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Introducing our Junior Club

Introducing our Junior Club Staff, Ms Abdulcadir and Ms Raduinea. We are very proud to have such committed, compassionate and creative educators to work with our younger students. 

Jag heter Ms Raduinea och jag kommer jobba på Junior Club IES i Solna. Som person är jag glad, positivt, respektfull, initiativrik, kommunikativ. Jag är en glädjespridare som gillar att skratta, för att skrattet gör livet enklare. Jag brinner för att jobba med barnens utveckling och följa den, jag gillar disciplin, regler, ordning, struktur som jag vet att man kan hitta på en arbetsplats som IES.

På Junior Klubben ska eleverna känna sig trygga och de ska ha roligt med varandra och med oss pedagoger.Juniors Club verksamheten ska erbjuda : idrott, musik, dans, lekar, skapande och engagera alla barn på så många sätt som möjligt och uppmuntra skoj och frihet med respekt för andra medlemmar i Klubben.   Klubbens viktigaste regel: ” Ha kul tillsammans och respektera varandra”!

IES Solna betyder en ny utmaning för mig som pedagog, IES Solna betyder början av en lärorik, trygg, ordnad, strukturerad resa tillsammans med elever och pedagoger.från min iPhone

Hello! My name is Ms Abdulcadir and I'm born and raised in Sweden. From a young age I was interested in English and later continued my high school years in an International school where the use of English was very much present and of great value to me. I furthered my studies in Events Management (BA) in Scotland and Strategic Entrepreneurship (MA) in Halmstad Högskola. I'm very excited to start Junior Club. I want it to be a structured creative space for young people to come express and develop themselves.I hope to creating meaningful relationships with the young people and parents. I look forward to meeting you all in August!


Introducing our librarian - Ms Wannerud.

IES Solna Librarian

"Elen síla lúmenn’ omentielvo"

is a Quenya greeting used by Frodo in the Lord of the rings and it translates "A star shines on the hour of our meeting". A pretty cool way to say “hello” huh?  Like Tolkien was I am passionate about books and reading and I am looking forward to driving the creation of our future library as your dedicated librarian.

I will strive to awaken the joy of reading as it is not only a vital future skill for any profession – it will enrichen the life of our children. To my aid I have solid background with master’s degree in library and information science and a candidate in English, but I would like to think it will be my curiosity and ability to create a safe space that will make the kids come back for more discoveries. Och innan man känner sig helt trygg med engelskan så finns jag här och hjälper till på alla sätt jag kan för att skapa förutsättningarna för ett tvåspråkigt lärande.

For the older year groups, I hope to share some of my research skills with the students. I have worked 20 years with locating, validating, structuring, and presenting information in the international finance industry and know a thing or two about existing pit falls and “fake news”. To see how far the rabbit hole goes is pretty exciting and nurtures a mind that questions and not only accepts.

On personal note I have an SM-gold in a sport from 2016 – if you want to know which one feel free to come by the library and ask – or even better do your research!

Finally, to start building our library I would ask that you have a look at your shelves at home! Of course, we will buy new books but if you have children’s books that you are done with and that are only taking up space and collecting dust – feel free to donate them to us! I will list a few suggestions below that we simply cannot get too many of – if you are unsure if they are suitable – just bring them in! The joy of giving will quickly turn into the joy of reading!

Harry Potter – all of them in all languages

Astrid Lindgren – all

Narnia series – CS Lewis

Dairy of a Whimpy Kid (Dagbok för alla mina fans)

All books by Rick Riordan

LasseMajas Detektivbyrå

Books by Christina Olsson


Klassiker – everything from Treasure Island to Nils Holgersson!        

 Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias


Have a great summer – see you in August!  //Karin Wannerud, Librarian IES Solna

From the Principal

We welcome our new Academic Manager - Mr Karl Liljas

Photo by Rodrigo Paras

To the IES Solna family, 

My name is Karl Liljas and I am the newly appointed Academic Manager at IES Solna. It is with great anticipation that I write this short presentation of myself; being part of the team that builds a new school from scratch comes with responsibilities but also with a great sense of pride. Originally from Uppsala, I have spent a great deal of my life abroad; both in the US and Germany and most recently in the UK where I taught in both state and private schools. In 2018 I settled with my wife and (now) two daughters in Södermalm where I began teaching History and Swedish at IEGS as a förstelärare. Currently I am doing a secondment in a project at Medioteket, Stockholm stad. I look forward to sharing my great passion for teaching with the entire IES Solna family: students, colleagues and guardians. I hope to see you all in August, if not before. 

Update on the admission process

Update on the admission process

The intake for August 2021 is now being finalised, as we hear back from the last few families who have been offered places in certain year groups.

If your family has not received an offer yet this means the classes were filled before we reached the queue place you hold.

However, as we know from our long experience opening and running schools, it is normal for a small number of places to become available if some families change their mind, or move home.

If a place becomes available in the future we will contact those at the front of the queue for that year group.

Whether your child will attend our school, or another, we hope that they thrive.

Digital Welcome Evening May 4th

Open evening 4 maj 2021 - 18.00 - 19.30

Dear students and guardians,
Under normal circumstances, we would soon be organizing an open day for you to visit and meet us in preparation for our school start in August 2021. Our lives are not normal at the moment and thus we need to once again adapt to the virtual world as our way of communication.

I am proud and excited to invite you to a short virtual open house on May 4 between 18.00 - 19.30. We will present information about our school and what you can expect as guardians and students as we begin our "learning journey" together.
The evening is for everyone to participate, both students and their families, and there will be some opportunities for questions after the presentations.
We look forward to meeting you soon!