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COVID-19 Hotlines

The following hotlines (phones staffed during office hours) may be of help: tech support it.hotline@islzambia.org 0211250364 school...

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

School Calendar 2020-21

Last night's board meeting approved the school calendar for 2020-21.

Coronavirus

The Government of Zambia has assured us that Zambia is safe from the novel Coronavirus which has affected over 800 people and claimed lives after an outbreak in China. The Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya says the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Zambia as a low-risk country.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Nangwenya road works resuscitated

After five months of waiting for the contractor to begin meaningful work on Nangwenya road, progress was observed today. Workers and machines reappeared and lay tar on a portion of the road. The contractor has assured the school of a beautiful tar road with a working drainage system in a month. The school is therefore hopeful that the car parks along Nangwenya road will be reopened in the coming weeks. We will keep you posted on any progress made in that regard.

Introducing English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programme for Parents

Exciting news for parents looking for ESOL classes! It is called "MY ENGLISH!!"

Sunday, 26 January 2020

The never ending journey of the IB Extended Essay...


Last Wednesday I introduced the Extended Essay “journey” to our DP1 students. The Extended Essay (EE) is an independent, self-directed piece of research paper of 4000 words. Students will often consider this core component of the IB Diploma as an insurmountable obstacle and it takes a lot of energy to make them believe otherwise…

The process and the research put into the completion of the EE are as important as the actual content of the EE. The most common mistake an IB student will make with the EE is to write a descriptive piece, when the aim is to actually help students to learn the critical thinking skills, the high-level research and writing skills, the intellectual discovery and the creativity associated with carrying out research, enabling them to move more comfortably into the realm of universities, colleges and careers after they graduate.

Students can select an area of research from any Diploma Programme subjects and are expected to complete a major piece of formally presented and structured writing, under the guidance of a supervisor (a school member of staff). The EE should be the result of approximately 40 hours of work by the student and the recommended supervision process is 3-5 hours, including 3 formal mandatory reflection sessions between the supervisor and the student.
The best advice we can give to DP students is to choose a research topic they are interested in, and to complete the EE by the beginning of their second year before applying to university and having to complete Internal Assessments in other subjects.

Friday, 24 January 2020

Inter house Cross Country with a Difference!

We love it when we get a chance to exhibit!

More iGCSE Maths revision videos on YouTube!

To help prepare iGCSE students for their Maths exams, here is another video on YouTube on sets. There is a playlist for all the iGCSE videos. watch it here

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Silver Practice Expedition

Congratulations to our 26 Year 10 students who braved the wet weather during their expedition and successfully navigated their way through the mushy and overgrown terrains of Ndubaluba. They will go for their final expedition in March. Well done students, we are very proud of your achievements!

Monday, 20 January 2020

Come to our PTA meeting!


Our next PTA meeting is this coming Monday, 20th of January at 7.15. You can find us in the PYP Room (across from the Primary Principal's office). Read through our tentative agenda in the poster and please feel free to bring any ideas and concerns. All are welcome!

Friday, 17 January 2020

New Year parent coffees

We will kick off the new year with a new round of parent coffees. This is an opportunity to meet other parents and to share ideas with the school's management in an informal setting.

Decreasing face-time on devices

As a parent, I’m still struggling to find ways (besides outright ultimatums) to get my children (and myself!) to put down our devices more often. Here are a few ideas...

Departing staff

We will be sad to say goodbye to the following staff:

Parent workshops

We have had two parent workshops since school has reopened this semester.

CAS – A Part of the IBDP Experience (By Divyam Kumar, IBDP1 Student)

Many parents and students have wondered what CAS is exactly. It’s that word many seem to use often but don’t actually know what it means.

Friday, 10 January 2020

December safety and maintenance

The maintenance crew have been at work over the break addressing safety issues on campus. This has mainly focused on removing loose or unsafe branches from trees and on replaced rotted structural members in corridors.

Health Tips from the Nurse

Welcome to 2020 and the month of January that is filled with lovely rain. As much as we enjoy and appreciate the rain though, it comes with some disadvantages.

Secondary Biology teacher welcome to ISL

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to Miss Nicole Voss who joins us as our Secondary Biology teacher.

Parent Workshop!


Happy New Year from Everyone in Primary!  We trust that you had a great and restful break and are ready for the second semester. A special welcome to ISL to all our new families.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Welcome 2020

Compliments of the season to each and every one of you! Wishing you all a very blessed and prosperous 2020 filled with good health, love and loads of happiness. Wonderful to see our students back! We have some new families who have joined us- a very special and warm welcome to them. Thank you for joining the ISL family!

iGCSE YouTube revision videos

More videos for Year 11 Extended iGCSE videos using the June 2013 paper. All the videos are on a playlist for easy viewing.