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.
- 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.
Our scouting fraternity had a splendid barbeque at Olonana Downs Cottage graciously hosted by our parents Mr. & Mrs. Hankins. This is an annual event whose climax is the Investiture and Going Up ceremony. During this event, new scouts are invested in the movement, some are awarded different badges while those in Year 6 move on to the Chipukizi section.
At the end of the ceremony, and going by our annual target 'Braestars Going Green' , the scouts planted a tree assisted by Mr. Hankins. Special thanks to Mrs. Luvai, the scout leader, for her continued commitment and support to the scout movement and Mr. & Mrs. Hankins for their warm welcome to their wonderful home.
Let me give my warmest congratulations to the class of 2017. The class of 2017 have been amazing, with excellent dedication to all they do, in sports, drama, community service and many more activities.
There are some colorful characters who were in this class. Rodney does know how to debate with anyone but in a quiet and soft way, was loved by many and could command all the respect from peers. I know Jaramogi must have played more pranks than anyone else in the BTEC class. Jeremy could miss everything but not the football match with the Under 17 team. A great U17 Team Captain we had. All of the characters have helped bond the class into a group that have worked and played together.
As individuals they were a hardworking and dedicated group who have thoroughly deserved the success. As a class I have noticed how helpful they were to each other, to teachers and the school. They pulled together many times for charity work. Class of 2017, a class of academic giants and students with great social characteristics.
From the teachers’ perspective each class has its challenges. But this group gave them a high level of satisfaction gained by working with some great group students.The teachers were dedicated, hardworking and devoted to the students. Let me thank all of them for their efforts.
The school itself was an amazing place in everything. If it was only bricks and mortar that counted, then we have fine buildings. But it is not just that, it is the people!
The school stands for academic excellence, maximizing the potential of each child while contributing to the community. These grounding principles have remained and they remain to guide the vibrant way the school is run.
A big thank you to the families of the graduates. They gave us so much support and time. It was such an engaging and a very outstanding group!
I always find it very sad to say goodbye to the graduates. However, life must move on I take comfort in being sure all of them will flourish. There is a big world out there waiting for their talents. Once again congratulations class of 2017.
As their Primary School journey is almost coming to an end, the Year 6 students had two taster days in High School on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June 2017 organised by the High School's Senior Leadership Team. The children really enjoyed their time and can't wait to be there in September. Their experiences are better told in the photos below.
Kevin Kiprotich Biegon received an Outstanding Pearson Learner Award for the remarkable achievement of attaining Distinctions in all 18 units done for BTEC level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business. The highest a learner can attain in the course leading to him attaining 3 Distinction stars (D*D*D*). The award was presented in an awards ceremony held at The Weston Hotel on Saturday, 6th May 2017. Kevin completed his BTEC at Braeside last year, he is now pursuing a degree in International Business Administration at the United States International University. Congratulations to Kevin for making us proud.
The BTEC Awards are an annual opportunity for top BTEC students to be rewarded for their achievements in this skills-based learning.
What BTECs are offered at Braeside?
At Braeside we offer BTECs alongside the A Level Course after the Year 11 IGCSEs.
BTEC Extended Diploma in Business and Sports are the two BTEC courses offered at Braeside. These are career-based qualifications designed to give students the skills they need to move on to higher education or go straight into employment.
When combined with academic learning at Braeside BTEC develops a range of practical knowledge and skills which help learners to prepare for life at universities.
Classroom style teaching combined with project work and practical, work-related activities help to develop students' behavioural skills, which can include teamwork, creative thinking and presentation skills.
More employers and Higher Education institutions than ever before are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates for their academic and practical knowledge and skills.
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