Cyrene High School a foun­tain of knowl­edge

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The de­bate team scooped bronze at the na­tion­als while the pub­lic speak­ing team is the best in the district.

In ath­let­ics, some pupils made it to the na­tion­als and have man­aged to show­case their tal­ent at dif­fer­ent clubs in Bu­l­awayo.

Three pupils from the school rep­re­sented the coun­try in South Africa dur­ing a water engi­neer­ing com­pe­ti­tion. The boys are gen­er­ally well dis­ci­plined and ad­here to the rules of the school with­out any re­bel­lion although, this year, there have been a few mi­nor cases of in­dis­ci­pline.

The boys have showed so­ci­ety that they are re­spon­si­ble gen­tle­men who will bring a change to the gen­er­a­tion of this coun­try. Know­ing that there is a di­rect cor­re­la­tion be­tween suc­cess and dis­ci­pline keeps the boys go­ing as they be­lieve that in­dis­ci­pline is for peo­ple with­out vi­sion.

Ex­am­i­na­tion re­sults are grad­u­ally im­prov­ing at all lev­els in terms of qual­ity of passes and pass rate. In the year 2011 it was 31 per­cent at O-Level and 80 per­cent at A-Level.

In 2012 the pass rate was 41 per­cent at O-Level and 64 per­cent at A-Level, in 2013 it was 59 per­cent at OLevel and 63 per­cent at A-Level while in 2014 it was 57 per­cent at O-Level and 89 per­cent at A-Level.

WASH­ING­TON — Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump chal­lenged Sec­re­tary of State Rex Tiller­son to “com­pare IQ tests”, de­liv­er­ing a sharp-edged rib­bing that threw a bright spot­light on his seem­ingly shaky re­la­tion­ship with his top diplo­mat.

The White House in­sisted the pres­i­dent was only jok­ing.

Trump is­sued the chal­lenge in an in­ter­view with Forbes mag­a­zine, when asked about re­ports that Tiller­son called him a “mo­ron” af­ter a clas­si­fied brief­ing this sum­mer.

The pres­i­dent re­sponded that if the claim was true, the two should duke it out in a bat­tle of brain­power. “And I can tell you who is go­ing to win,” Trump said. The White House and the State De­part­ment sug­gested on Tues­day that the pres­i­dent was sim­ply try­ing to make light of what they de­scribe as in­ac­cu­rate re­ports of ten­sion. But com­ing amid in­creas­ingly pub­lic signs of strain be­tween the pres­i­dent and Tiller­son, the re­mark landed with a dis­tinct hint of mal­ice.

Trump’s com­ments have threat­ened to un­der­mine Tiller­son’s diplo­matic ini­tia­tives and sow con­fu­sion among al­lies and foes over whether he speaks for the

In 2015 the pass rate was 67 per­cent at O-Level and 90 per­cent at A-Level while in 2016 the pass rate was 81 per­cent at O-Level and 97 per­cent at A-Level.

Just like any other in­sti­tu­tion, Cyrene High School also has its challenges which make it dif­fi­cult for it to be per­fect.

“Our vi­sion is to be the lead­ing school of­fer­ing STEM sub­jects but we have a chal­lenge of re­sources,” said the school in a state­ment.

“We need more lab­o­ra­to­ries and com­put­ers and there­fore re­quest par­ents to as­sist the school by pro­vid­ing learn­ers with lap­tops. If the par­ents co­op­er­ate, a great change will be no­ticed in the per­for­mance of pupils. The school ex­pe­ri­ences non-pay­ment of fees by some par­ents which makes it dif­fi­cult for the school to im­ple­ment the bud­get as planned.

“When all has been said and done, Cyrene High School still re­mains the best school to be for foun­da­tion build­ing. We would like to thank the re­spon­si­ble author­ity and the School Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee for their sup­port and co­op­er­a­tion. The devel­op­ment of the school is a re­sult of team work. Above all, as the school motto says, ‘let your light shine’, we will do our best as a school to let our light shine in all ar­eas with great com­mit­ment, tran­quil­ity, hard­work and de­ter­mi­na­tion.”

Cyrene High School also has a chicken grow­ing pro­ject

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