Flexi-Boarding: An Option To Consider!

Taking a lot of little steps towards maturity is one of the intangibles of living in our boarding house. Students learn to get along with others because it is a community ‘a home away from home’. Students learn to be responsible for their actions. The life lessons learnt in our boarding house will lay a solid foundation for adulthood.

Boarding at Braeburn MIS develops life skills, teaching students to be tolerant and considerate team players. They learn responsibility for themselves, their study, their belongings and their relationships with others. The friendships created in our boarding environment are long standing. Pupils and staff are, in effect, a second family, where close and supportive relationships are the norm. Our pupils thrive within the routines set by the boarding house – they have designated times to study as a group or at times in their rooms. For more senior pupils this space and structure is enormously beneficial in focusing their efforts and helping them to reach their potential. For younger pupils the availability of staff to support and guide their homework is both reassuring and motivating.

Please contact the school on-enquiries@braeburnmombasa.co.ke, for more details about our Flexi- Boarding package.

MSMUN Conference - Nairobi

A delegation from Braeburn Mombasa International School, representing Mexico, has just returned from the long-established and prestigious MSMUN conference in Nairobi. We spent a whole term writing UN-style resolutions, lobbying and debating, and the team was very successful this year. The international nature of the conference matters – delegates certainly learn a lot from reading the meticulously researched background guides and from discussion in committee, but so much of the educational value of this conference comes from meeting hundreds of other young leaders from radically different backgrounds, from all over East Africa. We could not have been more excited to continue the unparalleled level of substantive excellence that EAMUN is renowned for at the 25th annual session.

At the end of the conference, a large number of delegates were given a Commended award after resolutions were read. Most impressively, our delegates Francois Kerampran, Abdul Bagha and Gathoni Darko debated theirs and many other resolutions with intellectual argumentation.

Congratulations to our delegates who clearly did an amazing job as their resolution passed!

Professional Development

Three of our teachers, Mrs Awili, Mr Dutton and Miss Majuma, attended a 4-day professional development course in Nairobi last week. The 'Leading Learning from the Middle' course with Karen Ardley Associates was facilitated by Basia Lubaczewsk, headteacher of a school in Abu Dhabi. We look forward to seeing them implement some of their new-found knowledge and skills in their middle leadership roles at BMIS. 

John Garrod David Anderson Football Tournament

Braeburn Mombasa’s top female footballers travelled to the Capital last weekend to compete in a football tournament hosted by our friends at Braeburn Garden Estate. Placed in a group with Turi, ISK, BGE and Braeside, our team knew they would have to work hard and get a little bit of luck if we were to progress as one of the top 2 teams.

Well done to all of the girls for a great day of football. As always their behaviour and positive attitudes did the school proud.

 

Healthy Me Week

 What a brilliant week we had last week, in primary, starting on Monday with our ‘Healthy Me’ hat and headdress parade. The children all looked amazing with some very unique creations! Every day,  we have started with our 1km run. It was fabulous seeing all the children, including the small ones, and parents and staff too, joining in this event.

On Wednesday afternoon, the children took part in a range of activities that were good for both the body and mind and there was a real buzz of energy all around the school!

Our Friday yoga session included the whole school, using our bodies and our minds, chilling out and stretching, feeling calm and relaxed.