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March 2020

Prefects

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Shalom Academy is lucky to have two excellent pupils who act as our two prefects—effectively head girl and head boy.

May I introduce Michelle Mutola and Alex Ingaya who have been pupils for years and can be relied upon for various duties such as gathering books and equipment for teachers and being great role models for the other 100-odd children.

Beans, beans, good for your heart…

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New cook Gertrude seems to have got the measure of our kitchen and children, and the conundrum of cooking for an indeterminate number of pupils each day. But one thing is for sure – she never runs out of anything. As the pupil registration grows, so too does the amount of food in the pots on our open-fired stove.

Thank goodness for some parents bringing beans, corn and firewood to help with this vital support for our children’s welfare.

 

So Many Books, So Little Time

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One of our aims this year was to add significantly to our library of text books that meet the requirements of the new Kenyan curriculum.

We bought as many books as we could fit on the back of the bike and Olive and Mr Bondi spent a happy hour or two cataloguing them.

They were soon being read and appreciated by our grade four pupils (from left) Jacqueline, Abigail, and prefect Michelle.

Meet the Parents

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Our new year parents’ meeting is always an engaging affair—mostly down to the terrific speakers: chairman of our Irovo board (beating the drum about paying fees), headteacher Mr Bondi (stressing all the new educational supplies), Vitalis (asking parents to please bring beans and firewood to help with the lunches), and Olive (giving an outsiders’ perspective on fundraising, attendance, uniforms, and future plans for the school).

The parents were then given a tour of the resource room and the ongoing infrastructure works, before being thanked with a plate of tasty food from our new cook, Gertrude.