NEWSLETTER TRANSPORT ZONES ZONE D FROM THE DIRECTOR

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FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dear Parent,
As we reach the end of the year, I would like to pass on my sincere gratitude for your continued
support and confidence in our institution. As we set out for another year, I would like to assure
you that the holistic development of your child is an integral part of our system and we
continue to innovate new methods of ensuring that we reach our goal. My dedicated staff will
aim for higher targets in the coming year and our commitment will not waiver as we move
towards new frontiers. As the children come home for the long holidays, kindly ensure that
they get time to relax and if possible also give them a chance to practice what they have learnt
in their skills classes. We are glad that you are part of us. I wish you and your family a happy
holiday and a Merry Christmas and hope to see the children rejuvenated for another year of
fun learning in 2015.
ZONE C
6KM
Nation one
Syokimau junction
Epren Building
ZONE B
4KM
Maki house
Mastermind
Quarry road
ZONE A
Pillar
2KM
NEWSLETTER
Divine Word
China road
Borma villa
Twins
White house
HOHS
Katani sec
Chief’s camp
China Wu Yi
Katani Pry
Bridge/Rim Hse
Mlolongo
Mama round
Community RD
west of mama
round
Dove court, Kiwicourt
Shangilia phase 1
2KM
FROM DEAN OF SCHOOLS
The school has closed and children will be out for the long holidays. We are glad that they have
continually been in school for the last three academic terms. We appreciate your support for
them and input towards the development of the school. You trusted us with your children and
paid their school fees to ensure that they get education. As a parent, it is important to
remember that your child is growing to be someone, and that, what they become is product of
a process that you trust and are obviously part of. Therefore, during this holiday take time out
of the businesses of the day, to be with your child.
police
4KM
station
Mlolongo
Jambush
6KM
The school continues to improve in different aspects to ensure that the children are getting the
best. We are still striving to improve academic performance for all classes and promote
extracurricular activities. We hope that all the efforts put will not only bear good fruits during
the end of course but also in life. May God bless you during these long holidays and as you
celebrate Christmas and Happy New Year.
FROM THE HEADMISTRESS
I would like to thank the Almighty God for keeping us safe throughout the year. Secondly ,I
would like to thank you all for your continuous support you and having faith in us as we
educate your child. May the Almighty Father shower you and your families with blessings.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Cell Phones: Reception: 0738 166 091. High School: 0707 178 990.
Primary School: 0700 897 055 Preschool: 0703 865879.
Location: Machakos County, near Mlolongo Town, 6km off Mombasa Road, Syokimau-Katani Road.
P.O Box 66339 – 00800 Nairobi. Email: [email protected]
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The preschool graduation was scheduled for 7th November. The charges for the
graduation were set at ksh. 1500. The gowns will be used within the school.
To cater for the PTA activities, the members resolved that every parent should pay an
annual fee of 500 shillings at the beginning of the year.
From January 2015, all preschool children will be required to pay 500 shillings every term
for the Milk programme.
The prize giving day for the school was tentatively scheduled for January 30, 2014
FOOD
At the beginning of this year, the school adapted an improved menu for the preschoolers. This
move has enabled the preschool children enjoy their food and also eat to satisfaction. We also
hope to continue improving even in primary school. Our desire is for the children to get a
healthy and enjoyable meal which is possible with your help.
TRANSPORT
We are making progress to overcome the transport challenge. This year the school purchased
a bus to help alleviate the transport bulk. This improved the picking and dropping, though
more effort is being made to improve even further. We offer our gratitude to those parents
who were patient with us because we had to alter picking and dropping hours during the KCSE
exam period. This is because one of our vehicles was involved in transporting exams for the
candidates. Thank very much. To clarify the transport system we have identified transport
zones and charges for each zone. Transport charges will from next term be based on the zones.
(see diagram on back page)
WEBSITE
Recently, the school opened a website. We can now interact at www.hohf.co.ke; we invite you
to like our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/hohfschools and follow us on twitter handle
@hoh_ schools.
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Due to challenges emerging from the changing standards of living, rising cost of commodities
such as food and demand for better services it has become inevitable to carefully consider a
fees review. The school with the current rates is constrained and to cater for the rising costs of
operation, the management has reviewed the school fees upward. Therefore the new school
fees rates for 2015 are as follows:
Item
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Tuition
7000
7000
7000
Meals
4500
4500
4500
Examinations
500
500
500
Activity fee
500
500
500
1500
1500
1500
Office Equipment
Maintenance
500
500
500
1000
1000
1000
15500
15500
15500
Tuition
6500
6500
6500
Meals
4000
4000
4000
Examinations
500
500
500
Activity fee
500
500
500
Office Equipment
700
700
700
Maintenance
300
300
300
Library and computers
500
500
500
13000
13000
13000
5500
5500
5500
Milk programme (preschool)
500
500
500
PTA ( Annual Rate )
500
Library and computers
Total
STD 1-3 PRESCHOOL
PTA
In May 2014, the Parent Teachers Association was formed by the parents. They took office and
have continued well as mandated. On September 20, the PTA members held a meeting and
agreed on the following issues
No cash payments. Fees pledges must be made in person by the parent and not through the
phone. Direct mobile transfers to the school account are charged Kshs. 39, by the bank. If you
are making direct transfers please remember to include the charges.
Starting year 2015, parents who pay their complete fees before the first day of the term will
enjoy a discount of 5% on the fees of the following term. Also parents who delay and close the
term with a balance will be charged 5% interest on the full fees of the current term, payable
the following term. The principal policy still stands that All fees is payable on the first day of
the term.
OTHER CHARGES
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE AGM
The school installed book cabinets for the lower classes as requested by the parents.
Currently, children do not have to carry all their books to and from home every day. From May
2014, parents have been participating in the academic clinics. We are encouraged by the many
parents that turn up for the clinics and take time to meet teachers. Please plan to continue
attending all school activities; it is a sign of support to your child. The school with the help of
parents organized a social studies trip for class eight in term 2, a trip to ASK show and a
pre-unit fun day at the Rainbow City in Railways Museum Nairobi.
SCHOOL FEES
To undertake its mandate to the fullest, the school requires finances. Parents have remained
committed to paying their school fees to completion and on time. We still urge those with
arrears to clear by the dawn of first term. Delays in fees payment is costly to the school and
stressing to the parents, children and administrators. We encourage you to pay in good time so
that services due to children can adequately be provided. Organize to pay up even some
amounts from this holiday and the obligation will be lighter come January.
TRANSPORT
ZONES
SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMME
The skills programme has taken root and is now fully part of the school daily routine. The main
aim of the programme is to equip children with practical skills and knowledge besides
academics. The school was able to create time and include the skills training schedule in the
timetable and offer it to the whole school. Currently, each child at least participates in one skill
every Wednesday and Friday. The pupils are trained in agriculture, performing arts, guitar
lessons, tailoring and dressmaking, carpentry and welding, art and drawing, mosaics, beading
and automotive awareness. During this term’s skills day held on 31st October, the children
presented products and articles such as chapati boards and rolling pins, stools and a table for
the carpentry, beading presented necklaces and hand bangles of various designs. They also
made presentations in skits, drawings, dressmaking and art mosaics. We are glad that parents
turned out in large numbers to witness this rare occasion.
Total
Other charges
Boarding
Transport check the zone
Uniforms
Admission fee ( new pupils only)
1000
Zone A
2500
2500
2500
Zone B
3500
3500
3500
Zone C
4000
4000
4000
Zone D
4500
4500
4500
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