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.

Primary Student Representative Council Dress-up Day

Our Primary Student Representative Council has asked if we could have some ‘Dress-up Days’ during this academic year. Our Primary Leadership Team is happy to accommodate this. As many of our students will already have some costumes organised for Halloween, we will be holding the first of these days this Wednesday, November 1. Sonin boys in costume

Students are welcome to dress-up in a fun costume that they would like to share with others.Costumes can be home made, bought, or whatever, but please remember that the theme is about having fun so the costumes should be respectful and positively focused.

We look forward to enjoying this fun day on Monday.

*** Please note that this is not a Halloween Celebration.

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O nosso Conselho de Alunos da Primária perguntou se poderão ter alguns ‘Dress-up Days’ durante este ano lectivo. A equipa de liderança da primária ficou feliz por poder concordar com esta ideia. Como muitos dos nossos alunos já terão alguns trajes já organizados para o Dia das Bruxas, estaremos realizando o primeiro desses dias nesta quarta feira dia 01 de novembro. Sonin boys in costume

Os alunos são convidados a vestirem-se em um traje divertido que eles gostariam de compartilhar com os outros. Trajes podem ser feitos em casa, comprados, ou o que quiserem, mas lembrem-se que o tema é divertido e que os trajes devem ser respeitosos e de espirito positivo.

Estamos ansiosos para desfrutar deste dia de diversão na segunda-feira.

*** Por favor notar que este não é um celebração do Dia das Bruxas.

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

Update on Family Reading Night

Update on Family Reading Night

A big thank you to all those who have signed up to attend Family Reading Night on Wednesday 4th October, 6:30pm to 7:30om. Spaces for this event were limited and the sign-up sheet is now closed.

Please note, if you signed up to attend Family Reading Night, then you should have received an email confirming your attendance. Please look for the confirmation email as you will be asked for your name at the door so we can check you into the event. We’ll also be collecting your donation of a packet of new coloured pencils, markers and/or writing paper for the children from Casa das Crianças.

If you have any questions or did not receive the confirmation email, then please email prilibrary@lisluanda.com.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone all dressed up in their PJs!

Ms Bronny and Ms Anton


Atualização sobre a Noite de Leitura Para Famílias

Gostaríamos de agradecer as famílias que inscreveram-se para a Noite de Leitura Para Famílias na quarta feira dia 04 de outubro das 18:30 até 19:30. A participação neste evento é limitada e as inscrições já estão fechadas.

Por favor notar se você se inscreveu para participar na Noite de Leitura Para Famílias deveria ter recebido um email de confirmação da sua inscrição. Por favor procurar o email de confirmação porque será pedido o seu nome na noite do evento. Na noite do evento também estaremos a recolher o seu donativo de um pacote novo de lapis de core, marcadores ou papel para as crianças da Casa das Crianças.

Se tiver qualquer dúvida ou não recebeu o email de confirmação por favor envie um email para prilibrary@lisluanda.com.

Estaremos a espera de ver todos de pijama!

Ms Bronny and Ms Anton

Year 1-3 Athletics Day Time Change

Dear Parents,

Apologies for yet another change.

Please note another change to the scheduling for the Years 1-3 Athletics Day on October 24.

To avoid the hot weather, the  Athletics Day we will now be scheduled to start at 8:15am and will be finished by 9:45am.

Thank you for adjusting your diaries/calendars accordingly.

Kind regards,

The Primary Team

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Caros pais,

Desculpas por mais uma mudança.

Por favor, note outra alteração na programação do Dia de Atletismo dos Anos 1-3 em 24 de outubro.

Para evitar o clima quente, o Dia do Atletismo agora será programado para começar às 8h15 e será concluído às 9h45.

Obrigado por ajustar seus diários / calendários de acordo.

Atenciosamente,

A Equipa Primária

Important Notice Regarding Date Changes for Events

We would like to inform you of some changes to the LIS Primary Calendar for our next round of Conferences and our Years 1-3 Athletics Day. Both of these events are scheduled for October in the first week following the mid-semester break.

Please note the NEW dates that come with these changes:

 

  • Athletics Day – Years 1-3 – Tuesday October 24 – 10:15am -12:30pm

 

  • Primary Parent Teacher (Prep 3, 4 and Year 1) and Three-way Conferences (Years 1-6) – the afternoon  of October 26 and morning of October 27.

 

Both events have now been updated on the Veracross Calendar and on the Athletics Day date has been changed on the Primary Blog.

We will be advising of further details in due course. Thank you for making the appropriate changes to your calendars and diaries.

 

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Gostaríamos de informá-lo sobre algumas mudanças no Calendário da primária da LIS para a próxima rodada de conferências e dias de atletismo para os anos 1-3. Ambos os eventos estão agendados para outubro na primeira semana após o intervalo de meio-semestre.

 

Observe as NOVAS datas que acompanham essas mudanças:

 

  • Dia do Atletismo– Anos 1-3 – Terça-feira 24 de outubro – 10:15 am -12: 30pm

 

  • Reunião de Pais com Professores da Primária(Preparação 3, 4 e Ano 1) e Conferências de três vias (Anos 1-6) – a tarde de 26 de outubro e a manhã de 27 de outubro.

 

Ambos os eventos foram atualizados no Calendário Veracross e na data do Dia do Atletismo foi alterada no Blog Primário.

Aconselhamos mais detalhes no devido tempo. Obrigado por fazer as mudanças apropriadas em seus calendários e diários.