This past Monday secondary students had the fantastic opportunity to attend three different sessions with experts who work in fields connected with the sciences, an event organized by the secondary Science Department with support from the secondary librarian. The sessions spanned topics from wildlife conservation to HIV / AIDS prevention to malaria eradication to forest biodiversity and more! A couple of students even remarked that some of the presenters changed the career path they are planning to take!
Interestingly, many presenters cited the following skills as essential for their work: problem-solving, resilience, strong written and verbal communication, innovation, and asking the right questions. Do these skills sound familiar? They are also skills that are among the IB Learner Profile attributes and they are central to our AISL Portrait of a Learner.
Please join us in extending our gratitude to the following parents who made this event the success it was and for taking time away from professional demands to enrich student learning at AISL:
Mr. Rhett Harrison, Senior Scientist - World Agroforestry Centre
Mr. Keyvan Izadi, Environmental Management Technical Advisor to ZEMA (US Forest Service)
Mr. John Miller, Senior Malaria Technical Advisor - PATH Institute
Dr. Michael Herce, Asst. Professor & Director of Implementation Science, U. of North Carolina & CIDRZ
Dr. Abdi Mohamed, Senior Technical Advisor - PATH Institute and Zambian Ministry of Health
Mr. Wikus Swanepoel, Wilderness Guiding & Guide Training
Ms. Driekie Smith, Radiographer formerly with BRad Diagnostic (SA)
Ms. Melanie Luick Martins, Health Officer - USAID
Dr. Karen Laurenson, Wildlife Epidemiologist & Conservation Project Manager - Frankfurt Zoological Society
Dr. Tommy Asinga, Veterinary Doctor - Loving Hands Veterinary Clinic
We are hoping to expand on this event and to explore offering a broader career fair for next academic year. We will be asking for some parent help & input in the new school year!
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.