8 - 22 November 2014

Faye's DiaryWhat a busy week this has been for everyone, with lots of excitement surrounding Halloween and Fireworks throughout the Group.  It sounds like everyone has been having a really good time.
We only have a few weeks left of this term, but we still have a huge amount of fabulous activities to pack in, so let’s see what’s happening over the next couple of weeks.

Saturday 8 November
Braeburn Kisumu

With approaching Year 11 Mocks and Year 10 into their IGCSE courses, Mr Oyamo will be running a KS4 Revision Workshop for pupils and their parents on effective revision and learning strategies.

Saturday 8 November
The Austin Room, Braeburn Gitanga Road
10.30am – 12pm

Handerson cordially invites you to attend TEDxBraeburnSchools for the first talk on their MDG series.  They plan to take stock of progress on the first goal: To Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger.  All welcome.  Entry free.

Saturday 8 November
Braeburn High School
1 – 4pm

It’s the High School’s Annual Cultural Day.  This is always a day of high entertainment, good food and good company as we celebrate the different nationalities and cultures represented in the school.  There will be a bouncy castle and face painter for the younger children!

Sat 8 November @ 7pm
Sun 9 November @ 3pm
Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road

Nairobi Orchestra are holding a Concert this weekend commemorating World War I.  The programme consists of: Shostakovich – Festive Overture; Ravel – Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; Elgar – ‘Nimrod’ from the Enigma Variations; Brahms – Serenade No. 1; Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (excerpts).  Conductor – Damian Penfold.  Soloist – Maxime Zecchini.  Leader – Brian Sempele.  Tickets at the door: Ksh800/- or Ksh500/- for Students (with ID) and Senior Citizens.

Tuesday 11 November
The Austin Room, Braeburn School

The Year 1 – 4 Braeburn School students will be having a Teatime Concert entitled “Memorable Magical Melodies”.  I have to say I still remember “Mary Had a Little Lamb” from when my girls (now grown up) performed in Teatime concerts!  Go along and applaud loudly for these wonderful budding musicians.

Wednesday 12 November
Braeburn Kisumu
4 – 5pm

BKIS will be holding their termly Parent Forum.  This is an opportunity for parents to put forward suggestions to the Headteacher and discuss any non-curriculum concerns, such as administration, security, transport, grounds, etc.  This is an agenda-led meeting, so please email agenda items to the Head in advance.

Thursday 13 November
Braeburn Imani

Oh wow!  Imani’s Red Cross Club are staging the first ever “Imani Idol”.  Tickets are Ksh200/- with proceeds going to the Red Cross.  Family and friends are invited.  Has Imani got talent???  Find out at “Imani Idol”!

Saturday 15 November
Braeburn Mombasa
10am – 4pm

The second BMIS Christmas Craft Fair will be held at school with lots of stalls and fun for the whole family.  In addition to craft stalls, there will be a Fashion Show and Dance Competition, and for the younger ones, a bouncy castle and face painting.  Raffle tickets will be on sale and there will be lots of food and drink, so go and make a day of it at Braeburn Mombasa.

Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 November
Braeburn Mombasa

KS4 & 5 welcome you to their production of “Blood Brothers”.  Blood Brothers is a variation on an old theme - twin brothers parted at birth, but is also filled with raw emotion, deception. Blood Brothers becomes a moving production that is sure to leave you thinking.  Many of the cast will be using the performances as part of their IGCSE Drama grade, so you can be sure this is going to be a quality show!

Friday 21 Nov @ 7pm
Saturday 22 Nov @ 5pm
Sunday 23 Nov @ 3pm

Friday 28 Nov @ 7pm
Saturday 29 Nov @ 5pm
Sunday 30 Nov @ 3pm

Braeburn Theatre
Gitanga Road, Lavington

It’s that favourite time of year – Pantomime Time and tickets are selling already!  This year Braeburn Players’, under the directorship of Ben James, 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 22 November
Braeburn Kisumu
6 – 9pm

ROBS are holding a Cultural Evening.  Come dressed in your traditional dress from your home country or culture.  Bring a traditional dish to share.  Come and enjoy entertainment from different cultures and enjoy the fun learning experience.

Saturday 22 November
Braeburn Garden Estate

The BGE FROGS are holding their Annual Dinner Dance, taking place at Zen Gardens.  This is one of THE events of the year, and not to be missed!  Tickets are Ksh4,000/- per person and are now on sale.  Seats are limited so book and pay early.  For bookings you can email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

In the Braeburn Coffee Shop at Gitanga Road, we like to support local artists and exhibit their work.  We are currently displaying the art of Sucheta Bordia, so do come and see it.  All works are on sale and can be reserved in the PR Office.

Have a happy weekend.

Best wishes

PR Office
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Thought for the Week

The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand.  We listen to reply.

HOT EVENT! Braeburn Pantomime - “Jack and the Beanstalk”