We have successfully come to the end of week 11 of this term. It has been a busy week for our students and staff. I wish to thank you for your continued support.
Message From our Alumni
Stephanie Ally Wangu Wangoru, former head girl 2018 Braeside School was appointed course representative for Leeds Becket University, School of Health and Community studies for the full period of her studies 2019-2022. Her day to day duties include working with the Course Administrator to ensure all students are well represented as well as the smooth running of the course.
She is currently in 1st year undertaking her Undergraduate degree in Bsc Public Health and Society. During the recent UK University Fair held at Leeds Beckett University, Stephanie was in charge of representing her course and country in welcoming potential students from all over the United Kingdom to the University. She recently organized a trip to UNESCO World heritage site in Saltaire, Shipley to investigate the correlation between social health determinants.
A group of three students are visiting United States, Yale University between 8th to 13th November 2019 for a world scholars conference. This enrichment program is designed to connect students with adult members of the community who assist them in developing their goals, confidence and training that will enable them to positively contribute to the society.
Year 13 Biology Trip To KEFRI
On Wednesday, 6th November 2019, Year 13 students had an opportunity to interact with plant researchers in the molecular biology and tissue culture laboratory. They were taken through the different syllabus recommended research techniques.
4th to 8th November marks the world interact week and as such the Interact Club in collaboration with CTV Department organised a myriad of activities throughout the week. Art displays, inter class tournaments, cultural food displays and DT project displays were among the activities for the week which culminated in an exciting end of the week talent show. These activities ensured that students got an opportunity to showcase their skills, abilities and talents.
Car Boot Sale
A special thank you to parents, guardians and friends of Braeside School who made this event a success.
We held our Annual Sports Day yesterday. All houses displayed great performance in individual and team events. We congratulate chui house for being the most disciplined house. Simba house emerged the overall winners.
Individual awards were as follows;
Top Year 7 Boy - Lerroy O
Top Year 7 Girl - Chiara R
Top Year 8/9 Boy - Marten Z & James K
Top Year 8/9 Girl - Taamuli B
Top Year 10/13 Boy - Calvin O
Top Year 10/13 Girl - Anne J
We appreciate everyone who made this event a success and well done to all the athletes who took part.
Have a good weekend.
Mrs. Hilder Chacha
Year 9 Group Coordinator
I am pleased to update you on the many interesting and exciting things that have been going on this week.
As Braeside School we strive to improve our standards in every way so as to give quality education to our learners. In view of this, we received two guests this week from Council of International Schools for a pre inspection. They had meetings with various stakeholders in the school and got a chance to walk in to different classes to observe the teaching and learning. They commended the school for the good job we are doing. They noted that Braeside students are engaged in their own learning and they praised us for the good job we do in community service. We will share more information when they publish the report.
We now go ahead and do a self-study for the next 18 months after which we will get a full inspection from CIS.
Rhino Cup Debate Challenge
‘The Key Aim of higher education is to prepare students for the workforce’ This is the motion that Braeside Students proposed as the Oshwal team opposed. The Braeside team did it again and presented convincing arguments and they emerged the winners.
We take this opportunity to congratulate the team which comprises of: Tsungai M, Samantha N, Benadette M and Moses O. A special mention goes to Benadette M who was recognised as the best speaker of the debate. We wish this team the best as they proceed to the semi-finals.
From the Sports Desk
U17 Boys football continued with their good run of victories as they beat St. Christophers 5-0 on Thursday, 31st October 2019. The U15 girls rounders narrowly lost 8-10 to Peponi school on Tuesday, 29th October 2019.
KAIISSO region 2 swimming gala was held yesterday for the second time where six schools took part. The winners shall represent the region in the final KAIISSO competition next term.
Our athletics team shall be taking part in the Braeburn Garden Estate athletics today, 2nd November 2019. We wish them all the best during the competition.
We are looking forward to seeing you during our sports day on Friday, 8th November. Come and cheer our Braestars!
Finally, I thank you for your continued support and involvement in the school. On behalf of all of us at the school, I wish you a nice weekend.
Mrs. Susan Mungai
Head of English Department
I wish to take this opportunity to welcome you and students back after the mid term break. All children have reported back after enjoying one week rest from the classroom. Let us continue encouraging the children to make more progress in the next half of term.
Car Boot Sale
We wish to invite you to this year’s Car Boot Sale organised by the Students’ Council. This event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 2nd November 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the School’s car park. This is a great opportunity for you to ‘clear up’ any items that are not in use and decongest your wardrobe or store in readiness for new stock that comes with the Christmas season. It also provides an opportunity to shop for your loved ones.
Beyond COP 21 Symposium
Braeside hosted the Beyond COP 21 Symposium. COP stands for ‘Conference of Parties’ and is a series of symposia, hosted all over the world to create awareness among young people on the issues of Global Warming and Climate Change. It complements the work done by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This was the first time, it was being held in Africa.
Students from 6 schools got a chance to interact, learn from each other and make pledges on how to tackle climate change in their own individual capacity. They also got to learn from over 10 organizations who were exhibiting their work on environmental conservation and management. Mr. Peter Milne, founder and director, Target4Green Educational Consultancy and Training Limited from the UK was the keynote speaker.
Parent-Teacher Consultation Meetings
I wish to thank all parents who attended the above meetings. We now have two to go in the coming week and the week after. I encourage the Year 7 parents to come for the meeting scheduled to take place on Friday, 1st November 2019 at 3:45pm. The sixth form meeting will be held on Tuesday, 5th November 2019 at 3:45pm.
Out and About
Over the half term break our Year 10, 11 and sixth form students went for their educational and team building excursions. The students enjoyed the activities offered on the trips. I wish to thank the parents who supported their children in attending these trips.
From the Sports Desk
Braeside x-country team participated in the Turi cross country on 11th October 2019 and displayed good performance in various categories. The U15 boys were joint first position with Turi.
The KAIISSO x-country is this weekend at Oloolua nature trail Karen and the team is ready to represent the school in the event. The Peponi relays and Hurdles was unfortunately cancelled due to the continuing rains but the team continues to train in readiness for the Braeburn Kasarani Meet on 22nd November 2019.
Have a good weekend.
Mr. Martin Aguko
We have successfully come to the end of week 6 of this term. It has been a busy week for our students with many activities around the school.
25th Anniversary Celebration
We celebrated our 25th Anniversary on Saturday, 28th September 2019. The event was marked with pomp and colour as we celebrated great milestones the school has reached. We extend a special thanks to parents, guests and friends of Braeside School who made time to celebrate with us this memorable occasion.
International Music Day
Music is a powerful tool that brings the society together. It’s a world’s treasure, and as Braeside, it is part of our life. On Tuesday, 1st October 2019, we celebrated International Music Day where we listened to melodious tunes and music throughout the day. Students appreciated our diversity through music.
BTEC Trip to Barizi Gardens
The Business Department planned an experiential educational trip to Barizi Gardens for year 13 BTEC students in Kajiado County on Thursday, 3rd October 2019. The purpose of the field trip was to expose our students to team building activities towards achieving learning outcomes. The knowledge and experience learnt enabled the students to demonstrate skills of working as part of a team towards achieving their goals and dealing with any conflict or difficult situations as a team member.
CIS Universities Fair
The Sixth Form students attended the CIS Universities Fair on Tuesday, 1st October 2019 at Brookhouse School. The fair was be open to students and their teachers and it was aimed at exposing students with relevant university choices from universities from the USA, Canada, UK, Asia and other countries. This is what one of the students had to say;
‘‘The fair opened up my knowledge of the world as I was exposed to far more options than before. As I have attended multiple UK University fairs prior to this, it was a completely new experience as I learnt more about Canada and the USA which are my main interests. I was able to find scholarship opportunities in which I am interested in. Seeing it as my last year and I am beginning the application process and narrowing down my options, I now have a more educated perspective on my potential institutions to further my education as well as connect with other cultures’’. By Nikki G. Year 13A
From the Sports Desk
This week, Under 15 rounders played Greensteds on Friday, 4th October and will play St. Andrew’s Turi today. Under 15 boys football are participating in Braeburn Imani U15 Football Tournament this weekend. We wish the teams success as they represent Braeside.
Have a good weekend.
Ms. Rachel Yongo
Upper School Coordinator
Dahlicious English Week!
What a fabulous week it was! We celebrated the week by focusing on the books of Roald Dahl, a renowned children’s author. How many of his books have you read? If none, please make a point to read one. You will not regret it! We had lots of exciting actvities from respective year groups. A big thank you to all who made the week a great success.
GRIT-The 4 Ds
Give it your all (Dedication)
Redo if necessary (Double checking)
Ignore giving up (Determination)
Take time to do it right (Diligence)
We celebrate the golfers who represented us in the Drive, Chip & Putt Golf tournament at Hillcrest. They emerged 2nd out of 8 teams which included Peponi House, Kenton College, Braeburn Garden Estate, The Banda, Braeburn Gitanga, Hillcrest and Brookhouse.
Trevor K. emerged 1st in U13 boys category while Mikayla D.S. and Hussein F. emerged 2nd and 3rd respectively in U11 category.