School Blog

MOvember Motivations

Here is an update of our beautiful male staff and their attempt at growing a moustache for MOvember.  They are doing this to raise awareness of mental and men’s health.  If you would like to donate the cause, please do so at the following link -

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.