Kitondo is located in Nzeeni village, Ngoni sub-location, Kisau division of the newly created Mbooni district, some 5 KM from Mbumbuni Market and about 70KM from Machakos- Masii –Wote road.
It is public boys boarding school registered as a four stream provincial school. It sits on a 20 acre piece of land.
The school was started in 1970.This was due to the need for a secondary school in the area as there was none to serve the neighboring community at the time. It inherited some infrastructure from the former kitondo primary school which was shifted to a new site in 1976. The school started as a Harambee school those days and became government aided in 1982.
Initially it was a mixed school but in 1987, it was decided to separate the boys from the girls and a girls’ school was built at the current Kisau Girls secondary school. It thus became a purely boys school.
In 1990, a major Harambee was held which helped to construct a dormitory which could hold 100 boys with the rest remaining day scholars. In 1994 another Harambee was held and one more dormitory constructed and another one rehabilitated ton ensure all the boys were fully boarded.
The school has been performing quite well in the National examinations in the recent past. Since 1992,it has featured in the news as among the top 100 schools in the country. The year 2005 registered the best results yet, a mean score of 9.044. The year 2006 was the saddest when the results for 100 students were cancelled for alleged cheating in Mathematics paper. However, the school bounced back to register good results for 2007 with a mean score of 8.725.
Students admission to public universities has grown steadily and a cumulative total of 313 students have been admitted since the 8-4-4 system of education started. This is about about 17% of the students who have been through the school under 8-4-4 system. The highest number was for the 2006/2007 academic year when 67 students were admitted from the 2005 KCSE class. However, if the minimum university admission requirements of C+ were taken to consideration, then a total of 1084 have achieved that grade. This is 58.95% of the students who have gone through the 8-4-4 system in the school. The school has been doing well in both arts and sciences.
Infrastructure development has also been going on with the continued school growth.
The school has had a very good discipline record until last year,2007 when some boys decided to burn one of the dormitories. This was a very sad and unfortunate situation, and quite unexpected.
The school is sponsored by the African Inland Church with a properly nominated board of governors managing the school as well as a school chaplain.
The school has been growing at a tremendous phase and it is for this reason that the school board has found it necessary to prepare a strategic plan to act as a roadmap for the achievement of the vision and mission of the school. The development of the strategic plan is hoped to
- Improve performance of the school
- Point (focus)all the stakeholders towards one common direction-the main aims/targets of the school.
- Help management to ensure all employees work towards the school mission, aims and objectives.
- Ensure everyone knows where we are going, and how we are going there.
To ensure all areas of the school development get attention so that none is ignored
SCHOOL MOTTODetermined to serve; committed to excellence
To be a model educational Institution to produce all-round young men, strong to serve.
To provide a conducive and rich learning environment through quality and efficient service delivery to enable acquisition of sound knowledge, integral physical skills and positive behavioral modes by the students both for individual growth and self actualization.
- Good discipline
- Academic excellence
- Strong spiritual foundation
- Efficient time management
- Service to the community
- Team work
- Physical development