Arusha Campus News – 17 Feb 19

17 Feb 2019

Arusha Campus Newsletter 17th February 2019

Dear Parents

Due to the shortened length of last week I decided against a newsletter but as I sit here refreshed after a couple of days gallivanting in the spectacular Tanzanian countryside, I have changed my mind! We have some super photos to look back on from last week and then at least two spectacular events coming up next week.

Last week we enjoyed the most fabulous evening of live music courtesy of the PTA Cheese and Wine evening. (See above). The purpose of the evening was really to enable the community to come together to chat about anything and everything including the exciting UWC developments, in a wonderfully warm and relaxed environment. Thank you PTA and particularly Nathalie and Maral for organising the event.

First we have Dr Jane Goodall, world famous anthropologist coming to Arusha Campus to share her experiences. PLEASE get your tickets early (from Caroline or me at Reception) as demand will be unsurprisingly high. They will be available from lunchtime onwards tomorrow (Monday).

Then on Saturday next week we have the Khanga Gala (see below). This event was amazing last year and promises to be even better this year. The dinner will be held on Moshi Campus and is entirely devoted to fundraising for our ISM Scholarship Fund. There will be a silent auction, amazing raffle prizes, great food and music!. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are just TZS65 000 and we will be providing transport from Arusha Campus and back on the night. Please ask for details and for a ticket if you wish to reserve one.

Have a super week!


From the Primary and Secondary Schools

A short week last week and we have packed it full of activities. For example, in M1 we were privileged to welcome Daudi Peterson (pictured above) to speak about the Hadzabe tribe, which will the focus of their IDU (interdisciplinary) trip from 26-28 February.

Next week is another busy week. On Wednesday PYP will be hosting their annual Mother Tongue Day. Many thanks in advance for all the parents who are giving up their time to run activities. If you would still like to volunteer please contact Miss Liz at

On Friday EC will be travelling to Braeburn for a football tournament, along with the secondary student council holding a jeopardy quiz for all secondary students.


P2 and P5/6 Buddy Time

Outdoor Pursuits: Level 1b South Pare Mountains

Early on Saturday morning 9 of the M1 students and Mr Haske gathered for a great journey (a 7-hour bus journey up bumpy mountain roads). We arrived at Tona Lodge in Mbaga village, set up our tents, and went for hike before it got dark. Our destination was Sacrifice Rock where we learned about the ancient practices of the people of the Pare region. On Sunday we undertook a more ambitious hike to Ranzi mountain lake. The hike up to the lake was shrouded in mist which made for a nice, cool temperature for hiking. The clouds cleared while we ate lunch at the lake and our descent provided many clear views of the magnificent landscape stretching to the north. It was a great weekend to be outside and building friendships. The students met the challenges with perseverance and a good attitude.

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