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  • 09 April 2018 12:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There will be no AISA Leadership Conference in March 2019.

    In 2019, the AISA Leadership Conference (ALC) has been combined with the AISA Educators Conference (AEC) so that we can jointly celebrate AISA’s 50th Anniversary.

    SAVE the DATE: 20-23 November, 2019

    Location: CTICC, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA


  • 25 February 2018 14:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The year 12 Brookhouse International School community service project was undertaken at Illbisil Primary school in Kajiado, Kenya.

    It was 9 days of service which was to give us enough time to socialize with the students from Illbisil as well as to complete the six projects that we, as a year group, had set ourselves:

    • Girls Dormitory
    • Boys Dormitory
    • Classroom refurbishment
    • Playground
    • Murals
    • Furniture Making/Carpentry

    In order to complete these projects many new skills had to be learned, including; painting, pouring concrete, tiling, fitting windows, designing murals, and making furniture. There seemed to more work than people to do it, but with planning and determination, we knew we could achieve our tasks.

    Furniture Making taught us all a real lesson as we realized how hard it is to repair the desks and benches we use on a daily basis. This made us reflect on our old ways and how we, as students, often misuse our property because we know it will be repaired by others. Lesson learnt!

    The Kajiado Project was the Grand Prize winner of AISA's Outstanding Service Project in 2014/15

    Every day we worked from 7:30am until 4:30pm, earlier if you had kitchen duty, then your day began at 6am. Every evening we had time to bond and interact with each other and with the students at Illbisil.

    This was more than just a community service project to me, it was more than just nine days of hard work to help improve the school facilities. This trip was life changing.

    A major lesson that we leant was to be grateful. When we asked the children of Illbisil why they were at school, many responded that is was, “just to get a meal.” This made us reflect on our own lives and realize that many of our problems are not so serious. I was challenged about how much I complain when I haven’t had the daily struggles of the students in Kajiado.

    Working on these projects also made us appreciative of different skills people have, especially ones in manual labor because it’s hard work and in the past we had probably brushed it off as ‘easy.’

    The one question I constantly ask myself is how one short project can change the way you view things, the relationships you have with your peers by seeing who they really are outside of that school uniform, and most importantly how you can learn lessons about life that you can’t extract from a textbook?

    On arrival, probably everybody wanted to leave for home, but on the 9th day after saying good bye for 4 hours, it seemed like that was our home and departing became the hardest thing for us to do.

  • 25 February 2018 13:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AISA is delighted to announce the winner of this year's AISA Service Award for Outstanding Service Project - Teen Girls Organisation (T Go) Career Fair by the International School of Tanganyika (IST).

    The T Go Career Fair is a student-initiated project with the intent of inspiring teen Tanzanian girls to pursue non-traditional career paths. Tanzanian girls from a multitude of schools across Dar es Salaam were able to meet and interact with Tanzanian women who have pursued a range of 'unconventional' careers, educating and inspiring young women that following their own dreams and interests is possible

    .

    There was a line-up of impressive female professionals at the event, speaking to participants, answering their questions and giving them an insight into their careers. Vicky Ntetema, Anita Urasa Jacqueline Abebe, Miranda Naiman and Sophia Mwasikili, the captain of the female national football team were amongst them. To find out more about the women leaders who presented at T Go see the booklet produced for the event here.

    The event was a huge success and will hopefully go on to become an annual event.

    2015 T GO Career Fair

  • 16 February 2018 15:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Inviting Principals, School Heads, Board Members, Business Managers, Admissions Manager, Counsellors and Middle Leaders to the AISA 2018 Leadership Conference.

    Our varied conference programme offers deep learning experiences for everyone in school leadership and for those wanting to grow into senior leadership roles. 
    Learning with international experts, participants can choose from any of our nine Deep Dives to immerse themselves in specialised institutes and network with peers.

    The 2018 ALC has a wide range of leadership topics to explore, learn and apply. Most of our Deep Dives offer 5 hours with one expert facilitator and like-minded leaders to drill down into the depths of an issue or concept to a level where you are able to implement your thinking back at school.

    Find out More 

  • 16 February 2018 15:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Jefferson Overseas Technology Institute (JOSTI) is an annual five-day technology training experience for overseas educators who are interested in “hands-on” training for integrating technology across various grade levels and curriculums. There will also be a special emphasis on virtual learning, highlighting collaborative communities and shared resources.

    This annual conference is set to take place from 18th – 22nd June 2018 at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in Fairfax, Virginia.

    JOSTI 2018 offers training in two strands:

    • Real Educators Only! (K-12)

    • Real Techies Only!

    Who: JOSTI is for educators (teachers, administrators, technology staff, librarians) who wish to increase awareness, understanding and use of technology.

    The technology training will be open to approximately 100 participants. One participant per school will be given priority; others will be enrolled on a space-available basis.

    To apply please send or fax the attached JOSTI Registration 2018.pdf  completed form by March 2, 2018 to:

    Chen Lofton,

    Office of Overseas Schools

    U.S. Department of State, Room H 328-SA1

    Washington, D.C. 20522-0132

    E-mail: loftoncc@state.gov  

    Fax: 202-261-8224

  • 12 December 2017 12:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AISA is delighted to announce a new partnership with Independent School Management (ISM) that gives AISA member schools the opportunity to become members of ISM for a greatly reduced fee.

    Special AISA member school rates for ISM:

    • Gold Member dues range from US$1,027-$2,623 based on .0002 of annual operating expenses (reduced from .ooo35 of annual operating expenses)
    • Silver member dues of US$500 (reduced from US$881)

    ISM resources are highly regarded, in fact, AISA has incorporated several into our new School Effectiveness Framework. Download your copy here

  • 12 December 2017 11:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Inviting AISA Member School Educators & External Consultants

    AISA welcomes interest from highly skilled, experienced facilitators who are experts in their field who want to lead learning at our events.

    AISA's professional learning programme currently includes an annual conference for educators, a leadership conference and many two-day deep learning institutes. See the website here for details of our current offerings.

    If you are interested in facilitating professional learning at one of our events, please complete the application form below to join our consultant pool. Once we have checked the referees you provide, we will consider how we could make use of your expertise in one of our events and also share your details with our member-schools when they ask for facilitators in specific areas of expertise.

    We cannot guarantee that by completing this form you will be offered a role in one of our professional learning events but we encourage you to share your details with us so we are aware of all that you have to offer.

    Consultant Pool Application Form: Here

  • 15 November 2017 11:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registrations for AISA-GISS 2018 are now open! Register on the website here!

    Empowering young people to collaborate locally, regionally and globally in order to create sustainable solutions for global issues.....

    For more information please contact Ana Satzke at International School of Kenya on the official email: aisagiss2018@isk.ac.ke

  • 06 November 2017 11:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ALC Pre-Conference: 1st March, 2018

    All schools benefit from a varied and diverse workforce and all children deserve successful role modles that reflect the richness of humanity.

    Women are under-represented in senior leadership positions across the AISA family of schools. We want to change this.

    AISA is faciitating a one day symposium that will:

    1. Celebrate the many achievements of women in leadership roles in AISA schools
    2. Explore internal and external obstacles and blocks that may hold women back from leadership roles
    3. Explore which leadership roles appeal, why, and how to achieve them
    4. Practice application and interview skills
    5. Workshop promoting our skills, strenghts and suitability to leadership rolesALC logo RGB border

    Symposium facilitators:

     Kim Rayl

    Kim Rayl, American International School of Lagos

    Symposium Convenor

    Pauline OBrien

    Pauline O'Brien, Council of International Schools

    Identifying & Realising My Next Leadership Role

    Mary Russman

    Mary Russman, US Department of State

    Overcoming External & Internal Obstacles


    For more information and to register, see the ALC2018 website here


  • 02 November 2017 11:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

                                        28th Feb – 2nd March 2018

    Don’t miss the CIS Child Protection Foundation Workshop, which has proved enormously popular around the world over the past 12 months. This event comes to Africa for the first time and is the ‘go-to’ event for Child Protection Practitioners this year.

    This event is best suited for Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, School Counsellors, Board Members and anyone involved in their school's accreditation process.

    For more information or to register see the ALC website Here.

    Workshop Topics Include:

    Keynote's    
    • Defining and Understanding the Causes and Practices of Sexual Abusers
      Identifying Problematic Sexual Behaviour in Young People
    • Managing Allegations / Investigating Abuse in a School Community
    • Empowering Student Voice: Developing Awareness and Protective Skills
    Strand 1
    • Accreditation Standards: A Guide for Implementation
    • Crisis 101: Leadership in Action
    • Child Protection Audits, Policies and Practices
    • Identifying, Establishing and Managing a Multi-Disciplinary Team: School Structure
    • Effective International Recruitment and Selection Practices
    Strand 2
    • Identifying Abuse and Handling Initial Disclosures
    • The Impact of Child Trauma on Learning: Describing the Long-Term Impact of Abuse on Educational Outcomes and Adult Life
    • Comprehensive Sexuality Education
    • Current Best-Practices in the Treatment of Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress
    • Working with Families in Diverse Cultural Settings to Discuss Abuse

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