End of First Term 2023 Newsletter – Victoria Falls International School
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