U.S. Ambassador’s Visit to AISL! On January 31, AISL was honored to host a visit by the new U.S. Ambassador, Daniel Foote. As a former teacher himself, he has a keen understanding of how schools work. He expressed his commitment to continuing the U.S. Embassy’s strong support for the school, for which we are all grateful.
A Great ISSEA Weekend! Congratulations to our ISSEA teams who competed last weekend. In Harare, our girls took first place and our boys took fifth in basketball. That is AISL’s first ever gold medal in ISSEA basketball. In Dar es Salaam, our girls took second place and our boys took fifth in swimming. Additionally, our girls won the Fair Play Award. Finally, in Kampala, our boys rugby team took first place and our girls took third. The rugby tournament also had a U15 category, where we took second. As the second smallest school in the league, I am very proud of our Leopards, who continue to punch well above our weight class. Many thanks to all our coaches and scholar-athletes for their hard work. Go Leopards!
ISSEA Cultural Conventions! Many people think of ISSEA as only an international sports league but it was also created to support the arts. Our artists, musicians, and actors are working hard to prepare themselves for the two upcoming ISSEA cultural conventions: Visual Arts & Drama in Johannesburg and Band & Choir in Nairobi.
Visiting Authors! We have had a great week with our visiting authors, Samm Farai and Erica Perl. Our Visiting Author Program has become a highlight of each year and is something of which we can all be very proud. Many thanks to our teacher-librarians, Ms. Jill Daley and Ms. Terry Maguire for ensuring that we bring in top notch authors each year.
100th Day of School! On Tuesday, the Primary School marked the 100th day of school with loads of fun “100”-based activities and some tasty treats. Many thanks to the PTA for helping to support our 100th Day celebration.