Newsflash 10/7/24

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Harare Golf Day:

Registration of teams is still open for golf at Chapman Golf Club on Friday 12 July. USD50 per player – USD200 per team. For those who may wish to partner with us for this event in terms of advertising and marketing – please let us know! The Midlands Christian College Parents Association Committee (PAC) will be managing the event, with PAC Vice Chairperson, Mr Ushe Mungaraza being the contact person. He can be reached directly on 0773371433 or ushe@pillhurb.co.zw. Alternatively, you may also contact the MCC School Marketing Manager, Ms Nyaradzai Chakauya on 0772937800 or marketing@mcgs.ac.zw.

Celebrate with us:

National Institute of Allied Arts:

Congratulations to 3 of our Eagles who have been invited to perform at the prestigiuos National Institute of Allied Arts final concert to be held on Saturday the 13th of July 2024 at Harare International School at 6pm . The following Eagles will be performing at the concert:

  • Danai Jumo and Vongai Mutambara – Duo Poetry
  • Anne-Marie Macklenin – Solo Poetry(Senior)

We encourage parents to come through and support our girls. Tickets will be available at the venue for USD10.

CAP Assessment Feedback:

On Saturday the 6th of July, we hosted prospective Form 1 students and their Parents for the Common Assessment Paper. We look forward to welcoming them to the Eagles Nest in 2025!! Admissions for Form 1, Lower Six and other forms for the year 2025 are still open and applications can be sent to admissions@mcc.ac.zw.

Programme After Mid-Year Examinations:

Mid-Year examinations are now in full swing and students are busy writing examinations for their various subjects. The examinations end on the 12th of July and the normal school program resumes thereafter. All students are expected to be in school for lessons where the focus will be on the continuation of syllabus coverage, revision and final examination preparation. The Sport and Co-curricular programme will also run as normal with training sessions, fixtures and clubs going ahead as scheduled on the calendar.

Lower Six Leadership Camp:

Our Lower sixes will travel to Lasting Impressions in Kadoma for the traditional leadership camp from Sunday the 14th of July to Thursday the 18th of July 2024. The Leadership Camp is always an exciting event on our calendar as it marks the beginning of a new leadership season in the college. We hope our Lower Sixes will have a fun-filled, transformative and enriching experience at camp. All students are expected to be at the bus shed at 10am for departure and will be back on Thursday at 1pm.

Upcoming Events and Fixtures:

Fri 12/7/24

  • Golf Day @ Chapman Golf Club, Harare

Sat 13/7/24

  • Rugby vs Eaglesvale @ Eaglesvale – 10am
  • Basketball vs Girls College @ MCC – 9:30am
  • NIAA Honours Concert @ HIS – 6pm

Reflection:

Even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.” – (Matthew 20:28)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NewsFlash 27/6/24

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Examination Registration Reminder – CIE Oct-Nov 2024:

A reminder that the deadline for registration and payment for CIE October-November examinations is 5 July 2024. If you have not received a scanned copy of your child’s registration form please contact our Exams Department. If you have a child in Form 2, 3, 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 – this message applies to you.

Please note that for subjects written in this 2024 May-June examination session, registration will take place after publication of results which will happen on 13 August.

 

Harare Golf Day:

Registration of teams is open for golf at Chapman Golf Club on Friday 12 July. USD50 per player – USD200 per team. For those who may wish to partner with us for this event in terms of advertising and marketing – please let us know!

 

Parenting Seminar:

Invitation is given to you to attend a Parenting Seminar being run by Mr Tim Middleton, the CEO of the Association of Trust Schools to which we belong. The seminar will take place on Thursday 27 June at 5:30pm in the MCGS Hall.

 

Mid-year Exams

Please check the parents ‘WhatsApp’ chat group for the mid-year examinations timetable which will be sent tomorrow Friday the 28th of June 2024 .

 

Mid-year examinations program:

 

Week beginning Monday 1st July 2024:

All students are expected to come to school daily whether they are writing examinations or not.

 

Week beginning 8th July 2024

1. Students may not come to school on a day which they do not have an examination.

 

2. Day scholars are to be collected at 3.30pm unless they have an afternoon examination which ends after that time.

 

Stationery

Every student is expected to be having his/her own stationery in a transparent pencil case. The stationery should include at least 2 blue or black pens, HB pencil, ruler, eraser and a pencil sharpener. Calculators and mathematical sets must be brought to the exam room for relevant subjects .

 

NB-

No sharing of stationery will be allowed during examinations.

 

Harare Dinner:

We would like to thank our parents, pupils, alumni and various stakeholders who supported us at the PAC Fundraising Dinner held at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare on Saturday the 22nd of June. We are humbled by your generosity and continuous support as we seek to develop a modern learning environment through the construction of the Resource Centre. We would also like to thank the Parents Assembly Committee and various members of staff for organising this event and making it a success. Special thanks go to our guest of honour, Mr Peace Wutawunashe, and our hosts, Mr Curtly Gwindi and Ms Melinda Msutu.

 

Celebrate with us:

We would like to congratulate the following for their selection into the ATS CHISZ Soccer Team that is set to tour the UK in December this year: Tinotenda Muchimwe, Wyne Kwanisai & Tinotenda Musiiwa..

 

2023 Cambridge Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to our Eagle Elizabeth Maphosa who received an award at the Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards Ceremony in Harare on the 13th of June. She was invited to this event after having achieved Top in Zimbabwe in IGCSE Combined Sciences for the May/June 2023 examination session. We would also like to acknowledge our former pupil Tendai Sithole who also received an award for High Achievement in AS Level Biblical Studies in the May/June 2023 examination session.

 

Assessment 3 Top Achievers

We would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding results in the 3rd Assessment.

  • Form 1: Caleb Mkhosana – 10A’s
  • Form 2: Ruvarashe Munyanduki – 10A’s
  • Form 2 : Mutsa Magadza – 10A’s
  • Form 2: Nyasha Makoni – 10A’s
  • Form 3: Rutendo Chidawanyika – 9A’s
  • Form 4: Vongai Mutambara – 10A’s
  • Lower 6: Jiexi Zhang 15 points (3 subjects)
  • Lower 6: Elizabeth Maphosa – 20 points (4 subjects)
  • Upper 6 Mlindeli Ndlovu – 14p

 

Upcoming Events/ Fixtures:

Friday 28/6/24

  • G/Hockey vs Hillcrest @ MCC – 2pm
  • U19 B/Hockey IPTs @ St Johns

Saturday 29/6/24

  • G/Hockey vs Hellenic @MCC – 8am
  • U19 B/Hockey IPTs @ St Johns
  • G/Basketball vs Falcon/Kyle @ MCC
  • Netball Swift Tournament @ SEC

 

Reflection:

Romans 8: 29“For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers“

 

 

 

Newsflash 6/6/24

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Harare Dinner

A reminder of this exciting upcoming event on the 22nd of June. Tickets are still on sale – USD50 per adult and USD30 per school child. Payments can be made directly to the school and referenced PA Dinner – funds will then be forwarded on to the Parents Assembly. Our school band will form part of the entertainment for the evening and we look forward to welcoming our exciting Guest of Honour. We look forward to good support – especially from our Harare-based parents.

Harare Golf Day

Registration of teams is open for golf at Chapman Golf Club on Friday 12 July. USD50 per player – USD200 per team. For those who may wish to partner with us for this event in terms of advertising and marketing – please refer to the attached communication.

Staff Development

Mid Term – Please note that pupils should be collected at 1pm on Thursday 20 June. Our hostels will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 20 June. Boarders are to return to school by 5pm on Monday 24 June. School buses are available to assist with transport for this weekend.

Lessons resume for all on Tuesday 25 June.

For those wishing to use the Harare bus service, the cost is USD55 return. Drop-offs and collections in Kwekwe ($30 return), Kadoma & Chegutu ($40 return) and Norton ($55 return) are possible by arrangement. Please reference your payment “Bus” and your child’s name. Viable numbers need to be met in order to confirm these services. Payment deadline 14 June.

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 Mrs Machipisa (Parent Coordinator) – 0772 372 801. Please note that a bus service is available for the above mentioned mid-term break – bookings to be done through Mrs Machipisa.

Examination Registration Reminder – CIE Oct-Nov 2024

A reminder that the deadline for registration and payment for CIE October-November examinations is 5 July 2024. If you have not received a scanned copy of your child’s registration form please contact our Exams Department. If you have a child in Form 2, 3, 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 – this message applies to you.

Please note that for subjects written in this 2024 May-June examination session, registration will take place after publication of results which will happen on 13 August.

 

Celebrate With Us – Central Province Hockey:

The following Eagles are part of the Central Province Hockey teams. We wish them all the best!

 

 

U18: Zanele Mashava, Gamuchirai Kamuzonde, Vongai Garikai, Jessica Manhambo

U16: Kudiwanashe Machekera, Chiedza Majoni, Tariro Chinyama, Lara Horovi

 

Zimbabwe Schools Hockey

We would like to congratulate our two Eagles, Jadin Magwenzi and Sean Mandaza, for their selection into the U17 Zimbabwe Schools Hockey Team as non-travelling reserves. We are truly proud of them and wish them the best as they play more hockey this season.

 

Gateway U17 Tournament

We would like to congratulate the U17 Netball Team for their excellent performance at the Gateway U17 Tournament held on Saturday, the 1st of June. The girls managed to win 3 out of their 6 matches, ending the tournament in 3rd place. The girls were awarded bronze medals and special mention goes to Sherris Shoko who was awarded ‘Best Centre’ of the tournament.

 

Upcoming Events:

Friday 7/7

  • Girls Hockey vs Chisipite @ Chisipite – 2pm
  • Squash vs Chisipite @ Chisipite – 2pm

Saturday 8/7

  • Rugby vs Petra @ Petra – 9am
  • Soccer vs Petra & Masiyephambili @ Petra – 9am
  • Debate vs Girls College @ Girls College – 9am
  • Girls Hockey vs Heritage @ Heritage – 8am
  • Squash vs Heritage @ Heritage – 8am
  • Boys Hockey 1st Team vs Goldridge & Victoria High @ Goldridge – 8am

Reflection:

Romans 8 vs 1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U18: Zanele Mashava, Gamuchirai Kamuzonde, Vongai Garikai, Jessica Manhambo

 

U16: Kudiwanashe Machekera, Chiedza Majoni, Tariro Chinyama, Lara Horovi

 

 

Zimbabwe Schools Hockey

We would like to congratulate our two Eagles, Jadin Magwenzi and Sean Mandaza, for their selection into the U17 Zimbabwe Schools Hockey Team as non-travelling reserves. We are truly proud of them and wish them the best as they play more hockey this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsflash 23/5/24

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Car Park Courtesy:

A reminder to day scholar parents to please make use of parking bays in the high school car park; to not stop in the car park roads to drop off or pick up your children; and to exercise care and courtesy along the municipal-public roads leading to and from the school. 

Day Scholar Tea Break and Lunch Provision:

A reminder that the school offers the hassle-free option of providing tea break and lunches for day scholars. Lunches are offered Mondays to Thursdays for a total of $28 per fortnight. Tea break and lunches are offered Mondays to Friday – ending with break on Fridays for a total of $38 per fortnight. A sampling of some of the meals include:

Tea Breaks:

  • Cream Buns / Cinnamon Buns / Sticky Buns and Milk Sachets
  • Chicken mayonnaise / Polony / Cheese sandwiches and Juice 
  • Muffins and Juice

Lunches:

  • Chicken, Fresh Chips and a soft drink
  • Russian Rolls, Packet of chips and juice 
  • Roast Chicken, Rice, Salad and juice

Should you wish to pursue this option for your child, please visit the Cashier’s window to make payment. Please note that the minimum period is two weeks. 

Zimbabwe U14 Inter-Provincial Tournament:

We are privileged to once again be hosting the rugby age group trials for the national U14 team. Come along and support our nation’s young talent battle it out for their place on the national team. 

Celebrate with Us – First in SADC:

Huge congratulations to Tinotenda Nyamondo who came first in the SADC region in the Life Sciences category of the South African Science Olympiad. His prize included a brand new lap top! 

Celebrate With Us – Central Province Rugby:

The following Eagles are part of the Central Province rugby teams taking part in national trials this weekend. We wish them all the best!

U14s:

Christian Mandoreba; Tafara Gwimbi; Jevon Chatikobo; Ethan Ndlovu; Sebastian Magosvongwe and Nathaniel Deysel.

U17s:

Adrian Mandovha; Nathaniel Tandi; Michael Muchirahondo; Junior Maligo and Honest Makiwa

U18s:

Eugene Mashongera; Maxwell Zondo; Theodore Mubata and Ashleigh Tapfumaneyi

Celebrate With Us – Midlands Province Girls Hockey:

Congratulations to the following Eagles who have been selected into the Girls’ Midlands Hockey Team. We wish them well as they proceed to try out for the Central Province trials to be held at Kyle College next week.

U16

Lara Horovi; Chiedza Majoni; Mutsa Magadza; Tariro Chinyama; Xuexin Li; Tavonga Hlatywayo; Kudiwanashe Machekera; Latasha Machipisa; Anouya Mhangami and Matipa Mapasure

U18 

Vongai Garikai; Gamuchirai Kamuzonde; Jessica Manhambo; Juniour Indala; Rutendo Ndoma and Zanele Mashava

Upcoming Events:

Friday 24/5

  • African Attire Civvies Day
  • Old Mutual Quiz Competition @ Anderson – 0800hrs
  • U14 Rugby IPTs @ MCC – 1330hrs
  • U17 & U18 Rugby IPTs @ Lomagundi – 1330hrs

Saturday 25/5

  • U14 Rugby IPTs @ MCC – 0800hrs
  • U17 & U18 Rugby IPTs @ Lomagundi – 0800hrs
  • U20 Girls Basketball Central Province Trials @ MCC – 0800hrs 
  • MCC Cultural Evening @ MCGS Hall – 1800hrs – 200hrs

Reflection:

“Even to your old age and gray hairs. I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4 (NIV)

 

Newsflash 16/5/24

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Celebrate With Us:

Congratulations to the following Eagles who were selected into the Midlands rugby teams as follows:

U14s

Nathaniel Deysel; Christian Mandoreba; Tafara Gwimbi; Tatenda Musonza; Sebastian Magosvongwe; Ethan Ndlovu; Kupakwashe Garikayi; Jevon Chatikobo

U17s

Junior Maligo; Adrian Mandovha; Honest Makiwa; Michael Muchirahondo; Muziwakhe Gumede; Zivanayi Mavesere

U19s

Theodore Mubata; Johnson Andrade; Ashleigh Tapfumaneyi; Tristan Pararai; Tawananyasha Juru; Maxwell Zondo; Eugene Mashongera; Chikomborero Wenga; Charles Shumba; Simbarashe Makoni; David Tshuma

We wish them all the best as they compete with Masvingo Province on Saturday for a place in the Central Province teams.

Medically Excused Students:

Please be reminded that if your child has a medical issue that prevents them from taking part in any school activities – a copy of the Doctor’s excuse letter should be submitted to the office on admin@mcc.ac.zw.

Academic Monitoring:

We continue to ask day scholar parents to insist on seeing and signing homework diaries as part of the academic monitoring and accountability process. Pupils are also being set research tasks as homework – but we ask you as parents to continue to monitor your child‘s gadget usage to ensure it is being used meaningfully for these tasks. Hostel Parents and duty staff do this for boarders on a daily basis.

Additional monitoring and accountability for children who are struggling academically is done through Special Report. Our Academic teams have identified students who are currently on Special Report. Affected day scholar parents are also asked to check and sign this document daily. Hostel Parents and duty staff do this for boarders. Should you have concerns about your child‘s academic performance you are encouraged to engage with us – admin@mcc.ac.zw or academics@mcc.ac.zw

Textbooks:

A reminder for those parents who have been sent communication regarding lost books for their child to please urgently attend to this. Where a payment has been made for replacement purchase, please be sure to notify us on bursar@mcc.ac.zw to assist with speedy clearance of your child. A reminder that until all lost book issues are resolved, your child will not receive textbooks for all subjects.

Teacher Appreciation:

We are privileged to have teachers recognized by Cambridge for excellence in the teaching of their subjects. Special mention must be made of:

Mrs Mupanda – Combined Science Top In Zimbabwe- 2023 results

Mrs Makoni Combined Science Top In Zimbabwe- 2023 results

Mrs Shuro Combined Science Top In Zimbabwe- 2023 results

Ms Bvunzawabaya – Biblical Studies – High Achievement – 2023 results

Mrs Mudiwa – Travel and Tourism – for consistently producing the highest standard of projects in the country – AS-A Level

We also salute the following teachers who managed to have fantastic pass rates in the key subjects of Maths and English in the 2023 O Level examinations:

GCE English Language – 98% passrate:

Dr I. Bachisi, Ms M. Msutu, Mrs A. Njerekai

Maths – 96% passrate:

Mr Chipenzi, Mr Njerekai, Mrs Dzikiti, Mrs Mabukwa

Celebrating as ‘Family‘:

We continue to celebrate our Eagle, Elizabeth Maphosa, being the top student in Zimbabwe in the June 2023 examination session in IGCSE Combined Science. Her Shadow Group bought and enjoyed a special cake with her! All pupils are ‘personally known’ by one of our teachers through our Shadow Groups. Pupils choose teachers who they relate well with and together with other pupils who have chosen the same teacher, have opportunity to grow, develop and bond together.

Upcoming Events

Friday 17/5

  • Football Jersey Day
  • Interact Club visit – Mandindindi – 12:30pm
  • Girls Hockey – All Teams vs Sacred Heart @ MCC – 2pm

Saturday 18/5

  • Girls Basketball – All Teams vs DC Byo @ MCC – 8am
  • Boys Hockey vs Milton and Petra – 1st Team – KHS – 8am & 10am
  • Netball vs Goldridge – U14s & U15s, U16s & U17s, & 1st Team @ GR – 8am
  • Rugby – Central Province Trials – U14s, U17s & U18s @ MCC – 8:30am

Reflection:

“Rejoice in hope” – Romans 12:12

NEWSFLASH 9/5/24

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we start the term we would like to congratulate and celebrate our pupils who ended the term on a high note last term.

Academic Top Achievers:

  • F1 – Caleb Mkhosana (9As)
  • F2 – Mutsa Magadza (11As)

  • F2 – Aiden Tsvakwi (11As)

  • F2 – Mufaro Musoni (11As)

  • F3 – Rutendo Chidawanyika (9As)

  • F3 – Rudorwashe Machikicho (9As)

  • F4 – Vongai Mutambara (11As)

  • L6 – Elizabeth Maphosa (20points)

  • U6 – Mlindeli Ndlovu (14points)

  • U6 – Sean Chiota (14points)

Royals of Virtue:

We would also like to congratulate the recipients of the Royals of Virtue awards. The recipients are recognized for their hard working nature, humility, pleasing conduct, for trying to do the right thing, and their willingness to strive to succeed.

  • Princess of Virtue – Kudiwanashe Machekera
  • Prince of Integrity – Dylan Chitsenga

  • Queen of Virtue – Charity Sigauke

  • King of Integrity – Atida Mutonhodza

We continue to work to mould our student into the type of person outlined in our MCC Eagles’ Creed:

The MCC Eagles’s Creed

I am a focused Eagle.

God is at the centre of everything I do.

I am a responsible citizen,

teachable, secure and adaptable.

I am a critical thinker,

an exemplary leader

and a confident team-player.

I engage in a healthy, physically active lifestyle.

I am an eagle and I ride the storm.

Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.

My Eagle, My pride.

 

Appeal From the Discipline Team

In our continued bid to foster the development of positive personal traits and behaviours, as outlined in our MCC Eagles’ Creed, the Discipline Team is asking you to consider partnering with us in their introduction of a new initiative which seeks to honor exemplary students. The team would like to introduce Eagle Lapel Pins that will be awarded to pupils who exhibit exemplary conduct, behavior, etiquette and who stand up for what is right. The pins celebrate the small but noticeable efforts that our pupils are showing.

There will be three categories for recognition as follows:

  • Pupil Nominations – where pupils identify these traits in a peer – Bronze Pin
  • Staff Nomination – where staff identify these traits in a pupil – Silver Pin
  • Parent or External Nomination – where parents or visitors to the school commend pupils for the above traits – Gold Pin.

These awards will be captured also contribute to student records.

Pins are valued at $5 each. We kindly invite you as our parents and other interested stakeholders to partner with us in this. We thank Pastor Pswarai for his personal contribution of $60 towards this endeavour with his challenge now set to other parents to show their support. Should you wish to do so, please let us know on admin@mcc.ac.zw.

Academic Support – Day scholar parents please note:

We remind day scholar parents that every pupil was given a homework diary with the expectation that all homework for that day is recorded and that parents inspect these diaries and their child’s work. We ask that you please sign these diaries on a daily basis. Any concerns or questions can be directed to our academics team for student performance headed by Mrs Sango for girls and Dr Chawira for boys.Our hostel parents and duty staff do this on a daily basis for our boarders.

Textbook Issues:

If you received notification that your child had a missing textbook/s, we urge you to facilitate speedy return / replacement / payment for replacement of the book. You are reminded that your child will not receive textbooks for all subjects until the issue has been resolved.

Upcoming Events and Fixtures

Sat 11/5/24

  • Girls Hockey – All teams vs Petra & Goldridge @ MCC – 9am
  • Soccer – 1st team vs CBC @ CBC – 9am
  • Girls Basketball – All teams vs Masiyephambili @ MCC – 9am
  • Rugby – All teams vs Heritage @ Heritage – 11am

 

Newsflash 30/4/24

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Fee Payment Procedure Reminder:

Advance clearance Admission Slips will be prepared for all who have concluded fee payments and any fee term’s needed with the Bursar, inclusive of submission of proof of payments, by 1pm on Thursday 2 May. Please make use of bursar@mcc.ac.zw and debtors@mcc.ac.zw for these communications. 

Note that after this time, clearance slips will need to be collected from the Bursar’s department during office hours. Bursar representatives will be situated in the school hall on Monday 6 May from 10am to assist with processing. 

Return to School – Boarders:

Boarders are to check in to hostel between 12noon and 5pm on Monday 6 May. 

Lesson Resumption:

Term 2 lessons start on Tuesday 7 May. A reminder that day scholars are expected to be at school by 7:10am daily. 

Examinations Update:

The April – June examination session is underway. A reminder that clearance is required from the Bursars for any boarders who want to be in hostel between Thursday 2 May and Monday 6 May. Please liaise with them on bursar@mcc.ac.zw or debtor@mcc.ac.zw.

Candidates should bring their own stationery in transparent pencil cases – inclusive of pens with dark blue or black ink, B or HB pencils, sharpeners, erasers, and rulers as well as anything subject specific requirements such as calculators and mathematical sets with set squares and protractors. Candidates writing science practicals are reminded to bring white laboratory coats. 

During the term, pupils are allowed the day before their examination to SWOT. We encourage day scholars to SWOT at school so that they can liaise with their teachers for any final assistance. 

Parents Assembly Committee Harare Dinner:

A reminder that tickets are currently on sale for this year’s PAC Fundraising Dinner which will be held at Rainbow Towers on Saturday 22 June. Tickets can be purchased through PAC members or at the school office – $50 per adult and $30 per scholar. 

 

Day Scholar Bus Service:

Should you be interested in a day scholar bus service, please let us know. 

The shuttle would pick up and drop off along Riverside, Windsor Park, Kopje and Town routes. Costs for this service will be calculated according to responses received and would start in Week 2 of this term. Should you be interested in this service, please let us know on admin@mcc.ac.zw by Friday 3 May. We will then communicate directly with those who have expressed interest. 

School Indemnity Forms:

Please complete and return the attached 2024 school indemnity form to the school office or via email on reception@mcc.ac.zw 

Pre-Season Rugby Update:

Our junior rugby team did a fine job at the St George’s Nutri Active Junior Rugby Festival, putting up a good fight against Falcon despite a 45-12 loss. The team went on to win 25-10 against Bernard Mizeki. 

We wish our senior team all the best as they take on Wiseowl tomorrow, 1 May at 11am, and Rydings on Saturday 4 May at 9am at the St John’s Pure Drop Derby Festival. If you are able, please go along and show our Eagles some support. 

Back to School Reminders:

Please refer to the detailed newsflash of 19/4/24 for this key information. 

Reflection: 

“Rejoice in hope” Romans 12:12

Newsflash 19/4/24

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Some important information for you as we prepare for Term 2. 

April – May-June Examinations:

These examinations commence next week. A reminder for those who will be checking in for examination preparations are to do so between 12noon and 5pm on Sunday 21 April. School uniform to be worn when writing examinations. Other times casual wear can be worn. 

Examination Materials:

Candidates should bring their own stationery in transparent pencil cases – inclusive of pens with dark blue or black ink, B or HB pencils, sharpeners, erasers, and rulers as well as anything subject specific requirements such as calculators and mathematical sets with set squares and protractors. Candidates writing science practicals are reminded to bring white laboratory coats. 

Back to School Reminders:

From the Academic Department

  • All students must return with their note books, worksheets and test exercise books. Those doing course work are to return with their coursework material.
  • Fm 4, L6 and U6 students must return to school with their textbooks which they kept for use during the holidays. 
  • Students are to bring stationery, and materials to cover their exercise books
  • All Fm 1, 2, 3, 4, and A Level Maths and Science Students are reminded to bring calculators and Maths sets.
  • All students should have a ‘hard copy’ Bible with them – we recommend NKJV or NIV versions.

An Important Update on Textbooks

  • Please note that where a child has lost a text book it is imperative that the payment for the missing book, or the correct book replacement is made before the  start of Term 2 in order for textbooks for all subjects for Term 2 to be issued. 

From the Student Affairs Department

  • Winter uniform is to be worn for Term 2. Note that Gweru can get very cold so make adequate provision, inclusive of the MCC anorak. A reminder that girls‘ winter uniform includes the option of slacks. 
  • All uniform, stationery and personal items brought to school must be clearly and permanently labelled.
  • Please supply your children with the accurate details of any gadgets that they bring to school – inclusive of gadget type and make, cost at date of purchase, serial number, and IMEI number. You should keep a copy of this in your records too. You are reminded that gadgets should be brought for educational use and that Form 1 – 4 boarders may only bring single feature phones. Tablets/iPads should not be SIM card enabled. 
  • Padlocks for school and hostel lockers are mandatory. Labelled spare keys should be surrendered to Form Teachers and Hostel Parents on return to school as applicable. 
  • Hairstyles should be in accordance with what is stipulated in the Orientation Booklet. Boys’ haircuts should be regularly maintained. 
  • Boys are to be clean shaven ALL OF THE TIME. 

From the Co-Curricular Department

  • A reminder of standard sports kit requirements – MCC tracksuit (top and bottoms both named), MCC splash shirt, house shirt, MCC sports shorts – taffeta or boxer shorts, and a comfortable pair of sports trainers with a good grip. All items should be permanently labelled. 

Take note of the following additional sports equipment requirements for Term 2:

Hockey – played by both boys and girls (Forms 1 – 4 and select at L6 & U6 levels)

  • Hockey Stick – appropriate size and weight
  • Shin Pads
  • Gum Guards

Rugby – played by all boys

  • MCC rugby shirt
  • Scrum camp
  • Gum Guards
  • Rugby Books – (U15 upwards)
  • “Skins” – optional – should be white or red. 

Soccer – played by select boys

  • Soccer boots
  • Shin pad 

From the Hostels Department 

  • 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/
  • Warm Clothing and Bedding: As we enter a colder season, it is essential that students are equipped with warm clothing and bedding. An anorak is a must-have for outdoor activities to ensure they stay comfortable and protected from the cold weather. Please do not buy water heating elements – hot water and urns are available for children in winter.  
  • Limited Tuck Items: Moderation should be exercised when purchasing items from the tuck. The standard allowance is no more than three standard plastic bags of snacks and treats every three week period. This is also to help the promotion of healthy eating and to avoid excessive consumption. Excess 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. 
  • Permanent Labelling: should be done of all items brought to hostel. 
  • Boys’ Issues: Students are to ensure their hair is neatly trimmed according to the school’s grooming standards. Haircuts should be maintained regularly to uphold a professional appearance. Students are to come prepared with enough pocket money for regular haircuts. These should be scheduled on a fortnightly basis to keep up with grooming requirements.
  • Shaving Sticks for Boys: Senior students should come prepared with their own shaving sticks to maintain a clean and tidy appearance as per school regulations.

Outreach Appeal: 

MCC Young Leaders club representatives are on a drive to collect donations for the less privileged. Students are encouraged to give where they can and what they can inclusive of the following: clothing items (must be in good repair), school shoes, stationery and non-perishable food items. Your assistance in increasing awareness of our community social responsibility is well appreciated. 

Upcoming  Trips:

A reminder to please pay attention to the different payment deadlines and document requirements sent prior for the upcoming Term 2 trips – Fm 4 Geography Camp, U6 Geography Camp, Travel and Tourism Trip, Hockey Tour and Father-Son Camp.

Reflection:

“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

Psalm 62: 1-2 (NIV)

 

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)