St. George’s High School, Kaloleni-Giriama is a four year high school located at Mwabayanyundo, Kaloleni Giriama, in Kilifi County. It was first started as an intermediate school by the Holy Ghost Fathers who came to Mwabayanyundo from Waa in Kwale County, where they had faced opposition from the community.
When the missionaries arrived at Mwabayanyundo, they constructed a dam to alleviate water shortages. Due to their having arrived at Mwabayanyundo from Waa, the dam was called Waa dam by the natives of Mwabayanyundo. Up to this day, the name Waa is used on the dam.
For many years, St. George’s served as an Intermediate School, but in 1957 it was upgraded and it became the St. George’s High School, Giriama. Between it’s founding as a high school, in 1957 and July 1975 the St. George’s High School was headed by white Catholic priests, thereafter it has been headed by highly qualified, dedicated and visionary Kenyan Principals.
Our goal at St. George’s High School is to provide an educational journey that will enable all students to achieve the best of their unique potentials in becoming contributing global citizens.
The principals of St. George’s High School from 1957 to date:
Rev. Fr. L. O’Connor CSSP 1957 – 1958
Rev. Fr. G. Hannan CSSP 1958 – 1964
Rev. Fr. J. Phelan CSSP 1965 – 1972
Rev. Fr. J. Griffin CSSP 1972 – 1973
Rev. Fr. B. Hearne CSSP 1973 – 1974
Rev. Fr. S. O’Connel CSSP 1975 – July
Mr. R. Kahindi 1975 – 1976
Mr. D. Kivuva 1977 – July
Mr. S. Sowa 1977 – 1986
Mr. A. Mwalagaya 1987 – 1990
Mr. J. Babu 1990 – 1992
Mr. A. Katana 1993 – 1995
Mr. H. Munga 1996 – 2005
Mr. V. Majeni 2006 – 2010
Mr. G. Karisa 2011 – date