It is with pleasure we inform you that Braeside School is now a member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA). The Association of International Schools in Africa is a non-profit association supporting the professional learning and school improvement strategies of international schools on the continent of Africa.
The association facilitates collaboration among member schools to advance school effectiveness and improve student learning.
Braeside School has demonstrated a commitment to the values of the association through; Diversity, International-mindedness, Collaboration, Dignity, Nurturing, Learning, Belonging and Service.
This membership demonstrates the school's commitment to excellence, this is another membership to the international bodies the school is affiliated to such as, the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Council of British International Schools (COBIS).
Congratulations to the Braeside School community for this new achievement.
Mr. Wallen Nyamota
I wish to take this opportunity to welcome our students back from their half term break. I hope you had a great time with them during the break.
The half term ahead has many activities lined up and I request for your support inorder for us to have a successful term and end of academic year.
The IGCSE/GCE exams which began last month are still on. Year 11 will finish today and GCE will be done on Tuesday next week. The students have been positive during the revision and exam sessions. Let us continue encouraging them.
We have been working on the school development plan in the recent years with governors identifying areas for making our provision even better for our learners. This year, the governors have graciously agreed to do a major renovation for our washrooms. Because of the amount of work being done, we agreed for the work to start over the last week during the half term break.
This means that the boys’ washrooms at the Main Theatre Block will remain closed for the better part of the term. We have provided alternative washrooms located at the Middle School and at the swimming pool changing room block for the boys. The girls’ washroom will be closed immediately we close school for the major renovations. We apologize for any inconveniences that may be caused.
Sixth Form Graduation
Our annual Sixth Form Graduation will be held on Monday, 18th June 2018 at 1:00pm in the School Theatre. You are all welcome to attend this ceremony as we celebrate the successes of class of 2018.
End of Year Exams
End of Year Examinations commence on Tuesday, 12th June 2018 for Year 10 and the week after for Year 7, 8 and 9. We wish the students the very best as they prepare for the Examination.
Year 10 and Year 12 students will be spending a week out of class in various work placements as part of our curriculum. Year 10 and 12 parents are requested to ensure that their child(ren) has/have a work placement. Year 12’s start on Monday, 11th June 2018 and Year 10’s start on 25th June 2018.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Mr. Wallen Nyamota
We have come the end of the first half of term and I would like to take this chance to thank you for your continued support. The week was quite eventful and fun filled.
We are pleased and excited to announce the excellent performance of our Braestars. Three of our students received the outstanding Cambridge Learners Award for the June 2017 IGCSE and A-Level exams.
Roda Kidane - High Achievement in IGCSE Environmental Management
Santa Kamuti - High Achievement in A-Level Environmental Management
Karen Andrea Bedoume - Top in Kenya, IGCSE Sociology
Congratulations to the Braestars.
Under 18 Hockey
We are pleased to inform you that our students Waridi (8S), Nina (8N), Janice (10K) and Matthew (9S) have been selected to join the Kenya National Under 18 Hockey team. They have been undergoing a series of training sessions and once chosen, they will be representing Kenya in Youth Olympic tournament in Algeria.
Year six students had 3 taster days in High School as part of our transition programme. From the change in lesson venue, new ties, interactive lessons, Lab experiments and introduction to new subjects, to the much-anticipated school canteen experience, the taster days were crowned by an exhilarating trip to the safari walk.
‘My experience was amazing and I’m really looking forward to joining Middle School. The teachers are nice. The canteen was really fun and the high schoolers were supportive and nice.’ By Tumi
‘It was great, the teachers were supportive, kind and sweet and the canteen was fun. The students were so kind and helpful.’ By Sinai
On Wednesday this week we had the annual Braeside entrepreneurship day where we witnessed great business minds as the students were able to work individually or come together, form and register companies share business ideas, advertise and sell their products and services. Bravo to the young movers and shakers as they soar great heights in the business world!
Next week Year 7 and 8 will be going for their annual pastoral trips. We wish them safe trip and a wonderful stay as they engage in team building and other activities that aim to aid in character building.
From the Sports Desk
This Tuesday, the Under 15 Girls’ Netball team had a tournament at Hillcrest where they won 22-12 against Hillcrest. On Wednesday, Under 13 Girls Netball had a match at home against Premier Academy. Braeside won 21-8.
Enjoy the half term break with the children and looking forward to seeing you back on Monday, 4th June 2018.
Ms. Hilder/Mr. Wallen Nyamota
Yr. 7 Group Coordinator/Headteacher
This is to give you advance notice of this change effective this September to ensure you are aware of the new requirements that will enable you to plan your uniform purchases between now and the start of the new academic year.
However, students will be allowed to be in the current uniform for the whole of the 2018/2019 academic year. The complete changeover will be in September 2019. The trouser, skirt, sweater and blazer will be black and ties will not change.
Middle School (Year 7-9)
Upper School (Year 10-11)
I wish to commend our students and the teaching staff individually and collectively, for the commitment to raising standards into teaching and learning. The standards in the classroom and beyond have improved considerably, as illustrated by the many and varied achievements of our students.
IGCSE/GCE AS /A Level Examinations
The IGCSE and AS, A level examinations begun this week. We would like to wish all candidates every success in their examinations. The candidates already have their timetables and are encouraged to adhere to the examinations regulations and school expectations as shared during the Parents/Students Examination meetings.
Please take note that students will be required to return school textbooks as soon as they clear with the last paper of each subject. This makes clearing process easier to avoid any hitches when the student comes for their results in August.
Exiting School at the end of an Exam
Students are allowed to go home after their exams as long as the key times have passed. We would wish to advise that Parents/Guardians give a note in the morning to be dropped off at the reception authorising such exits. This will reduce the need to make repeated phone calls seeking for such authorisation.
Attendance and Punctuality
I am pleased to report that our whole school attendance remains above our target of 97% - thank you. There has also been an improvement in our punctuality. I urge parents to ensure that they are punctual when dropping their children to school and when collecting them at the end of the school day.
Notice of school events will continue to be sent via newsletters, emails or sms. We will also ensure that the website is updated regularly and give as much notice as possible for events;
Changes to School Uniform Expectations from September 2018
We would like to notify parents of some changes to our uniform policy for the next academic year.
Essentially, we will be changing the expectations so that students will need to wear a specific style and fabric of garment purchased directly from our approved uniform suppliers. Information and images of the new items will be availed within the next two weeks on the school’s website and newsletter.
The changes will come into effect from the first day of next term in August 2018. The items of uniform that will change include the trouser, skirt, shirt/ blouse, sweater and blazer. With that in mind, our uniform suppliers ‘Animet’ and ‘Image First’, will be stocking the new-style uniform from June 2018 onwards.
We believe uniform is very important in terms of the message it sends about the respect students have for their school.
Wishing you a good weekend ahead.
Mr. Bernard Wandabwa/Mr. Joel Ndung’u
Assessment Coordinator/Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral)