School Blog

Kista football team wins!

We were offered a late admission to the tournament and we are so grateful and proud of 

Year 9 students Daniar, Zinedine, Kafui, Elli

Year 8 Vanja, Karar, Neo 

Year 7 Rugjia, Jardell

With the fewest goals allowed and scoring 15 goals in 4 matches to win the IES Stockholm Futbol tournament. The final match score was 6-4 with IES Kista taking a 4-0 lead into the half to the shock of our opponent. Everyone played and everyone contributed and we all walked away with a great sense of pride in what was accomplished for IES Kista and for the team.

Well done to the team!


From the Principal

Anti-Bullying Week

Dear all,

Last week we had Anti-Bullying Week at IES Kista. On the Monday, me and Mr Adriasola, our core values facilitator and SO-teacher led lectures for all classes from 4-9 on the issue of bullying and how the school deals with it. Below you can see our target for all students and staff in regards to our work in this field.

Our goal is that you feel:

Happy coming to school.

Safe being in school.

Treated with dignity and respect by all people at the school.

That is why we actively work with and through our anti-bullying plan which stipulates how this should be achieved for all who study and work at IES Kista. 

Vårt mål är att du ska känna:

dig glad när du är på skolan.

dig trygg när du är på skolan.

att du bemöts med respekt och värdighet av alla när du är på skolan.

Vi jobbar därför aktivt med vår plan mot kränkande behandling som är en plan på hur vi ska uppnå detta för alla som studerar och jobbar på vår skola.

A safe and calm environment is a pre-requisite for  high quality learning and a must-have in any successful school!


Best Regards,

Mr M. Ö Huhta

Principal IES Kista


Spindeljakten poster competition update!

Students in grade 8 and 9 (STEAM Club students) made posters on the topic ‘Spiderhunt’ or ‘Spindeljakten’(discussed in classes). A jury in school decided the best poster which has been nominated to participate in the final rounds of the competition at the Nobel Museum. The winning poster will be displayed in the final Spindeljakten Research project conference held at the Nobel Museum on 7th December at the 'avslutning' conference. 

The two students who will be representing IES Kista at the Nobel Museum are Marie-Gabrielle Popa & Carl-Johan Agebratt. 

'It was a joint venture between Science, Swedish and Aethetics department.I would like to thank Mr Wenström(HOD, Swedish Department and Ms Fagerlund(Aesthetics department) for helping us to make the final poster. Best of Luck to IES team Kista' - Ms Banerjee(Science Teacher, Project Coordinator-Spindeljakten)

Science Autumn Term Update

Science this term has been exciting. We started the term out with a trip to google (In collaboration with the Maths Department) with some year 5 students.   They got to explore the google offices, and attend a seminar on coding. Each student got to take home a google bot.


9c got to visit Eriksson and experience a car that was being driven remotely from France.


STEAM Club has been up and running.  The club has received a grant from ERASMUS+, and is preparing for their first of five trips to visit schools in other EU countries.  We are currently also preparing for the five school to visit IES Kista in April. The goal of the project is to exchange science teaching and learning techniques and to compare curriculums, learning from each other.

STEAM club has currently been experimenting with the  new 3D printer. The printer is also used in technology class alongside CAD  drafting.


The project with the Nobel Museum and Umea University has come to a close.  Students collected Spiders from Umea University. The University has returned the data and  the students has created posters based on their data. The posters will be entered into a contest with the other participating schools, with the winner receiving tickets to the Nobel Dinner.

IES Kista has also been given the opportunity to test out the web based version of Sensavis, a science, technology, and maths visualization tool.  Students were tasked with creating a youtube style video explaining the complex process of mitosis.


Over the summer we had students participate in  Inicio’s summer school program. Where our students worked on planning and prototyping possible fountains for use in Kista.  


In year 6 they have been studying space, and the students had to get creative about using recycled materials to create a solar system.  

Thank you for your continued support, we could not do it without you!

Joshua Houpt

Head of Science, Mentor 9B

Teacher of Science

After school clubs at IES Kista



STEAM Club:15.20-16.20 in the Science Labs

What we offer students: 15-20 students from Grade 4 - 7 do small projects based on Science and technology related topics.  They have taken part in designing the STEAM Logo for the club, 3D Printing workshop etc in the last couple of weeks. Students will attend a Robotics workshop at Tekniska Museum in the last week of November. 10-12 students from Grade 8-9, are working on the Forskarhajlpan Project (effect of drugs on animals)conducted by Nobel Museum. They are now making posters for the Poster Competition on the topic stated earlier. This club will be the main focus for the ERASMUS Project and so will be taking part in various joint ventures with other countries like Romania, Ireland, Turkey, etc.

Staff: Mr. Houpt, Ms. Banerjee, Mr. OBrian

Dungeons & Dragons club: 15:30 to 17:30 in B12 classroom

We set out on adventures and conquests within the D&D world. We welcome all thieves, wizards and warriors! 

Staff: Mr. V. Falkendal 

Running Club: 15:30-16:30

Beginner level, Students & Staff are all welcome. Meeting point at the reception area.

Staff: Mr.Raftery & Mr.Johnson

Gymnastics club: 3.45 - 4.45.

Location: Gym Hall 1

Staff: Ms. Thom


Math competition Club

5:30 - 16:30 in B12

What we offer students: 10 - 15 students from Grade 4 - 9 attend and work on math competition questions. Students also learn about different maths ideas, topics and techniques that are not necessarily part of LGR11 Core Content. This takes place through demonstrations, discussions, videos, activities, team tasks, physical activities and other means. Lots of other plans also in the works.

Staff: McKenzie-Onah, Anderle, Hassan, Johnson.

Ping Pong Club: 14.30 - 16.00 in the Location: Gym Hall 2

Staff: Ms. Garcia, Ms. Sahakyan

Chill Club: 11:15 - 11:30 Gym 2

The 'Chill' club but is essentially a place where we will be teaching mindfulness meditation techniques and providing a quiet space for group meditation. 

Mr Dunnell and Ms Anderle


Chill Club: 11:15 - 11:30 Gym 2

The 'Chill' club but is essentially a place where we will be teaching mindfulness meditation techniques and providing a quiet space for group meditation. 

Mr Dunnell and Ms Anderle


Student Recording Sessions: 3:30 to 4:30

Location: Recording Studio

Staff: Mr. Brown

Choir: 15:30-16:30.

Location: Auditorium

Staff: Ms. Hindrichs


Manga Club 9:45-10:45 in C7. 

In The Manga and Comics Club we will be designing characters that will help us tell a story. The club will be based very much on the participants different interests in comics.

Staff: Mr. Guariglia