Dennis som avled i förra veckan begravdes igår i sitt hem. Familjen uppskattar de pengar ni donerade och de vårdkostnader ni betalade.
Klassen 8 kommer att delta i skoldistriktets förberedande examensprov i morgon. Vi har resultatet för förra veckans prov.
I fredags åkte vi till skoldistriktets utbildningsdag. Ni kan se David och Erick mottar presenter för “oustanding performance” . Aziz var bäst i divisionen. Vi tog några närvarande på hans vägnar. Vi kommer att ge det till honom när han kommer tillbaka.
Matongos lärarkandidater har startat sin lärarpraktik idag. Vi kommer att förse dem med frukost som vanligt.
Everyone is fine in the school and the village but tomorrow we are burying one of the guardian of class three child (Felix). Three teachers will represent the school during that burial.
Yesterday we had a very successful headteachers meeting in artroom in the school, Divisional Education Officer was the guest and he really appreciated what you are doing to the school and the community. They declared our school as a resource centre in the zone. All 31 headteachers attended and they had time know all our teachers in a brief ceremony after the meeting. All my teachers were present apart from Philgona who visited Othoro health centre for treatment.
Now, the attached are the two request we discussed on music on 12th at Oyugis (district) and Paul’s scout camping for four days at Oriang on 9th.
I have approved the music request but you check the scout’s.
HiIt’s fine in Kabondo and school is on well.This Monday we had Lifeshine academy from Sondu visiting us in an exchange programme we have started with them. Four teachers and all their candidates(18) were in our school for academics discussion. They have done kcpe three times and they are doing very well.Calvince will stop working end of this month, although Lilian is coming back next week, I want Calvince to continue assisting Lilian to the end of this month in kiswahili.I think it was not in order to stop him in the middle of the month.It was athletics competition yesterday and our girls managed number 1 out of 6 schools with 68 points, our boys were number 5.Today I m just from zonal competition where 10 of our pupils participated. Friday it will be district competition. Last Sunday our football team managed a draw of 2-2 in away match which was very tough, I think it was a good start. Next match will be at Anyona next week.David
Athletics Sports report
Our school was well represented in the regional and zonal primary school athletics competition. Our pupils did very with Beatrice Awuor and Dennis Ochieng both of class seven moving the crowd with their supersonic speed. All teachers went to see how their lovely pupils were taking part in various events.Despite the bad weather our pupils managed to perform well and the best runner was from st Christine. Beatrice and other four pupils performed well and will represent the zone in the district championship on Friday 18th May 2012.We do appreciate the effort you offered for the success of the event.By Dan and Evans
The week is good apart from ups and downs that we are able to manage.
Is a good class with pupils who are academics oriented as shown in the recently released result that we managed position four in the zone. Technically we are at the top when we check the role. This is a class that one can rely on since they register upward trend in their performance. The attendance is good apart from few pupils who may be sick or have a problem at home.
There is a heavy down pour of rain and this signals us to plant trees so as to enrich and make our school beautiful. In the department there an agreement to grow kales so as to save the school cost incurred in purchasing the kales.
This is the religion of the world. In the school we have pupils with a lot of talent when it comes to soccer. I am requesting for support towards this if we surely want to nature their talents.
We are closing today 2nd May 2012 after a very wonderful exercise. I believe the pupils will be going with something in brain. Thank you for your support.
Report by Evans
Håkan and I have just returned from a work trip to Kenya during the Easter week. We spent most of the time at Kabondo, working together with David, the school’s head master, and James, who is administrator at the project office in the village.
The situation in the school right now: The students finish this year’s first semester at the end of this week. Right now we have a total of 348 students in the school from pre-school to 8th grade. There are 173 boys and 175 girls. 23 students are registered in 8th grade. A number of the students, who were 7th graders last year, have at their own request been allowed to repeat this grade. Custodians and students agreed that their results, in their minds, were not good enough for admission into a good Secondary School.
The schools first students prepare for their graduation!
In June 2004 the first six-year-olds started in our preschool class. Most of them are now in 8th grade. The 23 students in 8th grade are now preparing for their exam period, which comes at the end of the year. They get extra tuition in the afternoons and even on Saturdays in order to hone their abilities. Five out of these 23 students stand good chances to receive scholarships from nice schools and businesses, which want to absorb talent from schools around Kenya.
The management of St Christine School are now actively investigating possibilities for the other 8 th-graders to continue their education in Secondary Schools. Among other things they will explore cooperation with nearby schools.
Food prices are high in Kenya
The inflation in Kenya is high, around 20%. Dry periods and subsequent bad crops have resulted in rapidly increasing food prices. It is difficult for ordinary people to get ends to meet. In our school we purchased a big supply of corn early in the year to keep in stock for periods with increasing prices. In unbuilt parts of the school’s property they will now
plant corn, and vegetables will be planted in the school garden in order to improve the supply of food during the year. Thanks to these initiatives from the school we, so far, have not had to abandon our ambition to provide one prepared meal a day and a cup of porridge in the morning.
The day started well. We have been experiencing rains that falls often. Pupils in both lower and upper classes have already developed a culture of reading without being reminded to borrow books as it was before.
We do appreciate the effort made by the group in Sweden to supply books to the library for the benefit of the pupils, teachers and the other members of the staff who utilize the resource.
I have noted a good progress in language development that is English and Kiswahili in both lower and upper class pupils due to storybooks they normally borrow from the library.
It is important to note that books keep on wearing out ,since they are handled by young pupils who are still not very responsible and due to the duration of use, so brings the need for replacement of books more often.
The curiosity in pupils can only be aroused by providing variety of books in good condition to avoid monotony.
National Drama Festivals
Hi !we managed to travel to Kakamega with two pupils( Diana of class 6 and Oward of class 5) for National Drama Festivals. we stayed from 24th to 25th April. we had opportunity to watch items which had qualified for National Gala where teams were competing to find groups which would perform to the president in the state house. it was indeed interesting and we all enjoyed besides borrowing some theatrical skills from the winners.I therefore appreciate a great deal for your continuous support.We have now completed our week two in tution with lots of rainfall that at times go throughout the night and the day.
The weeks started well on 23rd of April 2012. Lessons for the day were well taught. Both indoor and outdoor activities were carried out successfully.
The following day, pupils arrived in time despite of the rain that started at midnight and went on until midday.
Majority of the pupils are eager to receive services from the teachers. They all participate in class work actively.
As a class teacher I have noted that most pupils who were weak in academic work have improved in certain areas.
We intend to rest for two days then proceed with tuition as from Monday next week.
CLASS SEVEN JOINT RESULT
We are in school going on with our tuition quite well.The village is so cold with much rains causing lot of erosion in the farms. We received class seven joint test results which they did last term just a few weeks ago. The results are good though we expecting much better as they have been ranked position 4 out of 28 schools in the zone. However, it is clear that position 1 & 2 are not worth ranked due to their entry which is too low. I have to acknowledge number 3 as number 1 and there we follow at pos.2. we hope we will continue to strive for number one always.
I would also wish to ask if it is possible to have atleast 2 pupils and may be a teacher in drama sponsored for National Drama Festivals to watch. It started today in Kakamega and will go for a week.
DRAMA CLASS REPORT
Drama is taking new course in St. Christine Education Centre as young ones in preschool have joined the club and is doing quite well. This is giving us hope in drama and making it a school culture and tradition. A number of pupils have proved their talents in theatre in our drama Festivals. This is proved when a number of them have been awarded best actor/actress at the just ended District & County Drama Festivals respectively. These included pupils like Valma Adhiambo of class7, Godwin Okoth of 8, Alfred Juma of 7, Cynthia Achieng of class 8, Clinton Ochieng of class 7 and David Ochieng of class 6.
DRAMA AS A TOOL IN ACADEMICS
I am convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that Drama is not just entertainment but also a tool in developing personality, confidence, imaginative and creativity in the learners. These consequently lead to improvement in class work as most of them carry their participation to class. Language is really developed and actors do well in essay. Although this is not the case of old school thinkers who believe every child should be professors through book work only. In this case I sight Clinton Ochieng of class 7. He has been awarded best actor twice at the District and Regional consecutively. Clinton was ever associated with failure to an extend that when I chose him act as a teacher last year for the first time every pupil in drama laughed at me and said he could not make it due to his language and poor performance in class. Surprising both teachers and his colleague with his continuous improvement in class work and performance in theatre Clinton is now proof to some teachers in the school.
DRAMA AS A SPOTLIGHT
Drama is used as a strong tool to pass difficult information to people especially matters which are difficult to address. This year our school ( St. Christine) is addressing discrimination as a theme. Specifically we address discrimination of pupils from private primary schools into public secondary schools. The policy states that for every 100 pupils joining National schools 60 must be from public schools and 40 from private school. Why not just the best 100? That is the question we are asking the government in our play. The dance is still crying for girl child education and is appealing for continuation of studies even after giving birth not opting for marriage at a tender age.
As a teacher in charge of drama I want to make drama a school tradition where teachers will identify and tap talents of learners. I would wish to have performing artist developed from st. Christine for the development of our village and world as a whole. It is my pleasure that our Government is almost moving towards the same dream as at least a few Talent Academies have been established. When the system (8.4.4) changes to 188.8.131.52 as was in the papers it would favor my dream to the maximum and if not adopted the talent academies would do.
DUNCAN- DRAMA PATRON