The school held a Career Day for form 4 students and their parents on Saturday, 7th October 2017. This event was aimed at sensitising both students and parents on issues such as university application, career choices and how to succeed at university. The Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Nairobi, a representative from Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS), The Executive Director of Discover your Talent LTD attended and had a chance to speak to the students and their parents on various issues touching on Careers. The day ended with a visit to the stands where some institutions had come to exhibit their courses and services they offer to students who have just completed form four. They included Brookhouse, Strathmore University, Eastlands College of Technology and various institutions that link students to foreign universities in Canada, Australia, UK e.t.c.

The Roller Blading Club held a class challenge on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 during the extra-curricular activities lessons. The event was organised by Skate Studios with the help of the Roller Blading patron, Mr. Muiruri. The prizes i.e. medals and T-shirts were awarded to the top three students. The results per category herein below.

Standard 1
1 Theodore Warui
2 Josemaria Mamicha
3 Julian Mayieko

Standard 2
1 Jabari Areri
2 Ryan Ng’ang’a
3 Mirithi Mwangi
Ihabi Osundwa

Standard 3
1 Kamau Kange
2 Austin Njogu
3 Njamba Kimani

Standard 4
1 David Moturi
2 Nathan Ikua
3 Justus Mamicha

Upper Primary
1 Adam Otieno (Std 5)
2 Mathenge Gitahi (Std 7)
3 Emmanuel Otieno (Std 6)

We began the year in January on a good note. The school calendar has been full of activities in and outside class. Our primary pupils did exemplary well in their studies and in extra-curricular activities. The secondary students too did not disappoint. All the school teams registered impressive results in the competitions they took part in. The highlight of them all was the school choir which attained position 1 in 6 categories at the Kenya National Music Festivals held in Kakamega.

We were delighted to hold our Annual Prize Giving (PGD) Ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday, 16th September 2017 to reward our pupils and students. Students, members of staff, parents and past students attended this event.

The audience was entertained by delightful performances from the School choir which presented some of the items that won at the festivals. The teachers’ choir too presented 2 items of “Zilizopendwa”. As usual the presentations were very entertaining and it left the audience yearning for more.

This was followed by the prize-giving ceremony.

The annual Talent Show is continually gaining more popularity in the school. This year, the annual event has been introduced in the primary section. A number of pupils were auditioned in March in various performances such as Photography, Dances, solo presentations, rap songs, instrumentals etc. The inaugural Primary Talent Show qill be held on Friday, 2nd June 2017.

The Nairobi Region Research Club of Africa (R.C.A) competitions were held on Saturday, 18th March 2017 at State House Girls High School, Nairobi. Strathmore School was represented by 20 students drawn from The Research Club. They were led by their Club Patron Mr. Kerongo.

This year, the theme was “Citizenship” and the Strathmore School sub-theme was “Community Service”. The main objective was “How community service makes a student a good citizen”. It was a good and relevant exercise for a Strathmore student to research on a topic of an activity in which their F2 & F3 students participate during April, August & December holidays. The presenters had SMART objectives and were able to answer good questions from the audience. The presenters were: Kanyua Waweru (F3 Alpha), Sifa Irungu (F3 Alpha), Storm Gachoki (F3 Alpha) and Kalya Tuwei (F1 A). The other schools were the hosts State House Girls, Lenana School, Moi Girls Nairobi, Alliance Boys, Corner Brook from Juja and Makongeni School.

Strathmore School competed well and garnered 70 points out of 100 and emerged position 4 out of the 7 schools that participated in the event.

Congratulations to the Research Club!

On Saturday, 11th March 2017, 23 pupils of the Tae-Kwon-Do club attended the Makini Annual Tae-Kwon-Do tournament led by their Club Patron Mr. Otieno. The tournament helped the participants to practice the skills they have been learning and practicing in the club. This was a good opportunity to compete with pupils from other schools and learn more skills from them. The participants competed very well and the following pupils were awarded medals for their exemplary performance: Silver – Aidan Muiga (Std. 1) and Bronze – Gabriel Mwathi (Std. 4), Charles Abuodha (Std. 2), Jabari Kuria (Std. 3).

Congratulations to the Tae-Kwon-Do club!

On Saturday, 11th March 2017, 60 Form 3 students visited Machakos Secondary School for the Deaf. Mr. Muhia, Mr. Haggai and Mr. Githaiga accompanied them. They began their journey at around 8:45 a.m and reached Machakos at around 11:30 a.m.

 The Deputy Principal of Machakos Secondary School for the Deaf welcomed the visitors and went ahead to introduce the members of staff present. The Strathmore group went ahead to introduce themselves and further explained the purpose of their visit. Being a school for the deaf, an interpreter was used.

 The students were then divided into two groups. The first group was to engage in peer teaching while other group was to have an inter-school debate.

During peer teaching the students of both schools were divided into smaller groups and worked through a mathematics paper. Any student who didn’t understand a certain concept was encouraged to ask questions so that his peers may help him understand. This was the essence of peer teaching.

It was a unique and enjoyable experience for the Strathmore students. One of the students, David Omondi commented: “It is my first time being in a room where there is so much communication yet no sound is being made.”

The debate motion was “City Life or Village Life. Better which?” It was a face-off kind of debate where a student was to give one point to support their stand before allowing the opposer to counter.  Village Life emerged victorious.

After the peer teaching and debate the Strathmore students were taught simple sign language such as the alphabet, simple family terms like mother and father, food terms like ugali and fish and the signs for various places like Nairobi and Nakuru. The Kenya sign language session ended at 1:30 pm and the students went for lunch.

 The students gathered in the main assembly ground at 1:40 pm for the presentation of the items donated by the students.

 After a brief photo session, the students boarded the buses at 2:20 pm and began the journey back to school where they arrived in school at around 4:15 pm.

Strathmore’s Tutorial Department exists precisely to remind each learner, parent and teacher that it is worthwhile complicating our lives for the sake of a single individual. It is for this reason that every year, the department thrives in its programmes to ensure that boys are guided in the right way and prepared to cope with everyday life dynamics. This year, the Tutorial Department has extended its programme to Standard 5 pupils in a bid to give the boys more time of 4 years receiving personalized attention through mentorship.

On Saturday, 11th January 2017, Form 4 students went to Kabete Rehabilitation centre situated on Lower Kabete. The group comprised of 61 students and four teachers namely Mr. Karani, Mr. Onyango, Mr. Kerongo and Mr. Maina. A good number of those absent were representing the school in a basketball tournament in Upper Hill School.

Kabete Rehabilitation Centre is a government run institution with a current population of 62 pupils and 26 members of staff. This is a drop from 2016 by almost 50%. The population will go up during the course of the year when the new batch of students is dispatched.  The institution is considered a medium risk institution since it accommodates petty offenders between the ages of 11 to 17 years who are sent by the Children’s courts. It offers primary education for classes 5 to 8 and also vocational training such as tailoring, masonry, cookery and metal work.

We were received by Pastor Stephen Nganga, who was on duty, in the company of five staff members and the 62 students. This reception took place in the assembly grounds.

They assigned a Mentor (Strathmore student) to each Kabete student.  Activities of the day included trimming and slashing, sweeping and cleaning the assembly grounds, raking and piling the trash in a pit, splitting firewood using axes, helping in the kitchen and helping the IT department (2 students)

Sports was the highlight of the day with a captivating football match that ended 3 – 0 in favor of Strathmore.

The class managed to donate the following items: tissue, bar soap, toothbrush, petroleum jelly, maize flour, wheat flour, cooking fat, cooking oil, sugar, salt, rice, green grams, beans and other cereals, slippers, shoes, exercise books, pencils, baking powder, tea leaves, revision books, milk and mangoes.

At around 4:35 pm, they arrived at School safely.

On Saturday, 4th February 2017, 30 members of the Research Club led by their Patron Mr. Kerongo, attended the National Research Club competition held at the Kenya School of Government (KSG). The theme of the competition was, “Corruption the social evil”.

Research Club is among the clubs in the extra-curricular activities in the secondary section. The club did very well despite their tight schedule in preparing for this competition. They attained position 6 out of 12 and all the members were certified.

Congratulations to the Research Club!