Archive for September, 2019

Clean up the World week 2019 – planting mangroves

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International school students joined with teachers to plant some new mangroves in the wetlands in front of the school. These wetlands play an important role in protecting the coastline as well as trapping sediment and pollutants that would otherwise flow out to sea. All ecosystems are linked and the survival of one depends on the other. Mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs are often found together – they are very productive in terms of energy and help to absorb excess Carbon dioxide from the air. Mangroves act as a wave breaker during stormy conditions and protected our school during the Tsunami in 2004. ISS has been growing Red and Yellow Mangrove seeds successfully this year and about 50 were ready for planting. The students were able to clean up some litter as well as planting a new generation of Red Mangrove. These mangroves plants host a wide variety of plants and animals and everyone enjoyed spotting mangrove crabs, mudskippers, herons and getting a bit muddy! Thanks to everyone who participated in this Clean up the world activity.

 

 

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Peace Walk for Climate Action 21st September

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ISS staff, parents and students joined local schools, eco clubs and NGOs on both North and South Peace walks for World International Peace Day. Saturday 21st September the International Day of Peace coincided with global demonstrations of a similar nature from Svalbard in the Arctic Circle to Antipodean islands in the Southern oceans. Placards with slogans designed by the students encouraged people to conserve energy and water, to use less imported foodstuffs, not to drop litter and always to Reduce, reuse, recycle!

In the south the intrepid group walked 6 km from Anse Aux Pins to the University campus and in the north from Bel Ombre to the Peace Park. After the walking students rallied in the University grounds and enjoyed the Peace Park with its stalls, activities and speeches.

Well done all participants!

 

 

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“The International Student”

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The Sixth Form Students have been busy putting together the first issue of ‘The International Student’, a new newspaper showcasing the talents and interests of the ISS Sixth Form. We are delighted with the quality of the writing the students have produced and look forward to reading many issues to come. Work has already begun on the next issue – all ideas from sixth-formers wishing to contribute is gratefully received!

Welcome Back!

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A very warm welcome to all of our new families and children at ISS Primary, and a loud and enthusiastic ‘Welcome Back!’ to everyone else!
We have had a great first day, full of opportunities to meet new friends and teachers as well as renew old acquaintances, and the whole atmosphere around school has been very positive and cheerful.
So thanks to everyone for their support so far and here’s looking forward to a successful and enjoyable term 😉
With best wishes.
Miss Sue
Head of Primary

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