News & Events

Pembroke is a hugely busy school, and there is always so much happening.

This is what’s been going on recently:

Another Week; Another Adventure

At Pembroke House we recognise the importance of getting a balance between learning in the classroom and also out in the field. Accept, last week our ‘fields’ were actually mountains and wildlife conservancies. Our Y4 ventured off on a much anticipated adventure to the Maasai Mara for a two-night camp. Kindly hosted by Lippa and …

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A Winning Formula

Pembroke House is a winner!  We are honoured to be ranked in the Spears 2022 Schools Index as a top 10 private school in the ‘rest of the world category‘  Spears states Pembroke House is “legendary for the characterful children it sends to top senior schools all over the world”. We know this to be …

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Another Week; Another Adventure

At Pembroke House we recognise the importance of getting a balance between learning in the classroom and also out in the field. Accept, last week our 'fields' were actually mountains and wildlife conservancies. Our Y4 ventured off on a much anticipated adventure to the Maasai Mara for a two-night camp. ...

A Winning Formula

Pembroke House is a winner!  We are honoured to be ranked in the Spears 2022 Schools Index as a top 10 private school in the 'rest of the world category'  Spears states Pembroke House is "legendary for the characterful children it sends to top senior schools all over the world". ...
Mount Kenya 2023

Mount Kenya Expedition 2023

Pembroke House children are known for always being up for a challenge and this past half term was no exception.  34 children from Year 8 set off on an expedition of a lifetime, with the aim of climbing 4,985 metres (16,354 feet) up Mount Kenya, the second tallest mountain in ...

Making Music and Memories with the Ghetto Classics

This past weekend, Pembroke House, welcomed children from Ghetto Classics Orchestra to our school for their second residency of the year. An inspirational community initiative, founded by the Art of Music Foundation, the Ghetto Classics are a collective of musical young people who live in Korogocho, one of the largest ...

Boats – Lent Term

Every half term, all Pembroke House children from Y1 to Y8 compete in a free-style swimming gala that is affectionately known as 'Boats'. With an electric atmosphere and pumping music, the children swim in class teams (boats) of four, grouped by ability. None of us quite understand the rules, but ...

Hog Charge … Oink!

Pembroke House were delighted to participate, once again, in the much anticipated 24th edition of the Hog Charge. Hosted by Peponi Secondary School and the Northlands Ranch in Ruiru, we arranged for 100 Pembrokians to compete in this annual mountain bike race, that saw a 'sell out 'of 150 different ...

UK Sports Tour 2023

The first week of the Lent term saw four talented teams of hockey players from Y7 and Y8 head off to the UK for the Pembroke House biennial, overseas sports tour. Led by Mr Snow, our Director of Sport, 29 children flew to London Heathrow, ready to embrace a chilly ...

Learning in Lewa

For most, a school trip means an afternoon at a local museum. Not for our Pembroke children! Year 7 & 8 were invited to Lewa Conservancy  Laikipia, for an unforgettable, four day camping safari with Mt Kenya as their backdrop. In addition to spotting tree climbing Lions, countless Rhino and ...

Sorting Hat for School Joiners

  As is the school tradition, all new children and staff are sorting into one of the four school houses, with the help of the very knowledgeable, and reliable, Sorting Hat. Each person gets a chance to be sorted in this much beloved and fun tradition in the start of ...

Christmas Craft Fair

At the end of the Michaelmas term, Pembroke House School held its annual Christmas Craft Fair. It was a great success and we had exhibitors from all over Kenya join us. There were also lots of fun activities for children as well, with camel rides, guess the number of sweets ...

Shaggy Dog Show

  The last day of school was abuzz with excitement as children and adults alike brought their dogs to school to compete in the Shaggy Dog Show. There were lots of fun classes, including The Sausage Eating Relay, Musical Sit and Fancy Dress (the dog, not the owner). The Headmistress ...

Junior Nativity

The last day of school was packed with wonderful activities, one of which was the Nativity Play. The junior school children had worked very hard to pull this all together, with the support and guidance of their incredibly talented Drama teacher, and it was just lovely to watch the children's ...

Christingles

After partaking of some delicious homemade mince pies all the children and their parents joined in the theater for the final Christingles performance. This was, as always, a truly touching Carol Service and as we watched the candle light travel from one to the other, we could reflect on what ...

Girls Cricket Tournament Winners

Both the Girls under 11 and Senior teams performed so well over the course of the season and then managed to win their respective tournaments; very well done to these girls and their coaches - two tremendous victories!

?️Year 7 Camping and Team Building ?️

Our year 7s had a fun weekend of camping and team building, which is an annual tradition for our year 7 pupils. They made delicious damper bread over the fire for breakfast and then headed to Malewa for a day of team building and team work. Everybody really enjoyed the ...

Bonfire Night

As we celebrated our annual Bonfire Night, there was excitement in the air. The bonfire is always lit by the youngest full boarding boy and girl, along with the Head boy and Head girl. With sparklers and glow sticks for the children and delicious food, and a superb fireworks display, the Bonfire ...

Orchestral Weekend

Turi hosted the most incredible orchestral weekend which 8 of our pupils attended with our wonderful Mrs MM. There were over 130 pupils from schools all across Kenya who attended the weekend. It started with various workshops for the different instruments and culminated in a performance with all the children ...

Simba’s came to visit!

The Kenyan Rugby Team, the Simbas, came to visit Pembroke House School. They spent the weekend preparing for the upcoming match in Dubai, but took some time out to work with the pupils from both Pembroke House and Restart. As you can see everybody had a wonderful weekend and we ...

?️Year 3 Camping?️

Our year 3s enjoyed a fun night sleeping in the school Forestry. Setting up tents, playing Spotlight, roasting marshmallows over the fire and making damper bread for breakfast in the morning, eaten warm with butter and jam, are all part of the special time spent with friends.

Year 8 Eburru Trip

The Year 8s will be climbing Mount Kenya in the Lent term as part of their Post Common Entrance Trips, and to start the preparation for this difficult climb, they went hiking and camping in Eburru. This is good preparation not only physically, but also to ensure the children understand ...

Speech Day

The end of year culminated in the traditional speech day, highlighted by the announcement of the new head boy and head girl for the school, along with the other important post holders.

?Inter-House Song Competition?

Every year we have an Inter-House Song Competition, where each of our four houses get to compete for the coveted Trophy. After weeks of practice and lots of fun and laughter, each of the houses children do their utmost to convince the judges that they deserve the trophy this year! ...

?Year 8 Achievers?

Our amazing Year 8s have received their Common Entrance results today, and we couldn’t be more proud! We are so fortunate to have such an incredible group of talented, respectful and responsible children who have excelled throughout their time at Pembroke. We can’t help but be happy for them with ...

? Book Day! ?

Book day is always a fun day for the children….and the adults. The children spent lots of time making clever costumes from recycled materials to show off on the day. And we had some creative family themed costumes to boot!

? The Colour Run 2022 ?

Colour Run It’s that time of year again when we have fun and help a charity…..all at the same time! The Colour Run raises money for Sport for Change and is a really great day out for the whole family. Come and join us for the next one, we guarantee ...

Half Term Round-Up!

What a few weeks we have had at school! It has been a couple of years since we have had a real 'back-to-school' September season, and it has been wonderful to be able to welcome our children back to school properly. Our Year 1s and new children are settling in ...

Amazing art! ?

We love art! Our Art Room is always a hive of activity. Children enjoy Art and Design Technology lessons, and often choose to spend their free time creating. Check out some of the amazing work that has been produced in the last couple of weeks... Egyptian coil pots and canopic ...

All aboard the Reception train!

Choo choo! Reception have been learning about transport! Have a look at this lovely work that they have done! They have written about things that they could see out of the window of a train, and have created train pictures using geometric shapes. Well done, Reception!

Swimming in the rain! ☂️

A little rain never stopped us! Rainy season is in full swing here in Gilgil, and Pembroke children are certainly making the most of it! Last week, some of our seniors decided to mud slide down in the forestry and then continue their game in our boatie pond. Don't worry, ...

? In memory of our friend ?

Over the last couple of months at school, Year 4 have been busy making a memorial garden for our friend Al, who lost his life to cancer three months ago today. With the help of Mrs Aung, Ms Mwangi and our generous community members, the space has been transformed into ...

Whose Shoes?

We are so happy to be back in the classroom! This week, 6S are discussing inference, and the clues that we can get from what we read and what we see. They were given some shoes, and had to think about their owner. How old are they? What is their ...

⭐ Our Scholars ⭐

Every year, lots of our Year 8 children are awarded scholarships to schools all around the world. Our children head off to schools in the UK, in Kenya, in South Africa and further afield, and win scholarships for academics, sport, music and drama, plus all-rounder awards. Can you tell which ...

Coming soon!! ⛏️

Exciting things are happening in school! Our brand new Digital Hub is being built! This will be the centre for our new focus on STEAM, and will be a completely invaluable resource. We are so grateful to our sponsors for allowing this to happen. Have a look and the progress ...

? Remembering our friend, Al ?

Today, we remember our friend Al, on what would have been his 9th birthday.   We would like to share a video of our memorial evening that we held at school: https://pembrokehouse.sc.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Al-Memorial-Pembroke-02.03.21.mp4   Forever 8 ⭐

A Series of Unfortunate Events…

Our Seniors were all ready to perform their play: A Series of Unfortunate Events. However, we had to close early, meaning that they missed the chance to show off all of their hard work. We are so hoping to perform the full play next term, but for now, enjoy this ...

? Who needs exeat?! ?

Last weekend, school was meant to be empty, but instead, it was alive with laughter, fun and activities. From Sports Day on Saturday (catch-up with the results on our Instagram highlights if you missed it), to boats on Sunday (well done 8S!), and the plethora of activities that were on ...

⭐ Super Year 2! ⭐

Year 2 love STEAM! They have been working hard at adding using partitioning, and are really getting to grips with this tricky skill. They have also been talking about technology, and how we can use it to help us. Future engineers in the making! Go Year 2!  

What a busy weekend!

Our weekends are always very busy here at Pembroke House! Last weekend we had a lot of activities on offer - team-building in the forestry for our Year 7s, a horse riding competition, a bike riding challenge, pancake and waffle making, an impromptu mud fight, arts and crafts, kickball on ...

? We are artists! ?

Art is a huge part of Pembroke House. From creating paintings, sculptures and illustrations in Art lessons, to boxes, clocks and moving mechanisms in DT, children across the school get to work with all different types of media, and really express their creativity. We award an 'Artist of the Week' ...

? We are authors! ?

So much has been going on in the last few weeks, so we thought we would zoom into some classes and show you what we have been up to. 7O have become authors! They planned and drafted short stories based on a lost suitcase in the woods, then typed, designed ...

WE ARE BACK!!

After a ten month absence, Pembroke House is full of laughter, smiles, learning and friendship once more. We have got straight back into the swing of things, with fun, practical lessons, many exciting activities, and lots of catching up with friends! Our community have adapted with ease to the extra ...

Sunday FUNDAY!

Weekends are always fun here at school. This weekend, activities have included hanging out by the Trickle (a little river just outside our school gates), Easter egg painting, baseball, swimming, and there has been plenty of time to relax with friends. Another super couple of days!

? Performing Arts Extravaganza!?

Before exeat, we held a music and drama evening in our theatre. Talented representatives from across the year groups performed songs, dances and drama pieces, and were led by our comperes, Miles and Samantha. From the junior LAMDA group's 'Rumble in the Jungle', to Year 4 Native American 'Fly Golden ...

? The Colour Run 2020 ?

Ready, set, go! Yesterday, we held our annual Foundation Colour Run. We started off with an upbeat dance warm up, and then set off on a 3k or 5k run, walk, skip or amble! We passed through colourful poster paint stations, and ended with this amazing team photo. Thank you ...

50 Word Story Competition ✏️

As part of our Book Day celebration, we held a 50 word short story writing competition, and we are delighted to share with you the winning entry, and the runners up. We were overwhelmed by the creativity and ingenuity of the children, and judging was difficult! 1st Place I sat ...

? Book Day! ?

Just before half term, we held our annual Book Day! The whole school dressed up in book character costumes, and we took part in wonderful, creative, book-themed activities. We also held our traditional door decoration competition - the theme this year was 'Heroes and Villains', and we were encouraged to ...

HOG CHARGE 2020!

Another year, another Hog Charge! This year, we headed down to Peponi school with over a hundred excited children and their bikes...and helmets...and tents...and matresses...and barbeques...and suncream...and staff! We attended the Hog Charge bike race, where over 800 children cycled from checkpoint to checkpoint to raise money for Rhino Ark, ...

Pembrokian Questionnaire

Calling all Pembrokians - The Pembroke House Foundation would love to hear from you! Please take a moment to click on this link and complete our quick questionnaire: Pembrokian Questionnaire. Thank you!

Learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom ?

Here at Pembroke, we are so lucky that we have an enormous amount of space in which to work, play and relax. This week, the Year 7s took advantage of this. Their class novel this term is 'Bridge to Terabithia' by Katherine Paterson, and they have been investigating the language ...

We are SCIENTISTS! ?

We have hit the ground running this new year! Today, the Year 1s were out and about analysing the difference between living and non-living things. They enjoyed collecting, discussing and sorting things that they could find around school. Go Year 1!

WE ❤️ WEEKENDS

Weekends are always great fun at Pembroke House. This week was a closed weekend, and the school was alive with fun activities, a chance to relax, and of course, the infamous school disco! We also have lots of fun trips on offer across the term, and enjoy getting out and ...

Creating with nature!

The Year 6s have really enjoyed studying their class novel: 'The Indian in the Cupboard', and decided to use all of their new found knowledge to build Iroquois Longhouses. We love the planet here at Pembroke, so that children made their houses from natural materials that they could find on ...

? Movember bake sale ?

Movember is in full swing here at Pembroke House! Some of the male staff are sporting interesting facial hair, and on Monday we held our annual bake sale to raise awareness for cancer. Thank you so much to all of the families who contribute cakes - we had so many ...

We will remember them.

In honour of all of the casualties and fatalities of the World Wars, Pembroke held its annual Remembrance chapel service last Sunday. This sombre and thought provoking event was attended by children and staff, as well as parents and members of the wider community. We listened to readings and poems, ...

Remember remember the fifth of November!

Last weekend, the whole school, plus a lot of the community, donned their wellies and warm jumpers and headed down to the field for an evening of fun. We started off with the Head boy and girl and two youngest boarders lighting our amazing bonfire, and then sang some hearty ...

Brightening up the school to fight cancer!

Non-uniform day to raise money for Al On a wet and dreary November day, Pembroke House was alive with colour! We all donned non-uniform with a touch of yellow, reflecting the colour used to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Well, we say a touch of yellow, but in true Pembroke ...

The hills are alive with the sound of music!

Turi Orchestral Weekend Last week, a group of Pembroke musicians headed up to St Andrew's Turi to take part in a nation wide school orchestra project. We had a couple of days of intense rehearsals, and then performed a magnificent final concert to an enormous audience. It was so lovely ...

Scholarships, Awards, Achievements and Colours

Scholarship Awards for Year 8 Imani - Scholarships in Drama, Music & Sport, Sedbergh William - Sports Scholarship, Malvern College Isabella - John Wesley Award, Kingswood, UK & All-Rounder In Riding & Drama, King’s Taunton Belinda - Drama Scholarship, to both Glenalmond & Sedbergh School Maria - Drama Scholarship, St ...

The New Academic Year

Embracing Change. Something we learn as we get older is that change is both inevitable and often challenging.  I am aware that my appointment has been part and parcel of such a process and with this, my third term at Pembroke House, I also know how very heartfelt adapting to ...

The Science of Sound

Year 4 has been learning about the science of sound. They’ve been using a mixture of bottles and tins, amongst other items, to see how everyday things can make sound in different ways. And, like so many elements of Science, it was really fun!

Getting Up Close and Personal with Elephants & Giraffes

Field trips always prove an exciting day out, and the Year 4 trip to Nairobi was no exception. All the students loved the first stop, which was the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Nursery, where they were front and centre among the guests who watched the baby elephants being fed ...

Our Young Musicians

There have been a huge number of new students opting to learn an instrument this term, including our youngest musicians in Year 1. They are learning the piano, guitar and trumpet, and absolutely loving the challenge. The students treated their peers to a little concert in class to show off ...

A Musical Showcase in Nanyuki

A large group of performers travelled to Tambuzi Farm just outside Nanyuki for a performing arts showcase. We invited the community, as well as parents, and the event also raised funds for the Mt Kenya Trust. This was an excellent display of our children’s talent, and we’re grateful to Tim ...

Sassy Styling

In Scholes House, the Juniors have been learning how to look after their hair properly. This means morning and night brushing, tying it up neatly for lessons, and washing it on set days. It also means experimenting with lots of different styles. This second part tends to come with plenty ...

We Love Pancakes

When it was Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) we all came to the Pres’ Lawn at break to do a pancake race. People from all the year groups had to race against each other, and they had to flip their pancakes in the pans. The Year 1s had to do one ...

Magical Mugie

For two nights, Year 3 were lucky enough to camp under the stars at Mugie Conservancy. Not only were they treated to wild sightings of elephant and giraffe, they children were intoruced to Ishmail, one of Mugie’s blood hounds. They experienced first hand how amazing these dogs are at tracking ...