I wish to commend our students and the teaching staff individually and collectively for the commitment to raising standards in teaching and learning. The standards in the classroom and beyond have improved considerably as illustrated by the many and varied achievements of our students.
This week, Braestars took time to celebrate their mothers and mother figures in different ways. They wrote poetry, made cards and posted notes on display boards to show their appreciation.
for every hug and every kiss
to send me on my way,
For always putting me to bed
to prepare for another day.
For never letting go
of the hope you hold for my life,
for keeping it so close to your heart
all this time.
For yelling at me when I am out of place,
For telling me the truth,
For forgiving me for what I say
because I know it hurts sometimes.
So now I say what I feel
at this time and day,
that mum I love you all the time
So Happy Mothers Day By Ashley K. Year 9C
Candidates exiting School at the End of an Exam
Students are allowed to go home after their exams as long as the key times have passed. We would wish to advise that Parents/Guardians give a note in the morning to be dropped off at the reception authorising such exits. This will reduce the need to make repeated phone calls seeking for such authorisation.
From the Sports Desk
Our school teams have embarked on a rigorous training ready for this term’s sporting activities. A few matches have been played this week including Rugby and Netball.
U13 Boys football A team vs Premier (Draw 3-3)
U13 Boys football B team vs Premier (Won 1-0)
U13 Girls netball A vs Premier (Won 14-4)
U13 Girls netball B team vs Premier (Won 16-3)
U15 Girls netball A vs Premier (Won 11-9)
U15 Boys Rugby vs Peponi School (Lost 12-19)
Have a good weekend.
Mr. Joel Ndung’u
Deputy Headteacher - Pastoral
This year’s exciting fundraiser themed as a mini Rhino Charge was held on Friday, 3rd May 2019 to raise money in support of Rhino Ark. Bravo to the forty Braestars who participated.
Why support the Rhino Ark Charity?
To engage Braestars to raise funds in a participated and entertaining way while drawing their attention to the work of the Kenyan-based conservation charity – Rhino Ark. Rhino Ark erects electrified fences around vital mountain ranges in Kenya to protect the crops and local communities from wildlife damage while providing much needed protection to some of Africa’s iconic and threatened species.
Why A Dinky Charge?
The challenge is modelled on this year’s annual four-wheel-drive Rhino Charge in Kenya, but in our Dinky Charge, the children instead race modified dinky cars around a number of laid out courses, while trying to avoid time-penalties and within the rules set out.
Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Inspection
This week we will host eight international school inspectors in school for four days starting today. They will be coming from three different continents and all under the banner of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The purpose of the visit is to ensure that what we do is internationally acceptable and that we are amongst the very top international schools around the globe.
It ensures that we receive the required investment to upgrade our school facilities and that we maintain the very highest level of pupil safety and supervision. It will scrutinise all of our staff both teachers and administrative section and report on the quality of education that we deliver. The final report will be made public and so everyone will see the current independent consensus on how well we are developing and of course any area where we could improve further. I hope very much that the whole process will be a positive one that furthers development at Braeside and gives us all confidence in what we are doing. There will be absolute minimum disruption to the normal teaching and learning programme.
Mr. I. Stamp Executive Head
Wishing you a great week ahead.
Head teacher Braeside Primary
We have successfully come to the end of week two of this term. A week where the Year 11, 12 and 13 students commenced their study leave as they sit for their final IGCSE, AS and A Level exams respectively. Please join me in wishing them success in their examinations.
Next week we will have eight international school inspectors in school for four days starting on Monday. They will be coming from three different continents and all under the banner of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The purpose of the visit is to ensure that what we do is internationally acceptable and that we are amongst the very top international schools around the globe. It ensures that we receive the required investment to upgrade our school facilities and that we maintain the very highest level of pupil safety and supervision. It will scrutinise all of our staff both teachers and administrative section and report on the quality of education that we derive. The final report will be made public and so everyone will see the current independent consensus on how well we are developing and of course any area where we could improve further. I hope very much that whole process will be a positive one that furthers development at Braeside and gives us all confidence in what we are doing. There will be absolute minimum disruption to the normal teaching and learning programme.
Year 9 Start of Key Stage 4
This week marked the start of Key Stage 4 for our Year 9 students. We held a transition and options meeting last week on Friday. They are excited to start their IGCSE options and are settling down well to the new expectations. Congratulations to all our Year 9 students for successfully completing KS3 and welcome to KS4.
This term we are laying great emphasis on Academic progress for each student and our focus will be on reviewing targets that were set at the start of the Year thus determining the level of progress made in the course of the three terms. This will lay the basis for discussions during Parents meetings after the half-term break. We shall also look at recognizing and rewarding students not only in Academics but in other facets of their school life at the end of the academic year.
Parents/guardians please ensure that your child has proper school uniform and carries his/her diary to school everyday. We will appreciate if the diary is checked and signed weekly.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Mr. Wallen Nyamota
A warm welcome back to a new term. After an enjoyable Easter holiday, we now look forward to an exciting last term of the year. I wish to state that we, as the teaching staff are ready to serve the learners as we provide the best in education. Our goal is to ensure that students acquire knowledge, develop skills and establish work habits necessary to become responsible citizens of the world.
Research has shown that one of the most important factors in determining students’ success in school is parental interest and involvement in their child’s education. I therefore encourage parents to increase their involvements by attending school activities and meetings. Don’t hesitate to visit school regularly and communicate regularly with your child’s Form Tutor or Headteacher. If there is a concern, the best way to address it is to follow up on the issue immediately. Together, we will continue to make our school a great place to learn.
This is a short but very busy term. Kindly refer to the attached school calendar and find the events lined up for the term.
I wish to remind the Year 11, 12 & 13 parents of our meeting on Monday, 29th April 2019 at 4:00pm in the school theatre. All are expected to attend as we usher in this very important exam session for their IGCSE and GCE exams.
Year 9 Options Evening
We had a successful Year 9 Options evening on Friday, 26th April 2019. A big thank you to parents and guardians who came to celebrate with students and teachers the success at KS3 and as they move to KS4.
The Year 9’s have selected their subjects for IGCSE and are looking forward to starting their IGCSE Course on 30th April 2019.
Year 9 Community Service
Year 9 students will be donating the monies collected during the bake sale in first term as well as spending some time with rehabilitated street boys at Zabibu Centre in Ruiru. This will take place on Monday, 29th April 2019 from 8:30am to 1:00pm. Each student is encouraged to bring an item to contribute to the well being of the Children’s literacy at Zabibu Centre like a storybooks, magazines, newspapers as well as dried foodstuffs, school bags and clothes.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Mr. Wallen Nyamota
Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends of Braeside School
It is delightful to have majority of Braestars back after a restful two week’s break. This term is packed with exciting learning and extra-curricular activities.
A special welcome to the new families that have joined the Braeside Family. Karibuni sana!
This half of the term’s Habit 5 (from the 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey) was launched during the whole school assembly yesterday. Discussions will be ongoing during consequent assemblies as well as in the classes. Our classroom doors are already spotting creative ideas that represent Braestars’ interpretation of this habit.
Your support in reviewing the same will have a positive impact on its consolidation.
Towards the close of last term, we started urging Braestars to be on the lookout for the Wow Moments that they experience in and out of school. This is in a bid to inculcate a sense of wonder and appreciation for the exciting opportunities that life has to offer. Join us in taking a pause and celebrating such moments as and when they arise.
I hope to share with you some of Braestars’ Wow Moments in future newsletters.
As communicated at the close of last term, we are holding a Dinky Charge on 3rd May 2019 so as to raise money in support of Rhino Ark. Braestars willing to participate in the charge will require to hand in their dinky and the sponsorship form by Tuesday, 28th April 2019.
Wishing you a magnanimous weekend ahead!
Head teacher Braeside Primary