Parents Information


Parents’ Role
At the beginning of each year the parents of each class elect two class representatives; all class representatives form the parents’ committee. The class representatives work with the class teachers for the well-being of the class. They are the bridge between the class teacher and parents of the class.

Parents are required to:
• attend all parents meetings.
• provide for their children’s needs.
• support the class teacher of their child in any way possible.

Class representatives:
• Support class teachers.
• Help parents understand how the school is run.
• Facilitate the communication between parents and school.
• Ensure parents attend their class meeting.
• Help fundraise.
• Help organize school events.
• Support School/Management.

School Fees
Tuition fees will vary according to the economic situation; this also applies to weekly and full time boarding. School fees should be paid promptly.

Conditions:
• An invoice should be received at the end of term for the following term. If any parent has not received their invoice they should collect it from the office.
• The terms payment should be paid by the 10th of the first month of the term.
• All parents need to show commitment by paying their school fees as the school otherwise cannot run.
• Non-payment of school fees will result in the discontinuation of your child’s education in our school. If agreements are not followed your child cannot return the following term.
• The transport costs must be paid before the term starts. No child will be allowed on the bus without prior payment.

Payment methods
All fees should be paid by:
• Paybill or
• Cheque or
• Bank deposits
There should be NO cash payments

Pay bill instructions:
• Select: Safaricom, mpesa, Lipa na mpesa, paybill option
• Enter business number: 952300
• Enter Account details: e.g School fees for David
• Enter amount.
• Enter mpesa PIN
• Confirm transaction
• Send

Cheques should be made payable to:
Steiner School Educational Trust

Bank deposits can be made in the following banks:
1) Account Name: Steiner School Educational Trust
Barclays Bank
Account Number: 2026069052


2) Account Name: Steiner School Educational Trust
Commercial Bank of Africa
Account Number: 6433850018

Transport
The school buses travel as far as Kiserian. Parents or guardians are expected to collect their child from the arranged drop off point. We do not encourage pickups from the gate as this makes the journey too long for the children, we charge double for this service. For the safety of our children no motorbikes are allowed inside the school compound.

School meals
The school provides breakfast at 10:30 am and lunch at 1 pm.

KINDERGARTEN MEALS
DAY BREAK LUNCH
MONDAY Porridge Rice, vegetable stew/salad
TUESDAY Cocoa and bun Spaghetti, vegetable stew
WEDNESDAY Fruit Salad Ugali, meat stew and vegetables
THURSDAY Cocoa and bread Ugali, vegetable Stew / Salad
FRIDAY Cocoa and bread Rice, vegetable Stew / Salad
PRIMARY MEALS
DAY BREAK LUNCH
MONDAY Porridge Rice, vegetable stew/salad
TUESDAY Porridge Githeri and vegetable salad
WEDNESDAY Porridge Ugali, meat stew and vegetables
THURSDAY porridge Githeri and Salad
FRIDAY Cocoa and bread Rice, vegetable Stew / Salad

Note: All lunches are accompanied by a fruit.
The menu does change from time to time.

Most vegetables come from our school garden where the produce is organic. We expect our pupils to take all meals provided. In special cases where a child cannot eat a particular meal/food shown above, the school expects official communication from the parent or guardian accompanied by a doctor’s recommendation.

Health/Sickness/Accident
During enrolment parents should fill in the admission form and give details of any serious conditions or allergies. The parent should also state their preferred medical care.

When a child falls sick, the school will inform the parents. It is the responsibility of the parent to take the child for treatment and cover the costs. In the case on an emergency, the school will take the child to hospital and the medical cost will be reimbursed by the parent.

Festivals
Our school celebrates three main festivals in a year, namely:
• St John festival, which takes place in second term. This festival reminds us of something new coming to our lives.
• Michaelmas, which is celebrated in the third term, brings the experience of courage and resilience and overcoming fear.
• Advent, which takes place in the last week of the third term, is a preparation for Christmas.

Children’s Christian Service/Islamic Lesson
The Christian service is held every Friday for classes 1 – 7. There is also a Youth Service which takes place 2 to 4 times a term for class 8 and 9. The service is non-denominational (universal). It is optional and parents should give their consent by signing a consent form when they enrol. There is also an optional Islamic class for the Muslims which is held concurrently with the Christian service.

Homework
Homework is given at the discretion of the teacher. Parents must check their children’s diaries for homework; ensure diaries are signed regularly.

Assessment and Evaluation
Assessment and evaluation will be done through observations, discussions, projects, and continuous assessment tests. The progress of the child is recorded by the class teacher and captured at the end of year report. No rankings are done. However, class 9 children will have continuous testing and grading in preparation for their K.C.P.E. (Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education) exam.

School uniform
It is mandatory for each and every child to have full school uniform; the shirts/blouses are cream in colour, jumpers dark brown and trousers, skirts and dresses brick brown in colour. The uniform should be bought at the school office. Uniform MUST be clean, tidy, repaired and well labelled with the full name of the child – not initials.

Kindergarten: Uniform is optional for kindergarten children but they need a light turquoise blue T-shirt for outings.

Primary children require the following:
Girls from Class 1 to 4: brown dresses or brown trousers with cream blouses.
Girls from class 5 to 9: brown skirts or brown trousers with cream blouses.
Boys from Class 1 to 9: brown trousers and cream shirts.

• For extra warmth children can wear black or brown jackets and brown knitted hats.
• Socks are light brown with a dark brown strip.
• Shoes are black leather (not plastic).
• Tights for girls are black or brown.
• Hijab is black or cream.

Please note no other colours are allowed.
Indoor shoes are essential; they must be flat and comfortable (no flip flops).

Sports uniform
Boys and girls: navy blue tracksuit with the school logo
Red or yellow T-shirts
Sports shoes (not plastic)
Note: No home clothes should be worn during sports day.

A uniform price list and the uniform can be obtained from the office.

Hair style
Girls: Short hair or simple plaited lines to the back. Note: no extensions are allowed.
Boys: Short hair evenly cut or shaved. Hair should be combed.

Hair styles based on religious grounds can be agreed upon with the class teacher.

No jewellery is allowed at school, although girls can have silver or gold studs for their ears.

School Trips/Camps
Children gain much from outdoor experiences. School trips are mandatory in every academic year. There are suggested trip destinations relevant to the appropriate age/curriculum. Parents will be informed of the cost of the trip by the class teacher.

Code of Conduct/Discipline
Good behaviour and discipline are key foundations to good education. All the children are expected to adhere to positive behaviour; courtesy, good manners, consideration for others and discipline.

All children must obey the school rules. Any indiscipline case is dealt with by the class teacher/discipline committee/office. The consequence of a discipline case may sometimes resort to correction or suspension for a day, a week, or two weeks. A parent may be asked to accompany his or her child to school for any indiscipline case. If an indiscipline case keeps recurring with a certain child, or the case is extremely serious, the child can be expelled from the school.

Children must:
• Show respect to all community members.
• Be presentable – appropriately dressed and observe neatness and tidiness in class and the school compound.
• Be punctual – during arrival and departure from school and home.
• Do their homework.
• Use appropriate language – in terms of choice of words, never use offensive language.
• Take good care of school property.

The school rules can be obtained from the office.

Sending Children home
On the rare occasion a child is sent home, parents will be informed and the child will carry a leave out form.

Absence
In case a child has to be absent the parent must inform the class teacher beforehand and get permission. This must be done through a written letter or by phone. In a situation whereby the parent needs to pick a child from school during learning hours, he/she must inform the class teacher in advance. If the child is continually absent for a month without notice, he/she will be considered to have left the school.

Complaint procedures
We strive as a community through freedom to solve our problems with all due fairness. However, we have complaints that can arise from pupils, parents and teachers. Procedures in this area are essential.

On matters concerning a child and the curriculum, parents are encouraged to liaise with the class teachers. If the teacher is unable to handle the matter, some cases will be referred to the respective mandate groups e.g. the discipline group, the Teachers Council/College of Teachers/School Leader.

Parents shall direct all other queries to the School Leader or Manager.

Rudolf Steiner School,

  • P.O.Box 15609-00503,
    Mbagathi Nairobi, Kenya
  • Phone number

  • +254 722830549
  • Email

  • School Leader: enquiries@steinerschoolmbagathi.co.ke
  • Manager of Finance & Administration: henry.onyango-manager@steinerschoolmbagathi.co.ke
  • Sponsorship Program Officer: mercy.njoki-sponsorship@steinerschoolmbagathi.co.ke
  • Reception: zilda.mwawai-info@steinerschoolmbagathi.co.ke
  • Accountant: jane.wathinja-accounts@steinerschoolmbagathi.co.ke