Mental Health Week has seen Braeburn students undertake a series of engaging and thought-provoking activities. During Form time, students attempted the ancient art of origami, discussed the idea of ‘gestures of kindness’ through ‘paying it forward’ and taken time to self-reflect on the things they love about themselves. All these activities have been designed to help students think in the present as well as to boost self-esteem and confidence.
At Lunch times, students took part in activities from mindful colouring to the challenging task of Sudoku. On Thursday two Yoga teachers came to school to deliver a lesson to nearly 30 students.
This was a huge success not only bringing relaxation but demonstrating how exercise can be a powerful tool in the promotion of good mental health. In the future, we hope students have learned to become more confident in understanding how to take care of their own mental health.
FOUR TIMES CHAMPIONS IN FIVE YEARS
The Headline is staggering but true. This year Braeburn had a full strength side and were clear favourites to win, but an injury to our star shooter Kamba Mukanda led to some team difficulties. The group matches proved no problem, dismissing opposition with ease, but with several fingers injured and a shooting problem for Kamba, the team faced a few challenges against an energetic Hillcrest team. There was outstanding adaptation and Lurtanya Dias stepped into the starting line up and eased the pressure. The team adapted brilliantly as a whole and they eventually beat a well drilled Braeburn Garden Estate in the final. A special well done to the girls, who have proved themselves as the finest players and team on the KAIS circuit for a number of years.
Sree Sundararaman and Rowena De Guzman
Congratulations to Sree Sundararaman and Rowena De Guzman for achieving TOP IN KENYA awards for last years IGCSE examination series.
Sree Sundararaman TOP IN KENYA– Geography, First Language English and she gained a High Achievement Award for Environmental Management.
Sree also achieved the TOP IN KENYA Award for the Best Student accross 8 academic subjects
Rowena De Guzman TOP IN KENYA– Physical Education
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.