The Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School,
Dar es Salaam

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The Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School, Dar es Salaam
Deputy Headmaster (Administration)
Plot No 955
Fire Station Road, West Upanga
Dar es Salaam
TANZANIA

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 21563
Fire Road
Upanga, Dar es Salaam
TANZANIA

Phone: +255 22 215 1253, 215 1269
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Public Relations, Admissions, Recruitment, Alumni, Parents Queries
Head of School
Phone: +255 22 215 1161 (Dir)
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School Calendar

Below you will find the academic calendar for our international curriculum.

TERM 1

Wednesday to Friday, 3-5 August 2022
New staff orientation

Tuesday, 9 August 2022
School opens for staff

Tuesday to Friday, 9-12 August 2022
Staff training and pre-opening plans

Monday, 15 August 2022
School opens for students

Friday, 7 October/Saturday, 8 October 2022
Maulid (to be confirmed)

Monday to Tuesday, 10-11 October 2022
Teachers' professional development

Monday to Friday, 10-14 October 2022
Mid-term break

Friday, 14 October 2022
Nyerere Day

Monday, 17 October 2022
School reopens for teachers and students

Friday, 18 November 2022
Teachers' professional development day (no school for students)

Wednesday, 14 December 2022
School closes for students
Teachers will continue until Friday, 16 December 2022

Saturday, 17 December 2022
Teachers' holiday begins

Total days
81
TERM 2

Wednesday, 4 January 2023
School opens for staff

Wednesday to Friday, 4-6 January 2023
Staff training and pre-opening plans

Monday, 9 January 2023
School opens for students

Thursday, 12 January 2023
Zanzibar Revolution Day

Monday, 13 March 2023
Teachers' professional development day (no school for students)

Friday, 31 March 2023
School closes for students (end of Term Two)

Monday, 3 April and Tuesday, 4 April 2023
Teachers' professional development day (no school for the students)

Wednesday, 5 April 2023
Teachers' holiday begins

Thursday to Monday, 6-10 April 2023
Easter holiday
Teachers will continue until Tuesday, 4 April 2023

Total days
58
TERM 3

Tuesday, 11 April 2023
School opens for students and staff

Friday, 21 April/ Saturday, 22 April 2023
Eid al Fitr (to be confirmed)

Wednesday, 26 April 2023
Union Day

Monday, 1 May 2023
Labour Day

Friday, 16 June 2023
School closes for students (end of year)

Monday to Friday, 19-23 June 2023
Staff training and end of year reflection

Saturday, 24 June 2023
School closes for staff

Monday, 26 June 2023
Teachers' holiday begins

Total days
45

Total contact days
184

Professional development days
18

TOTAL
203 days

School Uniform

Daily staff-child ratios meet, and often exceed, the Ministry of Education (MoE) requirement of 1 staff for every 8 children.

Year 7 to Year 11 and Form 1 to Form IV

Boys
White short-sleeved, cotton shirt
Khaki shorts or khaki trousers in classic style (materials other than cotton are not allowed)
Plain black leather belt
White socks, black formal shoes (trainers are not allowed)

Girls
White short-sleeved cotton shirt
Green skirt or trousers in official school material
Green, long-sleeved kameez in official school material
White shalwar trousers (jean-type trousers are not allowed)
White socks, black formal shoes (trainers are not allowed)

Year 12 to Year 13 and Form V to Form VI

Boys
White short-sleeved, cotton shirt
Grey trousers in classic style
Plain black leather belt
White socks, black formal shoes (trainers are not allowed)

Girls
White short sleeve cotton shirt
Grey skirt or trousers
Grey, long-sleeved kameez in official school material
White shalwar trousers (jean type trousers are not allowed)
White socks, black formal shoes (trainers are not allowed)


Sports wear
Plain navy shorts or track suit bottoms
T-Shirts in the colour of the House the student is in plain black or white sports shoes

Please note:
A school badge must be sewn on to all shirts/tops
Girls who wish to wear a headscarf must wear it neatly tied at all times. It must be plain white.

All uniforms can be purchased from Seifi Stores.

School Timings


Monday to Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Facilities

The School has 24 spacious classrooms, including a dedicated music room, and a geography/business studies room equipped with a state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard.

Students at AKMSS have access to six large and well-equipped laboratories - 2 each for physics, chemistry and biology. All students have at least one double period a week in the laboratories doing practical, experimental work.

The School also has a well-stocked library with up-to-date reference books and a large and popular collection of fiction. Every year, new books are purchased to keep the reference materials current and to add to the choice of fiction books.

The library also subscribes to a range of periodicals and to a number of daily newspapers. Computers connected to the Internet are available in the library for any student to use at break times as well as after school. IB and ‘A' level students have access to these facilities during their free study periods.

There are two modern computer rooms. In addition to being used for teaching ICT, subject teachers can book the computer rooms for their classes to work on projects.

An audio-visual room is also available for students to develop presentations using a digital projector or for classes to watch videos relevant to their studies.

There are outside volleyball and basketball courts and the School hall is also equipped for badminton, table tennis and gymnastics.