Arusha Campus News – 24 Apr 2022

Arusha Campus Newsletter Sunday 24th April 2022

The D2 students (above) experienced their last ever day of schooling on Friday and finished off the day with the traditional parade.

Dear Parents

The mixture of current teachers, D2 students and Alumni gather for their team photo after yesterday’s Sports Festival

It was back to the ‘factory floor’ this week and the start of a quarter that will be especially consequential for our D2 students who start their exams in a little over a week.

They were given a chance to let of some steam yesterday as Miss Peterson and Miss Caroline organised a Sports Festival for D2 Students, Teachers and Alumni. Several sports were played throught out the day and I can announce that the Green D2 team ran out heroic winners. Teachers came second with Blue D2 students fourth. Last year’s winners, the Alumni, were unable to emulate last year’s triumph and ended up with the wooden spoon, bemoaning poor preparation on the eve of the event. I think they might just be getting too old! In any case it was a fabulous day and many thanks to Caroline and Jess for organising.

As I write, some of our M1 students are scaling the peaks of South Pare on their Level 2 Peaks trip and we will no doubt hear more about that on their return.

Please dont forget that we have some public holidays coming up.

Tuesday 26th April is Union Day and the School will be closed. Union Day is the day we commemorate the union between Zanzibar and Tanganyika becoming the United Republic of Tanzania and Zanzibar in 1964.

Next week we will celebrate Eid al-Fitr which is the religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. The confirmation of the day of celebration is unclear until the moon has been sighted but it is widely predicted to be on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd May so please be prepared for School to close on those days. IB exams will start as planned regardless.

Have a super Sunday.


Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 26th April – Union Day Holiday no school

Monday 2nd May – Eid al-Fitr (to be confirmed)

Tuesday 3rd May – Eid al-Fitr (to be confirmed)


What Kind of Week has it Been?

Value #1 – A safe, collaborative, and caring community

Value #2 – A feeling of belonging, acceptance, and tolerance
The big news of this short week is that our community said the first of many goodbyes to the D2 cohort, who had their final day of classes today. The whole school, as well as parents and link parents, came out to celebrate this great group of young adults. (see image above) There were tears, hugs, laughter, and a lot of high-fives!

Value #10 – The happiness and well-being of our community
D2 students now have a few days to finalize their preparations before exams start next Thursday, April 28th until May 20th. Please help us keep the Performance Area QUIET for these very important exams!

Value #4 – An education in a global context that promotes an appreciation and understanding of multiple perspectives and interdependence of individuals, societies, and environments
Phil and I took the first small steps this week to start planning for the AISA-GISS conference which we will host next year. This is going to be a HUGE event for our school and we are looking forward to getting parent and student leaders involved in helping to plan. Stay tuned!

Value #9 – A healthy lifestyle and active pursuits
D2 Students, staff and alumni got together yesterday to do one last, friendly battle on the sports fiel;ds.  There were plenty on campus yesterday to cheer on their favorites as they competed in Football, Rugby, Volleyball, Basketball, and Netball.

Have a great weekend,
Ms. Christy

PYP News

The PYP Students (above) were out in full voice to clap out the outgoing D2 students this week.

Here are some important dates for your diary in Quarter 4.

26th April – CCA Sign Up @ 6pm via Sign-Up Genius
28th April – D2 Exams Start NO Performance Area
2nd May – CCA’s Start
5/6 May – P2/3 Camp
12/13 May – P4/5 Camp
27th May – Exams Finish – We can use the Performance Area!
31st May – PYP Exhibition Rehearsal 10am
1st June – PYP Exhibition 5pm
3rd June – CCA’s Finish
7th June – P6-M1 Move Up Day – PYP Move Up 9.15
14th June – PYP Play
17th June – Last Day / Reports Home

During the exam period the PYP Share Times will not be held in the performance area but in different locations. Here’s to a great quarter!


From Miss Kate – College Counselor

D1 Virtual Parent Meeting Rescheduled for Thursday, April 28
D1 college application preparation has started. The University Counselors of the Moshi and Arusha campus invite you to join us for a D1 Virtual Parent Meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 8-9 pm EAT. In this meeting we will cover the following topics: UWC Guidelines and Expectations document; helping your student with their college list; Finances: costs covered by scholarships and those that are not; Gap Year Recommendations; Dates and Deadlines for the application processes

We want to keep you involved in the college, gap year, or other alternatives your students may be thinking about as we go into fall 2023.
There is no RSVP required for attending the Virtual Parent meeting on Thursday, April 28 from 8-9 pm EAT. Your D1 student is welcome to join. Please use the zoom link to join. This meeting will be recorded. If you have questions to be answered in the meeting please send them to
UWC East Africa is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: UWC East Africa’s Personal Meeting Room

Join Zoom Meeting

See you then,

Miss Kate, College Counselor

Arusha Golfer Strikes Gold in Uganda

Garv, D2, tees off at the 7th in Uganda last week on his way to 2nd place in the NCBA 2022 Junior Championships

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