"Forward Ever, Backward Never."
The school was established in September in 1989. The first head of the school was Mr. R. Sithole.
Enrolment and Staffing – At Inception
Staffing at Inception
There were 21 classes at inception of the school. Staffing was as follows:
|Head:||Mr. R. Sithole|
|Deputy Head:||Mr Rangai|
|T.I.C:||Mrs. E Nkomazana|
|Grade||Name of Teacher|
|G||G. S. Dube|
Enrolment and Staffing – Current Status
|Deputy Head:||M. Mathuthu|
|Grade||Name of Teacher|
|D||S. J. Makoni|
|7A||C. F. Ngwazani|
Location of the School
Mganwini Primary School is one of the City Council Schools located at Nketa 8 township in the Western Suburbs, of Bulawayo. The distance from the central Business District is 12 KM. It is located next to Nketa high School.
Curriculum Offered Academic
The school offers all the subjects offered at Primary Schools in Zimbabwe except Shona. The subjects are: Mathematics, English, IsiNdebele, Environmental Science, Social Studies, Religious and Moral Education. The School also offers Computer lessons for grades 3 – 7 pupils. There are 10 computers which were donated by the President of Zimbabwe.
Children participate in several sporting activities offered by the school. These are: Athletics, Football, Netball, Volleyball, Basketball, Quiz and Speech, Drum Majorettes, Traditional Dance, Choral Music, Scouts and Science Exhibits.
Mganwini is also a permaculture school. Permaculture was started in 2001.
Holistic goal for Mganwini Permaculture Programme
To develop a culture that reflects a self-reliant society in terms of food, Primary Health, Communication, Academic achievement and Finance through growing productive plants that are free from Agro chemicals and by recycling resource materials in an environment with maximum ground cover, Irrigation systems, Shelter and protection from forces.
Primary Health has something to do with Herbal treatment, fresh air and dust free environment.
|Agro chemicals:||fertilizer, Insecticides, etc.|
|Ground cover:||Trees, Grass, Herbs, lawn etc.|
Unfriendly forces are strong winds, bush fires and thieves.
School Mission and Vision
Education for the development of a literate, creative and well-disciplined child.
I see the school developing and becoming a fountain of knowledge that satisfies the intellectual, Social, moral and physical need of the community.
I see it excelling academically and also becoming a center of attraction because of the beauty of its natural Flora that will be promoted by the fulfillment of our Permaculture, goals.
These goals achieved, I see the school becoming a resource centre of learning.
Grade 7 Examination Results Analysis
The results have remained good over the years, which is a positive impact to the school.
Because of the excellent results the school achieved over the years, the school has won several awards in the cluster, district and province.
Under the Better Schools Programme, Mganwini School was awarded certificates for Merit and excellence for several years.
Mayoral awards for academic excellence were also bestowed to the school:
Secretary’s Merit Award
The school was awarded the highest award in the education system of Zimbabwe by the Secretary of Education, Sport and Culture. The Secretary’s Merit Award was won in 2005 for being the best school in Bulawayo Province.
Tree Growing and Care Competition
The school won in this competition in 1999 and was awarded a Certificate.
In 1996 the school won football in Division 2 at Barboufields Stadium.
Bulawayo Province has 5 districts and Mganwini falls under Imbizo District. Imbizo District has 4 Better School Programme cluster. The school is under Nketa cluster. The resource center for the cluster is at Nketa High School. In all the clusters there are Management Committees running the activities.
Merit awards for academic and sporting activities begin at cluster level to Provincial level.
For sporting activities, Zones are used though the districts remain the same. The school falls under Nketa zone for sporting activities.
All the support staff at the school is employed by the Responsible Authority i.e. the Bulawayo City Council. We have the bursar, senior clerical assistant, caretaker, 2 groundsmen and a messenger.
Senior Clerical Assistant
The support staff is of paramount importance to the day to day running of the school.
Roles of Council in the Administration of the School
Role of Parent Teacher Associations in the Running of the School
Challenges Faced over the Years in the Running of the School
Projections for the Future
Mganwini Primary School