Nairobi School is a national secondary school in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded in 1902 by the British settlers who had made Nairobi their home after the construction of the Uganda Railway. In 1925, Lord Delamere and Sir Edward Grigg, then Governor of Kenya, separated the European Nairobi School into a senior boys’ school (Prince of Wales School), a senior girls’ school (Kenya High School) and a junior school (Nairobi Primary School).
NAIROBI SCHOOL KCSE RESULTS
it is one of best performing national schools. We will analyze the KCSE performance and update later
NAIROBI SCHOOL LOCATION
Located on the outskirts of Nairobi, about 11 km from the city center. Nairobi School is a National Boys Boarding school admitting boys from the Ages of 12-19 yrs.It offers the Kenya Secondary Certificate of Education (KCSE) upon completion of a 4 year course.
NAIROBI SCHOOL HISTORY
Nairobi school was initially started in 1902 around the present Nairobi Railways club as a European school to serve the families of the I.B.E.A Company and later the white settler community. Out of the foresight and wisdom of the late Lord Delamere in proposing the building a senior Boys school (now Nairobi Primary), and the support of the then governor, Sir Edward Grigg, the railway reserve grounds near Kabete home for the school.
In 1928, Sir Herbart Baker was commissioned to plan a school similar to Winchester school, attended by both Lord Delamere and the then Governor-Kenya colony, in Winchester, an old town in Southern England dating from about 516AD, after the Romans left England. It was a major administrative and silver minting center, and hence, a Saxon Capital of England form 1066AD.
The school named after this town was originally founded to educate boy choristers. It was later re-founded in 1541 after King Henry VIII had destroyed the monasteries. Today the school is one of the leading independent schools in England. Captain Nicholson (recently retired form the loyal navy college, Dartmouth) designed the uniform and prepared school rules and regulations to match the discipline of the navy tradition. In the meantime Mrs. Nicholson planned the gardens.
On the 24thseptember 1929 the foundation stone was laid by his Excellency Lt. Col. Sir Edward Grigg K.C.M K.C.V.O, D.S.O, M.C, Governor of Kenya colony, for a school with a capacity of 80 boys. Interestingly under the stone were preserved a copy of the day
To be a World-Class centre of Academic, Spiritual and Moral Excellence.
To provide of high quality education, through innovation, positive influence, team-work and self discipline; guided by the principles of professionalism, commitment and excellence.
NAIROBI SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
1. Leonard Mudachi – Chairman
2. Mr. Caspal Maina – Secretary/Principal
3. Mrs. Rebeccah Muriguh – Vice Chairman
4. Dr. Erick Fwaya – Member
5. Pr. Jane Okello – Member
6. Justice Philomena Mwilu – Member
7. Dr. Franklin Mwango – Member
8. Mr. Evans Muturi – Member
9. Ms Naomi Wagereka – Member
10. Mr. Lazarus Kimanga – Member
11. Mr Antony Kariuki – Member
12. Mr. Malachi A. Ooro – Member
13. Dr. Siror Joseph – Member
14. Mr. Abdi Mohamed – Member
15. Dr. Wachira Kariuki – Member
NAIROBI SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Principal is Casper maina, a former principal at Kisii school and Nyamagwa boys
casper maina speech: “I am certainly delighted to be in Nairobi School. Thank you so much for your warm reception. It is definitely exciting working with young boys and helping them realize their potential. Young people have a deep well of incredible potential. Teaching is therefore a relational occupation. We establish relations with these young boys as they go through life .Let us not be asleep in a time of great revolution. Let us stay awake and make a difference in life. Let us aspire to be great. Let us identify our uttermost purpose.Finally remember that hope is essential in life so let us maintain and develop our hopes for what matters most in life is not how we begin but rather how we finish.”
NAIROBI SCHOOL ALUMNI
‘Old Boys’ of the school are called Old Cambrians.
George Coventry, 13th Early of Coventry
Geoffrey Griffin, Founder of Starehe Boys Centre
Musalia Mudavadi, politician and former Vice President in 2002
Shakeel Shabbir, Former Kisumu Mayor and current member of parliament
David Steel, UK politician who served as the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1976 until its merger with the Social Democratic Party in 1988 to form the Liberal Democrats.
Roger Whittaker, international singer-songwriter and musician
Colin Rawlins, British colonial civil servant
Keith McAdam, a former Scottish cricketer and a specialist in tropical diseases.
George Nyamweya, Politician
Paul Otuoma, Politician and member of parliament
Michael Riegels, Lawyer and Civil servant in the British Virgin Islands
Timothy Rimbui, a Kenyan record producer, sound engineer and songwriter better known as “Ennovator”
Edward Rombo, rugby player
Kleptomaniax, a hip hop boys band
NAIROBI SCHOOL CONTACTS
Postal Address P.O Box 30047,Nairobi – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone/Mobile Number : +254 (20) – 4442799
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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