Internationalism

Internationalism
In light of recent worldwide events, I have been looking at our school and why I consider our students internationally minded.
The Dalai Lama said that ‘more calm, more compassion, more international feeling is good for our health’
On talking with our older students, I quickly see that they consider themselves ‘world citizens’ and are less bound by country, ethnic, religious and social boundaries than many of ourselves.
If we look at this in context; we live in a difficult time, the world is struggling to absorb seven billion people. Global disintegration seems to be our fate rather than global integration. To avoid this, we as a school are promoting internationalism. Children educated for tomorrow need to be equipped with the skills and habits which allow them to act in meaningful ways both locally and globally and look for solutions rather than problems. It is important to understand the others point of view as it is to understand your own. We foster an ‘us and us’ approach rather than an ‘us and them’ approach.
During my discussion with students, I am encouraged that they are critical thinkers who far from promoting one set of answers to a complex international issue are more likely to explore a range of values and opinions, whilst listening and respecting others opinions. I find our students to be tolerant, promote acceptance and appreciate difference. These are the leaders of tomorrow.

Andy

Sports and Swimming

Braeside High School held its Annual Sports Day on Friday 4th November. We were overwhelmed by the support parents gave our children and the school on the day. The competition was tough but Nyati house emerged the overall winners. Given the nature of sports, it is not surprising that the students had inspiring and motivational things to say about hard work, leadership, perseverance, winning, and team spirit. The students felt supported and the cheering from parents was awesome. For sports fans who came to support the students, I want to let you know that sports are the epitome of hard work and dedication. To get to the pinnacle of their sport, the students gave their all. Congratulations to the teams, parents and teachers for giving your all in the 2016 Sports Day.

Swimming Team

Braeside School swimming team successfully competed in the NASA Braeside Swimming TeamNationals invite championships in Mombasa. The group of 9 students represented Braeside. Girls were 3rd overall and boys were 12th overall. In addition, Virginia and Victoria were Victrix Ludorum in their age groups and Justine was 2nd runner up in girls’ 10-11 age category. Well done Braestars.