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Thursday, 27 April 2023

 April 27th, 2023

Student-Led Conferences

Thank you to all of the families who were able to attend and celebrate your child's learning. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoyed your time with your child!

Your child’s digital portfolio is always available to be viewed at home so be sure to check out their creativity and hard work at home too!

If you have any specific feedback/reflection that you have not shared with your child's teacher as yet, please feel free to send me an email.

Primary School Celebrating World Book Day

Every year, UNESCO invites the international community to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April. 

World Book and Copyright Day is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. World Book Day was first celebrated on April 23, 1995, and continues to be recognized on that day. Every year, UNESCO invites the international community to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April, however, we celebrated it today.

This day recognizes books as a “link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures” and calls for celebrations of the power and joy of books.  UNESCO also recognizes the various stakeholders that make up the book sector – authors, publishers, booksellers, and libraries. World Book and Copyright Day celebrate all things book-related: writing, reading, translating, and publishing.

The original idea was a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes on 23 April, his death date. In 1995 UNESCO decided that World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on 23 April, as the date is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, as well as that of the birth or death of several other prominent authors.

World Book and Copyright Day is observed by millions of people in more than 100 countries, in hundreds of voluntary organizations, schools, public bodies, professional groups, and private businesses. Over the years, the day has won over a considerable number of people from every continent and all cultural backgrounds to the cause of books and copyright. Books are seen as windows into the diversity of cultures and are used to initiate dialogue/ start conversations.

Organizers of World Book and Copyright Day say, “It is our duty, everywhere in the world, to protect these freedoms and to promote reading and writing in order to fight illiteracy and poverty and to strengthen the foundations of peace, as well as to protect the publishing-related professions and professionals.”

The highlight of today's celebrations was the book character parade, where the best-dressed student from each class won a book voucher for K100, we also had a readathon and many other engaging activities for our students. 

Please continue to instill the love of reading in your child.

See the link to some photos capturing the book parade.

Have a love long weekend and enjoy the time with your child.

Wednesday, 19 April 2023

ISL Africa Freedom Run

Tickets for the ISL Africa Freedom Run are selling out fast!

You can register at https://islfreedomrun.com.

Please be sure to register as soon as you can to avoid missing out. We have limited space left, and entries close on 20th May 2023 OR as soon as we reach capacity. The race details are as follows:

Race date: 25th May 2023

Enter the:

  • Half-marathon (21 km)
  • 10 km run or
  • 5 km fun run/walk.

Tell a friend to tell their friend!

We encourage you to run for a cause and look forward to seeing you there!


Thursday, 30 March 2023

ISL Annual Career Fair

Dear ISL Community,

The time has come for our Annual Careers Fair! A chance for both our students and parents to interact with a variety of company and business representatives to find out what careers in their fields are really like! 

Monday, 27 March 2023

IBDP2 Visual Arts Exhibition

Join us as we host the final Art Exhibition for the IBDP2 Students Visual Arts Course on the 31st of March, 2023.

Friday, 24 March 2023

Introducing Patience Zila Nachangwa - Social Experience Coordinator

My name is Patience Zila Nachangwa. I am Zambian, born and raised in Kitwe in the Copperbelt Province. 

I have studied in different fields that include Human Resource Management and Primary education at Chalimbana University, where I specialized in Language and Literature Education. I have worked in various international schools including one in the Ivory Coast. It was an experience that I enjoyed very much, meeting people and experiencing different cultures. Most recently, I was the Programmes Assistant for ISAZ (Independent Schools Association of Zambia) where I oversaw logistics and directed activities for over 50 schools. I am excited to join ISL as the Social Experience Coordinator. This is a new position at ISL,  which will support the ASA (After School Activities), DoE (Duke of Edinburgh) programme,  Field Trips and the proposed Summer School programme. 

I look forward to positively contributing to the ISL community. See you all around!

Introducing Kandala Phiri - Facilities Manager

Hello, my name is Kandala Phiri, and I am the Facilities Manager at ISL. 

I was born and raised in the Copperbelt Province in Zambia, where I did all my schooling up to university level. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying from Copperbelt University in 2015. 

I have worked in a plethora of various industries ranging from energy, transport, commercial buildings and mining, in which I’ve contributed to the successful completion of a multitude of construction projects and subsequent maintenance thereof. I joined ISL in January 2023 as the Facilities Manager with the goal of utilising my experience and knowledge in the maintenance and development of the institution with emphasis on Safety, Security, Maintenance, Facilities Development and Compliance. 

I work in and around the school, and my door is always open for suggestions and concerns one may have about the current facility or any future plans one may have. Being part of the ISL community has been an enthralling experience, and I look forward to contributing my best to the continuous improvement of the institution.

Introducing Suwilanji Membe - Marketing & Public Relations Intern

My name is Suwilanji Membe, and I am an intern in ISL's marketing & public relations department. I am also a final-year student of a degree in Mass Communication & Public Relations at Cavendish University. 

I was born and raised in Lusaka. For nearly ten years, I have worked in media & photography, participating in several marketing and advertising campaigns on billboards and television. 

As an intern at ISL, I co-handle the school's social media pages and assist with internal and external communication. You can find me at the front office desk, helping prospective parents, staff and visitors. I am happy to be here, meeting and interacting with all of you.

Introducing Mulenga Mumba - Stores Officer

Hello. My Name is Mulenga Mumba. I was born and raised in Ndola in the Copperbelt Province. 

I hold a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply qualification from Livingstone Institute of Business and Engineering Studies and Zamtel Colleges. 

In the last ten years, I have worked in the FMCG, Agricultural, Mining and Non-Governmental institutions. As a Stores Officer at ISL, my responsibilities include receiving and issuing school supplies. 

You can find me in an office along the yellow corridor that houses the main store's office. I am excited to be at ISL, rendering my services, meeting new people and sharing experiences.

Flash Mob Dance on 31st March

 As part of our celebrations of 60 years of ISL, next week on Friday 31st March at 10:30hrs,  we will celebrate ISL’s commitment to a healthy, balanced lifestyle for all by having a whole school

Important: ISL Strategic Planning Alumni Survey

Dear ISL Alumni, 

Following on from my email about the strategic planning “Parent Survey,” some of you who are parents may also be alumni of ISL. An “Alumni Survey” has been created and now shared, here. This survey ensures that all alumni have the opportunity to voice their opinion about where the school was in the past and its direction into the future. Being an alumnus/alumna of our school means that you have a unique connection to and perspective of the school, from a historical point of view. 

Please take a few minutes and complete the survey. I really appreciate you taking the time.

Important: ISL Strategic Planning Parent Survey

Dear ISL parents, 

As you may know, ISL has engaged the 5Rs Partnership (www.5rspartnership.com), a specialist independent education research and strategy company based in Singapore, to support our school in its future strategic development. 

Last month the founder and principal of the group, Dr Stephen Holmes, visited our campus for over a week, holding meetings with various stakeholders in order to get a better sense of the school's ethos.

Building on these focus-group conversations, a “Parent Survey” has been created and now shared, here, with all ISL parents.  This survey ensures that all parents have the opportunity to voice their opinion about where the school is currently situated and its direction into the future.

Thursday, 16 March 2023

Tuesday, 21 February 2023

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

University Conditional Offers : Congratulations !

As we progress with the university applications season for the 2022 – 2023 academic year, we would like to extend our congratulations to some of our IBDP2  students for receiving university conditional offers from the following universities, with a cumulative total of $59,740 scholarships awarded.

Saturday, 4 February 2023

Post IGCSE - Making the right choices information evening

We would like to invite you to our Post IGCSE - Making the right choices information evening on Thursday 9th February at 1830 in MPC. As you will be aware that we will be asking your son/daughter to select their IBDP subjects they wish to study after IGCSE’s. This is a major decision which will contribute to the next two years of their life and further studies, and as such we would like to offer you information, some guidance and advice in selecting the right subjects with your child. It is very important that you have all the information necessary to make an informed decision about their education. Please click on this link to read about the course pathways offered at ISL. 

Friday, 3 February 2023

Friday, 03/02/2023

Dear Primary Parents

Welcome to Semester Two!

We have had a great start to Semester 2 with students being motivated and excited to learn new skills and concepts across the subject areas and to socialize with their friends again.

Health and Safety update, 3 February 2023

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that it's almost a month now that we’ve been back at school. Time certainly flies by when things are as busy as they are. With a number of things happening in school, outside of school and in the environment around us, I thought it would be a good time to bring you up to date with all things related to health and wellness.

We’ve had a lot of rain and chilly weather thus far this year, so it's normal that students have been suffering from the seasonal colds and flu. Please monitor symptoms and keep Edith, the school nurse, in the loop. We have had very few positive cases of Covid among our student body, but when cases have occurred our protocols have been followed and risk minimised. Overall, parents and teachers are being vigilant and the community is healthy.

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

ZNBC to televise Santa and the Beanstalk

Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), the national broadcaster, will televise our Early Years Production of ‘Santa and the Beanstalk’ on