Current Parents & Students

Frequently Asked Questions

During term time the School Uniform Shop is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 till 8 am. At the start of the year, the Uniform Shop will be open the week before school starts, an email with specific opening times will be sent.

 

UNIFORM PRICES 

Primary Polo shirts Tsh 16,000
Secondary Polo shirts Tsh 17,000
Primary Girls Skorts Tsh 16,000
Primary Boys Shorts Tsh 16,000
P.E.T shirts Tsh 10,000
P.E.Shorts Tsh 14,000
Baseball Cap Tsh 6,000
Girls Swimwear Tsh 45,000
Boys Swim shorts Tsh 40,000
Swim Cap Tsh 25,000
HOPAC Kanga Tsh 10,000

Menu

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
WEEK 1 Regular/Chicken Wraps Beef/Chicken Roll /Salad Mince/Veg

Chapati

Beef & Veg Pilau with Salad Chicken/Chips
WEEK 2 Regular/Chicken Wraps Chicken Mayonnaise/

Meatballs

Rolls and Chicken Salad

Mince/Veg Spaghetti Chicken & Veg Pilau Mishkaki/Chip

or

Burger/Chips

Weekly Regulars Weekly Regulars Weekly Regulars Weekly Regulars Weekly Regulars
Pizza

Cheese/Mince

Cheese Pizza Hotdogs Cheese/Mince Pizza Hot dogs
Fruit Salad Fruit Salad Fruit Salad Fruit Salad Fruit Salad
Cinnamon Rolls Cinnamon Rolls Donut Cinnamon Rolls Brownies
Crunchies Cinnamon rolls.

Available DailySamosas, Yoghurt, Apples,

After School      –  Frozen Juice and Fresh Juice

 

 

Snack Bar Prices

Chicken Wrap 4000 Fruit Cup 1000
Veg Wrap 2500 Yoghurt 1000
Pizza 1000 Apples 1000
Hot Dog 2000 Brownie 1000
Chicken Rolls 3000 Cinnamon Bun 500
Beef/Meatball Roll 3000 Donut 1000
Chicken Salad 2500 Crunchie 1000
Chapati & Mince 3500 Samosa 1000
Veg Chapati 2500 Water 500
Mince & Spaghetti 3500 Sparkling water 1000
Beef Pilau 3500 Juice 500
Veg Pilau 2500 Soda 1000
Chicken Pilau 3500 Yoghurt 1000
Burger 3000 Apples 1000
Chips 2000 Brownie 1000
Burger & Chips 4500 Cinnamon Bun 500
Chicken & Chips 4000 Donut 1000
Mishkaki & Chips 4000 Fresh Juice
Chicken 2500 Small 2000
Mishkaki 2000 Large 3000

Monday – Friday: 7:15 am to 4:00 pm

Grade Books Video/DVD Magazine Audio
00(K) 1 only.
01-02 2 for 1 week 1 for 1 week 3 for 1 week 1 for 1 week
03 3 for 1 week 1 for 1 week 3 for 1 week 1 for 1 week
04-05 4 for 1 week 1 for 1 week 3 for 1 week 1 for 1 week
06-12 5 for 2 weeks 1 for 1 week 3 for 1 week 1for 1 week
Parents 10 3 3 3

Parents can borrow books from the library when they have signed a contract and be registered in the library system.

Please note: Fines do apply for any material that is returned late.

The U.K. National Curriculum (NC) framework is used as the basis for the Programme of Study for Key Stage 3. This builds on the NC foundation taught at the Primary School.

UK US Equivalent
Key Stage 1 Years R – 2 Grades K – 1
Key Stage 2 Years 3 – 6 Grades 2 – 5
Key Stage 3 Years 7 – 9 Grades 6 – 8
Key Stage 4 Years 10 & 11 Grades 9 & 10
Key Stage 5 Years 12 & 13 Grades 11 & 12

For those not familiar with the NC framework, www.aolfhe.gov.uk provides more information.

For senior school (Grades 9-12), we use the Cambridge International programme of study for IGCSE and A level coursework.

All levels are supplemented by various coursework – such as PE, life skills, IT – that is adapted to our local context and developed internally.

Yes, but times may vary. Please check the Newsletter before the end of term to see when the office will be open.

Please make sure you let the school know of any absences by emailing us through absent@hopac.net . If you know your child will be absent in advance, please inform the school as soon as possible so as work may be arranged if necessary. If your child is marked absent in homeroom at the start of the day and we have not not been informed that they are expected to be absent we will contact the parent/guardian. All students who arrive late to campus must sign in at Admin before going to class.

Please see the Weekly Newsletter for Open Swim Times. The pool may be open during the holidays but, again, please check the Newsletter before the end of term.

Plan on the pool possibly closing 15 minutes earlier than posted times.

NOTE that all students below Grade 9 MUST be with a parent/guardian and dates are subject to changes if the pool is needed for an event.

Please inform the school as soon as possible. For safety reasons, your child is expected to wait at the Admin building to be collected.

Primary

At the end of Terms 1 and 3, you will be invited to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss his or her progress.  Of course, you are welcome to communicate with teachers either through email or in person as needed throughout the year.

 

Middle

Throughout the year, parents are invited to meet with teachers for a face-to-face update on their child’s progress.  These usually happen once in Term 1 and once in either Term 2 or 3, depending on the grade.  Consultations dates are set at the beginning of term and communicated to parents via email or the weekly newsletter.  The exact times of consultations will be set in the week or two preceding the consultation day through communication from the principal. Of course, parents are welcome to contact teachers directly at any time of the year.

 

Senior

In senior school an afternoon is set aside for parents to meet with the subject teachers to discuss the progress of their son or daughter. There are 2 in the year, one in middle of Term 1 and another towards the end of Term 2.

Primary

At the end of Terms 1 and 3, you will receive full reports that include your child’s progress in all subjects.  At the end of Term 2, you will receive a brief report that gives you abbreviated information on your child’s levels.

 

Middle

Student reports are produced three times a year, at the end of each term.  These are printed and sent home usually on the last day of term. In addition, students receive a Term 1 mid-term report which is sent home around mid-term break.  At any time, parents may monitor their child’s academic progress via PlusPortals.

 

Senior

There are Midterm (in October) and End of Term (in December) progress reports sent out in Term 1 . If your child is in Grade 10, 11 or 12 they receive a combined report for Term 2 and Term 3 in May while Grade 9 students receive separate progress reports for Term 2 (March) and 3 (June).

International Day comes at the end of our school PAMOJA week during term 1. Each day in PAMOJA week will be assigned a theme, students come dressed up in accordance with the day’s theme (e.g. Superhero, Pajama, Colour Explosion). Along with the costumes there are games and activities that take place during breaks.

International Day happens on the Friday at the end of PAMOJA week. This is an occasion when we celebrate our diversity. Emails will go out in the weeks before, asking parents to volunteer to set up a food or an information booth about the country they are from. Parents representing the same country then join together to run these booths. Families are welcome.  International Day is a highlight of our year!

Service Emphasis Week (SEW) is always an exciting, fun- filled week and our campus is abuzz with activities. Students, teaching, non- teaching staff and our volunteers all spend this week serving in and around our city. While there are no normal classes students are expected to attend each day. As a school, we get to see our city, we get to love our city and we get to give of our time, our resources and share our school with others in our community. We partner mostly with other schools as well as missions or other organizations who are making a difference in our city. Our whole school including Primary School gets to participate.

During the school year there is a competition to come up with a theme for SEW week and then a matching logo. For example this one from 2017:

 

Yes! Our Primary students work hard for their class-led assembly, parents are encouraged to come and be a supportive audience.

If you have further questions, do not hesitate to email
personnel@hopac.net to learn more