The Kenya High School is a public girl’s high school located in Kileleshwa suburb in Nairobi, Kenya.The school was established in 1908 as the Kenya European Girls’ High School. It was renamed to The Kenya High School upon independence in 1963. The school enrolls about 1200 students annually. It is a boarding school.
KENYA HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY
The Kenya High School had its beginnings in 1910 when a co-educational school called the Nairobi European School began in buildings designed for police Barracks. In 1931 the boys were separated from the girls. In 1935, the school was renamed The European Girls Secondary School and had its first Headmistress, Miss Kerby appointed. The buildings consisted partly of temporary wooden huts located on the compound of the present Nairobi Primary school, with whom the secondary school shared the present buildings. Staff housing was scattered in the vicinity of Protectorate Hill. In 1939, the school was renamed The Kenya High School.
In 1942, Miss Stott succeeded Miss Kerby. By this time, because of the existing overcrowding and lack of modern facilities, there was considerable demand for a new school. By 1944, the present site of about 100 acres on Kileleshwa Hill had been approved and sterling pound 150 had been voted in the 1945 budget as a token sum towards the laying out of the grounds. Eventually the total cost of building and laying out of the grounds reached sterling pounds 700,000.
The present school began to take shape and in 1950, 100 boarders moved into two boarding blocks of the partially completed new school. The site at that time looked very different from today. The trees and flowering shrubs, which do so much enhance and beautify the grounds, remained to be planted; the chapel, the library and the swimming pool were yet to be built.
The swimming pool was completed in December 1952, with the aid of a government loan. This loan was finally paid off at the end of 1967. The Chapel was dedicated in 1959 and the library opened in 1963. In 1963, Miss Stott retired and Miss Leeves took over.
Just prior to miss Stott’s retirement, the first African and Asian girls were admitted. The first African girl to be admitted in 1961 was Ann Mithamo During the four years of Miss Leevers’ headship, the inter-racial pattern of the school began to take shape. Before Miss Leevers left, she handed over to Miss Barnes. In 1967 plans had been made for the building of the Art Studio. Later in 1967, it was decided to extend the plan of the Art room to include a Music room and Music practice room. This block was completed early in 1969, when the Hon. D. T. Arap Moi officially opened on sports day. The school is still without an assembly which had to be omitted from an earlier building plan owing to lack of funds.
In 1974 the school was taken over by the government and it began to take more African pupils and teachers. The first African Headmistress was Mrs R. Kariuki. She took over from Miss Barnes in January 1977 and left in July of the same year after handing over the school to Mrs. M. W. Wanjohi on 22nd July 1977 to August 1999. After Mrs Wanjohi’s retirement in September 1999, Mrs Rosemary Saina took over from September 1999 to July 2015, She Handed over to the Deputy Mrs Lucy Mugendi who stayed upto December 31st 2015 who later handed over to Mrs Flora Mulatya who is the current Principal of the school.
There was school committee as early as 1932, whose members dedicated themselves to the well being of the school, in 1960, these duties were transferred to the board of governors. The school has had very able Heads of the board of governors e.g. Sir Phillip Mitchell (1960-1963), Mr J. G. Francis(1963-1965) and it is particularly indebted to Mr Charles Njonjo who served the school for 10 years (1966-1976), Mr Geoffrey Kariithi (1977-1988), Dr. Eddah Gachukia (1984-1988) became the first lady chairperson of the board, Ms Margaret W. Kenyatta(1989-1996), Mrs Damaris Ayodo who served in the board from 1975 became chairperson (1996-1999), Mrs Rebecca Masese took over from 1999 to 2015 When Mr. Philip Njuki took over to date.
History cannot forget many dedicated people who played a very significant role in the running of the school such as Mr. Mortimer who donated the former main gate. There are several tables and chairs in the library donated by individual parents. In her will, Molly Nesbitt, left part of her money as bursary to the best French students annually.
Apart from these individuals, the government gave all the monies for the capital development. In the early 1980s cost sharing between the parents and the government was effected.The present Parents Teachers Association was started on 12th July, 1979. The idea was proposed by the Professor J.M. Mungai who became the first chairman. The following people acted as the care takers in the executive committee until the Annual General meeting was held. Professor Joseph M. Mungai, Ven. John Kago, Professor F. A. Mutere, Professor V. K. Gupta, Mrs M. Mpaayei, Mr. B.O. Okudo, Mrs Grace Ogot, Mr. C. A. De Ameida, Mr Davidson Ngini and M. L. Handa, Deputy Registrar General.
The P.T.A. was registered with the Attorney General in October 1979 and Professor Joseph Mungai became the first P.T.A. chairman until 1985 when Mr Wasunna took over up to February 1995. Thereafter, the chairpersons of the P.T.A. were: Prof. K. Wambari (1995-1997), Mr. P. E. Mwaisaka (1997-1998), Mr Lee Muthoga (1998-1999), Major (Rtd) C.N. Diffu (2007 -2009), Prof. J. Kaimenyi (2008 – 2009) ,Mr G. S. Mutungi (2009-2013), Dr. Bitange Ndemo (2013-2015) , Mrs. Gacicio( 2015-2016), Rev Robin Mulunda 2016-2017 the P.A. chairman is Mr. Lilan who took over in 2017 to date.
It is worthwhile noting that the school enrolment has gradually increased over time; in the late 30s the school had 35 students, in the 40s, 150 and this rose to 500 in the 50s. This upward trend continued in the 60s with a total students’ body of 650. In the 70s the total population had risen to 700.The 80s and 90s had an enrollment of between 800 to 850. Currently the school population stands at 1285 students.
KENYA HIGH SCHOOL TERM DATES 2019
Third Term 2018 Closing Date 25th October 2018. The School will open on 3rd January 2019 All student must Report by 4.00 p.m.
FIRST TERM 2019
: Thursday 3rd January 2019
First Term Closing Date: Thursday 4th April 2019
FORM 4 PARENTS MEETING
25th January 2019
Time 9.00am to 5.00Pm
Note: Please Note there will be no entry after 12.00 Noon.
FORM 3 PARENTS MEETING
8th February 2019
Time 9.00 am to 5.00pm
Note: Please Note there will be no entry after 12.00 Noon.
Saturday 16th February 2019 from 8.00am. and Report back on 24th February 2019 by 4.00pm.
KENYA HIGH KCSE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE
this is one of the top performing schools and emerged 4th nationally in KCSE 2017
KENYA HIGH FEES STRUCTURE
The Kenya High School fees 2018 Kenya High School fee structure 2018 comprises of both government-sponsored funds and parent contributions. As a public high school, Kenya High has to comply Kenya secondary school fees structure recently unveiled by the ministry of education. Below is a breakdown of the directive on free secondary education by the government.
Teaching, learning material, and exam GOK: KShs 4, 792.00 Parent: KShs 0 Total: KShs 4, 792.00 Boarding, equipment, and store GOK: KShs 0 Parent: KShs 32,385.00 Total: KShs 32,385.00 Repairs, maintenance, and improvement GOK: KShs 1,886.00 Parent: KShs 2,960.00 Total: KShs 4,846.00 Local travel and transport GOK: KShs 1,833.00 Parent: KShs 1,621.00 Total: KShs 3,454.00 Administration cost GOK: KShs 1,572.00 Parent: KShs 3,516.00 Total: KShs 5,088.00 Electricity, Water, and conservancy (EWC) GOK: KShs 3,151.00 Parent: KShs 6,302.00 Total: KShs 9,453.00 Activity fees GOK: KShs 1,256.00 Parent: KShs 798.00 Total: KShs 2,054.00 Personnel emolument (PE) GOK: KShs 5,755.00 Parent: KShs 5,972.00 Total: KShs 11,727.00 Medical and Insurance GOK: KShs 1,999.00 Parent: KShs 0 Total: KShs 1,999.00
The school’s total payable fee is KShs. 75,798.00. Parents pay a larger share of KSh. 53,554.00 while the government pays KShs. 22,244.00 per student.
KENYA HIGH SCHOOL CONTACTS
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KENYA HIGH SCHOOL LOCATION
The Kenya High School is a Girls Public National School situated in Nairobi Kenya. It is located on Kileleshwa hill, off Mandera road, which is about 7 km from the City center
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