As we embrace the new curriculum, Standard 1 and 2 have acquired new tags. They will henceforth be referred to as Grade One and Grade Two. Our Grade 1 boys reported to school on Tuesday, 16th January 2018. Fresh and enthusiastic faces thronged the school main entrance in the company of their parents. This was going to be 2018’s Grade 1 the pioneers of the new curriculum’s first day of school . They enjoyed the company of their parents right up to the registration table where they were welcomed by the Head of Section and their Class Teacher. They were later taken through the class procedures and also familiarized themselves with the new school environment.
Tuesday, 9th January 2018 marked the beginning of Form 1 2018. Fresh and handsome faces full of expectations milled around the Form 1 classes in new uniform and carrying bags full of new books. They were ushered into their classes by their Class Teachers at around 7:10 am ready to start the journey of 4 years. We wish them success.
Nowadays, Form One students do not wait for long to join secondary school thanks to the new changes by the Ministry of Education. Our Form One orientation was done on Saturday, 6th January 2018. The Form 1 students were welcomed by their Class Teachers who took them through the school procedures that will guide them during their stay in school. The form 4 captains further took them around the school as they familiarized themselves with the new environment where will spend their next 4 years.
Wednesday, 3rd January 2018 marked the beginning of the new school year. All secondary students gathered for a formal ceremony at 7:30 am and 10:30 am for primary pupils at the swimming pool area. The Heads of Sections, the Dean of Studies and the Deputy Principal addressed the boys. The speeches reflected on the successes of 2017 and the need to put more effort and overcome the few challenges encountered. The Principal opened the school officially in both assemblies where he welcomed the new students/pupils and the assistant teachers. He thanked the school for the success in 2017 especially with the KCPE and KCSE classes.
We wish the Standard 8 and Form 4 candidates 2018 success as they prepare for their final examinations in November.
Paul Hawi Makawiti, Class of 2016 will graduate tomorrow, Thursday 25th January 2018. He has been chosen as the valedictory speaker. The ceremony will be streamed live from 7:15 am East African Time to around 8:30 am. It will also be uploaded to YouTube afterwards.
Below is the livestream link.
We managed to interview him from Australia. He told us the following:
“This is my foundation program, which is a bridging course to enable entry into The University of Melbourne. I did 2 compulsory subjects (English and History of Ideas) and 3 electives (Accounting, Psychology and Environment, Development and Design). It was about 7 months, from July to January (it’s the July Fast Track Intake). The main program is usually 10 months. I will begin my university education (architecture) towards the end of February at the Melbourne School of Design, a well-known architecture school.”
We wish Paul the very best in his studies.
Thank you for flying the Strathmore and Kenyan flag high!
Following the resignation of the Deputy Principal, Mr John Paul Siboe, with effect from Wednesday, 31st May, we are pleased to announce that the Strathmore School Board has made the following appointments:
Mr Frederick Mogusu has been appointed the new Deputy Principal. Mr Mogusu, who is currently serving as Head of Secondary Section, joined Strathmore School in 2000. In 2008, he left Strathmore School to help in the founding of Bozindo School in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an institution run along the same lines as Strathmore School. He returned to Strathmore in 2013 and was appointed Head of Secondary Section. Mr Mogusu, a Bachelor of Arts (French & Economics) holder from the University of Nairobi, will also continue with his duties as a teacher of French.
Replacing Mr Mogusu as Head of Secondary Section is Mr Alfred Odisa, currently serving as Deputy Head of Secondary Section. Mr Odisa, also Head of Kiswahili Department, has 19 years of teaching experience. He joined Strathmore School in 2009. Mr Odisa holds Bachelor of Education and Master of Education (Educational Administration) degrees from the University of Nairobi. He is also currently a Doctoral candidate in Educational Administration in the same university.
Mr Andrew Karani will replace Mr Odisa as Deputy Head of Secondary Section. Mr Karani, currently serving as Sports Director and a past student of the school (Sportsman of the Year 2005), holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Nairobi. He joined Strathmore School as a Computer Studies teacher in 2012.
These appointments will take effect on Thursday, 1st June 2017.
We invite you to join us in wishing these gentlemen all the best in their new positions.
We would also like to most sincerely thank Mr Siboe for his invaluable contribution to the school as an assistant teacher, teacher, tutor and administrator. As a Deputy Principal, Mr Siboe proved to be an extremely hardworking, efficient, reliable and dependable Teacher, often going beyond his call of duty in service of the school. His services and presence in the school will be sorely missed.
We wish Mr Siboe God’s blessings and the best of luck in his new endeavours.
On Wednesday, 1st February 2017, Form 1 2017 parents attended their first meeting that was held in the common room. The meeting started at 3:45 pm. The aim of the meeting was to welcome parents and tell them how the school operates. The Principal introduced the Class Teachers and Subject Teachers of form 1 who were present. He went ahead to explain about the school before inviting the Head of Secondary section who talked about Academics and Discipline. The Head of the Tutorial Department had an opportunity to tell parents about the tutorials which help in a special way in understanding every individual boy in school. The Director of Hodari Club also got an opportunity to explain about the club and how they run their activities. The final speaker of the day was the School Chaplain who talked about the School Chaplaincy and how it helps to mould an individual to be able to grow academically and spiritually.
We wish the Form 1 parents all the best as they start their long journey in the school.