Welcome to Term 2 2023
Three La Salle School players outwitted their opponents in the national chess championship.
Three learners represented La Salle Catholic School in the recently concluded Kenya National Schools Chess Championship held between August 10 and 14, 2023, at Wellspring School, Gilgil, Nakuru County. They performed well by outwitting some of their opponents.
Hawi Nkatha got 4 points in the under-13 category; Kayo Koome got 5 points in the under-11 category; and Emmanuel Muthigani got 4 points in the under-9 category after a total of eight rounds. The winners in each category had 8 points.
According to Benard Wanjala, the President of Chess Kenya, approximately 2,350 players from both private and public primary and secondary schools across the country participated in this championship.
TERM 3 2023 OPENING DAY. All learners will open school for term 3 studies on Wednesday, August 30th, 2023, in the morning during school hours.
La Salle School, Nairobi, ranked third in the Kenya National Music Festivals.
La Salle Catholic School, Nairobi, emerged number three in the 95th Kenya National Schools Music Festival in the instrumental solo category held on Friday, August 11th, 2023, at the Dedan Kimathi University, Nyeri County.
Paul Junior showcased a stunning performance with the song "Mary had a little lamb," played using the piano, and was ranked number three overall among seventeen participants in the instrumental category.
The 2023 theme is “Nurturing Talent for Innovation and National Development”.
La Salle School qualifies for the Kenya National Schools Chess Championship
Five learners from our school have qualified for the Kenya National Schools Chess Championship after meeting the cut-off points in the recently concluded regional schools chess championship held on Saturday, July 29th, 2023, at Moi Educational Center.
Hawi Nkatha (2 points), Grade 7, Kayo Koome (2 points), Grade 5, Emmanuel King (2 points), Grade 4, Emmanuel Muthigani (3 points), Grade 3, and Mozelle Momanyi (5 points), Grade 2.
The aforementioned learners will represent La Salle School in the national chess championship, which will take place at Wellspring School, Gilgil, from August 10th to 14th, 2023.
The winners will be crowned the 2023 chess national champions and will represent Kenya in global chess events.
Grade 7 learners exhibit their innovations at the science congress fair.
Six schools in the Kasarani Cluster converged at La Salle Catholic School on Wednesday, July 12th, 2023, for the 1st Junior School Science Congress to showcase their innovative ideas for solving global ecological issues. The 2023 theme was a safer environment for a better tomorrow.
Agriculture, science, and mathematics are the fields in which learners came up with ideas to solve today’s societal issues. The following are the projects the grade 7 learners exhibited during the science congress:
Sound deterrent system
The sound deterrent system is an automatic system that uses power to produce sound that scares animals. The system uses waste materials that cannot decompose such as wires, old mortar from worn-out vehicles, metallic plates, and batteries. This helps reduce these materials in the environment through recycling. The system is harmless to both animals and humans and easy to operate.
Charcoal briquettes help households use safe and clean energy for cooking and thus decrease the number of trees cut daily for firewood. Wastepaper is the main raw material. The learners mixed the wastepaper and charcoal dust with water to produce briquettes, which are dried in the sun to make them ready for use.
Junior School Debate competition
La Salle Catholic school (grade 7) learners were the best debaters in the Kasarani/Embakasi Cluster debating competition for Junior school (JS) held on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023, at the Creative integrated school along Kiambu Road.
Twelve schools from the Kasarani/Embakasi Cluster participated in the competition, with three debaters from each school. The topics were: (1) Digital literacy is making children’s lives better; (2) it’s better to be book smart than street smart; and (3) individual or society, who is to blame for the degradation of moral values. La Salle Catholic School learners dominated all the topics and ultimately won the competition.
Paul Emuria, the JSS coordinator and teacher of English at La Salle School, said that the debating competition offered the learners the platform to showcase the core competencies acquired such as communication and collaboration, digital literacy and self-efficacy as well as other soft skills such as confidence and teamwork.
According to Mr. Emuria, adequate preparation with guidance was key to success in this competition. "Despite the short time, I was able to guide them to do research and prepare for the debate by watching videos of great student debaters. I am proud of my learners, and congratulations, he said."
La Salle School qualifies for the national level in the Kenya Music Festivals.
Paul Junior will represent La Salle Catholic School in the Solo presentations under the instrumental category at the national level in the 2023 Kenya Music Festivals.
Junior played piano and was ranked number one overall after a stunning performance in the Nairobi regional round of the Kenya music festivals. The Nairobi round was hosted by Bidii Primary School in Buruburu on Thursday, July 6 and Saturday, July 8, 2023. We also performed well in scottish dance, female voices and solo presentation.
The national round of the Kenya music festivals will be held between August 12 and 23, 2023, at Dedan Kimathi University in Nyeri County.
Sterling performance takes La Salle School to the next round of the Kenya Music Festivals.
La Salle Catholic School has qualified for the next round (Nairobi region) of the Kenya Music Festivals after sterling performances. We were position one in Scottish dance, solo presentations, and female voices.
More than 20 schools in Langata sub-county participated in this year's music festivals held at Ngei Primary School in Langata on Monday, June 19, 2023. The winners in different categories in the Nairobi sub-counties will compete in the Nairobi regional round on Thursday, July 6 and Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Bidii Primary school in Buruburu.
Our female voices presented a captivating song entitled "Welcome to Kenya''. This song is urging people to visit Kenya because it is a peaceful country endowed with beautiful natural resources as well as food and diverse culture for tourist attractions.
In the solo presentations, Stephanie Mutheu and Alesha Nashami were position one with songs entitled "Song of the Boats" and "Song to the Moon," respectively. These songs teach that to be successful, one needs to overcome challenges.
Paul Junior showcased his prowess in the solo piano presentation and was ranked number one overall in the instrumentalist category. Other participants from our school who also performed well are kindergarten learners and Kylie Kingori.
The Kenya Music Festivals is scheduled in the calendar of events under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, the state department of education. This event aims to provide opportunities for learners to showcase their artistic talents in music as well as inculcate in them soft skills such as confidence, collaboration, and communication.
The Swimming Gala has been Postponed.
According to the Peak Sports Kenya, the swimming gala that was to take place at Makini School on Saturday, June 24th, 2023, has been postponed. The date and venue will be communicated.
This is because many schools have started their mid-term assessments and examinations.
TERM 2 2023 MID-TERM ASSESSMENTS
All learners will start term 2 2023 mid-term assessments on June 20, 2023. This will run until Monday, June 26, 2023. We wish all the learners success in their assessments/examinations.
La Salle School takes lead in supporting health
La Salle Catholic School is at the forefront of supporting efforts geared towards providing access to good health in the community. This year, we participated in Gertrude’s second annual cancer walk on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Uhuru Gardens and Mater Heart Run on Saturday, June 3, 2023, in Nairobi.
The Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital annual charity cancer walk is organized every year to raise funds to support early diagnosis and treatment for children from poor communities suffering from cancer across the country.
While Mater Heart run is a program that aims to create awareness on heart conditions, screening and treatment of children from economically underprivileged families.
Thank you so much for everyone who responded to this course. May God richly bless you!
The 2023 Catholic Education Fundraising Walk
La Salle Catholic joined other schools at St Mary's School Msongari on Saturday, May 27, 2023, for the annual Catholic education fundraising walk. The walk is organized to pool resources to assist the needy with the gift of education to empower and transform their lives.
Nine learners from our school had the opportunity to play chess with other learners drawn from at least 10 schools at Oshwal Academy, Nairobi, on Saturday, May 27, 2023.
Specialized Activities Updates
Specialized activities kick-off this week
The specialized activities will start this week. Tennis, dance and fitness, taekwondo, ballet, skating, horse riding, and tech kids will take place every Thursday this term.
Swimming is on Thursday and Friday for different groups at Stedmak. Upper primary learners will have swimming on Thursday from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00p.m. Lower Primary and kindergarten learners will swim every Friday.
Basketball, soccer, and art and design specialized activities are scheduled for Saturdays. They will start at 9.45 a.m. and end at 12.00pm.
Learners will learn music as per the timetable of the teacher.
Any changes to the schedule of specialized activities will be communicated.