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Ituru high school is located in Kiambu county, Gatundu south constituency in Gatundu south sub county. It’s a boys boarding school categorized as a county school it is located 0.9945o South of Equator and 36.90o to the East of Greenwich meridian. 0.9945oS, 36.90oE
The school was started in the year 1962 by the Holy Ghost Fathers.
Fr Obrien, the founding principal, started by constructing an office which doubled up as his residential room in 1962 from where he oversaw the construction of the Eastern bloc classes starting with the form one. He started with about 15 students. He financed the electricity 3 phase connection from Gatundu to Ituru. In 1966 he oversaw the digging of the school borehole.
He first built the chemistry laboratory and then the current principal and deputy’s house and two other staff houses. He also constructed the wooden staffroom afterwards to double up as the entertainment room. Mr. Joseph Mbugua, the second principal, constructed the Western block of classes in 1976 and the southern block in 1980. He later constructed the biology laboratory in 1984.
The foundation to the Boarding complex was dug in 1987. Mr. J.M Ngure is reported to have helped the school acquire more pieces of land in the neighborhood (5 pieces) He started the foundation of the current boarding. Other principal built on this foundation. The following is the list of head teachers who have served in Ituru high school.
Fr. James M. O’Brien – 1962 – 1975
Mr. Joseph M. Ngure – 1976 – 1994
Mr. Charles Wanjohi – 1995 – 1996
Mr. Chomba D. Kamau – 1996 – 1997
Mr. Wachira P. Rukwaro – 1997 – 2005
Mr. Kamau G.Robert – 2005 – 2009
Mr. Kahura W. Samuel – 2009 – 2013
Mr. Kairu L.M – 2014 – 2018
Mr. Kariuki P.M – May 2018
Ituru High is a four streamed boys boarding school with a population of 870 students. The school has maintained a mean score of above 6.00 since year 2012 with an average of 40 students being admitted to the university by JAB per year The school has undergone rapid infrastructure development during Mr. Kairu’s tenure. the current endeavours revolves around on raising the school mean score, and ensuring an all-round student. Equipping the school with the necessary infrastructure is one other endeavor as well as incorporating ICT in teaching-learning activities. The school is now ready to start a 5th stream hence a population of about 1000 students. Four classes will however be required and additional science laboratories among other infrastructures. The dining hall may be converted into dormitory cubicles while a new DH is constructed. Additional ablution block to cater for added number of students will also be a requirement
The school has all along benefited from spiritual nourishment/guidance by Catholic Church. The proactive school administration as well as a team of committed teaching staff have ensured a steady growth and stable school culture.