Newsflash 1/8/19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations: To Rutendo Muswera, Rutendo Madyegasva and Awande-Umusa Moyo who were selected into the CHISZ U20 netball team this past weekend. We also congratulate our U15 team who were placed 3rd in the CHISZ U15 Tournament. 

Term 2 Reports: A reminder that this term has formal reports for every pupil. These reports can be accessed through the parent portal on the Senatical platform. We urge you to log in and properly connect with your child’s attainment, and teachers’ comments for this past term. We also ask that you go through the reports with your child/children. Note that reports will be available from 8am on Tuesday 6 August. Please note that we only print reports for those who request us to do so. Requests should be received on admin@mcc.ac.zw by end of day Friday, and then can be signed for from the Front Office from 1pm on Tuesday 6 August. 

Gweru Golf Day: Is Saturday 3 August at Gweru Golf Club. For those still wanting to register to play, please do so on sport@mcc.ac.zw by 1pm Thursday 1 August.

End of Term Arrangements: Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils are free to leave for the school holidays from 1pm on Tuesday 6 August. Consultation is for all Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 pupils on Wednesday 7 August between 8am and 1pm. Please note that there will be a Lower 6 Forum meeting with ALL Lower 6 parents on this date at 10:30am – parental attendance is expected. After Consultation, senior pupils are free to leave for the holidays. Please note that ALL boarders are to have left hostel by 5pm on Wednesday 7 August. Those pupils on the end of term bus to Harare should be collected from Prince Edward School on Wednesday 7 August at 1pm

Upcoming Events

Fri 2/8

  • Girls Hockey – Silver Girls Tournament @ Arundel – 1st team – 11am
  • Boys Hockey – Super 12 Tournament @ KHS – 1st team – 10am
  • Interact Trip to Whawha – 1pm

Sat 3/8

– Girls Hockey – Silver Girls Tournament @ Arundel – 1st team – 8am

  • Boys Hockey – Super 12 Tournament @ KHS – 1st team – 8am
  • Boys Soccer – U17 Tournament @ St Georges – 8am
  • Rugby vs Milton @ Hartsfield Stadium – Various teams. 1st team @12noon as the curtain raiser for the Zimbabwe – Kenya match. 

Reflection: 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

A Reflection: The Sachinda Soccer Tournament

“It’s the one sport that unites everyone”

Alban Sianaga

Soccer…the beautiful game. A game so lovely that in the midst of war British and German soldiers laid down their arms in Christ’s embrace, and decided, even if only for a minute, to play that enchanted sport.

The Christmas Truce of 1914

In Eagle House (the Boys’ Hostel), it’s becoming tradition that every year soccer enthusiasts — from players, fans, fledgling-analysts to even your run-of-the-mill spectator — gather their mates, slip on their boots (some missing a stud, or three) and choose their team colours (which were always a whole catalogue of shades from the deepest oceanic blue to the most sun-bleached azure).

The Form 4s

The tournament took place under a mild sun on Saturday the 13th of July. Would-be managers (like myself) drafted their team formation, spouting strange numbers like “3-1-2”, “2-2-2”, “3-2-1”, with fellow team members, in hopes that this year would be their year.

Initially, the Sachinda Tournment started out as the Sachinda Premier League in 2016. It was the creation of a Lower Sixth student (who later became Headboy) named Simbarashe “Storm” Charuma. It functioned quite similar to an actual soccer league, with matches every weekend between competing forms. Changes came about the following year, and now in its current form the event is under the leadership of the Senior First Team Soccers Players.

When asked about his motivation behind taking on the task of managing the tournament, Sir Kwande answered, “I just thought I’d keep the boys busy…and [try] to build the game up.” He went on, “People, if they’re not occupied, [will] start being naughty and doing a lot of stuff.”                                          And so that old saying might wink, “Idle hands…”

A handful of teams were scraped together that Saturday Afternoon:

From the ‘Form 4s’ (yes, that was their team name), to the Upper Sixes’ ‘Positive Vibes’ and ‘Glock’; the Lower Sixes’  ‘Vikings’,

The Form 3s’ ‘Gorillas’ and ‘G Boys’; the Form 2s’ ‘Bonibers’, and the Form 1s’ ‘Lion Kings’.

The matches were as uneven as a wave, high and expectant at one point, and lulling at the next. The opening match was between the Bonibers and Positive Vibes. From the onset — mismatched — a classic senior-versus-junior scenario, but not as predictable as one may have thought.

The Form 2s put up a good fight, with a special mention to William Kasitomo’s unrelenting and speedy pursuit of the ball. The result however was to be expected, the Vibes won.

An interesting part of the whole event was the spectator culture that was bubbling up by the benches. Songs, some cheering the winning team, others urging losing teams onwards, while others (funnier and slightly rude) commented on players’ missed shots calling it having a ‘bent leg’ or a ‘banana leg’.

Soccer players deeply engaged in an ongoing match

The matches following were a mixture of fierce attacking and desperate defending. In one gameplay sequence teams had to ‘Park the Bus’, that is a sort of ‘all-out-defence’ (imagine having a whole school bus filled with wary soccer players buckling in front the goalposts, and there you have it, a semi-impenetrable wall securing your one-to-two-goal win).

In other matches players made sport of their ‘unending warfare’(goal-scoring) with an instance of goalie Francis Moyo coming out of his net to score a penalty — talk about rubbing salt in the wound.

Another team, the Form 3’s ‘G Boys’ were also a ‘heavy-hitter’ team, unfortunately failing to qualify for the final stretches of the tournament.

Seeing all this competition, teamwork and flair of skill blooming around me, I was reminded of an interview I had with Alban Sianaga, a First Team Hockey Player, who was also participating in the tournament. Here’s what he said about the whole thing:

KKM: You’re not a soccer player, but you’re here, is soccer just that good?

AS: …It’s the one sport that unites everyone, cause everyone — somehow you’re born and you understand soccer. It’s easy to understand so everyone can play soccer…it’s a good bonding sport, teamwork, a lot of people can play, so it’s a plus for me.

Later on during the tournament I also interviewed Sir Marufu on his experience of ‘Sachinda Soccer’:

KKM: How long has Sachinda Soccer been here in Hostel, and how’s it been?

AM: Ever since I was in Form 3, now I’m in Upper Six, I can say it’s been an excellent experience. I’ve been at it for very long, and I’ve been playing for a very long time and I‘ve also had my setbacks, but you know how it is, that’s football.

Sir Marufu making a run

That is football indeed. Let’s hope this soccer culture continues to flourish in the years to come.

Kundai-Karl Mpame – Student Journalist

Newsflash 24/7/19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome: To Miss Brenda Maruziva who has joined us as the MCC Head’s PA. Miss Hombasha has moved over to the MCGS Office. Miss Maruziva will be dealing with general communications on the admin@mcc.ac.zw address as well as enrolment and Head’s issues. We welcome her aboard!

Celebrate with Us: Congratulations to Leon Maposa who is the first Form 1 student to sit for HSK 1 in June and passed with 90%! All pupils are expected to do the Level 1 and Level 2 HSK examinations which are an examination in basic Chinese and we believe helps to equip our students to be global citizens. 

Congratulations also goes to Ruvarashe Gweredza and Tinashe Chikoko who got 100% in their HSK1 exams. What an excellent achievement! 

Congratulations to Form 1 student Atipaishe Makwangudze who placed first in this year’s Chinese Bridge competition and has earned the privilege of competing at the international competition in China in October. We also congratulate Vusani Ntuli who placed 3rd in the same competition out of 23 participants. 

End of Term Arrangements: Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils are free to leave for the school holidays from 1pm on Tuesday 6 August. Consultation is for all Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 pupils on Wednesday 7 August between 8am and 1pm. Please note that there will be a Lower 6 Forum meeting with ALL Lower 6 parents on Wednesday 7 August at 10:30am – parental attendance is expected. After Consultation, senior pupils are free to leave for the holidays. Please note that ALL boarders are to have left hostel by 5pm on Wednesday 7 August.

End of Term Buses: There will be a bus to Harare on Wednesday 7 August. Harare bus ticket costs are ZWL$100 one way. Payments to be made by 30 JULY. Proof of payment to be sent to bursar@mcc.ac.zw and admin@mcc.ac.zw  Note that in all cases – all tickets are subject to our confirmation which will only be done on receipt of full payment.

Examination Issues – Holiday School: With Cambridge examinations starting at the beginning of October, the holiday school revision programme is designed to consolidate the critical examination skills which will give our candidates advantage in the examinations. Check in for Holiday School will be Sunday 18 August with lessons ending at 1pm on Friday 30 August. Further details will follow.

Gweru Golf Day: Is scheduled for Saturday 3 August. Please see the attached flyer and registration forms. 

Upcoming Events:

Wed 24/7

  • Girls Basketball – 1st team – vs Kyle @ Kyle – 2pm

Thurs 25/7

  • Boys Hockey – U14, U15, U16 – vs Falcon @ MCC – 2pm

Sat 29/6

  • CHISZ Netball Tournament – U15s & U20s @ MCC – 8:30am
  • Girls Basketball – U16s & 1sts – vs SEC @ SEC – 8am
  • Boys Hockey – 1st team – vs Lomagundi @ Lomagundi – 10am
  • Rugby – All teams – vs Lomagundi @ Lomagundi – 11am

Reflection:

“When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” Proverbs 16:7

Newsflash 17/7/19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations: To Lisa Nesara and Kaylee Ncube who were awarded the Kathy Norman Cup for the best item in the intermediate section at the recently concluded NIAA Speech and Drama festival. We also congratulate “Trickatreaters” – Ashley Shamhu; Thapelo Melissa Ngwenya; Faith Mkachana; Faith Mukandatsama; Jean Mucheka – on their entertaining performance at the Finals Concert. 

Stakeholders Meeting: On Friday 19 July we will be having a meeting with interested Stakeholders who may wish to partner with us as we continue to work on the Resource Centre Project. We wish to extend this invitation to any parents who feel that they too would like to partner in some way on this project. The meeting will take place in the school hall starting at 11am and ending at 1pm. For catering and seating purposes, please would you confirm attendance on admin@mcc.ac.zw by Wednesday 5pm. 

Gweru Golf Day: This year’s golf day will take place on Saturday 3 August. Registration Fee is $100 per person or $400 per team. Please see the attached letters for registration forms, and marketing opportunities. 

Upcoming Events:

Thurs 18/7 – 

  • Careers Trip to MSU Medical Faculty – 2pm

Fri 1/3 – 

  • Leavers Jeans Day 
  • Soccer vs Progress College – Jnrs & Snrs @ MCC
  • Netball vs Progress College – Jnrs & Snrs @ MCC
  • Girls Basketball vs Progress College – Jnrs & Snrs @ MCC
  • Boys Hockey vs Hillcrest – 1st Team @ Hillcrest  – 4pm

Sat 2/3  

  • Girls Hockey vs Hillcrest – All Girls teams  @ Hillcrest – 8am
  • Rugby vs Watershed – U14s @ U15s @ Watershed – 8am, U16s, 2nds & 1sts from 12:30pm
  • Girls Basketball vs Goldridge – All teams @ MCC – 8:30am

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)

Form 1 Eagles of 2020

Thank you for coming for the F1 2020 Assessment Test.  Listed below are the results in alphabetical order.  Please check your email soonest for more details and Acceptance Forms that you need to print, complete and submit by the stated deadline.

CONFIRMED  MALE  BOARDERS
CHAKANYUKA  NATHANIEL
GOTORE  ANESU
GUMBO  MUKUDZEI
GWAZE  TINEVIMBO
JINDU  NYASHA
KAZINGIZI  TINASHE
MACHIKICHO  KUDZAISHE
MALIGO  JUNIOR
MANDIVENGA  ANOTIDAISHE
MANWERE  TAKUNDA
MASHUNGUPA  ASHER
MASVOPE  LENNON
MATIMBE  WATIDA
MAYENZANISE  RUKUDZO
MEHLO  JAYDEN
MILANZI  NICK
MUFUNDA  TAFADZWA
MUNDA  ITAYI
MUTANGARA  VENGAYI
MUTENGU  AMMIEL
MUTONHODZA  ATIDA
TSVAKWI  TATENDA
ZONDO  MAXWELL
CONFIRMED  FEMALE  BOARDERS
CHIPANGAMATE  TAWANANYASHA
HORONGA  ROPAFADZO
KAMUZONDE  GAMUCHIRAI
KWIDINI  SHANTANI
MAPHOSA  ELIZABETH
MARUFU-GONDO  NYASHA
MAWHENDU  CLARA
MAZENGERA  TARIRO
MAZONDE  TINOTENDA
MUREHWI  SHARLEEN
NDOMA  RUTENDO
PAMACHECHE  MAZVITA
SIGAUKE  CHARITY
CONFIRMED  DAY  SCHOLARS
AHOMED  ALYSSA
CHAPENGA  ASHANTHELLE
CHIREMBA  VAKATENDEKA
CHIWARA  MOIRAH
CHIZORA  TADIWANASHE
DANDARA  TAPFUMA
GARA  TOM
JONES  STORM
KAIYO  RYAN
MADHIRI  PRAISE
MAFUKIDZE  RUVIMBO
MAKONI  SIMBARASHE
MAKOPE  KUPAKWASHE
MANUEL  REAGAN
MHAKA  NYASHADZASHE
MIR  MOHAMMED
MOYO  AYANDA
MUBATA  THEODORE
MUCHADA  ANOTIDA
MUTAMBA  KAREN
NDHLOVU  ASHLEY
NYAMONDO  TINOTENDA
NYIKA  MUNATSIREYI
PARARAI  TRISTAN
PEDZE  TINODASHE
RUNZIRWAYI  TAMARA
SIBANDA  ZOLEKA
TAMBUDZAI  JOSAIAH
TSHUMA  DAVID
TO BE CONFIRMED PENDING OUTCOME OF INTERVIEW
DUBE  PRINCE
HARUZIVISHE  JOSEPHINE
MADZIWADONDO  BELIEVE
MAPONGA  BRADLEY
MASIMBE  MUNESU
MAYER  JOSHUA
SHUBANE  BOSE MOJALEFA
TAPFUMA  TAKURIRA

ACSI Zimbabwe Parenting Seminars & Educators Conference

We are proud to be members of the Association of Christian Schools Southern Africa – Zimbabwe – and will definitely be taking part in this year’s Educators Conference with the theme based on 1 Corinthians 3: 11 “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ” There are many good topics which are applicable to parents as well – and the invitation is open to any interested parties. Contact the organiser to register.

Also in this flyer you will find information about workshops being run by renowned psychologist, speaker and author – Collett Smart – at various venues across Zimbabwe – Midlands Christian Group of Schools being one of them. We extend an invitation to all parents to join us for her workshops.

Newsflash 10/7/19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Mid Year Examinations: End on Friday 12 July. Lessons resume on Monday with the continuation of syllabus coverage as well as examination review. Pupils will be on Day 3 of the academic cycle.

Postponement of EducationUSA Annual University College Fair: We have received notification from the organisers that for now, this fair which was supposed to be held at Gweru Library this Friday is postponed. 

Resource Centre Progress: This week there is a team on site doing the soil testing at the site for the resource centre in preparation for the laying of the foundations. The invitation is open to parents and stakeholders to become specifically involved in the project. If you feel you are able to assist with expertise, with supplies or with donations for example,  please contact PAC Chairperson – Mr R Tombindo rtombindo@yahoo.co.uk 0772 359 500 or PAC Vice Chairperson – Mr A. Mpepu mpepugsh33@gmail.com 0777 301 307 or 0772 811 317 for WhattsApp. We thank the parent body for their commitment to this project and for faithfully paying their PAC levy which is going directly to this project. 

            

 

Parents Assembly Committee Challenge to Parents: The Parents Assembly Committee is asking for more parents to come on board with the retiling project at hostel. Tiles have been reserved at the local supplier – Tile and Carpet – for this project. 6 boxes of tiles are required per room, plus Tile-On and grout. Those interested in contributing towards this project – with whatever sized contribution, are to please liaise with PAC Members – Mrs P Gazi 0772 308 922, Mr A Mpepu 0772 811 317, or any other PAC member – contact details are on the MCC Website.

Allied Arts Speech and Drama Festival Results: Please see the attached overview of how our students did at this festival. 

Congratulations: To “Trickatreaters” – Ashley Shamhu; Thapelo Melissa Ngwenya; Faith Mkachana; Faith Mukandatsama; Jean Mucheka who won an Honours Grade for their poem performance in the Allied Arts festival and have been invited to perform at the Finals Concert at Harare International School on Saturday 13 July at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door – $20 each. 

End of Term Arrangements: Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils are free to leave for the school holidays from 1pm on Tuesday 6 August. Consultation is for all Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 pupils on Wednesday 7 August between 8am and 1pm. Please note that there will be a Lower 6 Forum meeting with ALL Lower 6 parents on this date at 10:30am – parental attendance is expected. After Consultation, senior pupils are free to leave for the holidays. Please note that ALL boarders are to have left hostel by 5pm on Wednesday 7 August.

End of Term Buses: There will be a bus to Harare on Wednesday 7 August. Harare bus ticket costs are ZWL$100 one way. Payments to be made by 30 JULY. Proof of payment to be sent to bursar@mcc.ac.zw and admin@mcc.ac.zw  Note that in all cases – all tickets are subject to our confirmation which will only be done on receipt of full payment.

Examination Issues – Holiday School: With Cambridge examinations starting at the beginning of October, the holiday school revision programme is designed to consolidate the critical examination skills which will give our candidates advantage in the examinations. Check in for Holiday School will be Sunday 18 August with lessons ending at 1pm on Friday 30 August. Further details will follow.

Reflection: 

Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32 (MSG)

Newsflash 26/6/19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

External Examinations Registration:

A reminder that registrations for the October-November examination session ends this Friday – 28 June. This examination session includes the following:

  • F1s – who will be writing an ABRSM Music Exam
  • F2s – who will be writing Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint examinations
  • F4s – who will be writing their “O” Level examinations
  • L6s & U6s – who will be writing ‘AS’ & ‘A’ Levels respectively 

You are also reminded that the deadline for associated payments is Monday 1 July. For queries, please contact the Exams Department on exams@mcc.ac.zw

Congratulations: 

To Simbarashe Kwande, Panashe Dube-Mabeza, Leeroy Tapfumaneyi and Charles Moyo who were selected into the CHISZ Soccer squad at the CHISZ Soccer Tournament which was held at MCC this past weekend. 

NIAA Speech and Drama Festival:

We are delighted that MCC is the starting venue for this year’s festival. We invite you to come along and enjoy some of this year’s performances between 8:30am and 4:30pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. 

Mid Year Examinations:

Run from 1 July to 12 July. Note that during this time, day scholars are not required to come to school on the days that they do not have examinations. However, if coming to school – day scholars are always expected to be at school by 7:20am. If a day scholar is to leave school at a time other than between 1-2pm or after 3:30pm, a gate pass is needed. Please cross check details on the attached examinations timetable. 

 

Upcoming Events:

Wed 26/6

  • Allied Arts Speech & Drama Festival @ MCC – 8:30am

Thurs 27/6

  • Allied Arts Speech & Drama Festival @ MCC – 8:30am

Fri  28/6

  • Allied Arts Speech & Drama Festival @ MCC – 8:30am
  • Boys Hockey – All Teams vs Petra @ Petra – 1pm

Sat 29/6

  • Girls Basketball – All Teams vs Petra & Girls College @ Girls College & Petra – 8:30am
  • Girls Hockey – All Teams vs Dominican Convent & Falcon @ MCC – 8:30am
  • Girls Volleyball – U17s & U20s vs Dominican Convent & Eaglesvale @ Dominican Convent – 8:30am
  • Soccer vs Masiye – 1st Team @ Masiye – 9am
  • Rugby vs CBC – All Teams @ MCC – 9am

Reflection:

“He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”

1 John 4:4

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Exeat Weekend: Please note that lessons end at 11:50am on Thursday and resume at 7:20am on Tuesday 25 June. Boarder parents you are reminded that hostels will be closed from 2pm on Thursday to allow for final preparations for the hosting of the CHISZ Soccer tournament. Please make every effort to collect your child promptly for exeat. Check in time on Monday 24 June is from 12noon.

Cold Weather Reminder: Gweru gets very cold. We ask that you check that your child has adequate warm clothing and encourage the use of vests underneath shirts, as well as the use of anoraks, and the recently introduced school fleece  which is available at MesClothing in Gweru. We also ask that boarder parents ensure that their children have additional blankets in this season. 

Boarder Parents: We ask that as your child prepares to return school, you cross check what your child has packed. Please note that check in time on Monday 24 June is from 12noon and that we will be doing security checks of luggage. Also, please ensure that your child returns to school with labelled clothes pegs for use as they launder their civvies. Please also ensure that civvies are labelled. Note that there is currently a lot of lost property associated with civvies so we encourage you to cross check that your child has all of their clothes. Items not claimed by the end of term will be donated. Please also ensure that your child still has padlocks and spare keys for their hostel lockers and school lockers. This is compulsory.

Congratulations: To Tawananyasha Takaendisa and Rufaro Matsenyengwa on their selection into the ATS U20 Girls Basketball team.

Lower 6 Camp: Check out the video clip from this camp on our YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyAGjKJ38tE

Formal Assembly: Will take place tomorrow morning. You are reminded to be checking on your child’s academic progress through the Senatical Portal. For assistance please email senatical@mcc.ac.zw. Any academic queries or questions can be sent to the Academics Director on academics@mcc.ac.zw

Allied Arts Speech & Drama Festival: We are pleased with our continued partnership with the National Institute of the Allied Arts and look forward to hosting the Midlands Chapter of this year’s Speech and Drama Festival from Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 June. We invite you to come along and enjoy the many and diverse performances. 

Mid-Year Examinations: Run from 1 – 12 July. Please see the attached timetable for more details. 

Upcoming Events:

Fri 21/6 

  • District Debate Competition @Thornhill – 8am 
  • Interzonals U20 Boys Volleyball @Airforce – 8am
  • CHISZ Soccer Tournament @MCC – 8am 

Sat 22/6

  • CHISZ Soccer Tournament @MCC – 8am

Reflection:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27 

Newsflash 13/6/19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

An Important Update from Academics:

In an effort to cut costs on the purchase of textbooks we have engaged an overseas company, Kognity, to supply us with digital textbooks which our students can access via their iPads or laptops. We are currently on a two month trial period from June to July for the following subjects: IGCSE Biology, IGCSE Chemistry, IGCSE Combined Science, IGCSE Physics and IGCSE Extended and Core Mathematics. All Form 3 and Form 4 students have been registered for the trial period and it will be important for every student to benefit from this facility which is highly interactive and in synch with the digital world where most of our students are comfortable to explore and learn with ease. After the trial period we will be able to subscribe for a two year period starting from August 2019. 

Below are some of the features on the Kognity learning platform:

Teacher benefits

  • Content is designed by curriculum experts with 100% coverage and alignment to the Cambridge curriculum 
  • Embedded statistics to track and analyse students’ performance 
  • Personalised learning is made easier through automatically corrected assignments

Students benefits 

  • Learn through engaging, trusted and relevant content
  • Kognity shows students’ strengths and weaknesses to help them study more effectively 
  • Students have the opportunity to work through the exam practice Centre with 1000s of questions to help them prepare for final exams
  • Kognity helps peers to collaborate effectively.

What do you have to do as a parent or guardian?

Just make sure your child has an iPad or laptop to access the platform. Training and use of the platform will happen at school and in any other place with access to WiFi. For more information please visit www.kognity.com

 

National Clean Up Campaign:

For this month the Upper 6 Geography class were the group that represented us at the national clean up campaign. They took this exercise, not only as community service but also as a practical part of their studies. Pupils back at MCC engaged in a clean up of our MCC community.

 

Exeat Bus Arrangements:

Harare – Pupils will arrive at Prince Edward School for collection from 5:15pm on Thursday 20 June. Please note that staff members will only be on hand until 5:50pm so please be prompt in collecting your child. Pupils are to be back at Prince Edward School by 11:30am on Monday 24 June. Note that the bus will not wait for pupils who are late. Please also note that baggage allowance is one bag per person the size of the school sports bag.

Hwange-Victoria Falls – Hwange Drop Off is at the Engen Garage at around 2:30pm, and Victoria Falls drop off is at Cresta Sprayview at around 4:30pm. Please liaise directly with your children as the trip progresses. Pupils are to be back at Cresta Sprayview by 6:45am on Monday 24 June. Please also note that baggage allowance is one bag per person the size of the school sports bag.

Triangle – Pupils will arrive at Triangle Country Club at about 1pm. Please liaise directly with your children as the trip progresses. Pupils are to be back at Triangle Country Club by 11:15am on Monday 24 June. Please also note that baggage allowance is one bag per person the size of the school sports bag.

 

Notice to all Boarder Parents:

MCC is hosting this year’s CHISZ Soccer Tournament over exeat. Note that hostels will be shut from 2pm on Thursday 20 June so please arrange for prompt collection of your children. 

 

Upcoming Events

Fri 14/6 

  • Welfare Jeans Day – RTGS$2
  • Chinese Bridge Competition @ Harare – 9:30am
  • Girls Hockey vs Hellenic – All Teams @MCC – 3pm 
  • Culture and Entertainment Committee Fun Night @ School Hall – 6:45pm – 8:30pm 

Sat 15/6  

  • U15 Netball Mini Tournament @MCC – 8:30am
  • Girls Hockey vs Petra – All Teams @ MCC – 9am
  • Rugby vs Hellenic – U16s, 2nds, 1st @ MCC – 10am
  • Rugby vs Hellenic U15s, U14s @ Hellenic – 10am
  • Boys Volleyball – 1sts vs St Georges @ St Georges – 10am
  • Soccer – U17s & 1st vs Falcon @ Falcon – 10am
  • Girls Basketball – U14 Tournament @GC – 8am
  • Girls Basketball – U16 Tournament @DC – 8am

 

Reflection:

“This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NLT)