Appreciation of Service

Today we spotlight Pastor Pswarai who, having vacated the role as head of the high school to take up full time his role as Principal Director of the Midlands Christian Group of Schools, also had to vacate the position of Chair of the Conference of Heads of Independent Schools In Zimbabwe. He has played an active role on their steering committee as well as in the Association of Trust Schools for a number of years. Below is an expert of appreciate from Mr Tim Middleton, the Executive Director of ATS:

“You have led the organisation with great conviction; you have set a wonderful example; you have shown real empathy and concern for all our members, not just your own school. You have listened carefully, advised wisely, deliberated patiently, acted astutely, attended faithfully, supported graciously, spoken clearly, responded humbly, related cheerfully, prepared prayerfully and thought positively. You have always made yourself available, all this despite the fact that for much of the time you have been under great pressure undertaking a number of other heavy responsibilities.

Thank you for your service, your professionalism, your integrity, your passion, all of which has enabled the association to grow in effectiveness, in confidence and in purpose.”

We salute Pastor Daniel Pswarai for his passionate commitment to education in Zimbabwe! May the Lord continue to guide and direct him.

Circular 3 From the Principal Director

Shalom! 

I join you all in celebrating the gift of life which not so long ago we often took for granted. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on lives and activities across the globe, we are grateful that the Lord continues to protect us. 

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9) 

As the initial date for opening schools in the second term draws near, 5 May 2020, I wish to inform you of our plans to resume formal learning and teaching even if we have to go the digital way. This is in light of the obligation we have to prepare our candidates for the International examinations at the end of the year. Below, please find details of our different programmes from our College departments. 

1a) Academics 

Our teachers have been working to prepare for second term and a plan is in place to ensure that good quality learning takes place, wherever our students are based. We will be guided by the relevant authorities on when our pupils will be allowed to return to campus, but in the meantime, our teaching and learning processes will resume on Tuesday 5 May using alternative approaches. 

By Wednesday 29 April, your child should have received emails from all of their subject teachers which includes information on the topics that will be covered from 5 May to 15 May. If your child does not receive an email by then, please alert us on admin@mcc.ac.zw, and copy in principal@mcc.ac.zw. Teachers collected Gmail addresses from pupils or assisted them in the creation of such addresses before end of last term for usage in the event of delay in opening for second term. These are the email addresses which will form the backbone of our online learning as of 5 May. 

On Monday 4 May, your child will receive another email from all of their subject teachers which will include their topic objectives, a summary of work which will need to be submitted for marking and feedback for the period ending 15 May, as well as a timetable for them to follow. 

Thereafter, via email to pupils, teachers will distribute topics, topic objectives and a summary of work due for marking and feedback for the next two week period until such a time as pupils are allowed to return to school. We therefore urge you to ensure that at a minimum, your child is able to access their emails. 

In order to facilitate the monitoring of the online teaching and learning processes we advise you to ask your child(ren) to forward copies of some of their subject expectations to yourselves, especially assignment work. We strongly encourage you to familiarise yourself with these details so that you are aware of our expectations and can access the teaching and learning processes for yourselves. On our side the school will still be making use of the Senatical online platform to provide feedback from teachers on the learning progress by pupils as we have already been doing. 

Google Classroom is one of the tools that we will be using to support the teaching and learning process. All pupils should have received an invitation to their Google Classrooms. Where pupils have not received the invitation, they are to let their teachers know via email and they will be sent the codes. Please see the attached Google Classroom guide to learn more about this tool. The Google Classroom will also have information on topics, objectives and assignments in addition to other support resources relating to the topics being covered. We believe that your child’s access to this interactive platform will enhance their learning process and we encourage its use. 

We remain committed to effectively fulfilling syllabus and examination expectations for this year and ask that you give us and your children your full support as we work in new and dynamic ways in order to do so. 

1b) Google Classroom 

Online Learning Solution for Students studying from home 

Brief introduction 

Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students. Our students will be able to interact with their teachers and submit assignments and get feedback using this useful platform. This is an excellent platform to ensure that students continue to learn even outside the physical classroom. 

There are two options to join a teacher’s classroom. 

  1. Students receive an invitation (via email) to join their teacher’s class for all those who submitted their emails to their teachers last
    term. For example, a student could receive the email below from Mr Chigudu to join his class and they simply click on the join button to join the class. (See below)

2. They can join the class using the teacher’s Google Classroom Code (to be provided by the individual teachers). This is for any student who may have challenges with their existing emails or who was unable to submit their emails to their teachers. They simply click join class. 

They then enter the code from their teacher (See below) and join their teacher’s classroom. 

Submission of work and feedback from teachers 

Once a student has logged into the classroom the student is free to ask questions concerning the work a teacher will have set and do the given assignment and work that the teacher will have given. For examination classes (Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6), the students were allowed to go home with their textbooks for all subjects. The teachers will give guidance on Google Classroom in terms of the work that is to be covered each week. The information will be as follows: 

  1. The topic, 
  2. The objectives of the topic,
  3. The reference pages from the prescribed textbook and, 
  4. The Instructions of what should be covered and then, 
  5. The questions to be answered. The questions can be questions from the textbook itself or past examination papers.

Students will work through weekly assignments and submit these on the Google Classroom Platform for marking and feedback from the teacher. 

Below is sample of Work that a teacher will upload onto Google Classroom for a Lower 6 Geography Class Week 1: Atmosphere and weather

Diurnal energy budgets
Describe and explain the following factors affecting the diurnal energy budget:

  • incoming (shortwave) solar radiation
  • reflected solar radiation
  • energy absorbed into the surface and subsurface
  • albedo
  • sensible heat transfer 
  • long-wave radiation
  • atent heat transfer – evaporation, dew and absorbed energy returned to Earth

Instructions: Refer to page 207 to 208 of your text book. Read about energy in the atmosphere. Log on to google Classroom and refer to the power point on atmosphere and weather for a better understanding of local energy budgets. You must also read pages 19 to 22 of the International and AS Level Geography Revision book which is in our Google Classroom.

Written work: Refer to the International and AS Level Geography Revision book which is in our Google Classroom and answer the following questions:

  • Page 19 questions 1&2
  • Page 21 questions 3&4
  • Page 22 questions 9 &10

Parent Support

Parents can support their child or children in the following ways:

  1. Where possible ensure that their child or children have Internet Access and a gadget (iPad, Tablet or Laptop)
  2. Ensure that their child has joined all the relevant Google Classes for the subjects that he or she is doing.
  3. Check on their child’s progress daily and weekly to ensure that all assignments that are due are submitted on time.

Conclusion 

We are now living in the digital age of technology and Google Classroom is an important tool to help teachers and students continue to learn in these difficult and uncertain times. We continue to pray for wisdom in these times for all those in the medical field. As a school we have a strategy which we believe will help learners continue to learn regardless of circumstances. We would like to encourage all parents to support their children with this online learning initiative. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any further queries or suggestions to support your children. 

2. Health and Safety Department 

In the wake of the COVID-19, the following procedures have been put in place for the foreseeable future as we do our best in fighting the pandemic at our MCGS premises. 

  • (i)  Upon entry onto the premises, a temperature check at the main gate for every person or alternatively at car parks before proceeding to different venues.
  • (ii)  Washing of hands is expected at the different designated places.
  • (iii)  Persons are expected to wear masks, before proceeding to classrooms or hostels.
  • (iv)  Social distancing has to be maintained at all times, clear markings to be followed will be evident at assembly points.
  • (v)  As much as possible parents are encouraged to communicate digitally or make an appointment if it becomes necessary to
    come in person to the offices.

N.B: Any persons found with a high temperature may be denied entry onto our premises. 

When schools reopen, the following steps are to be followed:

1. For Day Scholars

  • Checking of temperatures will be done by the main gate or car park before proceeding to class.
  • Washing of hands is done at designated places.
  • Any parent wishing to walk with their child on premises will be subjected to temperature check first and must be wearing a mask.
  • For parents and guardians who will not leave their cars, it may not be necessary to do temperature checks.
  • Students driving themselves to school will have their temperature checked by the main gate, or at the students’ car park area, before
    washing their hands and heading for classes.
  • Day scholars who register high temperatures will be expected to return home immediately. 

2. For Boarders

  • They are to bring at least 2 washable and labelled masks for their own daily use.
  • Temperature will be checked on arrival and scheduled temperature checks will be conducted during each week.
  • Washing of hands will be done at the main gate on arrival at school.
  • In the event of boarders developing high temperature, isolation facilities will be made available at the school, as much as possible.
  • We are going to suspend having visitors at hostels until further notice.
  • No parcels will also be received for boarders until further notice.

N.B: We welcome suggestions on additional measures we need to put in place to make our environment as safe as possible. We also trust that everyone will bear with us as we adjust to these new safety measures.

3. Staff Changes 

I am pleased to announce that our two year search for a MCC Headmaster has finally ended. This appointment follows a Board decision to restructure the Midlands Christian School, Midlands Christian College and Midlands Christian Training Centre into a single centrally administered Institution headed by a Principal Director. We congratulate Mr T. Mkhosana on his appointment as MCC Headmaster with effect from 1 May 2020.

BRIEF PROFILE OF MR T. MKHOSANA, THE MCC HEADMASTER DESIGNATE (1 MAY 2020) 

Mr T. Mkhosana trained as a teacher at Midlands Teacher Training College qualifying with a BA General degree and a Diploma in Secondary Education in 1995. He then went on to teach Geography and History as well as coach sports at Midlands Christian College from 1996 to 1998. Thereafter, he moved to St John’s College in Harare where he taught Geography and History and also coached Cricket and Hockey up to provincial and national level. In 2010 he did a short stint of relief teaching and student teacher education at Gateway High School and Training Centre in Harare. 

His involvement in sports management led to a move to Zimbabwe Cricket Union in 2002 where he was a General Manager and was the beneficiary of a brief secondment to the International Cricket Council in London, United Kingdom in 2003. He continued working for Zimbabwe Cricket Union on his return to Zimbabwe and in 2004 he returned to the United Kingdom to pursue further studies attaining an MSc in Sport & Leisure Management degree from Loughborough University. From 2006
his journey grew into a career as a manager and executive in sales, marketing, distribution, manufacturing and entrepreneurship in the FMCG sector in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. At the time of his appointment Mr Mkhosana was working for Lactalis South Africa in Stellenbosch, South Africa. 

He brings with him his foundation in education, varied management and leadership experience as well as a willingness to serve. Mr Mkhosana believes his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and the support of his family, particularly his wife, are his pillars of strength. They have three children. His passion to share the love of Christ in a broken world and to shape the future of young people, see him coming back into what he considers to be his real calling in life, education. 

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As I move full time to the office of Principal Director, I welcome Mr Mkhosana back to the College and trust that his skills and experience will add great value to the group. In fulfilling my executive appointment as Principal Director, I will ensure a sound vision, growth and development for the entire MCGS Institution. I will also work towards achieving a synergy amongst the schools and their administration.
My office will be located at our property adjacent to the current MCS pre-school buildings. 

4. Term 2 – Fees 

The bursars will soon start sending out fee invoices. Those wishing to make payment arrangements are encouraged to do so via email as much as possible to avoid coming to the offices in light of the pandemic challenges. The bursar’s department will also use emails to distribute class admission slips for all cleared pupils to attend lessons physically or receive digital instruction. Your support and co-operation is always treasured and we will do our best to ensure that our Eagles continue with their education in this difficult global season. 

Pastor D. Pswarai

REFLECTION: 

In times of difficulty and challenge it is often so easy to give up and allow others or the system to dictate the way forward. Whilst there are certainly some aspects of our lives we do not have control over, God is still calling His people and leaders to LEAD THROUGH each difficulty and challenge with great perseverance and endurance. (J. MASHIA) 

 

 

Grade 7 Open Day – Cancelled

Please be advised that in light of the current COVID-19 concerns and associated directives, our Grade 7 Open Day which was scheduled for Friday 20 March has been cancelled.  Our website carries quite comprehensive information and our social media pages can be viewed to get a feel for ‘every day happenings’ at our school (Facebook: Midlands Christian College Eagles; Twitter: @EaglesMCC; Instagram: midlandschristiancollege).  Please feel free to advise interested parties to visit these resources, and that anyone who would like to make an appointment to come to the school is welcome to do so.

Newsflash 11/3/2020

Congratulations – To all of the Allied Arts participants. The Midlands chapter of this national festival was certainly very entertaining. Detailed results are attached but the summary of the number of winners in each grade is as follows:

      Honours – 10

      1st Grade Plus – 8 

      1st Grade – 10

      2nd Grade Plus – 10

      2nd Grade – 8

      3rd Grade Plus – 3

      3rd Grade – 5

The Senior Marimba Band will be taking part in the Marimba Challenge at Prince Edward School on Friday, 13 March, at 3:15pm. We strongly encourage you to take time to go along to this event. It is an incredible event to watch. 

Junior Boys and Girls Afternoon – Please note that on Friday 13 March all Form 1 and Form 2 pupils will be required to be at school until 5pm as they take part in a programme being run by our Counselling Department. All pupils must have their Bibles and a note book on them. Dress Code is casual with girls wearing tops in the colours for International Women’s Day (White/Purple/Green).

Form 3 Careers Afternoon – All Form 3s will be required at school 2pm – 4pm on Friday 13 March for this Careers session. Day scholars may be collected at 4pm on this day. 

Athletics Results – Well done to our athletics teams. The sprints team took part in the Watershed Sprints Challenge last weekend and placed 5th out of 10 schools. The boys relays and field team took part in the CBC invitational yesterday and placed 3rd out of 5 schools. 

Upcoming Events –

  • Fri 13/3
  • Form 1 & 2 Boys and Girls Bonding Afternoon 1pm – 5pm @ MCC – Compulsory 
  • Marimba Challenge @ PE – 3:15pm

Upcoming Events Contd –

  • Form 3 Careers Afternoon 2pm – 4pm @ MCC – Compulsory
  • Interact Trip to Shurugwi Prison 1pm – 5pm

   – Sat 14/3

  • Girls Volleyball – all teams vs Westridge @Westridge – 10am
  • Boys Volleyball – 1sts team vs Bernard Mzeki College @ MCC – 10am
  • Imagine Zimbabwe Band Competition @ Music Crossroads Academy – 11am

Allied Arts – Detailed Results Breakdown

Honours

Vocal Solo – African Religious

Matshidiso Chivasa

Vocal Solo – African Contemporary

Kudzai Garwe

Choirs – African Contemporary

MCC Choir

Vocal Solo – Jazz

Tadiwanashe Takaendisa

Rufaro Mataruse

Marimba Ensemble

MCC Dream Team – Gavin Magwenzi, Caleb Hadzirabwi, Joshua Nyamutora, Tinotenda Warambwa, Isheanesu Nyamadzi, Alban Sianaga and Edmos Dube-Mabeza 

Vocal Ensemble – Western

GLEE – Karl Makahamadze, Tawananyasha Takaendisa, Tanyaradzwa Takaendisa, Zivai Mwenje, Nicole Mpehla, Tapuwa Sherekete, Unouyashe Mukwewa and Rumbidzai Tsododo

Jazz Band 

Senior Band – Simeon Tivavenge, Tinotenda Warambwa, Kevin Chifamba, Alban Sianaga, Ngonidzashe Mareverwa, Sherpard Mathonsi, Kudzai Garwe, Kundai-Karl Mpame and Anotidaishe Chinanayi

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Charlotte Magiya

Rufaro Mataruse

1st Grade Plus

Vocal Solo – African Religious

Vusani Ntuli

Vocal Solo – African Contemporary

Rufaro Mataruse

Choirs – African Gospel

Form Four Choir

Vocal Solo – Jazz

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Vocal Solo – Religious

Tadiwanashe Takaendisa

Marimba Duet

Gavin Magwenzi and Caleb Hadzirabwi

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Kudzaishe Mumba

Grace Moyo

First Grade 

Vocal Solo – African Religious

Munashe Muchedzi

Drumkit Solo

Josaiah Tambudzai

Vocal Solo – Religious

Grace Moyo

Matshidiso Chivasa

Vocal Solo – NIAA Choice

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Woodwind Solo

Sherpard Mathonsi

Piano Solo – Own Choice

Anne-Marie Macklenin

Marimba Ensemble

MCC Junior Marimba Band – Atipaishe Makwangudze, Eden Manyika, Nkosana Ncube, Tinotenda Wenga, Andreas Moyo, William Kasitomo, Simbarashe Mafemera and Nokutenda Tombindo

Jazz Band

Intermediate Band – David Matayaunga, Theodore Masi, Nigel Sibanda, Victor Madziwadondo, Tawanda Mutetwa, Simbarashe Mafemera and Andreas Moyo

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Second Grade Plus

Vocal Duet – African

Unouyashe Mukwewa and Tinotenda Chairuka

Zivai Mwenje and Tapuwa Sherekete

Marimba Solo

Nokutenda Tombindo

Caleb Hadzirabwi

Piano Solo – Own Choice

Daniel Napata

Vocal Duet – Western

Vusani Ntuli and Tariro Mupedza

Jazz Band

Junior Band – Tendai Gumbo, Mercy Manhenda, Josaiah Tambudzai, Nick Milanzi, Thabo Warambwa, Ray Manyau, Tadiwanashe Virima and Daniel Napata

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Tariro Mangwengwende

Second Grade

Vocal Solo – African Contemporary

Sharon Hove

Vocal Duet – African

Shaun Sigauke and Rufaro Mataruse

Violin Solo

Tadiwanashe Virima

Mbira Nhare Duet

Gavin Magwenzi and Caleb Hadzirabwi

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Chrispen Thomu

Third Grade Plus

Mbira Nyunga Nyunga Ensemble

MCC Nyunga Nyunga – Kudakwashe Nyakasaka, Unouyashe Mukwewa, Tadiwanashe Matsika and Rumbidzaishe Chihumelah

MCC Mbira Band – Rutendo Madyegasva, Kudakwashe Nyakasaka and Unouyashe Mukwewa

Guitar Solo

Nigel Sibanda

Third Grade

Vocal Solo – African Religious

Nigel Sibanda

Marimba Solo

Vusani Ntuli

Mbira Nhare Solo

Rutendo Madyegasva

Piano Solo – Own Choice

Tafadzwa Milazi

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Anne-Marie Macklenin

NIAA Eisteddfod MCC Performance List

National Institute of Allied Arts – Gweru 2020

Monday 9 March

Vocal Solo – African Religious: Mon 09 Mar 8:30 AM

Nigel Sibanda

Munashe Muchedzi

Vusani Ntuli

Matshidiso Chivasa

Vocal Solo – African Contemporary: Mon 09 Mar 9:45 AM 

Rufaro Mataruse

Kudzai Garwe

Sharon Hove

Drumkit Solo: Mon 09 Mar 10:00 AM

Josaiah Tambudzai

Choirs – African Contemporary: Mon 09 Mar 11:20 AM 

MCC Choir

Choirs – African Gospel: Mon 09 Mar 11:20 AM

Form Four Choir

Vocal Duet – African: Mon 09 Mar 2:50 PM

Unouyashe Mukwewa

Tinotenda Chairuka

Zivai Mwenje

Makanaka Mashungupa

Shaun Sigauke

Rufaro Mataruse

Mbira Nyunga Nyunga Ensemble: Mon 09 Mar 4:00 PM 

MCC Nyunga Nyunga 

Kudakwashe Nyakasaka

Unouyashe Mukwewa

Tadiwanashe Matsika

Rumbidzaishe Chihumelah

MCC Mbira Band

Rutendo Madyegasva

Kudakwashe Nyakasaka

Unouyashe Mukwewa

Vocal Solo – Jazz: Mon 09 Mar 4:50 PM

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Tadiwanashe Takaendisa

Rufaro Mataruse

Vocal Solo – Religious: Mon 09 Mar 4:50 PM

Grace Moyo

Kudzai Garwe

Tadiwanashe Takaendisa

Matshidiso Chivasa

Vocal Solo – NIAA Choice: Mon 09 Mar 4:50 PM

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Marimba Solo: Mon 09 Mar 5:00 PM

Nokutenda Tombindo

Vusani Ntuli

Caleb Hadzirabwi

Marimba Duet: Mon 09 Mar 5:00 PM

Gavin Magwenzi

Caleb Hadzirabwi

Violin Solo: Mon 09 Mar 5:50 PM

Tadiwanashe Virima

Woodwind Solo: Mon 09 Mar 5:50 PM

Sherpard Mathonsi

Guitar Solo: Mon 09 Mar 5:50 PM

Nigel Sibanda

David Matayaunga

Mbira Nhare Solo: Tue 10 Mar 8:30 AM

Rutendo Madyegasva

Mbira Nhare Duet: Tue 10 Mar 8:30 AM

Gavin Magwenzi

Caleb Hadzirabwi

Piano Solo – Own Choice: Tue 10 Mar 9:30 AM

Tafadzwa Milazi

Daniel Napata

Anne-Marie Macklenin

Tuesday 10 March

Marimba Ensemble: Tue 10 Mar 9:45 AM

MCC Junior Marimba Band 

Atipaishe Makwangudze

Eden Manyika

Nkosana Ncube

Tinotenda Wenga

Andreas Moyo

William Kasitomo

Simbarashe Mafemera

Nokutenda Tombindo

MCC Dream Team

Gavin Magwenzi

Caleb Hadzirabwi

Joshua Nyamutora

Tinotenda Warambwa

Isheanesu Nyamadzi

Alban Sianaga

Edmos Dube-Mabeza

Vocal Ensemble – Western: Tue 10 Mar 11:05 AM

GLEE
Karl Makahamadze

Tawananyasha Takaendisa

Tanyaradzwa Takaendisa

Zivai Mwenje

Nicole Mpehla

Tapuwa Sherekete

Unouyashe Mukwewa

Rumbidzai Tsododo

Vocal Duet – Western: Tue 10 Mar 11:05 AM

Kudzaishe Mumba

Tawananyasha Takaendisa

Vusani Ntuli

Tariro Mupedza

Jazz Band: Tue 10 Mar 2:00 PM

Junior Band

Tendai Gumbo

Mercy Manhenda

Josaiah Tambudzai

Nick Milanzi

Thabo Warambwa

Ray Manyau

Tadiwanashe Virima

Daniel Napata

Intermediate Band

David Matayaunga

Theodore Masi

Nigel Sibanda

Victor Madziwadondo

Tawanda Mutetwa

Simbarashe Mafemera

Andreas Moyo

Senior Band

Simeon Tivavenge

Tinotenda Warambwa

Kevin Chifamba

Alban Sianaga

Ngonidzashe Mareverwa

Sherpard Mathonsi

Kudzai Garwe

Kundai-Karl Mpame

Anotidaishe Chinanayi

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars: Tue 10 Mar 2:50 PM

Anne-Marie Macklenin

Chrispen Thomu

Charlotte Magiya

Kudzaishe Mumba

Grace Moyo

Rufaro Mataruse

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Tariro Mangwengwende

Newsflash 4/3/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you – to those who joined us at our Interhouse Athletics! Well done for braving the ‘fresh’ weather and for making the time to be present for your children. Well done to Bateleur on their win. Second place went to Martial and third place to Crown. 

Allied Arts – we look forward to hosting the Midlands chapter of this year’s NIAA Vocal and Instrumental Eisteddfod on Monday 9 March and Tuesday 10 March. This event is a public event and you are welcome to join us. Please see the attached performance schedule for our Eagles who are taking part. We wish them all the best!

Junior Boys and Girls Afternoon – Please note that on Friday 13 March all Form 1 and From 2 pupils will be required to be at school until 5pm as they take part in a programme being run by our Counselling Department. All pupils must have their Bibles and a note book on them. Dress Code is casual with girls wearing tops in the colours for International Women’s Day (White/Purple/Green).

Form 3 Careers Afternoon – All Form 3s will be required at school 2pm – 4pm on Friday 13 March for this Careers session. Day scholars may be collected at 4pm on this day. 

Congratulations – To the following athletes who will be competing at the upcoming Provincial athletics competition – Farai Anthony Kalubi, Lostancia Mudzengerere, Lionel Chihuri, Jessica Manhambo, Leeroy Tapfumaneyi and Evans Chitando.

Congratulations – To Elizabeth Msipa on her bronze medal which she won at the Puma School of Speed Competitions in South Africa this past weekend! ‘Watch this space’ as this talented young athlete continues to carve out her athletic career. 

Staying Up to Date – Please check out our Facebook book page (Midlands Christian College Eagles) or follow us on Instagram (midlandschristiancollege) or Twitter (@EaglesMCC) for photographs and updates.

Upcoming Events:

Fri 6/3

  • National Clean Up Campaign @ Gweru – 8am – 11am (Mr Chigudu’s Shadow Group)
  • U19 Cricket Trials @ Kwekwe Sports Club – 10am – 3:30pm
  • Basketball 3-3 Trials @ Kwekwe High School – 8am – 5pm

Sat 7/3

  • Watershed Sprints Challenge @ Watershed – 8am

REFLECTION: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Newsflash 27/2/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations: To our Eagles who took part in national sporting trials this past weekend and were selected into the following teams:

Takurira Tapfuma – U14 Cricket

Nokutenda Tombindo – U16 Squash

Deon Kunjani – U19 Tennis

Interhouse Athletics: A reminder that this takes place on Saturday 29 February and is a compulsory event for all pupils. Pupils are to be at school by 7:20am and will be free to leave at the end of the event – approximately 4:30pm. We invite you to come along and enjoy this day with us. 

 

Partnership Appeals: As we start our preparations for sports next term, we are looking for parents and companies that would like to partner in sponsorship for first team kits as follows:

Girls Basketball

Girls and/or Boys Hockey 

Netball 

Girls and/or Boys Volleyball

Rugby

Soccer

We are also asking for any parents who may have associations with transportation companies for the donation of tarpaulins that are still in reasonable condition for use as covers for our cricket wickets. 

Please engage directly with the Deputy Head in charge of Extra Mural Activities on vp2@mcc.ac.zw on these or any other areas you may be interested in partnering with us in.  

 

Junior Boys and Girls Afternoon: Please note that on Friday 13 March all Form 1 and From 2 pupils will be required to be at school until 5pm as they take part in a programme being run by our Counselling Department.

 

Form 3 Careers Afternoon: All Form 3s will be required at school 2pm – 4pm on Friday 13 March for this Careers session. 

 

Update on Interhouse Activities to Date:

Senior Public Speaking 

1st Martial 

2nd Crown 

3rd Bateleur 

Quiz

1st Crown

2nd Martial

3rd Bateleur

Cross Country 

1st Crown 

2nd Martial 

3rd Bateleur 

Assessment 1

1st Crown

2nd Martial

3rd Bateleur

 

Upcoming Events

Fri 28/2

  • Gweru Soup Kitchen Assisting – 12noon
  • Social Welfare Club visit to Hozheri School – 12noon
  • Interact Club visit to Conemara School – 1pm
  • ATS Senior Debate @ Arundel School 2pm

Sat 29/2

  • Interhouse Athletics – COMPULSORY for all pupils
  • ATS Senior Debate @ Arundel School 8am

 

Reflection: “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love and he relents from sending calamity.” Joel 2:12-13

 

 

Newsflash 20/20/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations: To our top academic achievers for this first assessment period: 

Form 1s: Vakatendeka Chiremba – 9As

Itayi Munda – 9As

Form 2: Khayelihle Ndlovu – 9As

Form 3: Matifadza Mavesere – 10As

Form 4s: Natasha Chikanda – 8As

Takudzwa Machikicho – 8As

Lower 6: Babongile Nkomo – 22 points

Upper 6: Shepherd Zuda – 19 points

A reminder to please be sure to connect with your child this weekend specifically on their academic performance. A collective effort is needed on this front to ensure the success of the individual. For any concerns pertaining to your child’s academic performance, please contact the Academics Director on academics@mcc.ac.zw or  the Deputy Head in charge of Academics on vp1@mcc.ac.zw.

Sports Programme: Note that there will be some changes to our sports programme after Interhouse Athletics on Saturday 29 February – an event to which you are all invited. 

All over-age Form 3 pupils, Form 4s, Lower 6s and Upper 6s are expected to participate in the compulsory swimming programme which will culminate in the Senior Interhouse Swimming Gala event on Tuesday 31 March. As such, if you have a child in the mentioned forms, please ensure that they have a school swimming costume. Participation in swimming is important to us and the minimum level of swimming that we expect of all MCC pupils is to be able swim to save their own lives.

Some pre-season training will also commence for Winter Sports. Note that gum guards are a compulsory part of protective wear for rugby and hockey. 

Partnership Appeals: As we start our preparations for sports next term, we are looking for parents and companies that would like to partner in sponsorship for first team kits as follows:

Girls Basketball

Girls and/or Boys Hockey 

Netball 

Girls and/or Boys Volleyball

Rugby

Soccer

We are also asking for any parents who may have associations with transportation companies for the donation of tarpaulins that are still in reasonable condition for use as covers for our cricket wickets. 

Please engage directly with the Deputy Head in charge of Extra Mural Activities on vp2@mcc.ac.zw on these or any other areas you may be interested in partnering with us in.  

Community Outreach: We salute our pupils on their commitment to community outreach. Social Welfare Club surpassed their target to sponsor school fees for 50 underprivileged pupils this term. Through pupil sacrifice and generosity, they are able to sponsor 100 children for this term! 

Both Social Welfare Club and Interact Club are on a drive now to garner donations of stationery, sanitary wear, toiletries and groceries as they continue to support people in need in our community and as Interact Club prepares to visit the Women’s Section at WhaWha prison. We invite you as parents to partner with us. Donations can be surrendered to the school office. 

Reflection:

“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” Matthew 25:40 (NKJV)