Thursday October 27 2022

Newsflash 27/10/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Form 3 Camp: A reminder that all payments and the camp indemnity form are to be submitted by Monday 31 October.

2023 Lower 6 Combinations: A reminder that confirmation of L6 combinations as outlined in the individualised communications sent must be received by 31 October in order to secure your child’s placements in the relevant classes. 

Internal Examinations: Commence next week for Form 1 – 3 pupils and a few Lower 6s as follows:

Forms 3s – 3 November – 11 November 

Form 2s – 4 November – 10 November

Form 1s – 4 November – 10 November

Lower 6s (Select) – 4 November – 10 November 

Note that during this time pupils report to school by 7:10am and dismiss at 4pm. Day scholars are to be collected by 4:15pm or at 5pm. There will be no sport during examinations. Please see the attached examination timetable for more details. 

A2 Lesson Commencement: Lessons for 2022 Lower 6s for their A2 syllabi officially start on Monday 14 November. A reminder that any boarders who go home before then are to be back in hostel by 5pm on Sunday 13 November. 

Hostel Visitors and Visiting Times: Please note the following:

Only authorised people on the signing in and out list will be allowed to visit pupils or bring them items.

  1. Visiting times – Friday 1.15pm – 3.15pm and Saturday 3.15pm to 5.00pm. Please adhere to these times.
  2. Visitors are not allowed on Sunday or during the week. However, if an emergency should arise, Hostel Parents, the Hostel Director or the Head must be notified immediately. 
  3. Tuck can only be brought in by those on the signing in and out list. If they come outside of the visiting hours, then it is to be left at the guard room, clearly marked and recorded in the guard’s book. The recipient will receive their items during a meal time and acknowledge receipt by signing in the guard’s book. Note that tuck quantities should be maintained as per specified tuck limitations. 

May-June Cambridge Certificates Available: The 2022 May-June Cambridge results certificates are available for collection from reception. Please note that our preference is that parents collect these certificates and keep them safe as they are not easily replaced. 

Parenting Series: A reminder to our Harare based parents that the 4 part parenting seminar hosted by Gateway and ACSI Zimbabwe in conjunction with River of Life Church starts tonight. Appropriate for parents of children of any age at Gateway Primary School Hall 6pm – 7:15pm. We encourage you to go along!

Interhouse Public Speaking Results:

Juniors:

1st Place – Lara Horovi

2nd Place – Sheunopa Dondo

3rd Plave – Rumbidzai Mutopo

Intermediates:

1st Place – Rais Makahamadze

2nd Place – Elizabeth Maphosa

3rd Place – Takurira Tapfuma

House Totals:

1st Place – Bateleur – 251 points

2nd Place – Crown – 248 points

3rd Place – Martial – 221 points

Upcoming Events:

Friday 28/10

  • Social Welfare trip to Hozheri – 11am

Reflection:

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:10-12 (NIV)