On Monday 7th May, Kennedy House celebrated Earth Day with the launch of a new recycling initiative in partnership with a local NGO.
Students presented a special assembly to educate us on the importance of recycling and we all helped out designing bins for plastic, metal, glass and paper. A highlight of the day was a Swim Team race through our collected plastic! messy stuff but our swimmers are fast!
After a term spent practicing, year 6, 7 & 8 amazed parents and visitors with a heartfelt, unique and enjoyable performance of Matilda, the Musical. We were so impressed with the musical numbers and it was evident all of the students tried their best and had such fun singing and acting for us. Well done, this musical is one that will be very hard to top!
On Saturday the 10th of February 2018, a group of Kennedy House students and parents set out on one of the greatest challenges in Tanzania, to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. We are very proud of the achievements of all of our students, who tried their hardest and climbed high! Well done to a successful trip, who wants to climb next year?
Roald Dahl once said "If you're going to go anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books." We have certainly embraced this thought at Kennedy House and everyone, staff and students included, were very excited for the opening of our new custom built library. Our spacious new building includes ample shelving, sunny bay windows, comfortable couches and cushions, a cave-like early years focused book and game space and an extremely cool mezzanine level reading space. Time to read!
Congratulations to our swimmers who worked hard to the end to secure first place in the N.T.A.A Swim Gala held at Kennedy House International School this Friday (17th November 2017). The overall points came down to the final relays where K.H finally secured victory over a competitive International School Arusha Campus. We are so proud of our students and their dedicated coaches. Well done!
Welcome back to all of our students (and our new ones also!) for another academic year at Kennedy House International School. What an exciting year we have ahead with 4 new experienced teachers joining us from the UK. Get to know them a little better by visiting our staff page. Tennis and basketball lessons have also commenced this year with the opening of our new hard courts. In October, we will be moving into our new huge library, as well as having our new sick bay and toilet facilities completed. We look forward to learning and growing with you all.
Over 100 athletes took part in the 2nd Annual Kennedy House School International Triathlon held on and around the school’s campus is Usa River. With adult and junior competitors competing over elite, amateur and junior distances, the event attracted participants from around the world.
Organiser and Kennedy House Headmistress Francie Charters said “Our annual triathlon is one of the highlights of the year and brings out the very best in the Kennedy House community. We had more athletes competing this year and thanks to a wonderful volunteer team of staff and parents, the entire event ran without a hitch. In addition, we raised over $2000 for the Kennedy House School Bursary Fund, which enables children to benefit from an education at our wonderful school who would otherwise not have such an opportunity. Overall, the day was a testament to what we aim to achieve at Kennedy House and an example for our pupils in working together and supporting one another.”
Pupils from Kennedy House have recently won a highly competitive Inter-School Spelling Bee competition held at Kennedy House School. Pupils from Year 3 to Year 7 from Kennedy House, ISM Arusha and St Constantine’s competed in the knock-out spelling tournament, with participants required to spell out words in front of a large audience, facing elimination if they misspelt a word.
In addition to picking up the team title, Kennedy House also produced a number of winners and runners-up in the individual year group competition. Congratualtions to Harry, John and Ben (year group winners) and Ayanna and Lindsay (year group runners-up).
Francis Charters, Head at Kennedy House, was delighted her pupils’ performance. “For the last few weeks, all children in Years 2-7 have been concentrating on their spellings and competing to represent the school in this tournament. The fact that our team has been so successful is a reflection of the hard work of all of our staff and pupils.”