WAISAL- West African International School Activities League- Swim Meet

Wednesday, October 31-students arrive from other schools–MS/HS Student Council Halloween activities

Thursday-Nov. 1-No School-All Saints’ Day-swim practice, away teams on tours of Dakar

Friday-Nov. 2-

  • All-School Welcome-Spirit Event! complete with our mascot
  • all day meet, out to dinner on the Atlantic Ocean

Saturday-Nov. 3-all day meet-Student Council events-airport departures begin 9:30 p.m.

Participating Schools:

International School of Dakar, Senegal-Jaguars

International School of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso-Turtles

American International School of Abuja, Nigeria-Eagles

Lincoln Community School, Accra, Ghana-Lions

American International School of Lagos, Nigeria

American International School of Nouakchott, Mauritania

over 80 students from other schools-staying with hosting families, 40 students from ISD

13 coaches

Students from:



United Kingdom





United States



South Africa













Acrobaobab Rope Course

Goree Island

N’Gor Island


Other Entertainment:

ES Student Council movie night-ISD gym

MS Student Council -games and movies-Club House of Pool

HS Student Council-dance and games-3rd floor-view of Atlantic Ocean


About bestbookihavenotread

Kristine has been in education since 1993. She taught fourth grade in Ohio from 1993 - 2008. She has been a Curriculum Coordinator for four years. She is relocating to Dakar, Senegal to be the Director of Curriculum for the International School of Dakar in August 2012.
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2 Responses to WAISAL- West African International School Activities League- Swim Meet

  1. Chris says:

    Hi Kristine. My name is Chris, and I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions about life in Dakar and ISD. My husband (who is actually originally from Cleveland) and our family (current 8th and 9th grade boys and 6th grade girl) live in Seattle. We are looking at a job through the government that is based in Dakar. We would move over the summer and our kids would maybe attend ISD in 7th, 9th and 10th grade. Can you give me a sense of what the school is like? How big; how academically rigorous; good teachers; many extracurricular activities, etc. How does the humidity and heat there compare to Ohio? Are you able to travel much outside of Senegal or are the surrounding areas too dangerous? Do you speak French? I’ll wade my way through your posts, but thought I’d also contact you if I could and ask directly. If you want, you can contact me at langchris@msn.com. Thanks

    • bestbookihavenotread says:

      Hi Chris,
      I’m going to send you an email but think your family would be very pleased with the school. We come from the 4th highest rated school in Ohio and find ISD just as rigorous. My children really like the school and have made good friends. We are currently in Spain for Spring Break (an inexpensive and short flight from Dakar)-but have traveled many places in Senegal as well. My email is ktmichael587@gmail.com

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