Newsletter from the Principal’s Desk

Shalom!

Our final academic term for 2018 has started with a bang.  The holiday school which ended on Tuesday last week for examination classes helped to establish a solid foundation for the intense revision programme that we have embarked on.  Our high academic goals have been set and the atmosphere needed for us to achieve our targets has been defined and will be guarded jealously.  There is no moment to waste.  Every opportunity is being exploited to the full in order to thoroughly equip our examination candidates for the Cambridge examinations starting next month.  The mantra for the season is, “Examinations, examinations and examinations”.  100% focus for the Form 3, Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper Six classes is now on examinations. This has translated in suspending all sporting fixtures and club activities for the classes in question, in order to create extra opportunity for guided revision.  We plead with parents and guardians for our hostel pupils to avoid as much as possible signing out pupils for the weekend so as not to disrupt focus on examinations.

The May/June Cambridge examination results have allowed us to refine our strategies in preparation for the October/November final examination session.  We would like to congratulate those candidates in Form 4 who have already secured passes in at least five subjects. The May/June results analysis for the Current Form 4 classes indicate the following statistics:

a) Top results were achieved by;

                   – Rutendo Muswera who achieved 1A*, 3 ’A’s, 1B and 1C and

                  – Mazvita Takuva who achieved 1A*, 3 ‘A’s and 2 ‘C’s

 Congratulations Eagles, you have set a good foundation, now go for gold!

 

b) Of the 59 current Form 4 candidates who sat for their ‘O’ Level examinations in November of their Form 3 year (2017) and in June 2018, the following subject pass rates were achieved:

SUBJECT% Passrate
Agriculture88%
Art and Design64%
Combined Science54%
Biology0%
Commerce63%
Design and Technology100%
GCE English Language95%
History57%
Mathematics70%
Fashion and Textiles50%

 

c) 27 candidates of the 59 Form 4 pupils have now secured passes in at least 5 subjects going into the final October/November examination session.

Considering the academic strength of this year’s Form 4 group, I acknowledge that we are on course and the challenge and responsibility which we embrace boldly is to continue pushing the remaining at least 50% of the candidates to achieve at least a full ‘O’ Level certificate. The intimate prize and academic goal that we are gunning for is to ensure that every current Form 4 pupil secures quality examination passes to give them their desired ‘A’ Level subject combination.

It is with this academic target in mind that extra lessons including one-on-one tutorial revision sessions have been put in place and should benefit all pupils.

 

Staffing

We would like to announce that Mr C. Chigwanda has left MCC to pursue further studies abroad.  We are very grateful for his faithful, loyal and competent 11-year service.  He was credited for introducing the Robotics Club which represented Zimbabwe at this year’s Robotics World Competition in USA.  We will certainly miss him but at the same time wish him the very best as he develops himself professionally.

Mrs R. Shuro has joined the Science department to teach Chemistry and Physical Education.  She brings to the team some remarkable competency, reflected among other things her 28 years of relevant experience.  We wish her well as she finds her place in the MCC Eagle Nest and trust that she will add value to our pupils and institution.

 

Discipline

We are seized with the challenge of moulding our students to reflect what our Creed declares;

I am a focused Eagle

God is at the centre of everything I do

I am a responsible citizen, teachable, secure and adaptable. 

I am a critical thinker, an exemplary leader and a confident team-player.

I engage in a healthy, physically active lifestyle.

I am an eagle and I ride the storm. 

Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.

My Eagle, My pride.

 

Lately, we have observed cases of indiscipline especially in boys’ hostel involving some senior students breaking defined behaviour boundaries.  Although we are determined to offer such students mentorship and appropriate counselling, we reserve the right not to accommodate those who will continue to succumb to wayward behaviour.  We take guidance from authors like Dr John Townsend who said the following about good parenting; “Jesus will develop self-control and responsibility to the extent that their parents have boundaries.”  We urge all our parents and guardians to actively partner with us in giving the appropriate response(s) to the behavioural challenges that we face as our children grow.  Part of it often calls for stern consequences, and every parental support which we can get will be appreciated.

 

Father-Son Camp (Postponed)

We are excited about the upcoming Father-Son Camp which is scheduled to take place at Antelope Park just outside Gweru.  The theme of the retreat is “Strengthening of Fathers’ arms in their walk with sons”.  It promises to be an enriching and empowering experience as fathers and sons will get a rare opportunity to engage and invest in each other.  I have often remarked that our modern world system has been dictating a lifestyle of busyness and pressure to levels that stifle any prospects of building solid foundations of mentorship and oneness between fathers and their sons.  This camp, therefore, offers an opportunity to restore the legacy of father-son relationship.  A few places are still available to those fathers who can still join us. You can be assured that your son will never view you the same way after this camp.

 

Upcoming Family Camps

Our Counselling and Life Skills department is organising two more camps to accommodate the other key family relationships, namely

Mother-Son and Father-Daughter Camps.  We sincerely connect with the critical need to invest in these forms of relationship as well in addition to the two addressed so far, that is Mother-Daughter and Father-Son. Please bear with us as we finalise the logistics.  We will certainly fulfil our dream, which is the dream of many as well.

 

Our sincere thanks– to the Zvinoera and Hamadziripi-Sober families for their donation of kit for the Netball first team girls; and to the Shamhu family for the donation of sweaters to the first team Rugby boys!

 

Results for end of Second Term

Inter-house Winter Sports

Competition:

1stCrown, 2ndMartial, 3rdBateleur

 

Netball

Congratulations to the following who were selected into the CHISZ Select U20 team: Rutendo Muswera, Anotida Hove, Laverne Hamadziripi-Sober, Ruvimbo Shoko and Mukudzei Zvinoera.

 

Vs Goldridge

U14 & U15s lost 7 : 5, U16s lost 6 : 11 and 1stTeam won 46 : 5

 

Vs Dominican Convent

U14 & U15 won 4 : 0, U16 won 7 : 5 and

1stTeam  won 46 : 8

 

U16 Netball Tournament

Won 8 : 6 against Girls College

Lost 14 : 1 against Dominican Convent Bulawayo

Lost 4 : 2 against Goldridge

Won 3 : 1 against SEC

Won 7 : 1 against Gateway

Won 5 : 2 against Harare Dominican

Convent and Lost 5 : 7 against Kyle

 

Swift Netball Tournament – 1stteam

Won 16 : 2 against Kyle College

Won 18 : 11 against SEC

Won 18 : 2 against Petra

They got to Semi-Finals where they won 18 : 9 against Dominican Convent

Bulawayo.  They got to the Finals where they won 21 : 14 against Gateway

 

CHISZ U15 Tournament

1stRound of Games:

Won 6 – 4 against Gateway

Won 8 – 5 against Girls College

MCC won in their group and progressed to the semi-finals where they won 9 – 2 against Goldridge College.

In the finals, MCC lost 4 – 5 against Dominican Convent Bulawayo and were the silver medal winners, placing 2ndout of the 6 participating schools.

 

CHISZ U20 Tournament

1stRound of Games:

Won 28 – 1 against Girls College

Won 15 – 11 against Gateway

MCC won in their group and progressed to the semi finals where they won 16 – 6 against Dominican Convent Harare.

In the finals, MCC lost 10 – 15 against Dominican Convent Bulawayo and were the silver medal winners, placing 2ndout of the 6 participating schools.

 

Congratulations to Mukudzei Zvinoera who was awarded “Player of the Tournament” & “Best Goal Defender”.

 

Soccer Results

Congratulations to the following who were selected into the CHISZ Select U20 team: Basil Tsimba, Tafadzwa Churumanzi and Othniel Chisi.

 

Congratulations to Francis Moyo who was selected into the CHISZ U16 Northern

Region Select team.

 

Vs Kyle College

1stTeam won 2 : 0

 

Vs Masiye

1stTeam won 8 : 0

 

Vs CBC

1stTeam won 3 : 2

U15 & U16 won 1 : 0

 

Vs Petra

1stTeam won 3 : 0

U15 & U16 won 5 : 1

 

Kambarami Tournament 2018

Group Stages:

Against Kyle won 3 : 0

Against Mvutu won 1 : 0

Against Falcon College won 1 : 0

Finals – Against CBC won 1 : 0

 

CHISZ Soccer Tournament – 1stTeam

Group Stages:

Against St Johns won 2 : 0

Against Westridge drew 0 : 0

Against CBC drew 0 : 0

Against Peterhouse drew 1 : 1

Quarter Finals:

Against Falcon – in regulation time the game ended 0 : 0. They proceeded to penalties where MCC lost 8 : 9

MCC was placed 6thout of 15 schools.

 

CHISZ Soccer Tournament – Under 16s

Against Peterhouse lost 0 : 1

Against Westridge drew 1 : 1

Against Watershed lost 1 : 2

Against St Johns lost 0 : 2

 

Francis Moyo was voted Best Goal Keeper of the Tournament. He was also selected for the CHISZ Northern Region Soccer Team.

 

Basketball Results

The following girls were selected into the CHISZ Basketball Team: Tanatswa Zhou, Shumirai Tombindo and Nicole Banana.

 

Vs Progress – Girls

U15s won 27 : 2, 1stTeam won 33 : 4

 

Vs Progress – Boys

U17s won 35 : 5, 1stTeam won 65 : 7

 

vs Girls College

U14s lost 6 : 10, U15s lost 4 : 18 and

U16s lost 0 : 25

 

vs Dominican Convent Bulawayo

U14s won 18 : 4 and U15s lost 8 : 12

 

Rugby Results

Vs Eaglesvale

U14 lost 22 : 42, U15 won 27 : 5,

U16 won 22 : 5, 2ndTeam won  47 : 0 and

1stTeam won 57 : 14

 

Vs Heritage

U15 won 45 : 5, U16 lost 38 : 12 and

1stTeam won 85 : 5

 

Vs Watershed

U14 lost 44 : 26, U15 won 33 : 0,

U16 won 12 : 7, 2ndTeam won 31 : 27 and

1stTeam won 53 : 12

 

Vs Hellenic

U14 won 22 : 12, U15 won 27 : 10,

U16 won 59 : 0, 2ndTeam won 17 : 14 and

1stTeam won 29 : 24

 

Volleyball Results

District NASH U20 Girls

Vs St Patricks won 2 : 0

Vs Mambo lost 0 : 2

 

Vs Progress Girls

U14s lost 0 : 2, U15s won 2 : 0,

U17s won 2 : 0, 2ndslost 1 : 2 and

1sts  won 2 : 0

 

Vs Chisipite

U14 lost 0 : 2, U15 won 2 : 0,

U17 lost 1 : 2 and 1stTeam lost 1 : 2

 

Hockey Results – boys

Congratulations to the following on their selection into the

various Zimbabwe teams:

U18 Zim B – Anesu Makopa

U17 Zim A – Gavin Mangwenzi and Tadiwanashe Maravanyika

U17 Zim B – Alban Sianaga

U17 Zim B – NTR – Kudakwaishe Man’ombe

 

Vs Kyle

1stTeam MCC won 2 : 0

 

Vs Petra

1st Team MCC lost 0 : 5

 

Hockey Results – Girls

Vs Kyle College

2ndTeam MCC lost 2 : 0

 

Vs Hellenic

U14 MCC won 1 : 0, U15 MCC won 3 : 1,

U16 MCC won 5 : 0 and 1stTeam MCC lost 1 : 2

 

Vs Petra

U14 MCC won 2 : 0, U15 MCC lost 2 : 0,

U16 MCC won 1 : 0 and 1stTeam drew 1 : 1

 

Vs Dominican Convent

U14 MCC won 1 : 0, U15 MCC won 2 : 0,

U16 MCC won 1 : 0 and 1stTeam drew 1 : 1

 

Vs Heritage

U14 drew 1 : 1, U15 drew 0 : 0

U16 drew 1 : 1 and 1stTeam MCC won 3 : 0

 

Debate Results

Zonal Level

Junior team came 3rdout of 6 schools

Senior team came 1stout of 5 schools

District Level

Senior team came 1stout of 6 schools

Provincial Level

Senior Team came 3rdout of 6 schools

 

Public Speaking Results

Zonal  Level

Valentine Njerekai and Mazvita Takuva came 1stin their respective age groups.

District Level

Valentine Njerekai and Mazvita Takuva came 1stand they will represent our District and Province in the final this term.

 

AlliedArts Speech and Drama Festival Results

Congratulations to the following who were invited to the Allied Arts Honours Concert and were awarded the following cups:

 

The Sarah Jane Munn Trophy for the most creative groups:

Duo Poetry – Ruvimbo Chinaka, Anesu Huvaya

The Cupcakes – Mime – Thokozani Mrewa, Tadiwanashe Wutawunashe, Nyashadzashe Marangu, Batsirai Kaitano, Mukudzei Makurira, Peter Masi, Shield Mathonsi, Othniel Chisi, Troy Simao, Brian Samupambadze, Deon Garufu, Tapiwanashe Tirivarombo and Kumbirai Nyevedzanai.

 

The Ena Stone Mime Cup for the Best Mime: The Samurais – Mime – Panashe Manyimo, Anotidaishe Dondo, Sean Nyagura, Sherpard Mathonsi, Ngonidzashe Mareverwa, Shaun Sigauke, Kevin Chifamba, Alban Sianaga, Munashe Mhembere, Kundai- Karl Mpame, Dominic Mushayi, Theophilus Nenhanga and Kudakwaishe Manʼombe

 

Honours:

  • The Samurais – Mime – Panashe Manyimo, Anotidaishe Dondo, Sean Nyagura, Sherpard Mathonsi, Ngonidzashe Mareverwa, Shaun Sigauke, Kevin Chifamba, Alban Sianaga, Munashe Mhembere, Kundai- Karl Mpame, Dominic Mushayi, Theophilus Nenhanga and Kudakwaishe Manʼombe.
  • Muku and Group – Group Dance – Mukudzei Zvinoera, Jonathan Chatara, Tinetariroyashe Shumba , Laurah Chiwara, Tadiwanashe Wutawunashe, Laverne Hamadziripi-Sober and Deon Garufu.
  • The Cupcakes – Mime – Thokozani Mrewa, Tadiwanashe Wutawunashe, Nyashadzashe Marangu, Batsirai Kaitano, Mukudzei Makurira, Peter Masi, Shield Mathonsi, Othniel Chisi, Troy Simao, Brian Samupambadze, Deon Garufu, Tapiwanashe Tirivarombo and Kumbirai Nyevedzanai.
  • Duo Poetry – Diya Keshav, Melissa Ngwenya, Ruvimbo Chinaka and Anesu Huvaya.
  • Monologue – Theodore Masi

 

1stGrades:

  • The Swans – Choral Speaking – Valerie Utete, Martha Ndlovu, Yeukai Gumbo, Sharon Dewera, Desiree Phiri, Melrose Rupere, Rumbidzai Kwenda, Tanaka Nguwi, Millicent Muchenje, Ropafadzo Juru and Rutendo Jasi.
  • Original play – Takudzwa Zimwara, Valerie Utete, Kumbirai Nyevedzanai, Anotidaishe Ndoro, Ruvimbo Chinaka and Peter Masi.
  • Afro-Flavour – Hinde Moni – Group Dance – Troy Simao, Yamikani Tembo, Nyasha Luka, Tapiwanashe Tirivarombo, Rufaro Chikarango, Shield Mathonsi, Muratidzwa Mandaza, Panashe Ganyani, Owen Chihumelah and Rufaro Mataruse.
  • Solo Poetry – Matifadza Mavesere, Takudzwa Ganhure, Natasha Jones, Farai Nyamondo and Courtney Jongwe.
  • Duo Poetry – Shamiso Mukarakate, Rutendo Muswera, Valerie Utete and Tanaka Nguwi.
  • Prepared Speech – Sharon Marangwanda, Mazvita Takuva and Chikomborero Chikarango.
  • Monologue – Andile Sibanda, Mizpah Dhliwayo and Rufaro Chikarango.
  • Duologue – Theodore Masi and Victor Madziwadondo.

 

2nd Grades:

  • Happy Feet – Choral Speaking – Shamiso Mukarakate, Chanaaz Warambwa, Regina Hanyani, Lisa Kobekile and Anesuishe Gaka.
  • Duo- Prepared TV News Reading – Kaylee Ncube and Tanaka Masvanganye.
  • Duo- Dance – Deon Garufu and Tanaka Nguwi.

 

3rdGrades:

  • The Pearls – Group Dance – Elizabeth Msipa, Natasha Jones, Melissa Ngwenya, Tinevimbo Chaibva, Anotidaishe Ndoro, Zandile Sibanda, Wendy Mtisi, Pearl Mabhena and Faith Mukandatsama.
  • The Gingers – Lincoln Chiko, Takudzwa Ganhure, Takudzwa Machikicho, David Matayaunga, George Mataka, Themba Mapundu, Kumbirai Mutamba, Kudzaishe Mumba, Tawananyasha Musingarabwi, Munashe Mhembere, Thabiso Nyoni, Kian Ndhlovu, Vusani Ntuli, Nkosinhle Gwizi, Phillip Ganyani, Tsungirirayi Madondo, Khimathi Ncube, Victor Madziwadondo and Theodore Masi.
  • Duo – Dance – Christabel Chigogo, Tirivashe Muza, Tanatswa Mlauzi and Panashe Mudyahoto.

 

NB:  A parent or guardian wishing to withdraw a child must give sufficient written notice(as per  Acceptance of Place Agreement)at least a full term before the child’s proposed final term,failing which, fees for the following term will be payable in full, whether or not the child returns to the College.  Security deposit refunds are processed a month after the student has left school. Please send a signed letter to debtors@mcc.ac.zw indicating where the security deposit is to be transferred.

Communication is very important. Every week on Wednesday, a newsflash is sent out through email updating you on current events.  If you have not been receiving these emails, please send an email to admin@mcc.ac.zwso that we can ensure that you are on our mailing list.  Do not forget to inform us whenever your email address changes.

We also want to hear from you, if you have questions or concerns.

Communication can be sent through admin@mcc.ac.zw

 

REFLECTION:

“Souls are saved by truthful witness and betrayed by the spread of lies. The Fear-of- GOD builds up confidence, and makes a world safe for your children. The Fear-of- GOD is a spring of living water so you won’t go off drinking from poisoned wells.”

(Proverbs 14:25-27 MSG)

Newsflash 30/8/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Term 3: A reminder that school starts on Tuesday 4 September. Boarders may check in to hostel from 12noon on Monday 3 September. First meal for them will be supper. 

Fee Payments & Admission Slips: The school is the only institution that issues admissions slips, regardless of means of payment. All parents need to have sent through proof of payment to bursar@mcc.ac.zw by 1pm Friday 31 August in order for slips to be ready for collection on Monday 3 September. 

EQUALS Representatives: Are at school until Wednesday 12 September. Alternatively they can be contacted at the following address; 2 Northend Close, Northridge Park, Harare. They can also be reached on the following numbers; +263 4 852345/55 or +263 4 851386 and emails; mcs.payments@equalsonline.com or mcc.payments@equalsonline.com. 

However, parents/guardians are still free to contact the school with regards to any challenges they face in dealing with EQUALS, or to raise any special requests.

Parents Assembly Fundraising Day – Golf, Run, Ride, Fun Day – Will take place on Saturday 15 September at Gweru Golf Club.

 

A few reminders for next term:

  • Please be sure that your child does not leave any textbooks or notebooks at home when they return to school.
  • All Form 1 & 2 pupils will be doing swimming next term. Please be sure that your child has the school costume and a blue or red swimming cap. 
  • Please be sure that your child has either the school hat or the school cap as well as a water bottle as we enter this notoriously hot season.
  • All pupils must have padlocks for their lockers at school, and at hostel for boarders. The locks should all have 3 keys – two of which are handed in for safe keeping to be retrieved when necessary. 
  • All science students from Form 2 to Upper 6 are expected to have scientific calculators.
  • Boarders are all expected to comply with the sew on name tag expectations. Permanent markers may be used for bedding items, and for extra items that may not have tags. 

Father-Son Camp: Join us in prayer for those taking part in this camp – 7 – 9 September. 

Speech Day: Will be at 9am on Friday 28 September. Please put this date in your diaries and make every effort to attend this pinnacle event. 

Reflection: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” Psalm 46:1 (NIV)

Newsflash 18/7/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

We with the the National U18 Youth Hockey Teams on their way to Algeria for the Youth Olympic Qualifier Games – Miss Mhasho is the U18 Girls Manageress, and Mr Levendale is the Assistant Coach for the U18 Boys.

End of Term Buses: 

  • Harare Bus – End of Term – There will be a bus to Harare on Friday 27 July for those who are not involved in Consultation Day. The bus is scheduled to arrive at Prince Edward School at 1pm. Tickets – $20 each, payable by Friday 20 July.
  • Harare Bus – Holiday School – There will be a bus from Harare to Gweru on Wednesday 15 August from Prince Edward School at 12noon. Tickets – $20 each, payable by Friday 3 August.
  • Bulawayo-Hwange-Victoria Falls Bus – End of Term – Subject to viable numbers, there will be a bus to 

Bulawayo-Hwange-Victoria Falls on Friday 27 July for those who are not involved in Consultation Day. Please let us, or the area coordinator – Mrs Phiri (0712 219 220) know if you are interested by Friday 20 July for a decision to be made. 

Celebrate with Us: Congratulations to Francis Moyo who was voted “Keeper of the Tournament” at the U16 CHISZ Soccer Tournament and was selected as part of the CHISZ Select U16 Northern Region Soccer Team.

Celebrate with Us: Congratulations to the Cupcakes and The Duo Poem group who were both awarded the Sarah Jane Munn Trophy for being the most creative groups and the Samurais who were awarded the End Stone Mime Cup for the Best Mime at the NIAA Honours Concert last weekend.

The Samurais

Senior Duo

The Cupcakes

End of Term Programme: 

  • Thursday 26 July Term ends at 1pm for Form 1, 2 & 3 pupils.
  • Friday 27 July Consultation for all Form 4, L6 & U6 pupils after which time they may leave for the holidays.

Holiday School Programme: for public examination candidates from Form 3 to Upper 6 will take place from 15 – 28 August. A detailed letter will be circulated in due course. 

Upcoming Events:

Friday 20/7 – 

  • Career Fayre @Gweru Library – 1:30-3pm
  • Interact Trip to Mvuma Hospital – 1:30pm -5:30pm
  • Social Welfare Trip to Gweru Hospital – 2:15 – 3:30pm

Saturday 21/7

  • Girls Basketball – U14, U15, U16 teams vs Girls College & Dominican Convent @GC – 8:30am
  • Soccer – 1sts & U17s vs CBC & Petra @CBC – 8:30am & @Petra 11:30am
  • Rugby – 1sts, 2nds & U16s vs Hellenic @Hellenic – 10am
  • Rugby- U14 & U15 teams vs Hellenic @MCC – 10am

Sunday 22/7

– U6 Geography Camp – Depart 7am, Return Thursday 26/7 – 4pm

Monday 23/7 

  • School Ends 3:30pm

Tuesday 24/7

  • Interhouse Winter Sports 2pm – 5pm

Wednesday 25/7

  • School Ends 3:30pm
  • CHISZ Soccer Play-Offs -@MCC – 2pm – 5pm 

Thursday 26/7

  • CHISZ Soccer Play-Offs @MCC – 8:15am – 12noon 

Reflection: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! Lam 3:22

Africa Leadership University “Boot Camp”

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Through one of our partners, Educate, we would like to bring this opportunity of the African Leadership University (ALU) “Boot Camp” to your attention. Please see the below from them:
After the success of the first ALC Leadership Bootcamp in 2017 in Mauritius, ALU is excited to announce the second edition of the bootcamp. Last year participants were able to dive into different activities that helped trigger self-awareness, proactivity and self-regulation. They were exposed to teamwork and learnt about leading themselves and others. They left the bootcamp with a good understanding of who they were and what they wanted to do as well as new found friends.
Are you interested in joining us on this journey of helping our students find their true self? Do you want to challenge them and get out of their comfort zone? Then REGISTER THEM TODAY!
Event name: ALU Leadership Bootcamp 2018
Date: 10-11th August 2018
Venue: Girls College Bulawayo
Click here to register and apply for the bootcamp:
Hurry up, places are limited!
The deadline to apply is July 23rd, 2018 at 11:59pm.
If you have questions at any time, email leadershipcamp@alueducation.comadminsec@girlscol.co.zw, or whatsapp Sibusiso Shongwe the Southern Africa Recruitment Representative on +230 5819 5061.

Newsflash 12/7/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Celebrate with Us: Congratulations to Othniel Chisi, Tafadzwa Churumanzi and Basil Tsimba who made the CHISZ Select U20 Soccer Team.

Othniel Chisi

Tafadzwa Churumanzi

Basil Tsimba

MCC 1st Team Soccer Boys Who Took Part in The CHISZ Tournament 

 

End of Term Programme: 

  • Thursday 26 July Term ends at 1pm for Form 1, 2 & 3 pupils.
  • Friday 27 July Consultation for all Form 4, L6 & U6 pupils after which time they may leave for the holidays.

Holiday School Programme: for public examination candidates from Form 3 to Upper 6 will take place from 15 – 28 August. A detailed letter will be circulated in due course. 

Medical Aid Issues: A reminder to keep your child’s medical aid and medical records up to date with us. Please also ensure that your child has their original medical aid card on them as service providers need these when treatment is sought.

End of Term Buses: 

  • Harare Bus – End of Term – There will be a bus to Harare on Friday 27 July for those who are not involved in Consultation Day. The bus is scheduled to arrive at Prince Edward School at 1pm. Tickets – $20 each, payable by Friday 20 July.
  • Harare Bus – Holiday School – There will be a bus from Harare to Gweru on Wednesday 15 August from Prince Edward School at 12noon. Tickets – $20 each, payable by Friday 3 August.
  • Bulawayo-Hwange-Victoria Falls Bus – End of Term – Subject to viable numbers, there will be a bus to 

Bulawayo-Hwange-Victoria Falls on Friday 27 July for those who are not involved in Consultation Day. Please

let us, or the area coordinator – Mrs Phiri (0712 219 220) know if you are interested. 

Upcoming Events:

Thurs 12/7 

  • Soccer – 1st Team vs Flacon @ MCC – 1:30pm

Fri 13/7

  • Girls Hockey – All Teams vs Heritage @ MCC – 1pm
  • Girls Basketball – All teams vs Progress College @ MCC – 2pm
  • Girls Volleyball – All teams vs Progress College @ MCC – 2pm

Sat 14/7

  • Soccer – U16s – St Johns Tournament @ St Johns College – 8am
  • Rugby – U16s, 2nds, 1sts vs Milton @MCC – 12noon

Reflection:

“When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light unto me.” Micah 7:8

Newsflash 29/6/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

PA Dinner Thank You: A fun time was had by all at the Fundraising Dinner last week at Rainbow Towers. Our sincere thanks to all who supported! You are great!

Mid-Year Examinations: These run from Monday 2 July to Wednesday 11 July. Pupils are to be at school usual time – by 7:20am. Day Scholars may leave between 1-2pm, or after 3:30pm. At any other time, they will be required to have a gate pass. 

Allied Arts Speech & Drama Festival: Congratulations to the many pupils who took part in this festival. Detailed results will follow. We wish the dance groups all the best as they perform at the National Ballet in Harare later this morning. 

Upcoming Events: 

Fri 29/6

  • Allied Arts Dance Competition @ The National Ballet – 10am
  • Girls Hockey – all teams vs Eaglesvale @Eaglesvale – 2pm.

Sat 30/6

  • Girls Hockey – all teams vs Watershed @Watershed – 8am
  • Boys Hockey – 1st Team vs Petra & Mufakose @KHS – 8am
  • Girls Basketball – All Teams vs Goldridge @Goldridge – 8:30am

Reflection “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 23:3 NIV

Newsflash 20/6/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Assessment 3 Results – Will be accessible on the Senatical platform from Thursday 21/6. Please be sure to log in and view your child’s latest assessment results and then engage with your child about them over the weekend.  Senatical allows you to monitor progress in ‘real time’. We encourage you to frequently log in to check on your child’s progress. 

Exeat Weekend – Starts at 11:50am on Thursday 21 June. Lessons resume on Tuesday 26 June. Please note that boarders returning to hostel may only do so from 12noon on Monday 25 June. Those who arrive before this time will be required to wait at main gate until 12noon. Thank you for your cooperation in this area. 

Exeat Weekend Buses – For those who have received confirmation from the school on bus bookings, please take note of the following:

Harare – Pupils will arrive at Prince Edward School for collection from 5:15pm on Thursday 21 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 25 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.

Bulawayo-Hwange-Victoria Falls – Bulawayo drop off is at KFC at 9:30am, 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 25 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 2:30pm. Please liaise directly with your children as the trip progresses. Pupils are to be back at Triangle Country Club by 10:15am on Monday 25 June. Please also note that baggage allowance is one bag per person the size of the school sports bag.

Parenting SeminarPlease note that this seminar which was advertised for 21 June will be organised for another date.

Celebrate With Us – Congratulations to:

  • The 1st Team Netball girls who won the SWIFTS Tournament at SEC this past weekend. 
  • The 1st Team Soccer boys who won the Kambarami Tournament at Falcon this past weekend.
  • The following who were selected into the U20 CHISZ Basketball Team:
      • Shumirai Tombindo
      • Nicole Banana
      • Tanatswa Zhou
  • The following who were selected into the various Zimbabwe Boys Hockey teams:
      • Anesu Makopa – U18B
      • Gavin Magwenzi – U16A
      • Tadiwanashe Maravanyika – U16A
      • Alban Sianaga – U16B
      • Kudakwashe Man’ombe – U16 Non-Traveling Reserve

A reminder about the new end of term programme:

  • Thursday 26 July – Term ends at 1pm  for Form 1, 2 & 3 pupils.
  • Friday 27 July – Consultation for all Form 4, L6 & U6 pupils after which time they may leave for the holidays.
  • Third term will now start on Tuesday 4 September.
  • Revision Holiday School for public examination candidates from Form 3 to Upper 6 will take place from 15 – 28 August.  

Upcoming Events

  • Fri 22/6 & Sat 23/6 – CHISZ Soccer Tournament @ Kyle College 8am – 5pm
  • Tue 26/6 – Thurs 28/6 – Allied Arts Speech & Drama Festival – Midlands Chapter @ MCC – 8:30am – 4pm . We invite you to come along and enjoy the variety of performances during this Festival. Please see the attached overview programme for next week.

REFLECTION:

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” 

Ephesians 6:4 (NLT)

Newsflash 14/6/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

End of Term –

  • Thursday 26 July – Term ends at 1pm  for Form 1, 2 & 3 pupils.
  • Friday 27 July – Consultation for all Form 4, L6 & U6 pupils after which time they may leave for the holidays.
  • Third term will now start on Tuesday 4 September.
  • Revision Holiday School for public examination candidates from Form 3 to Upper 6 will take place from 15 – 28 August.  

 

Parents Assembly Fundraising Dinner – Will take place at The Rainbow Towers in Harare on Friday 22 June (the Friday of exeat weekend) This dinner is in aid of raising funds for the construction of the Resource Centre and is a family event. Note that the fee for students/children is reduced to $35. Payments for tickets should be made into the usual school accounts – referenced PAC Dinner. Please send through the proof of payment to bursar@mcc.ac.zw and simontivavenge2016@gmail.com  Arrangements will then be made with you for ticket distribution. 

Parents Assembly Fundraising Dinner Appeal – The PAC are appealing to you to assist with donations of items which can be used as spot prizes and for the auction at next week’s dinner. Please liaise with Mrs Tombindo on ruby@savannahtravel.co.zw 0774 430 869, Mrs Chard on midlandsadverts@gmail.com 0776 089 598, any other PAC member (see attached list) or with the school directly. 

 

Exeat Weekend – Starts at 1pm on Thursday 21 June. Lessons resume on Tuesday 26 June. Please note that boarders returning to hostel may only do so from 12noon on Monday 25 June. Those who arrive before this time will be required to wait at main gate until 12noon. Thank you for your cooperation in this area. 

 

Exeat Weekend Buses – The following services will be available – 

  1. Harare Bus – $40 return ($20 one way)
  2. Bulawayo – Hwange – Victoria Falls Bus 
  3. Lowveld Bus via Masvingo

Payments for the Harare bus need to be done by Friday 15 June, and by Monday 18 June for the other two routes – reference the payment “Exeat bus” and send through proof of payment to both bursar@mcc.ac.zw and admin@mcc.ac.zw. Confirmation of a booking must be received from admin@mcc.ac.zw. 

*** Please note that the Area Coordinators are as follows: 

– Byo-Hwange-VF – Mrs Phiri – 0712 219 220

– Lowveld –  Mr Mabhena – 0772 736 550

 

Upcoming Events:

Fri 14/6 – 

  • U17 & U19 Boys Hockey IPTs – Khumalo Hockey Stadium 8am
  • Social Welfare Visit to WhaWha Prison – 1:45pm – 4:30pm 

Sat 9/6

  • U17 & U19 Boys Hockey IPTs – Khumalo Hockey Stadium 8am
  • Soccer – 1st Team – Kambarami Tournament – Falcon College 8am
  • Netball – 1st Team – Swifts Tournament – SEC – 8am
  • Rugby – All Teams – MCC – 2pm

 

Reflection: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” Ephesians 4:32 

Social Media is One of Our Favourite Drugs

Reflections on Social Media byTafadzwa Mlazi (Form 2) and Ropafadzo Mapenzauswa (Form 3)

Social Media is one of our favourite drugs.

It has become second nature for us to pick up our phones and log on to our social media profiles immediately after waking up.
We mindlessly scroll through hundreds of posts. We comment, we react, we ‘like’ and we ‘share’. Many of us prefer not to think of the disadvantages of social media, because of how dependent we are on it as a form of entertainment — a way to kill boredom. For many of us, it is an unknown addiction.
Social Media is a drug that has been brought to us by technology and we all take it in one way or the other. We might even prefer to send a WhatsApp message to each other whilst we are both in the same room. Then in families there are those who might even be sitting in the same room and someone might just burst into laughter and we all continue with our lives as if it is normal but we all know that there are those parents who just have to comment either by suggesting you share or they comment by saying, ‘Are you mad?’
In addition to the problems we face as teenagers there is social acceptance which is involved with the likes we get on Instargram or how many more followers do I have in relation to others. You see a teenage girl aged 13 constantly changing clothes for pictures to be posted on her Instargram page because she needs to get more likes than the last picture she posted or she will put a story telling everyone about what she’s doing and actually getting other people excited for the next post making her very vulnerable to cyberbulling.
Enough about Instagram, let’s go to something we all do whether a parent or not. WhatsApp is a drug we are all addicted to. You can go on a family trip but no one talks to the other, we can even have less family time but more of WhatsApp time. You can wake up and the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up is put a status on WhatsApp and say good morning and even put emojis but you cannot even just open your door and shout good morning to people who actually love you no matter what you do (I mean they can not change the fact that you were born into their family whether) but you still choose people that you don’t even know well.
Question: Why are we focusing on the disadvantages and not on the advantages?
Answer: Because in our opinions the disadvantages overweigh the advantages!
Let’s keep it in mind that there are advantages to Social Media but we cannot repeat what you already know, and keeping in mind that whilst chocolate is delicious, it does have a terrible trick up its sleeve if not managed well!
Report by pupil writers – Tafadzwa Mlazi Form 2 and Ropafadzo Mapenzauswa Form 3