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NEWSDAY MONDAY MARCH 10, 2014

Go places with Speciss

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Moneygram gives out $2 700

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Heritage School creating a lasting legacy staff reporter The second most important decision you will make as a parent — apart from deciding to have a child in the first place — is deciding which school to enroll them in. Making the right decision will put them on a path toward lifelong learning, a prestigious college or university education and a successful career. In Zimbabwe where private school education has become revered as the most reasonable way to go it is now critical to choose the right private school for your child. On Thursday I took a tour of the Heritage School situated in Borrowdale Brooke, Harare. The first thing that struck me was the park like surroundings of the school, after being guided to the reception I passed many excellent pieces of children’s artwork that adorned the walls. I was introduced to one of the Directors Mr Tom

Austin, we talked a little about the history of the school before I was given a tour, I was informed that they were only in their seventeenth year. The school really has done well in such a short time. The school architecture is unique and each department has been purpose built for the children within its walls from the Infant department who start at 2 years old to the Senior department situated right at the top of the hill overlooking the entire campus. The school classrooms are also very well equipped in every section of the school. What struck me the most as I was given my tour was how from the two year olds right through to the sixth formers each class entered the children stood up and in unison gave a clear “Good Morning Mr. Austin and your visitor!” (it gradually got faster as the children got

older.) It is so good to see that good manners are still an integral part of the education at this school. The school is offering a coeducational education with a syllabus that takes the best from the British National Curriculum and the best from the Zimbabwean Curriculum this is producing well-rounded pupils/student’s who are ready for seamless incorporation into the big wide world. The school is living up without a doubt to the school motto “Alta Pete” – Aim High. The Heritage School has an excellent reputation and continues to top the lists for all examination boards both local and international and has several high achieving students whether it is in the arts or in the Sciences. The school is also very proud of their sporting teams the Heritage Hornets as they also continue to achieve outstanding results.

Taking a closer look at our Heritage The Heritage School is one of Zimbabwe’s

finest independent schools. It’s a happy community with a warm and welcoming personality. With twenty first century facilities, we offer a staggering breadth and first division academic performance to over twelve hundred pupils. At The Heritage School the work of our teachers and the lives of our pupils are shaped by our Mission Statement and the ideals of our motto, “Alta Pete” (Aim High). Our school is made up of four departments, The Infant Department (2yrs-7yrs), The Junior Department (8yrs-11yrs), The Senior Department (12yrs-16yrs) and The Sixth Form Department (17yrs-18yrs). We also are unique in that our Senior School starts at Year Seven (12yr olds), as we believe this to be the correct age to start your high school education. In line with this our Year sixes take the Cambridge Checkpoint examinations a year earlier than any other school in Zimbabwe, we continue to lead the country in the highest results not only at this point but also in our IGCSE’s.

Our unique School offers education from two year olds all the way to eighteen year olds.

Our curriculum provides an extraordinary array of academic, artistic, sporting and leadership opportunities for our pupils. We pride ourselves on our Science programme which starts at Year two and our juniors starting Chemistry, Biology and Physics at Year Six, we also start our ICT curriculum at Year 1. We continually strive to provide the very best for our children.

While over three quarters of our families hail from Zimbabwe, we also draw students from many other countries, giving our school a very international flavour. Families choose The Heritage School because it is a caring and supportive school that seeks to know and fulfil the potential of every young person. Our graduates attend many of the finest colleges and universities whether in Zimbabwe, UK, Australia, America, Canada, Europe, Asia or South Africa. We are very proud of them. If you are looking for a school with a caring environment offering exceptional A’ level and IGCSE performance; nationally recognised sport; and a creative arts scene delivered with passion and pizzazz in a large, happy family community of committed young people, then please do come and visit us for a tour of our very special school.

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Please call the school secretary to arrange a visit.

0715 472 275

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Go places with a Secretarial qualification from Speciss One way to start your rise up the corporate ladder is by equipping yourself with a Secretarial qualification. Mrs Janet Kahari, the Director of Studies at Speciss' Bulawayo Computer and Secretarial School (CASS) encourages students to take up a Secretarial course as it provides exposure to various aspects of the corporate world.

secretary has seen the position being referred to by various names such as Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant and even Office Manager. Mrs Rugare Nyashanu, a Secretarial Studies lecturer at the Chitepo CASS, says that modernday secretaries gain wide experience in a number of different areas as they have many duties to conduct. “There’s more to being a secretary than sitting behind a desk because you are a business administrator and the boss of the office,” the Secretarial Studies lecturer says. During lessons, Secretarial students at Speciss

“A secretarial qualification is a good stepping stone into the professional world as you get to do a bit of everything, ranging from Bookkeeping to Marketing and General Management,” she advises. Mrs Nyasha Muchapireyi, the Director of Studies at Speciss' Chitepo CASS, says that all you need to study a secretarial qualification at Speciss is a pass in O Level English. All the secretarial and receptionist courses that Speciss College offers at its Bulawayo, Chitepo and Chitungwiza campuses are tailor-made to meet the requirements of business. The expanding professional role of the

are groomed for the real working environment through the simulation of actual office scenarios. Mrs Muchapireyi says that contrary to the common stereotype of women being the only capable office administrators, men are increasingly pursuing secretarial roles. "Being a secretary is not a profession for women only. These days some companies actually prefer male secretaries," she says. Take your career a notch up by enrolling for a Secretarial course at your nearest Speciss campus.

Moneygram gives out $2 700 worth of school fees vouchers MoneyGram International, in conjunction with its local agents, has supported six families with school fees vouchers worth a total of $2 700. The six recipients were randomly drawn from people who used the MoneyGram service between December last year and January this year. Tamudzai Muchero of Unit N Seke, received $1 000; while Learnmore Kamusvaba of Egypt, Highfield, received $750. The other recipients were Grace Mhaka of Sunningdale, $500; Owen Tapiwa Chikonyora, Glen View 8, $250; Peter Dzikiti of Ruwa and Victoria Njagu of Norton who both received $100 each. The school fees vouchers are expected to lessen the burden on the recipient six families given the harsh economic climate that has left thousands of families struggling to pay for their children's education. Presenting the school fees vouchers last week, MoneyGram International

vice president for marketing in charge of Europe and Africa, Ana Ansell, who was on a visit to Zimbabwe said the value a nation puts on education determines the survival and the future of that nation; and that her organisation believed in the maxim which says “give your child a good education today and have a good rest tomorrow”. “We in MoneyGram strongly believe in this and actively seek to help the communities we operate in to actualise this. Education opens our mind and expands our horizon,” she said. MoneyGram is a leading international money transfer company, working to enable people who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions to send money around the world quickly and safely. The company has a network that covers over 320 000 locations in 200 countries including Zimbabwe.

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From Left to Right: Roy Nyakunuwa, FBC Holding Brand Manager, Group Marketing, Pritosa Muchero (who received the $1 000 school fees voucher on behalf of her sister Tambudzi Muchero) and Ana Ansell, MoneyGram International vice president for marketing in charge of Europe and Africa. Issued on behalf of MoneyGram International by DRAFTFCB Public Relations, Harare. Should you require additional information, please kindly contact Daniel on 0733 400 102. 25 February 2014


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