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.
The mandate of Marymount is to promote and empower girls education in Malawi
To be a Leader in promotion and empowerment of quality girls education
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
- Quality eduaction
- Catholic Ethos
- moraly upright
- Transparency and Accountability
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