From the Headmaster

Parent's Circular 17.09.2021

17 September 2021 Dear Parents Here are a few notes to keep things running smoothly. Portrait Photographs by Savannah Studios Savannah Studios, Gregg Robinson, usually takes Portrait Photographs during the second term but on this occasion, they will be done on Monday 27 September for all children from Grades 1 to ...

Grade 7 Parent's Continuous Assessment for 2021 ZIMSEC Exam

15 September 2021 Dear Parents Some of my previous circulars have commented on our frustrations at the curriculum and examination demands made on junior school children in general and our Grade 7 s in particular. During the time that we are trying to recover the deficit from our second ...

Parent's Circular - Opening of Summer Term 09.09.2021

9 September 2021 Dear Parents You may notice today, and tomorrow (Friday), that the Chisipite flag is flying at half-mast. This is a sign of respect for a past teacher Lynn Fuller who sadly passed away yesterday. She ran the ECD B department for some years, and ...

Parent's Circular 26.08.21 -August Return to School

27 August 2021 Dear Parents Celebratory circular letter to Parents. We are pleased that the Ministry of Primary Secondary Education has now confirmed that pupils may return to school, so this letter will clarify many points in this regard. Also, we need to remind ourselves of the safety ...

Parent's Circular 19.08.2021

20 August 2021 Dear Parents At a Board meeting this week, the Parent Liaison members expressed the various concerns of many families. Perhaps the leading one relates to anticipated term dates and consequent dates of possible holiday periods. As before I can shed little light on these, other than ...

Parent's Circular 23.07.2021

23 July 2021 Dear Parents and Staff It is not usual to send the same circular letter to both teachers and parents, but I think that it is equally relevant on this occasion. Firstly, with the forthcoming public holidays of Heroes and Defence Forces days coming up on the ...

Start of the Winter Term

7 July 2021 Following our online lessons at the start of this year, we were able to give our pupils the absolute maximum of in-class teaching time which could have been managed under those conditions. We saw a surge in children s responses and catching up, so far ...

Deferred Schools opening

24 June 2021 Dear Parents I am sure that you are by now aware that Cabinet has deferred the opening of schools by two weeks, with the possibility of this being extended according to developments with the Covid-19 third surge. In deciding our response to this development, the Chairman ...

End of Term Circular 3 June 2021

3 June 2021 Dear Parents With this term finally closing after a non-stop period of twenty-one weeks of punishing on-line teaching immediately followed by in-class education, we close for three weeks with a collective and heartfelt sigh of relief. Next term at Chisi. J. will be known as the ...

Parents Circular 29.04.21 - ECD 'A' - Grade 3

30 April 2021 Dear Parents Firstly, a reminder that we will go into winter uniforms for Grades 1-3 this Monday, 3 May 2021. The rule of not mixing uniform still applies i.e. No tracksuits with uniform dress/pinafore. If wearing sports kit, then track shoes should be worn (not slip-ons) ...

Parents Circular 29.04.21 - Grades 4 - 7

30 April 2021 Dear Parents Firstly, a reminder that we will go into winter uniforms this Monday, 3 May 2021. The rule of not mixing uniform still applies i.e. No tracksuits with uniform dress/ pinafore. If wearing sports kit, then track shoes should be worn (not slip-ons) and girls ...

Email from Headmistress of Senior School for Grade 7's

21 April 2021 Dear Grade 7 Parents and Pupils, It was great to meet your daughters last week for a brief view of the school. The Form One pupils particularly enjoyed talking about senior school life. We are aware that some girls were away and we will endeavour to ...

Parents Circular 9 April 2021

9 April 2021 Dear Parents Winter Uniforms We usually start wearing our Winter Uniforms in early May. They are warmer than our Summer kit and will be worn through the winter season. The date for the changeover will be Monday 3 May, so now is a good time ...

Common Assessment Paper 2021

31 March 2021 Dear Grade 7 Parents UPDATE to attached document (31 March) as of 10 April: With respect to the Common Assessment Paper and applications for CHISZ Senior Schools, please note the following changes of First Choice Forms. Senior Schools to contact parents with the ...

Parent's Circular - Update on Term Dates

19 March 2021 As an ATS member, this school will respect the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education s directive that our request for a deviation to the calendar was not granted and will adhere to the revised school calendar issued by the Ministry.

Publicised Statement from Ministry regarding Term Dates 2021

12 March 2021 I am sure that you are now familiar with the widely publicised statement from the Permanent Secretary yesterday, concerning the 2021 school calendar. We are obviously deeply concerned and affected by this. The ATS will continue to engage with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary ...

Intergration Schedule - Return to school

11 March 2021 Following up from my previous circulars, and undoubtedly just ahead of my next, I thought you should know how we envisage next week running. We share your frustrations at the lack of clear direction, but we are all ready to respond fairly quickly to circumstances.

Drop off & Pick up Arrangements for the return to School

10 March 2021 With no further information or response to my letter to the Ministry of Education yet, we are still having our Grade 7 s back for the full morning on Monday, 15 March, with the rest of the school supposed to return on 22 March. The ...

ECD Drop and Go Map

10 March 2021

ATS - Return to school March 2021

8 March 2021 Dear Parents. We are very conscious that with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education s issuance of the revised term calendar for 2021 parents are very concerned about how these dates will apply to us, given that we have engaged in online learning since ...

Grade 1 & 2's Return to School: Covid-19 Safety Protocols

5 March 2021 Dear Parents. I am sure you are all excited about your daughters returning to school on Monday 9 November 2020. I would like to draw your attention to a number of important protocols which we will need to follow to ensure we have thought of ...

Parents Circular 3 March 2021

4 March 2021 You are likely to have seen or been informed of the return to school dates of 15 March 2021 for exam classes (Grade 7) and 22 March 2021 for the rest of the school. We think that these may be very possible but ...

Parents Email 2 March 2021

2 March 2021 Dear Parents Although some lockdown restrictions have been relaxed and schools are preparing to have students return, we are given our instructions by the Ministry of Education. We await this notification from the Ministry, and we will inform you as soon as we are able.

Parents Circular 10 February 2021

10 February 2021 Dear Parents Here are a few notes for you, as we continue online and look forward to the short exeat. The Grade 7 ZIMSEC results have been published, and many of the candidates from last year were able to access their results online. I should comment ...

Opening Circular Term 1 2021

5 January 2021 Dear Parents We ended 2021 with our pupils and staff in a generally good state of health, and having enjoyed a successful in class outcome. I hope that you have all enjoyed your break; the Christmas season and New Year. Following these, our original planned opening ...

Closing Circular Term 3 2020

2 December 2020 Dear Parents This is the time of year when we look back on the triumphs and hopefully few failures of our school year, and try to sneak a look at what may lie ahead. This is usually partially done during the two Prizegivings, junior and ...

Circular 23 November 2020

23 November 2020 Dear Parents. End of 2020 holiday dates. Further to my circular letter last week, and with the year end rapidly approaching, I don t think that our families can be expected to wait any longer for a school calendar.

Circular 19 November 2020

20 November 2020 Dear Parents. By now we are quite used to the uncertainties and sudden changes which are caused by the vagaries of the Covd-19 pandemic, and the frustrations which result.

9 November 2020 - Return to school: Drop-off and collection times

9 November 2020 All Parents ECD A to Grade 7. We are prepared for your daughters to arrive back at school on Monday morning and are looking forward to it. Until all of the girls have relaxed in to school again, which won t ...

Circular 25 September 2020

25 September 2020 Dear Parents Here is an update of developments at Chisi Junior and a slightly hopeful anticipation of what we may expect later on. The online education has progressed successfully, with a far greater proportion of the girls now participating in all that is offered each week. ...

Grade 7's Circular 16 September 2020

16 September 2020 Dear Parents and Girls The Ministry of Education has given permission for pupils in Grade 7 to return to school on 28 September to prepare for the Zimsec exams. Our school has been granted permission for pupils to come to the school next week to be trained ...

Grade 7's Circular 10 September 2020

10 September 2020 Dear Parents Return to school for Grade 7 s. Cabinet, and subsequently the Ministry, have set the return dates for exam classes to return to school. In our case, that is Monday 28 September for Grade 7 s who will be writing the ZIMSEC exams ...

Circular 3 August 2020

3 August 2020 Dear Parents In this circular I shall discuss the Parents Survey, but first I think that the time has now arrived to clearly remind Parents of the School Protocols in the event of an actual or suspected Covid-19 case in your family. Even though your daughter is ...

Circular 29 July 2020

29 July 2020 Circular to all Parents I much look forward to sending you a letter in the near future to inform you of the outcome of our Parents Questionnaire. The staff have discussed this and other matters to guide us further as we tackle the year. For ...

Circular 29 July 2020 Grade 7's CAP Process

29 July 2020 Dear Grade 7 Parents This letter concerns the Trust Senior Schools Common Assessment Paper, which has now been cancelled. The attached letter from our CEO and also the CHISZ Chairman answer some of your questions. So far as Chisipite Junior School is concerned, here is our position.

Circular 22 July 2020

22 July 2020 Dear Parents Following the President s address last evening here are the bare bones arrangements for the resumption of lessons:

Circular 29 June 2020

29 June 2020 Dear Parents The teachers have asked that all books are brought back on Friday 3 July, when the final set of work up to Thursday is handed in, prior to a break of three weeks. There are some variances - such as with our Gd. 7 ...

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 ...