Term Dates

The following are the dates for the 2018/2019 school year for your calendar:

Term 1: 23 August – 30 November
Mid-term: 8-12 October
Term 2: 3 January – 5 April
Mid-term: 15  – 18 February
Term 3: 23 April – 28 June
Mid-term: 31 May – 3 June

Kindly note that Easter will fall outside of the holidays.

Public holidays for 2019:
12 January - Zanzibar Revolution Day
26 April - Union Day
6 June - Eid-ul-Fitr

 

School Times

3 - 4 year olds:
9am - 3pm, Monday to Friday
*Preschooler’s may leave early anytime after 12 noon or they may stay for nap time until 3pm.

5 - 12 yr olds:
9am - 3pm, Monday to Friday

 

Uniform

We have no formal uniform. We have a sports T-shirt and cap available in house colours. The sports houses or teams are Twiga (red) Chui (Yellow) and Tembo ( Blue). T-shirts cost 20,000 Tsh each and Caps cost 10,000 Tsh each.

 

Food

All meals are included in the cost of the school fees. A morning snack and a hot lunch are provided by the school. Students may bring a water bottle with them to school each day however filtered water is freely available when needed. Children are welcome to bring their own snack and packed lunch to school. No nuts are allowed as we have students with allergies to nuts (no peanuts, cashews, pistachios or hazelnuts)

Fees

3 year olds - $8 USD per day
4 year olds - $625 USD per term, three terms per year
5 years and above - $1250 USD per term, three terms per year

*School exchange rate is 1 USD = 2200 Tsh*

There are three terms per year. The school year starts in August.

There are no admission fees, withdrawal fees, lunch fees or capital building fees.

Please note that fees are charged according to the age of the child (determined by the date of birth on their birth certificate or passport) not according to their class or grade.

Curriculum

Our curriculum adheres to the statutory requirements of the British National Curriculum, with some adaptations to our African context. We use a combined class model utilising topic-based learning to meet the needs of each individual child. We operate bilingual classrooms and encourage multilingualism.

 

Year Ages

Age American British Australian
3-4 Preschool Nursery/Reception Preschool
5-6 Kindergarten Year 1 Kindergarten/Prep
6-7 Grade 1 Year 2 Year 1
7-8 Grade 2 Year 3 Year 2
8-9 Grade 3 Year 4 Year 3
9-10 Grade 4 Year 5 Year 4
10-11 Grade 5 Year 6 Year 5
11-12 Grade 6 Year 7 Year 6
12-13 Grade 7 Year 8 Year 7