"Forward Ever, Backward Never"
Mgiqika, meaning to roll over, the purpose was a sign of bravery and to avoid further torture. This name was derived from one of King Lobengula's chiefs. This is the place where other chiefs were killed and they were supposed to roll.
The school was officially opened in January 1994 with a staff complement of 24 teachers.
Enrolment and Staffing
The enrolment stood at 965 and these were grades one to six. However of late the school offers grades 1-7 and en enrolment of 1821 with a staff complement of 47 teachers including the Head and the Deputy. We have 10 computers one special class. We have opened two ECD classes.
Location of the School
The school is located in Ward 25 at Nketa 9 suburb bordered by the following roads, Mgoqo Road in the east Rangemore Road in the south and Nketa Drive in the west. It falls under Mbizo District and it is 12km from the Bulawayo Main Post Office.
Subjects offered by the school are: Mathematics, English, Ndebele, Environmental Science, Social Studies, RME, Physical Education, Music and Art. The following sports disciplines are done, Athletics, Volley Ball, Soccer, Netball, Cricket, Drum Majorettes, Scouts movement and traditional dance.
Composition of Support Staff and their roles
The school finances are managed by a qualified bursar. We have a competent Clerk who types all our documents. There are two grounds men who maintain our grounds and one Caretaker who is in charge of the day to day running of the school. There are two security personnel one from Econet and another from the City Council.
Role of Council as a Responsible Authority
The Council has played a pivotal role in the smooth running of the school, they purchase cleansing material, stationery, textbooks and they pay the bursar, clerk, caretaker and ground staff. The Education side also calls some meetings where administrative issues are discussed. The P.T.A. also supports the school in the school development projects, teacher incentives and compliments Council on Stationery and other requirements.
Challenges faced over the years were the exodus of teachers for greener pastures. This compromised the quality of education. The shortage of textbooks and stationery affected the smooth running of the school. The inflation also affected the man in the street. Sporting equipment was also a great challenge.
Projection for the Future
The school aims to relate very well with other stake holders. Maintain the good results at Grade 7. Purchase a school bus, build a Library, a Hall and improve our playgrounds including for the ECD classes. We are looking forward for a Twin Sister School from abroad.