Strathmore School’s U19 volleyball team has been on a roller-coaster ride this season and their journey is far from over. After a shaky start at the annual U19 Rosslyn Volleyball tournament, they bounced back with a vengeance in the Westlands sub-county Volleyball games. The team’s performance was nothing short of spectacular, with thrilling wins and nail-biting losses.
In the group stage, they took on Hospital Hill High School, Aga Khan High School, and Farasi Lane High School in convincing fashion.
Here are the highlights:
Results at Nairobi School
Strathmore School 0 – 2 Hospital Hill High School
Strathmore School 2 – 0 Aga Khan High School
Strathmore School 2 – 0 Farasi Lane High School

In a friendly match against German School, they staged a remarkable comeback, winning 2-3 after losing the first two sets. The final set was a nail-biter, with Strathmore School emerging victorious
Friendly against German School:
Set 1: German School 25-23 Strathmore School
Set 2: German School 25- 16 Strathmore School
Set 3: German School 20-25 Strathmore School
Set 4: German School 17- 25 Strathmore School
Set 5: German School 11 – 15 Strathmore School
German School 2-3 Strathmore School.

In the sub-county game against Nairobi School, they fought hard to secure a 2-1 win, with a thrilling 28-26 victory in the first set.
Strathmore School 28-26 Nairobi School
Strathmore School 16-25 Nairobi School
Strathmore School 25-18 Nairobi School
Strathmore School 2-1 Nairobi School

Now the team is on the cusp of greatness, having emerged 2nd in their group and earning a spot in the quarter-finals on June 15th, 2024. They’ll be facing off against the best teams in Westlands sub-county, but one thing is certain – our Volleyball team is ready for the challenge.

Will they make it to the top? Stay tuned on this post for more updates on this thrilling journey!

On Saturday, 25th May 2024 we commemorated the inaugural rugby tournament in memory of Mr. Michael Pike. Mr. Pike is a past teacher of the school and the initiator of rugby in our Primary Section. He joined the school’s teaching staff in 1989. He had played in his national rugby team Uruguay before coming to Kenya to teach in the Primary section. He held various roles in school, including Head of the Primary Section, Deputy Principal of School, and Head of Tutorial Section.

Though a trained Architect, Mr. Pike found a passion in teaching and education. He enjoyed teaching in the Primary Section, Tutoring and Coaching Rugby. He had been very instrumental in helping the school educate parents through setting up and coordinating the Parenting Seminars which are there to date. He was a patient and cheerful gentleman who had great love for Kenya. He will be greatly loved and his memories will keep on with us as we hope to have the rugby tournament every year for his memorial. Mr. Pike was born on May 23rd, 1951, and passed away on November 23rd, 2020 after a short illness. We fondly remember him and pray for his soul. Requiescat in pace!

To celebrate him we will be having the Pike Under 14 Memorial Rugby 7s Tournament which will host boys, from schools, aged 14 years for a rugby tournament. The aim is to have schools sending teams for the tournament to compete for the trophy and enjoy the game. The tournament motto is: “Play with heart, respect and sportsmanship – for it’s not just about winning, but about the character you build along the way“. This would be a typical thought that Mr. Pike would pass on to the players while coaching.

The inaugural tournament hosted 4 Teams: Strathmore A, Strathmore B, Braeburn Gitanga Road and RVA(Rift Valley Academy). After a round robin of matches, the finalists were Strathmore A and RVA.

RVA took the day by winning the finals 12 – 5 against Strathmore A.

Deacon Overton – RVA took the Most Valuable Player Award

Nelson Onyango – Strathmore A took the top Try Scorer Award

Congratulations to the players. Three cheers to all the teams on the inaugural tournament!

We can’t wait to see what next year’s tournament brings!

 

This Term we took part in Secondary and Junior Secondary Sub-County School games. The next level is the County Games which will be starting soon. The following are our performance in the Sub-County Games:

Under 19 Athletics Results

  1. 4 by100m Strathmore was position 2, Time: 00:48:43. Owen and Sean Qualified for the next level
  2. 200m final: Sean Ochieng was position 1, Time 00:23:62 ahead of pos 2 with 00:25:08. Qualified for the next level
  3. 100m final: Owen Dima was position 2, Time 00:11:56. Qualified for the next level. Overall ranking: position 6 out of 12 with 25 points.
  4. Shaka Otieno: position 9 in Long Jump: Longest Distance thrown; 4.77m.
  5. Ivan Barasa: position 12 in Long Jump: Longest Distance thrown; 4.45m.
  6. 400m final: Daniel Njai was position 5, Time 00:57:41. Position 2 in his heat, Time: 00:56:68.
  7. Triple Jump: Jayden Mbogua was position 10. Longest Distance: 9.60m.
  8. Triple Jump: Kamau Kang’e was position 11. Longest Distance: 9.45m.
  9. 800m final: Daniel Njai was position 8, finished but time not recorded.
  10. Triple Jump: Ivan Barasa was position 6. Longest Distance: 20.65m.

After a successful two day championship,the following were notable results for Under 12 and Under 15 years Athletics teams:

  1. U12; Jaden Kibungei was third in the 100m Heats.

  1. U12; 4 by 100m (Keane Njiru, Andrew Mathenge, Jerome Muriuki, Jaden Kibungei) were position 2, Time: 00:44:563. U12; Jerome Muriuki came in second in the 400m Heats and was 4th in the finals.
  2. U12; 4 by 100m (Keane Njiru, Andrew Mathenge, Jerome Muriuki, Jaden Kibungei) were position 2, Time: 00:44:56 & Qualified for the next level.
  3. U12; 4 by 400m (Keane Njiru, Ivan Gwaro, Jerome Muriuki, Michael Sajabi) were position 3 Time: 03:11:12 & Qualified for the next level.
  4. U15; 4 by 100m (Trevor Karanja, Austin Miseda, Jeremy Patta, Jason Gitanda) were position 1, Time: 00:39:72 & Qualified for the next level.

All the other athletes competed with great zeal and gathered great experience! The future is indeed bright.
Handball Under 19 results
Quarters
Hospital Hill 15 – Farasi Lane 00
Strathmore 23 – Kabete Vet Lab 06
Nairobi sch 35 – Nairobi milimani 09
Kangemi High 33 – Loresho Sec 15

Semi Finals
Hospital Hill 35 – Strathmore 18
Nairobi sch 40 – Kangemi High 12

The Handball and Swimming teams successfully finished their matches. Both won and will represent Westlands in the Regional Games. The U12 4 by 100m team also won and qualified for Regional Games.

The Handball team faced Kangemi High School in the third place playoffs of the Westlands Sub-County Handball Championship. It was a hard fought match which the boys won 21-14, finishing as 2nd runners up overall.
Below are the results of the U19 basketball team.

Quaters
Kangemi 10 Strathmore 41
Semis
Hospital Hill 30 Strathmore 28

The boys played well but unfortunately we lost by one basket to hospital hill.

The U19 Basketball Team played against Agakhan for the third place. and won 46 to 20.

They have emerged third place in the sub county level.

Our Junior Secondary School Handball team at the Kilimani Zone performed as follows:

Preliminaries
Strathmore 7 vs 7 Kangemi
Strathmore 4 vs 3 Kilimani
Strathmore 3 vs 0 Muthangari

Final
Strathmore 4 vs 2 Kangemi

Our primary basketball team played their sub county level games:
Strathmore (26) vs Kilimani school (2)
Strathmore school (10) vs Kileleshwa Primary (0)
Strathmore School (56) Vs Nairobi Primary (13). The team has advanced to the next level.

Sub County Swimming Championship at Agha Khan High School:
Position and Points:

  1. Strathmore School with 103 Points
  2. St. Marys School with 97 Points
  3. Oshwal Academy with 62 Points
  4. Nairobi School with 60 Points
  5. Agha Khan High with 7 Points

We wish, hope and pray for the best as the boys progress to the county games!

The soccer clinic program for Grade 1 to Grade 6 started on the 20th Jan 2024. It aims to furnish the Primary Section boys with basic skills in the sport.

We have trainers under the stewardship of former Gor Mahia and Harrambee Stars Player Paul Kyongera.

The boys are grouped and trained according to their skill level.

Thanks to the program started last year; we were able to win the 2023 Strathmore School 11 and under tournament.

 

As the usual tradition we have the Term 1 inter-class tournament.

POOL A

           

Teams

4A

3A

2A

1A

Agg

Points

4A

 

63-42

   

63-42

2 (pos 2)

3A

42-63

 

51-21

64-09

157-93

4 (pos 1)

2A

 

21-51

 

34-7

55-58

2 (pos 3)

1A

 

09-64

7-34

 

16-98

0 (pos 4)

             

POOL B

           

Teams

4&

3&

2&

1&

Agg

Points

4&

 

21-42

35-43

 

56-85

0 (pos 3)

3&

42-21

   

80-16

122-37

4 (pos 2)

2&

43-35

   

100-11

143-46

4 (pos 1)

1&

 

16-80

11-100

 

27-180

0 (pos 4)

This year the swimming team had 3 boys representing Kenya in the Federation of East African Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA). They were Curtis Kamotho, Adam Otieno and Emmanuel Otieno.

The venue was in Groupe Scolaire Officiel de Butare, Huye, Rwanda. Kenyan team had 30 swimmers from different Secondary Schools in the country; Strathmore School produced 3 boys.

Their performances in the Kenya Team were as follows:

Emmanuel Otieno
-Bronze Medal
-Position 3 in 100m Freestyle

Adam Otieno
-Silver Medal
-Position 2 in 200m Mixed Relay [Breastroke]

Curtis Kamotho
-Bronze Medal
-Position 3 in 50m Backstroke.

All in all the Kenyan Swimming Team took 2nd position with Uganda and Rwanda scooping 1st and 3rd respectively.

Next year we hope the team make it to Uganda for the same tournament with more numbers from the school!

After the mid of Term 2, classes from the Primary and Secondary sections geared up for the internally organized inter-class football tournament.

The Primary tournament was held in the afternoon break and The Secondary tournament in the evening after class.

The boys displayed skill, team strategy, intensity and discipline as each class put out it’s best players to contest for the trophies.

For the Primary Section the Standard 8s were the winners with Grade 6s emerging runners up.

For the Secondary Section the Form 3A were champs in a Form 3 finals derby which saw 3 Alpha scoop the runners up slot.

We hope for a good football season in Term 3 as school teams are picked for the International Schools Games.