Thursday August 4 2022

Newsflash 3/8/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Wednesday 3 August: Day Scholars are to be collected at 3:15pm.

Congratulations: To Hannah Pombo, Emily Ndewere and Kunashe Chipenzi on their selection into the ATS U20 Netball Select team this past weekend. We also congratulate the MCC team on placing 2nd out of the 10 competing schools at the tournament.

Celebrate With Us: Our winter sports season drew to a close yesterday with our Interhouse Winter Sports programme. Final house positions as follows:

1st – Crown

2nd – Bateleur 

3rd – Martial 

End of Term Reports: End of Term reports have been prepared for all pupils. These will be available to you on the Senatical Parents Portal tomorrow morning. Please be sure to take time to log in and download your child’s report to discuss with them. For assistance with Senatical – please send an email to 

End of Term Consultation:  Will take place for all Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 pupils on Thursday 4 August between 8am and 1pm in the high school classrooms. Parental attendance is expected. For further details, Please refer to separate letter which was sent for further details.

Form 4 Parents Forum: A reminder that we ask all Form 4 parents to join us at 11am on Thursday 4 August in the school hall for this important meeting. Note that parents will be expected to sign the register for this meeting. 

End of Term Arrangements: Term 2 ends on Thursday 4 August. Form 1, 2 and 3 boarders may be collected from school between 8am and 1pm on this day. Day scholars for these forms are not expected at school on 4 August. Form 4, Lower 6s and Upper 6s are to leave for the holidays on completion of Consultation with teachers. Please note that all pupils are to be collected by 1pm on Thursday 4 August. We also ask that you respect the end of term programme and do not ask for early release of pupils. 

Pre-Season Cricket – Senior Team: Note that our senior cricket players will be called in to a short pre-season camp towards the end  of the school holidays. Emails will be sent to parents of those involved. 

Looking Ahead to Term 3 Sport: Swimming will be compulsory for all Form 1, 2 & 3 pupils. Pupils are all to have school swimming costumes and a cap in their house colour. Those who will swim in the team should have red caps. Cricket will be compulsory for all Form 1, 2 & 3 boys. Cricket boys are to have a plain white golf shirt, a plain white pair of boxer shorts, knee length white sports socks, cricket spikes, 3 rubberised cricket practice balls, and 1 leather ball 156gm ball. The boys are also needing their own cricket bat, batting pads, batting gloves, groin box, helmet, thigh pad, chest guard (optional), abdominal guard (optional) and elbow guard (optional). Ensure that all items are clearly and permanently labeled. 

Speech Day: Please plan to join us for our Speech and Prize Giving Day scheduled for Friday 30 September at 9am. This is our pinnacle event, and is an especially poignant one for our Leavers. 

Calendar Issues:

11 August – May-June AS & A2 Results Available

18 August – May-June IGCSE Results Available

5 September – Boarders Check in to Hostel (12noon – 5pm)

6 September – Lessons Start

7 December – Consultation for Form 1, 2 and 3s as well as Form 2 Forum. All pupils may leave for the holidays on this day. 

8 December – Term 3 ends

Term 3 Exam Classes & SWOT Leave

Please note that all of our examination classes will be doing SWOT from school. This means that Form 4 and Upper 6 Boarder pupils should only be collected from school at the end of their public examinations.


“Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
    or, whine, Israel, saying,
“God has lost track of me.
    He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
    He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
    And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
    gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
    young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind.”

Isaiah 40:27 – 31 (MSG)