Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Back to school

Today we welcomed students back to a virtual start of the school year. I believe I am not alone when I say that the actual start of the school year will be very welcome when it comes.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Yearbook 2019-2020

Our 2019-2020 Yearbook is ready, and I am delighted to share the links to the electronic copy with you.

COVID-19 Update: The way forward

At school we continue to grapple with the challenges posed by the virus, the closure of campus and the associated economic disruptions.

Monday, 3 August 2020

COVID-19 Update

The hardest thing about managing this crisis is the unknowns. In March we closed schools with fewer than 30 cases in Zambia and for a long time, the rate of increase was very small. As recently as April the World Health Organization was telling us not to bother with face masks. Until July, our planning was predicated on opening our campus in August.

Saturday, 25 July 2020

COVID-19 Update

Dear parents and colleagues:

I am writing to you again to update you on our progress in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. As we approach the date on which school will resume - either in person or remotely - I will update you weekly or more frequently on the situation.

Friday, 24 July 2020

COVID training in-house

The ISL COVID Task Force has compiled detailed plans to allow us to reopen campus in a safe and orderly manner as soon as we are able. These plans include stringent measures to control the spread of viruses such as hand-washing and mask-wearing combined with measures to allow for improved social distancing. The photo on the left shows our school nurse, Edith Lemba, briefing mid-management on the procedures to be followed in managing suspected COVID cases.

Our plans include many organizational changes to reduce students' exposure to COVID: many classrooms will be moved to reduce student travel and classes will be split over two rooms if needed. Taking the upper end of the guidelines - 2m between children - from the MoGE means that classes will be limited to 15 students maximum in a regular size classroom. We are looking at how to create communicating entrances between classrooms to facilitate management here.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

COVID-19 Update

Dear parent:

I am writing to update you on our progress in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Introducing our Public Relations & Marketing Manager - Ms Yabbey Shitima!

Some of you in our community might know Ms Yabbey Shitima as a Year 3 teacher. Joining our primary school section in 2006,

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Friday, 3 July 2020

July holiday activities 2020

What a fantastic week it has been with our holiday activities, it was so good to see our students back in school. As soon as the Ministry of Health through the Provincial Health Director gave a go ahead for non-contact activities, ISL immediately put up a program that would bring students into school to do some activities.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Logo and Video contest for Anti-Tobacco

Following on from the ISL team's "Mock Parliamentary Anti-Tobacco" presentation win against Rhodes Park last week,

Friday, 26 June 2020

Sports Awards 2019-2020

Dear Parents and Students,

Please find the complete list of the Secondary Sports Awards including a description of, and criteria for, each of the awards  here . Our congratulations to all. 

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Friday, 19 June 2020

ask@ISL - Kwacha discount


I have 3 children at ISL and I pay fees two instalments at a time. I have always received my fee statements in US$ so I have start preparing for payments way ahead of time. Now the board comes up with a policy which is not fair to all parents.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

First ever DoE Silver awardees from ISL

Congratulations to the following 2020 graduates who achieved the DoE international award Silver Standard

Join ISL students in mock parliamentary sessions on tobacco control

Today! Please join a zoom meeting in which 3 ISL students; Jovita Nithyanathan (DP2), Divyam Kumar (DP2) and Abhinav Sahal

Monday, 15 June 2020

Annual Primary Awards

The four Primary Awards are based on the philosophy and expectations of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) offered at ISL.

The  citations and recipients of the awards this year are listed below:
PYP Learner Profile Award- This award is given to a student whose attitude embodies the collective attributes of the IB Learner Profile. He/she exhibits these attributes in class as well as during extracurricular activities and in doing so is an example to others and an ambassador for the School.
The recipient of the award for this year 2019-2020 is Abby Mosho.

Internationalism- This award is given to a student who embodies the spirit of internationalism at our school. Through his/her actions, this student co-operates with those around him/her regardless of nationality. He /she is interested in and celebrates the differences between himself/ herself and fellow students and looks for commonalities between nationalities to foster a shared guardianship of the planet and to nurture a peaceful and better world.
The recipient of the award for this year 2019-2020 is Nadeerah Patel.

Action- This award is for a student who regularly exhibits initiative and who has shown action in changing his/her community for the better. Through his/her action the world has benefitted. Importantly, the decision to act and the act itself were not mandates form a teacher, parent, or colleague but were conscious and independent decisions made on the part of the student.
The recipient of the award for this year 2019-2020 is Manon Terra.

 Team Builder/ Collaboration- This award is given to a student who lives their school life with a philosophy of being part of an interdependent team instead of an individual worker. This student readily encourages and offers support to peers whilst setting an example both in quality and effort of work.
The recipient of the award for this year 2019-2020 is Hemil Shah.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the recipients of the awards. We wish you well and encourage you to keep up the good work:)

Friday, 12 June 2020

Virtual Assemblies- June 10th and June 11th 2020

ISL had their first virtual assemblies yesterday and today - 10th and 11th June 2020- Dates to remember!