WEST SIDE STORY EPIC

The highlight of the term to date was undoubtedly this year’s annual production, “West Side Story”, directed by our experienced drama teacher Eimear McEvoy Edwards. West Side Story is an American musical set in the mid 1950’s in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of upper West Side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival sister. The Braeburn cast rehearsed tirelessly during, after school and at weekends under the committed direction of Mrs Eimear McEvoy Edwards and her support team. There were 3 main productions, all of which were incredibly entertaining and professional performances. The staff and the entire cast should be congratulated on their commitment to excellence in drama.

THE PASSION OF DEBATE

The end of term House debate highlighted how talented and knowledgeable our students are as the houses battled it out through constructive debate and concise argument. Talented public speaking was demonstrated and it is clear to me that we have students who have drive and ambition to succeed in life. All houses should be congratulated for their contribution to an excellent and entertaining debate and house Curie should be especially recognized for their nerves of steel for becoming the Debate champions.

A SPECIAL ENVIRONMENT- CULTURAL DAY

Last Saturday, Braeburn hosted yet
another successful and exciting ‘Cultural
Day’. Parents and students provided
cuisine from their own country for
the community to enjoy. The day
itself was centered around student and teacher
performances, where students from different
nationalities performed dance and song from their
own backgrounds. The day celebrated true diversity
at Braeburn and we all learned a little more about who
and where we are from.
Students appreciated each other and multicultural
unity could be beautifully witnessed. I am very
proud to be the Head Teacher of a school where
understanding, tolerance and respect underpins the
true spirit and ethos of our school and cultural day
captivates and reinforces that people from different
ethnic and national backgrounds can live and prosper
in harmony together. I truly praise our families and
students of Braeburn. We are all part of a very special
environment.
It should also be noted that through hard teamwork
on the day, a healthy sum of money was raised for
charity. There will be a full report regarding this
outcome in a future newsletter. Thank you to all
parents and students that supported on the day.

OUTSTANDING EXAMINATION RESULTS

I would like to congratulate our candidates from years 11 and 13 who performed so well in their IGCSE and A level examinations respectively. I am very happy to announce that all of our year 13 students have successfully gained entry to Universities and Colleges in all parts of the world.
Overall school performance and top candidate performances can be accessed on the link below.

D. Dunn
Head Teacher

Brilliant Braeburn IGCSE Performers

Brilliant Braeburn A Level Performers

Talent in the Art World at Braeburn

Yejun - Year 11

Paula - Year 11

What a pleasure it is to bring you some of the work of Year 11 class. We have been busy experimenting with different media in our Still life drawings. I am pleased with the way the students draw the soul of their subjects.

Someone I look up to once said that you might forget the things that a person says to you, but you'll always remember the way they made you feel. Somehow these drawings do this--they bring to mind fleeting moments and even sounds.

Mr. Mutwo (Head of Art)