Arusha Campus News – 24 Oct 2021

Arusha Campus Newsletter Sunday 24th October 2021

Great to see some of our sporting fixtures re-open. This week our Under 19 teams played football and netball against Jaffery School in midweek followed by a weekend tournament in Moshi

Dear Parents

Our Diploma 2 students are working terrifically hard on their Internal Assessments (IA’s). Earlier today I had the pleasure of working with some of our students (above) on their Environmental Systems IA’s at Narengolong Farm just outside Arusha.

For those reading this newsletter on distant shores, I can assure you that the hot season has well and truly hit Arusha! Yesterday our footballers, ladies and gents, battled through 40 degree heat in their football competition against our foes from Moshi Campus. Great day out and many thanks to Mr Gilbert (Head of PE on Moshi Campus) for organising the event.

Our Primary students are eagerly awaiting the opening of our new Primary kitchen where we hope to conduct cooking lessons. Thanks to our amazing PTA for making that happen.

This week, the work of getting Diploma submissions continues unrelentingly – Extended Essays, Internal Assessments and ToK Essay deadlines loom – whilst our MYP 5’s are working hard on their Personal Projects. One of my students asked me today whether I had done the IB Diploma. Goodness no……life was never that hard in my day I replied!

Next weekend Arusha Campus hosts the annual Rotary Triathlon so even more opportunity to run, cycle and swim like mad dogs in the midday tropical sun!

Happy days indeed!


What kind of week has it been?

Welcome back all! It’s great to see everyone back refreshed and ready to take on Quarter 2.

Things are already hopping on campus. Even though CCAs have not started yet, our sports teams are busy with fixtures, our cast and band continue to rehearse for the musical, and the House Council is busy planning events for this Quarter. Speaking of which, our first event is coming up quickly! Next Friday, October 29th the secondary school will celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes. We will hold a costume parade in the canteen during the morning break with prizes including House points and candy.

The D1s are excited to finally have a chance to participate in Project Week. Project proposals were due Friday, October 22nd. We are looking forward to seeing what sort of projects they have come up with. Project Week takes place at the end of January, so they will have a lot of work to turn these proposals into reality.

House Council is planning our first UWC Cultural Spirit Week to take place in November. A new twist on the traditional spirit week, this year we hope to anchor our activities each day with a celebration of the various cultures here at UWC East Africa. Held the week of November 22nd-26th we hope to attract students (and even parents!) to perform in a show of cultural dances, songs, plays, and poetry on the night of November 25th. If you would like to participate, please drop me an email!

Ms Christy

Deputy Head

PTA Introduction Meeting

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We would like to invite all interested Parents and Guardians to a PTA Introduction Meeting on  Monday 25th October 8am at the Canteen.

If you are interested in joining or supporting PTA, please come and see what we are up to..

Your PTA

PYP News

Miss Stella joins the other Learner Profile winners at this week’s sharetime (above)

Welcome back to Quarter 2.
Please see below for some important dates for your diary in Quarter 2. More details will follow from the class teachers as they approach.

Tues 26th Oct CCA Fair 2pm, CCA Sign up 6pm
Fri 29th Oct Swim Gala @SCIS 9.00 – 2.00pm selected students

Mon 1st Nov – CCA’s start
Fri 5th Nov – NTAA Sports Day 10.00 – 3.00pm Selected students
Wed 17th Nov – U9/U11 Football P4/5/6
Mon 22nd – 26th Nov – Spirit Week (details will follow)
Tues 23rd Nov – Online Safety, Parent Workshop 8.00 – 8.30am
Fri 26th Nov – CCA’s end

Fri 3rd Dec – Pool Share Time P6 Synchronized Swimming
Fri 3rd Dec – Freaky Friday
Tues 7th Dec – Top of the Pops 1pm
Wed 8th Dec – Last Day – Reports

Amanda Bowen
PYP Coordinator Arusha Campus
UWC East Africa

MYP Diary

Mock Exams (Formative Assessment): November 8th-12th
Mock Exams (Summative Assessment): March 14th-18th
Career Symposium: Last week of April
Study Break: May 2nd-May 9th
IB On-screen Exams: May 10th- May 20th
Work Experience Week: May 23rd – May 27th
Work Experience Presentations and M5-D1 Taster Days: May 30th – June 3rd
M5 Ceremony: Second Week of June (End of Classes for M5)

Say ‘no’ to Bullying!

In recent weeks I have made a point of talking to the many new faces that have enrolled in our school over the first quarter of 2021/22. Joining a new school can be a daunting and even frightening experience for many. That’s why we constantly remind our ‘old’ students that the best image that they can present to anyone is that of friendliness. I think we are very good at it on the whole but I was so impressed by two Diploma students, Chiara De Felice Villalón (Paraguay) and Irem Ciftci, (Turkey) who took it upon themselves to deliver a maaterful presentation to our younger students on ‘Bullying and Unintentional Bullying’. It was first class. Thank you ladies.

Invitation to be a student Inspiration

Image above. Did you know that one of our parents raced in the hardest rally in the world – the East African Safari Rally?

We are launching a new initiative to invite inspiring members of our community to United World College Arusha Campus to speak to a group of our secondary students (ages 15-19) about your life and your career. We are trying to invite a variety of speakers in different disciplines to provide students with more information about different areas and personal experiences. Our students come from a very diverse background and are from all over the world. They all bring different ideas and perspectives to the table and we would like to expand on this to provide them with opportunities to learn and listen from others in our community.

We host weekly assemblies on Tuesday mornings from 7:50-8:50am where we thought this would be a good time for you to speak. To have you as our guest speaker would be an honor and we believe would help widen the views of our students.

We would like to hear about your life, particularly how you got into the line of work you currently do, what were the challenges and successes along the way and advice you might have for young adults looking at picking their future careers. Of course depending on your area of work this could take you in several directions, we want to keep it open to you and are flexible in what you feel like you could talk about. If you would spend 20 minutes speaking we would then have time for Q&A afterwards.

Please let Miss Peterson or Mr Phil know if you would like to volunteer.

We look forward to your response, and we hope you’ll accept the invitation.

This beautiful creature below was discovered and named by one of our current expert parents….how amazing is that!

Parent Fitness Ideas


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