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Marymount Catholic Secondary School

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School Profile

Background

The idea of having an all girls secondary school in the northern region was put forth by the bishop of Mzuzu to promote the education of young girls. In 1960 the Ministry of Education offered to the MIC sisters a grant for the construction of such a school.

The official opening of the school took place on January 29th, 1963, with girls coming from Karonga Secondary School, HHI and St Mary's in Zomba. Marymount was from the beginning a full secondary school with students on forms I, II and III. There were three classrooms, a Biology lab, a small room for needlework, one dormitory and the dining hall. The headmistress was Sr. Jacqueline Bastien, then known as Sir Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Father M. de Repentigny was chaplain and supervised the terracing of the grounds. Sr. Yvette Belanger was superior of Mzuzu Convent and as bursar of Marymount, she played an important role in the beginnings of the school.

Mandate

The mandate of Marymount is to promote and empower girls education in Malawi

Vision

To be a Leader in promotion and empowerment of quality girls education

Mission statement

Marymount Catholic Secondary School exists to promote quality education and empower girls with leadership skills and competencies for development of family, church and state based on christian values, in line with national policy for social, economic and political development in Malawi

values

  • Quality eduaction
  • Catholic Ethos
  • Professionalism
  • Joy
  • moraly upright
  • Transparency and Accountability

motto

WORK WITH JOY

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Kephas Chiona

Holder of a Bachelor of Arts

Teaches: English and History


Emily T. Nyirenda

Holder of a Bachelor of Arts

Teaches: English and History


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Aaron Manda

Holder of a Bachelor of Education.

Teaches: Mathematics and Computer Studies


Chawanangwa Jere

Holder of a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and food science.

Teaches: Home Economics


Willy Kazadi Kalombo

Holder of a Bachelor of Education.

Teaches: French


Felix Mwandira

Holder of a Bachelor of Education.

Teaches: Biology


Barnet B Phiri

Holder of a Bachelor of Education.

Teaches: Biology


Trasicio Nguluwe

Holder of a Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences.

Teaches: Agriculture

John Richard Banda

Holder of a Bachelor of Education.

Teaches: English Literature

Gerald Ephraim Shaba

Holder of a Bachelor of Philosophy, UCE

Teaches: History and Bible knowledge

Mellisa M. Ndove

Holder of a Diploma in Education.

Teaches: Physical Science

Felix Philip Kabwilo

Holder of a Bachelor of Education (Sciences).

Teaches: Mathematics, P/Science

Geofrey C.K. Nyirenda

Holder of a Bachelor of Science (Maths & Statistics) & Diploma in Education (Maths & Biology).

Teaches: Mathematics

Kingston I.P. Chawinga

Holder of a Diploma in Education.

Teaches: Geography and Social Studies

Kumbukani Gondwe

Holder of a Diploma in Education.

Teaches: Geography and Social Studies

Francine Mwale

Holder of a Diploma in Education.

Teaches: French and Social Studies

Margret Rita Nyirenda

Holder of a Diploma in Education.

Teaches: English and Social Studies

Oscar Kossam Chihanna

Holder of a Diploma in Education.

Teaches: English and History

Fani Chirwa

Holder of a Diploma in Education.

Teaches: English and History


Remmie Kamanga

Holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Education.

Teaches: English and Chichewa


Yunusu Jonathan Mataka

Holder of a Diploma in Computer Studies and Diploma in Biblical Studies.

Teaches: Computer Studies


Davies B.W. Nhlane

Holder of a Diploma in Education.

Teaches: Chichewa and Bible knowledge


Stanley Mkamanga

Holder of a Diploma in Education.

Teaches: Agriculture

Charles Chavula

Holder of a Diploma in Engineering.

Teaches: Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

Sr. Cecilia Mzumara M.I.C

Holder of a Bachelor of Art Education(Biblical/Religious Studies & Special Needs Education)

Teaches: Biblical Knowledge / History

Facilitues at the School

CLASSROOM

The school has 12 classrooms with each form having three classes.  Each class has 55 learners, bringing a total of 660 for the entire School.  Each class has One form teacher and two monitress who assist with roll call and period attendance,  cleanliness of the Girls as well as their surroundings.


HOSTEL 

The school is divided into six houses or hostels for all internal competitive activities. Each house has a name – Viphya, Hora, Mtendere, Chilembwe, Beit Trust and Sr. Jacqueline. All students are assigned to a house for all competitions. Points are awarded weekly for cleanliness and monthly for academic proficiency. Awards are annually. Individual awards are also made annually for academic excellence.


LIBRARY

We have a collection of over 8,000 books for the use of both staff and students. Once a week, each form has a chance to go to the library to borrow books for home reading and to consult reference books.

CHAPEL

The Chaplaincy at Marymount is one of the oldest offices that have existed at Marymount from the beginning of the school. The MIC Sisters felt the need to have a Chaplain to respond to the spiritual needs of the Sisters as well as of the staff and students. From the start, theSisters combined their roles as christian educators as well asevangelizers. The MIC Sisters funded the construction of the Chapeland still look after its maintenance and renovations. To this day, itis the only big infrastructure that belongs to the MIC Sisters wherethe Sisters themselves meet for their communal prayers everyday and isleft open from morning till late in the evening for the use of thestudents and the people around the campus.

The first Chaplain of Marymount was Fr. Marcel de Repentigny. Other Chaplains after him were Fr. O’Leary, Fr. Coolen, Fr. L’Heureux, Fr. Langlade and currently Fr. Jim Mcguire. The latter is a Scaboro Missionary whilst the others were all Missionaries of Africa(White Fathers). There is Holy Mass twice a week, on Wednesday and on Sunday.  The students are entirely in-charge of the liturgy and helped by the Sisters from time to time. They alternate in the animation according to their forms.

SHOPS

Bookshop, our school is quite well provided with most of the recommended text books, which are issued by the subject teachers. The School Tuck shop offers the basic items needed by girls.   

by: Sr. Cecilia Mzumara. mic

Marymount Campus, Mzuzu.