High School Week 4 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we come to the end of week 4, I would like to take this chance to thank you for your continued support.

IGCSE and GCE Examinations

The June 2019 examination series is getting to the halfway mark, with students having completed at least one component in every entry at both IGCSE and GCE  levels.  Candidates are encouraged to remain focused and dedicated towards the  examination processes. They should continue being on time for examinations and desisting from any irregular conduct during and after the examinations.

Half Term Week

There are both GCE and IGCSE papers timetabled to run during the half term week (27th to 31st May). Parents and Guardians are advised to assist in ensuring that the candidates attend school on these days. Candidates should come to school in time as directed by the headteacher during the pre-exam briefing. They should be in full school uniform at all times whenever they report for examinations. Candidates taking GCE AS & A Level 9239/03 Global Perspectives & Research Team Project should   attend school during their examination session on Friday the 31st May. They will need to sign the register and other documents relevant to their course work. Candidates will be released after the key times as directed by the examination board.

Mental Health Week

Mental health awareness week starts every year on the second Monday in May. In 2019, it was from 13th to tomorrow, 19th May. In a world that is increasingly opening up to and  understanding those with mental health issues, it’s no surprise that Mental Health Awareness Week is now a firmer fixture on calendars around the world. It focuses on a major issue each year. The theme this year is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.  As a school, Braeside focuses on the total wellbeing of our students and this week was marked with lots of activities aimed at raising awareness on mental health issues. The week climaxed with talks from experts on mental health: University of Nairobi medical students, Mental 360 among others. I wish to thank all our guests for taking their time to talk to our students. Together we can end the stigma on mental health. 

BTEC Trip to Tetra Pak

On May 16th 2018 the year 12 BTEC students had a chance to visit a packaging company, Tetra Pak, in Nairobi’s Industrial area. Tetra Pak have been able to develop a range of packages to protect both the  nutritional value and the ​taste of the products. This is what one of the students had to say:

‘‘As the BTEC students had a great time visiting the factory and we enjoyed ourselves. The experience was informative. We learnt new quite a lot about the company, which included a brief history and how the business has been impacted by technology. We had a tour of the factory and were informed on how they source their raw materials,  produce and  distribute their products. The most memorable part of this experience was when we were given bluetooth communication devices that we used when in the noisy factory. The business is concerned about safety and we were given protective gear to use. Tetra Pak has great hospitality and we were able to learn new things through their informative presentations and a very vibrant Q&A session. I was very glad to be part of the trip and I speak on behalf of everyone saying thank you to Tetra Pak for the great experience.’’  Calvin O. Year 12Y

From the Sports Desk

On 11th of May, Braeside participated in the Hillcrest U15 Rugby and U14 Girls Netball. The girls displayed a good   performance throughout their pool games qualifying for the second round where they eventually lost to Hillcrest and Braeburn Garden Estate. The boys performance was excellent. They won all their matches in their pool but lost in the semis. They eventually finished 3rd in the tournament. In the Nanyuki Cross county, Braeside athletes displayed their dominance in the U13 Boys and Girls category.

Tuesday, 14th May 2019

Braeside U15 Boys A Rugby vs Hillcrest Tie  17-17

Braeside U15 Girls B Netball vs Hillcrest Lost 7-6 

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Braeside U13 Boys A Rugby vs Nairobi Academy Won 42-17

Braeside U13 Girls A Netball vs Nairobi Academy  Won 17-6

Braeside U13 Girls B Netball vs Nairobi Academy  Won 14-4 

Braeburn Nanyuki cross country results;

Boys

Geetee T. 1st Position

Andrew M. 2nd Position

Randall G. 3rd Position

Lincoln K. 7th Position 

Girls

Nadia Ndibo 1st Position

Braeside emerged 3rd overall.

Have a good weekend.

Regards,

Mr. Bernard Wandabwa

Assessment Coordinator