SECTION 2: Life at the school


 SECTION 1
Arriving and training
SECTION 2
Life at the school
SECTION 3
Outside school hours
SECTION 4
Travelling photos


(The above picture is banner put up to welcome visitors to the school on graduation day. Karibuni means `welcome everybody' in KiSwahili)

Picture 6 Tosamaganga Secondary School. The school i taught at for 3 years. This is a picture of Friday morning assembly.
Picture 7 Another view of the school. Tosamaganga was built by the Roman Catholic Church early part of this century and was taken over by the Tanzanian government at independence in the mid 60's. The mission stills plays a big part in peoples lives at the school. The is a large parish church, seminary, convent and primary school still at Tosamaganga. Nuns, priests and kids everywhere!
Picture 8 View of the school. The two big buildings in the far ground are dormitories. The long building in the foreground is the main admin block and the white building on the left is the school church.
Picture 9 More school buildings. The biology lab on the left, classrooms in the middle and then one of the chem labs.
Picture 10 More classrooms
Picture 11 The staff room during 'chai' time at 11am.
Picture 12 The academic office. All teaching and discipline was coordinated from here and there was always lots of work to do.
Picture 13 A picture of one of my classes just after i arrived.  This was by far the smallest class i taught with approx. 30 students. All the other classes were more like 60 in size.
Picture 14 The same class during their last lesson with me, just before their A-level exams.
Picture 15 In the classroom doing an exam.
Picture 16 Form 6 students sitting their A-level exams.
Picture 17 Catherine in the lab supervising a practical
Picture 18 Graduation Day! Students receive their leaving certificates and everyone has a big party with tons of food. The teachers get prizes for last years results and lots of free beer.
Picture 19 Students singing and dancing a thankyou to all the staff during the graduation ceremony
Picture 20 Me with some of my students on graduation day.
Picture 21 Sister Anna Rose, a woman of unbounded energy, whom i worked with in the library. In this picture she is serving cake to 100 odd people at a meal during a visit by the Minister of Education.
Picture 22 A picture of another one of my classes just before their exams.
Picture 23 Some of my students just before they left.
Picture 24 A picture of the library. During my time at Tosamaganga, me and the other volunteers renovated the school library which had been lying unused for about 20 years.
Picture 25 The computers that were donated to the school from England.
Picture 26 A picture of students mending the road. The typical punishment for students at the school.
Picture 27 The success of the school football team was of paramount importance for school moral and there was always an opportunity to do some coaching or get a game. A picture of Si playing in a game.
Picture 28 A Panoramic view of the school
 

 SECTION 1
Arriving and training
SECTION 2
Life at the school
SECTION 3
Outside school hours
SECTION 4
Travelling photos