The Roman Catholic Church has opened a private English medium secondary school at Gerald Estate in Francistown.
Named after a young Ugandan Roman Catholic martyr, St. Kizito who died at a tender age of 16, the school is already taking admission for next year when it official opens its academic doors.
The school would be offering both Cambridge and A level certificate driven with the mission to producing highly motivated and competitive students.
The chairperson of the finance committee, Isaac Mangole, said construction of the first phase was complete and ready to accommodate the first intake.
“We offer both International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and High International General Certificate of Secondary Education (HIGCSE),” Mangole said explaining that their initial enrolling would this time only take form one up to form three.
He said to achieve outstanding results, St. Kizito intend to operate with unique principles entailing what he termed the three Hs, founded on nurturing Head, Heart and Hands of students.
To him the three H was a distinctive strategy essential to achieve their objectives of offering good class learning environment based on high Christian moral value standards.
Simplifying the Heart, Head and Hands Mangole said, “Heart in short ensures that the students worship and revere God which deepens spirituality and faith.
Head is just to cultivate the love for learning and by so doing empowering all with knowledge while Hands focus on inspiring the spirit of selfless hard work and service for the enrichment of self and others.”
Board member of the education committee, Chifanile July said St. Kizito offers both day and boarding facilities with a range of sporting activities.
“We have perfect boarding facilities with a current carrying capacity of 100 students.
As for food we cater the best menu carefully selected by a renowned nutritionist,” July said.
St. Kizito boosts of a big library, big laboratory for arts subjects and state of art IT lab strategically developed to house both novice and experienced learners.
Application forms for enrollment can be obtained from the school campus or the Bishop’s office at the Catholic Church which is opposite Ruth funeral Parlor and Francistown Toyota.