Diploma Visual Arts Exhibition | March 12th at 18:30

Dear LIS community,
We would like to invite you to the opening reception of the DP Visual Arts Exhibition on Monday 12th March, 18:30, upstairs in building 7.
This will be a time to celebrate our achievements in the Exhibition Component of the course.
We hope to see you there.
Nicole, Sergio, Marcelo, Mariasole, Roy, Miane and Rui  (Year 13 DP VA students)

Year 8 Arts Sharing Evening | Tuesday February 27

The year 8 students would like to share their learning in MYP visual arts and music with the LIS community.  They are looking forward to teaching you skills in Pop Art sculptures, printmaking, ukulele playing and iPad music.
Hope to see you there.
Year 8 arts sharing evening
Tuesday 27th February
Building 6 
The Secondary Arts Team

Awards Assemblies | Congratulations

Congratulations to our recipients of the Principal’s and Director’s Honor Roll Awards.   At LIS, we recognize that excellence comes in many forms and wish to celebrate the commitment and effort of our learners for their academic achievement this semester.

  • The Principal’s Honor Roll Award. Awarded to students who achieve grades of 5, 6, or 7 in all their subjects for the semester.
  • The Director’s Honor Roll Award. Awarded to students who achieve grades of 6 and/or 7 in all subjects for the semester (with one grade of 5 allowed).

Year 9 RecipientsYear 8 Recipients
Year 7 Recipients
Year 11 Recipients

Year 10 Recipients

Diploma Recipients

Happy Holidays

Dear Secondary Parents,

A huge thank you to all the support you have provided LIS this term.  We have witnessed your children learn, grow, lead, take risks and be kind.  We look forward to coming back in January and wish our departing students all the best in their new schools.

Have a safe and happy holiday.  See you on the 8th of January.

Ms Nicole, Mr Jonah, Ms Bradford and Mr Chilton


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.

LIS Celebrated Community Day

What a tremendous way to end our first week of school!  The entire secondary school joined in the community building day on Friday.

We collaborated with students from other year levels in our houses and designed banners, wrote chants, created 3D structures and choreographed dances to celebrate being together as a community.


Welcome new LIS students

As our Director Mr. Hughes, often says, schools are strange places without students, so we were very happy to finally have our new students come visit our campus on Friday for their orientation and a chance to meet with some of our returning students.

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning students and families this Monday 14 August for the first day of what looks to be a great school year ahead!

LIS students win AISA Art Challenge

Congratulations to our LIS students, Naomi in year 11 and Valdenia who has just graduted – LIS submitted their art work to the AISA Art Challenge and won.  AISA will utilize the winning art pieces in their digital communications, such as our website, Facebook page and other printed material such as our annual Prospectus. 

Full details of the 2016/17 Art Challenge can be found here: http://www.aisa.or.ke/student-awards/aisa-art-challenge 

Artist: Naomi Grade: Year 11 Age 15  Title: Cultural Composition Media: Gouache paint

 My intention with this artwork is to communicate my identity to the audience. Through this artwork I would like to show some of the things that I like doing such as playing the ukulele, painting and sport but I would also like to give some hints about my cultural background as I am from Madagascar but living in Angola. I was inspired by the style of the artist Michael Craig Martin.

Artist: Valdénia Grade: Year 13 Age 18 Title: Flourish Medium: Ink on paper, gouache, acrylic and sharpie marker

 Flourish is based on my identity. The symbols are related to my values and beliefs. The images on the Angolan flag to represent freedom and the line drawing of Table Mountain to represent being born in South Africa. They are like tattoos on my skin. The patterns are from traditional Angolan pano cloth. The hair resembles my dreams, it flows and expands as it gets longer. I was inspired by artist Gabriel Moreno who focusses on the female body and uses lines to draw hair, fabric and patterns.



LIS Writes 2017

Now in its third year, “LIS Writes” is the Language & Literature department’s writing competition for the secondary section of the school. This year’s theme was “Home” and students were invited to submit entries of up to 1000 words that explored the concept of home in some way.

We received entries from students in all year levels, in English and in Portuguese. Some students used their personal experiences as a starting point for their writing, while others chose to highlight social issues such as homelessness or migration, and still others opted for a completely fictional response.

The judges – Ms Bronny Robertson, Ms Joana Valeiro, Mr Enderson Bispo, Ms Angela Boreham – eventually selected one English and one Portuguese story that they felt provided the most engaging responses to the prompt. Congratulations to Tori H. (Year 9) for her semi-autobiographical story “The Wanderer” and to Chelsea Z. (Year 10) for her piece entitled “Um Lar Harmonioso”. Both of these young authors received an Amazon gift voucher and a certificate to recognize their achievement. You can read their entries below.

Tori H. – “The Wanderer”

Chelsea Z. – “Um Lar Harmonioso”