Welcome to the Primary School of the American International School of Lusaka. We are pleased to have you be part of our dynamic school community in the heart of southern Africa. As an IB school, authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme, we aim to provide a holistic education for children. At AISL, we believe that children are unique individuals who are infinitely curious and eager to explore new territories. They are extremely capable in all that they do and are inspired and inspiring! Childhood is a time to develop a sense of self through exploration, discovery, and play in an environment where children feel safe, while building on mistakes and achievements.
As an inquiry-based program, we believe that children learn by actively participating in trying new things both individually and with others, making choices, taking risks, solving problems, and exploring the world around them. We believe the meaning of ‘to educate’ children is that they must be exposed to different tools for learning that empower them as lifelong learners. Inquiry is an engaging, dynamic process where we have the freedom to develop our own pathways to understand the world around us. We believe teaching and learning are co-constructed through modelling and creating an environment where it is safe to ask questions and learn through our ‘mistakes’. Learning how to learn is what our children need to succeed in the future.
At AISL, we aim to provide a supportive environment based on trust, respect, integrity and open communication with both the students and the families. Strong family-school partnerships are vital in creating a strong foundation between home and school. Your questions, dialogue and feedback help strengthen us, not only as a school, but as a community.
Whether you are new to AISL or returning for another year, we know from time to time you will have questions regarding all that is happening in the Primary School. Please take the time to read through the Primary School Handbook. We believe it will serve as a useful guide in answering many of the questions you may have about the classroom, the curriculum, and the daily routines in the Primary School. You may click here to download the Primary School Parent Handbook.
Once again, welcome. I look forward to working together with you over the year.
The American International School of Lusaka