On Monday, 10 June the Grade 5 marked their move to the middle school with a special transition ceremony held in the Tiyende Pamodzi Theatre. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 5, proud parents and special guests enjoyed the ceremony. The Grade 5 band began with a stirring rendition of 'Alpha Squadron' by Greg Hillis and the ceremony closed with a touching performance of 'We Won't Stop Dreaming' by Pinkzebra. Congratulations to Aditya Koradia as this year's recipient winner of the IB Learner Profile and International Mindedness award, an award nominated by his peers and teachers and announced by last year's recipent winner Devon MacDonald. We look forward to seeing these students thrive in the middle school.
Congratulations to our primary walkers! This year, our students walked a total of 5261 laps around the field, with Grade 2 being our most frequent walkers with 2400 laps! These laps combined totalled approximately 1315km, which is equivalent to walking all the way to South Luangwa National Park and back! Well done to all our fitness-focused primary walkers! Our frequent walkers celebrated with some cookies and apple slices on Tuesday, 4 June.
Our G2-G10 students have completed the Spring session of the NWEA MAP Growth assessments. You will be able to access your child's individual report, along with a quick reference sheet from the NWEA, beginning Monday afternoon, 3 June. If you need any assistance in accessing the report, please email the Primary Office at primaryoffice @aislusaka.org.
Well done to our cast and crew for another successful Primary play! Friday and Saturday were marked by two outstanding performances of ‘The Adventures of a Comic Book Artist” with full audiences on both days. Our Primary students shared their amazing creative talents through their characters, their songs, and their dances. A huge thank you to Natalie, Dee, Emma, Bridget, Elisa, Janke, Claire and Edwin for making the show a wonderful experience for all. Also, thank you to Mwamba for the great ISAZ art show, displaying work from all of our Primary students. A true celebration of the arts!
.Behind every show and concert in the Tiyende Pamdozi Theater there is an enthusiastic team of students hard at work under the tutelage of Edwin Kamangala. This group of students recently showed their skills running the tech for the Primary Production "Adventures of a Comic Book Artist." They ran all the sound and light for the show using state of the art professional digital and wireless equipment. It takes weeks of preparation and a lot of know-how to make it all look so easy! Well Done!
This past Tuesday Mr. Tony Potts, Primary Assistant Principal, together with Ms. Terry Maguire, Secondary Librarian, met with interested parents to share ideas and resources for holiday enrichment.
If you were unable to be there but would like to see some of the resources we discussed, please explore our Holiday Learning Libguide, which has resources for both primary school students and secondary school students (simply click on the tab for the level you wish to see). Note that the password is the same as the one for parent portal & entire virtual library system.
We also talked about how the school holiday offers many families a time to re-connect and recreate together, often as a result of having a bit more time in the day for pursuing other activities. Time spent together and nurturing family relationships are equally important aspects of holiday enrichment We encourage families to share ideas for simple rituals they might all enjoy together in addition to having personal learning goals for the holiday break.
There are many features of our calendar that could be extremely useful to parents. As you can see from the image below, it is possible to not only 'search', check a specific date and change the view but also 'subscribe' to the 'AISL calendar' from your own device. Very soon, events for 2019/20 school year will be added too! Visit the main calendar page and click 'subscribe' to find out more information how this can easily be done on a variety of platforms.
School Calendars can also be filtered so you never miss an important event. Many events at AISL are planned well ahead so nobody needs to miss out on those special occasions.
On Thursday, 9 May, the Grade 4 students showcased their learning from the previous unit of 'How the world works' with the central idea being 'humans use their scientific knowledge to create a more sustainable world'. Students engaged parents through a unit Kahoot game, poster presentations, iMovies, literacy essays, experiments and math reflections. Much learning and fun was had during the presentations! Thank you to all of the families that came out to support our students. Below are a few moments captured from the morning.
The primary play "Adventures of a Comic Book Artist" is just a few short rehearsals from opening night...
Everyone loves comic book superheroes, right? Stanley Leonardo Sappovitz wants nothing more than to become a comic book artist and create heroes and villains for the comic books he loves so much. As the janitor at Wonder Comics, he anxiously awaits the day that his boss’s, the Wunderman sisters, will see his drawings and give him the chance to have his superheroes come alive on the printed page. Stanley’s heroes come alive, all right — but not on the printed page! In an effort to revive their faltering company, the Wunderman’s have ordered a set of magical pens guaranteed to bring to life any character drawn. When plans go awry and his staff of artists unwittingly create the dreaded super-villain Doctor Shock Clock, it is up to Stanley to save the day with his own superheroes — charismatic but egotistical Star Guy, speedy Triple Time, environmentally correct Blossom, and cranky little Wombat Woman! Stanley’s heroes battle Shock Clock and his henchmen, the Minutos, only to be saved in the end by the greatest superhero of them all — Eraser Man (aka Stanley Leonardo Sappovitz)!
Cast designed logos.
Friday May 17th 14:30
Saturday May 18th 14:30
Our primary-actors have been working very hard on this production since January. Please come celebrate and honor their hard work.
We will soon begin our testing window for our MAP Growth spring assessments. Starting Monday, 6 May until Friday, 24 May all Grade 2 to Grade 10 students will complete another cycle of MAP Growth assessments in reading, math and language usage. The data we receive back as a school pertaining to students' progress help teachers to differentiated learning. Attached is a brief summary for parents new to MAP Growth from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) explaining what it is and how we use results. Remember, these assessments cannot be studied for as they are adaptive assessments, adjusting to each student's individual level. Please make sure that your child gets a full night's rest and eats a healthy breakfast in the morning, ready to show their best effort. At the close of the testing window, your child's MAP report will be shared with you via their ManageBac account. We will inform you when these reports are available.
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