School Blog

Schack 4:an - 4B through to the National Final

Congratulations to 4B for qualifying for this years Schack 4:an national finals.

The class will join 14 other schools in representing Västmanland, and just 2 other schools (so far) in representing IES at the finals.

The class will have home board advantage, as the finals are being held here in Västerås. The ABB arena will echo with the sounds of chess pieces moving to victory on Saturday May 25.

We wish 4B every success and know that they will make their families and IES Västerås proud no matter the outcome.

From the Principal

Welcome back to school and a new exciting year at IESV!

So much is happening in and around our school just now. Inside the school, classes are doing cooperation exercises and setting the conditions for a stimulating and creative environment together with mentors and teachers


Outside of the school, work with the traffic environment and a well-planned bus stop is in progress to make it safer for the students to get to and from school.


We are now, in the beginning of the Fall term, going to have our SPT’s (student, parent, teacher meetings) with establishment of IUP’s (Individual Development plans) led by the mentors. Following that we will have our traditional Family BBQ and this year’s first meeting with guardians and student care representatives in the parent committee.


All of us who work at the school look very much forward to the coming academic year with all that it entails -  from teaching to activities and events.


So Welcome back to school and the academic year 2018-19 to all of our new and old students!


Ms Nyborg - Principal of IESV

Spring Festival 2018

Last week we had our third annual Spring Festival here at IESV! We had a great turnout of students, staff, parents, siblings and other family members.

Our students planned many different activities and sold a variety of home-backed goods and drinks in order to raise money for class activities and trips. 

Inside the building our departments were showing off student work from the year, as well as other activities, such as an escape room!

We also had visitors from our Spanish Exchange, two teachers and a group of students who helped to make and sell the delicious churros that sold out! 

We had great weather and were so happy to see our IESV community come together. The event was planned by our PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) and Student Council and is looking for more members and suggestions to improve this event for next year. Thank you to all those that participated! 

Here are some photos from the event. 

From the Principal

From Ms Nyborg

Walking around school just now fills me with such pride. There are hard working, courteous and kind students everywhere. Listening to their excited conversations about classes and our wonderful staff fills my heart with glee. The long dark winter days are over and spring has finally sprung which means the students are spending more and more time out in the sun during breaks and there is very little time left before summer break. Plans for Graduation and Prom are in full swing, Year 9 students are both excited and a little sad to be leaving. Students are busy with National Tests and are working hard to do their absolute best. Our annual Spring Festival, which is being arranged by the Student Council together with our active PTA, is coming up soon and we are this year proud that this event happens when our exchange students from our partners school in Spain are visiting us.

 We are also very happy that our cameras have been installed around the school to help improve security and are a great source of comfort to both the students and staff alike.

At the same time that we are planning for the end of this academic year we are also busy preparing for the next, the academic year of 2018-19, to welcome our new 128 Year 4 students in the absolute best way possible.


Ms Nyborg - proud principal of IESV

From the Principal

Principal's blog - a bright start to 2018

The year 2018 has started well and we are in full swing again. 

Students are settling into the routines and our wonderful staff are working hard everyday to deliver the best possible education. I'm proud to walk around our school, listening to students and teachers interact with one another in classrooms and corridors


National Tests are being completed successfully, students have been visiting Expectrum here in Västerås, year 4 completed Schack4an with an incredible result and PTA is working together with our Student Council to organise this years Spring Festival. We are also looking forward to our exchange student visitors from Spain and are planning a program for them that shows the best of Sweden and Västerås.  Winter break is almost upon us and then after this are the few short weeks to graduation. Meanwhile and as always we all continues to strive to make our school the best it can possibly be. 


Let me just take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their hard work and dedication to making IESV such a proud place to work. 


Ms Nyborg