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Läsårsdata 2020/2021

White Blossom Tree in the central courtyard at IES Kista

Höstterminen 2020
Terminstart - 19e Augusti
Studiedag - 8e September (Ingen Junior Club) 
Digitalt utvecklingsamtal - 22 & 23 Oktober (skolan är stängd båda dagarna)
Höstlov - vecka 44 - 26e Oktober- 1a November
Jullov - 21a December 2020 - 11e Januari 2021

Vårterminen 2021
Terminstart - 12e Januari
Sportlov - vecka 9 - 1a Februari - 7e Februari
Påsklov - fredag 2a April (vecka 13) och hela vecka 14 - 5e April - 9e April
1a Maj (Röd dag)
Kristi Himmelsfärd - 13e - 14e Maj
Avslutning - 11e Juni

House Points Bingo and the IES Kista School House System

House Pride Day 2020

You may want to know why IES Kista students have been eargerly going around school with House Points Bingo cards trying to cross off as many boxes as they can.

House Bingo Cards

The answer is to get house points.  A completed card shows that you have understood IES Kista values and our routines, and have started the year with in a positive way.  For a completed card each student gets ten House Points which automatically earns you a lanyard in your house colour! 

Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista has a house system and every student is assigned a house when they join the school. The house system is designed to ecourage teamwork, cooperation, mutual values and a spirit of healthy competition. 

There are four houses teams and each of the house teams have been named after a famous Swedish Scientist: Linné, Celsius, Hammerström and Meitner. 


How can students get house points? Students get house points by; taking part in activities like the House Bingo Card, participating in monthly theme days, taking part in events on house days,  library challenges, class challenges, taking part in school competitions throughout the year, attending clubs and events sign up for talent shows, or taking part in art competitions, Kistaloppet, STEAM, language competitions etc.

What can you do with your House Points? Each House Point Milestone reached will automatically give the student an item of school swag eg lanyard, t-shirt, hoodie, hat, waterbottle, powerbank. 

Coming up this Friday, September 10th, we have House Pride Day. If a student, or a teacher, wears their house colours, they will get a house point. 

Other House Days have included; Crazy Hat/ Hair Day, Twin Day, Odd Socks, Jersey Day and Animal Prints day.

Gallery of images from Previous House Days at IES Kista

House Pride Week 2021    House Pride Week 2021 House Pride Week 2021    Twin day    Twin house day House Colours week 2021      


The Swedish Scientists the Houses are Named After

Anders Celsius - Swedish Astronomer Anders is best known for the temperature scale that bears his name. However his main work was as an astronomer at Uppsala University, working on projects working out the shape of the Earth and the brightness of stars in the sky. Celsius students will have yellow as their house colour.


Louise Hammarström - Swedish Chemist  Louise Hammerström was the first female educated chemist. She continued her studies to successfully open her own research laboratory investigating different materials and their properties. Hammerström students will have blue as their house colour.



Lise Meitner - Austrian Swedish Physicist Lise Meitner was a physicist who focused on radioactivity, discovering the process of nuclear fission in uranium and thorium atoms. Moving to Sweden later in life, she gained citizenship and worked on Sweden's first ever nuclear reactor. Meitner students will have red as their house colour.


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Elisabeth Christina von Linné - Swedish Botanist Elisabeth Christina von Linné is referred to as the first female botanist in Sweden. Her curiousity in botany led to a discovery connected to how we see colour. She first described the optic phenomenon in which the Nasturtium flower appears to send out small bursts of lightning, now named the Elizabeth Linnæus Phenomenon. She was the daughter of world renowned botanist Carl von Linné.


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Parent Evenings in Week 36

Parent Evenings in Week 36

Parent Evenings this year will be held digitally once again due to the ongoing circumstances. Parents are invited to log in to SchoolSoft on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 for students in Years 4 to 6, or on Wednesday, 8 September for students in Years 7 to 9. There, you will find a link to a video and some other important information for your student's year group.

Mentors will also be calling parents during the Parent Evening times. Please be prepared to take their calls between 4:45pm and 6pm on your Parent Evening Day. If you have students in multiple year groups, please answer each call as you may receive different information.

We look forward to "meeting" you soon!

Behind the Scenes at IES Kista: Meet & Greet

Behind the Scenes at IES Kista: Meet & Greet

Are you new to IES Kista? Curious about what goes on once you step in the doors? Or maybe you have been with us for a while but need a little refresher on our routines.

Good news! In this episode of Behind the Scenes, we introduce you to our morning routines and remind you of some of our key procedures which ensure a safe and calm environment for everyone in our school community, such as our daily Meet & Greet with the Senior Leadership Team.

Click here to watch the video, BTS: Meet & Greet, and we'll see you soon!