One Of the Most Extraordinary Farewell Ever from James Gichuru Primary School to Mr. Njuguna The Head Teacher.
A LONG-serving head teacher said a fond ‘farewell’ to the school he has led for 11 years.
Mr. John Njuguna guided James Gichuru Primary School in Dandora Phase 2, he oversaw the school as it gained new facilities, such as a modern sports hall and new classrooms.
Retiring this week, the 68-year-old said he is looking forward to learning Farming, playing tennis and spending more time in Building the nation, but he will miss the pupils and his colleagues.
“In my time here, whenever I have felt down, I have taken a walk into the school corridor just to speak with some of the pupils and it has always cheered me up. I shall really miss that,” said Mr John Njuguna.
Originally from Murang’a, Mr. John Njuguna moved to the area in 2006 to serve as the school’s Head teacher.
The student developed a love for the North and West classes and stayed on, becoming a leisure math’s teacher at James Gichuru Primary School in 2007 (while still a head teacher there).
“It was a great school to start off in because it was a large school, for 6 to 16-year-olds, and threw challenges at me. I enjoyed my time there,” said Mr. John Njuguna
He said it was a big challenge and it took him time to settle into the new school.
“The atmosphere at the school has always been positive and it has always inspired me to do my best for the pupils,” said Mr. John Njuguna,
One of the highlights of Mr. John Njuguna time at the school was the 2008 ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating which was so good that inspectors have not needed to return since.
He said: “That was particularly pleasing and a great accolade.
“I have also placed a high emphasis on exam results, facilities and having a welcoming environment. I think we, as a team of staff, with the support of governors, parents and pupils, have succeeded.”
Staff and pupils presented Mr John Njuguna with gifts during his final week at the school and he also enjoyed a special meal with staff in the school compound, along with fellow retirees from TSC.
Not only being the School’s head teacher, he was the most Understanding person ever known, as stated by several parents and some few former students from the school.
The lonely left parents will be awaiting to see how the new head teacher is going to run things in the school and most of it if he will be children friendly.