Newsflash 23/2/24

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Parent Appreciation:

A huge ‘thank you’ and well done to all who joined us last week for the parenting seminar and the Parents Assembly AGM. We have had so much positive feedback and trust that you were both enriched and informed. Partnership between you as parents and us as the school in educating and raising this generation is key. We continue to encourage open engagement.

Academic Monitoring:

The first assessment period for this year has just ended with our Formal Assembly taking place next week. This is a time that we recognise high achievers and significant progress makers, particularly on the academic front.

You as a parent are able to continuously monitor your child’s assigned work and their progress through the Senatical Parents Portal –https://app.senatical.com/G01/

All parents have a unique log in. Parents who have joined us this year have been sent their information via email. For any assistance with accessing this platform or confirming/resetting passwords please contact us on senatical@mcc.ac.zw

Father-Son Camp:

Note that this event has been postponed to Term 2. New details to be supplied in due course. We strongly encourage all of our fathers with sons in the College to prepare to attend this invaluable camp.

Day Scholar Car Park Congestion:

Day Scholar Parents are reminded to make use of parking bays and to only ‘stop and drop’ by the locker area. Extra security personnel will be on hand to help supervise traffic flow and we ask for your cooperation in this area. Please be reminded that high school pupils may not be dropped off at the MCS car park.

Music Soiree – Friday 23 February:

This will take place between 6:15pm and 8:30pm in the school hall this evening. Day scholar pupils attending should do so in uniform. Parents are welcome. Drinks and snacks will be on sale.

Interhouse Athletics – Saturday 24 February:

This is a compulsory event for all pupils. Pupils are to be at school at 7am and can go home at the end of the event – 4:30pm. Food and drinks will be on sale. Day scholars are to take care of their food and refreshments for the day. We encourage you as parents to come out in strong support of your child’s house. Parents Assembly has sublimated supporter golf shirts on sale at $35 each – please visit the school reception Friday lunch time or the PA stand on Saturday.

University Representatives Visit – Saturday 24 February

Parents and members of the community are invited to meet with university representatives between 9am and 12noon in the school hall. Many of our Eagles have attended these institutions and there are great opportunities on offer. Please see flier for more details.

Celebrate with Us:

16 of our Eagles were selected this past weekend into the following School Boys Cricket teams! What a fantastic achievement!

U14s:

Christian Mandoreba, Jayden Maradze & Nathaniel Deysel

U16s:

Jadin Magwenzi, Jayden Mhangwa, Takudzwa Virima, Tiffany Ncube, Alexander Mubata

U18s:

Chikomborero Wenga, Tadiwanashe Ndlovu, Munesu Masimbe, Edmore Mandava, Maxwell Zondo, Panashe Chiminha, David Masawi, Zivanayi Mavesere, Tatenda Tsvakwi.

Reflection:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:43-44

 

Newsflash 14/2/24

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! 

A reminder of the programme for Thursday 14/2:

9am – Parenting Seminar – “Re-Imaging Parenting in this Digital Age”

10:30am – Tea

11am – Parents Assembly Annual General Meeting 

1pm – Lessons end 

Note that signing out desks will be available in the hall between 8:45am – 1pm and at hostel from 1pm.  

A reminder that tickets for the “Glitz and Glamour” dinner at Rainbow Towers Saturday 22 June will be on sale at the PA AGM – $50 for adults, $35 for high school pupils.  

Security Matters:

If you have not as yet collected your MCC security sticker, please kindly visit the Front Office. This sticker is to be put onto your windscreen where it is easily visible to assist our security team. If you do not have, you may be stopped at the gate and this may cause delays. 

Hostel Matters:

Dietary Details – In a bid to ensure we cater well for our pupils, please assist in updating us on any dietary matters that we should be aware of for your child. 

Mosquito Repellent and Nets  Whilst the school does fumigate for mosquitos we do encourage our boarder pupils to have and make use of mosquito repellent. Mosquito nets may also be brought and used by students. Please, however, only purchase the style of net shown below as provision is made for it to be hung from a single brass hook. 

Father-Son Camp: Father-Son Relationships Re-Imagined: 

Investing in your relationship with your son is a lifetime investment. We strongly encourage our fathers to prioritise this camp, which is also open to  those with a father’s heart yet not the biological father to their son. Cost is USD180 per person from your family. Please assist us by completing the poll on our year group WhattsApp platform.  

Join Us:

For our Gospel Concert with special performance from Joyfull Praise Choir. Note – early bird tickets will be sold at US$5 for adults and US$3 for children (excluding VIP). Tickets go on sale Monday 19 February.  

Upcoming Events:

16 – 20 February 

  • Senior National Swimming Championships – Les Brown Pool, Harare

17 – 18 February

  • Zimbabwe Schools Cricket Trials – All Age Groups – Eaglesvale  

Reflection:

“And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful” Psalm 90:17 (NLT)

 

Newsflash 8/2/24

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Parent Meetings – Attendance is expected.

There will be parent meetings held on Thursday 15 February, programme as follows:

  • Parenting Seminar (0900-1030am)
  • Tea (1030-1100am)
  • Parents Assembly AGM (1100-1230pm)
  • School Ends (1300pm)

NB. Parental attendance is expected. Lessons will resume on Tuesday 20 February. 

Subject to viable numbers, a paid bus service will be available for pupil use from Harare to Gweru on Monday 19 February at a cost of $30 per ticket. Collections along the way are possible by arrangement – Norton ($30), Chegutu and Kadoma ($25), Kwekwe ($20). Payments should be referenced “Bus” and your child’s name. Proof of payment to be sent to bursar@mcc.ac.zw and reception@mcc.ac.zw. 

Payment deadline – 12 February. Confirmations of bookings and travel arrangements will then be given to you. 

Bulawayo – Hwange – Victoria Falls Based Parents:

A WhatsApp Group exists for parents located in the Bulawayo-Hwange-Victoria Falls region. If you are not on this group and you live in this area, please contact us for information. 

Celebrate with Us:

Congratulations to Raphael Joel on winning the bronze medal for his age group for Chess in the recent ATS Chess Tournament.  

Hostel Matters:

Whilst the school does fumigate for mosquitos we do encourage our boarder pupils to have and make use of mosquito repellant. Mosquito nets may also be brought and used by students. Please, however, only purchase the style of net shown below as provision is made for it to be hung from a single brass hook.  

Security Update:

For all new parents please kindly collect your MCC security sticker from the Front Office next week. This sticker is to be put onto your windscreen where it is easily visible to assist our security team. If you do not have, you may be stopped at the gate and this may cause delays.  

You are Invited:

Our Parents Assembly Committee invite you to this year‘s Parents Assembly Dinner. This event will take place on exeat weekend Term 2 – Saturday 22 June at Rainbow Towers in Harare. Tickets will be on sale for $50 per person at next week‘s parents meetings so please come prepared!  

Upcoming Fixtures:

Friday 9 February

St Johns CHISZ U20 Basketball Festival @St Johns – 2pm

Sat 10 February

St Johns CHISZ U20 Basketball Festival @St Johns – 2pm

U20 ATS Girls Select Volleyball Tournament @Lomagundi College – 8am

Cricket vs CBC all teams @CBC – 9am

Swimming Southern Sections Gala @Byo City Pool – 9am

Girls Basketball vs Kyle @Kyle – 9am

Reflection:

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 72:26 (NIV)

Newsflash 31/1/24

Dear Parents and Guardians

Cambridge Examination Registration:

Please be reminded that May-June Cambridge examination registration closes on Friday 2 February. 

Parent Meetings – Attendance is expected.

There will be parent meetings held on Thursday 15 February, programme as follows:

  • Parenting Seminar (0900-1030am)
  • Tea (1030-1100am)
  • Parents Assembly AGM (1100-1230pm)
  • School Ends (1300pm)

NB. Parental attendance is expected. Lessons will resume on Tuesday 20 February. 

Subject to viable numbers, a paid bus service will be available for pupil use from Harare to Gweru on Monday 19 February at a cost of $30 pet ticket. Collections along the way are possible by arrangement – Norton ($30), Chegutu and Kadoma ($25), Kwekwe ($20). Payments should be referenced “Bus” and your child’s name. Proof of payment to be sent to bursar@mcc.ac.zw and reception@mcc.ac.zw. 

Payment deadline – 12 February. Confirmations of bookings and travel arrangements will then be given to you.  

Bulawayo – Hwange – Victoria Falls Based Parents:

A WhatsApp Group exists for parents located in the Bulawayo-Hwange-Victoria Falls region. If you are not on this group and you live in this area, please get in touch with us. 

Celebrate with us:

Herewith the updated list of our ’O’ Level top achievers from the October – November 2023 session:

  • Elizabeth Maphosa – 6A*s, 6As

  • Kudzaishe Machikicho – 2A*s, 7As, 2Bs

  • Praise Madhiri – 1A*, 6As, 3Bs

  • Vakatendeka Chiremba – 4A*s, 2As, 6Bs

  • Karen Mutamba – 6As, 4Bs, 1C

  • Tariro Mazengera – 6As, 5Bs 

  • Nyasha Marufu-Gondo – 1A*, 4As, 1B, 3Cs

Junior Inter-provincial Swimming Competition Results:


Some of our Eagles travelled to Bulawayo this past weekend as part of the Midlands Province for the Junior Inter-provincial Swimming Competition. The team competed excellently bringing back a total of  26 medals in the individual races and 20 medals in the relay races. 

Results were as follows:

Kunashe Murombedzi – 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Silver (relays)

Jayden Mhangwa – 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Silver (relays)

Alexander Mubata – 6 Gold, 3 Gold (relays)

Tariro Chinyama – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Gold (relays) 

Xuexin Li – 3 Silver, 1 Bronze, 1 Silver (relays)

Kimberly Mwase – 3 Silver (relays)

Tavonga Hlatywayo – 3 Silver (relays)

Gracious Muyezwa – 3 Silver (relays)

Special mention goes to Alexander Mubata for being named the “Best National U15 Swimmer”! 

Celebrate with us – ATS Selection:

We would like to congratulate Jeffrey Maradze on his selection in to the U17 ATS CHISZ Select Basketball Team that will tour the USA this coming August.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Friday 2 February

  • ATS Chess Select Tournament @Goldridge – 8am

Saturday 3 February

  • ATS Boys Volleyball Selection @ St Georges – 7:30am
  • Cricket vs Eaglesvale – all teams @Eaglesvale – 9am
  • Tennis vs Falcon – all teams@MCC – 9am
  • Boys Basketball vs Goldridge, Kyle – 1st Team @Goldridge – 8am 

Sunday 4 February

  • Cricket vs St Georges – 1st team @ St Georges – 8am
  • Stewards Camp Departs

Reflection:

“But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.“ – Romans 5:8 (AMP)

Newsflash 25/1/24

Dear Parents and Guardians

Cambridge Examination Registration:

Please be reminded that May-June Cambridge examination registration is now under way. The deadline for registration and payments is 2 February.

Parent Meetings – Attendance is expected:

There will be parent meetings held on Thursday the 15 of February. The programme shall be as follows:

  • Parenting Seminar (0900-1030am)
  • Tea (1030-1100am)
  • Parents Assembly AGM (1100-1230pm)
  • School Ends (1300pm)

NB. Parental attendance is Expected. Lessons will resume on Tuesday 20 February. More details to follow.

Careers:

On Wednesday 24 January, our Upper Sixes had a careers session with the Die Deutshe Schule Harare. This institution offers services in teaching the German language for prospective students who would like to study in Germany. Its mission at MCC was to present the opportunities that are available in Germany to assist our students in making decisions for their future.

Dress Code:

Please note that only girls are permitted to have piercings – specifically ear piercings. Note that any other piercings are not permitted and pupils with these will need to remove them.

Interhouse Cross Country Results:

1st- Crown – 45.20 points

2nd Martial – 41.44 points

3rd Bateleur – 40.31 points

Thank you to the parents who came along to support!

Celebrate with us:

Our “high fliers” from the October – November 2023 ‘O’Level examination session:

  • Elizabeth Maphosa – 6A*s, 6As
  • Kudzaishe Machikicho – 2A*s, 7As
  • Praise Madhiri – 1A*, 6As, 3Bs
  • Vakatendeka Chiremba – 4A*s, 2As, 6Bs
  • Karen Mutamba – 6As, 4Bs, 1C
  • Nyasha Marufu-Gondo – 5As, 5Bs, 1C
  • Tariro Mazengera – 1A*, 4As, 1B, 3Cs

Form One Camp – Victoria Falls:

Our Form One class returned from their Orientation Camp in Victoria Falls on Friday the 20th of February. It was a great experience and introduction into High School for our Eagles and they had lots to say about the experience.

Here are a few highlights from their reports:

  • Aamante Chipatiso – “Camp was a fun and exciting experience. I learnt a lot about college life and we were groomed to become responsible citizens as our school says.”
  • Ruby Mhaka – “We formed bonds with one another through various activities we had to do in our groups like the skits. I also learnt about how to manage my time and to always be on time.”
  • Ruva Nyamukondiwa – “Our teachers and alumni took time to explain to us about the different aspects of College life, who we are, what we believe as Eagles and respect.”

Upcoming Fixtures:

Friday 26 January 2024
  • Swimming @Bulawayo – 8am
Saturday 27 January 2024
  • U17 Basketball Tournament @ Falcon College – 8am
  • Cricket vs CBC – All teams @MCC – 9am
  • Boys Tennis vs CBC U15, U16, U17 & Open – 8:30am@ MCC
  • Chess vs Masiye @Masiyepambili – 9am
  • Girls Tennis vs Kyle @MCC – 8:30am
  • Fm 4 Art Gallery Trip @ Harare – 10am
  • Interact Leadership Training @ Gweru Poly – 8am

Reflection:

“Every word of God is pure; he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” Proverbs 30:5 (KJV)

Newsflash 17/1/24

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Cambridge Examination Registrations:

May-June Cambridge examination registration is now under way. This primarily concerns:

  • students who have opted to rewrite ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Level examinations. 
  • Fm 4 science students who are taking all three science subjects – that is biology, chemistry and physics. These students will be writing Combined Science in this examination session.

The deadline for registrations and payments is 2 February.  

Note that October-November examination registrations begin on 23 February.   

IGCSE and GCE Results and Subject Combinations:

‘O‘ Level results will become available at 8am tomorrow, Thursday 18 January. In the case where someone may not have met grade criteria for admission into previously chosen ‘A’ Level subjects, the Academics Department and Principal shall make engagements around proposals for the way forward for your confirmation. 

Celebrate with us:

 Our “high fliers” from the October – November 2023 ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Level examination series –  

A Level

Tendai Sithole – 18 points

Timukudzeishe Dondo – 18 points

Tanaka Mudyanadzo – 15 points

Rachel Tivavenge – 15 points

Emily Ndewere – 14 points

Takudzwanashe Chinganga – 14 points

Charlotte Magiya – 13 points

Ruvimbo Ntando – 13 points

Tashinga Denga – 13 points

Ngonidzashe Horovi – 13 points

Laura Dzawo – 12 points

Thembinkosi Mkhosana – 12 points 

AS Level 

Jessica Manhambo – 14 points

Leon Maposa – 14 points

Mlindeli Ndlovu – 13 points

Pearl Chandaengerwa – 12 points

Anne-Marie Macklenin – 12 points  

Car Park Congestion:

Please make use of the parking bays when dropping off and collecting children as opposed to stopping in the road. Thank you.

Careers Department – Corporates Day: 

Reading about a career is very different to learning about it from someone in the field. On Friday 15 March our Careers Department are coordinating a ‘Corporates Day’ for representatives from different fields and companies for our students. Should you wish to be involved or find out more – please be in touch with our Careers Counselor – Mrs Dzikiti – bdzikiti@staff.mcc.ac.zw  ph: 0773 496 667

Upcoming Events:

Friday 19 January

Form 1 Campers Return – 3:30pm 

Saturday 20 January 

Girls Tennis vs Goldridge @ Goldridge – 9am 

Boys Tennis vs Sacred Heart @ MCC – 9am 

Midlands Provincial Cross Country Champs @ Allan Lowry Golf Club – 9am  

Girls Volleyball vs Tynwald @ Tynwald – 10am

Boys Volleyball vs St Georges, Bernard Mizeki College and St Johns Emerald Hill @ St Johns Emerald Hill – 10am 

Cricket vs Watershed College @ Watershed – U15s, U16s and 1st Team 

Reflection: 

“Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17

Newsflash 10/1/24

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Term 1 Calendar:

Please see the attached Midlands Christian Group of Schools Calendar. Please take time to review it. All pupils have been given a copy of this. Specific things to draw to your attention:

  • 2 February – Deadline for May-June CIE registrations and payments.
  • 15 February – Parenting Seminar – 9am, Parents Assembly AGM 11am, day scholars and boarders to go home at 1pm. 
  • 20 February – Lessons resume
  • 23 February – Grade 6 & 7 Open Day 
  • 24 February – Inter house athletics – Compulsory. University representatives visit to meet with parents and pupils – 9:30am – 12noon. 
  • 1 March – Parents Assembly Harare Golf Day – Chapman Golf Club
  • 4 March – 6 March – NIAA Vocal and Instrumental Festival – Gweru 
  • 6 March – Senior Inter house Gala 
  • 8 March – 10 March – Father-Son Camp 
  • 15 March – Careers Corporates Day
  • 16 March – ACSI Invitational Athletics – Compulsory 
  • Monday 25 March – Beginners Gala 
  • Tuesday 26 March – Consultation – Fm 1, 4 & Upper 6; Lower 6 Forum

Cambridge Examination Result Release:

AS and A2 results were received today and the results analysis will be released in due course. IGCSE results will be released on Thursday 18 January. Lower 6 lessons are underway on provisional subject combinations. Adjustments will be made if necessary  on review of final results.

2024 May-June Cambridge Examination Registration:  

Registration and payments for the May-June Cambridge examinations will run from Monday 15 January to Friday 2 February, 2024. Registration forms will be circulated next week. 

2024 Form 1 Orientation Camp:

Day scholars are to be at the bus shed by 5:30am on Monday 15 January. Campers should be back by 3pm on Friday 19 January. A reminder that the pocket money guide is USD20-USD50, no gadgets are allowed on camp and day scholars should seek prophylactic malarial medication before departure (boarders will be given theirs through the Sanatorium).

Medical Information: 

It is important that the school is informed of any medical conditions pertaining to your child and the medications or doctors’ recommendations. Communication should be directed  to the school’s Health Officer on admin@mcc.ac.zw. The School Sanatorium number is 054 – 2227793.  

Upcoming Events:

13/1

Cricket vs Milton @ Milton – 9am

Girls Volleyball vs Chisipite @ Chisipite – 9:30am

Boys Volleyball vs St Georges, Tynwald, CBC @ St Georges – 9:30am 

15/1 – 19/1

Form 1 Camp – Victoria Falls 

Reflection  

“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” 

—Psalm 25:4-5

Newsflash 4/1/24

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Some important information for you as we kick off 2024 – our “Year of Re-Imagining” which is based on 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.”

2024 Term 1:

Boarders are to be signed in to hostel between 12noon and 5pm on Monday 8 January. Lessons start for all classes (inclusive of 2024 Lower 6s) on Tuesday 9 January.

2024 Form Classes – An update for the pupils:

Please take note of the following:

2023 Form 1J becomes 2024 Form 2B

2023 Form 1K becomes 2024 Form 2E

2023 Form 2B becomes 2024 Form 3C

2023 Form 2E becomes 2024 Form 3H

2023 For 3C becomes 2024 From 4G

2023 Form 3H becomes 2024 Form 4L

General Standards and Expectations

  • The Orientation Booklet with all current information and expectations is available on the website. Please make use of this resource: https://www.mcc.ac.zw/admissions/orientation/
  • Padlocks with spare keys are required for all lockers – up school and hostel.
  • All hairstyles should align with rules from the outset of the term.
  • Whilst this is a summer uniform term, Gweru does tend to have some unexpected cold weather – so please be prepared for this – as well as for the rains – umbrellas and raincoats.
  • For the girls – skirts should touch the floor when kneeling, sports shorts should not be form fitting, and Lower 6 and Upper 6 girls’ court shoes heals should not be higher than 5cm.
  • For the boys – they are to be clean shaven ALL OF THE TIME. 
  • All students should have a ‘hard copy’ Bible with them – we recommend NKJV and NIV versions.

Academics

  • Students are to bring their stationery, and covers for their exercise books.
  • All Form 2, 3, 4 and Upper 6 students are to bring their note books and test exercise books from 2023 as 2024 is a continuation of the syllabus.
  • Scientific calculators and mathematics sets are needed by all Form 1, 2, 3 and 4 students, and A Level Mathematics and Science students. 

Sports Equipment Requirements for Term 1:

Athletics and Cross Country – All pupils:

  • Good quality sports trainers
  • Running spikes for sprinters
  • Resistance bands

Cricket – All Form 1, 2, 3 boys and 1st Team players

  • Plain white golf shirt
  • Plain white pair of boxer shorts (U14s)
  • Plain white cricket longs (U15, U16s, Seniors)
  • Knee length white sports socks
  • Cricket shoes with spikes
  • 3 rubberised cricket practice balls
  • 1 leather ball – 156gms
  • Cricket bat
  • Batting pads
  • Batting gloves
  • Groin box 
  • Helmet
  • Thigh pad
  • Chest guard (optional); Abdominal guard (optional); Elbow guard (optional)

All items are to be clearly and permanently labeled to avoid loss of personal property. 

Swimming – Compulsory for Girls and Boys

  • School swimming costume 
  • Swimming Cap of House colour
  • Those who will swim in the College team should have red caps.

Basketball – Boys and Girls (Select)

  • Practice basketball – Size 5 for girls 
  • Practice basketball – Size 6 for boys 

Hostels:

Please refer to the Hostels Checklist in the Orientation Booklet to ensure children have all that they need, and the correct quantities for this term. Please also take specific note of civvies regulations. https://www.mcc.ac.zw/admissions/orientation/

Tuck – please note that the regulation is 2 plastic packets of tuck (30cm x 30cm) per three weeks. Excess tuck to this will be confiscated. Note that tinned and uncooked food is forbidden as are lollipops with chewing gum centers. Those bringing Mahewu should not have more than 12 units. 

Labelled clothes pegs are required for use by students when doing their civvies laundry. 

2024 Form 1 Orientation Time:

A reminder that as part of our orientation programme to help Form 1s settle into the new routines of High School; become familiar with the school layout and expectations for the first few days of lessons, all Form 1s are expected to attend this time of orientation. All Form 1s are expected to arrive at hostel on Sunday 7 January 2024 between 12noon and 1600hrs. They come dressed in uniform and will need their track suits for the next day’s activities. Please take note of the following:

The first meal will be supper. 

Day scholars to bring:

Bedding and toiletries 

Pyjamas / night dress

School tracksuit and a pair of sneakers for the next day’s activities 

Boarders to bring all their uniforms, casual wear and bedding that they will need during the term. Tuck is allowed of non perishable food (2 plastic packets (30cm x 30cm).

Day scholars can then be collected from the hostel car park between 1600hrs and1700hrs.

2024 Form 1 Orientation Camp:

CAMP DATES:  15 January to 19 January 2024

VENUE: Victoria Falls

DEPARTURE: Monday 15 January 2024 – MCC Bus Area at 0630hrs

RETURN:  Friday 19 January 2024 at 1500hrs

WHAT TO TAKE NOTE OF AND BRING”

Casual Clothing (Jeans/Tracksuits & T-shirts); Toiletries; Insect repellent; Note book; Stationery; Bible; Pocket money (minimum of $20 & not more than $50); Bedding is not necessary as it is provided by the place we are staying at.

Prophylactic Malaria treatment to be done – for boarders this will be administered at school through the Sanatorium and day scholars are required to consult pharmacists.

School Fee Payments: 

Admission slips will be available and waiting for collection on arrival for all those who have concluded the above processes by 1pm today. Your payment should reference your child’s name and form, and you must send us a copy of your proof of payment. Please make use of our CABS and Nedbank accounts. 

Reflection:

“The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation…” Exodus 15:2a 

 

Newsflash 6/12/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

School Fees:

Please note that PROVISIONAL fee invoices based on Term 3 2023 will be issued pending finalization of Term 1 2024 fees. 

End of Year Assessment Top Achievers:

Congratulations to the following who placed top in their year groups in the final assessment for the junior age groups:

Form 1 – Ruvarashe Munyanduki and Nyasha Makoni – 9As

Form 2 – Rutendo Chidawanyika –  7As

Form 3 – Matikudza Chakwesha – 8As

Holiday Office Hours:

Please note the school office will be open 8am – 4pm week days until 20 December. The office will close for Christmas and New Years at 1pm on 21 December, opening on 2 January, 2024.

2024 Term 1:

Boarders are to be signed in to hostel between 12noon and 5pm on Monday 8 January. Lessons start for all classes (inclusive of 2024 Lower 6s) on Tuesday 9 January.

2024 Form 1 Orientation Time:

A reminder that as part of our orientation programme to help Form 1s settle into the new routines of High School; become familiar with the school layout and expectations for the first few days of lessons, all Form 1s are expected to attend this time of orientation. All Form 1s are expected to arrive at hostel on Sunday 7 January 2024 between 12noon and 1600hrs. They come dressed in uniform and will need their track suits for the next day’s activities. Please take note of the following:

The first meal will be supper. 

Day scholars to bring:

  • Bedding and toiletries 
  • Pyjamas / night dress
  • School tracksuit and a pair of sneakers for the next day’s activities 

Boarders to bring all their uniforms, casual wear and bedding that they will need during the term. Tuck is allowed of non perishable food.

Day scholars can then be collected from the hostel car park between 1600hrs and1700hrs.

2024 Form 1 Orientation Camp – Victoria Falls:

Please be reminded that all payments should be concluded by 15 December 2023. 

2024 Form Classes – An update for the pupils:

Please take note of the following:

2023 Form 1J becomes 2024 Form 2B

2023 Form 1K becomes 2024 Form 2E

2023 Form 2B becomes 2024 Form 3C

2023 Form 2E becomes 2024 Form 3H

2023 For 3C becomes 2024 From 4G

2023 Form 3H becomes 2024 Form 4L

2024 Sports Equipment Requirements for Term 1:

Athletics and Cross Country – All pupils:

  • Good quality sports trainers
  • Running spikes for sprinters
  • Resistance bands

Cricket – All Form 1, 2, 3 boys and 1st Team players

  • Plain white golf shirt
  • Plain white pair of boxer shorts (U14s)
  • Plain white cricket longs (U15, U16s, Seniors)
  • Knee length white sports socks
  • Cricket shoes with spikes
  • 3 rubberised cricket practice balls
  • 1 leather ball – 156gms
  • Cricket bat
  • Batting pads
  • Batting gloves
  • Groin box 
  • Helmet
  • Thigh pad
  • Chest guard (optional); Abdominal guard (optional); Elbow guard (optional)

All items are to be clearly and permanently labeled to avoid loss of personal property. 

Swimming – Compulsory for Girls and Boys

  • School swimming costume 
  • Swimming Cap of House colour
  • Those who will swim in the College team should have red caps.

Basketball – Boys and Girls (Select)

  • Practice basketball – Size 5 for girls 
  • Practice basketball – Size 6 for boys 
2023 October – November Cambridge Examination Results:

AS & A Level Results become available at 8am – 10 January 2024

IGCSE & GCE O Level Results become available at 8am on 18 January 2024

Please note that communications pertaining to examinations are now being handled through principal@mcc.ac.zw

Connecting With Your Child:

Please be deliberate in your efforts to ‘connect’ with your child. Know how they are really doing and know what they see as challenges. Love them, encourage them and celebrate them. Suicidal tendencies are increasing among this young generation – both male and female alike – and our students are no exception. 

Please also be deliberate in inculcating a sense of responsibility in your child. This includes of self, personal property and communal property. The number of textbooks not returned, civvies and uniform items unclaimed at the end of the term and gadgets left unattended are good evidence of the lack of this value.

Reflection: 

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (KNJV)

Newsflash 17/11/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Global Leadership Summit – Compulsory Event:

Just a reminder that our pupils are involved in this fantastic time of leadership development. Day scholars are to be collected at 4pm today and tomorrow. As indicated prior, lunches and Saturday morning tea are provided for day scholars. 

Form 3 Camp:

Campers are to be at the bus shed by 5:30am on Monday 20/11 and will return at 4pm on Friday 24/11. Please note change of venue to ZamHols in Marondera. 

End of Term:

Consultation will take place for all Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils in the school hall between 8am and 1pm on Thursday 30 November, after which Form 1, 2, and 3 pupils are free to leave for the holidays. 

Lower 6 pupils may be signed out from 1pm on Wednesday 29 November. 

All boarders are to be signed out from hostel by 2pm on Thursday 30 November. 

2024 Term 1:

Boarders are to be signed in to hostel between 12noon and 5pm on Monday 8 January. Lessons start for all classes (inclusive of 2024 Lower 6s) on Tuesday 9 January.

Parental Support – RE-IMAGINING:

Our sincere thanks to Mr and Mrs Machipisa for partnering with us through the donation of bottles for our Form 3 campers!

Invitational Gala:

Our thanks to those who joined us this past weekend for what was a fun morning of swimming. Final results:

Petra – 1st

MCC – 2nd

Goldridge – 3rd

Celebrate with us:

Congratulations to the swimmers who took part in the Midlands Board Swimming gala. Special mention to the following medal winners:

Alexander Mubata – 4 golds, 2 silvers 

Theodore Mubata – 4 golds, 1 silver

Xuexin Li – 2 gold, 1 silver

Kunashe Murombedzi – 2 silver, 1 bronze

Kimberly Mwase – 1 silver, 1 bronze

Tavonga Hlatywayo – 1 gold, 2 silvers

Gracious Muyezwa – 1 gold, 1 silver 

We wish all of those going on to swim in the Matabeleland gala all the best!

Interhouse Spelling Bee Results:

House results: 1st Martial; 2nd Bateleur; 3rd Crown

Congratulations to the individual winners:

Juniors – Tyra Jones – 1st; Makomborero Zimucha – 2nd; Nyasha Makoni – 3rd

Intermediate – Raphael Joel – 1st; Vuyisile Ndlovu – 2nd; Vongai Mutambara – 3rd

Senior – Lisa Muchenurwa – 1st; Nokutenda Munyanduki – 2nd; Rutendo Munhuweyi and Mlindeli Ndlovu – 3rd 

Reflection:

“Rejoice always” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17