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Wednesday, 12 February 2020

A word from your Board

Dear Association Members and ISL Staff

Happy 2020 from your ISL Board!  

We would like to update you on a few items as we kick off the second half of the school year.  A new ISL Bullying Policy has now been adopted by the Board, and management and teachers are working to see that it is implemented in a way that both creates a common understanding of bullying and empowers our students, teachers, and parents to work together to eliminate these behaviours within the school.  There will be a parent workshop on this policy on the morning of February 6.

The Board is also continuing to work on plans for the school’s infrastructure development—so please stay tuned over the next few months for updates there!  Additionally, the Board is looking forward to the Colour Run, set for 24th May, and the ISL Carnival, which will be held on 30th May.  
To support execution of the above items and many others, as well as provide continuity to the school and our students, we are also pleased to announce that our Head of School, Mark Fox has been offered and accepted a two-year contract extension. So Mr. Fox will be with us at least through the end of the 2021/22 school year.  

We would like to thank all ISL staff and Association members who participated in the Head of School Evaluation. The Board received input into the evaluation from over 50 members of staff and parents, as well as previous members of the Board and a few students. The Board commended Mark on achievements over the past 2.5 years, and also identified areas of improvement to focus on moving forward.   

We would also like to let you know that we are carrying out an evaluation of the Board of Governors, which should be finalized in March.  

As always, we remain open to hearing from you, so feel free to reach out either via formal school channels (board@islzambia.org) or in person as you see us around school.  In case you don’t know who we are, our photos are posted just outside the Administration block. Also, for your reference, all ISL Board policies and other relevant documents are publicly available here on Google Drive. 

We look forward to a great remainder of the school year!

ISL Board of Governors


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