Family Reading Night

A celebration of reading

Family Reading Night was held on Wednesday 4 October. Parents and children listened to a range of stories read to them by our wonderful teachers. It was lovely to see the children’s reactions to the stories. The children then had an opportunity to borrow books from the Primary Library.

Not only did we have a great time during Family Reading Night, but, thanks to our generous families, we collected quite a few donations of color pencils/markers and writing paper for the children from Casa das Criancas.

Please save the date for our next Family Reading Night. It will be held on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. More information and a sign up for this event will be shared in March 2018.

Ms Bronny and Ms Anton

Celebrar a leitura

Na Quarta-feira, 4 de Outubro, a biblioteca da LIS foi palco para uma Sessão de Leituras em Família. Pais e filhos, em conjunto, ouviram uma série de histórias contadas pelos nossos excelentes professores. Foi maravilhoso ver as reacções das crianças às histórias. No final, todos tinham oportunidade de escolher livros da biblioteca da Primária para levar para casa.

Não só nos divertimos imenso nesta Sessão, mas também, graças à generosidade das famílias participantes, conseguimos recolher bastante material escolar – lápis de cor e marcadores, assim como papel de desenho e escrita para os meninos e meninas residentes na Casa das Crianças.

Por favor marquem na agenda a data da nossa próxima Sessão de Leituras em Família; será na Quarta-feira, dia 18 de Abril de 2018. Mais informações sobre este evento e respectivas inscrições serão comunicadas em Março de 2018.

Cumprimentos,

Ms Bronny e Ms Anton

Are you interested in  “Exploring What Matters”? 

Starting on September 26th there will be an opportunity to join with fellow LIS parent community members to participate in this interesting and innovative 8 week course, developed by Action for Happiness, and delivered by secondary counsellor Nicola Warwick.

 The course aims to develop participants’ understanding of what makes us happier as individuals, how we can improve our relationships, and what we can do to make our communities more caring places. It is evidence-based; and scientific research into wellbeing forms the foundation of the course. Information is shared through TED-style videos and from experts in relevant fields, along with suggestions for further personal learning. The course places an emphasis on group conversation and individual reflection, and each week there is an opportunity to set a personal goal related to the week’s content. 

 When: 13:00 – 15:00 Every Tuesday from 26th of September until 21st of November (no session during the October break)

Where: ELC meeting room

Cost: $120 (a charitable donation made directly to Action for Happiness)

“Exploring What Matters” is offered by Action for Happiness; a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. You can find out more about the course (including content and structure) and the 10 keys to happier living, from their website.

 To register go online to:  https://afh-luanda-26-sep.eventbrite.co.uk/

 There will be a maximum number of 28 participants for this group. 

 Please feel free to contact Nicola Warwick nwarwick@lisluanda.com for further information. 

PEACE DAY

On Friday, 22 September we will be celebrating Peace Day here at LIS. The morning will begin with an assembly and continue with a variety of Peace Day centered workshops throughout the day. The day will end with a Peace parade. Here’s where we need your help! The parade will begin around 2 pm. The children will “walk for peace” around the campus on a predetermined route and then finish back in the school cafeteria area for a final assembly at approximately 2:20pm. We would like to see the parents there cheering the children on as they come inside. We will then listen as our guest speaker, U.N. Resident Coordinator Paolo Balladelli, has some final words for us, share a song or two, and reflect on our day of peace.

Students are encouraged to wear something they feel represents peace and who they are.

Hope to see you all there.

Queridos pais,

Na sexta-feira, 22 de setembro, estaremos celebrando o Dia da Paz aqui no LIS. A manhã começará com uma reunião e continuará com uma variedade de workshops centrados no Dia da Paz ao longo do dia. O dia terminará com um desfile da paz. Aqui é onde precisamos de sua ajuda! O desfile começa por volta das 2 da noite. As crianças vão “caminhar pela paz” ao redor do campus em uma rota predeterminada e depois terminar na área da cafeteria da escola para uma montagem final em aproximadamente 2:20 da tarde. Gostaríamos de ver os pais ali torcendo as crianças enquanto elas entram. Em seguida, iremos ouvir como nosso orador convidado, Coordenador residente da U.N. Paolo Balladelli, com algumas palavras finais para nós, compartilhar uma ou duas canções e refletir sobre o nosso dia de paz.

Os alunos são encorajados a usar algo que eles sentem representa paz e quem são.

Espero ver todos vocês lá.

 

 

Annual Jogathon

The Jogathon is a charity event tradition at LIS. For the first time, a small group of Secondary students have organized the event entirely. Our goal is to make a difference for the Orphanage Casa das Crianças. All proceeds directly fund the facilities at the orphanage and improve the welfare of the children there.

The Jogathon has been a very successful community event in the past. We hope to see lots of families supporting this cause. Join us this Saturday September 9, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM by the basketball court. The Jogathon Team will welcome you and direct you.

   Sponsorship sheets 2017.docx[1].pdf

From the Jogathon Team:

Gaby Jeronimo, Nicole Mashangu, Connor Cooper, Panashe Mashangu, Luca Farmer

Beginning the year

Our new school year is now well started with students being very involved with establishing learning agreements, asking questions using the inquiry model, considering concepts and making connections with the learner profile.