresh paint throughout the school.

There are a few other projects still going on, so please stay tunned for more picutres as we update and renovate IES Linköping for the 2018/2019 School Year. 

Enjoy the pictures!

Above: Toilet repairs throughout the school

Above: Finished toilet renovation on the 4th floor

Above: Finished toilet renovation on the 3rd floor in the Common Room

Above: New benches outside of IES Linköping

Above: More of the new benches

Above: Refreshed old benches

Above: Fresh paint in the locker rooms