As we approach the end of another busy term, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have given both your child and the school. It has been a long term filled with many events and activities. Your attendance to our 25th anniversary celebration, parent/teacher meetings, our sports days and to our school production is much appreciated. It is wonderful to end the term when students and staff are on high spirits for the achievements attained throughout the term.
Year 11 Mock Exams
Our Year 11 students will be sitting for their mock exams immediately we open on the first day of school next term (7th January 2020). They have been issued with their timetables and we expect that for them learning will continue throughout the holiday and that you will encourage and support your child to study and prepare for these important exams. This is a sign and reminder that their final IGCSE exams are around the corner.
End of Term Reports
The end of term reports are ready. Please log in to the iSAMS parents portal from next week Wednesday, 3rd December 2019 and get your child's report. Please have a discussion with your child on areas they have done well and on areas where they need improvement. If you have any challenges logging into the parents’ portal, please get in touch with the office.
Uniform is a symbol of our school and should be worn with pride. I am delighted in the way our students have worn their uniform during the term with confidence. We will continue to be vigilant to ensure that our students wear their uniform correctly at all times. There are so many school uniform items in the lost property section without names. We remind you that all uniform items must be clearly labelled with the child’s full name.
After School Activities
There will be no after school activities in the coming week. Kindly make arrangements to pick your child at 3.30pm. It has come to our attention and it is becoming a concern that there are so many students in school after 3.30pm without activities.
We really need your support on this matter going forward as it poses a big challenge to us as staff, managing big numbers after school. Therefore will be no late bus services in the coming week. Those who will be left behind will seek alternative means of transport.
I would like to remind parents and carers that the term ends on Friday, 6th December at noon. Please make arrangements to pick your child at that time.
I take this early opportunity to wish all of you a restful break with your children and enjoy the holiday season. Merry Christmas and happy new year, 2020.
School opens for term 2 on Tuesday, 7th January 2020.
Mr. Wallen Nyamota
After rigorous rehearsal sessions from the beginning of this term, the Year 1, 2 & 3 children finally staged this year’s production titled ‘Maui Catches The Sun’ on Thursday, 21st November 2019 @ 1.30pm in the school theatre.
Maui and his brothers set out on their treacherous quest, and finally reach the pit from which the sun rises and begins its all-too-quick journey across the sky. With skill and daring, they snare the sun and Maui beats it with his magic whale jawbone, demanding that it travels more slowly.
From the decorative backdrops, beautiful costumes and melodious voices, the children treated the audience to a wonderful afternoon as they displayed their acting and singing skills.
We say a big thank you to the parents for turning up in large numbers to watch the show. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
We cannot also forget the teachers who have worked tirelessly with the children to ensure the show was a success. We look forward to the next show come next year.
As we draw closer to the end of term, we focus on the many opportunities students have had to excel. I would like to take this chance to thank you for your continued support in helping the students achieve their goals.
Christmas Fill a Bucket Campaign
Helping others during the holiday season can bring cheer and warm feelings to those involved. The festive season is here with us, a moment to celebrate with friends and relatives. We would like to extend this celebration to others who lack the most basic of things. Our students are running the “Fill A Bucket” campaign to collect dry foods, cooking fat/oil, clothes, shoes, toiletries, sanitary towels, diapers, toys, books and other basic accessories to share with the less fortunate. We invite all parents and guardians to be part of this campaign by supporting the students and make this year’s campaign even more successful. Please find the attached poster.
World Scholars tournament of Champions
A delegation of students attended the Tournament of Champions World Scholars Cup 2019 at Yale University, New York. They were amongst students from over 60 countries and their performance was outstanding.
They received special recognition and won medals in the “Special area”, “Literature challenge” and “Scholars Challenge” categories and Team debate.
“My experience was unforgettable and enjoyable. I had a great time and made several friends from across the continents.” - Joan Argwings K. Year 11C.
“It was a very good experience as it improved my debating and writing skills and also allowed me to explore new countries. It was a magnificent experience.” - Lakshmi N. Year 11S.
We highly commend them for the good work.
From The Sports Desk
Braeburn Athletics took place yesterday with Braeside athletes performing extremely well.
Evans N - 2nd Position 800m
Nina D - 2nd Position 800m
Calvin O - 2nd Position 800m
Taamuli B, Nadia N, Nawi E and Danielle N - 2nd Position U15 girls 4*400m Relay
Nina K - 3rd Position 800m
Nadia N - 3rd Position 1500m
Chantal M - 3rd Position U15 girls triple jump
Estime G - 3rd Position U19 girls triple jump
Anne J - 3rd Position 100m
Have a nice weekend.
Mr. Leonard Mwendwa
Year 12/13 Group Coordinator
We have come to the end of week 12 of this term. It has been a busy week for our students and staff. I wish to thank you for your continued support.
Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day owing to the tradition of the remembrance poppy) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. The students wore poppies on their sweaters and blazers in commemoration of this day.
Food and Nutrition Trip
The Year 10 and 11 Food and Nutrition students visited Delmonte Factory in Thika where they had an opportunity to learn about food production, packaging, labelling, health and safety which are some of the topics they learn in the subject.
Rhino Cup Debate Challenge
We hosted students from Brookhouse who were proposing the motion ‘That Western museums should agree to repatriate cultural artefacts’. The Braeside team put up a good fight but Brookhouse carried the day. The team will proceed to the finals where they will fight out for the third position.
KS3 Swahili Day
On Friday, 15th November 2019, the KS3 celebrated Swahili Day where they narrated poems, stories and sang songs. This is a way of enhancing Kiswahili and further the language and culture amongst the students.
We will hold our Annual School production titled ‘Legally Blonde’ on Thursday, 28th November (Schools’ Show at 11:00am), Friday, 29th November (open to the public at 6:00pm) and Saturday, 30th November (open to the public at 5:00pm). Kindly come and support the students as they showcase their talents.
From the Sports Desk
Braeside is once again proud of the U17 boys football team for being the champions of the KAIISSO U17 boys premier league tournament that was held at Hillcrest School last Saturday on 9th November 2019. The boys displayed high standards of football throughout the tournament as well as good sportsmanship. Well done to the team.
The U15 girls rounders team also took part in the KAIISSO U15 Girls rounders held at Greensteds and did extremely well where they emerged 4th in their category.
The Braeburn Kasarani athletics competition took place on Friday, 15th November 2019 and we are proud to have been represented in various categories. We shall be able to share the results once the organizers forward them to us. The U15 boys football team are playing their finals today and we wish them all the best.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Ms. Catherine Macharia
Head of CTV Department
We have successfully come to the end of week 11 of this term. It has been a busy week for our students and staff. I wish to thank you for your continued support.
Message From our Alumni
Stephanie Ally Wangu Wangoru, former head girl 2018 Braeside School was appointed course representative for Leeds Becket University, School of Health and Community studies for the full period of her studies 2019-2022. Her day to day duties include working with the Course Administrator to ensure all students are well represented as well as the smooth running of the course.
She is currently in 1st year undertaking her Undergraduate degree in Bsc Public Health and Society. During the recent UK University Fair held at Leeds Beckett University, Stephanie was in charge of representing her course and country in welcoming potential students from all over the United Kingdom to the University. She recently organized a trip to UNESCO World heritage site in Saltaire, Shipley to investigate the correlation between social health determinants.
A group of three students are visiting United States, Yale University between 8th to 13th November 2019 for a world scholars conference. This enrichment program is designed to connect students with adult members of the community who assist them in developing their goals, confidence and training that will enable them to positively contribute to the society.
Year 13 Biology Trip To KEFRI
On Wednesday, 6th November 2019, Year 13 students had an opportunity to interact with plant researchers in the molecular biology and tissue culture laboratory. They were taken through the different syllabus recommended research techniques.
4th to 8th November marks the world interact week and as such the Interact Club in collaboration with CTV Department organised a myriad of activities throughout the week. Art displays, inter class tournaments, cultural food displays and DT project displays were among the activities for the week which culminated in an exciting end of the week talent show. These activities ensured that students got an opportunity to showcase their skills, abilities and talents.
Car Boot Sale
A special thank you to parents, guardians and friends of Braeside School who made this event a success.
We held our Annual Sports Day yesterday. All houses displayed great performance in individual and team events. We congratulate chui house for being the most disciplined house. Simba house emerged the overall winners.
Individual awards were as follows;
Top Year 7 Boy - Lerroy O
Top Year 7 Girl - Chiara R
Top Year 8/9 Boy - Marten Z & James K
Top Year 8/9 Girl - Taamuli B
Top Year 10/13 Boy - Calvin O
Top Year 10/13 Girl - Anne J
We appreciate everyone who made this event a success and well done to all the athletes who took part.
Have a good weekend.
Mrs. Hilder Chacha
Year 9 Group Coordinator