School Communication

At Stockholm International School we are continuously trying to improve our communication both within the school and in the wider school community. There are a number of places where you can view information in regards to the school or activities for Parents, Teachers and Students, as well as our wider school community. 

School Website - Audience: General Public
General Information, New and Events for the wider community and prospective parents.

SIS Dispatch - Audience: Current, Prospective and Alumni of the School Community
A weekly email newsletter of current news and events

Managebac - Audience: Parents, Students, Teachers
Curriculum, Student Progress and School Internal Communication

Facebook - Official page, PTA page, Humans of SIS, SIS Exchange Corner (closed group for current community)

Emergency Security SMS - Audience: Parents of SIS
Emergency security notifications via SMS to parents of SIS.

Change of Address

Having accurate, up-to-date contact details for parents is extremely important for Stockholm International School. If parent of family contact information changes, parents are asked to update their profiles on Managebac. 

If parents have issues logging into their Managebac accounts, please contact school reception or Admissions Office.

Student Assessment

The progress of students is reported to parents through a combination of processes

  1. Progress Reports
  2. Parent/Teacher Conferences
  3. Semester Reports
  4. Informal Meetings

Progress Report
The Progress Report is available on Managebac at the end of October and March

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Early in November and April we have Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences. These provide the opportunity for parents to talk to the teachers about the Progress Reports.

Semester Report
The Semester Report is available on Managebac at the end of each semester. The semester report is more detailed than the Progress Report. These are issued in December and June. 

Informal Meetings
We encourage all parents and teachers to communicate as required to support the students.

Homework Expectations

Homework forms an important part of the academic programme for students. It reinforces work done at school and develops important skills of self-study and self-discipline. The amount and type of homework depends upon the grade level of the student.

The following is a guideline for homework time but should not be taken as definite:

Grade Homework Time
Pre K As suggested by classroom teacher
Kind As suggested by classroom teacher

  • Grade 1 - Some assigned homework and reading
  • Grade 2 -  20-30 minutes of homework plus reading
  • Grade 3 -  20-30 minutes of homework plus reading
  • Grade 4 -  30 minutes of homework plus reading
  • Grade 5 - 40 minutes of homework plus reading
  • Grade 6 -  20 min/subject or 40 min/night
  • Grade 7 - 25 min/subject or 60 min/night
  • Grade 8 - 30 min/subject or 80 min/night
  • Grade 9 - 30 min/subject or 90 min/night
  • Grade 10 -  40 min/subject or 120 min/night
  • 11 According to programme, but around 15 hours a week
  • 12 According to programme, but around 15 hours a week

Homework must be balanced against all of the other factors impinging on a student's life out of school.

Absence and Attendance

Absence from School

If your child is going to be absent from school, please report this using the Submit Attendance Excusal on Managebac. If you need help with logging into your Managebac account or how to Submit Attendance Excusal on Managebac please read our Parents guide to Managebac. Click here to login to Managebac

In an emergency when it is not possible to report absence on Managebac, you can ring the Absent Line Line Ph: 08 412 4058. State clearly your child's first and last name, the grade they are in, their advisory or homeroom teacher, and the reason for their absence.

Note: Please do not report absence to Homeroom Advisors or Class Teachers.

As part of our safeguarding procedures, the school sends an automated email when a student is marked absent from school. This email is sent regardless if you reported your child absent or not. If you have not reported your child absent you should call the school reception immediately to confirm this is correct. If we do not hear from you we will try calling or texting until we have confirmation of the absence. If you have already reported your child absent you can disregard the email.

Attendance

At Stockholm International School we take good attendance very seriously, as there is a direct link between how often students come to school and their achievement levels. Every day your child is absent can damage their education and future success.

Students’ attendance is recorded at the beginning of every lesson. Attendance rates that fall below 90% (19 missed days) over the school year give serious cause for concern. Research suggests that attendance below 90% seriously affects your child's achievement, progression and life chances. We are working hard to improve attendance across the school, with a particular focus on any students whose attendance falls below 90%.

Your support is absolutely vital.

You can help, us and your child, by doing the following:

  • If your child cannot attend school due to illness, you should contact school as soon as possible and every day that your child is absent from school. The only exception to this is when you have already informed school that your child is definitely going to be absent from school for a period of time (extended absent forms are available online or you can pick one up from reception.)
  • Take holidays only during the school holiday periods. No other holiday will be authorized by the school unless there exceptional circumstances.
  • Make medical/dental appointments outside school time, where possible.
  • Discuss any problems concerning attendance with your child’s teacher, school counselor or the schools Dean of Students.

Students arriving late

Students arriving at 8:30 or after MUST report to the school reception office to sign in and receive a late pass to be given to their teacher. We will contact parents if this happens on a regular basis.

Students leaving school early

If your child needs to leave early, for a medical or dental appointment for example, you should contact the school by telephone, e-mail, or a note in your child’s school planner.  Your child’s classroom teacher will need to be notified that he or she is leaving early, as well as the School Receptionist. Students must not leave school for any reason, without first reporting to the school reception office and by signing out. Students will not be allowed to sign out without a notice from parents.

Absentee Parents

Occasionally we find that a student is here without any parents to supervise them.  Although rare, it is not a situation we can ignore. If the student is injured or ill and we cannot contact parents because of their absence then the Dean of Students needs to be notified.  The decision as to how to deal with the situation will then be made. If any staff member becomes aware that the parents are absent then the Counsellor should be notified immediately.  The Counsellor will then make a concerted effort to contact parents.

Excursions and School Trips

At different times during the school year Students will have the opportunity to attend Excursions/School trip. Students who attend these trips will be representing the school. Parents are often keen to assist, particularly with the younger students. The decision to approach parents is made by the teacher responsible for the trip. Parents will always be notified if their child(ren) will be attending a trip and will not be on school ground.

All details of the trip are kept with the Receptionist.

Lost Property

If your child has lost or misplaced an item please look in the Lost and Found Box in the Reception at the main building.

Parent FAQ

Neither. The curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), a non-profit educational foundation based in Switzerland, was developed over 30 years ago and designed to serve an increasingly mobile international community. It is based upon national systems of education, including the French Baccalaureate, English "GCSE" and "A" levels, the German Abitur and the American Advanced Placement system.
At SIS more than 100 teachers from over 20 nations share this broad international experience, coming from such countries as Australia, Canada, Sweden, France, Spain, Great Britain, the United States and South Africa. All faculty members have full credentials as teachers; many have taught overseas and hold advanced degrees.
The class size is limited to enable the school's objectives to be met. The maximum class size is 23 for grades 3 to 12. From pre-school to grade 2 the class size varies from 12 to 18.
Non-native English speakers participate in instruction of English as an Additional Language (EAL). These EAL classes take place during periods of instruction that are too language intensive for the non-native speaker to understand, namely during the English classes. The greater part of the day is spent in class with classmates whose native language is English or who speak English fluently.
With nearly 600 students registered, annually we welcome over 100 new students, from 3 years of age upwards. These students, representing 64 nationalities, give an extraordinary cultural dimension to the life of our school. Many SIS families are living in Sweden for just a few years, although the proportion of long-term residents, Swedish or foreign, has increased considerably over the past few years.
Students attend school from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.30pm. Those in pre-school, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten are released at 3.20pm.
We prepare students for the Baccalauréat International (IB). The school is also an examination center for USA College Boards (e.g SAT)
SIS is an open enrollment school. This means that every child is welcome and the admissions process is not academic-based. The admissions procedure can be found on our website under {Admissions}.
Quite often, yes. However, as is the nature of an international school, students are leaving at various times throughout the year, so places are continually becoming available. To minimize the stress of being wait-listed, we strongly encourage families to apply as early as possible.
SIS students attain the highest academic levels in demanding, established academic programs. SIS graduates are accepted into some of the best colleges and universities around the world. Students are taught at SIS to think and to learn independently, preparing them for responsible citizenship in any country of the world.
There is no entrance exam. The school may request further relevant information or administer placement tests or request an extra interview if deemed necessary.
The school has an excellent counseling service to help the students through the complex process of choosing universities and colleges.
Educational facilities across the school typically include gym facilities, theatre and art workshops, computing rooms, library and multimedia center.
SIS offers after-school activities such as sports, theatre, choir, orchestra and language classes. More information regarding After School Activities can be found under {School Information}.
The School provides no school transport service.
Our website is updated regularly. Visit the "news" section and the "calendar" or contact your child's teacher. There are also welcome screens and noticeboards located around the school.
There are no boarding house facilities.
The SAT or Scholastic Assessment Test is produced by the College Board in the USA. It can be taken at designated times throughout the year and is required by colleges and universities in the United States as an indicator of academic achievement. SIS is a test center for the SAT and Practice SAT, offering these tests under supervision on several pre-determined dates for all students intending to study in the United States.
The International Primary Curriculum for three- and four-year-olds incorporates a structured but flexible learning environment, allowing for play, rest and free choice activities.

Senior Management Team

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David Osler

School Principal
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Paul Boswell

Head of Learning, DP Economics Teacher
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Ngozi Nwaejike

Business Manager
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Gunjit Kaur Sethi

Dean of Students