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Kindergarten and Primary School


Kindergarten Levels

In Shani School’s Kindergarten, we nurture the youngest of minds with care and creativity. Our curriculum is designed to cater to their developmental stages, fostering a love for learning from the very beginning.

At this level, the key competencies are closely related with the developmental milestones. As the prereading and prewriting skills form a solid foundation for future learning, Order, Hygiene and Routines start bearing fruit. Potty training is completed and quickly mastered by those who reported in diapers.


Higher prereading and prewriting activities are introduced as the entire alphabet is introduced through activities such as modelling and colouring. Thematic learning takes off. By third term in this level, three letter words are formed and the learners are ready to start the national curriculum in PP II.


Literacy and Numeracy, Hygiene and Nutrition, Environmental and Psychomotor activities are pronounced. Thematic learning continues at the end of which learners start reading and writing. Formative Assessments take shape.


Reading simple story books and working out simple number problems is achieved. Formative Assessment continues until learners are presented for Grade 1 entry Assessments. Kiswahili language is introduced.

imgPrimary School

Established in 2012, the Primary section at Shani School offers an enriching educational journey from Grade 1 to 6. Located at our Shani Angaza campus, this section follows the Competency-Based Curriculum meticulously, supported by a team of competent and thoroughly trained CBC teachers.

Lower Primary

Along with the curriculum, the value of Responsibility is given much attention and is embedded in all lessons. This is important as the young learners are now required to take care of their personal items and begin to copy work from the teacher’s board.

Learning to learn, one of the core competencies of the CBC curriculum will now be tested as learners are expected to read and comprehend in order to answer questions during assessments.

NB: It is of paramount importance for parents and the school to discuss any delayed milestones at this age and with consultation seek expert assessment. (This will form the basis for placement in the Stage Based Curriculum where necessary.)


The same Learning areas continue with higher concepts being introduced. The ability to read and understand gets tested as numberwork takes a new turn to introduce simple story sums.

Learning to learn and critical thinking and problem solving continue to be the most important core competencies.


Grade 3 marks the end of Early Years education and it is during this year that learners will undertake KNEC’s Kenya Early Years Assessment (KEYA). This assessment comprises a project abbreviated as ILA ( Integrated Learning Assessment) that assesses all learning areas simultaneously for a period of two months after which learners undertake two written Assessments in Literacy and Numeracy.

The paradigm shift in linking different learning areas brought about by the Competency based Curriculum will now be demonstrated.

KEYA also marks the beginning of grading that builds up to the final grade at KPSEA.

The differentiation of the Stage based and the Age based pathways is also clear cut by now as learners with special learning needs have already been registered to undertake the Kenya Foundation Level Education Assessment (KFLEA) and their appropriate assessments prepared by KNEC. Just like in the age based KEYA, KFLEA grades will build up to the Grade 6 KILEA.

KFLEA mainly assesses the learners’ ability to undertake activities of daily living and communication.


Upper Primary

At Grade 4, upper primary years have started. Learning areas now increase and take more specific subject names. A lot of practicals will now be undertaken in Agriculture, Home Science and Science and Technology and Music. Computer programming will be introduced where learners be introduced to the basics of coding.

Mathematical Concepts will take a lift. Both English and Kiswahili will summon higher comprehension and creativity in writing.

French Language is introduced and learners undergo the equivalent of level A1.1. Internal French language Assessments are administered.

All the seven core competencies of the Competency Based Curriculum are have now become a reality.

Learners will undertake KNEC’s SBA (School based Assessment) that will contribute towards the final Grade at KPSEA.

The stage based pathway enters the Intermediate Level where Numeracy and Literacy are now added to the curriculum.


In Grade 5, the same subjects from Grade 4 continue. More complex concepts building on those undertaken in Grade 4. Assessments are undertaken per subject. Practicals continue. Learners will undertake KNEC’s SBA (School based Assessment that will contribute towards the final Grade at KPSEA. The stage based learners continue with the Intermediate Level and receive their appropriate Assessments in school as well as from KNEC.

French Language continues and learners undergo the equivalent of level A1.2. Internal French language Assessments are administered.


In grade 6 learners are being geared up for the Kenya Primary School Assessment(KPSEA). All core competencies, values and PCIs are now put into practice and are engrained in their assessments, all in the formation of an Ethical, Engaged and Empowered learner.

Learners will undertake KNEC’s School Based Assessment as well as internal Assessments that now resemble KPSEA’s two general papers, Languages and Mathematics.

French Language continues and learners undergo the equivalent of level A1.3. Internal French language Assessments are administered.

Finally KPSEA is administered by KNEC and our learners are ready for Junior Secondary School.