This coming week we welcome two representatives from The Council of International Schools (CIS)who  will be visiting  us from Monday 11th to Thursday 14th November. Mr. Chris Durbin and Ms. Chris Gibbons are educators who will be spending time in both the Njiro and the Kisongo campus, talking with students, staff and parents. 


The purpose of the visit is to continue our international accredited status through demonstrating that the school:


  • is devoted to its mission and vision for students
  • has thought deeply about the services it offers to students, family and community.
  • invests the time and resources for validation from a globally-recognized accreditation authority
  • focuses on the quality of teaching, student learning, as well as student safeguarding and well-being
  • is committed to the development of the students’ global citizenship
  • has a philosophy of education suitable for its students
  • promises only what it can deliver
  • is open to regular evaluation by its own school community and peer evaluators
  • constantly seeks improvement in all areas of the school plans strategically for the future.

The visit culminates in a feedback and training session with staff on Thursday afternoon. As such, school on both campuses will close for students at 12.45pm. An early lunch for all students will be provided. 


We are excited about this opportunity to showcase the school and thank you in advance for your support in helping the week run smoothly. 


For more information regarding CIS and what it means for your family, please visit


 Year 6 were treated to a visit from a representative from the Kobe Lion Project this week.


She spoke to us about their forward thinking methods to enable lions and humans to coexist in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

This was a great lead up to our Circle of Life show! We hope to see you all there! 


Our mini chefs in Year 1/2 had a fantastic morning at Jikoni Restaurant -Coffee Lodge. 


We were preparing, cooking and most importantly tasting traditional Tanzanian  food such as kuku paka,  ugali mboga and vitambua


The children loved the hands on experience at a first class restaurant. The whole morning really reinforced our healthy living topic. 


We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Scheffer and Arusha Coffee Lodge. 


This week the Seka Theatre Company from Zambia came to Braeburn to perform and conduct workshops.


The play they performed is about animals and people and how to keep the balance to protect nature. Seka Theatre Company uses theatre to address pressing issues in their areas of operation both in Zambia and Tanzania.

In the workshop for the Year 6's they got the opportunity to explore how different animals move in preparation for primary production of The Lion King.

The other workshops focussed on Physical Theatre and the BTEC Performing Arts students got to ask questions and see how a functioning professional theatre company works.

For more information about Seka visit their website



And so another amazing BISA Bonfire night has dazzled us and gone by. It was a great success. We are so thankful for the support the community gives us. We were so happy to see such a diverse and happy crowd. Luckily the rains held off for the night and we were blessed with clear star speckled skies, with a most beautiful crescent moon. It couldn't have been more perfect. 

The stalls were wonderful and varied and the children all had a lot of fun from nail painting... Roll The Coin...

The games were fun and everyone had a go.

The food stalls were well supported and everyone loved the shopping too!

One of the hightlights and main attractions is always the BTEC performances. They were particularly good this year with a lively and professional performance by our very own BTEC band. We also had a fashion show by the BTEC students. 

But of course, what the crowds really came for were the incredible fireworks. They were simply out of this world. They just kept coming. And lit up the Kisongo sky for miles around, bringing magic and joy to the world around us. The photographs of fireworks (or the moon) never quite do them justice. You've got to be there to live the magic.

Thank you Arusha for coming! See you next year!