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Mgoqo School

Motto

"Literacy for all"

Mgoqo - A barrier that closes a kraal. It was a name of one king Mzilikazi regiments. The school was given this name because it is the last school to the West of the city centre of Bulawayo.

Date Established

It was established on the tenth of May 1994 and was officially opened by the then Mayor Councillor J.T. Malinga on 28th May, 1994.

Enrollment And Staffing

There were 993 pupils consisting of 486 females and 407males when the school opened with a staff compliment of 34.

Current At present we have 1657 pupils for which 808 males and 849 females and 45 teachers.

Location

Mgoqo Primary School is located in Ward 20 in the Nkulumane suburb. The school is 15 kilometers west from the city business district.

Curriculum Offered

The school offers the following subjects from Grade 1 to 7:

  • Ndebele
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Environmental Science
  • Technology and Computers
  • Social Studies
  • Religious and Moral Education
  • Art
  • Home Economics
  • Music, Sport, Physical Education
  • H.I.V. and AIDS Education

Achievements

  • Ministry of education sport and Culture Academic Excellence Awards Certificate 1997
  • Annual Merit Awards
    2001
    2002
    2003
    2006
    2007
    2008
  • B.S.P.Z. Certificate of Achievement
    2002
    2004

Clustering

B.S.P.Z. Certificate of Achievement

  • 2002
  • 2004

Sporting

  • Athletics - always position (1) in our zone.
  • Music - participate every year.
  • Drummies 2006 position one.
  • Cricket Position one YES Program 2002.
  • Netball - participate every year. In 2007 we competed at National level in Chinhoyi.
  • Volleyball - participate every year.
  • Soccer - The school has won several trophies and kits. In 1998, the school represented Bulawayo in the Ingwebu finals in Jotsholo.
  • Baseball participate every year.

Athletics Report for Mgoqo Primary School

  • 1994 - did not take part
  • 1995 inter-schools - Position 1

    5 pupils participated at district level
    2 pupils participated at Provincial level
    2 pupil participated at National level

  • 1996 inter-schools - Position 1

    4 pupils participated at District Level
    2 pupils participated at Provincial level
    1 pupil participated National level

  • 1997 inter-schools - Position 1

    6 pupils participated at District level
    4 pupils participated at Provincial level
    1 pupil participated at National level

  • 1998 inter-schools - Position 1

    7 pupils participated at District level
    4 pupils participated at Provincial level
    1 pupil participated at National level

  • 1999 inter-schools - Position 1

    10 pupils participated at District level
    5 pupils participated at Provincial level
    2 pupils participated at National level

  • 2000 inter-schools - Position 1

    8 pupils participated at District level
    3 pupils participated at Provincial level
    1 pupil participated at National level

  • 2001 inter-schools - Position 1

    9 pupils participated at District level
    4 pupils participated at Provincial level
    1 pupils participated at National level

  • 2002 inter-schools - Position 1

    10 pupils participated at District level
    6 pupils participated at Provincial level
    2 participated at National level

  • 2003 inter-schools - Position 1

    10 pupils participated at District level
    5 pupils participated at Provincial level
    1 participated at National level

  • 2004 inter-schools - Position 1

    20 pupils participated at District level
    15 pupils participated at Provincial level
    2 participated at National level

  • 2005 inter-schools - Position 1

    25 pupils participated at District level
    17 pupils participated at Provincial level
    3 participated at National level

  • 2007 inter-schools - Position 1

    30 pupils participated at District level
    16 pupils participated at Provincial level
    4 participated at National level

  • 2008 - 2009 : No sporting activity
  • 2010 inter-schools - Position 1

    28 pupils participated at district level
    16 pupils participated at Provincial level
    2 participated at National level

Composition Of Support Staff

  • Caretaker responsible for all school assets and security
  • Clerk manages the reception, types and files and receipts cash
  • Groundsmen (2) take care of the school grounds and clean toilets
  • They managed the day to day running of the school while the teachers manage the academic side of the school

Role Of Council In The Administration Of The School

Council is the Responsible Authority.

Role Of The Parent Teacher Association

It provides assistance with the operation, extension and development of the school.

Challenges Faced Over The Years In The Running Of The School

  • Shortage of classrooms which leads to hot seating
  • Inadequate ablution facilities
  • Shortage of furniture (classroom) and textbooks

Projections For The Future

  • Building of more classrooms to do away with hot seating
  • Improve pupils-text book ratio to one is to one (1:1)
SITE MENU
  • Call Centre Contacts:
  • (09) 71290 - All Networks
  • callcentre@citybyo.co.zw
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  • 993, 994 , (09) 71717
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