Please send all requests for student documentation (ie: recommendations, transcripts, reports) to the Admissions Department (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Admissions Manager will coordinate requests and ensure that all requested documentation is completed and sent on time. Please do not send requests directly to teachers, counselors or principals; this can delay the process.
**Note that three weeks notice is required for documentation requests to be completed.
Admission Testing & application Information for other schools
During their last week of school, students will receive a sign out form to sign out with all their teachers, confirming that they have returned all their books and equipment and that all fees have been paid in full. If in primary, your child’s class teacher / teaching assistant may assist with this process. Secondary students are expected to sign out with their teachers independently.
Once the Admissions Department receives the completed sign out form in that last week, your child will receive a sealed envelope on the last day of school to be given to their future school. This envelope will contain copies of reports, a transcript if in secondary, a school profile, MAP testing (if applicable) and a school leaving certificate.
Refund of Equipment Deposit
The refundable equipment deposit will be returned once the student has returned the completed sign out form. Please inform the Accounts Department if you require a cheque or bank transfer along with the respective payee name and bank transfer information
Did you know that AISL was founded in 1986 as a result of a diplomatic agreement between the United States Embassy and the government of Zambia? The school was originally located in Roma and moved to its current site in the early 90’s. AISL’s first graduating class was in May 2004. The Class of 2018 will be our 15th graduating class.
What I’m excited about this week…
This week, we are celebrating Kindness Week across the school. Students have been encouraged to complete kindness ‘challenges’ appropriate for their grade level as well as participate in the spirit days. This week's spirit days have focused on respect for kindness; dreaming of kindness; peace, love & kindness; and crazy for kindness. We hope to see some student-initiated action evolve from the week that will carry forward the random acts of kindness all year long. Thank you to Jenn Caldwell, Jenni Redman, and Maria Albornoz for organizing the events for the week.
As many of our Middle School students are taking part in ISSEA Choir, Band, Arts and Drama this week, we have rescheduled our Middle School Event, "Braai and Games". It will now be held a week later, Friday, 2 March 1300 - 1530. Stay tuned for more information!
Despite an unexpected gully washer doing it's best to dampen our fourth Community and Service Day, the students and teachers persevered. An enormous thanks to everyone for your quick thinking, improvisation, and efforts in making the day meaningful despite having to scrap original plans. A special thanks to Mr. Muyamwa for on the spot changes and managing difficult logistics of the day. It was clear by the wall to wall smiles that our visitors enjoyed their time at our school and working directly with our students. I am very proud of you all! ~Ty
Did you know that AISL offers highly successful personalized university placement support for our students? Last year, 100% of our graduates who applied were accepted into university. Of these, 80% were accepted by ALL the universities to which they applied. Nine of these students applied for university scholarships. Of those nine, two were awarded full scholarships and seven were awarded partial scholarships. Many thanks to our University Placement Counselor, Julie Baldry, for her efforts on behalf of our graduates.
What I’m excited about this week…
Our rugby team traveled to Simba International school in Ndola this past weekend to compete in the 7’s Rugby tournament. Our boys played against some very tough teams and ended the day in 6th place out of 10 teams. Well done to the coaches and students for putting in their best effort under tough conditions.
The Diploma class of 2018 completed the Mock Exams this week. The exams are designed to simulate the real DP Exam testing conditions. The May DP exams will take place in the PAC Gallery from April 30 to May 18.
AISL secondary students learned about citizen journalism, satire, and spoken word poetry with special guest author / artist Samm Farai Monro from Zimbabwe. Our week began with an opening assembly for middle school students followed by one for secondary students. Mr. Monro met and worked with every grade level (6-12) across the week and MC'd and performed at both the Middle School Coffee House and the High School Coffee House. Mr. Monro and primary school visiting author Erica Perl also met with parents Tuesday morning to share information about the work they do. Many secondary students performed for the first time with encouragement from Mr. Monro and all have new material that they will hopefully share at our next coffee houses!
Dear AISL community members,
I can’t believe this wonderful week is coming to an end! I was told that the people I would meet in Zambia would be among the most kind, friendly, and generous in the world, and it has been true. I have also been impressed by the level of creativity, collaborative spirit, and sense of humor shown by the AISL primary school kids. And it has been such a joy to be immersed in a school community that so clearly values the creative process and supports student expression. I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit AISL (and Zambia), and I thank you all for welcoming me so warmly.
During the week, I visited every primary school classroom, including ELC, and I did book-based projects with students in K-5. In kindergarten, kids wrote and drew sequels to FEROCIOUS FLUFFITY. In first grade, I was treated to a presentation of COLDylocks and the Three Polar Bears and many other uniquely fractured fairy tales. In second grade, we had a “taboo” poetry slam (writing without using the most obvious words) based on DOTTY. In third grade, I met a menagerie of one-of-a-kind “practice pets” –unicorns, a giraffe, pigs, and more – inspired by WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU O.J. And in fourth and fifth grade, we did dramatic readings of many new works of capybara-centric student theater (based on THE CAPYBARA CONSPIRACY).
I wanted to leave a little gift to say thanks, so I created the attached handout. It summarizes my writing philosophy, which I emphasized with the kids all week (ask them to show you the three “Lucy rules” of writing and you’ll see). I am hoping it will be of use to kid and adult writers alike. Also, if you’d like to purchase a signed book, please see Jill Daley at the library.
Please join us on Tuesday 27 February at 07:45am in the Protea Room for our PTA Meeting & Elections! All parents are welcome
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Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 07:15 - 15:45 / Friday: 07:15 - 14:30