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JUNE 2013 – Review of 2013

Date : Friday, June 28th, 2013

JUNE 2013 – Review of the year so far!

In January, the A-Level students returned for the completion of their academic year while it was the commencement of a new academic year for O-Level. All classes were full and there were only a few changes in the teaching staff. We welcomed over 200 new Form One students and finished the month Form Six Graduation.

Results of the Form Two National Examinations were published and we were very pleased with the excellent results of our student – there were only three failures!

We congratulate the following twelve students who obtained the top averages in the Form Two National Examination:

Prince Dickson Buberwa, Innocent Maronga Banagi, Emmanuel John Wambura, Dickson Vincent Mwanga, Inocent Joseph Njiku, Diana Peter Mollel, Felistar Emanuely Godfrey,  Aidan Didace Njunamungu, Alix Dominick Sanguya, Jackline Yonahema Yonaeli. Tumaini August Ngowi and Lucas Gervas Ngotonie.

In January, the A-Level students returned for the completion of their academic year while it was the commencement of a new academic year for O-Level. All classes were full and there were only a few changes in the teaching staff. We welcomed over 200 new Form One students and finished the month Form Six Graduation.

Results of the Form Two National Examinations were published and we were very pleased with the excellent results of our student – there were only three failures!

In early February, the Form Six students took their final examinations while the Form Five students planned for the extended stay dueto the change in their academic year. At the end of the month, a fire in the Form Five boys’ dormitory did significant damage to the structure as well as destroying much personal property. As the Form Six students had just left, there was no problem in accommodating the students though it took a little while before they were ready for classes.

March was relatively quiet leading up to the Easter break – Form Fives finished their academic year with final examinations while the O-Level classes took their CAT 2s (ie their second Common Assessment Task. In light of the poor national results of the Form Four examinations, the school offered an opportunity for study to students wishing to resit for Form Four as private candidates – though only offered as a day class (ie no boarding was available), the class quickly passed 50 students; this number has since reduced due to the re-issuing of Form Four results! The school has applied to be an examination centre for private candidates and expects to be able to do this in 2014.

During Easter, the school again hosted the annual Easter Conference for the youth of the Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha. The break also saw start on the work of replacing the Form Five boys’ dormitory with the clearing of the site.

When school resumed after Easter, it was April and there were only O-Level students. While the enrolment of Form Five students had already started, there was an increase in the number of applications with the anticipation of an early start in May! There was keen interest in the House football competition with students from all levels participating.

Another development at this time saw the introduction of some compulsory physical activity after school for both girls and boys – based on the principle of a healthy mind in a healthy body! It has been a good community exercise with a number of staff joining the students for the exercise!

As the end of the term approached with the beginning of May, it was time for the Form Two and Four students to take Mock Examinations, the Form Two within the network of Archdiocesan schools and the Form Four through the local TAHOSSA organisation. After the completion of the Mock Examinations it was time for the Form One and Three students to have their term examinations and then leave for the first term break.

May also saw the commencement of the A-Level academic year with over 230 Form Six and a small group of just over 60 in Form Five. It was an enthusiastic start for a short period of four weeks, then a break and a full resumption to take place in July.

May also saw the continuation of construction of the Form Five boys’ dormitory and commencement of work in refurbishing the School Hall to enclose it while adding an external sports court that will also be suitable for use during school barazas!

June has been a quiet month, particularly after the students and staff had moved to their break; a couple of conferences took place – Catholic teachers and Catechists to name two – and the construction work continued. One June 21st, reports for Term One were available for students of Forms One, Two and Three with the expectation that parents would come to collect the reports.

A-Level enrolments also continued, especially for Form Five, although there was also strong interest in places for Forms One, Two and Three – after completion of the necessary interviews all will be in readiness for the commencement of Term Two for O-Level and the resumption of Term One for A-Level.