A Girls' House from Shell to Upper Sixth Form
Jipe House is named after Lake Jipe, which straddles the borders of Kenya and Tanzania. The House here at Peponi very much straddles the academic and pastoral lives that contribute to our all-round education; much House enjoyment, engendering loyalty between pupils across the age groups as well as encouraging active competition in school events, is a weekly occurrence.
The facilities include a Quiet Room, a kitchen and a TV area, where girls regularly get together to play pool, make toast, watch football, sit and watch a film, or just mill about on the sofas and chat.
As Housemistress of Jipe, and previous Junior Girls’ Housemistress, I am supported by a team of eight marvelous Tutors and a Resident matron/nurse. They provide a warm and supportive atmosphere which has meant, each year, more and more girls have chosen to live on campus. The team supported by House Prefects and a Monitor is able to create an enabling, friendly and supportive environment for the girls that helps them to settle in school and have fun. Girls are smartly dressed and prepared for each day: very much like the House emblem – the swan – whilst remaining composed from class to class, there is much work going on underneath ensuring that the Jipe girl is a busy girl. At House, we listen to problems and concerns and help guide all to develop their potential both in academics and in the wide range of extra-curricular activities offered.
The House has a simple motto, ‘Treat others the way you would like to be treated’.
In recent years, Jipe has done extremely well having won various Inter-House competitions; this has enabled the House to win the Ushindi Cup, awarded to Peponi’s overall House champions.