World Environment Week

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

             – Margaret Mead

Let’s Talk About Pollution

Another year, and another World Environment Week, what’s the difference?

Well, the difference is pollution. Each year more than 300 million tons of plastics are produced and discarded, and that number ain’t stopping. Many of these plastics are ‘single use’. It’s quite self-explanatory, you open, you use, you throw away – no biggie right?

Not quite, there’s a ‘big biggie’.

Each year more than 300 million tons of plastics are produced and discarded. Aren’t we more than just walking litter dispensers.

 

A casual walk around your town, particularly for those who live in major cities like Harare – ‘the Sunshine City’ – and you’ll come across some ‘litter’. Don’t let that word fool you, it isn’t a little. Heaps of trash can be found at high density residential areas all around cities in Zimbabwe, spanning areas larger than two rugby fields.

That’s a problem

And it all starts with us:

Everyday, someone somewhere throws something out into our environment.

Multiply that by more than a two billion people on the face of the earth and we have a lot of trash – filth covering and concealing our beautiful world and replacing it with a twisted, disgusting and unnatural perversion. 

Our Planet

And when I say it affects our environment, it affects our environment. The world is our environment, everything in it comprises of a complex system of things, animals and ecosystems which we are a part of – so, yes, if our environment is affected, we are affected. 

In 2015, it was recorded that 9 million people died from pollution (ranging from air pollution, water pollution, ground pollution and every other kind of dirty ground-up pollution you can think of).

It has been put on record that war, violence, AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis are no match for the death toll caused by pollution. The 9 million killed in 2015 by pollution is triple the number caused by the diseases stated above and 15 times higher than war and any other kind of human violence. 

And bringing it dangerously close to home – 83% of the tap water around the world contains some sort of plastic pollutant in it, so everyday we consume potentially toxic and dangerous particles, of which the health effects haven’t even been adequately researched – people don’t care enough. 

 That’s where the problem is: We don’t care enough

We Need to Act

We need to start caring, you can have facts blurted out into your face and still get nothing out of it except a bloated brain full of brick-hard facts. 

We need to save our environment, get our hands dirty.

Save the earth, to be willing to actually think before we throw away that sweet wrapper.

Save ourselves, from this utter self-destruction that stems from this horrible mix of ignorance and selfishness. 

We need to beat this, we need to beat pollution.

 

Reflections by pupil writer  Kundai-Karl Mpame, on the back of World Environment Week which was marked last week. 

Newsflash 7/6/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Parents Assembly Fundraising Dinner – Thank you to the PAC for their continued support of the school and their efforts on behalf of parents to ensure that pupils get quality education at a quality facility.  Tickets are now on sale for the fundraising dinner which 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. 

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 – $20 one way.
  2. Bulawayo – Hwange – Victoria Falls Bus – Cost TBA*
  3. Lowveld Bus via Masvingo – Cost TBA*

ALL Payments need to be done by Friday 15 June – 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 

For the Bulawayo – Hwange – Victoria Falls, and Lowveld routes, please indicate interest by Monday 11 June so that costings can be confirmed. Please liaise with Area Coordinators: 

Byo-Hwange-VF – Mrs Phiri – 0772 219 220

Lowveld –  Mr Mabhena – 0772 736 550

You can also send an email on admin@mcc.ac.zw 

End of Term – Please note that we have not yet received official communication on adjustments to the end of term in light of the elections. As soon as we have the details, we will notify you. 

Midlands Christian School Grade 1 Open Day – Please see the attached flyer for next week’s Open Day for Grade 1 2019. Please assist by circulating this flyer to your friends and colleagues. Thank you. 

Setting the Record Straight – Isheanesu Nyamadzi, not Isheanesu Mvundura, was part of the record breaking Marimba team. Our apologies for this error.

Upcoming Events:

Fri 8/6 – 

  • Leavers Jeans Day

Sat 9/6

  • Rugby – U15s, U16s & 1sts vs Heritage @ Heritage 10am
  • Girls Basketball U18 IPTs @ Goldridge – 8am
  • Girls Hockey – All teams vs Petra & Dominican Convent @ Petra & Khumalo Hockey Stadium
  • U16 CHISZ Netball Tournament @ Dominican Convent – 9am

Reflection: “Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations 3:23 (NLT)

Midlands Christian School – Grade 1 Open Day

We invite all interested parties to join us for Midlands Christian School’s 2019 Grade 1 Open Day on Thursday 14 June at 10am.

Midlands Christian School is a member of the Midlands Christian Group of Schools – “Eternal investment through education”.

 

Newsletter from the Principal’s Desk

2018 – Year of Connecting with Transforming Hope in Excellence, Biblical Orientation and Celebration

 

Shalom! 

Our busiest and longest term is now well underway, with the candidates for the Cambridge May-June sessions expressing satisfaction that they have fought a good fight so far, with only one more week of examinations to go.  We hope that their confidence will be confirmed by the results in August.

Staffing

We would like to celebrate the overwhelming support which we continue to receive from some of our former

Eagles as they join us for a gap year service.  The following are assisting us this term; Everjoy Shamhu, Kildare Maziva, Mufaro Guvakuva, Mutsa Mavesere and Vimbiso Nyamondo.

Cambridge Awards

MCC was represented by Tatenda Machikicho at the 2018 Awards Ceremony held in Harare, to recognise

learners for their exceptional performance in the Cambridge examinations during the June 2017 and November 2017 examination series.  The strict criteria used to calculate these Cambridge awards ensures that the

achievements recognized in this case are consistent across the world in all subjects and all qualification levels.

Tatenda Machikicho, who attained 3A*s, 6As and 1B at ‘O’ Level, actually received the ‘Top in Zimbabwe’ award for Cambridge IGCSE Combined Science after achieving the highest standard mark in the June 2017 examination series.

We would like to congratulate our Science department especially for consistently producing an award annually from its stable of subjects in the last five years.  I am convinced that the other departments will respond to the challenge and join the elite group of achievers.

International Exposure opportunities

We are grateful for the opportunities which some of our Eagles are seizing to ‘fly’ beyond our continent.

(i) We had our Robotics team representing Zimbabwe at the Hydrodynamics World Festival in the United States of America from the 16th to the 22nd of April.  The team was made up of the following: Kundai-Karl Mpame, Joel Mukaratirwa, Darren Shonhai, Sean Nyagura, Tawananyasha Musingarabwi, Theophilus Nenhanga, Alban Sianaga and Mr Chigwanda.  They found the experience extremely enriching. The following reflects some of their takeaways from their educational trip:

Kundai-Karl Mpame – “I believe what we’ve just done, what we’ve been through and what we’re going through is just a start – a spark of something greater, something amazing for Zimbabwe, in fact for the whole of Africa.”

Joel Mukaratirwa – “Never give up, anything is possible, simply because we didn’t give up as a team, life gave us an opportunity and took us the other side.”

Darren Shonhai – “As eagles we are capable of riding whatever storm we come across. This is just the beginning, we are taking it further next year. As a school we are on the right path as far as use of IT is concerned.”

Sean Nyagura – “As Zimbabwe we need to nurture the youth towards the future and realise that if we keep programs like these in schools it will not only benefit the children but also our nation in development.”

Tawananyasha Musingarabwi – “The smallest of things can take you very far. I also learnt to take everything I do seriously no matter how small.”

Theophilus Nenhanga – “We need to come together as a community and grow in science and technology, because this is the way of the future.”

Alban Sianaga – “No matter how great the intimidation is, just continue on.”

(ii) We also have the following Eagles heading for Beijing, China, from the 9th of July to the 3rd of August 2018: Tariro Maderera, Kundai-Karl Mpame, Munashe Muchedzi and Tafadzwa Shava.  They will be taking part in the 2018 International Summer School.

(iii)   On the sporting side, we congratulate Miss Florence Mhasho and Mr Marc Levendale who will be part of the Zimbabwe U18 Hockey team travelling to Algeria for the African Youth Olympic Qualifiers which are being held from the 18th to the 28th of July 2018.  We wish them all the success as they fly the Zimbabwe flag high.

(iv)   Tafadzwa Churumanzi and Basil Tsimba have been selected to attend an American College Scholarship Programme in USA in July.

(v)    The Quiz Team took part in the National School Quiz Championships and have qualified to go and represent the school in    South Africa in December.  Our team was made up of the following: Valentine Njerekai, Benhilda Njerekai, Tinotenda Chipenzi and Chantelle Matawu.

(vi)   Othniel Chisi was provisionally selected by a United Kingdom based scouter pending his performance at the CHISZ Soccer tournament over Exeat weekend.

 

Sports achievement

We congratulate the following Eagles who have qualified to join National teams:

(i) U14 Rugby – Prince Charuma

(j) U17 Rugby – Tadiwanashe Maravanyika and Panashe Masaya.

(iii)   U16B Hockey – Rutendo Muswera, Michel Pedzisai and Panashe Magadza (reserve).

 

Rugby Provincial Squad Selection

The following made it into the Central Province Rugby teams:

U14s – Evans Chitando, Prince Charuma, Daniel Chakanyuka and Tashinga Denga

U17s – Panashe Masaya, Farai Antony Kalubi, Takudzwa Thomu, Tadiwanashe Maravanyika, Takunda Denga, Tinotenda Warambwa and Joey Marangwanda.

U19s – Takudzwa Mutukumira, Thokozani Mrewa, Tinashe Kadakure, Michael Shamu, Paul Chade, Kumbirai Nyevedzanai, Panashe

Dube-Mabeza, Panashe Manyimbiri and Kelvin Ndou.

 

Boys Hockey Provincial Squad Selection

The following made it into the Midlands Province Boys Hockey teams:

U17s – Isheanesu Nyamadzi, Gavin Magwenzi, Michael Pfaira, Alban Sianaga, Kudakwashe Man’ombe, Ngonidzashe Mareverwa, Edmos Dube-Mabeza and Passmore Mabukwa.

U19s – Ngonidzashe Man’ombe, Ngonidzashe Charuma, Anopaishe Chiremba, Anesu Makopa, Bekithemba Gumede, Blessing Mahwite, Nyasha Manjengwa, Takura Sibanda and Wadiwanashe Musonza.

 

Girls Hockey Provincial Squad Selection

The following made it into the Midlands Province Girls Hockey teams:

U16s – Rutendo Muswera, Michel Pedzisai, Chanaaz Warambwa, Lisa Nesara, Rachel Banda, Panashe Magadza, Elizabeth Msipa, Ashley Shamhu, Genalyn Gazi and Nyasha Luka.

U18sYamikani Mumba, Chido Nyanhete, Tanaka Nguwi, Shumirai Tombindo, Charmaine Mnangagwa, Rutendo Jasi, Gamuchirai Munyaka and Courtney Jongwe.

Girls Basketball Provincial Squad Selection

The following made it into the Midlands Province Girls Basketball team:

U18s – Ropafadzo Juru, Nicole Banana, Chantelle Matawu, Tanatswa Zhou, Rufaro Matsenyengwa, Shumirai Tombindo, Tatenda Machikicho, Tariro Maderera and Paidamoyo Chiota.

 

Cultural Achievement

(i) Marimba Band

We would like to congratulate our Marimba Band for being part of the recent Guiness World Record breakers.  It was on 25 May 2018 that they became part of the passionate 222 student musicians of Zimbabwe that set a new world record for the Biggest Marimba Ensemble. The record was previously set by Australia in 2016 when 160 students from Oaxley State in Brisbane played the Marimba.  Our team was made up of the following: Shield Mathonsi, Tapiwanashe Tirivarombo, Muratidzwa Mandaza, Gavin Magwenzi, Caleb Hadzirabwi and Isheanesu Mvundura.

(ii)    Debate

The Junior Debate Team took part in the ATS Junior Debate Competition – winning 2 out of 4 debates.  Gamuchirai Munyaka and Mazvita Takuva were voted joint 3rdbest speakers of the tournament out of 70 participants.

 

Parental Support

We would like to sincerely appreciate the outstanding support which some of our parents have been giving us in the past few months.  The extra mile that these parents have gone to support our teams has been exceptional and we recognise and celebrate it hugely.

(i) Mr and Mrs Tombindo donated $2050 towards the Robotics Trip.

(j) Mr Tivavenge donated $1000 towards our team’s expenses for the CHISZ soccer tournament.

(k) His Excellency, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, donated $3000 towards First Team Girls Hockey kit and the team’s expenses for the Golden-Silver Girls Tournament.

(iv)   Eight parents have donated their security deposits towards the Parents Assembly project of constructing the Resource Centre.

(v) Minerva donated $3000 towards the Botswana Rugby Tour.

(vi)   Mr and Mrs Phiri donated $200 towards the Botswana Rugby Tour, even though they did not have a child going on this tour.

(vii)  Mr and Mrs Machipisa donated $200 towards the Botswana Rugby Tour, even though they did not have a child going on this tour.

There are many other opportunities available for parents and guardians to show support and solidarity with our College.  I am particularly proud of those parents who are building a legacy through investing in our Institution.  I encourage more parents to do likewise.

 

ATS Attachments

Please find opportunity to go over attached communication from Association of Trust Schools.

 

Form 1, 2019 enrolment

May all prospective 2019 Form 1 parents complete the application process for their children by 15 June 2018.  Application forms are available on our website www.mcc.ac.zw or contact admissions at admissions@mcc.ac.zw

 

Holiday Sports Tour and Festival Results

Rugby 1st  Team Boys Botswana Tour Results

Vs Jaguars won 47 – 5

Vs Livingstone Kobelng College won 22 – 10

Vs Gaborone Select won 36 – 12

 

Hockey Girls 1stTeam at the Gateway Festival

Vs Sodbury won 6 – 0

Vs Gateway lost  0 – 1

Vs St Johns Emerald won 6 – 0

Vs Kyle College lost 0 – 1

Vs Hillcrest drew 0 – 0

 

Hockey Boys 1stTeam at the Gateway Festival

Vs Sodbury won 1 – 0

Vs Gateway won 3 – 2

Vs St Johns High drew 0 – 0

Vs Eaglesvale lost 0 – 1

Vs Watershed lost 1 – 2

 

Rugby U14 Boys Falcon Festival

Vs CBC lost 0 – 36

Vs Lomagundi lost 0 – 30

Vs Falcon lost 10 – 30

 

Sports Results so far this season

Rugby

Vs Gateway

1sts won 42 – 5

2nds won 51 – 0

U16s lost 10 – 17

 

Girls Hockey

Vs Peterhouse Bs

1sts drew 0 – 0

U16s lost 0 – 3

U15s lost 0 – 1

U14s lost 0 – 2

 

Boys Hockey

1stTeam Results

Vs CBC lost 2 – 4

Vs Plumtree won 4 – 0

Vs Falcon lost 0 – 5

Vs Hippo Valley drew 0 – 0

Vs SEC lost 0 – 2

Vs Mufakose lost 1 – 2

 

Vs Milton

U16s won 1 – 0

U15s drew 0 – 0

U14s won 1 – 0

 

Volleyball

Volleyball U17 Districts Competitions

Girls Vs Nkululeko lost 0 – 2

Girls Vs Airforce lost 1 – 2

Girls Vs Regina Mundi lost 0 – 2

Boys Vs Nkululeko lost 1 – 2

Boys Vs Airforce won 2 – 0

 

Vs Dominican Convent

1st  Team Girls won 2 – 0

2nds  Team Girls won 2 – 0

U15 Girls won 2 – 1

U16 Girls won 2 – 0

 

Vs Tynwald

U20 Girls won 2 – 0

U20 Boys  lost 1 – 2

 

Vs Kyle College                                                                                            

1st  Team Girls won 3 – 0

1stTeam Boys won 2 – 0

 

Vs Thornhill                                                                                         

U20 Boys lost 1 – 2

 

Vs Gateway

U20 Girls won 2 – 1

 

Vs Eaglesvale

U20 Girls lost 0 – 2

U16 Girls won 2 – 0

 

Girls Basketball

Vs Kyle

1stlost 11 – 14

U16s won 20 – 4

 

Netball

U20 Zonal Competition

Vs Thornhill won 14 – 8

Vs Nashville won 15 – 5

Vs Nkululeko  won 12 – 5

Vs Regina Mundi won 12 – 8

The MCC Girls won the Zonal competitions and proceeded for the Districts Competitions.

 

U20 Districts Competition

Vs Mkoba lost 9 – 13

Vs Guinea Fowl lost 6 – 10

Vs Lower Gweru won 22 – 8

VS St Patricks won 19 – 8

The team placed 3rd.

 

Soccer

Vs South Eastern College

1sts won 7 – 0

Vs Goldridge

U17s won 3 – 0

1stTeam won 4 – 0

 

Hammer and Tongues Tournament U20 Group Stage

Vs Nyanga won 1 – 0

Vs Peterhouse lost 0 – 1

Vs Inkomo lost 0 – 2

Vs St Ignatius lost 0 – 1

 

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)

 

Africa Day Celebrations at MCC

Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now known as the African Union) on 25 May 1963.

As MCC Eagles we marked Africa Day by going back in time and tasting the roots of our amazing culture as we were taught the traditional dances, played traditional games and ate mouth watering traditional food……

By Tafadzwa Milazi

 

Newsflash 30/5/18

Parent Database Updates –  If you have had any changes to your address, phone numbers, email addresses, medical aid details etc – please be sure to update us.

Congratulations – 

To the following who were selected into national teams this past weekend:

Prince Charuma – U14 Rugby

Tadiwanashe Maravanyika – U17 Rugby

Panashe Masaya – U17 Rugby

Panashe Magadza – U16B Hockey – Reserve

Michel Pedzisai – U16B Hockey

Rutendo Muswera – U16B Hockey 

Congratulations – 

To the U20 Netball team who were the top team in our Zone and who then came 3rd at the District Competition yesterday.

Celebrate with Us –  

Six of our Senior Marimba players were part of the 222 Marimba Ensemble who successful set a new world record last week for the largest Marimba Ensemble.

Day Scholar Pick Up – Please be reminded that day scholars should be collected by 6pm. After this time pupils need to be collected from hostel – please see the member of staff on duty. 

Parents Assembly Fundraising Dinner – Will take place at the Rainbow Towers on Friday 22 June. Reserve the date and reserve some money for this function! More details to follow.   

Upcoming Events – 

 Fri 2/6

  • Interact trip to Mudavanhu – 1:30pm
  • Boys Hockey – 1st Team vs Goldridge @Goldridge 2pm

Sat 3/6

  • Girls Hockey – All teams vs Hellenic B @MCC – 9:30am
  • Rugby – All teams vs Eaglesvale @Eaglesvale – 10am
  • Netball vs Goldridge & Dominican Convent – U16s & 1sts @Goldridge 8am 
  • Soccer – 1st Team vs Masiye @MCC 9am

Reflection – “The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

Tadiwanashe Maravanyika – U17 Rugby

Panashe Masaya – U17 Rugby

Prince Charuma – U14 Rugby

Rutendo Muswera – U16B Hockey

Michel Pedzisai – U16B Hockey

Panashe Magadza – U16B Hockey – Reserve

The Art of Debate

Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he’s talking about.” – Sam Ewig

The Junior Debate Teams

Anticipation pulls at the seams of silence, as each debater analyses the opponent’s argument, carefully dissecting it and contemplating their next statement in a battle of wit, word and watchfulness.

Debating can be a very intense activity: you usually have a speaker up at a podium, yelling their heart out with facts (and sometimes fiction, given that the opposition doesn’t catch on to the lies) as they try to convince the judges that they should win – yes, very intense. 

On a more serious note, it is a powerful activity that alerts people (and in our case – teenagers) to real-world events, topics and problems. It has no prerequisite. It requires no more than your undying commitment and ability to self-improve, with everything else being able to be picked up like dust on a sweaty day. 

Now enough with the shameless advertisement and on with the article:

During the 18th and 19th of May, ATS (the Association of Trust Schools) held an inter-schools debate tournament comprising of seventeen schools each vying for argumentative supremacy, including (but not limited to) the College (obviously), Arundel School, Christian Brothers College (otherwise known as CBC), Dominican Convent, Girls’ College (the hosts have to participate of course), Lomagundi School, and Kyle College. It was hosted by Girls’ College (and fine hosts they were), as well being sponsored by First Mutual.

Hundreds of speakers hailing from all over the country assembled for the simply yet complicated (and no, that’s not an oxymoron, it’s a complement-ative truth) ‘art of debate’, all waiting for the life-defining motions. 

‘What are motions?’ You say. Well these are the ‘topics’ that are given to debate teams to research on and build arguments upon, usually they have two contrasting sides – Affirmative and Non-Affirmative (or side Proposition and Opposition, for you who are linguistically harmonic). The arguments for both sides must clash, unless you see both extremes as well, extreme, then you may choose a more moderate approach. Then there are the “impromptus” – totally random, totally mind-cracking, totally hastily prepared – these are motions given to debate teams with no prior time for preparation except for the totally heart-racing fifteen to thirty minutes they give you. 

The event itself was exceptional, with the different speakers who each had their own style of debating, laying down their points (whether they be weak or strong) and hammering them down with even more (putting their foundation points to the test). Some arguments stood tall, while others fell away as counter-arguments struck them down, with the very moderate arguments shaken but still managing to hold on. 

Now, as for the College junior debate team which attended the ATS tournament, it was a halfway slit, with two glorious wins – a prepared motion and an impromptu – and two agonizing but revelating losses – another prepared motion and another impromptu. Key speakers of the College debate team were Gamuchirai Munyaka and Mazvita Takuva who both tied as third best speakers out of over 70 speakers. 

Fun Fact: A unique and extraordinarily aspect of the entire tournament was that girls – future women leaders of the world – made up more than half of the speakers at the event, signalling a rise – a spark, if you may, of the increasing influence women and girls are having in the world, with a girl capstone-ing it all by becoming the winner of the tournament. 

All in all, it was a beautiful tournament, scoping the rise of Zimbabwe’s teenagers as they seek to make a better Africa. 

By Kundai-Karl Mpame

Newsflash 17/5/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Cambridge Top Awards Winner – Celebrate with us! Congratulations to Tatenda Machikicho who will be receiving an award at a ceremony to be held at the Meikles Hotel next week for being the Top in Zimbabwe in Combined Science for the Cambridge examination series of June 2017.

Our congratulations also goes to the Science Department who over the past 5 years since Cambridge introduced theses awards have had 9 Cambridge Top Award winners!

 Schools Expo – Midlands Christian School and Midlands Christian College have a stand at this year’s Schools Expo – Saturday 19 May 9am – 4pm at Celebration Centre. Encourage friends and colleagues to stop in to learn more about us. 

Marathon, Fun-Run and Cycle – Please see the attached flyer for a Gweru Marathon, Fun-Run and Cycle with all events finishing at MCC. 

Group Calendars – Day scholar parents, please ensure that you get your hard copy of the calendar from your child. Calendars were given to them to take home today. 

Upcoming Events

Fri 18/5

  • Interact Trip to Faith and Light Home – 1:15pm – 4:30pm
  • Social Welfare visit from Rusununguko 12noon – 4pm @MCC
  • ATS Jnr Debate Competition 1pm @ Girls College
  • 1st Team Boys Hockey vs SEC – 4pm @ Hippo High – Chishamiso Stadium 

Sat 19/5

  • ATS Jnr Debate Competition 7:30am @ Girls College
  • 1st Team Boys Hockey vs Hippo (10am) & Mufakose (12noon) @ Hippo High – Chishamiso Stadium
  • Rugby – Central Province Trials – U14s, U17s, U18s – 9:30am @MCC
  • Girls Hockey vs Peterhouse Girls Bs – All Teams – 10am @MCC
  • Volleyball Fixtures vs Gateway, DC Byo, Tynwald & Eaglesvale – U17s & 1sts – 9am@MCC

Reflection: 

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil” 

Hebrews 6:10 (NKJV)

Newsflash 9/5/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Band Exposure: Our band members had some amazing opportunities this past holiday with teams attending the Harare International School Jazz Festival with 14 other schools; and performing on the Coca-Cola stage at the HIFA Festival. We thank parents and alumni who supported these events. 

 

School Fee Assistance Opportunity: Educate offer school fee and university loans. Those wishing to know further details should contact them directly: educateloans@educate.co.zw

Driving Lessons: A reminder that we work with a local driving school for those who would like their children to try and get their drivers licence. Theory lessons are held on campus and road lessons start and end on campus. All driving school activities are specifically scheduled in to the individual’s existing timetable and programmes so as not to cause disruption. For specific details, please see the attached letter. 

Upcoming Events: 

Fri 11/5

  • Volleyball vs Dominican Convent Byo – U17s & 1sts – 1pm @DCB

Sat 12/5

  • Rugby vs Gateway – U16s, 2nds & 1sts – 9:30am @Gateway
  • Girls Basketball vs Kyle – U16s & 1sts – 8:30am @Kyle
  • Volleyball vs Kyle – U17s & 1sts Girls & Boys – 8:30am @kyle
  • Soccer vs SEC – 1st – 9:30am @SEC
  • Boys Hockey vs Plumtree, Falcon & CBC – 1sts & Khumalo Hockey Stadium 

Reflection: “Drink deeply of the pleasures of this God. Experience for yourselves the joyous mercies he gives to all who turn to hide themselves in him.”who trust in Him.” Psalm 34:8-10 (TPT)

Newsflash 2/5/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Second Term Fee Payments: Equals personnel are on site, in the Library Wing, between today and Friday 11 May for your convenience. 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.

The school is the only institution issuing admissions slips, so regardless of means of payment, all parents need to send through proof of payment BY FRIDAY 4 MAY 1pm to bursar@mcc.ac.zw in order for admission slips to be ready for collection on Monday. 

Start of Second Term: Boarders return to hostel from 12noon on Monday 7 May. Lessons start on Tuesday 8 May. The sports and clubs programmes start on Wednesday 9 May with fixtures from the first week of term. 

May-June Examinations: We wish all of our exam candidates all the best as they start their public examinations this week. 

U14 Rugby-Coaching Festival: Our junior rugby team are on their way to Falcon College for the 2018 AMG Global Rugby Coaching Festival. We are confident that this will be an invaluable time for them!

Gateway Co-Ed Hockey Festival: We wish our senior boys and girls hockey teams all the best as they take part in this tournament at Gateway High School from tomorrow. Pop along and give them some support if you are able to: 

3 – 5 May 8am – 4:30pm (end 1pm on Saturday)

Reflection:

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 (NIV)