Newsflash 1/11/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

May-June 2023 Cambridge Statement of Results and Results Certificates:

These documents have been received from Cambridge and are now available for collection from Reception. We ask that you, as the parent or guardian, comes to sign for and collect your child’s certificates. Please note that should you wish to send someone in your place, we need to have a signed instruction from you giving us permission to release your child’s certificate to your designated person. Please include their I.D. number. 

Note that these are valuable documents which should be safeguarded. Replacements are not easily obtained.

Boarder Signing Out:

Please be reminded that signing out requests should be received by Wednesday of the week concerned. Requests not received by this time may not be able to be processed. Please also take note of the upcoming compulsory events as listed in this newsflash and allow this to guide upcoming requests. 

Assessment 3 Results – Forms 1, 2 & 3:

Assessment 3 results are available for your viewing through the Senatical Portal. Please take time to log in and have a look at your child’s overall performance of late. 

A reminder that this portal allows you as parents to monitor your child’s marks in ‘real time’, not just when assessment results and reports are published. 

Herewith the link to the portal: https://app.senatical.com/G01/

For assistance with Senatical please email senatical@mcc.ac.zw

For any questions, queries or concerns around your child’s academic performance, please email academics@mcc.ac.zw.

Internal Examinations:

These are currently underway for Form 3s, with forms 1 and 2 starting tomorrow.  The examination period ends on Thursday 9 November.

A reminder to please refer to the examination timetables previously sent for full details. Day scholars may be collected from 3:30pm during this time. On days when an examination ends after 3:30pm, pupils should be collected within 15 minutes of the end time of the examination.

Lower 6 Lesson Resumption:

A reminder that A2 lessons for all L6 students start on Wednesday 8 November. All Lower 6 students are to be in attendance. 

Form 4 and Upper 6 Clearance Processes:

A reminder that all Form 4 and Upper 6 students are to complete the school’s clearance processes within 24 hours of completion of their final examination. This process includes verification by all subject teachers and various departments that all school textbooks/property/equipment have been returned and that all is in order in your child’s living space in hostel, if they are a boarder. Completing this process in the timely manner expected will ensure no delays in departure gate passes or other administration related issues. 

Invitational Gala – Compulsory Event:

Our junior invitational gala with Petra and Goldridge will take place on Saturday 11 November. Note that this is a compulsory event for all Form 1, 2, and 3 pupils. Parents are encouraged to attend and support our Eagles. 

Global Leadership Summit – Compulsory Event:

We continue to be proud partners with the Global Leadership Summit in Zimbabwe and are pleased to once again have opportunity for all of our Form 1, 2, 3, Lower 6 students and all of our staff to be involved in this year’s global summit. 

Midlands Christian College is one of only 3 host venues in Zimbabwe. Invitation is open to our community to join us for the Gweru chapter of the Summit on Friday 17 November and Saturday 18 November at a cost of $40 per person inclusive of teas, lunches and summit materials. Bookings can be done with reception@mcc.ac.zw / 0777 733 029. For bookings to attend the Harare or Bulawayo chapter of the Summit – please refer to the contact details on the attached flier.  

Note that this a compulsory event for all Form 1, 2, 3 and Lower 6 pupils on 17 and 18 November.

Upcoming Events:

Fri 3/11

  • U15 Southern Region Selection Trials @ Girls College – 3pm

Sat 4/11

  • U15 Southern Region Selection Trials @ Girls College – 8am
  • Form 1, 2, 3 Dubai Leadership and Entrepreneurial Tour Departs

Reflection: 

“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

Newsflash 26/10/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

PAC Dinner Update: 

Regrettably due to low response and ticket sales, the Parents Assembly Committee have had to cancel the dinner planned for Harare this Saturday. Thank you to those who showed an interest in the dinner. We appreciate it. 

Top Achievers – Assessment 3:

Congratulations to the following form 1, 2 and 3 students who were top in their year groups for this last academic assessment period:

Form 1: Nyasha Makoni – 6A*s & 3As

Form 2: Rutendo Chidawanyika – 6A*s & 4As

Form 3: Matikudza Chakwesha – 8A*s & 2As

Internal Examinations:

Start next week as follows:

Form 3s: Tuesday 31 October

Form 2s: Thursday 2 November

Form 1s: Thursday 2 November

Lower 6s (Select): – Friday 3 November

The examination period ends on Thursday 9 November.

Please refer to the attached examination timetables for full details. 

Day scholars may be collected from 3:30pm Monday 30 October to Thursday 9 November. On days when an examination ends after 3:30pm, pupils should be collected within 15 minutes of the end time of the examination.

Note that there will be no sport between Monday 30 October and Thursday 9 November.

Lower 6 Lesson Resumption:

A reminder that A2 lessons for all L6 students start on Wednesday 8 November. All Lower 6 students are to be in attendance. 

Form 4 and Upper 6 Clearance Processes:

A reminder that all Form 4 and Upper 6 students are to complete the school’s clearance processes within 24 hours of completion of their final examination. This process includes verification by all subject teachers and various departments that all school textbooks/property/equipment have been returned and that all is in order in your child’s living space in hostel, if they are a boarder. Completing this process in the timely manner expected will ensure no delays in departure gate passes or other administration related issues. 

Invitational Gala – Compulsory Event:

Our junior invitational gala with Petra and Goldridge will take place on Saturday 11 November. Note that this is a compulsory event for all Form 1, 2, and 3 pupils. Parents are encouraged to attend and support our Eagles. 

Chinese Bridge Update:

Our Eagle, Vongai Mutambara, and her teacher, Miss Maibvisira, are now in their second week in China. After ‘coming tops’ in Zimbabwe Vongai is representing our country in the Chinese Bridge competition. She has been acquitting herself well as she has participated in the various competitions which include quiz, singing, speech giving and public speaking – all in Chinese! 

Global Leadership Summit:

We continue to be proud partners with the Global Leadership Summit in Zimbabwe and are pleased to once again have opportunity for all of our Form 1, 2, 3, Lower 6 students and all of our staff to be involved in this year’s global summit. 

Midlands Christian College is one of only 3 host venues in Zimbabwe. Invitation is open to our community to join us for the Gweru chapter of the Summit on Friday 17 November and Saturday 18 November at a cost of $40 per person inclusive of teas, lunches and summit materials. Bookings can be done with reception@mcc.ac.zw / 0777 733 029. For bookings to attend the Harare or Bulawayo chapter of the Summit – please refer to the contact details on the attached flier.  

Note that this a compulsory event for all Form 1, 2, 3 and Lower 6 pupils on 17 and 18 November.

Upcoming Events:

Sat 28/10

  • Cricket vs Goldridge – All Teams @ Goldridge – 8am
  • Girls Tennis Select vs Goldridge @ Goldridge – 8am 

Reflection: 

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV)

Newsflash 11/10/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Programme Continuation:

We are in the peak of our academic and examination programmes. Please note that in light of this, we do not observe a mid-term break. Weekend signing out is possible within the usual parameters. 

A Reminder of SWOT Leave Arrangements:

Swot Leave for Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 examination candidates starts on Monday 9 October to the end of  the examination period. 

Swot leave will be supervised at school for both boarders and day scholars who wish to study at school. Teachers will be available to give individual assistance as needed.

Day scholar candidates who wish to come to school during Swot Leave are expected to be at school the usual time (7:10am) and can only leave at 1pm or 3.30pm provided they get a pass from Academics and the Student Affairs directors, or at 5pm without a pass required. 

Form 3 Mathematics and English Candidates will have supervised revision with their teachers in the ongoing teaching and learning programmes. Pupils are expected to attend school as usual. 

Note that all Form 4 and Upper 6 pupils have to have completed the internal clearance process within 24 hours of completion of their last examination. Pupils will receive a clearance slip to indicate that the process has been completed and we ask parents to check for this. 

Lower 6 parents please note that L6 students are to be back at school for the start of A2 lessons on Wednesday 8 November, 2023. Please note that this is not negotiable. 

Parents Assembly Dinner:

We encourage you to purchase your tickets for this dinner to be held at Rainbow Towers on Saturday 28 October – 6:30pm for 7pm.

Harare – Savannah Travel – Contact Virginia – 0773 198 076

Harare – PAC Member – Mrs Tombindo – 0774 430 869

Kadoma – PAC Member – Mr Tivavenge – 0712 652 942

Gweru – PAC Member – Mr Mpepu – 0777 301 307

Gweru – PAC Member – Mr Makope – 0773 251 767

Tickets can also be purchased through the school – at the Cashier’s window, or bookings made through reception@mcc.ac.zw with payments being made into the school account, referenced PAC Dinner.

Reflection: 

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 (NIV)

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Newsflash 4/10/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you!

Our sincere thanks to all who managed to join us on Friday for our Speech and Prize Giving Day! We appreciate this commitment and hope that you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback and suggestions for improvements are always welcome – please send an email to cdeysel@mcc.ac.zw

SWOT Leave Arrangements:

Swot Leave for Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 examination candidates starts on Monday 9 October to the end of  the examination period. 

Swot leave will be supervised at school for both boarders and day scholars who wish to study at school. Teachers will be available to give individual assistance as needed.

Day scholar candidates who wish to come to school during Swot Leave are expected to be at school the usual time (7:10am) and can only leave at 1pm or 3.30pm provided they get a pass from Academics and the Student Affairs directors, or at 5pm without a pass required. 

Form 3 Mathematics and English Candidates will have supervised revision with their teachers in the ongoing teaching and learning programmes. Pupils are expected to attend school as usual. 

Note that all Form 4 and Upper 6 pupils have to have completed the internal clearance process within 24 hours of completion of their last examination. Pupils will receive a clearance slip to indicate that the process has been completed and we ask parents to check for this. 

Lower 6 parents please note that L6 students are to be back at school for the start of A2 lessons on Wednesday 8 November, 2023. Please note that this is not negotiable. 

Celebrate With Us:

Our Quiz team have done exceptionally well, qualifying for the Capital Markets Quiz finals which were held in Harare on Friday. Congratulations to the team of Olive Deteba, Tafadzwa Chiramba, Kerster Kabudura, Michael Machingaidze and Tinotenda Mbiri who represented the school and placed second in this final round of the competition! 

 

Parents Assembly Dinner:

Tickets are now on sale for the Parents Assembly Committee Dinner which will take place in Harare on Saturday 28 October – 6:30pm for 7pm at the Rainbow Towers from any of the following:

Harare – Savannah Travel – Contact Virginia – 0773 198 076

Harare – PAC Member – Mrs Tombindo – 0774 430 869

 

Kadoma – PAC Member – Mr Tivavenge – 0712 652 942

Gweru – PAC Member – Mr Mpepu – 0777 301 307

Gweru – PAC Member – Mr Makope – 0773 251 767

Tickets can also be purchased through the school – at the Cashier’s window, or bookings made through reception@mcc.ac.zw with payments being made into the school account, referenced PAC Dinner.

We look forward to your support of this dinner and to a fantastic evening of good food, entertainment and conversation! 

 

Upcoming Events:

Sat 7/10

  • Cricket vs Eaglesvale – All Teams @ MCC – 8am
  • Girls Basketball vs Goldridge – All Teams @ MCC – 8am

Reflection: 

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)

Newsflash 14/9/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Project Kurarama:

The team have been with us since Tuesday engaging with pupils, staff and parents around issues of addiction and substance abuse. We value their time and input and trust that there will be lasting impact.

We salute those parents who joined us in person last night for the Parenting Seminar! 

Appreciation:

Through our relationship with London College of Music (LCM) – the music examination board that our pupils write both theory and practical examinations with, a donation of a brand new electric piano has been given by the University of West London (UWL). This very generous donation will ensure that as MCGS pupils write the higher level of piano practical examinations, they will do so on a suitable piano. We are very grateful to LCM, UWL and senior examiner, Mr Paul Coleman!

Programme Adjustment:

Please note a slight adjustment to day scholar arrival time. With effect from Monday 18 September, day scholars must be at school by 7:10am. 

Drop Offs and Pick Ups:

Please be reminded that pupils for our two schools should be dropped off in their respective car parks as opposed to dropping off in the same car park. 

Speech Day:

Our pinnacle event which brings our school and stakeholder community together will take place at 9am on Friday 29 September. Please put this down in your diaries and plan to join us. Note that you may sign your child out for this weekend if you would like. 

PAC Fundraising Dinner: Tickets go on sale next week! Join us for what will be an enjoyable event. 

Upcoming Events:

Fri 15/9

  • Squash – Girls College Tournament – 5pm
  • ATS Public Speaking Juniors @ Chisipite – 2pm, Intermediates @ St Johns College – 6pm, 

Sat 16/9

  • Squash – Girls College Tournament – 8am
  • ATS Boys Volleyball Tournament @ MCC – 8am
  • Boys Basketball U20s – Southern Region fixtures @ Falcon – 8am
  • ATS Public Speaking – Seniors @ St Georges – 8:30am 
  • Cricket vs Watershed – All Teams @ MCC – 9am

Reflection: “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

Newsflash 8/9/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Week 1 is almost done! 

Cambridge Examinations:

Please take note that for those who wrote subjects in May-June this year, today is the final deadline to return entry forms for the October-November session. These forms were sent on email. You will then receive your child’s updated Statement of Entry by end of day Wednesday 13 September. 

For any queries, please contact the Examinations Department directly – exams@mcc.ac.zw / 0777 733 029

Parenting Seminar:

Project Kurarama will be with us next week. They are a non-profit organisation that plays an active role in addressing matters of substance abuse and addiction within our Zimbabwean context. 

We ask all of our Gweru based parents to join us on Wednesday at 5:45pm in the MCGS Hall. This is a conversation you should not miss. 

Project Kurarama will also conduct workshops with all of our classes between Tuesday and Thursday next week. 

Term 3 Calendar:

Please find attached this term’s calendar for our Midlands Christian Group of Schools. 

Staying Up to Date:

If you are not on our official school WhattsApp groups we encourage you to join them. They are administrator operated so only one way communication from the school occurs on the group. They exist to help with ease of access to school updates and for urgent communications when necessary. Please make use of the links to join the group/s relevant to you:

Speech Day:

Our pinnacle event which brings our school and stakeholder community together will take place at 9am on Friday 29 September. Please put this down in your diaries and plan to join us. Note that you may sign your child out for this weekend if you would like. 

Upcoming Events:

Sat 9/9

  • Cricket vs Petra – All Teams @ MCC – 8am
  • Chess – Southern Region Tournament @ MCC – 9am

Reflection: 

“I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” 

Psalm 34: 4-5, 8 (ESV)

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Newsflash 29/8/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Lessons resume on Tuesday 5 September. 

Some reminders:

  • All pupils must produce their Admission Slips for admission for Term 3. These are only issued by the Bursars’ Department. 
  • In order to have Admission Slips ready in advance of your arrival, please have concluded all fee payment or payment discussions with the Bursars’ Department by 1pm Thursday 31 August. 
  • The Bursars’ Department are on hand to assist you as needed. On Monday 4 September representatives will be available in the school hall from 10am for your convenience. 
Day Scholars:
  • A reminder that pupils are to be at school daily by 7:05am at the latest. 
  • Should you be interested in the possibility of a day scholar shuttle bus, please let us know. The bus would pick up and drop off along Riverside, Windsor Park, Kopje and Town routes but is subject to there being viable numbers. Please let us know your interest by Friday 1 September. We will then communicate directly with those who have expressed an interest. 
Boarders:
  • Check in for Term 3 is between 12noon and 5pm on Monday 4 September. 
  • Fixture Free weekends for this term:
    • 23 September, 14 October, 4 November. A reminder that all signing out requests should be received by Wednesday of the week concerned and should be in the form of a signed letter. 

First Week Programme:

– Tuesday 5 September – School ends 3:30pm. From Wednesday 6 September the full school day programme will be in effect. 

Speech Day:

Our pinnacle event which brings our school and stakeholder community together will take place at 9am on Friday 29 September. Please put this down in your diaries and plan to join us. Note that you may sign your child out for this weekend if you would like. 

Cricket Update:

Our boys have been busy on the cricket front, starting with those who were part of the Zimbabwe Schools Cricket teams that toured to South Africa earlier in the holidays. We now have 16 of our Eagles currently in Johannesburg – Pretoria on a pre-season tour. The exposure has been great and we are excited to see this sport continue to go from strength to strength in our school. We thank you as parents for your ongoing support! We know that achievements like this do not come without your support and sacrifice.

 

Don’t Forget:

  • Restock stationery – especially for public examinations as no sharing is allowed. 
  • Labelling of all items – we have so much good quality, unlabelled belongings in our lost property. We encourage ‘reclamation’ of these items from the laundry on Monday 4 September. All school uniform related items are to have one’s name embroidered on them.
  • Padlocks are required for lockers – both at school and in hostel. Spare keys are to be surrendered to Form Teachers and Hostel Parents. 
  • Gadgets – Form 1 – 4 pupils are only allowed to have single feature cell phones. Laptops/tablets/iPads are learning tools that we do use – but have to be used under our regulations. 
  • Sports for Forms 1 – 3 pupils this term includes compulsory swimming for boys and girls, and cricket for boys. School swimming costumes are a requirement. For cricket each boy is to have the following: own cricket bat, batting pads, batting gloves, groin box, helmet, thigh pad, chest guard (optional), abdominal guard (optional) and elbow guard (optional), 3 rubberised cricket practice balls, and 1 leather ball 156gm ball.
    Ensure that all items are clearly and permanently labeled. Cricket uniform wise – plain white golf shirt, a plain white pair of boxer shorts, knee length white sports socks, cricket spikes.
  • Hairstyles: Pupils must adhere to the correct standards (Details in Orientation Booklet) Boarder boys who use the barber are reminded to bring sufficient money for his services ($3 per hair cut – usually every two weeks). A reminder that boys are to be clean shaven – without excuse.

Reflection:

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

From the Head’s Desk – End of Term

The second half of our term has been packed full of a variety of activities and as Term 2 draws to an end, the year is far from over!

Academic Update

Mid-Year Examination Feedback

Mid-year examinations were written by all pupils with full academic reports now available on the Senatical Parent Portal. We apologise for the technical challenges with the link through our website – please rather use this link: https://app.senatical.com/G01/

We ask that you take the time to review these reports and discuss them with your child. Should you like to discuss any matters with us, you are welcome to do so. Our Director of Studies, Mrs Sango, can be contacted on academics@mcc.ac.zw or you may use the usual admin@mcc.ac.zw address. 

These mid-year examinations showed us class trends in understanding of content and proficiency in relevant skills; as well as individual strengths and weaknesses. This information now informs the approaches that will be deployed for the next teaching and learning period. 

We celebrate the following top achievers for the Mid-Year Examinations:

Form 1 – Nyasha Makoni and Ruvarashe Munyanduki – 9 As

Form 2 – Eber Mukorera – 10 As

Form 3 – Matikudza Chakwesha – 10 As

Form 4 – Elizabeth Maphosa 7As

Lower 6 – Jessica Manhambo and Mlindeli Ndlovu – 17 points

Upper 6 – Timukudzeishe Dondo – Top Points –  16 points for 4 subjects 

Upper 6 – Rachel Tivavenge – Top Quality Points – 15 Pointes for 3 subjects – 2 As & 1A*

Public Examination Preparations

Having done the necessary syllabus coverage, public examination classes move on to focused examination preparations. Consistent practice of skills outlined in the syllabi assessment objectives will take place and enhanced tutorial and preparation programmes timetabled for Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 pupils, inclusive of some of the time traditionally set aside for sport. Whilst examination classes will have a reduced sports programme, top athletes will still have opportunity and programmes that will allow them to excel on this front, but academic engagement and standards must first be met. Pupils will continue to receive assistance from their teachers at school until the completion of their last examination. All Lower 6 lesson resume on Wednesday 8 November. 

Regarding the additional holiday programme, a reminder that it will start at 1:30pm on Tuesday 8 August, ending on Saturday 19 August. We refer you to prior communication on this for details. We believe that our pupils will richly benefit from this additional focused time of input and practice and pupil attendance is strongly encouraged. 

Public Examinations Update

Cambridge October – November 2023 Entries

Scanned copies of Statements of Entry will be sent to parents/guardians via email by Monday 7 August.

It is important that personal details and subject entries are confirmed as correct. Please specifically check:

  1. Spelling of surname and first name
  2. Initials (as on birth certificate)
  3. Date of birth
  4. (IV)Subjects entered for – correct number and correct subject codes. 

As confirmation that information captured is correct, on a copy of the Statement of Entry, please write your name, put the date and sign the form. You are then asked to return it to the office or send it via email by Friday 11 August 2023.

Cambridge June 2023 Results Release Dates

Results will be available on the following dates:

  1. Cambridge International AS & A Level – Thursday 10 August 2023 at 8.00am
  2. Cambridge IGCSE and O Level – Wednesday 16 August 2023 at 8.00am

Statements of Results will be issued to all pupils who will be with us for the holiday examination preparation program. Access codes have been emailed to parents/guardians for use in accessing the results. 

Those needing to adjust their October – November 2023 entries may proceed to request registration forms. Forms can be emailed to parents/guardians by Monday 21 August 2023. The deadline for returning signed registration forms and proof of payment is 8 September 2023.

Old Mutual Mathematics Olympiad

34 of our Eagles took part in the first round of the Old Mutual Mathematics Olympiad, with 25 of them qualifying to proceed to the next round of the completion. We wish these Eagles all the best. 

London College of Music 

17 of our Eagles underwent practical music examinations in piano, drums, guitar and vocals with the London College of Music in this June-July session. We celebrate 100% pass rate and thank Mr Meki, their teacher, for all of his hard work with the pupils. 7 Distinctions, 6 Merits and 4 Passes were achieved! 

Discipline Update

We continue to take the matter of ensuring a safe and conducive learning environment seriously. 

In this second half of the term we have specifically run education and awareness campaigns around the issues of dangerous substances. Staff and pupil representatives attended a War Against Drugs campaign with pupil representatives giving feedback to their peers. Specialist Psychiatrist, Dr Nyamukapa, did a presentation to pupils on substance abuse. We appreciate the team of staff headed by Mr Musoni, who is spearheading initiatives. 

On our invitation the ZRP sniffer dogs assessed our classroom and boarding facilities. We are relieved that nothing was found on this visit. These sorts of visits will continue to be done periodically as we take matters around a safe and healthy school environment to be of great importance.

We also appreciate you as parents and the critical role you play in the discipleship and discipline of your children. We encourage you, as you spend time together over the holidays, to continue to develop your relationship with your child. The role you play in the installation of positive values in your child, and the encouragement of them to be focused and determined in their pursuit of fulfilment of potential, is both critical and invaluable. 

Leadership Development Programmes

We remain intentional in equipping our students with the life skills that help them to lead themselves and ultimately their peers. 

In September we will have Project Kurarama with us for three days interacting with our pupils and running workshops and trainings with pupils and staff around issues of addiction. We also expect to have a session for parents. Details to follow.

In November we will have The Global Leadership Summit In Zimbabwe with us for two days of leadership development for all Form 1, Form 2, Form 3 and Lower 6 pupils. This world class input is truly transformative and is always a highlight in our programme. Invitation is also open to you, as our parents, and to the surrounding community to attend. Advance registration is required but details will follow in due course. 

ACSI Zimbabwe Conference

Annually, the Association of Christian Schools International Zimbabwe holds a fantastic conference packed full of great speakers and input for those involved in raising children – from educators, to pastors, and to parents. This year’s theme is, “Courageous Confidence in Christ” – based on 2 Corinthians 12:10. The conference will take place from 30 August to 1 September at a cost of USD55 per person. We particularly encourage our Harare based parents to consider attending. Please see the attached conference overview for more details. Note that registration is to be done directly with ACSI Zimbabwe – info@acsi.co.zw / +263 786 031 794. 

Term 3 Invoices 

Invoices are currently being concluded by the Bursars Department and will be emailed to you shortly. In order to avoid delays on arrival for Term 3, you are encouraged to have concluded your payments and any discussions you may want to have with the Bursars around fees by 1pm on Thursday 31 August.

In discussing Budget for Term 3, 2023 with Parents Assembly Committee members, an agreement was reached that the extra costs that are going to be invoiced for are in the following areas:

    • $30 – Leadership Camp
    • $22 – Science Consumables per science subject for Form 1 – 4 pupils and $52 per science subject for Lower 6 & Upper 6 pupils. 

Term 3 Dates

Lessons start for all classes on Tuesday 5 September. Boarders are to arrive in hostel between 12noon and 5pm on Monday 4 September. Term 3 ends 1 December. 

Trips and Tours

Our Eagles have been busy! 

The Upper 6 Geography class successfully completed their field studies trip to Nyanga with pupils giving positive feedback on the learning experience. Our Form 4 Geography students are currently away on their trip. We know that this time will help to realistically cement concepts for them.

Our Lower 6 Travel and Tourism class had a successful trip to Dubai and are now working to complete the associated course work for their Cambridge assessment. 

Our Girls Hockey team attended the Cape Town International Hockey Tournament as one of only three ATS teams in attendance. The competition included teams from South Africa, Namibia, England and America and our girls found the exposure and competition to be invaluable. 

Our Cricket team will be headed for Pretoria towards the end of August for some preseason competitions. Presently we have 7 Eagles involved in the ATS School Boys Select cricket teams who will be touring South Africa next week. Our teacher, Mr Ndoro, is with these teams as the U16 Manager. 

Our Upper 6 Eagle, Isheanopa Hove is representing us in Cape Town, not only as part of the ATS Select Chess team, but as the Captain and leader of this tour. We are truly proud of him! 

A group of Eagles attended the Orate Africa Competition held in Dete over this past weekend where they competed in Public Speaking, Quiz and Spelling Bee. We salute them for all of their efforts! 

Co-Curricular Highlights and Results – Second Half – Term 2, 2023

Soccer

Congratulations to the following on their ATS selection:

Nkosilathi Magazi (U20)

Asher Mashungupa (U20)

Soccer vs Masiyephambili

(1st Team) MCC 0-0 Masiyephambili

Soccer vs Falcon

(1st Team) MCC 2-1 Falcon 

(2nd Team) MCC 0-2 Falcon

Soccer vs Kyle

(1ST Team) MCC 1-3 Kyle

Soccer vs South Eastern College

(1st Team) MCC 7-0 South Eastern College 

Kambarami Tournament

MCC 2-0 Masiyephambili

MCC 1-2 Christian Brothers College

MCC 3-1 Mvuthu

MCC 0-1 Falcon

CHISZ Soccer Tournament

MCC 0-2 Gateway 

MCC 0-3 Peterhouse

MCC 3-1 Westridge

MCC 1-1 South Eastern College 

MCC 3-0 Goldridge

MCC 1-1 Watershed

Girls Volleyball

Volleyball Tournament

(2nd Team) MCC 0-2 Chisipite

                    MCC 2-1 Dominican Convent Bulawayo

                    MCC 0-2 Regina Mundi

(1st Team) MCC 1-2 Regina Mundi

                   MCC 1-2 Chisipite

    MCC 1-2 Dominican Convent Bulawayo

                   MCC 2-0 Kyle

Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the following on their ATS selection: 

Vuyisile Ndlovu (U16)

Tadiwanashe Moyo (U16)

Rudorwashe Machikicho (U16)

Tanatswa Sisimayi (U20)

Ms Msutu who is the Team Manager for the U16 Team 

CHISZ U20 Top Schools Girls’ Basketball

MCC 16-27 Watershed

MCC 8-46 Dominican Convent Harare

MCC 3-51 Dominican Convent Bulawayo

Boys Hockey

Hockey vs Kyle College:

(U16) MCC 0-2 Kyle

Senior Hockey Tournament:

MCC 0-1 Falcon

MCC 1-1 Kyle

MCC 1-1 South Eastern College 

MCC 0-0 Hippo Valley

Netball

Congratulations to the following on their ATS selection:

Kunashe Chipenzi (U20)

Laura Dzawo (U20)

Rachel Tivavenge (U20)

ATS Junior Netball Tournament – U15s

MCC 6-5 St Johns 

MCC 15-4 Dominican Convent Harare

MCC 4-3 Goldridge

ATS CHISZ U20 Tournament – U20s

MCC 16-7 Petra

MCC 6-3 Dominican Convent Harare

MCC 7-8 Kyle

MCC 5-7 Falcon

Girls’ Hockey
Hockey vs Chisipite

(U16) MCC 0-0 Chisipite

(1st Team) MCC 0-2 Chisipite

Silver Girls Tournament 

MCC 3-1 Petra

MCC 2-2 Tynwald

MCC 1-1 Eaglesvale 

MCC 1-1 Goldridge 

MCC 0-0 Wise Owl

Rugby
Rugby vs Watershed

(U14) MCC 24-26 Watershed

(U15) MCC 12-21 Watershed

(U16) MCC 7-24 Watershed

(2nd Team) MCC 19-12 Watershed

(1st Team) MCC 28-28 Watershed

Interhouse Winter Sports Competition

Bateleur 35 points

Crown 34 points

Martial 32 points

Reminders

  1. Please ensure all clothing, sports equipment and possessions are clearly labeled. We have a number of unlabelled lost property items. These will be on display at hostel at the beginning of term for collection. 
  2. We appreciate your honest feedback and constructive suggestions. Feel free to send us an email, give us a call, or make an appointment to see us in person.
  3. 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. 

Reflection:

John Maxwell’s 7 Steps To Success

  1. Make a commitment to grow daily.
  2. Value the process more than events.
  3. Don’t wait for inspiration.
  4. Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity.
  5. Dream big.
  6. Plan your priorities.
  7. Give up to go up.

Galatians 6:7 – “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”

Newsflash 27/7/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

School is still in session. We respectfully ask that you do not make requests for release before the end of term, unless there are extenuating circumstances. 

Consultation:

Will happen for all Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 pupils on Wednesday 2 August between 8am and 1pm in the classrooms. All forms will also receive comprehensive reports which will be available to parents at the end of term through the Senatical Parents Portal.


End of Term:

Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils are free to leave for the school holidays from 12 noon on Tuesday 1 August. Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 pupils may do so after consultation on Wednesday 2 August.

Form 4 Geography Trip:

All Form 4s leave for their Physical and Human Geography field work trip on Thursday 3 August. We expect parents to come for consultation on Wednesday 2 August. Boarder parents can then collect unnecessary baggage and excess items to take home for the holidays, and bring any specific items that their child may need for camp. 

All pupils are to be at the bus shed by 6am on Thursday 3 August and will return by 5:30pm on Monday 7 August. 

A reminder that Form 4s are strongly encouraged to attend the examination preparation programme which starts on Tuesday 8 August. Boarders can return straight to school at the end of the Geography trip in order to start the academic programme on Tuesday 8 August. You are reminded that payments for this academic programme are due by Wednesday 2 August. 

For any alternative transport arrangements for boarders at the end of the Geography camp, please advise us in writing on admin@mcc.ac.zw

End of Term Buses:

Please note that we have closed bookings for this service. Travel details will be sent via email to those concerned. 


Examination Preparation Programme:

If you would still like to register your child for this programme, please let us know on admin@mcc.ac.zw. 

Travel and Tourism Tour to Dubai:

We are pleased that our group have safely arrived in Dubai. We wish them all the best as they embark on their various activities and look forward to good project submissions for the Travel and Tourism class for their Cambridge ‘AS’ examinations. 

Upcoming Events:

Friday 28/7

  • Girls Hockey – 1st Team – Silver Girls Tournament @ Arundel – 12:30pm; 2:30pm 

Saturday 29/7

  • Girls Hockey – 1st Team – Silver Girls Tournament @ Arundel – 9:30am; 12:30pm; 3:30pm
  • Girls Basketball – All teams vs Masiyephambili @ MCC – 9am
  • Soccer – 1st Team vs Kyle College and South Eastern College @ Kyle – 9am

Monday 31/7

  • Interhouse Winter Sports – 2pm

Tuesday 1/8

  • Form 1, 2 & 3s may leave for the holidays – 12noon 

Wednesday 2/8

  • Consultation for all Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 Students – High School Classrooms – 8am – 1pm 
Reflection:

“For no word from God will ever fail.” Luke 1:37 (NIV)

Newsflash 19/7/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Securing our Environment:

As we continue to work to ensure a safe and healthy environment we continue to deploy a variety of strategies from educational campaigns with our pupils, to engagements with different stakeholders and service providers. One of these partners includes the Zimbabwe Republic Police who have partnered with us, like they have with other educational institutions, in giving educational talks to our pupils and will periodically bring in sniffer dogs as we continue with the national conversation around illegal substances and doing what we can to ensure that we have a safe school environment.

We remind day scholar parents who have not yet signed for their MCC car stickers to do so and to display on your vehicle windscreens. Boarder parents will be asked to sign for their stickers at the end of term on collection of your children. Failure to display the sticker may result in delays at the gate and security searches of the vehicle.

Please note that some of our ‘securing our environment’ initiatives will come with additional costs to help ensure a safe environment for our pupils and staff.

End of Term Buses:

Please note that so far we have had a very low response to this service. Subject to confirmation of viable numbers, there will be an end of term bus service to Harare on Tuesday 1 August for non-consulting classes – Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils. Ticket Cost is USD30 per person. Payments should be made into the school account referenced “Bus” and your child’s name. Please send through proof of payment to bursar@mcc.ac.zw and reception@mcc.ac.zw Note that all tickets are to be confirmed by us. Deadline for payments – 24 July.

Consultation:

Will happen for all Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 pupils on Wednesday 2 August between 8am and 1pm in the classrooms. All forms will also receive comprehensive reports which will be available to parents at the end of term through the Senatical Parents Portal.


End of Term:

Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils are free to leave for the school holidays from 12 noon on Tuesday 1 August. Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 pupils may do so after consultation on Wednesday 2 August.


Examination Preparation Holiday Programme:

We ask Form 4, Lower 6 and Upper 6 parents to please take note of the details sent to you via email pertaining to the tailor-made examination preparation programme and to confirm your response to us on admin@mcc.ac.zw by Friday 21 July. 

Girls Hockey Tour:

We wish our Eagles all the best as they take part in the Cape Town International Hockey Tournament over these next few days!

Upcoming Events:

Thursday 20/7

  • U6 Geography Field Trip Returns by 5pm

Friday 21/7

  • Girls Hockey – U16s & Seniors vs Chisipite @ MCC – 2pm
  • 1st Team Boys Hockey vs Goldridge @ Goldridge – 2:30pm

Saturday 22/7

  • Netball – U15 and U20 ATS Netball Tournament @ MCC – 8am 
  • 1st Team Girls Basketball Top Schools Competition @ The Heritage – 8am
  • Rugby – all teams vs Watershed @ Watershed – 8:30am

Monday 24/7

  • Girls Hockey Tour returns from Cape Town

Tuesday 26/7

  • Travel and Tourism Trip to Dubai Departs

Reflection:

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35