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From the Principal

IES Länna hosts visitors from Japan

Four educators from four different schools in Japan visited IES Länna on Monday, November 5. The group, who is touring schools in Sweden and Finland, arrived in Länna for Swedish fika, a tour given by two student council members, a staff meeting and a conversation with Mrs. Kelly. Saori Tojo, Shinichi Takahara, Yoshinari (Charlie) Inukai, and Kentaro Takai make up a group studying Nordic Education and project-based learning. These group members are not funded by any organization but instead have funded the trip themselves in order to research new and innovative systems.

IES Länna is very excited to have connections with schools in Japan, and we hope to continue our collaboration in the future!

From the Principal

Take time to CELEBRATE!

During this time of year, when it becomes darker and colder, it's tempting to lose the energy and the positive vibes from the start of the term. At IES Länna, however, we try to find small ways to celebrate and keep our spirits up.

Today we celebrated my birthday with over 500 pieces of kladdkaka prepared in our very own kitchen. We are so thankful for our wonderful chefs from Klein's Kitchen for this special treat!

I feel so blessed to spend my special day with over 400 wonderful students. What a perfect birthday!


Big hugs, 

Mrs. Kelly

From the Principal

A Grand Opening

What an amazing day! With over 400 students and many excited and supportive parents, staff, and special guests, IES Länna officially opened its doors for the first time. Among those in attendance were Ms. Annette Brodin Rampe, CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan; Ms. Barbara Bergström, founder of IES; and Oliver Sääv, former Idol participant and IES Jönköping graduate. After a short ceremony, students proudly walked through the doors and began their new and exciting journey. Welcome, IES Länna students! We are so proud to welcome you into our family!

From the Principal

A Message from Mrs. Kelly

Dear parents and guardians,

Thank you for a wonderful first week! It has been an honor to spend time with your child(ren) this week, and I have had a great time playing football with them and seeing them in the classrooms and the lunchroom. What an amazing group of students we have here!

Each week, you will receive an email from myself or one of my colleagues with updates. We hope that this helps you "stay in the loop" and get information about important happenings. As always, please call or email me if you have any further questions or concerns.

The speed limit will be lowered to 40 km/hour on Gamla Nynäsvägen, and to 30 km/hour in front of the school building. The signs will be put up soon. Thank you for your concern!

Important Dates
Remember that we have a study day on Monday, September 10. Development talks will be on September 11 and 13 and will be scheduled in that afternoon/evening. Your child's mentor will contact you next week regarding a day and time.

Subjects Offered for 2018/19 School Year
We have recruited phenomenal teachers from all over the world for our start in Länna! For this school year, however,some of our teachers are teaching more than one subject and are unable to teach all year groups. Music, home economics, and craft are some of these subjects that are not offered in all year groups for this academic year. We have a plan for how to increase those hours in the future!

Schedules should now be correct in SchoolSoft! Please use this as your reference.

Extra Class
Extra class will begin next week and will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students may stay after school and get extra help, do homework, or have a challenge from their teacher in a certain subject. There is no need to register or pay for this. Extra Class schedule will be posted on Monday morning on SchoolSoft.

From the Principal

... And we're in!

It's official--we are "på plats" now in our beautiful school buildings! We celebrated the building crew's last day of work at IES Länna with delicious cakes and we welcomed two new staff members to the team: Ms. Unander-Scharin, our administrator, and Mr. Webb, our vaktmästare. The three of us are diligently working on-site each day to prepare of the school start on Monday, August 20.

Check out some of our latest photos (courtesy of Jonathan Howell at IES HQ), and please contact us at info.lanna@engelska.se if you have any questions before school starts!

Best wishes from IES Länna,

Julie Kelly, Principal


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From the Principal

Progress at IES Länna

The building site continues to change daily as builders work long hours and weekends to ensure construction continues according to plan! Both structures are completely up, and roofing has been nearly completed. Most corridors and rooms inside have been painted, and some supplies for the lunch room have already arrived. We are so thrilled to work with Turako on this project!

After construction on the buildings is complete, the schoolyard will begin to be developed. We will keep an area of trees in the schoolyard as well as add a football field, bandy area, swings, small trampolines and an outdoor gym. We are looking forward to seeing this progress over the next few months!

As always, we are so grateful for this wonderful campus and eagerly await the chance to use it daily!

Thank you, future parents and students, for your continued patience with the building and excitement about IES Länna. We are going to have an amazing adventure together!

Best regards,

Julie Kelly, Principal

From the Principal

Frequently Asked Questions

With IES Länna being brand new, we get many of the same questions from potential parents. Here are some of those questions, accompanied by their answers. Hopefully this helps all of you get to know IES Länna better!


How many classes will IES Länna open with?

We will have 3 classes in grades 4-7, and we will have 1 class in grade 8. Eventually, we will have 3 classes in each year group from 4 to 9.


How can I get in touch with the school?

You can email us at any time at the address info.lanna@engelska.se. You can also call our administration phone number, 070 946 1419. Mrs. Kelly, the principal, can be reached at 076 852 0401.


Will the school's construction be finished soon?

Construction is going exactly according to plan, and we are excited to open our doors in August for our new students and staff.


When is the first day of school?

The first day of school is Monday, August 20.


We are very excited to see progress with the school, recruitment of staff, and student intake. What an amazing opportunity for all of us!

From the Principal

Representing IES at Stockholm's "Skoljobbsmässan"

What a fabulous opportunity to meet new potential teachers! Ms. Worrall and I had the opportunity to represent IES at Skoljobbsmässan in central Stockholm, where we met many interested candidates from a variety of backgrounds and varying skills. 

As always, we are looking for excellent, enthusiastic staff members to join IES! If you or someone you know is interested in joining this amazing team, please send an email to me at: julie.kelly.lanna@engelska.se.


From the Principal

Vill du jobba hos oss?

IES Länna söker nu behöriga lärare i Svenska/Svenska som andraspråk, SO, Bild och Idrott och Hälsa. Inom IES arbetar vi med att skapa en trygg och ordnad arbetsmiljö där lärarna kan undervisa och eleverna kan lära och utvecklas. Utifrån det vet vi att varje elev har förmåga att överträffa sina egna förväntningar i sina studieresultat. Vi söker därmed entusiastiska bra lärare som kan hjälpa oss att uppnå detta i vår skola. Om detta låter som du och du är exalterad över att få vara med om att starta upp en ny fantastisk och nybyggd skola i ett underbart område nära Stockholm, skicka in din ansökan till rektor Julie Kelly på julie.kelly.lanna@engelska.se  

From the Principal

Construction Update

Wow! What progress! Just a few short weeks after my first site visit, the main building on campus that will house most of the classrooms, offices and the matsal, is up! Once again, I was amazed by the professional work done by our building firm, Turako. I am anxiously awaiting my next site visit to see the new progress!