Welcome to IST’s Grade 5 Information Site


Welcome to the International School of Tanganyika’s Grade 5 Team Website. Here you will find what’s happening in Grade 5 classrooms, student work and much more. Please check back often and feel free to leave us a message with your ideas, links and good thoughts. Asante!





Grade 3 Business Fair


Grade 3 Business Fair

Technology Workshop for Parents


tech workshop-27 Nov

Buguruni Community Service


All students in grade 5 are expected to take part in a community service activity each year and there are many to choose from! Some students have taken part in the Buguruni Exchange afternoon activity and this involves visiting Buguruni School for the Deaf, learning some sign language, communicating with new friends and inviting our friends from Buguruni to IST for games and art and craft work.

 Maybe you would like to consider taking part in this activity in semester two…check out our slideshow below and see what we do!

Here are some thoughts from Carla and Pietro about the Buguruni activity.

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You & Me Concert


You & Me Concert

Henna Painting – Fabulous Friday


Henna Painting - Fabulous Friday




Dear Parents,

We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of IST this year and after successful musical performances like “Jungle Book”, “Cinderella” and “Dig It!”,  the IST Elementary School will be performing the musical “Pirates of the Curry Bean” in February 2013.  True to tradition, the proceeds of this evening will be donated to a school endorsed community engagement projects.  This year’s projects include Kindwitwi School, with which IST has close ties and the IST Bookclub Initiative, a homegrown community project to provide local primary schools with quality reading books (see info sheet).

To give our participating students (80 children between the age of 6 and 11) an optimal experience on a good stage, using professional light and sound equipment and due to high temperatures in our own school hall, we are once again keen on renting the Little Theatre for our performances.  They charge a standard fee for using the premises to practice, as well as a set fee per performance.

Should you or your company be interested in sponsoring, please contact Ellen Claessens (eclaessens@istafrica.com ) and she will email you more information.  All sponsorship should be finalized by December.

Looking forward to hearing from you and receiving a positive response,

The Musical Team