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Pretoria Parent Update, October 4, 2019

Dear Pretoria Campus Parents,


Please 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.


Thank you for your involvement in parent, student, teacher conferences. Thank you to our middle school parents and teachers who extended conferences into this afternoon. Thank you to all parents who attended last week's parent workshop on "Friendship, Conflict and Resolution" and to middle school parents who helped with our middle school social.


Today:  AISJ Visiting Author 1:45-2:45 PM in the Pretoria Campus Parent Room

Book Launch of This Messy Mobile Life: How a MOLA can help globally mobile families create a Life by Design.

Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore is a Pakistani expat author, writer, researcher and economist. When she was 19 years old, she left her home in Karachi with a blue suitcase and a one-way ticket to Boston. She has lived in nine countries as an expat child and an expat adult: The Kingdom of Bahrain, the United States, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Ghana. Seventeen years and four continents later, her life on the move is messy.  Mariam shares her survey-based research, insight and creative tools to help guide expatriates living in a multicultural home and setting.


Today: MAP Parent Workshop 1:45-2:45 PM in the Conference Room




Please join us Thursday, October 10 for a parent workshop lead by Dr. Gini Rojas

 3:00-4:00 PM in the Annex

Dr. Gini Rojas conducts professional training on effective programs and strategies for English learners from pre-school through grade 12 for ELL and classroom teachers. She has worked with over 300 international schools on language education policies, programs, and professional development. Dr. Rojas specializes in English as an Additional Language development.


Friday, October 11 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.


From our Pretoria PA President Stephanie Sexton:

One more week until the October break, I can't believe it. We look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday at Action Day. This is a wonderful opportunity to support AISJ in teaching our children the importance of Service Learning and giving back. The week ends with a celebration of culture and diversity when our campus joins our Johannesburg campus for International Day.


Many messages have been sent out since the beginning of the school year, we would like to streamline this process, so we don't bombard everyone with WhatsApp messages throughout the week. Remember the Friday update, school website, and the Facebook page are great ways to see important events and information posted.


Boo in the Boot preparations have begun! We will be working hard the next few weeks to ensure the event is a huge success. Let us know if you want to help with preparations.

Have a wonderful weekend!


This week:

·         Wednesday, October 9, October Parent Association Meeting, Noon, Parent Room

·         Thursday, October 10, Parent Workshop, Dr. Gini Rojas, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, Annex

·         Friday, October 11, International Day


Looking ahead:

·         No School October 14-18, October Break

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

·         Friday, November 1, Boo in the Boot


Enjoy Friday and the weekend.