School Blog



This sunny afternoon, 19th September 2018, the International English school in Älvsjö had its very first school jog.

The day started with the 7-9 grade students following their regular schedule until after lunch when they walked together to the Älvsjö woods.

Around two o’clock, the seventh graders stood outside, waiting for the signal so they could start. Only a minute after the signal, it was the eighth graders turn and not far after that, the ninth graders were ready to start. Some students were very motivated and wanted to represent the school in Cross Country, which you could see as they ran past the other students many times!

The average number of students walked calmly, talking with their friends, but did their best to walk as many laps as they could. Then there were some students who were motivated to represent our school, or just didn’t want to walk or run on the path, so they decided to take a faster and shorter way through the woods and there were some students who stood on the side and cheered on every runner who ran past.

Around three o’clock, the last student had finished running, and at this time the rest of the 7-9 graders were waiting patiently to go home.


But at the end of the day, our school had 18 winners.

Congratulations to Selma 7d, Elsa 7d, Sofia 7 c, Zander 7 d, Ludvig 7a, Arian 7b all in grade 7.  Winners of grade 8 were: Elsa Wennerstrand 8A, Madeleine Edlund 8D, Emma Helenius Redon 8 A, Rungoyo Wgunya 8D, Filip Dryselius 8B, Leo Rosen 8B. Finally the winners of grade 9: Livia Ryden 9B, Alicia Schandl 9B, Alva Perzanowski 9 B,  Klas Näsvall 9A, Filippos Adamidis 8B, Ludwig Berglind 9A. They are all going to represent IES Älvsjö at Cross Country 2018.


Lovisa Dellmark

House captain of Darwin


Grade 9 Football

The boys took to the field for their first competitive games of the academic year 2018-19. With limited time to prepare and train, a squad of just thirteen boys travelled to Torvalla IP on October 9th.

In the first game, the boys took up a 4-4-2 formation. The first twenty minutes were mostly even, with both sides enjoying good spells in possession. The tactics employed by Älvsjö caused Söderbymalm a number of problems to solve. However after a strong start, the boys found themselves 1-0 down on the twenty minute mark. This was closely followed by another three goals in the next ten minutes which resulted in a 4-0 loss.

After a brief talk between the two matches, the boys went out for their second game against Rudan. The fresh legs of Rudan players showed straight away and we quickly found ourselves 3-0 down. A change of formation to a 4-3-3 stemmed the flow and the boys started to find their way into the game and create some chances of our own. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be and as the match wore on, more gaps started to appear allowing Rudan to find the net on two more occasions.

The boys represented IES Älvsjö impeccably and whilst the scoreline wasn’t what we had hoped for, their are strong foundations upon which to build moving forwards. Well done to everyone involved.

From the Principal

Important School Calendar Dates

We will be celebrating our first Year 9 graduation on Friday, 14 June.

Friday, 16 August: Year 4 students start

Monday, 19 August: All students start

Week 44: Höstlov

Tuesday, 17 December: Last day of fall term

Thursday, 9 January: First day of spring term

Week 9: Sportlov

Week 15: Easter

Thursday, 11 June: Last day of spring term

Science Fair

Älvsjö held our inaugural Science Fair in May.  Students were tasked, in teams, with creating a question - something that they didn't know already, wanted to discover and would be able to test a hypothesis with. The level of work and 'good Science' was excellent. Tests ranged through all of the subject areas, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and some even branched into Social and Psychological experiments!