Arusha Campus News – 16 March 2019

Arusha Campus Newsletter 16th March 2019

Dear Parents

Well done everyone for getting to the end of the quarter. I agree with Darren’s comments below about our talented school members – who would have thought Ms Larpent and Mr Olivier were such talented Capoiera dancers! I have to sya perhaps one of biggest talents is Mr Acomb himself with his camera. Just look at his amazing photos in this week’s newsletter.

I will be heading off to Serengeti this week and hopefully visit the gorge where 1000’s of vultures make their nests. I make no excuse for including an appeal on behalf of the plight of this much maligned bird. My friend and ISMAC parent, Pete Davidson is asking for support with his efforst to conserve these important Tanzanian birds. Please read his artricle at the end of the newsletter.

Have a super holiday,


From the Primary and Secondary Schools

Thomas shows off his Design project on Ancient Greece in the M1 Day at the Musuem

Dear Parents,

Our final assembly today highlighted again the great wealth of talent and commitment we have at ISM Arusha. Performances from EC and M1, along with piano solos, showed our musical talents, not to mention the great work of our CCA leaders with a Capoeira demonstration.

The broad nature of the IB programmes, linked with varied CCAs, allows our students to experience such a wealth of variety. This was reflected in the busy last week of Quarter Three: the M1 I&S museum morning, M5 Personal Project exhibition, Pi Day, the PYP fun swim event and the PYP student council disco – to name a few. Well done to everyone for all their amazing efforts in all that they do.

Reports were issued today for MYP and DP students in secondary. These detail the academic achievements of our students over the past quarter. Parents are also reminded that Managebac has up-to-date information regarding assessments and can be accessed at any time.

Today in PYP we issued the new Scholastic catalogues. You should also have received an email with details of how to order. Please ensure that all orders are placed before 09.00, on Friday 5 April.

I wish everyone a safe and relaxing break, wherever you may be, and look forward to welcoming everyone back for Quarter Four. The first day back is Monday 1 April.

Happy holidays,


Personal Project Exhibition

After 10 months of hard labour, the M5 students finally made it through the long process of the personal project. This outstanding piece of work gathers all aspects of the MYP in one report, and requires long hours doing research, writing and re-writing, and making a final product. During the exhibition, the students had the opportunity to show how creative, scientific and brilliant they were. We are very, very proud of them, and salute their courage and persistence in completing the personal project. M4s, it will soon be your turn!

Primary Hockey

The ISMAC U9 and U11 hockey teams played valiantly in the scorching heat at Kennedy House on Tuesday.  They performed well with the U9 coming 4th, U11 A team 3rd and the U11 B team coming 5th. Our players showed tremendous improvement from the previous tournament and should be proud of their efforts.

Thank you to our Educational Assistants

P4/5 loves Miss Esperance! They coordinated on their own and completely surprised her today with a little party. It’s so nice to see students appreciate the hard work of our educational assistants.

M5 eAssessments

Congratulations to M5 students for a great Personal Project Exhibition this week!

Their hard work continues through the holidays as they are finalizing their ePortfolios in PHE, Music and Visual Arts. Quarter 4 will also be busy with mock on-screen examinations in Mathematics, Sciences, English, I&S and Interdisciplinary. Mock exams will take place in the IT Lab from 8 to 10 am on April 8-12.
Students also have access to past on-screen exams and are encouraged to complete them for additional practice.

Piano Lessons with Gabriel

My name is Gabriel Kalamata with so many years of experience of teaching practical of piano and theory of music.
I follow the ABRSM [The Exam Board of Royal Schools of Music] curriculum from UK whereby students can learn music theory and practical piano lessons from grade 1-8.
Piano students can take part of ABRSM exams once per year.This not compulsory its up to the decision of the student.
Here is time available at the moment for piano lessons.
Monday 2;30-3;30 pm
Tuesday 12;-10;00 pm,3;00- 4;00 pm
Wednesday 2;30-3;30 pm
Thursday 3;30-4;30 pm

Fee for the lesson of 30 minutes is Tshs 20000 and 40000 for one hour lesson[payable at the beginning of the term].
Parents who are interested to develop the talent of their children in piano and music theory can call at 0753341076or 0786250265 and email kalamata734@gmail .com