I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move. (from "Ulysses" by Tennyson)
One of my favorite aspects of life in an international school is listening to others share stories of their childhood, family, traditions, places they've lived, and experiences they've had.
The theme for this year's Worldfest is The Stories That Shape Us. This theme offers a powerful chance to reflect on the stories we've heard and passed on that are central to our identity within our family, culture, or community. I recall my grandmother's stories of being a nurse in World War II, or the old Irish banshee stories my great aunt used to share during Sunday boiled dinners. In ways both large and small, the stories we share with each other shape who we become. Perhaps over the next couple weeks favorite or previously untold family stories could be shared around the dinner table. Or perhaps during a Skype with a relative, a child could ask a beloved grandmother or grandfather, aunt or uncle, to share a story from their past that has shaped them.
We will have a table set up in the library where we invite all community members to create a title for a story that has shaped you. Or you could come up with a title for the memoir you might dream of writing one day. You can write as many titles as you like, in any language you choose. We'll display these titles during our Worldfest assembly.
Additionally, we will have laptops set up in the library where you can view some of the Grade 7 Individuals & Societies "This Is My Culture" videos or listen to the Grade 7 Language & Literature story podcasts.
As always, we invite family to join in the Worldfest fun on 18 April as it is a truly memorable event highlighting the great diversity of our AISL community.
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: