Weekly Bulletin

26th January 2018
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All IST News

IST Parents' Survey 2018: Closes Friday, February 2nd
Check your email inbox from Monday, January 22nd, for a link to the IST Parents' Survey for 2018 and complete the survey to share your views about how IST is performing against its Strategic Plan. Students in Grades 6 to 12 were also sent information through their email account to participate in the survey. Please ask your son or daughter if they have already completed the survey, we need their views as well! The deadline is February 2nd.

IST Elementary and Secondary Combined Choirs
Our Elementary and Secondary Choirs met up today for an assembly followed by working together in the classroom. Thank you Choir Director Sara Roberts (Elementary) and Vocal Ensemble Director Catherine Gillis (Secondary) and especially to our IST students for a fantastic, fun performance!

Questions for the Finance Department? Visit their Parent Help Desk
IST's Accounts department has created a great new system to help them respond better to questions from parents. The system is easy to use, and doesn't require any login. To send a question or request to the Accounts department, just visit the Parent Help Desk accessed through the link below.

Secondary Campus Closed from Sunday 3:00 pm until Monday morning
The Secondary Campus will be closed from Sunday 3:00 pm until Monday morning due to fumigation. This is a normal procedure that happens periodically. The timing for this aligns with an increase in dengue and malaria cases as well as the upcoming ISSEA swim meet that we are hosting. Our apologies for any inconvenience and your understanding is appreciated.

Elementary / Secondary Campus and Administration Phone Lines
We are very sorry for the inconveniences caused by the disruption of phone service to the Secondary Campus. We are working to repair the land lines (+255-22-2601126/7, 2601925). For the near term, please contact IST Secondary on +255-787-997778/98. For quick reference, the complete contact details for IST Elementary and Secondary are provided below.

Expression of Interest: Medical Insurance Policy Provider
IST is pleased to invite potential service providers to express interest in the provision of quality Medical Insurance Policy. For details, see below.

Quiz Night Save the Date!
The EPN and SPN are planning the first ever IST Quiz Night! The event will be held February 24th from 7 to 10pm. Stay tuned for more details!

ISSEA Swimming - Pool Closures: February 1st to 4th
Elementary and Secondary Swimming Pools will be closed Thursday morning through Sunday afternoon due to our hosting of the ISSEA Swimming Meet. Read more from Joe Seavey below.

Secondary Faculty Gearing up For ISSEA Swimming
The ISSEA Swim competition begins Thursday, February 1st. IST Secondary teachers are gearing up, see the highlights below.


Elementary News

From the Principal's Desk
This week, Tony talks about this morning's assembly which included a visit from the Secondary Choirs and Secondary swimmers who are representing IST at the big ISSEA Swim Meet. He also highlights important events such as Seussical, January conferences, the ISSEA Swim meet and EPN Events Coming Up. He also shares the calendar of 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.


Secondary News

From the Principal's Desk
Blair this week talks about reflection and metacognition: the simple definition of metacognition is that it's "thinking about thinking". The process of reflection is an important strategy in the learning process. That's why we have included it in the Approaches to Learning that we give students feedback on and it is embedded in the criteria for many of the MYP subjects. This week Ananya and Bas are sharing their reflection on the GISS conference that they attended in Kenya. Read the full report below.

Ongoing Project Supporting Refugees
Donation boxes for refugees are here again. This time you can find specific boxes labeled with items needed, upstairs in the common room. As we are getting closer to the end of the school year and people are leaving, it is always nice to donate stuff rather than throw them away! Clothes, shoes, books, toys, bags are all welcome for all ages, basically anything that you believe refugees from Burundi and Syria can use! Also this time the donation boxes will given to refugees in Dar es Salaam as I am collaborating on a project with REDESO. Last year we managed to collect much more than expected and it really helped out the refugees in camps all over Tanzania. If you have any questions please contact me ( or Artemis (

From the Counseling Office
This week the Counseling Office shares information about the upcoming Canadian University Fair, a visit from the University of Edinburgh and resources for Grade 11 parents about planning for university admission.

A Message from the Ecovengers
Do you have any extra cutlery? Ecovengers is looking for any donations of metal cutlery for the canteens usage, in the aim of reducing plastic usage and making the school environmentally friendly. If you are interested in helping us there will be a drop off box at the secondary campus gate by Margaret starting 29th January. Your donation will be highly appreciated!

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





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