Weekly Bulletin

24th November 2017
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All IST News

Maulid Holiday: Friday, December 1st
The government of Tanzania through the National Muslim Council of Tanzania has confirmed that the Maulid holiday will be observed on Friday, December 1st which is the same as the predicted date. The school will be closed to observe the public holiday on Friday with classes resuming again on Monday. Both campuses will follow the regular weekend hours for Saturday and Sunday.

IST Students Win Best Performer Awards
Well done to IST students Aryan Bhattbhatt, Adhi Kirubakaran, Mayur Chudasama, Dhruv Chudasama and Darshan Chudasama for their work in the 17th International SIP Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Contest 2017 held in India. These five students participated in the international competition with three of the students earning best performer awards: one student from Elementary and two from Secondary.

Invitation to Prospective Families to Tour IST
We had a great turnout for the Open Day events held this week. We are extending the offer with an invitation for families to tour our school to learn more. Current IST parents are encouraged to share this invitation with others whom they know who would like to know more about the IST learning experience. Parents and guardians who are considering IST for their families can register for a tour of either campus by visiting

IST Christmas Ornament Charity Drive
Please join us for the IST Christmas Ornament Charity Drive. Please drop ornaments at the shop or in the box outside Ms Maggie's office (Elementary Vice Principal) anytime before the December Holidays!

School Surveys
This year, IST will conduct two community-wide surveys. The first, a Perception Survey, will be run from December 4th to 18th. The second, the annual survey, will run from late January to early February. See below for details. Thank you all in advance for your support of IST and helping us with your views.


Elementary News

From the Principal's Desk
This week, Tony highlights this morning's Grade 2 assembly and showcases the great performance of the IST footballers in last Saturday's Under 9 Football Tournament. Tony also briefs us on discussions and plans underway in response to a Grade 5 suggestion to encourage students to eat healthier options at the canteen. Don't miss this. Finally, Tony provides an update on the Seussical and shares a calendar of upcoming events.


Secondary News

From the Principal's Desk
Blair this week talks about building strong partnerships with parents and highlights events which help build the school-parent partnership. He also provides an overview of the 17th International SIP Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Contest as well as sharing news about the new broadcast television monitors that have been installed at Secondary.

A Message from the Ecovengers
Trash Drop Off • Ecovengers is hosting a recyclable trash drop off at gate 9 of Secondary campus (gate at the field next to the main entrance), from 7:15 am to 2:45 pm every Friday. You can bring paper, cardboard, glass (green, clear, brown), cans and plastic. Hope to see you there! Cutlery Competition • Ecovengers is looking for donations of any extra cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, teaspoons, reusable straws, hard plastic plates and mugs. The reason we are hosting this competition is help the canteen cut down on the use of plastic cutlery in order to cut down on waste. Mismatched items are fine. If you would like to donate, please give your items to students to bring to their homeroom collection box.

From the Creative Arts Department
Come and celebrate what our Middle School Arts students have been working on this semester! Join us in the D Block Learning Commons at 6pm for the Visual Art Exhibition, and in the Black Box Theatre at 6:30pm for Music & Drama Performances. The dates are: Tuesday, Nov 28 - Grades 6 and 7 • Wednesday, Nov 29 - Grade 8. Also, this year's High School Play is coming soon! Tickets will go on sale on Monday, Nov 27th for 5000 TZS, available through cast members and Ms Patel in the Secondary Drama Office ( Come and learn the real story of the boy that we know as Peter Pan!

The Grade 11 Collaborative project took centre stage on Monday afternoon, as the Theatre class presented their works. Students used a focal point from which to develop a concept and build short play around. Congratulations to Muhamad, Shala, Tova, Aahil, Zaiya, Hazel, Salha, Leila, Zameena, Ronick (aka Aaron) and Benton!

Donations for Community Partner
Helena van Thiel is a Grade 11 student. She has started a campaign to collect donated items to share with children from a nearby village. She writes, "Dear Parents, To celebrate Christmas with a group of children from a nearby village this year, I would like to collect donations of footballs and volleyballs as well as board or card games in good condition. A box for donations will be set up inside the front gate at secondary campus from 7:30am to 3:45pm everyday from November 22 to December 8. Donations would be greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at Thank you."

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

Oysterbay Farmers Market
Let's celebrate the Thanksgiving together at the next Farmers Market! Saturday, the 25th of November, from 10AM to 4 PM at the Oysterbay Shopping Center. Looking forward to seeing you there!





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