Silverleaf Academy has 5 core values we instill into all staff, students and parents that we work with. These values define the type of characteristics that create strong students, strong employees, and strong global citizens. Each week you can find the Silverleaf staff and students living these core values and sharing about how we succeeded in living the Silverleaf way.
Some of these examples include:
Our COO, Raphael Mboya, leading the way by working late hours meeting with various stakeholders to finalize our 2nd school we will be opening in January in Arusha city.
Our preprimary teachers, Aloyce Shirma and Antonia Peter, taking big leaps by incorporating our values into their preprimary school lesson plans and improving their student centred learning approaches by asking questions.
Our Silverleaf teachers, Grace Makirita and Boniventure Joackim, did a great job this week of speaking, listening and learning as they work with Arusha Modern upper primary teachers to create a blended curriculum map to help teachers plan their lessons.
This week how have you....
Taken Big Leaps?
Asked Why or Why Not?
Spoke, Listened, or Learned?
Led the Way?.
October 14, 2017
This month as our Silverleaf Academy team developed our Parent Engagement Strategy and our Student Government Development Programme we reflected on the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere who said,
"If real development is to take place the people have to be involved."
As parents, and other stakeholders let us join our efforts to focus in student centred ways on transforming society to create a future filled with opportunities.
TED, a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks recently held one of their TED Global Conferences in Arusha, Tanzania. Believing passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately the world, they decided to explore organizations working to do that within the area.
Silverleaf Academy was offered a chance to present our high quality affordable primary school model to visiting TED participants and answer questions about Tanzanian education structure.
Also during this day our CEO/Education Lead, Kerri Elliott, partnered with Daniel Mlambo, the Program Director from Opportunity Education, hosted a break out session sharing ideas with TED participants about how technology is disrupting the education sector in Tanzania. New ideas were gained from all and new potential partnerships formed.
August 30, 2015
For any start up the first year is always filled with many opportunities for learning and improving. As a way to improve and ensure we reach our goals, our team spent some time this month working to identify our challenges, improving on our structures, and refocus our ways of working to accomplish our goals of opening up high quality affordable schools.
An important thing that came out of our staff retreat was the finalization of our company values. We defined the Silverleaf Experience for all who get involved with us as learning how to:
We are excited to put these into action and to see what we can accomplish in Year 2.
August 30, 2017
Kerri Elliott has been the Silverleaf Education Lead for the last year and has recently been selected as our new Interim CEO. Kerri brings her many years of experience working in the Tanzanian education sector and in educational leadership and management. We are happy to have her leading the Silverleaf team moving forward and excited see our first 2 school sites fully operational in 2018.
July 30, 2017
The Silverleaf Academy team are thrilled to welcome Mr. Raphael Mboya as our new COO. Raphael is a graduate from Mzumbe University, and joins us from the MFI Opportunity International. He has more than 10 years management experience, and for the past 3 years has been overseeing lending to a wide range of Tanzanian private schools. Raphael will take a particular focus on developing our school property pipeline and contract negotiations, as well as overseeing all Silverleaf teaching staff in every school. He is excited at helping transform Silverleaf into the leading private school chain within Tanzania. Raphael is married with one daughter, Catherine (age 6), whom we look forward to welcoming soon in our new Arusha Silverleaf Academy!
July 30, 2017
Lalafofofo, a non profit organisation based in Kilimanjaro and a Silverleaf partner, believe ''Education is the key to improving the lives of rural Kilimanjaro children living in extreme poverty.
On Monday July 24th 2017, volunteer members of Lalafofofo visited Silverleaf Academy to hear about Silverleaf's unique technology-enabled educational model, and to provide us feedback on our new ideas for after-school programming.
June 30, 2015
May 15th-May 19th was a week long celebration of Innovation in Tanzania, organised by our donor the Human Development Innovation Fund and held in Dar Es Salaam. Representatives from Silverleaf Academy were invited to attend and present our project at an evening event held at the UK High Commissioner's Residence. Our education content partner Ubongo Kids were also presenting. The week provided an opportunity to learn about the many other innovative projects underway right now in Tanzania, and to showcase Silverleaf Academy's own innovative approach to affordable schooling to a wider set of stakeholders.
June 30, 2017
Silverleaf Academy was delighted to host another networking event in Arusha on Wednesday May 17, in partnership with the excellent Education NGO Foundation For Tomorrow
The main theme was the ''Impact of Teacher Training on Educational Development'' with special guest Noah Kayanda, the Teacher Trainer Program Coordinator from The Foundation for Tomorrow. Noah presented on the variety of teacher training programs that have been successful through TFFT's program in the Northern Zone. Our goal is to use this networking forum to highlight great education programs in the area and help people connect to each other.
June 30, 2017
Silverleaf Academy have been working inside our partner school Arusha Modern since April, and we are pleased to report significant progress has been achieved on teacher training, student welfare and school operations over the course of the last two months.
Arusha Modern School, an English medium pre-primary and primary school situated in Sakina, Arusha, held its Term One School Open Day on June 2nd 2017. The event was an opportunity for current students to showcase their term's science, IT, maths and English projects, whilst parents were also invited to collect end-of-term reports and engage class teachers to learn more about their children's academic progress. The day's event was well attended, and full credit and thanks must go to all the students who prepared their exploding volcanoes, anatomical models, and science demonstration projects.
AMS term two will resume from July 2nd. We are still registering any new students who wish to enroll for all Pre-Primary and Primary grade levels. Parents who register and pay for their tuition fees before June 23rd are eligible for a 5% fee discount. Contact us at +255786662968 to find out more, or visit us in person to organise a school tour. .
June 30, 2017
Gladdy has been Silverleaf's Monitoring & Evaluation Associate since mid-2016. She is keen to learn and works on measuring how our schools are providing education quality and social impact. A key part of her work is understanding the learning outcomes for all Silverleaf students. Since January 2017, Silverleaf M&E staff with the support of Silverleaf teachers have developed and piloted a specific learning assessment for our Pre-Primary students. The assessment measures student performance on personal awareness, social-emotional, emergent literacy, emergent numeracy, and motor skills. With our first class of Pre-Primary students, Silverleaf piloted a baseline assessment in February 2017 and a midline assessment in June 2017, and is planning to conduct an endline in November 2017. We will share the learning results from our first cohort of students as Gladdy finds out more!.
April 30, 2017
Sivlerleaf Academy have partnered with Arusha Modern school, an English Medium private primary school located in Sakina, Arusha City which was founded in 1997. The pre-primary and primary school, which has over 200 students enrolled, has requested Silverleaf Academy staff introduce our C21st style of teaching and learning into their classrooms. We will be coaching their teachers, introducing more effective school management systems, and helping the school increase its student enrollment over the next six months. If you are interested in finding out more information for your own children, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
April 30, 2017
Silverleaf Academy is an affordable school chain provider working across the Arusha region. We utilize classroom technology and student centered learning approaches to provide exceptional quality education.
This year in June Silverleaf Academy will offer training in Sakina, Arusha City open to other schools' leaders and teachers, with three separate paid courses available:
School management training June 5-9
Modern teaching practices June 12-16
Numeracy and literacy skills June 19-23
For more information about availability and training package prices, please contact us at email@example.com or +255715512066.
There will be a discount up to 25% of the last week before training.
April 30, 2017
The Gates Foundation, one of the most well-known philanthropic organisations working in Sub-Saharan Africa, participated in an education sector fact finding mission in Tanzania over April. Silverleaf Academy were honoured to welcome their representative Mr. Luke Justice on a school tour of our first school, Silverleaf Bishop Kisula Academy. In addition, Luke visited a government primary school in Arusha city and then participated in an early childhood teacher training workshop which Silverleaf Academy were delivering in another school. The Gates Foundation are currently undertaking research looking at education systems in many countries around the globe. We welcome The Gates Foundation back to Tanzania soon!
Apil 30, 2017
Before any term break, Silverleaf Academy students perform different assessments which involve showcasing what they have learnt during the term past to their parents and teachers.
This Easter mid-term break Silverleaf Bishop Kisula Academy pre-primary students did their learning assessments in front of their parents, demonstrating their counting skills, numbers recognition and letter recognition and phonics.
Are you still interested in sending your children (aged 3-5) to join our pre-primary classes? Call us at 0672497852 to reserve your child's place now
March 31, 2017
The visits of teachers, NGO's and schools to our first school, Silverleaf Bishop Kasula Academy, have led to many requests for Silverleaf Teacher Trainings to be made available for others to benefit. As a result, we have launched a Teacher Training Professional Development Program. This program offers outside schools and NGO's the opportunity to benefit from our teacher trainings.
Silverleaf is now offering 1 or 2 day intensive courses on topics such as: Teaching with Technology, Special Education, or Developing Teaching Resources with Local Materials, as well as 5-day comprehensive courses on School Leadership, Student Centered Learning, Curriculum Development, or Early Childhood Education. The cost for NGO's or schools is 250,000 Per day for up to 30 people.
If interested contact our Education Lead, Kerri Elliott at +255 (0)653634972
March 30, 2017
The Girls Foundation of Tanzania (TGFT) is a non-profit organization providing secondary school sponsorships, tutoring, internships and volunteer opportunities, and other assistance to girls that are academically gifted but require financial assistance in order to further their education
Grace and Dorcas from TGFT have been volunteering at Silverleaf Bishop Kisula Academy this month working closely with the teachers developing learning resources, assisting in running class sessions, and other related activities during lessons.
We are grateful for this support and happy to partner with such a great organization.
March 29, 2017
Silverleaf hosted it's first Educational Networking Event in Arusha bringing together different education professionals in Arusha to discuss various topics such as; using technology and the need for improved teacher training.
Silverleaf hopes to continue to host various networking events for educationalists in Tanzania as a way to connect people and provide a forum for them to share ideas and learn from each other. It was a great event and we hope to host many others in the future.
Stay tuned to our facebook page for more events to come.
March 22, 2017
Parents from the Learning Space Early Childhood Centre visited Silverleaf Silverleaf Bishop Kisula Academy to plan student transfers in June and learn about our tablets and students centered learning methods.
We welcome individuals and parents for school tour and to learn more, enroll your child here
March 20, 2017
Silverleaf Bishop Kisula Academy in Majego,Arusha still welcomes you to be part of their family by enrolling your child today for pre primary.The chances are few you can register your kids here or you can visit today for the school tour and learning more on the registration process
Feb 15, 2017
The Global Schools Forum is an independent membership organisation focused on supporting and representing non-state school operators to enable them to deliver better quality education to children from low income communities
Our C.E.O Dr.Gordon carver and our Education Lead Miss Kerri Elliott are representing Silverleaf Academy in discussion that involves answering questions on:
• How best we can deliver in-service training for the staff whilst maintaining the quality.
• How to strengthen school network’s pre service recruiting high quality staff at a higher speed while scaling.
• How do you improve pre-service training to have the right balance in the classroom training and knowledge of teacher pedagogy?
Feb 10, 2017
Parents are crucial resource in the educational journey of their children, parents at Silverleaf bishop Kisula Academy taking part in understanding their child’s need, supporting teachers and also allowed to volunteer towards school operations.
Welcome to Silverleaf Bishop Kisula Academy,Majengo Arusha.
We are still enrolling students here, pre- primary age (3-5), standard one age (6) and standard three age (8)
feb 10, 2017
Playing sports offers many personal, social and health advantages, including the development of esteem and team skills, better overall fitness and increased good relationship between students.
Silverleaf Bishop Kisula Academy has the best playground for their students, enrol your child today here
Dr. Gordon Carver, CEO of Silverleaf Academy spoke to the parents who attended our launching day on 28th January 2017. The opening day aimed at demostrating the technology (tablets) used in the class, model of our class rooms setup and how our highly trained teachers can deliver lessons.
We are still registering kids here, visit today for the school tour and registration proces.
jan 27, 2017
Welcome to Silverleaf Bishop Kisula academy launching day on 28th January 2017, Majengo at 10am. You will get chance to register your child,see demonstration of our classrooms model and setup, meet our well trained teachers, and tablets as our teaching tool.
Places are filling up fast register you child here
Silverleaf Academy is delighted to announce the opening of our first school.
This will be Silverleaf Bishop Kisula Academy in Majengo, Arusha and we hope to fill 200 places by the official open date of 1 February. We have places available for pre-primary, standard one and standard three students.
Sign up a student here.
We are receiving a lot of parent questions about when our first school is opening and we are thrilled that many parents want to enroll their child with us. Currently we are working on opening two school sites, one in Arusha and one in Moshi. We are awaiting formal paperwork and permission from the local government to register those schools and hope both can open in late January. We will send another newsletter announcing the launch of each school, and in the meantime we encourage interested customers to register with us to join a school waiting list and to keep updated with our news via the Silverleaf Academy Facebook page. Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.
We have officially started our student-centred tuition model at Rivertrees Garden, and at Young Rose Primary School both located in Usa-River. Our program includes:
The tuition will run until December 16th 2016. If you are interested in sending your child, please call +255682990664 to reserve a place
Our C.E.O Dr. Gordon Carver (on the left) together with our Operations Director Mr. Wilfred (on the right) recently met the Mayor of Moshi, Honorable Mr. Raymond Mboya, to discuss how best we can register our schools while working in line with government regulations.The Mayor appreciates the work done so far by Silverleaf Academy,and we look forward to continuing working to support the government in any way we can.
Silverleaf Academy primary classrooms use tablets provided by Mwabu and key features include:
We value our customers and people we work with, Silverleaf Academy is now available on social networks to be closer to you, follow us on Twitter (@SilverleafTZ) and Instagram (@silverleafacademy) pages through our usernames
October 21, 2016
We are delighted to welcome the first eleven Silverleaf Academy teacher graduates from our school in Moshi who have completed three months of training in student-centred learning techniques.
On Friday 21 October friends, family, teachers and staff all celebrated their achievements with a graduation ceremony.
The teachers completed their course in the areas of:
1.Student Centred Learning Strategies
2.Positive Learning Environments & Child Protection
3.Technology Training (Mwabu & Ubongo)
4.Early Childhood Education & Jolly Phonics
5.Practical Teaching Experience
The group will return to teach at Silverleaf Academy next year.
September 14, 2016
Our CEO, Dr. Gordon Carver, attended SOCAP to represent Silverleaf Academy from 12th to 16th of September. SOCAP is the largest conference for impact investors and social entrepreneurs in the world,
At this meeting Dr. Carver presented the social impact Silverleaf Academy schools will have through giving affordable and quality education to Tanzanians from a low and middle income background.
SOCAP was founded by Kevin Jones in 2008 as a platform where social impact leaders can connect and present their ideas to a global audience.
Aug 24, 2016
In August Silverleaf was invited to the COSTECH Forum for Innovation in Dar Es Salaam to discuss the ways innovative technology can influence development.
Christian, our Business Development Associate, met with the Tanzanian Minister of Education, Science and Technology Prof. Joyce Ndalichako and explained the way our tablets improve education. Minister Ndalichako was impressed with our use of tablets and mobile technology in conjunction with the Tanzanian curriculum.
May 30, 2016
Silverleaf Academy CEO (Gordon), Education Lead (Kerri) and our first Head Teacher (Samwel) were lucky enough to visit our tablet supplier Mwabu in Lusaka, Zambia in May 2016. We saw several schools using the Mwabu tablets and learnt a lot from our colleagues at Mwabu Head Office.
Welcome on board our first two teachers, Head Teacher Samwel Jonah and Primary Teacher Grace Makirita. They will soon be beginning their preservice teacher training schedule and we wish them all the best of luck!
May 1, 2016
April 1, 2016