Weekly Bulletin

19th January 2018
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Welcome Back: IST Alum Afraaz Mulji Visits Secondary
Afraaz Mulji, aka Maestro Ml, left IST after Grade 8 to continue his studies in India. Since then, he continued to work in France, the UK, and Spain and takes an avid interest in exploring other cultures and methods of expression. Maestro Mi is back in Dar es Salaam as a visiting lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam and he popped by IST Secondary to meet with some of our students.

Coming Soon: A New Look for
In the next fews weeks, the school's website ( will be rolling over to a new look. The IST community is encouraged to preview the new site here: Once you've had a chance to browse through the new site, we'd love to hear your views. Let us know if you like the new site by completing this quick form below.

News from Food Lover's Market
Food Lover's has new offerings in the canteen ranging from a new vegan oat bar to chicken shawarmas. Read the full report below.

Call for our ISSEA Swim Homestay program
We are almost there but still need a few more families to volunteer to host our visiting athletes. If you can help, just fill out this form (ISSEA Swim Hosting Survey) accessed through the link below. Thank you to those who have already signed up, and your hosting information will be coming at the end of next week. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the event, and to help us stock our coach's and officials' rooms. If you would like to help with this, you can email myself ( or Ms. Roelse (

Parents are Invited: Strategic Planning Workshop
As we continue our Strategic Plan review process, we are planning on hosting additional workshops for parents in the coming weeks. At these sessions, we will be working with parents to process the Cafe data, and see how these perspectives align with the aims of our current Strategic Plan. These sessions will take place at the following times: February 6th @ 7:15 am (Elementary MPH) -or- February 7th @ 6:30 pm (Secondary Common Area - D Block). Please remember that parents are welcome to attend either session. Please RSVP here to let us know that you are able to attend by using the form through the link below.

IST Community Survey 2018: January 22nd - February 2nd
On Monday, January 22nd, parents and students in Grades 6 to 12 will receive an email with details regarding the IST Parents' Survey for 2018. This is an annual survey to gather views on all aspects of learning at IST: your views are important and this is a great opportunity to have your voice heard. Parents, please encourage your children to check their email inbox and complete the survey, too. Please note the survey will close on February 2nd.

The Elementary School Musical: Seussical, Feb 8, 9 and 10
The Elementary School Musical Seussical is fast approaching. With over 200 students involved this event promises to be one of the big occasions of the year! The children (and teachers) have been working very hard over the last three months in preparation and now there are just three weeks to go before show time! Please follow the link below to see the poster with more information.


Elementary News

From the Principal's Desk
This week, Tony talks about this morning's Grade 3 assembly about body systems. He also highlights important events that are coming up such as a Pajama Party for Grades 1 and 4, ASAs, Seussical, January conferences, the ISSEA Swim meet and Swim Gala date changes. He also shares the calendar of upcoming events.

From the EPN: Friendship Duka
February 14th is Valentine Day where at IST the EPN will be setting up Friendship Dukas at break times from which you can buy gifts for your family, friends or just for yourself.

Yearbook Cover Design Competition
The Yearbook Team is running a competition open to all students to design the cover of this year's yearbook. Deadline is 1st February. Read details below.


Secondary News

From the Principal's Desk
Blair this week talks about an upcoming Parent Session on Child Protection at IST and shares photos from the GISS Conference in Kenya. Read the full report below.

From the Counseling Office
Dear Grade 11 Students and Parents, You are invited to attend our annual Grade 11 University Information Evening on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6pm-7:30pm in the Secondary Library. This semester in PSE, Grade 11 students will start their research into universities of interest. The information evening kicks off the process of searching for a best-fit university and understanding how to go about applying when the time comes. IST students apply to universities all around the world. This presentation will focus on university admissions at the current most popular university destinations of IST students (USA, Canada, UK, and the Netherlands). We look forward to seeing you all there.

From the Athletics and Activities Coordinator
Our Activities sign up will switch to the new CHQ platform that the Elementary school piloted at the end of last year. You and your child will receive a link this weekend for our activities sign-up. Just like in the Elementary school, you will get to help your students sign up for activities and make sure that they are taking part in a healthy combination of physical, mental and artistic options.

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

Burns Night - 27th January 2018
Burns Night - 27th January 2018 - Tickets on sale!!

Community Choir
The IST Community choir is rehearsing again. The choir meets on Monday evening from 7pm in the Secondary music room. All community members are welcome to join us.





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