BMS is home to more than 600 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds, the school reflects the city’s dynamic mix of populations.
Bishop Mahiaini Schools (BMS) offers the kind of education needed for leadership in a rapidly changing world. With an enduring dedication to the pursuit of excellence, BMS offers unparalleled student experiences across a broad spectrum of academic environments.
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We offer an integrated learning approach anchored in the Kenyan Competence Based Curriculum and the 8.4.4 system. We assure to live out our promise of nurturing their learning process through a multi- faceted lens.
Lower School guides students toward a lifelong love of learning while equipping them with foundational skills for social, emotional, and academic success. Upper School’s rigorous and enriching curriculum inspires a love of learning and provides a strong foundation for continued intellectual growth.
KICD approved Kenyan curriculum (8.4.4
Maths, English, Kiswahili, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography. Agriculture, History. Business Studies, CRE and French
Primary School (Class 5 to class 8) :
Maths, English, Kiswahili, CRE, Social studies and Science
Grade 1 to grade 3 and pp1 ,pp2 follow the ECD curriculum .
GRADE 1_ 3
Hygiene and nutrition
Art and craft
Physical education (PHE)
Psychomotor and creative activities
Religious education activities
Psychomotor and creative activities
Religious education activities
CLUBS OPERATING IN OUR SCHOOL AND OPPORTUNITIES RELATED TO THEM
These activities are held outside of regular school learning time.
Many students are fascinated by the glamour and fame surrounding presenters in media houses. We decided to open a press club that offers the following activities; every Friday morning before classes students in press club present News and things happening in the school and around the world in that week. Every day in the evening students watch news on TV to collect data and present it on every Friday. They also experience the joy of taking photographs.
This class is meant for “learning and doing”. It caters for the in calculation of scientific altitude and genuine interest in science. There are no restrictions. Students can break things, handle things on their own, express ideas with freedom, and have independent research constructive activities. Science club channelize the energies of students and make use of their skills and talents. Science club satisfy their instincts and urges and help in their overall personal development. The club is held on Fridays after school.
A math club is a chance for everybody to have fun with maths in entirely non-judgmental and ideally relatively free growing environment. The arm of the club is to teach mathematics with creativity, fun, inquiry and rigor. It helps the student improve math skills, one can compete with others. The reason logically, develops pupil’s mathematical thinking and communication skills, provide students with opportunity to try new things, help students apply their math’s skills to other “real-life” math’s investigation. Boost self-confidence, show student’s maths is multidimensional, develop maths resilience, and promote collaborative learning between different year groups. The school club is held on Tuesday after school.
Innovation is about converting ideas into new or improved product, processes and service. This is a student’s initiated club which provides students with channels to explore issues most relevant to them and offer opportunities to further develop their leadership skills. The school activity include; interest in creativity, craft from raw materials in their environment, exploring innovative ways in student empowerment/leadership. The club nurtures and exposes students to new ideas and processes, to inspire them to take up innovative activities from early age and moulds them into critical thinkers.
YOUNG FARMERS CLUB
The young farmers club is agricultural youth groups with members whose age range between 14_24yrs. They are secondary students who are empowered to learn sustainable agriculture and build interest in agricultural enterprises. These help generate income, create resilience and empower them become business leaders and productive farmers in future. Young farmers club activities also are vital in the mastery and attainment of skills in the agriculture subject since its best found out by practicing. The club is held on Tuesday after school.
4k means kuungana, kufanya, kusaidia, Kenya in Swahili or COMING TOGETHER TO ACT IN ORDER TO HELP KENYA. This concept is introduced in primary schools. According to experts children have an ability to retain knowledge and skills learnt in their childhood and use them later to offer solutions to existing problems. 4k club members engage in sustainable agriculture through hand on activities in school demonstration gardens. Our 4k members have taken the initiative of rearing rabbits, chicken, guinea pigs and goats. They even grow vegetables; spinach kales and coriander for income generation. The foundation is considered to be main drivers of the country’s economy in future. The club meets on Tuesday after school.
HOME SCIENCE CLUB
These is a vibrant field of study that covers home , economic as well as other aspects such as sociology, psychology, community living, nutrition and textiles. It is an art because it helps one improve family life by offering knowledge in field. Home science empowers one with skills to improve every facets of the home life; – food, clothing health, child care, personal finance, religion, culture, home beautification. It molds one into a responsible person who can handle day to day challenges.
Every Saturday afternoon students are encouraged to read story books and rewrite the story in short form, this enhances concentration, comprehension and critical thinking. We want to embrace reading culture which is remote to African society.
This has become a very important activity in school, it is held every Wednesday. Students create their own drama while teachers also design drama related to a learning experience.
This is one area students enjoy, embrace and look forward to express themselves and reduce pressure of studies. It’s held every Saturday evening for primary section and Sunday evening for secondary school.
Many people developed very poor handwriting during time in school. We are concerned about handwriting among students. There is a handwriting class from Monday to Friday 1.30 pm to 2.00 AM.
Many students have no idea or passion to do knitting, cooking or home keeping. Home science club has classes every Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm.
All students are engaged in this loudy activity. This enables the introvert and extrovert blend together in one common goal of winning. It’s held every Sunday afternoon. It brings all students together and enhances team work.
The school offers
- Table tennis
These activities bring joy, self-esteem, team work. Incorporation of games in education has its benefits including increased learning retention, greater appreciation for diversity and opportunity to focus on subject areas that need improvement learning retention according to “Talents
- 10%of what they read
- 20% of what they hear
- 30% of oral presentation with virtual attached.
- 50% of an observed action with explanation.
- 90% of an action if they perform it themselves, even if it’s a simulation.
This information shows traditional methods of reading and learning are not effective learning tools when used on their own. In a traditional classroom student’s interaction is limited to other students who attend same school. When gaming is introduced in classrooms, it opens doors to players in other counties, districts etc.
Traditional folk dancing (extra)
Fork dancing that is vernacular is usually recreational expression of a past or present culture. Different tribes in African context have their own traditional song and dancing. The government of Kenya has directed all schools to make this activity a norm and has established a facility where schools present different cultural dances.
Art and craft
Art and craft complement the integral part of school curriculum.
Students has shown students who study art are creative, innovative, patient, critical thinkers, pays attention to details, develop motor skills and many more. In some countries students who perform well in science and maths have mandatory art classes. This is a motivating experience to our students who take art as an Extra_ curriculum.
Children love doing variety of crafts. It spikes interest in making miniature statues from clay, folding papers to make origami shapes create crafts materials around their environment. Craft develops a child’s:_
- Bilateral coordination, writing, tying shoes and much more.
- Creativity/ self-control, patience, flexibility in a child’s hands.
BMS enables every child reach their full potential both in academics, spiritual & socially. Mounding a holistic young adults, ready to face life’s opportunities & challenges