Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Practical skills

 Learning how things grow and how to grow them is important to our kids
Mr Moshe lead a practical lesson for class four where they visited the Happy House garden and greenhouses to see the different types of crops grown. 
The lesson led to some lively interaction and plenty of questions.
Please help
We must raise £7000 to build and furnish two classrooms for our secondary school by January,With your help we will do it. Any amount, no matter how small, will take us a step nearer our goal.To donate online go to: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/childrenofwatamu/classroomsforkids

Monday, 25 September 2017

Training ground

Happy House is delighted to welcome Early Childhood Development Education teacher, Md Nancy, to our school on attachment.
Md Nancy (right) is looking forward to experiencing the Happy House innovative and different approach to learning nd to build on her schools.
Her progress with be followed and asessed by her tutor at Talea ECDE College, Md Mary.
Md Mary visited our school this week and was shown around this week and was astonished by the high standards she saw,
Mama Sue was pleased to meet her and to tell her more about our work at home and in school.
We need your help
We must raise £7000 to build and furnish two classrooms for our secondary school by January,With your help we will do it. Any amount, no matter how small, will take us a step nearer our goal.To donate online go to: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/childrenofwatamu/classroomsforkids

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Samson says thank you

Happy House kid Samson, who with his sisters Lily and Pendo have been members of our family since 2010, is always keen to learn and now Smart television is enhancing his lessons.
He writes:
I would like to say thank you for the Smart TV we have at school.
It is so good that you can search for things  you want to learn about.
Things like science - the human body, mathematics, geography and social studies. It also teaches us nice pronunciations of words and helps to perfect our English speaking standards.
We can also find out about other things, such as the great acrobats, dance movements, sports, news and African magic tricks..
Once we have seen them we can try them out for ourselves.
The small children learn from the cartoons, which help their English speaking,  and  when they are watch they laugh and we can see from their happy faces that they are enjoying themselves .

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Christmas is coming ...

 You may not want to think about filling Christmas stockings just yet, but at Happy House we have to give Santa a helping hand.
Auntie Milicent, Auntie Velma and Auntie Rose have been busy getting Christmas bags sorted out for each of our kids living at Happy house, plus all those we have repatriated to relatives who will be coming back to spend our early Christmas week in the second week of December,
 If anyone is travelling to visit Watamu and Happy House in the weeks leading up to our family Christmas on December 11 and would like to take something for our kids,we do have a list of the items we need the most to make sure every child receives a new outfit of clothing.
If you would like to send a parcel, we would be grateful, but it would also mean a great deal if you could make a donation towards the import duty we have to pay when it arrives.
Mama says the following items are badly needed an:  Girls' knickers and boys underpants aged 1-5; leggings for the girls, aged 12-15 years; tee shirts for boys 10-15 years. 
We also need school bags, and croc-type shoes.
Of course we are grateful for anything, any colour and size, for boys or girls,  as we always have someone it will fit! We also need school bags, and croc-type shoes.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Table talk


Our carpenter, Uncle Charo, is busy making tables for our two school study rooms.
An experienced craftsman, Uncle Charo designs all the furniture he makes for Happy House;
He is assisted by Uncle Emmanuel.
The tables will ensure proper sitting positions during the lessons undertaken in the stufy rooms.
The workshop was very noisy when Mr Omoi called in to take pictures as they were reaching the stage were the pieces were being put together

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Kids Council shake-up

Kids Council has been causing some concern as Mama and Uncle Ronald felt they were not performing their duties as expected, some involved in minor cases like not finishing teachers work. 
When they join Kids Council they know they are expected to be role models to the other children. 
Mama and uncle Ronnie agreed to suspend the whole kids council and  to start afresh.
Uncle Ronnie said: "We had a serious talks with them and Mama invited Evans who had been an active member and chairman of the kids council during his time at the Happy House Home to come along and talk to the group. He explained what a kids council member is supposed to be and above they should be loving and caring to all the kids.
In addition, I took them through the importance of being in the kids council, their roles and responsibilities and the qualities of a good leader. 
Mama reminded them how  excellent the previous kids council had been and that they will have to learn a lot from them, and with Evans as a mentor they can approach him during their free time at school for more assistance."
After the talk, four children were chosen to form the council:  Brian Isiaho, Samson, Jacinta and John.
There is still room for more to join when the time is right.
Brian, Samson, Jacinta and John will be meeting Evans and Uncle Ronnie for more talks and guidance just to make sure they are in the right track.

Fund grows ... but a long way to go

With just a couple of months until we need to start building, our Classrooms for Kids appeal fund is growing - but there is still a long way to go,
We now have £2689 towards the £7000 we so desperately need to add two new classrooms to our secondary school/
If you could spare £5 or £10 towards the build you would be taking us ever nearer our target. 
To donate online please go to:https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/childrenofwatamu/classroomsforkids



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

School Report: Wake up results

 There was great excitement at  Happy House School as the results for the third term wake-up exam were officially released in the presence of Mama Sue, Papa Dave and Uncle Ronald, reports Mr Moshe.
Students did well and were congratulated, and class trophies were awarded.
Class Four (left) emerged the best class in upper primary.
Classes six, seven and one were all much improved on their previous performance.
Class two (right) received the trophy for the best class in lower primary and were thrilled.
Classes six, seven and one were all much improved on their previous performance but class seven (below left)  was awarded the trophy for the most improved.
Pastoral care
Every Friday, after assembly, when pupils are assembled in the banda we concentrate on pastoral care and moulding our family holistically.
There is a reading from the bible with guidance and counsel given using the reading as the theme.
This is a special time for students and staff.

Wish listIf anyone is travelling to visit Watamu and Happy House in the weeks leading up to our family Christmas on December 11 and would like to take something for our kids, Mama has a most wanted list.
The following items are badly needed and would be very much appreciated:  Girls' knickers and boys underpants aged 1-5; leeggings for the girls, aged 12-15 years; tee shirt for boys 10-15 years. 
We are grateful for anything, any colour and size as we always have someone it will fit! We also need school bags, and croc-type shoes.