A Note from Our Head of School
Experience to date, qualifications, ambition for your school.
I did my undergraduate studies at Kenyatta University graduating with a Bachelor of .Education degree. I later advanced my education at The University of Nairobi with a Master of Arts in German Studies.
I always proudly say that I was not sentenced to teach but I willfully chose this path. I started my career as a teacher of language at Starehe Boys Center. For over two decades, I have also been able to serve students at different capacities in different curricula and at different learning stages. From a classroom teacher, to a school principal and eventually a university lecturer, I do believe the totality of all these experiences have led me to where I am today. As a school head, at the core of it all is to ensure that each day, we are tracking to deliver the Nova Pioneer promise of developing all rounded students whose character, capabilities and connections will steer our country and continent to insurmountable levels of success in this 21st Century.
Why did you choose Nova Pioneer?
To be honest, the rare opportunity to facilitate curriculum in a manner that responds to the needs of the 21st Century is something very hard to say no to. To top it all off, being able to avail to this generation of students many opportunities that are better than those that were available to those who attended school before they did, is something potent and from the get go, I wanted to be a part of.
What is important in your role as head of school?
Steering and championing school culture that reflects our ethos of developing leaders and innovators and facilitating a good working environment for members of staff – enabling growth, cooperation and understanding from parents – who are key stakeholders.
What are some of the achievements that your students have had?
It has been an absolute joy to see the progressive growth in student academic attainment. The students come in flustered with the amount of transition they have to undertake but they slowly begin seeing the ‘why’. We have also been represented at the National level of the Kenya Music Festival which is no easy feat for a pretty young school like us. Our students have also received various Awards of Merit in academic competitions, co-curricular activities such as sports, debate, Model United Nations, successful creating and launching of an application to be used on Apple and Android devices.
Mr. Charles Tsuma