Upcoming ASA Dates:

Here are some important dates for the last few weeks of term. Parents of children involved in these events will receive more detailed information closer to the time.

Saturday 28 November  – G3 Football Finals at IST

Monday 30 November – Development Squad Gala at DIA

Friday 4 December – Last Day of ASA Session One

Saturday 5 December – G4-5 Football Finals at HOPAC

Friday 11 December – ASA Assembly, 7.20am

 Sign up for session two of ASA’s will take place during the last week of term, with activities starting in week two after the Christmas holiday (Monday 11th January) More detailed information will come out soon.
If any parent would like to lead an activity during session two, please contact me in the coming to weeks to make plans (ncook@istafrica.com)

INSPIRED

Written by: Roselyn Antwi, Guest Writer

This afternoon as I walked through the campus I was filled with many emotions. I felt proud to be apart of such a dynamic community of learners. I also felt excited as I anticipated final projects that would be created at the end of this after school session.  Mostly, I felt inspired.

The grade 3-5 students in The Community Service Swim Team instantly made me feel Inspired to give more of my time and more of myself.

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IST students actively swam, coached and played with disabled students from     Mbagala.  The smiles and laughter on the faces of the students and teachers were a great indication of the powerful impact this 40 minutes has on them.

 

My visit with Roots and Shoots further strengthened this desire. I was able to listen in as the students planned a fundraiser to help vaccinate stray cats in Dar.

 

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Then Medha from 3W inspired me to be a risk taker when I spent some time with her in the Skateboarding Activity.   When asked why she chose skateboarding she replied, “There are a lot of skateboarding competitions in India. I want to learn skateboarding so I can compete in some of them”

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With their Downward Dogs and Sun Salutations, The Power Yoga group inspired me to take a moment, relax and look inside.

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Brooke in 4D agreed, “I felt peaceful”

 

 

The Henna Activity inspired me to look for beauty all around.

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“I chose the Henna activity again because I like creating designs on my hand.” Sophia 3B

 Then, I felt inspired to build a house after Grade 3 students Magus, Hanno and Issac described the Lego house they built.

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“Here is the huge TV with a sofa and XBOX 360. Then there is a rollercoaster that goes to the hot tub, but first it takes you to an automatic changing room.” When can I move in?

Finally I felt inspired to have some fun!! The students in the Board Game Activity were actively playing with and or creating board games. While playing chess with another Grade 1 student Alex said: “I like chess because I like grown up games.”

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Riana in Grade 1 added: “I decided to make my own game because my favorite game isn’t here.

 

 

I look forward to more inspiration as I visit with more after school activities.

After School Activities Update

After School Activities are back on track and our students are busy having new experiences and learning new skills. The Grade 3 football season is finally under way! Tuesday 10 November saw our teams in action for the first time and there was an interesting balance of wins, losses and draws. The students were so excited to finally play their first games and there were plenty of parents out supporting.

Upcoming Dates

Here are some important dates for the last few weeks of term. Parents of children involved in these events will receive more detailed information closer to the time.

Monday 16 November – Swim Squad Gala at HOPAC
Saturday 28 November  – G3 Football Finals at IST
Monday 30 November – Development Squad Gala at DIA
Friday 4 December – Last Day of ASA Session One
Saturday 5 December – G4-5 Football Finals at HOPAC
Friday 10 December – ASA Assembly, 7.20am
Sign up for session two of ASA’s will take place during the last week of term, with activities starting in week two after the Christmas holiday (Monday 11th January) If any parents would like to lead an activity during session two, please contact me in the coming weeks to make plans (ncook@istafrica.com)