The children are firmly at the centre of everything that we do and so, therefore, are the parents. Our open door policy ensures that communications between home and school are as frank and friendly as possible. A weekly update keeps parents informed as to what is going on and acts as a reminder in case any letters sent home have gone astray. The children also have a school diary which acts as an excellent conduit for home / school communications.
An essential ingredient of the life of the school is the charity work in which many children, parents and teachers are involved. The school holds the firm belief that privileged children need to learn that they have an obligation to help the less fortunate. We are very lucky at Peponi House to have an active PTA. The PTA holds termly social events and helps to raise money for the school and for local charities.
The children have recently raised money to help the Nairobi Hospice, The East Africa Women’s League homes and shelters, as well as a project to help internally displaced people in Mathare. The Kenya Association for the Welfare of Epileptics, a charity with which the school has been involved since its inception, has also benefited from our fund-raising activities. The children take great pride in their charity work and, when visitors come to school to talk about the ways in which the children’s efforts have changed lives, our pupils can see at first hand the difference that they have made.