Newsflash 23/6/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Celebrate with us!

This week our Head Boy and Head Girl were privileged enough with the rest of their championship winning MOOT Court Colleagues to be invited to State House to be congratulated on their achievements and wished well as they leave for Romania this weekend to compete in the European MOOT Court Championships. 

Congratulations: 

To Nkosilathi Magazi on his selection into the CHISZ Soccer team due to travel to Germany in August.

Thank You

To Mr and Mrs Mashava who facilitated this past weekend’s parenting seminar. Some very practical and helpful insights were given. Thank you too to the parents who attended and then took time to enjoy the special Father’s Appreciation Braai organised by the Parents Assembly Committee! 

Allied Arts Speech and Drama Festival 

We are privileged to once again be a host venue for part of the National Institute of the Allied Arts Speech and Drama Festival. Many of our learners are involved in this event and have a great opportunity to be recognised for their skills. 

Examinations Reminder:

Cambridge October – November registration window closes on Thursday 30 June. Signed registration forms and payments need to have all been received by this date. All Form 2 to Upper 6 pupils are involved in this examination session. For enquiries, please contact the Exams Department on exams@mcc.ac.zw

Communication Channels:

Thank you to all who have jointed the WhattsApp groups. If you have not yet done so, we ask that you take a moment to join the relevant WhatsApp group for your child’s year group. Please refer to the separate email sent about these. 

Upcoming Events:

Thursday 23/6

  • Junior Boys Hockey vs Petra @ Petra – 1pm

Friday 24/6

  • U16 & U18 Girls Hockey IPTs @ St Johns College 
  • Girls Basketball – All Teams – vs Lower Gweru @ MCC – 2pm

Saturday 25/6

  • U16 & U18 Girls Hockey IPTs @ St Johns College
  • Rugby – All Teams – vs CBC @ CBC – 9:30am 
  • Girls Basketball – All Teams vs Regina Mundi @ MCC – 9am
  • Girls Volleyball – Seniors – vs Arundel @ MCC – 9:30am  
  • Girls Netball – 1st – SWIFTS Tournament @ SEC – 8am

Reflection:

“I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” Psalm 34:4-5, 8

Newsflash 15/6/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Day Scholar Collection Time – Thursday 16 June:

Please note that for tomorrow there will be no sport so day scholars are to please be collected at 3:30pm. 

Friday 17 June and Monday 20 June:

To clarify – this weekend is Fixture Free but lessons will take place as normal on Friday, and on Monday which includes sports until 5pm on Monday. 

Congratulations: 

To the following gentlemen who were selected into the Zimbabwe Boys U19 Hockey teams: Lashel Murairwa; Daniel Chakanyuka; Tadiwanashe Mutero; Passmore Mabukwa

Congratulations:

To Vongai Garikai; Lisa Muchenurwa, Nokutenda Munyanduki and Atipaishe Makwangudze who attained the highest HSKK (elementary) scores in the country (beating university students). They were all in top 5 achievers positioned 1; 2; 3 and 4 respectively for the HSK (Chinese) March 2022 Examinations session.

Congratulations:

To Ngonidzashe Mareverwa, (MCC graduate 2021) who was awarded as a SADC Top Achiever for Life Science Olympiad, Grades 10-12 which is sat for last year. 

His prize is a Lenovo Laptop courtesy of South African Science Olympiads – SAASTA.

Congratulations:

To the following ladies who were selected into the Midlands Province Hockey Teams:

U18s – Joana Mushede; Vanessa Mncube; Rumbidzai Tsododo; Laura Dzawo; Jessica Manambo, Emily Ndewere, Tatenda Chigwanda

U16s – Rutendo Ndoma; Juniour Indala; Karen Mutamba; Latasha Machipisa; Anacletta Ncube; Elizabeth Chiroodza; Ashanthelle Chapenga; Tinotenda Mazonde 

And to the following who went on to the selected in the the Central Province Team that will take part in the Interprovincial Tournament in Harare on the weekend of 24 – 26 June:

Joana Mushede; Vanessa Mncube; Rumbidzai Tsododo; Laura Dzawo; Jessica Manambo, Emily Ndewere, Tatenda Chigwanda; Latasha Machipisa; Karen Mutamba. 

Examinations Reminder:

Cambridge October – November registration window closes on Thursday 30 June. Signed registration forms and payments need to have all been received by this date. All Form 2 to Upper 6 pupils are involved in this examination session. For enquiries, please contact the Exams Department on exams@mcc.ac.zw

Communication Channels:

We ask that you take a moment to join the relevant WhatsApp group for your child’s year group. Please refer to the separate email sent about these.

Lower 6 Camp:

A reminder that the first part of the payment for Lower 6 camp is due by Friday 17 June. 

Parenting Seminar:

The invitation is extended to all parents to join us at MCC for a parenting seminar entitled “21st Century Parenting – Am I Winning or Losing?!”

The session will run from 10am – 12noon in the MCGS Hall on Saturday 18 June. 

Note that this seminar coincides with Fixture Free weekend and is an opportunity for boarder parents to travel to school to attend this seminar and be able to see their children.

Parents Assembly Father’s Day Appreciation Braai:

The Parents Assembly Committee invites the MCC community to come together after the parenting seminar on Saturday 18 June for a special braai – a “pre-Father’s Day” braai – in celebration of our fathers. Tickets are USD10 each and are to be secured through the following committee members by Wednesday 15 June:

Ms Michael 0712 208 009

Ms Reggo 0780 068 885

Mr Mashava 0776 428 865

Children are invited to attend this braai but tickets must also be purchased for them. Families can buy packs to share. 

Upcoming Events:

Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 June

  • CHISZ Soccer Tournament – 1st Team – Lomagundi

Reflection:

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 106:1

Newsflash 8/6/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Day Scholar Arrival Time – Thursday 9 June

Please note that all day scholars are to be at school by 7:10am for Thursday 9 June in order to accommodate a special assembly programme. 

Congratulations: 

To the following boys who were selected into the Midlands Boys Hockey teams:

U17s

Sean Mandaza, Rukudzo Mayenzanise, Kupakwashe Makope, Maxwell Zondo, Casey Chigwanda, Kinah Ntuli, Itayi Munda, Theodore Mubata, Troy Robertson, David Masawi, Nick Milanzi 

U19s

Lashel Murairwa, Brandon Bvure, Anotidaishe Munda, Thamsanqa Khumalo, Adolf Dube, Kudzaishe Mumba, Mufaro Mangure, Nigel Sibanda, Daniel Chakanyuka, Simbarashe Mafemera, Kinah Ntuli, Tadiwanashe Mutero, Passmore Mabukwa

We wish the senior boys all the best as they take part in national trials this weekend. 

Communication Channels:

Please note that we will be opening up WhatsApp groups organised by forms. These groups will be set with the parameters that only the Administrators can post information. Newsflashes, newsletters and other relevant announcements will be posted from the school on these groups as and when appropriate. We encourage you to accept the invitations to these groups as they are designed to help you stay up to date on key school announcements and areas that require your specific attention as parents. 

Super Parent Supporters:

A big thank you to the many Harare based parents who supported our rugby and hockey teams this past weekend. We urge our parents to be deliberate in setting aside time and resources to support our Eagles as they compete – both away and at home.

Details of each week’s fixtures are found in the newsflash. Please take note of this weekend’s fixtures included in this communique. 

Form 2 Day Trip:

Please note that the Form 2 day trip to Jabulani will take place on Monday 18 July.

Lower 6 Camp:

A reminder that the first part of the payment for Lower 6 camp is due by Friday 17 June. 

Parenting Seminar:

The invitation is extended to all parents to join us at MCC for a parenting seminar entitled “21st Century Parenting – Am I Winning or Losing?!”

The session will run from 10am – 12noon in the MCGS Hall on Saturday 18 June. 

Note that this seminar coincides with Fixture Free weekend and is an opportunity for boarder parents to travel to school to attend this seminar and be able to see their children.

Parents Assembly Father’s Day Appreciation Braai:

The Parents Assembly Committee invites the MCC community to come together after the parenting seminar on Saturday 18 June for a special braai – a “pre-Father’s Day” braai – in celebration of our fathers. Tickets are USD10 each and are to be secured through the following committee members by Wednesday 15 June:

Mr Mpepu 0777 301 307

Ms Michael 0712 208 009

Ms Reggo 0780 068 885

Mr Mashava 0776 428 865

Children are invited to attend this braai but tickets must also be purchased for them. 

Upcoming Events:

Friday 10/6

  • Junior Boys Hockey – U15s & U16s vs Falcon – Khumalo Hockey Stadium – 1pm
  • U19 Boys Hockey IPTS – St Johns College – 4pm

Saturday 11/6

  • Girls Hockey – All teams vs Goldridge – Home – 9am
  • U19 Boys Hockey IPTS – 4pm – St Johns College – 9am, 3pm, 5pm
  • Netball U16 Tournament & 1st Team Matches – Bulawayo Convent – 8am 
  • Girls Volleyball – U20s – St George’s Tournament – St Georges – 8am
  • Rugby – U14s, U15s, U16s & 1st Team vs Gateway – Gateway – 9:30am
  • Debate vs Gateway – Gateway – 9:30am

Sunday 12/6

  • U19 Boys Hockey IPTS – 4pm – St Johns College

Reflection:

“No not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:6-7 (NIV)

 

Newsflash 27/5/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations: 

To Tawananyasha Takaendisa and Tanatswa Sisimayi who have been selected into the CHISZ U18 Girls Basketball Team. 

     

Congratulations:

Congratulations to the Zimbabwe Moot Court Team who have been competing against 15 other international teams, beating an American team in the finals to be crowned the world champions. Our Head Boy, Karl Makahamadze, and our Head Girl, Sharon Marangwanda have been part of this team. We continue to be very proud of these two young people!

Further details can be read in this article:

https://iharare.com/zimbabwe-high-school-moot-court-team-makes-history-crowned-world-champions/

Africa Day Celebrations:

Thank you to all who supported this colourful celebration. The pupils looked fantastic in their outfits and the food was well enjoyed. Thank you to the Parents Assembly Committee for the role that they played in this event.

 

Housekeeping Reminders:

  1. All pupils are to have padlocks for their school lockers. 
  2. Boys Compulsory Sports for Term 2 
    • Rugby for all boys – All boys are to have the school rugby jersey. Scrum caps and gum guards are advisable. 
    • Hockey for U14s, U15s & U16s – All boys must have their own hockey stick, shin pads and gum guards
    1. Girls Compulsory Sports for Term 2
    • Hockey for U14s, U15s & U16s – All girls must have their own hockey stick, shin pads and gum guards
    • Basketball 

Form 2 Day Trip: 

A reminder that today is the deadline for the upcoming Form 2 outing to Jabulani. Proof of payment to bursar@mcc.ac.zw

Lower 6 Camp:

Lower 6 parents please take note of the separate letter sent to you with regards to the Lower 6 Camp scheduled for later this term. 

Upcoming Events:

Fri 27/5

  • U17 Boys Hockey IPTs – Khumalo Hockey Stadium – Byo
  • U14 Boys Rugby IPTs – Gateway High School
  • U17 & U19 Boys Rugby IPTs – Lomagundi College
  • Interact Trip to Mandindindi Primary School 
  • Social Welfare Trip to Mkoba Hope Centre 

Sat 28/5

  • U17 Boys Hockey IPTs – Khumalo Hockey Stadium – Byo
  • U14 Boys Rugby IPTs – Gateway High School
  • U17 & U19 Boys Rugby IPTs – Lomagundi College
  • U17 & 1st Team Soccer vs S.E.C. – Home
  • U15 MCC Netball Tournament – Home

Reflection:

“In Christ we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the richest of God’s grace.” Ephesians 1:7

Newsflash 18/5/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations: 

To Lisa Muchenurwa who continues to fly the MCC Eagles’ flag high competing in and winning the ZTW Chinese singing competition in Harare last week. She won a nice cash prize, and on her achievements in Chinese competitions last year has a scholarship for her tertiary education! We encourage our Eagles to make the most of their opportunities which we make available to them – and this young lady certainly is!

 

Congratulations are also in order:

Three of the five age groups playing rugby this year have not yet had the opportunity to play rugby in high school – so there is a lot of learning and catching up going on for all involved, however, our young men who took part in Midlands and Central Province rugby trials over this past week with the following pupils being selected to represent the Central Province at Zimbabwe trials next weekend in the following national age group levels:

U14s

Ronald Maereka

Jadin Magwenzi

Alexander Mubata

Tinodaishe Msarara

Makomberero Zimucha

U17s 

Anouya Bobo

Blessing Viriri

Paul Mutsaka

Shaquille Mushayahama

Nyasha Jindu

Nyasha Makumucha

Daniel Napata

U19s

Tashinga Denga

Thulisiwe Ncube

Lashel Murairwa

Joseph Ndebele

Prince Charuma 

Sports Requirements Reminder:

Boys Compulsory Sports for Term 2 

    • Rugby for all boys – All boys are to have the school rugby jersey. Scrum caps and gum guards are advisable. 
    • Hockey for U14s, U15s & U16s – All boys must have their own hockey stick, shin pads and gum guards

Girls Compulsory Sports for Term 2

    • Hockey for U14s, U15s & U16s – All girls must have their own hockey stick, shin pads and gum guards
    • Basketball 

 

Africa Day Celebrations:

We thank the Parents Assembly Committee for their efforts in support of the celebration of this year’s Africa Day. Our Heads of Hostel are putting together a fun and engaging programme, and a lovely traditional African meal will be served. Note that attendance of the whole programme is not expected unless you would like to, but for those who are looking forward to joining us for lunch – lunch is served between 12noon and 2pm so please plan accordingly, and we encourage you to come dressed in traditional African attire! Please remember your mask and that temperature checks will be done on arrival. Note RSVP is Friday.

 

A note from the PAC Chairperson:

Greetings to you all – It has been just a fortnight when we hosted our first ever luncheon for Mother’s Day as Parents Assembly Committee. Many thanks to those parents who attended and much appreciated to all well wishers whose contributions were both in cash and kind. In keeping with the spirit of community in the MCGS family we are about to host yet another Africa Day event where parents and pupils get to interact over a themed meal with some exciting activities that you wouldn’t dare miss. Details will be found on the official school communication and fliers will be distributed shortly. We value your support once again and would love to see you attend. 

Kind regards A. Mpepu PAC Chair 22-23

Reflection:

“For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.” – 1 Corinthians 10:26 (KJV)

 

Newsflash 27/4/22

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

The start of Term 2 is upon us! The May-June CIE Examination session has already started and our calendar is looking full for this coming term! 

A few important reminders:

School Fee Payments: 

Please refer to the school fee circular from the Board of Trustees sent last week for fee details. 

For those who wish to be pre-cleared by the Bursars Department, please note that proof of payments will need to have been received on bursar@mcc.ac.zw and debtors@mcc.ac.zw by end of day tomorrow., Thursday 28 April, 2022. For those wishing to negotiate payment terms, please liaise directly with the Bursars Department. 

Academic Reminders:

  • All pupils are to return to school with all of their text books, exercise and notebooks.
  • Please ensure stationery is replenished, paying specific attention to the following:
    • Transparent casing/pencil case to house the stationery (an internal & external examination requirement)
    • Pens – Dark Blue or Black
    • Pencils – HB
    • Eraser – Soft, non-marking type 
    • Ruler – ‘clean’ with no ‘graffiti’ on it
    • Mathematical Sets 
    • Scientific Calculators – for all Form 2, 3 & 4 pupils as well as any L6s & U6s doing mathematics

Uniform and Hairstyle Reminders:

  • Term 2 all pupils are expected to wear Winter Uniform. Please refer to the details in the attached extract from the Orientation Booklet. Gweru is known to get very cold so the fleece tops and anoraks are an important part of uniform. Note that the full Orientation Booklet can be found on our website https://www.mcc.ac.zw/admissions/orientation/
  • Note that return to school with incorrect hairstyles will not be tolerated. Please refer to the attached extract from the Orientation Booklet for details on correct hairstyles. 
  • All boys are to be clean shaven every day. Boarder parents are to please ensure that your son returns to school with all that they need to ensure that they are not found in breach of school rules on this front. 

Sports Requirements:

  • Boys Compulsory Sports for Term 2 
    • Rugby for all boys – All boys are to have the school rugby jersey. Scrum caps and gum guards are advisable. 
    • Hockey for U14s, U15s & U16s – All boys must have their own hockey stick, shin pads and gum guards
    • Girls Compulsory Sports for Term 2
    • Hockey for U14s, U15s & U16s – All girls must have their own hockey stick, shin pads and gum guards
    • Basketball 

Boarder Parent Reminders:

  • Gweru gets very cold. Please ensure that your child comes with appropriate bedding and civvies. 
  • Tuck regulations remain 2 x 30cm plastic packets of tuck per every three weeks. Tuck beyond this will be confiscated. 
  • Special parcels sent during the term of takeaway food will not be accepted. 
  • Padlocks are required for hostel lockers with a spare set of keys being submitted to Hostel Parents. 
  • Boys should either have their own clipper set or come with money to pay the barber who comes to school every fortnight to ensure that their hair remains within regulation length and style. 
  • Girls should have adequate sanitary wear supplies. 

Mothers Appreciation Lunch: 

Thank you to our PAC for this initiative. We encourage your support of this event! 

From the Headmaster’s Desk

31 March, 2022

Dear MCC Family

Our identity

2022 is the Year of Re-establishing Our Identity. Ephesians 2:10 reminds us of our true identity in Christ. This theme reminds us who we are in Christ. We are more than conquerors, children of God, a royal priesthood, joint heirs with Christ, and so much more by the grace of God. We look forward to staff, students and parents joining us on this incredible journey to rediscover our individual identity based on the love that Christ has bestowed upon us. 

It is our desire that all parents and students are able to align with the reality that we offer a holistic education which makes our students marketable internationally and locally. The education we give our students goes beyond the classroom and is aimed at developing a complete adult capable of competing in a variety of environments and cultures. Whilst academic results are very important, we stress the role of character building in the eventual success of our students when they ultimately embark on their career of choice.

Our Vision is:  

  1. To educate students from a Christian perspective in a Christian environment for responsible adulthood (Proverbs 22:6) 
  2. To equip students with life skills for further education, work and service, through sound teaching and learning techniques, aimed at achieving effectiveness and excellence (Ephesians 4:11-15) 

3. To impact students and the community with Christian values through motivated, committed, highly qualified teachers (Isaiah 55:4-6) 

Based on our foundation as a Christian school we seek to develop a set of key skills in all our students that allow them to maximise the many opportunities they will be presented with as adults. It is key that each child leaves the College as a responsible citizen of his/her country as well as being a citizen of the world, with good character, critical thinking, creativity, the ability to work in collaboration with others and being able to communicate effectively. Our desire is to develop adults who are both internationally adaptable and locally relevant.

Academic Results

Our 2021 Cambridge results have evidenced the quality education that our institution has continued to offer even under lockdown conditions. The results below were achieved in a year when students spent 6 of the 10 months leading up to exams learning virtually. Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) could easily ring out from our Eagles as they take in these results but we remind them of the words in Zechariah “not by power, not by might but by my spirit says the Lord”. We give the Lord all the glory for these wonderful results.

Pass Rates

IGCSE – 89% (72 A*s, 137 As and 164 Bs)

AS Level – 98% (23 As and 25 Bs)

A Level – 96% (11 A*s, 29 As and 32 Bs)

Sport & Culture

We are grateful for the opportunity to have started playing sport. Tennis fixtures against Falcon, CBC, Petra and Rydings, Basketball fixtures against CBC and Petra, cricket fixtures against Petra, Goldridge and Rydings, as well as Volleyball against St Georges and Dominican Convent allowed the students to experience a normal school term. We also managed to successfully stage our inter-house cross country and interhouse athletics competitions. 

The College hosted the Midlands and Masvingo Eistedford. Our own band and choir scored very highly both receiving Honours awards for their performances. Our pupils scooped a total of 2 Honours Awards, 8 First Class Plus Awards, 12 First Class Awards, 1 Second Class Plus Award and 4 Second Class Awards. 

Our Headboy and Headgirl participated in the Southern Africa debating competition representing Zimbabwe with Sharon also being chosen to represent Zimbabwe at the Oxbridge Debating Championship in London. Unfortunately her visa only came out when the event was already underway she was not able to travel. Thank you to those who contributed money towards her trip, we shall advise in due course what alternative worthy cause we intend to allocate these donations to. 

We also congratulate the team that competed in the French Spelling Brawl with MCC placing second out of the 6 compete teams. 

Marketing

The enrolment drive for 2023 is now well underway and several engagements with potential parents and students were arranged in a few towns and cities across the country. Over 500 students and parents were engaged physically and over 5000 engaged online. We look forward to a positive response to these engagements. We thank those parents who contributed by marketing our various events to family, friends and colleagues and encourage more parents to avail themselves to the cause of marketing the College to their contacts. Our teams of accomplished Eagles and staff did a splendid job in marketing the College to potential students and their parents.

Parental Engagement

The College maintained the stance on open engagement with parents. We have a common interest in the progress of the students with our parents and we encourage parents to continue engaging with us on a regular basis. We have continued to host parents through our start of term engagements and hope to meet more parents both virtually and physically over the next few months. 

Part of our engagement with parents is through the Parents Assembly Committee. This is a team of dedicated volunteer parents who are chosen by parents every year during the Annual General Meeting. The Parents Assembly Annual General Meeting was held on 10 February 2022. The following were elected as members of the Parents Assembly Committee (PAC). After the AGM, the PAC met and agreed on the following office bearers: 

Mr Alfred Mpepu – Chairman

Mr Robert Tombindo – Vice Chairman

Ms Helen Michael – Secretary

Mr Simon Tivavenge – Treasurer

Mrs Memory Chakanyuka- Member 

Mrs Ruby Tombindo- Member 

Mr Edmond Makope- Member 

Mr Lovemore Machipisa- Member 

Mrs Unity Wenga- Member

Mr Edwin Shumba- Member 

Mr Martin Shone- Member 

Mr Ushe Mungaraza- Member 

Mr Thabani Mashava- Member 

Ms Shauntelle Reggo – Member

The PAC has set itself the task of raising funds for the USD1,3 million state of the art resource centre. The PAC will soon be embarking on engagements with the rest of the parents to agree the best ways to raise the required funds. We urge all parents to participate in these engagements to avoid surprises being presented to them after agreement by the rest of the parent body. 

Next term will see the launch of our Themed Pop-up Restaurant at the Pavilion. On the last day of term the PAC team will be marketing this concept as well as selling tickets for the launch event and all parents are encouraged to purchase tickets. The theme for the first event on 3 May will be in honour of mothers. We applaud the PAC for this initiative that will foster the concept of family and community whilst raising some funds towards the building of the resource centre. 

I would also like to stress that parents play a vital role in the financial health of the College. Without timeous payment of fees it is difficult for the College to run successful programs. We are always accommodating when parents wish to make payment plans and ask that parents keep to the commitments made in these payment plans. Your financial contribution through fees payments should be viewed as an investment in the future of your beloved children.

Student Discipline

As with all schools student discipline is necessary for the success of our students. We wish to highlight that where we are dealing with teenagers unfortunately there will be some who try and stretch the ability of the system to enforce rules. We would like to encourage parents to work with the school in order to teach our Eagles adherence to rules which is a very important lesson they need to learn. 

Due to the incidence of indiscipline we have experienced during the year so far we have toughened our sanctions to deter students from undesirable behaviour. After ensuring that students have paid for their misdemeanours, we support them emotionally through our counselling department. The objective is for us to develop responsible adults who understand the relationship between consequences and grace. We look forward to working in partnership with parents in this area. It takes a village to raise a child.

Celebrating a life well lived

On Tuesday 28 March 2022 we laid Pastor Micah “Dad” Mpofu to rest. Pastor Mpofu was a legend of the College who touched many lives during his teaching, management, pastoring and board career. All who interacted with him remember a humble man who had so much love and wisdom to give to anyone who was willing to receive it. 

Pastor Mpofu joined Midlands Christian College in 1991 as a senior staff member. He and his wife, Elizabeth “Mum” Mpofu served the College faithfully and with distinction. He became part of the school character and became more affectionately known as “Dad” and he was indeed a father to so many. In his later role as Pastor he spent countless hours on the College grounds assisting with various spiritual formation programs and has remained “Dad” even long after his own biological children left the College. He later served as a Trustee of the Midlands Christian School Trust in the role of Secretary.

We honour Pastor Micah Mpofu for his service and dedication as well as for creating history in the College. Our most sincere condolences to the Mpofu family. Absent with us, but present with the Lord! His life was indeed well lived, an inspiration to us all.

Farewell

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Mrs Chimanga, Miss Bhebhe and Miss Nyambiya at the end of this term. We wish them well in their future endeavours. Miss Bhebhe was a part-time teacher teaching Ndebele and had a short-term contract. Miss Nyambiya was also on a short-term contract helping in the music department. 

Mrs Chimanga (nee Somerai) has been in the institution for a long time together with her two brothers. Her first association with the College was through MCS as a pupil in 1990. She joined the College as a student in 1997 graduating in 2002. Mrs Chimanga has been a teacher in the College since 2007 having trained as a teacher in our Teacher Training Centre between 2004 and 2006. 

During her time in the College she taught English Language and Literature, Religious Studies and Business English whilst she also coached Tennis and Netball. Mrs Chimanga has been a Form Teacher, Form Mentor, Head of Bateleur house, TIC Choir and Toastmasters, Head of the off campus boarding house Oasis, Head of hostel church, Director Student Affairs and Director Culture & Identity. We will miss her knowledge and expertise in a variety of areas. 

Prayer Points

As we look back to the year so far and ahead towards the rest of the year we have much to be thankful for. We are encouraged to pray for the following areas: 

  1. Thank the Lord for His protection in this difficult time. It is not because we are clever that we are spared but by His grace. 
  2. Pray for the visit by the Association of Christian Schools International accreditation team to go smoothly and be an enriching experience for us all.
  3. Pray for our students and teachers as they plough through the syllabus whilst also taking advantage of the opportunity to learn valuable life lessons which is not easy to do virtually. Let us pray especially for the F1 and L6 students who are covering new ground and need encouragement as the work may seem difficult in the initial stages.
  4. Pray for all families who have lost loved ones over the few months. 
  5. Pray for all those who are unwell and in need of the Lord’s healing hand. 
  6. Pray for God’s continued protection of all our parents, students, staff, board, management and workers. 
  7. Pray for students participating in national basketball and cricket trials as well as pre-season winter sports tournaments. 
  8. Pray for our country to be completely delivered from this deadly pandemic and for a revival in our land. We pray that these difficulties, as unwelcome as they are, will lead us to a reliance on God’s power and provision. 
  9. For the war in Ukraine and other wars in different parts of the world. We pray for peace and for the Christians in those war torn countries to stand strong in their faith. 

Yours sincerely, 

T. L. Mkhosana

Headmaster

 

Newsflash 24/3/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

National Institute of Allied Arts Eisteddfod Results: 

We would like to congratulate all our pupils who took part in the Eisteddfod Festival, we are proud of their achievements.

Honours:

  • Choir (Senior) – African contemporary – Honours 93%
  • Jazz band – Honours 97% – Nick Milanzi, Oswell Chikadaya, Daniel Napata, Maxwell Zondo, Zoe Chiwaze, Sheunopa Dondo, Nigel Sibanda and Theodore Masi

First Grade Plus:

  • Theodore Masi – Woodwind Solo
  • Nick Milanzi – Drumkit Solo
  • Anne-Marie Macklenin – Vocal Solo, African Contemporary
  • Kudzaishe Mumba – Vocal Solo, Songs from the Movies
  • Kudzaishe Mumba – Vocal Solo, Popular Songs
  • Tendai Gumbo – Vocal Solo, African Religious
  • Zivai Mwenje & Trish Rumumba – Vocal Duet, African Contemporary
  • Marimba Ensemble (Senior) – Atipaishe Makwangudze, Nokutenda Tombindo, Timukudzeishe  Dondo, Eden Manyika, Simbarashe Mafemera 

First Grade:

  • Anne-Marie Macklenin – Vocal Solo, Popular Songs
  • Anne-Marie Macklenin – Vocal Solo, Songs from the Movies
  • Chrispen Thomu – Vocal Solo, Popular Songs
  • Chrispen Thomu – Vocal solo, religious
  • Makanaka Mashungupa – African Contemporary
  • Makanaka Mashungupa – African Religious
  • Rumbidzai Tsododo – Vocal Solo, African Religious
  • Tendai Gumbo – Vocal Solo, African Contemporary
  • Zivai Mwenje – Vocal Solo, Religious 
  • Tinotenda Chairuka & Unouyashe Mukwewa – Vocal Duet, African Contemporary
  • Nokutenda Tombindo – Marimba Solo
  • Atipaishe Makwangudze & Nokutenda Tombindo – Marimba Duet 

Second Grade Plus:

  • Zivai Mwenje & Tinotenda Chairuka – Vocal Duet

Second Grade:

  • Marimba Ensemble (Junior) – Tawananyasha Jayden Juru, Sean Mandaza, Shelter Matonzi, Makomborero Zimucha, Edmore Mandava
  • Atipaishe Makwangudze – Marimba Solo
  • Rumbidzai Tsododo & Sandra Mutopo – Vocal Duet, African Contemporary
  • Nigel Sibanda – Woodwind Solo

Form 1 Camp: Our Form 1 pupils are currently away on camp in Victoria Falls and are expected to be back on Friday 25 March at 3pm

Examinations: HSK (Chinese) candidates have received their tickets for the exams scheduled for Saturday 26 March 2022. Exam times are indicated on the ticket. For morning exams, candidates should be school by 07:30 am. For afternoon exams, candidates must be at school by 12:00pm

HSK1 – 13:30pm

HSK2 – 09:00am

HSK3 – 13:30pm

HSKK – 16:30pm

Interhouse Athletics Results:

1st – Bateleur

2nd – Martial 

3rd – Crown

End of Term Consultation: All Form 1, 4 and Upper 6 parents are advised to take note that Consultation for these forms will take place on Thursday 7 April between 8am and 1pm. Please refer to the Consultation Day circular already sent. Parents are free to take their children home for the school holidays after having met with the various subject teachers.

Last Week of Term:

Monday 4 April – School Ends 5pm

Tuesday 5 April – School Ends 5pm

Wednesday 6 April – School Ends 3:30pm

Thursday 7 April – Consultation Day – Forms 1, 4 and Upper 6 

End of Term Signing Out: Form 2, 3 and Lower 6 boarders are to be signed out from hostel between 8am and 4pm on Thursday 7 April with Form 1, 4 and Upper 6 boarders being signed out once you have consulted with their teachers. 

Reflection:

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1

Newsflash 16/2/22

ACSI International Day of Prayer:

Yesterday on 15 February we joined with other ACSI schools around the world and celebrated the ACSI International Day of Prayer. It was an amazing opportunity to convene as a school to collectively pray for our families, our school and our nation, and colleagues around the world.  

 

Public Exams Formal Assembly Highlights:

On Monday 14 February we had our Public Exams Formal Assembly. These are the highlights of the results,

Checkpoint pass rate:

Mathematics 70%, 

English 72%, 

Science 92%

Top achievers with grade 6.0: 

Mathematics – Elizabeth Maphosa and Kudzaishe Machikicho

English – Anesu Maregedze

Science – Elizabeth Maphosa and Tariro Mazengera

 

HSK 1 pass rate: 89%

Top achievers with 100%: 

Junior Maligo

Rumbidzai Mutopo 

Matikudza Chakwesha

Eugene Mashongera 

Kimberly Machingura

 

HSK 2 pass rate: 92%

Top achievers with 100%: 

Nokutenda Munyanduki 

 

DELF – DALF French A1 pass rate: 83%

Top achievers with A*s: 

Charity Sigauke

Elizabeth Maphosa

Vakatendeka Chiremba

 

DELF – DALF French A2 pass rate: 100%

Top achievers with A*s:

Leon Maphosa

 

O Level: 58/65 = 89% 

Top achievers with at least 5As:

Dondo Timukudzeishe 

Sisimayi Tanatswa 

Mavesere Matifadza

Chigwanda Tatenda

Masvore Tinashe 

Tivavenge Rachel

Denga Tashinga

Ntando Ruvimbo

Kasitomo William 

Mkhosana Thembinkosi

Mafemera Simbarashe

Munangagwa Patrick

Ndewere Emily

Mpehla Guyfield 

Gwimbi Vimbai

Kadakure Gracious

Magiya Charlotte 

Manjengwa Tinovimba 

Sibanda Nigel

Dzawo Laura

Manyika Eden

 

AS Level: 47/48 = 98% 

Top achievers with at least 12 points in their best 3 subjects:

Madhiri Blessing

Machikicho Takudzwa

Marangwanda Sharon 

Makahamadze Karl 

Mlauzi Tanatswa 

Sibanda Munashe

Ncube Khimathi

Takaendisa Tawananyasha 

Ganhure Takudzwa 

Mukwewa Unouyashe 

Manyakaidze Tadiwanashe 

 

Daughters Destined for Purpose Poetry Competition:

13 – 15 year old category

1st place – Jessica Manhambo

4th place – Leon Maphosa

16 – 19 year old category

1st place – Takudzwa Zimbwa

3rd place – Matifadza Mavesere

 

Clubs:

Our clubs programme starts today, we are ready for an active season and to foster the talents of our pupils.

Stewards Camp:

Our Stewards will be returning from their camp at Jabulani Safaris tomorrow. We pray for their safe return and we are excited to see them implement what they have learnt.

Examinations:

A reminder that HSK deadline for return of forms and payment is 22 February 2022

Candidates retaking CIE examination in June 2022 should have received their statements of entry. If you as a parent have not received one please contact exams@mcc.ac.zw

Reflection: 

But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8

Newsflash 9/2/22

Welcome back to our Eagles!

We are grateful to the Lord for hearing our prayers and allowing conditions to have our Eagles back with us physically. We also understand that it is with great effort from our parents that they are here and continue to thank you for the support you give us. As we embark on the “Year of Re-Establishing our Identity in Christ” we look forward to continued collaboration and would like to assure you that we are committed to doing our best to provide the service to our MCC family. Always know that you are welcome to communicate with us and we have an open door policy for our entire community.

Reminders for day scholars:

We would like to remind our day scholars of the drop off and pick up times:

By 7:20am for drop offs 

From 5pm for pick ups

We are also reminding our day scholar pupils and parents to be diligent with adhering to the COVID-19 protocols to ensure our collective safety. Remember to complete the Daily Symptoms and Exposure checklist. The parent’s signature needs to be present on the form. As always you will have your temperature checked and will be sanitised upon arrival at school.

Sports:

A reminder that our sports programme starts today. We are looking forward to an exciting season.  Athletics, cross country, swimming and boys cricket are compulsory this term. We hope you will support us in keeping our Eagles fit and active this term.

Stewards Camp

The stewards camp will be taking place from Monday 14 February until Thursday 17 February at Jabulani Safaris. We hope this will give them an opportunity to bond as the student leadership body as well as teach them about servant leadership. 

AGM – Parents Annual General Meeting 

A reminder that this year’s AGM for the parents’ body will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday 10 February 2022 via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83535099084?pwd=SnUzc1A4enFZWWlJWCs0dUFQK0tDZz09

Meeting ID: 835 3509 9084

Passcode: 860076

The agenda includes reports from both the PAC Chairman and the school Head on activities of the past year, plans for the future and decisions on projects. Parent attendance of these meetings is important, and you are reminded that decisions made in these meetings are binding for the parent body.

Examinaitions:

CIE registration deadline was the 4th of February 2022. Parents are to expect confirmed statements of entry by end of day Monday 14 February 2022.

Collection of certificates is an ongoing process. This can be done during normal office hours.

HSK deadline for those who received registration forms for the March exam is Tuesday 22 February. This deadline is for return of forms as well as payment.

Reflection:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4: 6-7