Kaptagat Prospectus 1969

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    The Hon. Dr. J. G. Kiano, E.G.H., Ph.D., M.P. — The Minister for Education for Kenya
  The Headmaster The Headmaster, Mr. J. A. L. Chitty M.A., Hons., (Cantab.) came to Kaptagat in September 1956. He was educated at King's College School, Wimbledon (where he was Senior Prefect) and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he received an Honours degree in History.
    "Recognition of the part Kaptagat Preparatory School plays in East Africa is clearly indicated by the succession of distinguished men who have honoured the school by attending your Speech Days.

        He captained the Surrey Schools Rugger XV, played for the Wasps Rugby Club and was also a Trialist for English Schoolboys, Ceylon and Cambridge University.
    The School is not new to me. Two years ago my children were schooling here and l came to know this school when visiting them. / have always followed with interest the success of this school, a success which has touched all aspects of school life. Kaptagat Preparatory School was not only the first independent preparatory school in Kenya to admit children of all races but in fact extended a positive invitation to African and Asian parents to send their children to this School.
          After the Second World War, in which he served in the Royal Corps of Signals, he was Senior Master at the Hill School, Ceylon and a Housemaster at the Dragon School, Oxford.
    Buildings The School is built in brick and cement with roofing of asbestos or corrugated iron.
    It is the intention of the Government of Kenya to make it possible for all the people of this country to live and enjoy life together. I t is very encouraging that a school like yours has the intention of making conscious effort to put into practice measures which will lead to a greater understanding amongst the people of this country. By doing this, this school is making a very important contribution to the achievement of the aims of His Excellency the President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta's Government — that all the peoples of Kenya should be members of one happy family.
          It has the appearance of a cottage school, set out in the three sides of a square.
          All the buildings are single storey with ample door and window space. Fire risk is negligible, nevertheless precautions are taken and fire extinguishers are at hand and regularly checked in all buildings.
    l know there has been some concern about the future of non-Government schools in Kenya but to quote from the Report of the Kenya Education Commission, 'So long as the Public Authority is unable to meet the whole of the country's educational needs it is both legitimate and desirable for private schools to continue to meet the needs that remain unsatisfied. My Ministry has, however, a duty to the country to see and to ensure that the education given in schools in Kenya is consistent with the country's aspirations..."
          Over £30,000.has been spent on extensive additions and alterations to the buildings during the last twelve years.
          These have included new Staff houses, a new Tennis pavilion, a new Art room and a new Science laboratory.
          The school has its own electric light plant which consists of three units each capable of lighting the school on its own. The lights are kept on throughout the night.