Braeside High School Updates

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Student Diary

We give each student their own Student Diary. This is a diary for the academic year and provides several useful reference pages. It is also an easy way for you to communicate with staff and for staff to communicate with you. We ask that you continue to check and sign it weekly.

Year 11 IGCSE Mock Results Parents Review

This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 6th February from 4pm to 6pm. All Year 11 parents are invited to attend.

School Uniform

Because of your continued support and co-operation, I am pleased to be able to report that the vast majority of students come to school looking smart and ready to work. I know that these high standards reflect a wider commitment that will enable us to continue establishing a positive learning environment in school.

Behaviour

Last year, behaviour in school was excellent. Thank you to parents for your continued help and support. Nonetheless, maintaining these standards and improving the behaviour of the minority will always be a priority for us. We expect all   students to take responsibility for their own behaviour and be aware of the school’s procedures and expectations. These are clearly set out in our code of conduct. In return, staff offer praise, support and encouragement to students.

Sports Results

The 2018 hockey season has been stunning for Braeside School’s teams with convincing wins for all age group sides. The morale of all the teachers and players is soaring high after 13 competitive goals have been scored within the space of 3 days. 

In addition to their winning performances, Braeside pupils have been commended by the referees for their excellent team behaviour and skills in all their games; this shows that the players representing Braeside understand that whatever they are doing there is also a bigger picture involved. Everyone is hoping they can continue this unbeaten run in their forthcoming fixtures and tournaments. It has been a fantastic week of hockey, with the U13 and U15 teams posting the following excellent results.

Girls

 Monday 29 2018

Under 13 Girls Football vs BGR 2-0 (winners Braeside)

Under 15 Girls Hockey vs BGR 2-0 (winners Braeside)

31 Wednesday 2018

Under 13 Girls vs Hillcrest 1-0 (winners Braeside)

February 1 2018

Under 15 Girls vs Hillcrest 1-1

 

Boys

Monday 29 2018

Under 13 vs Hillcrest 1-1 

Under 15 vs Hillcrest 2-1 (winners Hillcrest)

Thursday 25

Under 15 vs St Christopher's Vs Braeside 2-0 winners (Braeside)

 Monday 29 

Under 15 vs BGR 2-2

Mr. Joel Ndungu - Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral)

Humanities Week – 29th January to 2nd February 2018

Our Humanities Week theme was ‘Many Counties, One Nation’. During this week, our focus was on the different county governments in Kenya as well as the National Government.

All year groups had exciting activities that they carried out during the week. Each year group focused on a particular county as follows;

 Year 1 Nairobi County, Year 2 Narok County, Year 3 Kiambu County, Year 4 Machakos County, Year 5 Mombasa County and Year 6 Kajiado County.

The Year 4 children discussed the role of the president and got to write some interesting letters to the President on what they would like him to do for them and for the country.

Top on the list were:

  • Recycling plants
  • Wildlife conversation
  • Play dates with the President
  • Puppies and other pets
  • Improving education and environment in public schools among many others.

On Friday, 2nd February 2018, all Braestars came dressed in attires with the Kenyan flag colours. They depicted the true Kenyan spirit and the teachers were not left behind either. The story is better told in the photos below.

Thank you parents for all your support during the week. We believe the children are now more aware of the country they live in.

Kind regards,

Mrs. D. Odipo - Humanities Curriculum Leader

 

 

 

Braeside High School Updates

Dear Parents/Guardians,

After some time off from school due to elections, I can now say that all students and staff are back to school and have embarked on serious teaching and learning plus other extra-curricular activities.

All after school activities will now run as usual. Plan your times accordingly to pick the children up on time after school. We still have a concern on the big number of students remaining in school who are not participating in after school activities. This is a concern and we need to support the school on this matter by picking the children on time after school.

Parent-Teacher Consultation Meetings

I wish to thank all parents who have managed to attend the above meetings for the respective classes in the past. We now have two to go in the coming week. I encourage the Year 12/13 parents to come for the meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 7th November at 3:45pm. The Year 9 meeting will be held on Thursday, 9th November at 3:45pm. We allocate 10 minutes per meeting so if you wish to have a longer discussion please arrange an alternative time with the teachers.

CAT 4 Assessments

All students in the school have sat for the above tests and reports have been issued to parents during Parent - Teacher Consultations Meetings.  CAT 4 is a tool we have started using in school to help us measure progress of our students in different subjects. The tests will also help us in setting Target Grades for all subjects.

CAT 4 are cognitive Ability Tests which cover a wide range of areas such as, verbal, non-verbal, spatial and quantitative reasoning. Among other advantages the tests will help us identify strengths, areas of improvement and development for our students. This will also provide us with strategies on how different students learn best in the classroom, depending on their strengths.

I encourage parents to go through the reports which were issued during the Parent-Teacher Consultation Meetings and see how best you can support your child from home. If you have any questions about the report, don’t hesitate to contact us for explanations.

Wishing you a good week ahead.

Regards,

Mr. Nyamota - Headteacher    

Braeside High Week 3 Updates

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We have come to the end of week 3 of this term. Time is moving so fast and we wish to remind Year 11, 12 and 13 parents that IGCSE/GCE exams are drawing closer by the day. Encourage the candidates to be focused.

 

UK Universities Fair

We successfully hosted a group of 49 UK Universities representatives in our school this week. The occasion provided a valuable   opportunity for our students to meet university representatives face to face and ask about careers they wish to study in the future. It was a fantastic opportunity and platform for our students and others from other international schools in Nairobi to consult and engage University representatives face to face, acquiring vast information in relations to study opportunities in the UK.

 

After School Pick ups

We would like to request all parents and guardians to ensure that any child who is not taking part in after school activities to be picked from school at 3:30p.m. We are offering two after school activities this term that includes sport training and clubs. The number of students remaining in school without activities is becoming a challenge and a concern. Please pick them early. For those using school transport and by any chance have no after school activity, will not be allowed to use the late bus. If your child is not picked from the carpark after 3:45pm, please collect them from the designated waiting rooms. Years 10 to 13 wait from the Upper School and Years 7 to 9 wait from the Middle School. Any student staying in school after the stated time must be in the study/waiting rooms.

 

Assessments

We have adopted a continuous assessment criteria that will ensure students are  given periodic assignments as the term progresses. The marks/grades scored from these assignments will form part of their midterm and end of term marks/grades.  We therefore urge every parent to ensure that children are provided with supportive conditions that will enable them complete academic tasks and assignments in time. 

 

Students Council Elections

The week has been busy with campaigns for the Executive positions of the Students’ Council. The candidates for various positions put up spirited campaigns as we carry out the elections on Friday, 22nd September 2017. Congratulations to those who have already been elected as Class Representatives through elections which were held last Monday. A comprehensive list will be out soon after the rest of the elections are held.

Looking forward for another fruitful week ahead!

 

Regards,

Mr. Wallen Nyamota

HEADTEACHER

Welcome Back

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am excited and honored to welcome each and every one of you to the beginning of a new school year. This school year will be a year of setting and reaching attainable goals, working harder and smarter and taking our school and students’ achievement to the next level.  We are here to support all of you, by any means necessary, to ensure that our students reach their fullest academic potential.  We look forward to working with you, our parents and the members of the community to provide a high-quality education that our children deserve.

I have met a great group of Year 7 students who are respectful, happy and excited to be in High School. I am also sure that the new families who joined Braeside this academic year with the Year 7s will bring a range of talents and experiences to the school community.

I now would like to share with you great news in the academic performance of our school; our year 11 and 13 students posted excellent IGCSE/A Level and BTEC results. We are proud of them. I would like to share some of the few individual performances of our students.

IGCSE: Rhoda (9A*, 1A) (a new record set), Karen (8A*, 1A), Brian (7A*, 2A),  Wanjiru (6A*, 2A, 1B), Nicole (7A*, 1A, 1B).

BTEC and A level results were excellent too with over 12 students scoring 3A* in their BTEC. D* is equivalent to A* in A Level.

BTEC: Nigel (3A*), Andrew (3A*), Kathambi (3A*), Shavini (3A*), Wendy (3A*), Misra (3A*), Andrea (3A*), Leon (3A*), Jaramogi (3A*), Bayan (3A*), Loris (3A*) Muzdalifa (3A*)

I must first take this opportunity to give a big thanks to our teachers for their devotion and dedication to quality and success. I also highly appreciate our candidates who put in a lot of effort and hard work to achieving these fantastic  results.

I want to emphasise the importance of working collaboratively with all of you parents and carers. This is key to the smooth running of the school. I am sure you will support us in ensuring that students attend school every day and on time; are ready to learn; are dressed in the correct uniform and have all the equipment they require for the day. It is only by working together that we can deliver outstanding results for our pupils to enable them to succeed at the next stage of their education.

On behalf of the board of directors and that of myself, I want to again welcome all of you and thank you for being a part of the Braeside school community where SUCCESS IS NOT AN OPTION BUT AN EXPECTATION. 

 Key Messages

  • Regular attendance to school is a must.
  • Clubs and Sports coaching start next week. Check when your child is participating and plan pick ups accordingly.
  • Students MUST carry their diaries to school every day and to every lesson.
  • All exercise books must be covered by Monday, 4th September 2017.
  • Ensure that your child has correct uniform including shoes.

 We are proud of a BTEC Alumni, Keli Loki who is now a pilot at Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS), Texas, Dallas City, Hurst Town.