Arusha Campus News – 10 Feb 2018

Arusha Campus Newsletter Saturday, 10th February 2018

HONGERA! Peter Francis (Rochester) and Catherine Wambura (Cornell) show off their college penants in the company of Mr Rustad (College Counselor) this week. Both Peter and Catherine have been awarded scholarships to these premier universities.

Dear Parents

Keep Monday 12th February at 10.20am in your diary as we will be hosting a special lady at our Secondary Assembly. Natasha Whitelaw is a graduate of the United World College and is currently Special Assistant To the Director at UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). UNCDFis the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their small businesses by increasing access to microfinance and investment.

Natasha’s mum lives in Arusha and we have been chatting about ISM’s journey to becoming a UWC. Natasha kindly agreed to come and talk to us about her UWC experiences and her career since graduating. Everyone is welcome to come along to listen to her and ask her questions.

For those senior swimmers amongst you who feel there should be a swimming gala for you – the wait is over! See our advert for the National Masters Swimming Championship whihc will be hosted here at ISMAC on 3rd March. Email Khalid at or see our advert in this newsletter for more details.

Have a super weekend and dont forget that next weekend is a long weekend – Friday and Monday are ISMAC holidays.


From the Primary and Secondary Schools

On Thursday the Lower Primary (EC-P2) celebrated the 100th day of school. Students dressed up wither as 100 year olds or wth numbers on their clothes. Throughout the day we immersed ourselves in to the world of 100 with: counting, building, weighing, exercising, painting, writing and many other fun activities. At break time we shared an amazing ‘100 themed’ picnic. Well done to all the students and teachers for being so enthusiastic all day!

Clearing up our litter

In the past few weeks we have been trying to address the scourge of our environment – litter! Two weeks ago the primary school engaged in a campus wide litter pick whilst this week it was the turn of all the school’s employees to get out on to the main road and clear up the disposed rubbish. Tens of bags of trash were collected, sorted and now will hopefully be recycled. Thanks to everyone!

Sports Round-up

The ISMAC Under 15 girls netball team take on their friends from Arusha Meru in a match on Thursday

We have enjoyed a busy week of sport at ISMAC and the students have had great fun playing competitive netball, basketball, hockey and ultimate frisbee.

Last weekend there were football and basketball matches at Braeburn where our Under-11 team played their first competitive game of basketball. Our footballers tolied hard but also suffered the same fate of two defeats.

Our Under-19 Basketballers continued to show their competitive spirit as they went down narrowly to SCIS losing 27-26.

On Monday, we hosted SCIS and our Under-15 footballers drew 1-1 (girls) and lost 4-0 (boys). We have a chance to go for a win later this morning at SCIS.

Ultimate Frisbee for the Under-19’s also took place last weekend. This was hosted by ISMAC and we ended up coming second to our rivals Moshi Campus. Well done Moshi Campus!

Finally, we rounded the week off with a victory for our Under-15 Netballers who took on the Under-19 team from Arusha Meru. The final score was 13-0 but both teams had fun and have arranegd a return fixture next month.

Many thanks to all our coaches and mums and dads who trurn out to provide these opportunities for our children. We are extremely grateful and value all the hours that you devote to our sport.


Neal shows his grit in a thumping tackle against Braeburn