High School Week 10 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As we fast approach the end of the academic year, there is a lot of excitement as students look forward to the prize presentation and the beginning of their summer holidays.

Year 7 and 8 Community Service

Students in Year 7 and 8 will on Monday and Tuesday respectively, visit charitable organisations to donate unclaimed items that have been in our lost property. Items to be given out have been in the store from 2016 to 2018.

Return of Text Books

The Year 7’s are expected to return textbooks on Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 while Year 8’s are to return on Monday, 1st July 2019.

Prize Presentation

At the end of every year we celebrate the students who have achieved in various fields in the school, from sport to academics. This year’s event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 4th July 2019. All are welcome.

Year 10 Work Experience

The Year 10 Work Experience program was a great success again this year. The comments from employers were, on the whole, very good. I would like to thank all the employers for playing hosts to our students and for their feedback on the progress of our students.

Many thanks to the parents for facilitating the students during the week, the students for their excellent behavior and their teachers for visiting the many workplaces.

This week, we also welcomed back the Year 12 students after a successful five days of work experience program and the beginning of their work on the Year 13 syllabus. The students had a wonderful experience in the different organizations they were stationed.

From the Sports Desk

The U13 Boys Rugby participated in the Pembroke Ndume 7s on Saturday, 22nd June 2019. The team put up a spirited fight during their pool matches. They managed to finish 4th in their pool. A special mention to Lincoln K. Year 7S and Yaseen W. Year 8K for displaying excellent performance during the tournament.

This weekend, the U13 Boys Rugby and Netball girls will participate in the KAISSO tournament at Braeburn Garden Estate. We wish the team success.

I wish to remind Parents and Guardians that teaching and learning continues until end of term. No student is expected to be away from school in the name of ‘we have finished exams!’ 

Have a good weekend. 

Regards,

Mr. Leonard Mwendwa

Year 12/13 Group Coordinator

 

 

High School Week 9 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We have successfully come to the end of a very busy week, a week where our learners were sitting for their End of Year Exams.

Work Experience

As part of our curriculum, our Year 10 students will be out of school for a week long on work related learning (work experience). Year 10 parents, kindly ensure that your child attends this very important experience. The work experience week will run from Monday, 24th June to Friday, 28th June 2019.

All students have been placed in various organisations and I wish to take this opportunity to thank you parents and our partners for ensuring that all our students have a work placement.

Teachers will  be going round next week to visit the students and see how they are fairing on. 

All Year 12’s completed their work experience on Friday, 21st June 2019. They are expected to be in school from Monday, 24th June 2019 for normal lessons.

World Scholars

We are pleased to inform you that we sent a group of students for the World Scholars Cup Global Round year in Beijing, China. 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 society. It brings together students in a fantastic championship that revolves around debate, talent show, collaborative writing, scholars bowl and scavenger hunt.

Return of Library Books

We wish to remind Year 11, Year 13 BTEC and A-Level to return library books by Friday, 28th June 2019.

Sixth Form Graduation

The Year 13 Class of 2019 graduated from High School on the 18th of June 2019. We wish them all the best as they step out to a new life and phase.

Next Week’s After School Activities

There will be no after school sports coaching next week. We will only have the  final after school club session on Wednesday at 3.45pm to 4.45pm.

Sports Fixtures

We wish our sports teams all the best in all fixtures and tournaments lined up this weekend. A big thank you to our games department for their dedication.

Good luck to the Under 13 Boys Ndume Sevens Rugby at Pembroke.

Wishing you a good weekend.

Regards,

Mr. Joel Ndung’u

Deputy Headteacher - Pastoral

 

High School Week 8 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Week seven has been busy and full of major activities where the students were fully engaged.

End of Year Examinations

End of year examinations started this week for Year 10’s while Year 7, 8 and 9 start next week. We encourage all students to plan and prepare well for the examinations. We wish them success.

Taster Days

The year 6 class had a short experience in high school.  The taster days were Monday, 10th and Tuesday, 11th June 2019. They are a unique class with an impressive sense of focus. They are quite engaging, highly inquisitive, lively and good to be with. During the reflection time, they expressed their love for high school after the few lessons they had attended. Their best moments were having time at the canteen and attending high school classes. We wish them well and look forward to receiving them come September, next academic year.

Tea Time Concert

On Thursday, 13th June 2019 we hosted our Annual Tea Time Concert where students displayed their prowess in playing the different musical  instruments. A big thank you to the parents and guardians who came to support our Braestars.

Sixth Form Graduation Ceremony

We invite you to our 6th Form graduation ceremony on Tuesday, 18th June from 1:00pm in the School Theatre. Come celebrate with us as we send them out for specialised education and a wonderful future. 

From the Sports Desk

The U13 Netball team participated in the U13 Nairobi Academy Netball Tournament where they displayed a good performance against tough  opponents and eventually winning the shield.

The U15 Girls Netball and U15 Boys Rugby will take part in the Turi Rugby and Netball Tournaments this weekend on 15th June 2019.

Wishing you a good weekend.

Regards,

Mr. Martin Aguko

Head of Games

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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High School Week 7 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am pleased to note that the last part of this term has started on top gear. The warm interaction between our students and staff is quite motivating. One would think that the term has just started since each learner is showing a great sense of enthusiasm in all activities.

Parents Consultations

This week, we have had parents’ consultations for the year 7, year 8 and year 10. The aim was to bring the parents up to date on the performance and conduct of their children. We encourage all our parents to be available on such days to keep our children motivated and guided.

End of Term Exams

Research has shown that exams are a source of stress and discomfort among the young people. As we prepare for the end of year exams, which will be comprehensive, we ask that you support the children as they revise their notes.Encourage them to prepare adequately.

Mathematics Contest

On 6th June 2019, these 4 students, Serah N. Year 7S, Andrea K. Year 7C, Hafsah C. Year 8C and Wanjiku W. Year 8N represented the school in the Junior Mathematics Challenge held in The Nairobi Academy. The event was in two stages; Individual challenge and team challenge. The school was ranked third out of the nine schools that attended.

Key Stage 3 and 4 Debate

Yesterday, the upper school hosted a discourse on 'Whether democracy is the best form of government' which invited diversely thrilling viewpoints. Vastly, both teams put forward very strong arguments and presented their cases clearly; engaging the audience and firmly rebutting the significant other's case. This follows the middle school debate on 'Whether peer pressure is more useful than harmful'; which was equally captivating. We laud and congratulate our passionate debaters who really exerted themselves to showcase their talent and prowess.

Year 7 Pastoral Trip

During the Mid-term break 70 students of year 7  travelled to Brackenhurst Hotel in Limuru for their pastoral trip. The trip program aimed at helping students to appreciate the beauty of working in teams, building up their ability to make sound decisions, enhancing the  attitude of resilience, understanding the effects (both positive and negative) of social media to young people’s lives and nurturing a sense of  responsibility in caring for what each one of them was carrying along.

They had great fun interacting with the Blue sky Adventures (a team that facilitated the events) especially when they got to the high ropes. A majority of them felt they had overcome a great degree of the fear that makes them not to venture into new horizons in their school life.

From the Sports Desk

The U15 Rugby and Netball teams are preparing for the St. Andrew’s Turi Rugby 7’s and Netball tournaments that are upcoming on 15th June 2019. The U13 Rugby continues to train for the upcoming Ndume 7s on 22nd June 2019 at Pembroke.

We wish the teams all the best as they prepare for the tournaments.

Wishing you a good weekend.

Regards,

Mr. Wellington Andati

Middle School Coordinator