As the class of 2020 graduated, more than 4,000 IES students throughout Sweden have been awarded their school diplomas. This is normally a crowded event involving hugs and hats thrown in the air in front of friends and family.
The graduation ceremony, with its iconic blue caps and gowns is an important part of the tradition of Internationella Engelska Skolan - a right of passage for students to mark their achievements over several years of education. This year has challenged us all to find new ways to celebrate our students and their hard work within the limitations of the ongoing pandemic.
Despite the restrictions, we still managed to have a fantastic ceremony with Year 9, it was emotional, and the reward for many years of hard work with us and of course the hard work and support of the teachers, mentors and parents. We wish all of our class of 2020 the very best of luck in their futures.
For all the students coming back to us in August, school starts on August 19th for everyone. More information and times will be posted on SchoolSoft over the summer as well as your preliminary schedules for your new class..
I'd like to wish all of our students, parents and staff a wonderful Summer break.