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 will be useful for further reading.

Wishing you a bountiful academic year!

Gladys Wahinya

Head teacher Braeside Primary