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Saturday, 30 November 2019

MADD week

The last two weeks at school have been MADD - Music Art Dance and Drama. Each day has seen several events and performances of different kinds showcasing the arts. The celebration culminated with a drama evening on 29th November.

It was a great effort by the arts department and students - well done all!

Go Green with Mayor Sampa

Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa visited the school last week to kick start his 'Go Green' initiative at International School.

Friday, 29 November 2019

DP Students Calculator exam preparation

DP students prepare for their IB exam. Watch their calculator video here!

IB CAS YouTube video

DP Student starts working on his CAS project. Watch his video on Numbers here

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Student Council Executive Committee 2020 results

Last week Secondary students gathered in an assembly to listen to the election speeches of their peers; students from across the High school competing for posts in the new Student Council Executive Committee (STUCO) which will begin their term in office from January 2020.

Monday, 25 November 2019

Year 5 students in Action

Guess who came to school on 19th November!

The Mayor of Lusaka himself! His Worship Miles Bwalya Sampa!

Year 5 students have been learning that "Finding solutions to environmental conflicts is their responsibility" under the organizing theme "Sharing the Planet".

Looking around them, outside school, children observed all the trees were cut down to facilitate road construction and Mukupa asked if it would be appropriate to invite the Mayor to speak to them and explain what was going on. What wonderful action! The Mayor was very kind and obliged the children by coming to school.
He explained the need to accommodate increasing traffic in Lusaka to the children and talked about his solution to plant trees. For every tree cut, he is planting 10 trees. He has taken it upon himself to lead by example and is setting the trend for all to follow.
So join in and support Lusaka in maintaining its trees and environment. Permission is now being sought to identify areas where planting can take place as a school for individuals or families.

Great Job Year 5's!! Wonderful action.... something for all to emulate!

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

We believe modern international education setting comes with the liberty to bring a technology that one is most familiar and comfortable with. Even though you have the freedom to bring in a device of your choice,

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Year 11 Community Service Christmas Party

Christmas is round the corner........ and once again it is that time of the year when our IGCSE community service students become super busy with preparations to host Christmas party with the children at Cheshire home, Mother Teresa and Ngombe Compound school. This year they are going green and are collecting plastic bottles with cap to recycle and use for the party. You can help too......drop off any empty bottles you have at secondary reception before 20th November.

Rains and roads

The good news is that it has started raining; the bad news is that this has exposed
a number of issues with vehicle access as well as the usual crop of roof leaks. Our front car parks remain closed, but there does seem to be actual progress there. The contractor has confirmed that, come rain or shine, they will continue working on Nangwneya road.

Our own MPC car park and associated roads have become rather muddy. This, along with some other areas where water collects, will be subject to attention by Mr Simwanza and his team.

Who prays for the rain prays for the mud ...

Grandparents Day in Year 2

Thursday 14th November saw the Year 2 children celebrate Grandparents Day!

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Year 13s donate to children in correction center

One of the many IBDP CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) activities that ISL students are doing is trying to make a better life for those children currently living with their mothers in the central correctional center (prison). These are the children of mothers who are currently serving sentences but who are unable to live with other family members. This is the only life these children know, this is their home.

As part of their CAS project, on Friday 8th November, five year 13 students Chaiwe Sakala, Eric Von Hofsten, Katende Mushimba, Saraphina Banda, and Zak Patterson visited the center and donated a variety of books and educational toys to the children as well as health and hygiene essentials to the mothers.  

Friday, 15 November 2019

Sherman's Shoeboxes- Reception

Every year, Mrs. Trish Anderson organizes the massive job of distributing 300 boxes to orphans from 12 orphanages all over Zambia,  in memory of her son Sherman.

At ISL, in Reception for the last 4 years, the parents have been kind and donated items to make up 6 of these boxes. This year too the boxes are going to children at Bethel Orphanage. Bethel is an orphanage for young children located in Chelstone.

Each box contains:

Toothbrush/toothpaste, bar of soap/ washcloth, an outfit of clothing, sweets, a toy, exercise books, writing materials, crayons, ruler, rubber, sharpener, and a pencil case.

This act of giving to those less fortunate encourages young children to think of others at a time of year when many celebrate Christmas.

Year 7 YouTube Floral patterns

Year 7s have made these floral patterns in circles: Watch it here on YouTube

Bike Day in Year 4

Connecting to their unit "Simple machines may use force and friction to improve work efficiency" the Year 4's brought in their bikes to school for a bike day!

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Preschool 2 learn about the essential parts of a vehicle

On Monday, Preschool 2 received a lesson about the essential parts of a car. Using their class Teacher's vehicle for a prop, they learned about wheels, where the engine is, and what the steering wheel does. They even learned about fuel and which place it goes in the car. Mrs. Suda's class enjoyed their fun-filled lesson!

Rains are finally here--

Today, we had our first experience of the much-awaited rains at school!

Muffins for Moms?

Muffins for Moms and Doughnuts for Dads were combined into one event, catchily named 'Morning treats for mommies, daddies & caregivers'. This event was an attempt to put some joy into a hot Tuesday morning and it succeeded. Our thanks go to the ISL spirit team.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

At ISL You are Part of an International Community

If you have a child/children between the ages of 2 to 18 years of whom you would like to have international exposure then International School of Lusaka (ISL) is the right choice. ISL has about 50 nationalities from all over the world. This academic year ISL has been privileged to have students from Israel, Jordan and Chad. ISL is truly international in nature because of the student body and members of the Faculty . Children at ISL are part of an International Community which accepts and appreciates cultural differences. This experience is not only for the children but also parents who become part of the international community as they interact with the Parent Teacher Association. Please visit the school and have a feel of what makes ISL the best choice.

Secondary Student Council elections coming up

Student Council (STUCO) Executive Committee (EC) elections are just around the corner. While all students are encouraged to run for a position on the committee, Middle School students are especially welcome to run for a STUCO EC position.

Monday, 11 November 2019

United Nations Day 8th November 2019

8th November 2019 we demonstrated that "Together We Can''

It was great to have the finance team be part of UN Day celebrations and was very refreshing to take a break from the Debits & Credits........, well at least for 2 hours on a working day!!.

MartinMaths learns Lino Printing!

Have a look at our ISL Art Students showing their great Lino Printing on YouTube!

Monday, 4 November 2019

Meet Mr. Martin Pikira - ISL Board Member

Martin Pikira has served on the Board of Governors of the International School of Lusaka (ISL) since 2011.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

A cessation of inactivity

After a lengthy hiatus, purposeful activity has been observed at the Nangwenya road works outside the school. It has now been more than two months since the contractor dug a huge trench in front of the school before disappearing. Workers and machines have now reappeared and it seems that some progress is being made. We will keep you posted on car park accessibility.

Friday, 1 November 2019