Chengelo Secondary School
|Type||Boarding and dayscholar|
|Motto||As a Witness to the Light|
|Education system||Cambridge IGCSE / A-level|
|Head of Secondary||Chriss banda|
|Head of Primary||Warren Mukuni|
|Head of Ndubaluba Outdoor Centre||Richard Thompson|
Chengelo School is a coeducational Christian boarding school situated near Mkushi in the Central Province of Zambia. Chengelo School caters for the educational needs of Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form students. The school's Christian ethos is emphasised by large wooden cross placed on a hill overlooking Chengelo. Chengelo philosophy is that a personal knowledge of God is critical to ensuring that the physical, mental and social development of a child is complete. Chengelo's school motto is "As a witness to the Light".
Chengelo offers a first class learning environment where pupils are prepared for the University of Cambridge International GCSE and A-Level exams. The campus sporting facilities include soccer fields, a rugby pitch, a 400m running track, netball and basketball courts and a swimming pool. Chengelo caters for students from 5 to 18 years or older. Whilst the school takes pupils from a variety of backgrounds and faiths, special priority is given to children whose parents are farmers, or in full-time Christian service or who live in rural areas.
Chengelo School was founded in September 1988 by the Mkushi Christian Fellowship. Since then Chengelo has grown into a thriving school of about 370 students, with over 70 staff. Supporters of the school included the late President of the Republic of Zambia, Levy Mwanawasa, whose children attended Chengelo. The school's history, and concept of Christian Education as well as the statement for the vision of the School are all available on the Chengelo School Website.
The founding headmaster was Neil Solomon.
Ndubaluba Outdoor Centre
Situated fifteen kilometres from the main campus is the Ndubaluba Outdoor Centre. The centre was opened in 1993 by Chengelo's founding headmaster Neil Solomon, and his wife Ruby. The centre was named after Lady Ross' Lourie known locally as an 'Ndubaluba bird'. The centre was used to run A level correspondence courses as well as outdoor activities, but soon focused solely on outdoor and adventure education. After the departure of Neil and Ruby Solomon, running of the centre was taken over by Richard Thompson who is centre manager to the present day.
Ndubaluba is closely associated with Chengelo, whose students attend expeditions to face challenges and learn leadership skills outside of the classroom setting. Ndubaluba also caters to overseas groups, local Government schools, schools for children with special needs, corporations and independent schools in Zambia.
Notes and references
- President Mwanawasa. [http://www.statehouse.gov.zm/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=360&Itemid=45[permanent dead link] "President Mwanawasa at Chengelo fund-raising dinner", "State House Speeches", 2008-3-17. Retrieved on 2008-12-9.