Arusha Campus News – 10 June 2018

Arusha Campus Newsletter Sunday 10th June 2018

Halloween? Mardi Gras? The Day of the Dead? The M3s are proud of the masks they created in Visual Arts. See them soon on exhibition in the library.

Dear Parents

I write this whilst en route to Dubai for an accreditation workshop but as I reflect on the week I think everyone can feel collectively very proud! Much has been accomplished. Wonderful to see the creative M3 students, under the leadership of Miss Elsley, make and deliver the most exquisite collection of wooden toys and learnng aids for the children’s ward at Selian Hospital. The picture (right) says it all. 

Today is momentous. We are all rooting for Miss Larpent to summit Uhuru Peak. She has made the attempt 6 times and each time has selflessly had to descend with a student experiencing altitude sickness. Let’s hope she gets all the way today! News to follow!

The Campus continues to be a hive of activity for the wider community. Yesterday the place was transformed into a sea of Union Jacks as the British Business Group celebrated the Queen’s Birthday! There was a tug of war, maypole dancing, car boot sale, scones and strawberries and we were privileged to host the British High Commissioner, Sarah Cooke who flew up from Dar especially for the event. The real star of the show was our own Mr Dixon with an amazing live performance with his band!

Today, the action continues with the Umoja Music School Concert. Best of luck to all our musicians.

Have a super Sunday.


From the Primary and Secondary Schools

The secondary school has been quieter this week without the M5 and D2 students, but Primary has been buzzing with activity.

On Thursday the P6 organised a Swahili canteen at break time. They made the food, created the advertising and worked together to sell the snacks. This was a great success and all down to the excellent organisational skills of Ms AnnJoyce.

On Friday EC presented their end of semester share time extravaganza. (see pic above) The class performed songs, dances and skits relating to stories and cultures, before sharing their gallery of work. We well done to all and to Ms Liz.

Next week sees the last week of the semester. School will end on Thursday 14 June at 12 noon. At 11.00 we will have a whole school assembly to which all parents are invited.

Have a great final week,


Sierra, Hana and Bella serve Tanzanian lemonade to a willing Aidan R!

The P6 boys serve pilau to the hungry masses

A very proud Jimmy showing off his P1 project

M3 make toys for Selian Hospital

Two very happy young patients try out their new toys

The M3 group were tasked with making activity walls and toys for Maasai children at Selian Hospital as part of their quarter four project. They worked in teams to produce design ideas and make the products. The majority of the products that the students made  were delivered on Tuesday 5th June and installed by the students and a second installment of the final finished products will be delivered in the new school year. More exciting things for the children of the hospital to look forward to.

M5 Leaving Ceremony

The M5 Class celebrate their last day of middle school with a huge cake!

P6 End of Primary Dinner

P6 enjoyed their End of Primary Dinner on Thursday evening at Blue Heron. Everyone dressed up for the occasion. We wish all of them a great time in Middle School.

Meet the new teachers – Peter (Mathematics)

Peter (above) doing what he enjoys best, walking the South African countryside backpack in tow!

Hi everyone – I am excited to be coming to Tanzania to join ISM. I am a curious and outgoing person with a real love of the outdoors, exercise, music and reading. I have spent the majority of my working life in Cape Town, South Africa but have been lucky enough to travel the world a fair amount through holidays and school trips etc. I am a keen runner/hiker and look forward to linking up with any active groups when I arrive. I am also really looking forward to being in a work environment with such a defined focus on inquiry and outdoor education.