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!


Don't forget it's our famous Bonfire night on 1st November! It's always a great evening out with the family with loads of fun events happening from live music and fun and games!

Tickets are available from BISA campus. 

A New Baby for BISA!

It is with great delight and happiness that we announce the arrival of Ms Elle Peterson's baby boy, Crew! I am sure everyone knows Ms Elle who was so instrumental in setting up our hugely successful Music Keys Programme. Baby Crew is the most beautiful little (big!) boy! We wish Elle, Dean and baby Crew all the happiness in the world. 

BISA Runs for World Peace

This week our students joined the  Peace Runners to bring the flame of peace to our campus. It was a really inspiring meeting, bringing calmness, hope and peace to us all. It is so needed in our world today. 

"The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global torch relay that embodies humanity's universal aspiration for peace. Since its inception in 1987 the Run has traversed over 150 nations and territories and touched the lives of millions of people. We estimate since 1987 the torch has been carried over 395,000 miles (632,000 km). The Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations."

"By passing the torch from one person to the next, the relay offers people from many nations the opportunity to express their hopes and dreams for a better, brighter future. People from all walks of life hold the symbolic torch to wish for a peaceful world. Passing the torch from one person to the next unites us together in our common aspiration to offer something positive to our world – together we can make a difference!"

To find out more, please check out their website:

Zip Lining!

On the 10th of October, the Year 11’s left BISA very excited and hopeful. For most of them this was going to be their first visit to Migombani. But more exciting was the fact that they were going to spend time with each other away from their families and the repetitious school days.

The breath-taking view of Manyara, the green grass of Migombani camp, the expansive star-filled skies were what they needed to relax as they brainstormed on their study-skills and other ways to improve their performance in the upcoming mocks and final exams in April next year.

The zip line adventure remains the highlight of their trip. They left the camp on day two of the trip and walked all the way to Mto wa Mbu, a market centre in Manyara, where the Zip line Adventure offices are located. From there, they were ferried to the zip line location in rickshaws. The students couldn’t have enough of this thrilling activity and in the end we had to cut them short and go back to the camp site for our meals.

They arrived back to school on Saturday evening, tired but happy as this is their only class trip this year.