Arusha Campus News – 25 March 2018

Arusha Campus Newsletter Sunday 25th March 2018

The Kibo House team power their way to victory in the “Inflatable Tube Mega-Relay” on Thursday morning.

Dear Parents

There was lovely atmosphere on Friday afternoon as we prepared for the last assembly of the term. Even though we were saying goodbye to one of our dearest families, the Begaranos, there was a cheerfulness in the air that I am sure they will treasure as they embark on a new life in Israel. We will miss this talented family tremendously. Amit and Gal are great sportsmen, both in and out of the water, and their network of friends is far reaching. All of our travelling teams will miss the amazing snacks that Karin (mum) provides on EVERY occasion, and Edan (dad) has helped out our school with irrigation equipment, advice and manpower, time and time again – always at no cost to the school. We wish them all best wishes in their new adventure.

On Thursday afternoon an intrepid bunch of students led by the inimitable Monsieur Emond began their journey to Quebec and their  epic Canadian adventure (see picture right). The group will be there for almost two weeks and be learning about Canadian culture and speaking French. We will keep you all updated on the trip as it unfolds.

Finally, one for your diary – April 10th. On Moshi Campus we will be gosting a fundraising dinner which is advertised below. The proceeds will go toward funding a Tanzanian Scholar to attend our Diploma Programme on Moshi Campus. This scholar will be in addition to the 5 scholarship students who have already been selected for ISM. Please join us if you can. Travelling from Arusha? We have been offered preferential rates from Parkview Inn of:

1.       Single Deluxe Room @ Tzs. 60,000 (BB)

2.       Deluxe Double Room @ Tzs. 70,000 (BB)

3.       Junior Suite Room @ Tzs. 95,000 (BB)

The above room rates are inclusive of VAT @ 18%. Telephone +255 783 078664 for more details

All that remains is to wish you all a very peaceful Easter holiday.



From the Primary and Secondary School

Dear Parents,

At last we have reached the end of Quarter Three, and what a quarter it has been: just in the last week we have packed in a great deal of events and fun; enough to fill a number of newsletters.

Last weekend PYP students travelled to Moshi to take part in the primary sports weekend: U9 and U11 football, and 6-11 swimming. The students performed amazingly well and earned second place in U9 and U11 girls’ football, and U11 boys’ football. In swimming ISM Arusha won first prize for the overall event. Well done to all those who took part.

On Tuesday evening we hosted our annual D2 Visual Art & M5 Personal Project (PP)  Exhibition (see picture above). This event showcased the amazing artwork of Leila Scheltema of D2 and the PP products of our fantastically creative M5 students. A massive congratulations to all students and thanks to all the supervisors, Miss Linda, Miss Larpent and Mr Olivier.

Wednesday saw us suspend lessons in PYP and open up the primary school for the PYP Student Led Conferences. This was an opportunity for students to share their hard work and achievements from the year so far with parents.

On Thursday ISMAC experienced the sporting event of the year: the PYP fun swimming spectacular. This involved all students from EC to P6 taking part in fun challenges in the pool: events ranged from the “noodle pull” to underwater slalom; the tire relay to water polo. Fun was had by all, especially Mr Bowen when he was thrown in the pool. Thanks to all staff who helped make this such a success, especially Mrs Liz for her organisational skills.

Friday saw the end of our first MAP testing session. All students across P4 to M3 have now completed tests in Maths, Language and Reading, with M3 also completing science. More details will follow after the Easter break regarding the results and next steps.

I wish you all a restful break and hope to see everyone refreshed and ready for the final quarter of 2017-18, which begins on Wednesday 4 April.


For the Diploma Students

This is a reminder to all Diploma Programme students that your final exams are only ONE month away. You will have less than 3 weeks to revise for your final exams when we return from the break. You all need to be revising over this break. You all have access to Kognity. Take full advantage of this great online resource to prepare for your exams. Have a great break and see you all on the 4th of April.

Mr Anderson

Rights and Responsibilities in P4/5

HERE is the final version of our rights and responsibilities music video to share with you!  Thank you SO much to Lilly’s family for providing us this opportunity and for all the work they put into editing it and creating this engaging video!


Meet the new teachers – Ruth Haske (Special Educational Needs)

Hello to you all.
My name is Ruth and I will be coming to Arusha with my family this summer.  Here we are in Virginia (where we currently live and work) last fall – that is me, my husband Chris, and our two daughters Maia (9) and Noa (very nearly 7).
I am originally from England but have lived in the USA for the past 11 years. That is where Chris and I met. Before children I lived and taught in Japan and Honduras.  Now we have the amazing opportunity to live in Eastern Africa with our children and we are so excited.  We are busy preparing for the move and cannot wait to meet everyone and become a part of the ISM community.

M5 Work Experience in May

As part of our experiential learning programme, M5 students will undertake a one-week work experience from May 21-25 after their MYP on-screen examinations. We advise students and parents to start thinking now about possible institutions and/or organizations that they would be interested in for their work experience. The choice should be based on the student’s interests and career goals. More information about work experience will be sent at the end of this quarter.

The IPL comes to Arusha – and ISMAC players are amongst the most valuable!

Can you spot the ISMAC big hitters on the all star list?

APPEAL! – Bring a friend or colleague to our Open Day

DELF at the Alliance Française

The DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) is an internationally recognized diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates in the French Language. There is an opportunity to sign-up for a DELF session in June with the Alliance Française of Arusha.  This event is for non-native French students who would like their French skills to be recognized for personal or professional purposes. Sign-up will take place on March 13-31 for primary students and April 28- May 18 for Secondary students. If you are interested, please contact Consolata Aniceti from the Alliance: