MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I was promoted to be the first principal of Kimani Ngunjiri High School on 8th Jan 2015. I took this challenge with 24years working experience as a teacher in a number of schools. The start was challenging since the school had no qualifies teachers, infrastructural inadequate funds and enrolment was low.
Setting in place structures and creating hope in students and the local community was imperative. With support of Education officers. The management teams namely PTA and BOM were established.
The deployment of Mrs. Eunice Mutinda as my deputy principal was a blessing due to her vast experience and zealous commitment to duty. We took time to visit the local primary schools and aggressively marketed the school. Our institution and community confidence is growing stronger as manifested with the number of parents seeking admission. The school has 6 teachers, a strong BOM and PTA body.
The BOM through proper guidance of a visionary chairman is seriously looking at mechanisms to mobilize well wishers and sponsors to the needy students plight to avoid drop out. Within the first year the school has acquired the following facilities 3 class rooms of which one was converted to a temporary administration block, boys toilet with 6 closets and a urinal, Girl’s toilet with 8 closets and a store all through CDF Funding. The parents were also able to construct a makeshift kitchen and install a 5000 litre plastic tank to cater for the students lunch programme. There is a science Lab which is also upcoming being funded by CDF. We hope to receive more funding from CDF and other well wishers to see the completion of the lab and other projects.
The BOM saw the need to have clear projections and come up with a strategic plan to guide the school growth for the next five years. This would give a clear roadmap to any project undertaken.
The school has ensured high level discipline and tempered it with effective guidance and counseling programmes in order to create a conducive learning environment. The school has regular meetings with parents to chat the way forward and also enlighten them on the parameters of education for we believe in the school motto “Education empowers”.
The school is actively involved in community work such as cleaning up exercise in the nearby shopping centres and tree planting programmes.
As the school mission states we are striving to promote academic excellence and provide the opportunity for students to attain individual social, intellectual and physical potential. This is by ensuring proper curriculum implementation in curricular and co-curricular programmes. The strategic plan will be a tool for motivation, resource mobilization and a measure of performance. It aims at creating a strong foundation for the future of the school and the characters who go through it.