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Our 2017 April Term School Newsletters | The Banda

Read our latest weekly newsletters below

Week 1 Newsletter

"It was a busy time for many during the three week break. Considerable thanks go to Miss Withill, Mr Ngare, Mr Ammora and Miss Yates for leading an enormously successful trip to New York. This was an opportunity of a lifetime and a wonderful experience for all concerned. The children and staff loved every moment. I enjoyed following the group on Twitter and look forward to seeing the presentation of the trip in next Thursday’s Upper School assembly."

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Week 2 Newsletter

"I must congratulate our chess players who took part in the IAPS Chess Tournament at Braeburn last Saturday. The Banda teams put up an admirable fight and I am delighted that we won trophies in all three age groups. Well done to all who took part and thank you to Katie Sweetnam and Tracey McVey who organised and accompanied the teams on the day."

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Week 3 Newsletter

"Congratulations to our golfers who competed against Pembroke on Monday at Limuru Club. There was some very impressive play and I am delighted that The Banda were the overall winners. Our sports teams, however, faced tougher competition at Pembroke last Saturday, but they kept their heads held high and tried their very best."

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Week 4 Newsletter

"A highlight of this week was hearing the excellent news that Marcus Ashworth, currently in Year 8
passed all of his entrance examinations to Winchester College in UK with flying colours. This is a fabulous achievement and we are very proud of him indeed."

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Week 5 Newsletter

"I would like to begin by thanking the PTA and members of the parent body involved in last weekend’s Food Festival. This was a huge success and it was lovely to see so many parents and children there. It was a valuable opportunity to meet others within The Banda community and I thank everyone involved for their hard work in the organisation of this event."

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Week 6 & 7 Newsletter

"I congratulate the Year 8s on their sensible approach to the Exams throughout the week. Today they are, I am certain very busy preparing themselves for tonight’s Year 8 Dinner and on Monday they will depart for a week’s adventure at Sagana. Following that, they will begin the Post Common Entrance Programme, which will include a number of exciting activities and trips."

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Week 8 Newsletter

"Well done to all of our footballers who took part in the Peponi House Football Tournament. The Under 11 team did particularly well to reach the semi-final and were only narrowly beaten by the eventual winners, Peponi House."

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Week 9 Newsletter

"The ABRSM examinations went very smoothly indeed and I understand there were some outstanding pieces played and sung. Year 8 began their Post Common Entrance Programme this week and have enjoyed some exciting and varied activities so far."

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Week 10 Newsletter

"With the end of the academic year looming, the days appear to be getting busier and busier! House matches, choir and play rehearsals have been taking place all week. We have also continued to welcome several visiting secondary schools from the UK, all of whom have been extremely impressed by the warmth and confidence of our pupils. Nairobi Schools played the Up Country schools at Rugby and Netball on Wednesday at St. Andrew’s, Turi. These were tightly fought matches, but Nairobi won the netball and Up Country the rugby. Congratulations to all of the children who were selected to represent Nairobi Schools from The Banda."

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Week 11 Newsletter

"I would like to wish you all a very restful and enjoyable holiday and I look forward to seeing you all in September."

Download The Banda Newsletter - Week 11 (PDF, 816KB)

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