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Pretoria Parent Update, October 11, 2019

Dear Pretoria Campus Parents,


Thank you for your time and participation for Action Day. Thanks to Desi our Service Learning parent partner for organizing our parent volunteers to help make the day a great success. Thanks to parents who attended the MAP parent workshop and our visiting author session with Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore. Thanks also for your attendance of our parent workshop conducted by Dr. Gini Rojas.

Your involvement and help for International Day will help our students celebrate our nationalities and the beauty of global connections with our Johannesburg campus community today.


Pretoria Campus Assistant Principal Announcement:

After an extensive worldwide search for a new Assistant Principal for the Pretoria campus, we are pleased to announce we have selected Ms. Roz Whaley for the position. Ms. Roz Whaley is currently the head of the Fine Arts department at the AISJ Johannesburg campus where she is currently teaching both middle and high school instrumental courses.


Ms. Whaley will be joining our campus for the 2020-2021 academic year. Ms. Roz Whaley has extensive experience across K-12 prior to joining AISJ. She holds an undergraduate and Master’s degree from York University in England and is currently completing a further graduate degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University. We look forward to welcoming Ms. Roz Whaley and her family to the Pretoria campus.


Today is AISJ’s International Day !

Safety First: Please be reminded if your children are being bussed home from the Johannesburg campus, we will do our best to remain on our route times. We appreciate your cooperation in preparation for safety as times may be slightly off schedule.


Save the date: The Opening of our new Multi-Purpose Center is Wednesday, October 30!

Invitations for this celebration are being finalized and will be sent to you soon


From our Pretoria PA President Stephanie Sexton:

We had a great PA meeting on Wednesday, thanks to everyone in attendance, your support is genuinely appreciated. Sevda took notes and will have those available on the website in the next two weeks. Exciting things are happening! Communication continues to be a discussion and between the school and the community, I think we are getting the kinks ironed out.

Important to note on your calendar, the next Parents Night Out (originally scheduled for Nov. 7th) has been changed!!! New date – Wednesday November 13, more details to come. But please do make note on your calendar.


Boo in the Boot planning is in full swing. It is going to be a wonderful event. If you haven’t already signed up for a Boot – please do so! We are hoping to have 40 cars participating. Follow this link to sign up your boot –


Enjoy the day today and I hope everyone has a restful holiday!


This week:

·         No School October 14-18, October Break


Looking ahead:

·         Wednesday, October 30, Official Opening of the new Multi-purpose facility (details will be emailed soon)

·         Friday, November 1, Boo in the Boot, 5:30-7:30 PM


Have a safe and memorable October break.