Parent Networks

The purpose of IST's parent networks is to provide parents with a forum to share ideas, support efforts to enhance the students' learning experience and to provide a platform for social interactions amongst the members of the IST community. The Elementary Parent Network (EPN) and Secondary Parent Network (SPN) play an important role in:
• welcoming new families;
• strengthening the link between school and home in order to support our children's education;
• supporting existing school programmes and/or contributing to new programmes that will enhance a child’s experience at school; and,
• assist parents in developing the awareness and skills they need to raise their children in Dar es Salaam.

Parent Network Charter

Elementary Parent Network (EPN)

The EPN strongly values the community we have at IST and is an information and support group for parents by parents.

Who is in it?

All parents are welcome. The EPN is a volunteer organization which serves to promote the positive involvement of all parents within the school learning community.

When do they meet?

The EPN meets once a month usually in the Elementary Campus staffroom. Dates and times are posted on the calendar here >>.

Secondary Parent Network (SPN)

Are you new to Dar? Do you have children enrolling as new students at IST? If so, you are bound to have a host of questions swirling through your mind. As parents of students at IST, we understand your situation and have crossed many of the same bridges. The IST Secondary Parent Network (SPN), together with the Principal, Board, Administration, and Faculty of IST, extends a warm welcome to the community and an offer of support to make your transition as smooth as possible.

IST encourages a collaborative approach to the student-school-family relationship. This approach enhances the overall social integration, emotional wellbeing and academic success of your child both inside and outside the classroom.

SPN meetings are normally held once a month in the morning on the Secondary campus and all parents of Secondary students are invited. Scheduled meetings are posted here >>. Reminders are also posted in the Weekly Bulletin.

Online Resources



General Resources from IST's ICT Department

list of resources such as cybersafety at home, tools for improving learning, books and articles

ManageBac for Secondary parents

student's calendar, academics, tasks, classes, gradebook
Ed-admin student's health information, parent's contact details (email and phone), emergency contact information
Naviance university guidance and application process
Google sites optional platform for electronic student portfolio
Seesaw optional platform for Elementary student portfolio
Weekly Bulletin events calendar, news
Website handbooks, governance, policies, overall curriculum
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