Nairobi
British, Christian curriculum
Ages 6 to 13

Peponi House Preparatory School

CurriculumBritish, Christian
Age RangeAges 6 to 13
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees: Shilling0

Fees / Price

This school does not make their fees public.

School Information

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, Latin, Kiswahili

Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms are equipped with dual touch interactive SMART boards, allowing the children the opportunity to use and explore technology in learning, keeping up with the ever-changing trends in education whilst gaining dynamic skills.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Learning Support Department

Learning support offered

PHPS believes in the early identification of pupils with individual learning needs so that appropriate intervention can begin in order to maximise the pupils’ learning within the mainstream environment. The teachers in the department support pupils through differentiation, or through individual, small group or in class support as required by a child’s individual learning needs.

PHPS uses a range of resources to assist in the development of specific areas of difficulties. In the Junior Department, a variety of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic resources are used to ensure multi-sensory teaching. In the Senior Department, the school provides integrated support to pupils and if necessary, withdrawal from a second language may be recommended to work on specific learning needs.

Pupils, parents and teachers work together to set individual targets for pupils who require an individualised learning plan and these meetings are conducted twice yearly. Should the need arise, we refer pupils to an educational psychologist for a full assessment and then work with the class and subject teachers to implement the recommendations following the assessment.

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

3:45 pm or 4:15 pm depending on the grade level

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Aqua fun and games, board games, card games, chess, computer skill, DIY crafts, exploring nature, football, fun arts and crafts, knitting, funky dance and aerobics, home decorations, interactive whiteboard games, juggling and acrobatics, karate, kickboxing, modern dance, monkeynastics, nature club, origami, outdoor games, potter, Spanish, table tennis, taekwondo, trampolining, video club, badminton, book club, calligraphy, construction club, cookery, cross stitch, debating, digital photography, drama club, embroidery, fibres and fabrics, gardening, football, golf, hockey, pottery, life saving, newspaper, orchestra, public speaking, recycled crafts, rounders, running, Scottish dancing, swimming, Thai kick boxing, tie-dye and silk painting, t-shirt painting

Sports activities included

Swimming, cricket, rounders, athletics, hockey, squash, football, netball, rugby, cross country, tennis

Sports facilities at the school

3 all-weather tennis courts, 4 cricket nets, 25 metre six lane heated swimming pool, sports pavilion, 5 large multi-purpose sports pitches

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Peponi House Preparatory School is a multi-cultural community which encourages respect for self and others. Its emphasis is on excellence, through a broad, balanced education which aims to maximise the potential of each pupil as a whole person.

The school’s motto “A School of Many Nations, a Family of One” came about as the result of a competition held among the first Peponi pupils when the school was still in its infancy. In many ways, it encapsulates all that we hold most dear.

First and foremost, PHPS is a school and the academic side of things lies at the heart of all that the school does. PHPS believes that excellence in the classroom, in terms of both effort and achievement, is the key ingredient in making a successful school. However, the school is also a family and that makes itself very clear in the day to day life of the school. It has an open door policy with its parents and encourages them to be very active in their support of what the school does, either through our energetic PTA or through close consultation with the staff.

PHPS has children from many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds and it encourages understanding and above all respect for each other. It is a Christian School and the ethos of “Love one another” is a recurring theme in its Thursday services, but the school is proud of its multi-faith society where children learn to appreciate and value their differences as well as their similarities.

Teaching approach of the school

Exploration, interaction and thoughtfulness are the foundations of the learning experience provided at Peponi House. Children are encouraged to be independent learners from Year 2 and they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. PHPS makes the most of practical, investigative and interactive classroom experiences. PHPS aims to challenge and stretch each individual child, acknowledging that they are unique, whole people who should be nurtured and developed in a stimulating, open-minded educational environment.

PHPS prides itself on giving its children breadth as well as depth in their education. The academic curriculum is based on the framework provided by the British National Curriculum and the demands of the Common Entrance (CE) syllabus for preparatory schools. Children study Mathematics, English, History, Geography, Kiswahili, Science, Drama, Art, Design Technology, Computing, Music, PE, Swimming, French (from Year 3), Spanish or Latin (from Year 6).

Location

Get in touch with the school

Address: PO Box 23203 Lower Kabete Nairobi 00604 Kenya