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Activity Day

Today, students have been enjoying an activity day, focused on Character Counts.  Students were mixed into groups including both Junior and Senior students.  Each activity was based on a different pillar, so students could take an in depth look at what Character Counts means at our school.  Activities included discussions, performances, short videos, reflections and illustration.  

It is wonderful to see our students working together across the school with a common goal.



Year 9 Students and Parents fika evening

Dear Students, Parents and Teachers of Year 9.

I would like to invite you all to a Fika on Tuesday 23rd October from 16:45 - 18:00 in the school.  This will be an opportunity to socialise with students, parents and teachers of Year 9.  It will also be an opportunity for students and parents to talk with teachers about their specific subject in an informal setting.

Some coffee and cakes will be provided but if you would like to bring some home baking of your own, please feel free.

I look forward to seeing you there,

Mr Gates

Head of Year 9 

From the Principal

Where are they now?

My namn is Lisa Ringlstetter and I was one of the first students at IES Borås in 2010/11. I chose IES for 9th grade because i wanted a more respectful and encouraging environment for studying, and that is exactly what I got. I had a great year at IES - brilliant teachers, lovely classmates and a safe environment where I felt respected and my opinion heard. 

After my short, but great time at IES, I went the International Baccalaureate program. Being well prepared to take on the challenge to study full-time in English. After graduation i took a gap year, lived and worked in Germany and Ireland and travelled to Iceland. Then I studied Microbiology for 2 years at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Now I am back in Sweden, studying Animal psychology and breaking in a horse, waiting for my Biology studies to start in autumn 2019. The plan is to do an Ecology master and go into research and later scientific writing.

From the Principal

Where are they now?

Teddy graduated from IES 2015. What is he doing now?

First of all, this summer I finished my three year long education at Naturvetenskapsprogrammet, with the profile Vetenskap och forskning, here at Bäckängsgymnasiet. Its been three though years of lots of maths, science and new impressions. It has been a roadtrip not only for the academical part of me, but mostly for who I really am. 

During my third year I got the oppurtunity to be head of all the 30 "student compounds" we have here at Bäckäng. As a result of that, having me as a compere on several events, the school administration got an eye for me. Every third year they hire a year three-student as the schools "Informatör". They asked me to apply for it, and I did. It went well, and here I am right now, hired as Bäckängsgymnasiets "Informatör". 

My main task is to market the school, plan the big events such as Besöksdagarna år 9 and Öppet hus. During the spring I will visit all eight-graders and inform about Bäckängsgymnasiet, as a part of recruting new students. Otherwise, I help out with different tasks such as the reception, library and café. 

Well, that is where I am right now. Love this school! 

After my two years as Informatör I will head for my dreams of becoming a pilot, can't wait!