Newsletter 8 - Term 1 2019-2020

26th October 2019

We are excited to welcome you back from the Mid-Term Break. The students look well rested and ready for the second half of the term.

Braeburn Swimming Camp

As was mentioned before half term, four of our students took part in the group Swimming camp that was held in Mombasa. A great learning opportunity in deed! Well done to the team and a big thank you to Mr. Azenga who accompanied them.

Taekwondo Competition

Over the break, one of our own Krit, took part in a Tae kwondo Competition that was held in Kisumu. His love for the sport has continued to grow over the years. In this event, he registered for 3 entries and was able to scoop medals in all. 1st position (Pumsai), 2nd Position (Sparring) and 3rd Position (Speed Kicking). Congratulations to Krit!

BKIS Taekwondo

BKIS ICT/Computing Day

On Friday, 1st of November, 2019 we will celebrate the third B.K.I.S. ICT/Computing Day! This year’s theme is “Embracing Green Technologies”. For this special event, all students will be allowed to bring their electronic devices (phone, laptop, etc.) to school. We recommend android run smartphones. A temporary internet connection will be provided in every class. Apart from this, the day will be packed with great learning activities for all groups from Year 1 to Year 11. Teachers will give specific instructions to the students in each year group for successful running of the day.

As has been the norm, the student is responsible for maintaining a 100% working device at all time and shall be expected to use reasonable care to ensure that the device is not damaged. Refer to the planners (Primary Planner Pages 14-18 & High School planner pgs. 5-7) for the ICT Usage Agreement. Examples of damage include, but are not limited to:

  • Damage or loss resulting from an unattended Device while at or away from school.
  • Damage when others use the device
  • Using device in an unsafe environment and/or in an unsafe manner.

Parent Teacher Consultations

As scheduled in the calendar, this important event is taking place next week on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 -6pm. The EYFS and Primary class teachers will be stationed in their respective classes while High school and other subject teachers will be in The Science Lab and Art Room.

It will be an important meeting to discuss the progress witnessed over the term as well as share on the targets for the next phase of learning.

Because of this, there will be no after school sports. This means the school will end at 3:10pm on both days.

Assembly Acknowledgements

Below are this week's assembly acknowledgements.

BKIS Assembly Acknowledgements
Association of International Schools in Africa
Council of International Schools
Pearson Edexcel Certification
Council of British International Schools
The Independent Association of Prep Schools
Independent Schools Inspectorate
Association of British Schools Overseas
Cambridge International Examinations
BTEC Level 3
GL Education Assessment Excellence