Co-curricular activities

Activities Overview

Beginning in Grade 1, students have the chance to participate in a wide variety of after school activities (ASA) through the extraordinary ASA programmes on both campuses.

Students have the chance to compete with others around the world, within Africa, within Tanzania or just set their own personal goals which they'd like to achieve in an area outside of, but often complimentary to, subjects covered in the classroom.

Creative Pursuits

Music, drama, fine arts, writing, photography, videography, robotics, Tinga Tinga painting and Tanzanian drumming are just a few of the many opportunities students have to practice creative approaches to problem solving, expression and communication.

Sports and Athletics

Students can choose from a wide range of sports and athletics after school activities.

One of IST's core values is balance, and physical fitness is an important part of helping students maintain balance in pursuing the academic demands of the school day.

In addition to encouraging sports for recreation, we offer students the option to participate in organized athletic competitions either solo or as a team through international and national events.

Service Initiatives

CAS (Creativity, Action, Service ) is a programme mandated by the International Baccalaureate for the successful completion of the Diploma Programme.

Over the years, IST’s teachers (including Primary and Middle Years teachers) have taken the service aspect of that mandate and created a programme around service learning that supports students while they learn to work with others and with communities thoughtfully, respectfully and compassionately to create positive change.

The service aspect of IST’s CAS programme is supported at all levels of the school beginning with a school policy which defines and outlines the goals of the programme. Students are further supported with leadership training opportunities as well as hands-on skills development in areas such as time, resource and event management.


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