Welcome to 2020
The New Year has begun on a very high note! We thank the Almighty God for the precious gift of our mission, St. Aloysius for the last 17 years. The New Year has also brought with it some changes within the school administration. We thank Dr. Michael Kimotho who served us for 3 years between 2017 and 2019. Dr. Kimotho moved on to pursue other interests. Madam Beatrice Maina who providentially has served us since 2005 became the new principal. Madam Beatrice is not a total stranger to this role having been a principal herself between 2011 and 2013. She only stepped done to upgrade her studies. She’s back home and she’s very upbeat to take the school to the next level. We are very proud of her even as we congratulate her for the appointment. She is a mother figure to the school. We also congratulate Mr. Bernard Chomba for his appointment to the position of Deputy Principal in charge of academics and administration. After Madam Beatrice, Mr. Chomba is the second longest serving teacher in St. Aloysius having served the school for 11 years. He brings in a wealth of experience and in-depth understanding of the school ethos and commitment. With these two individuals at the helm of leadership in St. Aloysius, we remain confident and assured of good prospects in the new decade.
The school also recorded an impressive performance in the 2019 national exams which were done in November. The school’s mean score improved from 5.02 in 2018 to 6.07 in 2019. That translates to +1 positive deviation. Out of 59 candidates who sat for the national exams in 2019, 19 students scored a mean grade of C+ and above which earn them direct entry to universities for degree course while another 29 students are eligible to pursue diploma courses. This is a massive improvement on the 2018 results where only 5 students out of 51 attained a mean of C+ and above. Interestingly, of the 19 students who scored C+ and above, 11 were girls – in fact the top students were girls and both scored B+. Overall, girls’ generally performed better than boys and they scored a mean aggregate point of 6.7 compared to boys’ 5.6. The best performed subject was Computer Studies with 10 points followed by Geography and History at 7.9 and 7.3 respectively. The most improved subjects in 2019 were Computer studies, Business Studies and Kiswahili respectively.
We are also happy to report that we have successfully recruited our 2020 form one students who will be part of the community for the next four years. In the same breadth, 2019 graduates are currently doing their community service. They were recently commissioned in a very colorful ceremony that enabled them pass on the mantle to the newly recruited form one students. Their community immersion program will run till June this year.
We remain grateful to our friends and benefactors whose prayers and support has enabled us to record a successful year 2019. In deed the enormous impact their sacrifice and generosity continue to impart on the lives of these young boys and girls is immense. Truly, they are the inspiration for us to continue helping our students turn around their lives by learning, loving and eventually serving!