Dominican Convent Primary School, Bulawayo

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Dominican Convent Primary School
Address
116 Lobengula Street
Bulawayo
Zimbabwe
Information
Type Independent, preparatory school
Motto Veritas
(Latin: Truth)
Denomination Catholic
Opened 28 October 1895 (1895-10-28)
Founder Dominican Sisters
Headmistress Sister Irene Makovere OP
Grades 1 to 7
Gender Girls
Number of pupils 497 (2015)[1]
Campus type Urban
Houses 4
Song Dominican School Song
Tuition US$1000.00[a]
Feeder to Dominican Convent High School, Bulawayo
Affiliations
Website
  1. ^ Termly fees, the year has 3 terms.[1]

Dominican Convent Primary School (also known as Convent or DC) is a Catholic, independent, preparatory day school for girls in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The school was founded in 1895 by the Dominican Sisters, laying its claim to being the oldest school in Bulawayo and in Zimbabwe.[1][2] Initially co-educational, the institution become a girls' school in the 1950s, when St. Thomas Aquinas Primary School was opened to cater for the boys.[2]

Dominican Convent Primary School is a member of the Association of Trust Schools (ATS) and the headmistress is a member of the Conference of Heads of Independent Schools in Zimbabwe (CHISZ).[3]

Academics[edit]

The following subjects are offered at Dominican Convent Primary School: Agriculture, Art, English Language, General Paper, Information and Communication Technology, Mathematics and Ndebele Language.[4]

The Grade Seven pupils sit ZIMSEC examinations in English, General Paper, Mathematics and Ndebele, thus ending their primary education.[4]

Sports[edit]

Several sporting disciplines are on offer at the school.[5] These are: athletics, basketball, football, hockey, netball, swimming and tennis.[5]

Houses[edit]

There are four houses at Dominican Convent Primary School, namely Saint Dominic, Saint Francis, Saint Joan and Saint Theresa.[5][6]

The following table shows the list of houses and their colours:

Dominican Convent Houses[6]
Houses Colour
St. Dominic      Green
St. Francis      Blue
St. Joan      Red
St. Theresa      Yellow

Clubs[edit]

Pupils take part in the following extra-curricular activities offered by the following clubs:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Knitting and Sewing
  • Majorettes
  • Torch Bearers
  • Wildlife

[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ATS CHISZ DOMINICAN CONVENT PRIMARY SCHOOL » » Schools Directory". ATS CHISZ. ATS CHISZ. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "History | Dominican Convent Primary School". Dominican Convent Primary School. Dominican Convent Primary School. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "ATS CHISZ Primary » » Schools Directory". ATS CHISZ. ATS CHISZ. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Academics | Dominican Convent Primary School". Dominican Convent Primary School. Dominican Convent Primary School. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "Sports | Dominican Convent Primary School". Dominican Convent Primary School. Dominican Convent Primary School. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Houses | Dominican Convent Primary School". Dominican Convent Primary School. Dominican Convent Primary School. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Clubs | Dominican Convent Primary School". Dominican Convent Primary School. Dominican Convent Primary School. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 

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