October 25, 2013

posted Oct 25, 2013, 7:14 AM by Suzanne WARDINI

Dear Parents and the ISD Community,

ISD Participation at the AISA Conference in Dakar 

The International School of Dakar is a full and active member of the Association of International Schools in Africa, which held its annual conference in Accra, Ghana this past week.  Several members of the administration and staff took part in the activities of the administrator’s conference, including IB trainings, and meetings of the directors and athletic directors of WAISAL, which ISD is leading these next two years.  The teachers’ conference included several presentations and group leadership roles on the part of ISD faculty.  As usual, a number of internationally renowned specialists presented important innovations and aspects of current best practices in education. 

This is a great opportunity for our faculty to take part in excellent instructional workshops and to meet some of these world leaders in education.  An added benefit is the chance to form networks of Communities of Practice, where groups follow up online with members of their communities, following the workshops, for continual projects and idea sharing across the school year.  The following members of the ISD faculty took part in this event: Brad Bell – MS/HS principal, Murray Te Huki – athletic director and leading AD of WAISAL, Shelly Stein – Grade 2, Marjorie Miller – PreK/Resource, Tamara Studniski – HS English, and Christy Kinkabwala – KG. 

Anticipating Water Cuts Next Week 

Water cuts to allow for the installation of new plumbing to the city water mains is scheduled to begin next Tuesday and continue through Friday.  As there is a holiday on Friday, it appears we will be short of water for just three days.  Our new conservation and plumbing measures give us confidence that we can weather this water shortage, so we plan to remain open for full days next week.  

While the school does supply drinking water, we urge parents to send children to school with water bottles next week to be sure they can keep well hydrated during these last hot days of October.  Please send drinking water and bottles with your children next week.