Arusha Campus News – 13 Mar 2022

Arusha Campus Newsletter Sunday 13th March 2022

SPLASH SPLASH SPLASH! This weekend we hosted two swimimng galas on consecutive days. Here is Manu (M5) demonstrating sublime butterfly technique.

Dear Parents

 A gallery of pics from Friday’s Primary Swimming gala.

We were treated to a super couple of days of high octane entertainment here at the Arusha Campus swimming pool. A packed house on both days saw temperatures soar into the 30’s whilst we watched some fabulous swimming. In the end the Arusha Rhinos came out on top just beating St Constantine’s and Kennedy House in the Primary Gala. In the Secondary Gala, the congratulations go to the Moshi Leopards ahead of the Arusha Rhinos. 

As I walked across campus late on Saturday afternoon, with the swimming pool now in silence, the footballers drifting home from the Future Stars tournament that took place on the field and news filtering through about the TEDx event progress in Moshi, our tranquil paradise here in northern Tanzania was made all the more apparent. I couldn’t help thinking how lucky we are especially in the light of the horrendous activity taking place in Ukraine.

UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures
for peace and a sustainable future – this is the mission of the UWC movement and yet I have grappled with the question ‘What can we do to help?’ We have a thousand ideas about what we can do to help the environment and promote sustainability but what can we do to hasten peace in Ukraine. In the forthcoming days, two of our students, Annabell and Marko, will be hosting a Ukraine Discussion Panel to ask these very questions.

If we are determined to relinquish our reliance on fossil fuels we may find a way to help. The rest of the world is so reliant on Russian gas that an estimated $500m a day is pouring in to Russian Government coffers which is no doubt supporting the huge financial cost of the war. By taking our own energy consumption into our own hands we effectively prevent our money being spent by unscrupulous leaders.

Best of luck to the M5 students next week as they embark on their mock exams.


Dates for the Diary

Monday 14th – Friday 18th March M5 On-line Mock Exams

Thursday 17th March – M3 Science Fair

Friday 18th March Swahili Day

Thursday 24th March – Festival of the Arts

Wednesday 30th March – PYP Student-led Conferences

What Kind of Week has it been?

M1 Class (above) present to their parents on Wednesday evening

Value #3 – A holistic and diverse portfolio of learning experiences

On Tuesday, the D1 class was visited by the former Moshi Head of Campus, Keiron White. Mr. White spoke to the students about the various entrance tests available to support their university applications next year.

Value #5 – Innovation over perfection within a supportive community where students are motivated to embrace personal challenge and reflection

Wednesday was a great day of reflection and Student-led conferences.

The DP students met with their Mentor to discuss their progress so far this year and to set goals for the remainder of the year. One teacher commented to me that it was the best day – he was really impressed with the depth of thought he heard from his D2 students and really appreciated the chance to spend some one-on-one time with them.
M4 and M5 students invited their parents in to share their portfolios. Ms. Jessica commented that they were very thorough and really made good use of the time for reflection with their parents.
M1-M3 students and parents enjoyed our first-ever ‘Learning Showcase’. Every child got to shine by presenting their learning in one of the seven classes visited. Some parents also got to shine as well, either on the Ultimate Frisbee pitch, doing a math or science Kahoot, or by playing SIMBA. It was a lot of fun for all.

Value #6 – The ambition of students to demonstrate initiative and take on leadership roles

Five of our D1 students are traveling to Moshi today for their final dress rehearsal for TEDx. Arusha will have 3 speakers and 2 hosts to represent them. Speaking at a TEDx conference is an opportunity to share innovative ideas with your community and I commend these students for stepping up! More than 20 students and teachers from Arusha will travel on Saturday to attend the conference.

Value #10 – The happiness and well-being of our community

Please complete the MYP or DP Quarter 3 Parent surveys that were sent out on Thursday. We look forward to your feedback in order to continue to improve our programs. PYP parent surveys will be sent out after PYP Student-led conferences.

Value #2 – A feeling of belonging, acceptance, and tolerance

Welcome home! One of our recent graduates, Mehreen from the class of 2021 came home from America for Spring Break and stopped by for a visit. She took the opportunity to come home now as she may not come back over the summer since she has a fantastic 10 week internship in Chicago this summer. Lovely to see her and hear how she is enjoying her time at Swathmore College in Pennsylvania.

Ms Christy

Don’t forget – just 1 week left to add your order to the Scholastic March Book Club! Ordering ends March 18th.

PYP News

Mathilde’s (P2/3) concentric circle design pictured above

There is never a dull week in our primary school! This week the P2/3 class met with their buddies in EC1 to collect natural materials to make natural pictures. The P4/5 class shared their science experiments with the P2/3 class (see montage below) and the P4/5’s went to see the D2’s experiments. The EC1 and 2’s went to Olasiti for a nature walk to explore their senses. Making learning interactive and real is important to develop students’ understanding and interest in an activity. Giving a real purpose to tasks inspires students to achieve more and to be proud of their learning.


TEDx Moshi

TEDx Moshi was hosted on Moshi Campus this weekend and Arusha Campus sent a bus load of supporters as well as speakers and hosts. All in all the event was superb and the Arusha speakers Marius, Chiara and Njeri were amazing. And well done to the hosts Olivia and Roos!

Book Club is Back!

Order books by March 18th. Orders can be made online at

You can also fill out the order form in the magazine that was sent home with your child, cash payments can be made with Grace in the accounting office.


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