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IES Kista Aesthetics Gala

IES Kista Aesthetics Gala

On the 13th of December IES Kista opened it’s doors to students as well as parents and guardians of students to a vernissage come concert. Above is Ms Fagerlund greeting guests. 

Textile and Home Ec displays

The students here at IES Kista produce some amazing pieces of art within the aesthetic education, ranging from incredible high quality pieces of woodwork to abstract and beautiful art created in arts, and the Aesthetics Gala offered an opportunity for the students to display their creativity and skills for a broader audience.

Ms Brazeau, Ms Saxena, Mr Raftery, Ms Parada, Ms Bibby, Ms Dobrijevic

The visitors of the Aesthetics gala were guided through the school, viewing pieces of art proudly displayed by students.

Ms Urho Grade 6 ginger bread house project

The Aesthetics Gala saw around a hundred visitors and they enjoyed a fantastic Lucia Concert performed by the Student Band here at IES Kista, directed under the watchful eye of Mr. Brown, one of our music teachers.

Mr Thompson, Ms Hindrichs, Mr Brown, Mr Zawadzki

The Gala was much appreciated by students as well as parents of guardians and we at IES Kista take real pride in the work produced by our students and look forward to hosting the next gala during the spring term om -18.

Students from grade 4 to 7 performing The Lucia concert
Student Work

IES Kista producing the technology of the future

IES Kista producing the technology of the future


Here at IES Kista we have so many different and inspiring projects going on. One of them took place in one of the well equipped and modern Science labs, where the students were assigned do design a project demonstrating how pressure works. There were a lot of well thought out projects, however, one stood out. A robotic arm was designed and built. The assignment was laid out over the period of a week, where one and a half lesson was designated for designing and thinking a project out.

Using the google classroom technique and our disposal, one of the students designed and built a fully functional robotic arm. Please see the pictures below. The way the robotics arm works is with the help of three, double fitted pistons, moving the robotic arm in three directions. The robotic arm is controlled via a control pad where the different pistons is filled with color coded fluids, each fluid controlling a different movement.

In addition to this, three students from IES Kista is participating in the EDU-ARCTIC technology competition, where students are performing research on the difficulties facing the polar environment around the world. The research ideas submitted by the IES Kista students span over the spectrum of problems facing the arctic, among others the hunting of polar animals and the consequences of polar tourism.

From the Principal

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

On the 17th of October IES Kista hosted the Internationella Engelska Skolan annual general meeting, the AGM, a true honour. To commemorate the honour, the red carpet was laid out in front of the main entrance, giving the event a touch of flare. Several members of the head office attended the meeting, amongst others Mr. Åkerman, CFO and acting CEO, Ms. Dohman, Deputy CFO, Mr. Stenquist, vice CEO and Mr. Hännel, IR relations. Also represented on the AGM was Vinge juristbyrå, the companys law representatives.

The AGM was hosted in the auditorium here at IES Kista and Mr. Åkerman, the CFO and acting CEO estimates that the AGM was attended by some 40 shareholders, including the founder of the company, Ms. Barbara Bergstrom, as well as Mr. Bergstrom.

Mrs. Barbara Bergstrom with AGM attendees

As the visitors of the AGM entered the school they were greeted by student representatives of the welcoming committee; Chrishell, Sheila, Isac, Leonard, Samuel and Alexandra, all students of 9D here at IES Kista. They all contributed to the professional and welcoming atmosphere that greeted the visitors of the AGM.

Students of 9D

The AGM was a great success and the Principal of IES Kista would like to take the opportunity to thank all the staff of IES Kista and the students of the welcoming committee for making the AGM the success that it was, and IES Kista is already looking forward to the next AGM.

IES KISTA 2017-2018

Autumn Term 2017

Term starts: 16th August

School photographs: 18th - 20th September. Two other days to be arranged.

Study days for students: 21st - 22nd September.

Study day: 12th October.

Autumn Holiday: 30th October – 3rd

November. Sports Day: 29th November.

Last day of term: 22nd December.


Spring Term 2018

Term starts: 10th January

Sports week: 26th February – 2nd March

Easter holiday: 3rd – 6th April

Study day: 12th April May holiday: 30th April – 1st May

“Kristi Himmelsfärdsdag”: 10th – 11th May

National day: 6th June

Last day of term: 12th June


From the Principal

IES Kista hosts IES Academics Conference

IES Kista hosts IES Academics Conference

Being an excellent and well-situated venue, IES Kista hosted a two-day Academics Conference on the 7th and 8th September.

The conference's main focus was the importance of grit to achieve success and enhance academic and life performance.

Grit as an academics success-related concept is becoming increasingly important in a rapidly changing, digitalised a-click-away world. The aim is to show students the significance of perseverance, determination and tenacity in order to overcome difficulties, deal with setbacks as well as how approach new challenges by using existing knowledge and skills by applying them to new situations and contexts.


The other main topic at the conference was how to build on present strength so as to make IES schools even more successful academically speaking. Accurate recruitment, hiring and professional development in middle management is considered to be a key factor.

The outcome was was highly satisfactory and the conference was attended by some 90 people involved in academics at IES - mainly Principals and Assistant Principals -  and by key people from the Head Office.