At BGE, we are proud of our cosmopolitan and diverse student, staff and parent bodies. We have over 80 nationalities and cultures represented, which makes for an eclectic and stimulating group of people. This truly International aspect to the school is it’s most precious dynamic and it makes us respect and value each other's cultures and beliefs.
It follows that a lot of our parents come from all over the world; for some it is their first time in East Africa, and for many they have left behind family, friends and careers. For all our parents, whether local or international, they are dealing with having the children possibly move out of their generic home environment, and this can also leave an emotional and social gap. We have years of experience in making new students and families’ feel welcomed and settled very quickly. For this and numerous other reasons, Braeburn has a strong community ethos, where we actively encourage our parents and guardians to become part of the Braeburn family, forging friendships that will last across the miles and years.
Braeburn School is in a most fortunate position to be able to offer facilities and activities for our families to take advantage of as much, or as little, as they wish.
Our equivalent to a PTA is group called ‘FROGS’ (Friends of Garden Estate Schools) who coordinate a range of social get-togethers for parents, staff and children and events for just parents and staff, too. From family fun days at Karura Forest to the annual dinner dance, these opportunities bring us all closer together. The FROGS also host weekly coffee mornings each Friday at 8:30am at the Lily Pad near the pond where all parents are welcome to enjoy each other’s company and perhaps make a friend for life.
There are not many schools that offer a club like the one at Braeburn. It is most beloved and gives our adult community - parents, staff and private members - a chance to socialise after school hours. The Club offers a bar and we will often show the latest sport events and now and again, hold quiz nights for the grown-ups.
Braeburn regularly has events for the families of our community. We celebrate Diwali and other traditional festivals, hold International / Cultural Days and Family Discos, to say nothing of various sporting and charity events throughout the year.
In addition to correspondence from school, we also have an weekly newsletters and termly calendars, which keeps you up to date with upcoming events and activities throughout the year. We encourage you to utilise the website for additional information about Braeburn.
Moving to a new country, home and school can be a daunting exercise, but as part of the Braeburn community we are there to help you make the transition as pleasant and happy as possible, giving you platforms to make friends and make your integration into Nairobi life more complete. After all, a happy family ensures we have happy children. Welcome to the BGE community.