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From the Principal

With a grand finale, IESG's 14th school year has come to an end. 

With a grand finale, IESG's 14th school year has come to an end. 

In the morning, our Year 7 and 8 students had their end-of-year ceremonies, received grades and awards for accomplishments, and ran off to enjoy the summer. 

After lunch, 212 nervous and excited Year 9 students, the IESG staff, and many hundreds of friends and family gathered at Estraden for another moving graduation ceremony - a grand celebration of learning and maturing, of ends, and new beginnings. This year, we were honored to have IES' founder, Mrs. Barbara Bergström, join us, and give one of the several inspiring speeches during the ceremony. 

It is a very proud and emotional moment for us to see all these young people, who have entrusted us with their education during formative years, now ready to step out and start the next stage in their lives, and we wish them all the very best!

Student Work

Prom night 2017

Prom night 2017

Last week we had a wonderful prom for our year 9 students to celebrate the three delightful years we have enjoyed with them here at the International English School in Gävle.

The students showed up at Två Kockar (Two Chefs) in amazingly beautiful dresses, gowns and tuxedos.  We started things off with some time for our students to mingle and take photos with one another, before we had a three course dinner. The dinner program begun with an emotionally moving piano performance by Deniz Hamidi.  As a surprise, the staff had made movies depicting some of the most endearing characteristics of each of our fantastic year 9 classes.  We hope that you have a chance to see them.  A big thanks to IES Gävle alum, Eric Norberg for the countless hours of editing and production of the videos.

All students had a great time and were extremely well behaved.  Two students who surely had an exciting evening were our Prom Royalty.  This year, Olivia Grönlund Karlsson and Fabian Pernesten were announced as this year’s royalty after dinner.   Dinner was followed up with a waltz and then the disco started with the help of DJ Papi.  Both staff and students finished off the night on the dancefloor.  

The staff is so pleased with our beautiful year nine students and we will surely miss them now when they are heading for new adventures. We wish them a bright and prosperous future.