Centenary School Rules and Regulations
Centenary School was established in 1994, the year the City of Bulawayo celebrated its 100th Anniversary, hence the name Centenary School.
The school is situated in Killarney, near the Zimbabwe School of mines, at the corner of Adair and Tayport Roads.
The Centenary School Trust is the Responsible Authority. The School Trust operates under a Board of Trustees as well as a Board of Governors. There is also a Parent Liaison Committee (PLC). The head and deputy are ex-officio members of both the Board of Governors and the Parents Liaison Committee (PLC).
Lessons start at 7.30am. Children should be dropped off at the school by 7.15 am. Teachers are at their stations by 7.10 am. Before the first period, pupils will be expected to read privately or read to the teacher.
Infants Dismissal Times
|ECD A & ECD B||12 O’clock|
|Grade 1||12 O’clock|
Pupils must be collected not later than 15 minutes after dismissal.
All pupils (Grade 3 to 7) take part in afternoon activities up to 4.00 pm. An Afternoon Activities schedule is sent to all parents at the beginning of every term.
Parents are encouraged to attend matches to support the school teams.
Pick up and Drop off
Pupils must be driven into or out of the school by their parents or their authorised drivers.
The following procedures have been put in place to ensure that there is order at the car park and that pupils are safe when they are dropped off or picked up.
- Pupils must be dropped off and picked up within the school grounds.
- Pupils must be dropped off alongside the kerb at the drop off/pick up zone.
- Drivers must move as far forward of the kerb as possible to make room for others.
- Pupils will proceed to the car if they see their car approaching the kerb at the drop off/ pick up zone.
- Parents with office or other business to attend to must park at the car park and not at the drop off/pick up zone thereby blocking traffic.
- Parents should always drive in and out of the school slowly, with caution and must use gates on Tayport Road.
NB: Drivers sent by parents for children must be made aware of these regulations.
School fees are payable in full by the opening day of school at the bank as directed by the school. However to assist parents, a school fees loan scheme is in place at NMB Bank.
A parent must give a term’s notice of intention to transfer a pupil to another school, to avoid paying school fees for the following term.
|GIRLS SUMMER UNIFORM||BOYS SUMMER UNIFORM|
|Navy culottes||Navy “Bermuda” shorts|
|White shirt sleeve blouse(no pocket)||White short sleeved shirt with badge|
|White ankle socks||Navy blue ankle socks|
|Black shoes||Black shoes|
|Maroon hat||Maroon hat|
|Maroon blazer( for special occasions and for Friday Assemblies)||Maroon blazer( for special occasions and for Friday Assemblies)|
|Apron ( for all Art lessons)||Apron ( for all Art lessons)|
|BOY’S AND GIRL’S WINTER UNIFORM|
|Maroon blazer (for special occasions and for end of the week assemblies)|
|Navy blue longs|
|White under vest not T-shirt|
|Apron ( for all Art lessons)|
Uniform worn by pupils must always be clean and in good condition. All items of clothing must be permanently marked preferably with name tags. It is compulsory for children to bring a school hat everyday to put on when out of class. A school apron must be worn at all art lessons and so the apron must be bought and packed on Art days.
Hair should always be neat and tidy and must not have extensions or fancy accessories. Long hair must be plaited or tied back. Plain ribbons, hair bands that are maroon or navy blue or white may be worn. Children are not allowed to wear jewellery or fancy watches.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCHOOL TRACKSUIT IS NOT TO BE WORN DURING CLASS LESSON TIMES NO MATTER HOW COLD. ONLY ANORAK AND JERSEY MAY BE WORN ON COLD DAYS. THE TRACK SUIT WILL BE WORN ON SPORTS DAYS.
Our uniform stockists are Femina Garments and Wearhouse.
Please note that all pupils will need a school tracksuit and a white golf shirt with a maroon collar and cuffs.
All children belong to a house either Impala or Sable and must have the appropriate colour t-shirt: Impala – navy blue and Sable – maroon
- Maroon swimming
- Gold/yellow swimming caps
- Waterproof maroon tog bag
- Pair of slops
- School tracksuits (at galas)
- White shorts for practice
- White longs for matches
- Long white socks
- White cap
- White golf shirt for matches
- Good white takkies with studs/spikes
- Cricket box
- Thigh pads
- White T/shirt for practice
- School blazer (for matches)
OTHER SPORTS (ATHLETICS, CROSS COUNTRY, HOCKEY, NETBALL, ROUNDERS AND SOCCER)
- Maroon shorts
- White ankle socks
- White takkies
- House T/shirt
- Soccer boots for hockey and soccer
- White T/shirt (for practice)
- School tracksuit (for matches)
- Shin pads
Please note: Children lose items of uniforms now and again. It is imperative that parents make a quick routine check before driving away after picking up a child. Items easily lost are hats, jerseys, anoraks and shoes. On discovering that an item is missing the parent must pull out of the pickup zone and drive to the parking bay and ask the child to go and get the item.
NB: All clothing and equipment must be clearly marked.
TERMLY EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
The following activities are offered at the school per term:
|TERM 1 and TERM 3||TERM 2|
|BOYS||Athletics, cricket, swimming, cross country, chess||Soccer, hockey|
|GIRLS||Athletics, rounders, swimming, cross country, chess, Tennis||Netball, hockey|
MEET THE TEACHER
Parents will have the opportunity to meet their class teacher in the 2nd and 3rd week of the first term. The purpose is to open a line of communication between the teacher and parents.
Parents will be kept informed about all school activities via circulars, the website and emails. Important notices and reminders will be posted on notice boards near the drop off/ pick up zone.
CODE OF CONDUCT
- Every pupil is expected to show respect and courtesy to visitors, staff prefects, parents and other pupils.
- Pupils are expected to greet with a smile all members of staff and all visitors.
- Pupils are expected to make way for staff and visitors on verandas, corridors and pathways.
- Pupils must not fight or bully others. Dangerous games are not permitted.
- Use of bad language will not be tolerated.
- No chewing gum is allowed at the school.
- Pupils must always be punctual.
- Pupils must not run around the school buildings.
It is very important that parents supervise and monitor homework. Please ensure that all reading is listened to and that markers are signed.
TEXTBOOKS AND STATIONERY
The class teachers will require pupils in their respective classes to buy a ready-made stationery starter pack at the beginning of the year. Parents need to check with the Teacher immediately as schools open in term one to make sure no time is lost.
The school provides all text book requirements.