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Greetings AISL Community,
It is my pleasure to announce the place winners and new Poet Laureate for the 9th Annual AISL-PTA Secondary Poetry & Short Story competition! But first, I would like to thank the grade 6-12 students who took positive and creative risks to submit their poems and short stories. A big thank-you to our PTA for their ongoing support for this wonderful tradition! Also, much appreciation to the P&SS Committee, including the 2019-20 Poet Laureate, Ms Laura De Raeve; PTA member, Ms Jane Okafor; AISL’s Secondary Teacher-Librarian, Ms Terry Maguire; and our Secondary science and Physics teacher, Mr Marin Dobson! And last, but certainly not least, Mr Tony Potts for his ongoing technical support to make this year our first paper-free P&SS Competition!
All the best, stay well AISL,
Click on the links below from a laptop (or open the Google Doc directly here from an iPad/iPhone) to go directly to that poem/short story OR scroll down to read them in order.
The Selection Committee for the recipients of the 2020-2021 Merit-Scholarship for qualified Zambian students to attend the high school from August continues to progress.
This week the Committee conducted virtual home-visits with FINALIST candidates and their parents. This follows a rigorous selection process, which included acquiring teacher and community member recommendations, school reports, examination results, academic and psychosocial assessments conducted at AISL, and the submission by candidates of a home-made movie of the activities that occur in their homes.
The Committee will sit next week to make potentially life-changing decisions as to which finalists will be awarded this scholarship to attend AISL and benefit from the educational and extra-curricular activities offered by the school.
On Tuesday, the IB Diploma Coordinator, Ms. Monica Murphy, and the College Guidance Counselor, Ms. Julie Ann Baldry, hosted a live virtual presentation for our graduates and their parents to highlight steps to take when IB Diploma results are issued on 6th July 2020.
Many parents and students attended and learned about interpreting results, actions to take, and implications and interventions for college admission.
If any parents or students need additional information or assistance they know that they can contact Ms. Murphy and/or Ms. Baldry in the coming weeks.
Washing Machine Week is a tradition at AISL that has been continuing for the past eight years. This year is no exception.
During Washing Machine Week (named by Richard Carruthers, Class of 2012), our graduates learn skills for independent living.
This week started off with a Basic Car Mechanics live-virtual session hosted by Andrew Baldry, a former AISL parent and husband of faculty member, Julie Baldry.
More sessions will be hosted in the coming days.
On Saturday 30th May 2020, the Class of 2020 graduated from high school. This is always a momentous occasion and a great achievement in the lives of young people. This year, however, with the challenges of campus closure, and with many of the graduates residing currently outside Zambia, the graduation ceremony was very different to those held traditionally.
Although this year the ceremony and after-party were virtual, feedback from graduates, their families and friends, and members of the AISL community indicates that this was still a very special occasion, and one that will be remembered fondly.
If you missed graduation, or just want to watch it again, you can access the graduation page through the school website or the direct link (https://www.aislusaka.org/class-of-2020.html). Here you will find the full length movie of the graduation ceremony, space to post messages of congratulations to the graduates, and much more.
HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS to the CLASS of 2020 ON YOUR GRADUATION!
Congratulations to all our leopards!
Non-returning students please contact Christine from the Activity Office by email (email@example.com) to make an appointment when to collect.
The hard copy certificates & medals can be collected at the Activity Office in August for returning students. All students that participated in LISL, ISAZ or ISSEA tournaments have been recognized with a medal.
Thank you very much for the support and we look forward to seeing you in August.
We would like to introduce the faces behind our amazing AISL sports teams.
This week it's our Rugby and Track & Field Coaches - read below to find out more..
Name: Edward Chow-Worn
Home Town: Nakuru, Kenya
Years at AISL : 4
Coach/Player History: Edward played rugby from the age of 8 and his highest level was team school wing and country selection Oxfordshire in the UK. He also competed in track and field from school level to county level, running 100m and 200m sprints for Oxfordshire and Thames Valley in the UK. Before coming to AISL, he coached rugby and track & field while at university and also at international schools in South America. Coach Edward will be greatly missed as he had a great way with the students and we wish him well as he leaves for Germany.
Name: Sheleni Michello
Home Town: Lusaka, Zambia
Years at AISL : 1
Coach/Player History: Mich is currently coaching at AISL and at the Lusaka Youth Rugby Academy. He is also the Assistant Coach for Lusaka Powerhouse Rugby team and is still active in playing for the National Rugby team 15’s and 7’s.
Name: Nathan Chilton
Home Town: Christchurch, New Zealand
Years at AISL : 2
Coach/Player History: Nathan played Senior Division 1 (15 aside rugby) while growing up in Christchurch. He has also coached a number of sports throughout his career including; rugby, basketball and cricket. Before coming to AISL, he had previously worked in New Zealand and in China.
Name: Sydney Mushipi
Home Town: Ndola, Zambia
Years at AISL : 4Coach/Player History: Sydney is currently coaching at AISL, Green Buffalo’s Athletics club and is the Head Track Coach at OYDC as well as the Chief coach for the Zambian National Athletics team. He has done his training in Germany, Kenya and South Korea. Coach Sydney was Zambia National team sprinter for 11 years in the 100m & 200m and has a passion to take athletes to the youth of Zambia.
Name: Wikus Swanepoel
Home Town: Lichtenburg, South Africa
Years at AISL : 3
Coach/Player History: Wikus was an athlete his entire primary and secondary school career, where he specialised in long jump and high jump, but also did triple jump and 400 hurdles. He coached touch rugby in Myanmar before coming to AISL where he has been an instrumental in helping build our track and field program.
Dear Parents and Students,
We are excited to be bringing ASA’s directly to your home. Every week, we will be sending out videos of some drills to help practice some skills you would have learnt during our ASA program.
We hope you enjoy these drills!
Kindly click on the thumbnail below and the video will pop up for you to view.
Coach Nancy's Weekly Fitness Tips
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
Please join me in congratulating the Class of 2020 for all their hard work. We will be celebrating their accomplishments through a series of virtual ceremonies, starting today with the Sports Awards Ceremony, tomorrow’s Grade 12 Academic Awards Ceremony, and finally, Saturday’s Graduation. These along with some of our other end-of-year celebrations can be enjoyed here. The password is the same as that of the parent portal. Although the global pandemic has caused an unconventional end to their high school experience, it is important that we take time to remember all of these students’ wonderful achievements and experiences over the last 12+ years of school. This was an exceptional group of young women and men and their important contributions to AISL will long be remembered. We will miss the Class of 2020! Congratulations!
The Leopard's Tale is our main medium to keep our families informed on such things as the day to day happenings on campus, after school activities, summaries of any arts and sports events, helpful resources, and important dates and reminders.
Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend:
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 15:00 / Friday: 08:00 - 13:00