The school was started in 1974 on harambee basis as a co-educational and community institution to cater for the local students who did not qualify to be admitted to government schools. Later boarding facilities were put up. In 2001, the school gradually started to phase out boys and in 2003 the school became a girls’ only school and was elevated to Provincial Boarding Secondary School. The school has an enrolment of 325 students with two streams in every class offering the 8:4:4 system of education. In the year 2010 it was officially registered as Kithirune Girls Secondary School. In 2013, the institution changed from a Provincial School to a County School in line with the new education jurisdiction. The name changed in 2017 to Kithirune Girls High School.

 Since its inception, the school has had five head teachers as follows:

  1. Mr. Kinuu Mbogori                        1974
  2. Mr. Erastus Mworia                       1974 to August 2002.
  3. Mrs. Lucy G. Mutwiri                    September 2002 to November 2004.
  4. Alusia Kimani                                 December 2004 to December 2008.
  5. Faith L. Kanana Kirimi                  January 2009-January 2016
  6. Jacinta K. Maingi                           January 2016 to date.

The main catchment area covers the entire Meru County, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Laikipia and Moyale among others. The school stands on 15 acres of arable land used for production of horticultural crops and dairy farming to subsidize the school’s budget and part of it is forested. The school is sponsored by the M.C.K and has a legally constituted BoM and a functional P.T.A. It has a human resource of 14 TSC teachers, 4 BoM teachers and 16 support staff. The administration consists of BoM, the Secretary to the Board (Principal), Deputy Principal, Heads of Departments, Teachers and Students’ Council. The school has 8 permanent classrooms, two well-equipped labs, a computer lab, an improvised administrative block and a staffroom, an incomplete kitchen and a dining hall, 2 permanent dormitories with one nearing completion and 1 semi-permanent one. The school has a 51 seater bus and is connected to the national electricity grid. It has clean piped water, though not enough for the school’s needs.

The school also has internet connectivity and students have access to e-learning.


School’s Vision:

To be a center of excellence for moulding world class, Godly and self-reliant female leaders

School’s Mission:

To …

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