Primary School Week 3 Newsletter

Dear Parents, Guardians & Friends of Braeside School

Students’ Leadership

The Student Council campaigns and elections took place last week; it was amazing to see eager students take part in school governance. Even those in key stage 1 were not left out in electing their representatives.

Student Council is a representative structure that provides students with an opportunity for involvement in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with all stakeholders. With guidance, the newly elected members will work for the benefit of the school and the Braestars.

Habit 1 from the Seven Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey; ‘We are in charge’ – Braestars being proactive and taking responsibility for their choices.

A few photos of how we exerted positive energy to elect our leaders.

 

This week the student leaders will share their vision with Mr. Ian Stamp, our Executive Head and Miss Gladys Wahinya, Primary School Headteacher. Hongera to all Braestars who made this a truly democratic process.

Parents’ Meetings

The Year 5 & 6 Parents’ meetings on Thursday closed the curtain to series of meetings to mark the academic year.

We thank parents for their contribution, compliments and comments that will inform our School Improvement.

Kind regards,

Gladys Wahinya

Headteacher Braeside Primary

 

Primary School Week 2 Newsletter

Dear Parents, Guardians & Friends of Braeside School

Students' Leadership

The process of prefects' selection culminated with inauguration during last week's whole school assembly. Commendation to all Braestars who expressed an interest in becoming prefects and congratulations to all who emerged successful!

Year 5 Prefects                Year 6 Prefects                   House Captains

Bella O.                             Nina K. (Head Girl)             * Marie-Ange O.      

Jeremy N.                         Sabiti G. (Head Boy)          * Dael O.

Megan M.                         Tahiya H.                             Peres M.

Myles K.                            Almond M.                          Matthew N.

Letesia A.                          J. Da Silva                          Olive K.

Hussein F.                         Amy G.                                Ruth O.

                                           Lucca W.                            Taher W.

                                           Precious B.                        Keynan M.

                                                                                    * (Overall House Captains)

Space Camp at U.S Space and Rocket Science Center, Huntsville Alabama

In July 2018, 27 students and 3 teachers left for Huntsville, USA to attend a summer Space Camp.

Braestars worked in their respective teams to tackle various mission scenarios that required critical problem solving, team building and communication skills. The activities they were involved in included:

  • astronaut training techniques using equipment adapted from NASA’s astronaut programme.
  • construction and launching of rockets.
  • using technology to design a colony built for Mars.

The weeklong educational programme promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

During the graduation, Braeside School was given special recognition for being the first school in East and Central Africa to attend space camp. Team Capricorn members who included Keynan, Michael, Nigel, Milla, Amy, Adjo and Giovanni and peers from other countries were awarded the most outstanding team. This award recognised their ability to work in harmony despite their diversity.

At the graduation, we were cheered by six parents, Mr. & Mrs. Kumah–Kwame, Ms. Waceke, Ms. Ngigi, Mrs. Ghirmay and Mr. Kimanthi.

Bravo to the Braestars who represented Braeside and Kenya with pride and commendable decorum and to the parents for their overwhelming support.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Odipo, Mr. Mwendwa & Ms. Wahinya

 

Welcome Back

Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends of Braeside School

Welcome Back!

What a delight it is to have Braestars back for another academic year. We are invigorated and excited to explore the new learning experiences this year has in store for us. 

A special welcome to the new families. The New Families’ Induction Morning held on 24th August provided a glimpse of ‘life at Braeside’. Karibuni sana!

Annual Target

The 2018-2019 target will be The Seven Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey. We shall cover two habits each term and have the 7th habit incorporated throughout the year. Your support in reviewing and enforcing the habits at home is highly anticipated and appreciated.

The website https://www.theleaderinme.org/the-7-habits-for-kids will be useful for further reading.

Wishing you a bountiful academic year!

Gladys Wahinya

Head teacher Braeside Primary

Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) Membership

It is with pleasure we inform you that Braeside School is now a member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA). The Association of International Schools in Africa is a non-profit association supporting the professional learning and school improvement strategies of international schools on the continent of Africa.

The association facilitates collaboration among member schools to advance school effectiveness and improve student learning.

Braeside School has demonstrated a commitment to the values of the association through; Diversity, International-mindedness, Collaboration, Dignity, Nurturing, Learning, Belonging and Service.

This membership demonstrates the school's commitment to excellence, this is another membership to the international bodies the school is affiliated to such as, the Council of International Schools (CIS) and  Council of British International Schools (COBIS).

Congratulations to the Braeside School community for this new achievement.

Regards,

Mr. Wallen Nyamota

Headteacher

Braeside High Week 7 Updates

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I wish to take this opportunity to welcome our students back from their half term break. I hope you had a great time with them during the break.

The half term ahead has many activities lined up and I request for your support inorder for us to have a successful term and end of academic year.

IGCSE/GCE Exams

The IGCSE/GCE exams which began last month are still on. Year 11 will finish today and GCE will be done on Tuesday next week. The students have been positive during the revision and exam sessions. Let us continue encouraging them.

School Development

We have been working on the school development plan in the  recent years with governors identifying areas for making our provision even better for our learners. This year, the governors have graciously agreed to do a major renovation for our washrooms. Because of the amount of work being done, we agreed for the work to start over the last week during the half term break.

This means that the boys’ washrooms at the Main Theatre Block will remain closed for the better part of the term. We have provided alternative washrooms located at the Middle School and at the swimming pool changing room block for the boys. The girls’ washroom will be closed immediately we close school for the major renovations. We apologize for any inconveniences that may be caused.

Sixth Form Graduation

Our annual  Sixth Form Graduation will be held on Monday, 18th June 2018 at 1:00pm in the School Theatre. You are all welcome to attend this ceremony as we celebrate the successes of class of 2018.

End of Year Exams

End of Year Examinations commence on Tuesday, 12th June 2018 for Year 10 and the week after for Year 7, 8 and 9. We wish the students the very best as they prepare for the Examination.

Work Experience

Year 10 and Year 12 students will be spending a week out of class in various work placements as part of our curriculum. Year 10 and 12 parents are requested to ensure that their child(ren) has/have a work placement. Year 12’s start on Monday, 11th June 2018 and Year 10’s start on 25th June 2018. 

Wishing you a good weekend.

Mr. Wallen Nyamota

HEADTEACHER