Our vision for the Co-Curricular life of the school is very much in line with the school motto of ‘Seeking the Highest.’ Through our wide range of co-curricular opportunities, we aim to give our pupils every chance to find and excel in their passions outside of the classroom. We believe that a rounded individual with a passion for a multitude of activities is an individual who will thrive both in the classroom and in their future careers. As such, we place a large degree of emphasis on the participation of all students in the co-curricular life of the school, with the focus on building personality traits which will serve our pupils well, long after they have left St Andrew’s.
Clubs and Activities
In addition to every child being given the opportunity to participate in 45 minutes of high-quality games sessions every weekday, based around the key sports for each term, there are also regular clubs and activities which run before and after school, as well as over the weekends, allowing pupils to discover new hobbies, such as archery, golf and squash. The school runs several teams at age groups from Under-9 to Under 13 and is known across the Kenyan IAPS circuit for its high level of sporting prowess, often winning tournaments, competitions and meetings across the age groups.
Music and LAMDA
We are a musical school; with dedicated peripatetic lessons being run alongside group choirs, orchestras and ensembles. When not participating in sport, children across have the opportunity to practice and work alongside others in learning instruments and performing musical pieces. St Andrew’s is proud to host its famous ‘Orchestral weekend’ annually, when prep schools from across Kenya travel to Turi to join together and create musical pieces, which are then performed in a concert at the end of the weekend. Children study individually towards ABRSM qualifications and are regularly given the opportunity to be examined and move through the achievement grades on their instruments.
Our co-curricular endevours extends to the stage, with annual productions being a highlight of the school calendar. LAMDA lessons help in developing public speaking skills.
Being a boarding school special effort is put into a weekend program which is provided for our pupils. We take advantage of our grounds and facilities and put together activities which allow our pupils to pursue adventure, creativity, and excellence. All pupils are active members of Uniformed Organisations (Guides and Scouts and Chippets) where our pupils can learn life skills. Alongside, arts, music and other hobbies, emphasis is placed exploring outdoors- activities such as camping, kayaking, bike riding form part of weekend fun . We provide a range of activities to ensure that no weekend is ever dull for pupils
Leadership underpins the co-curricular life at St Andrew’s Prep School, with every activity or club promoting the learning key leadership skills.