This year we had 2 prize giving days one for the the year 2021 and another for the year 2022. The one we had in recently on the 5th November was for 2022. It was a return to the normal prize giving day with families gathering in the sports fields together with teachers, students and auxiliary staff. The Scroll magazine had a comeback with a QR Code that also complementing it to give purchasers access to the Scroll Digital which was in DVDs in the past.

It was a great relief to get back to our traditional PGD!

The School rallied by the Form 3 Captains embarked on a target to raise funds to support the Lisha Kenya Fundraiser which was aimed at fundraising for the Needy Kenyans. The 1 Million Shilling target mark was reached and most classes managed to hit their targets and were treated to class parties, Dress Down Friday and Excursions.

The Form 3 Captains in collaboration with the school management have come up with an initiative dubbed FEED THE NEEDY. This initiative aims at raising awareness about drought situation and also raising funds aimed at ameliorating the food crisis. We would like to channel our efforts especially towards school-going children in the north of Kenya so that as many of them as possible are able to get at least one meal a day. This we hope, will in turn, keep many of these children in school. Our aim is to raise KES 1,000,000/- (One Million Shillings).

we would like to appeal to each member of the school community to consider donating meals to these hungry children. Each meal is valued at KES 300/-. You can donate as many meals as you can afford.

You can make a donation by M-Pesa as detailed below:

PAY BILL NUMBER: 561550

ACCOUNT NUMBER: ACCOUNT NUMBER: LISHA e.g.10040LISHA

Please note that this campaign will run until Wednesday, 19th October 2022.

After a stellar performance in the 1st Edition, The Debate Club had the privilege to once again take part in the 2nd Edition of the Mashujaa Debate School Tournament at Strathmore University on 3rd and 4th of September. The tournament had more than 30 schools participating.

The competition aims to equip students from East Africa with important advocacy and critical thinking skills that are essential for future leaders and policy makers.

The debate squad comprised of three junior teams: Team A (Emmanuel Mumo, Anthony Fernandezand Daniel Mugane), Team B (Aaron Kiuna, Kwame Kimani, and Augustine Karanja) and Team C
(Fidel Muthemba, Ian Irungu, Myles Wangai and Rikki Siddondo).
The quiz-masters were: Stefan Mari, David Zawadi and Trevor Ojwang for team A and Tratton Onyango, Ray Mburu and Kanja Erik for team B.

The interesting and exciting stage was in the finals where Strathmore team C and Strathmore team A both qualified and debated against each other. This was the climax. Having debated against each other back at school, both teams knew each other’s strengths and weaknesses. After a heated engagement that exhibited mastery of facts, coherence and apt use of debate jargon, Team A were crowned the winners of the Junior debate competition.

BEST SPEAKERS
Three of our debaters were among the top ten best speakers. Augustine Karanja was the 5th best speaker.
Aaron Njugi 7th position and Fidel Muthemba came at number ten.

QUIZ-MASTERS
The quiz masters having won the first edition of Quiz masters competition, had one agenda; to defend their championship. Comprised of Team A (Stefan, Trevor and Zawadi and B ( Tratton, Kanja and Ray). Both teams showcased their prowess in various topics from science, technology, general knowledge, history mathematics etc.
Both teams won against their competitors and faced each other at the semi- finals. Team A beat team B qualifying for the finals where they locked horns with Kianda school and retained their title as the Quiz Masters Champions.

This year all classes from Grade 1 to Form 4 participated in the annual talent show. The Primary and Secondary section had the shows on different days for a whole afternoon. The Talent Show offers a chance for the boys to express their different talents. This year the ranges exhibited were: Music, Spoken Word, Poetry and Art work.

The younger boys in the lower primary classes had a fun afternoon while for the other classes boys were able to organise themselves and prepare for a good performance. This demanded the boys to create time from their usual study and sports routine to come up with things that would bring out other capabilities they believe they have.

We look forward to the next Talent Show in the coming years.

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.

 

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