Friday, 31 January 2020
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
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
Exciting news for parents looking for ESOL classes! It is called "MY ENGLISH!!"
Sunday, 26 January 2020
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
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
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!
By Ves Ivanov
Monday, 20 January 2020
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
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
Thursday, 9 January 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!