Braeside Thika offers a full boarding program which means that the students spend the term in school and leave the facility at half term break or at the end of the term. Although this is the case, the students are at liberty to go home for a weekend upon the parents’ or guardian’s requests. Parents and guardians are asked to notify the Head of Boarding by Wednesday if they have any intentions of taking their children away over the weekend. This will help in dealing with other related departments like the kitchen staff from a logistics point of view.
Full boarders are entitled to weekend activities that take place outside the school. These activities include: Paintballing, GO Karting, hiking, watching 3D movies, bubble soccer, camping, horse riding, boat riding, water rafting, kayaking among other activities. The spiritual needs of the students are also taken into consideration. All meals, including school lunch, dinner and evening break and tea, are included in the boarding fee.
There are four houses on site namely; Serengeti House whose members are the junior boys, Zion House for junior girls, Sahara House for senior boys and Shaba House for senior girls. Each of these houses carries a maximum of 12 students. Additionally, each house has a room for the house parent. The houses have cleaners who are in charge of ensuring that cleanliness level is up to the required standard. Next to the four houses, is an outdoor recreation area where students get to access the wifi, play indoor games, team building and to relax.
Students under weekly boarding get to leave the campus on Fridays at 4:00 pm and back on Sunday by 5:00 pm. These students can either be picked from school by their parents or guardians or be dropped by the school bus at Braeburn Garden Estate School (BGE) where they will be picked by their parents or guardians. Parents will have to drop them back to school either on Sunday by 5:00 pm or on Monday very early in the morning before 8:00 am. Weekly boarders who may wish to spend the weekend at school, must notify the Head of Boarding and the entire administration for swift planning.
Supervision has always been paramount as a way of minimizing incidents from taking place.
This is a boarding family that upholds the spirit of “READY RESPECT SAFE”. As a family, we are ready to accept and live with people from other cultural, religious, race, country etc. as part of internationalism. We respect the rule of law as the best way of achieving the best and desired results. We always feel safe at the boarding facility as we have a good security network from the G4S Company.
There are several ancillary staff, a qualified nurse and student mentors from who are teachers ready to mentor our students academically. The kitchen staff always ensure students are happy and satisfied.
As part of security, Fire drills take place on a regular basis. All students are searched once they arrive from home to avoid any contrabands.
The students are only allowed to use their mobile phones after school activities and are required to hand over the phones to their house parents before they get to bed. Parents and guardians have time to meet the house parents when they come to pick their children or drop them on Sunday. They also get to meet the Head of Boarding during the week in the administration block.
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