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Monday, 28 October 2019

Dealing with the heat

As you may have noticed, it has been rather hot of late. We will be implementing the following steps to mitigate the effects of these elevated temperatures:

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Meet Dr. Matt Sommerville - ISL Board Member

Dr. Matt Sommerville is a behavioral economist and natural resource management expert, and former educator, based in Zambia since 2014.

Happy Independence

We ended the last day before the holiday with a short assembly to raise the flag and to sing the national anthem. Although our main independence celebration will be held on 8th November, we wanted to commemorate the anniversary of the republic before we left. It was a great way to end the week.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Gabe Bush benefit for Red Cross

Catch ISL Year 13 student and singer/guitarist Gabriel Bush next Thursday and Friday nights, October 24th and 25th, at Tapas Caliente from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Gabe's CAS project is raising money for the purchase of hygiene kits for the Red Cross program to help Congolese refugees here in Zambia. Any tips he receives goes towards this endeavour.

Monday, 14 October 2019

ISAZ National Finals

Our swimmers, volleyballers and basketballers had a hectic weekend at the ISAZ national finals of those sports. The volleyball was particularly thrilling with a tough semi-final heat for our boys vs Konkola and then a brutal final against Mpalembe that ended in a defeat for ISL 24:26 - it doesn't get any closer than that. We were gratified by the technique, tenacity and teamwork exhibited by our students.

I would like to thank students from Bayobab who consistently cheered our boys. I commend in particular one of our primary parents who showed up just to support our teams. Madam, many thanks!


ISL blog breaks 12k page views

Launched in May 2019, our blog has currently over 100 pages with over 12 000 page views and it's not all me hitting refresh constantly. The blog is part of a trio of initiatives - blog, Ask ISL and parent coffees - designed to improve communication with parents.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Car park congestion - use MPC car park

Recently, the secondary card park has been packed with cars while the MPC car park is relatively clear. There is space for parking and drop off at the MPC car park. Please consider using that area to take some of the pressure off the secondary car park especially at pick up time when more cars are parked. Thanks!

Meet Mr. Thomson Phiri - ISL Board Chairperson

Mr Thomson Phiri is a senior finance executive with over sixteen years of experience in leading finance functions at different stages in a company’s lifecycle. Mr Phiri has a strong background in corporate governance, risk management, strategic and business planning, and financial-related fields including taxation. He has proven competences at both strategic and operational levels. Mr Phiri combines clarity of strategic vision with executional focus to set and achieve results. He currently works as Chief Financial Officer for Toyota Zambia and has two children enrolled at ISL, a daughter and a son in Years 4 and 3 respectively.

Good news from Disacare and the Early Years Library

The Disacare  Wheelchair team are back from the Danhiko Paralympic games in Zimbabwe!

Youtube Maths!

Year 8 Maths have made a Youtube video on fractions, decimals and percentages! Watch it here: Fraction decimals percentages

Meet A. Rajan Pradeep - ISL Board Member

A. Rajan Pradeep has lived in Zambia for over 25 years. He is a member of the Institute of Directors

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Year 11 Tree Tops Trip

Having just returned from the Year 11 Tree Tops camp

Meet Mrs. Emily H. Kasoma - ISL Board Member

Mrs. Emily Heneghan Kasoma has lived in Zambia for over ten years. She has two children at ISL, Tessa (Year 4) and Caleb (Year 1) and has been an ISL Parent since 2013.

Ask ISL - SY 2020-21 calendar

This seems really far away, and yet as I’m making plans for next summer I would like to know what our calendar for the next school year is.

Ask ISL - Board committees

Hi there- we have had interested Association members approach the PTA looking to join board committees

Meet Dr. Abidemi Coker - ISL Board Member

Dr. Abidemi Coker is a Consultant on Social Protection with the GEWEL team.

Meet Mr. Peter Cottan - ISL Board Member

Mr. Peter Cottan has been Managing Director for various leading Agribusiness Institutions, such as Bata Farms and Lendor Limited.

Zambia-UN day celebrations postponed

We usually celebrate Zambia (and UN) day in mid-October before we go on break as the actual date of Zambia's independence falls during our school holiday. As you may be aware, we are currently renovating our MPC and have learned that it will not be completed before the break. For this reason, we will be postponing our celebration of Zambia-UN day until Friday 8th November, which is the earliest practical date given pre-booked school trips. The original date of the event, Thursday 17th October, will remain an early release day with school ending at 11:00 to avoid disrupting families travel plans.

I apologize for this postponement and ask you to bear with us during our efforts to renovate the school.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

From the Yr 11 Community Service team

Year 11 students will be running a bake sale for students and staff during break times on Monday 14th October to raise funds for Cheshire home, one of the schools we partner with. Cheshire home have specifically requested for dry/canned food and cleaning material. If you are able to contribute in anyway please get in touch with Ms Bush, our Community Service leader on mbush@islzambia.org or call the secondary office.

Friday, 4 October 2019

UN Zambia Day Flags!

Year 7s have made posters of the maths in flags ahead of UN Zambia day. here's some of their work!

IBDP2 Maths Studies Revision video!

IBDP2 Maths studies students preparing for exams with calculator questions. Watch this video to see how they are preparing! Calculator video

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Urban Hotel Lusaka Launch

As you may recall, the school has entered into a build-operate-transfer agreement with The Urban Hotel Group.

Thank you to Civilstruts Engineering

On behalf of the association I would like to recognise and thank Mr Peter Kapala from Civilstruts Engineering.

Inside a renovated classroom

As you may know, we renovated fifteen classrooms, nearly a quarter of the total, during the July break.

Ask ISL - Head of School Evaluation

I note with interest that the Board has an evaluation for the Head of School planned for this year.

Board orientation

This year's board orientation retreat took place in mid-September.

Carnival postponed

We will be postponing this year's carnival to a later date and will advise the association when the new date is fixed. If we can balance the events, we will probably select a date closer to the end of the school year when the rains have finished.