We have come to the end of week 3 of this term. Time is moving so fast and we wish to remind Year 11, 12 and 13 parents that IGCSE/GCE exams are drawing closer by the day. Encourage the candidates to be focused.
UK Universities Fair
We successfully hosted a group of 49 UK Universities representatives in our school this week. The occasion provided a valuable opportunity for our students to meet university representatives face to face and ask about careers they wish to study in the future. It was a fantastic opportunity and platform for our students and others from other international schools in Nairobi to consult and engage University representatives face to face, acquiring vast information in relations to study opportunities in the UK.
After School Pick ups
We would like to request all parents and guardians to ensure that any child who is not taking part in after school activities to be picked from school at 3:30p.m. We are offering two after school activities this term that includes sport training and clubs. The number of students remaining in school without activities is becoming a challenge and a concern. Please pick them early. For 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. Any student staying in school after the stated time must be in the study/waiting rooms.
We have adopted a continuous assessment criteria that will ensure students are given periodic assignments as the term progresses. The marks/grades scored from these assignments will form part of their midterm and end of term marks/grades. We therefore urge every parent to ensure that children are provided with supportive conditions that will enable them complete academic tasks and assignments in time.
Students Council Elections
The week has been busy with campaigns for the Executive positions of the Students’ Council. The candidates for various positions put up spirited campaigns as we carry out the elections on Friday, 22nd September 2017. Congratulations to those who have already been elected as Class Representatives through elections which were held last Monday. A comprehensive list will be out soon after the rest of the elections are held.
Looking forward for another fruitful week ahead!
Mr. Wallen Nyamota
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.