Newsflash 25/9/19

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Speech Day: We look forward to a great day of celebration and reflection on Friday, and continue to extend the invitation to you to join us for our pinnacle event. We start promptly at 9am and aim to be done by 11:30am. 

Macpherson Photographers are our official photographer for the day. They will capture photographs of all prize winners receiving their prizes on stage. You can then proceed to order a copy/copies with them. If you already know that your child is winning a prize and you would like to order a photo/s, please complete the attached order form and take note of the details on it. They will also set up a ‘studio’ after the event in the side wing for anyone who would like to make use of their expertise. 

Hostel Signing Out After Speech Day: Note that if you would wish to sign out your child for the weekend, you may do so, but it is not compulsory for boarders to go home. For those who sign their children out there will be signing out points by the hall and at hostel, however please note that pupil cellphones will only be signed out at hostel so allow for time to do this if you want your child to have their cell phone.

Thursday 26 September: School ends at 1pm, except for those involved in music for Speech Day. Those individuals will be able to go home from 3:30pm. 

Hostel Signing out on Fridays: Note that because the whole school has Friday afternoon lessons up until the end of Week 6 – 18 October, boarder signing out times on Friday afternoons during this period will now be from 3:45pm – 5pm. 

Resource Centre: Thank you to you, our parent body, for the continued support of the Resource Centre dream. With money received from you we were able to purchase some more materials this past week. We continue to invite partners to join with us on this project. For more information you are welcome to contact any member of the Parents Assembly Committee or the school on principaldirector@cajjzim.com or vp2@mcc.ac.zw and you are welcome to visit the site on Friday whilst you are here for Speech Day. 

Reflection: “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.” Psalm 95:2

Newsflash 17/7/19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations: To Lisa Nesara and Kaylee Ncube who were awarded the Kathy Norman Cup for the best item in the intermediate section at the recently concluded NIAA Speech and Drama festival. We also congratulate “Trickatreaters” – Ashley Shamhu; Thapelo Melissa Ngwenya; Faith Mkachana; Faith Mukandatsama; Jean Mucheka – on their entertaining performance at the Finals Concert. 

 

Stakeholders Meeting: On Friday 19 July we will be having a meeting with interested Stakeholders who may wish to partner with us as we continue to work on the Resource Centre Project. We wish to extend this invitation to any parents who feel that they too would like to partner in some way on this project. The meeting will take place in the school hall starting at 11am and ending at 1pm. For catering and seating purposes, please would you confirm attendance on admin@mcc.ac.zw by Wednesday 5pm. 

Gweru Golf Day: This year’s golf day will take place on Saturday 3 August. Registration Fee is $100 per person or $400 per team. Please see the attached letters for registration forms, and marketing opportunities.

Upcoming Events:

Thurs 18/7 – 

  • Careers Trip to MSU Medical Faculty – 2pm

Fri 1/3 – 

  • Leavers Jeans Day 
  • Soccer vs Progress College – Jnrs & Snrs @ MCC
  • Netball vs Progress College – Jnrs & Snrs @ MCC
  • Girls Basketball vs Progress College – Jnrs & Snrs @ MCC
  • Boys Hockey vs Hillcrest – 1st Team @ Hillcrest  – 4pm

Sat 2/3  

  • Girls Hockey vs Hillcrest – All Girls teams  @ Hillcrest – 8am
  • Rugby vs Watershed – U14s @ U15s @ Watershed – 8am, U16s, 2nds & 1sts from 12:30pm
  • Girls Basketball vs Goldridge – All teams @ MCC – 8:30am

Reflection:

“The character of God is a tower of strength, for the lovers of God delight to run into his hear and be exalted on high.” Proverbs 18:10 (TPT)

Newsflash 4/7/19

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Parental and Stakeholder Support: We continue to be very grateful to those individuals and companies who partner with us on various projects. Specific thanks goes to: 

  • Midlands Metals on their sponsorship of rugby jerseys.    
  • Revd Sibanda who donated tiles, tile-on and grout towards the Parents Assembly project to retile some areas in hostel. 

Parents Assembly Committee Challenge: The Parents Assembly Committee is asking for more parents to come on board with the retiling project. Tiles have been reserved at the local supplier – Tile and Carpet – for this project. 6 boxes of tiles are required per room, plus Tile-On and grout. Those interested in contributing towards this project – with whatever sized contribution, are to please liaise with PAC Members – Mrs P Gazi 0772 308 922, Mr A Mpepu 0772 811 317, or any other PAC member – contact details are on the MCC Website.

Resource Centre Update: Below is a photograph of the site for the Resource Centre which was dedicated at the outset of the adoption of this project by parents. The Parents Assembly Committee recently revisited the site as well as inspected the materials which have been bought so far. The vision is to see progress made with the foundations as this year progresses. We thank you, the parent body, for your continued commitment to this project and look forward to watching this dream become a reality. 

Mid Year Examinations: Are under way. Note that during this time, day scholars are not required to come to school on the days that they do not have examinations. However, if coming to school – day scholars are always expected to be at school by 7:20am. If a day scholar is to leave school at a time other than between 1-2pm or after 3:30pm, a gate pass is needed. Note that those day scholars not collected by 4pm should then be found studying in the Library Wing until collection. 

Reflection: “Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls—Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” Habakkuk 3:17-18

Sports: Start of The Season – By Student Journalist: K. Mpame

The crack of the Winter season beckons the sportswomen and men from all corners of the College: Hockey players, Soccer players, Basketball players and especially, Rugby players.

For some Saturday marked the start of their debut season, for others it was the “same old, same old” in the words of Sir Maravanyika.

The Basketball Baronesses, the U14s, U15s, U16s and the First Team were stacked up against the Convent girls, hailing south of Gweru.

Basketball 

Heat, sweat and the sound of crashing basketballs were resonant that Saturday morning, however, the heat wasn’t coming from any friction between the two schools, but rather a wildfire lit by Convent’s U14’s straight up to the Eagle’s First Team. 

When asked mid-U14 match, about his outlook on the games and the season to come, Coach Pararai, answered, “The season is going to be very difficult,” he continued, “We’ve got a lot to do when it comes to our juniors. We’ll see as the season goes…but we’re hopeful.”

And it seemed like Convent wasn’t flying too far from his altitude,

“They’re okay,” answered a fervent Coach Lee when asked, “but we can see that the fitness is not there…but I’m sure we’re gonna see a marked difference as the season goes.” 

We hope she’s right (in reference to the College of course).

“The season is going to be very difficult…but we’re hopeful.”

Coach paraRai

Rugby

East of the courts — a little ways from the netball fields — the Rugby players were duking it out for season dominance. They were no strangers to the grit and rumble of the field, in fact they welcomed it. 

“We’re gonna win it,” remarked an especially confident Wadiwa Musonza, “It’s the first game of the season and we want to see where we are…and it’s also to have fun and to improve where we’re lacking.”

For the U14’s it was equally an opportunity for growth and development.

Mr Somerai (the U14 Coach) seemed eager for the season, commenting on the junior’s first game,

“It’s a tight match and the first game is always exciting and I think the boys are putting in a lot of effort…”

“We’re gonna win it,”

Wadiwa musonza

The rugby bouts were remarkable in that they could light the spark that sets the haystack of matches ahead ablaze (a road of victory for the Rugby Eagles) or perhaps they could’ve been a simple mirage in the desert (a false vision in the struggle).

However, the average is likely truest: a season marked by victory, loss, triumph, trouble, injury, recovery and naturally, growth

Mr Chimbuya (First/Second Team Coach) was asked on his take of the First Team match and the season to come, replying, “A lot of mistakes today, the guys were not up to scratch and obviously we can do better.” He continued, “a lot of potential, a lot of new guys coming into the team, it’s gonna be definitely an exciting season. The guys just need to pull up their socks…take pride in the jersey…we need to play for each other, we need to play for the school.”

Soccer

The soccer season kicked off at a defining 3-1 victory. 

Skills were tested and resolve challenged, but the First Team Soccer Eagles rode the Petra tempest proud. 

Sir Kwande (First Team Captain and Centre Back) was asked on his perspective on the matches to come, “It was a good start, it’s looking bright and we need to work hard to win the season but definitely we’re winning it and we’re going to dominate.”

“Take pride in the jersey…we need to play for each other, we need to play for the school.”

Coach chimbuya

A player recently elevated to the First Team stage, Russel Zvavamwe, scored a debut goal, much to the wild cheer of the supporters at the sidelines.

Here’s what he had to say about this match: 

“It was the first game so people are slowly picking up form…but as the season goes on…more goals, more positive play.”

“We need to work hard to win the season but definitely we’re winning it and we’re going to dominate.”

Sir kwande

Coach Dhliwayo was also asked on his view on the match, and quite straight to the point he said, “It was fine but we still have a lot of work to do.”

Now that’s a truth everyone needs to hear.

A key takeaway for all the sportswomen and men would be Mr Chimbuya’s words,

“[We]* need to pull up [our]* socks…take pride in the jersey…we need to play for each other, we need to play for the school.”

God bless, and a worthwhile second term to all the players and supporters. 

Newsletter 2 of 2019 – From the Principal’s Desk

Shalom!

Academics

The first term saw the implementation of a number of changes in our approach to student learning.  Our students are being trained and challenged to take more ownership of their learning process.  We are glad to report that more students are showing evidence of “reading ahead” of their lessons.  The teachers are seeing more active participation by pupils in lessons which helps in determining the levels of progress being made.  The time created for online research in the afternoons is benefiting pupils who used to struggle with the skill of time management.

In addition to the academic supervision structure that has been in place over the years, we have appointed four teachers who have been tasked with the task of trekking pupil performance at each form class level.  The following teachers are carrying out the said responsibility;

a) Mrs Sango – Form 4, Lower and Upper 6th

b) Dr Chawira – Form 2s

c) Mrs Muzondo – Form 3s

d) Mrs Sibanda – Form 1s

We are hoping that each pupil is going to be pushed to apply themselves fully to their studies.  We would want every pupil to be making quality progress in their performance.  This demand has to come from both the school and the parents.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to be monitoring their children’s progress using the Senatical online platform on an ongoing basis.  (Details on Senatical are provided later in this Newsletter).

 

 

2019 Examinations

May/June Examinations – commence on 2 May 2019 and end on Friday 14 June 2019. 

October/November Registrations – starts on 7 May 2019 and closes on 28 June 2019 for the following examinations:

F1s will be writing an ABRSM Music Exam

F2s will be writing Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint examinations

F4s will be writing their “O” Level examinations

L6s & U6s will be writing ‘AS’ & ‘A’ Levels respectively 

Registration fees and payment details will be available when registration commences. 

 

Certificates for 2019 Examinations

Certificates for 2019 May/June examinations will be available by 30 November 2019. For 2019 October/November examinations certificates will be available by 30 April 2020. All candidates should collect their certificates as soon as possible after receipt of them by the school and whilst the school does its best to look after these valuable certificates, the school cannot be held liable for damage or loss of uncollected ones. 

 

Keeping Track of Your Child Through The Senatical Parent Portal

The Senatical Parent Portal is an important tool which we encourage all parents to be regularly connecting to as it allows access to ‘real time’ data relating to your child/children’s progress. In the Portal, you can view the subjects your child is studying, homework, marks obtained in various written pieces of work, past reports, credits and demerits. 

We would like to draw your attention to the Credits record on the Portal. Students can receive credits from teachers in the following areas: Academics in general or for academic collaboration; innovation; progress and reading ahead, as well as Culture, Hostel, Leadership, Service, Sports and Spiritual Formation. This record of progress in these activities is a permanent record which will be used to compile testimonials now and in the future. We have added the dimension of giving awards at Formal Assembly to students who receive at least five credits per assessment to try and help them build a culture of positive engagements in all aspects of College life. Demerits are given when pupils are in contradiction to areas where credits are given for. 

We encourage all parents and guardians to constantly check the Senatical Parent Portal for a fresh update on your child’s progress both in terms of marks, credits – demerits, and teachers comments on progress. Take full advantage of technology and keep well informed. 

A quick link to the log in page can be found on our website www.mcc.ac.zw under the Parents Portal tab.  If you have challenges in logging in, please write to senatical@mcc.ac.zw

 

Moral Fibre 

We live in a fallen world and we wish we could say our children are immune to the ills of the world, but sadly that is not the case. At times children are tainted by the corrupt world we live in. Our MCC Eagles’ Creed desires for our children to make God the centre of all that they do. We implore you parents to pray for your children, to teach them the Word of God and to lead them in the Lord’s way. The agenda of the enemy has never changed as John 10vs10 states that the enemy has come to steal, kill and destroy. The comforting news is that God has come to give us life and to give us that life in abundance. So let us take heart knowing that if God is on our side, we are on the winning side. Our encouragement is that we all spend quality time with our children and get to know them better as we impart the wisdom of God into their lives.

In order to help protect our children from destructive habits, especially associated with abuse of drugs, we are urging parents and guardians to thoroughly check their children’s bags as they come to hostel or school.  It is also important to give active attention to the friends our children associate closely with and let alone the social gatherings they are engaged in.  Our children need parental guidance now more than ever before.  We are appealing to parents to take active interest in what is going on in their children’s lives on the social dimension.  For instance, it is strategic to become aware of conversations and interactions happening between our children and their social media associates.  Our children need to clearly have an alternative voice to the deceptive peer pressure weighing down on them.  Parents should not in this critical season choose to take a back seat and merely hope for the best for their children.  There is need to fight for the moral preservation for our children and to train them in the healthy and godly way that they ought to go.  As an Institution, we are vigilant and unwavering in upholding our values which are biblically informed, as reflected in the MCC Creed.

We are committed to our role of assisting and equipping children to fulfil their dreams of becoming the best which God wired them for.  Whatever discipline we will administer will be aligned to redemptive goals.

 

Day Scholar Uniform Labelling

In our ongoing endeavour to ensure consistent standards and reduction in lost property, it is a requirement that all uniform items have an individual’s name embroidered on them. This exercise started with the boarders, and now continues with day scholars. As such, day scholars are required to use the same person that did the embroidery for the boarders to ensure standards are maintained.  We are appealing that our stakeholders visit Mr Mugano in the basement area at Gweru Main Post Office on 7th Street to have your child’s item embroidered at a cost of RTGS$0.80 per item. Pupils are encouraged to return for second term with their clothes correctly embroidered.

 

Uniform Standards

We have noted with concern that some pupils are not wearing correct uniform in terms of standards outlined in our school rules. A particular area of concern is senior boys trousers where we have seen an increase in departure from the standard trouser fit, to ‘slim fit’ trouser. Note that this is not school uniform. Please visit the Orientation Documents under the Admissions Tab on our website www.mcc.ac.zw to view a copy of the Orientation Booklet in which all uniform details are outlined. Note that wherever a child is found in breach of standard, you will be required to replace the incorrect item with the correct item so please cross check that your child’s uniforms comply with regulation. To avoid unnecessary expense, we recommend that you purchase uniforms from our suppliers; namely Enbee (Westgate, Borrowdale & Gweru), Mesclothing (Gweru) and George Mitchell’s Sport (Gweru).

 

Hostel Issues

Cellphones: We have standing rules that govern how students use their cell phones and there are designated times to use these 

communication devices. Boarders are expected to hand in their phones at arrival to the College and they are only allowed to use their phones on Saturday from 3pm to Sunday 6:30pm. In the event that a student is found with a cell phone outside the stipulated times mentioned above, the cellphone privilege is withdrawn for 90 continuous days. A special thank you to all the parents who have cemented the school’s stance by not purchasing a second cell phone for their children in the event that the school has confiscated the first one. The encouragement to all stakeholders is that we follow suit as we endeavour to make our students teachable Eagles.  Our students have to master the discipline of not succumbing to cellphone addiction. 

Still on cellphones, may you spend some quality time with your children and get into their social interactive world. This is not necessarily meant to be a witch hunting exercise but an opportunity to know your child more and if there are any possible challenges, you know what you are dealing with. The few times we have detected undesirable things on a student’s gadget, we have communicated with the relevant parents so that helping a child becomes a concerted effort, not just from the school or parents but all parties. Our MCC Eagels’ Creed says, “I am a responsible citizen.” This is work in progress and we would like our students to be responsible in their use of cell phones, material viewed and shared, and language used.

Clothes pegs: An appeal was made earlier on in the term for parents to purchase pegs for their children. During the weekends children get to launder their own casual clothes. We are training our boarders to become self-reliant and have practical life skills; and we know that neatness, tidying up after oneself and washing one’s own clothes are necessary skills in moulding a child’s work ethic. May you join us in this process by buying clothes pegs and kindly labelling them with a marker for ease of identification.

 

Sports

Second term is always our busiest sporting term. As pupils return to school, please ensure that pupils return with the correct attire. Sports on offer in second term for boys: rugby, hockey, soccer (select), volleyball (select); and for girls: hockey, netball, basketball, soccer (select), volleyball (select)

Note that pupils must return with the correct sporting equipment inclusive of protective wear as follows:

Rugby

Shorts – pillar box red boxer shorts for juniors, white boxer shorts for seniors

Shirt – pillar box red rugby jersey 

Knee length socks – pillar box red with two white lines on turn over

Gum Guards

Rugby Boots (U15s and above)

 

Hockey – Boys & Girls 

Appropriate size & weighted hockey stick

Knee length socks – pillar box red with two white lines on turn over

Shin pads

Gum Guards

 

Soccer

As per the basic sports kit

Shin pads

Soccer boots

 

Netball, Basketball & Volleyball

As per the basic sports kit

 

Holiday Sports Training

As part of our preparations for this busy sporting season, a few of our sports teams will do some pre-season training between Monday 29 April and Friday 3 May. Sessions will start on Monday 29 April at 2pm and will end on Friday 3 May at 1pm. Boarder pupils may have the option of staying in hostel for the final period of the holidays (4 May to 6 May), subject to getting clearance from the Bursar on Term 2 fee payment arrangements. 

The teams involved are as follows:

U14 Rugby (those born in 2006)

U16 Rugby (those born in 2004)

1st & 2nd Team Rugby 

 

1st Team Boys Hockey

1st Team Girls Hockey 

For day scholars, note that pupils will be required to be at school from 8am to 5pm and whilst lunches will be provided, pupils are encouraged to bring additional refreshments. 

 

Partnership Appeal – Sport

Our senior sporting teams have the privilege of wearing specifically designed first team kit for matches. These kits are often made available through sponsorship by supportive parties. The invitation is open for you or your company to offer support through sponsorship of one of this season’s kits. Where a company sponsors a kit, generally the company branding can be added to the kit as a way of advertisement and in all cases, appreciation is done publicly, unless requested otherwise. Those interested in partnering with us can either contact the Principal’s office directly or the Sports office – principal@mcc.ac.zw or sport@mcc.ac.zw 

UnitsSportUSD Item PriceUSD Whole Team Cost
17Hockey Panelled Kits US$ 32.00 US$ 544.00
12Volleyball Panelled US$ 32.00 US$ 384.00
12Volleyball Panelled Boys US$ 32.00 US$ 384.00
16Boys Basketball US$ 16.00 US$ 512.00
16Girls Basketball US$ 32.00 US$ 512.00
18Boys Soccer US$ 32.00 US$ 576.00
18Girls Soccer US$ 32.00 US$ 576.00
23Rugby Jerseys US$ 48.00 US$ 1,104.00
23Rugby Shorts US$ 14.00 US$ 322.00
23Rugby Socks US$ 6.00 US$ 138.00
UnitsSportRTGS Item PriceRTGS Whole Team Cost

17

Hockey Panelled Kits80544

12

Volleyball Panelled80384

12

Volleyball Panelled Boys80384

16

Boys Basketball80512

16

Girls Basketball80512

18

Boys Soccer80576

18

Girls Soccer80576

23

Rugby Jerseys1701,104

23

Rugby Shorts42322

23

Rugby Socks21138

 

Social Welfare Appeal 

Our Social Welfare and Interact clubs play an active role in community outreach and as such, are appealing for second hand or new items of clothing and shoes, blankets, toiletries and stationery items which can be surrendered through the reception on return to school. These items will then be distributed to identified groups in our community as part of our community outreach. 

 

Parents Assembly Activities

This year’s Harare Golf Day will take place at Chapman Golf Club on Friday 24 May. Details of entry will be circulated next week. 

This year’s Harare Fundraising dinner will take place at Rainbow Towers on Saturday 22 June (Exeat Weekend). Please diarise this date and plan to attend with your family and friends. 

In light of upcoming activities and fundraising initiatives, the Parents Assembly Committee have requested that pupils return with the following items next term to assist in making hampers for both functions:

Form 1 – 1 x 2 litre dilute juice or 1 x 1litre box pure fruit juice

Form 2 – 1 x 2kg Sugar or 1 x 2kg rice or 1 x 2kg pasta

Form 3 – 1 x 500ml body lotion or 2 x tablets bath soap or 2 x tubes toothpaste

Form 4 – 2 x tinned foodstuffs

Lower 6 – 1 x 500ml mayonnaise or 1 x 500ml tomato sauce or other condiment sauce

Upper 6 – 2 x 500ml long life milk or 1 x  Box of Cereal  

 

Robotics Trip To America

In the second week of Term 2, our Robotics Team will be off to America to represent Zimbabwe at the First Lego League competitions being held at Lego Land in California. We are proud that this is the second year that we have qualified to represent Zimbabwe at this level of competition. This year’s traveling team consists of: Lincoln Chiko, Nyasha Luka, Jessica Manhambo, Kudzaishe Mumba, Anotidaishe Munda, Tawananyasha Musingarabwi and Sean Nyagura. Anyone wishing to associate with this team through sponsorship towards trip costs, or attire for the competing team to please liaise through the Principal’s office or with Mrs Deysel – principal@mcc.ac.zw or cdeysel@mcc.ac.zw 

 

Co-Curricular Results Overview

Athletics 

Wadiwanashe Musonza and Elizabeth Mspia took part in the Puma School of Speed South African Championships. 

Elizabeth won the bronze medal for the 200ms and silver medal in the 100ms. 

Wadiwanashe won the gold medal for the 400ms

 

Both Elizabeth and Wadiwanashe received invitations to be part of the teams that competed at the Junior Champs in the Ivory Coast. 

 

National Competitions

At this year’s national competitions which were hosted at MCC, Leeroy Tapfumaneyi won the silver medal for his Triple Jump event. Elizabeth Msipa won the bronze medal for her 4x100m race, silver medals for her 100m and 200m performances and the gold medal for her part in the U17 Girls Medley race. Elizabeth Msipa was then selected into the COSSAS team traveling to Swaziland at the start of May. 

 

Chess

At the Girls College Chess Tournament, Ashleigh Tapfumaneyi and Ivan Muzondiwa won 4 out of their 5 games. 

 

Results from the NASH Zonals competitions were as follows:

U13 Boys:

Ashleigh Tapfumaneyi – 1st position 

U13 Girls:

Trish Zhuwakini – 1st position 

 

U15 Boys:

Mudiwa Makope won 3 out of 5 games

Themba Mapundu won 3 out of 5 games

 

U18 Boys:

Russel Mupanda – 2nd position 

 

U18 Girls:

Vongaishe Maibvisira – 1st postion 

Paidamoyo Chiota – 1st position  

Rufaro Matsenyengwa – 1st position 

 

U20 Girls:

Panashe Chizengeya – 4th position

 

Results from the NASH Inter-Zonals competitions were as 

follows:

Ashleigh Tapfumaneyi was placed 3rd out of 14 competitors.

Russel Mupanda was placed 5th out of 14 competitors.

 

Cross Country 

At the Arundel Cross Country meet, the team performed well. Special mention of Eden Manyika who placed 3rd, Rukudzo Magwenzi who placed 5th and Takunda Pedze who placed 8th in their various age group pools of a total of 72 contestants in each pool. 

 

Interhouse Cross Country

1st Crown

2nd Bateleur

3rd Martial 

 

Debate

At the ATS Senior Debate competition, the team won against Goldridge and Gateway, and lost against Falcon and Watershed and were placed 11th out of the 16 competing schools. 

 

Science Olympiad

At the Chisipite School Science Olympiad competition, the 

junior team placed 3rd out of 15 schools. 

 

Basketball – Boys

1st Team

Vs Falcon lost 9 – 29

Vs Goldridge lost 15-19

Vs Petra won 18 – 14

 

Basketball – Girls 

Vs Girls College

U14s  lost 2 – 6

U15s lost 4 – 23

U16s won 13 – 10

1sts lost 4 – 60

 

Cricket

Provincial Selections

U14s

Kinah Ntuli

Macwayne Ndlovu

Aftaab Petkar

Tadiwanashe David Mutero 

Methembe Sibanda

U16s

Daniel Mudenge

Kian Ndhlovu

Victor Madziwadondo

U17s

Passmore Mabukwa 

Tererai Chikwanda

Edmos Dube-Mabeza 

 

Swimming

Interhouse Senior Gala Results

1st Crown 

2nd Martial

3rd Bateleur 

 

Tennis – Girls

The following were selected into the Midlands tennis team:

Jessica Manhambo, Nokutenda Tombindo, Wish Mbwera, Emily Ndewere, Michel Pedzisai, Tanatswa Mlauzi, Genalyn Gazi, Daisy Mwenga.

 

Vs Goldridge

U14s won 4 – 0

U15s drew 2 – 2

U16s won 4 – 0

U17s won 3 – 1

Opens lost 2 – 1

 

Tennis – Boys

The following were selected into the Midlands Tennis Team:

Farai Mukhosi, Labo Ndlovu, Dean Moyo, Obert Sibanda, Deon Kunjani, Karl Makahamadze, Masimbaashe Chiremba, Jimmy Gazimbi, Carlton Kabaya. 

Vs Goldridge

U14s won 4 – 0

U15s won 2 – 0

U16s won 3 – 1

Opens lost 2 – 1

 

Public Speaking – Seniors

Individual Results:

1st place – Gamuchirai Munyaka

2nd place – Rufaro Chikarango

3rd place – Tinevimbo Chaibva

 

House Positions:

1st Crown

2nd Martial

3rd Bateleur

 

Volleyball

National Selections – At the ATS Volleyball Selection Tournament the following were selected into various touring teams:

 

Girls 16 and Under:

Unouyashe Mukwewa

Rumbidzaishe Chihumelah

Zandile Sibanda

Tatenda Gutura

Wendy Mtisi

Nyasha Luka 

 

Boys Under 20

Vusani Ntuli

Joel Mukaratirwa

Toughman Zhou

Tinashe Katsande

Leeroy Tapfumaneyi 

Joshua Dhitima 

 

REFLECTION:  

In 2019 our year of “building dreams”, let us remember that there is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve ; it is the fear of failure (hence you don’t try).  There are no shortcuts to success.  Achieving success requires paying the price in advance.

NIAA Vocal & Instrumental Festival – Midlands Chapter

We are proud of our association with the National Institute of Allied Arts and of the fact that we continue to be a host venue for a portion of this competition. Join us on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 to enjoy this showcase of talent and courage from Gweru and surrounding towns.

Welcome

 

Welcome to the Midlands Christian College Eagle Express.

Our Pupils Speak on the Global Leadership Summit

  • “From the GLS I learnt that to be a leader it does not matter where you come from, who you are or even how you look. Leadership is for anyone. It does not mean that every man needs to be the president but a good leader listens to other peoples’ opinions as well.” – Tererai Chikwanda 1J
  • The leadership rule I feel every leader should follow is the one which said, “Correct others without demonising them” – Leon Msipa 2E

  • “At GLS I learnt about being a leader you have to sow seeds into other people.” Maudy Ndlovu 1M
  • “I never used to know what a true leaders is, my view was that he or she was always respected whether the people liked it or not, or maybe because of the stripes on their blazer. But that changed when I was told that anyone can lead and everyone is a leader, but for people to respect that, you should pray and put God at the centre of everything you do. Leadership is not with the stripes on your blazer, it is with the respect you give others and influence them to do good things, changing peoples lives for the better. A leader also accepts correction and can correct for the good, and also forgiveness is key.” – Anotida Matsa 1J
  • “One of the speakers that stood out for me was Brian Stevenson. He touched on doing the uncomfortable, in the future I aspire to be a lawyer and his is also a lawyer and sometimes I have second thoughts about that because fear gets the better of me but he inspired me to never give up and to be hopeful because a great leader has to do the uncomfortable to achieve greatness.” Wendy Mtisi 2E
  • “My GLS experience was eye-opening. I learnt that: – Forgiveness is the key to peace. If you can’t forgive you’ll constantly be sad and depressed. Plus, creativity is key to being influential in life. If you are creative, people will be interested in you. As a leader you attract who you are, not who you want to. So, be the person that you want to attract. Don’t give negative feedback but positive feedback. And pursue your dreams no matter what or who you are.” Sharon Marangwanda 1M