It has been another busy week in the run up to the end of the Semester. We have been amazed by the brilliance of the Wizard of Oz production: huge thanks have to go to Ms Aurora, the band, backstage crew and organisers, as well as the fantastically talented cast. It is all the more amazing when you think that ISM Arusha is a small school – we certainly pack in the talent.
At the beginning of the week we had a group of students complete the Level 4 Ngorongoro OP trip – another excellent achievement for our students.
In the classroom , M5 students have been completing practice ePortfolio projects in preparation for their final ePortfolio tasks in Quarter Three, along with sitting practice onscreen eAssessments next week. We wish them all well with the final stages of their MYP in Semester Two.
Equally, D2 are now getting ready for their final mock examinations which they will sit in the first two weeks after the December break. We wish them luck for their revision over the holidays. Many of the D2 final Internal Assessments (IAs) have also now been completed, including the ToK presentation and the Extended Essay; the final May examinations will be here before we know it.
All students in the PYP (EC-P6) and the MYP (M1-5) will receive full Semester One reports on Friday 15 December. These will be sent via email to all parents.
After the December break, the MYP students will be hosting their Portfolio Conferences on Tuesday 16 January. This is where students present their work from Semester One to their parents and talk through their achievements, along with setting goals for Semester Two. Full details will be sent to parents next week, along with the procedure to set up appointments.
In the primary school, P6 will be starting their PYP Exhibition journey in the new year. This is an exciting time for P6 as they demonstrate their learning from the PYP and begin their transition into the MYP: the next stage of their education.
To kick-off the last week of the semester, ISM Arusha will be hosting an Open Day for EC-D2 on Monday. We have already had a good level of interest and expect a number of prospective students to join classes for the day. If you know of anyone who may be interested the day will begin at 07.45 on Monday.
I hope everyone has a great last week of Semester One. We will finish school at 12 noon on Friday 15 December.