Newsflash 24/11/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Speech and Prize Giving Day: Our Speech and Prize Giving Day will take place at 10am on Saturday 27 November. 

We invite you all to watch this event via our live stream on our Midlands Christian Group of Schools YouTube Channel.

Macpherson’s Photographers will be on site to capture photographs of pupils receiving their awards as well as for studio photographs after the event. Please see further details below. 

All pupils are to wear their ‘Number 1s’ and are to be at school by 9:30am, except those involved in music who are to be at school by 9am. Day scholars should be collected between 12:15pm – 12:30pm. 

We look forward to celebrating our highlights from this year and to catching up with one our alumni! 

Speech and Prize Giving Day Photographs 

 If you would like any photographs taken on this day, please complete the attached photograph order form returning it to the school by 3pm on Friday. Note that payment must be made in cash at the school office, or a Zipit payment may be made directly to the photographer.

End of Year Examinations 

Start tomorrow, Thursday 25 November for Form 3s, and Monday 29 November for Form 1s & 2s, and Tuesday 30 November for some Lower 6s. We look forward to our pupils’ finishing the year strong. 

Congratulations

To Tashinga Denga who in the Allied Arts Literary Festival was recognised as the top Form 4 prose writer for the competition. His script is viewable on the NIAA Facebook Page. 

Reflection

“Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!” Psalm 95:6-7 (NLT)

  

Newsflash 18/11/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Assessment 5 Results –

These are now available on your child’s Senatical Portal for all Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils. 

Congratulations to the top achievers in each year group:

Form 1s

Vongai Mutambara (5A*3A2B)

Form 2s:

Tariro Mazengera (7A*4A)

Form 3s:

Jessica Manhambo (5A*5A1B)

Special mention and congratulations to the following who are the most improved in their forms:

Form 1s – Sean Mandaza and Craig Sungwa

Form 2s – Desire Chigwada and Isabel Mawuka

Form 3s – Brandon Bvure and Takunda Nyamasoka

Final House Positions for Assessment 5:

1st – Crown 

2nd – Bateleur

3rd – Martial 

Congratulations – 

To all Form 2 & 3 Eagles who took part in yesterday’s Interhouse Public Speaking. 

Results as follows:

Impromptu Speeches

1st – Rais Makahamadze

2nd – Panashe Mutambara

3rd – Chrioni Chamboko

Prepared Speeches

1st – Jessica Manhambo

2nd – Elizabeth Maphosa

3rd – Vakatendeka Chiremba

V. Chiremba, J. Manhambo, T. Maphosa

Overall House Totals

1st – Crown 

2nd – Martial

3rd – Bateleur

T. Masi, N. Mutangara, S. Marangwanda – Acting Heads of Crown House

Congratulations –

To our Eagle, Nkosilathi Magazi, who has been called into camp for the provisional Zimbabwe U17 Soccer squad. We wish him all the best! 

Nkosilathi Magazi

Congratulations – 

To Tafadzwa Keith Mudiwa and Udovhusa Kombayi on getting their drivers licences! Contact us if you would like to know more about the driving programme for your child. 

Tafadzwa Keith Mudiwa & Udovhusa Kombayi 

Speech and Prize Giving Day – 2021 – 

A reminder that this event takes place at 10am on Saturday 27 November. This is compulsory for all Form 1, 2, 3 and Lower 6 pupils. Pupils are to wear their “No 1s”. Parents are invited to join this event virtually on the Midlands Christian Group of Schools YouTube Chanel. We look forward to a time in the future when we can all gather together as was our custom! 

Curtain Call – 

Today sees the last of this year’s Cambridge examinations being written! We wish the Form 4s a good rest and all the very best to our Upper 6s as they embark on new adventures!

Reflection – “Clap your hands, all you nations shout to God with cries of joy” Psalm 47:1

Newsflash 4/11/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Global Leadership Summit 2021 – Saturday 6 November – 

All Form 1, 2, 3 and Lower 6 pupils to be by their Form Bases on Saturday 6 November at 7:55am. A register will be taken. A reminder that this is a compulsory event for the listed forms. 

Day scholars should be collected from school at 4:35pm on this day. 

Tea break and lunch will be provided for all pupils.

Please note that Form 4s and Upper 6s are not to attend due to examinations. 

Congratulations –

To our Eagles who were acknowledged for their excellent performances in the recently ended National Institute of the Allied Arts Speech and Drama Festival. In addition to the Honours grades they were awarded during the festival, they went on to win the following cups:

  • The Sarah Jane Munn Cup for Most Creative Group – The “Upper 6 Boys” consisting of Takunda Denga, Sherpard Mathonsi, Ngonidzashe Mareverwa, Edmos Dube-Mabeza, Kudzai Garwe, Shaun Sigauke, Prince Moyo, Simeon Tivavenge, Malcom Mahwire, Kudakwaishe Man’ombe, Ngoni Hlatywayo, Kundai-Karl Mpame and Kevin Chifamba.
  • The NIAA Duologue Cup for the Best Duologue – Blessing Madhiri and Nadine Mutangara.  

  

Clearance Procedures – A reminder that as Form 4 and Upper 6 pupils finish their public examinations, all pupils are expected to properly complete the clearance procedure within 48 hours of completion of their last examination. Forms have been issued to each pupil. These forms are to be signed by all associated subject teachers, by sports department, by hostels, by library etc to confirm that all textbooks, sports equipment, library books, Earn a Brick Forms etc have been signed back in with the school. The duly completed clearance forms must then be submitted to the Academics Director on one’s departure.

Speech and Prize Giving Day – 2021 – 

All Form 1, 2, 3 and Lower 6 pupils will be expected to be at school for this function. We ask for attendance by Form 4 and Upper 6 students, although we are aware that public examinations will have finished by then. Prize winners in these forms will be specifically informed to give an opportunity to receive their prize in person. Note that due to COVID-19 protocols and regulations, this will not be a public event. Details for virtual viewing will be made available to you in due course. 

Reflection – 

If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

Mark 9:23 (NIV)

Newsflash 27/10/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A reminder – 

To please take a moment to complete the following survey – https://forms.gle/1K8MZWGXDDyRae8r8

Further Congratulations –

To our Form 3 student, Jessica Manhambo, who in addition to her newly appointed post to Gweru Junior Council for Ward 3, has also now been elected as the Deputy Junior Mayor of Gweru! We are very proud of her!

Congratulations – 

To all Form 1 Eagles who took part in yesterday’s Interhouse Public Speaking. 

Results as follows:

Impromptu Speeches

 1st – Kimberly Machingura

2nd – Abigail Mutiso

3rd – Michael Muchirahondo

Prepared Speeches

1st – Sheunopa Dondo

2nd – Allan Sachinda

3rd – Mazvita Parichi

Overall House Totals

1st – Crown 

Tied in 2nd – Martial & Bateleur 

Global Leadership Summit 2021 – 

All Form 1, 2, 3 and Lower 6 pupils to be by their Form Bases on Saturday 6 November at 7:55am. A register will be taken. A reminder that this is a compulsory event for the listed forms. 

Day scholars should be collected from school at 4:45pm on this day. 

Tea break and lunch will be provided for all pupils.

Speech and Prize Giving Day – 2021 – 

All Form 1, 2, 3 and Lower 6 pupils will be expected to be at school for this function. We ask for attendance by Form 4 and Upper 6 students, although we are aware that public examinations will have finished by then. Prize winners in these forms will be specifically informed to give an opportunity to receive their prize in person. Note that due to COVID-19 protocols and regulations, this will not be a public event. Details for virtual viewing will be made available to you in due course. 

Reflection – 

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice” 

Philippians 4:4 

Newsflash 6/10/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This Month’s Focus from our MCC Eagles’ Creed:

“I engage in a healthy, physically active lifestyle” – associated verse:

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.”  

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Engagement Meeting: Our sincere thanks to the Gweru parents who made time to meet with us last week!

Thank you too to parents who have also been engaging with us through email. We are in partnership for the development of our children! 

SWOT Leave Reminders for Day Scholars: Day Scholars do not have to come to school during SWOT Leave. However, should they be coming to school to get assistance from their teachers, they are to be at school by 7:20am – reporting to their form teacher for register taking. A day scholar may then only go home between 1-2pm, or at 3:30pm, or at 5pm. Any movements outside of this time will require a written request from a parent. 

Examination Days – Day scholars should be at school by 7:20am on the day that they have a morning examination, and at 1pm on a day that they have an afternoon examination.

Assessment 5 Celebrations: We celebrate the following top achievers for the Internal ‘Mock’ Examinations. A reminder to check on your child’s performance through the Senatical Portal – Use the quick link on our website. For assistance and password resets – please email senatical@mcc.ac.zw

Positions by House:

Position 3: 117 As Bateleur House

Position 2: 157 As Crown House

Position 1: 188 As Martial House 

U6 Top Achiever

Tirimunashe Shumba – 16 points

L6 Top Achiever

Karl Makahamadze – 20 points 

Form 4 Top Achiever

Rachel Tivavenge – 2A*, 5As

Form 3 Top Achiever

Panashe Mutambara – 4A*, 4As

Form 2 Top Achiever

Vakatendeka Chiremba – 5A*, 3As

Form 1 Top Achiever

Vongai Mutambara – 4A, 6As

 

Form 4 Subject Prize Winners (Awarded to the person with the highest Mid-Year Percentage higher than 75%):

  • English Literature & The Bhadhela Wholesalers Trophy – Tashinga Denga, Timukudzeishe Dondo, Emily Ndewere
  • English Language & The Rungisa Kombayi Trophy for English – Tanatswa Sisimayi
  • French & The Johnson French Trophy – Timukudzeishe Dondo
  • Geography & The Bhadhela Wholesalers Geography Trophy – Tinashe Masvore
  • Mathematics & The Patel Mathematics Cup – Tinashe Masvore
  • Physics & The Patel Physics Cup – Tinashe Masvore
  • History & The Tsitsi Nyamuzihwa Trophy – Vimbai Gwimbi
  • Ndebele – Vimbai Gwimbi
  • Chemistry & The Patel Chemistry Cup – Rachel Tivavenge
  • Accounting & The Bhadhela Wholesalers Accounts Trophy – Rachel  Tivavenge
  • Biology & The Patel Biology Cup – Joshua Mukondiwa
  • Biology (Core) – Tapiwanashe Makarichi
  • Fashion & Fabrics & The Jackson F & F Shield – Nigel Sibanda
  • Art & ‘O’ Level Art Shield – Laura Dzawo
  • Agriculture & The Grove Agriculture Trophy – Charmaine Mpepu
  • Design & Technology & The D Jackson Shield – Timukudzeishe Dondo
  • Physical Education – William Kasitomo and Laura Dzawo

Lower 6 Subject Prize Winners (Awarded to the person with the highest Mid-Year Percentage higher than 70%):

  • Mathematics & The Rubber Products Manufacturers Trophy – Takudzwa Ganhure
  • Biology & The Rubber Products Manufacturers Biology Trophy – Takudzwa Ganhure
  • Chemistry & The Entry Technology Chemistry Trophy – Takudzwa Ganhure
  • Geography & The Cash Choice Geography trophy – Panashe Mudyahoto
  • Physics & The Entry Technology Physics Trophy – Tadiwanashe Manyakaidze
  • History – Sharon Marangwanda
  • AS English Language – Sharon Marangwanda
  • Literature & The Cash Choice Literature Trophy – Sharon Marangwanda
  • Computer Science – Blessing Madhiri
  • Business Studies – Karl Makahamadze
  • Economics – Karl Makahamadze
  • Accounting – Karl Makahamadze
  • ICDL – Tadiwanashe Manyakaidze
  • Divinity & The Cash Choice Divinity Trophy – Kudzaishe Mumba
  • Physical Education – Tawananyasha Takaendisa

Upper 6 Subject Prize Winners (Awarded to the person with the highest Mid-Year Percentage higher than 70%):

  • Biology – Tirimunashe Shumba
  • Mathematics & The Yssy Perkins Maths Cup – Mufarowashe Dhitima and Kudakwaishe Man’ombe
  • Chemistry & The Devenport Chemistry Trophy – Kudakwaishe Man’ombe
  • Business Studies & The Merry Mhangami Trophy – Simeon Tivavenge
  • Accounting & U6 Accounts Trophy – Simeon Tivavenge
  • Economics & The NMB Shield – Sherpard Mathonsi
  • Computer Science – Kevin Chifamba
  • Geography & The Uwen Manual Trophy – Rachel Banda 
  • Literature & The Pswarai Trophy – Kundai-Karl Mpame
  • History & The Needflow Enterprises History Trophy – Kundai-Karl Mpame
  • Divinity & The Plight Trading Divinity Trophy – Elizabeth Msipa

Newsflash 15/9/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Lower 6 Consultation –Thank you to all who have kept their Consultation appointments this week. We trust that as our pupils complete their final preparations for their AS examinations, they will be sober to the reality of the impact that these results will have on their final A Level mark next year and will endeavour to give of their best.

Assessment 4 Results – Amendments – In celebrating our top achievers for Assessment 4, please note the following amendments:

U6 Top Achievers

Jones, Natasha – 14 points

Magadza, Panashe – 14 points

Man’ombe, Kudakwaishe – 14 points

Mpame, Kundai-Karl – 14 points

Msipa, Elizabeth – 14 points

Chifamba, Kevin – 15 points

Chaibva, Tinevimbo – 16 points

Gwangwadza, Ashlee – 16 points

Mpepu, Samantha – 16 points

Dhitima, Mufarowashe – 17 points

Shumba, Tirimunashe – 17 points

Sigauke, Shaun – 17 points

Sianaga, Alban – 18 points

Muroyiwa, Rufaro – 20 points

L6 Top Achievers

Ganhure, Takudzwa – 14 points

Mlauzi, Tanatswa – 14 points

Manyakaidze, Tadiwanashe – 16 points

Ncube, Khimathi – 16 points

Mncube, Vanessa – 17 points

Mpehla, Nicole – 17 points

Madhiri, Blessing – 18 points

Musingarabwi, Tawananyasha – 18 points

Marangwanda, Sharon – 19 points

Mutangara, Nadine – 19 points

Makahamadze, Karl – 19 points

Our apologies for the errors published in last week’s newsflash. 

Chinese Examination Results – Congratulations to the following Form 2 Eagles who were the top achievers in last HSK 1 examination session. 

The total number of marks achievable was 200.

Elizabeth Maphosa – 200

Abigail Dzinoreva – 195

Vakatendeka Chiremba – 195

Tariro Mazengera – 190

Charity Sigauke – 190

New Drivers –

We also congratulate the following Eagles on recently passing their road tests:

Zaid Hassim

Nigel Sibanda

Nadine Mutangara 

Tafadzwa Gunda

Hannah Pombo

For those who may want their child to pursue this valuable lifeskill whilst with us at school, please see the attached documentation regarding this option with Zebra School of Motoring. 

Reflection:

“But when the Spirit of Christ empowers your life, you are not dominated by the flesh but by the Spirit. And if you are not joined to the Spirit of the Anointed One, you are not of him.” Romans 8:9 (TPT)

Newsflash 3/9/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Back to School: We are delighted to have our pupils back on campus! Thank you to you as parents for all of your efforts to support your child’s education. Please be reminded that engagements with us are encouraged so where you have questions or concerns, or see opportunities that will bring benefit to the institution, please engage with us. 

A reminder that the Parents Assembly committee are also available to you and are an avenue through which you can raise concerns, queries or ideas for improvements. The Chairman, Mr Tombindo, can be reached on rtombindo@yahoo.co.uk. Please see the attached directory for details of the other members. 

Form 1, 2 & 3s Return to School: A reminder that boarders are to check back in to hostel between 10am and 3pm on Sunday 5 September. The Bursars will be available in the hall during this time for those who may need to still engage with them. Please note that they will not be able to assist those who come outside of those times. 

Lessons for juniors start at 7:30 on Monday 5 September. 

Day Scholar Programme – Monday 6 September: Day scholars are to be at school by 7:20am as per usual expectations. A reminder that students are to present their daily symptoms check list on arrival. This checklist is to be signed by you as the parents. Please assist in ensuring that this is done before arriving at school. Please note that on Monday 6 September day scholars should be collected at 3:30pm, not 5pm as previously indicated. 5pm collection time will come into effect from Tuesday 7 September. 

Co-Curricular Programmes: Following this week’s Cabinet announcement on the opening up of sports we will look to implement sports programmes associated with this term – namely swimming, basketball, tennis, volleyball and cricket, within the COVID-19 safety protocols which had been approved by the relevant governing bodies.  As such, we remind pupils to bring their own equipment for the sport that they will be involved in. All pupils will be involved in sport for the month of September, with the Form 4s, Lower 6s and Upper 6s stopping sport during their examination season. 

A reminder that swimming is a compulsory sport as we firmly believe all pupils must at least learn the important life saving skill of being able to swim to save their own life. Swimming is therefore a compulsory activity for all Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils. Please ensure your child has a school swimming costume. 

All Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils will be involved in the usual club programmes associated with this term. 

Lower 6 Consultation: Please note that you will receive a meeting invitation from the IT Department during the course of next week for your individual appointment date and time. These appointments will fall in the week of 13 – 17 September and are determined by our timetables. Your children will also be part of this time of consultation.

Some Important Reminders: 

All pupils to return to school with: 

  • All textbooks, notebooks and appropriate stationery. 
  • A minimum of two books to go towards the school library.
  • “Earn a Brick” raised funds and form.

Boarders please remember to pack:

  • Either 5 washable triple layer cloth masks, or 3 boxes of disposable masks
  • Small bottle of sanitiser
  • Clothes pegs
  • Padlock set – good quality with spare keys
  • Mosquito repellant (lotion or stick)
  • Labelled umbrella or rain coat

Focus for the Month of September: Drawn from our MCC Eagles’ Creed:

Confident Team Players

Associated verse: “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:16

Newsflash 18/8/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

October-November CIE Registrations for Retakes and Course Progressions: Following the release of May-June CIE examination results last week, registration for those retaking exams they sat for in the May-June session or for those who now progress from AS to A2 has begun. Registration Forms have been sent via emails to parents and guardians. Deadline for submission of forms and payment is Friday 10 September 2021 after which late entry fees will apply.

Please contact exams@mcc.ac.zw with queries. 

Mock – Internal Examinations: Have begun for Form 3s and 4s. All other forms commence their examinations tomorrow, Thursday 19 August. Thank you to those who have been diligent so far in supervising their children in this important process. 

Please review all of the examination procedure information already sent to you as well as the examination timetable to help ensure the quality of this examination session. 

Where practical challenges are encountered during examinations, or you have questions or concerns, a reminder to contact the supervising examinations officers – Mr Chigudu and Mrs Muzondo – on the following numbers: +263 785 854 355, +263 771 367 555

A reminder to those who have not yet signed and returned the ‘Integrity Declaration Form’ to please do so urgently. 

ACSI Zimbabwe On Line Conference 2021: Whilst primarily focused on teachers, the ACSI Zimbabwe On Line Conference has materials suitable for all who are involved with children. There are some great testimonies from parents who have joined this conference in the past and have felt that they have benefitted greatly from the material available. Please see the flyer of topics that are being released this week as some may be of particular interest to you as parents. This online conference is FREE of charge and takes the form of weekly releases of pre-recorded presentations for the weeks ending: 13th/20th/27th August and 3rd September. You simply follow this link to register and you will then gain access to all conference material from all weeks as they are released. 

https://tinyurl.com/ACSIRegistrationform2021

Reflection:

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

From the Headmaster’s Desk

Dear MCC Family,

Encouragement
 

ln the month of August our focus is on building exemplary leaders. We draw strength from Matthew 20:26 “But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.” Exemplary leaders are those who are aware of their surroundings and aware of the needs around them.

We pray that during this difficult period each student will make adjustments to the circumstances they face and seek to make a difference in the lives of those around them. There is so much more joy that comes out of giving and serving others. We are all reminded that when “someone is going through a storm…your silent presence is more powerfulthan a million empty words.” The famous dancer Thelma Davis clearly understood something about service and giving.

ln these difficult times we could all use some encouragement in order to keep going. Let us all be encouraged that the trials we are facing are temporary, God is in control and the trials come our way to distract us from the blessing that the Lord has in store for us. Thomas Edison who made 1000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb responded to a question about how it felt to fail 1000 times by saying that this was an invention with 1000 steps rather than 1000 failures. Our perspective and right attitude play a key role in the results we achieve no matter how many obstacles we face along the way.

We encourage all parents to teach this principle of perseverance to their children so that our efforts are aligned and we develop exemplary leaders of tomorrow. May we also be encouraged ourselves as adults not to tire in working with our children as we teach them the way of the Lord.

Time to Rest

At this stage we continue to await further instruction from the government regarding return to physical classes. As students have been learning virtually we have felt that this is the opportune time to allow them to take a short break before they return for the mock examinations on 16th August. There will be no lessons between 7th August and l5th August.

Students are advised to use this time to rest, catch up on any incomplete assignments and finalise their revision for mock examinations. We cannot say with any certainty what length of break may or may not be possible once the government announces physical term dates so this coming week will offer a welcome though brief hiatus.

The school office will continue to be open between 8am and 3.30pm from Wednesday 11th August for any parents who wish to conduct any urgent business at the school or phone in.

Examination News

As indicated in a separate email from the Exams Department, we plan to run our mock examinations virtually from 16th August assuming schools would still not have opened physically. We ask that parents adequately acquaint themselves with the requirements of this examination process so that we minimise incidents of students plagiarizing. We will engage parents further on 11th August to offer more information regarding mock examinations. As always we encourage parents to join us in this important meeting.

May parents also be advise that June 2021 candidates who have their results access codes will be able to access their results on 10th August for AS and A Level and on 12th August for IGCSE. Those who do not have their access codes will need to contact the Exams department on Wednesday 11th August.

Assessment Marks

The 4th assessment window has now closed. Marks will be available in Senatical for parents by close of business on 20th August.

Parents Assembly Matters

We ask parents to continue to assist students with the “earn a brick” campaign making use of this extended time at home to maximise on their fund raising potential. The Parents Assembly Committee will appraise the parents body regarding the planned Resource Centre in the near future and engage more regarding fund raising activities for the project. We appeal to all parents to pay their PAC levies so that the burden of supporting the project does not only rest on a few parents.

Prayer Points

Let us continue to for our country in light of the Covid-19 pandemic that has affected so many families. Specifically let us pray for the following areas:

1. Families who have lost loved ones particularly the loss of bread winners responsible for fee payments.

2. Pray for all those who are unwell and in need of the Lord’s healing hand

3. Pray for God’s continued protection of all our parents, students, staff, board, management and workers.

4. Pray for our students and teachers as they approach the examination season and ensure that all syllabus material is adequately covered.

5. Pray for our country to be completely delivered from this deadly pandemic and for a revival in our land. We pray that these difficulties, as unwelcome as they are, will lead us to a reliance on God’s power and provision.

God bless you all and Happy Heroes and Deferlce Forces days to everyone.

Yours sincerely,

T. L. Mkhosana

Headmaster

Newsflash 29/7/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Update from the Examinations Department:
  1. Cambridge June 2021 Results:

June 2021 Cambridge examination candidates’ access codes have been emailed to parent or guardian email addresses. If you have not received yours, please let us know on exams@mcc.ac.zw 

A reminder of results release dates:

Tuesday 10 August – AS-A Level Results

Thursday 12 August – O Level Results 

  1. November 2021 Cambridge Entries:

Cambridge Candidates Statement of Entry have been emailed to parents or guardians email addresses for those whose proof of payment has been confirmed. 

It is essential that the statements of entry are confirmed to be correct. Please cross check that first name and surname are as they appear on the birth certificate. Other names must be the correct initials. Verify date of birth, subjects registered and subject codes. Confirmation of correct details must be shown by signing on the Statement of Entry, returning it to exams@mcc.ac.zw. Any corrections needing to be made can be indicated on the statement or sent in writing via email. All responses need to be received by the Examinations Department by end of day Friday 30 July.

NOTE THAT NO FURTHER CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATION ENTRIES WILL BE PROCESSED AFTER 30 JULY. 

  1. Form 1 and 2 Parents:

You are reminded to complete the ICDL registration forms and make the necessary payments. This will give pupils access to the learning platform and to be examined for their first module.

  1. Change of Dates for ‘Mock’ and Internal Mid-Year Examinations:

Our preference is that these examinations are conducted at physical school. However, regardless of if we are back at physical school or we are still operating virtually, these important examinations will start in the week of 16 August. 

Other Updates:
  1. Assessment 4:

Assessment 4 marks window closes next week. Please encourage your children to complete and submit all outstanding work so that their performance marks are not penalised. A reminder that the Google Classroom parent monitoring facility is a way that can help you track your child’s assigned work and the completion of it. Ongoing marks are entered on a weekly basis into Senatical. We encourage you to track your child’s ongoing progress through these two mechanisms. We will advise when final Assessment 4 result are available for your viewing on Senatical. 

  1. Fitness Sessions:

Fitness sessions resumed this week for all forms. However, the attendance has been disappointing. Please note that all pupils are expected to attend their allocated live sessions through their Fitness Google Classrooms. The schedule is between 4pm – 4:40pm as follows:

Forms 1, 3 and Lower 6s – Mondays and Wednesdays 

Forms 2, 4, and Upper 6s – Tuesdays and Thursdays 

These sessions are an important part of the ‘staying healthy’ process and we ask that you emphasise this to your child/children.

  1. Session Break:

We will be taking a break from the teaching-learning processes for the week 9 – 13 August. 

  1. “Earn a Brick Campaign”

A reminder to keep encouraging your children to work on this project as we continue to progress towards seeing the building of the Information-Resource Centre. As originally communicated, the expectation is that the minimum target set for activity is met and that pupils reach and exceed this through being helpful with some activities given as suggestions. Where a form has been lost, the ‘penalty’ is submission of the minimum target figure. Top ‘earners’ will be celebrated with a special treat. A reminder that details of this project can be found on our website. https://www.mcc.ac.zw/news/information-resource-centre-project/

  1. Allied Arts Speech and Drama Festival Update:

Thank you to Tinotenda Manjengwa on her rather ‘cold’ performance of “How to Get Away with Murder” – Ophelia – in the Intermediate Monologue category. View her clip on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Tracey.Glover.Doorman/videos/540590607371293

Reflection:

“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.” – Psalm 31:24