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:
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.
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.
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 KCPE(Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) exam week (15th to 17th March 2020) had started so well with the rain sprinkles to indicate a sprinkle of blessing, and indeed it was. All the candidates sat for the KCPE exam successfully, without a glitch.
After their last paper, Social Studies, candidates were ushered to the luncheon; well set with keen adherence of the covid-19 protocols: I wear my mask, I wash my hands, and I watch my distance and watch my temperature. During the lunch session candidates registered their appreciation as they chatted and interacted with their teachers. The aroma welcomed everyone to the dinning room.
Their stay in the school could not be forgotten. They had a video session in the common room to recap their life since joining the school. Laughter rent the air inside the common room, laughter is medicine they say. If you want to appreciate growth then have an album. You will always have a reason to rejoice for another day! This is what the video session was about!
The match at the end of the day saw the staff versus the candidates having an entertaining football match. It started with a warm-up for both teams.
The cheering squad for the pupils was not left behind.
Scores were registered within the early minutes of the game with the candidates ahead in the first half.
The staff later proved to be the head and not near tail as they overtook the candidates in the second half. The match ended in a win for the staff team. Staff 3:2 Class 8. The match and celebrations of the day ended well!
We wish all the candidates all the best as they move on to the next level of life!
The graduation ceremony was held amidst the challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been a PDG of its own kind owing to the fact that it has happened at a time when the year just started. The PDG is a special establishment that shall renegade into the later PGD that will involve the whole school. With the covid-19 precedence there has been need to have the class 8 and Form 4 candidates to have exams away from the usual November December season. This has also altered the academic calendar. The event started off with mass and blessing of the candidates.
The guests of Honour were Mr. and Dr. Dimba whose accolade is in relation to the attachment to the institution since being a student, teacher and a parent for the last 12 years.
The ceremony started off with speeches with Mr. Mwangi, the Primary Section Head, starting off with a speech and vesting of sashes to the class 8 candidates.
The Secondary Section Head followed thereafter with a speech and vesting of sashes to the form 4 candidates. In his speech he impressed on the candidates their responsibility as an alumni to not only use, the academic knowledge they gained but also the Christian principles they gained, for as guide in their life.
The form 4 speech was later presented by Adrian Wachira. He requested a moment of silence in honor of Mr. Pike who succumbed to cancer. He emphasized their transition into men and thanked the Strathmore fraternity for the molding they received.
The principal Mr. Muthiora welcomed everyone to the momentous event. He asked for more prayers to the infected and affected as this has been a litmus test to relationships. He applauded parents for their endless support to the school. He noted that The virtue of discipline, resilience, considerable willpower and determination have been demonstrated. He pointed out the hard work of the candidates.
Awards were given to the various fields; academic, co-curricular among other cadre.
Below is Anthony Dimba. Sportsman of the year 2020.
Class 8 candidates and form 4 candidates had a group photo.
We thank all who took part in making the event a success.
March 12th 2020 saw Strathmore School participate in the first round of Kenya Annual Mathematical Olympiad competition for the first time in the history of the school. The aim of this competition was to select Kenya’s team for the International Olympiad. The international Mathematics Olympiad is a Mathematical Olympiad for pre-university students, and is the oldest of the International Science Olympiads.
In the first round 20 Strathmore Math enthusiasts participated; 8 Form twos (junior), 4 Form threes (Senior) and 8 Form fours (Senior). The type of questions set in the first round were testing a lot of analytical skills. They provided an appreciable challenge and provoked thought and spirit of wonder. The first round picked the top 100 and top 200 in the junior and senior categories respectively. In the junior category two of our students: Robert Otieno and Mwangi Kimani secured slots in the top 20. In the senior category nine of our students qualified for the second round. They included: Allan Muruha (form3), Adrian Adambo (form 4), Jeremy Michoma (form4), Philip Miroga (form 4), Alvin Nyandeje (form 4), Ryan Chironga (form 4), Roman Njoroge (form 4), Victor Musila (form 4) and Mathew Mwangi (form 3).
The second round was held on 18th February 2021. The top 6 students in the country are to represent Kenya for the world stage. One of our boys, Jeremy Michoma emerged 5th best in an exam which demanded application that is different from the memorized concepts and routine techniques in the standard curriculum. He is to represent Kenya in Washington USA but due to Covid restrictions, it can only be held virtually sometimes this year. Congratulations to Jeremy.
We also appreciate the exemplary performance of Allan Muruha position 22, Adrian Adambo position 49, Ryan Chironga position 49, Alvin Nyandeje position 73 and Philip Miroga position 77. In a special way we recognize Robert Otieno, a form 2 who sat the same paper with the seniors and managed position 100.