Karibu! and welcome to the International School of Tanganyika’s Elementary Campus Activities Information Site. Here you will find ongoing information about what is happening with activities including activity descriptions, schedules, student work and much much more. Please check back often and feel free to leave us a message with your ideas, links and good thoughts. Asante!
The first session of ASA’s will end on Friday 6th December. On that day will be the ASA assembly which is a celebration of the achievements of our students. The assembly will be at 7.15pm and all parents of students in Grade 1 to 5 are welcome to attend. Sign up for session two will happen before the Christmas holiday. Parents need to be aware of the following dates:
Monday 9th December to Thursday 12th December – Sign up is open through ASA website
Week beginning Monday 6th January – Parents receive confirmation email of allocated activities
Monday 13th January – ASA session two begins and runs for 9 weeks, finishing Friday 14th March
Session Two of the ASA program is on the horizon and sign up will be organised slightly differently. Registration procedures will remain the same, however the way that activities are allocated to students has been changed in an attempt to make the system fairer. This is in response to numerous comments from parents about the shortcomings of the first come first served system, with the unpredictability of internet access here in Tanzania being cited as a major frustration.
Once session two registration is closed, all first choice activities will allocated randomly, then second choices and finally third and reserve choices. The computer program we use for ASA sign up has been modified to facilitate this and to ensure that the process is fair and equitable. Session two sign up will take place in December, with activities starting in early January. More information about the exact timeline will be published soon.
Community Service Program
One of our aims for this year is to develop the Community Service strand of our ASA program. If you know of any Tanzanian groups/communities/organizations who would be interested in joining IST in a community service partnership, please contact me.
The first 6 weeks of After School Activities has passed in a flash! A reminder to parents that there are no ASA’s on the first three school days after three October break (Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th October)
The program will start on Monday 2nd September and run until Friday 6th December (there will be no ASA’s during the shortened week after the October break). The automated system that we use for ASA’s allocates all first choice activities on a first come, first served basis. Then second choice activities are allocated and finally third choice activities. Reserve choices are then allocated if a student’s other choices are full.
Activities run daily from 1.55pm to 2.40pm. On activity days, children remain in class for 5 minutes after the dismissal bell at 1.45pm. A second bell will then ring at 1.50pm, when a 5 minute transition will commence, before the start of activities at 1.55pm. Any children who are enrolled in a late activity (Water Polo, Senior Swim Squad on Thursday etc) should proceed to the library first and then on to their activity at 2.45pm. Children not involved in an after school program are not permitted to remain on campus unsupervised after 1.45 p.m.
For younger students and those and new to IST we recommend that parents collect children from their activity location at 2.40pm. Any children not collected by 2.50pm will proceed to the school office.
Any parents who missed activity sign up, can check the schedule in the right hand column of the this website. Activities that still have space are highlighted in red, please contact me if your child would like to be included.
For more information about ASA’s, please click the “Information for Parents” tab.
Sign is open until Monday 26th August, please click on the red button
What happens Next?
Once registration is closed, the automated system allocates all first choice activities on a first come, first served basis. Then second choice activities are allocated and finally third choice activities. Reserve choices are then allocated if a student’s other choices are full. Parents will then receive an email on Thursday 29th August with your child’s confirmed activities. The program will start on Monday 2nd September.
The schedule for the first session of activities is now open for viewing. Click on the link in the right hand column of this website entitled: “Session 1 Activity Schedule – August 2013″
Sign up will open at 7am on Wednesday 21st August and is on a first come first served basis. Please email me if you have any problems : email@example.com