School Blog

Message from our PE Teacher

Hello, I work at IES Borås as a P.E. teacher. Like every teacher, I love my subject and my favorite part of being a teacher is when I see a student overcoming something they at first thought was too difficult. Ideally, I would like everyone to feel like they’ve improved after each class and I try my best to make this a reality. I am also, currently, the Head of Years for grades 8 and 9. What this entails, for me, is that I get to become more involved in the students’ health, academics and their general well being which is something I feel passionate about.

April Open House

 Welcome to


Internationella Engelska Skolan Borås

Grades 4 -9

Wednesday 13th April. 18.00-20.00

Idrottsgatan 13, 506 30 Borås

Come and visit us and see a school where teachers can teach and students learn!

At IES Borås we are commited to:

  • Providing an education focused on academic excellence
  • Creating a safe and respectful learning environment
  • Improving our students' mastery of English and Swedish

Up to 50% of the teaching is conducted in English and all courses are based upon the Swedish National Curriculum.

From the Principal

Spring letter

Dear IES parents,

IES Borås has had a busy spring so far! Skolinspektionen was here for its first visit and I am pleased to report that all went well. We have also spent a lot of time analyzing the new curriculum and grading system which we will start implementing in August 2011.

Many of you were in school last month to meet your child's mentor/class teacher for the Student-Parent-Teacher Conference. Our teachers seemed quite pleased with the conferences and now it is up to all of us to make the IUP an active document for our students.

Some of you did not complete the IES on-line survey in conjunction with the STPs. It only takes a few minutes so please contact Ms Pernilla Telles ( who can issue you a password which allows you to complete the survey at home. IES values the opinions of our parents in our endeavor to continually improve.

Right now we are interviewing and hiring new teachers for August. So far we have hired teachers in Crafts, English, Mathematics, PE and class teachers for the new classes in years 4 and 6. At present we are 231 students and next year we will have at least 330 students.  The school can hold more than 450 students, but then our lunch room area will have to be expanded.

Renovation projects are still going on! The schoolyard will be finished this spring, hopefully in time for the PTA Spring Fair on Sunday, May 15. During the summer we will turn the top floor, which is not being used at present, into an Art Studio and Textile Crafts room. This will allow us to create a larger break room area in the basement.

We are looking forward to seeing our first class of students graduate in the traditional IES blue caps and gowns. Graduation Day is Thursday, June 9 and Borås Parkhallen has been booked for the event.

Junior School years 4 and 5 and Senior School years 6 and 7 will have an End of Term Celebration at school lasting from 8.30 -9.45 also on June 9. They will have the opportunity to see our year 9 students off as they walk to their Graduation Ceremony. Year 8 students will participate in the year 9 graduation ceremony.  More specific information about the last day of school will be sent home in May from the Head of Years.

I hope you have all been enjoying the wonderful spring weather and remember that you can always reach me!

Best regards,

Robin Kirk Johansson, Principal                                   

Message from the Head of English

Hello and thank you for visiting the webpage of the Internationella Engelska Skolan Borås…home of the Borås Bobcats!

Our school is one of the newly-opened IES schools, and we are very proud to be a part of an organization which places a strong emphasis on academic excellence for our students. At the heart of our school is English; it is mentioned in our school’s name, utilized as the language of communication between faculty and staff, and emphasized in English, math and science classes, where all the lessons in these classes are taught by native English speakers beginning in year 6.

In English classes at IES Borås, we focus not only on teaching students the practical use of the language, but expose students to different writings and literature from many English speaking countries. Agatha Christie, Morris Gleitzman, Charles Dickens, Mark Haddon, Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury are just a few of the authors whose works are read during the course of a school year. Intertwined with great literary study are active conversation lessons, rich vocabulary study and creative writing workshops…all of which help create students who have excellent reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities in English.

Come to one of our open houses and see for yourself what we are all about! An environment of bilingualism, high academic standards, and a place where teachers can teach and students can learn.

Rebecca Ryberg

Head of English