END OF 2018 JUNIOR SCHOOL HEADMASTER’S NEWSLETTER
From the Headmaster’s Desk….. SCHOOL THEME FOR 2019
2019 school theme: Students Having Opportunities For Excellence and Success(S.H.O.ES)
2018 Gone by
We thank the Lord for his continued faithfulness in seeing us through the very busy term 3.
We bid farewell to Stephanie who was in charge of ECD ‘B’ Yellow. She will no longer be with us as she persues other endavours. She earnestly served the Junior School for one year in the ECD department. We wish her well. We will also be without our student teachers, Mr Rwodzi, Miss Muripa and Mr Chigubhu who are going back to college for their final lap. We welcome Mrs Karikoga who joins us from Wise Owl in Marondera. We welcome back Mrs Gadyadza from maternity leave – the family was blessed with a baby boy.
Grade 7 results
Grade 7 ZIMSEC results have been released. We are proud of our students and their teachers for achieving 100% pass in all 5 subjects. We had three candidates who scored 5 units, 9 had 6 units the rest with 10units and below, except for one learner above 10,but still passed well.
Term one saw us taking part in the EPSA athletics meeting at the National Sports Stadium where we came second best after Borrowdale. At the NAPH cluster meeting, Louis Mountbatten and Selbourne got the better of us. We came third and Belvedere anchored the group.
In the second term, the main focus was on volleyball and basketball.
The boys and girls volleyball teams took part in the NAPH competitions hosted by Mother Touch and Alfred Beit. The girls got the better of Louis Mountbatten, Selbourne Routledge and Belvedere and emerged the champions. On the other hand, our boys’ team came second.
At yet another festival hosted by Amandas, our girls and boys teams won all three matches.
The girls’ team won the only two league matches they played while the boys lost both. At the EPSA festival at Chisipite, the girls played 3 matches, winning two and losing to Tynwald.
The third team saw us focusing on swimming. The only galas we took part in were the inter-house and inter schools. At the inter-house gala, Turtle Dove came third, Eagle second and Falcon were the 2018 champions. At the inter-schools gals, Tynwald got the better of us as we came second out of four schools.
Next year should see us improving our sports field and become more visible in rugby, hockey and soccer. We should also improve our swimming and get promotion from the unfashionable division we are in.
“Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.”– Bethany Hamilton, champion surfer
I received several enquiries on the Cambridge Curriculum we are offering. Cambridge runs from stage 1 to stage 6, equivalent of grade 1 to grade 6. Subjects offered are English, Maths and Science. They write their final exam, Checkpoint at stage 6.
- It cultivates the following skills in children: self-expression, critical thinking and problem solving.
- It is internationally recognized.
- Should you relocate to a different country there won’t be need to move a grade up or down.
- It provides good foundation and helps transition into secondary school.
What does Cambridge mean at Mother Touch?
- Parents and guardians pay for Cambridge text and work books which will become personal.
- Examination fees at stage 6. (To be advised).
- Current grade fives (2018) are Checkpoint pioneers.
- Cambridge curriculum is taught to all children but books and Checkpoint to those who would have paid for them.
I stand for a different education: a different education where education means creativity! ― Enock Maregesi
Once again, we apologise for the inconvenience we caused during the year due to our erroneous accounts. We wish to avoid this by all means and we have created a fees column in the attendance register for back up. May you please assist by giving your child’s class teacher records of fees payments for 2019.
We are finalising with the board of directors, our budget which will determine the fees for 2019. If you do not receive an SMS on the fees structure, please contact the school as from Friday 14 December 2018.
CBZ Selous Branch
Account number 1123814680015
Speech and prize giving
Speech and prize giving
Thank you for attending the speech and prize giving ceremony on 5 December. We value your support as it would have never been as successful without your presence. As we plan to make it bigger and memorable next year, we request those of our parents who wish to leave a legacy at Mother Touch to donate the following trophies which will be named after such parents.
- For the best Shona Student
- For Perseverance
- Grade Seven Good Fellowship
- Grade Seven Good Fellowship
- Service to the School
- Most spirited soccer/hockey/rugby/tennis player
- Trophy for the best athlete
- Mother Touch trophy for the best swimmer
- Coltssoccer/hockey/rugby/tennis player
- Fillies/hockey /tennis player
- For the best actor
- For public speaking
- For school attendance
- For the best forward
The office will be open for business during weekdays from 9.00 to 4.00pm. We will be closed during weekends and public holidays only.
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13
Expecting the world to treat you fairly just because you are a good person is a bit like expecting a bull not to charge at you because you are a vegetarian.
By Dennis Whole