St. Mary’s School Yala
is a provincial school
for boys situated along the Kisumu-Busia highway
in Yala Township
in the Nyanza
Province of Western Kenya
The school was founded in 1927 by the Mill Hill missionaries
notably Msgr. Brandsma who wanted to start a teachers college for catholic schools
. Yala School was opened in 1927 making it one of the oldest schools in Kenya.
It was noted that not many students were keen on becoming teachers and so it become a full primary school
and junior secondary school that expanded to become the current St. Mary’s Yala. 700-730 students
attend the school each year and it has a teaching staff of 40.
The student body is headed by the School Captain
) together with prefects. There is an Old Boys Association "Yala Old Boys Association
. (YOBA)", which is a social gathering of old boys.
The school offers various sporting disciplines, which include rugby, athletics, soccer, basketball, handball, indoor-games, volleyball, badminton and hockey. The rugby team won the national secondary school rugby championship in 2003.
The school was headed by Mr. Marcellous K’ojwang as the Principal until 2005 when Mr. John Awiti replaced him in that capacity.Mr Awiti brings on board a wealth of experience from St. Joseph Rapogi in Migori District. Mrs. Rosemary Abuodha Omogo (Deputy Principal) deputized him till 2006 when Mr. Sammy Onyango took over as deputy Prinripal,... Read More