Mrs. Deborah Boyd-Moss

    MA Cantab PGCE IAPS


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House News

  • Tuesday 27th January 2015

    U11b & c Hockey

    Inside: U11b & c Boys’ Hockey

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    • Sunday 25th January 2015

      Hog Charge

      Inside: some photos from the annual Hog charge

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      • Wednesday 21st January 2015

        2nd X1 Hockey v St Andrew’s

        Inside:  2nd X1 Girls’ Hockey   and then the rain came down

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        • 23rd December 2014

          Letter from the Head

          Pembroke House – Letter from the Headmistress Christmas Holidays, Tuesday 23rd December Inside IAPS Athletics, Scholarships, Christmas Dinner & Games, Final Assembly, Academic Awards, Sports Awards, House Points, House Match Results, Prefects, Goodbyes, Ruth Ngobi, Craft Fair, Christingles & Nativity, Sports Camp, Things to Remember The last few weeks of term are very busy and […]

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    • Founded in 1927

      Pembroke House follows the British Common Entrance curriculum and is one of the oldest international boarding prep schools in Kenya. Founded in 1927 it has been educating boys and girls for over 85 years. The school has been a charitable trust since 1959, and all income is re-invested into the improvement of education for the children.

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    • 1927-1947: Harold Turner as Headmaster

      Pembroke House was named after the Cambridge College attended by its founding Headmaster, Harold Turner, who established the school in 1927. The unfinished farmhouse and over 100 acres were bought from a Capt. Alan Gibson who had intended to farm flax but had run out of money.

    • 1947-1965: Christopher Hazard as Headmaster

      In 1947 Harold Turner retired and sold the school to Christopher Hazard. Improved roads meant that more fixtures were possible and the sports at Pembroke House blossomed. The teams travelled in the Hazards’ 1914 Rolls-Royce tourer! In 1959 Hazard designed a chapel for the school and the boys built it themselves.

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    • 1959: Formation of the not-for-profit, Kenya Educational Trust

      Pembroke House has been part of the Kenya Educational Trust Limited since 1959. This body, accepted by guarantee without having a share capital, is an independent institution with all income received devoted to the management and improvement of the school.

    • 1970-1983 DAVID OPIE
    • 1970-1983: David Opie as Headmaster

      After a few difficult years for Pembroke, David Opie was employed as the new Headmaster in 1970. He changed the school motto to  ‘Fortuna favet Fortibus’ (Fortune favours the brave), which former pupils claim was appropriate to his teaching style! Meanwhile the number of boys increased to 120. Opie sadly drowned whilst fishing.

    • 1984-1993 RICHARD FOSTER
    • 1984-1993: Richard Foster as Headmaster

      Richard Foster took over at the early age of 28 years and proceeded to become one of the schools most inspirational heads.  Richard ‘Foz’ Foster nurtured all aspects of school life from academia to sports to pastoral care and sheperded the introduction of girls in 1988.

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    • 1988: Girls introduced

      The introduction of girls was a momentous move for the school.  Pupil numbers had been declining, but with the introduction of girls they steadily climbed again.  Any concerns that girls would make the school ‘wet’ were soon dispelled by their no-nonsense approach.

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    • 1993-1997: Bill Buck as Headmaster

      Bill Buck has started his teaching career in the UK and was one of the first Pembroke House heads to have an entirely English background.  Bill took a more liberal outlook on the development of Pembroke and was helped develop today’s family atmosphere.

    • 1997-2003 AND 2004-2005 ALAN BATEMAN
    • 1997-2004: Alan Bateman as Headmaster

      Alan Bateman was one of Pembroke’s greatest reformers.  Ushering in a new era without corporal punishment, it was Alan that followed Bill Bucks work in developing the real heart of the school, creating an unparalleled family atmosphere.

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    • 2005-2009: Sam Cook as Headmaster

      Sam Cook placed great emphasis on the academic development of Pembroke House.  Under his stewardship, the Common Entrance results improved year on year, reaching an average A/B grade across all subjects by the end of his reign.

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    • 2009-Present: Mrs. Debs Boyd-Moss as Headmistress

      Mrs. Boyd-Mess is Pembroke House’s first ever headmistress.  A highly experienced educationalist, and part of the East African community from birth, she has breathed new life into the school.  Academic and sports results, and pupil numbers are at the highest in the school’s history.

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    • 1927: Pembroke Opens Doors

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