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About Us

Offering a sound and holistic education

MESSAGE FROM THE HEADMISTRESS

Welcome to the Dominican Convent High School website. I am confident that you will find this website not only informative, but also very inspiring. As you go through it you will understand many things about the origins, history and vision of Dominican Convent School. Following a tradition that dates back to St. Dominic (c. 1170—1222) Dominican Convent has provided a sound and holistic education for the past 127 years to thousands of students who have left the school and have contributed significantly to the global society.

Being part of this great institution not only fills me with pride, but makes me understand and appreciate the work that the Dominican sisters, teachers, parents, and students that have gone before us put in to build the legacy that we enjoy today. I look to the past with reverence, and place the future of the school into the hands of God, who makes everything possible. God Himself has sustained and guided the school, and it is in Him that we place our hope for an even better future. Our vision as the Dominican Convent School is to remain as the leading multicultural school in the nation. The Dominican Convent High School provides the girl child with a reasonably-priced, globally competitive and holistic educational package that is premised on the teaching of the Catholic faith and its traditions.

Our values, which have been tested and tried for over a century, set us apart; VERITAS (truth) is and has been the mark of a Convent girl. Through the teaching and living of Christian values, the school undertakes to give each girl child a disciplined sense of self-worth through interactive support structures, coupled with holistic educational nourishment in a Catholic, Christian, Dominican-ethos inspired, and equal-opportunity learning environment. At the Dominican Convent, we endeavour to produce girls of integrity, who take responsibility for their actions and, by their presence, communicate and become living testimonies of God’s compassion to others through their works of charity. We develop within the girls the core values of equality, gratitude, excellence, humility, punctuality, passion, and tolerance.

The school community draws its strength from communal prayer. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist as a school brings us together as a family. To all those who want to experience warmth and love, pay us a visit. I have no doubt that your encounter with our girls, teachers and staff will persuade you to find a reason to join and remain in our homely environment - Sr Kudzai Mutsure O.P. Headmistress

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.

 

In striving to achieve these goals, the Convent encourages:
  • Respect for each person and respect for life.
  • The development of a positive relationship to self, God and neighbour, as well as to society and the environment.
  • The proclamation of the Word of God as liberating Good News.
  • The pursuit of truth in all disciplines, the formation of conscience and the acquisition of self-discipline for the sake of personal growth and good community relationships.
  • Preparation for life in all its profoundest meaning and transformation beyond death to eternal life.

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.
Celebrating 125 Years

School Charter

The Responsible Authority

To align the Education Act and Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education requirements with the Dominican ethos and Christian values, and principles of creating responsible citizens for our communities and country at large.

Ministry of Education

To comply with the policies, rules, regulations and other instructions as directed by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in an effort to provide a holistic education.

The Teachers

The school’s management undertakes to promote quality performance delivery by the teaching staff through a “family” concept-driven work environment in which the ‘all for one, and one for all’ principle is the compass on a day-to-day basis.

The Girl Child

We undertake to give each girl child a disciplined sense of self-worth through interactive support structures coupled with holistic educational nourishment in a Catholic, Christian, Dominican-ethos-inspired, equal-opportunity learning environment.

The Parents/Guardians

Mindful of the critical pioneering role of parents as the vanguard of the ”educational revolution”, we undertake to engage them on an on-going basis, in a courteous manner, as partners in the education enterprises, by according them critical space in our multi-layered communication triad involving the Home, the Girl Child and the School.

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.