3RD TERM Week 9 Newsletter

19th June 2018

As we approach the end of the academic year, our calendar of events is packed with exciting activities. Last Saturday, BKIS opened its gate to invited schools to grace our EYFS Fun/ Sports Day. We were privileged to host Citam Nursery, Aga Khan Nursery and Rainbow Kindergarten to a fun filled sports day. The interactions and learning that took place through the structured play was just amazing. All the children from the four different schools had opportunity to do the same activities with considerable level of mastery for their ages; an indication of existence of good sports’ skills, that if nurtured would lead to great performance in the future.



This coming Saturday the 16th June, is the day we have all been waiting for! The ROBS committee has been working tirelessly to organise this event to mark the end of our academic year. 

It shall be at Mon Ami (Mega City) as from 6.00pm.  Family and friends are invited!  Theme for the Event is BLACK, WHITE AND BLING!


BKIS has been an Exam Centre for ABRSM in Kisumu for many years. This week, our students and others from different schools had an opportunity to sit for grade and prep tests in various musical pieces. They were guided by an experienced and friendly  examiner who has always harboured a keen interest in the role of examinations and assessment in Music Education, leading her to develop and co-ordinate examinations across the Music Service, and to examine for Edexcel ‘A’ Level Music before applying to work as an Examiner for ABRSM.

We are very optimistic that the time and preparation exercises undertaken by the candidates will lead to the ever excellent results.


Our last tea time concert for this academic year will be held on the 21st June (Next week Thursday).  I am very sure the children are looking forward to this great day which also coincides with the World Music Day! It will also be an opportunity for the children to have an Art Exhibition at the same time to show case their artistic skills on various pieces they have managed to produce in the course of the term. The event shall start at 3:00pm.  The programme of the day shall be sent out early next week.


The BKIS annual Inter House Swimming Gala is finally here with us! As scheduled, we shall be having our gala on the 22nd June at Nyanza Club. It will also be a great opportunity for our students to show case their aquatic skills.


This week Tuesday, we had a Special Parents Meeting in which the MD designate (Mr. Andy Hill) was officially introduced. It was also an opportunity to spell out the future plans for BKIS as far as development is concerned. As we are all aware, BKIS recently acquired some land for expansion purposes. It is encouraging to report that Braeburn Board of Directors has come up with a draft plan on this. As was mentioned by our current MD (Mr. Rob), the Board aims to have a BKIS campus on the piece of land in two years’ time. This campus shall have KS2 upwards as the current campus will continue to host EYFS and KS1. It is indeed exciting times ahead for BKIS….



A big thank to all those who managed to attend the Parent Teacher Consultation yesterday. We value the feedback given for the sake of the students. Due to the declared Public Holiday tomorrow, the next Parent Teacher Consultation shall be on Monday 18th from 3:30pm. This means that on Monday, school will end at 3:10pm.


The final assessments for this academic year will take place next week in the form of End Year Exams for the students in Year 1-9. Time tables have been shared with the students and will also be sent out to parents together with this newsletter. We wish the students best of luck.

Association of International Schools in Africa
Council of British International Schools (Compliance Member)
GL Education Assessment Excellence
Cambridge International Examinations
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music