Children’s Climate Concern

Friday the 20th of September was marked by student led protests across the world demanding action against climate change. Here at BNIS, years 6, 7 and 8 took this opportunity to ignite our own activists by discussing what we as a school, and as individuals, can do to show our support for this cause. Students from across all three year groups showed an excellent understanding of the impacts of climate change.  They demonstrating a strong global understanding discussing, not only the way their lives are being impacted, but also the lives of people from all over the world.Nearly every student in years 6, 7 and 8 registered their interest in forming a climate action group; many of our children already have fantastic ideas on how we can live in a more environmentally minded way, and are excited to see how we can implement some of these strategies within our community in the near future. They will be planning and implementing initiatives to drive awareness but also to do what we can within BNIS to play our part in reducing the speed of climate change.

The first step our children suggested, was the need to gather parental support. Children created awareness posters and asked parents to sign to say they would support the initiatives that will be planned and driven by our children throughout the year. The board was situated at the entrance to our Movie Night event which was help on the evening of the international youth ‘strike’.

Watch this space for more BNIS Climate action!


We are pleased to announce the creation of our new parent volunteer group – FANs (Friends at Nanyuki School). FANs will support the school with planning and providing community events such as Farmers Markets, Bakes Sales, Movie Nights etc as well as lead the fundraising side of the school. 

The executive committee was officially created on 11th September and comprises:

                Andrew (children in Y2 and Y1)                   - Chair

                Wambui (children in Y1 and FS1)                -  Vice Chair

                Sophie (child in Y6)                                       - Treasurer

                Mirjam (children in Y2 and creche)              - Vice Treasurer

                Taylor (children in Y3 and Y1)                      - Secretary

                Laura (children in Y4, Y2, FS1)                     - Vice secretary

                Leafy (children in Y2 and FS1)                     - Publicity

Further information about each of them can be found published on our noticeboard at the entry to the school. 

The group have set up three sub-committees that support the school with Events, Curriculum Enrichment and Parent Liaison. They would love to hear from any parents who would like to help in an ad hoc manner or those of you who may wish to become a member of a sub-committee. Please contact them through Judy in the school office. 


We were delighted to welcome Mr Tom Craven to Braeburn Nanyuki on Friday 6th September.  He will be taking on the role of headteacher at the school after the half term break. 

He arrived in Nanyuki on Thursday afternoon where he was introduced to the staff but, it was clear, he was most looking forward to meeting the children and parents on Friday.

Miss Kioko led a special assembly in his honour to officially welcome him.  The children created pieces of shared artwork during the week to show off our school and to let Mr Craven know we were looking forward to his arrival.  Our Head Boy and Head Girl wrote poems to describe the kind of school we are and the choir sang with great gusto to welcome him. 

Welcome to our school it’s a wonderful place,
The birds chirp throughout the day, 
always waiting to peck on our lunch
We soak in the majestic, wonderful Mt Kenya every day,
the air is fresh and cool in the morning
BNIS is an amazing.
Our school holds the future of many students
And of course the teachers,
without them would we not know much
The teachers here are especially unique;
they have a kind heart with a dash of humour.
Our school maybe small but it’s growing every year,
New students, staff and teachers enjoy their time here
Never having enough of wonderful scenery green
and so bright in rainy season.
Welcome to our school it’s a wonderful place,
with birds chirping throughout day
the wonderful mountain watching our backs,
the scenery beautiful view of the wonderful Mount Kenya
this is why BNIS is amazing.
Some people call us the Bush School,
Wild, Not in the city.
You can see amazing views every day you are here,
Seeing the mountain, brilliant and fantastic, watching us grow.
We are children from different places,
As friendly as can be.
Playtimes are filled with energy and creative games
We don’t really like our shoes,
We love to climb trees and play in the mud or rain.
We sometimes need reminders we can’t always do this.
Luckily we have nice teachers to help us along,
And Ms Kioko to guide us all.
There are amazing events:
On Christmas a special person comes to see us,
As he flies high above our heads …. Then
Look, look, look ….. It’s Father Christmas!
On Easter we have a hunt to find all the eggs
And not a single child is forgotten.
Soon it will be Bonfire night and we will light up the sky bright (with fireworks).
Oh and Movie night, under the stars, snuggled as a family, munching away and watching.
There is so so much more and you will find we are a lovely school where we all try our best.
We look forward to showing you.
Welcome to our school

Each class planned and chose a question to ask him and we learned a lot about him through his answers.  We found out that: 

  • He has worked in Mombasa for 3 years
  • He has lived in Uganda, USA, England and Kenya
  • He was born in Manchester
  • He hasn’t always been a teacher, he used to work for a company called Unilever
  • He sees his job at BNIS to be mainly about making everyone happy – children, staff and parents
  • He likes birds, books, hiking and tennis
  • He will miss the people in Mombasa
  • He is really looking forward to coming to BNIS but he is also a little nervous
  • He thinks BNIS is a great school

After assembly had finished, tea, coffee and cake was served on the school field to give parents a chance to come and meet Mr Craven.  Everyone thinks he seems really nice and we are very much looking forward to his arrival at the school next month.