Our Headmaster works hard to properly inform the curious german Friends from Helfen macht Schule and Tansania-Partnerschaft Viernheim, as well as Students from both schools about our school and daily life in Tanzania. Nonetheless he also had some time for activities with his german friends, e.g. having a drink together.
Currently our school buildings are partially renovated and improved. Donations of Helfen macht Schule will also be used to repair leaking roofs, build a water pipe to a new reservoir and to suround our school by a fence to make the schoolground more safe.
This year we are very blessed by visits from our european friends. In October students and teachers of our german partner schools in Freigericht and Viernheim have been our guests. We had some very interesting and exciting days together. In november our friend Winfried Sommer showed up once more. KARIBU!
In july 2018 we received two (!) visitor groups of our german supporter society Helfen macht Schule . Some of them visited our school before. They were impressed by the improvements that could be achieved since their last visit.
In addition to the already existing Solar-driven water desinfector device we now own a high pressure filter device to generate safe, pure drinking water for our students.
NEW - NEW - NEW: Online Study Resources at TETEA.
In the final examinations 2017 our school has been very successful again. We reached pos. 564 of 3039 schools. Nationwide we are within the TOP 18,6 % of all schools. See by yourself: Results 2017 now online!
As every year at this time of the year our students currently are writing their exams. WE WISH THEM ALL THE BEST! Thereafter they will enjoy their Summer/Xmas holidays.
As in the recent years we celebrated our Graduation Party with the form IV students. In addition Mr. Kilawe came back to school after his 5 weeks visit in Germany. He had to tell a lot to us!
Also at beginning of october, in Germany the schools are now closed for autum holidays, Mr. Walter Wittrodt from our german friends of Kopernikusschule / Helfen macht Schule started his two weeks stay at our school. He´s visiting us for his first time. He will perform a scientific IT project using his own special small computers with very low energy consumption. The special computers of his project will only be temporary at KSS, as he will continue his project in Germany and other places to collect more data.
Our teacher Filbert Kilawe has been invited to visit our german partner schools Alexander von Humboldt Schule Viernheim and Kopernikusschule Freigericht / Helfen macht Schule. Here some of our german friends kindly welcome him at Frankfurt Airport.
Times are changing
Kishumundu Secondary School has a new Headmaster. His name is Fredrick Shayo (July 2017). He follows Mr. Kiwara, who directed our school for the last 31 (!) years. Since 2016 Mr. Shayo has been the Second Headmaster of KSS.
Like in the recent years our friend Dr. Michael Bauer currently (july 2017) spends part of his summer vacation for a stay at our school. He is board member of Helfen macht Schule, a society associated to our german partner school Kopernikusschule, which supports our school and students since 2002.
The students of our school produce part of the needed food by their own hands, e.g. maize for the breakfast. Currently we harvest a lot delicious eggplants from the school ground, which are used in the lunch meals. This is the outcome of a nice idea of our teacher Mr. Richard.
Supported by our german friends of Helfen macht Schule we recently have been able to build a First Aid Section in a preexisting building at our school. Students will now find better conditions for initial treatment prior to a possibly needed visit at a Hospital or Medical Doctor if they get injured or feel sick.
Currently the furniture for the two new rooms is placed resp. installed.
Congratulation to the students of form IV (2016) and their teachers: YOU DID A GOOD JOB! In their exams the students performed quite well, see NECTA. Kishumundu Secondary School is nationwide now on position 471 of 3280 schools.
Our school continues to improve. The roofs as well as some walls of our buildings were freshly painted. The whole school looks much better now and the roof sheets will resist better to corrosion.
Currently the school is closed for holidays until 9th of january 2017. Nevertheless the administration is working. We wish everybody Merry Christmas and a good start into the upcoming year 2017.
Today (5th of october) a student group from our German partner schools Alexander von Humboldt Schule at Viernheim and Kopernikusschule Freigericht arrived in Tanzania. They will be at our school serveral times within the next two weeks. On the pictures you see them joining us during our Graduation Party and at other activities. Pictures are courtesy of Mrs. Marianne Hörl-Schuster and Klaus Kleinmann.
LINK: See a German Newspaper report about the visit.
Like in recent years some students and teachers of Kishumundu Secondary School were invited by the german guests to join them on a Safari and study tour at Tarangire National Park.
Our longterm friend Winfried Sommer (see right hand of the image) joined the group. It is already his second visit this year! He will stay longer as the group. Like during his recent visits he supports us to opitimze our IT. In addition, as an experienced retired board member of Kopernikusschule Freigericht in Germany, he consults us to improve our school. He stays up to mid of november.
On september, 1st 2016 in the morning a sun eclipse could be observed in Tanzania. In southern Tanzania a ring-formed sun eclipse developed. In northern Tanzania the sun was not completely covered and the sky was partially cloudy. However, the extraordinary spectacle in the sky has been observed by students and teachers of Kishumundu Secondary School.
Picture: Aggyflavia Massawe
Protected by special radiation reduction googles or foil teachers ...
... and students of Kishumundu Secondary School were well prepared and enjoyed to observe the event.
Pictures: Mr. Kiwara (Headmaster)
Like in the recent years our friend
Dr. Michael Bauer, board member of Helfen macht Schule, visited us for a few weeks and participated in school life in July/August.
In addition he met with lots of friends that he has made during the recent years, e.g. former students of our school, which are now doing Advanced Level Education.
Get Light into your House
To get sun light into houses without windows you may use the water bottle light. The solar bottle light needs daylight and works without electricity. Visit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-SOLAR-BOTTLE-BULB/ for lighting examples and an instruction to build one by yourself. Interview with the inventor.
If you need light at night you may use a Moneymaker Solar Lamp. These really powerful and not too expensive lamps (see picture below) are purchased at the school. Please ask at the administration desk if you like to buy one.
Friends from Germany on Visit
A group of adults of Helfen macht Schule guided by our longterm friend Winfried Sommer is on visit. Karibuni!
Eight german friends guided by Winfried Sommer visited our school. Some of them, like Mrs. Ilka Tschirner, have been in Kishumundu before. But nobody beats Mr. Sommer: it is his 14th stay in Tanzania. The picture was taken while they are welcomed in the house of our Headmaster and his wife.
See the results of our form IV of 2015 in their final examinations:
Supported by our german friends of Helfen macht Schule we are currently building a new house for teachers. It will supply four living units, each with an own bathroom.
Some german friends, Mr. and Mrs. Link, their daughter Katharina and
Dr. Michael Bauer visited our school during the holidays. Mr. Link and Dr. Bauer, both board members of Helfen macht Schule, were happy to see the progress at the teachers house construction.
Currently our students and teachers enjoy their CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS. The administration is working.
WE WISH ALL VISITORS A NICE CHRISTMAS TIME AND A GOOD START INTO THE YEAR 2016!
Our students are currently working hard to prepare for the exams, which will start soon. We wish everybody of them great success in this upcoming challenge, but especially to the form IV
On saturday, 22nd of august some students, teachers, and staff members went on a study tour to Tarangire National Park. They met there with our german friends Michael Pieke, Winfried Sommer and
Dr. Michael Bauer, which returned from a Safari to Serengeti. Together they enjoyed the beautiful nature of Tanzania. What they saw underlined that our Tanzanian nature is clearly worth to be
protected. Please convince yourself by watching on the pictures below. Pictures: Dr. Michael Bauer
Our friend Winfried Sommer arrived for a five weeks stay at end of august. After his long flight he was warmly welcomed by good old friends with a cold tanzanian beer. During his stay he
inspected the progress of the teacher house construction and worked on the optimalization of our computers.
Recently our teacher Mrs. Massawe was invited to visit Germany. After she returned from that big journey she gave a report to the form I and II classes about her experiences and impressions in this distant european country. She was technically assisted by our german guest Mr. Michael Pieke. The beamer- presented picture in the background shows her during a period in a german class.
Today Mrs. Lorberg and Mrs. Rolfs and the local representative of Probono Mr. Senkoro visited our school. The german society Probono supports partnerships of german and african schools. Our headmaster and Mrs. Pasian welcomed them and showed our school to them.
After an one week stay at our school this morning, 3rd of august, we had to say Kwaheri (Good bye) to Malaika and Paul.
Thank you for visiting us! ASANTE SANA.
In July and august our school is visited my several german friends: Malaika Sasse, our former long-term volunteer of 2013, showed up with her friend Paul. In addition, like each summer since
2012, Dr. Michael Bauer from Helfen
macht Schule visits our school. This time he is accompanied by a colleague from the same school: Mr. Michael Pieke. They both will teach and run natural science projects on our
Picture: Michael Pieke and Mr. Minja doing mechanical experiments with Form IV Science students.
Picture: Michael Pieke and students observing the moon and later on stars and the planet Saturn with a telescope that he temporary transfered from Germany to Kishumundu.
Picture: Some students of the Astronomy group shift the telescope to another good observation place.
Dr. Michael Bauer continues his projects of the recent years, e.g. the Solar Lamps Project. Here you see him with students of form I after a period in which he outlined this project and the function of solar panels.
Picture: Michael Pieke
Aggiflavia Massawe, teacher of our school, was invited to visit our partner schools in Germany. There she visited many classes to inform them about our educational system and living conditions.
In addition, she gave a report about her life at the Tanzania-Evening of Helfen macht Schule.
In the first week of june Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Leonidis Gama, representatives of TANAPA and KINAPA, as well as some german friends of Helfen macht Schule (NEW: english homepage of Helfen macht Schule) gave us the honor to join our hand-over ceremony of two TANAPA-financed extension buildings to our girls dormitory. After a visit inside the commissioner expressed his deep impression about the high living standard offered to the students.
A detailed report in Kiswahili is found here: http://www.tanzaniatoday.co.tz/news/tanapa-yajenga-bweni-la-wasichana-shule-ya-sekondari-kishumundu
Due to great personal dedication of some of our solar scouts, e.g. by the student John Mushi, the staff member Joseph Odilo Minde, the headmaster Mr. James S. Kiwara and Mrs. Salome Mungure, the solar lamp project (separate homepage !) of Helfen macht Schule and Kishumundu Secondary School is running quite well. In the last months more than 50 lamps were sold. Asante Sana!
Our newly build kitchen is closer to be handed over to our cooking team, which has to prepare between 200 and 250 meals three times a day. Please visit History of the school to see an earlier picture of july 2014 for comparison.
Older activities are reported on our History of the School page. Karibu!