Wednesday, February 22, 2012

We Are Without Doubt Growing

Red Rose has come a long way; this year having our first candidates sit for their 2012 KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) examinations is a huge mile stone towards achieving our goals. Students will be sitting for their examinations right here at the Red Rose School which is now registered, and recognized as an examination center; an environment they are familiar and comfortable with. We are definitely growing and a greater future awaits.

"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes."
Mohandas Gandhi

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's Day

Red Rose students are progressing with their course work wonderfully. Their young minds are already being molded and the knowledge they are gaining is already reflected on how they communicate to their friends, classmates, teachers and their parents. Their creativity, language/speech generally the way they express themselves has significantly improved. Highlight of the week for the students was the 14th of February, Valentines Day. The children expressed their love for each other and the faculty members, by making and presenting hand made flowers as well as greeting cards to them. The children were definitely not left behind on this day that was celebrated by many all around the world.

"If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love."
Maya Angelou

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Friends All Around The World

Once in a while it is always refreshing to have a break from the regular routine. The Red Rose class six, seven, and eight students had a wonderful surprise Skype call with the seventh graders from East Side Middle School (ESMS) in New York City. The students from ESMS were overjoyed to see the dazzling faces of the Red Rose student's eagerly awaiting for them on the other side of the computer screen. They could not wait to get started and to take full advantage of the opportunity to make new friends from Kenya, a country they have heard so much about. The ESMS seven graders got to know more about Kenya and the Red Rose students. They discussed their interests, hobbies, studies, hopes, and dreams. They also got to spend time reading to each other “The Bugliest Bug” by Carol Diggory, a book about how children can be leaders. They all loved and enjoyed listening to the students reading every page. By the end of the Skype video call the students from both schools had selected new pen pals, friends they will be communicating with closely by email, letters, and cards.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


What a pleasure it was today to have Dr Ndegwa Njuguna (Spokane, WA) together with his wife Dana and their two little daughters visit The Red Rose School. The Njugunas have been devoted friends and supporters of the Red Rose School. It was an honor having them meet the children who were more than welcoming to the family. They mingled with their daughters and shared their library. The girls enjoyed the books and the company of the Red Rose students who were happy to welcome them to the school and make the friendship bond stronger. Dr Njuguna and his wife Dana toured the school and its facilities. It was definitely a treat having them visit and would be more than happy to have them come and visit us again!