Friday, 14 June 2019

The end of the year

We ended the year on a positive note with assemblies celebrating students' accomplishments

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Monday, 10 June 2019

New board officers

At this morning's board organization meeting the following board offices were filled:

Saturday, 8 June 2019

New board members

At the AGM on Thursday 6th June 2019 there were eight strong candidates for four positions on the board. We elected the following new board members:

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Lease agreement signed!

The trustees of the school signed the lease agreement with the urban hotel group this morning. While there remain conditions precedent to be addressed, this marks a milestone in our school's redevelopment. The resources from this deal will begin to give our students and teachers the facilities they deserve.
Trustee Natasha Chiumya's signature witnessed by Secondary Principal Craig Patterson

5 reasons to be at ISL!

If ISL could speak, I wonder at the stories it could tell :)

Monday, 3 June 2019

Hotel lease deal

I spoke recently with parents who assumed - erroneously - that the hotel deal had been concluded and that money was flowing in. This is not the case.

Friday, 31 May 2019

New families

Time of year when we have many families visit us looking for admissions for their children.

Great to see new faces and meet new families! Some of the students seeking admission have siblings here and it is lovely to see families enrol their next child with us.

The Habits of Mind Fostered by Arts Education

While we certainly hope that each student performs as well as he/she can on their final examinations,
we need to remember some children may not get the grades which parents may be hoping for. Few children will excel in every subject in high-stakes, academically focused exams. We need to support individual needs and abilities but encourage all children to have a wide variety of experiences in these formative years.

Through Drama, Music and Visual Art, students learn essential social-emotional skills

Parent coffees

A big thank you to all the parents who came for our coffee mornings this week. The goal of the coffee mornings was to get unstructured feedback from parents in the form of questions or concerns about this year and suggestions for next year. The feedback was mostly positive, with some good suggestions also. This kind of insight from parents is helpful to us as we reflect on the year and plan for the future. Please see below for the feedback from parents and leave a comment if you think of anything else.