Primary School Week 2 Newsletter

Dear Parents, Guardians & Friends of Braeside School

Students' Leadership

The process of prefects' selection culminated with inauguration during last week's whole school assembly. Commendation to all Braestars who expressed an interest in becoming prefects and congratulations to all who emerged successful!

Year 5 Prefects                Year 6 Prefects                   House Captains

Bella O.                             Nina K. (Head Girl)             * Marie-Ange O.      

Jeremy N.                         Sabiti G. (Head Boy)          * Dael O.

Megan M.                         Tahiya H.                             Peres M.

Myles K.                            Almond M.                          Matthew N.

Letesia A.                          J. Da Silva                          Olive K.

Hussein F.                         Amy G.                                Ruth O.

                                           Lucca W.                            Taher W.

                                           Precious B.                        Keynan M.

                                                                                    * (Overall House Captains)

Space Camp at U.S Space and Rocket Science Center, Huntsville Alabama

In July 2018, 27 students and 3 teachers left for Huntsville, USA to attend a summer Space Camp.

Braestars worked in their respective teams to tackle various mission scenarios that required critical problem solving, team building and communication skills. The activities they were involved in included:

  • astronaut training techniques using equipment adapted from NASA’s astronaut programme.
  • construction and launching of rockets.
  • using technology to design a colony built for Mars.

The weeklong educational programme promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

During the graduation, Braeside School was given special recognition for being the first school in East and Central Africa to attend space camp. Team Capricorn members who included Keynan, Michael, Nigel, Milla, Amy, Adjo and Giovanni and peers from other countries were awarded the most outstanding team. This award recognised their ability to work in harmony despite their diversity.

At the graduation, we were cheered by six parents, Mr. & Mrs. Kumah–Kwame, Ms. Waceke, Ms. Ngigi, Mrs. Ghirmay and Mr. Kimanthi.

Bravo to the Braestars who represented Braeside and Kenya with pride and commendable decorum and to the parents for their overwhelming support.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Odipo, Mr. Mwendwa & Ms. Wahinya