Vasty and Jamshed collect soil for sampling during an ESS lesson this week
As my first contribution to our weekly newsletter, I am delighted to say that most of our D1 and D2 students are now on campus despite a few D1/D2 students still waiting for their visa or their country to reopen. While walking around the campus this week, I couldn’t help thinking how lucky we were to be able to reopen unlike many other schools around the world.
Nevertheless our D2 students have started what will probably be the most challenging semester of the IB Diploma programme, with Internal Assessments (IA) to complete, as well as their university applications. They can count on the full support of their teachers, mentors as well as the residential parents for the boarders.
A big thank to Ms Cassandra, our counsellor who came from Moshi on Friday morning for a presentation to both the D1 and the D2 students, before setting up D2 help sessions and some individual meetings during Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. In the next few weeks, Ms Cassandra and I will be following and supporting individual students applying to the UK with the 15th October deadline and the students applying for Early Decision/Action in the US.
Having met all the D1 students individually upon their arrival on campus to discuss their subject choices and make a few changes, the students are now settling in nicely. Any new subject change will now require a formal request including a talk with their teachers and the DP Coordinator to make sure their best interest in taken into account.
I am looking forward to working with these students during this new academic year and I wish them all the best for what will I hope be a very exciting year for everyone!