We have welcomed three new staff members this year into the BISA family!
||Emitt Lake has stepped into the role of Deputy Head of Academics within the Secondary school. He and his family have come to Tanzania from the UK and have settled quickly into life at BISA.
|David Walton is our newest addition to our Maths teaching team in Secondary. Having travelled and taught all over the world, he has returned to Tanzania and we are happy to have him as part of our teaching team.
||Anze Dacar has joined the school as our new swim coach. Following his time coaching in Nairobi, he has moved across the border to look after the busy swimming programme at BISA.
Welcome to you all!
Our fantastic drivers are an essential part of the every day workings of BISA. Their job goes much further than simply driving our big yellow buses: they are the friendly face welcoming many of our children in the morning on their journey to school; they know every child's name on their bus; they make sure all the children arrive safely at school every morning and are safely delivered home at the end of the day; they accompany children on trips near and far. In short, they are part of our family.
Last week all of our drivers attended their annual safety training, ensuring that your children continue to be very safe when using our school transport. We take pride in the skills of our drivers negotiating the busy Arusha traffic and rough roads.
Please be sure to thank them for their tireless work the next time you see them!
What were you doing this holiday? Some of us were very busy and set out on an exciting adventure to Nairobi Garden Estate – where we got to meet children from all over the world who had a passion for singing, dancing and acting. We all needed to be passionate about musical theatre because we were faced with the difficult challenge of preparing a one hour musical (without scripts or lyrics) to present at a matinee show one week after arrival – with just 40 hours to work with. So from the moment we arrived the clock was ticking and we were under pressure! Costumes had to be found or made; props had to be created; energetic dances had to be memorised; songs had to be learnt and then there were the lines! Most of us took on 3 or 4 different roles and had lot of costume changes and lots of lines to learn and not just learn …. but make the lines come alive! We had to be aware of the audience and our positioning on stage and we had to make sure there were no blank gaps between scenes to keep the energy of the play. We worked on the feel-good story of ‘Annie’ and adapted it to fit a Nairobi context. At the end of the week – the audience – made up of family and friends were suitably impressed! We did it … not a single script was needed and all of us knew the songs and the dances and our entrances and exits. The result was a vibrant and enjoyable production that confirmed, for many of us, our absolute love of the performing arts. The final icing on the cake was that Mr Magambo, who had only been released from hospital 10 days ago, came to give us our certificates. We were exhausted but wonderfully satisfied by the end of the experience and slept all the way back to Arusha.
Enrolment Day 2018
On Friday 24th August at our Kisongo campus, BISA had its enrolment day for new Sixth Form students. It was a busy day with a number of new students enrolling on A-Level and BTEC courses for the new academic year. The day involved selecting courses, meeting staff and a tour of the school.
One of the new students, Ellen Bangu, said “Enrolment day was informative and I got to meet other new people. I think it prepared me well for the start of my studies at Braeburn”.
Our IGCSE and A-Level students received their results this week and, as always, here at BISA we are celebrating fantastic grades for our young people.
Congratulations to you all - your hard work has certainly paid off!