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COVID-19 Hotlines

The following hotlines (phones staffed during office hours) may be of help: tech support it.hotline@isl.sch.zm 0211250364 school nu...

Thursday, 30 April 2020

ISL assists Ministry of Health with COVID-19 screening

Our school is assisting the Ministry of Health with its voluntary COVID screening programme beginning 1st May.

CAS during Covid-19 pandemic - By Divyam Kumar, IBDP1 student

As you all know, ISL decided to shut down during the Covid-19 pandemic. This has put teachers, students, and the ISL staff in a difficult position. Teachers and students have to sit in front of their laptops for long hours as their online classes continue.

Ms Silvia Nithyanathan appointed as the new IBDP Coordinator

The ISL management pleased to inform the community that Ms Silvia Nithyanathan has been appointed to the position of IB Diploma Programme Coordinator for the coming school year, 2020-2021.

Introducing Mr. Ves Ivanov - ISL IBDP & IGCSE History/TOK Teacher and IGCSE Coordinator!

ISL management is very excited to introduce to the community Mr. Ves Ivanov who is coming to us from Lyng Hall School located in Coventry, England,

Introducing Ms. Sudha Vaitheeswaran - IBDP, IGCSE & IMYC Computer Science Teacher!

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Ms. Sudha Vaitheeswaran - IBDP, IGCSE & IMYC Computer Science Teacher! She joins us from LICEF School located here in Lusaka

Introducing Ms. Keenya M. Horton - University Careers and Guidance Counsellor!

Please meet Ms. Keenya M. Horton who is joining us as University Careers and Guidance Counsellor! Ms. Keenya M. Horton has served as a School Counselor for over five

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Learn and Grow

The survey sent to evaluate online learning in Primary school has proved worthwhile and helped us learn and grow more in order to facilitate improved teaching.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

ISL becomes a Beacon school

With the blessing of our board, our school joins the ranks of top schools in the region receiving beacon scholars.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Introducing Mr. Kapaso Webby - ISL Primary French Teacher!

Kapaso Webby is coming to us from Nkwazi Primary School in Lusaka. He is a holder of a Post-Graduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts with Education in French and English languages,

Introducing Mrs. Lucy Scorgie - ISL Primary School Teacher!

Lucy Scorgie is an ISL parent, a member of the PTA, and a volunteer parent at ISL. She has spent her entire career in the care and education of children either as a Teacher or as a Nanny.

Introducing Ms. Megan-Lee Erasmus - ISL Primary School Teacher!

Megan-Lee Erasmus is currently a Pre-School teacher at Trinityhouse Heritage Hill Pre-Primary School in South Africa,

Monday, 20 April 2020

Sunday, 19 April 2020

IGCSE Art and Design pieces

We showcase our extremely talented, creative and dedicated IGCSE artists along with their finest pieces of art works. Well done students! You are truly an inspiration and we are proud of your achievements. Please click on the link below to view the art works.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Study: Screen Time Has Little Impact on Kids’ Social Skills

It's always a challenge to read something that goes against what I have always believed to be "true”, and this is a good example. A new study suggests that, despite the large amount of time spent on smartphones and social media, young people today are just as socially skilled as those from the previous generation.

Program resumes after Easter break on 22nd April

It was heartwarming to watch the video compiled by ISL PTA with messages from students and parents for the teachers. Thank you so much for your efforts once again PTA members! We sincerely appreciate this gesture and hope everyone had a great Easter with their families.

After the Easter break, the online classes resume from April 22nd.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

PTA thank you

Over the past few days, the PTA asked Association members to share their thoughts on all the work we have done to keep our school vibrant and alive at this extraordinary time.

Ways to express ourselves

As we enter the break period, the Arts department is hard at work at finding ways to express ourselves at this moment - there will be more to come in this regard. We start with Peter Holdway, our drama teacher, who shares a reading of a piece by Fra Giovanni Giocondo from the early 16th century.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Universities dealing with COVID-19

These are unusual and unsettling times. Given the enormous disruptions, there is a lot of uncertainty and concern for our students’ university applications and admissions. Yesterday I attended a webinar on the impact of Covid-19 on UK university admissions: it was reassuring to hear how admission offices have adapted to the current situation. In addition, a number of universities in North America are reaching out to schools across the world to give an update about their admission process. The most important message for our students is that this is an extraordinary situation that affects institutions and students all around the world.

Below are a few points that our students and parents might find useful:

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Distance Learning in Middle School

IMYC Students Learning from Home 

While the campus at ISL is closed, school has remained open with teachers and students continuing to teach and learn using google classroom and Managebac. In Middle School, we have continued to follow our units of study and are currently on our final unit of the year. They students are studying Creativity in year 7, Tradition in year 8 and Renewal in year 9.

As IMYC teachers and students, we have indeed adapted to our situation and the only difference is that we have to interact remotely. The rigor and seriousness of our learning has continued and we are happy that everyone could adapt in such a short space of time.

Stay safe and remember to adapt as the situation evolves.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Trying to bring a little lightness to each day

There is no shortage of serious and worrying news these days, every place we turn. In an effort to make the dinner time a little more happy, fun, and inspirational I am breaking a long standing rule

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Two weeks in

It is now two weeks since we last had students on campus and, frankly, it has been a challenge due to the uncertainties stemming from the challenge of COVID-19.