Goromonzi High School is a boarding school located in Goromonzi, Mashonaland East Province. It operates under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. It is well known for its academic excellence.
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The school was established in 1946 as the first boarding school for black students.
School Motif and Mission
Goromonzi High Schools Motif follows the biblical teaching of David and Goliath: In maroon are 2 shepherds sticks, symbolising how students will be shepherded into success with correct guidance, ethics and morals. Integrity meaning: Honour, Honesty, Respectable, Reliability, Truthfulness. Skill meaning: talent, artistic, ability, expertise, resourceful.
Students / Teachers / Courses
There is a wide array of subjects to be studies at Goromonzi. These include Mathematics, English Language & Literature, Sciences, Accounts, Practical Subjects such as Agriculture, Woodwork, Fashion and Fabrics, Home Economics, Shona, Techno Graphics.
Historically, the pass mark at O-Level at Goromonzi High has been more of the number of A grade passes one obtains rather than the mere 5 O-Level pass measure. Students have achieved in excess of 10 A grades at O-Level in the past and this continues. A-Level Students also boast of 15 points and above with the majority seeing themselves through to the various Universities both in Zimbabwe and abroad. In 2012, the then Minister of Education David Coltart revealed that Goromonzi was among the 20 best performing schools in Zimbabwe.
The school has produced some famous individuals influential in the country's political circles.
A Library is available to students and each taught subject comes with text books. There are 4 Junior Science Labs, 2 Senior Labs, a Computer Room, Typing Room, Woodwork Workshop, 2 Home Economics Labs and a Techno-Graphics room amongst other resources. Goromonzi offers several sports including;
- Table tennis
- Swimming pool
and other interesting activities.
Goromonzi High won the Harare Schools Chess league in 2014 under, Anesu Gwezere with the help of Kudzaishe Manyanya. Other talented players were Panashe Munemo and Panashe Gatsi who won the schools chess league in 2014. Basketball was also the school's main sport and produced many great players like Marshall Gwezere and Tinotenda Nyanhete.
Notable alumni include:
- Hope Sadza, academic
- Tendai Biti, politician, former minister of finance
- Aeneas Chigwedere, educator, historian, and politician
- Tizirai Gwata, physician and politician; first black mayor of Harare
- Sarah Kachingwe, activist and politician
- Christopher Kuruneri, businessman, lawyer, and politician
- Simon Mazorodze, physician and politician
- David Phiri, businessman
- Dr Beth Chitekwe-Biti, Planner and urban development activist. Managing Director of Slum Dwellers International
- Admire Taguma Musingarabwi, politician, philanthropist