Arusha Campus News – 12 May 2019

Arusha Campus Newsletter 12th May 2019

The ISTA students create a giant human logo this afternoon

Dear Parents

Haitham (P6) used Sport as a vehicle to present his exhibition. This is his artwork to support his project.

Apologies for the late arrival of this weekend’s newsletter. Arusha Campus has been a hive of activity on acount of the ISTA (International Schools Theatre Association)  Festival being hosted by ISM. ISTA strives to bring together young people, artists and teachers from different countries in different settings to experience, create and learn about theatre. This prestigious event was being hosted in Arusha this week and I have to say that we have received exceedingly complementary reviews from the ISTA Administration. The plaudits for this must go entirely to Miss Arora who has organised the whole event from start to finish. Thank you Amy and well done indeed!

This week also saw the P6 students present their PYP Exhibition (see montage below). Quite frankly they were outstanding. The breadth of knowledge on show from these young people was staggering. This was the first time that I have seen the Exhibition being presented through individual topics peculiar to each student. This made for an extraordinarily engaging and absorbing evening. Thank you to Mrs Bowen and Miss Rose and all the mentors for their dedication and hard work in making it happen.

We look forward to another exciting week.



From the Primary and Secondary Schools

The highlight of this week was the PYP P6 Exhibition on Tuesday evening. This was an amazing event, which showcased the talents and enthusiasm of our students. After a fantastic stage performance the students demonstrated their learning and passions through individual presentations. Well done to all those involved, especially the mentors who guided the students through the process. Particular thanks go to Miss Amanda and Miss Rose, who have worked with the P6s over the past months and drawn out their abilities to such dazzling results. Congratulations to everyone.

Next week the student councils of primary and secondary are joining forces to organise a spirit week. As part of this students will be asked to come to school in theme dress each day:

Monday 13th May – Twin day (dress the same as someone else)
Tuesday 14th May – Back to front day (wear your clothes back to front)
Wednesday 15th May – Silly hair day (the wackier the better)
Thursday 16th May – Swap day (swap clothes with someone else for the day)
Friday 17th May – Pyjama day

Parents should note that all clothes should be suitable school attire (respectful and suitable for school activities, including PE). Students can come in regular clothes (school uniform in primary) if they are choosing to not wear the spirit week clothes.


Under 13 Hockey

Jess and Grffyn in action for the rugby team last week. This week they teamed up again on the hockey pitch at Kennedy House

Our Under 13 team travelled to Kennedy House on Saturday morning to take part in an NTAA Hockey festival. After a convincing win against St Constantine’s the team went into the last game with Kennnedy House full of confidence. The game could not have been closer with Arusha Campus losing 3-2 in a 5 goal thriller. Player of the festival for ISM was Oswadiq who played magnificently.

M5 on-screen exams

We wish the M5 class all the best as their on-screen examinations start next week on Tuesday 14 May. During that time, M5 students will have a modified timetable where all ePortfolio classes will be used as Study Blocks to prepare for exams. Please note that for examinations taking place in a morning session, students have an ‘Early release’ option where they can decide to go back home for independent study from 10:20 am onwards. There is also a ‘Late start’ option on the last day of exams where students can come at 12:45 pm if they wish to review at home in the morning. Alternatively, there will be Study Block sessions at school where students will do independent revision supervised by a teacher. If you would like your child to take the ‘Early release/ Late start’ option, please email Florence Larpent ( to give permission and confirm transport arrangements.

First Aid Training for Students

We will be running a Basic First Aid course for Secondary students on Saturday 1 June starting at 9 am.  This First Aid course will take place on Arusha Campus for students interested in getting certified in basic First Aid. The course is provided by DAT Emergency Response and covers basic emergency life saving skills (initial response, primary survey, CPR, airway management, recover position, dealing with cuts, bleeding, burns …). It is a 6 hour course and costs 70 000 Tsh. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a First Aid Certificate. If you are interested or would like to sign-up, please contact Florence Larpent.

Diploma Student Orientation August 2019

Dear Students of M5,

As you will know by now, both campuses are making preparations to welcome a significant number of new students into our Diploma programme in August 2019. These students will be coming from literally all four corners of the globe and may find Tanzania a very different place to live.

To that end, our plans for a really successful Diploma Orientation programme depend on involvement from all stakeholders. You, as current school members entering the Diploma Programme, will be pivotal to the success of the programme.

The 2019 DP Orientation for all D1 students, incoming and renewing, starts on Wednesday 7th August. Full details of the programme will be shared in due course. If you would like to suggest activities for the programme please feel free to make these suggestions to your Diploma Co-ordinator.

Outdoor Pursuits: Mountain Biking Trip

Next weekend is a new Level 2 mountain biking trip in Moshi area. This will be a 3 day trip on flat and rolling hills terrain. Students who have completed a Level 1 mountain bike trip are eligible to sign-up.  For students who don’t have their own cycling equipment, mountain bikes and helmets are available for rent from the Arusha Bicycle Centre. Feel free to contact Hans Harisson, the manager of ABC for more information (+ 255 76 752 0790) or check their website:

To confirm a spot on this OP trip, please finalize payment (150 000 Tsh) at the accounts department by Monday 13 May.

UWC Short-Course

ISM is excited to host the second edition of the Umoja UWC short course in Tanzania. The course will bring together 24 young individuals from all around the world under the theme “Coming Together to Build Community”.