Last week saw me travelling to southern Africa for a CIS accreditation team visit to another IB world school. Much like the visit Phil did to India in previous weeks, this visit was affirming for me when looking at what we do here at ISM Arusha. School visits are filled with ‘ah ha’ moments, both of familiarity: “oh you have power issues too”, and of difference: “wow your Service Learning programme and CAS students achieved that!” All these observations can then be brought back here and help us as a school to move forward, knowing what other similar schools are doing.
Returning to school on Monday, I was again amazed at the energy and commitment that our students display: achieving so much at sports weekend and then coming to school and ‘surviving’ a full day of lessons with such enthusiasm. Our students are ‘all rounders’, which is what the IB programmes aim to produce; holistic individuals who can adapt and thrive in varied environments, unfazed by change.
This week highlighted these skills, with rehearsals for the play in secondary, swimming preparations across primary and secondary, along with the fun and seriousness of a working week.
Our students are resilient, committed, talented and adaptable, but most of all fun to be around.
Have a great weekend,