Wednesday August 28 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Fee Payments and Admission Slips: Fee statements have been sent out via email, along with communication from the Principal Director’s desk. If you have not received yours yet, please let the Bursar’s Department know – bursar@mcc.ac.zw. Please note that for those wishing to use the option of spreading their fee payments, please complete the appropriate instalment forms available directly from the Bursar’s office. 

Start of Term Bus: There will be a school bus available to ferry boarders from Harare to school on Monday 9 September. This service is only for those who will have received clearance from the Bursar and paid their fare of $150 in advance. As always, seats are on receipt of full payment and on a first-come-first served basis with ticket confirmations coming from the Head’s PA on admin@mcc.ac.zw. Pupils will be expected to be at Prince Edward School by 11:30am on Monday 9 September. You are reminded that the bus will not wait for late-comers. 

Condolences: To the Liebenberg family on the death of one of our founding members and long serving trustee of Midlands Christian School Trust – Mr Heynie Liebenberg. We celebrate the life of him, and his wife Valda who died earlier this year, and their immense contribution to education through their commitment to our institution. 

Gweru Junior Council: Congratulations to Rufaro Chingwadza and Karl Makahamadze who have been appointed into the Gweru Junior Council for 2019. We commend these young leaders and pray for wisdom and grace as they execute their duties. 

International Exchange: We congratulate Wendy Mtisi on her selection into a Rotary Youth Exchange programme. She will be heading off to Germany for a year. We wish her all the best as she writes examinations and prepares to leave.

Hostel Reminder: Pupils must bring enough clothes pegs for their casual wear laundry. Pegs to be labelled. Please also ensure padlocks are brought to secure all their valuables. Padlock spare keys must be handed in to Hostel Parents on arrival. 

When it comes time to pack bags,  Parents please check what your child is packing to ensure no unwarranted material is brought to school. Searches will be done and inappropriate items will be confiscated so please help to avoid embarrassment for your child. 

Swimming: Is one of the main sports this term. Note that all Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils are expected to have swimming costumes and take part in the swimming programme. 

School Equipment: Please ensure that your child’s stationery items have been adequately replenished. Note that we also expect ALL of our pupils to have their own Bibles – hard copies! If you are looking to purchase a new copy for your child, we suggest the easier to understand versions such as the NKJV or the NIV.

Senior Boys Hairstyle Reminder – All Lower 6 & Upper 6 Boys: Below is the general reminder of expectation.

a) Boys hair must be cut so that:

i) The hair before the ear ends no lower than the bottom of the temple

ii) When combed downwards from the crown the hair does not meet the upper edges of

the ears;

iii) The nape of the neck is clear and the hair is off the collar

iv) The shape of the hair generally follows the contours of the head

v) Clip 1 must be used for Level 1 Fade. The side and the back of the head should not be balled but the hair should be shorter than the top base of the head 

b) Boys must be clean-shaved. No side burns or beards. No gel, processing or “Afros”

For boarders please be advised that we have a barber who comes to hostel weekly to assist with ensuring that boys are well groomed. Individuals pay a small ZWL fee. Although we have a sanitizer in place, please can parents provide a set of clippers for you child if you have any concerns.

Reflection: 

So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellsprings of life.” Proverbs 4:23 (TPT)