Happy holidays

We would like to wish everyone a safe holiday with lots of laughter and relaxing. As you can see from the below picture it is important to have fun at times. To all our leaving families we wish you all the best and hope your next adventure goes well. The primary leadership team would like to say thank you to everyone for the support we have seen over the past semester and we look forward to working with you all in January 2018

From Chris, Rose, Alison and Aisia

Student work being shared internationally

Recently a member of staff was at an Inquiry Learning workshop in Dubai and the presenter shared a video clip of three students who had created a clip all about the Inquiry Cycle. These students were from LIS and was work undertaken last year when they were in Year 6. The presenter (Kath Murdoch) is a well known educator and considered a leading expert in her field so it was wonderful that work done at our school was at a standard that she would use it in her presentation. We think this is something to celebrate. Here is the video clip:

FOLSCO- Friends of Luanda’s Street Children Donations

Dear Parents,

While we are fortunate enough to end the year with our loved ones, indulging in nice food, and exchanging gifts, there are children who never get a chance to experience any of this. Children who are parentless, homeless, and vulnerable living on the streets of Luanda.

FOLSCO- Friends of Luanda’s Street Children, is a charity community with the aim to help vulnerable homeless children and orphans in Luanda. Their mission is to raise awareness about street children, connect shelters to companies for funds and financially support the existing shelters through collection of donations and fundraising events. If you would like to find more information about FOLSCO here is the website, http://folsco.org/ .

Last year, LIS students from Yr1 and Yr2 helped FOLSCO to prepare 200 parcels to give out to the homeless street children during their End of the Year Party. We would like to repeat this charitable event this year but expand the fundraiser to include year 3-6 as well. Hopefully we will be able to reach out further and include Shelters and Orphanages who have opened their doors to these children.

We are kindly asking parents and families to donate toothpastes, toothbrushes, soap bars, crayons (pack of 10), and drawing pads and bring them to school from Nov 27- Dec 8. If you are able to also bring plastic or paper ‘gift bags’ that would be very appreciated. Your child’s homeroom teacher will collect the items in the classroom.

The students will be helping to make parcels with the above donated items during the week Dec 11-15. They will use their own initiatives to decorate the parcels and perhaps make cards as well.

We appreciate your contributions and so will these well deserving children.

Kind Regards,
Primary Team

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Caros Pais,

Embora tenhamos a sorte de terminar o ano com os nossos entes queridos, com comida agradável e trocando presentes, há crianças que nunca têm a chance de experimentar nada disso. Crianças que vivem sem pais, desabrigadas e vulneráveis nas ruas de Luanda.

FOLSCO – Friends of Luanda’s Street Children, é uma comunidade de caridade com o objetivo de ajudar crianças e órfãos vulneráveis em Luanda. A sua missão é sensibilizar sobre as crianças da rua, conectar abrigos às empresas para obter fundos e apoiar financeiramente os abrigos existentes através da coleta de doações e eventos de angariação de fundos. Se você gostaria de encontrar mais informações sobre o FOLSCO aqui está o site, http://folsco.org/.

No ano passado, os alunos do LIS de Yr1 e Yr2 ajudaram a FOLSCO a preparar 200 parcelas para distribuir as crianças da rua sem residência durante a festa de fim de ano. Gostaríamos de repetir este evento benéfico neste ano, mas expandir a arrecadação de fundos para incluir o ano 3-6 também. Esperemos que possamos chegar mais longe e incluir abrigos e orfanatos que abriram suas portas a essas crianças.

Pedimos aos pais e famílias que dêem pasta de dentes, escovas de dentes, barras de sabão, lápis de cera (pacote de 10) e cadernos e os levem à escola a partir de 27 de novembro a 8 de dezembro. Se você também pode trazer sacos para presentes, de plástico ou papel, seria muito apreciada. O professor da sala de aula da criança coletará os itens na sala de aula.

Os alunos estarão ajudando a fazer parcelas com os itens doados acima durante a semana de 11 a 15 de dezembro. Eles usarão suas próprias iniciativas para decorar as parcelas e talvez também façam cartões.

Agradecemos suas contribuições e certamente as crianças que vão beneficiar também.

Atenciosamente,
Equipe primária

 

Child Protection

Dear Parents,

Thank you to the many parents who attended our child protection meeting last week.  This was the first time LIS hosted a meeting about this issue and we appreciated your input and questions.  We have shared the presentation below and HERE is a website that we recommend for you to view which has resources for parents about digital and media literacy.  We hope that this will help you continue to keep your children safe online.

Book Fair and Author Visit — Feira do Livro e Visita dos Autores

On Friday 10 November, LIS Library hosted a Pop-up Book Fair and invited three authors and one illustrator to visit the students. These events were held to celebrate Angolan Independence Day.

Year Four, Five and Six students asked the author Fatima Fernandes and illustrator Altino Chandelle insightful questions. Ms Fatima and Mr Altino are the creators of the Regina graphic novel series, based on true stories about Regina, Ms Fatima’s daughter. LIS students also met Regina.

The Year Two and Three Primary children as well as Year Seven, Eight, Ten and Eleven Portuguese students met the authors Kizola Nzambi and Hugo Leao. This husband and wife team have written number of different fiction books, based in Angola. They too answered many thoughtful questions and shared with the LIS students their personal journey on how they became authors.

Students and teachers enjoyed meeting the wonderful visitors and also shopping at the Pop-up Book Fair.

Thank you also to all the members of the school community who visited the Book Fair.

 

 

Na sexta-feira, 10 de novembro, a LIS Library tive uma Feira do Livro Pop-up e convidou três autores e um ilustrador para visitar os estudantes. Esses eventos foram realizados para comemorar o Dia da Independência de Angola.

Estudantes do ano quatro, cinco e seis pediram ao autor, Fatima Fernandes e ilustrador Altino Chandelle, perguntas perspicazes. A Sra. Fatima e o Sr. Altino são os criadores da série de novelas gráficas da Regina, com base em histórias verdadeiras sobre Regina, a filha da Sra. Fatima. Os alunos da LIS também se encontraram com Regina.

As crianças da primária dos anos dois e três, bem como os alunos do ano sete, oito, dez e onze de português, conheceram os autores Kizola Nzambi e Hugo Leao. Esta equipe de marido e mulher escreveu um número de livros de ficção que se realizam em Angola. Eles também responderam muitas perguntas e compartilharam com os alunos do LIS sua história pessoal sobre como se tornaram autores.

Estudantes e professores aproveitaram conhecer os visitantes maravilhosos e também fazer compras na Feira do Livro.

Obrigado também a todos os membros da comunidade escolar que visitaram a Feira do Livro.

Primary Musical – “The Circus”

Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the Show!

The Primary Section is proud to present the musical “The Circus”.  All the hard work and practice is about to pay off, there is just one thing missing.  YOU!

You are welcome to join us for one of the performances in the LIS theater.

 

Friday 17th November at 6:30 pm

Or

Saturday 18th November at 1:00 pm

 

Tickets for general admission are available Monday 13th – Thursday 16th at the PYP office from Ms. Carmen.

 

Donations of toothpaste and toothbrushes are going to be collected at the door of the theatre to be distributed to welfare organisations in Luanda.

 

Trek For Meds – Thank you to the LIS community

Hello everybody!

During the summer of 2017 we climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. We reached to the top of the mountain at around 8:00 am on the 13th of June, after a very difficult but rewarding journey. It is a wonderful experience we would recommend everyone to do! Below each of us gave a little information of our trip and what we thought about it.

Trekking to Kili’s highest peak, Uhuru, demands determination, high morale and mental strength, endurance, and a tremendous longing to step foot on the roof of Africa. Boasting a variety of terrain and landscapes, the mountain is an undeniable temptation that attracts in thousands every year, myself included. Sweepingly low temperatures and thinning levels of oxygen were the biggest obstacles between us and the top of Africa. The summit night, in particular, was challenging, as it brought high levels of exhaustion, headaches and nausea that plagued us for the entire length of the hike. But our efforts were irrefutably worth it. From the tall, but hidden, glaciers, to the ice scaling the large, intricate rocks, to the deep, sandy volcanic ash pit- the roof of Africa is, in simplest terms, extraordinarily stunning. For me, reaching the top brought about a strong sense of appreciation and gratitude for the surrounding beauty, the incredible team- particularly the patient guides and the hard-working porters- that helped me there, and, most especially, for my parents and this opportunity they had gifted me.

-Nabeeha

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was a life-changing experience for me. I was faced with obstacles I never thought I would be able to overcome and I was surrounded with constant positivity. Throughout the first few days of the trip something that stood out to me was how serene it was. During the climb I had the opportunity to let my mind wander and get to know about myself more. I was able to figure out what the best strategy was for me in order to constantly motivate myself and that is something that I took from the trip and I could use in my daily life. We were also on top of the clouds which was incredibly surreal experience. The hardest obstacle to overcome was the summit night. This was because I was mentally and physically exhausted and it was extremely cold which I was not used to. I got to know and experience the Kenyan culture and learn a few words along the way. Overall it was an experience that I will cherish for many years to come and I highly recommend everyone to take that leap of faith and try something out of their comfort zone. Lastly I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of our journey and helped us along the way. Your support doesn’t go unnoticed.

-Denise

This was an experience was really amazing and hard work. I think that I had underestimated how hard it  would be to climb the mountain. The hardest part were the last couple of days, this was mainly because of high altitudes and lack of sleep. Since we started climbing at around 12:00 am everyone was very tired and mainly wanted to reach the bottom.  Even though it was very difficult, doing it with a group of people was amazing as we were able to motivate each other. The best part of the trip was when we reached the top, this was because it was very rewarding to see what we had accomplished. Something that I have learned from this trip is that it is okay to take things slow, in order to reach your goal. It doesn’t matter how long it will take, as long as you reach it and you feel proud of what you have done. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting us and donating it really means a lot to us. 

-Molly

 

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us through our project, it really means a lot! If you would like to know more about our project, visit our website at www.trekformeds.wixsite.com/trekformeds.

Author Visit and Book Fair at LIS Library on 10 November 2017

Irá realizar-se uma Feira do Livro na Biblioteca da LIS na sexta-feira, dia 10 de Novembro de 2017, das 9:00 às 16:00. Haverá uma grande variedade de livros e jogos de língua portuguesa e bilíngüe disponíveis para todos os gostos e habilidades de leitura.

Esta é uma óptima oportunidade para os alunos escolher entre livros de vários autores de crianças, jovens e adultos, nomeadamente de livros angolanos. Os preços dos livros começam a partir de 500 AKZ.

Três autores e um ilustrador de Angola também irão participarar na Feira do Livro. Estes irão trabalhar com diferentes turmas ao longo do dia e estarão disponíveis para assinar livros. Clique AQUI para obter informações sobre os livros dos autores e como encomendá-los.

A Feira do Livro é uma óptima oportunidade para os alunos aumentarem a colecção de livros, mas também é uma oportunidade para construir a colecção da LIS Library. Uma percentagem do total de todas as compras feitas durante a Feira do Livro irá reverter para a Biblioteca da LIS em novos itens para a Biblioteca.

Todos os membros da comunidade da LIS são bem-vindos a participar nesta Feira do Livro e fazer compras. Um grande agradecimento antecipado aos estudantes e aos pais pelo apoio neste maravilhoso evento.


A Book Fair will be held in the LIS Library on Friday 10 November 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  There will be a range of Portuguese language and bilingual books and games available to suit all tastes and reading abilities.  This is a great opportunity for students to choose from various books from leading children’s and young adult authors. Prices start at only AKZ 500.

Three local Angolan authors and one illustrator will also attend the Book Fair. They will be working with different classes during the day and will be available to sign books. Click HERE for information on their books and how to order them.

Not only is the Book Fair is a great opportunity for students to add to their book collection, but it’s also an opportunity to build the LIS Library collection.  A percentage of the total of all purchases made during the Book Fair will be given to the LIS Library to spend on new items for the Library.

All members of the LIS community are welcome to attend this Book Fair to make their purchases.  A big thank you in advance to students and parents for their support of this wonderful event.