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Student Work

8C English project

8C English project

8C have produced some great film posters on the book they have finished studying in English. Their task was to create a realistic film poster for an imaginary film of the novel (as there is no existing film for this book). They rose to the task, creating some excellent posters which would not look out of place in the corridors of Filmstaden! 

/ Ms Davies, Head of English Department


Sports day with year 6

Sports day with year 6

Ms Davies reports from Sporst day at Hammarbyhöjdens IP with Year 6



Most of these pictures are either during the hurdling event, the tug of war (with Mr Farrar) or the 100m run.

It was at Hammarbyhojden IP and the weather as you can see, was very hot and sunny. Everyone had a great time. 



Mr Farrar narrowly beat Emma in 6C at the 100m but only just!





20180522: Sports Day Update: Congrats 7D!

20180522: Sports Day Update: Congrats 7D!

Congratulations 7D!  

You "rocked it" on Sports Day!  We are so proud of your accomplishments on the field as well as the good sportsmanship and fantastic teamwork you displayed off the field.  

You worked so well together as a team which is one of the reasons you won the Year 7 Relay Race (as well as being incredibly fast!)  Keep up the great work!

Kind regards,

Mr. Högkvist and Ms. Stray

(7D Mentors)

Sports Day is an annual event for year levels 6-9 where students participate in various track and field events (ex. 100 yard dash, hurdles, free throw, relay race).  This year's event was held on May 21 and 22 at Hammarbyhöjdens IP. 


From the Principal

IES Nacka Science project - in cooperation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The study is “studying the effects of responsive joint attention in social robotics” by Andre Pereira, Leonor Fermoselle, Joakim Gustafson from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The task consisted of a game in which the student tries to use special reasoning to solve a puzzle alongside a Furhat Robot. 

This is a state of the art artificial intelligence system and involvement in this project may stimulate students’ interest and curiosity to want to learn more about computer science and technology. 

The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Program: BabyRobot Grant No. 687831.


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From the Principal

Health & Movement class

Health & Movement class


”Health and Movement” classes, which are offered once a week to Year Levels 4-8, offer a time for students to focus on their general well being.  Class topics range from yoga, eating habits, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, growth mindset and dance...(as you can see some YL6 students are enjoying with Mr. Högkvist!)



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IES Nacka students cut their hair as a gesture of goodwill - GYHC (Grow Your Hair For Cancer) campaign

Internationella Engelska Skolan Nacka students have recently been cutting and donating their hair as a part of a campaign to help cancer patients in need of a wig during and after their treatment.  The campaign initiated in 2016 by IESN teacher, Ms.Haughney-Newby is called the GYHC (Grow Your Hair For Cancer) campaign has already donated 14 pieces of hair to Stockholm’s Smink & Perukmakarn which sells the wigs made from donated hair at a discount to cancer patients.  Stockholm hair salon, Grieco-Ericsson Hair Couture, whose owner Carley Grieco has been providing special services to parents of children undergoing cancer treatments, graciously donated free haircuts and styling services last year to our IES Nacka participants for this great cause.  

Ms. Haughney-Newby began the campaign in an effort to raise awareness and empathy towards others who live with difficult and challenging circumstances, and to enable students and teachers to make a personal difference in the lives of others.  “I am particularly sensitive to youth who are battling cancer and also dealing with the social implications and issues of self-esteem.” said Ms. Haughney-Newby.

Sara Sergel-Ekmark , a participant in year 9 last year who, at the beginning of the school year, had serious hesitations because she had never before cut her hair and felt a sense of identity and security from her look, finally decided during the second half of the school year to join the cause saying “My hair will grow back, and although we won’t yet cure cancer, hopefully it will make someone happy.”  2018 year 9 student, Felicia Gullman-Strand, who felt it was important to show support for those who are fighting cancer said, “This is my way of contributing and saying that I care”, and year 9, Marya Khan and her younger sister both donated their hair. More students are in line to cut and donate their hair as soon as it reaches the minimum 30cm length including younger students in Year 6.

Extended family members are also joining in.  Saga Fallgren, 11 year old daughter of staff member ms. Fallgren, recently lost her grandfather to cancer and wanted to participate even though she attends a different school, saying “I would like to do a good deed”.  In addition, husband of staff member ms. Kazi has also jumped on board, cutting and donating his hair for this good cause.

The most important factor of this campaign is that it has helped students to be more aware and sensitive to others.  They have become more cognisant of the fact that those undergoing cancer treatments, many being youths of their same age, are in need of returning to some measure of normalcy and a wig helps them regain a sense of confidence as they return to their daily lives.

The campaign is now in its second year and will hopefully continue into the future, giving students and staff the opportunity to participate when they feel ready to make such a generous and brave personal gesture.  “I would love to see this campaign copied and spread to schools all over Stockholm so that people are empowered to make even a small difference in the lives of others.” (Campaign founder, Ms.  Haughney-Newby)      

Project connect supports "Day of Silence"

Project connect supports "Day of Silence"

Project Connect is an after school club that supports and recognises individuals of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. 

Project Connect meets twice a week after school.

A regular meeting could range from discussing LGBTQ topics, creating posters to bring awareness to LGBTQ issues, crafting, dancing, and sometimes planning events! 

On April 27th, Project Connect is organising IESN's participation in the worldwide movement - the Day of Silence. On this day, students will take a pledge of silence to raise awareness for the discrimination and harassment that LGBTQ+ youth too often experience.  


20180522: Added to this post - We had 472 students sign up for the event which was awesome to see such support and enthusiasm for the event. As far as feedback, we noticed a lot of individuals who weren't signed up were discussing the event throughout the day and the event itself sparked a lot of conversation regarding LGBTQ+. This was the primary goal of the event, to raise awareness. Our hope is that we use this day of awareness to now break the silence that LGBTQ+ individuals face, and speak out when we see individuals being bullied or harassed. Not only here at school, but in the community and worldwide.