It is always with pride, that at the end of the year, we have our academic and sports prize giving in assembly. It is wonderful to see how well our students have done all round. Here at BISA we believe in a diverse range of achievments, not only academic. We also recognize progress and encourage each and every individual to always give of their best.
Within Secondary, it is amazing to see how far we have come in the sporting world. Literally the majority of students were called up to be recognized for their sporting contributions - putting BISA on the map in the inter schools competitions. We have won the inter school cross country for two years running now, an achievement of which we are hugely proud!
We also reflect on the year that has been, celebrating the mountain climbs up Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro, the achievements of the International Award Students (hiking for 80kms in the hot Babati hills), the KS3 trips to Sagana (white water rafting and rock climbing) and Zanzibar (learning about the fascinating history of our special Tanzanian island and enjoying the paradisical beaches and ocean).
In Primary, our children celebrated by presenting some of their favourite things they had learned over the year. From poetry to traditional dances to a full Roman re-enactment, it was amazing to see the broad spectrum of learning that had taken place over the year in Primary. Prizes were presented for achievement, progress and commitment and effort throughout the year. Some fond farewells were also said to classmates moving away from Arusha and also a big thank you to some members of staff who have made our year so successful.
All in all, it has been another action packed year here at BISA and we all feel very satisfied, happy and proud of all our achievements.
It has been an exciting year in the Junior Dragon programme and all the effort and success paid off as we celebrated the awards evening at the Arusha Coffee Lodge on Tuesday night.
We had such spectacular performances showcasing all the talent, skills and experiences from the children in the four elements of the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. We appreciate all their hard work and the support from parents and members of staff.
As we look forward to the next academic year, we are getting ready for a bigger and better Dragon which will now continue into KS3. Bravo!
Last weekend was a busy one for our French department! Have a read below to find out what they were up to.
It was the 37th Music Day in France! This is a major cultural event in France and has been happening every 21st June since 1982. 98% of French people have already attended this event in that time which includes more than 20,000 concerts given by about 5 million musicians or singers for 10 million people in the audience! Wow!
The French Department at BISA thought it was would be wonderful for our students to discover it. Last Friday, we invited Alliance Française to have Music day with Year 4 and 5. In anticipation of this event, Year 4 produced amazing posters. On the day, the students watched a short video of Music Days highlights. They played games in teams to learn name of instruments in French, then they had a quiz with questions on songs by French speaking singers (Stromae, Kids United, Maitre Gims). First Language students completed different activities and could earn more points for their team.
Once again, further than learning French, the students were challenged to work collaboratively and to find strategies in their group using individual skills.
Meanwhile, on Saturday...
The French department held its first poetry event on Saturday, 22nd June, at Infant School.
Year 1 and 2 French speakers presented tasty poems on the theme of sweets and delicacies and performed with pride and eloquence. The event ended with well deserved cookies for the performers and a stronger sense of community amongst the French speaking parents.
On Saturday 18th May, a soggy and very muddy BISA hosted the NTAA Inter-Schools Cross Country event.
Six other schools from the Arusha and Moshi area came to join BISA in running the three different cross country routes around the Kisongo area. The routes range from 1.8km to 5km, each with their own challenges, including slippery hills, rugged surfaces and muddy obstacles.
Every competitor took on their course with grit and determination - no mean feat in the rainy season we have been experiencing!
BISA came out as winners overall by a huge margin with wins in 6 out of 10 categories as well! With many personal bests and a few record-breaking performances, our competitors absolutely shone on the day.
A very special mention goes to:
Yuri Lems - 1st Place U13 Boys (3km) with a time of 7m 45s (New Record!)
Clinton Mutuku - 1st Place U15 Boys (3km) with a time of 10m 56s (New Record!)
Congratulations to you all on your fantastic achievements!
Enjoy the highlight reel of the event below: