Makini Sports Department has a wide range of both indoor and outdoor sports for our students. The department nurtures talent and through that they have been able to have the best teams in very many sporting activities as part of the Sports Academy, in-house competitions and inter-school competitions.
The Makini Sports Department offers the following sports:
Makini High School is a mixed day secondary school offering the Kenyan system of education.
This section focuses on cultivating the highest academic achievement, skilled application of other talents and a strong communal ethos.
We also believe in enhancing PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) by embedding them in our policies, programmes and activities in and out of school. This further enables us monitor and nurture the social, emotional, behavioural and intellectual development of our students.
In addition to quality education, Makini offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities that expose the children to growth in their talents. These may include:
- Clubs: Performing Arts- Drama and Music; Journalism and Writing, President's Awards, First Aid and St. John’s among others.
- Sports, which include; rugby, swimming, football, basketball- just to name a few.
- Event Time Form One to Form Four
- School Makini Ngong Road
To ensure the best possible outcome for each child, parents are encouraged to take an active interest in the life of their children at Makini. Each term, parents are invited to discuss their children’s progress with the class teacher. A strong and active PTA works closely with the school on matters concerning the children-parents-teachers triangle and other school related issues. Makini regularly invites experts in various fields to give talks and hold forums on pertinent issues which affect the children, parents and teachers. Parents also get to participate in school events such as sports days, prize-giving days and thanksgivings.
Makini Schools was founded in February 1978. It was then called the Riara Gardens Academy and began as a nursery school with just 8 children. This was in a colonial bungalow where once lived the founders, the late Dr. Pius Okelo and Dr. Mary Okelo.
The school then organically grew in phases and by 1980 another plot was bought across the Kirichwa River. In 1981, the name was changed to Makini Schools.
In 1996 the school was divided into 3 sections – Junior, Middle and Upper sections on adjoining plots. The same year, the Makini Academy was created for secondary school and enrolled 27 boys in Form 1. The following year, it admitted girls. Currently, the school has four campuses: the Ngong Road (mother) campus, the Makini Junior Academy on State House Avenue, the Migosi and the Kibos campus both in Kisumu.
Makini additionally has a number of offshoots which include the Makini College, Makini Training & Consultancy, Boresha Limited which deals in creating digital content and the AFBE which is the first Association of Family Business Enterprises in Kenya.
Makini is consistently rated among the top Kenyan-curricular schools in the country. At the time when schools were ranked, Makini had taken first place nationally many times in the KCPE examinations. The Academy has also recorded applaudable results in KCSE and held the position of best private mixed school in Nairobi. The Makini College and Consultancy have scooped awards in the annual CIM and CAM presentations.
Makini teachers are selected on the basis of high professional achievements, demonstrated enthusiasm, dedication and concern for the individual needs of each child. All staff are involved in continuous self-development and leadership training programmes.
Makini Schools is also a recipient of the African Enterprise Award for its excellent contribution to education. Columbia Business School USA selected Makini as a Case Study in Success as part of its MBA degree programme. In 2017, Makini Schools was accredited by the Association Otherways Management & Consulting to receive the T.Q.C.S (Total Quality Customer Satisfaction) in Berlin, Germany.