HIGH SCHOOL:  THIRD TERM 2018 CLOSING NEWSLETTER

Parents and guardians, on behalf of Mother Touch High School (MTGS), I hope I find you well. We are ever grateful for your continued support. We thank God for seeing us through this busy and eventful third term. The events of the third term kept all of us (learners and staff members) on our toes for excellent results in everything we did.

PAST EVENTS

SPEECH AND PRIZE GIVING DAY:

October 10 was a very important day on our school calendar. Our Speech and Prize Giving Day was held together with our 2018-2019 Prefects Inauguration. 93% of our parents and guardians were in attendance together with our sponsors, church representatives, neighbouring schools heads, and some members of the community, Ministry officials, media our suppliers and service providers. The speech and Prize Giving Day summarised syllabus coverage throughout the year. We thank you all for coming.

 

           

PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS:

The HEXCO Computer Examinations started on 15 October 2018 and the last practical was on the 16 October 2018.

Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) Ordinary and Advanced Level (‘O’ and ‘A’) Examinations started on 15 October 2018 and ended on 23 November 2018, successfully.

INTERNAL END OF YEAR EXAMINATIONS: Our internal examinations for forms 1, 2, 3 and 5 ran from 7 to 26 November 2018. We value these examinations as they are very important to the school in general and learners in particular. They are a measure of where we are and guide us on what we need to do before public examinations.

All our examinations went on smoothly without any challenges or hic-ups. Our learners conducted their first science practical well. We are now waiting for results and thank God for his continued favour and grace because alone we falter.

GREAT ZIMBABWE AND CHIREDZI TRIP

 

The learners had an amazing time of learning and socialising during the Great Zimbabwe and Chiredzi trips.

THANKS GIVING DAY:

The 6th of November 2018 saw MTHS hosting all our stakeholders like suppliers, sponsors and partners in a gesture just to say, “Thank you!” for standing with us through thick and thin. We encourage all our parents who run their own businesses to approach our Administrator’s office with their company profiles and price guides in line with school provisions. Where quality and prices are competitive, we wish to support our parents and do business with you whenever possible.

EDUCATIONAL TRIPS

It is compulsory that all learners go

for the Leadership and Educational trips as these are part of our school and national  curriculum we take opportunity to train our learners in effective life skills ,grooming ,etiquette to list a few hence trip fees will be included on the invoice. The trip fee covers accommodation, food, transport, coaches, entrance fees, toll gates, contingency fee and others.

VICTORIA FALLS TRIP:

Our form 1 and 2 learners will be going to Victoria Falls for their Leadership and Educational Tour on the 31 May to 2 June 2019. The learners will be in Victoria Falls for 2 nights and 3 days Parents are advised to make half down deposit when schools open in January for planning purposes and bookings, and then pay the remainder by end of term in April. The total cost for the trip is $750.00 per learner. However this is subject to change due to the instability of the economy.

MAZVIKADEI TRIP:

Our form 3 and lower 5 learners will tour Mazvikadei from 21 to 24 June 2019. The Trip fee is $450.00  which is subject to change.

THE GREAT ZIMBABWE

TRIP: 

Our form 4 and upper 6, History and Geography learners are going for their 3 day annual Great Zimbabwe Leadership and Educational tour from 2 to 4 August 2019. The trip includes touring the Great Zimbabwe, Hot Springs, Birchenough Bridge and Vumba Mountains. The trip fee is$600.00 and caters accommodation at the five star Great Zimbabwe Hotel and Holiday Inn Mutare, food, transport, coaches, entrance fee, tollgates, contingence fee and others.

AGRICULTURE TRIP:

All the agriculture learners will visit the Eastern Highlands for their Agriculture tour from 26 to 29 September. The trip fee is $600.00 and caters accommodation, food, transport, coaches, entrance fee, tollgates, contingence fee and others    

LOCAL TRIPS:

The school will organise local trips for almost all subjects to buttress what they have been taught in the classroom. This also enables them to balance their academic with practical experience. These are as follows:

  • 13 January form 1 geography trip to Belvedere Met department.
  • 25 January form 1 and 2 Shona village trip.
  • 22 march form 2 Agriculture trip to Henderson
  • 31 May form 3 Agriculture trip to Seed-co and Prime Seeds
  • 27 September ZBC English department tour

We will be advising you of trips fees in due course.

INTERNATIONAL TOURS TO EUROPE AND USA FOR ALL

The 2019 trip to Europe is going to be held from 3 to 15 July 2019. The learners will tour London, Wales and other parts of Europe like Germany and France. A learner who gets an opportunity to go on this International Tour will never be the same. The exposure and international flairs that our learners get are very important as they pursue their educational and professional careers. The trip fee is $7 500.00 per learner to cover, air ticket, visa, accommodation, insurance, food, activities, transport around the UK and Europe and other logistics.

FEES AND LEVIES

As a school, we endeavour to continue working diligently to bring out the best in our learners. However, we need parents’ support to produce the expected excellent results. We expect fees to have been paid before schools open for the first term in January 2019 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 so as to produce the expected EXCELLENT results. As a school, we have no other source of income except the fees and levies. We have revised our fees to $ 500.00 per term which is likely to be reviewed in due course.

We are ever grateful to all our parents and guardians who pay fees and levies on time. Our banking Account details are as following: Mother Touch Group of Schools, Banc ABC, Heritage Branch and Account Number: 12555355402010. Cash, swipe and /or ecocash payments are accepted at the school front office. For more enquiries kindly call 0772 318 890 / 0733 835 379 / 04 216676 or visit our website: www.mothertouch.ac.zw. Our e-mail address: highschoolbursar@mothertouch.ac.zw

STAFFING

The following members of staff: Mrs Mujati, Mr Chirurumwa, Mr Mhlanga and Mr Mutsata resigned from MTGS with effect from 31 December 2018. We wish them well in their endeavours.

On this note, I am glad to advise you that we have already engaged and introduced to the learners and staff, the vibrant, extremely seasoned and very enthusiastic teachers to replace the outgoing ones and these are: –

 

  • Mrs Sibanda              English department
  • Mrs Mundeta            English department
  • Mrs Mudzonga         Foreign Language (Chinese)
  • Mr Kazembe              Music
  • Mr Maira                    Driving Instructor.

We shall introduce the other two more teachers for history who have gone for Zimsec marking in due course.

In conclusion, we would like to thank all parents and guardians for choosing Mother Touch High School for the education of their children and for continued support to the school. Let us keep working together for the good of our children. Together we can and will do much.

We wish you a blessed holiday, brighter and better 2019. May God continue blessing us all.

Thank you.

For and on behalf of Mother Touch High School  

Mrs.S.Mabika

Head