Newsflash 11/3/2020

Congratulations – To all of the Allied Arts participants. The Midlands chapter of this national festival was certainly very entertaining. Detailed results are attached but the summary of the number of winners in each grade is as follows:

      Honours – 10

      1st Grade Plus – 8 

      1st Grade – 10

      2nd Grade Plus – 10

      2nd Grade – 8

      3rd Grade Plus – 3

      3rd Grade – 5

The Senior Marimba Band will be taking part in the Marimba Challenge at Prince Edward School on Friday, 13 March, at 3:15pm. We strongly encourage you to take time to go along to this event. It is an incredible event to watch. 

Junior Boys and Girls Afternoon – Please note that on Friday 13 March all Form 1 and Form 2 pupils will be required to be at school until 5pm as they take part in a programme being run by our Counselling Department. All pupils must have their Bibles and a note book on them. Dress Code is casual with girls wearing tops in the colours for International Women’s Day (White/Purple/Green).

Form 3 Careers Afternoon – All Form 3s will be required at school 2pm – 4pm on Friday 13 March for this Careers session. Day scholars may be collected at 4pm on this day. 

Athletics Results – Well done to our athletics teams. The sprints team took part in the Watershed Sprints Challenge last weekend and placed 5th out of 10 schools. The boys relays and field team took part in the CBC invitational yesterday and placed 3rd out of 5 schools. 

Upcoming Events –

  • Fri 13/3
  • Form 1 & 2 Boys and Girls Bonding Afternoon 1pm – 5pm @ MCC – Compulsory 
  • Marimba Challenge @ PE – 3:15pm

Upcoming Events Contd –

  • Form 3 Careers Afternoon 2pm – 4pm @ MCC – Compulsory
  • Interact Trip to Shurugwi Prison 1pm – 5pm

   – Sat 14/3

  • Girls Volleyball – all teams vs Westridge @Westridge – 10am
  • Boys Volleyball – 1sts team vs Bernard Mzeki College @ MCC – 10am
  • Imagine Zimbabwe Band Competition @ Music Crossroads Academy – 11am

Allied Arts – Detailed Results Breakdown

Honours

Vocal Solo – African Religious

Matshidiso Chivasa

Vocal Solo – African Contemporary

Kudzai Garwe

Choirs – African Contemporary

MCC Choir

Vocal Solo – Jazz

Tadiwanashe Takaendisa

Rufaro Mataruse

Marimba Ensemble

MCC Dream Team – Gavin Magwenzi, Caleb Hadzirabwi, Joshua Nyamutora, Tinotenda Warambwa, Isheanesu Nyamadzi, Alban Sianaga and Edmos Dube-Mabeza 

Vocal Ensemble – Western

GLEE – Karl Makahamadze, Tawananyasha Takaendisa, Tanyaradzwa Takaendisa, Zivai Mwenje, Nicole Mpehla, Tapuwa Sherekete, Unouyashe Mukwewa and Rumbidzai Tsododo

Jazz Band 

Senior Band – Simeon Tivavenge, Tinotenda Warambwa, Kevin Chifamba, Alban Sianaga, Ngonidzashe Mareverwa, Sherpard Mathonsi, Kudzai Garwe, Kundai-Karl Mpame and Anotidaishe Chinanayi

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Charlotte Magiya

Rufaro Mataruse

1st Grade Plus

Vocal Solo – African Religious

Vusani Ntuli

Vocal Solo – African Contemporary

Rufaro Mataruse

Choirs – African Gospel

Form Four Choir

Vocal Solo – Jazz

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Vocal Solo – Religious

Tadiwanashe Takaendisa

Marimba Duet

Gavin Magwenzi and Caleb Hadzirabwi

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Kudzaishe Mumba

Grace Moyo

First Grade 

Vocal Solo – African Religious

Munashe Muchedzi

Drumkit Solo

Josaiah Tambudzai

Vocal Solo – Religious

Grace Moyo

Matshidiso Chivasa

Vocal Solo – NIAA Choice

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Woodwind Solo

Sherpard Mathonsi

Piano Solo – Own Choice

Anne-Marie Macklenin

Marimba Ensemble

MCC Junior Marimba Band – Atipaishe Makwangudze, Eden Manyika, Nkosana Ncube, Tinotenda Wenga, Andreas Moyo, William Kasitomo, Simbarashe Mafemera and Nokutenda Tombindo

Jazz Band

Intermediate Band – David Matayaunga, Theodore Masi, Nigel Sibanda, Victor Madziwadondo, Tawanda Mutetwa, Simbarashe Mafemera and Andreas Moyo

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Second Grade Plus

Vocal Duet – African

Unouyashe Mukwewa and Tinotenda Chairuka

Zivai Mwenje and Tapuwa Sherekete

Marimba Solo

Nokutenda Tombindo

Caleb Hadzirabwi

Piano Solo – Own Choice

Daniel Napata

Vocal Duet – Western

Vusani Ntuli and Tariro Mupedza

Jazz Band

Junior Band – Tendai Gumbo, Mercy Manhenda, Josaiah Tambudzai, Nick Milanzi, Thabo Warambwa, Ray Manyau, Tadiwanashe Virima and Daniel Napata

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Tariro Mangwengwende

Second Grade

Vocal Solo – African Contemporary

Sharon Hove

Vocal Duet – African

Shaun Sigauke and Rufaro Mataruse

Violin Solo

Tadiwanashe Virima

Mbira Nhare Duet

Gavin Magwenzi and Caleb Hadzirabwi

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Chrispen Thomu

Third Grade Plus

Mbira Nyunga Nyunga Ensemble

MCC Nyunga Nyunga – Kudakwashe Nyakasaka, Unouyashe Mukwewa, Tadiwanashe Matsika and Rumbidzaishe Chihumelah

MCC Mbira Band – Rutendo Madyegasva, Kudakwashe Nyakasaka and Unouyashe Mukwewa

Guitar Solo

Nigel Sibanda

Third Grade

Vocal Solo – African Religious

Nigel Sibanda

Marimba Solo

Vusani Ntuli

Mbira Nhare Solo

Rutendo Madyegasva

Piano Solo – Own Choice

Tafadzwa Milazi

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars

Anne-Marie Macklenin

NIAA Eisteddfod MCC Performance List

National Institute of Allied Arts – Gweru 2020

Monday 9 March

Vocal Solo – African Religious: Mon 09 Mar 8:30 AM

Nigel Sibanda

Munashe Muchedzi

Vusani Ntuli

Matshidiso Chivasa

Vocal Solo – African Contemporary: Mon 09 Mar 9:45 AM 

Rufaro Mataruse

Kudzai Garwe

Sharon Hove

Drumkit Solo: Mon 09 Mar 10:00 AM

Josaiah Tambudzai

Choirs – African Contemporary: Mon 09 Mar 11:20 AM 

MCC Choir

Choirs – African Gospel: Mon 09 Mar 11:20 AM

Form Four Choir

Vocal Duet – African: Mon 09 Mar 2:50 PM

Unouyashe Mukwewa

Tinotenda Chairuka

Zivai Mwenje

Makanaka Mashungupa

Shaun Sigauke

Rufaro Mataruse

Mbira Nyunga Nyunga Ensemble: Mon 09 Mar 4:00 PM 

MCC Nyunga Nyunga 

Kudakwashe Nyakasaka

Unouyashe Mukwewa

Tadiwanashe Matsika

Rumbidzaishe Chihumelah

MCC Mbira Band

Rutendo Madyegasva

Kudakwashe Nyakasaka

Unouyashe Mukwewa

Vocal Solo – Jazz: Mon 09 Mar 4:50 PM

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Tadiwanashe Takaendisa

Rufaro Mataruse

Vocal Solo – Religious: Mon 09 Mar 4:50 PM

Grace Moyo

Kudzai Garwe

Tadiwanashe Takaendisa

Matshidiso Chivasa

Vocal Solo – NIAA Choice: Mon 09 Mar 4:50 PM

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Marimba Solo: Mon 09 Mar 5:00 PM

Nokutenda Tombindo

Vusani Ntuli

Caleb Hadzirabwi

Marimba Duet: Mon 09 Mar 5:00 PM

Gavin Magwenzi

Caleb Hadzirabwi

Violin Solo: Mon 09 Mar 5:50 PM

Tadiwanashe Virima

Woodwind Solo: Mon 09 Mar 5:50 PM

Sherpard Mathonsi

Guitar Solo: Mon 09 Mar 5:50 PM

Nigel Sibanda

David Matayaunga

Mbira Nhare Solo: Tue 10 Mar 8:30 AM

Rutendo Madyegasva

Mbira Nhare Duet: Tue 10 Mar 8:30 AM

Gavin Magwenzi

Caleb Hadzirabwi

Piano Solo – Own Choice: Tue 10 Mar 9:30 AM

Tafadzwa Milazi

Daniel Napata

Anne-Marie Macklenin

Tuesday 10 March

Marimba Ensemble: Tue 10 Mar 9:45 AM

MCC Junior Marimba Band 

Atipaishe Makwangudze

Eden Manyika

Nkosana Ncube

Tinotenda Wenga

Andreas Moyo

William Kasitomo

Simbarashe Mafemera

Nokutenda Tombindo

MCC Dream Team

Gavin Magwenzi

Caleb Hadzirabwi

Joshua Nyamutora

Tinotenda Warambwa

Isheanesu Nyamadzi

Alban Sianaga

Edmos Dube-Mabeza

Vocal Ensemble – Western: Tue 10 Mar 11:05 AM

GLEE
Karl Makahamadze

Tawananyasha Takaendisa

Tanyaradzwa Takaendisa

Zivai Mwenje

Nicole Mpehla

Tapuwa Sherekete

Unouyashe Mukwewa

Rumbidzai Tsododo

Vocal Duet – Western: Tue 10 Mar 11:05 AM

Kudzaishe Mumba

Tawananyasha Takaendisa

Vusani Ntuli

Tariro Mupedza

Jazz Band: Tue 10 Mar 2:00 PM

Junior Band

Tendai Gumbo

Mercy Manhenda

Josaiah Tambudzai

Nick Milanzi

Thabo Warambwa

Ray Manyau

Tadiwanashe Virima

Daniel Napata

Intermediate Band

David Matayaunga

Theodore Masi

Nigel Sibanda

Victor Madziwadondo

Tawanda Mutetwa

Simbarashe Mafemera

Andreas Moyo

Senior Band

Simeon Tivavenge

Tinotenda Warambwa

Kevin Chifamba

Alban Sianaga

Ngonidzashe Mareverwa

Sherpard Mathonsi

Kudzai Garwe

Kundai-Karl Mpame

Anotidaishe Chinanayi

Vocal Solo – Songs from the Oscars: Tue 10 Mar 2:50 PM

Anne-Marie Macklenin

Chrispen Thomu

Charlotte Magiya

Kudzaishe Mumba

Grace Moyo

Rufaro Mataruse

Anotidaishe Ndoro

Tariro Mangwengwende

Newsflash 4/3/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you – to those who joined us at our Interhouse Athletics! Well done for braving the ‘fresh’ weather and for making the time to be present for your children. Well done to Bateleur on their win. Second place went to Martial and third place to Crown. 

Allied Arts – we look forward to hosting the Midlands chapter of this year’s NIAA Vocal and Instrumental Eisteddfod on Monday 9 March and Tuesday 10 March. This event is a public event and you are welcome to join us. Please see the attached performance schedule for our Eagles who are taking part. We wish them all the best!

Junior Boys and Girls Afternoon – Please note that on Friday 13 March all Form 1 and From 2 pupils will be required to be at school until 5pm as they take part in a programme being run by our Counselling Department. All pupils must have their Bibles and a note book on them. Dress Code is casual with girls wearing tops in the colours for International Women’s Day (White/Purple/Green).

Form 3 Careers Afternoon – All Form 3s will be required at school 2pm – 4pm on Friday 13 March for this Careers session. Day scholars may be collected at 4pm on this day. 

Congratulations – To the following athletes who will be competing at the upcoming Provincial athletics competition – Farai Anthony Kalubi, Lostancia Mudzengerere, Lionel Chihuri, Jessica Manhambo, Leeroy Tapfumaneyi and Evans Chitando.

Congratulations – To Elizabeth Msipa on her bronze medal which she won at the Puma School of Speed Competitions in South Africa this past weekend! ‘Watch this space’ as this talented young athlete continues to carve out her athletic career. 

Staying Up to Date – Please check out our Facebook book page (Midlands Christian College Eagles) or follow us on Instagram (midlandschristiancollege) or Twitter (@EaglesMCC) for photographs and updates.

Upcoming Events:

Fri 6/3

  • National Clean Up Campaign @ Gweru – 8am – 11am (Mr Chigudu’s Shadow Group)
  • U19 Cricket Trials @ Kwekwe Sports Club – 10am – 3:30pm
  • Basketball 3-3 Trials @ Kwekwe High School – 8am – 5pm

Sat 7/3

  • Watershed Sprints Challenge @ Watershed – 8am

REFLECTION: “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

Newsflash 27/2/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations: To our Eagles who took part in national sporting trials this past weekend and were selected into the following teams:

Takurira Tapfuma – U14 Cricket

Nokutenda Tombindo – U16 Squash

Deon Kunjani – U19 Tennis

Interhouse Athletics: A reminder that this takes place on Saturday 29 February and is a compulsory event for all pupils. Pupils are to be at school by 7:20am and will be free to leave at the end of the event – approximately 4:30pm. We invite you to come along and enjoy this day with us. 

 

Partnership Appeals: As we start our preparations for sports next term, we are looking for parents and companies that would like to partner in sponsorship for first team kits as follows:

Girls Basketball

Girls and/or Boys Hockey 

Netball 

Girls and/or Boys Volleyball

Rugby

Soccer

We are also asking for any parents who may have associations with transportation companies for the donation of tarpaulins that are still in reasonable condition for use as covers for our cricket wickets. 

Please engage directly with the Deputy Head in charge of Extra Mural Activities on vp2@mcc.ac.zw on these or any other areas you may be interested in partnering with us in.  

 

Junior Boys and Girls Afternoon: Please note that on Friday 13 March all Form 1 and From 2 pupils will be required to be at school until 5pm as they take part in a programme being run by our Counselling Department.

 

Form 3 Careers Afternoon: All Form 3s will be required at school 2pm – 4pm on Friday 13 March for this Careers session. 

 

Update on Interhouse Activities to Date:

Senior Public Speaking 

1st Martial 

2nd Crown 

3rd Bateleur 

Quiz

1st Crown

2nd Martial

3rd Bateleur

Cross Country 

1st Crown 

2nd Martial 

3rd Bateleur 

Assessment 1

1st Crown

2nd Martial

3rd Bateleur

 

Upcoming Events

Fri 28/2

  • Gweru Soup Kitchen Assisting – 12noon
  • Social Welfare Club visit to Hozheri School – 12noon
  • Interact Club visit to Conemara School – 1pm
  • ATS Senior Debate @ Arundel School 2pm

Sat 29/2

  • Interhouse Athletics – COMPULSORY for all pupils
  • ATS Senior Debate @ Arundel School 8am

 

Reflection: “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love and he relents from sending calamity.” Joel 2:12-13

 

 

Newsflash 20/20/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations: To our top academic achievers for this first assessment period: 

Form 1s: Vakatendeka Chiremba – 9As

Itayi Munda – 9As

Form 2: Khayelihle Ndlovu – 9As

Form 3: Matifadza Mavesere – 10As

Form 4s: Natasha Chikanda – 8As

Takudzwa Machikicho – 8As

Lower 6: Babongile Nkomo – 22 points

Upper 6: Shepherd Zuda – 19 points

A reminder to please be sure to connect with your child this weekend specifically on their academic performance. A collective effort is needed on this front to ensure the success of the individual. For any concerns pertaining to your child’s academic performance, please contact the Academics Director on academics@mcc.ac.zw or  the Deputy Head in charge of Academics on vp1@mcc.ac.zw.

Sports Programme: Note that there will be some changes to our sports programme after Interhouse Athletics on Saturday 29 February – an event to which you are all invited. 

All over-age Form 3 pupils, Form 4s, Lower 6s and Upper 6s are expected to participate in the compulsory swimming programme which will culminate in the Senior Interhouse Swimming Gala event on Tuesday 31 March. As such, if you have a child in the mentioned forms, please ensure that they have a school swimming costume. Participation in swimming is important to us and the minimum level of swimming that we expect of all MCC pupils is to be able swim to save their own lives.

Some pre-season training will also commence for Winter Sports. Note that gum guards are a compulsory part of protective wear for rugby and hockey. 

Partnership Appeals: As we start our preparations for sports next term, we are looking for parents and companies that would like to partner in sponsorship for first team kits as follows:

Girls Basketball

Girls and/or Boys Hockey 

Netball 

Girls and/or Boys Volleyball

Rugby

Soccer

We are also asking for any parents who may have associations with transportation companies for the donation of tarpaulins that are still in reasonable condition for use as covers for our cricket wickets. 

Please engage directly with the Deputy Head in charge of Extra Mural Activities on vp2@mcc.ac.zw on these or any other areas you may be interested in partnering with us in.  

Community Outreach: We salute our pupils on their commitment to community outreach. Social Welfare Club surpassed their target to sponsor school fees for 50 underprivileged pupils this term. Through pupil sacrifice and generosity, they are able to sponsor 100 children for this term! 

Both Social Welfare Club and Interact Club are on a drive now to garner donations of stationery, sanitary wear, toiletries and groceries as they continue to support people in need in our community and as Interact Club prepares to visit the Women’s Section at WhaWha prison. We invite you as parents to partner with us. Donations can be surrendered to the school office. 

Reflection:

“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” Matthew 25:40 (NKJV)

Newsflash 19/2/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

School Bus Arrangements for Exeat: You need to have received confirmation of your child’s booking on the exeat weekend buses in order to be sure that your child has a seat as places were limited and the buses are full. Please liaise on admin@mcc.ac.zw if you have any queries.

The Harare Buses should arrive at Prince Edward School on Thursday between 5-5:30pm. Note that staff will only stay on hand until 5:50pm. Pupils should be back at Prince Edward School by 11:30am on Monday. The bus will not wait for those who are late.

The Hwange-Victoria Falls Bus – Should stop in Bulawayo at Bradfield Shopping Centre at 9:30am on Thursday, by Engen Hwange around 2:30pm and at Cresta Spray View between 4-4:30pm. Pupils to be back at Cresta Sprayview by 6:55am on Monday. 

Senatical Reminder: Our first assessment period for this year has come to a close. We urge you to log in to the Parents’ Senatical Portal to check on your child’s progress and we ask you to engage with your children over this long weekend on their academic performance. The Academics Department is available to you for any direct queries or concerns. Director Academics – Mrs Sango – can be reached on academics@mcc.ac.zw. You may follow the link on our website www.mcc.ac.zw for the Parents Portal log in page. For any assistance pertaining to logging in – please contact us on senatical@mcc.ac.zw

School Supplies: We have noted that some pupils do not have all expected school supplies so as you spend time together this weekend, please check that your child returns to school with replenished and labelled supplies. Please pay particular attention to the following items that we have noted are missing from a number of pupils:

  • Scientific calculators for Mathematics. These are needed by all Form 2 – 4 pupils and any Lower 6 & Upper 6 pupils who are doing Mathematics. 
  • A Bible
  • Umbrella and/or a raincoat
  • Mosquito repellent for boarders
  • Labelled clothes pegs for boarders.

Day Scholar Arrival Times: Please note that day scholars are expected to be at school by 7:10am in the mornings. We have noted that a number are coming late. 

Dress Reminder: Please can girls’ hairstyles be renewed this weekend, and boys have their hair cut. All are to align with school rules as indicated in the Orientation Booklet (which is on our website). Please also cross check girls’ skirt lengths – which should touch the ground when a child kneels. Some girls are in need of new skirts as they have grown! 

Hostel Check In Reminder: Boarders will only be received at hostel from 12noon on Monday 24 February. Note that all boarders are expected to be back in hostel by 5pm and that pupils may be subject to searches. 

Congratulations: to our Senior Boys Basketball team who were awarded the Sportsmanship Shield at the St Johns Tournament this past weekend. 

Upcoming Events:

Fri 21/2 – Sun 23/2 

  • National Cricket Trials – U15s @ CBC, U14s, U16s/U17s @ Falcon. 
  • National Tennis Trials – Boys – U19s @ PE

Interhouse Athletics: Will take place on Saturday 29 February between 8am and 4:30pm. Note that this is a compulsory event for all pupils and that all parents are invited to attend this event. It is always one of our highlights! 

Reflection: “The character of God is a tower of strength, for the lovers of God delight to run into his hear and be exalted on high.” Proverbs 18:10 (TPT)

Newsflash 13/2/202

Thank you: Our sincere thanks to all who joined us for the Parents Assembly AGM and the Term One fees meeting. Your commitment to engagement is sincerely appreciated. To those who joined us for the parenting seminar, we pray that you were enriched!

Exeat Weekend: We are still awaiting a response from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education regarding our application. We are hopeful that a green light will soon be granted in the coming week so that the much deserved traditional mid-term break can still go ahead. Provisionally, be advised that school will end on Thursday 20 February at 12pm and boarders go home til either Sunday or Monday (23 or 24 February) depending on approval outcome. Please take note that Friday 21 February is a public holiday anyway.

Please note that there are however, national cricket and boys tennis trials over this weekend which will affect some of our students. 

School Bus Service for the Long Weekend: Our school buses will be available to ferry pupils to and from Harare.

Tickets are issued on confirmation of payment on a first-come-first served basis. Payment for tickets must be made by Monday 17 February with the proof of payment being sent to admin@mcc.ac.zw and bursar@mcc.ac.zw – please reference your payment “Bus”. Note that tickets must be confirmed through admin@mcc.ac.zw and that places are limited.

Cost $380 one way, $760 return. 

Hwange and Victoria Falls Parents are to please work with the area coordinator – Mrs Machipisa (0772372801) to secure your child’s seat on this bus service. Cost – $780 return. 

Senatical Portal: We ask you regularly take time to check on your child’s progress as reflected in Senatical. Your child’s ongoing academic performance as well as credits and demerits are available for you to check on at any time. We need you as parents to help with ‘positive tension’ by holding your children accountable for their performance. The Academics Department is available to you for any direct queries relating to what you find on this platform. They can be reached on academics@mcc.ac.zw . You may follow the link on our website www.mcc.ac.zw for the Parents Portal log in page. For any assistance pertaining to logging in – please let us know on senatical@mcc.ac.zw

Congratulations: To Fadzai Chimbira, Tinotenda Nyawasha, Charlotte Magiya, Tatenda Gutura, Rumbidzaishe Chihumelah, Laura Dzawo, Unouyashe Mukwewa, William Kasitomo, Adolph Dube, Nigel Sibanda, Lashel Murairwa, Michael Madzimure, Tapiwa Knight, Vusani Ntuli and Leeroy Tapfumaneyi who were all selected into the ATS volleyball teams for their respective age groups. Special mention of Unouyashe Mukwewa who received an individual award for “Best U16 Receiver” and Tapiwa Knight for “Best Server”. 

Congratulations: To Ryan Napata, Shumirai Mudima and Nkosinhle Gwizi who were selected into the CHISZ U19 Boys Basketball team. Congratulations also goes to the team as a whole who were awarded a shield for good sportsmanship. 

Congratulations: To Eden Manyika who placed 6th and Passmore Mabukwa who placed 11th at the Arundel Interschools Cross Country meet. We wish the team all the best as they compete at Lomagundi this weekend. 

Thank you: To all of our pupils who wore something orange with their uniform on Tuesday in support of KIDZCAN. We urge you as our parents to join with us and make a contribution to KIDZCAN Zimbabwe to stand together with Zimbabwean kids who are battling cancer. Ecocash Merchant Code for KIDZCAN is 87391. Every donation helps. 

Upcoming Events

Fri 14/2

  • Interact Trip to Rosedale Children’s Home – 2pm
  • Cross Country @ Lomagundi – 2pm

Sat 15/2

  • Boys Basketball – 1st Team – St Johns Tournament @ St Johns College – 8am 
  • Debate vs Goldridge @ Goldridge – 9am 
  • Southern Sections Swimming Gala – Girls Team @ Bulawayo City Pool – 8:30am
  • Cricket vs CBC – U14s, U16s & 1st Team @ CBC – 8:30am 

Mon 17/2

  • Interhouse Cross Country – 2pm – PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE 

Reflection: 

“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:6-7

Newsflash 6/2/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

PAC AGM and Term 1 Fees Meetings – As indicated, these will be held at 11am on Saturday 8 February. Please find attached the minutes from last year’s AGM as well as the agenda for this year’s meeting. Please note that there will also be a fees meeting. Parents are encouraged to attend this important time of engagement. 

Parenting Seminar – “The joy, challenge and responsibility of parenting God’s children” – Sean Moore – ACSI Southern Africa Director. Invitation is extended to all interested members of our institution and of the public – Tuesday 11 February 6pm – MCGS Hall. There is no charge for this event. 

Examination Registration and Fee Payment Deadline for all Cambridge and HSK April – June examinations – is tomorrow, Friday 7 February. 

Exeat Weekend – We still await official feedback on our exeat weekend application. 

Return of Important Documents – We ask for your cooperation in this area with the return of the 2020 Indemnity Forms and the ICT Policy Documents. Without the return of the signed ICT Policy your child’s access to their device is restricted and learning programmes may be negatively affected. 

Tennis Congratulations – To Karl Makahamadze and Deon Kunjani who were selected into the Southern Region Tennis Team this past weekend. We wish them all the best as they proceed to national trials in a few weeks time. 

We are proud of our girls who took part in the national trails last weekend. In the A Section Daisy Mwenga placed 10th in the country. In the B section Tanatswa Mlauzi’s overall position was 6th and Rutendo Muswera was 8th. Well done, ladies. 

Boys Basketball Congratulations – To Tafadzwa Mudiwa and David Guzha on their selection into the CHISZ U17 Boys Basketball team! 

Athletics Congratulations – Our school team came first in the Zonal stage of the NASH competitions with 26 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 4 bronze medals. 

Chess Congratulations – The following people shone in the Chess Zonals – Ashleigh Tapfumaneyi- 1st in the 14s and Under; Chloe Mazonde – 1st in the 14s and Under; Kerster Kabudura – 3rd in the 16s and Under, Russell Mupanda – 1st in the 20s and Under category. 

Upcoming Events:

Fri 7/2

  • Arundel Cross Country Meet @ Arundel – 2pm 
  • Boys Basketball U19 Petra Tournament @ Petra – 12pm
  • Social Welfare Movie Night in the Hall – 6pm – 8:30pm

Sat 8/2

  • Parents Assembly AGM & Fee Meeting in the Hall – 11am.
  • St Georges ATS Volleyball Tournament – U16 & U19 Girls and Boys Teams @ St Georges – 8am
  • Boys Basketball U19 Petra Tournament @ Petra – 8am
  • Girls Basketball – All teams – vs Girls College @ Girls College – 8am
  • Debate vs Girls College @ MCC – 8:30am
  • Cricket vs Kwekwe High – U14s, U16s & 1sts @ MCC – 8:30am

Sun 9/2

  • Boys Tennis Southern Region Training @ CBC – 8am

Reflection

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:16 

Newsflash 31 January 2020

Appointments of New Stewards – Congratulations to Nicole Sibinidi and Donell Svovah on their appointment as Stewards. Nicole is Steward in Charge of Culture and Entertainment (Girls) & Crown House, and Donell is Steward in Charge of Culture and Entertainment (Boys).

Upper 6 Forum Engagement Meeting – A reminder that this important engagement meeting is scheduled for 11am this Saturday, 1 February, in the school hall. We encourage all Upper 6 parents to make an effort to attend. 

Parents Assembly Annual General Meeting & Term 1 Fees Meeting – As per the notice circulated, the Parents Assembly AGM Meeting will be held in the school hall on Saturday 8 February at 11am. This meeting will also cover Term 1 fee issues. Please make every effort to attend as important decisions are made at these meetings. Any items to be included on the agenda are to be submitted to us in writing by Tuesday 5 February. 

Tennis Update – Congratulations to Daisy Mwenga, Rutendo Muswera and Tanatswa Mlauzi who were ranked in the top 10 at the Southern Region trials and will now play at the national trials this weekend. We wish them all the best.

Form 1 Camp – The Camp highlights clip can be found on our YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GkEYUIKHZc

Gadgets Policy Reminder – Thank you to those who have returned those documents. Until the policy has been signed and returned, your child’s access to their gadget is restricted and learning programmes may be negatively affected. 

May-June Examination Registration Deadline – Deadline for registrations and payment is 7 February. For any queries, please liaise directly with the Examinations Department – exams@mcc.ac.zw

Upcoming Events 

Fri 31/1

  • National Tennis Trials – A Section @ Hellenic, B Section @ Arundel – 2pm
  • U17 CHISZ Boys Basketball Tournament @ Falcon – 2pm

 Sat 1/2

  • Southern Region Boys Tennis  Trials @ CBC – 8am
  • Girls Basketball vs DC @ MCC – 8:30am
  • Girls Volleyball vs Gateway & Arundel @ MCC – 8:30am 
  • Cricket vs Goldridge U14s, U16s & 1st Team @ Goldridge – 8:30am
  • National Tennis Trials – A Section at Hellenic, B Section @ Arundel – 8am
  • U17 CHISZ Boys Basketball Tournament @ Falcon – 8am 

 

Newsflash 24/1/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

2020 Indemnity Forms: With the exception of 2020 Form 1s and those pupils who have joined us this year, please can the attached indemnity form be signed, witnessed and returned to the school (via email or at the Front Office) by 31 January. This is a process which we have to do at the start of every year. 

May – June Examination Registrations: Are underway, inclusive of those who are needing to re-take examinations; those who are due to write or rewrite HSK (Chinese) and those who are due to write DELF (French) examinations. Registration forms are being emailed and include information on upcoming payment deadlines. Note that ALL Form 4s are expected to register for IGCSE Maths and GCE English.  For enquiries, please contact the Examinations Department – exams@mcc.ac.zw

Upper 6 Forum Meeting: As per previous communication, we invite all Upper 6 parents to a Forum engagement meeting on Saturday 1 February at 11am in the MCGS Hall. Please complete the tear-off slip on the communication previously sent to you and return to us by Monday 27 January. 

Exeat Weekend Survey: Thank you to those who returned the Exeat Weekend Survey documentation. We are proceeding to make the application so until otherwise indicated, Exeat Weekend remains to be confirmed.

Provisional Driving Licence & Driving Lessons: For those with children eligible to learn to drive, we encourage you to consider taking advantage of the facility offered to our pupils by Zebra School of Motoring. Please look through the attached documents for more information. As you will see, the programme is designed to ensure that boarders are catered for. 

Boys Grooming Issues: A reminder that boys are expected to be clean-shaven and that their hairstyles align with our rules and regulations. Hair checks are done fortnightly and for this term are as follows – Week 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. To help assist in ensuring that pupils can meet the haircut standards, a barber is made available fortnightly to the boys at hostel. However, border parents are free to have their child signed out to receive this service elsewhere. Please see the attached circular for more details and work with us to ensure that your child meets expected standards.

Absenteeism: A reminder that whenever a child is absent from school, a letter must be sent to the office or given to the child to submit on the day of their return, giving the reason for absenteeism. In a special case where you need to ask for your child to be away from school, please make your request in advance through the Principal’s office. We appeal to you to limit all cases that cause a child to miss school activities. 

Congratulations: To Genalyn Gazi, Rutendo Muswera, Tanatswa Mlauzi, Daisy Mwenga for making the Central Province tennis team this past weekend. We wish them all the best as they compete for a place in the Southern Region team. 

Upcoming Events

Fri 24/1

  • Lifeskills Jeans Day
  • Girls Tennis Southern Region Trials @ Girls College – 2pm
  • Form 1 Campers Return approx 3:30pm-4pm

Sat 25/1

  • Girls Tennis Southern Region Trials @ Girls College – 8am
  • Girls College Chess Tournament @ Girls College – 8am
  • Boys Volleyball vs St Johns College @ MCC – 9am
  • Girls Volleyball vs Convent, Chisipite & Lomagundi @ MCC – 9am
  • Cricket vs Hillcrest U14s, U16s & 1sts @ MCC – 8am

Reflection: 

“Even if you gained all the wealth and power of this world, everything it could offer you, yet lost your soul in the process, what good is that?” Luke 9:25 (TPT)