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IES Älvsjo PTA - Sock Drive

IES Älvsjo PTA - Sock Drive

"Get that Christmas spirit going! Doing it once is an event. Do it twice, and it becomes a tradition!"

Last year, the PTA initiated a charity project that encouraged families at IES Älvsjö to donate socks, that were then given to Stockholms Stadsmission – a sock drive.

This year the PTA made fliers, and new socks were handed in to the Reception office at IES Älvsjö, 7-17 December. Stockholm Stadsmission will then distribute these donations to people in need.

A big thank you to the IES Älvsjö PTA​, and everyone that contributed!

Playback Theatre at IES Älvsjö

Playback Theatre at IES Älvsjö

During spring 2020 IES Älvsjö carried out a Skapande skola (Creative school) project in collaboration with Teater X ( In this project, our year 6 students were invited to reflect on the topic of social media. They visited a theatre performance and took part in workshops. The project was highly appreciated. 

Thanks to a collaboration between IES Älvsjö and and Linda Tervo from Teater X, students that wanted to explore more of playback theatre were able to join an afternoon course that started in October 2020.  

During spring 2021 this year's 6-graders will take part in the same project (of course carried out in a Corona safe way).


I början av våren 2020 hade IES Älvsjö ett Skapande Skola-projekt tillsammans med Teater X ( Under detta projekt fick eleverna i åk 6, genom föreställningar och workshops i playbackteater, möjlighet att fördjupa sig i frågan “Vad händer på nätet?”. Projektet var väldigt uppskattat, och under hösten har skolan erbjudit möjligheten för de elever som nu går i sjuan att fortsätta utveckla sina playback-färdigheter!

I en eftermiddagskurs med Linda Tervo från Teater X får eleverna öva på att tala och gestalta inför andra, samt utveckla ledarskap, aktivt empatiskt lyssnande, kreativitet, improvisations- och initiativförmåga. Mycket uppskattat!

Våren 2021 räknar vi med att på ett coronasäkert sätt kunna erbjuda även detta läsårs åk 6 samma fina upplevelse.

(Ms. Ramberg, Swedish & SVA Teacher)

Halloween 2020 - Scary Story Contest

Halloween 2020 - Scary Story Contest

We have had a horror story writing competition. We received a lot of fantastic contributions! The winners are:

Year 4 - Marlene, Vera, Bianca, Felicia
Year 5 - Leo, Naomi, Nicole, Linnea
Year 6 - Nisa, Audrey

(Ms. Vidzem, Swedish & SVA Teacher)

From the Principal

Start of the 2020-2021 Academic Year at IES Älvsjö

Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year at IES Älvsjö. We are busily preparing for the return of our students. We are excited for this new year and for the awesome work we know that our students and staff will accomplish this year.

Our new Year 4 students will start on Monday, 17 August. We can't wait to get to know our new students and for them to get to know IES Älvsjö. The hours will be 9-14; lunch will be served.

All other students will start on Wednesday, 19 August. This is a chance for our older students to meet their new classes, see the changes we have made to the school and to meet their teachers. The hours will be 9-14; lunch will be served.

All students will start their normal schedules on Thursday, 20 August.

There are some changes to our school leadership team. I will be on maternity leave for the 2020-2021 academic year. Mr Jayson Williams will be the acting principal. Mr Nick Spencer will be the assistant principal for Year 4-6 students and Mr Anders Anstrell will be the assistant principal for Year 7-9 students. Ms Rebecca Lane will be the academic manager for Year 4-9 students.

The rules, the expectations and the tough love will stay the same. Team Älvsjö is committed to providing the best education we can for our students.

Year 8, Visit to the Museum of Ethnography

Year 8, Visit to the Museum of Ethnography

Back in early March, Year 8 recieved a guided tour of an exhibition based on imperialism, colonialism with focus on Africa in 1800 but also an input of Australian colonisation. The aim of the visit was to get more knowledge about the subject and become more aware of the structures, norms, and stereotypes that are produced and reproduced in our society (and that they are a part of reproducing these structures).

- Ms. Dufwa, Social Science / SO Teacher