Moshi Campus News – 3 Oct 15

3 Oct 2015
Dear Parents,

We had an enjoyable Peace Assembly last Monday, after which our M2 students travelled to the school house in Pangani for four days of cross-curricular field study. On Thursday a group of students left for a six-day climb to Uhuru Peak whch we hope they will reach early on Monday morning. Next weekend there is an Outdoor Pursuits trip to the Pare Mountains, whilst many of our athletes will be competing in an inter-schools meeting in Arusha Campus next Saturday.
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Fee Payments
I would like to remind all parents who are paying fees in quarterly instalments that the 2nd quarter fees were due to have been received by us by 1st October. If you have not yet made the transfer, please do so quickly and advise our accounts office on of the details of any payment. It is important for the running of the school that fees are received in time as we depend entirely on fee income for our operations. Please note that overdue fees will be surcharged, and that students whose fees are not paid for the 2nd quarter will not be allowed to return to school after the October break.
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M2 & Pangani House

Or M2 students have spent a successful few days working with their Arusha counterparts at the school’s house in Pangani on the Indian Ocean coast. They undertook a number of different field study activities and worked quite hard as well as enjoying some down time.
The house is situated on a clifftop overlooking the sea in a beautiful location with a sandy under-used beach just a few steps away. Parents of ISM students are also welcome to book the house to stay in for family breaks. Bookings for any time up to December are open now and bookings for the Christmas break may be made after 15th November. Please see our receptionist if you wish to book the house to use. The cost for ISM parents is TSh 50,000/- per night for the house. There are six basic beds, but others could camp in the garden. The house has electricity (when TANESCO supplies) and water, with a fridge and gas cooker. Furnishings are very basic as are kitchen utensils and items – if you do book the house you are best advised to carry items such as pots, pans, cups and plates with you. Mosquito nets are essential to take.
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OP: Pare Mountains & Uhuru
As this newsletter is written, our Outdoor Pursuits group is attempting to climb Kilimanjaro to Uhuru Peak and is now on their third day of walking. This is a demanding “Level 5” trip and only students (and teachers) who have successfully completed all the lower levels are allowed to join the trip.
Next weekend, 10th-11th October, there will be a Level 1 trip to walk for two days and camp overnight in the Pare Mountains. This is a very popular trip and is a good introduction for older students wishing to start the Outdoor Pursuits programme. As this trip was heavily subscribed, we have decided to offer an additional Pare Mountains trip on 14th/15th November. The cost of this trip will be TSh 106,000/- for boarders and TSh 119,000/- for day students; those wishing to register for the trip must pay the fees necessary by this Tuesday, 6th October.
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Mzungu Kichaa
Mzungu Kichaa will be playing a special concert in Karibu Hall on Tuesday, October 13th (the evening before a public holiday) to support Mension, a mental health NGO working in Tanzania. Mzungu Kichaa is a well-known player on the Dar es Salaam music scene playing the Tanzanian style of Bongo Flava that mixes reggae, rap, afrofusion and traditional Tanzanian music. He has been nominated twice for a Danish World Music Award – in 2009 in the category “Best World Album” for “Tuko Pamoja” and in 2012 “Twende Kazi” was a candidate for “Best World Track”. This concert will be open to the public as well as to ISM students and our community. Tickets will be on sale on the door although entry to ISM students is being offered for free. Please tell your friends and others of this great opportunity to hear a superb musician – Did I mention that he is also an ex-ISM student?.
Check out his videos on YouTube: or
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Nyerere Day
Please note that Wednesday, 14th October is a national holiday marking the day of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere’s death in 1999. There will no regular classes on that day.
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Tanzania Swimming Championships
Dear Parents and Student-Athletes, The ISM Varsity Swim Team traveled to Zanzibar last weekend to take part in the Tanzanian Open Championships held at the International School of Zanzibar. And once again, each member made significant strides in terms of podium finishes, medals, personal best times, or athlete milestones. Medals were awarded for each individual age group, while swimmers competed in combined heats of two age groups.
Overall placings included: Sanne: 1st 50 FR; 2nd 100 FR, 50 BA; 3rd 100 BA, 100 IM; 4th overall points for 15yr old girls; personal best times in all events Fred: 3rd 50 BA; 4 personal best times Chris F: 1st, 50 BA; 2nd 50 FR, 100 FR, 50 BR, 100 BR, 100 IM; 2nd highest points for 12 yr old boys & best points score for all male ISM swimmers (Arusha and Moshi); personal best times in all events Kyle: 2nd 100 FR, 50 BA, 100 FLY, 100 IM; 3rd 50 FR, 4th 100 IM; personal best times in all events; 5th highest points for 14 yr old boys; completed first 100 FLY Alicia: 1st 50 BA, 100 BA; 2nd 100 IM; 3rd 50 FR, 100 FR, 100 FLY; personal best times in all events; 3rd highest points for 12 yr old girls; 3rd highest for all female ISM swimmers (Arusha and Moshi); completed second 100 FLY Shawn: 5th 100 BR; 6th 50 BR; 3 personal best times Sally: 2nd 100 BA; 4th 50 FLY, 100 IM; 5th highest point total for 13 yr old girls; personal best times in all her swims. Aselya: huge personal best times in all swims; 50 FR (9 sec); 50 BR (12 sec); 50 fly (12 sec); first ever swims 50 BA, 100 IM Silipa: huge personal best times in all swims; 50 BA (6 sec); 50 FLY (12 sec); 100 IM (13 sec) Maria B: 4th 50 FLY; personal best times in four events; bronze medal for 11 yr old 50 fly
World-renowed coaches remind us of an important message: “Understand that in teen years and beyond, the swimmer will not be doing best times on almost every swim as they may have done at an early age. With age, it gets harder to get faster, and improvement takes hard, quality practice. Improvement will be slow and best times may be seen only once or twice a season. This is entirely natural; do not fret. It teaches the great life lesson that big rewards require concentrated, persistant effort.” The Swim Coaching Bible II.
We are about to enter a phase of work that will test your student-athletes on a daily basis. Please ensure they get adequate sleep, maintain a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and have someone to turn to when the need someone to talk to.
For athletes: “Get to practice. The most important part of success is showing up. Watch your better teammates. What can you learn from them? Hidden training – how you eat, sleep, rest, and think – will profoundly affect your success. Do it well. Everyone can set goals. Can you determine what it takes to get there? Use your team (parents, coach) to determine the process you need to reach your achievement goals. Thank your parents appropriately. They are the reason you are here!” The Swim Coaching Bible II
See you in the pool! And watch closely for our new starting blocks and wave-resistant lane ropes coming soon! Coach Sullivan, Coach Mary, Coach Sabini
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Primary Swimming
The swimming season got off to a great start this year with a practice swim meet at Arusha Campus for all ISM Primary swimmers. This was a fantastic event to get the swimmers motivated and training hard for the next meet at Braeburn on October 13th. It was also an opportunity for our students to get to know the swimmers at Arusha Campus.
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Primary Football
The first football tournament of the year was held at Arusha campus on Saturday 19th September. The teams were mixed under 10s and under 12s and played against Braeburn, Kennedy House, St. Jude’s and St Constantine’s. The matches were very exciting and we have some very talented footballers in our primary school. Our under 10s won 2 matches and lost 1 and the under 12s lost 2 and drew 1.
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Save the date – ISM Hallowe’en Parties will be held on Friday, November 6th ISM will once again hold Hallowe’en events for Primary and Secondary day students and boarders.
Primary Event – 3.30-6.30pm (approx.) Have you ever been to a ‘Trunk or treat’? Well now is your chance! We are looking for parents, friends and teachers of ISM to decorate their car trunks (boots!) in a creative way and provide tricks or treats for the children. Check out ‘trunk or treat’ websites for lots of fun ideas. Cars will be parked at ISM and the children will visit your car to get treats/play games/be tricked in some way! It’s up to you. Prizes will be given for the most creative car boots. After this there will be games, food and a fancy dress parade. Prizes will be given for the most creative costume.
Secondary Event – 6.30- 10.30pm (approx) The secondary students will go on a trick or treat bus tour around Moshi. Day students will have to travel with their parents due to limited spaces on the bus and truck. There will be a disco and other surprises back at school.
If you are interested in helping to organize either of these events please meet at the ISM Duka on Wednesday, 7th October at 3:10pm and/or contact the relevant person below:
  • Christine Brandsma – if you would like to host secondary students at your home for trick or treating
  • Annalee Horton – if you would like to help with the primary event in any way.
  • Elena Gullickson – if you can help chaperone the secondary disco.
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    Primary French
    Bonjour à toutes et tous!
    I hope all of our French families are looking forward to the upcoming break. We have been very busy in Primary French classes so far this Quarter.
    The P3 class has been slowly getting used to using their new vocabulary in class. We have spent time reading in the beautiful, new library reading area. Our focus has been on learning about the weather. We recently began a new vocabulary game where students associate pictures with words, and were helped by ‘le professeur’ – one of our francophone students. Parents and guardians may help reinforce learning by asking their students to name objects in their natural environment.
    The P4 class has been building on their knowledge from last year, working hard at a colorful poster that describes what they would wear to an event of their choice. These students should be able to name different types of clothing and accessories at home, with their friends, or at the boarding house.
    The P5 class has moved from describing objects in class using opposites and colors, to creating a play in groups of three, based on the famous children’s book, ‘Dinomir le géant.’ Students are assuming a variety of roles in this activity: director, prop coordinator, actor, narrator etc. Each student has a copy of the book or script to practise at home. We are aiming for a dress rehearsal and a final performance that we can video and watch as a class, so that students see themselves speaking the language. Groups have been helped by our francophone expert who has assisted with pronunciation and understanding.
    The P6 class is working on expressing their likes and dislikes related to activities and food. Our initial assessment was reviewed to see what could be improved upon, and then a second poster or mind-map created using the suggestions for the final product. This was taken home for homework this weekend.
    Lots of great things happening in the primary French classes and many opportunities to practise outside of class time. Continuez vos bons travaux! M. Sullivan
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    Primary 3-Way Conferences
    Thursday, 15 October We look forward to seeing as many parents as possible to join us for the Three Way Conferences (Child-Parent-Teacher) to discuss their goals for this academic year. There will be no formal school for primary children on that day. A letter has gone home to all our parents asking for the time they can come in with their child for their meeting.
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    Primary Notes
    Primary Clubs – Q1 clubs ending soon Our Q1 Primary Clubs will end on Tuesday 13 Oct. Thank you very much to our parent volunteers who have helped out with the Sparkling Elephant club and the various sport activities. We are now looking for parents to help out with the Q2 club programme. If you are interested in running a club once a week from Q2 from 2 Nov – 16 Dec then please email me
    ISMAC Athletics Day – 10th October Letters have gone home this week for the primary students who have been invited to represent ISM Moshi Campus at the Inter-school Athletics Meet in Arusha on Sat 10 Oct. The bus will leave at 06.00 am and will cost 20,000 for transport. Please ensure your child brings the permission slip and money by Monday 5 Oct, they can give it to their class teacher or Ms Annalee who is leading the trip.
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    ID Cards
    Please may I remind you that any parent wishing to use school facilities (such as the tennis courts or swimming pool) must carry a school ID card. These are available at a cost of TSh 10,000/- (for 2 years) from The Head of Campus’ PA, Grace. Other families (who do not have children enrolled in ISM) may not use school facilities or come on to the campus unless they have been introduced to us and paid the higher fee for use of facilities. Please do not be offended if a school askari or teacher asks to see your ID card.
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    Parent Association
    The minutes of all PA meetings (including the September 2015 meeting) are posted in the parents’ section of the school website at You may be asked to submit the password to obtain access; if you wish to receive this, please contact Keiron White.
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    Canadian University Visits
    We are expecting visits from two Canadian universities next month giving our students yet more opportunities to explore possibilities for university admission: The University of Alberta will be meeting with students on Thursday, 5th November.
    UBC (University of British Columbia) is visiting ISM on Monday, 9th November.
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    D2: American University Tests
    The final opportunities for our D2 students to take expected North American university tests are coming up next semester:
    • SAT tests: Many D2 students may wish to take either SAT Subject tests or retake the SAT Reasoning Test in Moshi on 7th November if they re applying to the USA.
    • TOEFL Paper-Based test: This will be held in Moshi on 14th November and is an English Language test required for many students prior to entry to a US or Canadian university.
    • SAT tests: A further opportunity to take SAT tests is available on Saturday, 5th December.
    • ACT tests: Students may re-sit ACT tests for US university admission on Saturday, 12th December.
    Registration for all tests can be done online and fees are payable by credit card. Students who wish the school to help with payment for tests must see Keiron White before our internal deadline of Wednesday, 7th October [The ACT registration deadline is later]. As usual, an 8% credit card fee will be added to the bill for any student asking for payment through the school.
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    End of Quarter 1
    Quarter One ends on Friday, 16th October and students will be free to leave school after 10:15am on that day. Some end of quarter details are as follows:
    • Thursday 15 October: Primary 3-way Conferences – no classes for primary children
    • Thursday 15 October: Secondary reports issued. These will be brief interim reports for all classes except D2 who will receive full reports.
    • Friday, 16 October: 9:30am approx – End of Quarter Assembly in Karibu Hall
    • Friday, 16 October: 10:30am – 12 noon – Secondary Parent/Teacher meetings in Karibu Hall
    Parents of boarders: Please ensure that your child’s boarding parent is fully aware of your child’s travel arrangements. If he/she will need transport to the airport, please contact Rosemary Bango on as soon as possible.
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    Tanzanian Elections
    The national elections will be held on Sunday, 25th October and results are expected to be released a few days later. Our boarders are scheduled to return to school on Sunday, 1st November and classes for the 2nd quarter will start on Monday, 2nd November. We hope that all will allow us to keep to this planned schedule. However should circumstances require any changes, we will let you know by email and/or by messages posted on our website at
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    Diploma News
    Studying in the IB DP is a challenge for the adolescent. The academic rigor is intense. ISM’s holistic approach to the IB DP enables students to proceed with their studies and simultaneously be involved in extra-curricular activities (particularly via CAS and Outdoor Pursuits) while participating in a thriving community where a sense of a caring community predominates. However, the stress of coursework deadlines especially during the D2 year remains apparent. Continued parental involvement/support of your son/daughter in our DP including from afar via regular communications remains a critical pillar of support that goes a long way! It also supports all we do on campus as a faculty and boarding team to help each DP student succeed to the best of their ability.
    A parent of every ISM DP student should travel to Moshi for our Friday October 16th parent-teacher end of quarter one conference if possible. Please try to attend.
    This was an important week of exams for ten D2 students who took their Swahili B mock written and mock oral exams. On November 9th and 10th they will have their IB Paper 1 and 2 written exams while next week these ten will do their final oral exam. The annual Swahili B IB exam is administered in November not in May as is the case for all of the other DP exams that ISM DP students take.
    One of the core aspects of the Diploma Program is the Theory of Knowledge class. All full diploma students in the class of 2016 (current D1s) and class of 2017 (D2s) will write a 1,200-1,600 word essay on one of the prescribed essay titles that IB has assigned for that class group. To be successful on this challenging task which forms a critical part (1 ½ points) of the three bonus points in the IB Diploma, D2 parents could assist – as the DP TOK teachers Ms. Ingrid Chavez, Mr. Joel Gullickson, Mr. Joe Wright, are doing – to ensure students incorporate, among other things, in their essay serious reflection and their personal perspective as the “knower.” D1 and D2 parents would also be wise to dialogue wherever possible with students regarding the stimulating discussions in TOK and encourage written reflection. Learn more about TOK at
    DP students’ on-going Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) activities continued after school hours this week. From helping at the local primary school of blind children to coaching football to young primary school-aged children to learning digital photography or culinary skills to volunteering at a nearby orphanage, the array of CAS activities available enables our young adults to grow, learn and develop in a holistic manner. On a typical afternoon the campus comes alive with extra-curricular activities or students go out into the community to make a difference once the classroom time ends. Parents are encouraged to listen and learn about their son/daughter’s CAS activities as these are a central component to the ISM DP experience.
    Time management, effective study skills and self-discipline continue to be critical for DP students. Weekly Life Skills classes led by Mr Ryan Sullivan (D2) and myself (D1) provide a venue to address an array of practical matters and further prepare our young people for life during/after ISM. This week D1 Life Skills classes examined drug abuse prevention with a look at a World Health Organization data sheet on the issue of alcohol use in Tanzania ( and a Discovery Channel video on the effects on the body of drugs – (
    DP faculty are marking assessments and preparing the quarter one 2015-2016 academic reports. Write ISM’s Head of Secondary – Ms. Totty Aris – to have an electronic PDF version of your child’s report sent via email.
    The academic program for DP students depends on attendance and participation in DP lessons. Parents make an unwise choice to remove students early for vacation-convenience (or other superfluous) reasons. Give your adolescent’s education the top priority and their learning will be enhanced. This point cannot be overstated.
    As usual feel free to email or call with any questions/concerns. Best regards, Rick Fitzpatrick – Diploma Coordinator
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    PYP Trans-Disciplinary Themes
    PYP – What do we want our students to know about? The traditional subject areas are an important and celebrated part of a PYP education, i.e. language, mathematics, social studies, science, social and physical education and the arts. Information Technology is also used as a tool that facilitates learning throughout the curriculum. However, we also want our students to learn skills in context and to explore content that is relevant to them. This may transcend the boundaries of traditional subjects. We ultimately want them to relate what they learn to their own lives. This is why our students explore a set of six themes. These themes have been chosen by the IB because they have global significance for all cultures and offer children the opportunity to explore the commonalities of human experience. They are revisited throughout the students’ primary education, so that the end result is immersion. The PYP transdisciplinary themes that we follow at ISM are:
    • WHO WE ARE: An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
    • WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME: An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
    • HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES: An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
    • HOW THE WORLD WORKS: An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
    • HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES: An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organisations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
    • SHARING THE PLANET: An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
    Kate Schermbrucker (PYP Coordinator)
    Source: IBO – Making the PYP Happen
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    Early Childhood Preview
    Unit of inquiry Many thanks to Stephanie’s Mum for coming to work with the children this week and teaching them how to make zig- zag books. Thanks also to Mr Fitzpatrick, Gabriel’s Dad for teaching the children a new song, stressing the importance of listening to instructions very carefully when learning something new. The children had a lot of fun during both these learning experiences! This week we will continue with our summative assessment and also visit students higher up the school to find out what they learn and how! We also have our collaborative activities to finish and reflect on.
    Literacy We have enjoyed sharing stories by Julia Donaldson and will continue to focus on this author for another week. The Gruffalo has been a particular favourite! The children will be writing about their favourite characters after ‘hot seating’ where they will pretend to be a character and answer questions about that character.
    EC1 will be introduced to the sounds p made by Peter Puppy and e made by Eddy elephant. EC2 will focus on word families with the short u sound. Numeracy This week we will start inquiring into patterns and the children will have opportunities to copy, continue and create their own patterns. They are also working on recognition of numbers as well as counting forwards and backwards.
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    P1/2 Preview
    Information for Parents We have been asked to share at the all-school assembly on Monday. Your child will be presenting, so please try to attend if possible. We will start around 7:30 in Karibu Hall. The children do not need to dress in anything special for this assembly.
    On Friday, I will send home some goals for your child for you to take a look at. Please read them, and write any comments you have. Then bring the sheet back on Thursday, October 15 for your child’s conference. A time for your conference will be sent to you soon. If you have any questions, please let me know.
    Language focus for the week This week we will again focus on writing. Group 1 children will work on writing complete sentences, and Group 2 children will write paragraphs about different events.
    Maths focus for the week We will focus on relating adding to subtracting this week.
    Unit of Inquiry Now that our assembly is done, we will totally shift our focus to plants. We will plant some seeds this week and learn about the parts of a plant.
    What to bring to school: A hat for playtime and a healthful snack.
    Timetable: Monday PE (wear PE shoes and a house T-shirt) Tuesday Library (please send your books in the library bag) Friday Swimming (please send swimsuit, goggles, and towel)
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    P2/3 Preview
    The children have shown a great deal of enthusiasm for our new unit about simple machines. They particularly enjoyed walking around campus and identifying and making a tally chart of the different kinds of machines. They were surprised to find out how many different machines we use at school, e.g. sprinklers, swings, fire extinguishers, light switches, computers, taps and water fountains.
    In class the children started the unit by visiting four ‘tuning in’ stations: 1) investigating real machines 2) investigating gears 3) using K’Nex and 4) reading information books. They discovered that there are six main simple machines – the lever, wheel, inclined plane, wedge, pulley and screw. The children have started to understand how each of these work and have been noticing more where they can be found.
    In English we have been learning the technical vocabulary required for this unit, e.g. load, distance, work, force, push, pull, cog, gear, axle and fulcrum. In maths the children have been working in small groups to make their own adding machines. They used imagination and creativity to come up with some interesting designs. Next week we will share these with the P1/2 students.
    In IT (Information Technology) the children have enjoyed learning more about simple and compound machines through an online game. To see more log on to:
    Unit: Transdisciplinary Theme: How the world works Central Idea: We use simple machines to make work easier This week we will carry out science experiments using simple machines.
    English: We will learn about vocabulary related to this unit, including scientific words.
    Maths: We will graph the results of our tally chart data.
    What to bring to school every day: A water bottle and a healthy snack.
    The Week Ahead: Monday: Homework will be sent home | Swimming lesson (swimming costume, towel, flip flops/crocs, goggles if desired, cap if desired). Tuesday: Library session (bring books to change) Thursday: PE Lesson (house T-shirt, shorts, trainers/sport shoes) Friday: Homework due in
    Kate Schermbrucker – P2/3 Teacher and PYP Coordinator
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    P4 Preview
    We had a good week in P4. Some of the students were MCs for the P5 presentation during gathering and they did us proud! The leaf awards were received by Cecilia for being Committed, Shose for being Independent and Jelte for being Caring.
    We have started our unit and carried out our Pre-Assessment. We have also been tuning in on how a variety of energy sources cause objects to move in a variety of ways.
    Unit of Inquiry – This week, the students will be inquiring into how forces and energy are connected. They will explore different forms of energy used in our everyday activities and how force helps us carry out these different activities.
    Language Arts – Students have started looking at features of explanatory writing. In the coming week they use this knowledge and begin organizing their information from their unit into the different features learned- topic, fact and supporting details. They will also explore ways to use different vocabulary they come across in their unit.
    Maths – Students will use their knowledge of measuring to compare lengths or distances covered by different objects, which move, as we explore force and energy. They will also be looking at ways to collect and present data through bar graphs.
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    P5 Preview
    Information for Parents We will be leading the Assembly on Monday, October 12th. I hope you can all at-tend to see what the children have been learning about. They did a fantastic job performing at the primary gathering today and presented the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar in many different ways. Ask your child how their group told the story!
    Language focus for the week The children are very excited about writing their personal narratives and they have all developed ideas on what they want to write about. Miss Alley has conferenced with all students about their writing and children have selected goals for their writing this year.
    Maths focus for the week We are learning a lot in our investigation into the base 10 numbers system. We have worked in a detective theme and children are working hard to solve place value related cases. Next week we will move into rounding and students will have a homework project to complete that involves “shopping” in an IKEA catalogue.
    Unit of Inquiry This week we will focus on the learner profile attribute of being an inquirer. Students will work on developing questions and read to find answers to the questions that they have about various natural phenomena. We will also be discussing the recent plume of smoke coming from Mount Meru and looking at the differences between a wildfire and a volcano.
    What to bring to school: A hat for playtime and a healthful snack.
    Timetable: Monday PE (wear PE shoes and a house T-shirt) Thursday Swimming (bring swimming kit, towel, and flip-flops) Friday Library (please bring your library books to exchange)
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    P6 Preview
    This week we have enjoyed tuning into our new Unit, which has the Central Idea: Finding peaceful solutions to conflict leads to better quality of human life. This began first thing on Monday morning with the Peace Day assembly in which the P6 students sang the Primary Peace song, including the soloist parts. We have been exploring our own personal perspectives on what Peace means to us, have been thinking and wondering about images showing Peace and Conflict, and have made peace doves out of paper plates. In English we focused on developing our Reading comprehension skills, whilst in Mathematics we have been naming and describing properties of 2D shapes.
    Unit of Inquiry: We have collected lots of questions already for this unit so we will start the finding out phase. Students will be gathering information and ideas through surveys and interviews, reading news reports and using library and IT resources.
    English language focus: We will be starting to explore short stories that include flashbacks. As a stimulus we will be using The Piano by Aidan Gibbons, a short animation story about an old man reflecting on his life-story. You can view the animation yourself at the following site:
    Maths focus: Continuing with 2D shapes, we will be looking at lines of symmetry, diagonals and types of angles.
    Notices: Please return the Three-way conference slip, with your time preference indicated, if you have not done so already.
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    Fees Payments
    M2 and Pangani
    OP: Pares & Uhuru
    Mzungu Kichaa
    Nyerere Day
    Zanzibar Swimming
    Primary Swimming
    Primary Football
    Primary French
    Primary Conferences
    Clubs & Athletics
    ID Cards
    Parent Association
    Canadian Universities
    D2: University Tests
    End of Quarter
    Tz Elections
    Diploma News
    PYP Themes
    Primary Previews
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