Pyramids and Prisms... and marshmallows!

In Year 6, we have been enjoying a more exploratory side to learning about 3-D shapes and their properties.  We have been creating 3-D shapes using art straws and marshmallows.  It was very difficult to not eat the marshmallows whilst we were working.  Thankfully, Mr. B and Mrs. Wallace allowed us to eat them later!  We all understand what VERTICES, EDGES and FACES are now!

We also enjoyed the challenge of piecing together the jumbled up NETS of 3-D shapes.  It was quite a challenge to work these out as many of the shapes had the same type of faces, despite forming different types of pyramids and prisms.

Here are a few photos of us in action.  

E-Safety Tips

At the start of each new term, all the children are taught the importance of keeping safe on line. These are crucial lessons that are very important in this digital age. At Braeburn, we also recognise the importance of keeping our parents informed of the importance of knowing what our children are doing online. We have held e-safety workshops in the last 2 years and those that came left with new knowledge on how to make the internet a safe place for the whole family. Below are some tips on how we can be E-SAFE at home.

  • Keep the computer in a high-traffic area of your home.
  • Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.
  • Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices, and laptops.
  • Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.
  • Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, and using webcams.
  • Continually dialogue with your children about online safety.

Discussion starters

  • What are your favorite things to do online?
  • What is personal information? Why should you keep it private?
  • What could you do to be safer online?
  • What would you do if anyone online asked to meet you face-to-face?
  • Besides me, who do you feel that you can talk to if you are in a scary or uncomfortable situation?

Our Newest BTEC Course gets started

BTEC Hospitality is the newest addition to the BISA Sixth Form course catalog and it could not have started in a more exciting way. Mrs Pandya updated us: 
"We have talked about staying in different hotels and eating out in a variety of restaurants in Arusha and elsewhere in the world. We have already visited a four-star hotel in Arusha  and had an opportunity to ask questions of many of the employees. This has helped us to learn more about the diverse hospitality industry. From the polite and helpful front desk staff to the chance to see inside their super efficient kitchen, the students are excited about the year to come. Everyone's favourite place in the hotel was the fabulous smells of their pastry section. We left happy and with slightly hungry tummies!" - Mrs Pandya

A Feather in Their Caps

A massive congratulations to our very own Ms. Pauline Sekemi and Nurse Florence Malya for their first batch of successful results in their degree programs. Beginning in September 2016, they are studying for Bachelor of Arts with Education and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology respectively.

We wish them luck in their upcoming examinations and trust that all the hard work will pay off.

Meanwhile, one of our Primary students, Tanisi Soni, continues to dazzle on the golf course by gaining a handicap at the youngest player at Gymkhana. She will be using her achievements outside school to boost her Junior Dragon Award. Keep up the great work, Tanisi!

Wonderful Welcome

BISA kicked off a new school year with two wonderful welcome events - our 'Mix and Mingle' and our Welcome Picnic!

Our 'Mix and Mingle' took place on the evening of 31st August at our brand new Infant School and allowed families to meet new teachers and catch up with old friends in a relaxed venue.

Saturday 9th September saw our Welcome Picnic for our Early Years and Key Stage 1 families. Again, this took place in the busy and fun-filled grounds of our new Infant School.

Both events were very well attended and it was great to see familiar faces and welcome new friends to the BISA family. 

Thank you to everyone who attended our events!