Juja Senior Schools has been preparing students for their IGCSE examinations since 1998, with our first candidates sitting for their exams in the year 2000. We are a certified Cambridge and EdExcel exam center providing our students with the option of an international curriculum should they choose to pursue it.
Mr. Irungu is passionate about changing lives and creating a long lasting impact in the lives of the youth. With more than a decade in leadership position in educational institutions he plights himself in working in partnership with students and parents to ensure high standards of achievement, in a caring, secure and supportive environment.
He delights himself in creating a very strong team of able and dedicated teachers and a close-knit family atmosphere where everyone works together for the benefit of the students. He believes in providing a personalised education for students as he recognises that every child is unique. Exposing students to a variety of opportunities for them to discover their talents and area of specialization is his key focus.
As a parent, he understands the importance of a high standards of education for our children and the part that teachers play in enabling children to develop and learn in order to prepare them to play their part as global citizens and future leaders.
“I believe that it is my responsibility to maintain and to continue to build a supportive and collaborative spirit at our school. Together as a school community, we will build on the traditions of the past and meet the challenges of the future in innovative and exciting ways.”
Our School Principal
Juja Senior Schools
Juja Senior School is delighted and honored that you are considering us for your child’s secondary education. As an interested partner in fostering your child’s holistic development, we look forward to working with you through a closer partnership that will help your child achieve the best transformative education. At Juja Senior School, we accept admissions throughout the year based on availability. We conduct an assessment to determine what class your child would be best suited and advise on level of placement.
We offer the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum from Year 7 to 11. Candidates sit for their IGCSE exams at the end of Year 11.
Students in the lower years (Year 7, 8, and 9) study all the subjects offered. From Year 10, studies become more focused as we prepare our students for their examinations. These include core subjects: Mathematics, English, Science; and selection of other subjects in the Humanities and Technical areas to create a diverse curriculum.
Selection of subjects is vital in the success of our students, and to achieve this our students, teachers and parents work together and select subjects best suited towards that student. We take into consideration the student’s academic ability and their aspirations and possible future careers. The school calendar runs from September to July, divided into 3 terms consisting of 12 weeks each.
Core and Extended Curriculum
To further tailor this curriculum to our students needs, we offer both the Core and Extended curricula. We internally asses each student’s academic abilities, and through consultation with parents decide on curricula that can best support the needs of each student. For students that require extra support, we offer the core curriculum in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and French. The Extended curriculum is standard curriculum available to students. We encourage and support all of our students to maintain a high academic standard regardless of the student’s ability.
Transition from 8-4-4
Some of the students we enroll in Year 7 and 8 were previously enrolled in the Kenyan 8-4-4 education system. Similarly, we have also enrolled students who have done well in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations into Year 9. We conduct an assessment and determine appropriate placement for each student, ensuring we support their academic needs and develop their abilities.
Aviation at Juja
Through our partnership with the Kenya School of Flying, we have presented our students with an expansive platform to pursue careers in the aviation industry as pilots. We encourage our students with a passion for flying to pursue professional careers in aviation while simultaneously receiving their secondary school education. In this respect, many of our students have successfully completed their secondary school education and qualified as pilots.
The Aviation department achieves this through its two unique programs:
Aviation Technology as a Subject.
Students are taught a tailored curriculum exposing them to various modules and topics pertaining to the Aviation industry. They also have access to The Kenya School of Flying where this knowledge can be augmented through practical instructions.
All students in Year 8 and 9 are given opportunity to pursue aviation as subject of interest after which the subject is made optional. Aviation is not an examinable subject at IGCSE level, however, we encourage students interested in pursuing aviation as a career to remain engaged with instruction in this field.
Fly Young Program
This program is meant to nurture keen interest and enthusiastic students who are aspiring to have careers as pilots, at this tender age while pursuing their secondary education.
The following is the pilot training schedule for Aviation students:
|1st Year||Form 1 / Year 8 / Year 9||Familiarization flights to initiate interest for those who would like to pursue pilot training.|
|2nd Year||Form 2 / Year 9||Assessments: Undergo aviation medical examination from KCAA Approved Medical Examiners Undertake flight assessment test conducted by Kenya School of Flying|
|Form 2 / Year 10||1st session of ground school instructions conducted at Kenya School of Flying (KSF)|
|2nd session of ground school instruction conducted at KSF|
|3rd Year||Form 3 / Year 10||3rd session of ground school instruction conducted at KSF|
|Flight Training Requirements: +17 years of age by 31st July in their 3rd year of study|
|Form 3||Completion of Training: Minimum of 45 hours cumulative flight time. Attempt KCAA licensing examination prior to commencement of 4th year|
|4th Year||Form 4 (December)||Final Exam. Completion of ground school syllabus and preparation and attempt KCAA licensing examinations.|
Events Outside the Classroom
We provide a Learning Resource Center to encourage independent study as well as group learning. We strive to promote a reading and research culture to prepare our students for life after secondary school. Students have access to online resources to enable them to expand beyond what they learn in class and embrace continuous learning. Our library is stocked with materials that complement the respective curricula and we also have materials for recreational reading. We subscribe to newspapers and educational magazines to keep our students informed on current events and emerging developments.
To improve on our reading culture, we celebrate reading by organizing special activities like Library Day. This annual event aims at highlighting literary works and renowned authors exposing our students to various literary works.
The school has embraced ICT in delivery of our academic services. We expose our students to technology to enable them to succeed in a competitive technological world. Our computer lab is connected to the internet and has modern computers that compliments their research and curriculum requirements. In a rapidly changing technological world where education platforms are changing and moving towards a digital platform, our school is invested in pursuing these advancements to ensure the delivery of this component is incorporated into our learning instruction.
To enhance the learning experience in the sciences, JSS has a fully equipped science lab which complements the science curriculum. The lab provides the opportunity for our students to learn how to safely handle laboratory equipment and delve into the world of science through practical experiments. Here, they enhance their scientific skills and perspective. This is where science becomes exciting for the students as they explore the scientific field and learn about research while they develop and inquisitive mind.
Juja Sports Academy
The schools boast of expansive space to provide sporting facilities for physical education and sporting activities. We encourage our students to lead an active lifestyle to promote good health as well as teach our students a healthy competitive spirit. Our facilities include:
dorms Home Away From Home
BoardingMany of our students choose to call Juja a home away from home during the school term. Our boarding facilities provide a clean, spacious and comfortable place where our students are provided with great care from their respective House Mothers. Each dormitory has an experienced House Mother who facilitates the day-to-day operations of living at the school and cares for the children’s well- being while they are on the school compound. Each dormitory is fitted with solar panels to ensure heated showers that make them homely. The school also has a generator for emergency power supply in the event of any disruption. Our dormitories provide secure accommodation to the pupils, and are fitted with appropriate resources that enhance health and safety in these areas. Students are housed according to gender and age group ensuring that they are surrounded by their peers. Laundry We encourage our pupils to wash their personal items as a way of fostering responsibility, however laundry facilities are available for washing the school uniform and tracksuits.
CateringThe catering department, a team of professionally trained and highly experienced staff to meet our goals. We serve a well balanced menu that emphasizes on the rule of 3, that is vitamins, carbohydrates and proteins. The staff undergo a food handler’s medical examination at KEMRI after every 6 months. We have a bakery that ensures that we always have freshly baked bread for breakfast. Our vegetables are also fresh, right from the market. All our meat and chicken products are Halal. Our clients’ (students) satisfaction is our greatest achievement. We use cafeteria system of service. Our menu is very accommodating to students with allergies and other special needs. We also Offer Barbecue to winning houses once in a while. We look forward to sharing this experience with new students.
JSS has a safe transport system that picks students from their homes every morning and drops them in the late afternoon. Our highly maintained school buses are fitted with safety belts and other first-aid materials that ensure the safety of our students. Each bus has a minder that monitors the students while on transit. Below are our bus routes:
|1||Muigai-inn, Star of Hope, Toll Station, Kays Estate, K.U, Boma, Ruiru, Juja Town, Kareme, Green Fields, Ndarugu, Kanini Farm||10,500||8,300|
|2||Kimbo, Wankan, Gwa Kairu, Ruiru Town, Bamboo Estate, Mugutha||16,500||13,200|
|3||Membley, Clayworks, Kihunguro, Peponi School, Mashinani Bypass, Mangu, Witeithie, Corner Bypass, Kizuri, 3 Rings Bypass, Gatongora, Green Estate||19,800||16,000|
|4||Kahawa Sukari, Kahawa Wendani, Kahawa Barracks, Githurai 45, Thika Town, SEction 9, Riverside Estate, Ngoingwa Estate, Maki Estate, Bendo Estate, Thika Greens||22,000||17,600|
|5||Kasarani, Zimmerman, Kestemil, Mount Laverna, Sportsview, Roysambu, Munene Estate, Kiboko, Makongeni, Isipe, Jacaranda Estate, Kiamumbi, Kahawa West, Chania Gardens||23,100||18,700|
|6||Safari Park, Eden Ville, Thindigua, Roasters, Green Garden, Thome, Ngumba Estate, Uchumi Jipange,G.S.U, Landless, Ridgeways, Garden Estate, Kiambu||26,400||20,900|
Juja Preparatory & Senior Schools offers of a stocked infirmary to look after the basic health and safety needs of our students. This is led by a professionally trained Registered Clinical Officer (RCO). In the event of ill-health, the nurse will be right there. For more serious cases, parents will be notified and if needed, the nearest hospital is just a three minutes drive away. Parents are urged to discuss any pre-existing health conditions, allergies or concerns about their child’s health with the school through the Registered Clinical Officer.
Insurance The school provides a group personal accident cover for all students. However, please you may provide details of your child’s medical cover to the administration. Safety We adhere to children’s rights and child protection protocols. All measures are in place to ensure safety in school. This includes inside In classrooms, science labs, the swimming pool, Sports Academy and throughout the School. Safety is fundamental and comes first.
Events Calendar 2018Below are some of our activities and events for the May – August 2018 session
|Tue 1st||Boarders report back to school|
|Wed 2nd||Day scholars report back to school|
|Sat 5th||Debate at Mpesa Academy, Thika|
|Sat 12th||Form 1 & 2 Consultation, Great Debaters Contest|
|Sun 13th||YCS Charity Visit|
|Sat 25th||Visit to the Kenya National Library Service|
|Fri 1st||Form 1 aviation trip to Orly Airstrip|
|Sat 2nd||Library Day|
|Sat 9th||Speech/Prize Giving Day|
|Sun 17th – 28th||United World Games trip to Italy, Austria and Germany|
|Fri 22nd||Form 1 & 2, Year 7 & 8 trip to Bomas of Kenya|
|Wed 27th||Mid term break|
|Mon 2nd– Thur 5th||MUN Conference|
|Mon 9th||Form 2 & 4, Years 7, 8 & 9 aviation trip to EASA|
|Fri 13th||Theatre Performance for Form 3 & 4|
|Sat 21st||Sports Day|
|Sun 29th||Inter-classes Sports Competition|
|Sun 3rd||Closing Day|