Primary Share Time (above) was in the pool this week!
What a difference a week makes! With the ever-changing situation due to COVID 19 once again impacting our campus, this week saw many of our families making some tough decisions. Students normally excited about December break were stressed about being able to get home, or even about getting back to school if they chose to go home. With all of that going on we still had reasons to celebrate and come together as a community.
Some D2 students have started to receive responses from their university applications. This is a very exciting and nerve-wracking time for our D2s and we wish them all well as they hear the news!
Value #7 – Opportunities to engage with the culture and nature of East Africa
P6 students enjoyed their annual trip to Tarangire. Students were excited to share their stories of watching lions hunt. I’m sure everyone was sad that Mr Phil couldn’t join them – most especially Mr Phil! P2/3 explored Snake Park on Friday, thanks so much to the parent volunteers who accompanied the class.
Value #2 – A sense of belonging, acceptance, and tolerance
On Tuesday, our secondary students had an assembly hosted by Ms Robin and a campus group known as IRIS. This group spoke to our students about gender, sexuality, tolerance and community. In addition, our new president, D2 Beeri, updated the school on progress being made by our new Student Council
Value #3 – A holistic and diverse portfolio of learning experiences
I was very pleased that an artist/vendor from the Christmas Fair agreed to include a visit to the D1 and D2 art classes on Monday before returning to Kenya. His art, which features augmented reality, as well as his experiences as a political artist in Kenya, provided some great lessons for our senior artists-in-training. He lives part time in Arusha and is considering offering a CCA next quarter featuring AR and VR in art – so keep an eye out for this exciting opportunity!
In addition, the D1 and D2 Business Management classes benefited from a visit by Markus Decker (father of D2 Lukas). Mr Decker spoke to the students about his rich, multi-sector business experiences, ethics in business, and more.
Value #1 – A safe, collaborative, and caring community
I’ve just come back from a unique PYP Share Time held at the pool and very much enjoyed the P6 Synchronized Swimming display. Equally wonderful was seeing the M4 PHE class assist the EC students to safely enjoy the pool party held after the exhibition was complete.
Hope you all enjoyed your last full week of school for this year!
See you at our final assembly on Wednesday.