Braeburn's policy of accelerated mathematics continues to impress. As students enter the secondary school, students have already been identified as possible accelerated learners. They are streamed into a Top Set and when they eventually begin their IGCSE syllabi, it is planned that they will complete the course at the end of year 10.
Those students who have managed to maintain high standards through this intense period are asked to apply for the early sitting of Mathematics in October prior to the final examinations in May. This allows them to commence the A level syllabus in year 11 and further, an option to do Further Mathematics in Year 13.
We are very happy to announce that ALL candidates this year scored an A* or A in this years early sitting of IGCSE Mathematics.
Ashar Asjad A*
Xinyang Kong A*
Rohaan Islam A*
Akshat Jain A*
Paridhi Jain A*
Essey Molla A*
Kelsi Rwanjeu A*
Ray Susanto A*
Lea Tanaskovic A*
Stephen Akunda A*
Muskan Valli A
Sonia Nyakuramba A
Brighita Mzee A
Jolene Harawa A
Audrey Brown A
Congratulations to Kelsi Rwanjeu and Audrey Brown who also scored A*s in their early sitting of IGCSE Development Studies
BRAEBURN OVERALL POSITION 2ND OUT OF 16 SCHOOLS
AN OUTSTANDING DISPLAY OF ATHLETICS
Kasarani once again provided the setting for another outstanding day of Athletics. Records and standards were once again raised in many areas and all teams that attended are thanked and appreciated for their efforts on the day. Braeburn team should once again be very proud of their overall performance. The under 19 Girls were champions for their age group again and the overall team performance was an excellent 2nd position to a well prepared Turi St Andrews.
What a rewarding week for the school. The entire cast and it's many assistants and helpers should be highly commended for three outstanding performances of "Jesus Christ Superstar" which commenced on Thursday in front of a schools audience and ended on Saturday Evening. Each performance steadily improved highlighting the casts great ability to take constructive feedback and self reflect leading to improved performance. The cast were rewarded with a fun party afterwards, which they deeply deserved.
Rounders players from the 10 IAPS (Independent Association of Preparatory Schools) schools in Kenya converged on Hillcrest at the weekend to compete in the annual rounders tournament. They enjoyed a day of strong competition played in good spirit.
Our U13s played well, although found it tough on the day to get the number of rounders on the board that they would have expected. They missed out on the semi-finals of the main competition but made it to the finals of the plate where they lost narrowly to St. Andrew's. They can be pleased with their positive attitude and supportive teamwork, with Yebo leading them well by example.
The Braeburn U11s got off to a slow start but raised their focus and their game to beat Kenton and then Greensteds in the group stage. It was a tight game against The Banda in the semi-finals. The girls did wonderfully to keep The Banda from scoring at all in the first 10 balls of the innings having set a target of 4 1/2 rounders in theirs. The accurate bowling and committed fielding were key to Braeburn winning the game and advancing to the final where they played Pembroke.
There was a great spectator turn-out for the final which was played over 2 innings. Our U11s got off to a strong start and gradually accumulated a good number of rounders in the 1st innings. Pembroke batted well, but again the bowling and fielding by Braeburn was of a high standard and limited their score. The tension in the second innings was palpable but the girls held their nerve, batting, bowling and fielding strongly again, emerging victorious and becoming the first ever U11 or U13 Braeburn rounders team to win the tournament.
Huge congratulations to them and to their coach, Mrs Ledward, for a superb performance.
Well done as well to Caterina of our U13s for her selection to represent the Nairobi Schools team to play the Up-Country Schools later in the term.
Braeburn competed in 60 Individual events and 6 Relays with an elite squad of 10 swimmers. Over 30 Schools took part this year.
OVERALL TEAM PERFORMANCE
INDIVIDUAL MEDAL COUNT
Withstanding the blistering heat of Mombasa in Kenya, the De Guzman siblings, Rowena and Risha run away with eleven (11) medals – four (4) golds, five (5) silver and two (2) bronze enabling their team, Braeburn Swim Team to snatch the fifth (5th) place overall against 36 teams from all over Kenya and Uganda in the 2018 Kenyan Swimming Federation (KSF) Short Course Nationals Swimming Championships.
The swimming gala, a qualifier for the World SC Championships on December 2018 in Hangzhou, China, was staged on October 19 to 21, 2018 in Oshwal Academy, off Beach Road, Nyali in Mombasa, Kenya.
The Braeburn Swim Team was composed of only ten (10) swimmers namely, Abdul Bagha, Risha De Guzman and Njukia Kihara who competed in the Boys 12-13, Hamza Rechchad in the Boys 14-15 and Dale Mwangi in the Boys 16 & over age group. The youngest member of the squad was Ameya Rana who raced in the Girls 10-11 category while the eldest were Rowena De Guzman and Rachel Schoch who saw action in the Girls 16 & over category. The rest of the Braeburn Swim Team were Nurayn Bagha and Savannah Grantham who were both Girls under 14-15 class.