The two campuses of UWC East Africa, above, met up two weeks ago for a joint in-service day on Moshi campus.
We are all so happy to see you again or meet you for the first time. What a wonderful first week with so many smiles, so much laughter, and energy! We have many new students and teachers, I hope they have been made to feel welcome and a part of our community. Thanks to everyone who makes an effort to welcome them and helps them learn their way around.
Value #2 – A feeling of belonging, acceptance, and tolerance
Value #10 – The happiness and well-being of our community
On Wednesday, several parents came out to say hello at our first Parent Coffee Morning of the year. Mr. Phil welcomed them, introduced the few new teachers who weren’t busy with a class, and of course encouraged involvement with our PTA. UWC East Africa is lucky to have a fabulous community of parents and we hope even more of you look for ways you can be involved.
Next week, the Secondary school will welcome parents again for our annual Meet the Teachers event. Join us on the 24th from 3:00-4:00 pm by the Hub.
Value #5 – Innovation over perfection within a supportive community where students are motivated to embrace personal challenge and reflection
Whether new or returning all of us are working to familiarize ourselves with our new learning management systems, Toddle and Life. Patience with each other and systems we are just starting to explore will be needed by all. In many cases, the students may be more comfortable with them than the teachers for a while!
Value #6 – The ambition of students to demonstrate initiative and take on leadership roles
D2 Marko has spent hours since the spring organizing a Peer Tutoring program for students. Harnessing the brain power and experience of older students to assist the younger students with their academics, time management, and writing skills will surely be a valuable experience for both learners and tutors. Marko will describe his plan in our first full Secondary assembly on Monday.
I leave you with hopes for a peaceful weekend and another great week to come.
Deputy Head of Campus