IAPS U13 Girls Hockey Champions

U13 Girls Hockey Champions Braeburn

The sun graced us with its presence on 17th of March for the tournament at Peponi. The girls had been training morning and evening for the past 9 weeks and it all came down to this one day.

Nerves were running high to start the pool matches, a minor mistake allowed a quick goal to be scored against us by Peponi B, the only goal of the match. After a quick team discussion morale was running high once again and we drew against Banda, 0-0. We then came head to head with the pool leaders Pembroke. The girls supported one another and worked hard as a team to convert two goals against a strong Pembroke side, winning 2-1. Our final pool match was against Hillcrest. The scores for our pool were relatively equal, however, a win in this game would see us finish top of the pool. The girls, positive from their previous win, were prepped and ready for this last match. They managed to score a beautiful goal two minutes before time, finishing the game 1-0.

U13 Girls Hockey Goal Success Braeburn

The semi-finals ran straight away, Braeburn played a strong and determined Kenton side; Braeburn proved equally so. No goals were scored in the allocated times which meant that we ran into 5 minutes ‘Golden Goal’. Tension was running high but a swift ball crossed by Kiana made light contact with Liana to the inside of the back post, resulting in a 1-0 win over Kenton.

After a swift team talk and group cheer, the final began. The weather was on the turn and the hope of securing the title for another year was looming. Standing in Braeburn’s way was Pembroke with their skilful players. Having already won against Pembroke, the girls were quietly confident; however, the crowds gathering to watch from all the schools increased the skill levels and focus further for both teams. With only 1 minute 10 seconds remaining on the clock, the girls caught the Pembroke team with a direct hit into the D, where Marie-Ange was waiting patiently for the ball; turning she made a great connection with the ball, sending it into the bottom left corner of the goal. It proved to be the only score of the game and with the final whistle the girls erupted into celebration.

Braeburn won this tournament by working as a team and supporting each other up and down the field. We are so proud of all of our girls for their consistent morning, lunchtime and after-school training sessions, and the support from our parents! A big thank you to everyone involved, we will always remember this moment!

Inter-House Hockey

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The U11 and the U13 children had great fun during their inter-house hockey competition, held on the field this week to conclude another exciting hockey season. Some friendly competition commenced showcasing some excellent hockey. If they weren’t playing they were cheering on the side of the field, with some friendly banter being passed among players and spectators. Congratulations to the winning houses:

U11 Girls - Ndovu, U11 Boys - Kifaru, U13 Girls - Kifaru, U13 Boys - Kifaru

Our U9s play on Monday and the staff and students look forward to the upcoming staff verse U13 students match in the last week of term.

IAPS Swim Gala

Braeburn Swim

The IAPS Swimming Gala saw some very strong performances by children from all the participating schools. Braeburn swimmers put in great performances and Risha (pictured above) set a new meet record for the U13 Individual Medley. Overall we finished 4th, coming away with a number of medals.

Cheesy Trip

The Year 2 children had a lovely time on their visit to Brown's Cheeses. They learnt how cheese is made from start to finish, made their own cheese and saw fruits and vegetables growing on the farm. They were also able to see different farm animals, cows, sheep, rabbits, chickens and pigs.

In addition, Mr. John challenged them to fill a bucket with milk by milking the cow! Sadly, we did not get much out, but we had lots of fun! Finally, all the children got to make their own pizza from start to finish! They ate their pizza (after it was cooked) and also got an ice cream treat.

Braeburn Scouts Mega Camp

The annual mega camp happened last week in Kembu. 6 Braeburn schools took part, with 80 scouts converging to make friends and learn team work. Braeburn Scout Mega Camp

Various activities were on offer including making chicken coups; a farm tour to see the cows and horses, the shearing of sheep and subsequent carding of the wool, and weaving! Children who had money got the opportunity to purchase wool teddies and merchandise from the Kenana Knitters. There was also an obstacle courses; first aid course; Amazing Race and Archery!

We had plenty of fun and this was capped by entertainment on the last night around the bonfire. Next year we will be back for another tour, this time might be in Naro Moru. Watch this space.