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The Academic Year and Fritids - Junior club will start at same time.

You are all welcome on August 20th.

Academic year 2020-2021

Autumn term 2020-08-20 - 2020-12-18
Spring term 2021-01-11 - 2021-06-11

Autumn break - week 44 
Christmas break - Dec 21st - Jan 8th
Winter break - week 10 
Easter break - week 14 
Break - May 14th and May 21th

IES Östersund - opening August 2020

IES Östersund - opening August 2020

Join the queue for IES Östersund here

From August families in Östersund and the local area will be able to send their children to learn at a new bilingual school.

Internationella Engelska Skolan will open a school in Östersund in August 2020 in the former Palmcrantzskolan building.

The school will accommodate approximately 600 students when full, with two classes in each grade from F–9. However, initially the school will be smaller, and the number of classes in each year-group during the school’s first year will be decided based on where the interest in the queue is strongest.  There will not be a grade 9 during the first year as few families tend to wish to move a child in the final year of compulsory education as this can be a large adjustment.

Cecilia Marlow, interim CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, said: “We’ve had a dialogue with Östersund municipality for several years about how we can contribute to their increased efforts in education. Following these positive discussions we are pleased to provide Östersund’s parents and students with another option when choosing schools. The school is being renovated to fit our needs, and in August 2020 we look forward to welcoming all students in Östersund, regardless of background, to do their best in a safe and calm learning environment.”

Work has started to bring this school building up to date, transforming it into a first class, modern school, with everything required to offer students the ideal learning environment.

We are also working to recruit a principal who will then have a key role in hand-picking outstanding teachers from Sweden and abroad, as they build their team.

Interested families are already able to place themselves in the queue for the school by visiting and filling out the form.  Students for each year-group will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Families will be given the chance to learn more about the school and ask questions at an information evening on November 14 at Folkets Hus.

Heads up !

Heads up !

Happy Weekend Östersund
Heads up - most of all staff members and teachers are now employed. I´m glad to announce that all members of the student health care team and staff to our pre- and afterschool program team (fritids and junior club) is employed. I´m also glad to announce that the schools leading staff also now is assisted by human resources administrator and economist.

The majority of all teachers are recruited and the few positions left to fill will be recruited within a couple of weeks, I have several qualified candidates to interview. The mix of swedish and international teachers is sufficient under the circumstances of the recruitning challenges with travel prohibitation and Covid-19.

And the best of all, the classes is just about to form - we have some few pupils to recruit :-).

Afterwards I will announce all staff members on this site, some individually and some in teams.

Wish you all a nice weekend / Mika Reunanen
Your Principal

From the Principal

Welcome our Academic Manager - Celina Viner

Welcome our Academic Manager - Celina Viner

I have the pleasure to present our Academic Manager.

Celina Viner is appointed to the position of Academic Manager, the role is to support the Principal in the mission towards ensuring the academic wing of the school,  to secure the highest academic expectations of its staff and students, Academic Manager is one of the key positions at IES schools.

I am glad to welcome Celina to the IES team in Östersund, she has seventeen years of teaching experience and her strongest will is to create and deliver engaging and challenging lessons. She´s passionate about modelling the importance of lifelong learning and seeks out new ways to promote engagement and inclusion for all students.

Celina is also experienced from school management with responsibilities including school development planning, curriculum planning, timetabling, school website development, specialist Leader in Education and student leadership. Now Celina teaches at a school in Skellefteå and gets familiar with the Swedish curriculum. Her experience from teaching and school management will strongly contribute to our school development.

I am glad to Welcome Celina to our team IES Östersund

 Your Principal / Mika Reunanen 

From the Principal

From the Principal

Good day, Östersund!

First week at "school"... it has been an exciting and special time for me.  Last week I was working with the IES recruitment team who are helping me recruit the best possible team for IES Östersund. I am so pleased to have received many applications from candidates who want to work at our school. Right now I am starting with the initial round of interviews and, by the end of this week, I have hopefully chosen our very first employees at IES Östersund.   

I will continue to post weekly information and I wish you a nice week !

Mika Reunanen