We will be sending home report cards to families electronically on Monday, 5 February. For any families who may need assistance accessing the report through Managebac, please see Leverne Hinze, our Primary Assistant, for assistance. She will be happy to help you.
This semester, you may notice a few changes in the report card format. Information Technology Fluency (ITF) includes comments on skill progression in library and IT as a combined comment. Our Modern Languages have moved to reporting in phases of fluency, with a key provided at the end of the report card for your reference. Our numerical grading system is now part of a continuum of development that better matches our beliefs about how children learn, including a number and a descriptor. A key with each of the descriptors is included at the back of the report. Last week, Christine Kelly, our Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning, and Tony Potts, our Assistant Principal for Technology and Innovation, hosted a Parent Information Session on Assessment and Reporting in the Primary School. Below are slides that were included in their presentation that we would like to share with you.
Next week we have two visiting authors on campus. They will host a parent question and answer session on Tuesday, 6 February 07:30 – 08:30. This requires us to reschedule our MYP Assessment Parent Session. Once we have a new date, we will add it to the calendar and announce it here.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about MYP Assessment, please do not hesitate to contact our MYP Coordinator, Kathleen Bowin at firstname.lastname@example.org She would be happy to meet with you.
Congratulations to our Middle School Student Council for organizing an Awesome Neon Dance! They would like to thank the PTA and all of the parents that helped them pull of this successful event. Around 60 students were present, we hope to have more at our next MS Student Council event which is scheduled for Friday 23 February in the afternoon. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.
We wish all of our ISSEA Athletes and Coaches the best of luck this week while they are in Dar es Salaam Swimming, Harare –Basketball and Kampala – Rugby GO LEOPARDS!
We will leave you with this riddle:
This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!
Here is the answer to last week’s problem:
Slice it horizontally across the middle creating two equal halves top and bottom. Then simple two slice cross from above like normal. This is really an easy one. First cut into half across the top, then cut the halves in half also across the top (you now have 4 equal pieces) then cut across the middle = 8.
I thought it might be fun to start a column in the Leopard’s Tale where I shared interesting facts about the school. So, here goes:
Across our three ASA sessions each year, we offer more than 180 student activities and field more than sixty teams! Last year, 92% of our students in Grades 1-12 participated in at least one of these activities.
What I’m excited about this week...
Tuesday 6 February in the Library: Come Meet Our Guest Author Erica Perl & Guest Performing Artist Samm Farai!
AISL is thrilled to be hosting two special guests coming in two weeks' time who will work with AISL students. Across the week of February 5-9, children's book author Erica Perl will work with primary students and Zimbabwean writer / performing artist Samm Farai will work with secondary students. Mr. Farai will also help prepare secondary students for the Middle School Coffee House (7 February 08:30-09:30 in The Zone) & the High School Coffee House (9 February 19.00-21.00 in the library).
We'd love to give our parents a chance to meet these special guests and to ask them more about the valuable work they do. Please join us in the library at 07:30 on Tuesday, 6 February for an informal Q&A session with Erica Perl and Samm Farai. Hope you can make it!
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 07:15 - 15:45 / Friday: 07:15 - 14:30