DELF Exam registration is complete - a message from the French Department

We completed the registration for the DELF French exam at the end of last term and we are very excited to announce the highest number of candidates ever: 48 students from Year 4 to 8!

We really believe this program benefits the students in many ways.

The IFO estimated that there will be about 700 million French speakers in 2050 and 85% of them will be in Africa. So, with this program, we are opening up a range of opportunities for our students.

The program allows them to qualify with a French level from A1 to B2, equivalent to IGCSE up to the level required to enter a French speaking university. These levels are the same for all European languages and the certificates are internationally recognized. Nice exam experience for our students!

In addition to the obvious advantages of proficiency in another languages, we have seen many other benefits after 5 years of offering this exam.

Students are eager to register and take the exams, taking responsibility for their studies and accepting the challenge and the effort needed to complete it. This program has also proved to boost students’ confidence allowing them to succeed at their own path.

For the first time, we believe all students in Year 6 will leave Primary with a French DELF certificate and in preparation we will be very busy practicing speaking and a wide range of strategies for the written paper.

We hope all students will also be supported at home with the ongoing preparation.

Please remember the exam date: 15th of June.

Again, in a perspective of widening opportunities for our students and the importance of Kiswahili in East Africa,  Mrs Sekemi is in discussion with MSTCDC to start a similar program for the Kiswahili Language. Keep your eyes peeled!

Good luck to all candidates on their preparation and exam!

Remotse gains Bronze BTEC Award

We are delighted to share that Remotse Kgwadi has been awarded a BTEC Awards 2019 Bronze Certificate for Performing Arts Student of the Year.

Many of our BISA Community will be familiar with Remotse's beautiful dance performances at many of our events over the past year and we are very proud of her achievements.

Congratulations, Remotse!

 

Swim Team compete at Kenyan National Qualifying gala in Nairobi

A small BISA team participated at Kenyan National Qualifying gala from 11th to 14th April 2019 at Kasarani Aquatic Stadium in Nairobi. This was a very competitive gala with a large number of quality swimmers from Kenya and other countries. Our swimmers arrived to Nairobi a few days before the gala to acclimatize to the Olympic size pool. It was a very tough gala but our swimmers swam very well. 

The four of them achieved the following results:

Ophelie König: 10th place in 200 breaststroke, 14th place in 100 breaststroke, 16th place in 50 breaststroke, 37th place in 50 freestyle and 35th place in 200 IM.

She swam her best times in all her races. Well done, Ophelie!

Niamh Baker: 1st place in 200 backstroke, 2nd place in 100 backstroke, 3rd place in 50 backstroke, 5th place in 200 freestyle, 7th place in 100 freestyle, 8th place in 50 butterfly, 10th place in 200IM and 12th place in 50 freestyle. Fantastic results, Niamh!

Antonio Smit: 3rd place in 800 freestyle, 5th place in 1500 freestyle, 8th place in 400 freestyle, 15th place in 50 backstroke, 17th place in 200 freestyle and 59th place in 200 IM.

Antonio made massive improvements in all of his times at this gala. Great job!

Ciaran Eddy: 2nd place in 100 breaststroke, 3rd place in 200 breaststroke, 8th place in 50 breaststroke, 13th place in 50 freestyle, 12th place in 50 butterfly, 9th place in 200 IM. 

Well done to everyone on a fantastic competition!

Music Keys Recital 2019

On Tuesday 2nd April nearly 100 Music Keys students performed for family and friends in our Kisongo Amphitheatre. Our Music Keys programme offers all children from, Year 4 to Year 7, the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.

With daily time spent with a Secondary Music Mentor, the children learn that 20 minutes practise every day can soon lead to amazing results!

It was a delight to see the confidence in our young musicians and their delight at being able to perform for a packed audience.

Well done to all of you!

Tree Planting Day - 4th April

Our community tree planting day on Thursday 4th April was a great success. Students from Year 7 and 8 planted many trees at our school field. The students had an opportunity to learn how to plant the trees the correct way to ensure that no water is wasted and all water goes direct to the roots.

We would like to thank students for helping raise funds to buy trees during our 'Green Day', Arusha Rotary Club for helping us acquire the trees and Arusha branch of 'The Roots and Shoots Club by Dr. Jane Goodall' for donating the endangered indigenous trees and other species for the day.

We will continue to commit to planting trees to make a positive impact to the environment around us.

                                                    Derick Lawuo - Environmental Prefect