Newsflash 11/4/18

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Holiday School – 

Check in for holiday school is between 12noon and 5pm on Sunday 15 April. See the attached documents for more details on the topics being covered and the schedule. Holiday School ends at 12:30pm on Friday 27 April.  Boarder pupils will have the option of staying in hostel for the final week of the holiday period, subject to getting clearance from the bursar on Term 2 fee payment arrangements.   

Please take note for Holiday school:

  1. Dress code is school uniform or full tracksuit.
  2. Stationery: pens, rulers, mathematical set, scientific calculator where applicable.
  3. Notebooks and textbooks.
  4. A bit of pocket money to buy from our tuck-shop. $20 will do for two weeks
  5. Toiletries
  6. Bedding
  7. Civvies for the weekend

Holiday School Bus –

There are seats still available on the Holiday School bus from Harare departing from Prince Edward School at 12noon on Sunday 15 April. Tickets – $20 each. Reference your payment “Holiday School Bus” and send through proof of payment to bursar@mcc.ac.zw and admin@mcc.ac.zw. Please ensure that you have received confirmation of your child’s place from admin@mcc.ac.zw. Pupils should be at Prince Edward School at 11:30am. 

Botswana Rugby Tour Update – 

Our 1st team rugby team have been having a good tour in Botswana, beating Jaguars Select 47-5, and Livingstone Kolobeng College 22-10. We wish them all the best for their final game today against Gaborone Select.  

Robotics Trip to America – 

Seven of the Robotics Club members and their teacher, Mr Chigwanda, will be off to America on Monday to take part in the International First Lego Championships in Houston, Texas after having won the national league at the end of last year. We wish them all the best as they travel and compete at this level. 

Newsflash 27/3/18

 

October Examination Registration Opens – Pupils have completed registration forms. You will received a scanned copy of their form between now and the end of next week for you to complete and return.

Public Examination Certificates – Cambridge certificates are to be signed for from the Front Office. 2017 ABRSM & HSK certificates have been issued to pupils. Please be sure to secure these certificates for your child’s academic records.

Consultation Day – For all Form 1, 4 & U6 pupils will be in the Upper Quad tomorrow between 8am and 1pm. Attendance is expected.

Hostel Signing Out – A reminder that usual signing out procedures are to be observed for end of term arrangements. Signed communication needs to be sent in all instances where a child is not leaving campus with someone who is on their signing out list.

Assessment 2 Results – Please check for your child’s Assessment 2 results through the Senatical Portal or use this quick link https://41.220.17.209:5742

Celebrate with us! MCC was awarded “Academic Institution of the Year Award” – For Emancipating the Girl Child through Education & For championing women’s leadership roles and the advancement and emancipation of girls & women in Business & Leadership at an award ceremony in Harare yesterday.

Mrs F. Sango: “Top Female Academic Leader of the Year Award” -Special Recognition in Academia & Leadership Excellence, For Emancipating the Girl Child through Education & For championing women’s leadership roles and the advancement and emancipation of girls & women in Business & Leadership.

Mrs S. Musa: “Top Female Community Life Skills Development Leader of the Year Award” – Special Recognition in Counselling & Leadership Excellence, For Emancipating the Girl Child through Education & For championing women’s leadership roles and the advancement and emancipation of girls & women in Business & Leadership.

Pastor D. Pswarai: “The Gentlemen Standing with Women Special Mention Award” – Special Recognition in Christian Leadership Excellence, For Emancipating the Girl Child through Education & For championing women’s leadership roles and the advancement and emancipation of girls & women in Business & Leadership.

Reflection: 

“This is real love – not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” – 1 John 4:10

Women’s Business & Leadership Awards

Join with us today as we celebrate three members of our management team who today receive the following awards which will be presented by the Guest of Honor, The First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe, during the biggest women’s event of the year in Zimbabwe, The Women’s Business & Leadership Awards, WOBLA & the unveiling of this year’s Women’s Heritage Hall of Fame World Inductees.

Pastor D. Pswarai: The Gentlemen Standing with Women Special Mention Award  – Special Recognition in Christian Leadership Excellence, For Emancipating the Girl Child through Education & For championing women’s leadership roles and the advancement and emancipation of girls & women in Business & Leadership.

Mrs S. Musa: Top Female Community Life Skills Development Leader of the Year Award: Special Recognition in Counselling & Leadership Excellence, For Emancipating the Girl Child through Education & For championing women’s leadership roles and the advancement and emancipation of girls & women in Business & Leadership.

Mrs F. Sango: Top Female Academic Leader of the Year Award: Special Recognition in Academia & Leadership Excellence, For Emancipating the Girl Child through Education & For championing women’s leadership roles and the advancement and emancipation of girls & women in Business & Leadership.

 

And – as a school:

Midlands Christian College has been Awarded the:

Academic Institution of the Year Award  –  For Emancipating the Girl Child through Education & For championing women’s leadership roles and the advancement and emancipation of girls & women in Business & Leadership as we continue to celebrate women and commemorate International Women’s Day in March 2018 as well as commemorate International Women’s Heritage Day 2018.

What a privilege! Praise the Lord!

#MyEagleMyPride #OurStrengthIsInGod

Junior Achievement Zimbabwe

A big thank you goes out to the College and our patron Mr Mandiki for providing us with the opportunity to be part of Junior Achievement Zimbabwe and organising the meeting with Goldridge College. To say the least, it was mind blowing, motivational and very engaging.

The theme set for 2018 being, “Take the future by storm”. Different speakers and representatives of Junior Achievement Zimbabwe highlighted different key aspects of the JA vision and provided much needed advice as well as giving us all a few pointers to help us prepare for the vigorous 16 week programme as well as the competition that is fast approaching. At provincial level, 18 schools(companies) will compete and three will proceed to compete with other schools in Zimbabwe, with one who will then be chosen to represent Zimbabwe in Ghana this year in December.

From team building exercises to presentations and well-planned games testing our ability to think outside of the box, we quickly learnt that applying that which we have been taught is no ‘simple task’. Running a business requires good leadership as well as team work.

As students representing Midlands Christian College we believe the seminar was a success as well as an important learning curve and hope to be able to rise up to the challenge and above all, take the future by storm!

Ngonidzashe Man’ombe

Newsflash 21/3/18

Dear Parents and Guardians,

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

Textbook Issues for the School Holidays: Note that all Form 4, L6 & U6 pupils keep their textbooks for the holidays. Form 3 pupils will keep their textbooks for their examination subjects, namely: Maths, English, Commerce, Science and Technical Subjects.

Note that for any other subject or for any other form not listed above, those wishing their child to have textbooks for the holidays should email their request to academics@mcc.ac.zw by end of day Thurs 22/3. 

Triangular Athletics: Takes place on Saturday 24 March. Please note that this is a COMPULSORY event for pupils – 7:20am to 3:45pm. Competitors to be at school 7am.

Congratulations: To the team of athletes who are currently in Bulawayo competing in the Inter-Provincial athletics competitions. We wish them all the very best!

End of Term Programme: 

Mon 26 March – School Ends 3:30pm

Tue 27 March – School ends 1pm. All Form 2, 3 and L6 boarders are free to leave for the holidays from 1pm.

Wed 28 March – Consultation time in the Upper Quad for all Form 1, 4 & U6 classes. Parents come with your child between 8am and 1pm to meet with all of your child’s teachers. Pupils are to wear uniform.

All pupils are to have left hostel by 5pm on Wed 28 March.

Holiday Programme: Cambridge examinations start 30 April. As such, there is an academic programme which will run from 16 to 27 April. A detailed letter circulated yesterday. Note that responses are needed by Fri 30 March.

Holiday Buses: 

  • Harare Bus – End of Term – There will be a bus to Harare on Wednesday 28 March for those who are not involved in Consultation Day. The bus is scheduled to arrive at Prince Edward School at 1pm. Tickets – $20 each, payable by Friday 23 March.
  • Harare Bus – Holiday School – There will be a bus from Harare to Gweru on Sunday 15 April departing from Prince Edward School at 12noon. Tickets – $20 each, payable by Wednesday 11 April.
  • Bulawayo Bus – End of Term – Subject to viable numbers, there will be a bus to Bulawayo on Wednesday 28 March for those who are not involved in Consultation Day. The bus is scheduled to arrive at Ascot Shopping Centre at 10:30am.  Tickets – $15each, payable by Friday 23 March.
  • Bulawayo Bus – Holiday School – Subject to viable numbers, there will be a bus from Bulawayo to Gweru on Sunday 15 April departing from Ascot Shopping Centre at 2pm. Tickets – $15each, payable by Wednesday 11 April.

* Proof of Payment is to be sent to bursar@mcc.ac.zw and admin@mcc.ac.zw Note that all bookings are subject to our confirmation.

Extra-City Buses: Are keen to assist with end of term transport, particularly for Hwange-Victoria Falls based parents. They have indicated that they can collect pupils from the school at end of term. For those who are interested in this bus service – please contact Jeremiah on 0777 805 827 / 0775 205 200.

Upcoming Events:

  • Fri 23/3 – Interhouse Band Competition – 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the hall
  • Sat 24/3 – Triangular Athletics

Reflection:

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 

1 John 4:10

Newsflash 14/3/18

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations: To Martial house on winning Interhouse Athletics. Our sincere thanks to all who came along to support. It was an enjoyable day!

Grade 7 Open Day: Takes place this Friday at 10am. Please continue to spread the word.

Triangular Athletics: Takes place on Saturday 24 March. Please note that this is a COMPULSORY event for pupils.

End of Term: School ends on Wednesday 28 March with Consultation for all Form 1, Form 4 and Upper 6s between 8am and 1pm. Non-Consulting Forms are free to leave for the holidays from 1pm on Tuesday 27 March. All pupils are to have left hostel by 5pm on Wednesday 28 March.

Holiday Programme: Cambridge examinations start 30 April. As such, there is an academic programme which will run from 16 to 27 April. Details to follow in a separate letter.

Holiday Buses: 

  • Harare Bus – End of Term – There will be a bus to Harare on Wednesday 28 March for those who are not involved in Consultation Day. The bus is scheduled to arrive at Prince Edward School at 1pm. Tickets – $20 each, payable by Friday 23 March.
  • Harare Bus – Holiday School – There will be a bus from Harare to Gweru on Sunday 15 April departing from Prince Edward School at 12noon. Tickets – $20 each, payable by Wednesday 11 April.
  • Bulawayo Bus – End of Term – Subject to viable numbers, there will be a bus to Bulawayo on Wednesday 28 March for those who are not involved in Consultation Day. The bus is scheduled to arrive at Ascot Shopping Centre at 10:30am.  Tickets – $15each, payable by Friday 23 March.
  • Bulawayo Bus – Holiday School – Subject to viable numbers, there will be a bus from Bulawayo to Gweru on Sunday 15 April departing from Ascot Shopping Centre at 2pm. Tickets – $15each, payable by Wednesday 11 April.

* Proof of Payment is to be sent to bursar@mcc.ac.zw and admin@mcc.ac.zw Note that all bookings are subject to our confirmation.

Extra-City Buses: Are keen to assist with end of term transport, particularly for Hwange-Victoria Falls based parents. They have indicated that they can collect pupils from the school at end of term. For those who are interested in this bus service – please contact Jeremiah on 0777 805 827 / 0775 205 200.

Reflection: “Let your lives be built on Him.” Col 2:7

Newsflash 8/3/17

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Interhouse Athletics: Times as above. Your support at this event is always appreciated. A reminder that this event is compulsory for all pupils, as is the Triangular Athletics meet on Saturday 24 March.

Lower 6 Camp: Please note that the campers will now leave on Monday 12 March and return on Friday 16 March by 3pm.

Grade 7 Open Day: Friday 16 March at 10am. Please help us put the word out and feel free to circulate the attached flyer.

Congratulations: To our Boys Basketball team who this past weekend won the U20 tournament hosted by Regina Mundi. Special mention of Thokozani Mrewa who was deemed “The Most Valuable Player of the Tournament” and was the top basket shooter, as well as Jeffrey Mhlanga who was recognised as “The Most Disciplined Player”. Congratulations to the team who were also awarded “The Most Disciplined Team” of the tournament.

Congratulations: To Tadiwanashe Maravanyika who has had the privilege of being invited by Cricket Zimbabwe to do cricket net practices with the international cricket teams who are currently in Zimbabwe for the World Cup Qualifiers. 

Reflection: As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” Psalm 18:30 (NKJV)

Avoiding Regrets – Parenting Seminar

Thank you to Dr Justice Marwisa for his time an input into our parents on the topic of how to avoid regrets as parents. Herewith the slides from his presentation.

We look forward to the next seminar next term.

Basketball Boys have a good weekend!

Congratulations to our First Team Boys Basketball players who had a good tournament at Regina Mundi this past weekend.

They won 3 games and lost one in the qualifying rounds. They won the semi-final game against Shungu and progresses to the final where they won against Kwekwe High School.

Special mention is also to be made of Thokozani Mrewa who was deemed ‘The Most Valuable Player’ of the tournament and ‘The Top Basket Scorer’ of the tournament.

Jeffrey Mhlanga was awarded ‘The Most Disciplined Player’ of the tournament, and the team were awarded ‘The Most Disciplined Team’ of the tournament! Well done, Gents! #MyEagleMyPride

Mother-Daughter Camp – The Daughters give feedback…

Some of the Feedback from the Daughters:

  • I really enjoyed this mother-daughter camp. I got time to bond with my mother. I learnt that it really is a good thing to have a good relationship with your mother because they have gone through a lot for us to be here. For instance my mum really sacrificed a lot by coming all the way from Hwange to have time with me and get to bond. We had a great time together and we learnt new ways of continuing to grow and have a stronger relationship. We both also learnt to communicate and understand each other. I am grateful for my mother and above all I am grateful to God for making this weekend a time to enjoy and learn more with my mother. Kudzaishe Gwesu

 

  • How exciting was this camp? On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate it a 10 out of 10 because that’s how fun and interesting it was. The food was scrumptious, the activities were so fun, and not forgetting the animals here at the Park. What I learnt from this camp is that it is good to bond with your mum and getting closer to her creates that special bond which makes you two stronger. Another something that I learnt from this camp is that not all mums are perfect and everyone makes mistakes but they try their best to make sure that we have the best and if one angers the other one, it’s goof to tell each other that, “I was wrong”. Rutendo Madyegasva

 

  • Camp has been such an extra-ordinary extraordinary, enjoyable, fun and an amazing experience. I thank God, the school and my mom for being able to provide because we have learnt a lot about how we are vessels for the Master’s use. We have also learnt to love and listen to each other and how much our parents care for us even when they shout and go all out, it’s their way of telling us they just want the best for us. Vimbai Gwimbi

 

  • It was very exciting and beneficial. I really enjoyed the food and activities. It mended relationships, improved interactions and brought love to families. Tatenda Machikicho

 

  • The camp was really fun. Bonding with my mother was one of the things that I enjoyed the most. I learnt that my mother is the right person from God as much as she isn’t perfect and together as mother and daughter, we are vessels.

 

  • Mother-Daughter camp was one fun and jolly good experience. We spent a lot of time with our parents and it was a time I won’t forget. There are some topics that were awkward to talk about but we adapted to it because awkwardness is overrated. I got a chance to play with my mom because at home, mothers are always bust. I learnt about fairness and why mothers are overprotective and how us children should understand that mothers are not perfect, we all make mistakes! Unouyashe Mukwewa

 

  • This was a great experience. I got time to bond with my mum. We did a lot of activities that made our relationship stronger. We also got some ‘hints’ on how to discover the use that the Master has for us. Timukudzeishe Dondo

 

  • This weekend was very eye-opening. I learnt that I can’t get what I don’t receive. I really liked the coded-conversations idea. I never knew that my mom and I were a unit. I just really hope that the bond stays and that I do not forget and start dealing with my problems alone again.