GIRLS BOARDING

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GIRLS BOARDING

Boarding at Mount Kenya Academy comprises the larger part of the School community. As such it shares the principles, aims and practices of the whole school, but also defines others for itself.  It is our aim that the boarders form a co-operative, tolerant and purposeful community in which every member can feel comfortable and accepted, and to which all are encouraged to contribute. The policies and practices which follow are designed to achieve this aim.  We recognize that boarding is a very different type of life to that experienced by living at home; that both have attractions and detraction; that both offer differing opportunities but also require concessions.

We recognize that every pupil will respond distinctively to the experience and hope that we as a School will be able to cater individually for each pupil’s needs. We also encourage each pupil to appreciate their corporate responsibility to the welfare of the House as a whole, and that it is in the balance between their rights and responsibilities that all our interests will be best served.   However daunting they may at first appear, most of the systems will become very familiar to boarders surprisingly quickly. There will be urgent issues at the beginning such as uniform, timetable, layout of the school and the daily routine, which will be covered in induction sessions in the first few days.  

Although boarding is second nature to those of us who have lived and worked with it for years, it can present emotional difficulties for many new pupils and their families, especially in the first few weeks and months. We hope that you will feel able to talk to us about any homesickness that does occur so that we can share our experience of it and try to help.    Awareness that the House is a boarder’s “home” will be important to remember for successful integration and depending friendships.   All boarders can keep in contact with their parents through either email by using the school’s computers at the following times: 1.30 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.  

The girls’ boarding house has an outdoor recreation area where both organized and free games can be played.   G4S guards provide security and there is an established fire procedure with termly routine fire drills. 

Below is the routine followed by our girls on WEEKDAYS in the boarding house;

TIME

ACTIVITY

5.45 a.m

Wake up

6.00 a.m.-6.20 a.m

Breakfast

6.30 a.m.

 Preps/ School routine

5.30 p.m

Freshen up

6.00 p.m.

Supper

6.45 p.m.

Roll call and Preparation for study

7.00 p.m

Study

8.15 p.m

Cocoa break

8.30 p.m

Study

9.00 p.m

Juniors bed time

10.00 p.m

Senior bed time

 Weekend Schedule – Saturday

TIME

ACTIVITY

6.15 a.m

Wake up

6.45 a.m-7.15 am

Break fast

7.30 a.m

Prep / Lessons

1.00 p.m

Lunch

1.30 p.m.

Tuck shop

2.30 p.m

Free time: Read/Sleep

4.00 p.m.

Sports

7.00 p.m.

Entertainment

10.00 p.m

Bed time for all

 Sunday Schedule

TIME

ACTIVITY

6.45 a.m

Wake up

7.00 a.m.-7.45 a.m

Break fast

8.00 a.m

Study

11.00 a.m

Worship

1. 00p.m.

Lunch

2.00 p.m

Free time: Read/Sleep

4.00 p.m.

Sports

7.00 p.m.

Free time: Read/Sleep

10.00 p.m

Bed time for all


contact & information

Contact Us


Junior School

Edward Obuya, Principal
Phone: 061-2030725 and 061-2030144
Fax:+254 61-2034988
Mobile: 0720-437387/ 0736-749611/
0727-423658/0727-363880/0707-584933

Senior School

Gerald Mandu, Principal | CEO,
Phone: 061- 2031142 and 061- 2030017
Fax: +254 61-2031030
Mobile: 0723-977666/0716-211388 /
0736-779547


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