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Make it CAS!

Let’s talk about CAS projects, shall we?

A CAS project is a collaborative, well-considered series of sequential CAS experiences, engaging students in one or more of the CAS strands of creativity, activity, and service. CAS students must be involved in at least one CAS project during their CAS programme.

Students use the CAS stages (investigation, preparation, action, reflection, and demonstration) as a framework for the CAS project.

Over the last weeks, our grade 11 have workshopped their ideas in assemblies and tutor time and started working in groups on projects. They have begun the journey to start thinking collaboratively and how they can use the skills they have and skills they are learning to develop...

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PYP Tag Rugby player with ball

Last Wednesday we took some of our Grade 5's to the Springwell Tag Rugby Tournament. For many of our players, it was a new sport they had only just learnt but were keen to try and for others, it was their favourite sport. With such a mix of experiences, we didn't know what to expect, but one thing was sure, due to the cold temperatures outside, everyone was as keen as possible to run around as much as they could to keep warm. 

Our first game was against the host school Springwell, and we got off to a fast start with Santi running down the wing past their defences to score the opening try. Billy was distributing the ball well throughout as well as...

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Girls Varsity Teammates

A few weeks ago, the ISL Girls Varsity Football Team flew to sunny Barcelona for a 3-day international tournament at the European School. There were 10 teams from across Europe and spirits were high from some good results on home soil, and anticipation for our first international tournament in 3 years was high.

We certainly weren’t handed any favours when the groups were announced as we had the 2 pre-tournament favourites in our group. One of these, Oerais International School of Lisbon was our first opponent. In the first half, we combatted their guile and...

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Tech Hub Journalism Workshop

This week Grade 8 I&S students participated in the first of its kind - a ‘Media, Journalism and Political Systems’ workshop as part of their summative assessment task. Led by Naia Borio, ISL’s Head of IT and Learning Technologies and Shadia Edwards-Dashti, a Channel 5 reporter who has worked with various news organisations in and outside the UK. 

The workshop focused on students working together in collaborative news teams to create a news broadcast about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot in the present day. The news report also had to reflect one of the main political systems students had...

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A celebration of multiculturalism at ISL London

As a part of our Arabic annual program, we have started the new school year with a Unit 'Identity & Culture where all of our students have investigated, interpreted, and reflected on what 'Identity' means to them individually.

Last Wednesday, the Arabic Mother Tongue Department celebrated ISL's multiculturalism.  The Arabic Department invited over 160 guests to the 6th annual cultural evening. This evening is not only a way to celebrate...

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Meet our Academic Leadership Team

Over the years our staff have inspired and supported hundreds of students in their journey from early years to university.  

Meet the academic leaders who guide this progression here. 

Meet our Experts in Their Field

As well as being first class teachers, mentors and leaders, our faculty also consists of a number of published authors and co-authors of IB textbooks.