Meet Our Administrators

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Dear Parents, Students & Visitors,

Welcome to Iringa International School (IIS), a happy and successful community where every student is recognized as an individual and where we aim for all to reach their potential. We believe that every child has a talent and can experience success as they develop into young adults through the supportive and caring environment we provide.

I am proud to be able to welcome you to the Iringa International School (IIS) and to thank you for considering our school for your children. Our students, staff, administration, and the entire IIS community are committed partners in making our school a friendly place where the needs of students come first. Our entire community works together, learns together & acts together for our common future. The School is first and foremost a place of learning where students feel safe and enjoy their educational journey. Learning is at the centre of everything we do both in and out of the classroom and with so many opportunities at Iringa International School (IIS) we feel your child will flourish here with us.

IIS is firmly established as one of the premier international schools in Tanzania and as an IB World School authorized to teach the IB Primary Years Program (PYP), and an accredited Cambridge International School and Examination Centre (CAIE). We provide a comprehensive and coherent written curriculum based on the highest academic standards. As a school, we use the mission of the IB and Cambridge International, and the philosophy of IIS to guide our deliberations and actions, and to ensure that our children develop the attitudes and dispositions of true international-minded individuals prepared for the challenges and wonders of life beyond our school. We benefit from a dedicated and well-qualified staff who bring 21st Century learning alive for each individual.

At Iringa International School (IIS), we view our commitment to internationalism as a responsibility shared by all of our community members, be they our highly motivated students, our talented and skilled teaching and support staff, or our caring and supportive parent community. Our school is also fortunate to have a wonderfully committed Parent Teacher Association, Board of Management, and Board of Trustees, whose collective efforts are a hallmark of our strong community spirit.

I look forward to meeting more parents and I welcome you to call, email, or visit us at your convenience to find out a little more about why we are so proud of our school.

Warmest regards and Karibu Iringa International School (IIS)

Upendo Mrikaria

School Administrator 

About Me


I am Upendo Mrikaria, the School Administrator and Business Manager for the Iringa International School. Prior to my employment at the IIS, I worked as an administrator in various academic institutions of higher learning. This experience gave me a genuine appreciation for the value of a quality education. My personal education includes a Master degree in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

Although my prior experience was with institutions of higher learning, it wasn’t until I began my work with the Iringa International School, that I realized the need for a good educational foundation, must be established at the primary and secondary levels. This is why I am so passionate about the proper managing of the school’s critical business needs like timely payroll processing, consistent facilities maintenance, adequate replenishing of teacher and student supplies and the maintaining of proper legal documents. Each of these responsibilities help to ensure that teachers and students can focus on the business of teaching and learning.

I look forward to working with your family and your student(s), in helping to provide them with the best educational experience the Iringa International School can provide.

Elizabeth Mueni Kituku

Head of Primary School and PYP Coordinator
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