Newsflash 27/4/22

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

The start of Term 2 is upon us! The May-June CIE Examination session has already started and our calendar is looking full for this coming term! 

A few important reminders:

School Fee Payments: 

Please refer to the school fee circular from the Board of Trustees sent last week for fee details. 

For those who wish to be pre-cleared by the Bursars Department, please note that proof of payments will need to have been received on bursar@mcc.ac.zw and debtors@mcc.ac.zw by end of day tomorrow., Thursday 28 April, 2022. For those wishing to negotiate payment terms, please liaise directly with the Bursars Department. 

Academic Reminders:

  • All pupils are to return to school with all of their text books, exercise and notebooks.
  • Please ensure stationery is replenished, paying specific attention to the following:
    • Transparent casing/pencil case to house the stationery (an internal & external examination requirement)
    • Pens – Dark Blue or Black
    • Pencils – HB
    • Eraser – Soft, non-marking type 
    • Ruler – ‘clean’ with no ‘graffiti’ on it
    • Mathematical Sets 
    • Scientific Calculators – for all Form 2, 3 & 4 pupils as well as any L6s & U6s doing mathematics

Uniform and Hairstyle Reminders:

  • Term 2 all pupils are expected to wear Winter Uniform. Please refer to the details in the attached extract from the Orientation Booklet. Gweru is known to get very cold so the fleece tops and anoraks are an important part of uniform. Note that the full Orientation Booklet can be found on our website https://www.mcc.ac.zw/admissions/orientation/
  • Note that return to school with incorrect hairstyles will not be tolerated. Please refer to the attached extract from the Orientation Booklet for details on correct hairstyles. 
  • All boys are to be clean shaven every day. Boarder parents are to please ensure that your son returns to school with all that they need to ensure that they are not found in breach of school rules on this front. 

Sports Requirements:

  • Boys Compulsory Sports for Term 2 
    • Rugby for all boys – All boys are to have the school rugby jersey. Scrum caps and gum guards are advisable. 
    • Hockey for U14s, U15s & U16s – All boys must have their own hockey stick, shin pads and gum guards
    • Girls Compulsory Sports for Term 2
    • Hockey for U14s, U15s & U16s – All girls must have their own hockey stick, shin pads and gum guards
    • Basketball 

Boarder Parent Reminders:

  • Gweru gets very cold. Please ensure that your child comes with appropriate bedding and civvies. 
  • Tuck regulations remain 2 x 30cm plastic packets of tuck per every three weeks. Tuck beyond this will be confiscated. 
  • Special parcels sent during the term of takeaway food will not be accepted. 
  • Padlocks are required for hostel lockers with a spare set of keys being submitted to Hostel Parents. 
  • Boys should either have their own clipper set or come with money to pay the barber who comes to school every fortnight to ensure that their hair remains within regulation length and style. 
  • Girls should have adequate sanitary wear supplies. 

Mothers Appreciation Lunch: 

Thank you to our PAC for this initiative. We encourage your support of this event! 

From the Headmaster’s Desk

31 March, 2022

Dear MCC Family

Our identity

2022 is the Year of Re-establishing Our Identity. Ephesians 2:10 reminds us of our true identity in Christ. This theme reminds us who we are in Christ. We are more than conquerors, children of God, a royal priesthood, joint heirs with Christ, and so much more by the grace of God. We look forward to staff, students and parents joining us on this incredible journey to rediscover our individual identity based on the love that Christ has bestowed upon us. 

It is our desire that all parents and students are able to align with the reality that we offer a holistic education which makes our students marketable internationally and locally. 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. Whilst academic results are very important, we stress the role of character building in the eventual success of our students when they ultimately embark on their career of choice.

Our Vision is:  

  1. To educate students from a Christian perspective in a Christian environment for responsible adulthood (Proverbs 22:6) 
  2. To equip students 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 students 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 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. Our desire is to develop adults who are both internationally adaptable and locally relevant.

Academic Results

Our 2021 Cambridge results have evidenced the quality education that our institution has continued to offer even under lockdown conditions. The results below were achieved in a year when students spent 6 of the 10 months leading up to exams learning virtually. Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) could easily ring out from our Eagles as they take in these results but we remind them of the words in Zechariah “not by power, not by might but by my spirit says the Lord”. We give the Lord all the glory for these wonderful results.

Pass Rates

IGCSE – 89% (72 A*s, 137 As and 164 Bs)

AS Level – 98% (23 As and 25 Bs)

A Level – 96% (11 A*s, 29 As and 32 Bs)

Sport & Culture

We are grateful for the opportunity to have started playing sport. Tennis fixtures against Falcon, CBC, Petra and Rydings, Basketball fixtures against CBC and Petra, cricket fixtures against Petra, Goldridge and Rydings, as well as Volleyball against St Georges and Dominican Convent allowed the students to experience a normal school term. We also managed to successfully stage our inter-house cross country and interhouse athletics competitions. 

The College hosted the Midlands and Masvingo Eistedford. Our own band and choir scored very highly both receiving Honours awards for their performances. Our pupils scooped a total of 2 Honours Awards, 8 First Class Plus Awards, 12 First Class Awards, 1 Second Class Plus Award and 4 Second Class Awards. 

Our Headboy and Headgirl participated in the Southern Africa debating competition representing Zimbabwe with Sharon also being chosen to represent Zimbabwe at the Oxbridge Debating Championship in London. Unfortunately her visa only came out when the event was already underway she was not able to travel. Thank you to those who contributed money towards her trip, we shall advise in due course what alternative worthy cause we intend to allocate these donations to. 

We also congratulate the team that competed in the French Spelling Brawl with MCC placing second out of the 6 compete teams. 

Marketing

The enrolment drive for 2023 is now well underway and several engagements with potential parents and students were arranged in a few towns and cities across the country. Over 500 students and parents were engaged physically and over 5000 engaged online. We look forward to a positive response to these engagements. We thank those parents who contributed by marketing our various events to family, friends and colleagues and encourage more parents to avail themselves to the cause of marketing the College to their contacts. Our teams of accomplished Eagles and staff did a splendid job in marketing the College to potential students and their parents.

Parental Engagement

The College maintained the stance on open engagement with parents. We have a common interest in the progress of the students with our parents and we encourage parents to continue engaging with us on a regular basis. We have continued to host parents through our start of term engagements and hope to meet more parents both virtually and physically over the next few months. 

Part of our engagement with parents is through the Parents Assembly Committee. This is a team of dedicated volunteer parents who are chosen by parents every year during the Annual General Meeting. The Parents Assembly Annual General Meeting was held on 10 February 2022. The following were elected as members of the Parents Assembly Committee (PAC). After the AGM, the PAC met and agreed on the following office bearers: 

Mr Alfred Mpepu – Chairman

Mr Robert Tombindo – Vice Chairman

Ms Helen Michael – Secretary

Mr Simon Tivavenge – Treasurer

Mrs Memory Chakanyuka- Member 

Mrs Ruby Tombindo- Member 

Mr Edmond Makope- Member 

Mr Lovemore Machipisa- Member 

Mrs Unity Wenga- Member

Mr Edwin Shumba- Member 

Mr Martin Shone- Member 

Mr Ushe Mungaraza- Member 

Mr Thabani Mashava- Member 

Ms Shauntelle Reggo – Member

The PAC has set itself the task of raising funds for the USD1,3 million state of the art resource centre. The PAC will soon be embarking on engagements with the rest of the parents to agree the best ways to raise the required funds. We urge all parents to participate in these engagements to avoid surprises being presented to them after agreement by the rest of the parent body. 

Next term will see the launch of our Themed Pop-up Restaurant at the Pavilion. On the last day of term the PAC team will be marketing this concept as well as selling tickets for the launch event and all parents are encouraged to purchase tickets. The theme for the first event on 3 May will be in honour of mothers. We applaud the PAC for this initiative that will foster the concept of family and community whilst raising some funds towards the building of the resource centre. 

I would also like to stress that parents play a vital role in the financial health of the College. Without timeous payment of fees it is difficult for the College to run successful programs. We are always accommodating when parents wish to make payment plans and ask that parents keep to the commitments made in these payment plans. Your financial contribution through fees payments should be viewed as an investment in the future of your beloved children.

Student Discipline

As with all schools student discipline is necessary for the success of our students. We wish to highlight that where we are dealing with teenagers unfortunately there will be some who try and stretch the ability of the system to enforce rules. We would like to encourage parents to work with the school in order to teach our Eagles adherence to rules which is a very important lesson they need to learn. 

Due to the incidence of indiscipline we have experienced during the year so far we have toughened our sanctions to deter students from undesirable behaviour. After ensuring that students have paid for their misdemeanours, we support them emotionally through our counselling department. The objective is for us to develop responsible adults who understand the relationship between consequences and grace. We look forward to working in partnership with parents in this area. It takes a village to raise a child.

Celebrating a life well lived

On Tuesday 28 March 2022 we laid Pastor Micah “Dad” Mpofu to rest. Pastor Mpofu was a legend of the College who touched many lives during his teaching, management, pastoring and board career. All who interacted with him remember a humble man who had so much love and wisdom to give to anyone who was willing to receive it. 

Pastor Mpofu joined Midlands Christian College in 1991 as a senior staff member. He and his wife, Elizabeth “Mum” Mpofu served the College faithfully and with distinction. He became part of the school character and became more affectionately known as “Dad” and he was indeed a father to so many. In his later role as Pastor he spent countless hours on the College grounds assisting with various spiritual formation programs and has remained “Dad” even long after his own biological children left the College. He later served as a Trustee of the Midlands Christian School Trust in the role of Secretary.

We honour Pastor Micah Mpofu for his service and dedication as well as for creating history in the College. Our most sincere condolences to the Mpofu family. Absent with us, but present with the Lord! His life was indeed well lived, an inspiration to us all.

Farewell

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Mrs Chimanga, Miss Bhebhe and Miss Nyambiya at the end of this term. We wish them well in their future endeavours. Miss Bhebhe was a part-time teacher teaching Ndebele and had a short-term contract. Miss Nyambiya was also on a short-term contract helping in the music department. 

Mrs Chimanga (nee Somerai) has been in the institution for a long time together with her two brothers. Her first association with the College was through MCS as a pupil in 1990. She joined the College as a student in 1997 graduating in 2002. Mrs Chimanga has been a teacher in the College since 2007 having trained as a teacher in our Teacher Training Centre between 2004 and 2006. 

During her time in the College she taught English Language and Literature, Religious Studies and Business English whilst she also coached Tennis and Netball. Mrs Chimanga has been a Form Teacher, Form Mentor, Head of Bateleur house, TIC Choir and Toastmasters, Head of the off campus boarding house Oasis, Head of hostel church, Director Student Affairs and Director Culture & Identity. We will miss her knowledge and expertise in a variety of areas. 

Prayer Points

As we look back to the year so far and ahead towards the rest of the year we have much to be thankful for. We are encouraged to pray for the following areas: 

  1. 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. 
  2. Pray for the visit by the Association of Christian Schools International accreditation team to go smoothly and be an enriching experience for us all.
  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 few months. 
  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 students participating in national basketball and cricket trials as well as pre-season winter sports tournaments. 
  8. 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. 
  9. For the war in Ukraine and other wars in different parts of the world. We pray for peace and for the Christians in those war torn countries to stand strong in their faith. 

Yours sincerely, 

T. L. Mkhosana

Headmaster

 

Newsflash 24/3/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

National Institute of Allied Arts Eisteddfod Results: 

We would like to congratulate all our pupils who took part in the Eisteddfod Festival, we are proud of their achievements.

Honours:

  • Choir (Senior) – African contemporary – Honours 93%
  • Jazz band – Honours 97% – Nick Milanzi, Oswell Chikadaya, Daniel Napata, Maxwell Zondo, Zoe Chiwaze, Sheunopa Dondo, Nigel Sibanda and Theodore Masi

First Grade Plus:

  • Theodore Masi – Woodwind Solo
  • Nick Milanzi – Drumkit Solo
  • Anne-Marie Macklenin – Vocal Solo, African Contemporary
  • Kudzaishe Mumba – Vocal Solo, Songs from the Movies
  • Kudzaishe Mumba – Vocal Solo, Popular Songs
  • Tendai Gumbo – Vocal Solo, African Religious
  • Zivai Mwenje & Trish Rumumba – Vocal Duet, African Contemporary
  • Marimba Ensemble (Senior) – Atipaishe Makwangudze, Nokutenda Tombindo, Timukudzeishe  Dondo, Eden Manyika, Simbarashe Mafemera 

First Grade:

  • Anne-Marie Macklenin – Vocal Solo, Popular Songs
  • Anne-Marie Macklenin – Vocal Solo, Songs from the Movies
  • Chrispen Thomu – Vocal Solo, Popular Songs
  • Chrispen Thomu – Vocal solo, religious
  • Makanaka Mashungupa – African Contemporary
  • Makanaka Mashungupa – African Religious
  • Rumbidzai Tsododo – Vocal Solo, African Religious
  • Tendai Gumbo – Vocal Solo, African Contemporary
  • Zivai Mwenje – Vocal Solo, Religious 
  • Tinotenda Chairuka & Unouyashe Mukwewa – Vocal Duet, African Contemporary
  • Nokutenda Tombindo – Marimba Solo
  • Atipaishe Makwangudze & Nokutenda Tombindo – Marimba Duet 

Second Grade Plus:

  • Zivai Mwenje & Tinotenda Chairuka – Vocal Duet

Second Grade:

  • Marimba Ensemble (Junior) – Tawananyasha Jayden Juru, Sean Mandaza, Shelter Matonzi, Makomborero Zimucha, Edmore Mandava
  • Atipaishe Makwangudze – Marimba Solo
  • Rumbidzai Tsododo & Sandra Mutopo – Vocal Duet, African Contemporary
  • Nigel Sibanda – Woodwind Solo

Form 1 Camp: Our Form 1 pupils are currently away on camp in Victoria Falls and are expected to be back on Friday 25 March at 3pm

Examinations: HSK (Chinese) candidates have received their tickets for the exams scheduled for Saturday 26 March 2022. Exam times are indicated on the ticket. For morning exams, candidates should be school by 07:30 am. For afternoon exams, candidates must be at school by 12:00pm

HSK1 – 13:30pm

HSK2 – 09:00am

HSK3 – 13:30pm

HSKK – 16:30pm

Interhouse Athletics Results:

1st – Bateleur

2nd – Martial 

3rd – Crown

End of Term Consultation: All Form 1, 4 and Upper 6 parents are advised to take note that Consultation for these forms will take place on Thursday 7 April between 8am and 1pm. Please refer to the Consultation Day circular already sent. Parents are free to take their children home for the school holidays after having met with the various subject teachers.

Last Week of Term:

Monday 4 April – School Ends 5pm

Tuesday 5 April – School Ends 5pm

Wednesday 6 April – School Ends 3:30pm

Thursday 7 April – Consultation Day – Forms 1, 4 and Upper 6 

End of Term Signing Out: Form 2, 3 and Lower 6 boarders are to be signed out from hostel between 8am and 4pm on Thursday 7 April with Form 1, 4 and Upper 6 boarders being signed out once you have consulted with their teachers. 

Reflection:

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1

Newsflash 16/2/22

ACSI International Day of Prayer:

Yesterday on 15 February we joined with other ACSI schools around the world and celebrated the ACSI International Day of Prayer. It was an amazing opportunity to convene as a school to collectively pray for our families, our school and our nation, and colleagues around the world.  

 

Public Exams Formal Assembly Highlights:

On Monday 14 February we had our Public Exams Formal Assembly. These are the highlights of the results,

Checkpoint pass rate:

Mathematics 70%, 

English 72%, 

Science 92%

Top achievers with grade 6.0: 

Mathematics – Elizabeth Maphosa and Kudzaishe Machikicho

English – Anesu Maregedze

Science – Elizabeth Maphosa and Tariro Mazengera

 

HSK 1 pass rate: 89%

Top achievers with 100%: 

Junior Maligo

Rumbidzai Mutopo 

Matikudza Chakwesha

Eugene Mashongera 

Kimberly Machingura

 

HSK 2 pass rate: 92%

Top achievers with 100%: 

Nokutenda Munyanduki 

 

DELF – DALF French A1 pass rate: 83%

Top achievers with A*s: 

Charity Sigauke

Elizabeth Maphosa

Vakatendeka Chiremba

 

DELF – DALF French A2 pass rate: 100%

Top achievers with A*s:

Leon Maphosa

 

O Level: 58/65 = 89% 

Top achievers with at least 5As:

Dondo Timukudzeishe 

Sisimayi Tanatswa 

Mavesere Matifadza

Chigwanda Tatenda

Masvore Tinashe 

Tivavenge Rachel

Denga Tashinga

Ntando Ruvimbo

Kasitomo William 

Mkhosana Thembinkosi

Mafemera Simbarashe

Munangagwa Patrick

Ndewere Emily

Mpehla Guyfield 

Gwimbi Vimbai

Kadakure Gracious

Magiya Charlotte 

Manjengwa Tinovimba 

Sibanda Nigel

Dzawo Laura

Manyika Eden

 

AS Level: 47/48 = 98% 

Top achievers with at least 12 points in their best 3 subjects:

Madhiri Blessing

Machikicho Takudzwa

Marangwanda Sharon 

Makahamadze Karl 

Mlauzi Tanatswa 

Sibanda Munashe

Ncube Khimathi

Takaendisa Tawananyasha 

Ganhure Takudzwa 

Mukwewa Unouyashe 

Manyakaidze Tadiwanashe 

 

Daughters Destined for Purpose Poetry Competition:

13 – 15 year old category

1st place – Jessica Manhambo

4th place – Leon Maphosa

16 – 19 year old category

1st place – Takudzwa Zimbwa

3rd place – Matifadza Mavesere

 

Clubs:

Our clubs programme starts today, we are ready for an active season and to foster the talents of our pupils.

Stewards Camp:

Our Stewards will be returning from their camp at Jabulani Safaris tomorrow. We pray for their safe return and we are excited to see them implement what they have learnt.

Examinations:

A reminder that HSK deadline for return of forms and payment is 22 February 2022

Candidates retaking CIE examination in June 2022 should have received their statements of entry. If you as a parent have not received one please contact exams@mcc.ac.zw

Reflection: 

But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8

Newsflash 9/2/22

Welcome back to our Eagles!

We are grateful to the Lord for hearing our prayers and allowing conditions to have our Eagles back with us physically. We also understand that it is with great effort from our parents that they are here and continue to thank you for the support you give us. As we embark on the “Year of Re-Establishing our Identity in Christ” we look forward to continued collaboration and would like to assure you that we are committed to doing our best to provide the service to our MCC family. Always know that you are welcome to communicate with us and we have an open door policy for our entire community.

Reminders for day scholars:

We would like to remind our day scholars of the drop off and pick up times:

By 7:20am for drop offs 

From 5pm for pick ups

We are also reminding our day scholar pupils and parents to be diligent with adhering to the COVID-19 protocols to ensure our collective safety. Remember to complete the Daily Symptoms and Exposure checklist. The parent’s signature needs to be present on the form. As always you will have your temperature checked and will be sanitised upon arrival at school.

Sports:

A reminder that our sports programme starts today. We are looking forward to an exciting season.  Athletics, cross country, swimming and boys cricket are compulsory this term. We hope you will support us in keeping our Eagles fit and active this term.

Stewards Camp

The stewards camp will be taking place from Monday 14 February until Thursday 17 February at Jabulani Safaris. We hope this will give them an opportunity to bond as the student leadership body as well as teach them about servant leadership. 

AGM – Parents Annual General Meeting 

A reminder that this year’s AGM for the parents’ body will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday 10 February 2022 via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83535099084?pwd=SnUzc1A4enFZWWlJWCs0dUFQK0tDZz09

Meeting ID: 835 3509 9084

Passcode: 860076

The agenda includes reports from both the PAC Chairman and the school Head on activities of the past year, plans for the future and decisions on projects. Parent attendance of these meetings is important, and you are reminded that decisions made in these meetings are binding for the parent body.

Examinaitions:

CIE registration deadline was the 4th of February 2022. Parents are to expect confirmed statements of entry by end of day Monday 14 February 2022.

Collection of certificates is an ongoing process. This can be done during normal office hours.

HSK deadline for those who received registration forms for the March exam is Tuesday 22 February. This deadline is for return of forms as well as payment.

Reflection:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4: 6-7

 

 

Newsflash 2/2/22

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

May – June Examination Registration Deadline

Note that registration and payment must be concluded by 4 February, 2022. Contact exams@mcc.ac.zw 

Public Examination Certificate Collection

Note that certificates for all examination boards up to June 2021 (June 2020 for ZIMSEC) are available for collection from the Front Office as you return your children to school. Please take them home for safe keeping.

School Commencement Clearance Procedures

A reminder that admission slips for hostel and school are needed. These are issued by the Bursars’ Department so we encourage parents to make all outstanding payments or negotiate ‘terms’ with the Bursars’ Department. Note that all who have done this by 1pm Thursday 3 February will have admission slips ready for them on arrival at school. Any arrangements after this will require a parent to visit the school office to have slips issued. A reminder to send copies of all proof of payments made to bursar@mcc.ac.zw with a clear narration on who and what the payment was for. 

Form 1 Orientation

This programme will start at 4pm on Saturday 5 February. All day scholars and boarders are to check in to hostel between 12noon – 4pm on this day (first meal is supper), with day scholars being collected between 3:30pm-4:30pm on Sunday 6 February. Please refer to the email sent on Monday 31 January with all of the details. Note that the Bursars’ Department will be on hand on Saturday between 12noon and 4pm.

Important Documentation

A reminder that both this year’s school indemnity form as well as the COVID-19 one are to be completed and submitted to the school before students return to school. Note that on arrival at school – whether day scholar or boarder, your child will be issued with a COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure Checklist – please see attached. If any of your child’s answers are ‘yes’, then please delay the return to school. 

Ensuring Standards

Our Orientation Booklet is a detailed document giving information on all school programmes and expectations, inclusive of uniform lists, what to pack when coming to hostel, and correct hairstyles for boys and girls. It can be found by clicking on this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WoQtUcENfk6PTVvJvSyMQ486ovPm-thL/view?usp=sharing

Boarder parents, please also see the attached Civvies Dress Code which is an addition. 

Hairstyles

Students must be in compliance with the expectations outlined in the Orientation Booklet. Incorrect hairstyles will result in one being sent home to attend to the issue (whether a day scholar or a border). For boarder boys – A barber visits school to attend to boys hair cuts with hair inspections done fortnightly. Your child must either have money to pay for the barber or have their own clippers. 

Day Scholars

Are to arrive at school by 7:20am, and be collected at 5pm Mondays to Thursdays and 1pm on Fridays. Note that on the first day of school – Tuesday 8 February, however, they are to be collected at 3:30pm

Some reminders

  • Students are to return with all of their textbooks, notebooks and exercise books (F2, F3, F4, U6) –  new books are only issued to new students, when starting a new syllabus, or when a student shows their teacher that their book is all used up. 
  • Technical Subjects have requirements of supplies a child must bring with them – please refer to the attached document. 
  • Students must come prepared for co-curricular programmes: Compulsory sports – Athletics, Cross Country, Swimming, and cricket for the boys. Other sports on offer include tennis, basketball and volleyball. Due to COVID-19 students are encouraged to bring personal equipment as far as possible, this includes musical instruments for those who will be involved in the music programme. 
  • Boarders to pack umbrellas and raincoats too.
  • All students must have a Bible (not a Bible App)
  • Maths students from Form 2 upwards must have a Scientific Calculator

Student CABS Card Facilities 

All new boarders are to bring either a copy of their ID or birth certificate in order for the school to facilitate the opening of personal Student CABS Card accounts through which parents can make pocket money available directly to their child.

Parents Assembly AGM

Thursday 10 February at 6:30pm via Zoom. Please refer to your emails for more details. 

Reflection

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will fly up on wings like eagles; they will run and not be tired; they will walk and not be weary.” — Isaiah 40:31

Newsflash 27/1/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations! 

We have 4 newly licensed drivers. Well done to these young ladies:

  • Blessing Madhiri
  • Makanaka Mashungupa
  • Unouyashe Mukwewa
  • Vanessa Mncube

A reminder that Gweru and Harare-based learners may get involved in the learn to drive programme even now. Contact us on sndlovu@staff.mcc.ac.zw or admin@mcc.ac.zw if you would like to know more. 

May – June Registration Window

Note that we are currently registering pupils for the Cambridge May-June examinations session, inclusive of those who wish to ‘retake’ subjects. Note that registration and payment must be concluded by 4 February, 2022. 

Parents Assembly AGM

As per the notice circulated on Monday, please be advised that this year’s Parents Assembly AGM will take place on Thursday 10 February at 6:30pm via Zoom. Invitation is given to those parents who are interested to stand for office to submit nomination forms to admin@mcc.ac.zw by Tuesday 1 February. Also note that any items one would like to be included in the agenda are also to be received as above – note that you name must accompany this request. We thank the Parents Assembly Committee for the voluntary service they give to the school – assisting in advice, keeping check on standards and in promoting projects and improvements for the benefit of our learners! 

Learn German

A reminder about the letter from the Career’s Department (see attached) outlining opportunity for your child to learn German to a level which can assist them to qualify for tertiary tuition scholarships in Germany. If you would like to pursue this, please register using the link below by 31 January:

https://docs.google.com/forms/u/2/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyF75X4rT75yABWA6rXt7yfWXJEqOgR2G245lPy4YOYfOc_A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=mail_form_link

French Tour

Note that an opportunity to take part in an educational tour to France in August of this year is available to all of our French students who are 14 years and older. Please refer to the attached itinerary for all details, and get in touch with VERTEX Travel directly should you like to pursue this opportunity:

Rodney Huni – 0772 177 382

rodney@vertextours.com

Our students have toured with Vertex before and we have been satisfied with their service in the past. 

Public Examination Certificate Collection

Note that certificates for all examination boards up to June 2021 (June 2020 for ZIMSEC) are available for collection. They are to be collected from the Front Office either by the candidate or their parents. Anyone else will need an authorisation letter from you, inclusive of their full details, or alternatively you may engage a courier service making a prepayment for them to collect on your behalf. Any queries please contact the Examinations Department – exams@mcc.ac.zw

Reflection:

“I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” Psalm 34 : 4-5, 8

Newsflash 19/1/22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Celebrate with Us! 

We praise the Lord for some very pleasing Cambridge results. We thank you as parents for all of your support and efforts towards your child’s education! 

May – June Registration Window

Note that we are currently registering pupils for the Cambridge May-June examinations session, inclusive of those who wish to ‘retake’ subjects. Note that registration and payment must be concluded by 4 February, 2022. 

Public Examination Certificate Collection

Note that certificates for all examination boards up to June 2021 (June 2020 for ZIMSEC) are available for collection. They are to be collected from the Front Office either by the candidate or their parents. Anyone else will need an authorisation letter from you, inclusive of their full details, or alternatively you may engage a courier service making a prepayment for them to collect on your behalf. Any queries please contact the Examinations Department – exams@mcc.ac.zw

From the Careers Department

A great opportunity to set ones’ self up to be eligible for scholarships for university in Germany. Please see the attached letter from the Careers Department. Note that this offer is to all students across all forms. 

French Tour

Note that an opportunity to take part in an educational tour to France in August of this year is available to all of our French students who are 14 years and older. Please refer to the attached itinerary for all details. Our students have toured with VERTEX before.

Newsflash 16/12/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

End of Year Results: Thank you to those of you who joined us for our Formal and Final Assembly earlier today. 

Herewith the link for those of you who may have missed it but would like to watch it:

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/play/yQIBLHf2WJVm0GG-ASiIVfHtPE0cBdutkqXlu7ecPv4uuludCx2CuB-ODyC34WobUgGQaHpC6as7NKDt.cdyOfVhjhcyhujal

Results for all of those who wrote the End of Year examinations will be available on Senatical from tomorrow morning. 

Assessment 6 Results: Join us in celebrating the top achievers for this final academic session of this year. 

Form 1s:

  • Mandovha, Adrian – 5As, 3Bs, 2Cs
  • Maligo, Junior – 1A*, 5As, 2Bs, 1D
  • Ndlovu, Vuyisile – 1A*, 5As, 3Bs
  • Rangarirai, Reuel – 3A*, 3As, 2Bs, 1D
  • Hanyani, Reino – 3A*, 4As, 2Bs, 1D
  • Parichi, Mazvita – 2A*s, 5As, 1B, 1C
  • Wenga, Chikomborero – 2A*s, 5As, 2Bs
  • Chakwesha, Matikudza – 2A*s, 6As, 1B
  • Mutambara, Vongai – 6A*s, 4As

Form 2s:

  • Kamuzonde, Gamuchirai – 2A*s, 3As, 1B
  • Mazengera, Tariro – 3A*s, 4As

*We await the external examination results for subjects not written as internal examinations. 

Form 3s

  • Mutambara, Panashe – 1A*, 4As, 2Bs, 2Cs
  • Manhambo, Jessica – 3A*s, 2As, 3Bs

*We await the external examination results for subjects not written as internal examinations. 

Overall House Positions 

3rd Place – Crown (72As)

2nd Place – Bateleur (78As)

1st Place – Martial (100As)

French Examination Results: Congratulations to the following on passing the DELF-DALF A2 French examinations:

  • Bobo Anouya 
  • Macklenin Anne-Marie K.
  • Maposa Leon T. 
  • Murerwi Vimbayinashe 
  • Mutambara Panashe 
  • Ndlovu Mlindeli 
  • Tombindo Nokutenda 
  • Vundla Methembe 
  • Makwangudze Atipaishe 
  • Moyo Tendai Tebogo

And special congratulations to Nokutenda Munyanduki on passing the DELF-DALF B1 French examinations!

Form 2 Forum: A reminder that this starts at 6pm this evening for all Form 2 pupils and parents. 

New Drivers: Congratulations to Munashe Sibanda and Anotidaishe Munda on passing their road tests!

Holiday Driving: A reminder that it is possible to continue with provisional and driving lessons during the holidays for those based in either Gweru or Harare. For those wanting to make bookings for this holiday period, please contact Mr Ndlovu on sndlovu@mcc.ac.zw

Update from the Examinations Department:

Calendar events  – 2022, Term 1

January 4 

  • Zimsec Shona and Ndebele paper 2 Exam

January 5

  • Release of HSK December 2021 Results

January 10

  • AS and A level results release

January 10 

  • CIE May/ June registration begins 

January 18

  • Release of IGCSE and GCE O level results

February 4

  • CIE June registration closes

April 25

  • CIE May/ June exam session begins

May 6

  • CIE Oct/November registration begins

June 10

  • CIE May/June Exam session ends.

School Office Closing: Note that our offices will close at 4:30pm tomorrow, Friday 17 December, and will reopen at 8am on Monday 3 January 2022. 

Reflection: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

Newsflash 24/11/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

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

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

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

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

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

Speech and Prize Giving Day Photographs 

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

End of Year Examinations 

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

Congratulations

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

Reflection

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