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St. Pius Got Matar Secondary School

In late 2006, GotMatar Development Community Group decided to construct a Secondary School, adjacent to the Got Matar Primary School, on land provided by the community. The aim was to enable children who qualified for entry into secondary school to continue their studies, while staying at home. Because there was no suitable school within walking distance of their homes, most of the 400 children who had passed secondary school entrance exams each year had to drop out of education at the end of the primary school cycle. Only those from relatively well-off families could afford the costs of boarding at more distant schools ‑ and, once qualified, they seldom returned to their communities, creating an effective 'brain drain'..

The plan was to construct the school over 4 years ‑ the length of the secondary education course ‑ with an entry of 150 Form 1 students each year. Each year, a block consisting of 3 classrooms and one extra room was completed. In the first year, the 'extra' room was a school office and teachers' room; in the second, a library; the third, a small science laboratory, and the fourth, a computer training centre. The Group, under the leadership of its founder and coordinator, Mrs. Grace Ochieng Andiki, displayed exceptional efficiency in getting the school up and running. Within 3 months of the decision to go ahead, the first building had been completed, teachers recruited and 112 children enrolled. Ninety-four of these students 'graduated' in late 2010, and several have already gone on to university! Overall, the school's academic performance is encouraging. In 2010, it ranked 15th amongst the 25 secondary schools in Bondo District in terms of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE) exam scores, while it rose to 10th in 2011..

The school is managed by the Department of Education.

Since the completion of the core facilities in 2010, other buildings have been added. These include several teachers' houses and a large science laboratory, financed with local resources. National sources have also paid for a mains electricity connection. The first phase of the girls' dormitory was completed in 2015 with funding from the Australian NGO, Bricks & Cartwheels.

The school's development plan gives priority to the construction of an administration block, including teachers' rooms, a covered dining area and the second phase of the girls' dormitory, bringing its capacity up to 180 pupils.

Development Programs

Some of the new developments are listed below according to Progress level.

New administration Block

100%

Boys Temporary Domitory

100%

Girls Temporary Domitory

100%

New Storey Classrooms

49%

Tents and Chairs

60%

Assembly Ground

100%

Our Staff

Md. Dorothy Adera

Principal. Teacher of CRE and History

Mr. Anyuolo Daniel

Deputy Principal. Teacher of Maths and Biology

Mr. Amollo Bernard

Senior Master. Teacher of Physics and ICT

Mr. Kevin Otieno

School Bursar. Deals in Accounting

Md. Veronicah Onyango

Patron YCS. Teacher of English and Literature

Mr. Olilo Kennedy

Coach Football. Teacher of Biology and Chemistry

Mr. Ndigro Fredrick

Boarding Master. Teacher of Biology and Agriculture

Mr. Lawrence Ogutu

Teacher of Kiswahili and History

Md. Rita Chalker

Teacher of English and Literature

Md. Angella Luiza Odima

Netball Coach. Teacher of Biology and Agriculture

Md. Juliet Achar

HOD Maths. Teacher of Maths and Chemistry

Md. Rose Getray

Teacher of English and Literature

Mr. Odongo Alphonce

HOD Science. Teacher of Biology and Chemistry

Mr. Amos Troon Biginga

Teacher of Mathematics and Business Studies

Mr. Orowe Stephene James

Welfare Chairman. Teacher of History and CRE

Mr. Tom Owino Juma

Teacher of Mathematics and Chemistry

Mr. Washington Odila

Teacher of Mathematics and Business Studies

Mr. Fred Mware

Teacher of History and CRE

Mr. Lawrence Okayo

H.O.D Languages. Teacher of English and Literature

Mr. Oyoo Stephen

H.O.D Humanities. Teacher of CRE and History

Md. Esther Agumba

H.O.D Kiswahili. Teacher of Kiswahili and Geography