Wednesday February 19 2020

Newsflash 19/2/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

School Bus Arrangements for Exeat: You need to have received confirmation of your child’s booking on the exeat weekend buses in order to be sure that your child has a seat as places were limited and the buses are full. Please liaise on admin@mcc.ac.zw if you have any queries.

The Harare Buses should arrive at Prince Edward School on Thursday between 5-5:30pm. Note that staff will only stay on hand until 5:50pm. Pupils should be back at Prince Edward School by 11:30am on Monday. The bus will not wait for those who are late.

The Hwange-Victoria Falls Bus – Should stop in Bulawayo at Bradfield Shopping Centre at 9:30am on Thursday, by Engen Hwange around 2:30pm and at Cresta Spray View between 4-4:30pm. Pupils to be back at Cresta Sprayview by 6:55am on Monday. 

Senatical Reminder: Our first assessment period for this year has come to a close. We urge you to log in to the Parents’ Senatical Portal to check on your child’s progress and we ask you to engage with your children over this long weekend on their academic performance. The Academics Department is available to you for any direct queries or concerns. Director Academics – Mrs Sango – can be reached on academics@mcc.ac.zw. You may follow the link on our website www.mcc.ac.zw for the Parents Portal log in page. For any assistance pertaining to logging in – please contact us on senatical@mcc.ac.zw

School Supplies: We have noted that some pupils do not have all expected school supplies so as you spend time together this weekend, please check that your child returns to school with replenished and labelled supplies. Please pay particular attention to the following items that we have noted are missing from a number of pupils:

  • Scientific calculators for Mathematics. These are needed by all Form 2 – 4 pupils and any Lower 6 & Upper 6 pupils who are doing Mathematics. 
  • A Bible
  • Umbrella and/or a raincoat
  • Mosquito repellent for boarders
  • Labelled clothes pegs for boarders.

Day Scholar Arrival Times: Please note that day scholars are expected to be at school by 7:10am in the mornings. We have noted that a number are coming late. 

Dress Reminder: Please can girls’ hairstyles be renewed this weekend, and boys have their hair cut. All are to align with school rules as indicated in the Orientation Booklet (which is on our website). Please also cross check girls’ skirt lengths – which should touch the ground when a child kneels. Some girls are in need of new skirts as they have grown! 

Hostel Check In Reminder: Boarders will only be received at hostel from 12noon on Monday 24 February. Note that all boarders are expected to be back in hostel by 5pm and that pupils may be subject to searches. 

Congratulations: to our Senior Boys Basketball team who were awarded the Sportsmanship Shield at the St Johns Tournament this past weekend. 

Upcoming Events:

Fri 21/2 – Sun 23/2 

  • National Cricket Trials – U15s @ CBC, U14s, U16s/U17s @ Falcon. 
  • National Tennis Trials – Boys – U19s @ PE

Interhouse Athletics: Will take place on Saturday 29 February between 8am and 4:30pm. Note that this is a compulsory event for all pupils and that all parents are invited to attend this event. It is always one of our highlights! 

Reflection: “The character of God is a tower of strength, for the lovers of God delight to run into his hear and be exalted on high.” Proverbs 18:10 (TPT)