ECD TERM TWO CLOSING NEWS LETTER 2019
On behalf of Mother Touch Group of Schools (MTGS), I would like to welcome you all, our trusted and supportive parents. It was a term packed with exciting events and activities for our young ones. We really value your unwavering support and commitment to the school. We are still sticking to our school motto of EXCELLENCE.
2.0 CIVIES/SIBLINGS DAY
We want to thank you dear parents for dressing our learners in a variety of attire on the various civvies days. Learners were excellently dressed in African attires, overcoats and tracksuits. This was quite interesting and a marvel to watch. We also want to extend our sincere gratitude for the support you rendered on our “Siblings Day”. The program was filled with joy and fun activities for our learners and their siblings.
3.0 2020 GRADE ONE ASSESSMENT
The Grade one assessment done on 15 June 2019 was a great success. The response and attendance from our Mother Touch ECD B learners was overwhelming. We thank all our ECD parents for the trust and confidence you showed us.
4.0 EDUCATIONAL TOUR ECD TRIP: MWANGA LODGES
Outdoor learning is very critical for ECD as learners interact with the environment and real objects for development and growth. As a result, our ECD Learners visited Mwanga Lodge on the 31st of July 2019 in order to have a real-life experience of the areas they learnt on. They observed different domestic and wild animals as well as birds. The visit to Mwanga was wonderfully enjoyed by all our learners. It was quite interesting and refreshing for them to go out after the long term’s hard work.
5.0 UK INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Glory be to God for such an exciting and successful tour. The 2019 team once again went all the way to Wales for the Annual Llangollen Eisteddfod musical Festival. As a way to fundraise for this event the school hosted a dinner that was well supported by our parents and the co-operate world. The funds were very helpful in making our learners comfortable and happy in the UK.
The team had a warm welcome from the Ambassador, parents and relatives staying in the UK. They scooped third position in the Folk Dance and second position in the Cultural Show Case, competing with well-seasoned music and dance groups. Apart from participating in the Festival, the team had the chance to mix, mingle and make friends with people from all over the globe. We wish to thank all our parents for hosting us with a warm welcome dinner back in Zimbabwe. That was wonderful of them and truly we are grateful for all the sacrifices.
We are looking forward for an even better 2020 International tour, registration has already started with about 20 learners already on board. Those willing to register learners for this trip please visit, call the school or contact the class teachers. To register for 2020 UK Tour, parents should pay 25USD every month up to December or 200 USD by end of December 2019.
As a way of giving feedback to parents on the performance and development of our ECD learners, we had a successful Consultation Day, that was well attended with 97%. We want to thank you parents for the continued support.
7.0 UPCOMING EVENTS
7.1 2020 GRADE 1 2nd ASSESSMENT: 19 /09/19
Our 2020 Grade 1 2nd Assessment is scheduled for 19/09/19 at 0900hrs at the Junior school. Registration is in progress upon payment of 50 ZWL$. Other requirements include: 2 passport sized photos, previous school’s report, and photocopy of birth certificate. Learners should be dressed in their ECD or crèche uniform for the assessment.
7.2 OPEN DAYS AND ECD B CERTIFICATION OCTOBER 2019
Our ECD learners will be displaying developmentally appropriate activities they mastered throughout the year. The ECD B learners will also receive their readiness certificates for formal learning. The dates for these events are as follows: ECD Marimba: 18th of October 2019 and ECD Tynwald: 24th of October 2019. Our dearest parents /guardians, we are inviting you all to support and attend this very important school event.
7.3 END OF YEAR TRIP AND PARTY
The ECD end of year trip and party is going to be on 20/11/19 at Sunungukai Community Game Park in Mazoe and Lion and Culture for Vic Falls. The fee for the trip for both campuses and party is 15USD and parents are expected to pay 10USD as deposit by end of September to facilitate bookings and other logistics on time.
8.0 FEES AND LEVIES.
As a School, we strive to continue working diligently to bring out the best in our learners. This may not be easy or possible without parental involvement and support to produce expected excellent results. Therefore we expect fees to be paid before schools open for the smooth running of our school. Non-payment of fees on time has negative, emotional and psychological effect on our learners.
We also thrive to keep our staff members motivated and provide the necessary resources to produce the expected excellent results. As a school, we have no other sources of income except the fees and levies. Kindly note our fees for term 3 2019 will remain 2 600 ZWL$ for all who will pay before schools open, and 10% discount for full cash payments. The fees are subject to change after the schools open. Kindly note that no child will be admitted with outstanding fees for previous term(s) or without paying fees for the coming term. We are ever grateful to all parents/guardians who pay fees and levies on time.
Our banking account details for fees and levies are as follows: Mother Touch Group of Schools, CBZ Selous Branch, Account number: 11123814680015 for ZWL$. Kindly ensure you bring your deposit slip within 3 days for receipting and updating the child’s account on time.
Swipe and Ecocash payments are accepted at the school front office. Please ensure that you deposit money into the correct account i.e. Junior School Account and Senior School Account. There will be a charge of 5% for depositing money into the wrong account. All refunds you initiate will attract 10% charge.
In conclusion, we want to thank all parents and guardians for choosing MTGS for the education of our children and for the continued support to the school. May God continue blessing the Mother Touch family.
For and on behalf of Mother Touch Junior School
E. Matenda ECD HEAD
R. Jaramba TIC