Naivasha Girls High School was initially started as Hill School, a primary facility for odiero kids in 1961 when classes ran from Standard one to six.
Hill School was closed down after the white community left in December 1964 and was reopened two years later as a mixed day single stream secondary school. By 1969, parents agreed to establish boarding facilities.
Today, this school in Nakuru County has about 1, 000 students who enjoy the tranquil environment as the school is sandwiched with by Hells Gate National Park, Lake Naivasha and Kenya Wildlife Service Training School.
Hippos are not uncommon visitors, yawning away when math becomes elephant!
In this school nicknamed ‘NaG,’ Valentine’s Day is celebrated with a yummy chicken meal. Students take a break from books and converge at the School Hall where the Principal and teachers give them a pep talk.
Students though ranked ugali, beans and cabbage as their favourite meal and a trip aboard Mrembo, the school truck, capped their ecstasy. For girls who schooled in NaG in early 2000s to-date, Mr Njoroge the chemistry teacher remains the best ever.
NaG performs well in regional sports, drama and music festivals, advancing to national levels besides their name as academic giants in the region.
Notable alumni guided by the motto “Diligence and Discipline for Excellence” include; KBC news anchor Beatrice Gatonye, paediatrician Dr Margaret Wainaina and High Court Advocate Grace Mburu.
Others who wore white blouse, pink cardigans and striped pink-white skirts are LightBox Africa Editor Rose Mwambonu, Deloitte consultants Jecinta Nyabuto and Kenya Airports Authority Accounts Assistant Mercy Langat.
Others are Fox International Logistics Credit Controller Yvonne Gitau, Shapoorji Pallonji Group Administrator Mercy Mocha, Kenya Wildlife Service Laboratory Technician at Forensic and Genetics Lab Antoinette Miyunga and eastern African Grain Council Regional Programmes Administration Manager Jane Mokua.