KS4 Term 3 Highlights

7th July 2022

It has been a short but busy term with end of year examinations for everyone. The Year 11 students sat for their final IGCSE examinations and it was with mixed feelings that we bid them farewell at the Leavers barbeque held the day they sat their last paper . We were sad that they were leaving the school, but the fact that they are moving on to start the next chapter of their lives was equally exciting.

We wish them well in their future endeavors.

Meanwhile the Y10 students were away from school for a whole week on their Work experience encounter in Week 10 after completing their end of Year examinations. This is a program organized by the school every year for students as part of its Career development program with the aim of exposing students to various work environments.

They Y10s get the opportunity to do a week of work experience to help them find out what work is like and what employers want. Most of them tried to choose placements that relate to their future careers or in areas that give them the opportunity to observe and learn more about various careers and the field of work. Before that they had been offered guidance during PSHCE lessons on the code of conduct expected while at work and health and safety issues.

The work experience exposure helped the students examine the opportunities available and to develop the skills needed to make a successful transition into working life. From the feedback we got from them, the experience was a great way for students to see if their future dream career is right for them. They got to find out what work is really like and what employers want. They also had a chance to try out and develop important key skills and got treated like adults and as they took on different responsibilities; for example applying for placements, getting to work on time, following the stipulated dress code and finally writing letters of appreciation to the firms that gave them placement opportunities.

It is essential to have some relevant work experience before applying for certain jobs and courses, such as Medicine, Law, Teaching, Hospitality, and Journalism. The experience is also valuable when writing CVs or making university and job applications.

I am confident this was a successful learning experience for the students who also wrote formal letters of appreciation to the firms that gave them placement opportunities.

L. Mkok

Key Stage 4 Coordinator

Rhea Patel - Work Experience Placement at a Law firm

My work experience at Oluoch Kimori Advocates was very exciting yet insightful. The exposure to a real work environment helped me gain confidence and for that I am grateful. I learnt numerous things. One of the things I learnt was how to get on with people older than me, formal dress code required at the workplace and how vital punctuality is. It was interesting observing my supervisor, Advocate Lilian Oluoch handle clients especially when discussing business law, litigation, and conveyancing. The receptionist showed me what she does on a daily basis and explained her role as the initial point of contact with clients at the reception. She took me through the process of taking records , opening of new files for their clients and also how to transfer Office calls using the switchboard.

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Arnav Leon – Work experience placement at Milly Glass Works

My work experience placement at Milly Glass Works was very resourceful. I have gained a lot of insight on how things happen in the real world of work and what is expected of a working adult. I also learnt about the process of glass manufacturing from raw material to the finished product. I was taught how to analyse a business, identify potential threats and avoid them. 

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Fidel Wasike – Work experience placement at Nyali Golf & Country Club

I got a placement opportunity at the Nyali Golf and Country Club. Although I did not attend all five days as I was unwell, I still had the chance to learn multiple things. On my first day I was shown how club members are received and the operations at the accounts office. The second day was more thrilling as I was taken around the club and shown how stocks are taken. I also got to see how staff at a business work together to make things efficient.

Chantal Omollo - Work experience placement at Coral Properties Consultants Ltd.

During the work experience week, I had an enjoyable time shadowing my supervisor. I learned a lot from them everyday and will apply it to my daily life. The best day was when we went to view some properties. I enjoyed that because it was interesting to see how they market and eventually convince clients to buy properties. I also learnt how to create large marketing posters advertising new developments

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