SCIS Chronicle The Official Student Publication of St. Constantine’s International School, Arusha, Tanzania The Hellenic Society of Tanganyika O CTOBER 2013
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SCIS - New Testing Centre for IELTS English with British Council; only 2nd in Tanzania t. Constantine’s Interna-
IELTS tests taken in the last year.
tional School is pleased to announce that the British Council has chosen the school to be its official Testing Centre for its IELTS Examinations in Arusha and northern Tanzania region.
As the official testing centre in Arusha, the main role of the school is not only to coordinate the dates and the timings but more importantly, it is expected to provide a safe and secure testing environment in Arusha.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is
Mr. Clement Nderitu (Principal, Secondary) states that the presence of British Council in the school does not only highlights the structural and academic changes that the school is going through for the last few months. But more importantly, it reaffirms that the school has an excellent academic reputation and
the world's leading assessment of English communicative ability. It is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration, with over 2 million
world-class facilities. Nora Ishengoma, Head of Exams at British Council in Dar es salaam, said that the school’s impressive School Hall and its location are two of the many determining factors why they chose the school to be the testing centre in Arusha. On another note, all Years 12 and 13 students from St. Constantine’s International School are expected to take the IELTS test this March/ April 2014 in preparation for their university applications. Examination schedule will be released soon. For more information about IELTS, visit the website www.britishcouncil.or.tz/ ielts. Alternatively, you can visit the school anytime.
C OLUMBIA U NIVERSITY VISITS SCIS
n Monday 4 November
2013, St. Constantine’s International School hosted a university presentation from one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Columbia University. Founded in 1754 as King’s College by royal charter, Columbia University
is the oldest university in the state of New York and is part of the prestigious Ivy League institutions (Harvard, Princeton and Yale to name a few). During the presentation, Alec Milton, Associate Director (Office of Undergraduate Admissions), discussed about the requirements a student needs to achieve to be admitted at
Columbia. He also stressed out the university offer scholarships for those financially challenged students but are academically bright. After the presentation, a Q & A followed where students were allowed to ask students. The following day, Tuesday 5 November 2013, Monash University (Australia and South
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A-Level October/ November Exam (14 October - 15 November 2013) Inter-school Athletics (16 November 2013 Arusha Christmas Fair (16 - 17 November 2013) Inter-house Humanities Day (6 December 2013) Christmas Holiday (6 December 2013 - 3 January 2014) I NSIDE THIS ISSUE :
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Africa) also visited the school. Cindy Parvess, Divisional Recruitment Manager of Monash, stressed that the university is not only affordable (U$12,000 per annum including accommodation) but also provides world-class facilities and education as the university is featured in the Top 100 Universities around the world. Parents who wish to get advice about university placements can contact Mr. Donald Cunado, Head of Sixth Form, at email@example.com
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hirty Year 7 students set
off on a safari on Thursday 24th of October with their registration teachers - Ms Anna O'Brien, Mrs Pankaj Singh and Mrs. Niharika Shah and the Human Resources Officer, Mama Janet. The group travelled with Leopard Tours to Lake Manyara National Park. During the first game drive, students spotted giraffes, a monitor lizard and blue and velvet monkeys and a hippo carcass. Students then enjoyed swimming in the pool in the lodge in Karatu after their time in the park. The following day, after an early breakfast, the group travelled down into Ngorongoro Crater. The scenery was spectacular and students enjoyed hearing about impala, elephants, jackals, hippos, wildebeest, lions, lionesses, baboons and zebra. The students also learnt about the different trees and plants that grow in the National Parks. The students also saw a tawny eagle eating a flamingo.
Three zebras had a close encounter with two lionesses but luckily escaped in time! During the trip, students spent some time working on posters and poems on their favourite animals. Overall, the trip went well and proves that the students not only enjoyed the trip but also learned a lot about Tanzanian National Parks.
n the 6th November, 2013,
the Sri Chinmoy Peace Runners visited St. Constantine’s International School - TIC Campus. With them they brought messages of Peace from around the world. Each class at the TIC Campus performed a song for the runners which left many parents, teachers and the runners themselves in tears of love and harmony. Each class also presented the team with their own messages of peace. Grade 2 wrote recipes for friendship (Below: The two unedited recipes written by Ridley and Acacia, that we could all follow). When the runners left, all classes were involved in a range of fu activities that helped to promote
The Year 7 students listening to their Safari Guide before their game drive.
teamwork and harmony. According to Ms. Loretta Rapa, Primary Deputy Head / TIC Campus Co-ordinator, this was the Town Campus’ first ever Harmony Day and they are already looking forward to next years day.
Batik Workshop was recent-
ly concluded at St. Constanetine’s International School. The 2-day workshop was organised by Ms. Brooke Vogel, Art Teacher on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November 2013 at the School Hall. According to her, her main aim was to expose students on how to make the complicated batik (a cloth that is traditionally made using manual wax-resist dyeing techniques) fabric. She also added that such workshop would allow students to broaden their artistic experiences to be able to create something new and different for their Art projects in their IGCSE and A-Level subject. David Kibuuka, Artistic Director of Modern Batik, gave personalised instruction and guided through the step-by-step process of making high quality original batik. Students managed to produce a final batik art piece. According to Abdunur Ikwandur, Year 13, the workshop opens so many ideas and possibilities for his art projects. He said that the batik was extremely difficult but totally worth it. This was echoed by Kevin Mars, Year 12, who thinks that he might have just found his final art project through the use of batik material. He said he will be happy to do it again.
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o confirm that Happiness
Watimanywa, the current Ms. Tanzania 2013 and will represent the country in the Miss World 2014, is indeed beauty and brain, SCIS Chronicle has decided to publish her articles during her time as Editor-inchief. The first article was written when she was about to leave SCIS to start her undergraduate course in the UK. The second article is the poem she wrote dedicated to all her fellow classmates, Class of 2011.
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the end of our education at SCIS. For some of us, it means going to college or even entering a workforce. For others, it’s the long needed break for self-reflection and figuring out what to do with their lives.
Over the past few years, we have seen countless friends graduate with anticipation swelling us while we marked off the days to our own departure time. Now we find ourselves handing out emails and phone numbers to those who want to “keep in touch. Arrangements are made for As we’re fast approaching 11 reunions so that our teachers June, the number of smiles as will be assured the sweat was well as saddened eyes are all worth it. Those we’re rapidly increasing. No matter leaving behind will have to what the mixed feeling, all adapt o new positions in the our hearts are beating wildly sports teams, and fill in the looking forward to the annual empty prefect and student ritual in which the oldest council slots. brothers and sisters of SCIS However, if we get rid of all receive their signed pieces of the drama brought about by paper that hold the key to the alternating feelings of joy entering a whole new world. and sorrow, graduation reTo us graduate, those leaving mains simply, a transition. As certificates are so much more part of the graduating class of than documents that confirm 2011, I am forced to close yet
another chapter of my life, in order to start a new one. Those remaining behind have their own legacy to create. But in order for mine to live on, must say goodbye - and I must say hello to the beginning which marks an extraordinary ending. Soon before we’re done… Soon before we’re done, we begin to understand that to mature isn’t about how many birthdays we’ve celebrated.
But most importantly, we show who we are and say what we feel, Because in the end, those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
I am not a pageant girl, but I signed up for a beauty pageant contest because I thought it would be a good experience - Amanda Latona SCIS Chronicle Staff
And we learn that the best and most important things in life aren’t really things.
Karl Mbugua (Year8 ) Nasha Cunningham (Year8) Angel Roussous (Year 10) Yohan Jeon (Year 10) Asma Mohammed (Year11) Neah Maganga (Year11) Louise Hans (Year11) Ineza Greta (Year 11) Khamis Salum (Year11) Schallin Takis (Year 12) Nadine Kanyange (Year 12) Happy Mbaleni (Year 12) Simaloi Sikar (Year 12) Nancy Soka (Year 12) Jessy Petit (Year 12) Hermione Mars (Year 12) Nickson James (Year 13) Lulu Aysha Lipumba (Year13)
Soon before we’re done, we stop comparing ourselves to the best others can do.
Adviser: Mr. Stanley Dutki
But rather, the best we can do.
Proofreader: Mrs. Margaret Wayua
But the types of experiences we’ve had and what we learned from them. And we learn to like what we have since we can’t have always have what we like. We learn to explore the unknown, because we understand that sooner or later, what we do know just won’t be enough.
And we learn that it is taking us a long time to become the person we want to be. So we create our own adventure, Because we realise that life is ours to be spent and not saved. And we dream of the impossible, Before and after - Left: Happiness Watimanywa in her graduation gown during her graduation pictorial back in 2011. Right side: When she took home Because that’s what successful the crown during the 2013 Miss Tanzania. She will represent the country in people do. the Miss World 2014.
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Our love affair with Europe T
he long awaited journey
started on the 17th of June at around 3:00pm. 33 students. 3 teachers. 8 countries. 2 weeks. We took a bus to Nairobi and our first stop in was the Quality Centre where we had our dinner and Ms. O’Brien’s birthday. We headed to the airport at around 11:30pm and at 4:00am we boarded our flight to Amsterdam and arrived at the Schiphol Travelling is not only about learning history and the country; it is about learning about yourself and others. Airport at 3:00pm. We stayed for 1 night in Amsterdam and left for Paris the next morning. And because I fell in love with Paris, I will write all about it. Paris, the city of love and lights, fashion and food. This was a dream come true for me! I could not believe I was finally in my dream city. We headed to our hotel. We stayed at Port Ibis Budget hotel for 3 nights. Once we had been allocated our room
Inside the bus that drove the students around Europe or 2 weeks. and we had freshened up we were taken for a bus tour of Paris in our coach that we used throughout the entire trip. During the bus tour we got to see many monuments in Paris including the Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, many palaces of the former kings and finally the Eiffel Tower. After the bus tour we were taken to the Eiffel Tower to take pictures and had a mouth watering gourmet picnic in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. We were all tired from the long trip a n d therefore decided to go back to the hotel Everyone was looking forward to Day 2 in Paris. It was full day excursion to Disneyland. We left the hotel at 9:00am and made our way to
Disneyland. We had a splendid time. The rides were fabulous. We were lucky that the queues for the line were not very long as summer had not yet begun. We had our lunch and dinner there. Disneyland consists of 2 different parks. We all visited both parks. Before we left to return to the
The next morning we headed back to the Eiffel Tower only this time we made our way to the third level (as high as we can get!) and saw the impressive views over the glorious city. The Eiffel Tower attracts tons of tourists every year. After an amazing view we went shopping at Champ-Elysees that is the most famous street in the world for upscale shopping. We had about 3 hours to shop and have our lunch. At the end of the street are the Swiss Gates and went to Notre Damn Catherdal where we took pictures and headed to the Louvre. We saw the breathtaking collections of the Louvre. Matter of fact we had the chance to see the famous painting of Leonardo da Vinci, The Mona Lisa. Later on in the evening we had an opportunity to hop on a boat cruise down the famous waters of the River Seine. We got to see the Eiffel Tower with the lights on from the boat. The Eiffel Tower is truly magnificent with the lights turned on. If I ever had the opportunity to visit Paris once again i would definately go. (Written by Faiza Somji - Year 11)
Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland.
hotel we got to see the famous Disneyland parade. The parade consisted of humans dressed up as Disney characters dancing around the entire park. When we got back to the hotel we celebrated Kevin’s birthday, and finally got to sleep after a funfilled day.
SCIS students posing under Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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he European trip seemed to
vanish before our eyes. It seemed as if it was still early March and we were just thinking about how magnificent the trip would be! Eight Countries in sixteen days sure seemed like a
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Gondola ride, Venetian style. long lasting marvelous adventure. Sadly, time does fly! Through the many countries we visited each had to offer a unique and adventurous experience. Beginning with The Netherlands, to France, all the way and up to and including Germany. We learnt many things and experienced many cultures and different historical backgrounds! From the times of the World Wars, to the times when the Smurfs were invented in Belgium! However, my most memorable interesting experiences took place in Venice, Italy. To begin with, it was absolutely marvelous that this city had no cars at all! All modes of transport were on gondolas (similar to boats) or on motorbikes. All footpaths in Venice are paved and quite broad in order to make room for the motorbikes, which pass. Along with this, the gondolas each have someone standing at the back steering it away, you might say it
and fit in all the attractions of Venice in one day! Though Venice is well known as the city without cars, there are many attractions that are not so famous! In fact, even I didn’t know about them till we reached Venice and started sight seeing and learning about it. Two of their main specialties are hand made lace making and Murano glass making. Currently there is only one hand made lace-making school in Venice. Here, people train and spend countless hours making expensive and cheap types of lace. The thing which was most surprising is, if the lace makers make one mistake they must start all over again as there is no way to undo mistakes. Making lace is a very long and tiresome process; simple lace can take between two to three weeks to create! Along with this it also requires a lot of patience and a lot of effort, this was very well explained by employees at the
lace school. They give a brief talk regarding the history of Venetian lace and the process they under go. It is a form of art, however, it is a dying art as it is slowly fading out, there is only one place in the world that makes and teaches how to make Venetian lace; this was an extra ordinary place we got to visit! It was also an excellent place to go to buy souvenirs. The Venetian lace school was interesting however, the Moreno glass factory was much more eye catching! Moreno glass originated from a mini island located near Venice. The glass is quite expensive to buy but the objects are quite unique and worth every penny! After leaving the Lace school, we walked to the glass factory, where we were shown an amazing demonstration of glass molding! It was done so quickly yet so perfectly, within five minutes, we went from seeing a molten blob of glass to seeing a beautiful horse sculpture! There were many things which could be bought, from necklaces to bowls and glasses, all of these had a wide range. The most interesting part was that there were many different tints of glass, along with this, we were also told that they mixed some gold into the glass or painted it with real gold in order to give a more unique and expen-
sive look. After being given a tour and background of Murano Glass, we were given time to look around the shop and purchase items if we wished to. We saw many magnificent sights in Venice, however, we did not just look at attractions of cities and their backgrounds, we got opportunities to do many more fun things as well, this also included a full day at Disneyland Paris!! Along with unique sight seeing chances and viewing cities, we experienced different types of accommodations as well. Of course there were some which were liked much more than others! We slept in hostels along with hotel rooms, yet the most unique accommodation was a jail which had been converted into a hotel, this was in Switzerland! The European trip was an amazing adventure, which shouldn’t be missed by anyone! It presented us many challenges along with opportunities! We came back with brilliant memories and closer bonds to those we went to school with! Through the many different activities and meals shared, everyone learnt and enjoyed! To ensure we didn’t forget this trip and all had one souvenir we were had the option to create a customized hoodie’s or shirts, which could be designed by the students! (Written
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Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!
r. Barry Durward from Canada is a
Teacher in Upper Primary. He teaches Social Studies, Personal Development and ICT. He has a degree in Psychology and a Bachelors in Education. Although Mr. Durward has taught in several places like Saudi Arabia, China and now Tanzania, he is a proud product of the Canadian system having went to high school and university there. Before he became a full time Teacher, he was a Teacher’s Assistant in a local college in his hometown. Apart from teaching primary pupils, he has also taught children with disabilities and owned a tutor company. According to him, his role model is the late Helen Keler who was deaf and blind but still succeeded despite her obstacles. He also explained that his previous teachers inspired him to become a teacher, hence, he said that teaching always came easy to him. Asked what’s his impression about SCIS, he said that the school has so much open space than his previous school. He also said that students here are easier to get along with as they have a lot of good energy and wellbehaved. As a teacher who is very commited to his job, he expects his students to give it their all in their work making sure that the do their homework and pay attention in class. He ends the interview with his own short philosophy, “Learning is fun, the more fun it is the better!” (Written by: Nancy Soka - Year 12)
rs. Catherine Adiang joined the school
in September and teaches English, Math and Social Studies in the Upper Primary. She is originally from Camerron but moved to America where she obtained her master’s degree major in English. Mrs. Adiang attended secondary shool in Cameroon and went to St. Cloud, University of Minnesota, USA. When asked who her role model is she noted that it is Hilary Clinton, former Secretary of State of the United States of America
This is the corner that was specifically designed to introduce the new teaching staff of St. Constantine’s International School. These are full articles written by students. On our first issue, we will get to know the new teachers from Secondary. As we move on with our next issue, we will feature teachers from Primary Department.
and wife to Bill Clinton, because she admires her courage in being the first woman in the USA to run for presidency. Shea adds that her family is her main inspiration for her becoming a teacher as she comes from a family teachers (her sister is also a teacher). She also stated that her previous female Mentor at a training centre inspired her to become a teacher. Mrs. Cadiang believes that St.Constantine’s is heading for a bright future if it continues assessing the system so it serves and represents the uniqueness it is built on. She believes in guiding and helping her students in order to meet their full potential. She expects her students to try their best and have a hopeful future for their education as she cannot make or expect them to do the impossible. We ended the interview with her last words to parents in which she pleads that parents should be more involved in their children’s education as times have changed. She also says that education is one of the greatest gifts in life and while educating a child is the teachers’ responsibility, it should first start at home. (Written by: Nancy Soka - Year 12)
s. Deanne Burke arrived at St. Con-
stantine’s in August 2013 and started teaching as a Year 1 Teacher. She comes from London, England, and was previously teaching at St. Mary’s a Catholic school in London. While at school, she loved her teachers, and this inspired her to become one. On her arrival, Miss Burke was impressed by the school’s size as well as how polite the students and teachers were. After her GCSE, and A’ Levels, Miss Burke went to university. During her time at University, she worked on Saturdays. Having completed her studies, she was introduced to teaching when she worked as a substitute teacher for a year. Miss Burke enjoys teaching young children, and looks forward to a fruitful stay at the school.
his academic year, several new teachers
were hired by the school. We met the secondary teachers in our last issue so it’s time to get to know our new Primary teachers this time. One of the teachers we interviewed recently is Mr. Allan Muganda. He is from a small town called Kitale, the bread basket of Kenya. He did his first undergraduate degree at Kenyatta University where he graduated with a degree in Special Education and later a Bachelors of Philosophy in International Education. Although he teaches EAL, his area of specialization is Special Education. According to him, Special Education came as a result of situations whereby students are left behind not because they don’t know what they are doing in class but because they have learning difficulties. He furthers that special education tries to minimize the gap between students, helping them overcome their learning difficulties. Before joining St. Constantines International School, Mr. Muganda taught at Braeburn International School in Kisumu, Kenya. His first impressions of the school were that it’s quiet and spacious. He found the fields to be very green and well maintained. When he first arrived, he noted that the people around were very hospitable and welcoming. His role model is Nelson Mandela. This is because, according to him, Nelson Mandela is an icon in terms of the struggles that he has faced, as well as the sacrifices that he has made for his country and humanity in general. He said that now a days, it’s not easy to find an African leader who has his tenacity in bridging the gaps between two ethnicities. As a teacher, he is very proud as he finds it very rewarding. “When classified, you might consider teaching; compared to other professions a lower sort of profession but it is gratifying teaching when you see students that you have taught and molded become responsible citizens and well known personalities in different fields.’’ His message to the students is a quote from Mark Twain ‘20 years from now, you will be disappointed, of not the things that you have done, but the things that you haven’t done.’ He encourages people to move from their comfort zone and try discovering new things. (Written by: Hermione Mars Year 12)
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here. (Written by: Jessy Petit and Nadine - Year 12)
her Kenyan roots having been born and raised in Kenya. Ms. Bennett studied in Scotland and later moved to Australia for two years. She then went back to England and finished her degree at Newcastle University before living in London for four more years.
s. Sally Bennett is British but is proud of
Although she have 12 years of teaching experience wit her, she said that teaching was never a plan for her and had no inspiration to become one. She said, “Well, I’ve always wanted to deal with people… a doctor , maybe?” were her exact words. But the years needed to become a doctor overwhelmed her. She eventually studied Psychology and having studied Child Psychology and working in a school, she grew to love and enjoy teaching and decide to enroll in a post graduate course in teaching. Two years teaching contract in Doha, Qatar ended up in six and after all those years, she surely needed a change in environment. After looking for jobs in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi, St. Constantine‘s proved to be the ideal school to teach as she previously travelled through Tanzania and knows of its majestic beauty. She teaches Year 2 at SCIS and trains young swimmers. Ms. Bennett totally loves the SCIS campus. She said she loves walking to work every morning because the jacaranda trees are just beautiful. She further that the students and environment are absolutely enchanting her. According to her, her main accomplishments is playing for the first ever Qatar National Rugby Team. Asked where she sees herself in five years? She said she will still be a Teacher. And because she loves Tanzania she would like to have a family
orn and raised in Mombasa, Kenya, Mrs.
Pauline Kagiri taught and lived at Braeburn Kisumu prior to joining St. Constantine’s. She started teaching in 2007 and moved to Tanzania in August 2008. She said, she became a teacher as she was inspired by her secondary Drama Teacher. During her first day at SCIS, she said that her first impressions of the school were that it was huge, dry, with lots lovely big buildings and full of young minds. Ms. Kagiri is currently teaching Year 2 pupils whom she finds curious and obedient. She said she loves teaching at SCIS as she has all the teaching resources she needed. According to her, her best moments as a teacher are when she meets her students and they recognize her, saying “That was my teacher.” Her favourite activities are dancing, playing badminton and netball. She looks forward to the coming years and all the new friends she will make not only at the school, but also in Arusha. (Written by: Ineza Greta Year 11)
he teaches English, Math and Social
Studies and she studied in India. She is a hard worker who tries to make her students believe that there is no substitute for hard work. Meet Mrs. Leena Johsnon who was inspired by her teachers and how the toughest subjects seemed like a breeze to her, thanks to her teachers. With her mum as her main source of
From left to right: Mr. Barry Durward; Mrs. Catherine Adiang; Ms. Deanne Burke; Mr. Allan Muganda; Ms. Sally Bennett; Mrs. Pauline Kagiri and Mrs. Leena Johnson.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. - Brad Henry A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stop. - Henry Adams inspiration, she used to teach Year 12 students in India before getting the opportunity to teach the little ones here at St. Constantine’s. She believes the younger kids need lots of encouragement and support. At age of 25, she started teaching after attaining her Bachelor’s in Education and taught for 5 years at a Teacher Training College. She said that her initial impression of St. Constantine’s is that the school is amazingly friendly and that it is headed in a good direction as the school has a clear vision for which involves making positive changes. As a teacher, Mrs. Johnson expects her students to work hard every day and do everything, even the little things perfectly. She encourages them by telling them how she climbed up the ladder of success through hard work. Apart from her teachers and mum, her father is her another role model. This is because, according to her, he’s a man of perfection who measures everything he does, even in chopping vegetables; he makes certain that each piece is symmetrical to the others, a quality she admires. She tries to follow his footsteps, and tries to become better person, teacher, wife and mother. She is encouraging parents to get more involved in their children’s education as she believe that it is a two-way process as both teachers and parents want to give their children the best.
erm one of St. Con-
stantine’s athletics year has been seen as a great success as we wind down term one. As usual the first season has comprised of practices and competitions in cricket, softball, athletics, and swimming. Through a variety of competitions and events the students at SCIS have had great opportunities to represent their school with pride in sports. The highlight of the first season is always the strong athletics team, which is assembled at St. Con’s annually. On 27 September of this year the athletics season was kicked off with an exciting and successful inter-house athletics carnival. The day was comprised of great spirit, fun, and of course nail biting competition. Students were able to compete for their houses in a variety of competitions and athletics events. In the end a new house cha mpion wa s crowned as Olympia slighted Delphi to win the trophy. The inter-house athletics carnival sparked the interest in over 25 athletes who then decided to join the athletics team. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school the top athletes at SCIS have been working hard to be strong representatives for SCIS in interscholastic events. Their training will
be on display in the coming weeks during the annual International School of Moshi - Arusha Campus’s interschool athletics carnival on Saturday 16 November. Another highlight of the first term in sports was the East Africa Swim Championships that were held in Arusha at Braeburn International School on 28 and 29 September. About 20 swimmers between primary and secondary competed in this national event with great pride. Though no outright winner was crowned, each and every swimmer saw an improvement in his or her respective times, which is an incredible feat. Cricket and softball players have also had opportunities to compete interscholastically with the local schools, ISM and Braeburn. These sports mainly compete with the other schools during elective time and both teams have seen great growth and success in their respective teams.
ple upcoming events to look forward to. St. Con’s looks to defend its title at ISMArusha in the athletics meet to finish out the year strong. Also moving forward into season two of sports both the basketball and swim teams will have the opportunity to take part in the ISM-Moshi sports weekend where they will get to compete in preseason competitions against many schools from all around Tanzania. OLYMPIA RULES The Inter-House Athletics Completion took place at St. Constantine’s International School on Friday 27 September 2013. Four houses participated including Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Sparta.
Olympia came in the first position, Delphi came in second position, Sparta came in the third and Athens came in the last position. Nellissa Soka, Year 11 student and who is from Olympia says, “I felt happy considering I was
one of the house captains. It felt nice to win after a long time of losing”. Naheed Mohammed, Year 11 student and the captain of Athens says “I was sad because I was the house captain this year and after all those years of winning, it came to the end. I still feel that we can do much better in our upcoming events.” Mr. Mathew Kearney, Sports Master of the school, said that overall he is pleased with the outcome of the event. He also added that considering this is the first time that the Secondary and Primary split the Interhouse Athletics , he is surprised how smooth and efficient the event was. He concluded by saying, “the students has so much potentials when it comes to sports.” He is hopeful he can help them fulfill their sporting potentials.
The cricket season was highlighted on Saturday November 2nd during an inter-school match between SCIS and Braeburn. This 20-over cricket match was hosted at SCIS and St. Con’s rightfully took home the victory with Braeburn scoring 60 runs and St. Con’s scoring 61. As we draw to a close of the first season SCIS athletes still have a cou- Olympia House two years ago where they consistently comes second for the last three years. This year was their year to win the Inter-house Athletics.