Weekly Bulletin

8th June 2018
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Save the Date: International Day November 2018
Please save the date of November 2nd, 2018, when we will commemorate IST's 55th Anniversary in an all -school International Day Celebration. The Parent Networks, for both campuses, are instrumental in organizing this event, and will work with students to make sure this day is memorable.

2018-19 Calendar Amendment
Please note that the 2018-19 Calendar has been amended. The tentative date for the Maulid Holiday has moved from 26th November to 21st November. Note, this date is still tentative and will depend on the sighting of the moon. An updated calendar is available for download on our website. For convenience, please go to the link below to view.

Football Clinic at IST
On June 21st, Standard Chartered will be hosting a football clinic at IST Elementary School Campus. The clinic will take place from 2 - 5 pm and will include former Liverpool Captain, Sami Hyypia and will involve children from the ages of 5 - 15. As hosts of the event, Standard Chartered has agreed to allow for 40 IST students to participate in the clinic. We will be collecting names and providing spots on a first come, first served basis. If you would like your child to participate, please email Nasreen Nanji prior to June 13th. For more information, follow link below.

From the Board
As announced earlier, four new volunteers were elected and two returning members were re-elected to the IST Board at the Annual General Meeting. The Board held their orientation meeting on June 2nd and appointed the executive committee as well as conveners for the other four committees. For 2018-19, the Board structure is described below.

We wish to inform parents whose children are returning to IST next school-year that fee invoices for the 2018-19 have now been emailed. Please pay the amount due as indicated on the invoice as soon as you can or at least by the first payment deadline of August 17th 2018, regardless of the payment plan selected. In the event you have not received electronic copies of invoices or wish to have more information, please feel free to contact the following staff in the Fees Department. Click link below for more details.

Facility Use During June/July Break: Pools and Libraries
With the long school break, there are still plenty of options to be at school. Parents can accompany their children to use the pools and libraries. These are great opportunities! Please do come with your school issued ID and note that children under 12 years of age who are swimming need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. There will be an exceptional amount of work being done to the Secondary Facilities during the break, therefore the whole of the Secondary Campus is closed during the break with the exception of the Secondary pool hours noted below.

From the Director's Desk
We are currently planning our last day of school to celebrate this year with all students and parents. Our last day of school will be Wednesday, June 13th and will be a 1/2 day for all students. We will be having divisional celebrations on both campuses, and have tried to develop a schedule which will allow parents to participate in assemblies on both campuses. Last day of school schedule • Secondary School Assembly, 8 am - 9 am • Elementary School Assembly, 10 am - 10:45 am • Elementary Dismissal, 11 am • Secondary Dismissal, 11:30 am

Elementary News

From the Principal's Desk
This week has seen all students from Grades 1-5 participate in enjoy Sports Days! Tony is writing to express his thanks and also talks about the Chess Tournament, End of Year Reports, final assembly of the year, Seesaw end of school year information for families In addition, Tony provides Advance Notice from the EPN/SPN. Read more below.

In Pictures: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Inter-house Sports Day
Grades 3, 4 and 5 held their annual inter-house sports day on Monday this week. Don't miss the highlights!

In Pictures: Grades 1 and 2 Sports Day
Grades 1 and 2 held their annual sports day on Wednesday this week. This is always a great event!

In Pictures: Chess Tournament
IST Elementary hosted the second annual Chess Tournament last Saturday. What a great event! Check out the highlights here.

In Pictures: The Grade 5 Leaving Ceremony
The Grade 5 students reached a major milestone in their education career today and IST honoured them with a special Leaving Ceremony. Check out the highlights here.

Seesaw End of School Year Information for Families
If your child is leaving IST, you can download your child's Seesaw journal to take with you. For more information and instructions on how to do this, please follow this link: Please download before July 1st, when current classes will be archived. Read more from the link below.

Secondary News

AISA Awards: Zara Franceschi and Knitted Knockers
The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) is delighted to announce the winners of this year's AISA Student Awards. Read the full report here from AISA >>. Two IST students were honored by AISA this year: AISA Award for Exellence: Zara Franceschi and AISA Outstanding Service Project Award: Knitted Knockers and Angelica Spence.

Knitted Knockers TAT
Knitted Knockers is a TAT that focuses on teaching its participants how to knit or crochet with the purpose of making knockers (breast prostheses). These knockers will then be distributed for free to women in Dar and other parts of Tanzania through cancer clinics and hospitals. To carry this work forward, the TAT is looking for high school students who can take the rolls of secretary, treasurer and marketing officer. It is a great opportunity for CAS experience and project if you are going to be in IB next year. Parents: Please contact if you are interested in donating materials, volunteering to teach the students or knitting/crocheting knockers. Follow link for more information

New Secondary PE kit!!
As of August, we will be selling a new shirt for PE which will be navy blue with our new Twiga logo on the left breast. The cost of the shirt will be 20,000Tsh. This will be available as both round neck and v-neck, with sizes from XS - XXXL in both boys and girls cuts!! Students as of August will no longer be able to wear this year's top and shorts. Follow link below for more

From the Athletics/Activities Coordinator
Joe Seavey, the Athletic Director, is providing End of the Year announcements including ASA Music showcase, Next year potential activity lists, Secondary Athletic activities closure and also giving his thanks to all for a wonderful year and outlining future plans. Follow link for more information.

UPDATE: 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! Note, the optional trips list for 2018-19 has been updated with the most current version dated May 25th.

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

Summer Holiday Camp
Summer Holiday Camp at Upanga campus from 18 June to 29th June 2018. Follow link for more information.

Umoja: Short Course in Tanzania
The Lead Coordinators of the proposed United World Colleges (UWC) Short Course "Umoja: Coming Together to Understand Conflict" invited students to register for the course which will take place from June 19th to 28th at the International School Moshi (ISM) in Tanzania.




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