Newsletter September 12-16, 2022

Mehdi Rizvi

Newsletter September 12-16, 2022



Monday (12/09/2022) 

  • Dembego 18: Student Council campaign
  • Room 5 (D18), 11:50 – 12:10: Student Council President candidates meeting
  • Dembego 12, 15:15 – 16:00: D12 Staff Meeting


Tuesday (13/09/2022) 


Wednesday (14/09/2022) 

  • Cafeteria (D18), 10:00 – 10:20: CAS introductory meeting for 11th Grade only
  • Room 13 (D18), 10:30 – 11:00: HSDP EE meeting for 12th Grade only
  • Dembego 12/18, 15:15 – 16:00: Clubs
  • Dembego 18, 16:10 – 17:00: Individual faculties meeting


Thursday (15/09/2022) 


Friday (16/09/2022) 

  • Dembego 18, 08:30 – 08:45: Election of class representatives



There has been a fantastic response from our High School students to the student council president race with 3 sets of candidates already in the running. Keep an eye on our social media for more details of the candidates and their campaign promises during the upcoming week! 


Updated class schedule: 

 The adjusted schedule of classes is now available online since Friday evening. Mr. Mehdi has also adjusted the website so that a password is not necessary. Just go to and click timetable to view your class schedule. 


 D12 after-school clubs available for 2022/23 

For more information, please contact Ms. Slodzinka on   


D12 clubs operate on a rotation basis. Each week the Pre-school alternates between the clubs arranged by Mr. Donnel and Ms. Jagoda. 1st – 4th Grade clubs operate on a 5-week rotation of clubs prepared by Ms. Veronica, Ms. Sarah, Ms. Peggy, Ms. Natalia, and Ms. Agnieszka.  

Pre-school clubs: 

Pre-k/Kg crafts– Donnell Knox  

During crafts, Pre-kg and kg will strengthen fine motor skills, improve coordination, spark creativity, explore the world around them, and grow in confidence as they create something beautiful and unique.  The kids will have a chance to create crafts around themes, seasons, and holidays.     

American Sign Language (ASL) – Jagoda Reszka 

During the ASL Club we will learn about the importance of Augmentative & Alternative Communication and American Sign Language. We will learn basic signs that will help us better communicate in school and classroom and that students could potentially use in their everyday life. The movement of signing will also help us add a kinesthetic aspect to our learning which should help better retain the concepts we introduce at school. 


1st – 4th Grade clubs 

Yoga/mindfulness activities – Veronica Krawiec 

During yoga and mindfulness club, students will have various activities that will help them slow down, focus on the present moment, and be calm. Some days we will have movement yoga. The movement yoga classes combine yoga poses and stretching with stories, songs, dancing, and finally relaxation to connect to our bodies. Other times, we may practice mindfulness activities.  Some mindfulness activities might be coloring, journaling, breathing strategies, playing with kinetic sand or playdough, or making a mindfulness tool or craft.  


Games – Sarah Pawlak 

Playing games, including cooperative games and board games 


Social Emotional Learning – Peggy Downing 

SEL is the process through which children learn to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.  We will be using read aloud books, cooperative activities and games, and arts and crafts that relate to these topics. 


Traveller’s – Natalia Slodzinka 

During club time we will “travel” across countries and continents, learning about the culture and wildlife. We will watch videos, do crafts and play games that will help us playfully learn and appreciate the variety of of sights and customs. We will make African masks, get a shower of candy from a Mexican piñata, enjoy the traditional Hanukkah game of dirndl, dance the Jewish Horah dance, put together a puzzle of a Polish mountain cottage and many more.  


Arts and Crafts – Agnieszka Zalewska 

During club children will make some interesting things from paper, for example origami, and learn drawing and painting step by step based on special materials e.g. crayons, markers, paints, colour paper etc. Sometimes they will also learn about art and artists. 


D18 after school clubs available for 2022/23 

5th – 10th Grade students please remember to sign up for Wednesday after school clubs. Parents who don’t wish their children to take part in after school clubs, to submit their request in writing to: 


Craft Club with Aleksandra Stoń and Aneta Grochot (Art Room) 

The Craft Club is a chill place for students who want to relax doing some manual art pieces of work.  

The students have an opportunity to make traditional folk art, decoupage boxes, key chains, felt accessories, jewellery, try some calligraphy and many more activities.  

Each student has an option to use paints, color pencils, any electronic devices to create their personal projects. Come and have fun! 


Art and Performance Club with Iza Mieszczanska & Malgorzata Wesolowska (Cafeteria) 

This club is especially made for students who would like to participate in the school play in any way. Whether it’s writing the script, acting, making props and backgrounds, costume design, or just chilling out and perfecting on some fun techniques, this club will help us make out play more professional and help us learn the ropes of classical art and set building. We will work on some projects using traditional art techniques, and visit some interesting places out of the school, to help us get inspired. At times we will split up to work on writing the script and later rehearsing for the play. Students who’d like to play a role behind the scenes, will work on creating professional backgrounds, props and other creative art activities during that time. 


Walking Club with Beata Orłowska & Agnieszka Tymińska (Outside) 

Join us as we take a relaxing walk in the fresh air around Kabaty. All grades welcome. 


Board Games Club with Kasia Kilijanek & Elzbieta Lechowicz (Room 3) 

The games club includes a mix of modern popular board games and more traditional games like chess. Ms. Kasia and Ms. Elzbieta would love to hear what other games you would like to try, to keep things interesting. All grades are welcome. 


Football Club with Rafal Krawczyk and Flaurian Pezzoli (Football Pitch) 

In this club you can play football with your friends and relax after school. The game takes the form of fun and relaxation rather than football training. We meet every Wednesday at 15:15 on the football pitch. The maximum number of people is 20 

Math Mentor Program and Homework Club with Halil Alaka(Room 8 &15) 

The structure of this club is: 

Students will work in groups of 2 or 3 people so that they can better understand the subjects they have difficulty grasping during the lesson. 

Each group will be mentored by older students who have a good command of mathematics  

Helping students recognize the use of mathematics in daily life through activities such as Math Week, Science Fair and in-class math projects.  

At the same time, group leaders will be able to improve their mathematical knowledge with the teaching method. 

An auto-control system will be established in the field of mathematics within the school. 


Programming with Hakon Johannessen (Science Room) 

Introduction to Python Programming 


Python is an open-source (free) programming language that is used in web programming, data science, artificial intelligence, and many scientific applications. 

Learning Python allows the programmer to focus on solving problems, rather than focusing on syntax. 

In this club you will learn the fundamentals of the Python programming language. 

Fit for students with little to no experience in programming. 



8th grade and above 


Based on the interest and experience of incoming members there might be an option to follow an introduction to artificial intelligence course. 

This requires a good understanding of math (IGCSE extended ++) and some experience python. 


Basketball Club with Przemysław Zieliński (Basketball court) 

Join Mr. Przemek for a friendly game of basketball at the court close to the school.  


New Technology and Business Club with Izabela Rećko (Room 13) 


Development of business competencies, planning not only a career but also self-development.   Development of virtual reality design skills, familiarization with cyberization, and new cultural creations. Case studies, workshops, discussions. Opportunity to visit interesting places of new technology development. The club is formed based on the needs and desire to develop individual competencies. It is also an opportunity to share knowledge and experience. Anyone can join who has a bit of curiosity about the world of new technologies and wants to design maybe their own small/big business project. 


Tuesday, 15:20 – 16:00 – TEDx (White Building 2) 

The TEDx group takes its cues from the popular TED talks. There will be a year-end event for this club. 

The club will give you a voice to express your opinions on a wide variety of subjects related to the club’s focus. The first step for the club will be to democratically choose an overarching theme. Next, speakers will pick a topic that works well with the overarching theme. Over the course of the next few meetings, you’ll develop your talk’s content, practice delivering it, and, finally, give it to an audience. 

So, if you feel the need to share your mind with the world, joins the club! 


Tuesday, 15:20 – 16:20: Football training with Alejandro Alvarez (7th – 12th Grade)  

Mr. Alvarez has volunteered to lead football training sessions after school with a view to seeing IAS compete competitively with other schools. Whether you are a ‘pro’ or a beginner come along on Tuesday for an introductory session on the school football pitch. 


Please Update your information: 


Dear parents & students, if you have changed your address, e-mail address or telephone numbers, please let the office know so that we can update our database to improve communication with you.  


Thank you,
IAS Administration 



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