Category Archives: Upper Primary School

From the Primary Principal’s desk

May 2016 Namaskar! Lots of interesting stories to be shared since my last write up Last month has gone by very quickly with the visiting team from CIS/NEASC who were mostly Heads of Schools or pedagogical leaders in their sections of the school. The delegation had 9 members in all and I am very pleased…
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Teacher Assistant Workshop

On 30th March 2017, primary school teacher assistants attended a workshop on how to guide and assist children during a creative writing lesson. This included how to help children correctly punctuate their work as well as how to reinforce the use of a thesaurus and a dictionary at different year levels. Thank you, Ms. Mapoma…
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Year 6 Exhibition

The PYP Exhibition is the culmination of learning throughout the primary school years. The focus of this year’s Exhibition has been “The marks of violence in the human mind can corrupt the mind forever” The process unfolded with a powerful provocation to get the learners thinking about and feeling the meaning of violence. Tuning-in activities to arouse interest…
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IBPYP News

March 2017 One of the things I love about the PYP is the emphasis on community learning. Primary workshops have proved to be just that!  We are continually developing our understanding of the programme and are fortunate enough to be in a place where we can pass on what we know to others. February was…
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Upper Primary News

February 2017 At ISL we plan at least one field trip for each trans-disciplinary theme as part of the PYP.  This enables students to experience a more holistic picture of the information presented in a textual and abstract way.  Field trips are very important and act as powerful learning experiences that can have a great…
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IBPYP News

January 2017 Happy New Year from Everyone in Primary!!!  We trust that you had a great and restful break and are ready for the 2nd semester. Just a recap on where we are in terms of teaching and learning, Year 1 to 6 should be starting their fourth unit of inquiry. Nursery to Reception is…
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Upper Primary News

November 2016 Within a few months, there has been so much happening in the Upper Primary department already!  We have been having guest speakers coming in, there has been a UN day, a spirit awareness week and many residential field trips! Year Three Trip to Cheshire Homes: As part of their unit of inquiry into…
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Primary News

October 2016 A month gone by and lots of thrilling activities to recap on and more stimulating activities to look forward to in October! There are countless heart-warming events happening on ISL campus!! Here is a quick recap…. Roald Dahl turning 100 was a fabulous event with loads of children and teachers parading as characters…
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