Silvano, one of our founding teachers, peacefully departed this life into God’s presence on 1st January 2022. He not only helped in designing the school grounds but also joined the founding staff when the school opened its doors in 1961.

He selflessly dedicated himself to the formation of generations of students in the school and in the apostolate of Opus Dei on Kenya and East Africa.

Silvano served in various capacities in the school; bursar, mentor and teacher. He taught Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Religion an Ethics. He loved taking care of the environment and wrote many books.

His requiem mass was in school on Saturday 8th January 2022 followed by interment at Lang’ata Cemetry. The mass and interment was streamed live.

Eternal rest grant unto Silvano Borruso Oh God and may perpetual light shine upon him forever. Amen!

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.

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 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

On the 15th September 2021, Fr. Clavin Akunga celebrated the usual 11.50am mass in school. He is an alumnus of the class of Form 4 2002. He was accompanied by his brother Conrad Akunga alumnus class of Form 4 1998. Fr. Clavin Started his journey in Strathmore School from Standard 1 in 1991 and ended it in Form 4 2002. He was ordained to the priesthood at the Our Lady Queen of Peace Church South B on Sunday 22 August 2021 at the 11.30am mass. He was ordained priest by the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya Archbishop Van Megen.

Fr. Calvin is a priest of the Missionaries of Africa.

We accompany Fr. Calvin with prayers and wish him blessings and fruitfulness in his Pastoral duties.

The First Holy Communion for this year was one of a kind. Historically, we have had only Grade 3 boys receiving their 1st Holy Communion because this is when it is considered they have reached the age of reason.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we had grade 2 and 3 share this very important occasion in our school. The Grade 3 boys were supposed to have had it last year, but because there was no going to school, they had to wait for this year. This year the Grade 2 boys attained the age of reason. This is why we had the two classes celebrate this occasion at ago.

In the past we had a small party at school involving the cutting of a cake and all the involved parties having snacks and drinks in the school courtyard. This year people dispersed to their homes immediately after the Holy Mass. Parents and the boys generally enjoyed the occasion despite the fact that there wasn’t eating and crowds as has been the case in the past.

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