High School Week 9 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I wish to take this opportunity to welcome you and students back after the mid term break. All children have reported back after enjoying one week rest from the classroom. Let us continue encouraging the children to make more progress in the next half of term.

Car Boot Sale

We wish to invite you to this year’s Car Boot Sale organised by the Students’ Council. This event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 2nd November 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the School’s car park. This is a great opportunity for you to ‘clear up’ any items that are not in use and decongest your wardrobe or store in readiness for new stock that comes with the Christmas season. It also provides an opportunity to shop for your loved ones.

Beyond COP 21 Symposium

Braeside hosted the Beyond COP 21 Symposium. COP stands for ‘Conference of Parties’ and is a series of symposia, hosted all over the world to create awareness among young people on the issues of Global Warming and Climate Change. It complements the work done by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This was the first time, it was being held in Africa. 

Students from 6 schools got a chance to interact, learn from each other and make pledges on how to tackle climate change in their own individual capacity. They also got to learn from over 10 organizations who were exhibiting their work on environmental conservation and management. Mr. Peter Milne, founder and director, Target4Green Educational Consultancy and Training Limited from the UK was the keynote speaker.

Parent-Teacher Consultation Meetings

I wish to thank all parents who attended the above meetings. We now have two to go in the coming week and the week after. I encourage the Year 7 parents to come for the meeting scheduled to take place on Friday, 1st November 2019 at 3:45pm. The sixth form meeting will be held on Tuesday, 5th November 2019 at 3:45pm.

Out and About

Over the half term break our Year 10, 11 and sixth form  students went for their educational and team building excursions. The students enjoyed the activities offered on the trips. I wish to thank the parents who supported their children in attending these trips.

From the Sports Desk

Braeside x-country team participated in the Turi cross country on 11th October 2019 and displayed good performance in various categories. The U15 boys were joint first position with Turi. 

The KAIISSO x-country is this weekend at Oloolua nature trail Karen and the team is ready to represent the school in the event. The Peponi relays and Hurdles was unfortunately cancelled due to the continuing rains but the team continues to train in readiness for the Braeburn Kasarani Meet on 22nd November 2019.

Have a good weekend. 

Regards,

Mr. Martin Aguko

Sports Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Week 6 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We have successfully come to the end of week 6 of this term. It has been a busy week for our students with many activities around the school.

25th Anniversary Celebration

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary on Saturday, 28th September 2019. The event was marked with pomp and colour as we celebrated great milestones the school has reached. We extend a special thanks to parents, guests and friends of Braeside School who made time to celebrate with us this memorable occasion.

International Music Day

Music is a powerful tool that brings the society together. It’s a world’s treasure, and as Braeside, it is part of our life. On Tuesday, 1st October 2019, we celebrated International Music Day where we listened to melodious tunes and music  throughout the day. Students appreciated our diversity through music.

BTEC Trip to Barizi Gardens

The Business Department planned an experiential educational trip to Barizi Gardens for year 13 BTEC students in Kajiado County on Thursday, 3rd October 2019. The purpose of the field trip was to expose our students to team building activities towards achieving learning outcomes. The knowledge and experience learnt enabled the students to demonstrate skills of working as part of a team towards achieving their goals and dealing with any conflict or difficult situations as a team member.

CIS Universities Fair

The Sixth Form students attended the CIS Universities Fair on Tuesday, 1st October 2019 at Brookhouse School. The fair was be open to students and their teachers and it was aimed at exposing students with relevant university choices from universities from the USA, Canada, UK, Asia and other countries. This is what one of the students had to say;

‘‘The fair opened up my knowledge of the world as I was exposed to far more options than before. As I have attended multiple UK University fairs prior to this, it was a completely new experience as I learnt more about Canada and the USA which are my main interests. I was able to find scholarship opportunities in which I am interested in. Seeing it as my last year and I am beginning the application process and narrowing down my options, I now have a more educated perspective on my potential institutions to further my education as well as connect with other cultures’’. By Nikki G. Year 13A

From the Sports Desk

This week, Under 15 rounders played Greensteds on Friday, 4th October and will play St. Andrew’s Turi today. Under 15 boys football are participating in Braeburn Imani U15 Football Tournament this weekend. We wish the teams success as they represent Braeside.

Have a good weekend.

Regards,

Ms. Rachel Yongo

Upper School Coordinator