Newsletter 1- Term 1 2018-2019

6th September 2018

It is a joy to welcome you back from the long holiday. The reports from the students indicate a well utilized break with great adventures.

As we start the new academic year, it is important to mention that there have been notable development projects which were undertaken over the summer break to make the school better:

  • General maintenance work which also included paint work of the school
  • Construction of the sail shade to be used for the assemblies as well as for lunch purposes
  • Complete change of EYFS furniture
  • Carpeting of both the library and ICT suite.


I can assure you that the students are very pleased to see these little changes every year. We shall continue to improve the general outlook of BKIS.


The dedication and commitment of students led to great results to be proud of. Looking at the individual performance, almost all the students met their targets as far as predicted grades were concerned. BKIS registered a 76%  pass of grades A*-C. For this to have been achieved, the great team work involving students, teachers and parents was clearly witnessed throughout the academic year. I must say a big thank you to all the parties for the excellent work. It is also important to mention that all the candidates have already gotten placements into A level schools and we wish them well.


As has been the tradition, every academic year we have a target to guide our general day to day activities. This year the annual target is TEAM EXCELLENCE. Having had a chance to look at the characteristics of great teams, it is now time to experience team excellence.

The annual target is normally supported by a well thought out TERM VALUES with the clear understanding that a value is a principle that guides out thinking and behaviour. This term the value is COOPERATION which in essence involves:

  • Listening carefully to understand what people are saying
  • Sharing your things with others
  • Taking turns when someone else wants to do the same thing
  • Compromising when you have a disagreement
  • Doing your best and encouraging others to do their best

Thanking people for the part they are playing


We say a big well come to the following into BKIS Family:

Svetlana Q. ---Crèche

Nirav P. -----Crèche

Emmanuel A. ---- FS1

Lara P. ---FS1

Lara O.—FS2

Aryana O.—Yr 4

Mitchell O. ---Yr 5




After the whole school’s election of the President and the deputy, the classes had the opportunity to elect their representatives as follows:






Arav Mittun


Samara Griffith


Chenbang Zang


Jamie Osamba


Dedan Odero


Rowland Sande


Hamraj Chatthe


Benjamin Mmbekeh

 We wish them well as they Cooperate with their President (Don) and deputy (Vanessa) as they lead the students’ body this academic year.


Over the summer break, BKIS was represented by a team of five students at the Global round of the World Scholars Cup that was held in Barcelona. As always, they did their best and the team of Vanessa, Samantha and Cindy has qualified for the Tournament of Champions to be held at the Yale University in USA between 16th and 21st November this year. Congratulations to the team!



The August break has been a very busy for some BKIS students who took part in the festival of friendship organised by the Ismaili Community in Kisumu. In this festival, there were many teams taking part in sport activities and BKIS was ably represented by Arav, Maaya, Krit, Qamara, Deven and Annika. All of the participated in U12 category in swimming and tennis singles where the results were as follows:

  • Annika Parmar 2nd Position—Tennis Singles
  • Maaya Bhamra 1st position---Tennis Singles
  • Swimming : Annika Butterfly 1st position, Backstroke 3rd position

                    : Krit : Free Style 1st Butterfly 2nd and Breast stroke 2nd















Our after school activities will begin next week. Being the first term of the academic year, the sports on offer are Cricket, Rounders and Athletics. Our after school activities for the sports days will rotate around the mentioned sports and a schedule will be out on the notice board.

Thank you for prompt response on clubs options. Ms. Donia is working on the clubs’ lists which should be ready by Monday.  Please note that as from Monday school will be ending at 4.10pm.

Upcoming Events

  • Parents Meetings: The annual parents meeting will officially begin next week. These are meetings in which the curriculum and pastoral expectations are shared with the parents. As per the calendar of events:
  • KS3 & 4 parents’ Meeting will be next week Wednesday 5th September from 3:30pm in the science lab
  • EYFS Parents’ Meeting is on Saturday 8th September from 9 am.
  • KS1 Parents’ Meeting will be on Monday 10th September from 3:30pm
  • KS2 Parents’ Meeting is on Wednesday 12th September from 3:30 pm
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Council of British International Schools (Compliance Member)
GL Education Assessment Excellence
Cambridge International Examinations
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music