Days have continued to be busy and very productive at Tumaini Junior School as the school remains a leader in academics and athletics!
Teachers and students have been poring over examinations with neighboring schools in preparation for upcoming national exams—Standard VII in September and Standard IV in November. Both classes must sit for and pass the examinations in order to advance to the next grade level. In fact, Karatu-wide Standard VII students sat for a mock exam in May. Tumaini students earned the highest marks in the district earning Tumaini the top spot out of 96 Karatu primary schools! Further, 30 Tumaini students earned A’s and 24 earned B’s; nothing lower!
Additionally, a handful of Tumaini athletes traveled to Arusha and some onto Dar es Salaam to represent Tumaini in sports competitions. Some of these skilled athletes are our very own Journeys of Solutions-supported students!
Here are some additional recent highlights from the school year so far:
Library books arrived, thanks to the efforts of a Tauck visitor and PepsiCo! Anne Wells and UNITE were also instrumental in filling the library shelves!
Tauck travels to Tanzania to cut the ribbon of Tumaini’s new library! Tauck generously donated to TEC to name Tumaini’s library!
The new beautiful library! Special thanks to Sara Shifrin (Gould Academy) for design assistance!
Tumaini Celebrated its 10 year anniversary and welcomed back its three alumni classes (2011, 2012 & 2013) to join the fun, marking the first few steps in creating a fabulous alumni network for Tumaini grads!
Standard VII Class
Class of 2012
Class of 2013
Class of 2014
Standard VII students visited the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the shifting sands
Road trip! Standard VII Students en route to seeing the rim on Ngorongoro Crater, Oldupai Gorge, and the shifting sands
Reading about the Crater
Looking over the rim!
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