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Our Leaders

Leadership is made for service

Headmistress

Sister Kudzai joined the Dominican Sisters on the 13th of January 1999, and subsequently trained in Zambia and Germany before being professed as a Dominican Sister on the 8th of December 2001. She then studied ‘A’ Level Business Studies, Accounts and Divinity here at the Dominican Convent, and went on to obtain an Honours Degree in Business Management with a major in Finance at Midlands State University. Sister Kudzai was then invited to teach Business Studies at our sister school, St. Dominic’s High School (Chishawasha) as well as to serve as its Finance Administrator. After doing so for three years, she studied for a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Zimbabwe, and majored in the Pedagogy of Accounts and Business Studies. 
After doing so, Sister Kudzai was invited to teach Business Studies at the Dominican Convent in 2014, and has been a member of the school staff since then. She served as the Deputy Headmistress in 2015 before being appointed to her current post as Headmistress in 2016.

Sister Kudzai is a woman of varied interests. She is a keen musician who was a member of the Dominican Convent CASSA Choir during her high school days, and enjoys singing, playing the guitar and African drums. In addition, she enjoys immersing herself in nature, and especially enjoys flower-gardening. Sister Kudzai is also an avid sportswoman and enjoys mountain climbing, social swimming, cycling, and playing basketball and social tennis. She enjoys travelling, adventure, making lasting friendships, as well as the occasional retreat to recharge and reconnect with God.

Having been born as the oldest of three children, Sister Kudzai has always valued VERITAS (truth), justice and discipline, and holds the mantra “hard work never kills.” She especially enjoys formulating and applying new approaches to doing things. In all her interactions with fellow staff members, students and parents, she aims to see in every person the face of God. In all her endeavours, she aims to live up to her personal vision and mission statement:

My vision has always been to have an impact in the lives of young people—to find a way to reach them so that they can open up to me and share their deepest self. For that very reason, I will continue to see my girls, not as a group of students, but a group of unique individuals. My strategy is to avail myself to them as a friend. I desire to help them realize the incredible power that lies in each one of them, to help them do away with all fear and doubt and, above all, to feel that love is real.

Deputy Headmistress

Mrs Saneliso Mkharo (née Ndhlovu) was born into a family of six children, and grew up in Gweru. She attended Muunga Primary School, Loreto Secondary School and Gokomere High School. Upon completing her high school education, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Zimbabwe, and majored in Philosophy, Religious Education and Mathematics and worked as a teacher, before returning to the university to complete her Master’s Degree in Education. During her career as a teacher, she has taught Mathematics and Divinity at Hatfield High School, Mabelreign High School and St John’s High School. She served as Deputy Headmistress at Chipindura High School in Bindura from 1992 to 1995. 
Mrs. Mkharo joined the Dominican Convent in , and was appointed to be Deputy Headmistress in 2016. She is proud to have followed the footsteps of her parents, grandparents and siblings who also devoted their lives to teaching.

At heart, Mrs Mkharo is a philanthropist. From 2008 to 2009, she worked for a Christian NGO which distributed food to people in Mzarabani and Goromonzi. Today, she volunteers for a local organization that gives food to the homeless at particular drop-off points. She has also been an ardent Catholic since she became married, and is a member of the lay Dominican Order. Her hobbies include flower-gardening, cooking and reading gospel-related literature. She is widowed, and has two daughters and one son.

Mrs Mkharo believes that her life’s purpose is to guide young people, especially girls, to live a life guided by principles and pleasing to God. She aims to inspire young women to be successful in their education and to be socially adept. She also has a desire to see Zimbabweans valuing the family structure, as it can have a lasting impact on the trajectory of a young woman’s life.

Our Mission

The Dominican Convent, following a tradition that dates back to St Dominic, who desired the salvation of all people, is committed to the education and development of the whole person, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, morally and socially.

Our Vision

To be the leading multi-cultural Catholic Girls’ school in the region that offers a sound holistic education and a first-rate operational climate for pupils, staff and parents in an environmentally friendly atmosphere.