Opening Third term Newsletter – Victoria Falls Int School 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian

Greetings.

Welcome to the third and final term of the year. We thank God for the protection during the school holiday. We hope our students had a restful break. The school really appreciates your cooperation in its strides to produce well rounded, grounded and great God fearing global leaders. It is through your continuous support that we will have a smooth sailing with our daily lessons to obtain our intended quality 100% pass rate.

Our staff

We are pleased to welcome back all our dedicated staff.

The school Timetable

Starting time: 7.30am daily and dismissal time for Monday to Thursday: 3pm and Friday :1pm

PUBLIC AND INTERNAL EXAMS

Our Grade 7 learners have been working diligently preparing for their final exams. We understand these learners are under a lot of pressure and working on borrowed time. We are grateful that we collaborated well with the parents and ensured that 98% of our students attended the vacation school. We are confident the group is now ready to take the exam. The teachers are working tirelessly to polish up any grey areas. We are also pleased to inform you that our grade 7 learners are settling well in Harare and are ready for the challenge.

EXAM DATES

Public Exam dates

Exam boardDates
ZIMSEC26 September 2022 to 10 October 2022

We wish our candidates well as they prepare for the exams, during the exams and in their future programs.

Internal end of term exam dates

1-8 NOVEMBER 2022

Please take note of the monthly tests dates – 1. 26/09 -30/09

2. 24/10-28/10

ORIENTATION DAY

December 3 – Time 9am to 11am. (2023 enrolled grade 1 and all new 2023 ECD A&B learners) Learners will be expected to come in the Mother Touch complete uniform.

PRIZE GIVING DAY 7/12/22 (17.30-20.00)

This will be a bigger, better and memorable event as the group of schools celebrates its 25 years in educational excellence since its inception in Marimba, Harare. A lot of activities are lined up for this day. Invitation is open to all as the COVID 19 restrictions have been loosened. However, we will be required to observe proper preventative measures to protect ourselves and others. We are appealing for donations in cash or kind, trophies or any other donations to help us to give as prizes or awards and for requirements to make an event a great success.

CIVIES DAYS

DateDress code
30/09Dress like your teacher
28/10Pink day
2/12Party wear


Civies fee is 3USD per learner. Parents are encouraged to ensure learners are in the correct dress code.

SCHOOL TRIPS

a) Local Trip

We will visit the mighty Zambezi, Victoria Falls, Crocodile farm and have an exclusive lunch on the boat cruise. There will be also dinner at Boma for all interested and dinner fee will be announced in due course.

Trip fee – $70
b) Dubai 2023 T.B. A From grade 3

Dates and costs will be availed as soon as registration is opened

c) United Kingdom July 2023 From grade 3

Dates and costs will be availed as soon as registration is opened.

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is held every summer since 1947. Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 35,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship. Our students will have a chance to experience this.

Sports and Clubs

The main sporting activities on offer this term are swimming and music. We will also continue with our exciting clubs which include Gamming and robotics, Go Green Environment Club, Entrepreneurship, Chess, Art and Design and Marshal Arts. These impart crucial life skills into our students. On that note our school was awarded as the District Eversharp Cleanest School being spear headed by the Environment Club. The Chess Club did very well on the local and district competitions. The Entrepreneurship Club successfully donated some groceries to the Old People’s home.

Transport

Transport places are limited and available on first come first served basis. Please contact our admin office for more information.
Dress code
Now that summer is here please ensure learners always put on their hats. Blazers are compulsory on Assembly days. The summer uniforms are available at the school.

Fees and levies

We continue to work diligently to bring out excellent academic and non-academic results for our learners and this can only happen with your support. We would like to thank the parents who diligently paid their fees on time, which enables the school to plan on time.

Achievements

  • Hwange District Eversharp Cleanest School
  • Swimming pool is ready for this term and should be ready for use on the 3rd of October
  • 2022.
  • We had gold, silver and bronze medalist in local chess competitions.

Cash and swipe payment are accepted at the schools’ front office. For more enquiries kindly call 0774021660 /0719021660 or visit our website: www.mothertouch.ac.zw. Our e-mail address: inforvicfalls@mothertouch.ac.zw

In conclusion, we would like to thank all parents and guardians for choosing Mother Touch Victoria Falls International School and for your continued support to the school’s programs.

Regards.

R. Hwata (Mrs.)

Head.

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Opening Third term Newsletter – Junior School

Dear Parent/Guardian

Greetings.

Welcome to the third and final term of the year. We thank God for the protection during the school holiday. We hope our students had a restful break. The school really appreciates your cooperation in its strides to produce well rounded, grounded and great God fearing global leaders. It is through your continuous support that we will have a smooth sailing with our daily lessons to obtain our intended quality 100% pass rate.

Our staff

We are pleased to welcome back all our dedicated staff as well as our 2 assistant teachers Ms Dziro back from maternity leave and Brian Matanki joining the great team.

The school Timetable

Starting time: 7.30am daily and dismissal time for Monday to Thursday: 3pm and Friday :1pm

PUBLIC AND INTERNAL EXAMS

Our Grade 7 learners have been working diligently preparing for their final exams. We understand these learners are under a lot of pressure and working on borrowed time. We are grateful that we collaborated well with the parents and ensured that 98% of our students attended the vacation school. We are confident the group is now ready to take the exam. The teachers are working tirelessly to polish up any grey areas.

Exam dates for different boards

ZIMSEC

From 26 September 2022 to 10 October 2022

CAMBRIDGE

From 11 October 2022 to 13 October 2022
We wish our candidates all the best as they prepare for the exams, during the exams and in their future endeavors.

INTERNAL END OF TERM EXAM DATES

1-8 NOVEMBER 2022

Please take note that we only have 1 monthly tests date – from 26/09 to 30/09

ECD open days

2023 enrolled grade 1 and all new 2023 ECD A&B learners- November 25/11/ 2022 for Tynwald and Marimba Campuses and December 3 for Victoria falls. Time 9am to 11am. Learners will be expected to come in the Mother Touch complete uniform.

Orientation day

CenterDateTime
Marimba4 November 20229am-12pm
Tynwald11 November 20229am-12pm

PRIZE GIVING DAY 7 December 2022

Mother Touch Group of Schools celebrates its 25 years providing educational excellence. This year our prize giving ceremony will be a bigger, better and memorable event. A lot of activities are lined up for this day. Invitation is open to all as the COVID 19 restrictions have been eased. However, we will be required to observe proper preventative measures to protect ourselves and others. We are appealing for donations in cash or kind, trophies or any other donations to help us to give as prizes or awards and for requirements to make an event a great success.

Sports and Clubs

Sporting activities on offer this term include swimming, tennis, volleyball, golf and music. We will also continue with our
exciting clubs which include culinary arts, financial intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Young farmers, Environmental and Guidance and counseling, Girl guides and Scouts to mention just a few. These impart taught concepts and critical life skills Page 3 into our students.

TERM 3 2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CIVIES DAYS

DateDress code
30/09Dress like your teacher
28/10Pink day
2/12Party wear

Civies fee is 3 USD per learner. Parents are encouraged to ensure learners are in the correct dress code.

SCHOOL TRIPS

Destination: Victoria Falls

Proposed Dates: 6-8December

Target Group: All grades

Deposit

We have two options for the Vic Falls trip: Option A by air both ways for USD 580

Option B both ways by road for USD 280

50% on 14 October 50% on 14 October

Dubai 2023 T.B.A From Grade 3
Dates and costs will be availed as soon as registration is opened

United Kingdom July 2023 From grade 3
Dates and costs will be availed as soon as registration is opened

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is held every summer since 1947.

Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 35,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship. Our students will have a chance to experience this.

Boarding and Transport

Our excellent boarding and transport facilities are available on first come first served basis. For boarding facilities book at least a month before opening. Please contact our admin office for more information.
Hot lunch facility
The school offers healthy hot lunch meals to day scholars at a fee of 100 USD for the term. We can only accept a small number of learners due to limited resources and vacancies are given on a first come first served basis.

Dress code

Now that summer is here, please ensure learners always put on their hats. Blazers are compulsory on Assembly days which are Mondays for Grade 1 to Grade 7. The summer uniforms are available at the school.
Fees and levies

We continue to work diligently to bring out excellent academic and non-academic results for our learners and this can only happen with your support. We would like to thank the parents who diligently paid their fees on time, which enables the school to plan on time and put in place all requirements before school open.

Cash, swipe and Eco cash payment are accepted at the schools’ front office. NOSTRO account details can be requested from the admin. For more enquiries kindly call 0773 596 161 / 0732596161/ 0719596161 / 0712800158 or visit our website: www.mothertouch.ac.zw. Our e-mail address: juniorschoolbursar@mothertouch.ac.zw

In conclusion, we would like to thank all parents and guardians for choosing MTJS and for your continued support to the school’s programs. Looking forward to a safe term full of exciting activities.Let us always be reminded that COVID 19 is still around so let us always abide by the regulations.

Term 3 ends on 7 December 2022 at 1000hrs.

Regards

R. Hwata (Mrs.)

Head

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Opening Third Term Newsletter – Senior School

09 September 2022

Dear Parent/ Guardian

Greetings to you all.

On behalf of Mother Touch Senior School (MTSS), I hope I find you well and we thank God for protecting us all. We would like to thank all parents and guardians for your support in our endeavor to groom each child’s talent, nurture and produce holistic, Great, God fearing Global Leaders.

1. The school timetable

Our school starts at 07:15hrs ending at 15:00hrs from Monday to Thursday. On Friday school ends at 13:00hrs for non-examination learners. The “O” and ‘A’ level candidates will finish at 16:00hrs every day from Monday to Friday.

2. Summer uniform

All learners are expected to put on the correct, complete and clean MTSS summer uniform with a neat hairdo as they come to school daily. We remind parents that our School Uniforms are available at the school. A branded school satchel is compulsory for every learner.

3. Syllabus coverage.
The following are some of the strategies that we are employing to cover up on time lost during Covid 19

and enable us to complete the syllabus: –

  •  Teaching time has been extended to Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30am to 1500 hours for all the candidates.
  •  Online lessons to run concurrently with face to face lessons.

4. Gadgets

Please be advised that learners have been misusing laptops therefore they are no longer allowed to bring them to school.

5. Results

MTSS staff is geared, determined and expects 100% pass rate for the 2022 ‘O’ and ‘A’ level results. The School shall employ some of the following strategies to attain the expected 100% pass rate:

  • The school shall hold three seminars per subject for both “O” and “A’ level candidates and facilitators will be invited.
  • The School shall pay for one seminar and the parents will be requested to pay for the other two seminars.
  •  Monthly tests on covered concepts shall be given as part of the assessment.
  •  Departmental team teaching on integrated topics shall be done.
  •  Resource persons will be invited to assist individual learners encountering challenges on identified topics.
  •  External assessors will be invited to assess the state of preparedness of examination classes in order to identify possible gaps and provide advice on closing the gaps.

6. Continuous Assessment of Learner Activities. (CALA)

Teachers are working on Continuous Assessment of Learner Activity (CALA.). Parents are encouraged to support the learners when doing CALA as it requires a lot of materials and guidance. CALA constitute 30% of the final ZimSec mark. Hence the importance of ensuring that the learners perform well on CALA as it contributes towards obtaining good passes.

7. Examinations.
7.1. Cambridge Examinations
The Cambridge examination timetable is now available. Learners have already been given the timetable.

7.2. Zimsec Examinations

The ZIMSEC examinations timetable is out. The Technical Graphics practical subject is starting on 26 September 2022. All the other examinations will start on 17 October and finish on 29 November 2022. Learners have already been given the timetable.

7.3. End of year Internal Examinations

The internal examinations for the forms 1, 2, 3 and 5 will start on 10 November and end on 25 November 2022

7.4. HEXCO, DELF and Chinese Timetables.

HEXCO, DELF and Chinese timetables are not yet out and will be availed to parents in due course.

8. Events and Activities 8.1. Leadership Training

The selected Prefects for 2023 will undergo leadership training on 24 September 2022. The learners will be requested to pay for the facilitators and the amount will be announced in due course.

8.2. Boys and Girls meeting.

Boys and Girls meetings shall be done fortnightly to enhance learners’ development morally, spiritually, psychologically and socially.

8.3. Speech and Prize Giving Ceremony.
The Speech and Prize giving ceremony will be held on 14 October 2022. Parents are requested to donate in cash and kind or trophies towards the learner’s awards in academic, sport, deportment, most disciplined, the best 2021 “O” and “A” level learners among others.

9. Co-curricular Activities

Learners shall engage in some of the following clubs to enhance learning and essential life skills, Page 2 of 3

Toast Master, Music, French, Chinese, Science, Entrepreneurship, Scouts and financial intelligence just to mention a few.

10. Boarding and Transport Facility

Our excellent boarding and transport facilities are available but with limited places on first come first serve basis. A 20% deposit is needed two weeks before schools’ open.

For all boarding issues call on 0788991914.

11. 2023 Enrolment

Be advised that our Mother Touch Boarding School in Selous will be open in January 2023 and enrolment from form 1 to 6 is in progress.
Harare Senior School will continue to offer form 1 to 6 day schooling.

Familarisation tour for Chegutu boarding House will be done in November 2022 on the date to be announced in due course.

The following requirements are needed on registration: –

  •  Registration fee of US $50
  •  Copy of Birth Certificate
  •  1 passport size photo.
  •  Copy of latest report.
  •  Copy of parent/guardian(s) IDs.
  •  Copy of proof of residence.
  •  Copy of proof of income.

12. Communication

As MTSS, we believe in a 2-way communication which is key to our organizational growth. MTSS communication is through e-mails, website, social media, newsletter and by the word of mouth through the learners at assemblies. Parents are therefore requested to acknowledge receiving newsletters and all other forms of communication.

13. Fees and levies

Parents are advised and encouraged to pay learners’ fees before schools open for every term to enable the smooth running of the school and to provide the necessary resources for operations to produce excellent results always.
In conclusion, let’s work together to encourage and monitor the behavior of our learners at home, academic progress, use of electronic gadgets and the time the learners get home. A disciplined child is easy to teach.

We keep thanking God for his guidance, protection and favor.
Schools are Closing on 1 December 2022.
For further clarification and enquiries call our Administrator/ bursar on 0772 318 890.

Mrs. S. Mabika

Head

For and on behalf of Mother Touch Senior School.

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