Kivukoni International School - Kilifi - Kenya
ABOUT KIVUKONI SCHOOL
'Where Children Love to Learn'
Being a place where children love to learn is our inspiration.
We respect the value of childhood, and nurture the natural curiosity of children.
Since January 2011 we have consistently grown and developed with the children.
Together with the parents and pupils we have created a unique learning environment, in a stunning location surrounded by warmth, fun, creativity and challenge.
We now provide education from Playgroup (age 2+) to Year 10, in classes no bigger than 24 pupils and a current population of 210 students and 38 teachers.
Following the Edexcel International Curriculum we offer high quality education to a wide range of pupils. Some of our students integrate into 8-4-4/CBC after Kivukoni, whilst most move on to other international schools inside or outside the country.
Environmental appreciation is key to our ethos every day and evident in all that we do, whilst nurturing confident young citizens with a progressive global outlook is our passion.
'Amazing school. Amazing teachers. Amazing location.'
A parent review on our Facebook page
Inspiring children is our job!
Optimising childrens' potential and raising responsible citizens to safeguard their future is our passion.
At Kivukoni we believe that all have much to learn from each other, and greatly value our diverse student body.
Kivukoni School's vision is to be a uniquely stimulating Primary School and Learning Centre for Coast province, in Kenya.
Working closely with staff and parents, the mission of Kivukoni School is to provide affordable, high quality and broad-based education to children of different cultural backgrounds; to support their love of learning and to nurture each child's holistic growth.
The changes from the air between 2011 (left) - 2017 (right).
Then after 10 years - look how much richer the school environment is today!
2011: Kivukoni opens its ‘doors’ on 11/1/2011 with 36 happy children. We have 5 classes only (PG-YR2).
In July 2011 we held our official opening ceremony – in the form of a children’s circus!
2012: start of Year 3, and completion of the Computer and Music block. Start of our Wangari Maathai indigenous forest. Fantastic end of year show – “Babushka!”
2013: – more building – another class-block and a dining room! We reached the 100 pupil milestone. We also enjoyed the nursery’s Nativity and “the Emerald Crown” performance.
2014: a new inspiring Art and Design room– and another classroom! Adopted ‘Kivuko’ – an orphaned elephant.
Our end of year musical show was 'Tuishi Pamoja'!
2015 – a full school to Year 6, a new ‘circle’ play area and netball pitch – and most excitingly of all - a spectacular 25 meter pool! It was "Ocean Commotion" at the end of the year.
2016 - a new bookstore and offices for the expanding staff body and a new workshop; it never stops!
We ended the year with the classic 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin'.
2017 - plans for YR 7 & 8 come to life. More building once again and more specialist teachers on board. A revamped playground and more plans for development...
2018 - a sports pitch (graded, re-grassed and extended), sports store and PE hall boost the Sports Department significantly. More toilets and extended classrooms in the Early Years.
2019 - Car park redesigned and new office/admin block completed. Asante Mama Zak - how did we ever manage without it?! 'Big Small World' was our big show.
2020 - 'The Covid Year!'- adapting and evolving - Online Learning and Club Pods. 'Covid Nomads' boost numbers.
New First Aid room and adaptive assessments introduced. No shows this year! :-(
2021 - January 2021 - Kivukoni is 10 Years Old!
Sept 2021 - Welcome Year 9, Weekly Boarding (offsite) and new Science Lab.
Dec 2021 - Kivukoni Decennial Circus
Sept 2022 - Welcome Year 10 - iGCSEs here we come...!