HighlightsClubs and Optional Activities

Clubs are co-curricular activities which involve grade 1 to class 5 pupils. these clubs are; Environmental,Handwriing, Bible club, Drama and Music, Chess, Junior achievement and scouts. All the clubs are free of charge except scouts movemnt which has a registration fee. Class 1 clubs meet on Thursdays, Chess club in junior school meets on Friday. All other clubs in both Junior and senior school meet on Mondays


Optional Activities

These are optional extra-curricular activities. They aim at enhancing professional skills in different sports and activities. These activities have a charge per term. Please discuss with your child before engaging so that you don’t pick two which take place the same day or time. Also note that we have introduced 3 weekend optional activities which are swimming, football and basketball so that we can give an opportunity to class 6, 7 and 8.

Optional subject Classes Day Charges Venue
Sketting Grade 2 & 3
4 & 5
Monday
Monday
4,000 per Term
4,000 Per Term
Parking Area
Basketball pitch
Martial Arts Grade 2
grade 3
4 & 5
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
1,500 per Term
1,500 Per Term
1,500 Per Term
Activity Room
Activity Room
Kiswahili Room
Tennis Grade 2 & 3
4 & 5
Thursday
Tuesdays
5,000 per Term
5,000 Per Term
Assembly Area
Basketball pitch
Express Soccer 4 & 5 Tuesday 4,000 per Term TBH Grounds
Brass band Grade 3
4 & 5
Tuesday
Mon' & Thur'
2,500 per Term
2,500 Per Term
Junior Sch
Music Room
Spelling Bee Grade 2 & 3 Friday 2,000 per year Junior Sch.
Swimming PP1 - Class 8 Saturday 5,000 per Term Sunshine Sec. Schl.
10.00am - 1.00pm
JGA Football Club Class 6 - 8 Saturday 4,000 per Term TBH Grounds
9.00am - 1.00pm
JGA Basketball Club Class 4 - 8 Saturday 4,000 per Term Basketball Pitch
9.00am - 1.00pm
Sports Team

Melvin receives his award from Eva Micheni

school projects and trips

Thank you DMI team for the computer and printer

This year’s Diabetes Management Information Walk was held on the 8th of July 2017 and was the 13th anniversary since the walk was launched. The main aim of the walk is to create awareness and raise money for children living with diabetes and require insulin.

The school has been participating in the walk every year for the last 6 years. Jonathan Gloag Academy has been ranked number 1 as the school with the highest contribution national wide each year for the last 6 years in a row. This year, the school contributed a total of 3,000,000 Ksh. We are immensely proud of our pupils, teachers, support staff and parents for their great efforts towards this worthy course. We would like to say our big thank you to the Managing Director of Diabetes Management Information -Eva Micheni and her team who donated to the school a computer and a printer in recognition for the support we have offered to DMI.

Our big congratulations go to Melvin Wanjohi of class 7R who has been the highest contributor for the last 5 years in a row. This year, Melvin raised a total 80,000 Ksh.

We were privileged to be joined by the school founder Dr. Ann Gloag during our 15th Annual Prize Giving Day in 2017 as the Chief guest.

Dr.Ann Gloag thanked the parents for the faith they have put in us to educate their children to the highest standards whilst also supporting the school's principle ethos which is to educate the less fortunate children in the society to achieve their dreams too.

❝ Every Single child in Kenya deserves the best education so thank you for supporting our work to make this happen to the children's at The Kenya Childrens Homes (KCH) and beyond.❞ --Dr. Ann Gloag. 2017

The founder also challenged parents to reconsider sending their class 5,6,7 or 8 children far away from home to boarding schools. She explains that children are the most valuable assets to parents therefore it is an enormous mistake to send them far away whilst they can join a school such as JGA where we continue to develop programmes for a whole rounded child. Enrolling your children at JGA, parents will be able to see their children every night therefore have a great measure where they are emotionally.

Important Announcements

Change in exam schedule
The main exams schedule has changed and there was no entry exam this time. Instead class 4-8 shall be doing the end of month’s exam. However class 6-8 shall be doing mid-month exams.
Values of the Term
Kindergarten Honesty
Junior School Love
Middle/Upper Sch. Humilty
Parents’ Seminars
These seminars will be held on Saturdays starting from 8.30 am – 1.00 pm. They will take place in the following order: Lower Primary (class 1-4) parents – Saturday, 19th May 2018
Kindergarten (Playgroup - PP2) Parents – Saturday, 9th June 2018
Upper Primary (class 5-8) Parents – Saturday, 23rd June 2018

Informative topics have been picked for facilitation. There will be highlights on new curriculum for the kindergarten and lower primary parents. Please plan to attend and keep time. The venue for these seminars will be Sorsbie Hall - Thomas Barnados House (next to the field) Parking will also be available both at TBH and the school.
Projects
Class 4 pupils will carry out a project on “Tourism” After the study and research, they will be required to submit their compiled work early next term.
Interviews for Grade 1 – 2019
We shall conduct interviews on two separate days starting from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon.
*External pupils (from other schools’ kindergarten) Saturday 7th July 2018 (Application deadline is 30th of May 2018)
*Internal pupils (JGA – PP 2 pupils) – Friday 23rd August 2018.

Annual Diabetes Walk
The school will not participate in the Annual Diabetes Walk or any other walk this year. However pupils and parents can privately continue to support the DMI. We shall involve the pupils in other corporate social responsibility activities instead.
School uniform
2nd term is usually cold and we would like the children to dress warmly. However we will not allow items which are not part of the school uniform. We advise that you get your child the school fleece, a navy blue school scarf and knee length white stockings for girls from Animet Uniform distributors. (Leggings, scarves and jackets of other colours will not be allowed in school). There are still very many sweaters and fleece jackets in all our campuses. Please make a point to check your child’s items.
School Educational trips
We thank all parents for your support for the class 6.trip during the April holidays. The next educational trips will be to Embu by class 7 and Mombasa by class 8 in August 2018. These trips are mandatory for all pupils. For any exemption, valid reasons should be discussed before the trip. It is our wish that all pupils participate and learn together with others. Please observe the deadline payment.
School hours
The school office runs from 8.00am to 5.00pm. Class 6, 7 and 8 pupils are expected to be in school by 7.00am and the rest by 7.30am. Parents who pick their children should plan to pick them by 5.00pm. There has been cases of children who wait until 7.00pm in the past. Let us all improve on pick up time.
Security
The school continues to beef up security and we appeal for co-operation and understanding to keep the children and staff safe.
* All visitors are expected to leave their identification details with the guards at the gates including our parents unless they are dropping their child in the morning or picking them in the evening.
* Parents visiting Funguo and Junior school between 9.00am and 3.00pm will be expected to park outside the school and proceed to the office.
* All parents visiting the school should report to the office for assistance. They should not go straight to the classes to avoid disrupting the lessons.
* The institution is under 24 hours CCTV surveillance
School Fees
A reminder that the deadline for payment of 1st installment of school fees was Saturday 5th May 2018. The second and final installment dates are Friday 25th May – Tuesday 5th June 2018. Kindly plan to clear your child’s fees in good time to avoid inconveniences. Money for any optional lessons should also be paid through the school bank account and please indicate the optional lessons you have paid for.