FAYE'S DIARY

27 June - 5 July 2014

Faye's Diary The end of year activities are well under way at all of the Braeburn schools around the country. From Graduations, to Prize Givings and Speech Days; from end of year school productions to staff/parent/student matches, there is still plenty going on at Braeburn right to the very end of term. It’s a time of year when I wish I could split myself into two so I could attend as many of the events as possible. But since I can’t do that, I hope you will make sure you support your school and children in all that they are doing. So let’s have a final look at what we have on to wrap up the academic year 2013 – 2014.

Friday 27 June

Braeburn Imani

2pm

Braeburn Imani proudly present “African Madonna” a musical work written by Felicity Laurence. This production gives children the opportunity to develop their innate sense of quality as its underlying theme is concerned with the rights of children. The songs, the poem and dance in African Madonna are all about the child and they all give an insight into the worth of the individual child. It is a “must watch” musical, so don’t miss it!

Friday 27 June

Braeburn School

3pm

FAB will be holding the Lost Property Sale in the dining room. This is a great chance to pick up some uniform items for the next academic year at a very good price. May we please urge you all to remember to label all items of uniform, so that perhaps we won’t need to have quite so many Lost Property sales!

Friday 27 June

Braeburn High School

6 – 10pm

“World Cup Fever” is the theme for the Year 9 and 10 disco in the high school, so students, get dressed in your favourite team colours, or get really daring and dress up as a giant golden world cup, or even as a football! There will be a prize for the best outfit – so get creative! But do make sure you can still dance! Advance tickets are on sale from Leonard in Accounts at Ksh250/- or you can buy on the night for Ksh300/-.

Saturday 28 June

The Austin Room, Braeburn Gitanga Road

10am – 12pm

TEDxBraeburnSchools will be discussing the theme: “Where Creativity Lies” this week. Hosted by Handerson, you are all welcome to go and join the discussion. It’s free and we encourage you to get your brain cells working.

Saturday 28 June

Braeburn School

1 – 3.30pm

FAB will be holding their annual Car Boot Sale in the Top High School Car Park. All the tables are sold, so we are in for some great bargains. Come along for an afternoon of affordable shopping. Entry: Ksh100/- for adults and Ksh50/- for children. For security reasons, we will be allowing entry to vehicles at the Primary gate and the back gate only.

Saturday 28 June

Braeburn Kisumu

6 – 9pm

The Kisumu Rafikis (ROBS) have decided to celebrate the end of the school year in style with “Words and Wine” (and Cheese!). Cheese and Wine tasting for the adults. Pizza, Crafts and Movies for the young people and… Poetry reading and a poetry contest for everyone! Just Ksh1,000/- for adults and Ksh200/- for children for a great (and different) night out! Proceeds to support future ROBS events and school-selected charities. Have an awesome evening!

Saturday 28 June

Braeburn Mombasa

6.30

BMIS are having a Quiz Night at La Veranda! The gauntlet has been thrown down by the Secondary Staff who are the current champions. Who is going to take up the challenge? To book your spot please contact Sonal on 0736 804103. Tickets are Ksh1,500/-.

Sunday 29 June

Braeburn Imani

2 – 6.30pm

As Braeburn Imani concludes its first academic year at the new site, FABI (Friends at Braeburn Imani) is organising another social extravaganza for everyone to join in the celebration. There will be lots of breath-taking activities for both young and old, including a Coconut Shy, Pineapple Ringer, Tag Rugby, Tug o’ War, Obstacle Race and a mini BIIS World Cup Football. There will also be a mouth-watering BBQ for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, and drinks on sale. What a wonderful way to end the academic year!

Tuesday 1 July

Braeburn High School

1.30pm

Braeburn High School will be celebrating the achievements of the students at their annual Presentation Award afternoon. Parents are invited to join us in congratulating them on their successes. We do ask that you be seated in the main Braeburn Theatre by 1.30pm please. There will be refreshments available in the foyer prior to the event.

Wednesday 2 July

Braeburn Nanyuki

11am

Braeburn Nanyuki will be performing their school production “The Elephant Child”. This play tells the story of how the elephant got its long nose. The curious elephant child seeks out the answers to his questions from a snake, a bird and a mean old crocodile. Hilarity ensues! See you there!

Wednesday 2 July

Braeburn Imani

2 – 4pm

Braeburn Imani would like to invite all parents and school Alumni to join them at their Speech and Graduation Day for Years 11 and 13. This is a special afternoon where we take pride in all the achievements of our senior students and send our leavers on their way to the next phase of their lives. We hope you will be able to join us.

Thursday 3 July

Braeburn Kisumu

6.30 – 8.30pm

BKIS just don’t want the term to end! They are having way too much fun, because tonight is the eagerly awaited fashion show by students. This year’s show is themed “Fashion with a Purpose” which has incorporated some new and exciting categories, which you will only find out about if you go along. Tickets will be on sale in the Accounts office from 24 June. Adults Ksh1,000/- Students Ksh500/-, which includes the fabulous fashion show and a buffet meal afterwards. Put your best-shod foot forward for this one!

Friday 4 July

Braeburn Kisumu

10.30am

The BKIS community will end their celebrations by recognising the wonderful successes and achievements of their children at Prize Giving Day. I know you will have all had a busy week, but do go along and applaud!

Saturday 5 July

Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road, Lavington

3pm

Braeburn Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the Whiffenpoofs. This is becoming an annual treat for us, when we are entertained by 14 senior Yale men from the US. The Whiffenpoofs are the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the world, and one of the most famous, having appeared on a number of popular TV shows, including “Glee” and “Saturday Night Live”. They have also sung for presidents and each year they tour 25 countries on 6 continents. We are very fortunate to be able to host them right here. Tickets are available now in the PR Office or on MPesa Paybill No. 910525, Account No: PR-WHIFFS. Adults Ksh800/- Students Ksh600/-. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!

 

The Holiday Activity Booklet will be coming out very soon. Debs is just finalising all the details (checking phone numbers, email addresses, etc), but I do have one new and very exciting camp I want to tell you about for all our teenagers – it’s the first ultimate DJ Boot Camp. Monsters Bass Camp will be taking place in the first week of August at Punda Milias Nakuru camp. Braeburn is hoping to be involved with this fantastic initiative, so do keep an eye open for that one if you are aged between 13 – 17 years.

So all that remains is for me to wish all our Braeburn families a fantastic holiday. We bid a fond farewell to the families and staff who are moving on to other countries and opportunities. Please stay in touch and let us know how you are getting on. Like the Facebook page and you can get (almost) daily updates of what we are doing in the Braeburn Group. To those of you who are travelling – Bon Voyage. Stay well, stay safe and come back home to us in September. To those of you who are remaining in Kenya, stay in touch via the Facebook page and website, as we will keep you updated with exciting happenings for the long holiday. Debs and I will be in the office, so pop in for coffee. The Coffee Shop, Business Centre, Book Exchange, Fitness Centre and Club will be open all through as well, so I hope we will see many of you at some stage. And dare I say it? We’ll be holding thumbs for all our students who will be waiting on tenterhooks for their exam results. I hope they are all that you would like them to be!

 

Best wishes

Faye

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Thought for the Holiday

 

May God grant you always…

A sunbeam to warm you,

A moonbeam to charm you,

A sheltering angel so nothing can harm you.

Laughter to cheer you.

Faithful friends near you.

And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.