Maryjoy is first and foremost a community: a family where every individual is a name and not just a number or statistic. Students will find that they are supported not only by their class teachers during lessons but also by a cohesive staff team that puts the child at the center of all we do. Class teachers are often the most important link between home and school, especially in the early years, and together with the parents, we monitor progress and general well-being in addition to tracking performance .
We aim to recognise not only hard work and endeavours of students whilst at school, but also to celebrate students’ achievements outside and beyond the school gates.
We have high expectations in terms of effort, commitment, behaviour, uniform and appearance but all of this within a caring and supportive environment.
Maryjoy’s ‘House System’ encourages and fosters teamwork, participation and sportsmanship in all areas of school life. The sense of community within each of the houses encourages a feeling of identity and belonging.
The Houses at Maryjoy are Blue (Chui), Red (Simba), Yellow(Kifaru), and Green (Ndovu).
Once our students and staff enter the school, they will be assigned to a House. Family members will be in the same House group. Membership of the House enhances the student’s sense of identity and belonging and creates a spirit of friendly competition, collaboration and cooperation. This friendly rivalry is given ample opportunity to manifest itself in a wide range of inter-house events.
Oh what a joy to celebrate
Being part of a school that is so great
Sing in unison and praise
To the Skies our Voices we raise.
Your grounds have always been our home
Where seeds of ethics and knowledge are sown.
Courage, conviction in purity
And faith and goodness made known
Maryjoy we love you dear
Forever bound our hearts are here
With knowledge and confidence galore
Our place in the world we procure.
With solemn pledge we promise to be
A beacon of light for the world to see
So that our lives will add to your fame
Worthy of your precious name
With grateful hearts we sing and pray
Bless this our school both night and day
That future generations a witness be
Your glory and greatness concede
THE SCHOOL DAY
NURSERY (PP1 – PP2) -7.30 A.M. – 4.00 P.M.
LOWER PRIMARY (Grade 1 – 3) – 6.30 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
UPPER PRIMARY (Grade 4 – 6) – 6:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
JUNIOR SECONADARY (Year 7 – 9) – 6:30 A.M – 5:30 P.M.