GILL MARSHALL-ANDREWS MEETING AT MIVUKONI SECONDARY SCHOOL
26 SEPTEMBER 2014
IT teacher Anderson
TAS representative teacher – Luke
KWS / TAS
co-ordinator Stephen Kameti
TAS Secretary - Gill
Numbers on roll are as follows: boys/girls
2 3 4
28/22 26/24 26/15
Exam target for upcoming KCSE is a mean score of 5.1
This is ambitious.
The 2013 mean score was 3.4 - a
There are 11 TSC teachers with one more to come – for
Physics and Chemistry.
Parents pay for 4 teachers at 10,000 Kes per month.
The borehole is still serving the school, the kitchen and the dormitories.
There was a discussion about growing vegetables and Lilian
said that the water was too hard.
Stephen said he might be able to advise on this and the school should
invite him in.
The display board was in place with a few notices put up. There was a discussion about the purpose of
the board ie to inform students, staff, parents and the community about the
school, its staff, students, funding, achievements, challenges, plans and targets.
There are three sides of the board and one is available for
There are 25 computers all working but with no internet
The future for the
Madogo Secondary School Trust
The trust has been going now with support from TAS for 5
years and Gill explained that it was time for TAS to withdraw.
There has been little enthusiasm or commitment shown by the
school to deliver on its promises. Nor
has there been any kind of regular communication with Harriet or with TAS in
There is still interest from Peter Edmead and Gemma but their emails have met with no
response. The newsletter that was
promised 4 years ago has never materialised.
Harriet wishes to stand down as secretary so it was agreed that Gill will
speak to Sam about finding another local secretary for the trust. If one can be found the trust should continue
to provide a local and international platform for fund raising.
After an extended discussion it was agreed that a meeting
will be held in January when Gill is next out and if the school can make a case
for one last year of support that will be considered. There may be funding for the science lab
refurbishment if the staff can show real commitment and an interest in
improving the school but the bar will be set high for this and nothing should
be taken for granted.