The school was established one hundred years ago, founded by Mabel Ruth Low in January 1910. Her modest ambition was to give education to the youths of the community. The school’s history is closely linked to the fascinating history of Harare’s northern suburb of Avondale and thus takes its name from the suburb in which it is sited.
The first pupils of the school assembled in Mabel Ruth Low’s billiard room then later moved into St. Mary’s Magdalene Chapel in 1910. In 1921, a new school with four classrooms, a teacher’s room, outbuildings, a well and a fence was erected on the present site.
The school colours, blue represents the sky and ever looking upwards and black represents the earth upon which our feet are firmly planted.
In 1929, the school motto “Attempt, Preserver, Succeed” which ironically are the schools initial letters was introduced.
From a billiard room to a fully operational school of two departments with over forty classrooms, 2 halls, 2 swimming pools, boreholes, lower fields and upper fields for sports, buses, email and internet is an indication of the strides that the school has made between 1910 and 2016.
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