FS2 trip to Mlango Farm on 23rd, October 2018

The FS2 children went to visit Mlango farm in Limuru. The children went home having had a first-hand experience of many aspects of farming and the work involved. For some, it was their first farm visit and we are glad to have provided that opportunity. The children learnt names of different vegetables, saw how they grow, and tasted the vegetable soup that they prepared and cooked themselves.

Most of the children can now differentiate between fruits and vegetables. They also learnt how to take care of different animals. Though a challenge to some, the children enjoyed going round the muddy farm which made them feel like ‘real farmers’.

We had a great day out!

Year 9s visit to Chandaria Industries

On Tuesday 23rd October 2018, the year 9 students visited Chandaria Industries. This trip was aimed at explaining how industrial processes work, and how materials are made, manufactured and recycled. This helped the students reinforce their learning from both science and geography.

The main material the students looked at was the recycling of waste paper to useful tissue products. There is a long process including washing, bleaching, drying, rewinding, cutting, patterning and packaging. They learnt about the different steps, chemicals and machines involved, and looked at the advantages and disadvantages of using industrial processes for recycling of materials.

They were all superbly behaved and adhered to all the safety protocols. It was evident that active learning was taking place with all the students being fully engaged in the various activities of the trip. Chandaria Industries management were very impressed by the conduct of the students, as such, they were given some giveaways including pocket tissue that was recently made.

Annie

Our Theatre summer school group will be presenting "Annie" this Sunday at 12 noon. These students are from a range of Braeburn and other schools and they have been working wonderfully well this week to have prepared their version of Annie.

Free entry and family and friends welcome to join us.

Head Prefects Elected

The coveted roles of head by and head girl are always hotly contested and this year was no exception. the roles are often assumed by individuals who manage to balance finely, influence, leadership, empathy and authority. Margaret Ndugu and Raiyan Ganatra, made such impressions on their campaign trails and in subsequent grilling by the SMT that they are duly appointed to the roles.

With their peers they have already been making a positive impression in the school and have great plans to build on the good work of their predecessors in the coming academic year. I look forward to working with them and all the prefects.

Year 9 Scholars Announced

I am very pleased to announce that, following a long and difficult process, two of our year 8 students have been awarded scholarships as they move into year 9 in August.

Shiro Muiruri and Khaleel Lalji demonstrated not only academic excellence, but also dedication, skill and humility in areas of excellence; drama for Khaleel Lalji and sports for Shiro Muiruri. Congratulations to both Khaleel and Shiro, but also to all the candidates who applied for the scholarships and performed so well as they undertook, interviews and tasks in such a fashion as to make the final decision such a challenge.

Scholarships for entry onto the IB courses will be based, in part on the results of the applicants' IGCSE results and will therefore be announced at a later date.