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.”
The first half of term finished with an N.T.A.A. cross-country competition held at Kennedy House. Our runners were in outstanding form - we placed second as a school, with wins for Ben Mayes in U9 boys, Caleb Swart in U11 boys and Sebastian Mbise for U13 boys (who ran 3.5km in just over 13 minutes!) Erin Mayes came in 2nd place for the U11 girls and Jack Schipper in 3rd place for the U11 boys. Congratulations to all of our runners and thank you to all of our parents who gave some much needed support. Click here for more photos
Matilda the musical brings us a night of amazing performances