Our alumnus Josemaría Form 4 Class of 2019 last April 15, 2023, he had the privilege to represent his school, the University of Manchester in UK in an annual competition of aerospace engineering students in Dayton Ohio, USA, called “IT FLIES 2023!” Incidentally, Josemaría told us that it was in Dayton that the first aircraft was invented and flown by the Wright brothers in 1903.

The good news is that his team, composed of himself and his classmate, bagged the Most Innovative Aircraft Design. They also won 3rd prize in Best Project Presentation! Their aircraft was “flown” and assessed in a flight simulator by pilots from the U.S. Air Force. It was not enough to design a plane but it has to be able to “fly” in the engineering flight simulator. The judges were experienced test pilots from the US Air Force. Josemaría’s team spent 3 long months doing intensive calculations on this project. Finally, they came up with a 6th generation fighter jet with supersonic cruising speed of Mach>2 and optimized for very low combat maneuvers to avoid radar detection. They were also thankful to Manchester University for funding the trip; it was their first time in the US and they were so thrilled.

On May 5, the newsletter of Manchester University’s School of Engineering, their home for Engineering is the largest in the UK, featured Josemaría and team mate on the front page for “outstanding performance on the IT Flies competition” of their students.

Josemaría remains ever grateful for the foundation got from Strathmore School! We wish his the very best in his Engineering efforts!

Silvano Borruso(1934 – 2022) was among the first members of staff at Strathmore College (later Strathmore School). For 60 years he gave himself tirelessly in the formation of the thousands of the young people who passed through his hands at Strathmore. We can keep his legacy alive by contributing to the SILVANO BORRUSO MEMORIAL FUND to enable bright children from needy backgrounds enjoy an education at Strathmore.

Contributions can be made in the following ways:

1. Through M-pesa:
Pay Bill Number: 561550

2. Bank Deposit:
Account Number: 03-045-5316235
Swift Code: BARCKENX

3. Cheque
Payable to

Eternally grateful to God for the gift of Silvano Borruso.

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!

After a five year campaign to raise money for their Alma mater, the class of 2000 decided to meet at the school to celebrate and to catch up after 20 years over lunch in the dining hall and an informal get-together in the common room.
Mr. Muthiora thanked them for their generosity and updated them on the good that the fund is doing and will continue to do in the future.
Dr. Vincent Ogutu, who was the deputy principal in the year 2000, spoke as a past student who benefited from a scholarship, He explained how studying in Strathmore changed his life and the life of his family.
Other past teachers who spoke to them were Dr. John Ainsley who encouraged them to continue living the principals they learnt here.  Fr. Joe Babendrier welcomed them to come over for a chat if ever they want priestly attention.
The past students briefly spoke about simple as well as amazing things they are up to and Mr. Muthiora noted that based on the valedictory speech made for their class 20 years ago, at a time when schools were burning, they are keeping their promise to make a difference in the country. They had an enriching discussion that almost ended at sunset.
At the end Collins Ongore, on behalf of the class handed over a dummy cheque of Kshs 1,000,000 to Mr. John Muthiora, this being their contribution to the Strathmore School Endowment Fund.

On Saturday 16th October 2021 the Form 4 class of 2011 had their reunion. From 10am to 5pm they were in school together like in the old times in school. They were 35 who physically attended.

They had a get together in the common room. Each had a chance to speak and give an update on what they are up to.

The teachers were represented by Mr. Maina, Mr. Gortazar, Mr. Muthiora and Fr. Joe. Fr. Joe led with prayers for the deceased members of the class. The class has 4 members deceased: Paul Korros, Brian Kiambati, Patrick Maina and Kevin Muthee.

Mr. Muthiora spoke of his memories of the class, marriage and commitment in marriage.

They had lunch and played rugby, soccer and basketball to recap the good memories spent together in school.

We wish the Form 4 Class of 2011 all the best!

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 Form 4 class of 1989(8-4-4) had a reunion afternoon that coincided with the thanksgiving mass for the results of Form 4 and Standard 8 class of 2019. They had lunch and chats with the current students. They started an endowment fund (1989.8-4-4 class) with a cheque of ksh 500,000 presented to the principal.

On 27th September the school hosted its 1961 to 1970 cohort of alumni. It was a memorable experience for the alumni and their teachers as they relived their school days together with the current secondary section students. The alumni had a chance to tour the school. Most of them remarked that the school still looked the same as they had left it.

The alumni had lunch in the Dining hall in the same format they had back then when they were in school. The day ended with an entertainment session with the current secondary section students together with their teachers.

The current principal, Mr. John Muthiora gave a speech, followed by the 1st principal Prof. David Sperling. Chairman of the school board and alumnus, Mr. Mathew Njogu also gave a speech. Dr. Vincent Ogutu(Former Deputy Principal and alumni) gave the keynote address.

We hope this will be the start of so many reunions that will bring our alumni together!

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.

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