Wealth of Opportunities
Peponi’s academic excellence is matched by an extraordinary range of extra-curricular activities. These activities help broaden our pupils’ knowledge enabling them to not only ‘shine’ outside of the classroom but also equip them with essential life skills. We have specialist blocks for Music, Art, and Drama as well as a wealth of sporting facilities and opportunities.
Peponi School’s impressive involvement in the East African MUN as well as our phenomenal take up from each year-group for the President’s Award begin with our the activity programme, be it through Shell’s early experience of the World Scholars’ conference, our much loved weekend PEST and Exploration Days or our charity and community work. All of our activities are encouraged from day one. Literally, from Kiambu to Kilimanjaro.
Just off campus and under the guidance of our Outdoor Pursuits specialist we have Northlands Ranch: an amazing facility that provides our pupils with a chance to experience an enviable range of activities from shooting to kayaking and cycling to assault courses. In addition to all of the above, and on a weekly basis, our pupils enjoy chess and other board games, calligraphy, cookery, coding, Young Enterprise and many more options.
Underpinning our extra-curricular activities are our Peponi School Awards. A one or two-year award which combines the academic prerogative with the extra-curricular. The Diploma, Charter or Testament Award, dependent upon age, involves all our pupils enabling every pupil the chance to earn Honour Points towards their award for both independent academic pursuits and their participation and commitment to the extra-curricular. At Prize-Giving Day, those pupils scoring highly are rewarded for their commitment to their all-round education. Perhaps this, above all, champions how our extra curricular activities complement our pupils’ academic pursuits.
Karl Cook - Deputy Head (Pastoral)
The Peponi Awards
The Diploma, The Charter and The Testament
- The Diploma [Shell] – for all Year 9
- The Charter [Fifth Form] – for all Year 10, finishing for Mocks in Year 11
- The Testament [Lower VI] – for all Year 12
Peponi School values an holistic approach to education and the Peponi Awards system rewards all pupils for not only their academic work, but also their contributions to the School’s extra-curricular activities programme and their interests outside of School.
All three awards encourage our pupils to excel academically; to think independently; to focus on their personal interests and to think of others in terms of charitable and community volunteer work. The pupils are awarded points for all aspects of their School lives, their hobbies outside of School and their contributions to their wider communities. Our Peponi Awards, therefore, broaden a pupil’s view of the world around them, serving to prepare them for life after Peponi.
The records and results of The Charter and The Testament are also used by their Personal Tutors and the Headmaster to help write references and recommendations for future schools or universities as they can see at a glance how involved each pupil is and what attributes they have that will make their university applications stand out. Those pupils who achieve Merits and Distinctions in the Awards are not only rewarded at the end of the Award but are often destined for future success.