Weekly Bulletin

15th September 2017
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Save the Date: Board Open Forum, Sept. 27th, 7pm
The IST Board of Directors is delighted to invite you to the first open Board Forum for the school year 2017-18 on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 at the IST Secondary Campus Library at 7pm. The Board Open Forum is an opportunity to understand the strategic focus of the school and an opportunity for members of our community to ask questions in that regard. More information will be shared closer to the date.

The International Schools Assessment
Tom Triller informs us that on the 25th and 26th of September at Secondary and 3rd and 4th October at Elementary, students in Grades 3 to 10 will be sitting the International Schools Assessment. These tests use the same methodology as is used by the OECD in their PISA comparisons ( and are administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER -

Bahati Mwambene and the IST Diploma Scholarship Programme
Bahati Mwambene returned from Yale University (USA) in early July, well in time to pick up again on her studies at IST. Bahati, IST Class of 2018, is in the second year of the IB Diploma Programme. Bahati joined IST in 2016 as a Diploma Programme scholarship recipient from Jangwani Girls' School (Dar es Salaam). Bahati spent two weeks at Yale as a recipient of a full scholarship to attend the respected Yale Young Global Scholars Programme.

World Cafe: September 19th
Dr. Mark Hardeman invites all parents to attend the second of two Cafe's being held to help gain perspective from parents about our school community. The feedback from these conversations will be very helpful in the coming months as IST seeks to review our current Strategic Plan. If you weren't able to attend the first event, please join us on September 19th at 6pm in the Secondary MPH. Details below.

Elementary Musical Musicians Needed!!
We are looking for parents or community members who would be interested in performing as part of the 'pit orchestra' for the Elementary Musical in February. The commitment would involve being available for all the performances (Dates are early February) as well as rehearsals (on various Saturdays and Sunday's) mostly throughout January and early February. We are particularly looking for a guitar player, bass player and a drummer. Reading musical notation is necessary and the music is quite challenging. Please speak to Maggie Hewitt at the Elementary school if you want more information or email We would love to hear from you!!

Baker Book Fair - orders due by September 30th, 2017
One of the important aspects of reading at home is that children enjoy what they read and, away from the pressure of school and learning, they can immerse themselves in a book and just enjoy the pleasure of reading, or being read to. Enjoying books helps children develop their reading ability and builds the reading habit. This is why we're sending home the latest Baker Books catalogue, which has a wide range of carefully selected children's books for you and your family to choose from. There's no obligation to order but if you would like to get top quality books for your child there are now two easy ways for you to order. Please follow the steps below.

IST's Social Media In Brief
Are you looking for IST in social media? Follow the link below for a brief summary of where to find us including the Facebook pages for the EPN and SPN.

IST's Calendar: How to Sync with Your Personal Calendar
IST maintains three calendars of upcoming events: 1) Elementary Campus Events, 2) Secondary Campus Events, 3) IST Events (events which are relevant to the whole school). The calendars are summarized to the right of this Weekly Bulletin for quick reference. If you'd like to have the events automatically feed to your personal calendar as well, follow the link below to learn more.


Elementary News

From the Principal's Desk
This week, Tony shares brief views from those who participated in the first of two World Cafe events. Other highlights include tomorrow's EC/KG Fun Day, the upcoming ISA assessments, Seesaw and important dates for your calendar.

Read In: In Pictures
Check out some of the highlights from today's read in.

Seussical the Musical: Getting Started
113 students from Grades 3-5 attended the second rehearsal of this year's Elementary Musical - Seussical. Here is a brief look at yesterday's warm up session with all the children led by Ms Gillian.


Secondary News

From the Principal's Desk
Blair Peterson writes about his experiences when shadowing a 7th Grade student. He explains how important it is to step out of your comfort zone occasionally and understand what students face on a daily basis. You don't want to miss his observations.

Friday at Secondary: In Pictures
Check out some of the highlights from today at IST Secondary: Music at Lunch and Outside Art Class.

Daily Bulletin for Secondary Students
At IST Secondary, we want students to develop the skills of time management, planning and organising. The school shares a Daily Bulletin with students to help them keep track of important upcoming events and deadlines. To help parents support their children as they develop these skills, we are also sharing a link to the same Daily Bulletin with parents through this article for quick reference.


Community News and Events

Tanzania Breast Cancer Foundation:
The Tanzania Breast Cancer Foundation will hold their annual walk/run to raise awareness about breast cancer. The event takes place on Saturday, October 7th. Registration is now open. Follow the link below to learn more.





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