On Thursday 1st January, the BTEC and Business students took a trip to Equity Centre, the head office of the Equity Group. It was a great learning experience, where we gained information on various aspects of running a business.
The topics discussed included Corporate Social Responsibility through Equity’s ‘Wings To Fly’ programme and its effect on business, Finance and budgeting through their Business Performance department, borrowing through their Credit department, corporate communication and the effects of the capping on interest rates to the economy as a whole.
IGCSE Trial Examination results day attempted to reflect the real life experience with students receiving their true IGCSE examination grades as if it were August. I am very happy to say that the examination grades in the current year 11 showed great promise. I wish to thank and praise all Parents of year 11, who attended the parents evening. I personally witnessed many very positive and engaging discussions. This will undoubtedly assist your children to improve and better their results in the May/June final examinations.
Mathematics 9A* 6A 1B
Development Studies 3 A*
"It is with much pride and pleasure that I write to congratulate the Year 11 students who sat the November series IGCSE Examinations in Development Studies and Mathematics. Early entry is by no means an easy choice. Whilst their peers were enjoying the long summer break and the start to the new academic year, these students were revising, completing past papers, and working with their teachers, before, during and after school in order to complete in some cases, a mere 9 months of teaching, courses that traditionally students complete in 2 full academic years.
Hard work, dedication and resilience were the key characteristics embodied by all sixteen students and their exceptional results are a just reward.
I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mr Jonathon Bridger, Mr Ian Stamp and Mr Phil Treacher for the help, support, and dedication they showed in preparing the students so well in such a short period of time. Once again, staff and students prove why Braeburn is such an exceptional school."
It was very impressive to witness our students reciting in French by heart. We certainly encourage student to step out of their comfort zones but speaking in front of over 100 people on a stage and in a foreign language and by the use of memory confirmed the type of driven students we have at Braeburn. Thank you to Ms Peron who inspired and captured the interest of the students to perform.
After a competitive Inter house cross country, our selected elite teams journeyed to Turi St Andrews for the annual interschool Cross Country. Our team was quite outstanding in what was witnessed as a high quality field of athletes from over 8 of the top International Schools in Kenya. Savannah Grantham once again proved her worth as one of Braeburn’s finest, who is always ready to drive herself with everything she has. She won the silver medal in the under 15 girls.
Ali El Kassis- 4th in the under 15 Boys
David Dos Santos- 6th in the under 15 Boys
Ivana Martin- 4th in the under 19 Girls
Rachel Schoch- 5th in the under 19 Girls
Our team performance was the best ever in our history, coming overall second position losing by a mere 4 points to home school Turi. This was truly a brilliant effort by all, proving that Braeburn does not just have a few natural athletes but strength and depth in it’s ranks, thanks to the hard work of our committed PE department as well as the focused commitment of our students. They say that in cross country, your team is only as good as your weakest runner. Clearly our weakest runners are strong. Well done to all involved.