It is hard to beleive that we have now completed five weeks of the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year: meaning we only have three weeks until the October break.
Over the course of this quarter we have packed in a great deal of events and will continue to keep busy right up to the break. Already we have had some amazing events and activities, such as the M1 OP campcraft trip, our football and basketball teams have been in action, the M2 IDU trip to Pangani (pictured earlier), along with P5 visiting a Maasai boma this week.
Another major success from this week was the UK university fair held on Monday (above). ISMAC has been hosting university fairs for many years and this was one of the biggest we have seen for quite a while, with over 150 students from 5 schools, talking to 16 UK universities. This will be followed up on 22 September by a visit from two of the top US universities: MIT and Harvard; who will not only speak about their own programmes, but also applying to US universities in general.
As we move through the next three weeks we will continue to keep the students engaged with their learning, both in the classroom and beyond. Some of the highlights still to come are: the M5 leadership symposium (19-21 Sept), U15/U19 Football & basketball (20 Sept), U11 Rounders & U13 Basketball (23 Sept), OP Level 1B to North Pares Mountains (23-24 Sept), M4 West Kilimanjaro IDU trip (26-29 Sept), Primary and Secondary swimming galas (29 & 30 Sept) and Primary athletics (3 Oct).
We have a great team spirit here at ISMAC; one that includes students, teachers, parents and the wider community. Only by working together can we offer such a diverse and stimulating learning environment; one where we are all life-long learners.
I would like to welcome back Henry Shihemi. Henry will again be teaching maths and science within the secondary school, filling the void we have been covering internally since August. Henry taught at ISMAC last year when he covered Gina’s maternity leave. We wish him well for the rest of the academic year.
Have a great weekend,