Friday January 13 2023

Newsflash 13/1/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is great to have our students back on the ground! Thank you to you as parents for your continued sacrificial investment into the development of your children. We do not take it for granted. We remind you that where you have questions or concerns, please do get in touch with us. 

Calendar Key Events:

16 January – May-June CIE Registration Window Opens

16 January – 20 January Form 1 Camp – Victoria Falls 

18 January – CIE IGCSE Results Release

29 January – 2 February – Stewards Camp 

28 January – Fixture Free Weekend 

3 February – May-June CIE Registration Window Closes

14 February – Interhouse Cross Country 

15 February – Senior Interhouse Public Speaking 

16 February – Parents Assembly AGM – 11am (Parental Attendance Expected) 

17 – 20 February – Mid-Term Fixture Free (ALL boarders must sign out for this period)

21 February – National Youth Day

22 February – Music Soiree Evening 

24 February – Grade 6 & Grade 7 Open Day

24 February – Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 Careers Afternoon

25 February – Interhouse Athletics 

6 – 8 March – NIAA Eisteddfod 

11 March – Fixture Free Weekend 

13 March – MES Careers Visit

15 March – Interhouse Spelling Bee

22 March – Interhouse Music Competition 

29 March – Consultation Day – Form 1, 4 and Upper 6s 

IGCSE Results Release:

Results for the November IGCSE examinations become available at 8am on Wednesday 18 January. Parents are welcome to come to school between 9am and 11am on this day to connect with their children around results. We look forward to celebrating successes and where challenges are met, our Academics team will be available to confirm the best way forward. 

Parents Who Pray:

“As a parent or guardian, you cannot keep a moment by moment watch over your children, but God can. With so much evil and wickedness in the world today, we need to arise and pray for our children more than ever before. 

One can put a thousand to flight, two, ten thousand. Imagine the impact we could make as parents and guardians if we are united in prayer. The Bible also says where two or more are gathered, God is there. 

Please join our MCC Prayer Group to pray for our children and our school using the link below” – Patience Tsvakwi (Parent Prayer Coordinator)

Form 1 Camp:

Our Form 1s head out to Victoria Falls on Monday. Day scholars are to be at the bus shed at 6am, and are to be collected on Friday at 3pm. A few reminders:

  • No gadgets, devices or cameras on camp
  • Pocket money should be included in the range of USD20-USD50
  • MCC Sports Bag or bag of similar size to be used for packing 
  • Don’t forget to pack – Bible, Notebook, Stationery, Insect Repellent amongst the usual camp attire
  • No bedding required as is provided
  • Prophylactic malaria treatment to be started before departure (Boarders will receive this from the Sanatorium) 

Rugby Tour Meeting:

Parents of those going on rugby tour please diarise a meeting at 6pm on Thursday 19 January in the MCGS hall for Gweru based parents. Non-Gweru based parents will be sent the link to join virtually by end of day Tuesday 17 January. 

Boarder Signing Out:

Please take note that borders may only go home for the weekend at Fixture Frees. Please take note of the three dates as outlines in the calendar. Note that only the Mid-Term fixture free is a compulsory ‘sign out’ weekend. 

Parents Assembly AGM:

Please note that this important parents meeting will take place at 11am on Thursday 16 February in the MCGS hall. Parental attendance is expected. Boarder parents are to then sign their children out for the Mid-Term fixture free at this meeting. 

Sports Programme:

Please see the attached sports programme in operation until Interhouse Athletics after which time compulsory swimming and pre-season winter sport training will come into effect. Note that whilst Enbee Gweru has limited girls costume sizes in stock, George Mitchell Sports should be carrying the full range now. The second style option for boys’ swimming costumes is not as yet available, existing style to be used.


“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8