Monte Cassino Girls High School

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Monte Cassino Girls High School chapel

Monte Cassino Girls High School is a Catholic boarding-school 7km south-east of Macheke in the Mashonaland East province of Zimbabwe. Unlike the monastery in Rome, Italy, the school was built between two mountain ranges with its entrance coming in from the west side after crossing the Macheke River.

The school was founded as part of the Catholic Mission at Monte Cassino in 1902. Like many mission schools in Zimbabwe, Monte Cassino was one of the first schools which provided education to Black African people. In the 1960s, the school's administration was taken over by the Precious Blood Sisters, most of whom were from Germany.

The girls' school has flourished over the years under the headship of Johannes Michael Chingonzoh, who recently retired, and Sr Yvonne. Before 2000, the school only offered 'Ordinary Level' education. The year 2000 saw the opening of the Advanced Level Suite.

There are four houses at the school: Nightingale, Boeckenhoff, Pfanner and Kizito.

Some of the longest serving staff are Sr Stumia, Sr Pia, Sr Yvonne, Sr Martina, Mr Gwena, Mr Gatsi, Mr Chigariro and Mr and Mrs Nzenze.

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