Welcome to Chisipite Senior School
Chisipite Senior School opened its doors in 1954 to cater for the students leaving the Junior School which was founded as a farm school in 1929. With 2 members of staff and 48 girls, Chisipite Senior School became the first inter-denominational private girls' secondary school in Central Africa. It is now one of the premier, multicultural girls' schools in the country.
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National Science Week
In 2015, we went to Pretoria, South Africa, to attend the Science Focus Week- a week of experiencing some of the top science facilities and meeting professionals from all around the country. These catered for both physical and life science students.
On the physical side we visited Denel Dynamics, the centre for the South African National Defence Force. We learnt about advanced systems technology in missile production, having the privilege of speaking to the aerospace engineers directly. Also on our agenda was the Astronomical Observatory, where we looked through highly advanced telescopes at the wonders of the universe.
For the Life science students, a detailed visit to the Origin Centre at Wits University provided intriguing information on evolutionary findings and culture of mankind. Also included in our expeditions was the Pretoria Zoo, where we visited the labs, including cancer research and DNA testing. For those who have a passion for the flora, the trip to the National Botanical Gardens would have been intellectually stimulating. For the odd scientific artist, an extensive library of plant illustrations and recordings is also found in the gardens.
The trip culminated in the University Of Pretoria Sci-Enza Centre where we were free to roam and followed up by a lecture from one of the professors who was open to all university inquiries that we had. Most interesting of all was the Camera Obscura. The University of Pretoria's Camera Obscura offers an all-round view of the Jacaranda City and on a clear day it is even possible to see miniature cars climbing the pass in the Magaliesberg.
Why are we going back? We believe this week is so full of invaluable information, experience and opportunity that one week is simply not enough. Over and above the trips and places, being surrounded by like-minded individuals from all over Southern Africa and listening to successful expert’s life stories provided us with a fuel for our future science passions, encouraging us to continue on our scientific paths.
Laura Van Schie
REMEMBERING CHARLES MHAKO
It is with deep regret that we inform you of the sad passing of Charles Mhako on Friday the 3rd of June . Charles had worked at Chisipite Senior School for over four decades and was a significant part of the Chisi Family. He is fondly remembered by staff, adminsitration and girls alike, as he did the daily tea rounds. He was often seen at sporting and cultural events where he helped to prepare tea for our teams, our visitors and members of our community. He had a wonderful smile, an excellent sense of humour and was always cheerful and willing to help. Our sincere sympathies and condolences go to his family and close friends. Charles' funeral was held at Tafara on Sunday the 5th of June. He was 71 years young.