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Salutations to you,
Mother Touch Victoria Falls International School (MTVFIS) would like to thank you all, for being so committed and supportive in all events for 2023 term 1. We are thankful to God for his grace, wisdom, and guidance.
EVENTS FOR THE TERM
i) MEET THE TEACHER
Participation was at a remarkable 98%, parents and guardians showed up in their numbers to meet their teachers. This was a good platform for parents to understand the programs taking place in the school.
ii) EMA-EVERSHARP AWARD
The school performed exceptionally well in the national cleanest school competition and came fourth in all schools in Zimbabwe. This was a great achievement for the school as it was the first time running on such competitive platforms. We were awarded a school banner and we are still running for the Prestine cleanest school and waste management competition in Victoria Falls. Your support in this regard will be greatly appreciated in form of ideas, resources, and any others that you can share with us so that we win it again.
Inter-house Athletics competitions.
Our sports day was filled with so much joy and happiness. Our learners and the staff worked so hard to make the day memorable. Huge applause to them all, the event was top notch and I could feel the energy, excitement, joy, togetherness, and love for all the sports activities. Thank you again for being there to cheer on and support these future gold medalists. Well done to the Teak team for securing first place, it was a tight and close competition and scoped an Athletics trophy. It was a day filled with fun as families came together to support their teams and mix and mingle.
Inter-house Cross-country competitions.
Inter schools athletics competitions
Thank you once more parents for the great support that you offered on the Inter schools competition which was held on 24th of March 2023. You sponsored us with water, and tents and you went the extra mile of assisting in officiating. It was such a memorable day. Mother Touch came second out of the four participating schools namely Amazing Kids, Angels, and Happy Hearts.
Learners had a great experience at the Victoria Falls International Airport and Pamusha Cruise with 100% attendance. It is the competence-based curriculum that demands that learners are exposed to educational trips. Indeed it proved a crucial point that learners should be exposed to the local environment for general appreciation and to provoke their creative minds.
Grade 6 Excursion
The grade six learners had an opportunity of embarking on an educational tour on the 17th of March 2023 sponsored by Wildlife Trust. They interacted great with the big five giants (Elephants), vulture, wild pig, and the rich natural environment of Victoria Falls. Speaker after speaker came in with a rich environment and animal science teachings. They also had a wonderfully refreshing time as they interacted with each other and the tour guides. A great lesson was learned there as the stakeholders sacrifice their time and resources to give back to the community.
United Kingdom (UK) tour
Registration for the UK tour is still on. MTGS learners will have yet another chance to travel to Wales for the annual music festival and will have the opportunity to tour Wales and London. They will compete with seasoned performers around the world. Registration is already in progress. Travel tentative dates are 2 to 14 July 2023. The trip cost is estimated at USD 2 980 for almost 2 weeks.
The payment plan for those learners who intend to go on the trip is as follows:
|Due Date||Amount USD||Month|
This amount covers the following:
Transfers, road, and rail transport
Valid passport (at least 1 year)
Proof of residence
Certified copy of the birth certificate
State person to sign an affidavit
Jabulani (Shangani) Trip
The much-awaited Jabulani trip is still on and you are advised to plan accordingly. The trip is from the 28th to the 30th of September 2023 and is pegged at USD$ 250. The cutoff date for payments is set on the 14th of September 2023.
Grade 7 Local Trip
The Grade 7 will be having a Hwange Safari Lodge Trip which is set on the 3rd of August 2023 and the trip fee is yet to be announced.
We had our exciting 3 civvies days.
Funny footwear, it was a hilarious day. It was laughter all over the schoolyard. Parents’ innovativeness is impressive; we loved all the hilarious footwear choices. Thumbs up and keep it up.
We had an amazing time spending a day with our Princes, Princesses, and of course the Queens and Kings.
The final for the term left people in stitches, as it was all laughter as there were all sorts of weird dressings. Thank you to so many parents for their support and creativity.
Thank you for your cooperation on ZIMSEC registration for the 2023 October-November Examinations. We will communicate the Examination dates to you once they are availed.
Kindly assist the learners with their holiday homework. Let us ensure children develop a culture of reading. You are also encouraged to get at least one age-appropriate reading book for your child which will be shared with other classmates as they read and exchange. Lists of age-appropriate books will be availed to you.
The second term falls in the winter season and learners are required to put on the proper winter uniform. The school has introduced a new warm and comfortable jacket costing 35USD. We remind you that uniforms are available at the school. You should purchase the school starter pack for new learners before school opens. Please check the list provided together with the offer letter. Only school bags and kit bags are accepted. The school will not accept any other colors for the school bags. School hats are compulsory. It is school policy for every learner to wear a school hat outside the classroom for the good well-being of the child.
You must prepare and ensure that children will be in the correct, complete, and clean uniforms with neat hairdos daily. Buttons for blazers must be replaced if lost (for a replacement one can purchase a full set of buttons for $1 at the school). Note that blazers are compulsory on Assembly Days. (Mondays and Fridays) For sports, learners should have white sneakers and white socks. Wednesday is School Tracksuit Day and white sneakers for everyone. Thursday is club attire day for clubs with special attire.
Thank you for the response on Cambridge books. Each child is expected to pay for the 3 sets per grade level at USD 132. Grade (1-7) make your payments for the books at the bursar’s office and collect the books from the stores’ office.
Assessments for the term were done and our learners performed to standard. Progress reports have been sent. Please check with the school Administrator if you do not receive notifications by 3/04/23.
The Continuous Learning Assessment is progressing well. We, however, encourage you to continue supporting the school to ensure we are on target and our learners finish their projects on time. We are now working towards finishing the last CALA items for grade 7 and the first ones for grade 6 2023.
Our communication will come through the Newsletters and the newly introduced D6 Communicator App. You can communicate with the school by calling the admin at +263774021660 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every appointment with the teacher should be done at the office and kindly note that teachers are seen as per appointment.
FEES AND LEVIES
Kindly note that according to our parents’ general meeting held on 23 March 2023, it was agreed that we stagger our fees for the 2nd and 3rd terms. Therefore, it will be $850 for the second term and $950 for the third term then finally $1000 for the next year 2024.
|ITEM||TERM 2||TERM 3||TERM 1 2024|
Registration fee USD$50
Bus Levy (once off payment new entry) USD$100
Desk and Stationery Levy (once off payment new entry) USD$100
Sports Levy USD$50
No learner will be allowed into the classroom without an express card issued by the Administrator’s Office.
For inquiries and further clarification, the Bursar can be contacted at email@example.com or on 0774021660 or Head 0772815185.
For bank transfers please bring proof of payment within 48 hours after paying and ensure you collect the receipt together with the learner’s admission card. A lost card requires a fee of $1 for a replacement.
Office hours – Admin office will close for the public holidays and weekends during the school holidays only. During working days, on holidays the office is open from 8.00hrs to 14.00hrs.
In conclusion, many thanks go to our parents for trusting in the great unwavering support, our teaching staff and non-teaching staff for the hard work to ensure the learning environment is conducive to excellent results as well as the responsible authority for the provision of excellent resources for the excellent learning process to take place.
Term 2 starts on 8 May 2023.
Wish you a joyful holiday with the Great Global God-Fearing leaders.
C. Mapenzauswa (Mrs.)
Acting Deputy School Head
Greeting to you all
Mother Touch Victoria Falls International School would like to welcome you all, to the first term of 2023. We thank you for entrusting the young ones with us. We will ever work diligently to ensure we nurture the boys’ and girls’ talents to produce Great, Global God-Fearing Leaders. The school has done all opening preparations to ensure that all necessary measures are in place to guarantee a safe environment for our learners and staff.
We offer a rich and wide curriculum taking up ZIMSEC and Cambridge syllabi that run concurrently. ZIMSEC competency-based curriculum has 6 examinable subjects namely Mathematics, English Language, Shona or IsiNdebele, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Science and Tech, and Visual and Performance Arts & Physical Education. The school has practical subject teachers to enhance specialization for effective learning to get excellent results. We have put programs in place to ensure effective syllabus coverage.
TERM 1 NOTICE
Lessons start at 07:30hrs ending at 15:00hrs (Morning work daily from 07:00hrs-07:30hrs). Monday to Thursday we have remedial lessons and the reading program in the afternoon. On Friday, school ends at 13:00hrs. Monday and Friday are assembly days and all junior learners should put on the correct, complete, and clean Mother Touch uniform with a blazer. Wednesday is sports day and learners put on MTGS clean tracksuits and white takkies. Our club day is Thursday, learners come with their club attire, and all uniforms are supplied at school by our administration office.
Meet the Teacher
This is an opportunity for a face-to-face meeting with the learners’ class teachers on Wednesday 25 January 2023 from 13:00hrs to 14:00hrs. On this platform, the teachers will explain their operations and the requirements they may need from you to have a smooth run of the learning process.
United Kingdom (UK) tour ~ Grade 2 – 7. We are excited that our United Kingdom (UK) tour is on this year after a long break due to the COVID Pandemic and it improved before. MTGS learners will have yet another chance to travel to Wales for the annual music festival and will have the opportunity to tour Wales and London. They will compete with seasoned performers around the world. Registration is already in progress. Tour tentative dates are 4 July to 14 July 2023. The trip cost is estimated at USD$ 2 980 for 10 days.
This amount covers the following:
·Transfers, road and rail transport
The payment plan for those learners who intend to go and are not able to raise the whole amount at once for the trip is as follows:
Due date Amount USD
January 30/01 500
February 24/02 500
March 31/03 500
April 28/04 600
May 31/05 600
June 16/06 280
Total 2 980
LOCAL EDUCATIONAL TOURS
|Trip Destination||Participants||Trip Fee||Full payment by||Trip Date|
|Victoria Falls International Airport plus lunch on the boat cruise||ECD-Grade 2||$40||10 March 2023||17 March 2023|
|Jabulani (Shangani)||Grade 3-7||$250||14 June 2023||28-30 September 2023|
We have an exciting list of clubs to enhance essential life skills which include Young farmers, Robotics, Marshal Arts, Entrepreneurship, Textile and Design Chess, and French. Learners are encouraged to participate in at least one club.
Year of Perfection.
2023 is MTGS’ year of perfection. We achieved very good Grade 7 results and need to diligently continue to perfect and surpass others’ past successes. We also need to push and perfect all other no academics and improve our school tone. The school humbly invites you to support this cause by supporting learners in providing all requirements. This term we have lined up sports events that will require parents to come and support the child and team.
The school is implementing a competence-based curriculum to ensure all learners are equipped with necessary life skills and molding them to be Great, God-fearing global leaders. After the assessment tests currently underway learners will be grouped according to needs, which will allow individual attention. We encourage you to support the learners as you may find there will be a lot of work given by the teacher according to the learners’ needs. Parents are urged to avoid unnecessary learners’ absenteeism so that they will not miss out and lag. Class teachers will be available for all your communication. Kindly book appointments with the administration on the office contact +263 77 402 1660/ +263 71 902 1660.
All learners should put on the correct, complete, and clean uniform with neat hairdos as they come to school. We remind parents that our School Uniforms are available at the school. New learners should purchase the school starter pack, which includes all uniforms such as formal school attire, sports attire, bags, and other items. Branded satchel is compulsory. We made this decision based on the need to improve quality and excellent school tone. Be advised that plastic bags are not accepted as book bags or kit bags. School hats are compulsory. School hat is for the wellbeing of the child as direct sunlight can lead to serious health challenges. It is the School Policy for all learners to put on hats outside the classroom. All learners (ECD A – Grade 2 and Grade 3-7) should put on Mother Touch clean work suits on practical days according to grade.
ECD Dress Code – will be provided at the Meet the Teacher event. For health and safety reasons our learners are to put on masks in the classrooms and they are provided at school.
School transport is available on a first come first serve basis. Parents are therefore encouraged to book transport as soon as possible to avoid inconveniences and to allow the school to plan on routes early for smooth operations. On that note, we would like to remind our old and notify our new parents that we do not do door-to-door pickups. On booking, parents are encouraged to check for the nearest possible bus stop and the timetable.
This is an exciting moment for the learners as they enjoy freedom from the strict school uniform trend. We always applaud you parents for the creativity and the efforts you make these days. Looking forward to attires that are more exceptional. Each learner brings in USD$3 for the civvies. This includes activities and ice cream.
Date Dress code 3/02/23 Funny foot ware. 3/03/23 Royalty dressing. 27/03/23 Funny dressing.
Our midterm break is from 17 -20 February. School will resume on Tuesday 21 February.
Parents are encouraged to prepare for ZIMSEC registration for the 2023 October-November Examinations, dates will be advised. Registration fee communication will be availed to the respective levels once we receive the requirements.
Be advised that we will be starting our Cambridge curriculum this year and each child is expected to pay USD 132 for a set of textbooks and workbooks. 2023 and onwards candidates are now taking a new syllabus and this calls for a new set of textbooks The school has ordered the new books and these should be taken as personal books. Grade (1-7) Payment for the books should be done at the office.
Our school under construction is at an advanced stage although progress was hindered by the continued rains and limited resources. We hope to move to our new site starting the second term of 2023. Fees and Levies As a school, we strive to continue working diligently to bring out academic and non-academic excellent results for our learners. For this to happen we need parents’ support. We would like to thank the parents who diligently paid their fees on time, which enables the school to plan on time ensuring the provision of necessary resources for smooth operations in the term.
Our banking Account details are as follows:
Mother Touch Group of Schools ~ Bank: CBZ, Account Number 11123814680015: (ZWL).
Mother Touch Group of Schools ~Bank: CBZ, Account Number: 11123814680035, Selous Branch (Nostro).
For more inquiries kindly call +263 77 402 1660/ +263 71 902 1660 or visit our website: www.mothertouch.ac.zw. Our e-mail address: is firstname.lastname@example.org
In conclusion, we would like to thank all Parents and Guardians for choosing MTJS for the education of God-fearing global leaders and for the continued support of the school. Term 1 ends on 31 March 2023.
Let us keep working together for the common good of our children.
Best wishes in 2023.
C. Mapenzauswa (Mrs.)