Information Resource Centre Project

A few years ago a decision was taken by the Parents’ Body of Midlands Christian College to undertake the design and construction of an Information Resource Centre. This multipurpose building is to consist of a library; careers resource centre; audio-visual resource room and an auditorium. 

The visuals below illustrate the details of the project. 

This is a large scale project with an estimated construction cost of approximately USD1 200 000.

Parents have supported this endeavour through payments of a levy towards this project on a termly basis, as well as fundraising activities such as a ‘Buy-a-Brick’ campaign; golf and fun days, and even through donations. Our pupils are also actively involved in fundraising for this project through activities such as the ‘Earn-a-Brick’ campaign. Money raised so far has covered the initial ground work of designs involving architects and quantity surveyors, as well as the approval of designs and the procurement of some materials towards the project. 

It is the desire of the school and the Parents Assembly Committee to see ground breaking soon and the completion of this project ensuing, so that both the pupils of Midlands Christian College and the community at large can start to benefit from this facility. 

We are looking for partners to join with us to let this vision soon become a physical reality! If you are interested in knowing more or contributing, towards this project – please let us know! The contact person at the school is the Deputy Head – Mrs Deysel – who can be reached on deputyhead2@mcc.ac.zw / 0772 570 772 or the Parents Assembly Committee Chairperson – Mr Tombindo – who can be reached on rtombindo@yahoo.co.uk / 0772 359 500.

 

 

 

Newsflash 25/3/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome: We especially welcome our Form 1 Class of 2021 into the Eagles’ Nest, as well as other new pupils, as they settle into the routines of physical school. For the more ‘familiar’ faces – we love seeing them again! We ask the Lord’s blessing and strength for all. 

The Daily Programme: Please take note of the programme which is in effect until 31 March:

MORNING PROGRAMME

  • Virtual Assembly: Monday & Friday: 7:40-7:55am
  • Physical & Virtual Form Period: Wednesday: 7:40-7:55am
  • Physical & Virtual Briefing: Tuesday & Thursday: 7:40-7:55am
  • Physical & Virtual Lessons: 8:00am to 1:00pm

AFTERNOON PROGRAMME 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2:00-3:00pm

Catch up, Homework, Study, May/June exam preparation

Wednesday 2:00-3:00 Clubs

Monday & Wednesday: 3:00-4:00pm

F1, 3, L6 Fitness

F2, 4, U6: Catch up, Homework, Study, May/June exam preparation

Tuesday & Thursday:3:00-4:00pm

F2, 3, U6 Fitness: 

F1, 3, L6: Catch up, Homework, Study, May/June exam preparation

Technical Challenges: We continue to encounter challenges in this area with our IT team working with the relevant service providers to rectify the issues. 

Adjustment to Assessment 2 Window: Please be advised that the marks window for Assessment 2 will now close on 31 March. Please continue to encourage your children to complete all given assignments as set by their teachers. 

NIAA Eisteddfod: Some of our pupils are taking part in the virtual component of this year’s National Institute of the Allied Arts Vocal and Instrumental Festival. Please see the schedule for when the ‘top performances’ per categories will be release on social media and watch to see where our Eagles will then feature!

Virtual Open Evening: Inviting all interested parties to join us for our Virtual Open Evening 

Friday 26 March

6pm – 7pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAude-orzMvHNw2ckDjYqQj_evYkCtodo5t 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to interested parties. 

From the Head’s Desk – Newsletter 1 of 2021

Dear MCC Family,

Introduction

Welcome everyone to 2021, the  Year of Flourishing. We will draw inspiration from Colossians 3:23 which says that in everything you do you should “work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” By the Lord’s grace we will flourish, building on our foundation, which is, our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and grow in our understanding and application of our MCC Eagle’s Creed. 

Because of Christ and His love for us we shall continue to soar on wings like eagles, we will run and not grow weary, we will walk and not be faint. During the course of the year our devotions, assemblies and spiritual formation programs will be organized into monthly themes based on our Eagle’s Creed. Below are the guidelines for the monthly themes that will guide us during the year.

  • January – A focused Eagle
  • February – God is at the centre of everything I do
  • March – A responsible citizen
  • April – Teachable
  • May – Secure 
  • June – Adaptable
  • July – A critical thinker
  • August – An exemplary leader  
  • September – A confident team player
  • October – I engage in a health physically active lifestyle
  • November – I ride the storm
  • December – Once and Eagle, always and Eagle. 

During the course of January you are encouraged to “keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always. Follow the example of all that we have imparted to you and the God of peace will be with you in all things.” Philippians 4:8-9. Our verse for the month is Isaiah 26:3 which assures us that He will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in Him. We should focus on that which is good and positive, keeping our eyes off anything that is negative. 

Whilst these scriptures are encouraging we do not take lightly the difficult times we live in, knowing that there are those among us who have been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are some who have been affected through the death of a loved one or through loss of revenue. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered loss of one kind or another during this time and we encourage you to reach out for any support we may be able to offer. 

Our Identity

It is imperative for all parents and students to appreciate that we offer a holistic education which makes our students marketable internationally. The education we give our students goes beyond the classroom and is aimed at developing a complete adult capable of competing in a variety of environments and cultures. As a reminder for us all below is our vision which highlights our commitment to educating the whole individual. Whilst results are important, we want to stress the role of character building in the eventual success of our students when they embark on their careers.

Our Vision is:  

1. To educate pupils from a Christian perspective in a Christian environment for responsible adulthood (Proverbs 22:6) 

2. To equip pupils with life skills for further education, work and service, through sound teaching and learning techniques, aimed at achieving effectiveness and excellence (Ephesians 4:11-15) 

3. To impact pupils and the community with Christian values through motivated, committed, highly qualified teachers (Isaiah 55:4-6) 

Based on our foundation as a Christian school we seek to develop a set of key skills in all our students that allow them to maximise on the many opportunities they will be presented with as adults. It is key that each child leaves the College as a responsible citizen of his/her country as well as being a citizen of the world, with good character, critical thinking, creativity, the ability to work in collaboration with others and being able to communicate effectively. 

We seek to adapt the original 5Cs of 21st Century Learning to our specific needs and identity. As in the diagram below, the most important C is Christ-likeness which is at the centre of everything we do. It is important that we all appreciate the role that both our academic and core curricular activities play in moulding each student in the way we have laid. 

2021 Calendar – Academic Session 1

Our main calendar dates for this session are:

Start of session; Tuesday, 12th January

Mid-session Break: Friday, 19th – Monday 22nd February

End of session: Wednesday, 31st March

Total days: 58

 

Below are our key weekly activities which parents should take note of.

Mondays:

Assembly 7:40am – 7:55am

Sports 4:00pm – 4:40pm (Forms 1, 3, L6)

Tuesdays:

Sports 4:00pm – 4:40pm (Forms 2, 4, U6)

Wednesdays:

Form Time 7:40am – 7:55am 

Clubs 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Sports 4:00pm – 4:40pm (Forms 1, 3, L6)

Thursdays:

Sports 4:00pm – 4:40pm (Forms 2, 4, U6)

Fridays:

Assembly 7:40am – 7:55am

 

Office Opening 

Please be advised that the office has been open during the Zimsec exam season but only with skeleton staff due to lockdown regulations. Any parents wishing to get in touch with us are encouraged to send emails instead of trying to phone or coming to the school as they may not necessarily be successful in making contact with us. As we get to the end of the Zimsec exam period our administrative staff will become more scarce and parents are encouraged to use email for any issues they need clarified.  

Some parents have asked what the position is regarding the opening of physical school. At this stage we are still waiting for direction from the ministry regarding physical school. We will advise parents once we have more clarity. In the meantime we continue to offer quality instruction on our virtual Google Classroom platform.

Textbooks & Exercise Books

I would like to clarify the position regarding issuing and distributing books to students. With regards to use of physical text books, please note that due to COVID-19 risks and movement restrictions, we are making use of e-books and other online resources instead of issuing out physical textbooks. These resources have been posted in Google Classroom for each subject, and students who have been cleared can access them.

Please also note that for the same reason, we are not issuing out note books. Pupils submit their work into Google Classroom in typed form and in scanned copies of the written work. Those who do not have scanners can download ‘Cam Scanner’ onto their phones so as to capture the image on the phone and upload into Google Classroom. We do recommend that parents buy exercise books for students to write notes in and for those not comfortable with typing to write their assignments before scanning. Necessary fee adjustment for the usual provision of note and exercise books by the school will be done in due course. 

Cambridge 2020 Results

We congratulate these students for their wonderful performances. These results are a reflection of the hard work that has gone into the academics aspect of our education. I must also add that this is also a reflection of the varied levels of ability and speed at which different students learn. As a College we do not just focus on the best students but want to achieve success with students of all abilities and this may in some cases cause a distortion in analysis. We will also be engaging more with parents over the next few weeks on some of our compulsory subjects such as AS English to ensure that we are aligned on the value of such subjects.  

Whilst we celebrate those who performed outstandingly it is important to highlight that passing or failing in and of itself does not define an individual’s future. Those who passed may not necessarily succeed if they fail to apply the knowledge that led to their passing. By the same token those who failed need not despair as they will have leant some valuable lessons that, if applied correctly, may lead to their eventual success in the future. We therefore encourage those who passed to remember the other valuable lessons they leant and those who did not make it to reset and attempt to sit the subjects they did not pass. Both must remember that if they master the 7Cs they will be sure to succeed. 

Parent Engagement

Over the last week we have held virtual meetings with parents to discuss the progress we are making during this virtual session and also to capture concerns parents have. We conducted meetings for form 1 and 2 parents on Tuesday 26 January,  for form 3 and 4 parents on Wednesday 27 January and on 28 January we met with L6 and U6 parents. 

We will have these meetings every 3 weeks to ensure that we continue to develop the partnership between the College and the parents. The education process needs to be a partnership between us especially in this season of virtual learning. We need parents to ensure that students maintain good discipline and attend all lessons that they are supposed to attend. The next round of meetings will focus on parent feedback and issues as well as discussing career issues with parents of the older students. 

One of the key roles parents play in this partnership is the payment of fees. We thank parents who have managed to pay their fees in full and encourage others to urgently catch up on their fees payments to ensure that we can continue to offer quality service to their children. 

Student Discipline

As we continue with online lessons may parents note that students are expected to log in to all learning platforms (Zoom and Google Meet) using their college email addresses. Kindly note that a student is expected to use their own email address and identity when logging in for lessons and should under no circumstances ever share their log in details with anyone else. Sharing log in details is a serious offence and will lead to disciplinary action being taken by the college. 

We have also noticed that some students deliberately miss lessons and lie to their parents about reasons for not attending their classes. We ask all parents to kindly ensure that they are familiar with their child’s timetable so that they assist us in ensuring that all lessons are attended. If parents are in the home we recommend periodic checking in to see what the child is doing and keep an eye on their behaviour. 

We would also like to recommend that parents invest in effective programs to monitor their child’s online activity. This may need to be discussed with the child and also depends on the trust levels between parent and child. Younger children may need more regulating than the older students. Programs such as Covenant Eyes are useful in keeping the students accountable and also ensuring that online distractions are kept to a minimum. Technology has lots of advantages when used responsibly, but can also lead to destructive habits when usage is not controlled.

Sports & Clubs 

To ensure that we are sufficiently educating the whole child we have found ways of integrating sports and clubs into our virtual program. Our sports and cubs started this week on Monday 25 January, 2021. We ask all parents to ensure that their children attend these sessions as well. This program is an important aspect of developing key interpersonal skills for teenagers and also helps them to deal with the social challenges associated with lengthy periods of lockdown.

Sports Schedule is as follows:

4:00pm – 4:40pm

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

Form 2s, 4s, Upper 6s – Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Sports Classroom Codes are: U6 Sports – maoaeb4: L6 Sports – iotgfkz; F4 Sports – b6bb56m; F3 Sports – ujfvchy; Form 2 Sports: zt2652h; F1 Sports – cshiinv.

Students join by accepting their invitation to the appropriate sports Google Classroom or by using the classroom codes above. Attendance, just like lessons and clubs, is compulsory Students must join their sports meet promptly at 4pm on both allocated days in a week and must be dressed in school sports kit, with their cameras on at all times. 

Club Classroom Codes were sent out on email and students should have completed the registration process last week. They can join their chosen club on Wednesdays between 2:30 and 3:30pm. Students can also find these codes on the virtual notice board.

Prayer Points

Let us continue 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. Thanksgiving for the rains that the whole country has been receiving and pray that we will have a substantial increase in the country’s harvest.
  2. Thank the Lord for His protection in this difficult time. It is not because we are clever that we are spared but by His grace. 
  3. Pray for our students and teachers as they plough through the syllabus whilst also taking advantage of the opportunity to learn valuable life lessons which is not easy to do virtually. Let us pray especially for the F1 and L6 students who are covering new ground and need encouragement as the work may seem difficult in the initial stages.
  4. Pray for all families who have lost loved ones over the last month. 
  5. Pray for all those who are unwell and in need of the Lord’s healing hand 
  6. Pray for God’s continued protection of all our parents, students, staff, board, management and workers. 
  7. 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. 

Yours sincerely, 

T. L. Mkhosana

Headmaster

 

Update on Term 1, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Further to our communication earlier this week I wish to confirm for you that there will be no physical school starting on 12 January 2021. Instead we will resume virtual classes on 12 January 2021. Lessons will be as per the normal timetable online. Individual class timetables will be sent out by Mr Sachinda and the IT department in due course.

At the end of last term we said goodbye to Mr Somerai and Miss Ndhlela. We welcome Mr Stalielson Ndlovu one of our former Eagles who joins the staff in the Science and Languages department. As a result we also have allocated new responsibilities to some of the staff members. The new roles are as follows:

IT Administrator: Mr Mashungu

TIC Spiritual formation, Camps and Form Teachers: Mrs Sibanda

TIC Counselling: Mrs Nyamondo

TIC Lifeskills: Mr S Ndlovu

TIC Health and Environment: Mrs Chakamanga

Eagle House Parent: Dr Chawira

We wish these teacher all of God’s blessing and leading as their conduct these very important duties.

We will conduct online orientation for all form 1 students and other new students on Monday 11 January from 11am to 1pm. Further details will be sent to all new students before the end of the week.

Regarding our roll out of the google classroom based virtual program we will communicate further on any changes to classes before term resumes. Any students, parents or guardians that have any questions relating to IT should send these to IT support at  it@staff.mcc.ac.zw; it@mcc.ac.zw or Mr Mashungu at mashungut@mcc.ac.zw; mashungut@gmail.com .

In order to orient parents and students on the roll out of the virtual program we will have 2 meetings on Friday 8 January. The first meeting will be from 5pm to 6pm and the second will be from 6pm to 7pm. We will send the meeting links later in the week. We are running 2 meetings due to the meeting limitations in google meet.

Kind Regards

Mr T.L Mkhosana

Headmaster

 

 

From the Headmaster’s Desk

Dear MCC Family,

Introduction

As we look back at the year 2020 and at the last month we marvel at God’s goodness that has followed us throughout this period. Psalm 23 v 6 reads “…goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…..”. We draw strength from that promise in times of trouble. We continued to see the goodness of God during the course of the last month.

This newsletter covers the events and successes of the last 6 weeks as well as looking forward to 2021. The month of November saw the return to physical school of Forms 1 and 2 as well as the completion of public examinations by Form 4, L6 and U6 students. Sadly we said good bye to our U6 leavers who, having completed their 6 years of high school education, now embark on a variety of career paths. 

Career Planning – Unifrog

Choosing a career path is never an easy process and over the last few years we have walked with the students from Form 3 options through L6 subject selection culminating in our recent introduction of the Unifrog platform that assists students to select interest areas that are best suited to their abilities as well as their interests. We hope that this process will equip our students to make the right career choices and set them up for a successful future where they can be both successful and fulfilled.  

End of Year Academic Results

In spite of all the disruptions of the year we managed to continue delivering a good standard of education. The culmination of this were the end of year examinations which were written by the Form 1 to 3 students. Reports for all Form 1, 2 and 3 pupils are now available through the Senatical Parents Portal.  Please make time to review teachers’ comments and your child’s marks for this last academic period. 

The pass rates attained by form were 85% for Form 1, 51% for Form 2 and 88% for Form 3. These were pass rates for students who passed 5 or more subjects. As the majority of form 2s wrote English Maths and Combined Science check point exams whilst some wrote DELF French and a few wrote HSK Chinese exams the ability to obtain more than 5 passes was compromised as the subjects written in public exams were not examined in the end of year internal exams. This gives necessary context to the pass rates. 

There were some very pleasing performances with commendations given. 

Speech Day 2020

On November 26 we conducted our first ever combined virtual and physical speech day. We overcame the Covid-19 restrictions and technical challenges to host a successful event and credit goes to our functions team led by Mrs Deysel and our technical team led by Mr Somerai. We were honoured to be joined by one of our esteemed alumni Mrs Fadzisai Gukuta (nee Musa) who inspired students with her energy and passion. 

2021 Stewards

The highlight of our Speech Day was the appointment of stewards for 2021. This was after a process of voting by all students who wished to do so, deliberations at staff meetings and directors meetings as well as a rigorous interview process. Below is the full list of 2021 stewards.

Headgirl – Zandile Sibanda

Headboy – Edmos Dube-Mabeza

Deputy Headboy and Head of Academics & Library Committee (Boy) – Alban Sianaga 

Deputy Headgirl and Head of Marketing, Dress & General Conduct Committee (Girl) – Panashe Magadza

Head of Kestrel House – Lostancia Mudzengerere

Head of Eagle House – Shaun Sigauke 

Deputy Head of Kestrel House and Head of Environment, Health & Safety (Girl) – Mufarowashe Dhitima

Deputy Head of Eagle House and Head of Marketing, Dress & General Conduct Committee (Boy) – Kudzai Garwe 

Head of Hospitality & Welfare Committee (Girl) – Diya Keshav 

Head of Hospitality & Welfare Committee (Boy) and Head of Bateleur House – Tirimunashe Shumba 

Head of Culture & Entertainment Committee (Girl) and Head of Bateleur House – Genalyn Gazi

Head of Culture & Entertainment Committee (Boy) – Russell Zvavamwe

Head of Assembly Committee (Girl) – Kaylee Ncube

Head of Assembly Committee (Boy) – Leon Msipa

Head of Media and Identification Committee (Girl) – Tinevimbo Chaibva 

Head of Media and Identification Committee (Boy) – Simeon Tivavenge

Head of Missions Committee (Girl) – Matshidiso Chivasa

Head of Missions Committee (Boy) – Kundai-Karl Mpame

Head of Sports Committee (Girl) and Head of Crown House – Elizabeth Msipa

Head of Sports Committee (Boy) and Head of Crown House – Ngonidzashe Mareverwa

Head of Discipline & Locker Committee (Girl) and Head of Martial House – Natasha Jones

Head of Discipline & Locker Committee (Boy) and Head of Martial House – Takunda Denga 

Head of Academics & Library Committee (Girl) – Samantha Mpepu

Head of Environment, Health & Safety (Boy) – Anotidaishe Chinanayi

The leadership group of this stewards team was bolstered by the appointment of Hostel Heads and Deputies outside of the top group of College Heads and Deputies. This is in recognition both of the leadership potential in this group of students and the need to be extra vigilant in ligt of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is also important that I remind all that this list represents only a small part of our leadership team. There will be many more student leaders during 2021. The U6 students who will not be stewards, the incoming L6s and the peer leaders in each form will form a wider leadership group that will help to foster a strong College culture based on our Eagle’s Creed and the Lord’s example of servant leadership.

Sports & Clubs 

Through the CHISZ Sports Directors we obtained permission from the SRC to be allowed to engage in safe sporting activities in a phased approach. Sports such as swimming, cross country and tennis were cleared whilst others such as cricket, soccer and basketball were not cleared but non-contact skills and fitness training in sports such as these were allowed. This was a positive development that allowed students to engage in a healthy lifestyle in line with our Eagle’s Creed. Most clubs also resumed their normal weekly meetings.

We hope to engage in more sports next term with fixtures having been finalized for cricket, athletics and tennis as we move into the next phase of the return to sports.  We ask that parents to ensure students bring their own equipment such as tennis rackets, cricket bats, pads and other essential equipment to avoid sharing and limit risk. 

2021 – The Year of Flourishing 

I am looking forward to 2021 almost as a young child looks forward to his father coming home with goodies, because we have a Father who loves us and desires to give us good things. I look forward to all the goodness the Lord has in store for us. For us as a College 2021 will be a Year of Flourishing. In 2021 we will draw inspiration from Colossians 3:23 which encourages one, that in everything we do to “work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” We will flourish, building on our foundation, which is, our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and grow in our understanding and application of our MCC Eagle’s Creed. Because of Christ and His love for us we shall continue to soar on wings like eagles, we will run and not grow weary, we will walk and not be faint. 

We are Eagles and Eagles flourish even in the middle of the storm. The storm that is Covid-19 continues to rage on and the more it does the more we put our trust in the Lord. As the apostle Paul declared in Hebrews 10v39 “we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” We will prevail as Eagles always do. 

During the course of next year our devotions, assemblies and spiritual formation programmes will be organized into monthly themes based on our Eagle’s Creed. Below are the guidelines for the monthly themes that will guide us during the year.

January – A focused Eagle

February – God is at the center of everything I do

March – A responsible citizen

April – Teachable

May – Secure 

June – Adaptable

July – A critical thinker

August – An exemplary leader  

September – A confident team player

October – I engage in a health physically active lifestyle

November – I ride the storm

December – Once and Eagle, always and Eagle. 

Goodbyes

Sadly we say goodbye to Miss Ndhlela and Mr Somerai at the end of the year. Miss Ndhlela has been with the College for 18 years having trained as a teacher at the Midlands Christian Training Centre (MCTC). Mr Somerai has been in the establishment since Grade 1, attended MCS then MCC before moving onto MCTC after which he returned to the College as a teacher. Both have been key members of our management team and we wish them well in their career moves. As an institution we celebrate the success they have had whilst here and pray that the Lord will continue to bless them with further success in life generally and their work in particular.

We also said goodbye to Miss Levison in August and Miss Magadza in December. Both filled in key gaps on our staff and had a significant amount of impact in a very short space of time. 

In addition we said goodbye to the U6 students. As is our tradition we held a farewell lunch for the leavers appropriate for the Covid-19. Below are a couple of pictures from this event. Some of our younger students will continue their studies at other institutions particularly those outside the country who have been affected by travel restrictions. We wish their parents could find a way to maintain their association with the College and if that is not possible we pray that they will adjust well to their new schools.

Parent Consultations

During two consultative meetings our parents approved our 2021 fee structure. The 2021 Term 1 fee structure was emailed separately for parents’ attention. During the course of the term we have had several consultative meetings with parents on a variety of subjects. Meetings regarding fees, virtual programmes, preparation for physical school resumption and Covid-19 measures among other pressing issues provided for the opportunity to build the partnership between staff and parents. Our use of Survey Monkey to generate surveys to get parent feedback further enhanced this interaction. 

This level of consultation will continue in 2021. One of the positive spin offs from the Covid-19 has been the ability to communicate virtually allowing us to interact more often with parents and other stakeholders. Had things been normal we would have probably only managed two or three physical meetings. We would like to encourage more parents to participate in these interactions between College management and parents. The health of any private educational institution is reflected by the health of its interactions with its parent body.

Parents Assembly Resource Center Project Update

We thank the Parent body for their continued support of this project. On December 10 a pre-tender site visit happened for the foundation level of the PA driven Resource Centre project. We are excited by this development and look forward to the appointment of the contractor and the foundation level construction commencing in the new year.

Office Opening Hours

The office will be opened every working day until Monday 21 December 2020. We will reopen again on 4 January 2021. We will be closed from 22 December 2021 to 3 January inclusive of those dates. Working hours will be 8am to 4pm on the days when the office will be open. 

Conclusion 

In conclusion I would like to thank all students, parents, staff, board members, alumni and other stakeholders who have made this difficult year more palatable. Being new to the institution I really felt welcomed by the whole College community. The parent involvement, though virtual in the main, underpinned the reality of the partnership between the College and the parent body. Our interface with parents is made easier through the Parents Assembly Committee (commonly referred to as the PAC) led by Mr Robert Tombindo. This is a group of parents who sacrifice their time to ensure a positive relationship between parents and the College. We also thank our board led by our Chairman, Mr Caston Musa, for the sound advice they always give us as we look to run a sustainable and successful institution.

We look forward to a continuation of these healthy relationships as we look to mold successful Eagles. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year. A lot of us will be happy to see the end of 2020. For those who will travel to different locations we pray for safe travel. God bless you all and see you next year.

Yours sincerely, 

T. L. Mkhosana

Headmaster

Newsflash 2/12/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Term 1 2021 Fees Meeting – Please join us this evening at 6pm prompt for our Term 1 2021 Fees Meeting, making use of the following Google Meet Code: meet.google.com/zep-ucpz-apy

Form 2 Forum – This meeting is for ALL Form 2 Parents and Guardians and will be held virtually on Tuesday 8 December at 6pm. Items on the agenda include O Level Pathways, Subject Combinations and associated logistics and expectations. Attendance is expected from all. Please use the following Google Meet Code: meet.google.com/ivo-pgbg-nnb

Term 3 Closing Date – A reminder that we remain guided by the Ministry of Education on this front with the date still set for 18 December. If there are any changes to this we will inform you. 

Career Update: Unifrog: In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we will now be using Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform for all of our pupils (inclusive of this year’s Form 4s and Upper 6s) All students now have access to this excellent website through their school gmail accounts, with most of our pupils who are at school having already spent some time exploring this platform. 

Unifrog brings into one place undergraduate university courses, apprenticeships, and college courses from various countries around the globe. 

Additionally, the platform helps students successfully apply for these opportunities by using Unifrog to write their personal statement, applications and CVs and guiding them through the process, allowing teachers to give live feedback.

The Careers Library has over 1000 career profiles, including qualifications and skills needed, interview with industry professions and labour market information as well as exploring what a working week in that profession would look like. 

We encourage you to connect with your child about this platform and explore it together!  

Reflection: “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel” Isaiah 7:14

2021 Enrolment

Enrolment is currently underway for 2021.

You can download the application forms off the Admissions Page of our website. Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more!

Newsflash 25/11/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Speech Day: Thank you to those who managed to join us for our Speech Day. Our sincere apologies about having to abandon the Guest Of Honour’s Speech due to a technology glitch at the time. Please follow this link to view it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McbmAOd2eI4

Congratulations to all prize winners, to appointed College Stewards and to Crown House for winning the McLean Overall Cup. Please view our Speech Day Gallery on our website. 

  

 

End of Year Examinations: These are currently underway with all Form 1, 2, and 3s finishing on Friday. 

Form 2 Forum: This event will be a virtual event on Wednesday 9 December at 6pm. In advance of this meeting you will be sent information on your child’s academic performance and therefore the recommended pathway for O Level subjects and examinations. Meet code will follow. 

Reflection: “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.’” Mark 10:27 

Newsflash 29/10/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Parents Meeting – Thursday 29 October – We remind all Form 1, Form 2, Form 3 and Lower 6 parents of the invitation you received to tonight’s engagement meeting. We will be starting at 6pm with the agenda as follows:

1.       COVID 19 Compliance 

2.       2020 Term 3 Programme

a.       Term calendar

b.       Academic programme

c.       Sports programme

3.       2021 Term 1 Programme

a.       Academic offering

b.       Sports & Camps

4.       Discipline Issues

5.       AOB – Questions and Answers

Please use this link/Google Meet code sent to you to join. 

May-June CIE Certificates – The May-June 2020 IGCSE and AS CIE examination certificates are ready for collection from the Front Office. Parents and Guardians are invited to come and sign and collect their child’s certificates. These certificates are very important and are not easily replaced so should be well looked after. 

Parcels for Boarders – Having received numerous requests from parents to send parcels to their boarder children, we sought medical advice on our current ‘no parcel’ policy and will as such, be making an adjustment. Any parcel sent to the school must be well wrapped in plastic as will be disinfected on arrival. The parcel will also be held in a form of quarantine for three days before distribution.

Form 4 and Upper 6 Boarder Checking Out Expectations: 

In the case where one’s final examination ends too late to allow for a boarder to sign out on the day of their last examination, the pupil must be signed out from hostel by the end of the next day. 

MCC 2018 Magazine – The outstanding 2018 College magazine was recently distributed to all legible Form 3 to Upper 6 pupils, and will be issued to legible Form 2 pupils on their return to physical school. We apologise for the delay in distribution. 

Important Calendar Dates

  • October 26: Physical Lessons commence for Form 3s, Virtual Lessons resume for Form 2s and Form 1s. 
  • November 9: Physical lessons commence for Form 2s and Form 1s.
  • November 13: 2021 Form 1 Orientation Programme.
  • November 16: Physical Lessons commence for Lower 6s. 
  • November 18: C.I.E October-November examination session ends. 
  • November 19: End of Year Examinations commence for Form 3s
  • November 21 Speech Day Event 
  • November 23: End of Year Examinations commence for Form 2s and Form 1s
  • November 27: End of Year Examinations End for all Form 1s, 2s & 3s
  • December 6Hostel Christmas Function 
  • December 7: GLS Pupil Development 
  • December 10: Form 2 Forum 
  • December 18 Term 3 – Official Closing Date
  • January 4 2021 – Term 1 Begins

Reflection: “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” Romans 8:28 (AMP)

Newsflash 21/10/2020

Clearance Procedures: – All Form 4 and Upper 6 pupils need to complete the clearance process. Clearance Forms are issued to pupils and should be completed and submitted to Mrs Sango before one leaves after their final examination in order for one to receive their examination access codes. This process includes the signing back in of all text books and equipment with the relevant departments. 

Form 4 and Upper 6 Boarder Checking Out Expectations: – In the case where one’s final examination ends too late to allow for a boarder to sign out on the day of their last examination, the pupil must be signed out from hostel by the end of the next day. 

Return to Physical School: – A reminder that as pupils return to physical school, all pupils must have triple layered masks. These masks are hard to find so we recommend that you engage a tailor – there is no restriction with regards to colour, but no inappropriate symbols or words. Masks must have the pupil’s name permanently marked on the mask.

Form 3 Boarder Signing in Time: – Physical school commences for Form 3s on Monday 26 October. Check in time for boarders is 12noon – 5pm on Sunday 25 October. 

Library Books: – A reminder that all pupils are asked to bring at least two books to contribute towards the school library. Books can be reasonable second hand books, or new ones. Books can be surrendered directly to the Librarian. 

Lesson Resumption Reminders:

Form 1s and 2s – Resume virtual lessons on Monday 26 October and commence physical lessons on 9 November

Form 3s – Physical lessons commence on Monday 26 October

Lower 6s – Physical lessons commence on Monday 16 November

End of Year Examinations: – For Form 1s, 2s and 3s will run from 19 November to 27 November 

Reflection:

“For he who sows to his flesh will of his flesh reap corruptions, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” Galatians 6:8