DEAN OF STUDENTS -
SENIOR HEADS OF DEPARTMENT
BOARDING - MRS JENIFER OTIENO
GUIDENCE AND COUNSELLING - MRS DOROTHY APOLLO
ACCOMMODATIONThe school policy on admission is;
- Accommodate all students in in the various houses as boarders.
- All students in Form 1 to Form 3 are accommodated in cubicles, each shared between 2 girls
- All students in Form 4 are accommodated in cubicles with each individual girl having a cubicle to herself.
- Provide toilets in the dormitories in a ratio that is 1 toilet : no more than 9 students
- Provide showers in a ratio that is 1 shower : no more than 5 students
Students are provided with;
- a bed
- a quality mattress
- a pillow and pillow case
- two blankets
- a pair of bedsheets which are washed and pressed every week in the school laundry facility
- a personal locker
The school presently accommodates the students in nine dormitories (houses). Each of the dormitories/houses is managed by a house mistress/ master (a teacher), assisted by the matron .
|SERIAL NUMBER||DORMITORY||HOUSE MASTER |
|3||ST RITA |
| 9 |
Students are responsible for the daily cleanliness of their dormitory. Once a week they are required to undertake a thorough cleaning exercise.
Every student should be in their respective sleeping place not later than 10.30 p.m. for a roll-call and are expected to have slept in their own beds not later than 11.00 p.m. Students are expected to be up at 4.30 a.m.
A house meeting is held every week presided by the house captain. Any issues of concern are raised so that they can be addressed appropriately. Every so often, the house mistress/master and the house matron attend the meetings.
It is the school policy to provide a balanced diet to the students, and offer high quality catering services. The students are normally invited to contribute their ideas on the desired menu, and any concerns raised regarding catering services are attended to promptly.
Catering services are provided in our main dining halls, each with a capacity of about 700 students.The students take their meals in shift, first the junior classes and after words the senior classes after 30 minutes
Every student is provided with a plate, a spoon and a cup.
The daily cleaning of the dining halls is done by the catering staff. However, students undertake a weekly thorough cleaning exercise of the dining halls.
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTIt is school policy to provide a clean and healthy living and working environment for both students and staff.
The school has a sanatorium which is managed by a school nurse. All medical cases are attended to and drugs which can be dispensed by a nurse is given. All other cases that require a doctor”s attention are referred to the Asumbi Mission hospital in as is advised by the parent on their daughter’s admission. Arrangements are made by the school to transport any student requiring such attention. In the event that a student is not able to attend the normal school activities, they are admitted in the sanatoriu.
It is school policy to maintain a well conserved and aesthetic environment in the school. Trees, grass and flowers are planted and maintained with the deliberate intention to make the school beautiful. The school is also establishing a forest with an aim of being self sufficient in wood fuel requirements.
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
Head of Department
Mr Vincent Odhiambo
The school mission is described by the need to prepare students for an academic performance that leads to a career of choice. It is school policy to provide as wide a curriculum as possible so that at the point of making career choices, a student is not limited.
The school facilitates the capacity building of staff to enable them give adequate and appropriate information to students to help in career choices. Latest information concerning university courses and those offered in other tertiary institutions both locally and abroad is available to students.
The school provides for weekly sessions in which experts in various careers specialization are invited to talk to students in order to provide useful information in career choices. This sessions are used for both inspiration and education.
Head of Department
Mrs Dorothy Appolo
The school policy is informed by the mission statement which has in part the need to develop student character founded on the fear of God in preparation for a life of service.
The school places a lot of importance to the role of various arms of the school to give positive influence to the students. The department plays the pro-active role of providing useful information and investigating various indicators with an aim of dealing with negative influences before they take effect. Whenever circumstances appear to have manifested negative indicators, the department is able to take quick and effective mitigating measures.
This approach has helped us support our students in various situations. We have no serious discipline cases, and all of those that emerge out of the ordinary have been dealt with. We have never had to lose any of our students for cases of indiscipline except one in several years. The department works very closely with the parents or guardians.
This department plays an important role in guiding, educating, advising to help the students make informed decisions on aspects related to their careers, health, choice of friends, sexuality, academics and other related areas. The department uses an integrated approach whereby the whole life of the student in school is well supervised by the chaplaincy, house mistress, class-teachers, club patrons, parents and the school administration. Any student going astray is well guided in time to enable them achieve their desired goals after four years. The guidance and counselling departments thus coordinates with these other departments in preparing guidance and counselling programmes for the whole school, small groups and individual student who require help. We have allocated time for guidance every Tuesday of the week from 4.15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m..
The school is in the process of producing a document that will be a guided programme to expose the student to knowledge and information, through theirweekly class meetings, to help them develop in character and all round in a systematic way.CO-CURRICULAR
Head of Department
Mr James Kabaraka
The school vision describes the school as a ...centre of all-round excellence.... . In pursuit of this vision, the school attaches a lot of importance on games.
Our goal is to enable all our students to participate regularly in games, and train those who are talented to participate competitively at the highest level possible. This is a programme that is ongoing. The school does very well in swimming, badminton, lawn tennis and basketball.
The following games arear are functional;
- Lawn tennis
- Table tennis
Students participate in games three times a week from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. However they are also free to play any other times when away from other school engagements.
Clubs and Societies
Head of Department
Mr Otieno Domiic
It is the school mission to nurture students talent in preparation for a life of service. One of the ways that this is pursued is through clubs. The school policy requires every student to be an active member of at least one club.
Students meet in their clubs once a fortnight; every other Thursday from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Their activities are facilitated by a Patron who is appointed among the staff. The school has the following active clubs;
- Young Farmers
- Wildlife & Environment
- Disaster Management
- Red Cross
- Presidential Award
- Talent Achievers
- Home Science
The school has a well equipped library. Every class of form one and two have a library lesson every week. The library is open to students every day from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. all the days. Each of the two English dailies, Nation and Standard are available in the library for students. This also includes the daily Kiswahili newspaper, Taifa Leo.