St Dominic's Chishawasha

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St Dominic's Chishawasha
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Location

Zimbabwe
Information
TypePrivate, boarding school
MottoVeritas (Latin: Truth)
DenominationCatholic
Opened1898
Sister schoolSaint Ignatius College
GenderGirls
Enrollment420
Website

St Dominic's Chishawasha is a Roman Catholic girls boarding school situated in Chishawasha valley, about 24 km from Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. It began as an elementary school in 1898; the secondary school was opened in 1967. In 2017 the enrollment consisted of 420 full-time boarding students.[1]

History[edit]

St Dominic's was founded by the Sisters of the Dominican Order in 1896, and is still run by them.[2] Besides traditional school subjects, sewing, cooking, technology, and business courses are taught. Since 2001 the school has offered A-levels.[1][3] In 2013, 89 girls from the school took O-levels and 93.26% of these passed, which ranked ninth in the country.[4]

The school was established as a sister school to St Ignatius College which is run by Jesuit priests. Together they produced a music album in 2017.[5] The school is in the Chishawasha Mission parish of St. Ignatius Loyola.[6]

The school motto is 'Veritas', which is a Latin term for truth, and is the motto of the Dominican Sisters. The school badge has a black and white crest which has the cross and the school motto Veritas on the top.

Activities[edit]

Student clubs include taekwondo, karate, chess, drummies, mbira, traditional dance, drama, art, cheerleaders, and rosary group. Sports include basketball, volleyball, athletics, and soccer.[7]

In 2016 the girls won first place among 17 schools in a choral competition.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Diverse Expressions of the Preaching Mission of the Missionary Dominicans of the Sacred Heart in Zimbabwe | Order of preachers". www.op.org. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ "St Dominics Chishawasha". www.stdominicschishawasha.ac.zw. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  3. ^ "Zimbabwe School Examinations Council". 2014-08-02. Archived from the original on 2014-08-02. Retrieved 2018-02-24.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "'O' Level top 100 schools". DailyNews Live. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  5. ^ User, Super. "St Ignatius College and St Dominics light it up in double album launch". Jesuits Zimbabwe - The Zimbabwe Province of the Society of Jesus. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  6. ^ "Our Parish". Chishawasha Mission and Primary School. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  7. ^ "St Dominics Chishawasha". www.stdominicschishawasha.ac.zw. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  8. ^ "St Dominic's Chishawasha scoops CASA choral competitions". relzim.org. Retrieved 2018-02-24.

Coordinates: 17°47′34″S 31°13′43″E / 17.7929°S 31.2286°E / -17.7929; 31.2286