By Lorraine Mupfudze
Lomagundi College Group of Schools consist of Lomagundi College and Lomagundi College Primary School, established in 1983 and 1984 respectively. We are part of the Association of Trust Schools as well as the Conference of Heads of Independent Schools of Zimbabwe.
We are a multi-cultural, English speaking group of Christian schools known to promote the highest standards of education, respect for others and accountable governance. We offer co-educational day and boarding from pre-primary to Upper 6 level, on our beautiful campus set amongst the Hunyani Hills in Mashonaland West. We are situated just one and a half hours from Harare, along the Harare-Chirundu highway. We serve the local community and are a welcoming haven for pupils in provinces throughout the country, Southern Africa and beyond. One of our strongest beliefs is that we should work collaboratively with parents and our community partners in order to achieve success in all spheres of education.
Our school environment is safe for all our pupils and staff. We offer pupils a well-protected, family environment and our primary goal is to develop our pupils to their full potential. We value respect and courtesy across different people, customs and cultures. As a group of schools, we encourage our students to work hard in and outside the classroom so that they can be successful in their endeavours. Our staff are caring and dedicated.
Our foundations are set on a curriculum for life, offering a holistic broad-based education that promotes an academic, sporting and cultural programme based on 21st Century methods and goals. Our specialised and flexible approach to learning and teaching continues to support our broad-based curriculum that culminates with Cambridge and ZIMSEC qualifications at both the College and the Primary school. We have successfully delivered online learning via the Google Classroom platform, where the need has arisen, at both our schools. The College offers City and Guilds as well as HEXCO courses and our Technical Department is one of the strongest in the country. Academic support at both schools is available for pupils with learning difficulties and we strive to ensure that we transform them to become confident achievers.
Sport and Culture
Every child at our school has the opportunity to be involved in various sporting and cultural activities during the week. We offer a wealth of sports facilities and well-trained coaches, to ensure that our pupils achieve their very best. Clubs and societies are a major part of who we are. Our unique offering on the culture side includes Adventure Challenge, Mountain Biking and Equestrianism. We want to allow our pupils the joys of creative expression through these activities.
There is a wealth of information and guidance for the student who is looking ahead to discover what path they might take in life at the College. Each year the options increase for school leavers to find tertiary education or training that will provide working satisfaction and a liveable income. The Lomagundi College Careers Department hosts university representatives and provides connections with approved local education agents, educational professionals, loaning physical prospectus, individual subject selection and careers counselling.
Our boarding facilities are warm and comfortable. Each hostel is allocated a live-in house parent who is responsible for the pastoral attention in hostels. The hostels thrive on respect and discipline with Christian devotions being held every week. We have a fully equipped on-site clinic and we have our own in-house catering which provides our pupils with healthy, well-cooked meals. Our school is renowned for providing a ‘home away from home experience. We operate a bus service for day scholars and boarders during school breaks. We have buses going to Chegutu, Kariba, Marondera and Harare. Shuttle service to Robert Mugabe International Airport can be arranged for those who need to travel by air.
Choosing a school for your son and daughter is a very important decision and in today‘s fast-changing world, it is incredibly important that schools provide a balanced educational foundation to prepare adults for their journey into the world. We passionately believe that this is who we are.
For more information, please visit www.lomagundi.com. You can also follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/lomagundicollege and facebook.com/lcpszim. Contact telephone numbers: +263 772 190 191/+263 772 545 620/+263 778 707 900. 1 Strip Rd, Chinhoyi.
Images from Lomagundi College
Originally published in the 7th Ndeipi Magazine