Arusha Campus News – 8 Aug 2018

Welcome Back to Arusha Campus Newsletter August 2018

They did it! The team of ISM students that attempted the summit of Uhuru Peak on Kilimanjaro just before the summer break were successful. Congratulations all!

Dear Parents

A special edition newsletter to welcome back everybody new and old! Don’t forget that the new quarter starts on Monday 13th August. 

For students who will be new to ISM, there will be a new student orientation session between 9am and 11am on Friday 10th August. All ages welcome!

Over the long holiday we received the sad news that Mrs Diana Kraft would be resigning from her position at ISM for family reasons.  I feel sad for a number of reasons but mainly because we didnt have the opportunity to publicly thank Diana for her many years of outstanding service to ISM. I am sure she will return to Tanzania at some point and we can show our thanks at that time. In the meantime we wish her the best of luck. We have been busy searching for a replacement for Diana and are pleased to announce that the P3 class will be taught by Mr Marcel Gulpers, an experienced Primary teacher from Holland.

We were also saddened to hear that another long term servant of ISM passed away over the holiday period. Julius Zakaria was our Head Gardener for many years and was largely responsible for the beautiful gardens that we enjoy today on Arusha Campus. Our thoughts go out to his family.

Some new arrivals to the ISM community! Walter (Head of Maintenance) is now father to a baby boy called Jowen; Asha (Housekeeping) is mum to a baby boy named Nasibu; and Emmanuel (Workshop) is a proud dad of yet another baby boy called Hilary! Hongera wote!

Pictured above you wlll see the familiar face of Rozi, our Canteen Manager. Rozi will be going back to school – Culinary School in Canada to enhance her expertise. In her absence the canteen will be managed by Mezabine and Abbas who are pictured to Rozi’s right. Its ‘welcome back’ to Mezabine who was a student here at ISMAC when we were at the Blue Heron site in town!

We have lots of new teachers who we will be introducing in next week’s newsletter.

Finally, congratulations to all our MYP and DP students and teachers who received a splendid set of results. More details follow in this edition.


Results Round-up

Congratulations to our M5 (pictured below) and D2 (pictured above) cohorts who completed their MYP eAssessments and DP exams in June. We received the results recently and are pleased to announce that their average score was impressive. Indeed, the M5 class achieved a 89% pass rate in obtaining the MYP Certificate while the D2 class achieved a 100 % pass rate with some outstanding individual scores. The IB will deliver the official documents (Certificates and Course Results) later on in October and families will be contacted for collection.

Ascent of Kilimanjaro, OP Level 5

A group of 11 students from both campuses left on the final level of the OP programme in the hope of summiting the highest mountain in Africa.

Congratulations to Alfie, Jay, Daan, Mohammed, Dereck, Eleanor, Chris, Luke and Michael for summiting Mt Kilimanjaro at 5895m! The group started hiking at midnight and reached the top of Africa in the early morning with a magnificent sunrise. Well done to Peter who made it to Kibo Hut (4750 m) and Ezra who reached Horombo Hut (3720 m).

We had fantastic weather throughout the trip, except for some drizzle and fog on Day 1. This year in particular, there was a lot of snow on top of Kilimanjaro making summit day much more challenging than usual besides the freezing cold. Students deserve an extra commendation for summiting in those mountaineering conditions.

Secondary Production

We are pleased to announce that this year’s December production will be:

Little Shop of Horrors

A black comedy filled with amazing songs and fabulous opportunities to dance!

We welcome auditions from secondary students. Please prepare a song in time for auditions on Wednesday 15th August.

Please be aware that this production will be for secondary students only, due to the more mature content of the show. There will be a primary production during Semester 2.

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Arora at

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