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Thank you School Ambassadors for making ISSL your number one choice in education.  
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Principal’s Message
 
Dear Parents,
We have completed our first month of semester two and are now headed for midterm report cards.  Parents should receive weekly or bi-weekly communication from teachers regarding course plans and student progress throughout the school term. We have many exciting things happening in our classrooms and school and we are proud to share them with you through email, school newsletter,  ISSL Website and Face-Book page
Plans for the 2017-18 School year have started. The Ministry of Education has selected the 4th of September, as the first day of classes for students in St. Lucia and we are anticipating a 100% increase in student enrollment next year. There is more exciting news to come from ISSL. With continued growth into 2018 the ISSL Board of Governors has initiated plans to build a new facility. We have had exciting feedback from the community on why they feel ISSL is their first choice in St. Lucia for education.
Their priorities for choosing International School St. Lucia includes:
  • Class limit of only 15 students provides maximum learning opportunity
  • Students receive extra help at no extra cost - one hour per day of tutoring from teachers.
  • Online Grade 11/12 classes provide concentrated instruction allowing students to obtain their graduate diploma in one year rather than two.
  • In the past three years ISSL graduates have collected over $200,000US from Worldwide University Scholarships and have been accepted into more than 15 different universities.
  • The Student Work Placement Co-op and IT courses provide a community based practical experience unique to St. Lucia and Gros-Islet.
  • Tuition Assistance and a Scholarship program are available.
We need your help in sharing our plans with others in our community and surrounding areas to begin registering their children with ISSL. Please be encouraged to share this newsletter with your St. Lucia contacts. We are now accepting registrations for all grades (Kindergarten – Grade 12). 
Registering now with International School St. Lucia will benefit families and students because:
  • Registrations for classes with more than 15 students will be placed on a waiting list
  • Early Bird registration discounts available
  • Scholarship and Financial Assistance application deadlines
  • Registered students will be eligible to ‘test-drive’ ISSL for a day in May or June.
  • Access to online academic support and resources during July and August
Many thanks to everyone in assisting with the very productive and energy filled positive atmosphere at ISSL. We applaud your support, enthusiasm and dedication is assisting the students in our care.
 
Respectfully,
Dale Finch
Principal ISSL – Excellence .  Unity .  Diversity . Leadership

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY &
UPCOMING
EVENTS

 
Wednesday, March 1st
- St. Lucia Flag Day (Celebrating 50 years!)

Tuesday, March 7th
- Parent Council Meeting (6:00-7:30 pm) 

Thursday, March 9th 
- St. Mary's University visits ISSL at 1:30 pm
- Parents are welcome to come join us at 1:30 pm and also at 6:30 pm at Hotel Blu (Reduit Beach) where there will be an information session for students and parents
- See attached poster below

Friday, March 17th
- St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 17th
- French Culture Assembly 
- French Spelling Bee Competition (Cultural Center)

Monday, March 20th
- International Day of Francophonie
- Cooking Activities 

Friday, March 31st
- Professional Development Day
- Dismissal Time: 11:35 am
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What Interests You?

 
Sailing, Yoga, Book Club, Art Club, Book Club
We are excited to offer a variety of activities after school for students during the next few months but we are also interested in connecting interested students with other staff and community volunteers.  Students have been asked to confirm with us what activities they might be interested in and we will continue to request help from volunteers.  During the next few weeks it is hoped that plans for these activities can move forward. 
Thanks for considering these requests.

* Please note that all activities are scheduled for 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

 
 
Monday
Book Club - Mrs. Jones
Art Club - Ms. Williams
 
Tuesday 
Sailing - Mr. Finch

Wednesday
Yoga - Mrs. Finch

Thursday
Earth Day Preppers Club - Mrs. Michel
Co-op - Ms. Williams

Friday
Co-op - Ms. Willams
Earth Day Preppers Club
This environmental club is a great way to get students energized about taking care of the Earth and helping our community while learning about some of the most important issues facing the world in the 21st century. Earth Day Preppers will be meeting in Mrs. Michel's room on Thursdays from 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm. 
Students are invited to join Mrs. Finch for a Yoga Fit class
 
Who: All Interested Students
What's Needed: Comfortable Clothing and a Yoga Mat
Where: School Gym
When: Wednesdays 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm  (March 7th - April 4th)
Why: For Improved Strength, Balance, Flexibility, Relaxation, & Overall Good Health

Sign up sheet by Room 207
St. Lucia's Independence Day Assembly
 
On Tuesday, February 21st, students, staff, parents and community gathered at a special ISSL assembly to celebrate St. Lucia Independence Day. We started off by singing the National Anthem of St. Lucia and then continued with an invitation for Personal Reflection, led by Mrs. Williams. A lovely performance by Mrs. Finch and her Elementary Class was followed by Independence Day Presentations from our High School students Charlotte Betts, Kaela Albert and Darlene Francis, entitled, “What St. Lucia Means to Us”. Our Principal Mr. Finch then had the pleasure of introducing to us the prestigious Dr. St. Rose who was our Guest Speaker for our assembly which wrapped up the afternoon wonderfully and aided in making our Independence Day assembly a particularly memorable one. Special thanks to Phillip Eith, our school SAC President, who served as chairperson for the assembly.
Student Council Movie/Games Night
 
From the perspective of the Student Council President, I’d like to give a big thank you to all the Student Council members that showed up to the event to help set up before hand and kept things organized during it. I also want to give a big thank you to all the students/individuals who took the time out of their Friday night to come support us. I personally noticed that both movies running had a large audience, and that the video/board game rooms became very competitive after some time. This was an indication of how immersed students were in what activity they decided to take part in, which made everything much more rewarding. I’m also glad that at the end of the night, no one got hurt, everyone went home on time, and that persons arrived home safely. Student Council will definitely be hosting another night similar to this one at ISSL, so stay tuned!
Grade 8 Science
 
The Grade 8 Science students have been learning about fluid dynamics. As a part of this unit they made 'magic mud', a non-Newtonian fluid that has characteristics of both a liquid and a solid. The students enjoyed experimenting with this unusual substance.
STUDENT'S CORNER 

Chapter 7 Summary by Serena Belle, Grade 6

From the novel Shiloh, author Phyllis Reynolds

 

In the beginning of chapter seven, Marty arrives at David's house twice the size of his own. While speaking to David, Marty tries hard not to mention Shiloh. When Marty is finished eating lunch with David and his mom, he then asks for extra food. This food was for Shiloh.

Next, on the way back home Marty stops by Mr. Wallace’s to get extra food for Shiloh to eat. When Marty gets home, he immediately gets a Hi-C can and fills it up with all of the food he got for Shiloh. He then sprinted up the hill to feed Shiloh.  

Finally, Marty thinks about how he is going to keep Shiloh a secret. When the day ends, Marty thought about all the lies he made. Marty doesn’t exactly feel good about telling lies to his family and friends, but he doesn’t feel too bad about it.

Richard Kouly
March 1st 2017
Co-op Write Up
 
 
I have been in the Marketing Department of both the Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Bay Gardens Inn for a week now. I have learned a great deal of how to promote and develop your business through what is the biggest marketing platform in the world right now, the internet. Most of the marketing that Bay Gardens produces is created and sent across to potential guests or investors over the internet. I value all the experience and knowledge, which I am gaining at such a young age and which will allow me to become a more efficient worker later on in my career. 
Sketches by: Ava Smith 
The staff and students of ISSL send a big THANK YOU out to Mr. Martin Johnson for the donation of a flat screen television. We truly appreciate your generosity and continuous support to ISSL.
Parent Ambassadors, can you help us?  If you could gift to us any of these items, your gift would be recognized and appreciated. Your generosity will assist in helping us grow and excel!
  • Photocopier
  • 1 keyboard (piano)
  • 4 drawer filing cabinet with locks
  • Class Room Projectors
  • Speaker system
  • Sports Equipment: basketballs, volleyballs, softballs, bats and gloves, badminton sets, etc.
  • Refrigerator(Tall and narrow)
  • Microwave 
Keep up with all that's happening at ISSL! 
For those of you who have Facebook and/or Instagram accounts, we have been posting on Facebook and Instagram about upcoming events at ISSL and putting up lots of great pictures of the exciting things we’ve been doing at the school!
Search International School Saint Lucia, “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Instagram so that you can stay in the loop!
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