The Headmistress’ Desk:
What a fantastic term! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the pupils for their diligence, good behaviour and achievements in various spheres of the curriculum. I would also like to thank the staff, both academic and auxiliary, for their dedicated and hard work, as well as parents and guardians for their continued support of Centenary school.
I am sure that your children will return refreshed and eager to tackle the challenges of the third term.
We wish to convey our gratitude to all the parents who paid fees on time. According to the school policy all school fees should be paid by the first day of school with an option of paying $600 when schools open and the balance at the end of the month (end of September 2017)
The school has since introduced a POS terminal, for the convenience of fees payments.
Fees may also be deposited into the following Centenary School Trust Bank Accounts:
Bank : FBC
Branch: Jason Moyo
USD A/c No: 3162 507 280 337
Bank : MBCA
Branch: Leopold Takawira
USD A/c No: 171034000057
We continue to support your active involvement in our learning environment. In order to ensure that you do not miss out on valuable information, please inform the school of any changes to your personal contact details such as your email or mobile numbers.
The school has noted that the pupils bring prescribed medicines to school. If unmonitored this can endanger other pupils. The school expects the parent to give the medicine to their child ‘s teacher. If a parent gives a drug to administer to their child eg. Antibiotics. The school must have a letter from the parent stating the following:
- Name of the child
- Dosage of medicine
- Time for administering the
- A form will be given to the parent to sign from the secretary’s
NB: We have 3 members of staff we sent for the First Aid Course and are holders of the Life Saver First Aid Course Certificate; However members of staff are not permitted to give medicine of any kind
eg (asprin, panadol etc) if not authorised by the parent. Therefore our first aid boxes do not contain drugs.
• Home economics
• French club
• First Aid
• Art Club
• Boy Scouts
• Wild Life
CENTENARY PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT – 2ND TERM 2017
The 2nd term began with great enthusiasm and expectations after our teams dominated the 1st term sports. The Fillies hockey team set the ball rolling after finishing 3rd in a 14 team hockey tournament hosted by Petra. From then the team never looked back and finished the regular season unbeaten. The same group of players also dominated the netball season and only lost narrowly 7-6 to Masiyephambili Junior School. The Fillies team enjoyed a great season and their performances will only get better as they mature.
The 1st team girls also put in a brave show throughout the season in hockey and netball. Despite the group only having 8 children to choose from, their performances were very encouraging. The highlight of their season was undoubtedly their performances at the Jen Townsend Hockey Festival hosted by St Thomas. The group managed to get convincing wins over Portland and St Thomas and finished 4th in the 8 team tournament won by S O S. The team was ably led by Asemahle Gumede who showed great technical ability and courage. She also deserves special mention for being selected to the provincial team.
The 1st team boys had a fabulous hockey and soccer season. For the 1st time, the soccer team managed to get wins over Soccer powerhouses Masiyephambili and Reps in the regular season. The performances at the Nissan Clover Leaf soccer festival were also encouraging. The team despite missing 2 key players on the day only lost one game, however 6 draws and 2 wins meant we were positioned 5th at the conclusion of the tournament. The team also put up a brave show at The Masiyephambili family fun day, finishing as runners up at the tournament.
The highlight of the 1st team hockey team was undoubtedly winning the Jen Townsend hockey Tournament. The team put up a polished performance and won all the 6 games convincingly. Tinomtenda Mhere and Mthabisi Mahlangu won Individual accolades for their performances. Mthabisi finished as the top goal scorer while Tinomtenda was chosen as the midfielder of the tournament. The highlight of the tournament was undoubtedly the 6 nil trouncing of C.B.C. in our final game of the tournament.
Not to be outdone by the 1st team soccer achievement were the Grade 3 soccer boys, who put up a polished performance at the Petra Grade 3 Soccer tournament. The team beat the hosts 1 nil in an entertaining final and Valentine Chineka was voted the most valuable player of the tournament. The colts’ soccer and hockey teams also did fairly well in the term. Despite winning fewer matches they showed great composure and technical ability.
The Swimming season will soon be upon us, and we are looking forward to a successful season. We would like to encourage parents to prepare ahead for the upcoming season in terms of ensuring that their children have appropriate swimming attire.
SCHOOL SWIMMING KIT
• Maroon swimming trunk (for boys)
• Maroon swimming costume (for girls)
• Maroon towel
• Blue swimming cap for Impala
• Maroon swimming cap for Sable
• Full Centenary track Suit
The School held a very enjoyable Culture Day at the school, which was graced by the Director of the Bulawayo Art Gallery – Mr Zulu, as well as the highly entertaining traditional dance group from Hope Fountain Primary School who mesmerised the crowd with their “Sicela amazolo” dance!
Above, part of the invited Hope Fountain Primary School traditional ensemble. The group won the hearts of many during the Centenary school Culture Day celebrations!
CENTENARY PRIMARY SCHOOL PLAY 2017
Held on the 27th July at the Bulawayo Theatre, this was a full house event which saw the school show casing so much talent!
The Infants department fascinated the audience with mature acting as they curtain raised with the “Snow White” play. The 7 dwarfs (grade 1 boys) played their roles quite well, so did Snow white played by Kim Bhebhe. Not to be outdone were the two narrators, Wethembekile Nkala and Michelle Gukushu.
Main Play – “Sleeping Beauty”
The play was portrayed in our own Centenary fusion of African music, much to the thrills of the audience! Worth mentioning were the exquisite costumes and colourful props! The actors displayed a high level of eloquence and confidence. Talk of the eloquence by the two narrators, Sasha Moyo (Gr 5) and Dean Femayi (Gr 6)!
The audience was entertained to some captivating ballroom room dancing by the main actors, “The Prince” – Adolph Dube and “Sleeping Beauty”- Asemahle Gumede. In addition, the crowded enjoyed some engaging Asian dance moves!
CENTENARY SCHOOL CLASS TRIP NEWS!!!
A DAY AT THE CITY HALL Written By Tinovimba Pamacheche Grade 5
One warm Tuesday during the term, we went on class trip to the City Hall. I did not want to go because l was frightened, maybe because l thought the mayor asked hard questions.
As we entered the City Hall, Mrs Mpofu, the Senior Public Relations Officer, gave us a warm welcome with a pleasant smile on her face. After that, we had a cup of tea with sweet chocolate biscuits.
Later on we entered peacefully into the mayor’s Chambers. We sat on the councilors’ chairs and l sat on councilor N. Sibanda’s chair. A few minutes later, the mayor, Councilor Martin Moyo, entered the room and we stood up as a sign of respect and introduced ourselves.
The mayor spoke to us about the local government structure, the by – laws and how we could be useful to the city. Then we took photos and we were given beautiful gifts.
The Mayor had to go to another meeting, so we quickly looked at displays and went back to school with smiles on our faces.
Next term, the school intends to embark on the following projects:
The land has already been cleared and awaits planting of different crops suggested in the grades’ syllabi.
Friday the 1st of December will be our Tree Planting Day. Each class is supposed to plant a tree or two.
This year we intend to increase our orchard, so donations of grafted fruit trees will be greatly appreciated.
For the safety of our upcoming young farmers, we kindly request parents and guardians to provide the essential protective clothing listed below:
Overalls/ work suits/dustcoats
4.FOWL RUN/ RABBITS
The school intends to have a fowl run put up next term, as well as a rabbit hutch, so that our learners can have first-hand experience as part of their Agriculture lessons
Girls’ College Literary Competition 2017 Results
This year’s Girls’ College Literary completion results were a reflection of hard work by our young writers. The majority of our students, including those from lower grades, managed to achieve excellent results as shown in the table below:
|NAME OF STUDENT
|STORY/ POEM TITLE
|THE NIGHT MY TOYS STARTED TALKING
|THE OLD MAN
|THE OLD MAN
|THE THINGS I LIKE DOING
|MY STRANGE FRIEND
|THE NIGHT MY TOYS STARTED TALKING
|THE OLD MAN
|THE OLD MAN
|THINGS THAT SCARE ME
|A FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE
CENTENARY SCHOOL WEBSITE
The long awaited school website has been launched! Visit the page online, its www.centenary.co.zw . The school hopes that the site will keep the school community enlightened about school events now and then!
In addition, the school has also revived contributions to the SchoolsXtra schools magazine, where we periodically send in our school news tit bits! During the course of the term SchoolsXtra has put up some video clips on the Culture day, school play and a few sporting events, on YouTube.
SchoolsXtra is inviting parents, guardians, relatives and friends of Centenary to like the SchoolsXtra Facebook page!
END OF TERM INTER-HOUSE COMPETITIONS
Above, Interhouse netball competitions held towards term end. On the left the Fillies teams battle it out. On the right, a mixed team of boys and girls from both teams gave a very interesting game show! Who said boys can’t play netball? The likes of Mthabisi, Tinomtenda, Gilbert, Tony, just to name a few, gave the girls a good run for their money! Impala won the Fillies game while Sable won the seniors match. On overall, it was Impala who lifted the netball Inter-house Trophy.