We regret to communicate that Msgr. Cormac Burke, our Assistant Chaplain passed on peacefully on 22nd November 2021.

He was the first chaplain of Strathmore School (1978).

He was a former Irish Civil Lawyer and was ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in 1955. After 30 years of pastoral work in Africa, United Sates and England, he was appointed a judge of the High Court of the Church, the Roman Rota(1986-1999) during the Pontificate of St. John Paul II.

Upon retirement, he asked to return to Nairobi, Kenya, where he continued to work in the school Chaplaincy, while guiding many other men and women along their path to God.

He was the author of numerous books and articles, and remained an invaluable consultant to the Holy See.

We keep him in our prayers, offering up many hours of study, work and all we do during these days for the repose of his soul.

May he rest in eternal peace.

On 23rd November at the 11.55am and 2.05pm Masses we prayed for Mr. Micheal Pike on the first anniversary of his death.

Mr. Pike arrived in Kenya From Uruguay in 1988 and was a dedicated and loved teacher for all those years.

He passed on last year on the 23rd of November. He is buried in Langata Cemetery. We keep praying for his soul and thanking God for the opportunity of having met him and learned from his life.

After a five year campaign to raise money for their Alma mater, the class of 2000 decided to meet at the school to celebrate and to catch up after 20 years over lunch in the dining hall and an informal get-together in the common room.
Mr. Muthiora thanked them for their generosity and updated them on the good that the fund is doing and will continue to do in the future.
Dr. Vincent Ogutu, who was the deputy principal in the year 2000, spoke as a past student who benefited from a scholarship, He explained how studying in Strathmore changed his life and the life of his family.
Other past teachers who spoke to them were Dr. John Ainsley who encouraged them to continue living the principals they learnt here.  Fr. Joe Babendrier welcomed them to come over for a chat if ever they want priestly attention.
The past students briefly spoke about simple as well as amazing things they are up to and Mr. Muthiora noted that based on the valedictory speech made for their class 20 years ago, at a time when schools were burning, they are keeping their promise to make a difference in the country. They had an enriching discussion that almost ended at sunset.
At the end Collins Ongore, on behalf of the class handed over a dummy cheque of Kshs 1,000,000 to Mr. John Muthiora, this being their contribution to the Strathmore School Endowment Fund.

This year we celebrate our 60th Anniversary. The Math Contest held on 30th October 2021 was an initiative aimed at positively impacting the community around us as we commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.
For many years, Strathmore School has been associated with excellence in academics, especially in mathematics. To share this heritage with the public primary schools in our sub-county(Westlands) we had a boys’ math contest.

The contest was an opportunity to motivate and mentor Standard 8 boys in their final year of school. Teachers also got valuable feedback about the areas that the boys are doing well and the areas they may need to work on as they prepare for KCPE examinations.

Each participating school had to nominate 5 boys and an accompanying teacher. As the boys were tackling math questions, the teachers had a chance to go around the school. The teachers shared teaching experiences and got some insights of how the school operates. After the 2 hour paper the boys had a break and went into a mentoring session by the school Principal Mr. John Muthiora. The principal spoke about The qualities that make a virtuous man. Later after lunch they had a second session by Dr. Jeffery Osoro. Dr. Osoro is the Scholar of the Year 2015 and an alumnus of Nairobi Primary. Dr. Osoro spoke on What it takes to succeed in High School.

At the end of the day prizes were won and attendance certificates issued.
The winning school was Visa Oshwal. They went home with a Trophy, book voucher and contest medals for each participant.
The 1st runner up school was Nairobi Primary School. They went home with a Trophy, book voucher and contest medals for each participant.
The 2nd runner up school was Hospital Hill School. They went home with a Trophy, book voucher and contest medals for each participant.

The winner of the contest was David Nganga from Westlands Primary School. He received a Trophy and certificate of merit.
1st runner up was David Kithinji from Visa Oshwal Primary School. He received a Trophy and certificate of merit.
2nd runner up was Owen Kiptanui from Loresho Primary School. He received a Trophy and certificate of merit.

We hope for the best in KCPE for the schools and the Pupils who participated.

The Primary section had it’s annual interclass soccer tournament from 1st September to 29th October 2021.

INTERCLASS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2021 RESULTS

Round 1

Teams

S5

S6

S7

S8

Agg

Points

S8

7 – 0

10 – 0

3 – 1

+ 19

9

S7

7 – 0

5 – 1

1 – 3

+ 9

6

S6

10 – 0

1 – 5

0 – 10

4

3

S5

0 – 10

0 – 7

0 – 7

24

0

Round 2

Teams

S5

S6

S7

S8

Agg

Points

S7

4 – 1

4 – 0

1 – 0

+ 8

9

S8

6 – 0

6 – 1

0 – 1

+ 10

6

S6

6 – 1

0 – 4

1 – 6

5

3

S5

1 – 6

1 – 4

0 – 6

14

0

29.09.2021 S8 v S7 (FINAL)—S7 WON 1 – 0

RYAN MATHENGE KIGO
FORM 3 ALPHA

We are saddened to announce that Ryan Mathenge Kigo, Form Three, passed away on Monday, 25th October 2021 at around 12:15pm. Fr. Francis, the School Chaplain spent time with him the same morning and gave him the Anointing of the Sick.

Same Monday afternoon, the Principal and some teachers held a special session with Ryan’s classmates. Fr. Francis gave a short talk to them and led the Form 3 class in prayers for Ryan’s soul.

We are also very grateful to Mrs. Pauline Kamuti, a counsellor and a past parent of the school for graciously agreeing to offer Ryan’s classmates group counselling on short notice. We appreciate the strong bonds that Ryan had forged with his classmates and the need to keep the class positive and encouraged.

We would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to Jennifer Kigo, Ryan’s mother, his brother and the entire family. We pray that God will give them peace and consolation during this very difficult period.

We thank God for the gift of Ryan. We also thank the Form 3 parents, for standing with Ryan’s family during his hospitalisation. We thank you for your prayers, moral support and financial contributions. In a special way, we thank all those parents who accompanied their sons to donate blood for Ryan on Sunday. Your love was overwhelming to the family.

As you are aware, ICU hospitalisation is usually very costly. We continue to appeal for financial support to help the family offset Ryan’s hospital bill which currently stands at KES 2 Million. The contributions will also go a long way in enabling us give Ryan a befitting send-off.
Donations can be sent by M-Pesa:

PAYBILL NUMBER: 561550
ACCOUNT NUMMBER: RYAN

We keep praying for the repose of Ryan’s soul and for the family.

On Saturday 16th October 2021 the Form 4 class of 2011 had their reunion. From 10am to 5pm they were in school together like in the old times in school. They were 35 who physically attended.

They had a get together in the common room. Each had a chance to speak and give an update on what they are up to.

The teachers were represented by Mr. Maina, Mr. Gortazar, Mr. Muthiora and Fr. Joe. Fr. Joe led with prayers for the deceased members of the class. The class has 4 members deceased: Paul Korros, Brian Kiambati, Patrick Maina and Kevin Muthee.

Mr. Muthiora spoke of his memories of the class, marriage and commitment in marriage.

They had lunch and played rugby, soccer and basketball to recap the good memories spent together in school.

We wish the Form 4 Class of 2011 all the best!

On Friday 15th October 2021 afternoon, 59 Primary Pupils, 8 Secondary students and 1 Staff member received the sacrament of Confirmation.

The ceremony was at St Austins Church celebrated by His Eminence John Cardinal Njue; Bishop Emeritus of the Arch Diocese of Nairobi. There were communicants from other schools and parishes in the ceremony who also had the sacrament conferred on them.

On Saturday 2nd of October 2021 at St. Austins Church 2 students received their Baptism and First Holy Communion.

Gatai Mwaura Form 1 Alpha and Myles Wangai Form 2 Alpha. Mr. Were from the Primary Section sponsored Myles Wangai and Gatai Mwaura Was Sponsored by Mr. Gatai his uncle.

Fr. Francis conferred on the students the sacraments. The students were also accompanied in the ceremony with their parents and family members.

For the 1st Holy Communion there were 4 students:
1. Gatai Mwaura
2. Myles Wangai
3. Christopher Ngili Form 1 A
4. Adrian Kinyanjui Form 1 A

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