28 November - 5 December 2014

Faye's DiaryHere we are already with the last newsletter of Term 1 and of 2014! Hasn’t this year just flown by? But before we all go off next Friday, we still have an action-packed week ahead of us. At Braeburn, it really is not over until the very end of term!
So let’s see what you still have to look forward to in the next few days.



Friday 28 November

Braeburn Imani


“A Present for the Baby” is the title of this enchanting Christmas musical being performed by BIIS EYFS.  It tells the story of a little boy who after much perseverance with a very special present manages to calm the baby Jesus who just won’t stop crying.  If you want to know what the simple present from the little boy’s heart is, come along and support the children as they appear on stage.

Friday 28 November

Braeside School

1.30 – 2.30pm

The EYFS Team at Braeside is getting ready to usher in the holiday season with song and dance.  Parents are invited to come and join our young Braestars on their joyous Celebration Day!

Friday 28 Nov @ 7pm

Saturday 29 Nov @ 5pm

Sunday 30 Nov @ 3pm


Braeburn Theatre

Gitanga Road, Lavington

After an extremely successful weekend last weekend, we are into the last 3 shows of this year’s pantomime, under the directorship of Ben James.  Braeburn Players’ present the well-known tale “Jack and the Beanstalk”.  Giant Blunderbore has sent his horrible henchman Rancid (Simon Smithers) to cause chaos and mayhem in the peace-loving village of Serenia.  Boooo!  Dame Trot (Terry Childs) and her two sons, Jack (Lindsay Takkunen) and Simon (Samantha Mihajlovic) are so poor, it looks like they are going to have to sell their beloved cow, Daisy (Lizzie Jago & Tobias Jago-Simonsen).  Aaaaah!  King Hubert (Trudy McGilvray) has lost his crown and the beautiful Princess Melissa (Maidda Bajwa) is in serious trouble.  Can Jack, with the help of Fairy Thistledown (Jenny Childs) and her assistant (Skye McScorley) save the day?  You’ll have to come along to find out!  Tickets on sale NOW in the PR Office: Adults: Ksh700/-  Students (up to 18): Ksh500/-.  For more details contact me on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Saturday 29 November

Braeburn Imani

11am – 3pm

BIIS are having an Open Day for prospective parents with talks from the Headteacher and tours of the school with some of our Prefects.  At the same time, FABI are having a Family fun Day for our existing parents.  Families are invited to come for a Love Your Bike session and a cross country bike trail around the grounds.  There will be a bouncy castle for the little

ones and afterwards we invite you to stay on for a family picnic.  So come along and enjoy a social day in school.  What a lovely way to end the year!

Saturday 29 November

Braeburn Garden Estate

3 – 6.30pm

Braeburn Garden Estate are having a Christmas Craft Fair and Santa will be coming at 5pm to hand out Christmas presents to all the good boys and girls!  If you would like to have a stall at the Christmas Fair please contact Ruchita on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lizelle on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.  Cost of a stall is Ksh1,000/-.

Monday 1 December

Braeburn Imani


BIIS Key Stage 1 are preparing to stage “It’s a Baby”, a Christmas story told in a fresh and amusing way from the perspective of a weary innkeeper, who finds he is in for a restless and sleepless night.  Its funny melodic and very sing-able music are guaranteed to have an instant appeal to all ages.  Join us for an afternoon of festive fun.

Tuesday 2 December

Braeburn School

3.30 – 6.30pm

It’s the annual Stocking Filler Fayre at Braeburn School!  This is a great opportunity to buy Kenyan handicrafts at affordable prices.  Everything under Ksh5,000/-  We have over 30 stalls selling everything from cards to clothes, Christmas fare and jewellery.  Entry is free.    There will be a bouncy castle and face painter on hand to keep the children busy while you shop!  Come along and enjoy some retail therapy before Santa arrives.

Tuesday 2 December

Braeburn School


Despite all the travel advisories, Santa has decided to come for a Safari and he has promised to make a stopover at Braeburn to see our children.  As ever, we do this with an invitation, so parents, please come and see Debs or me in the PR office and collect an invitation for your child.  Don’t forget to bring our present (maximum value of Ksh2,000/- please), and we will give you an invitation to Santa’s Safari Boma!

Wednesday 3 December

Braeside School

4 – 6pm

The Year 4 – 6 students will be celebrating Christmas with a Cantata entitled: “Because It Is Christmas”, performing lots of different songs.  Emphasis is being put on the need to help the less fortunate in our society with donations going to a local children’s home.  All parents are invited to grace the occasion.  What a good way to usher in the Festive Season.

Thursday 4 December

Braeburn Mombasa


The Interact Club of Braeburn Mombasa is organising its first ever “Christmas Carnival” for the students of Utange, a local school BMIS have been supporting since September 2013.  The Carnival promises to be lots of fun with exciting events and games lined up.  And there is a possibility that Santa will drop in too!  With 650 children from Utange School in attendance, this is sure to be an action-packed day courtesy of the Interact Club.  Well done guys!  We are all very proud of you.

Thursday 4 December

Braeburn Nanyuki


The EYFS children in Nanyuki are proud to present their Christmas story “The Sleepy Shepherd”.  This is a delightful musical play about a dozy shepherd who just can’t keep awake!  Apart from losing his sheep, will he miss out on the biggest adventure of all time?  Come and support the children as they perform for you and then stay on for a Potluck Tea and Coffee in the Early Years’ Garden.

Thursday 4 December

Braeburn High School


Join the BHS students for bitings and Christmas Carols in the Coffee Shop before moving into the main theatre at 6pm for their presentation of “A Christmas Story”.

Friday 5 December

Braeburn Nanyuki


This time it is the turn of the KS2 children to perform for you as they present: “Tinsel and Tea Towels”.  Add a school inspection to the usual mayhem of staging a Christmas production in school and what do you get?  “Tinsel and Tea Towels” is a true-to-life and genuinely funny musical.  After the Christmas play you are all invited to stay on for a Potluck Lunch at 12.30pm before heading off for the holidays!


Before I go, I promised you some ideas for holiday activities and I also have a wonderful deal for the Braeburn community from the Driftwood Club in Malindi.


  1. Mr Ochieng will be running his Holiday Sports and Fun Activities Camp at Impala Club during December.  The first week is Monday 8 – Thursday 11 December and the second week is Monday 15 – Friday 19 December.  The camp consists of a variety of activities such as: Football skills; Tennis coaching; Bicycle riding; Hockey skills, Mini cricket; Squash coaching and rugby.  For more details please contact Mr Ochieng on 0722 588331 or 0733 588331.
  2. The Theatre Company is pleased to advise you of their Youth Theatre Holiday Programme from 8 – 12 December and 15 – 17 December at St Christopher’s School in Karen.  Through a series of structured activities and theatre games with selected personnel, the children will explore their creative and physical abilities through drama, music, dance and physical yoga.  Activities will be based on Theatre Company workshop activities and focus on the development of improvisational, vocal and movement abilities.  Interested parents should please get in touch with the Youth Theatre Director, Liz Enane on 0728 848137 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  3. The Nairobi Art Centre on James Gichuru Road, Lavington (opp Lavington Green Mall) are having their first ever Christmas Arty Party Extravaganza.  Suitable for children aged 3 – 12 years, they will be making a variety of Christmassy crafts.  Running from 1 – 19 December, you can find out more about their programmes by visiting their website: www.nairobiartcentre.org.
  4. Alive and Kicking are running a great Christmas promotion in conjunction with Nakumatt stores around the country.  For every size 4 or 5 ball (Football, Rugby, Netball, Animal branded ball) purchased through selected Nakumatt stores, Alive and Kicking will donate a ball to a Children’s home.  You can find more information on this great promotion on the Braeburn Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BraeburnSchools.


And now for a very special holiday special from Driftwood Club in Malindi, open to our Braeburn community and friends.

  1. Offer valid from 1 November to 20 December 2014 and 7 January to 30 June 2015.
    1. Ksh5,000/- per adult on bed and breakfast basis
    2. Children under the age of 12 sharing parents’ room free of charge on B/B
    3. Children under the age of 12 in their own room Ksh2,500/- per child on B/B
    4. Stay 4 nights and get the 5th night free
    5. Free airport transfers
    6. We offer a free Tuk Tuk tour of Malindi to get to know the town, shopping areas and attractions.  A great introduction to Malindi.
  2. Our contacts are as follows:
  3. Reservations must be made direct with the Club, not through a travel agent.  Mention that you were told about this offer through Braeburn.

I can personally recommend the Driftwood Club as a great family holiday destination, so do take up this great opportunity to have a holiday at the seaside at affordable rates.

I will be updating the Facebook page through the holiday, so if I hear of any other activities or offers, I will let you know.  Do stay in touch through Facebook.

This brings me to the end of the newsletter and the term.  May I wish you all a very happy festive season.  For those of you who are travelling, do take care and come back to us in January feeling rested and ready for the challenges of a new year.


Best wishes



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Thought for the Holiday 

May the season bring you the music of laughter,

The warmth of friendship,

And always, love.