Arusha Campus News – 19 Jan 2019

Arusha Campus Newsletter 19th January 2019

Five of our Arusha Campus Rotary Interactors are in Dar es Salaam as I send this attending the 10th Global Issues Service Summit. Meggie, Latiff, Ornela, Ghaidaa and Aliraza have been presenting their project to help with sports facilities, specifically netball, for Kisimani Primary School in Arusha. Many thamks to R Robin Peterson and Monsieur Olivier for chaperoning the students.

Dear Parents

I hope you are having a pleasant Saturday afternoon wherever you are. For those readers who are in Tanzania, this morning was an absolute scorcher and all of our sports teams were in action. Under 13 Basketball at ISMAC and then Braeburn hosting Under 15 football and Under 19 basketball. On the Braeburn fields, it was a tale of two fantastic Arusha Campus goalkeepers in Chloe (pictured above) and Santi (pictured below).  Both played out of their skins but could not avoid defeats at the hands of St Jude’s, Orkeeswa and Jaffrey Schools. A super game between Arusha and Moshi took place and the final score – a two all draw  – was a fair result in spite of a stunning brace from Rigon Rexhepi for Arusha. Full results from all matches and sports will follow in due course.

Many thanks to all community members who contributed their time to filling in our CIS Community Survey. This survey aims to retrieve a snapshot of stakeholder satisfaction in the school. The results of that survey have been processed and I will be sharing those with you over the weekend.

Have a cool weekend!


Alvar climbs highest in the Under 13 basketball at ISMAC today

There is no way through the Rhino defence for the opposition on this occasion

Asad makes a break for it for Arusha Campus

From the Primary and Secondary Schools

Week two is behind us and the third quarter is well under way.

On Tuesday we hosted MYP student-led portfolio conferences in secondary; many thanks to all those parents who took part. We hope that it was an enlightening and rewarding experience. Students will now work towards achieving their agreed goals over the second semester.

Thursday and Friday saw Miss Amanda and P6 travel to Moshi campus for a retreat to begin their PYP Exhibition journey. They returned enthused and enlightened, if a little tired due to a lack of sleep. On Friday P1 shared their learning with the rest of PYP in their share time, with activities and a performance linked to imagination; we never knew a box could be so many different things.

Next week our outdoor pursuits programme has its first trip of 2019. Students from Moshi and Arusha will travel to the Usambaras from Thursday to Sunday. We wish them all well.

Have a great weekend,


Student Council Trade Sale

M5 eAssessments

At the end of Quarter 2, M5 students had on-screen exam practice sessions in Sciences, Mathematics, English, I&S and Interdisciplinary. This quarter, M5s are working on their ePortfolios in Design, PHE, French, Swahili, Drama, Music and Visual Arts. It is an extremely busy quarter as students will also complete their Personal Project and present their work at the Personal Project Exhibition on March 12. eAssessments dates are posted on ManageBac.

Outdoor Pursuits 2019

Usambara mountains: OP level 2 trip (above)

We are looking forward to a fantastic range of outdoor pursuit trips available to our secondary students. A new trip this semester is the OP Level 2 trip mountain biking trip in Moshi area as we endeavor to develop a full OP mountain biking programme. Please note that the differing prices for Tanzanian and expatriate students reflect differing charges from the National Parks.

Trip Level Available for: Dates Under 16
Cost in TSH Over 16
Cost in TSH Under 16 Resident
Cost in TSH Over 16 Resident
Cost in TSH
South Pare Mountains
  1B M1-D1 Feb 9-11 276 000  276 000  276 000  276 000
Usambara mountains 2 M2-D1 who completed Level 1 or 1B Jan 24-27 470 000 470 000  470 000  470 000
NEW! Mountain biking – Moshi area 2 Students who completed Level 1 MTB May 17-19 150 000 150 000  150 000  150 000
Mt Hanang 3 Not offered this semester
Mt Meru summit 4 Altitude trip for over 16 students who completed Level 3 Feb 1-4 N/A 677 000  N/A 1 152 000
Mt Kilimanjaro summit 5 Altitude trip for over 16 students who completed Level 4 Dates TBC – either June or August 2019. Please see Ms Larpent if you are interested in this trip and over 16 by May 2019.

Please do encourage your son/daughter to take this opportunity to experience the wonderful environment here in Tanzania. Our trips for this semester are as follows:

Mountain Bike Challenge on Mount Kenya

The Mt Kenya Trust and 10to4 organization are organizing a mountain biking challenge on the slopes of Mt Kenya on February 15-17. This is an annual event that provides an opportunity for people to enjoy Mt Kenya and its surrounding wildlife conservancies, whilst raising funds for Mount Kenya Trust’s community projects and mountain conservation. There are various races for children and adults of all abilities (discounted price for students). For more information, please visit the website: or contact Ms Larpent

International Schools Theatre Association

We are delighted to announce that ISMAC will be hosting an International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) festival from 10th-12th May, 2019. ISTA is a fantastic organisation which brings professional actors and directors to work with students over three days to create a final performance. Schools will be coming from all over the world. If your son/daughter is interested in drama and theatre, this is an opportunity which should not be missed!

Please see the website for more details: There is also a video available, which gives more insight, here:

We are hosting a middle school festival which will be aimed at 10-14 year olds. The cost for participating students from our school will be approximately 600,000tsh, which includes all of the workshops, transportation to and from trips, and food, plus a t-shirt. We will also require students who take part to host two students from visiting schools. This will most likely be from 9th-12th May. During this time, some of their meals will be provided by school but some will need to be provided by their host families, as well as transportation to and from school for rehearsals (which your own child will also be attending).

We have 20-30 places available and these will be filled on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to register your child(ren), please email Miss Arora at .

We are so excited about this amazing opportunity!

Piano Lessons for your child?

My name is Gabriel Kalamata with many years of
experience. I follow the ABRSM (The Exam Board of the Royal School of Music) My curriculum from the UK whereby students can learn music theory and  practical piano lessons from grades 1-8.
Piano students can take part in ABRSM exams once a year.
This is not compulsory – its up to the student/parent if they wish to take the exams. .Here are the times available for piano lessons:

Monday 3;00-3;30pm
Tuesday 12;-1;00 and 3;00-4;00pm

One lesson lasts for 30 minutes and  is Tsh 20000. One hour lessons vcan be arranged at 40000 (payable at beginning of the term).

Parents who are interested to develop the talent of their children in piano and music theory can call me on 0753 341076,0786 250265 or email