During our school-wide Fun and Adventure Activity Week, the Reception classes each hiked through the Danish Forest in Usa River. The students enjoyed a trail with physical challenges perfect for 4 to 6 year olds. They crept down and climbed up gentle slopes, pushed through some leafy brush, and climbed over some logs as they made their way through the forest. They picked their way through a muddy spot and crossed a stream by stepping on a trail of rocks.

 

“Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! Oi! Oi! Oi!”

116 students and 12 staff attended ISM weekend, Moshi on 27th - 29th November. This was the largest sporting trip SCIS has ever undertaken and was a resounding success. The school entered teams in Basketball, Football, Netball, Swimming, Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee. Students were commended for their behaviour and sportsmanship throughout the weekend and all thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Environmental Council members attended the Alliance Francaise Climate Change Film Festival on Monday 23rd November. We watched ‘Le Glace et le Ciel’ which translates to ‘The ice and the sky’ and the movie portrayed the life and work of Claude Lorius. He is a Frenchman, who worked in Antarctica to discover the scientific secrets held in the ice.

The Primary Round Square Community Service students have been involved in preparing books for donation to schools in the Arusha region and beyond.  There were several of the same titles in excess in our school therefore we thought that to share the love of reading with other Tanzanian children would be in line with the goals of our Round Square program.  Several students from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 spent time stamping the books for donation and then allocating sets of books.

On the 7th November a group of representatives from St Constantine’s went to the International School of Kenya to attend a Round Square mini-conference focused on the refugee crisis. The students listened to a guest speaker, Dr. Rory Nefdt, who works for UNICEF who told them all about the conditions in refugee camps around Africa.