• ChemiChemi Nyahururu, Laikipia County
    • Mon - fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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    • info@johnpaulii.sc.ke

About Us


John Paul II Primary School is a catholic school run by the Dimesse Sisters, Daughters of Mary Immaculate. The Dimesse is a pontifical congregation founded by Fr. Antony Pagani in 1579 in Vicenza Italy. In Kenya the Dimesse are spread in the Arch-Diocese of Nairobi, Homabay, Marsabit and Nyahururu Diocese. John Paul II is a mixed day and boarding private institution which follows the 8-4-4 and the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) systems of education. The school is located in Laikipia County, Nyahururu Sub-county, Igwamiti Ward, Ndunyu Location, Chemichemi locality. It is 1.2 km off the Nyahururu-Nakuru road.

The school was founded in 2003 with the first seven pupils being admitted to the ECDE section in 2004. Later with the help of different benefactors from Italy, among them, Michelle Bragagnolo and his friends, in collaboration with Sr Tiziana (the then Regional Superior of Dimesse sisters) and Sr Rose (Futgenzia), and the entire family of Dimesse sisters, eight more classrooms, a dining hall and the administration block were constructed. The first primary school class was admitted in 2005 with a total of 14 pupils. Sr Alice Maingi served as the first Head teacher (2004-2006). The school grew progressively and the boarding section started in 2010 with a total of 72 pupils. By then the sisters working in the school were Sr Catherine Gathuma, Sr Alice Maingi and Sr Veronica Barongo.

Our Mission and Vision

John Paul II Primary School is guided by its vision and mission in the delivery of quality education.

  • Mission To mold learners from diverse backgrounds through provision of knowledge, life skills and virtues required for moral development to ensure their holistic formation.

  • Vision To be an institution of excellence that fosters the learner’s academic, spiritual and social aspects for an integrated society.

  • Guiding Statement ‘Anyone who welcomes a child in my name, welcomes me’ (Mark 9:37)

  • School Motto Knowledge, respect and determination

  • Core Values Team spirit, Hard work, Openness, Enthusiasm, Determination, Prayerfulness

Message From The Manager

  • Ven. Anthony Pagani (founder – Dimesse Sisters) implored the sisters to emulate the spirit of the Pelican in their ministry. This translates to the selfless life of Christ himself who gave all he had including his own life for mankind. I urge you (dear sons and daughters) to be a pelican to your brothers and sisters. Like a pelican let love guide you in all your endeavour.

    Let these usual statements be your guide :

    Do your best, God will do the rest.
    Be your brother’s/ sister’s keeper.
    There is no elevator to success.

    May the Almighty God bless you and help you to be the source of inspiration to all those you encounter.

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