Patrick House

 

ST. PATRICK HOUSE

The school is divided into four houses. The school being a Catholic School has adopted saints as patrons of their Houses.  Our House is called St. Patrick.    Mother Patrick, a Dominican nun, came to Zimbabwe in a wagon called Noah’s Ark with four other sisters.   Together they set up a hospital then this school.  She is the founder member of the Dominican Convent School.

 

Mother Patrick is an advocate of women’s education.  Father Daignault realised how well he had done by bringing the nuns and he wrote that that they had done more for the good name of Catholic missionaries and the cause of religion than several years of missionary work by the priests.

 

Her virtues of mercy, dignity, truth, and quality were always characterized by a commitment of care.  We endeavour to instill these values in our children and always celebrate her feast during Lent on 17 March every year, the feast of St. Patrick.  The feast is always accompanied with a fundraising event by the House to raise money for disadvantaged children in less to do schools and homes.

 

Her efforts on the education of women especially education of the girl child in the remotest areas of Zimbabwe  and the finding of this school is an achievement worth celebrating the life of Mother Patrick and thus St. Patrick is a House very proud to be associated with Mother Patrick.  Long live Dominican Convent and may the values of Mother Patrick live within the school.