Mr. Michael Robert Lyford-Pike Peirano, a long-serving teacher at Strathmore School, peacefully departed this life into God’s presence on Monday, 23rd November 2020 at the Nairobi Hospital after a short illness.


Son of the late John Francis Victor Lyford-Pike and the late Maria Teresa Peirano, Michael arrived in Kenya from his home country, Uruguay in 1988. He started working at Strathmore School in 1989. He has served in the school in various capacities. At the time of his demise, Michael was on a sabbatical leave in Kampala, Uganda from 2017.

Michael was also involved in numerous apostolic initiatives of Opus Dei in Uruguay, Kenya and Uganda. He will be remembered by many for his simplicity, cheerfulness and generous heart.


Below are the updates on the performance of the Basketball School teams for the Term 1 games for both KAISSO(Kenya Association for International Secondary Schools Organisation) and Nairobi County leagues. Keep visiting the page for updates:

Date Category League/Tournament Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Result
15.01.2020 UNDER17 KAISSO League Strathmore 9 37 N.I.S Loss
17.01.2020 UNDER19 KAISSO League Braeburn Gitanga Road 17 27 Strathmore Win
18.01.2020 UNDER19 I.S.K  Tournament Strathmore 14 32 German School Loss
I.S.K  Tournament Strathmore 8 22 I.S.K Loss
I.S.K  Tournament Strathmore 24 18 Hillcrest Win
I.S.K  Tournament Strathmore 8 29 R.V.A Loss
UNDER17 KAISSO League R.V.A 73 25 Strathmore Loss
21.01.2020 UNDER19 KAISSO League Premier Academy 30 48 Strathmore Win
24.01.2020 UNDER15 KAISSO League B.G.E 17 29 Strathmore Win
25.01.2020 UNDER19 KAISSO League R.V.A 15 81 Strathmore Loss
UNDER15 Hillcrest Tournament Strathmore 28 8 Premier Academy Win
Strathmore 23 2 Peponi Win
Strathmore 20 2 Hillcrest Win
Strathmore 38 11 Makini Win
Strathmore 16 10 Aga Khan (Semis) Win
Strathmore 18 21 Brookhouse (Finals) Loss
27.01.2020 UNDER19 KAISSO League Peponi 40 34 Strathmore Loss
UNDER17 KAISSO League Peponi 37 5 Strathmore
29.01.2020 UNDER17 KAISSO League Light International 38 17 Strathmore Loss
UNDER15 KAISSO League Light International 22 32 Strathmore Win
01.02.2020 UNDER19 Westlands Sub County Strathmore 36 24 Hospital Hill Win
Strathmore 29 19 Kangemi Win
Strathmore 22 33 Nairobi School Loss
03.02.2020 UNDER14 KAISSO League I.S.K 10 32 Strathmore Loss
04.02.2020 UNDER19 KAISSO League I.S.K 41 31 Strathmore Loss
UNDER17 KAISSO League I.S.K 19 41 Strathmore Loss
06.02.2020 UNDER14 KAISSO League Rosslyn 51 8 Strathmore Loss
07.02.2020 UNDER19 KAISSO League B.G.E 24 45 Strathmore Win
08.02.2020 UNDER19 Westlands Sub County Strathmore 32 20 St. Mary’s Win
Strathmore 35 25 Kangemi Win
Strathmore 46 13 Makini Win
17.02.2020 UNDER19 KAISSO League Hillcrest 45 26 Strathmore Loss
UNDER15 KAISSO League Hillcrest 22 27 Strathmore Win
19.02.2020 UNDER17 KAISSO League Rosslyn 23 22 Strathmore Loss
21.02.2020 UNDER17 KAISSO League Strathmore     B.G.R Loss
22.02.2020 UNDER17 Hillcrest Tournament Strathmore A 9 12 B.G.R Loss
Strathmore A 6 22 I.S.K Loss
Strathmore A 13 10 St. Andrews Turi Win
Strathmore A 7 10 Rosslyn Loss
Strathmore B     Hillcrest Loss
Strathmore B     Nairobi Academy Loss
Strathmore B     Premier Academy Loss
UNDER15 KAISSO League Strathmore 15 9 Peponi Win
Strathmore 20 17 St. Andrews Turi Win
Strathmore 20 4 B.G.R Win
25.02.2020 UNDER14 KAISSO League Rosslyn 18 29 Strathmore Win
29.02.2020 UNDER19 Westlands Sub County Strathmore 34 29 St. Mary’s Win
Strathmore 39 30 Makini Win
UNDER15 KAISSO League Strathmore 28 21 R.V.A Win

Below are the updates on the performance of the Handball School team for the Term 1 games County league. Keep visiting the page for updates:

Date Category League/Tournament Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Result
01.02.2020 Under19 Westlands Sub County Strathmore 4 22 Hospital Hill Loss
29.02.2020 Under19 Westlands Sub County Strathmore 5 9 Nairobi School Loss
Under19 Westlands Sub County Strathmore 8 6 Kangemi Win
Strathmore 6 5 Kangemi Win
Strathmore 3 22 Hospital Hill Loss
Strathmore 4 17 Nairobi School Loss

On 1st February, the school chess team comprising of: 12 Primary Pupils and 15 High School students, attended the Nairobi Region Chess qualifiers. The competition is aimed at players from the Nairobi region represent the region for the National competition.

All 17 chess players from Strathmore School qualified to proceed to the National competition to be held in April in Mombasa. There were 3 players who were exceptional and these were: Lionel Correia(Form 3) who emerged 2nd Best in the Boys U18 category, Timothy Kinoti(Form 3) who was third in same category followed by Trevor Kimalel(Form 3) at 4th place.

They will be headed to the National Competition in April. We wish them success!

On 31st January, the school Chaplain Fr. Francis Rimbau celebrated a thanksgiving mass at the courtyard in between the library and the form 4 class. This was to give thanks for the results of last years KCPE and KCSE national examinations. Parents from both the Form 4 and Standard 8 class of 2019 showed gratitude by presenting tokens of appreciation to teachers and auxiliary staff.

As part of the thanksgiving mass we also hosted our alumni class of 1989. The class was the first Form 4 class to have graduated as a Form 4 class with the 8-4-4 curriculum. The alumni class gave a cheque of ksh 500,000 to start off an endowment fund dubbed 1989(8-4-4 class) Endowment fund. The alumni had lunch in the school’s dinning hall and interacted with the current students.

The Form 4 class of 1989(8-4-4) had a reunion afternoon that coincided with the thanksgiving mass for the results of Form 4 and Standard 8 class of 2019. They had lunch and chats with the current students. They started an endowment fund (1989.8-4-4 class) with a cheque of ksh 500,000 presented to the principal.

Strathmore’s chess club has been very vibrant for the last two years. The club participated in the Kenya National Youth and Cadets Chess Championships for the first time and managed to shine. The school was ranked ninth overall as one of the best high schools and fourth in the boys’ category which was a great start to better things ahead.

The icing on the cake was during the December holidays one of the club’s strongest members Samuel Kinyua, who was first runners-up in the under 18 category, earned the opportunity to represent the school and the country at large in the prestigious African Youth Chess Championships in Windhoek, Namibia as part of the handpicked Kenyan team due to his outstanding performance in the tournament.

This great African tournament attracted players from different African countries totaling to nearly 250 participants. The tournament, which ran for a week, brought along nice exposure and a load of learning experience for better preparation for future events for the star player. The tournament was filled with heavyweights from other countries and after hefty and mind wrinkling matches, Samuel managed to be 19th in his category and 5th in the Kenyan team.

Indeed, it is a great honor to have had one of Strathmore’s students flying high the school’s and the country’s flag. This was not easily achieved, but due to Samuel’s commitment, love for the club and passion for the sport some wonderful fruits have been borne. From this, the standard has been set for the remaining members of the club so that they raise the bar to a higher notch and make Strathmore a force to be reckoned with on the continent.

As a club, we wish Samuel all the best in his future endeavors on making an impact in the chess world.

Chess Patron,

Mr. Maina

Since December last year there has been lots of construction work happening in school:

1. Extension of the tuition block: There will be a 2nd floor in the secondary block (Tuition Block). The floor will have 4 classrooms with a capacity of 40 students each, students’ restroom, staff room, laboratory, teachers offices, cleaning store and a lift!

2. Public Washrooms at the parking lot next to the generator room at bus washing bay: There will be gents and ladies sections. In the gents’ section there will be 2 urinals, 2 regular size toilets, 1 toilet for the handicapped and 1 toilet for children. In the ladies’ section there will be 4 regular size toilets, 1 toilet for the handicapped, 1 toilet for children and a baby changing station.

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