We have successfully come to the end of week 11 of this term. It has been a busy week for our students with many activities around the school. A big thank you to the MFL department for organising the MFL day. Our children looked awesome.
Punctuality to School
School begins at 7:45am and as such all students are expected to be in school by this time. Ensure that you drop your child in school by 7:45am for morning registration and activities to be ready for lessons.
We are still sending reminders that your child’s uniform should be labelled with two names. Together we will eliminate lost property problem in our school.
Year 13 Biology Trip to KEFRI
The Year 13 Biology students took time to visit KEFRI to understand the impact of research to biodiversity. "We met some entomologists who educated us on different types of insects and how their populations are controlled in ecosystems". Merna E. Year 13A
Year 7 Assembly
This week marked the first assembly run by year 7s. Being their first in middle school, the excitement and enthusiasm was evident in the items presented from songs, skits, dances and poems among many. It is interesting to see how many students want to showcase or build their talent. This group undoubtedly oozes the confidence of Braestars. From this group, we have found orators, entertainers and leaders.
The 9th of November was MFL day for Key Stage 3 to celebrate Modern and Foreign Languages culture. The MFL department together with the students displayed the culture in amazing attires, food, dances and poems among many exciting items. Each year group represented the 18th century culture as follows;
Year 7 - German culture
Year 8 - French culture
Year 9 - Swahili culture
Super 8 Warm up
On Saturday 3rd November Braeside took part in the BGE Super 8 warm up. Braeside was position 3 overall with outstanding performance from;
Nadia N. 1st place in 1500 meters
Nina D. 1st place in 800 meters
Andrea N. 2nd place in 1500 meters
Wishing you a good weekend ahead.
Ms. Esther Mokaya / Mr. Wallen Nyamota
Year 7 Group Coordinator Headteacher
Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends Of Braeside School
Seven Habits of Happy Kids
This half of the term, our focus is on the second habit ‘Begin with The End in Mind’.
Feedback from some of the students who took part in the Leadership Training held in Kembu Camp from 26th – 27th October 2018.
The Kembu leadership trip was very good. It taught me things about leaders and leadership, for example, I learnt that Mahatma Gandhi quoted that ‘leadership to me means muscle but now it means that you have to be willing to devote yourself to serve other people. There were some activities like team building. In team building, you are split into two groups and you’re going to have to work as a team to attain the objective. I learnt more things than I would learn in school. And because of that, I now know how to lead like a secretary. Jayden K.
During Kembu Camp I enjoyed doing the activities and I enjoyed the food and working as a team. learned that a leader should always respect, listen and always pay attention. Alexis M.
My name is Nikita G. I am the Y4 class representative. I learnt that a leader is a responsible person, someone who is confident, help people out when they need. We had activities such as team building, and obstacle race. A leader should not give up, and sometimes will have to work in a team.
My name is Abel T., Y3 Student council leader. Last week we went to Kembu for the leadership trip. I learnt how to work as a team and what leadership is. It was fun and scary at night. Now I know how to be a real leader.
My name is Arianna W. I am the Treasurer. We learnt about integrity, that means being honest and principled. When you are given instructions and you do not ask questions, you just do them. I learnt how to do team work better than I did before. We went to the obstacle course, and were told that it was set up for the army. I enjoyed the trip. A leader is someone who takes charge of their responsibilities and leads others to do the right thing at the right time.
I am Y5 Student Council Representative. Last weekend at Kembu we had several activities to do. We had team building, obstacles and a presentation on how to be a responsible leader and how a leader is supposed to act, be honest and responsible. Tyler H.
Congratulations and best wishes to the 24 Braestars who sat for their Piano and Guitar ABRSM Exams this past week. We anticipate that their hard work will yield good fruit.
- Steve W. on the Drums playing Rock Beat 1&2
- Leo M. on the drums playing Two Tribes
- David H. on the Drums playing Get It
- Matthew N. on the Drums playing Break That Beat
Under 11 Girls’ Football vs Rusinga
On Tuesday afternoon, the sun smiled down on U 11 the girls. They gave it their all after a long wait to emerge winners against Rusinga school girls. It was a thin marginal lead that the girls took in the last minutes to win 4-3.
Nairobi Academy Under 9 Football Tournament
The under 9 boys and girls participated in the Nairobi academy tournament on Thursday the 1st November and missed being first by a whisker. The boys emerged 3rd in a tournament of 8 schools after being blocked to the finals by the hosts in a tensed penalties shootout.
For Your Diary
Monday, 5th – Friday, 9th November – KS1 & 2 End of Term Tests
Head teacher Braeside Primary
Week Ten has come to the end and it has generally been calm.
Students who attend school on time and on a regular basis are more likely to succeed. Having good attendance also creates a habit that can carry over into work later. Kindly ensure that your child is in school by 7:45am for form period, where pertinent class issues are addressed by the form tutor and to also organise their start of the school day.
Students are asked not to bring personal property of substantial value to school or bring large sums of money to school for any purpose. Students are assigned a personal locker in school at the beginning of the school year. Students should only use the locker to which they are assigned and should not share lockers.
Students and parents have settled and transitioned well into the routines of the new school uniform. However, it makes my heart sad to see the creeping back of lost property. I feel helpless when I see the new uniform in the lost property without labels. I once again appeal to parents who never managed to label the uniform to do so urgently.
After School Activities
There are late buses provided to students so that they may take advantage of the activities and extra help opportunities that are available after school. Students who are staying after school for extra help with a teacher or for a school activity may take the bus that leaves at 5:00pm.
Many students who are not involved in any of the above activities often stay after school to “hang out” with friends. Those using school transport and by any chance have no after school activity, will not be allowed to use the late bus. If your child is not picked from the carpark after 3:45pm, please collect them from the designated waiting rooms. Years 10 to 13 wait from the Upper School and Years 7 to 9 wait from the Middle School.
Our sports day is now scheduled for Friday, 16th November from 8:30 - 12:40pm. We hope that the weather holds so that the event can take place. We welcome you to come encourage our students as they compete. Let’s continue to show our positive support for all students who are involved in co-curricular activities.
I sincerely continue to thank all parents for the support you are according to us as a school and our children in the area of home learning. Home learning activities must be completed throughout the week. Encourage the learners to make sure work is done and handed in for marking.
Wishing you a good weekend ahead.
Mr. Joel Ndung’u Mr. Wallen Nyamota
Deputy Headteacher - Pastoral Headteacher
We have come to the end of yet another busy week of school, week 9 of this term. I sincerely thank all of you who made time to come to school and meet the teachers during the teacher-parent consultations. Let us now work on motivating our children to improve on areas discussed during the consultations.
Year 10 Amboseli Trip
On Monday, 15th October 2018, fifty six year ten students accompanied by five teachers set off for their annual trip to Kibo Safari Camp in Amboseli. This is what one of the students had to say;
‘‘The hotel had exceptional accommodation and served really good food. The activities we took part in were very engaging such as the water cup challenge where teams worked together to beat their counterparts. There was also water polo played in teams, as well as a number of mentally challenging games, which all stressed on the need to listen to one another, work with each other, and most of all have fun. We had a three-hour game drive, where we were privileged to see a whole pride of lions, a herd of buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and many more wildlife. We also got a chance to see flamingoes at the Amboseli lake. It was all breathtaking. The icing on the cake really was the visit to the Maasai village where we danced with the community members, as well as learnt how to light a fire without the use of a matchstick. Joshua I. made us proud by trying it out, with the guidance of the morans. We also got a chance to visit their maasai market right there in the village. What a joy it was to see all the beautiful things that can be made from skins and beads. We would really wish to thank the teachers who accompanied us for always listening to us and being there for us. We also wish to thank our parents and the school administration for making it possible for us to have such an amazing time’’. Estime G. Year 10N
Year 11 Mombasa Trip
Year 11 Geography, Environmental Management and Travel and Tourism students went for an educational trip to Mombasa during mid-term break and shared this.
‘‘While on the trip we carried out beach study, had a chance to study the corals in Watamu. We also learnt about the ecosystem in Haller Park and carried out pedestrian and traffic count in Mombasa. Our night classes and homework given thereafter helped us to understand what we learnt during the day. Overall, the trip was not only educative, it was also extremely fun and gave us an opportunity to bond!’’. Gurra E. Year 11K
Year 12 & 13 Savage Wilderness Trip
On Monday, 15th October 2018 the Year 12 and 13 both A-level and B-tech students embarked on a trip to savage wilderness camp ground in Sagana and had this to say.
‘‘It was special and unique in more ways than one, working in randomly selected teams of 12 was very exciting and thrilling. We worked together, inspiring and motivating each other to conquer various activities such as wall climbing, low ropes, archery, stand up paddle board and others. My favorite activity was white water rafting, as the raft moved rapidly down the Tana River’s chaotic path, hurtling us between rocks and spinning us in all directions. It was important that we got to interact and have three days off academic pressure to enjoy ourselves. This trip without a doubt made us stronger and more united. Thank you to our Headteacher, Year Group Coordinator and the teachers who accompanied us’’. Nyasaina O. Year 12A
Wishing you a good weekend ahead.
Ms. Rachel Yongo
Upper School Coordinator
Year 5 students had a successful trip to Stedmak Gardens (Animal & Snake Park), Karen Blixen Museum and Oloolua Nature Trail on Wednesday, 24th October 2018.
Some of the main topics the children are learning this term include Victorian Britain and Life Cycles of Animals.
The trip therefore gave the children an opportunity to enhance their understanding of these topics. Stedmak Gardens had different types of animals and birds.
At Karen Blixen Museum, children learnt the museum’s brief history as follows;
Built in 1912, Karen Blixen Museum was home to Danish Author, Poet and Artist - Karen Blixen.
Made famous by the Oscar Award winning film ‘Out of Africa’, based on Karen’s autobiography by the same title, the then farmhouse was established as a museum in 1986 by the National Museums of Kenya. Karen lived on the farm from 1917 to1931. The museum continues to captivate visitors inspired by Karen’s life story.
Year 5 Team