Parent Workshop: Cyber Bullying


cyber bullyingThe IST Elementary ICT and Counseling Departments invite you to learn more about Cyber Bullying – Parent Workshop, 28th January.

Follow this link to the Counselors’ Blog for more information.

EAL Poetry Writing


The Grade 2 EAL children have learned that writing poetry is a way to express emotions and feelings, using their 5 senses. The children tried to express these feelings and emotions by using descriptive words. (adjectives)

Observations in the IST garden, oral feedback about their thoughts and writing several drafts were part of the process. The final project was made from a painting that was scanned on the computer. Students used a program called Doozla to add their words to the paintings.

These posters are also up on the wall next to the staffroom.

Enjoy reading their poems about our IST garden!

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World Maths Day 2012


World Maths Day is the world’s largest education event where students (aged 4-18) compete in real time against other students from around the world playing mental arithmetic games on the World Maths Day website. World Maths Day encourages students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to have a go at maths in a fun, interactive and accessible way. Best of all participation in World Maths Day is free – all you need is Internet access –

World Maths Day is a part of the World Education Games. These games provide an opportunity for our students to practice Spelling, Maths and even Science.

The dates of competition are:
World Spelling Day – 6 March 2012
World Maths Day – 7 March 2012
World Science Day – 8 March 2012

Last year we had a fantastic turn out for World Maths Day 2011. We will again focus on World Maths Day but this time as an all school event. This year we have added World Spelling Day as an option. Mrs. McKillip has already started practicing with Team Twiga, her after school activity group.

Past World Maths Day Information from our IST Elementary Blogs:
IST Grade 5 – World Maths Day Student Reflection 2011
IST Grade 2 – Grade 2 Celebrates World Maths Day
IST Grade 2 – World Maths Day Information 2010

Students have been given unique username and password information (allowing students access to World Maths, Spelling and Science). Students have started practicing for World Maths Day at school and they are encouraged to also practice at home (if Internet is available). Practice games are now available (for Maths, Spelling and Science) and can be played until the events take place.

The World Maths Day competition starts Tuesday March 6 at 2.00pm (GMT+3) running 48 hours (time for March 7th to start and finish all around the world). On March 7th, in addition to Math activities in the classroom and in the ICT labs, IST parents have volunteered fun Math activities for students during break times. As a community we hope to make March 7th a true World Maths Day experience for all.

You are invited to join Mr. McKillip in the IST Elementary Open Lab, Tuesday, February 28 at 8.00am for a hands-on introduction to World Maths Day and other World Education Games. You will have the opportunity to play these games, competing against other adults and teachers to support student learning.