Ruzawi was established in 1928 by joint founders, Canon Robert Grinham and Mr Maurice Carver, as a preparatory boarding school for boys. It became co-educational from January 2003 and accepts boys and girls aged from 6 to 12 years. It is an Anglican Diocesan school (but welcomes children from all faiths) with a pupil population ranging from 205 to 220 depending on the balance of boys and girls and the number of pupils in each age group. In the Infants' Department there is one class each for Grade One and Grade Two. An additional entry point at Grade Three enables there to be two classes from that level up to Grade 7. Classes are loosely streamed into ability groups (with some overlapping) from the beginning of Grade 5.
The School is situated some five kilometres south of Marondera at an elevation of some 1830m above sea level. It stands in extensive grounds surrounded by many hectares of indigenous miombo woodland and exotic eucalyptus plantations giving the School an ideal rural environment. The climate is bracing, healthy and malaria free.
It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Mrs Connie Chizarura (Mrs Chiz) was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident yesterday morning. Connie taught Grade 4 and was first employed at Ruzawi in 2004.
There will be a service conducted at Nyaradzo Funeral Parlour (Willowvale) at 16 00 today, Thursday 28th September after which the body will leave for burial in Kutama on Friday 29th. Ruzawi will conduct a memorial service for children, staff, parents and friends at a date to be advised.
We are all devastated with this news and ask that you keep Mrs Chiz's family in your thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
The Ginham Carver Trust was founded in 1978 by the Ruzawi Old Boys Association on the occasion of its 25th anniversary and in honour of the School's founders - Robert Grinham and Maurice Carver.
The basic objectives of the Trust are to secure funds for use by the School in capital projects; however, the funds would be loaned to the School on a commercial basis as a revolving fund. In addition the funds could be used either on a commercial basis, or by way of grant, to assist former old boys principally in the education of their children at Ruzawi, but also for further education purposes. Trustees being members of the Ruzawi Old Boys Association will control the fund.
It is hoped that by holding large funds in this, the Trust will be able to assist the School whenever capital projects are required, thus enabling the School to get on with what it does best teaching our children.
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