Sports and Activities August 31 2012

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Sports and Activities-August 31 2012-Newsletter No. 1

Welcome to ISD the Home of the Jaguars! Hi my name is Mr. Murray Te Huki, the Athletic and Activities Director at ISD. I teach 2 sections of Grade 11/12 PE. My family accompanies me at ISD, my wife Jennifer (Grade 1 Teacher) and my sons Taine (Gr. 5) and Kairangi (Gr. 2). This is our 3rd year at ISD and we find Senegal and ISD great places.

I am looking forward to further developing, the sports and activities programs on offer at ISD. Please feel free to contact me at school if you have any questions or ideas to make our programs even stronger.


1.     ASA- After School Activities Trimester 1: Starting Date-Monday October 1 and ends Friday November 23
Teachers will offer different activities and we have outside coaches and instructors who offer activities-e.g. –karate, swimming, tennis, fencing, circus arts, dance and we are in the process of contacting other instructors. HELP NEEDED! If there are parents or you know of someone who could offer an activity, please contact me ( Some ideas-crafts, art, boys or girls’ scouts, music, dance and many more. Please let me know by September 7.
Information and sign up forms for students will be sent home the week of September 10.


2.     ISD Jaguar Sports Teams:
We look forward to having many of our Grades 4/5, MS and HS students turning out for our sports teams this year. Coaches will have information for the students at their first practice. We will begin practices for the fall teams beginning Tuesday September 4.         
 HS Volleyball boys@ 5pm and girls @3:40pm
MS Soccer boys and girls-3:40pm-5pm-Suffolk Field
Swim team boys and girls –Grade 4-12-3:30pm-5pm
The swim team is open to Grade 4 to 12 students (need to be competent swimmers).
HS Boys- Volleyball-Coach- Mr. Darren Donauer, Mr. Scott Lever
HS Girls-Volleyball-Coach-Mr. Murray Te Huki, Mrs. Chris Zahrobsky
MS Boys soccer- Ms. Jodie Roderick,                                                                 
 MS Girls Soccer: Mr. Phillipe Lambert
Grade 4 to 12 Swimming boys and girls-Mr. Noah Balazs, Mr. Te Huki


WAISAL Tournaments (West African Schools Activities League)
We will be hosting the WAISAL Swim Meet at ISD-November 1-4. ( we will need ISD families to provide homestays for students from the visiting schools)
HS Volleyball girls and boys teams will travel to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso for their WAISAL tournament-Thursday November 15-18.
 MS Soccer team travels to Abuja, Nigeria- for their WAISAL tournament November 29-December 2 (venue to be confirmed)


 3.  Swimming Classes:

The Kg to Grade 12 students will be involved in our swimming program beginning August 27 and ending November. The classes will be taught by swimming instructors and staff from the PE department. Elementary teachers will send home information regarding swimming and the schedule.

All students are expected to take part, as this is part of the PE curriculum. If you have any questions please send us an email.


The students will need:

  1. A swimming cap-optional but is recommended if your child has long hair
  2. Flip flops to wear from changing room to pool.
  3. Swimming goggles. ( We have goggles for sale @ 5000CFA from the PE office and spirit shop)
  4. Swimming suit (one piece for girls) and towel.
See attachments: Cover letter and schedule


4.     Middle School PE Uniforms
Thanks to Ms. Jodie Roderick and Mrs. Grainne MacRae for organizing PE uniforms for the Middle School students. Please have students put their names on uniforms.


5.     Sports and Activities Dates  2012/13

ASA- Afterschool Activities

Trimester 1-October 1-November 23

Trimester 2-January 14-March 8

Trimester 3-March 25-May 24


WAISAL West African International Schools Activities League

Grade 4-12-Swimming-Dakar-Senegal-Nov 1-4

MS Soccer-Abuja-Nigeria-Nov 29-Dec 2

HS Volleyball-Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso-Nov 15-18

HS Basketball-Lagos-Nigeria-Feb 21-24

MS Math counts-Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso-Mar 14-17

HS Soccer-Accra-Ghana-Apr 11-14


SIPS-Sports Invitational for Private Schools

Wednesday February 27-Grade 3-12-Cross country-am

Thursday February 28 –MS Volleyball-All Day

Friday March 1-Grade 3-12- Track and Field-All Day

Saturday March 2-HS Soccer-All Day


Murray Te

Athletic and Activities Coordinator


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Aug 31, 2012, 7:58 AM
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Aug 31, 2012, 7:58 AM