Weekly Bulletin

2nd February 2018
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Acts of kindness
Donation boxes for refugees are here again! This time you can find specific boxes labeled with items needed, along the wall downstairs in the library. As we are getting closer to the end of the school year and people are leaving or doing some spring cleaning, it is always a great opportunity to donate things 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 we are 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 us at ( or Artemis ( Thank you!

IST Parents' Survey 2018: Closes Monday, February 5th
Check your email inbox for a link to the IST Parents' Survey for 2018. Thank you to those who have already taken the time to complete the survey. The deadline was extended a few days to help increase the odds of having more people participate, the survey will now close on Monday. 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!

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.

ISSEA Swim 2018 at IST
IST is proud to host the ISSEA 2018 Swim Meet featuring student athletes from: American International School of Johannesburg American International School of Lusaka International School of Kenya American International School of Mozambique International School of Uganda International School of Tanganyika

Quiz Night for All Parents
Attention Parents of IST! Welcome to an amazing night of fun, mingling and QUIZ! Quiz Night is a fun "trivia" night covering a wide array of topics from pop culture, sports, history ... and much more! Follow the link below for more.

New Support Staff Appointment
Delphinus Karumuna is a newly employed IST Support staff who joins our operations team as Assistant Facilities Supervisor. He started working at IST on the 31st January 2018 and he is based on Secondary School Campus. Delphinus has a bachelors degree in Architecture from UCLAS (2011) with 5 years of experiences working with various organisations Prior to IST, Delphinus was with Tanzania Building Agency (TBA) as architect since 2014. before that, he worked with PDW Architects. Please welcome Delphinus whenever you see him around.

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.


Elementary News

From the Principal's Desk
This week, Tony talks about a group of grade 4 students who presented their research into the world of Mosquitos and how they demonstrated how to make your own simple recycled mosquito trap at home. He also highlights important events such as Seussical, the on going ISSEA Swim meet and EPN Events Coming Up. He also shares the calendar of events.

From The PYP Coordinator: Elementary Math Evening: 'Math for the 21st Century'
Elementary Math Evening: 'Math for the 21st Century' Wednesday, February 21st will be your last opportunity to hear our visiting consultant, Ellen Alquist, speak about how math instruction is changing to prepare students for the 21st century. Ellen is an internationally recognized expert in inquiry learning. Follow link below to read more details.

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 the importance of metacognition, he share the views of Dylan William, Professor of Educational Assessment who specializes in assessment for learning talks about the importance of metacognition in the learning process. Read the full report below.

From the Director of Teaching and Learning:MYP Math for the 21st Century
Please join us on 6:00-7:00 pm on Thursday 22 February in the D-block learning commons at Secondary for a parent session on MYP Math for the 21st Century: using inquiry and conceptually-based teaching. Follow link below for more.

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

DAZZJAZZ at Slipway Terrace
Dazzjazz is performing Friday, February 2nd, beginning at 7pm at Slipway Terrace!





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