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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...

Sunday, 31 January 2021

Board & Calendar

As well as being one of the oldest International schools in Africa our school is actually a democracy, owned by the parents - including you - who are members of the ISL association.

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Year 13 mock exams

Since school began in January, in addition to working on internal assignments, our Year 13 students have also been busy with the preparations for mock modern languages oral exams and subject diagnostic exams.

Thoughts on discounts

The attractiveness of discounts are obvious - who doesn't want to pay less for something? - but they have consequences that may not be so evident, primarily their unfortunate effect on school finances.

COVID Task Force

Our board has revitalized our COVID-19 Task Force to lead our response to the resurgence of the virus. I am grateful to two board members - Maureen Mersmann and Matt Sommerville - and to association member Mikaela Hildebrand for their invaluable role here. You can contact the taskforce by mailing covid@islzambia.org.

Virtual town hall

Our first virtual town hall of the year got off to a good start on Thursday with many parents along with teachers and staff, over 50 people in total. I was grateful for the many supportive and appreciative comments made about our school’s response to the crisis.

Friday, 29 January 2021

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Secondary after school academic support

Effective today, Secondary teachers are offering after school academic support according to the schedule below.

Monday, 25 January 2021

Introduction to IB Primary Years Programme workshop for new parents

I am pleased to announce the upcoming IBPYP workshop for new parents this Thursday, 28th January 2021 from 07:15 to 08:00. This will be a virtual workshop via google meet and below is the link for you to join or go to the ISL calendar.

Secondary attendance and parent supervision at home

While it's good to be back “at school” I can't deny that our return to Home-Based Learning format has, from what I can gather, been met with a collective sigh or even groan by students, parents and teachers alike. 

Sunday, 24 January 2021

A Message from the IMYC Corner

The second semester started with students being engaged in online learning due to the second wave  of the the corona virus. In as much as we can cite the many challenges brought on by the pandemic, we have also endeavoured to do our best to rise to the challenge. 

Saturday, 23 January 2021

2021 January Diploma Bulletin

IB Diploma Students and teachers have gracefully embraced virtual learning since we reopened school on the 12th of January and have since then continued to effectively engage in all aspects of academic programme remotely.

School goes on

I have been once again impressed with the flexibility and resilience of our community. Teachers, students and parents have rallied round to make our home-based learning programme a success.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

News from Primary school

Online learning seems to have set in well for most stakeholders this time around and will be continued until 5th February.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Extended closure of campus

You will no doubt be aware that the coronavirus continues to spread in Zambia and that President Lungu has instructed government schools to remain closed longer than expected.

Change in office hours

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are observing a change in office hours as follows:

  • Monday: 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please call on +260211250351 / +260211252291 / +260964638406 / +260974634500 or email info@islzambia.org

Monday, 18 January 2021

Secondary Student Council

Just before we broke for the Semester 1 holidays, the Student Council Executive Committee, Class Representative and House Captain elections we conducted.

Friday, 15 January 2021

Dealing (again) with COVID-19

We find ourselves once more facing this vicious virus and must discharge our mission - to educate children - while keeping people safe. As a response, we have closed our campus and transitioned back to home-based learning until at least Friday 22nd January 2021.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Welcome back - Primary school

Season's Greetings and compliments of the year to everyone!

Secondary book pick up

The Secondary library will be open today, Wednesday January 13th, from 07.15 - 15.00 and Friday, January 15th from 07.15 - 14.00, to allow students who have been informed by their teachers to return old text books and/or pick up new text books to complete this task.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Happy new year

Happy new year to you all.

Although we hope that 2021 will be better than was 2020, it is important to remember