BOARDING AT IISM
A Home Away from Home
Boarding gives our students opportunities to experience different backgrounds and cultures from the students around them (many of our boarders are Tanzanian). Living in our boarding community provides the opportunity to develop life skills and to build long-lasting friendships. Boarding is a place where students feel safe and are able to support each other through their studies and other challenges. As Boarding staff, we aim to give the students the support they need to adapt and grow, making sure they are prepared for the future. In a caring, home-like environment, the boarders are offered a home where they can take advantage of all the facilities on hand to face the challenging international school environment and hopefully make some life-long friends along the way.
Our boarding facilities are located adjacent to our main school site.
A Day in Life of a Boarder
Weekdays - Students have a full programme each day, waking at 6:30am, having breakfast at 7:00am, getting themselves ready for the day and leaving for school by 7:30 am. Lunch is taken at school, and all boarders are expected to either participate in activities or make a start on their homework before returning to the hostel by 4.30pm. There is some time for relaxation before supper at 6:00pm, which is followed by supervised homework session with a teacher until 8:30pm. Finally, children can relax prior to going to bed at the designated ‘lights-out time’. This time varies depending on the age of the student.
Weekends - During the weekend, the timetable is structured to ensure that the students have the right balance between their studies and valuable relaxation time. Students volunteer for Saturday School (for more details follow this link), attend a study session on Saturday mornings with a teacher, exercise in the pool or with sports teams, and attend services at their chosen place of worship
Please click on one of the links below for photos of our boarding activities or to read some testimonials from our boarding students.