Our 2015 September Term School Newsletters | The Banda

Read our 2015 September Term weekly newsletters below


Week 1 Newsletter

"After a long holiday both staff and pupils have certainly "hit the ground running‟. It was good to see parents at the Year 5 and new Senior Parents‟ Tea/Forum on our first day and to outline the expectations of Year 5 and the Senior School. Year 5 have been out on an overnight bonding trip to Olepolos and this Sunday Year 8 depart to begin their climb of Mount Kenya. I take this opportunity to wish them all the very best. Today Twiga enjoyed their Cockhouse Party and I look forward to welcoming Year 1 and 2 parents to the New Parents‟ Tea."

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Week 2 Newsletter

"During the first week of the holidays, three children from Year 8 – Anna Nora, Mbete Mbuvi and Ryan Anthony – took part in the first musical production by the recently formed Kenyan youth theatre group. A cast of 31 members took part in this production and were accompanied by 27 members of the Kenya Youth Orchestra."

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Week 3 Newsletter

"This week the whole school has been focusing on "Respect." Assemblies and fun activities have marked the week and a new "Anti-Bullying Charter" has been signed by all the children from Year 1 to 8. New bookmarks remind the pupils who they can turn to if ever they are worried or unhappy and the week has served as a reminder about being considerate and thoughtful to those around us."

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Week 4 Newsletter

"With the sun shining and the school fields resembling a traditional English Fair, The Banda PTA 50th Jubilee Fun Day proved to be a resounding success. A huge attendance from children, staff, parents, alumni and friends enjoyed an amazing selection of stalls and attractions including pony and segway rides to gymnastic and ballet displays, to jubilee wristbands and an amazing birthday cake to commemorate our 50th Jubilee year."

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Week 5 Newsletter

"This week we have launched the second annual enrichment programme. The children have been busy picking the tasks they want to attempt. We look forward to seeing the wonderful work they produce after half term!"

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Week 6 Newsletter

"Another very busy week included some exciting Year 1 and 2 Athletics at Brookhouse, a Year 2 trip to Karura Forest, The Banda Warm-Up Athletics involving 5 schools, Year 5 Parents Meetings, a Pegasus Early Years Fun Morning, a Year 6 trip to Naivasha and many rounders and cricket fixtures against Kenton."

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Week 8 Newsletter

"Open Morning on Tuesday was very successful indeed and I was delighted that the rain kept away. It was good to welcome many visitors and as ever the children were a true credit to the school as they
greeted prospective parents with their polite, engaging and welcoming behaviour."

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Week 9 Newsletter

"Monday's Assembly enabled us to watch some video clips of last weekend's Orchestral Weekend at St. Andrew‟s, Turi. This was a lovely occasion and provided an opportunity for pupils to join other Prep schools in Kenya to perform some orchestral pieces."

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Week 10 Newsletter

"Congratulations to the Under 11 6-a-side Cricket team who won the annual inter-school Pembroke 6-a-side Tournament last Saturday. It was an exciting day with some close matches, but the boys played extremely well and were proud winners overall. Special congratulations to Ewan Van Niekerk for being awarded Bowler of the Tournament and to Saxon Hutton who was Overall Player of the Tournament."

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Week 11 Newsletter

"I am delighted to see that all of the Year 8’s survived their Pre-mock Common Entrance examinations. I am even more encouraged by the fact that a majority of them emerged from the examination room smiling! This experience and preparation before June 2016 is invaluable and helps to ensure that pupils enter their final examinations in a relaxed and confident manner."

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Week 12 Newsletter

"Congratulations to the swimmers who took part in the Kenton Swimming warm-up relays last Saturday and thank you to all of the parents and children who turned up on Sunday for 1st team and Alumni Cricket and Rounders matches."

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Week 13 Newsletter

"There has certainly been a Christmas feel around the school this week as festivities have begun. The PTA Party and tree decorating started the ball rolling and I would like to thank the PTA for their hard work in organising this occasion and the many activities on offer. Year 7‟s performance of Richard III on Wednesday afternoon was highly entertaining."

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Week 14 Newsletter

"The IAPS Athletics Championships were a fun and well organised event that I will miss a lot. It was very hot but everyone still did amazingly, I am very happy with the younger year groups for doing so well and especially because they are the future Banda athletes. I want to thank everybody who participated whether you won a medal or not. You helped the team greatly, as overall The Banda came 4th."

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