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Theme of the Month- TOM

Theme of the Month- TOM

New this school year, we have introduced something new in our preventative work. We call it TOM - Theme Of the Month. We, who are responsible for TOM, are Ms. Kalldin (school counselor) and Ms. Beji (SDT/Mentor/Teacher). We create google slides about the topics and provide it to the teachers to show and discuss with the students during mentortime. Typically the mentors run through various provided texts, short film clips, workshops, and discussion questions etc. 

Thus far this year we have worked with these four topics Stress & Anxiety, Toxic masculinity/Gender norms, Bullying/Violence and ANDT (alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco). Themes that we are planning to work with in the spring term are Sex and Consent, Racism (black history month), Love (honor related violence prevention), LGBTQ+ and Mental health.

Every month we put something about the current TOM on Schoolsoft (under News from counselor) and in the school paper Argos. 

Choice Activities

Choice Activities

Just a couple of the wonderful "Choice Activites" happening in and around school, some of which included :-

Cross Country Skiing


Just dance


Hair, nails and make-up

Käpphäst (hobbyhorse) competition and discussion about horses

Cartoon Drawings


"Meme Music"

Board Games

Pokemon go




Board Games

. The students had two days filled with many varied and interesting activites happening in and around IES Västerås. 



Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Education, Education, Education.... By using recycled wood in träslöjd we are saving a few trees in the here and now. By planting this knowledge in the students and speaking about awareness, their thoughts will save 1000's of trees in the years to come. That’s the power of education. The future is built on it.


‘A Cityscape Formed By High Aspirations’

‘A Cityscape Formed By High Aspirations’

‘What does High Aspirations mean to us ?’

This cityscape is of our beloved Västerås. It was added to one of our corridor walls as a basis communicating how ‘High Aspirations’ going to be part of our lives. 

We need your help to finish this wall. We need Parents and Students to take part and send a message of what high Aspirations means to you and we shall add this message to this wall. Our school is built on systematic high aspirations for the children to build the best possible future full of met aspirations.


So, send a ‘Caption’ or Message to your mentor that you would like to see on the wall and we shall add this wall and make it a true interactive message from all of us and a daily reminder ‘The Future is incredible and we are going to form it with our High Aspirations’. 

Literacy Leaders

Literacy Leaders

If you have ever influenced somebody to read, then you are a literacy leader. Leaders influence others. 

All students share something very special in common: from the new grade 4s, mastering English for the first time, to the grade 9s, mastering the concepts and knowledge required to carry them into Gymnasiet…


What is this? To quote Mr. Johnsson “You are what you read”. 

What do you think this means? It means that if you are prepared to spend time reading then you will become part of those words. You will enjoy it and you will use the words in your own way. 


Below is a collection of pictures of IESV teachers with one of their favourite books over their face. What does this mean? 

Well, as you may have experienced, when you really enjoy a book this book can become part of you and your thoughts. This collection of pictures are a fun way of expressing this.  


How can you be part of this literacy leadership fame?

It would be fun if you could also send a picture of yourself and your parents/guardians and be part of this! It’s simple. 

Find a book that has influenced you

Have someone take a picture in the way the teachers have below

Send this image to your mentor and then we’ll have this image added to the website! What fun!