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VOLUME V Issue 3

Girls from South Africa sport their national colours in the International Day parade.

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR AISM Celebrates International Week Engaging activities and inspiring guest speakers during this year’s International Week afforded students numerous opportunities to learn about environmental harmony and the relationships between all living things and their physical environment. The culminating event - International Day – provided students the opportunity to take pride in their national heritage, and at the same time celebrate the astounding cultural diversity within our AISM community. Dressed in traditional clothing or in the vibrant colors of national flags, students and staff all joined together in the spirited and emotionally charged annual parade of nations with representation from more than 45 countries. Festivities concluded with a gastronomic fair sponsored by the AISM PTA and supported by parents who generously provided tantalizing foods from around the world. Special recognition is extended to all our parent volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the day. Look for more photos in the Primary and Secondary sections of this issue of the Link. Mary Jo Heatherington, PhD School Director

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AISM Board of Directors Meeting 30/10/2012 @ 18h00 AISM Auditorium - 2012 Audit Report - IB Diploma Program and Results

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Primary School GRADE 2

post, we have sowed a variety of vegetable seeds: tomatoes, onions, garlic, beets and much more. We will continue gardening by nurturing our plants, and, eventually, by harvesting our vegetables. We have already seen sprouts grow from our seeds, and we are excited to see the daily changes that are happening.

Grade 2 has been working on their unit of inquiry, Who We Are. The students have pondered the questions, “Why do I look the way I do? What are the similarities and differences between my friends and me? Why and how am I unique?” The students have participated in many lessons and activities to seek understanding and answers for those questions. In the ‘Unique Student of the Day’ presentations, they presented information about themselves and their interests. During these presentations, classmates identified connections between the individual presenting and themselves. We had students describe how they perceived each classmate by participating in an activity called Inside/ Outside Circle. These describing words were then generated into a Wordle during ICT time.

PEACE DAY IN ELC-S AND 4F Peace Day is celebrated world-wide on the 21st September. This year the theme was ‘Unity in Diversity’. ELCS and 4F got together to share their skills and diversity. INTERNATIONAL DAY IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

The students are referring back to our central idea, Many factors play a significant role in shaping who we are. The students have identified that it is genes from their parents/ grandparents that shape, them as well as the influences of their friends, their school and their environment. It has been an extraordinary experience for everyone. GRADE 1 As part of our unit How the World Works, Grade 1 is inquiring into how people need to care for plants in order to grow food successfully. For this, we have planted our own garden near the cafeteria, with the help of Srs. Carlos and Jack. After preparing the soil by tilling it and adding comStreet Address: Rua do Rio Raraga, 266, Bairro da Costa do Sol, Maputo Telephone: +258 2149 1994 /+258 2149 3306 / +258 2149 3359,

Please visit our garden, but remember to look only. Please do not walk through our garden or touch any of the sprouts and plants.

International Day was a great success this year from our parade in the morning to the kite flying and singing in the afternoon. Over the week the grade 4s and 5s learned about ecosystem protection in Mozambique from 2 wonderful speakers – Libby and Hannah – from Marine Megafauna Foundation.

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Primary School The children across the primary school learned about environmental harmony. A BIG thank you to all the parents who marched, contributed food, served food, cleaned up, flew kites with us and sang out loud! WE are a great TEAM and the sense of community was felt throughout the day. Thank you…

PEACE DAY IN ELC K You have to be good- Gabriela It means quiet - Gabriela It means to behave - Jayden It means to listen - Zara It means you have to be peaceful and nice. It means you need to use your words nicely - Emily No screaming. Peace is to be friends - Diogo Peace is no fighting, no crying, no hitting - Cuau No biting - Tiago I choose to share the planet, to make a beautiful friend - Cuau You should choose being good. We choose to be caring, to share and be friends—The Class

Thank you, Karen TANIA RIBEIRO

PRIMARY COUNSELOR Obrigada a todos os pais que participaram no nosso “Pequeno-almoço em Português” no dia 9 de Outubro! Thank you to all the new parents who attended our coffee morning and parent evening about Kelso: Self-Management Skills on October 12 and October 23.

Next Topic: The concept of the Self and its Role in Parent/Child Relations. November 16th, 2012 , led by Zeinab Masud.

Can my team guess How I feel?

In Kindergarten we learned about Emotions and played “Tic-Tac-Toe” linked to the Transdisciplinary Theme How We Express Ourselves.

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Middle Years Program AISM's Language Policy Learning other languages is important for developing personal identity and understanding cultural values. At AISM, MYP Learners in Grades 6-10 choose between 2 second-language (Language B) options: Portuguese and French. Mother-tongue speakers of Portuguese have the option of following a course of study in their language that is comparable to the Language A (English) course. AISM’s Language Policy requires learners to sustain their course of study in the additional language for a minimum of 4 years in keeping with the Middle Years Programme guidelines. Our Language B Department follows these guidelines so your children may reach a level of proficiency that will enable them to become competent users of their additional languages in intercultural environments. This year, our Language B Department is working with the new curriculum framework released by the IB to place your children in the appropriate level for their ability. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s language placement, please contact me, or your child’s teacher, and we would be happy to walk you through our programme’s offerings .

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Secondary School Very often our students say and do things so much better than we teachers do. Thank you Stephan Niehaus in Grade 10 for the thought-provoking speech you delivered in your public speaking class with Mrs. Kannan.

Be a Thinker Stephan Niehaus, Gr 10 If there was only one piece of advice I could give you, it would be: Become a thinker! This one quality distinguishes us from the rest of the animal kingdom. It allows us to “think” about a situation or problem, analyze all possible outcomes and then make a well-educated decision. Thinking allows us to strive for a higher level of living, make well-informed decisions, and paves the way for creative solutions. Good evening, Ladies and gentleman, I am here today to talk to you about becoming a thinker. Thinking allows us to make smart decisions and if employed properly would prevent people from acting impulsively, selfishly, and thoughtlessly. It alone could save mankind from itself. Be a thinker! Become the change in this world. Do not act impulsively but be a role model thinker to this generation and the future generations. A wise philosopher had once said “Past thinking and methods did not prevent world wars. Future thinking must prevent wars”. Being a thinker is not confined to time. It allows one to look towards the future and come up with well-informed decisions. It incorporates not only ones own feelings on any particular matter, but considers the world from a different perspective allowing one to come up with sustainable solutions. One example of a brilliant thinker is Stephen Hawking. He is renowned for his ability and commitment in exploring the existence of this universe. He had once stated, “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” He applies both his knowledge in math’s, physics, and science in unison with his ability to think to gain insight of the universe and human nature. Through his ability to think he creates models of living that can inspire the average human being to live a better life. One of his aims in physics was to find a unifying theory: one that would explain all matter in the universe. Through his research and ability to think he was able to contribute to the unifying theory of all matter. Steve Hawking is an excellent example of a man who despite physical challenges, developed his mind, and used his ability of critical thinking with his knowledge to advance humankind. Zippers, Velcro, Zip-lock bags, flash drives, paper clips, a screwdriver, a can opener. What are these? Can we live without them? Of course not, but who or what do we thank? We thank human ingenuity, which in return owes everything to our power to think. Thinking guides the inventor to see a need Street Address: Rua do Rio Raraga, 266, Bairro da Costa do Sol, Maputo Telephone: +258 2149 1994 /+258 2149 3306 / +258 2149 3359,

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Secondary School stop questioning for it has its purpose in the worlds development. If we stopped being thinkers, we would cease to strive for a higher quality of living. We would be gullible and subject to manipulation. Thinking allows the human race to develop and come up with more innovative and creative solutions. Albert Einstein, regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of all time, once said that “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” The world can only continue to progress and move forward through speculation and the inquisitive nature of humans. I must point out ladies and gentlemen, that development and inventions do not come out of that which is already known, but is a product of our inquisitive nature and ability to use creative critical thinking. Einstein also stated, “I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not the accumulation of facts”. Therefore, do not stay behind in history and be bound by information and facts, which are already known, but become a thinker and lead this world towards a better, brighter future.

International Week Guest Speakers

Dr John Ledger is a well-respected South African environmentalist and author with a wealth of experience in many fields. He is a former Director of the Endangered Wildlife Trust and is presently a content editor of several wildlife magazines. Among his numerous areas of special expertise are birds and insects of Southern Africa. He is coauthor of the authoritative book Vultures of Africa. We were privileged to have John come and speak to us during International Week.

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The Foundation for the Protection of Marine Megfauna (FPMM) was created in 2009 to research, protect and conserve the large populations of marine megfauna found along the Mozambican coastline. “Megafauna” are large marine species such as sharks, rays, marina mammal and turtles. During International Week guests speakers, Libby and Hannah, came to talk to us about their work in Tofu, where the foundation is situated.

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Secondary School

Susan Rhodes

Timelines/Deadlines The major deadlines for IB diploma assignments are deliberately spread out over the course of Grades 11 and 12 to avoid student overload. Missing major deadlines could mean a student is not eligible for being registered for the IB diploma.

Grade 12 Your Extended Essay evening is October 31st in the AISM auditorium from 6-8 pm. Students will briefly comment upon their Extended Essay and then they will formally hand the essay over to Dr Heatherington and receive a certificate of completion in recognition of all their hard work. Group 4 project presentations were very successful “recreational science on the WWW trip” . Zipline physics; geology/weathering and soils in the Swartkop Mountains; river flow and water quality in the places visited; comparing vegetation in managed and non-managed areas; measuring the size of the Earth using a mountain; clouds, stars and light; photosynthesis of plants in different places.

Chelsea Dullea

Save the dates! Secondary School Round Table Discussions The November Secondary School Round Table Discussions will be a follow-up to the October Advisory session. The Mission of the AISM Advisory Program is to supplement academic rigor with a balanced and deliberate system of experiences that will assist our students in meeting the AISM goal of becoming purposeful contributors to the global community. On October 11th, both Middle School and High School were treated to guest speakers. Grades 6-8 listened to the stories of two young people who had struggled with drinking and substance abuse, while Grades 9-12 had a discussion about personal safety and the law in Mozambique with a local lawyer and a security expert. We wish to share some of the information that the students received with you as parents. Grade 6-8:

Substance Abuse Prevention and Information Monday, November 12th @ 18:00 - 19:30 in the Mabukwini Library 3rd Floor

Grades 9-12:

“You and the Law” in Mozambique” Wednesday, November 14th @ 18:00 - 19:30 in the Mabukwini Library 3rd Floor

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A WEEK WITHOUT WALLS GRADE 6

Forever Resorts We spent our Week Without Walls in beautiful Badplaas. We were surrounded by beautiful, majestic mountains … it felt like heaven! One of the things we loved most was being away from our parents … don’t tell them. Andries and Johan, our facilitators, were great. We learnt a lot from them about ourselves and our classmates by playing clever games. The one thing that we all enjoyed was the drive through the park of Cats of the World. WOW! We also had great times in the naturally hot pools. Those pools are hot! The one thing we won’t do again is … try to buy Redbulls when Ms da Silva is around. 

GRADE 7 Tshukudu

GRADE 8

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A WEEK WITHOUT WALLS

GRADE 9 Kaapsehoop Grade 9 went to Kaapsehoop just outside Nelspruit and enjoyed lots of activities. Everyone had the opportunity to go horseback riding through the forest, as well as hiking and caving, and we learned a variety of skills such as archery, cooking and survival. We took part in a water balloon `battle’ and had fun with the legendary `wide game’. We played drums, learnt the history of the area and then were scared by lots of ghost stories and `pranks’. It was a busy week, which was also lots of fun!

GRADE 10

Drakensburg The Drakensberg (Afrikaans for “Dragon Mountains”) includes the highest mountain in Southern Africa, rising to 3,482 metres (11,424 ft) in height, and we did go all the way up to the “Camel’s Saddle”! It is rich in plant life and there are many endemic species. We were fortunate to see an Eland and other antelopes. We also saw San bushmen cave paintings. And like them we slept in caves for two nights, with a waterfall to lull us to sleep at the entrance. The views were breathtaking. We carried our food, camping stoves and sleeping bags for our three-day adventure. The hike included fording rivers, drinking from waterfalls and managing steep inclines. The nights were very cold - below freezing - and the days, sunny and hot. The exhilarating scenery kept us going until, fully exhausted but with a tremendous sense of accomplishment, we reached our destination. Three days hiking with our backpacks was a huge challenge both for teachers and students. It was tough, but we made it! The other challenge was an 11 hour bus ride both ways, with Ms. Keenoy nagging about seat-belts. Overall everybody agreed it was a great team-building experience. Some discovered the pleasure of not having to cook your own meal or finally being able to use a proper toilet!

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A WEEK WITHOUT WALLS

GRADE 12

Johannesburg JOMUN

TOM CRAIG

Model United Nations Goes to Johannesburg Sixteen AISM High School students spent much of May, August and September researching and discussing some of the many issues that afflict our planet. From September 27 - October 1 they had a chance to try and solve these problems. At the annual Johannesburg Model United Nations (JOMUN) Conference (that attracts students attending international schools all over southern Africa) AISM students had an opportunity to act on these problems. Role-playing delegates to the United Nations, students merge, debate and vote on resolutions; those that are passed are sent on to the United Nations. In addition to studying current events, students in the AISM MUN Club learn how to debate, negotiate, compromise, work in groups, and speak before an audience. This year we represented countries as different as Cuba, the USA, South Africa and Norway in the Human Rights, General Assembly, Security Council forums. Issues discussed included the reconstruction of Libya, Piracy off the Horn of Africa, human trafficking and African debt collection. AISM delegates were active in their committees and were main submitters of several of the resolutions, co-submitters of others and active participants in debate. We are looking forward to GHAMUN held in Accra in February!

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Chess Club Parent Volunteers We have an enthusiastic group of youngsters learning to play, or extending their knowledge of, chess. Twenty students from Grades 1 to 9 attend Chess Club on Wednesdays from 2.403.40pm. We are looking for some interested parent volunteers who would be willing to come along, either on a regular basis, or to sign up for a Wednesday slot between now and the end of November. You do not need to know how to play chess! If you can help us out, please email me at Fiona.thangata@aism-moz.com so we can arrange when would be a convenient date for you. Thank you in advance for your support. Fiona Thangata and Mark Carter, Chess Club organisers.

STUDENT COMMITTEES

L OO CH S H HT HI G N IG E I V MO

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Middle school Biology students got up close and personal with the heart and lungs of a cow in a gruesome demonstration by Miss Sonja earlier this month.

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SPORTS & ACTIVITIES Lee Clagnaz AISM COMPETES IN SWAZILAND The Buffalo Swim team and boys and girls Varsity Soccer teams travelled to Swaziland the weekend of 5-7 October to compete at Waterford. The Swim team brought home 14 gold, 13, silver, and 7 bronze medals. Cara, India, Megan, Daniel, Pablo, and Leo swam all four strokes and relays during their international debut. Alexia’s performance was outstanding. The captains, Laetitia Boon and Craig Cullen, also had standout performances and led their teams with class. The boys’ Soccer team had a much-improved performance over last year’s competition. This year the boys won 3, tied 1, and lost 1. They were tied with the top two teams on points, but lost the tiebreaker and ended up in third place. Sjoerd was amazing in goal. Freddie was a machine driving the midfield, and our defence was outstanding. The girls’ Soccer team came out on top for the second year in row! Coach Sam’s team won their fourth consecutive competition with a late match-winning goal from Mayara to clinch it 1-0. AISM put in wonderful performances over the weekend and made us all proud.

VOLLEYBALL ACTION The boys and girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Volleyball teams have been in action. The Varsity boys have now run their record to 3-1 with wins over Kitabu and Polana Canico on September 29th, and a loss to Escola Industrial on October 5th in a tight match. The JV boys also won their first match on September 29th. The Varsity Girls Volleyball team has run their record to 3-0 with recent wins over Kitabu and Polana Canico on September 29th. The JV Girls Volleyball has had their record drop to 0-2 after close losses to Polana and Polana Canico on the same weekend.

AISM Volleyball Teams Take on AISJ in Johannesburg The AISM Buffalos went to Johannesburg to participate in a 50-team volleyball tournament the weekend of 12-14 October. The results were excellent for the school overall. For the Junior Varsity Girls team, this was their very first tournament! After a win in the Friday afternoon friendly against AISJ, the girls went on to reach the quarter final stage in Saturday's tournament. They were knocked out by Fourways, but it was a very good effort first time out for the JV girls. The Junior Varsity Boys team also was outstanding, reaching the semi-finals which they lost by one set to eventual tournament winners, Waterford. In the group stage the boys won 2 and lost 1. In the quarterfinal the boys beat AISJ. Third place was brilliant result for this new team, and they even took home the Sportsmanship Award! Street Address: Rua do Rio Raraga, 266, Bairro da Costa do Sol, Maputo Telephone: +258 2149 1994 /+258 2149 3306 / +258 2149 3359,

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Lee Clagnaz SPORTS & ACTIVITIES The Varsity Girls were knocked out in the quarter final round and made it into 6th place overall. The Varsity Boys made a major impression at the tournament. On Friday they crushed AISJ in a friendly, 3 sets to 0. On Saturday they fought through some very tight matches to reach the final against arch rival, Waterford. It was a very closely contested final but this time the boys had to concede victory to Waterford and took second place overall. It was a very good result and we're extremely proud of their performances.

UPCOMING EVENTS Mark your calendars for the weekend of 2-4 November when we host our annual soccer and volleyball tournament. The Buffalos need your support. Come out and cheer on our athletes!

GO BUFFALOS!

Sue Lindsay-Rea

HEALTHWISE WORLD RABIES DAY The 6th World Rabies Day was marked on September 28th . This day is dedicated to educating communities around the world on the prevention and control of rabies. Rabies continues to circulate in Southern Africa with increasing reports of dog bites from potentially rabid dogs in South Africa and on the Malawi/ Mozambique border. Although rabies is rare, once the disease manifests it is invariably fatal. Post-exposure prophylaxis is vital and potentially life-saving. RABIES PREVENTION 1.

Domestic pets MUST be vaccinated at 3 months, 9 months, and in high-risk areas such as Mozambique, annually thereafter.

2.

Avoid stray animals, animals that are behaving strangely or that appear sick. Wild animals may appear unusually tame.

3.

If exposure occurs, under no circumstances should treatment be delayed pending laboratory results.

The risk of exposure to rabies can be categorized as either 1 (low), 2 (medium) or 3 (high). See table for appropriate action in case of exposure. Excerpts from a report compiled by Prof Eftyhia Vardas - Sept 2012 - and circulated by Lancet Laboratories.

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Andre Keenoy

MABUKWINI WELCOME! … to our new secondary school Library Assistant, Vernijo Jemusse. Vernijo’s 10 years ’ pervious experience include working in schools and in programs developing literacy in Mozambique. He is married with one child and always has a big smile!

BOOK OF THE MONTH

Sea of Poppies

by Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies is set in India in 1838 just before the first Opium War. A disparate group of people leaving behind their pasts find their way to the Ibis, an ex -slave-trading ship bound for Madagascar with its cargo of coolie indentured servants and criminals. [ReviewsofBooks.com] This book is a fantastic evocation of the rich multiracial and multilingual mix of early nineteenth century India along the Ganges river and Calcutta. First of a trilogy, it ends abruptly on a real cliffhanger at sea in the Indian Ocean. [Google.books] AMITAV GHOSH is the internationally bestselling author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel The Glass Palace, and the recipient of numerous prizes and awards. He divides his time among Kolkata and Goa, India, and Brooklyn, New York. [randomhouse.com]

NEW BOOK & DVD Display Come and visit our secondary library exhibition of new books and DVDs. Also, Dr. Marrone likes to keep the librarian busy and donates an average of 3 or 4 books and DVDs daily. Thanks to him, all you need to know about Mozambique is there.

TWO THUMBS UP! Tim Ratigan, Grade 11, is a National Medal Winner [Senior Division] in this year’s South African Mathematics Olympiad. Tim also won the award for Best Learner from Outside South Africa.

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NEWS

PTA FAMILY FESTIVAL goes British! Friday November 9 from 16h00 to 20h00. The theme for the evening event will be British. Entertainment will include live music, a DJ, dancing, musicians and much more! There will be some Halloween activities including a Haunted House and a costume parade, so you are all encouraged to dress up. As usual we rely on our AISM parents to volunteer some time so that everything can run smoothly. Room parents will be contacting you with further information. Entrance fee: Mt50 per person Food & drink tickets will go on sale in the week before the event.

THLANGANISA This unique Arts festival returns to AISM from the

15th - 17th February This festival aims to make connections with young people in Mozambique and surrounding countries through the Arts. The idea is that all students benefit from multi-cultural learning experiences. The way it works is that participating AISM students each sponsor a visiting student who would otherwise not be able to enjoy this type of experience. The program consists of 10 different workshops, each running for a total of 9 hours over the course of the weekend, with a culminating performance on the Sunday.

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking, organized individuals to help plan and run this festival.

We are looking for volunteers for in the following areas: LOGISTICS; TRANSPORTATION; MARKETING/SPONSORSHIP; FOOD & BEVERAGES; COMMUNICATION; SOCIAL/WORKSHOPS If you are interested, please contact Student Team Leader, Beatriz Martins Mobile: 842052694 / Email: beatriz1997@hotmail.co.uk

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Calendar Wed

24 Oct Secondary School Parent/Teacher Conferences (07:30 - 15:30)

Thu

25 Oct Speech Evening (18:00 AISM Foyer)

Fri

26 Oct Half day - Staff Development

Fri

26 Oct Presentation To Architectural Candidates (08:00 - 12:00 Auditorium)

Fri

26 Oct SUNY Master’s Program (13:00 - 18:30 Auditorium)

Sat

27 Oct Health Awareness Day For Maintenance Staff (08:00 - 15:00 AISM)

Sat

27 Oct SUNY Master’s Program (27 & 28 Oct 08:30 - 16:30 Third Floor Library)

Mon

29 Oct SUNY Master’s Program (29 Oct - 2 Nov 14:45 - 18:30 Third Floor Library)

Tues

30 Oct Board Meeting, 18:00, AISM Auditorium

Wed

31 Oct

PSAT

Wed

31 Oct

Primary School Library Night (17:30 - 18:30 Primary School Library)

Wed

31 Oct

Extended Essay Evening (18:00 - 20:00 Auditorium)

NOVEMBER Fri

2 Nov

Shakespeare Masked Ball

Fri

2 Nov

End of Trimester 1 (Grades 6-10)

Fri

2 Nov

Soccer/Volleyball Tournament (2 - 4 Nov AISM)

Fri

2 Nov

Community Time (07:30 - 08:00 Auditorium)

Fri

2 Nov

Primary School Coffee Morning (Problem Solving In Mathematics) (08:00 Staff Lounge)

Mon

5 Nov

Primary School Progress Reports (5 - 9 Nov)

Tue

6 Nov

US Embassy Election Event (17:00 Auditorium)

Tue

6 Nov

Primary School Parent Information Session (Problem Solving In Mathematics) (18:00 Primary Library)

Wed

7 Nov

PTA Meeting (07:30 Staff Lounge)

Wed

7 Nov

Secondary School Musical Evening (18:00 - 19:30)

Thu

8 Nov

Secondary School Service Learning Day 3

Thu

8 Nov

Habitat For Humanity (8 - 11 Nov Xai Xai)

Fri

9 Nov

Half day - Staff Development

Fri

9 Nov

Family Festival (16:00 AISM)

Mon

12 Nov Grades 6-8 Round Table Discussions (18:00 - 19:30 3rd Floor Library)

Wed

14 Nov Grades 9-12 Round Table Discussions (18:00 - 19:30 3rd Floor Library)

Thu

15 Nov Primary School Production (15 & 16 Nov Auditorium)

Fri

16 Nov Community Time (07:30 - 08:00 Auditorium)

Fri

16 Nov Primary School Coffee Morning (Teaching The Skills Of PYP) (08:00 Staff Lounge)

Tue

20 Nov Primary School Parent Information Session (Teaching The Skills of PYP) (18:00 Primary School Library)

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