We have come to the end of yet another successful week. The week started off with BKIS hosting Geography teachers from the Kenya Association of International Schools. It was a great opportunity for professional development and sharing of good practice among peers.
Inter Braeburn Swimming Gala
The BKIS team took part in this annual Gala last week on Saturday at Braeside School Nairobi. This being an invitational Gala involving all Braeburn schools, the selection of the team was based on very strict criteria. It is encouraging to note that most of the team members came back with medals. The great performance posted this year has been due to the dedication and commitment of the students. The many training opportunities offered by Mr. Azenga and Ms. Faith resulted into admirable performance. Thank you to our parents who accompanied the swimmers to Nairobi. I am sure it was a great feeling to see BKIS team come back with medals and a trophy for 3rd place in the 14 and over category.
This is a team to watch and I am sure it will have many more students joining in for the next Gala.
From the coach’s desk….
Over the weekend we took a team of 23 swimmers to Nairobi for the annual Braeburn Inter-school Swimming Gala held at Braeside School.
This has always been a very competitive event that pulls top swimmers from across all the 10 Braeburn campuses. Selection is done based on timings and due the few slots available just one boy and one girl are selected for each age group. The Kisumu team posted their best performance and scooped 22 medals in total with a number of gold and silver medals in the tally.
The boys 14 and Over category was able to swim away with the overall 3rd place trophy while the 8 and 9 girls’ category bagged gold and bronze for their freestyle and medley relays respectively.
Well done to the team of 7 girls and 16 boys with Shermain being the youngest but pulled the bronze medal in her backstroke.
ROBS Family Picnic
The last family picnic for this academic year is finally here with us! It is taking place tomorrow from 1pm. It will be a great time to have fun together as BKIS family. The attached poster gives more details of the exciting activities. Entry fee is only Ksh.50. There will be food stalls as well as a bake sale organised by the ROBS members. All are invited.
Our two boys Deven and Arav did an exam organised by the London College of Music (LCM) last term. Their love for drums took them all the way to St. Andrew’s Turi which is the nearest LCM centre to BKIS. They did their best and posted results to be proud of. Congratulations to the boys!
The second week has come to a successful end with the students displaying great understanding of the term values of Respect and Thoughtfulness. This was emphasized by the year 2 students in their assembly presentation as well. It was amazing to have the young ones remind the audience of the need to:
- Show respect to everyone
- Always use the magic words of “Thank You and Welcome”.
- Be thoughtful of others feelings
Our seniors in year 10 also had a great assembly for the High School audience in which they discussed on how the aspects of Respect and Thoughtfulness lead to Happiness.
In general, there was a consensus on the need for consideration of the important values which define an individual. As a school, the annual target of Team Excellence can only be achieved when it is supported by the said values.
The annual Inter-Braeburn Swimming Gala is taking place tomorrow at Braeside School Nairobi. Our BKIS team comprising of 22 swimmers are looking forward to a great performance tomorrow. It is our hope that with the practice and lessons offered, they are going to compete fairly well with their peers in Nairobi. In our assembly today, we wished the team well and assured them of our support. A big thank you to the parents we have travelled all the way to offer the much needed support. It is another great opportunity for exposure to competitive gala.
BKIS being part of the Kenya Association of International Schools is privileged to host a Geography Inset on Monday 6th from 8:30am. We are expecting over 15 teachers from other International School in Kenya. They shall be discussing matters Geography as part of the continuous professional development.
Year 9 IGCSE Syllabus
The year 9 have successfully started their IGCSE syllabus after completing their end of KS3 assessments. They have chosen the subjects they would like to study for the next two years as they get ready for the IGCSE of 2021.
As scheduled, this will take place next week on Wednesday and Thursday. This is an important event as photographs play an important role in everyone's life – good opportunity to keep memories of this year. There shall be sessions for teams, class, whole school as well as siblings photos to be taken. Previously we have extended the offer to families and I am sure the photographers would not mind it this time.
Year 2 and 6 Parents’ Meeting
This term, the year 2 and 6 will be having end of Key stage assessments in Mathematics and English. To enable adequate preparation for this, there shall be a meeting on Wednesday 8th from 3:30pm in the respective classes. It will be a great opportunity to discuss the general expectations as we approach the tests.
There shall be a ROBS meeting on Tuesday 7th from 3:30pm to discuss the Family Picnic on Saturday 11th as well as the planned event for this term. All parents are encouraged to attend.