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MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE!


The Design Tech Lab is launched for Grades 6–12




MAY


AISC becomes the first K-12 school in the world to be certified Gold status in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council. To learn more, please visit https://www.aischennai.org/environmental-responsibility/



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AUGUST


The Early Years Outdoor Learning Center and Elementary School Kitchen opens.

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Bob Dylan receives the Nobel Prize for Literature 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.'


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FOSTERING WELLBEING AT AISC


The Wellbeing Framework is adopted to intentionally promote and support wellbeing among our community members. Over the course of three sessions in December 2018 and January 2019, more than 300 parents, students, staff, teaching assistants, and faculty came together to explore how we could nurture wellbeing more consistently—individually and collectively—and help others do the same across our school.

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The Wellbeing Framework takes the form of kolam (a traditional South Indian design) and places the AISC logo and its ripples at the center, as we believe small acts that intentionally promote wellbeing will have a ripple effect across our community.




UPGRADING OUR FACILITIES


The six-lane track on our field is inaugurated.

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As per traditional South Indian Hindu custom, construction on the track commenced only after an auspicious puja (prayer) to bless the work was conducted.


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WELCOMING COLLABORATORS TO AISC


We host the 8th ECIS (THE EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS) Library Triennial.

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200+ librarians from 40+ countries participated in 80+ workshops!



ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AT AISC


We achieve Platinum status in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council. To learn more, please visit https://www.aischennai.org/environmental-responsibility/

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Greta Thunberg inspires climate change strikes, held by school children, around the world. She is chosen by Time Magazine as “Person of the Year 2019.”


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NESA


AISC hosts NESA (Near East South Asia) Winter Training Institute.





LITERARY LUMINARIES AT AISC


International Schools Writer’s Summit with popular authors like Morris Glietzman, John Coy, and
Cat Weatherill



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THEATRE AT AISC


We host the Middle School ISTA festival, "Southbound," on campus recently. The International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) brings together young people, artists, and teachers from different countries in different settings to experience and learn about theater, culture, and each other. Participants engaged in workshops on script writing, comedy, acroyoga, and improv—all through the lens of this year's theme, "Southbound" which explored how South India shapes cultures, lives, and identities.





MID-MARCH


As AISC began its Spring Break, the central and state governments here in Chennai and India announced staggered COVID-19 closures and a lockdown that would eventually extend beyond May 30. Pivoting seamlessly to virtual learning from March 23 onwards, AISC successfully completed 10 weeks of an unprecedented extended period of distance learning.



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MAY


In an AISC first, and for so many worldwide, we celebrated the Class of 2020 in an intimate and moving virtual graduation ceremony.




AUGUST


As we begin a new academic year in virtual and celebrate our 25th Birthday, AISC continues to honor this momentous milestone with our #AISC25 Virtual Mela—inviting new and old community partners to help us commemorate our place in Chennai, India, and beyond.



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“As we move into the future of flourishing with Chennai, we can't think of more important work than nurturing our partnerships in this wondrous context to continue to do what we do best—inspire a love of learning and empower action locally and globally.”
Head of School Andrew Hoover (2011–present)

VIRTUAL MELA