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IES Kungsbacka Summer Closed Weeks 29 and 30

IES Kungsbacka is closed during weeks 29 and 30. There will be no telephone service or possability to visit the school. If you need to contact us please send an email to or use the homepage to find the person you wish to contact. We look forward to returning to the school in week 31 (1st August) where you can contact us by phone, email or visit us in person. 

Term Dates for August 2022

Dear All

We welcome all our new students to IES Kungsbacka, school start Tuesday 16th August 2022.

Our plan is to start the school year by inviting year groups at different times during the morning (16th August).

F - 3 08:30 to 12:00 (lunch included). 

4 - 6 09:00 to 13:00 (lunch included).

7 - 8 09:30 to 13:30 (lunch included).


Fritids/Pre and After-School Centre is in accordance with the hours you have applied for already. Here are the application forms.

Students will meet up with their class mentors in the school yard. The mentors will hold up a sign with the class on.

The first day will be general information for students, a tour of the school for new students, meet our Student Care Team and the Leadership Team, choose a student council rep and much more…

Study Days 2022 Autumn Term - 12 August ASC/Fritids closed,  23 September School closed but ASC open, October 21st School closed but ASC open, 19th December School and ASC closed

Term Dates Autumn 2022 

8th August ASC starts

16th August School Term Starts

Autumn Break week 44

16th December School Term Ends 


Parent Evenings (one hour in Kungsbacka Theatre, one hour in classroom)

F - 3 Tuesday 23rd August 18.00-20.00

4 - 6 Wednesday 24th August 18.00-20.00

7 - 8 Thursday 25th August 18.00-20.00


We look forward to meeting you all finally after our summer break.

Douglas McPherson, Principal

Hej alla,

Vi välkomnar alla våra nya elever till IES Kungsbacka den 16 augusti 2022. Här är ansökningsblanketten.

Vår plan är att börja läsåret genom att bjuda in klasser vid olika tidpunkter under morgonen (16 augusti).

F - 3 08:30 till 12:00 (lunch ingår)
4 - 6 09:00 till 13:00 (lunch ingår)
7 - 8 09:30 till 13:30 (lunch ingår)

Fritidshemmet är tillgängligt enligt de timmar du redan har ansökt om.

Eleverna kommer att träffa sina mentorer på skolgården. Mentorerna kommer att hålla upp en skylt med klassbeteckning på.
Den första dagen kommer att innehålla allmän information för eleverna, en rundtur i skolan, träffa vårt Student Care Team och Leadership Team, välja en
elevrådsrepresentant och mycket mer…

Föräldramöte (1 timma Kungsbacka Theatre, 1 timma i klassrummet)

F - 3 Tuesday 23rd August 18.00-20.00
4 - 6 Wednesday 24th August 18.00-20.00
7 - 8 Thursday 25th August 18.00-20.00

Studiedagar Hösttermin 2022 

12 augusti fritidshemmet stängt,

23 september - skolan stängd men fritidshemmet är öppet

21 oktober - skolan stängd men fritidshemmet är öppet

19 December - skolan och fritidshemmet är stängt


Hösttermin 2022

8 augusti fritidshemmet är öppet

16 augusti skolan börjar

Höstlov - vecka 44

16 december - Julavslutning

Vi ser fram emot att äntligen få träffa er alla efter vårt sommaruppehåll.

Douglas McPherson, Rektor



Grades in Years 4, 5, & 6 - Information Evening

Grades in Years 4, 5, & 6 - Information Evening

Dear Parents in Years 3, 4 & 5

On Tuesday 31 May, 18:00 - 19:00 IES Kungsbacka invites you to a meeting regarding Grading from years 4 upwards. 

The academic year 2022/23 will be the first year IES Kungsbacka will set grades in years 4 to 8 and for all students in years 4, 5, 6 it will be the first time they will receive a grade from F to A in December and June. 

We will talk about why we are starting this process and the benefits and drawbacks. We will explain the difference between Term Grades and Final Grades, what grades are used for in year 6 and how it will affect Development Talks. 

Most of our teachers will be present and there will be a chance to ask questions during the presentation. Coffee and a biscuit will be available for a small sum courtesy of PTA (Parent Teacher Association)

Asa we are limited to 500 places we ask that only 1 adult per household attends. If we have little interest we will open up the possibility of both parents attending. This event will be held at Kungsbacka Theatre, located next to the school. Applications are to be made on Schoolsoft, but new students  starting in August can apply through - state your name, students name and what year group.

Parent Meeting for New Förskoleklass/F-Class 2022 & Important Dates

Dear Guardians

You as guardians are warmly welcome to an information meeting being held on Monday 23 May between 17:30 -19:00. The meeting takes place in our dining hall and you will meet our Principal Mr Douglas McPherson, our Assistant Principal Ms Eva Ingelsten and the teachers in the preschool classes.

The meeting will mainly focus on the preschool class' teaching, the structure of the after-school center and general information about IES.

Please reply via email to Ms Thor and confirm:

  • Name of student (first and last name)
  • How many will attend

We also want to invite all prospective students to a meeting in school on Wednesday 1 June between 09:00 -10:30.

The class allocations will then be ready and the children will meet their new mentors.

Of course, you as parents, are welcome to attend if you so wish.

Please reply via email to Ms Thor and confirm:

  • Name of student (first and last name)
  • Specify if you will stay, but if yes…only 1 adult per student

Practical information before the Autumn term

The school day in preschool class starts at 08:30 every day and ends at 13:15. 

For the children who are in need of care (where both guardians work / study), our opening hours for ASC are 06:00 -18:00. You apply for a place in ASC via us and the form to be filled in can be found on our website. An employer certificate must also be attached to the form.

In order for the teachers to be able to understand more regarding what your child has worked with / thought was fun / less fun, we ask you, if possible, to bring the handover documents from the preschool to the meeting. 

The first day of school is Tuesday 16 August. More practical information regarding that day will be sent out soon.

Douglas McPherson,

Principal, IES Kungsbacka


Fritids Anmälning Pre/After School Club Applications 2022/23

*Note - All existing After School Club students need to apply again every year

We will start collecting applications for Fritids/After School Club ASC. We have published the forms digitally, so please print them out and fill them in as soon as you can. Attach your proof of work/study certificates (or your application will not be ap

proved) and send it to us by Friday 17th June, at the latest. Send them to as to save time and effort (you can hand them in by hand if you wish, but no post). Fritids is available for those students in years F to 6 that need the extra hours due to parents working/studying. 

Our Day Care Centre will follow the Swedish teaching plan for Day Care Centres (Fritidshem). Students will have the opportunity to interact with friends and staff on Monday to Friday before and after school as well as during school holidays. Our Day Care Centre will be open from 06:00 am until 18:00 pm Monday to Friday. Breakfast will be served from 07:00 am and an afternoon snack will be served for those that are at the Day Care Centre after school. cost for Fritids will be the same as the kommun and can be found on their website

The Day Care Centre at IES Kungsbacka is a bilingual, pedagogical centre that works closely with all of the other departments at the school. This is a place where students can feel safe and relaxed whilst providing somewhere for students to socialise and interact in a calm but active environment with games and activities, field trips and plenty of opportunities to get to make new friends. Students will also have the opportunity to do their homework whilst at the Day Care Centre and receive help and support from staff. The activities that we provide will be fun and stimulating and are created to encourage and promote children’s curiosity and willingness to learn. During the school year, parents/guardians will receive weekly emails updating them on the week that has been and informing them of upcoming activities and events.

Our Day Care Centre will have both Swedish and native English speaking staff. IES Kungsbackais a Swedish school with an international profile where up to half of the lessons will be taught in English. The day-to-day running of the Day Care Centre is overlooked by our Day Care Coordinator Ms Landelius however it is the principal, Mr McPherson and Assistant Principal Eva Ingelsten that are overall responsible.

IES school rules should still be practiced whilst the children are at the Day Care Centre. We want to ensure that they know what kind of behaviour is expected of them and to have respect for each other.

IES Kungsbacka's After School Club will open on Monday, 8th August.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. We will be happy to help!

Kind Regards,

IES Kungsbacka or