In spite of the chilly weather in Arusha, there has been plenty to warm the heart at ISMAC this week. Our new students and teachers have found their feet and it already seems like we have been back for ages. Co-Curricular Activities (CCA’s) start next week and I would like to thank Mr Ratsakatika, our new Head of PE, for getting the CCA sign-up accomplished so smoothly. Also a big thank you to our CCA leaders who have volunteered to run activities this quarter.
My word for the year which I shared at the opening assembly was Responsibility and in this formative year in ISM’s history (boarding and UWC potentially being introduced to Arusha Campus) I think that if we can demonstrate this attribute, we won’t go too far wrong. Yesterday’s share time (pictured above) involved a very public telling off to Martin, Dalida, Zarine, Finn and Mr Phil by Miss Amanda for demonstrating IR-responsible behaviour. We must do better!
Miss Liz taught us about how to be responsible with our litter and showed us which bins to use for which waste products. Hopefully we won’t produce too much waste in the first place!
Finally, an appeal. Each month, our fabulous PTA organise the end of month Friday market at ISMAC. However, fewer and fewer parents and teachers have been attending and the continuation of this event is in doubt. I think that would be a shame as our market has come to be more than just a market but also a social get-together which is goof for our community. So, if you don’t want the event to die, PLEASE come along on Friday 31st for our next market and support our vendors and PTA – they do a fabulous job!
Have a super weekend!