|Nyazura High’s big day|
|Friday, 19 October 2012 20:41|
All protocol observed.
I would like to heartily welcome each and everyone of you to this school. We feel greatly honoured to host such a big audience.
In 1967 the secondary school was born and in 1994 the first A-level students were enrolled. The East Zimbabwe Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church is the responsible authority of this school, hand in hand with the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture in running the affairs of this school.
As a school we are driven and kept focused by our mission statement: “To offer a Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical and Social Adventist education that develops persons for service in this world and candidacy for the world to come”.
To achieve this goal, Nyazura Mission desires students, teachers and workers who are self-disciplined, devoted and dedicated, professional, team work lovers and eschewers of evil.
Adventist education philosophy is to educate the head, the heart and the hand. We try to balance these aspects as we teach and learn at Nyazura Mission school.
English had a 90,6 percent pass rate while Biology, Food and Nutrition, Woodwork and Computers achieved 100 percent pass rates.
Guest of honour, Sir, the performance was quite good and we appreciate the hard work for the 2011 group of students and their teachers. Mr Mboto, Mrs Rushwaya and Mr Bopoto received awards for History, Geography and Biology respectively for outstanding performance from Zimbabwe Union Conference Education Director at the Adventist Teachers’ National Conference held in Masvingo in April. Mr Mboto was crowned Adventist Teacher of the Year at the same occasion. I salute all teachers and workers for their hard work.
The boarding deans deserve a pat on the back for taking care of our students. Not to be outdone is Mr Mukosera, HOD Farm and Horticulture, for producing maize and beans in excess of the school requirements in the last season.
We offer a number of Tech/VOC subjects in line with the Ministry of Education policy of developing the hand.
More importantly, our education glorifies God and benefits humanity. We have programmes that appeal to the sixth sense that is conscience. Life experience on campus revolves around devotion and prayer in class, at dormitories, in church and everywhere. We have a resident chaplain who looks specifically at spiritual and moral development of students and staff.
May I also pay tribute to the outgoing prefects, especially the captains Daniel Bundo and Audrey Mumba, for a job well done as they discharged their onerous duties of their office between students and staff. May I also welcome the new captains, Nyasha Mutyandasvika and Monallisa Zvavamwe, and wish to assure them of our support as administration as we work together for the goodness of Nyazura. May I also say that we have a healthy relationship with our stakeholders.
Guest of honour, Sir, we, however, have some challenges and plans to work on so that Nyazura Mission scales to even greater heights. We have problems like supply of water 24/7, modern student accommodation and ablution blocks and staff accommodation.