We are saddened to announce that Ryan Mathenge Kigo, Form Three, passed away on Monday, 25th October 2021 at around 12:15pm. Fr. Francis, the School Chaplain spent time with him the same morning and gave him the Anointing of the Sick.

Same Monday afternoon, the Principal and some teachers held a special session with Ryan’s classmates. Fr. Francis gave a short talk to them and led the Form 3 class in prayers for Ryan’s soul.

We are also very grateful to Mrs. Pauline Kamuti, a counsellor and a past parent of the school for graciously agreeing to offer Ryan’s classmates group counselling on short notice. We appreciate the strong bonds that Ryan had forged with his classmates and the need to keep the class positive and encouraged.

We would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to Jennifer Kigo, Ryan’s mother, his brother and the entire family. We pray that God will give them peace and consolation during this very difficult period.

We thank God for the gift of Ryan. We also thank the Form 3 parents, for standing with Ryan’s family during his hospitalisation. We thank you for your prayers, moral support and financial contributions. In a special way, we thank all those parents who accompanied their sons to donate blood for Ryan on Sunday. Your love was overwhelming to the family.

As you are aware, ICU hospitalisation is usually very costly. We continue to appeal for financial support to help the family offset Ryan’s hospital bill which currently stands at KES 2 Million. The contributions will also go a long way in enabling us give Ryan a befitting send-off.
Donations can be sent by M-Pesa:


We keep praying for the repose of Ryan’s soul and for the family.

On Friday 15th October 2021 afternoon, 59 Primary Pupils, 8 Secondary students and 1 Staff member received the sacrament of Confirmation.

The ceremony was at St Austins Church celebrated by His Eminence John Cardinal Njue; Bishop Emeritus of the Arch Diocese of Nairobi. There were communicants from other schools and parishes in the ceremony who also had the sacrament conferred on them.

On Saturday 2nd of October 2021 at St. Austins Church 2 students received their Baptism and First Holy Communion.

Gatai Mwaura Form 1 Alpha and Myles Wangai Form 2 Alpha. Mr. Were from the Primary Section sponsored Myles Wangai and Gatai Mwaura Was Sponsored by Mr. Gatai his uncle.

Fr. Francis conferred on the students the sacraments. The students were also accompanied in the ceremony with their parents and family members.

For the 1st Holy Communion there were 4 students:
1. Gatai Mwaura
2. Myles Wangai
3. Christopher Ngili Form 1 A
4. Adrian Kinyanjui Form 1 A

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 First Holy Communion for this year was one of a kind. Historically, we have had only Grade 3 boys receiving their 1st Holy Communion because this is when it is considered they have reached the age of reason.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we had grade 2 and 3 share this very important occasion in our school. The Grade 3 boys were supposed to have had it last year, but because there was no going to school, they had to wait for this year. This year the Grade 2 boys attained the age of reason. This is why we had the two classes celebrate this occasion at ago.

In the past we had a small party at school involving the cutting of a cake and all the involved parties having snacks and drinks in the school courtyard. This year people dispersed to their homes immediately after the Holy Mass. Parents and the boys generally enjoyed the occasion despite the fact that there wasn’t eating and crowds as has been the case in the past.

On 31st January, the school Chaplain Fr. Francis Rimbau celebrated a thanksgiving mass at the courtyard in between the library and the form 4 class. This was to give thanks for the results of last years KCPE and KCSE national examinations. Parents from both the Form 4 and Standard 8 class of 2019 showed gratitude by presenting tokens of appreciation to teachers and auxiliary staff.

As part of the thanksgiving mass we also hosted our alumni class of 1989. The class was the first Form 4 class to have graduated as a Form 4 class with the 8-4-4 curriculum. The alumni class gave a cheque of ksh 500,000 to start off an endowment fund dubbed 1989(8-4-4 class) Endowment fund. The alumni had lunch in the school’s dinning hall and interacted with the current students.

December 17th 2019 the prelate visited Strathmore School for a get-together with young men. He began by reminding the standing-space crowd that December 17th was indeed a joyful day, since it was the Pope’s birthday, and that we should all pray very much for him. And especially these days are joyful because they lead up to Christmas, to the birth of Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Alaine, an ardent soccer player, asked how to help his friends fight against the enslavement of the social media. The Father’s advice was that each person should have a very clear goal for their lives, what one really wants to achieve in life. And “the greatest goal we can have is to look for Christ, to fulfill his will, and to do so we need to form ourselves very well, knowing we are called by God.”

Andrew, a university student, asked about the unrest that can arise in trying to discern one’s vocation. He was advised “to go to Jesus, to go to the tabernacle.” And not to fear or be anxious that our Lord will demand something that is too difficult. “Rather what God wants will make me happy, which is what God wants for everyone, that we be happy. ‘That my joy may be in you and that your joy may be full’ (Jn 15:11).”

In response to a question about the struggle for purity, the Father advised him to pray “especially to the Blessed Virgin Mary, without getting discouraged because of our falls.” He made the analogy that even physically when we fall to the ground we don’t stay down. So too in the spiritual life. And it is this sporting spirit combined with being prudent that will help us in this struggle. He gave the example of someone facing temptations from the mobile phone at night, who makes the decision to leave it outside the room. “Ask for advice from a friend, someone who has more experience, a priest, so that your effort will be more effective.” He then shared Saint Josemaria’s advice to pray three Hail Mary’s before going to bed every night, and to begin again in this struggle like a true sportsman.

Towards the end of the get-together a choir sang a moving rendition of Sauti Sol’s “Baba Yangu” — a song of thanks to one’s father.

And with that, it was already time to finish. He reminded everyone to pray a lot for the Holy Father and then gave his fatherly blessing.…..read more

On Thursday 27th June 2019, the school dedicated 12 hours (7am to 7pm) for adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Eucharist. Students (from all classes, primary to secondary), staff and parents had time slots during the 12 hour duration in which they would be in the chapel to accompany Our Lord in the Blessed Eucharist.

The parents, students and staff played a big role in the preparation. The Corpus Christi Procession and 12 hours for Our Lord has become a tradition that the school hopes to uphold.

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri (Madrid, 1916 – Pamplona, 1975) was one of the first women to join Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer in his efforts to spread the universal call of Christians to holiness, through Opus Dei. The text of the decree promulgated by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints highlights how Guadalupe lived the virtues to a heroic degree, and “with joy, gave herself completely to God and to the service of the Church, experiencing divine love with intensity” (Decree on the Heroic Virtues of Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri).

She knew how to find God in the daily efforts of her scientific research and teaching; in the various tasks of formation and government that Saint Josemaria entrusted to her; and in her illness, which she bore with a strong Christian spirit.”

The Spanish chemist, who also spent various years in Mexico and Italy, is the first lay person in Opus Dei to be raised to the altars.
Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri will be beatified in Madrid, her hometown, on Saturday 18 May 2019, the anniversary of her First Holy Communion.

The Holy Father approved the miracle needed for her beatification on 8th June 2018.

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