"Learn to Read, Read to Learn"
The name was derived from the praise songs of King Lobengula who was referred to NGWALONGWALO KA MATSHOBANA.
Enrollment And Staffing At Inception As Well As Current
The school is located in Pumula South suburb. It is ten (10 kilometers from the city centre, two (2) kilometers from the Nkulumane Shopping Mall. It is directly opposite Premier High.
Formal curriculum is offered in two categories i.e. Academic and Extracurricular activities.
English, Ndebele, Mathematics, Social studies, Religious/Moral Education, Environmental Science, Home economics, Physical Education, Art/Craft, HIV/AIDS and Music.
Extra – Curricular Activities
Athletics, ball games, cricket, Music/Dance, Science Exhibition, Volley ball, Quiz, Drama/Poetry and Drum majorities.
Achievements and Awards
Clustering, Academic And Sporting
Composition of Support Staff, Their Roles, How These Merge with Professional Staff
Support staff is composed of:
Their Roles and How These Merge with Professional Staff:
Senior Clerical Assistant
Role Of Council In The Administration And Running Of The School
The Bulawayo City Council is the responsible authority. It is the custodian of all the school assets. It procures resources and pays all the utility bills to run the school.
Role Of Council In The Administration And Running Of The P.T.A
Parents Teachers Association is not an independent body that runs the school, it is an arm of council. Council is in fact the custodian of P.T.A funds. Therefore council has to know how PTA funds are spent. The P.T.A assists in the development of the school.
Challenges Faced Over The Years In The Running Of The School
Due to hyperinflation experienced during 2006 to early 2009, major challenges were experienced in enhancing quality education. For instance, there were shortages of resources, staff turnover was too high i.e. teachers leaving the profession for greener pastures and endless strikes.
Currently because of the multiple currencies which do not circulate, it is difficult to recover arrears owed by parents in form of tuition fees and levies. The responsible authority and P.T.A will recoup very little of these arrears as litigation is very expensive.
Projections for The Future