School Blog

Open House

WOW! We had yet another amazing turnout for our mid year "Open House". It was wonderful to meet and greet so many folks interested in IES Umeå. Thank you to all that helped make this event a huge success!

From the Principal

January 2018 Welcome!

January 2018 Welcome!

Dear Parents, Staff and Students


I hope that you've had a good break over the last couple of weeks, and are well rested for what will be an exciting term, here at IES Umeå. We finished last term spectatulary with our Autumn avslutning at Väven in town. It was so great to see so many prize winners, and it felt like a really great way to end our term.


A reminder that students start back on Wednesday 10th January at normal school time (08:25).


The Spring term offers a lot to everyone in the school, with Sports Day, choice days, and most importantly for Years 6 and 9 National Tests. I know with the hard work, dedication and grit that our students show, we will see another successful year academically in IES Umeå. 


We look forward to seeing everyone then.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

On behalf of IES Umeå, Happy Holidays to everyone!

There were many photos taken during the Julavslutning. Sorry they cannot be posted on our website at this time for we need to be sure all permissons are in order! The ceremony was a wonderful way to close our first semester of school for this year.  Thank you one and all for helping the students of IES Umeå continue to be simply "AWESOME!"

Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia

Students and staff of IES Umeå enjoyed an amazing performance the morning of December 13th from classmates of IES Umeå. A wonderful Lucia Train started the assembly with students all dressed for the ocassion carrying lit candles singing the famous Santa Lucia song as they entered the gym. Many traditional songs followed, some in harmony, some with solos, and some with crowd participation. Our very own students were the musicians accompaning the singers as they performed. Some of our students in the spot light are: Elias Xie on piano, Valentine Önander on guitar, Patric Önander on percussion, Tilde Emilsson on flute, and Johanna Birgersdotter as Santa Lucia. A big thank you to Ewelina Lundholm and Chelsea Parsons for making this happen!

More pictures:

Santa Lucia Choir IES Umeå 2017

Lucia Train Prep

Candles Lucia Train 2017 Lucia Train 2017 Choir Close Up Lighting the Candles

The Band:

Pianist Guitarist Flutist


A huge thank you goes out to Chelsea Parsons for her amazing photography! 


Student Work

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies

Students from years 9 and 8 teamed up with students from years 4 and 3 to make reading buddies.

Reading Buddies Love Books

Who is reading to whom? Students had great fun reading and listening to eachother!

Reading Buddies in the library

It was great to see older students reading classic stories about wintertime and the holidays to the younger students. English is in the air!