From the Principal's Desk

Dear Parents,

The first cross campus event of the year took place on Saturday evening. Ignite featured students from both ES and SS with ensemble and solo performances entertaining a very large crowd under the stars. Well done to Orffestra, Choir, Band and our two ES soloists - Niya and Kilian!

Grade 4/5 Band Preparing to Perform at Ignite
The Choir Performing At Ignite

Parent Workshops

Over 30 Parents attended the Maths workshop on Tuesday led by Nick Opie. It was an excellent presentation with a good follow up discussion. Immediately after the half term break the Parent Workshop is on Child Protection. On Tuesday November 6 there will be a Principal's Coffee where the focus will be After School Activities.

Student Action Council

The term one Student Action Council (Alifya Essaji 4BK, Alec Boston 5RJ, Ayaan Janmohammed 5JB, Kilian Mummert 5AW, Pragya Narayan 5PW, Hannah Dewji 3L, Mattia Stella 3MR, Kathleen Martinez 4NO, Fathiya Bakhresa 4PK, Jaya Gupta 3CB) has been very busy working on their first IST community project of the year. The focus will be centered around recycling. The SAC is looking forward to hosting the assembly on November 9 in which they will share their research, passion and project, all are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Additionally, the SAC has voted and selected the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer for the first term. Those interested prepared a speech and presented it to the group of SAC members. Then they each individually voted. The votes we counted and those elected and their roles are as follows:

Alifya - President
Alec - Vice President
Jaya - Secretary
Hannah - Treasurer

It's a great addition to have a community room on campus. For those of you with EC children who have older children in school please feel free to use the room with your child between 1-1.40pm whilst you wait for school to finish for the older children. A selection of toys and games will be put in the room in due course. The room will be used for EPN meetings, parents workshops as well as being another large meeting space for students/teachers.

After the Break

Parent Workshops: Tuesdays at 7.15am in the Community Room

  • October 23: Child Protection
  • October 30: No Parent Workshop
  • November 6: Principal's Coffee: ASAs at IST Elementary
  • November 13: Words Their Way: Spelling Programme
  • November 20: Parent Workshop: How to help your child excel in an additional language

From the Library

Mother Tongue Reading During Library Lessons

During International Week, we would like to invite parents to come in to read to their children's homeroom classes in the mother or father tongue. This is a great way to share language and culture with our students. We are so fortunate to attend a school like IST with the enormous amount of diversity that we have. Come share your language with our students. Sign up to visit a library class HERE! We can't wait to have you.

Whole School Mother Tongue Read In

All parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to join us on the covered court on Monday, October 29, at 7:20 am, for our Mother Tongue Read In. Last year, we had children and parents reading in nearly 30 different languages. Feel free to bring books from home, borrow books from the home language section of the library, or just come to read with your children. It is a magical morning and we look forward to seeing you there!

Grade 2/Grade 3 Pajama Party!

It is that time of year again! Are you ready for another night of reading, hot chocolate, PJ's, stuffed toys and blankets? Grade 2 and Grade 3 are invited to join us on Friday night, October 26th, at 7 pm, for the first pajama party of the year! Moms and Dads, we need your help volunteering to read in the classrooms. Students will arrive at school at 6:45 PM and head to classrooms with snacks at 7:00 for reading time. More info to come. If you are interested in reading that evening, please sign up HERE. Thanks, and see you soon!

Invasion Games Inter-House: Friday October 26

This huge Inter-House event will involve all Grade 3-5 students! Parents Welcome

Friday November 2: Whole School International Day at ES Campus!!!

Calendar for the Week

Date Event Location Time
Mon, Oct. 22 Grade 4 Parent Meeting for Bagamoyo Trip Community Room 7:15am
Tues, Oct. 23 Parent Workshop: Child Protection (Lynn Kogelman and Carole Kessler) Community Room 7:15am
Fri, Oct. 26 G3, 4 & 5 Inter-house Invasion Games

KG/G2 Assembly

G2/G3 Pajama Party
Field, Covered Court and MPH

MPH

MPH
7:20am

7:20am

6:45pm for 7pm start
Mon, Oct. 29 - Fri, Nov. 2 Mother Tongue Week Library Based All Week in Library Lessons
Tue, Oct. 30 No Parent Workshop

Fri, Nov. 2 International Day!

Tues, Nov. 6 Principal's Coffee: ASA's in Elementary School Community Room 7:15am

Other Important Information

Waiting Areas for Parents

We have three locations where parents can wait before picking children up at 1.45pm.

  • The Community Room (in EC/KG Quad) is air-conditioned with comfy seats and activities for young children to play with.
  • The Library is also open from 1pm until 1.45pm for parents to wait
  • The Canteen area is the third area

Please do not wait on the picnic tables near Grades 1/3 as these spaces are often used for teaching and learning. Thank you.

Absence from School

If your child is absent from school please contact your child's teacher and Sarah Daniel (Front Office): sdaniel@istafrica.com Tel. No. +255-658-228883 or +255-684-228882

A reminder of all....

ES Telephone numbers:

0658-228883, 0658-228885

0684228882, 0684228883,

0759-228883

Tony Breese