We would like to welcome you to our lovely schools. A close-knit atmosphere permeates across our beautiful, secure and stimulating location. Working in this beautiful setting we offer every child a complete education that puts a high emphasis on traditional values and child centred learning. We aim to foster within our pupils the values of courtesy and responsibility. We encourage enthusiasm, a genuine desire of learning, good work ethic and, most importantly, a sense of achievement.
The Preparatory school was founded in 1982, followed by the College in 1984. The schools are situated on Kloof Road, Toronto, 12 kilometres outside the city of Mutare, Zimbabwe.
The ‘never-give-up’ attitude is so much in evidence in our pupils as they carry the “Simba Mate” banner, literally meaning “Energy to serve is inexhaustible”.
Our motto is derived from the vernacular Shona language. It is said that when you are working on the lands, before you pick up your ‘badza’ (hoe) you spit on your hands and rub them together. Just as one cannot run out of saliva, one cannot run out of energy either. Here at Hillcrest we do not have agricultural but educational lands which we take on and work at….
“Simba Mate” is a very apt and appropriate motto; every hour of everyday we are, in theory spitting on our hands and picking up that theoretical ‘badza’ with unbounded energy – “Energy to serve is inexhaustible.”
We do hope you decide to visit us in the near future.