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Thursday, September 22, 2016

All School News: Important Notices for All Parents


This is a reminder that an ICS ID will be required to gain access to the campus beginning 5 October.   From 5 October, Security will enforce strict ID checks of parents, staff, household/family employees and visitors.  Please be sure to have an ICS ID badge at all times while on the ICS Campus.

If you or your household staff do not have an ICS ID badge, please go to the main reception for an ID application.


Leaving ICS Addis in 2016-17?

If you know your family will be leaving ICS Addis before the end of the current school year, please notify us in writing.  This will assist us in preparing for your departure. You may send an email to

Information on the withdrawal process is available HERE on our website.


Apply Now for Admission in 2017-18 

If you have a child you wish to enroll as a new student in the 2017-18 school year, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Many of our grade levels, especially early childhood and kindergarten, fill up very quickly. Applications are available from the reception desk or on our website. Please note that children must be 3 years old on or before 31 August for EC3 enrollment, 4 years old for EC4 enrollment, and 5 years old for kindergarten.


United We Dance

This exciting and one of a kind dance project aims to use the power of performance art to raise the issues of unity, love and peace for Africa and the world at large. Created by Saron Mechale, an ICS Alumni, in partnership with Temesgen’s Cultural Group (TCG), United We Dance is a pantomime show that consists of theater, Ethiopian Traditional dancing and other African tribal dances.  Temesgen’s Cultural Group (a.k.a. Yetenesgen Lijoch) was created 9 years ago to help keep low-income youth of Addis Ababa off the streets and use the discipline of dance training to empower their capacity and realize their potential for a brighter future.  TCG is the oldest cultural dance company in Ethiopia.  It teaches young children Ethiopian cultural dancing as a way to understand and appreciate their culture and identity.




ONE SHOW ONLLY – Come out and see the performance:    

When: Friday 30 September

Time: 7:00- 8:30PM

Where: ICS Ampitheater


Tickets on sale with Ato Sisay Zewde and Ms Jo King and at the door the day of the performance.

Tickets are 100 birr each and directly support the dancers and funding for Temesgen’s Cultural Group.


5th Annual Caner Run/Walk in the Spirit of Terry Fox

ICS track from 8:30am to 10:30am on Saturday 1 October 2016! No need to preregister or get sponsors. Just show up, start moving and make a generous donation. Refreshments will also be sold to help raise money.

As in previous years, this event will raise funds for pediatric/childhood cancer through the Mathiwos Wondu  - Ye Ethiopia Cancer Society -

This is a special ICS event! Give back to our larger community and have fun with your children and your friends!  Get some exercise, raise funds for a worthy cause and perhaps even meet an elite Ethiopian runner!


First Aid Course for Household staff – Given by the Nordic Medical Center

ICS has teamed up with the Nordic Medical Centre to offer First Aid training to ICS families. We have two training session scheduled for October –one in Amharic for household staff and one in English for parents.

Saturday 1 October will be first aid training in Amharic and is aimed at households staff, such as nannies and drivers.  The comprehensive training is limited to 16 participants and takes 5 hours (8:00 AM –  1:00 PM with a coffee break). Course participants will be sent home with a First Aid certificate along with a small booklet detailing the First Aid topics covered in the session.

The First Aid training will be delivered by our critical care nurses Pippa and Aster, both are also qualified First Aid trainers.


  • CPR
  • The unconscious patient and recovery position
  • Foreign body in the throat
  • Acute cardiovascular disease (Myocardial infarction and stroke)
  • Wounds, bleeding

The course includes practical hands-on training and highlights circumstances unique to the Ethiopian context.  


WHEN: Amharic course: Saturday 1 October, 8:00 AM– 1:00 PM.

WHERE: ICS, Upper Commons.

COURSE COST: 1,000 ETB per person (payable on the day).

OTHER: Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing, as participants will be expected to participate in practical assessments.

TO REGISTER: email Therese Mason