On November 12th, years 2, 3, and 4 visited Jozani forest to meet with the UWEMAJO team (Jozani Farmers’ Union). Students were learning about living things and this trip was to supplement their understanding of sustainable farming methods. Throughout the day, there was movement between learning about the fish farm and sea turtles. Mr. Sammy and Mr. Innocent led students to connect the dots between what they had been learning in class and what they were learning on the field.

Later that week, on November 14th, year 5 and pre-form 1 headed to Jambiani to learn about west Zanzibari coast dialects. Not only did they enjoy learning how to say different words in 3 different dialects, but they also had a cooking class with Mr. Okala. Mr. Okala works with chefs from around the world for the glamorous Zanzibar Gourmet event that takes place every couple of months in Zanzibar’s top hotels. Ms. Asha, the Kiswahili teacher, spearheaded the trip to expose the students to the diversity in the Swahili language.

The next day was Reception and Year 1’s turn to go exploring out of town. They went over to the Big Boy spice farm in Kijichi where they had an engaging hands on learning on living things and the environment; specifically spices that are grown in Zanzibar.

The end of the week was a splash as all students went swimming at Kariakoo!

Rightly so to have fun because the weeks of the 21st to 30th of November are National Examinations for years 4 and 6. We wish them all the best.

Dear Upper Primary Families,

Welcome to the new school year at BSZ.  I am Mr. Saxon the new Upper Primary Coordinator.  I am delighted to be in this role.  I am looking forward to an exciting year as part of the leadership team at BSZ. 

 Dear BSZ Community,

I hope you all are having a wonderful week.  Since the last BSZ Newsletter, many exciting events took place.  The BSZ football team played two friendly matches against area schools at ISZ and Feza School.  Although, we lost both games, we all had a lot of fun watching and cheering our team.  The players put a lot of heart into the matches and we are proud of them.  We should recognize that these were the first two matches they have played.  Therefore, in loosing the game they gained a lot of knowledge going forward.  We are looking forward to more matches in the upcoming weeks.

 Students in Years 1-6 had are having midterms from the 9-15 of February. All students who receive a D or an F on the midterm, and who have poor percentages for homework and classwork will be sent home with a note after the midterm break requesting your student participate in tuition.  Parents please note that all teachers have individual tuition hours.  These hours and days are found on the class syllabus you received at the start of the school year.  It is the Parent’s duty to request tuition with the days and times, and pay for transport prior to the child attending.  We can only recommend a student participate in tuition.  However, it is the parent that must follow through to see that it is happening.

Unkonda Diawara,