Week 10 Newsletter

Welcome back from the two weeks break, we hope to have some level of normalcy going forward. As a school, our calendar of events has greatly been affected by the happenings. As they say; A good school teaches resilience- ability to bounce back”. BKIS is ready to move on with the rest of the programmes. Five more weeks to the end of the term and a lot is to be accomplished! Because of this, some slight adjustments have been made to our after school activities (YRs 3-9) as shown below:

 

 

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK 10

 

 

 

 

3RD NOV 2017

CANTATA REHEARSALS

 

WEEK 11

 

 

6TH NOV 2017

Tea time    Concert

      (Rehearsals)

 

 

8TH NOV 2017

TEATIME CONCERT

 

WEEK 12

 

 

13TH NOV 2017

CANTATA REHEARSALS

 

 

17TH NOV 2017

CANTATA REHEARSALS

       

WEEK 13

 

 

20TH  NOV 2017

CANTATA REHEARSALS

 

 

24TH NOV  2017

CANTATA REHEARSALS

       

WEEK 14

27TH NOV 2017

CANTATA REHEARSALS

       

 

CANTATA REHEARSALS

 

1ST DEC 2017

BKIS ICT / COMPUTING DAY

WEEK 15

 

 

4TH DEC 2017

CANTATA REHEARSALS

       

6TH DEC 2017

CANTATA REHEARSALS

       

 

 

The EYFS and KS1 students are also working on their production which is to be staged on the 1st of December.

Parent Teacher Consultations;

As was communicated earlier this week, we shall have our Parent Teacher Consultations next week on 9th and 10th of November between 3:30 and 5:30 pm.  Teachers will be available to meet with parents to discuss their children’s progress. A schedule will be sent out especially for the Primary and EYFS parents to know their time slots for meeting the class teachers.

Secondary school parents will meet the subject teachers in the Science and Art rooms.

  

Tea Time Concert

Our termly tea time concert is still on next week Wednesday 8th November despite the few number of lessons covered by our dedicated and talented Music students. The programme will be sent out on Monday. It will run from 3pm.

Scouts

The BKIS scouts movement is getting stronger and bigger each day! We have close to 25 students who have shown interest and are actively involved in the movement’s activities. A big thank you to those who have managed to get the full scouts uniform. They look lovely in them!

 

 

 The Braeburn Scouts mega camp at Kembu will be taking place next year in January .Our boys and girls from year 3 are looking forward to this great adventure.

Reader of the Week.

Joseph Brodsky once said, “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” This week, Benjamin has been voted as the reader of the week; congratulations are in order

Week 7 Newsletter

The countdown to half term is finally over! We have come to the end of the first half of this term. The successes realized is worth the well-deserved one week break. Thank you for the continued support.

Mid-term tests

Our seniors have been taking their Mid-Term Assessment Tests this week. At BKIS, we value assessment as it is a way to measure if the learning objectives of a subject are being met. Assessment is valuable for both students and teachers in evaluating progress. After Half Term they will receive their feedback as they plan to complete their IGCSE syllabus.

Acknowledgement

It was a privilege to have a delegation from Standard group in BKIS courtesy of Dhara Shah of Year 3 Class. She recently took part in a competition dubbed Young Talent Challenge where she emerged overall winner in her categories of Creative Writing & Reporting and Cartoon and Paint Work. It was very encouraging to see her receive TWO tablets. Congratulations are in order to Dhara for the great work. We are proud of her for flying BKIS flag yet again.

  

 Tae Kwondo Tournament

Last Saturday, BKIS was well represented at the tournament held at the Goan Centre. The determination and commitment displayed by these young sportsmen and ladies was just amazing. Congratulations to Samantha, Dhara, Krit, Dedan and Kristina.

Week 6 Newsletter

This week has been a special week to the teaching fraternity; a week when the world celebrated the Teachers! Thursday 5th October 2017 was the World Teachers’ Day under the theme of “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”. Thank you all to those who remembered to send encouraging messages to our dedicated teachers for the good impact they are creating in our students lives. One of the objectives of the day was:

  • To celebrate and highlight the contribution of teachers, from pre-primary through to higher education, to the education and development of our future citizens.

And this has been captured quite well in our Braeburn circles of producing responsible citizens and confident individuals.

NYASA SWIMMING GALA

Last Saturday we had a big group of BKIS swimmers take part in the termly swimming gala organized by the local KSF branch at Aga Khan Primary School. The turnout was just amazing. Our swimmers showed a lot of resilience in their many races. Their level of commitment and dedication was commendable. Thank you to our parents who stayed on to cheer and support the BKIS team. It is also important to mention the great support received from our teachers. We had Mrs. Njihia, Ms. Irene, Mr.Ndungu, Mr.Rwenyo and Ms. Inyanje gracing the occasion in the absence of Mr. Azenga who was away on official duty in Narobi.What a good way to show TEAM work!

 

 BRAEBURN SPORTS FESTIVAL

Our seniors were away in Nairobi last week to take part in this annual event. It is always a great opportunity to expose our learners to competitive sports and especially to interact with other students from Braeburn Family. Thank you Mr.Azenga and Ms.Mukui for leading the team to Nairobi.

School Improvement

The Early Years parents are happy to see the climbing Frame fixed as earlier promised. Over the half term, final touches will be done on it .We have also done a face lift to the library by fixing a book shelf as shown above. The children are glad to see these developments in the compound.

Week 5 Newsletter

It is exactly a month since the school opened for this academic year! This being our longest term, the countdown continues, two more weeks to Half Term! Many of you have been asking about our Half Term Break with the announcement of new election date. As you are aware, our dates are published a year earlier and most of our parents have had their plans arranged in advance. Because of this, we are not changing our half term dates as scheduled in the planner.

Swimming Gala

There will be a Swimming Gala at Aga Khan Primary school tomorrow. The BKIS team is excited and ready for the event. As was discussed in the assembly today, the team needs to be at the venue by 9:am.Out teachers (Ms Irene, Mrs. Njihia, Mr. Ndungu and Mr. Rwenyo) will be there in the absence of Mr. Azenga who is away in Nairobi for the Braeburn Sports Festival. Previously we have had excellent support from our parents who stay on to cheer the BKIS team. I am hopeful that we shall have the same tomorrow. Best of luck to the team.

Swahili as a Subject

Following the directive of the Ministry of Education that all schools in Kenya have to do Swahili, BKIS has been offering one hour lessons of the subject from year 1-9. Yesterday, we received visitors from the Ministry of Education all the way from Nairobi to come and check whether we have complied with the directive. It is my pleasure to report that they were impressed that this has been the case. We shall endeavour to create other opportunities for our students to know the basics of the language. It is also important to note that BKIS offers Swahili subject at GCSE level.

Education City and Myimaths Websites

To enhance the use of ICT in teaching and learning, we have always subscribed to these two websites. Myimaths is open to ALL the students from primary to High school while Education city is just for Primary students. Our appeal is, kindly encourage the children to use these sites to enhance their learning at home. In case of challenges of logins, kindly let the Class/Form Tutors know.

Reader of the week

This week, the award goes to Tristen Griffith of year 6. His love for the books was captured during play time where he sat quietly at a corner in the field while others were running around. Well done Tristen

 

 

School lockers

Our year fours have been excited to have lockers allocated to them this academic year. Many of the have had padlocks on them. This has come with the challenge of constant loss of the keys to the lockers. To solve this, kindly have a spare key well labelled and kept in school with the secretary (Ms. Evelyn). This will eliminate the problem of breaking into the locker in case the key is lost. 

New Student

In our assembly today, we took the opportunity to welcome a new member of BKIS by the name of Steve in Year 2.  

Week 4 Newsletter

Our fourth week of the term has come to a successful end. The annual target of team work and term value of unity came alive when the whole community converged at the BKIS field for a well-organized family picnic last Saturday. Kudos to the ROBs group for bringing us together with fun filled activities and of course the delicious meals we enjoyed on that great day. In case you missed, below is just a glimpse of how the day was:

University fair

Our seniors received an invitation to attend university fair which was held at St Andrew’s Turi on Wednesday. They had an opportunity to interact with representatives from overseas universities. Below is a summary from the students:

On Wednesday, September 19th, 2017, Year 11 attended an educational fair titled UNISERV held at St. Andrews Turi. The journey there was smooth and we arrived in time for the exposition. We met other international students just as curious as we were about what the future holds. There were over twenty universities’ representatives who were at hand to give exploitation about what the universities have to offer. We were particularly impressed with the University of Tasmania on an island off the coast of Australia. We also attended a presentation on the Marshall University. One interesting fact we learned was that students are paid to learn in Hungarian universities one of which was Obuda University.

The information we got was relevant and was not a waste of time. At the end, the host was kind to offer us lunch as an appreciation for the dedication we had because we had covered a long distance to attend the exposition. We were very thankful for the gesture. After the sumptuous lunch where Denzel served two plates, we kicked off the journey back home at about 1 o’clock with full stomachs and arrived at school at about 4 o’clock after a long journey of sleeping and dreams. We appreciate BKIS for this opportunity and recommend this to be an annual event for BKIS.

[ Loice, Walter,Denzel and Merceline ]

 

 Braeburn Sports festival

Every year this event brings together close to one hundred students across Braeburn group of schools to participate in various sports. We are delighted to send 8 students to be part of this gathering. The team will leave on Thursday next week to be back on Sunday 1st October. Our team comprises of Loice , Merciline,Vanessa, Kristina, Walter, Denzel, Don and Jesse accompanied by Mr.Azenga and Ms.Mukui.We wish them well even as they get ready for the festival.

 Car park

Thank you all for those who have always endeavoured to utilize the parking slot with considerations. As a TEAM of BKIS community, may we always remember to park appropriately for the sake of accommodating everyone. And to this regard, angle parking is recommended.

As we earlier agreed, let us also avoid dropping off students right in front of the school gate there by causing unnecessary inconveniences to other road users.

Appreciation on Punctuality

We have noted with a lot of appreciation the high level responsibility displayed by our students as far as punctuality is concerned. As we discussed earlier, time keeping is a life skill that has to be instilled in our learners as they progress with their studies. Thank you parents and guardians for enabling us to realize this. As a united TEAM we are all happy with the achievement. Let us keep the good work.

Election date

With the announcement of new presidential repeat election date, many of you have been asking what next for the school in-terms half term dates. A clear position will be communicated as soon as a decision is made at group level. Kindly bear with us on this for now.

Mater Heart Run

As promised earlier, the students who raised ksh.5000 and above were to be acknowledged through a token of appreciation from the Mater hospital. In our today’s assembly we presented to this group of students their much awaited gifts .Congratulation to the team.

 

  Reader of the week

This week our reader of the week is Dhara Shah. If you want to know more about Fantastic Mr.Fox, kindly get in touch with her. Well done Dhara!