FAYE'S DIARY

17 October - 6 November 2014

Faye's DiaryHere we are at half term!  I thought I would try and get this out a little earlier than usual, so I can let you know some of the exciting events coming up as soon as you get back.
So without further ado, get your diaries out and start filling them in.

 

Friday 17 October
Braeburn Garden Estate

“Space Day” at BGE will be the culmination of a week dedicated to science or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  All the activities are being arranged by one of NASA's 'Outstanding Educators', our very own Mr Jon Andrews, and he will be showcasing science in action.  Guess where I’m going to be next Friday?

Friday 17 October
Braeburn Imani
9 – 10am

Now I have a dilemma!  Space Day at BGE or… Movie Morning with Playgroup and FS1 at BIIS?  It’s a mystery movie at the moment, but it is going to be Disney.  Now do you understand?  Perhaps I can do both?  But it’s going to fun for our Imani little ones anyway.

Saturday 18 October
Braeburn Sports Hall, Gitanga Road
11am – 1pm

Jossy will be holding a Zumba Master Class in the Sports Hall, so come and “shake it all about” in the Sports Hall.  The theme is Black and White.  Charges in advance: Ksh1,000/- or at the gate Ksh1,500/-.  MPESA 0717 409743.

Monday 20 – Friday 24 October
All Schools

It’s Half Term!  Enjoy your break and we’ll see you all back at school on Monday 27 October.

Sat 25 & Sun 26 October
Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road
3 – 5pm

The Charmaine Smith Studio will be performing a Bouquet of Dance at Braeburn Theatre.  Tickets are Ksh800/- per head.  For reservations, please contact Charmaine at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tuesday 28 October
Braeburn School Athletics @ Kasarani Stadium
9am – 2.30pm

It’s one of our biggest annual sporting events!  The Braeburn School Athletics Meet is a wonderfully competitive day of inter-school Track and Field.  Parents are invited to come and shout for the children, and as a reward, Braeburn supplies refreshments and lunch in the VIP Suite.  Put this one in your diary!

Wednesday 29 October
Braeburn Mombasa
4pm

BMIS are having a Music Afternoon in the Drama room.  So parents, do come along and support the children in all their musical endeavours – be sure to applaud with gusto!

Thursday 30 October
Braeburn Coffee Shop, Gitanga Road
8.30am

As you all know October is Cancer Awareness month and we at Braeburn would like to do our bit, so we have linked up with Faraja Cancer Support Trust to hold a special coffee morning.  A representative from Faraja Trust will be coming to talk to us about Cancer support in Kenya and we have invited them to bring a donation box so if anyone would like to have the option of giving them a monetary donation, they are free to do so.  Java and Ens Valley will be providing coffee and pastries, so please do come along and support this worthwhile cause.  Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to bring along your friends.  Even if you can’t stay for the talk, you can grab a cup of coffee and a cake and leave a donation in the box.  See you there!

Friday 31 October
Braeburn Garden Estate
All Day!!

BGE have got an amazing programme organised for this day.  They have Cultural Day all day – and that is always super fun at BGE and then they have their Diwali / Bonfire Night celebrations in the evening.  Take your vitamins – you are going to need loads of energy to get maximum value out of this funtastic day!

Friday 31 October
Braeburn Mombasa
4pm

This is a chance for the children to dress up for Hallowe’en!  There will be more details coming your way as soon as I get them, so stay glued to Facebook in case it comes through during half term!

Friday 31 October
Braeburn Nanyuki

There will be more detail to follow, but BNIS will be celebrating Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night with a mega disco.  So put it in your diary and don’t miss the fun!

Friday 31 October
Braeburn School
6pm

This year we are going to have a Spooktacular Movie Party!  FAB are gearing up to have a few fun activities in the Coffee Shop, and then we will screen our spooky movie at 7pm in the Austin Room.  More details will be coming your way soon!

Saturday 1 November
Braeburn Kisumu
8.30am

BKIS Cross Country Race – come and watch over 120 students from across schools in Kisumu run a 5km race.  We start promptly, so don’t be late.  Cheer on your runners!

Saturday 1 November
Braeside School
9am – 1pm

Braeside are holding their annual Car Boot Sale.  Lots of you have been asking me about this, so don’t miss out on the chance to sell or buy.  You have until 29 October to book your space, so don’t delay!  Table Slot: 500/-.  Car Slot 800/-.  Car & Table: 1000/-.  Strictly second-hand items only.  Contact Braeside to make your booking.  All welcome!

Sunday 2 November
Ngong Race Course
10am – 6pm

Not a Braeburn event, but a Braeburn favourite.  The KSPCA will be holding their annual Shaggy Dog Show.  Bring your shaggy (or not-so-shaggy) dog along with the whole family for a fabulously fun day!  All dogs must be on a lead and have a valid vaccination certificate.  All humans must be prepared to spend lots of money and support this great cause.  Entry: Adults 400/-  Kids 100/-  Dogs: Free!  Call the KSPCA for more information on 0733 571125 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tuesday 4 November
Braeburn Imani
8.30am

Braeburn Imani will be holding their first Parent Forum of the year.  This is a chance for parents to come along and put forward suggestions about the school.

Wednesday 5 November
Braeside School
3.30 – 5pm

Braeside will be hosting a presentation by the Managing Director of Lifestyle Management, discussing the pressing need of planning to pay for your child’s further education.  I will connect you to the link so you can register to attend this talk in the next few days.  If you can’t make this presentation, I know Lifestyle Management are planning to hold further workshops at other Braeburn schools in the future, so watch out for them.

Wednesday 5 November
Braeburn School
6.30 – 8pm

“Remember, remember the 5th of November!”  It’s Bonfire Night at Braeburn Gitanga Road.  We will be celebrating on the night – and I hope to have some exciting details for you very soon.  (Just waiting for all the right licenses!!).

Thursday 6 November
Braeburn School
3.45 – 4.45pm

The Year 5 – 8s will be having a Rocking Ryhthms Music Afternoon.  Pop the date in your diary, and I will let you have more information closer to the time!

As you can see, we are getting very busy as soon as you come back.  So have a lovely, restful half term.  I know many of you are travelling, so please be safe, especially on the roads and come back ready to go Braeburn mad!

Best wishes

Faye
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Thought for Half Term

Listen to the wind, it talks.
Listen to the silence, it speaks.
Listen to your heart, it knows.
                             Native American Proverb