Read our 2016 January Term weekly newsletters below
Week 1 Newsletter
"Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all! I would like to extend a special welcome to the 18 new children who joined us this term and I am certain they will settle quickly into The Banda family. Everyone certainly appears to have ‘hit the ground running’ with a majority of activities starting during this first week of term."
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Week 2 Newsletter
"We were delighted to welcome Clare Schmidt to The Banda. Clare is Head of Art at King’s College, Taunton, UK and lead last weekend’s art retreat to Tambuzi, Nanyuki, enjoying the hospitality of ex Banda parents, Tim and Maggie Hobbs. The children spent the weekend engaged in plenty of sketching as well as experimenting with mixed media printing techniques. It was certainly a very valuable and worthwhile experience."
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Week 3 Newsletter
"Following a tremendously busy weekend with matches against Pembroke House, the week began with the Year 5 Science Trip to Ololua Forest, Open Morning for prospective parents on Tuesday and culminating in a successful and colourful French Day."
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Week 4 Newsletter
"I must begin by congratulating four of our Year 8 pupils who have been awarded scholarships to Hillcrest Secondary School. Mbete Mbuvi, Anna Nora and Mary McGreevy were awarded All-Rounder scholarships and Ryan Anthony was awarded a Sports Scholarship. We are very proud of you all!"
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Week 5 Newsletter
"There are now a number of relieved faces as the Upper School have completed their examinations. Hockey fixtures have continued against Hillcrest this week and I wish all of those participating in the KSF Level III Swimming Championships as well as those involved in the Young Musician of the Year Preliminaries at Kenton this weekend, the very best of luck."
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Week 6 Newsletter
"I would like to begin by congratulating Flora Brewster in Year 8 who, this week has been awarded an All-Rounder Exhibition to Sherborne Girls’ School in the UK. This is an excellent achievement and the result of hard work and commitment."
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Week 7 Newsletter
"I begin by congratulating Mbete Mbuvi on gaining an academic scholarship to St Andrew’s, Turi. This is an excellent achievement and very well deserved."
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Week 8 Newsletter
"Congratulations this week go to Zoe Cheffings in Year 8 who has gained an Academic Scholarship to King’s School, Bruton in UK. This is an excellent achievement and I am extremely proud of the hard work and commitment Zoe has shown during her time at The Banda."
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Week 9 Newsletter
"The Banda triumphed in the Young Programmers’ Competition that took place last Friday at Peponi House. The Banda beat the other schools to become the overall winners and this is a great achievement."
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Week 10 Newsletter
"Congratulations to all of the girls who played at Peponi last weekend in the Peponi 7-a-side Hockey Tournament. They played extremely well and all matches were very close indeed."
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