Boarding

A Homely and Friendly Campus

ISM’s Moshi Campus welcomes boarding students aged 7 years and above. The quiet and secluded Moshi Campus offers an excellent environment for boarding students which, combined with a high level of care from boarding parents, helps to ensure that all have the maximum opportunity to achieve success and develop as leaders for the future.

Each boarding house has its own common room furnished with easy chairs, and tables suitable for board games and coffee cups. The students have a kettle, a toaster, a cooker, conventional ovens, and microwave ovens. There are refrigerators in each house. The school supplies fruits, coffee, tea, sugar, milk, margarine, honey, jam, peanut butter, oil, salt and pepper to boarders, as well as cups and cutlery (students are encouraged to bring their own mugs if they are regular coffee/tea drinkers). A Wi-Fi connection to the school network is available throughout the campus and all secondary students have free internet access.

All houses have shower facilities with both hot and cold water. The room interiors can be decorated with posters, pictures and photographs of the student’s choice (the fronts of doors are common domain and are not to be personalised). We ask only that there are no pictures that may cause offence to fellow students or visitors. Many students also bring their own rugs and/or floor mats to help brighten up their rooms. Each student is issued a key to his/her room. Bed sheets and pillowcases (changed on a weekly basis), insect sprays, and toilet rolls are also provided.
We aim to make boarders feel at home in their boarding houses on campus.
The individual boarding houses are detailed below.

Kimbilio House

Our primary boarding house for girls aged 7 to 11 years can accommodate 22 children in double rooms with bunk beds. Both primary boarding houses have large social areas and a work area for the children.

Kiota House

Our primary boarding house for boys aged 7 to 11 years, Kimbilio can accommodate 22 children in double rooms with bunk beds. There is a small outdoor play area between the two houses for students to play outdoors.

Kiongozi House

Kiongozi is a boarding house for girls in M1 to M5 (aged 11 to 16). All the rooms here are double rooms. Some students have their own bathroom and some share a common bathroom. Kiongozi has a common room and a large kitchen area where girls can prepare their own meals at weekends (if they wish), and can accommodate 34 girls.

Kijana House

Kijana is an attractive courtyard-styled house for diploma girls. Most of the rooms are for two students and have their own en suite shower and toilet. There is a kitchen/common room and this house can accommodate up to 34 girls.

Kivuli House

Kivuli accommodates boys in M1 to M5 (approximately aged 11 to 16). Most of the rooms are large double rooms each with their own en suite shower and toilet. A few smaller rooms are single rooms which share a common bathroom. Kivuli can accommodate 28 boys.

Kilele and Kipepeo Houses

These two houses each accommodate 17 boys from D1 to D2 in split level rooms each for two students. Each house has two shared bathrooms, a kitchen and a common room.

Parents

Parents are particularly welcome and we would like to extend an open invitation to any parent who would like to visit the school, tour the campus, discuss their child’s needs, meet the students or enjoy a meal.

Students in Primary and in M1 to M4 may not leave campus unsupervised at any time. Students in M5 and the diploma classes may leave campus at certain specified times, but only if parental consent has been given and if permission has been sought from his/her boarding parent who will need to know the destination, reason and time of return.

Weekends

Weekends away from school are encouraged, whether this be a visit home, or overnight with friends, or even on one of the many Outdoor Pursuits, or other trips that occur throughout the year. At various intervals, overnight boarding excursions are also planned. For obvious reasons there needs to be some management of students leaving campus, and we thus ask parents to state the privileges they wish to allow their child on a comprehensive Parental Consent form (see below). Some families living in Arusha or near to Moshi may wish to invite their children’s friends to stay at the weekend. We will encourage this, but must receive the invitation by Thursday (before the weekend) to give us time to confirm all arrangements.

Parental Consent Form

Parents will be asked to complete this parental consent form (appropriate to their child’s class) before the child joins boarding each year. It is essential that we receive this form if we are to be guided by your wishes.

Primary (PDF) Primary (Word)
M1-M4 (PDF) M1-M4 (Word)
M5-D2 (PDF) M5-D2 (Word)



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Further details of Boarding can be found on other pages of this website (see menu) or from the student Boarding Handbook. Other boarding documents can be found on our Publications page.