Kaptagat Prospectus 1969

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    It is not suggested that the tentative conclusions reached by means of Intelligence Tests should be anything more than guides, and that one should necessarily despair of a child whose I.Q. is in the region of 100. The I.Q. is in fact merely one piece of evidence, to be taken in conjunction with others.
    Extensions have been made and apparatus bought to meet the new demands of the Nuffield Science and Mathematics teaching projects.
      Music The School has a strong tradition in music and a number of children take piano, violin and recorder lessons. Those interested in singing may join the School Choir which participates every year in the Kenya Music Festival in Nairobi. During the last nine years the Choir has been awarded three First places, three Second places and three Third places at the Festival.
    The parent of an average preparatory school pupil (1.Q. about 115 doing reasonably well in class) who has extravagant ideas of a Public School Scholarship may be persuaded to set his sights on the Common Entrance Examination by reference to the following table:-
        Music appreciation is arranged every Friday evening for the Middle and Senior Forms. A high fidelity sound system recently installed in the School Hall has added greatly to the enjoyment of listening to music.
    Scholars and Exhibitioners in I.Q. Groups (excluding Music and Art Awards):-
    8% of successful candidates have an I.Q. 115 — 123 24% of successful candidates have an I.Q. 124 — 131 68% of successful candidates have an I.Q. 132 — 140
      Children who have lessons are entered for the examination of the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music.
    Similarly it is prudent to warn parents of children whose I.Q. is less than 115 that they should choose a second string should the children be entered for one of the more 'difficult' Public Schools.
  Art The School has an outstanding reputation for Art and the Art School comprises a variety of activities including drawing, painting, pottery, lino cutting and modelling.
              Art is not regarded as an 'extra' which may possibly be of use to a small minority of children. It is considered, with Music, to be one of the keys to the understanding of the human spirit. It is therefore taught throughout the school. Practical work such as scenery painting, the designing and making of stage properties and the painting of posters is done by the children in their own time.
    At the lower end of the scale, children with an I.Q. of 105 may only have a chance to enter a Public School if helped by a good Headmaster's report on music, art, games or qualities of leadership.
    At Kaptagat we do not tell children their I.Q. score nor do we use it to classify or type them.
              During recent years the School has won awards at the UNESCO Exhibition of Children's Art, the International Art Exhibition held in Italy and also at the Children's Royal Academy in the Guildhall, London. At the Academy more than twenty paintings from this school have been selected for Exhibition and on two occasions paintings have been chosen for presentation to the Patron of the Society, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
  Teaching Aids Full use of modern educational aids is made wherever possible. The school has a 16mm sound projector and there are weekly films on subjects as widely varied as mathematics and history or geography and science.
    Tape recorders are used to help the study of language, speech and music.
  Gold and Silver Medallists—Royal Drawing Society.