The Staff at Destiny Garden School
Destiny Garden School currently employs a School Manager, an Administrator, 12 qualified teachers, 2 cooks, a cleaner, a day security guard and a night security guard.
Jacob Boaz Muoga is the Director of Destiny Garden School. He also coordinates the fund raising and looks after all the volunteers.
Brenda Ongola is the Sponsorship Director.
Boaz Muoga is the School Manager of Destiny Garden School and also assists in the sponsorship programme.
Classes at DGS
The aim at Destiny Garden School is to keep the classes small, no more than 30 children, to ensure that each and every child gets the attention they need to develop their full potential. At present, the classes at the school go from Nursery Class to PP1 and PP2 (Pre-Primary) and then Grade 1 to 9 classes.
Class photos were taken in December 2021 – see this link for the other class photos.
The ages range from 2 ½ year olds to 14 year olds, although there are older children as the classes aren’t necessarily age related; some of the children have never been to school before, so they are classed according to their level of education. At present Destiny Garden School has 12 teachers who are all fully qualified and are dedicated to the welfare of the youngsters.
Educational Structure in Kenya
The following is the new 2-6-3-3-3 system
Pre-Primary School (2 Years)
Pre-Primary 1 – 4 years old
Pre-Primary 2 – 5 years old
Lower Primary (3 Years)
Grade 1 – 6 years
Grade 2 – 7 years
Grade 3 – 8 years
Upper Primary (3 Years)
Grade 4 – 9 years
Grade 5 – 10 years
Grade 6 – 11 years
Junior Secondary (3 Years)
Grade 7 – 12 years
Grade 8 – 13 years
Grade 9 – 14 years
Senior Secondary (3 Years)
Grade 10 – 15 years
Grade 11 – 16 years
Grade 12 – 17 years
University (3 Years)
3 years 18 – 20 years.
- Pupils must pass the KCPE Certificate (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) to go on to Secondary School
- Pupils must pass with A or B+ to go on to further education – i.e. University or College
- Above is the new Kenyan education structure and the transition to this will not be complete until December 2023.
- The current grade 8 class will be taking the KCPE exams March 2022. The current Grade 7 will take the KCPE exams in December 2023.
- The 2022 grade 6 class will be the first class to transition onto Junior Secondary in January 2023
- Due to the pandemic the school year has had to be adjusted but it will revert back to January to December in 2023 provided there are no serious disruptions in 2022.
The School Year
In Kenya the School year is from January to December; however, due to the pandemic the terms have had to be adjusted as follows, and in 2023 will revert back. The official school dates for 2022 and 2023 for government schools are as follows.
- Term 3 – 3rd January to 4th March 2022 (no half term)
- Term 1 – 25th April to 1st July 2022 (half term 26 to 29 May)
- Term 2 – 11th July to 16th September 2022 (half term 6 to 13 August)
- Term 3 – 26th September to 25th November 2022 (no half term )
- Term 1 – 23rd January to 21st April 2023 (half term 23 – 26 March)
- Term 2 – 8th May to 11th August 2023 (half term 29 June to 2 July)
- Term 3 – 28th August to 3rd November 2023 (no half term)
Kenyan Public Holidays
January 1st – New Years Day
March 29 – Good Friday (varies as per UK)
1 April – Easter Monday (varies as per UK)
May 1 – Labour Day
June 1 – Madaraka Day
August 30 – Idd ul Fitr/Idd basara (End of Ramadan)
October 20 – Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day)
December 12 – Jamhuri Day (Independance Day)
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – Boxing Day