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ISL is proud to announce that we had 2 winners of the Young Author’s Fiction Festival (YAFF) this year. Congratulations to Leonardo and Lysander in Senior Kindergarten on their accomplishment! You can read more about their experience below. A special thank you to Anna Clow for organizing and for accompanying the winners to the ceremony in Paris!
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On Tuesday 4th June, ISL held its annual music concert at the Salle L’Ellipse in Sainte-Foy. With over 120 students involved, spanning from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8 students, it showcased a variety of musical styles, instruments, languages and types of ensembles. A testament that music is very much alive and celebrated within the ISL community, the concert also highlighted 
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On Saturday, the PTA organised our annual Summer Fête. This year we not only had a giant bouncy castle, but a burger and fries truck too! Students and families of all ages attended, enjoying the friendly atmosphere as well as all the games and activities that the PTA put on for us all. Leonardo in Senior Kindergarten reflected on Summer 
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Yoga lessons in the Pre- and Junior Kindergarten class are always a joyful part of their Wednesdays. Linked to the current Unit of Inquiry, a thematic yoga lesson on transportation was enjoyed by the students. Using coordination, balance, and focus, the students practised various poses imitating different types of transportation. Here you can see some of their best poses!
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The Senior Kindergarten students have been busy in their class hairdresser’s salon, as part of their role play this week. The salon offers a wash and blow dry, curling, dyes, wigs and styling and even beard and moustache trimming! The students have had to take turns being the hairdresser, write appointments on their booking sheets and keep the salon tidy 
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Kindergarten recently had some very special visitors. Céline Gorin and her dog, Luna, came to ISL to talk about their work in Tand’Aime, where they provide animal mediation services. They taught us more about dogs and how to interact with them. The Pre-, Junior and Senior Kindergarten students participated enthusiastically in the activities, displaying great listening skills. They were caring 
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In their pastoral lessons, the Grade 9 students recently prepared a story for the Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes.  They told the story of The Gruffalo using “Makaton”. Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. This activity enabled Grade 9 students to work on adaptation and improvisation skills, empathy and communication 
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We recently celebrated Book Week at ISL. This time our theme was “One World Many Cultures”. We had a lot of different activities during the week looking at books from many different countries and celebrating the melting pot that is ISL. The week wouldn’t be complete without a big character parade, with everyone dressing as their favourite book or character. 
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As part of our transdisciplinary theme on How the World Works and our studies on height and length in Maths, the Senior Kindergarten students made 3D cityscapes from paper and cardboard. They had to think carefully about the size of each of the buildings that they created when placing them in their cityscapes, placing the taller ones at the back 
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The students in Senior Kindergarten (SK) have been working on what makes a good citizen of the world by focusing on the IB Learner Profile attributes. They discussed what it was like to be Knowledgeable, a good Communicator, a Risk Taker, Caring, an Inquirer, Balanced, Reflective, a Thinker, Open-Minded and Principled and then wrote about each attribute and illustrated it. 
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