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IES Kista's Five Year Anniversary

IES Plaque

The start of the Autumn term 2020 sees the fifth anniversary of Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) Kista. 

In August 2015 IES Kista officially opened its door for the first time, at that time. The start up was the biggest ever attempted in the organisation, with 18 different classes beginning from years 4 to 8.  On the first day Barbara Bergströn, the CEO and founder of the IES company officially opened the building. There were approximately 550 students who enrolled for their first day of education in the new building. Since then the school has expanded to 930 students in years 4 to 9 with five parallel classes in each year group. 

The school has now become a solid member of the Kista community, creating a positive influence in the area. One of the aims of the school is to provide its students with as many opportunities as possible.  

For over a quarter of a century IES has offered families a clear alternative for education. In that time the company has grown from a beginning where Ms Bergstöm had to ask for donated furniture and clean the school herself on weekend to manage its economy, to a company now operating 36 schools, with 26,000 students and an annual turnover of 2.5 billion SEK. 

“Our conviction is that every child can achieve success irrespective of social background” said Ms Bergström. 

IES Kista's fifth anniversary

 

From the Principal

We have begun our journey into the new academic year!

We have begun our journey into the new academic year!

Dear all,

What an exiting first week we have had! I always think of the first day of the school year as the best day of the year. We get to see all the excited and nervous year 4 students and our returning students have grown over the summer and when they come back you can see so much of what we do here is part of who they are.

Of course it is a bit of a different start to how it usually is because of the situation and we will try and update parents and students on what happens in school as much as we can through digital communication so that families get a sense of what is going on in the school without being able to be in the building.

In a short while the timings and format of the Digital Parent Evenings will be communicated to you all through Schoolsoft.

Your Principal,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

Junior club

Junior club

Dear Parents and guardians,

Welcome to a new school year. We are happy to welcome our 4th and 5th graders to Junior Club.
We will be open starting on Friday, 21st of August from the end of their class till 17:00.

Student Work

Climate Change and Textiles - 'You're never too small to make a difference'

Climate Change and Textiles - 'You're never too small to make a difference'

'You're never too small to make a difference'

by Joyjeet Dutta 8A

Climate Change is a term which generally refers to the
temperature rising, and many see it as a huge issue. However,
there are many other issues to worry about that all play a part in
the destruction of our planet, not just Climate Change.

The Impact of Textiles
Production of garments and tailorings all begin from the fabrics
and cloth. From cotton to silk, these fabrics are mass produced
in poor countries where farmers are paid minimally, often less
than 3% of the total profit.

A-List clothing brands and mass producers such as H&M do not
produce clothes, but purchase them off unethical sweatshops
with horrible working conditions. Bargaining lower prices,
sweatshop managers have no choice but to accept whatever
payment is stated by the client since it is the only means of
producing any money at all.

Sweatshop workers have poor living conditions and a horrible
working environment without guaranteed safety due to the
minimal amount of profit by the sweatshop managers.
Sweatshops are the modern day slavery.

SEVEN SPLENDID STEPS TO
SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING!

STEP 1: DO A LITTLE RESEARCH!
STEP 2: AVOID BIG BRANDS!
STEP 3: ASK CUSTOMER SERVICE!
STEP 4: LOOK OUT FOR ECO PRODUCTS!
STEP 5:TRYSECOND-HAND!
STEP 6: AVOID POLYESTER!
STEP 7: RECYCLE!

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