Mini-Entrepreneurs In Year 5

"Year 5B had an amazing time pitching their products to the Shark Tank JUDGES! The judges were Mrs Baker (Head of Primary), Mr Mokua (Head of Business in Secondary), Mrs Peterson (Music Teacher),  Madam Tiana (French Teacher) and Ttanya (BTEC student) and we pitched our products in the old Year 4 classroom.
Everyone was shaking, they were very nervous and they wanted to know who the judges were. Mrs Bell (Year 5B teacher) had left the class and a few minutes later we heard her say, “Good morning judges, have a seat,” Everyone including me froze. Our spines arched and 1 or 2 took a deep breath. They entered the room and everyone went crazy! “You go first!” One would say. “No you go first!” The other would say. Finally, Miss Bell calmed us all down. She arranged us in an order, The first group that went was three girls; Sylvie, Lara and Martha with the amazing B.O.B or Brilliantly Organized Bag. They had very good results with an investment of donating shoe boxes and glue guns. Followed by them was the mean, green, squashing machine called a bottle crusher, it was an old motorbike part that squashed plastic bottles. It was made by Hussein and Shiven. Their investment was a 100,000 Tsh so they could make more bottle crushers and they promised to pay off the loan to BISA. Following them were three best friends, Miqdad, Moussa and Lein with an invention called the ‘mobile hut’ it is a hut with a counselor so you can share your feelings if you are sad. Their investment was a million tsh for everything. They will pay off the loan to BISA. This one could have been my personal favorite: The pencil pouch. This had an elastic band which you can stretch and put it on you waist, not tight, nor loose. Their investment was 150,000 tsh to buy the materials. The names of the inventors were Faith and Manyika. Next were Secret Stash, who made an amazing profit of 85,000 tsh! The inventors were: Amal, Lila and Tanisi. Finally it was me, as a soloist. I made a reminding device called the FORGET-ME-NOT. I had no investment. Inventors name: Atharv. We had all gotten very good results and we also got some feedback from the judges. Overall it was a very fun (and nervous)
experience!" - Atharv Shinde

Splish Splash - water fun in Creche and FS1!

As we start to feel the effects of a hot Arusha summer, we are all trying to find ways of keeping cool. Our children in FS1 and Creche at the Infant School had a splashing time with some water fun. They all brought their swimming costumes and enjoyed a variety of water-based activities to help cool down in the heat we have had recently. 

For our FS1 children, this is a little bit of practise for starting swimming lessons in Term 2. They are already very excited about this next step, as you can see from their delighted faces.

What a great idea!

Dinky Maths Safari 2018

“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” (National Science Foundation

STEM learning focuses on science, technology, engineering and math to build children’s critical thinking skills and sense of curiosity. This field of education presents real-world scenarios that kids solve with a hands-on approach.

With the world becoming an increasingly complex place, it’s important for children to grasp STEM concepts to prepare themselves to participate in the future workforce and to understand how technology works. Beyond the practical applications, it’s just plain fun!

Last week, in Primary, it was Dinky Maths Safari week. This week brings STEM learning to the forefront of our classroom learning with each class challenged to create a mini-car rally safari circuit within their classroom incorporating a bridge, a raft, a ramp and a pulley system. Additionally, the children take on the dinky safari circuit around the school campus, racing to be the driver and co-driver with the fastest time. The children took on the challenges with great excitement, problem solving their way around creating their own circuit in their classrooms, thinking critically about their engineering creations and taking great delight in their successes!

Congratulations to our eventual winners on their victory! We are looking forward to next year's event already!

BISA Athletes Impress at Kasarani

On the warm Friday morning of 23rd November 2018, a team of twenty-four students from Braeburn International School
Arusha took part in the annual Braeburn Athletics Meet held at the Kasarani Stadium- ‘Home of Heroes’- in Nairobi, Kenya.
With a total of 14 schools taking part, it was a great opportunity for our students to experience an international stadium atmosphere.

Our athletes battled it out and gave it their all in such a tight competition. We are proud to say we returned with six
medals; Joshua- Gold (100m hurdles) and Bronze (100m), Angel- Gold (High Jump), Clinton- Silver (1500m), Tania-
Bronze (800m) and Upendo- Bronze (Long Jump). In addition, there were other remarkable performances with Gabriella, Joshua, Rhennystella and Yuri all respectively making it to the 200m finals in their categories. As well as Sherlyne and Malik, both 100m finalists.

This was a successful last Athletics Meet for the 2018 season. An enormous thank you to all our coaches who trained us during PE lessons as well as after school sessions. Furthermore, thank you to Mr Lake, Mr Masudi, Ms Ngave and our bus driver Mustafa who accompanied us all the way to Nairobi. - Angel Karegyesa


Saturday School Christmas Party

This year we had the opportunity to host 115 Saturday school children for the party. It was amazing to see the commitment from our students who not only fundraised towards this event but prepared and arrived early for the occasion. The first group arrived at school at 6.00 am to start working in the kitchen. This included Nicole Kombe, Josephine Kiaga, Ttanya Sachdev, Michel Hersens, Alfred Msale, Ellen Bangu and Shreya Sachdev. They were later joined by Edgar Mwashiozya. Edgar, Josephine and Alfred decided to volunteer early in the morning to allow them join the performance practice. Well done to their dedication!

The rest of our students and staff arrived in school by 9.00 am to set up for the event. Our guests started trickling in by 8.45 am especially those from around the school. We held a general address and welcome in the hard court where the guests were divided according to their ages. The activities started at 10.00. The children were treated to several activities ranging from ball games, swimming, art and craft, and drama, The young ones had fun in bouncy castle.

By 1.00 pm all the groups were served lunch. We had the older students display the drama skills they had learnt through a skit designed to teach against peer pressure. Presents were distributed at 2.30 pm. It was time to leave.

We congratulate our parents for their donations and our students for taking their time to plan for this event and come and share their Saturday with our guests. They cooked and served the guests dutifully. We appreciate the presence of Mrs Patricia John who helped oversee the kitchen together with Mr. Edgar Weche, Mr. Mike Magambo. Ali Zeid and Mr. Ben Asugo.  Mr. Flanagan and Jackson Kaaya helped oversee the games in the field, Ms Diana Humphrey helped with the gifts wrapping, Mrs Cathie Stubbs helped with art and craft, Ms Juma and Mr, Mwaipopo helped with the performance supervision, and finally Mr. Asher Sijenyi was the master of ceremony of the event. We salute Nicole Kombe, Josephine Kiaga and Ttanya Sachdev for helping with fundraising and planning of the event. Thanks greatly!