This year we celebrate our 60th Anniversary. The Math Contest held on 30th October 2021 was an initiative aimed at positively impacting the community around us as we commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.
For many years, Strathmore School has been associated with excellence in academics, especially in mathematics. To share this heritage with the public primary schools in our sub-county(Westlands) we had a boys’ math contest.

The contest was an opportunity to motivate and mentor Standard 8 boys in their final year of school. Teachers also got valuable feedback about the areas that the boys are doing well and the areas they may need to work on as they prepare for KCPE examinations.

Each participating school had to nominate 5 boys and an accompanying teacher. As the boys were tackling math questions, the teachers had a chance to go around the school. The teachers shared teaching experiences and got some insights of how the school operates. After the 2 hour paper the boys had a break and went into a mentoring session by the school Principal Mr. John Muthiora. The principal spoke about The qualities that make a virtuous man. Later after lunch they had a second session by Dr. Jeffery Osoro. Dr. Osoro is the Scholar of the Year 2015 and an alumnus of Nairobi Primary. Dr. Osoro spoke on What it takes to succeed in High School.

At the end of the day prizes were won and attendance certificates issued.
The winning school was Visa Oshwal. They went home with a Trophy, book voucher and contest medals for each participant.
The 1st runner up school was Nairobi Primary School. They went home with a Trophy, book voucher and contest medals for each participant.
The 2nd runner up school was Hospital Hill School. They went home with a Trophy, book voucher and contest medals for each participant.

The winner of the contest was David Nganga from Westlands Primary School. He received a Trophy and certificate of merit.
1st runner up was David Kithinji from Visa Oshwal Primary School. He received a Trophy and certificate of merit.
2nd runner up was Owen Kiptanui from Loresho Primary School. He received a Trophy and certificate of merit.

We hope for the best in KCPE for the schools and the Pupils who participated.

The Primary section had it’s annual interclass soccer tournament from 1st September to 29th October 2021.

INTERCLASS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2021 RESULTS

Round 1

Teams

S5

S6

S7

S8

Agg

Points

S8

7 – 0

10 – 0

3 – 1

+ 19

9

S7

7 – 0

5 – 1

1 – 3

+ 9

6

S6

10 – 0

1 – 5

0 – 10

4

3

S5

0 – 10

0 – 7

0 – 7

24

0

Round 2

Teams

S5

S6

S7

S8

Agg

Points

S7

4 – 1

4 – 0

1 – 0

+ 8

9

S8

6 – 0

6 – 1

0 – 1

+ 10

6

S6

6 – 1

0 – 4

1 – 6

5

3

S5

1 – 6

1 – 4

0 – 6

14

0

29.09.2021 S8 v S7 (FINAL)—S7 WON 1 – 0

This year we had a second prize giving day that had Form 1, Grade 1 and Grade 5 classes not in school. It was a brief ceremony in the afternoon featuring special recognition.

Dr. Joseph Abuodha and Dr. Mary Abuodha were the guests for the occasion. The couple are parents with sons in Grade 3 and Standard 6.

Dr. Joseph Abuodha, a past student of the school gave the students ideas and tips on how to make it through Strathmore School.

 

The KCPE(Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) exam week (15th to 17th March 2020) had started so well with the rain sprinkles to indicate a sprinkle of blessing, and indeed it was. All the candidates sat for the KCPE exam successfully, without a glitch.

After their last paper, Social Studies, candidates were ushered to the luncheon; well set with keen adherence of the covid-19 protocols: I wear my mask, I wash my hands, and I watch my distance and watch my temperature. During the lunch session candidates registered their appreciation as they chatted and interacted with their teachers. The aroma welcomed everyone to the dinning room.

Their stay in the school could not be forgotten. They had a video session in the common room to recap their life since joining the school. Laughter rent the air inside the common room, laughter is medicine they say. If you want to appreciate growth then have an album. You will always have a reason to rejoice for another day! This is what the video session was about!

The match at the end of the day saw the staff versus the candidates having an entertaining football match. It started with a warm-up for both teams.

The cheering squad for the pupils was not left behind.

Scores were registered within the early minutes of the game with the candidates ahead in the first half.

The staff later proved to be the head and not near tail as they overtook the candidates in the second half. The match ended in a win for the staff team. Staff 3:2 Class 8. The match and celebrations of the day ended well!

We wish all the candidates all the best as they move on to the next level of life!

The graduation ceremony was held amidst the challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been a PDG of its own kind owing to the fact that it has happened at a time when the year just started. The PDG is a special establishment that shall renegade into the later PGD that will involve the whole school. With the covid-19 precedence there has been need to have the class 8 and Form 4 candidates to have exams away from the usual November December season. This has also altered the academic calendar. The event started off with mass and blessing of the candidates.

The guests of Honour were Mr. and Dr. Dimba whose accolade is in relation to the attachment to the institution since being a student, teacher and a parent for the last 12 years.

Mr. Raphael Mwangi Primary Section Head

The ceremony started off with speeches with Mr. Mwangi, the Primary Section Head, starting off with a speech and vesting of sashes to the class 8 candidates.

Mr. Alfred Odisa Secondary Section Head

The Secondary Section Head followed thereafter with a speech and vesting of sashes to the form 4 candidates. In his speech he impressed on the candidates their responsibility as an alumni to not only use, the academic knowledge they gained but also the Christian principles they gained, for as guide in their life.

Adrian Wachira Valedictorian Form 4 Class of 2020

The form 4 speech was later presented by Adrian Wachira. He requested a moment of silence in honor of Mr. Pike who succumbed to cancer. He emphasized their transition into men and thanked the Strathmore fraternity for the molding they received.

Mr. John Muthiora Principal

The principal Mr. Muthiora welcomed everyone to the momentous event. He asked for more prayers to the infected and affected as this has been a litmus test to relationships. He applauded parents for their endless support to the school. He noted that The virtue of discipline, resilience, considerable willpower and determination have been demonstrated. He pointed out the hard work of the candidates.

Awards were given to the various fields; academic, co-curricular among other cadre.

Below is Anthony Dimba. Sportsman of the year 2020.

Class 8 candidates and form 4 candidates had a group photo.

We thank all who took part in making the event a success.
God bless!

March 12th 2020 saw Strathmore School participate in the first round of Kenya Annual Mathematical Olympiad competition for the first time in the history of the school. The aim of this competition was to select Kenya’s team for the International Olympiad. The international Mathematics Olympiad is a Mathematical Olympiad for pre-university students, and is the oldest of the International Science Olympiads.

In the first round 20 Strathmore Math enthusiasts participated; 8 Form twos (junior), 4 Form threes (Senior) and 8 Form fours (Senior). The type of questions set in the first round were testing a lot of analytical skills. They provided an appreciable challenge and provoked thought and spirit of wonder. The first round picked the top 100 and top 200 in the junior and senior categories respectively. In the junior category two of our students: Robert Otieno and Mwangi Kimani secured slots in the top 20. In the senior category nine of our students qualified for the second round. They included: Allan Muruha (form3), Adrian Adambo (form 4), Jeremy Michoma (form4), Philip Miroga (form 4), Alvin Nyandeje (form 4), Ryan Chironga (form 4), Roman Njoroge (form 4), Victor Musila (form 4) and Mathew Mwangi (form 3).

The second round was held on 18th February 2021. The top 6 students in the country are to represent Kenya for the world stage. One of our boys, Jeremy Michoma emerged 5th best in an exam which demanded application that is different from the memorized concepts and routine techniques in the standard curriculum. He is to represent Kenya in Washington USA but due to Covid restrictions, it can only be held virtually sometimes this year. Congratulations to Jeremy.

Jeremy Michoma
5th Place

We also appreciate the exemplary performance of Allan Muruha position 22, Adrian Adambo position 49, Ryan Chironga position 49, Alvin Nyandeje position 73 and Philip Miroga position 77. In a special way we recognize Robert Otieno, a form 2 who sat the same paper with the seniors and managed position 100.

On October 12th 2019 the school had its annual Career Day for the Form 4 class of 2019.

The Form 4 students and their parents had the chance to get career advice from colleges and universities both local and international, Tertiary institutions, IGCE colleges and schools were also represented.

At the end of the day the students and their parents were more informed about the options available for them.

On the 21st September 2019 the school held its annual prize giving day. It was a bright and colorful Saturday afternoon. Students, school staff and parents all had a share in the awards. The Form 4 and Standard 8 classes of 2019 had their graduation. There were pieces of entertainment from students and the usual ‘zilizopendwa’ staff performance.

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