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

TERM 1

Thursday, 8th August 2019
Nane Nane

Monday, 12th August 2019
School opens for staff

Thursday 15th August 2019
School opens for students

Sunday, 14th October 2019
Nyerere Day

Tuesday 15th to 18th October 2019
Mid-term break

Sunday, 10th November 2019
Maulid (TBC)

Friday, 6th December 2019
School closes

Total days: 75 days
TERM 2

Monday, 6th January 2020
School opens for staff

Wednesday, 8th January 2020
School opens for students

Sunday, 12th January 2020
Zanzibar Revolution Day

Friday, 20th March 2020
School closes (End of Term 2)

Total days: 54 days
TERM 3

Monday, 30th March 2020
School Opens for students and staff

Tuesday, 7th April 2020
Karume Day

Friday to Monday, 10th – 13th April 2020
Easter long weekend

Sunday, 26th April 2020
Union Day

Friday, 1st May 2020
Worker’s Day

Sunday/Monday, 24th/25th May 2020
Eid El Fitri (TBC)

Thursday, 18th June 2020
School Closes for students (end of year)

Friday, 19th June 2020
School closes for staff

Total days: 54 days

Total days: 183 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.