Happy House School
Happy education, bright future…
Choosing the right school for your children is the most important decision you will ever make.
We know how important it is to find the right school, that is why we built Happy House School.
We wanted to create an environment where students can be happy and flourish - school days should be filled with fun, laughter, happiness and a sense of achievement.
Every student, from early years through to the time they leave for secondary school is encouraged to be the best that they can be.
Early years education provides every child with a wide range of opportunities, experiences and challenges, with aspirational resources and facilities, all within a purpose - built setting.
Happy House School was developed by Sue and David Hayward and the charity they founded, Children of Watamu, to serve the needs of the children living in the care of Happy House Children's Home and those living in the surrounding area.
Since Sue's death in 2021, Dave ("Papa Dave" to our Happy House family) has been chair of the charity trustees.
Our schools, pre - primary and middle school are situated on a dedicated one acre site. The school is run on a non profit basis with the income from fees being used to sustain the school and help develop it further.
In line with other schools, we adopted the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) when it was introduced.
In simple terms, the Kenyan Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) is a new system of education designed by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) team and launched by the ministry of education in 2017.
CBC is designed to emphasise the significance of developing skills and knowledge and also applying those competencies to real - life situations.
In line with the requirements of CBC, we have made changes to ensure that we can offer Junior Secondary education and have successfully completed the requirements and inspection to be registered as such.
This means that we can offer a comprehensive education from early years right through to the time a young person is ready to move on to the final three years senior secondary school.
At every level, our fundamental intention is to deliver the curriculum in an environment in which children can flourish whilst developing independence and resilience.
One of our main values is that our students are kind to others but also kind to themselves. We also aim to create determined, well behaved, young people who demonstrate a real curiosity for learning.
They exude a love of learning and this is reflected in their inquisitive nature and joyous determination to understand the world around them.
Above all else, our children are happy and they treat each other with respect, kindness and compassion.
All of our staff are committed to knowing each child as an individual and our parents become part of our wonderfully warm and vibrant community.
We are more than a school, we are a family.
The learning environment we have created is exceptional.
We have a dedicated computer suite that has internet access where students, under careful supervision, have access to a wealth of virtual knowledge and information.
Information Communication Technology (ICT) plays a key role in our world today, and it is essential that our students develop the correct skills to use it.
Computers are the key to children understanding and living with the interconnectivity of our world. By developing both a thorough knowledge of computers and a healthy attitude towards them from an early age, children can be set up for a lifetime of positive computer usage.
At Happy House we believe in a well - balanced early years and junior secondary dedication that incorporates ICT without it supplanting more traditional learning methods that are so important.
The earlier they understand that digital and analogue are not mutually exclusive, the better.
All our classrooms have smart televisions so that our carefully selected teachers can harness internet resources to make the learning experience more meaningful for their students.
We are also fortunate to have a purpose built science laboratory to enhance theoretical learning with practical experience to bring science alive and to stimulate young minds. The laboratory was donated by Blackpool Soroptimists.
In our library we have an extensive collection of books for all ages and covering all subject areas, plus many dvds and musical instruments.
We have good sporting and changing facilities with dedicated shoers for Junior Secondary students.
Our class sizes are small to ensure that our caring and experienced teachers can give individual students the attention they require.
Happy House School serves children who live in the care of Happy House Children's Home but also welcomes fee - paying students from Watamu and local community. Transport is provided at an additional cost.
School meals are nutritious and freshly cooked from our own kitchen.
Parents who wish to enrol their children in our school are encouraged to come to visit so they can feel the warmth and happiness of this community, expernience our love of learning, and discover why Happy House School provides the perfect start of life.
The fee structure is available upon enquiry from the school office.
Our School uniform is available for purchase and should be won with black shoes.
There are currently limited spaces for new entrants.