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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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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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The Grade 5 students recently had the opportunity to spend a day following the Grade 6 schedule in order to better prepare them for the transition from Grade 5 to Grade 6 next year. They experienced what it was like to move from class to class on their own, and got to meet many of the teachers they are likely 
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The Grade 3s, 4s and 5s created stop-motion videos to show our school’s vision, “Building our Best Selves” as part of our recent Vision Day activities. There were 4 finalists, 1 from each of the 4 colour teams. Congratulations to the Blue team for winning the top spot! You can see the 4 finalists below.
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Recently, our grade 3, 4, and 5 students had an enriching encounter with the talented video artist Tereza Buskova. Tereza, known for her specialisation in films and printmaking, shared insights into her work, which is currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) in Lyon as part of the “Works from the British Council and the macLYON collections 
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As part of our unit of inquiry (How We Organise Ourselves), which focuses on the clothing we wear, the Grade 1 students participated in a sewing project, each making a personalized pair of shorts. The students had the opportunity to select their preferred fabric, adhere it to the pattern, and then cut out their patterns. They then sewed their fabric 
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As part of our unit of inquiry “How We Organize Ourselves, where we are learning about clothing, the Grade 2 students recently collaborated with the Grade 1s in a service learning activity. The Grade 2 students were eager to share their newly acquired skill of pom-pom making and each of the Grade 1 students came away with a wonderful, handmade 
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On 19th January we had a visit from some volunteers at Handi’Chiens, which is an association whose objective is to train and provide assistance dogs to people who require support. They were joined by Schweppes the dog, who demonstrated a whole range of tasks that he has been trained to do to support a physically handicapped person, including: picking up 
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Recently, the Grade 2 students teamed up with their Grade 1 buddies for some cool math lessons. The Grade 2 kids were the teachers, showing the Grade 1s how to regroup while adding large numbers. Everyone had a blast, and the Grade 1s listened really well to their big buddies. It was great to see everyone having fun and learning 
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The ISL choir, Vocal Colours, opened the 2024 International Lyon Model United Nations (ILYMUN) ceremony on Thursday 1st February, presenting the freedom song ‘Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody’ which became an anthem during the American civil rights era, and the upbeat song ‘Freedom’, by Pharrell Williams, launching this year’s theme of Rights and Freedoms. Thank you to Ms. Vasset and Mme. Matrat 
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