31 October - 9 November 2014

Faye's DiaryWelcome back!  I hope you all had a great half term and have come back feeling refreshed and ready for all the fun and excitement that goes with the last few weeks of this term.  Anyone who is new to the Braeburn community is in for lots of lovely surprises, so make sure you have lots of energy and lots of room in your diary so you can attend and support all the activities that will be taking place in your school.
So without further ado, get your diaries out and start filling them in.

Friday 31 October
Braeburn Garden Estate
Cultural Day:
12.30 3.45pm
Bonfire Night:
6 – 8.30pm

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 – with FIREWORKS!  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
3 – 5pm

Braeburn Mombasa are kicking off their Halloween party with a costume parade and then they will be going to play some fun games.  Have a great time.

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
6 – 8pm

This year we are going to have a Spooktacular Movie Party!  FAB have some fun activities lined up in the Coffee Shop, including the ever-popular gruesomely gooey Witche’s Lucky Dip.  We will screen our Spooky Tales movie at 7.15pm in the main theatre.  Enter if you dare!  (Movie suitable for all ages!  No nightmares anticipated!)

Saturday 1 November
Braeburn Kisumu

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.  There will be loads of gently-used items on sale at bargain prices, so make a plan to go along and enjoy some retail therapy.

Saturday 1 November
The Austin Room, Braeburn Gitanga Road

This week’s TEDxBraeburnSchools session will be hosted by Kariuki Njiru with the theme: MDGs: 2015 is here!  For those of you who are like me and don’t know that particular acronym, it stands for Millennium Development Goals.  You see, you learn through TEDx unwittingly!

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

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
Braeburn Mombasa
All Day

It’s Science Day at BMIS!  The focus is Science All About Us, where all pupils will participate in exciting and wacky experiments and investigations.  The children will be encourage to undertake a home Science project to exhibit to the rest of the school.  Prizes will be awarded to the budding scientists.  It will be a fantastic learning experience and a really enjoyable day.

Wednesday 5 November
Braeburn Kisumu
1 – 2pm

The little ones will be holding a Tea Time concert.  Please go and support your EYFS and KS1 mini-musicians.  They will be adorable at the very least!

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.  And we are having FIREWORKS! for the first time in 4 years.  I’m so excited.  Please note, that you need to buy your tickets IN ADVANCE from either the School Office or the PR Office.  Adults: Ksh300/-  Students: Ksh200/-.  We will have sparklers and glow accessories on sale, as well as food and drink.  All children MUST be accompanied by parents please, and don’t forget to bring your tickets.

Thursday 6 November
The Austin Room, Braeburn School
3.45 – 4.45pm

The Year 5 – 8s will be having a Rocking Ryhthms Music Afternoon.  Be sure to come and support the talented children who will be there to entertain you.

Friday 7 November
Braeburn Kisumu
1 – 2pm

Music is so popular at BKIS, that they are having 2 Tea Time concerts in one week!  This one is for all the young musicians in KS2 – KS4.  Do make every effort to support the young people as they develop their musical talents.

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 & Sun 9 November
Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road

Nairobi Orchestra will be in Concert this weekend.  I will get you more details on the programme, but you may want to make a note in your diary.

Just a heads up, there will be lots more detail coming in the next few days, but it is that favourite time of year at Braeburn – Panto-Time!  Pantomime 2014 is Jack and the Beanstalk.  Opening night is Friday 21 November and we will then be running that weekend and the following weekend, with a total of 6 performances.  Tickets will be on sale very soon, so keep an eye on the Facebook page for more information.

Best wishes

PR Office
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Thought for the Week

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. – Nelson Mandela