School Life

About Rishworth House

A warm welcome to the Rishworth House Primary School website.
If you are looking for an outstanding, all-encompassing educational experience which is delivered in a happy, safe and supportive family setting, you have come to the right place. Rishworth House Primary School is one of Zimbabwe’s up-and-coming private schools with aspirations of becoming a prominent contender amongst the leading independent schools.

The school was founded in 2015 on a property in the tranquil and scenic suburb of Hogerty Hill and has panoramic views of Borrowdale Brooke and beyond. It is a Christian, co-educational and multi-racial day school made up of the ECD Department (Nursery, ECD A and ECD B) and the Junior School Department (Grades 1-7).

Registered with Cambridge as a Global English Preparation Centre, the school offers the ZIMSEC primary education syllabus – fully implemented from ECD through to Grade 7 – together with Cambridge Primary Maths, Cambridge Primary Science and Cambridge Global English. Art, VPA and ICT are part of the curriculum and are also taught from ECD to Grade 7. We have experienced and dedicated staff and our classroom teacher-to-pupil ratios are below 1:20, for more individualised learning which helps to promptly identify pupils’ strengths and weaknesses.

A variety of clubs, as well as several sporting options, are offered to pupils in the afternoons. Sporting facilities include a field and two multi-purpose courts for tennis, basketball, netball, volleyball and indoor-style hockey. An eight-lane, 25-metre swimming pool is under construction.

Students and staff are also involved in regular educational trips and social responsibility is encouraged through organised community engagement activities and partnerships.

The school provides lunch from the canteen on request and a reliable bus service is in operation.
In line with our school motto “Scientia ac Labore” meaning “by means of knowledge and hard work”, we aim to cultivate a love of learning and a good work ethic in our children whilst they are still young. By so doing we ensure that all our children reach their full learning potential and are equipped with skills necessary to prepare them for higher learning and a meaningful contribution to society.

We believe in working together as a family and acknowledge that the overall future success of the school is the sum total of the individual successes of our children, staff, parent body and community.
Please feel free to browse through our website and make an appointment for a short tour of our school. It is our hope that you will make the decision today to become a part of our growing family!

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We provide exposure to all the wonderful places and activities available to young people to help them learn more about our community, environment and the world they live in on a regular basis.

Class Excursions

Chinhoyi Caves - Dairibord

Eco Game Park - Great Zimbabwe

Heroes’ Acre - Imire Game Park

Kariba - Manga Game Park

Mooland Dairy Farm - Nyanga

and many more...