The Head of Department holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University. She also holds a Masters degree in Kiswahili from the University of Nairobi. The language department senior head is a dedicated Kiswahili teacher, who possesses a wealth of experience in her specialization. She is an ardent Kiswahili teacher and has taught in various Kenyan schools. She has a good record of performance in her teaching career. She has held this position since 2013 to date. Through her leadership, the department has grown from strength to strength over the years.
|1. Mrs. Dinah Wanjala||Kiswahili -Senior Head of Dept|
|2. Mrs. Patricia Weber||English/Literature|
|3. Mr. Cyrus Wachira||Kiswahili|
|4. Mrs. Lilian Ng’ang’a||English/Literature|
|6. Mr. Peter Karugu||English/Literature|
|7. Miss. Rahab Taitho||English/Literature|
|8. Miss. Grace Ng’ang’a||English/Literature|
|10. Mr. Newton Ambenge||Kiswahili|
|11. Mrs. Dorcas Kaniu||Kiswahili|
|12. Mrs. Damary Kataka||Kiswahili|
|14. Miss Fancy Cherono||Kiswahili|
|15. Miss. Gladys Njeri||Kiswahili|
|16. Mrs. Eunice Njambi||Kiswahili|
Our school follows the KNEC (Kenya National Examination Council) and KICD (Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development) approved syllabus under the 8.4.4 system of education. The teachers are key players in facilitating the learning of mathematics. We recognize that mathematics opens career paths and development, since it is a key subject to most careers. We prepare students to be effective in calculation skills, so as to fit in the larger world, which is now a global village. We focus on being role models to our students and supporting them to ensure that we produce great results every year. Our students participate in various mathematics competitions, like maths contests organised by different schools, Kenya maths Olympiad organised by Nairobi University.
This is in recognition that various students learn in different ways, thus we expose them to various learning activities like, drawing graphs daily, construction skills, calculation skills, use of the mathematics tables. Students have group discussions, have a note book where they write down all formulas learnt. We recognize that language teachers are key players in facilitating the learning of language. We recognize that language opens career paths and development, since it is a key communication tool in every career. We also recognize that since language is central to learning the other subjects, all teachers are, in practice, language teachers, with responsibilities in facilitating communication. In this regard, we ensure that we facilitate the access to reading materials as well as other materials that enhance and develop listening, writing, reading and speaking skills in learners e.g ICT, newspapers, class readers.
In liaison with the KICD, the department seeks to promote the usage of Kenya’s official languages (English and Kiswahili) to enhance national unity. Furthermore, the school allows the usage of French for students who take it as a subject. We prepare students to be effective communicators, so as to fit in the larger world, which is now a global village. The department is made up of the following members of staff, who play a critical role in curriculum delivery. Our students participate in various essay writing competitions, like the EAC and the Commonwealth competitions. This is in recognition that various students learn in different ways, thus we expose them to various learning activities like drama, note making, creative writing, debates, individual group presentations and peer review groups. Students also recite verses in these languages.
The department makes sure that there is timely coverage of the syllabus within the stipulated timelines. This helps to make sure that all that the learners are supposed to be taught is covered. After syllabus coverage, teachers embark on revision.
The department acknowledges that a lesson plan is a key guide for running a particular lesson, and it includes the goal, how and whether the goal was achieved. The department has a policy that each lesson should be taught with the guidance of a lesson plan, for effective delivery.
The department does a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and targets) analysis after every test. This allows the departmental members to know whether the set targets were met or not. If the targets were not satisfactorily met, the individual subject teacher is required to come up with a makeup test that majorly evaluates on the areas that are challenging to the learners. There is a programme that is put in place giving extra contact hours to the weak students with an aim of solving the challenges that they may have.
Upon the release of the K.C.S.E results, the departmental members meet and do an analysis of the students’ performance. A comparison is made regarding the general performance nationally. This gives direction on whether the set targets were achieved and gives the direction on the setting of the following year’s targets. The K.C.S.E results also give a feedback on what areas need to be improved on as well as the working techniques that can be put in place to achieve the set goals.
Our students have always done well in the various essay writing competitions.
The department is built on the strong foundation of team spirit and wide consultations