Weekly Bulletin

4th May 2018
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In the News: IST Students Win at Isamilo Swimming Gala
Huge congratulations to the many IST students who competed in the Isamilo International School Invitational Swim Gala swimming with Taliss (Tanzania Life Saving Society). Special congratulations to those who beat out the competition to reach the podium. Read the full details here:>>. Well done to all our students!

Asante Sana IST!
In response to the floods around Dar es Salaam a few weeks ago, IST launched a Supply Drive to collect donations to help those affected. The donations were delivered to the District Commissioner of Ilala, Mrs. Sofia Mjema, by Ali Dewji. Mr. Dewji wasn't expecting the media to be on hand, but Star TV and Channel Ten both were there to report on the donation. Mrs. Mjema was very happy and mentioned in her speech that the donation was from IST and IST's students. Thank you all IST for continuing the tradition of helping when called to action!

The Secret Life of Pets: Support a Great Cause
Grade 5 students working on their Final Exhibition have taken the action of holding a Movie Night to raise funds for TAWESO. Join us for this great initiative: May 11th, 3pm in the MPH, 2000/= per person, 1000/= for snacks.

Secondary Campus: Upcoming Weekend Facilities Closures
Good afternoon, parents. With the end of the year coming, we have lots of communities renting out portions of our athletic facilities on the weekend. We wanted to inform you ahead of time so as to not create conflicts with regards to access and use of our facilities in the coming weeks. See below for details.

Arts Out Loud, Saturday, May 12th, 11am to 4pm
Don't miss this annual, well loved event. Saturday, May 12th at IST Secondary. Mark your calendar now!

Annual General Meeting: May 24th
This year's Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 beginning at 7.00 pm in the Secondary Campus Multi-Purpose Hall. Yesterday, the agenda and proxy forms were sent to all parents via email. Further details including the draft minutes from last year's AGM as well as the Annual Report for 2017-18 will be sent to you via email soon. In the meantime, please mark your calendar and plan to attend. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Calling all IST Alumni: You are Invited!
You are all warmly invited to a special event at IST Elementary just for alumni. This event is open to all former students, teachers and staff! IST Alumni Event at the Elementary Campus (Upanga) • Friday, 11th May • 7pm to 8:30pm • Attendance is free but advance RSVP is required via this online form: • Sign up to join the new IST alumni exclusive portal: Please share this with all alumni and former teachers whom you know. We are looking forward to a great, fun evening back at IST!


Elementary News

From the Principal's Desk
This week Tony begins by highlighting the wonderful work of the Grade 5 students in the Final Exhibition. In addition, Tony provides a look to future events and updates on other Elementary activities. Read more below.

Final Exhibition: In Pictures
Congratulations to all students in Grade 5 for a fantastic Final Exhibition. In case you missed it, check out the highlights below. Thank you Sarah Hodgeson for the great images!

2018 Dubai Sporting Experience
Twenty two excited IST Grade 4 and 5 students made their way to Dubai for the first ever Swimming and Basketball exchange between IST, Greenfield's Community School, Uptown School, Dubai American Academy and American School of Dubai. Don't miss the full report.


Secondary News

From the Principal's Desk
This time of year is one of transition for so many of our students. While the grade 12 students are in the midst of their DP exams we are also working with grade 5 students on their transition to grade 6. Read more from Blair about transitions as well as upcoming events and see a copy of the presentation given during last week's Parent Athletics/Activities Meeting.

News from the Secondary School Library
The Secondary Library is getting a new roof! Which means the library staff have to clear the library of EVERYTHING by the last day of school. Apologies in advance, as this means the library space and resources will be closed to students, teachers, and parents as of May 25th.

Back to School News: Quick References to Plan for 2018-19
The Secondary Campus has some great resources to help families plan for the 2018-19 year. Read below for full details including an updated Supply List as well as reminders about the BYOL programme and optional trips. Don't miss this important information!

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

IST Clinic Notice: Malaria and Dengue fever & Yellow Fever Vaccine Center
Recently, there has been an increased number of Malaria and Dengue cases in Dar Es Salaam. At IST, we follow a regular fumigation schedule, but mosquitoes are still present on school campus. During this time, we would recommend that students take precautions to prevent being bitten as much as possible (use repellent, long clothing, etc). Also, the IST Clinic is now a Yellow Fever Vaccine Center. Read full details below.





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