JSA is world famous!


At sports day earlier this term Joshua kids sang “E Te Ariki” which was videoed and posted on Facebook. A few shares later and this video had over 150,000 views! It was even mentioned on One News! Many New Zealanders were incredibly touched to hear Tanzanian Children embracing Te Reo Maori through waiata. The children were amazed when […]

JSA: our model school


Term one has flown by and what a great start to 2016 it has been. It’s been a busy but rewarding term with our mentor and modelling programme being in full swing. We have had visiting teachers from six different regions in Tanzania and we even had one group of teachers come all the way from […]

Building Update

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We may not be on target with our original goals but we are building Joshua School Arusha (JSA) and managing to keep up with our demands! Last year (2015) we completed our second 3 classroom block. This is now full of students and fully functional. We also completed the next phase of our kitchen-dining complex, which is […]

Term 2 news

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Hey everyone! We are now into Term 2 of 2015, isn’t the year just flying past? For us, Term 2 is the rainy, muddy and green term and the kids are enjoying having grass to play on! We have started building our next classroom block which is very exciting; at the moment it’s just the […]

Out in the wild – Tarangire National Park


We hope you enjoy this account of Standard 4 and 5’s trip to Tarangire National Park, compiled from accounts by Standard 4 pupils, Jamila Mohamed, Asma Mikidad, Monica Tobali, Belinda Joseph and Phoebe Mtangoo. On Friday 3rd of October, Standard Four and Five went to Tarangire National Park.  We went with our teachers.  We took […]

Sports Day Fun!

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Near the end of term two we held our annual sports day, always a much enjoyed event in the life of our school! Each year we have a better turn-out of parents, and this year was no exception. A sports day here bears little resemblance to a sports day in the western world, more like […]

KingsWay visits JSA


Recently we were blessed to have a team of 24 volunteers from KingsWay School in New Zealand. The 16 high school students and their eight chaperones engaged our students both in and out of the classroom. The volunteers came bearing many different resources for our school, such as teaching materials and visual aids, which they […]

Books, books, books!

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NBS Charities are partnering with Rata NZ and the Joshua Foundation to build two primary school libraries in Tanzania. Two garages of quality children’s books have been collected and are ready to send to Joshua School Arusha and Joshua School Magugu. So why are books so important for our students here at JSA? “Our culture […]

Term 1 Update


It’s hard to believe that we have already reached the end of Term 1 for 2014!  We have had a busy term including a school trip to the Post Office and Natural History Museum, and a party for Class 5 to celebrate their successful exam results from last year. A definite highlight for the term was […]

Christmas greetings from us all at Joshua School Arusha

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Christmas greetings to all our Joshua School Arusha friends out there!!! School is out for the year, holidays much appreciated all round, and the inevitable plans for 2014 lurking in the back of some minds We finished our school year with a bang!  A fabulous parents’ day to celebrate term 3 of school in general […]

Std 4 go to Magugu

Std 4 go to Magugu

  On Monday we waved goodbye to our Std 4 students as they boarded a mini-bus to travel to our sister school in Magugu to sit their first national exams. They were so excited!!  Most of these kids have never travelled away from home before.  So a ride in a mini-bus, time away together, a […]

JSA Newsletter Sept 2013

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Have a look at our latest newsletter to see what is happening at our school. JSA Newsletter September 2013

National Exams

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Our first set of national exams are coming up in November.  Tanzania holds national exams at the end of Std 4 and Std 7 for primary schools.  As this is our first Std 4 class it is the first time our school has faced national exams. It’s all hands on deck as we help prepare […]

Building Project – Phase One

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Phase One of our building project is close to completion!  We are excited to see the roof on our classroom block!  Next comes plastering and laying the floor.  The foundations for the toilet block are in place.  We are on track for moving Std 4 and 5 onto the new site when school opens for […]

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