On 31 January 2018, the class of Form 4 2018 were in school to give thanks for the good performance in last year’s KCSE examinations.

Families of the Form 4 class of 2018 joined the whole school at 11:40 am for Mass in the courtyard in front of the library facing the form 4 class rooms.

After the Mass, they had lunch with staff members. Speeches of thanksgiving followed with some exchange of gifts and farewell.

To the form 4 class of 2018. Congratulations! and we wish you success in life.

The 2018 KCSE results were released on Friday, 21st December 2018. Strathmore School presented 84 candidates who registered 9.988 points (a performance index of 72.28) to emerge the best school nationally.

It was not only in academics where they have had a shining star. The 2018 class have proved themselves to be all round students. They have been good practically everywhere from the sports fields to extracurricular activities. From selfless service to the community to upholding an impeccable discipline record as a Form 4 class.
They had the highest number of performers in the 2018 school’s annual talent show. They excelled in basketball, soccer and rugby.

They played a key role in raking in trophies in 2017 music festivals where the school clinched the best private schools trophy at Masinde Muliro University. In 2018 the highlight was the quartet composed of 4 Form 4 boys who won the Quartet category and performed during the winners gala at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri.
The Strathmore School Class of 2018 becomes the 2nd 8-4-4 Class to come top in the country after the Class of 2001.
Congratulations to Class of 2018!
 
Students who scored A:

Auki Ziva

Obuya Raymond

Bakibinga Simon

Abate Daniel

STRATHMORE SCHOOL KCSE 2018 ANALYSIS
SUBJECT A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E AVE NO.
ENGLISH 17 24 20 14 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.286 84
KISWAHILI 0 1 5 19 28 15 9 2 4 1 0 0 7.667 84
MATHEMATICS 51 12 8 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 11.012 84
BIOLOGY 1 2 6 18 16 12 3 1 2 0 1 0 8.081 62
PHYSICS 25 17 17 10 8 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 10.28 82
CHEMISTRY 12 13 15 22 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 9.662 77
GEOGRAPHY 29 18 20 9 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 10.5 84
COMPUTERS 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 30
FRENCH 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 21
HISTORY 7 12 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10.3 30
TOTAL 4 30 28 13 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 9.988 84

PRIMARY CLASS OF 2018
PRIMARY CLASS OF 2018

The 2018 KCPE results were released on Monday, 19th November 2018. Strathmore School registered an average mark of 384.13. This is the first year in the history of the school that we have presented a full class of 40 boys!

The school posted a mean of above 70% in all the subjects with mathematics posting an impressive 85.65% average and English posting 84.13% average. SST/RE, Kiswahili and Science posted 72.05, 71.18 and 71.13 respectively.

The best pupil, Sylvanus Wanyonyi, scored 440 out of 500 marks. 16 boys scored over 400 marks, one of the highest numbers ever in the history of the school. 25 boys met the 370 cut off mark to the secondary section of the school.

The school wishes to congratulate the 2018 candidates for this splendid performance. The School also congratulates their parents who have stood by them and who have made heroic sacrifices for the sake of their children. Congratulations also to all the teachers who handled this class right from Standard One and especially those who prepared them for the KCPE examinations. Their hard work has been rewarded!

Pupils who scored 400 and above

SYLVANUS KHISA WANYONYI
440

LEVY KANITHI NJUGUNA
417

EUGENE ONYANGO ODHIAMBO
411

RAPHAEL KIPROTICH KIPROP
405

ERICK MUCHIRI KANJA
430

ANTHONY MUTHIORA MWANGI
416

ANTHONY KARANU KIMANI
410

NGONDO KIMEMIA
403

GIOVANNI ATISA MAYIEKO
424

HILLARY NABILAYI WEKESA
414

SPENCER JACK ODISA
407

SAMUEL GACHIE KAMAU
400

MATHENGE MARIBEI GITAHI
420

TRATTON CHARLES ONYANGO
412

ROBERT KWACH OTIENO
406

NOEL DIMA DIMA
400

2018 K.C.P.E RESULTS ANALYSIS
AVERAGE ENGLISH KISWAHILI MATH SCIENCE SST/CRE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES
384.13 84.13 71.18 85.7 71.13 72.05 40

Education is more than passing on of knowledge. Education is about the passing on of a culture.  Our culture both represents and shapes who we are. Although inescapably exposed to the general culture in our society, while they are living at home, your sons’ most influential cultural experiences should be dictated by home and school.  To this effect, we at Strathmore seek to collaborate with you in providing a culture for your sons that will shape them according to your expectations and hopes.

The most important agent for surrounding your sons with the culture you desire is the home environment you create. Given how much children learn from the environment around them, you parents have a special power to form and deform. Of course, you could not hold the former without also risking the latter.  Your values and example have an impact.  If you put away your own phones when you sit at the dinner table, then you form your children into believing that phones should not interrupt the sacredness of dinnertime.  If you keep your phone with you and check it, even furtively, while at the table, your sons will learn that constant access to their phones is accepted (you do it).

Much the same way as contaminated water is passed through a filter to remove harmful elements, a number of technical devices (filters, routers, timers …) that impede the passage of negative elements have been developed for the Internet. These devices produce an “immediate prevention”, which presupposes the “remote prevention” of a cultural and ethical nature that fosters in the person the decision to want to use devices and the Internet well.” Without this cultural and ethical component, filters will be of very little use. So, here are some ideas – both ethical and technical – for creating a healthy formative culture at home.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, or a final list.  Read it, rather, as a sample of what a list of family cultural traits could be like, in no particular order of importance.

  1. Have a Library at home

If you want your sons to develop into readers, then you need to present a culture of reading at home. It may occasionally be more convenient to read a book on an iPad, or to listen to

Audio-books, but there is no substitute for having physical books at home that stare your sons daily in the face.  Your sons benefit from seeing you, on a regular basis, grab a book from a shelf or from a side table and sit down to read.  That image conveys to them that reading is for adults, and that through hard work and habit, they are making themselves capable of sharing that activity with the civilized, educated world.  If they never see you reading, no matter how much you counsel them to do so, they will invariably believe that reading is for kids in school but not something grown men do.

  1. Establish and protect order in common areas of your home.

This way you can teach your sons that you have the expectation of order in all areas of the home, including his bedroom. After all, the bedroom is not really his room but rather the room in which he sleeps. Order is a way for us to make the space we inhabit available to others.  Order is not only an act of self-discipline; it is also an act of charity.

  1. Aim to have dinner together every day.

An occasional failure to this plan will still ensure that you have family dinner most of the time. There is just no better way to teach your sons about the importance of making time for family. Only by adamantly protecting this time, will you teach them that being together for dinner is the best use of time no matter how busy you are.  Given that deciding     when career and social obligations or demands weigh more than family time is a hard balance to strike, parents need to be the wise arbiters.

  1. Dedicate a nightly time to family prayer.

It does not have to be long, as a matter of fact, it is better if it is rather short. Maybe not even five minutes.  But there is something powerful about a family gathering at the end of the day – just before the youngest goes to bed – and praying together.  Everyone has an opportunity to mention one or several intentions for which he would like the family to pray.  This teaches your sons both that men pray for what they care about most, and also what it is that you most care about.

  1. The use of any media in our home should be consistent with our beliefs and values as a family. Below are examples of rules that parents can enforce for various media and devices. It’s wise to write them out, in a posted “Media Contract” that – if necessary – everyone signs:

a. TV: Watching TV is a special event, not a regular routine. In general, it is also a family event, not a private pastime. No TV before school, before homework is done, or during meals. Always ask permission to turn on the TV; watch only approved programs. Certain nights are “quiet nights”; the TV stays off so we can focus on family activities and doing other things. (Choose these nights together as a family).

b. Video Games: All video games must be previewed by a parent and limited to agreed-upon times.

c. Phones: No mobile devices at meals. Unless permission is granted, no use of mobile devices after agreed-upon times (set a reasonable curfew).

d. Laptops: parents should create a guest profile for students who need laptops for school projects. If a student needs to install a program or an application or download a resource, they need to go through the parents – who retain the administrator password.

e. Movies & Series: No R-rated movies or series and no PG-13 or PG movies without parental permission.

f. Internet/Wi-Fi: Every internet enabled device should have a filter – including video games – e.g. PlayStation, Xbox etc. No use of the Internet without parental approval. You must have parental permission to download anything. Do not share your password with friends or over email. Never physically meet someone you have met online. If a stranger tries to involve you in an online relationship, tell Mum or Dad right away. Pornographic and hate web sites are off limits and blocked by an Internet filter installed by the family.

(NB: Digitally savvy kids know how to get around most of these controls, which is why our talking with them about these issues is essential for developing the most important control – their conscience).

The French embassy in Kenya and its partners, the Institut Français, RFI Savoirs and Arte Radio has developed a pedagogical project with both a linguistic and an audio part.

This year, the 2018 contest involved making a 1 and a half minute podcast in French. The contestants had to make an audio recording, discussing the topic: “The Ideas of the Night”. These podcasts will then be published on the Institut Français’ website for a “mapped” listening of the nights of the world.

We are happy to announce that for the Kenyan Secondary School’s category; the first prize went to Daniel Abate, one of our Form 4 students. Congratulations Daniel! Bravo et Félicitations !

Daniel will receive his prize on the 25th of March 2018 during the Francophonie Day at the Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi (CUEA).

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.

The KCSE 2017 results were released on Wednesday, 20th December 2017.

Strathmore School presented 88 candidates. The school posted a good performance, with an average of 9.190.  3 students scored straight A, 15 scored A-, 23 scored B+, 24 scored B, 9 scored B-, 6 scored C+, 6 scored C, and 2 scored C-. This, therefore, gives a transition rate of over 90% to university.

The subjects that scored the best means were Computer Studies with a mean of 12,  Mathematics with a mean of 10.557 and French with a mean of 10.133. Improvement was noted in Computers Studies, Chemistry and English.

Below are the students who scored straight As.

Brian Gitahi
A

82

Phil Nyaga
A

82

Kenneth Nduati
A

81

The table below is a summary of the performance.

We wish to congratulate all our 2017 candidates and teachers for the hard work that was put into achieving these results.

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