From the Headmaster

Circular 30 April 2020

30 April 2020 Dear Parents. You are receiving a plethora of circular letters at the moment, but there is much going on and a lot that you want to know. All will be revealed. The staff Google Classroom courses are continuing, along with our various ...

Circular 23 April 2020

23 April 2020 Dear Parents It is pretty unusual for a circular to be sent out during the school holidays, but we all understand the circumstances which leave us with many uncertainties. None of us would relish having to make the national decisions which are the result of ...

Circular 20 March 2020

20 March 2020 Dear Parents I am quite unable to write my Parents Circular quickly enough to keep up with the changing circumstance. However, you will want to know the latest situation. We understand that all schools are to close on Tuesday 24 March. This has ...

Circular 18 March 2020

18 March 2020 This circular is a continuation and update to that of last week concerning the school’s response the Covid-19 pandemic. Judging from our attendances our pupils are in good health and we do not intend to respond precipitously to the confirmation of infections within Zimbabwe. We ...

Exeat Weekend and KidzCan

18 February 2020 Dear Parents Firstly, this is a reminder that school will close at 12:50 on Thursday, 20 February for the Youth Day public holiday on Friday and mid-term exeat. No Thursday lunches. Please don t forget to collect your daughter because there will be no afternoon activities or supervision. School will re-open Tuesday, 25 February.

Circular 17 January 2020

17 January 2020 Dear Parents Welcome back to the start of a new grade for your daughters at Chisipite. Nearly a hundred girls are here for the first time, and a special greeting to them and their parents. The big news for the school is the opening ...

Circular 13 November 2019

13 November 2019 Dear Parents I would like firstly to thank those who have responded so promptly and kindly to our request for page sponsorship of the magazine. This has supplemented both a significant sponsorship which was donated to secure this year s edition, and also the final ...

Circular 3 October 2019

3 October 2019 Dear Parents Here are a few more notes for you to help keep in touch with the school, and also the season. To start with, we are approaching the start of the rainy season - we hope - and with that will come the danger of ...

Circular 20 August 2019

20 September 2019 Dear Parents By now you have received both the school calendar and the activities list, and your active and enthusiastic daughters are keeping us busy. On Wednesday, there were well over two hundred girls for lunch. They were fed a roast with potatoes and ...

Closing Circular Term 2 2019

21 August 2019 Dear Parents The usual end of term circular is being brought forward a little, as I shall be away after Monday. The school will close as specified, at break time (10:30am) on Thursday 8 August. Please do make collection arrangements for ...

Circular 30 May 2019 UPDATED

30 May 2019 Dear Parents Here is a continuation of my last circular, with particular regard to the terms activities. There has been some excellent sport already, especially from our hockey and basketball seniors. Yesterday I watched some our little girls - hordes of them - playing ...

Circular 28 May 2019

28 May 2019 Dear Parents Following is a mainly factual circular letter. I am sure that you have noticed, and we hope admired, the three building projects which occupied us during the school holiday period. Firstly, was the ...

Closing Term Circular Term 1 2019

9 April 2019 This term has been marked by strong support from Parents as we have persevered through a few months of unexpected and demanding events. The high proportion of attendance at the early year fees meeting, the 100% support for the Board proposals, and the sense of ...

Circular 28 March 2019

29 March 2019 Dear Parents. While there are no pressing matters for me to discuss with you at the moment, there are several aspects of the school which you may find interesting, and a few things that need to be said. Our main inter house events ...

Opening Circular Term 1 2019

11 January 2019 Dear Parents The start of 2019 has brought in the usual crop of bright-eyed enthusiasts, all clearly well prepared for the new year. We have had a good initial attendance allowing a strong start, and a remarkably smooth move up a grade for each class. Apart ...

Closing Circular Term 3 2018

3 December 2018 Dear Parents The frenetic year end is gradually coming to a close, following the two Prize Givings last week. Thank you all for your support of your daughters, and I am sure that you thoroughly enjoyed the girls’ performances after the ceremonies, too. There ...

Circular 31 October 2018

31 October 2018 Thank you for your kind support of our last two collections. The colouring competition for the SPCA had 173 participants raising $865.00 plus some family donations which were in sealed envelopes. The other was the school box project for which individuals ...

Circular 14 September 2018

14 September 2018 Dear Parents 1. You should have received an email letter to all ATS school parents, from Tim Middleton who is the CEO of the Association. You may have read ...

Opening Circular Term 3 2018

6 September 2018 Dear Parents Even with the school opening a week early, you didn t see the trees at their best. The Lucky Bean, Msasa, Fernandoa and Tabebuia trees were all looking startling, and this is a lovely season (each always seems better than the last - lucky ...

Closing Circular Term 2 2018

26 July 2018 Dear Parents Yesterday morning our combined Grade 6 classes completed their personal and group projects to raise money in support of the Zambezi Society by staging an excellent assembly on the occasion of presenting the money which they have raised.

Change in dates of Term 2

18 June 2018 Dear Parents Although this revised calendar for the end of term is subject to change, we do need a bit of structure which to plan.

Opening Circular Term 2 2018

14 May 2018 Dear Parents Welcome back for our winter term. Although the days are short, the term is quite long so we shall need to pace things a little. So far you should have received the school calendar, and the afternoon activities timetable. Among the ...

Circular 9 May 2018

11 May 2018 This circular concerns the high prevalence of cervical cancer worldwide, and particularly in Zimbabwe where it is the greatest source of cancer in women. The cause is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) which affects both men and women in various ways, but is a particular danger ...

Circular 6 February 2018

8 February 2018 The year so far is going well, with efforts being mainly taken up with getting to grips with the new grade, the new class and the new expectations. It s a great pleasure to watch the pupils respond, and although it s most noticeable ...

Opening Circular Term 1 2018

11 January 2018 Dear Parents We know that the year has started when the keen cross country runners can be heard on the school course first thing in the morning. Parents are welcome to run as well, and do. In every other way too this has been ...

Opening Circular Term 3 2017

14 September 2017 Dear Parents From being a slightly frenetic building site in cool weather to a vibrant school in the heat, seems to have taken us just a day or two. It s marvellous to have ...

Opening Circular Term 2 2017

12 May 2017 Dear Parents Cooler weather is here, along with a distinctly winter term atmosphere about the school with different sports, exams and plays, pressure to push through the syllabus, and so on. It has been a delight to have the girls back and all is going ...

Half Term Circular Term 3 2016

13 October 2016 Dear Parents I am bringing my usual pre-exeat circular letter to Parents forward a little, because I would like to inform you all about theft from a parked car during Friday lunch time.

Opening Circular Term 3 2016

16 September 2016 Dear Parents You have already received both the afternoon activities timetable, and the term calendar. If not, copies will be available from the office. If you have had time to wander around the school, you may notice the enormous amount of refurbishment ...

Newsletter from the ATS Term 2 2016

24 May 2016 SAY NO SO THEY KNOW A mother was going out for tea with a friend, accompanied by her young child. As she was keen to assure her friend that she was a good parent, she sat down with her child beforehand and reminded him how ...

Closing Circular Term 1 2016

21 March 2016 Dear Parents The brevity of this term has created its difficulties, both curriculum within the classes and in terms of accommodating first term events and functions within the school as a whole. The next two terms are particularly long, so the children s syllabus will ...

Hearing and Sight Screening Tests

22 January 2016 This year we are continuing to take advantage of the availability of screening for both hearing and sight. The reason that we intend to test hearing of the Grade 2 children - who were screened last year - is that small children s middle ears ...

First Circular Term 1 2016

13 January 2016 How very nice to see you all back, following a somewhat sunny festive period and a well-deserved break for everyone. Chisipite is opening 2016 with slightly higher enrolment figures than those with which we ended last year. A particular welcome to our new ...

Mass Immunisation Campaign against Measles and Rubella

2 October 2015 The Zimbabwe programme for Immunisation in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, in cooperation with WHO, UNICEF, MCHIP, the GAVI Alliance and Rotary, is carrying out the mass immunisation of all children in Zimbabwe between the ages of 6 months and 15 years against Measles, and Rubella, and providing Vitamin A supplementation, between the 28th September and 2 October 2015. All parents, carers and schools are requested to ensure that all children within their responsibility are taken for immunisation. There is no charge for the vaccination. Details of the ...

Circular 25 September 2015

25 September 2015 There have been some changes to our extra-mural (afternoon) timetable and term calendar. Firstly, the SPCA Dog Show was cancelled, a little too late to delete it from our calendar. I neglected to inform parents, so while it is gratifying that someone read my circular ...

Third Term Opening Circular

11 September 2015 Welcome back to the term, with its (at the moment) perfect weather, many activities and functions to look forward to, and a plethora of circulars as we prepare for a significant third term. The grade 7s face important exams, preparation for Form 1 and the ...

Second Term Closing Circular

6 August 2015 Having reached the end of a somewhat long and demanding term complicated by rounds of persistent flu, we can look forward to the school holidays with their easier mornings, recovering children and possibly some family time away. Our academic, sport and cultural life has been ...

Second Term Opening Circular

19 May 2015 Dear Parents, This is the term during which the teachers will cover a substantial portion of the grade syllabus, the next few months being marked also by mid-year exams, various plays and an active sport and cultural activities programme....

Final Circular Term 3 2014

2 December 2014 Today marks the end of our remarkable 2014, albeit a few days sooner than we had anticipated. The many and complex year-end events have, I think emphasised what competent children we are lucky to have...

Half Term Circular Term 3 2014

14 October 2014 Although this is the exeat circular letter, it is also the first one of the term. I note that no-one seems to have particularly missed the usual first weeks offering, but this effort may be a little longer than usual as a result.

Improvements and updating of facilities

22 May 2014 The most obvious recent development at the school is the extending of the hall, with considerable improvements and updating of facilities. At the moment the frames are being installed with UV protected strengthened glass which is over 6mm thick. The floor is being laid, electrics ...

Opening circular

16 May 2014 At the start of each term I send you an opening circular, generally subsequent to the term calendar and afternoon activities list. While I doubt that anyone has ever awaited its arrival with bated breath, I do try to give parents an idea of the ...

Hall renovations and extensions

2 April 2014 The big current event is the commencement of the hall renovations and extensions. This has started with demolitions which have already altered the outlook, and which give us an idea of what the view will be like from the inside once it is complete. This ...