At Braeside School we highly value our connection with our former staff and pupils. Now that the school has started the Old Braesidians Alumni Association, we hope to keep in touch with our ex-pupils and staff on a more regular basis through general newsletters and on an ad hoc basis.
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Our Graduation Dinner is always held in late June and is a watershed moment when our pupils become Old Braesidians. An eagerly anticipated event, this is a formal opportunity for the girls leaving us to say farewell to each other and their teaching staff.
The School has served the needs of pupils in this area for the last 70 years and many of them still live in the area, in fact we nearly always have Old Braesidians as current Mothers and Grandmothers too!
In recent times we have been delighted to welcome back Old Braesidians as our guest speakers at Speech Day.
In 2010 Christine Truman entertained a packed marquee with her memories of being at the School and her personal reflections on our founder Molly Wakefield who supported her as a talented tennis player when giving time off to pupils with talent was the norm.
A few summers ago the Director of Quest Training (formally Lucy Claytons) Mrs Jo Barnard was our main speaker at Speech Day. Jo spoke warmly of her time at the School and was able to re-kindle a friendship with a former classmate who was sitting in the audience as a parent. She shared how much she enjoyed working with Braeside pupils, post GCSE, who had moved on to Quest reflecting how responsive they were to advice. She has been able in the last few years to place many of them in top city companies where they have made rapid progress.
In 2018 we welcomed back Sarah Saunders as a guest speaker. Since leaving Braeside, Sarah has worked extensively in the field of Human Resources. It was great to hear about her time at the school and the many successes that she has had since.
We are hoping to harness the skills of other Old Braesidians in the very near future as they continue to contribute to a wide range of professions both here and overseas.
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