What I am excited about this week…
A Great CIS/MSA Visit! This week we hosted Chris Durbin from the Council of International Schools and Glen Karlsson from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. These are two of the three organizations that review our programs every five years and provide international-standard quality control. This was a preparatory visit to review how the school is doing and to provide the green light for us to move on to the next phase of the process: the self-study. The self-study will involve staff, students, and parents across much of the 2020-21 school year. It is a great opportunity to reflect on all parts of the school with an eye toward continuous improvement. Thank you to everyone who was involved in this preparatory visit, particularly our Accreditation Coordinator, Christine Kelly. The visit went very well and our guests were very impressed by what we are doing.
ISSEA Visual Arts and Drama! Next week is the week for the ISSEA Cultural Conventions! These events were added to the ISSEA schedule a few years back in order to expand the organization beyond just sports. Our Visual Arts and Drama students will make their way to the International School of Tanganyika. You can follow their adventures here: https://www.isseafrica.com/art-and-drama.
ISSEA Band and Choir! We are very proud to be hosting the ISSEA Band and Choir festival next week. We will host 125 scholar-musicians and more than 25 teachers from seven other international schools in the region for a fun few days of camaraderie and music-making. Many thanks to everyone who agreed to host some of our guests. Without your help, these events would not be possible.
The scholar-musicians will have three days of workshops by two highly-respected international guest conductors: African Image Maker Award-winner Ken Wakia from Nairobi, Kenya and Dominick Ferrara from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. We would love to have as many parents and students as possible at the final Gala Concert on Saturday, 22 February at 18:30 in the Tiyende Pamodzi Theater. Please come and enjoy some amazing music performed by almost 200 ISSEA band and choir members.
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Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend: