About Braeburn

Braeburn Schools: Vision & Mission

Braeburn Schools Mission & Vision

Vision: Every student a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen

Mission:  Braeburn Schools actively value and celebrate diversity, nurturing personal growth by providing a friendly and supportive environment. Early years, primary and secondary students develop the skills, attitudes and awareness necessary to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Based in East Africa, Braeburn schools are co-educational, offering the British system of education to a multi-national student body of varied academic ability.

CEO's Message

Terry Childs, Braeburn Chief Executive Officer

 

Message from the Group Chief Executive Officer, Terry Childs:

The foundations for Braeburn as we know it were laid in 1978 when an offer was made to buy a small school in Gitanga Road, Lavington. The school had about 70 children and three and a half acres of land, a house and a couple of classrooms.

On April 1st 1979 we took over the ownership and management. The rest is history – as they say, but what a history and a history that needs to be written! A history that has seen fifteen Braeburn schools emerge and nearly ten thousand children and five hundred teachers pass through our doors being forever part of us. As I write thirty-five years later, the attitudes, ethos and dreams of the original six founders remain the same and have been adopted as the attitudes, ethos and dreams of the entity that is Braeburn.

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Braeburn Managing Director's Message

Rob Williams Braeburn Managing Director

 

Message from the Group Managing Director, Rob Williams:

Over its thirty- five year history, Braeburn has grown from a single primary school caring for the educational needs of approximately 70 children, to now looking after the well-being of over 3000 pupils between 2 and 19 years of age.

Our responsibilities are not taken lightly. Despite the fact we run fifteen schools in both Kenya and Tanzania, we pride ourselves that our brand values are consistently revealed in all our schools. An educational brand which reflects a desire to ensure children are happy and content in their learning. An educational brand where ‘children’ really do come ‘first’. A brand where children of whatever creed or colour accept each other, don’t notice apparent differences, but respect each other for what they believe in and what they are. Our children become confident individuals, responsible citizens and are learners enjoying success.

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History of Braeburn

Beginning of Braeburn SchoolsBraeburn’s roots go back to 1968 when a Kindergarten was opened by an English woman in a house, (long since demolished) that was located in what now is the car park at the front of the present school. She called it Braeburn House International School. The school grew and over the next ten years a few classrooms were added to accommodate the expansion into the Primary age groups.

In 1979 the school was bought by a company formed for the purpose, Braeburn Limited. At that time the school consisted of the house, the additional classrooms, a carport, and a small playing field with eucalyptus trees at the bottom end. What is now the Foundation Stage building had walls but no roof. There were a total of 79 children on roll and six teachers. The name was changed to simply Braeburn School.

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Braeburn Schools Limited Board of Directors

Name Position
Mr. Terry Childs Executive Director, Vision Navigator & Interim Chair Person
Mr. Rob Williams Executive Director
Mr. Peter Moll Director
Mr. Ralph Diaper Director
Mr. Kigen Kandie Director
Mr. Kim Martin Director
Mrs. Joanna Garner Director
Mr. Mukesh Shah Strategic Consultant
Mr. Ketaki Sheth Company Secretary

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