Limuru Girls High School Details
Limuru Girls High School is located in Tigoni 29 kilometers from Nairobi 29 Km on Nairobi- Banana –Limuru Road. Two Kilometers from Ken chic plant Tigoni. Situated between tea plantations.
Limuru Girls High School was founded in 1922 by Arnold Buttler McDonell for his four daughters and any others who might join on his farm. His governess became the first Headmistress and his oldest daughter Evelyn Mitchell became the first old girl of the school.
It was initially a junior school called Hill preparatory school and most of the girls continued with their education in England in the initial years some boys were admitted to the school but only as day scholars but the trend was abandoned from around 1943 due to staffing problems.
In 1938 the first ‘O’ level students sat their examination and in 1952 the first ‘A’ level students sat their examination. One of the beliefs that developed among students was that if all Jacaranda trees flowered around November then all the students would pass their examination.
In 1926 McDonell sold the school and 60 acres of the farm to the Church Commissioners Society. They wished to have a Diocesan school in Kenya. In 1936 the Common wealth and Continental Church Society (CCS) became responsible for the school. Today the school is sponsored by the Anglican Church of Kenya the Diocese of Mount Kenya South.
More About Limuru Girls High School
The first African Girl Madeline Githae. Now Professor Micere Mugo was admitted to the prestigious white girls only school in 1961 when the late Veronica Owen was the Headmistress. The first African Head girl was Jane Mathu Kariuki. Early luminaries include Margaret Saitoti, Jean Koinange Muhoho, Justice Joyce Aluoch, Others,Justice Ang’awa, Unita Kidula, Rose Kimothi, Mary M’Mukindia, Ivy Mwai , Dr. Julie Karunditu, Wanjira Kamwere, Betty Oloo, Caroline Nyakairu, Mercy M.Achola, Audrey Lang’at, Patience Nyaoga In 1969 the Ministry of Education stated that it was their intention that Limuru Girls’ continue as inter racial school In 1974 the Government took over the running of the school. Today it is a national public secondary school and selects students from all over Kenya after K.C.P.E. The selection is computerized and is based on merit.
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SCHOOL MOTTO: In Fide Vade- In Faith We Go
OUR VISION Centre of Academic and Character excellence
MISSION STATEMENT To teach and mentor students who will excel in Academic and Character development.
Our mission is to Make Limuru Girls’ High School the best girls school in the country by training and moulding spiritually, socially, morally upright students who will excel in the dynamic world of academia and work, with confidence, competence and dedication to serve.
Limuru Girls High School Contacts
School Name: Limuru Girls’ High School
Physical Location: Nairobi-Banana-Limuru Road
Address: P.O. Box 340, Limuru 00217
City/Town : Limuru
School Category: public
School Code : 11200004
Phone Number: +254 20 206 4006
Mobile Number: +254 721 966 936, +254 734 830 753
Limuru Girls High School Website