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Friday, 17 September 2021

Memorable Coffee Morning- 17th September






What a wonderful turnout! What a wonderful feeling to see parents and be able to chat once again in person!

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Combating the coronavirus

Our approach to controlling the coronavirus has three pillars:

  1. Keep infectious people out of school
  2. Stop the infection spreading in school
  3. Respond effectively to cases that do occur

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

StuCo welcome to school hot chocolate sale

The Student Council held a hot/cold chocolat sale from the 7th to the 10th of September. The main purpose of this sale was to give students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the current Student Council as well as to raise funds for the next upcoming events. The sale was a great success and students seemed to thoroughly enjoy the hot and cold chocolate beverages as well as the additional toppings.


Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Secondary House Captains and Class Representatives elections

Tomorrow, Secondary students will be voting for representatives for our three Houses: Kafue, Luangwa and Zambezi, and next week  students will be voting for their Class Representatives (Class Reps). 

Monday, 13 September 2021

COVID FAQs

Q - Who do I contact for COVID related matters?

A - Here are some contacts you may find useful, in addition to the usual channels:

Friday, 10 September 2021

Primary Student Council

Congratulations to our Primary Student Council team!

The Primary Student Council team comprises students in Year 6 who are annually elected by students in Years 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. They support students at school, through fundraising and raise initiatives that promote student and community welfare.

This year our team leaders are as follows:

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Our 2020-2021 Yearbook is here

The ISL 2020-2021 Yearbook under the theme ‘Rising Above’ is finally here. It’s my pleasure to share the links to the electronic copy with you.

Society of Women Coders workshop for girls

We have recently been contacted by an ISL Alumna, Akanksha Mittal, with regard to an organization called Society of Women Coders (SOWCoders), where they go to different countries and host coding camps for about a week long to teach girls (ages 14-19) how to code, empowering them with a valuable skill.

Primary news

This is the fifth week of school and the third week of SBL!

It has been wonderful to see the children back on campus enjoying themselves with their friends and teachers and interacting with them. 

EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE LAST WEEKS

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

ISL to resume after school activities

I am happy to announce that we will resume after school activities this school year. After school activities are an important part of the school experience for our students; we need to put back into school life some of the joy that was depleted by the coronavirus response.

ISL to resume field trips

I am happy to let all of you know that we will be resuming field trips this school year and that this will be done at no additional cost to parents. Field trips are a vital part of the school experience for our students; we are committed to conducting them in a safe and engaging manner for as many students as possible.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Secondary After School Academic Support classes begin

Until the after school activities begin, students staying after 14.00 must either be in the Library or in the classroom of a teacher conducting the after school academic support class according to the schedule below.

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Year 12 welcome into the IBDP

On Friday, 3rd September, Year 13 students welcomed our new cohort of Year 12's into the IBDP  Programme. It was a fun afternoon of Pizza, cup cakes, drinks followed by collaborative games by the pool side. It was great to see the Year 12 students work as a team in the tower building exercise. Students played pop the balloon, answering questions targeted on IB attributes. The run on the pool mats was truly fun to watch. Overall, the afternoon was fun and we wish our Year 12's a successful journey in the IBDP. The school and our fantastic team of teachers and counselors will ensure students are well supported to be successful in the Programme. 

   


Thursday, 2 September 2021

Year 13 CAS flashback

 

Looking back on IB1, it was a rollercoaster of emotions, with many ups and downs, as well as the bit where you become a little physically nauseated, yep, that too! But I can certainly say that I am not the same person coming off the ride as I was when I originally stepped onto it. Of course, there have been numerous hurdles, the most notable of which being the Covid-19 Pandemic, which brought the world to its knees and drove us all into isolation and online-schooling. Which I would say was a new experience for both teachers and students, and it has truly been a one-of-a-kind journey. 

Monday, 30 August 2021

Trial by Literature

Year 13 students held a “trial by literature” of the character Meursault, from The Stranger by Albert Camus. Prosecution and Defence teams argued their cases and called witnesses; playing characters from the novel. Judge Xiao presided over proceedings in the insaka. Here, we also see Munita called to the witness stand as Salamano, Meursault’s neighbour.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Secondary university and careers guidance in Semester 1

I hope that this finds you all well and ready to embark on another school year. I wanted to take this opportunity to give you an idea of the plans in place to support your children this year as they, at various stages, prepare for their Secondary school experience and beyond.

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Week 2 of "Good Morning, ISL!"

Thank you all who join our "Good Morning, ISL" program! I hope you feel energized and ready for the day after our 10 min of action!

Here are the links for week 2:

Monday, Aug 16 - exercises with a water bottle: https://youtu.be/KIaEgVQsyRQ

Tuesday, Aug 17 - exercises with a broom: https://youtu.be/0sFJKFrPfx0

Wednesday, Aug 18 - exercises with a school bag: https://youtu.be/VPTQF-beoGg

Thursday, Aug 19 - exercises with a pillow: https://youtu.be/x-dQf1YV5B4

Friday, Aug 20 - exercises with a towel: https://youtu.be/OPSonKBMOLg


Hope to see many views and participants!

Sandijs Baskevics

Athletic Director/HOD PE

Friday, 13 August 2021

Fabulous IGCSE Results

ISL is thrilled to be celebrating our most successful set of IGCSE results on record. I would like to extend my congratulations to all candidates who received their results yesterday!

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

IGCSE Settle In - Key Announcements and Reminders

As we commence the new academic year, we want to extend a warm welcome to our new IGCSE students in Year 10 and our continuing students in Year 11. We had a strong start to our HBL programme and I want to thank all students, parents and staff for their commitment and engagement over the last two days.

Knowing which “counselor” to contact

The word counselor can mean many different things, depending on where you are in the world. Indeed, even the spelling of the word (counselor vs counsellor...and there's even councilor) differs between countries. 

At ISL we have two types of counselors; 

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Welcome to the new school year

Welcome to the new school year, and a special welcome to our new families. Although our start is once again affected by the coronavirus, we can look forward to a wonderful year ahead. If you didn’t already, you can read about our new teachers here - we welcome them to our team. We can also celebrate a number of successes, which you may read about here. All in all, school is in good shape and ready for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Good Morning, ISL! from our new Athletic Director

It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the new Athletic Director and Head of PE department. My family has been in Zambia for almost 2 weeks now and we are very excited to start the new school year on Monday! 

I really hope that very soon we will be permitted to start our co-curricular programme to provide our students the opportunity to develop their different athletic, artistic, musical and other talents. Meanwhile, I would like to invite all the students, parents, and teachers to join our “Good Morning, ISL!” programme.

Friday, 6 August 2021

Links to Open House in Primary School

We look forward to seeing parents this evening for the Open House.

Please click on the links below to access Google Meet

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Celebrating our school

As we move into the new year, we have much to celebrate at our school. We have a strong faculty with a wonderful set of new colleagues joining us, our campus has never looked better and our exam results have never been higher. Here are some of the things we are celebrating at the moment:

Monday, 2 August 2021

Starting a parent conversation about back-to-school with Secondary students

 Regardless of whether we feel the holiday has been too short or too long, my guess is that there has not been a lot of time that parents have spent berating/negotiating/forcing their children to “hit the books”....or am I divulging too much of what my approach was?


In any case, what follows is an overview of some ideas about how to start some conversations/persuasion/coercion over the dinner table this week or perhaps over the next few weeks, ahead when the students are coming back to school.

Sunday, 1 August 2021

COVID and Opening Campus - Update

Our COVID Task Force (CTF) met last week, led by our board chair, Thomson Phiri, to review the situation. The CTF considered a number of factors concerning the disease and other circumstances, along with feedback from association members left on last week's COVID blog post. The CTF made the following recommendations to our board:

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Outstanding IB Diploma Results

We are extremely excited to announce that our students have achieved outstanding results in the May 2021 IB Diploma Programme examinations.

Monday, 26 July 2021

Terrific Checkpoint Results

I am pleased to announce we have received a fantastic set of results for the candidates who sat the Year 9 Cambridge Checkpoint Exams.

COVID and Opening Campus

As we ramp up our preparations for the new school year, I want to update you on the coronavirus situation and our plans for the opening of school.

Monday, 14 June 2021

A fond farewell

Dear ISL Community,

I would like to say goodbye to the entire ISL Community as I retire from teaching, the career I have dedicated my entire life to. I have been with ISL since 1st January 2000. The period I have spent at this institution has simply been wonderful and rewarding. Yes, we have had challenges and turbulences along the way, but together, we have always overcome them.

My special thanks go to the Board of Governors, ISL Management, the entire faculty, and the support staff that have made ISL what it is. It is a learning institution of its own kind. It offers a warm, friendly, and caring learning environment not only to the students but to the educators as well. To our Board members, please accept my sincere gratitude for the long, countless, voluntary hours you put into the running of this institution.

To the past and the present parents and guardians that have supported and encouraged me over the years in various ways, I say thank you very much. I tried to do the best I could in contributing to the well-being and the success of our children, who I believe, will in turn contribute to the betterment of our community, society, and the world.

Lastly, I wish each one of you the best of everything. You have been a wonderful family. Farewell.

Ellings C Chomba (Mr.)

Department of English and Literature

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Board offices 2021 to 2022

On Monday, June 7, the Board of Governors convened an organizational meeting to elect the Board Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Committee Chairpersons, and Vice-Chairs. The results were:

  • Board Chairperson - Thomson Phiri
  • Board Vice-Chairperson - Emily Heneghan Kasoma
  • Finance & Revenue Committee Chairperson - Haggai Simpungwe
  • Estates & Projects Committee Chairperson - Basjan van As
  • Policy & Planning Committee Chairperson - Camille Wauters
  • Marketing & Strategy Committee Chairperson - Peter Cottan
  • Human Resources & Staff Relations Committee Chairperson - Abidemi Coker
  • Finance & Revenue Committee Vice-Chairperson - Thomson Phiri
  • Estates & Projects Committee Vice-Chairperson - Abidemi Coker
  • Policy & Planning Committee Vice-Chairperson - Maureen Mersmann
  • Marketing & Strategy Committee Vice-Chairperson - Maureen Mersmann
  • Human Resources & Staff Relations Committee Vice-Chairperson - Helen Banda 

Monday, 7 June 2021

Monday, 31 May 2021

Introducing Beverley Bloem - Whole School Counsellor and PSHE Teacher

Beverley Bloem joins ISL as the whole school counsellor and PSHE teacher with over 20 years of international school experience. Bev attained her degree in Secondary Education from Edgewood Teacher Training College UKZN, South Africa and a Masters in Counseling from Wake Forest University in the USA.

Bev started off her career as a teacher in the village of Maun in Botswana and has gone on to work as a teacher and counsellor in another twelve countries. As a teacher she taught most of the subjects at the Primary and Middle School levels and Geography, Art and Technical Drawing (Engineering Graphics) in High schools. As a counsellor she assisted students as they faced emotional, social, and academic challenges and provided career guidance to students pursuing internships and university options around the world.

Beverley enjoys exploring new places and meeting people from diverse backgrounds. To relax she likes to get outside, watch sports and movies, and pizza with friends.

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Congratulations! Graduating Class of 2021

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021! You have successfully completed 13 years of school by knocking out all the hurdles that crossed your path. The last leg of final IB year was even more challenging, however you persevered and ISL is very proud of you. As you leave the halls of ISL, our best wishes are with all of you. Go and conquer the world.........
                  

Friday, 28 May 2021

IBDP 2 CAS Presentations

On 26th May, Year 13 students celebrated the successful culmination of their CAS journey by presenting their CAS engagments to their peers and to all Year 12 students. Students reflected on their CAS experiences as part of their DP and described how they achieved the seven learning outcomes. It was gratifying to hear how the experiences enhanced their creativity and changed their perspective about life. 

                   

           

Friday, 21 May 2021

Introducing Suzy Churchward - Mathematics Teacher

Suzy Churchward joins us from Weobley High School in the English countryside where she has been teaching Maths for the last 8 years. She has taught in three very different schools in the UK – two in inner London and the third, her current role. Suzy has held various roles in these schools including second in Maths department, Head of House and Assistant Principal. 

Suzy has a B. Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and has previously worked outside of education in the City of London as a management consultant. 

Suzy is really looking forward to her first teaching role outside of the UK and starting a new adventure with her family in Zambia. She has two young children who will be attending ISL in pre-school and Year 2. 

At the moment most of her free time is spent enjoying family time outdoors: riding bikes, going on long walks and visiting new places.

Introducing Ruta Baskevica - Primary Teacher

My name is Rūta Baškevica and I am delighted and honored to join the ISL Team as a primary teacher. I come from a beautiful country in the Northern part of Europe - Latvia. I have a teacher's diploma from the University of Latvia and a Bachelor's degree in International relations from Riga Stradiņa University.

I and my husband Sandijs are raising 4 wonderful children who are embracing our overseas journey with open minds while keeping Latvia and its rich traditions close to our hearts. For the past nine years we have lived in Bangladesh, China, and Qatar, and now are very excited about our upcoming move to beautiful Zambia. I feel very fortunate to be a teacher because every day my students keep reminding me that life is filled with wonders and endless possibilities. 

Introducing Sandijs Baskevics - Athletics Director


Sandijs Baskevics (pronounced Sun-dees Bash-ke-vits) is excited to join ISL and become a part of this very special community. His family comes from Latvia, a small, but proud country in the northeast part of Europe. Sandijs’ wife, Rūta, will also be teaching at ISL, and all 4 of their children will be students of ISL.

Sandijs graduated from the Latvian Academy of Sports Education, receiving a Bachelor’s degree with qualifications as a PE teacher, basketball coach, and sports manager. Sandijs also has a Master’s degree in Sports Science.

Sandijs has worked at various international schools for 19 years, mainly teaching PYP PE and coordinating athletic programs – 10 years at the International School of Riga, Latvia; 2 years at the International School Dhaka, Bangladesh; 2 years at the Beijing BISS International school, China; 2 years at Qatar Academy Sidra and 3 years at the Awsaj Academy in Doha, Qatar. Before moving abroad he was involved with basketball operations in Latvia – Sandijs founded and ran Student Basketball League in Latvia for 9 years, and had his own basketball agency for 5 years. 

Introducing Eric Zarouba - Primary Teacher

Eric Zarouba has over 30 years teaching experience in schools in the United States, Asia, and Europe. His most recent position was as a fifth-grade teacher at the Bavarian International School in Munich, Germany. Eric has a BA in psychology and English and a MsEd in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University in New York. 

Aside from creating engaging classroom learning experiences for his students, Eric enjoys spending time outdoors, dining out, reading history, traveling, and experiencing new cultures. 


Introducing Gida Cresti - Modern Foreign Languages Teacher

Giada Cresti joins ISL having had a deep and varied background in NGO and international development projects from Portugal to Ecuador. Originally from Italy, Giada has been living and working in the United Kingdom over the past several years, teaching languages and trying to make a difference in the lives of those students who may not believe they have the potential to achieve. 

Giada has a PGCE from Brighton, a QTS qualification, a MA in Gender, Culture and Development from the University of Sunderland, as well as multiple qualifications in teaching Italian, Spanish, Portugeuse and French at various levels through Secondary school. Giada is a qualified  A-level Spanish examiner and a GCSE Spanish and Portugeuse examiner.

Apart from loving her job as a teacher, she enjoys DIYing, plants, gardening and trying to keep fit. She really enjoys going to the theatre, opera, concerts, and music in general and dancing and travelling specifically. 


Introducing Annie Chilufya - English Teacher

Annie Chilufya joins us from Chengelo School where she has been the Secondary English Teacher for the past few years. Annie has a B.A.of Arts in Education in English and Civic Education from the University of Zambia. Previous to her working at Chengelo School she has worked as a tutor for a private tutoring centre teaching English language.

Annie has also worked as a mentor/facilitator at Youth Alive Zambia where she held and implemented various workshops and teachings in community schools within and outside Lusaka, facilitating youth educational programmes in areas such as HIV/AIDS, life skills, and behaviour formation for children and teens 

Aside from teaching, Annie likes going to church, watching soccer, travelling, listening to music and reading. 


Introducing Soma Chakravorty - English Teacher

Soma joins us from the Italian School of Lusaka where she has been teaching English and Literature in IGCSE and A Levels since 2014. Prior to that, she was working as an instructional designer, editor, and copywriter in eLearning, publication, and advertising respectively. 

Soma has an M.A in English Literature from Calcutta University and a Diploma in Mass Communication from Jadavpur University in India. 

Soma is an accomplished Indian classical and light classical singer and loves to read and travel.  She lives in Lusaka with her toddler daughter and husband and is looking forward to joining ISL in the coming academic year. 

Introducing Suwilo Namfukwe - University and Careers Services

Born in Zambia,raised in Australia, and fine-tuned in the United States, Suwilo joins us after having spent the past 8 years in the corporate world where she was part of a team that developed holistic wellness programs for mines across Africa. This work included providing counseling and assessment support to the schools within the mining communities, and support around critical developmental issues faced within schools such as bullying, career selection, and cultural awareness. 

With a Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Criminal Justice, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, Suwilo worked as a College Admissions recruiter for her Alma Mater, a Residence Director at Azusa Pacific University in California, and a Counselor for at risk high school students in Warsaw, Indiana and San Jose, California. 

As a certified provider of all MBTI and Pearson psychometric tools, she has enjoyed working with individuals and groups over the past 10 years to identify their unique strengths and passions in order to choose paths that are best suited to who they are in order to leave their unique mark on an ever evolving world and global community.

Departing staff

At the end of the school year, we will bid farewell to the following teachers:

  • Ellings Chomba will leave secondary English for retirement 
  • Grace Kambeu will leave primary for retirement 
  • Madhurima Choudhuri will also leave primary 
  • Saoirse Milner will leave the early years section  
  • Durba Silam will leave secondary English
  • Silvia Tilton will leave secondary Spanish 
  • Martin McCutcheon will leave secondary Mathematics in June
  • Velenasi Munsanje will leave secondary Library and Information 
  • Jenny van der Vinne will leave primary in June
  • Sekai Chitaukire will leave primary and secondary counselling in June
The school remains most grateful to have had their unwavering commitment to helping our students achieve the best possible results. We were lucky to have had them on our team and wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavours.

Year Art Exhibition- Fund Raiser

Glorious three days on campus with the Year 2 Art Exhibition! Stunning displays of exhibits and knowledge by the Year 2 students.💖

Hearty Congratulations to the class teachers and the Arts teacher on facilitating this achievement. The students in both year groups sold their paintings to their parents and collectively have raised K12,402!

Geometric flowers!

 Year 7s made these beautiful designs in maths, using just a compass and colours. Watch the video here

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

IB Five-Year Review

I am happy to announce that we have completed successfully our school's five-year review for the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). This process occurs - as you may have guessed - every five years. It begins with a protracted self-study process to which all faculty contributed and culminates with a visit by an evaluation team from the IBO. The process was slightly different this year due to the introduction of a new set of standards and practices. Our school was one of a small group piloting these new standards in collaboration with the IBO evaluation team. I am proud that our school could be part of this initiative and complete this process despite the vicissitudes of the past year.

The process was a positive one leading to a successful conclusion. The results of the self-study were verified by the visiting team who reported that all the requirements for IBO accreditation are in place. The report from the visiting team may be read here. I would like to thank all faculty for their efforts in completing the self-study and supporting the visiting team. In particular, I would like to recognize and thank Grace Kambeu and Silvia Nithyanathaan for their leadership and expertise in completing this important task.

Monday, 17 May 2021

Secondary Internal Exam information

Dear Parents and Students of Year 7, 8, 9, 10,12

As you may know, we are approaching the final exams for 2020-2021, beginning on Thursday May 27th and finishing the following week, depending on the Year level. 

Opening in August

The past two school years have been subject to a variety of uncertainties imposed on our school by the coronavirus and associated economic problems. Throughout this time, I am proud of what our school, our staff, and our students have achieved.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Your school needs you

Dear parent:

You, as a parent, are a voting member of the Association of the International School of Lusaka - which means that you own our school.

How to run for the board

The process for standing for election as a board member is quite stratightforward. To accompany nominations, we ask that the association member:

  • Verifies that they are willing to attend board meetings at least once every two months
  • Commits to serving on at least one board committee, meeting once a month
  • Submits:
    1. a completed Board Member Nomination Form
    2. a recent photograph
    3. a brief biography, including their reasons for standing and key areas of interest

Nominations may be submitted via email to isl.sec@islzambia.org by 24th May 2021.

Friday, 30 April 2021

IGCSE Exemptions and Special Consideration Update

 



Parents and Candidates, please note that all individual applications for exemptions have now been approved by Cambridge. 

Monday, 26 April 2021

IGCSE Information Evening


A reminder that this year's IGCSE Information Evening will take place on Wednesday 28 April from 18:00 to 19:00. This event will be in person only and take place at the MPC.

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Year 13 Leaver's dinner

Year 13's leaver's dinner was held at Eately Pizzeria on Thursday, 22nd April. Students and teachers enjoyed a memorable and fantastic night with fun games, awards and scrumptous food. It was a perfect send off to our graduating class of 2021.

IBDP art Exhibition

IBDP exhibiton is the culmination of two years of Art experience. We are proud to showcase the Art works of our IBDP student, Lutanda Wilkie.

Friday, 23 April 2021

ISL- Year 6 PYP Exhibition

PYP Exhibition- An opportunity to display Student Voice, Choice, and Ownership! 

The PYP Exhibition held face to face this year was held on 21st and April 22nd, 2021. Students in Years 6.1 and 6.2 outdid themselves👏👏

3D Drawing Year 7

Year 7 made some 3D shapes and showed their understanding of shapes on isometric paper. Have a look at their video here

Friday, 16 April 2021

IBDP Information Evening

IBDP Information evening for Year 11 parents and students will take place on Wednesday, 21st April, in the Fine Arts between 1800 hrs - 1900 hrs. The purpose of the meeting is to give year 11 parents and students, information aboit the IB Diplom, IB courses and the ISL High School Diploma. Students are highly encouraged to attend with their parents. 

DP Visual Art students visit to Lechwe Art Gallery

This week our DP Art students visited the Lechwe Art Gallery to celebrate 90 years of Cynthia Zukas' contribution to Zambia Art. The students were fortunate enough to meet and interact with David Duat Makala, a famous artist and curator. Our current unit looks at curating and setting up an exhibition.

                      

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

IBDP Visual Arts Exhibition

International School of Lusaka is proud to host the IBDP Visual Arts exhibition on Friday, the 23rd of April 2021 at 1800 hrs in the Fine Arts Theatre. This is a wonderful evening in which we celebrate the development of our students as artists as they unveil two years of their artworks. One of our IBDP2 student, Lutanda Wilkie has invested hours and hours into his portfolio, and we are very proud of his achievements. This year`s exhibition will also be accompanied by our Middle School classes and IGCSE exam coursework students to showcase their creativity.

Sunday, 11 April 2021

IGCSE Exemptions

We have now completed the consultation process regarding exemptions for some exam components. Candidates who are eligible and for whom we recommend be exempt from a subject component will be contacted separately. 

IGCSE and Checkpoint Exams Commence




IGCSE and Checkpoint exams will commence as planned on Monday 12 April. We continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in Zambia closely and are in regular contact with our partners at Cambridge International Assessment and the Zambian Ministry of Health. At this time we are confident we can deliver exams in a safe way. 

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Successful IB Evaluation Visit

The remote IB evaluation visit after a year-long self-study was indeed a successful one with the Visiting Team mirroring our comments- echoing our achievements and agreeing on our plans for the way forward!👏👏👏

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

More Maths in Flags!

 Year 7.1 have made their video showing their understanding of the maths in flags.

IMYC Exit Point for Unit 4


As per the tradition in the IMYC, students reflected on their learning from unit 4 by creating a media project to show their thoughts.

Friday, 26 March 2021

Maths in Flags!

 Year 7 students made posters and a video about Maths in Flags!

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

“Unlocking Your Intellect” Educational Assessment Webinar

Educational assessments can help to determine individual performance abilities, level and the needs of each child. This presentation will help parents understand

Friday, 19 March 2021

Upcoming IB appraisal visit

We are one of a group of schools piloting the assessment of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization's new programme standards.

ISL welcomes Mrs Haylie Old as a Secondary teacher

As you know, the past several months have been difficult for both students and parents.

Join our PTA

Our school needs a new PTA executive committee. The following positions, in particular, lie vacant:

Virtual University Fair and Criminology at King’s University College

Dear parents and students, please find below the links to a Virtual University Fair and a Criminology course at King’s University College.

Year 7 videos on ratio

 Year 7.2s made a fun video dividing amounts in a given ratio. Watch it here!

Here's the 7.1 video !

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Mocks Update (IGCSE and Checkpoint)



Mock Exams for Year 9 and 11 have commenced. So far our invigilators have been extremely impressed with all candidates, who have been punctual, respectful and have followed all the rules without question. 

Sunday, 14 March 2021

The Night Before the Exam

As students in Year 9 and Year 11 prepare for their first mock exam on Monday, some key reminders about the rules and procedures in the exam room, what you should and shouldn't bring! 

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Year 13 & 11 & 9 examinations

The mock exams for year 13 IBDP, Year 11 IGCSE and the Year 9 Checkpoint exams will begin in the coming week. Schedules have been shared

Webinar with Cameron Parker

The IGCSE Faculty is thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with GCSEPod this year. As the first school in Southern Africa to adopt the Pod platform, we have been able to create a bespoke virtual support system for our students in preparation for their exams. 

Through this collaboration I would like to announce that Cameron Parker, a renowned motivational speaker for schools and colleges will host a free webinar for our students to inspire them to succeed. Including practical tips on how to use GCSEPod that Cameron will be incorporating into his session.

Celebrating Exam Success - 100% A* to B




We were extremely excited to receive our IGCSE Maths results from the November 2020 session. Our students achieved a 100% pass rate from A* to B, beating the world average by 13%.