Welcome to the AISM Blog, newly updated to try to make it easier for our community members to access relevant news and information about our school. Please see links to the different categories of news/information:
Please contact Tony and Mishal at [email protected] with any suggestions, comments or support.
We had a decent turn-out at the DigCit Parent Session on Tuesday morning with 21 primary and secondary parents attending - some great initial discussions!
This was the first of several sessions where our focus was to share tech challenges and successes, AISM's approach to Digital Citizenship, the importance of home/school partnerships especially in this area & sharing parent-friendly practical suggestions and resources. One of the main aims was to involve parents in deciding other possible foci for future sessions.
This truly is an area where community involvement - students, teachers and parents - is needed in order for us to navigate successfully! Here are the resources, presentation and handouts that we included - looking forward to sharing further in future sessions - more information to come!
Parent Handouts: Be the Parent
The focus of AISM is always focused on achieving our mission to pursue excellence by empowering learners to achieve mastery of self, advance their communities, and flourish in an ever-changing world while living out our core values to: Celebrate Humanity, Cultivate Grit, Inspire Curiosity, and Embody Integrity. The spirit of our mission and core values are intertwined with our new strategic priorities:
Saturday represented a day of celebration, with the focus being diversity and multiculturalism as mentioned in the Message from the Director. We highly encourage you to read more about the International Day event over on our AISM Magazine, through the beautiful words of our student journalist, Laia. Check out the visual round up of the event on Instagram and/or Youtube.
The AISM 76ers
“Maybe it’s something we take for granted in our Maputo day-to-day, but this international life really is something to celebrate and we did it in style on International Day 2023.
This past Saturday, our community got together to celebrate each and every one of the 76 different countries that make up the school's family in our annual International Day. Not only does AISM have students, teachers and parents from almost 80 countries, but also from 6 out of the 7 continents on the planet, making for an extremely diverse day of celebration.“
Please join the rest of the AISM community for a variety of activities including football/soccer, basketball, volleyball and yoga. Remember that the swimming pool and library are also open for community use on Saturdays too! See poster below for more information:
*Please contact Adrian (843077560) if you wish to join the WhatsApp group for the activities.
We are excited to launch a new journalism initiative at the school, where a team of student journalists are creating and curating news stories from around our community, both inside and outside the school gates. We have titled our online magazine 'The Buffalo Blog' and our first AISM core journalism team is made up of this exceptional group of students from grades 7-10:
In the meantime, check out the latest stories about our new MUN leadership (Felix), our volleyball teams (Alex), a unique Grade 8 Shakespeare project (Ashton and Connie), and a Grade 6 creative ATL project (Mr Rui).
Heating up on the press are further exciting articles on our scuba diving ASA (Cora), the effects of music on the brain while studying (Atharv), Mozambique’s first professional surfer (Tendai), and bullying in school environments (Gaia).
Do you have any ideas for other exciting content for the site? If so, please get in touch with me at [email protected] or the PTA representatives.
Rui da Silva
As we do every year, we have been unpacking the AISM Diploma Program May 2023 exam results. Below are some highlights of our results. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
More analysis & details forthcoming...
At AISM, we employ the RULER Approach, developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, to guide our teaching and learning in Advisory classes. Additionally, we adhere to the SHAPE standards to guide instruction on essential topics such as Puberty and Adolescent Sexual Development, Gender Identity & Expression, Sexual Orientation & Identity, Sexual Health, Consent & Healthy Relationships, and Interpersonal Violence. Click here for the Middle School and High School RULER Unit Overviews.
Advisory is a regularly scheduled class within our Secondary School, aimed at facilitating regular meetings for small groups of students. These sessions foster relationships beyond the academic realm and provide a platform for learning directly related to their well-being. Advisors, who are responsible for planning and facilitating these classes, collaborate with the Social Emotional Counselor to offer targeted workshops on health and well-being topics. Advisory is a weekly fixture in all Secondary School grades, spanning from Grades 6 to 12.