Here are some photos from CBC activities in Grade 7 and Grade 4. Grade 7s is Agriculture while Grade 3 is Shoe cleaning.
The CBC (Competency Based Curriculum) setup a requirement in which our Grade 6 pupils were required to engage in rearing chicken for their national examination assessment. For this project to work the school bought 2 hens and 28 two weeks old chicks.
The Grade 6 boys take turns in groups to feed, vaccinate, water, clean the coop and in weighing. The boys are passionate and enthused about the project. They always visit the coop early in the morning when they arrive to school.
On Thursday 28th April as early as 6.30am the school was buzzing with more traffic as the new lot of Grade 1s arrived with their parents.
Lots of excitement gripped the entrance hall as parents with their sons took photos of the memorable morning.
We warmly welcome the Grade 1 families and wish the young pupils a fruitful school life!
On Saturday 23rd April a group of young lads were ushered into the school for their orientation day.
This was their first day of school. They were introduced to their teachers and shown around the school by the current captains then. On Tuesday 26th April they arrived to start class.
We wish the young students the best of years as they journey their secondary school life in Strathmore School!
We wish to congratulate the Class of 2021 on the good performance in the KCPE exams released on Monday, 28th March 2022. The class attained a mean of 372.13. Although this was a drop from the mean of 382.27 scored in 2020, the class registered an improvement in three subjects: English from a mean of 80.27 to 83.3; Math from 78.05 to 80.9 and Science from 72.30 to 74.0.
The top student this year is Justus Mamicha. He scored 407 marks. He was followed by Alex Kariuki (403). Enock Maina and Trevor Mwaura tied at 400 marks.
We thank the parents of the class of 2021 for your gallant efforts! Your support to this class, especially during the Covid-19 lock-down is much appreciated.
We wish the candidates the best of luck as they embark on the next level of their education.
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 2020 KCSE results were released yesterday, Monday, 10th May 2021.
Despite the challenges that the 2020 class faced, we are pleased to announce that the young men did extremely well!
Provisional results indicate that the class posted a mean of 9.783. We are happy to note that 96% of the candidature attained the minimum entry requirement to university.
The candidates did well in all subjects. Computer Studies, French, Math, History and Geography posted excellent results! Despite a great drop in the general performance in English and Chemistry across the country, our candidates still maintained an impressive performance in the two subjects.
We wish to congratulate the teachers who tirelessly worked with the candidates, oftentimes making heroic sacrifices to keep the candidates engaged.
We thank the parents for their unwavering support throughout the boys’ sojourn at the school. We take pride in the fact that the boys were not only academically gifted but proved to be among the most polished young men that have walked the halls of Strathmore! We are confident that this discipline will propel them higher than their grades alone ever would!
We present you the breakdown of the results and the top 5 students.
A 83 out of 84
A 83 out of 84
A 83 out of 84
A 82 out of 84
A 81 out of 84
The year 2021 started off well with learners undergoing a KNEC assessment. The Integrated Learning Areas of assessment for grade 3 saw learners display their skill in making water safe for drinking. Learners collected resources (pictures and videos) on water sources, they prepared 3D models for water in the locality, they did practicals on washing hands and re-use of water. The learners showed the process of filtering, boiling, cooling and storing water for drinking.
The grade 4 have just completed their KNEC assessment which has seen them showcase the skills learned in class.
CBC is a competency Based Curriculum that was rolled out to replace the 8.4.4 system of education.
Competency-based learning refers to systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting that are based on students demonstrating that they have learned the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn as they progress through their education.
(Simon Priest, 2014)
Competency-based learning is generally seen as an alternative to the current educational approach in which learners may not acquire proficiency in a course or academic subject not unless they earn course credit, get promoted to the next grade level or graduate.
CBC is focused more on competencies, it’s flexible with an opportunity for specialisation, balanced, formative and summative assessment and excellence, it emphasises on education and learning
Grade 1, 2, 3, 4
The grade 1, 2, 3 & 4 learners have been introduced to new terms and ways of learning.
We now talk about learning areas, strands and sub-strands, outcomes and expectations among the key words.
This has made them appreciate the change of times for a 21st century learner.
Digital literacy is now key as learners are introduced to digital devices.
Learning is to the learners. Pupils interact with learning materials with the teacher being a facilitator. The learning areas now are:
- Literacy Activities
- Kiswahili Language Activities/Kenya Sign Language
- English Language Activities
- Mathematics Activities
- Environmental Activities
- Hygiene and Nutrition Activities
- Religious Activities
- Movement and Creative Activities
(Art & Craft, Music and Movement Activities)
- Pastoral Programme of Instruction
In addition grade 4 have the following learning areas:
- Social studies
- Science and Technology
- Home Science
- Creative Arts (Art, craft and Music)
- Physical and Health Education
All this enable learners acquire competences to make them be part of problem solving in their immediate environment. Learning is now integral to class, home and community at large.
The inquiry based learning follows a three step process: what do I know, what do I want and what have I learned about the strands. This leads to the acquisition of competencies.
For Strathmore school, the Grade 4 early last year picked up the system that culminated into ‘cleaning the market project’
This year has seen them acquire many skills among them; skills of the online classes with self-manipulation of the digital devices. This has really enhanced digital literacy.
Other competencies have been through sports, washing utensils, using improvised materials, making water safe for drinking, preparing the land for planting, preparing manure, sewing, shoe polishing, cooking just to name a few.
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.