Newsflash 14/11/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Internal Examinations – End tomorrow afternoon for all Form 1, 2 & 3 Pupils.

Global Leadership Summit – The count down is on… we are excited by this opportunity for Gweru and for our pupils. Some of the topics to be covered by this year’s faculty include: Becoming A Leader People Love to Follow; Navigating Difficult Conversations and The Last Arrow. You are reminded that ALL Form 1, 2, 3 and Lower 6 pupils are to attend both Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November. Pupils report to school at the usual time on Friday and will be ready for collection at 4:30pm. On Saturday, pupils are to be at school by 8am and will be ready for collection at 4:30pm. Pupils come in uniform for both days and lunch will be provided for all day scholars. If you or any of your colleagues are interested in attending, there are a few places still available. Registration is $30 for the two days and can be done between 7:30am and 8:30am on Friday in the school hall. 

Reflection “God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble – more than enough and always available whenever I need you.” Psalms 46:1 (TPT) 

Newsflash 7/11/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Triangular Gala: Thank you to those who came out to support our athletes at this event. MCC came a close second behind Petra. Congratulations to the record breakers: 

  • U16 4×50 Medley Relay team: Sean Nyagura, Edmos Dube-Mabeza, Kudakwaishe Man’ombe, Ngonidzashe Hlatywayo with a time of 02:29.06
  • U16 4x50m Crawl Relay team: Sean Nyagura, Edmos Dube-Mabeza, Masimbaashe Chiremba, Ngonidzashe Hlatywayo with a time of 02:10.22
  • U16 Boys 50m Butterfly: Edmos Dube-Mabeza with a time of 00:31.00
  • U16 Boys 50m Breastroke: Sean Nyagura with a time of 00:39.59

Academic Achievement: Formal Assembly today celebrated academic achievement in work done since the Mid-Year Examinations up to date. Congratulations to all the pupils who have been working hard but specifically to the following who had the highest numbers of As in their stream:

  • Form 1s with 9As: – William Kasitomo, Tinovimba Manjengwa and Timukudzeishe Dondo 
  • Form 2s with 10As: – Takudzwa Ganhure
  • Form 3s with 11As – Alban Sianaga 

William Kasitomo

Tinovimba Manjengwa

Timukudzeishe Dondo

Takudzwa Ganhure

Alban Sianaga

 

End of Year Examinations: Take place between Monday 12 November and Thursday 15 November for all Form 1, 2 & 3s. 

Global Leadership Summit: All Form 1, 2, 3 and Lower 6 pupils will take part in this summit which will take place on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November at MCC.

Return of Lower 6s to School: All Lower 6s should be back in hostel by 5:30pm on Thursday 15 November. 

Reflection – 

“And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valour!” Judges 6:12 (NKJV) 

Reference this week’s PULSE

Newsflash 2/11/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Triangular Gala – 

You are invited to join us this Saturday as we host the annual Junior Triangular Gala with Gateway and Petra. Note that, as per the calendar, this is a compulsory event for all Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils. Swimmers are to be at the pool by 8am and supporters to be here by 8:15am. Pupils will be released to go home at the end of the gala. We anticipate that the gala will be finished by 12:45pm. 

Interhouse Gala

Well done to all the swimmers who competed in this week’s Interhouse Gala. Congratulations to the trophy winners:

  • U14 Victrix Ludorum Runners Up – Matifadza Mavesere, Tanyaradzwa Mugwadhi and Tinovimba Manjengwa
  • U14 Victrix Ludorum Winner – Emily Ndewere
  • U14 Victor Ludorum Runner Up – Andile Sibanda
  • U14 Victor Ludorum Winner – Logan Manuel 
  • U15 Victrix Ludorum Runner Up – Blessing Madhiri
  • U15 Victrix Ludorum Winner – Ruvimbo Shumba
  • U15 Victor Ludorum Runner Ups – Phillip Ganyani and Mudiwa Makope
  • U15 Victor Ludorum Winner – Tanyaradzwa Takaendisa
  • U16 Victrix Ludorum Runners Up – Pearl Mabhena
  • U16 Victrix Ludorum Winner – Genalyn Gazi
  • U16 Victor Ludorum Runner Up – Edmos Dube-Mabeza
  • U16 Victor Ludorum Winner – Sean Nyagura
  • Most Improved Swimmer & the Martial Trophy – Rachel Tivavenge
  • Interhouse Swimming Gala Trophy Winners – Martial House

Interhouse Junior Swimming Gala Results 

1st: Marial

2nd: Crown

3rd: Bateleur  

Reflection – 

“Put God in charge of your work then what you’ve planned will take place.”

Proverbs 16:3 (The Msg) 

Newsflash 25/10/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Lower 6 2019: Provisional offer letters have been sent to all current Form 4 parents. Please note that these letters include a provisional subject combination and an acceptance form which needs to be signed and returned to us. If you have not received these letters yet, please contact us on admissions@mcc.ac.zw

Clearance Process for Examination Candidates: Note that all Form 4 and Upper 6 pupils have to complete the internal clearance process by the end of their examinations and that boarders are expected to have checked out of hostel within 24 hours of having finished their last examination. Note that access codes will only be given to those who have been cleared. 

Lower 6 Lessons: These resume on Monday 19 November, HOWEVER, ALL LOWER 6s ARE EXPECTED TO BE AT SCHOOL ON Friday 16 November and Saturday 17 November to take part in the Global Leadership Summit. 

Global Leadership Summit 2018 – Everyone Has Influence: All Form 1, 2, 3 and Lower 6 pupils will be taking part in this year’s Global Leadership Summit on Friday 16 November and Saturday 17 November. This is an investment which we have chosen to make into our pupils as we work on developing students who are confident and secure leaders. Thank you for your support of this endeavour by ensuring that you do not organise other activities that will clash with this very important opportunity. It is a public event so if you, or friends or colleagues are interested in also taking advantage of this opportunity, please be in touch with us to organise your registration on cdeysel@mcc.ac.zw Registration is $30 per person and includes light lunches, refreshments and the conference workbook. 

Congratulations: To Tadiwanashe Maravanyika on being selected in to the Zimbabwe U19 Cricket Squad who will be taking part in some test series and who are preparing for the next U19 World Cup.  

Reflection:

“Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.” 

Proverbs 4:7 (ISV)

Our Chinese Fan Dance Group who performed at the recent Confucius Day Celebrations

Newsflash 17/10/18

Harare Golf Day – With regret we have had to postpone this event.

Exeat – Please note that in this busy exam season of third term we do not stop for Exeat.

Interhouse Junior Gala – Will take place on Wednesday 24 October 2:30pm – 5pm. Come along and join us for this event if you are able. 

Exam Season – A reminder of procedure during this examination season, if a day scholar is coming to school, they should come in uniform and should be at school by 7:20am and may only leave between 1-2pm and after 3:30pm without needing a gate pass. Boarders SWOT at school. 

Outgoing Stewards – Our thanks to our outgoing Stewards. This photograph is from their Appreciation Dinner. #OnceAnEagleAlwaysAnEagle

Reflection

“Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40: 28 – 31

Newsflash 4/10/18

Celebrate with us – At the MegaFest Awards last week, Midlands Christian College was the winner in the ‘Education Sector Award for Quality’ for 2018 and Pastor Pswarai was the winner of the ‘Astute Leader of the Year – 2018’ award. 

Harare Golf Day – We invite you to join with us and partner with us for our Harare Golf Day on Friday 19 October at Chapman Golf Club as we continue our drive for funding for the construction of our Resource-Information Centre. Contact PAC member Dr Fungai Mtisi 0774 742 797, or any PAC member or the school for more details. 

Boarder Drop Off and Collections by Taxi – Please note that due to security issues, taxis are banned from going to and from hostel. Drop off and collection point is at Main Gate. 

Upcoming Events – 

Sat 6/10

  • Junior Cricket vs Goldridge @ Goldridge – 9am
  • U14 Volleyball Tournament @ Eaglesvale – 9am 
  • U14 & U15 Girls Basketball vs Girls College @ MCC – 9am

Congratulations to those who took part in the Falcon Gala this past week.

Reflection

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfils the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.” Psalm 145:17-20 (NIV)

 

Newsflash 2/10/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Speech Day: Thank you to all those who joined us for this this year’s Speech and Prize Giving Day. We count it a privilege to have had you with us and do not take for granted the sacrifices made in order to do so. We ask that you spare a few moments to complete the short survey of the event which will be coming out tomorrow. Your feedback will assist us with future planning.

We would also like to thank those who offered support through sponsorship and donations towards the day.

Cambridge Examinations: Have started today. Lower 6 and Upper 6 are now all officially on SWOT leave, with Form 4s starting their SWOT leave on Monday 8 October. 

During this time pupils will be able to consult with their teachers during their usual timetabled lesson times, or will be able to revise under supervision. If a day scholar is coming to school, they should come in uniform and should be at school by 7:20am and may only leave between 1-2pm and after 3:30pm without needing a gate pass. Candidates are also free to go home at the end of their examination. 

Statement on video doing the rounds: On Friday 28 September 2018 a group of 6th form hostel pupils engaged in some rowdy behaviour including assaulting a fellow student in a horseplay celebration of the victim’s birthday on Friday 28 September.

Medical examination of the victim has shown no serious injury was sustained.

The school rules forbid such kind of behaviour. 

Initial investigation revealed that such similar low key type of horseplay by the boys had been witnessed before,  the victim admits that the dimension of assault this time was excessive and went overboard. 

The college will be instituting appropriate disciplinary action against the perpetrators of this outrageous , misguided and dangerous behaviour. Every action is being taken to ensure that no recurrence of such behaviour will take place.

Upcoming Events: 

Tue 2/10

  • Junior Boys Gala at Falcon – 2pm

 

Reflection “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6 (NIV)

Newsflash 20/9/18

Thank You! To all who supported our Run-Ride-Golf-Fun Day this past weekend at Gweru Golf Club. We sincerely appreciate the support as we continue to pursue our dream of the establishment of a gym at school. Check out the gallery on our website under the News and Media tab for some snaps from the day. Thank you to the parents who have already made donations towards equipment. If you have weights or any other gym related equipment which you know we could put to good use, please let us know and we will happily arrange collection. Drop us a line on sport@mcc.ac.zw

 

Speech Day: As indicated by Pastor Pswarai in yesterday’s communication – this is the climax of our 2018 events and we urge all parents and guardians to come and identify with our Eagle children and College at this momentous occasion – Friday 28 September – 9am. 

Response to National Health Concerns: We ask that you continue to partner with us as we remain vigilant to prevent any cases of exposure of Cholera and Typhoid at the schools. A reminder that there are restrictions on food coming to the property – boarders should not be sent cooked food or fruit, and day scholars are not to share food.

Senatical Checks: A reminder that the Senatical platform gives you access to your child’s progress in ‘real time’. We urge you to regularly check on progress through this facility.

Medication Procedures: If your child is on medication, please advise the school so as to reduce the chances of abuse of medication. Please note that pupils may not carry medication on their person, unless authorised by the School Health Officer. 

Mini SWOT for Form 3s –

Note that Form 3 public examination start soon so next week all Form 3s will be on ‘mini swot’. All pupils must be in school but specific focus for next week will be examination preparations. 

Upcoming Events

Sat 22/9

  • Junior Cricket vs Heritage @ MCC – 9am
  • U14 & U15 Boys Basketball vs Goldridge @ MCC – 8am 
  • Leavers Dinner @ MCC – 6pm – 9:30pm

Reflection: 

“Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever” – Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)

Speech Day Invitation – From the Principal Director

Shalom!

I would like to extend an invitation to all our stakeholders to join us next week on Friday 28 September 2018 as we celebrate the achievements of the year.  This special event starts at 9am prompt and will be done by 12 noon.  The event marks the climax of 2018 College’s functions and is used to unite all stakeholders in celebrating God’s goodness and faithfulness in yet another season.  We will celebrate our Eagles’ God-given talents in leadership, creativity, academics, sport, arts and innovation.  It will also be an opportunity to celebrate outstanding and sound character development as outlined in our Eagles Creed.  This opportunity is also used to officially announce any Board policy changes and cast vision for the coming season.  I would sincerely urge all parents and guardians to come and identify with our Eagle children and College at this momentous occasion.  I assure you that it will be one of a kind and that you will be proud of this, our unique College tradition.  We will also be unveiling again one of our former Eagles as Guest of Honour.  This one happens to be making a tremendous impact on the bigger stage in accordance to our wish for all our Alumni.  All those who still wish to contribute by way of donations to sponsor awards and assist with other associated costs are welcome to contact the office.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Pastor D. Pswarai

Principal Director

Newsflash 13/9/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

PAC Gweru Golf Day – Saturday 15 September It is still possible to enter for this weekend’s golf day. Contact one of the listed committee members or send us an email on sport@mcc.ac.zw

PAC Gweru Family Fun Day – Saturday 15 September – Will take place at Gweru Golf Club between 9am and 4:30pm. Activities include Pony Rides, kids racing cars, jumping castles and other fun activities as well as items and food which will be on sale. If you are interested in having a stall at this event, please contact Barbra Katsande on 0779 287 619. 

PAC Run-Ride – Saturday 15 September – If you are interested in registering, please email us on sport@mcc.ac.zw or via the on line registration link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6B0vsIujRKa1vsv7ffgzktKKS1YrCe9sVrCEuuPmqVGP4rQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Upcoming Events

Fri 14/9 

  • ATS Public Speaking – St Johns – 2pm, Hellenic – 6pm

Sat 15/9

  • PAC Golf – Run – Ride – Fun Day – Gweru Golf Club
  • ATS Public Speaking – Chisipite – 8am
  • Boys Basketball U14s & U15s vs Goldridge at Goldridge – 9am
  • Boys & Girls Jnr Tennis vs Goldridge at Goldridge – 9am (TBC)
  • ATS Volleyball Champs at Lomagundi – 8am 

Reflection: “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always” 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV)