Get to know St Dominic’s Chishawasha
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 2020 the enrollment consisted of 420 full-time boarding students.
Head's note SR SARUDZAI OP
It is a pleasure working and interacting with the girl child at first it looked impossible but surprisingly I have become their mother, sister, friend, counsellor, adviser and head. How have I managed to have all these roles in their lives? It is all because of our motto VERITAS (truth). We tell each other the truth. When they are wrong I tell them without fear of how they could react and when I’m also wrong I give ear to their concern. Their a source of strength in my work, they bring smiles and laughter in my life. What then is the secret? When it is school business, it’s strictly school business, when social I create a free social environment. When they share their dreams and future aspirations I help them to be realistic.
ST DOMINIC’S IN NUMBERS
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
Our school motto is “Veritas”. VERITAS (TRUTH), our motto is to pursue the truth in all disciplines. The formation of conscience, the acquisition of self-discipline for the sake of personal growth and good community relationships.
THE RELIGIOUS DIMENSION
The religious dimension of the school is a very important aspect to our school ethos. It is expressed through the celebration of Christian values in word and sacraments, in individual behavior, in friendly and harmonious relationships as well as in ready availability. It becomes natural that the great majority of our students come to think of the school as an extension of their homes – the school – home that has some amenities, which create a pleasant and happy family atmosphere.