Soaring High

Hillside School



Staff Profile

External Consultants 

For our learners to be successful all round, we also have external consultants who come to talk to our learners to ensure we keep up to our school motto ‘Soaring High’ This program is run by Dr. Alenga who is a lecturer at Kenyatta University. The program contains four paradigms 


A. Academic Excellence

Under this paradigm, we cover:-

1. Types of learners and their learning styles

2. The best teaching methods suitable for each type of learner

3. What learners must know to excel in KCPE Examination

4. The most effective and comprehensive revision training for candidates and their teachers for sustainable academic excellence 



B. Gift, Talents and Weakness Identification

The main purpose of this exercise is to:-

1. Connect children, teenagers, adolescents, youths and young adults with their God given purpose in life

2 Help them to identify their Distinguishing Natural Abilities ( D. N. A. )

3. Help them to apply their full potential and become the very best that God created them to be.

4.    Assist  parents and teachers to nature gifts and talents of the young learners 



C. Family Values

Up to seven years (0 – 7YRS), children should be taught, obedience, sincerity, and orderliness. These three virtues form the foundation on which to build other foundational family values.


At this age, children have not yet developed a sense of reason hence receptive to know and understand what is right and what is wrong without question. This is the uploading stage, and as the apostle Paul advises us in Philippians 4;8 finally brethren whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think of these things. You cannot tell children to think of these things, when they grow up, if you have not taught them! At career advisory centre, we teach children these things, so that when they grow up, we can tell them to think of these things, because as a man thinks so he is!  


8 – 12 Years, children should be taught, will power (or self esteem), confidence, taking charge of their lives, focus (or concentration), patience, responsibility (or taking initiative), justice, fairness or being mindful of other people’s welfare, and generosity or giving and caring for others.

At this age, the child begins to reason and put meaning into life around him or her. The child begins to understand God, God’s creation, life, purpose in life, passion, gifts and talents, strengths and weaknesses. At this age, they need explanations, as to why things are the way they are. As they begin to understand, they enter adolescents, when they have to do things on their own initiative with understanding. 


13 – 15 years, children (teenagers) should be taught; modesty, self control, straight forwardness, hospitality, friendships, respect and devotion.  

At this age, the adolescent should be helped to be good to others, without compromising good family values. He or she has to be the one in control, so that he/she is not influenced by bad character, instead he/she should be the one to influence others with good character.

At this age, the adolescents need reason for everything they do. Parents and teachers should explain and give valid reasons for everything they do, to help the adolescent understand life. The adolescents ask questions, not because they are rude, but because they want to understand, and if they are asked by those who do not know, they can explain. Adolescents by nature (at this age), they are unrealistic, always searching for new experiences. If parents and teachers do not provide the explanations, reasons and the help needed, they will search for it from elsewhere, including from their peers. 


16 – 18 years, at this Age, the adolescents should be taught; courage, good sense of judging, flexibility, understanding, loyalty, bravery, humility, and confidence. At this age the adolescents needs reason and logic, we teach them courage, patience, and confidence.



D. Character Development

Under this paradigm, we cover:-

1. Human growth and development stages of children, teenagers, adolescents, youths and young adults

2  What children must know, at each stage of their growth and development,

3. Problems and challenges facing children, teenagers, adolescents, youths and young adults

4.  Opportunities available to children, teenagers, adolescents, youths and young adults

5.   Threats that are facing children, teenagers, adolescents, youths and young adults

6.    The major 15 depression and counseling issues facing children, teenagers, adolescents, youths and young adults  

Meet Our Team


Joe Kabugi– Chief Executive



Joe holds a BA in public Administration from Moi University and an MBA from Kenyatta University.



He started formal employment as a teacher at Ngararia girls High school rising to head the English/literature department and then joined Delmonte K Ltd.  where he was in charge of company sponsored schools including Imani School.


An accomplished Human Resources specialist, he later joined British American Tobacco initially as an Employee Relations Manager and later Human resources Manager for Horn of Africa comprising of seven countries.

Joe left BAT to form COL (K) Ltd. Where he is the chairman and Chief Executive