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 20,000
Girls Swimwear Tsh 50,000
Boys Swim shorts Tsh 50,000
Swim Cap Tsh 25,000
HOPAC Kanga Tsh 10,000

Students are able to buy their meals on campus at the School Snack Bar, which is operated by Vivanda Catering Ltd.

Menu

2 Week Rotating Menu

Week 1 Price (Normal/ Small) Week 2 Price (Normal/ Small)
Monday
Chicken Salad Wrap/ Rice 5000 / 3500 Beef/Chicken Shawarma 5000 / 3500
Veg Salad Wrap/ Rice 5000 / 3500 Veg Shawarma 5000 / 3500
Cinnamon Roll/Apple/Fruit Cup/ Yogurt Cinnamon Roll/Apple/Fruit Cup/ Yogurt
Tuesday
Meatball sauce Roll/ Rice 5000 / 3500 Chicken curry Rice/Roll 5000 / 3500
Veg curry Roll/ Rice 5000 / 3500 Veg curry Rice/roll 5000 / 3500
Crunchies/Apple/Fruit Cup/Yoghurt Crunchies
Wednesday
Mince/cheese/chicken Pizza (2pcs) & Fruit cup 5000 / 3500 Cottage Pie Mash 5000 / 3500
Mince/Veg Salad Chapati 5000 / 3500 Cheese sauce Macoroni 5000 / 3500
Donut/Apple/Fruit Cup/Yoghurt Donut/Apple/Fruit Cup/Yoghurt
Thursday
Chicken Pilau 5000 / 3500 Beef Pilau 5000 / 3500
Veg Pilau 5000 / 3500 Veg Pilau 5000 / 3500
Bagel/Apple/Fruit Cup/Yoghurt Bagel/Apple/Fruit Cup/Yoghurt
Friday
Chicken Chips 5000 / 3500 Mishkaki Chips 5000 / 3500
Beef/ Veg Burger Chips 5000 / 3500 Chips Mayai 5000 / 3500
Brownies/Apple/Fruit Cup/Yoghurt Brownies
Snack available  after school – Cash only
Fruit Cups

1500

Yogurt

1500

Water

500

Apple

1000

Donut

1000

Azam Juice

1000

Cinnamon roll

1000

Brownie

1000

Fresh Juice

2000

Crunchie

1000

Samosa

1000

Soda (Teachers only)

1000

To use Snack Bar you will need to sign up to one of the following Account Plans

  1. Termly  (Every day meals for the whole term)
  2. Monthly (Every day meals for the whole month)
  3. Top up (Minimum amount to operate this account)

All customers have to fill out a form to open an account with full details of the person responsible for the account.

Term 1 Meal Plans

Termly (discounted)

Month (Aug/Sep)

Normal

(Same portions as last year)

350,000

120,000

Small

(Ideal for younger students / light eaters.

250,000

84,000

Top – Up (Minimum 50,000)
It is the Parents and students responsibility to make sure that accounts are paid for in advance when account has depleted, for monthly please make sure the amount is paid before the 1st week of the following month and for top up before money runs out. Please make sure you keep track of your child’s account. If your child does not have money in his/her account THEY WILL NOT GET FOOD.
We highly recommend termly or monthly accounts for students who plan to eat snack bar lunch everyday.

Payment

  • All account must be paid in advance. 
  • Cash sales will only be available for snacks after school.
  • When you select an option you need to stick to it for the month and you can only change it the next month.

You can pay:

Cash – at the Snack Bar office

Mobile Money M-pesa – 0743701365 (John)

Tigo Pesa – 0673797920 (Regina)

If you pay with mobile money, please follow up with a text message with the student(s) names after the payment has been made.

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