Old Windsor Primary School is situated
in Old Windsor Park in Ruwa about 21 kilometres east of Harare.
The school is privately own by the Tsai Family who is the Responsible
Authority. It opened its doors to pupils in Ruwa, Zimre Park
and Goromonzi in January 2003 with classes from grade 1 to 6.
As of 2004 its classes went up to Grade 7. It is the modest
school with consistently the best results among 72 school in the
The vision of the school is very unique.
The school was established by the Tsai Family as a memorial for
their late daughter, Grace Tsai, who died in a swimming pool at
a school in South Africa. From this sad experience the Tsai
Family resolved to build a school where children of all races can
be safe and develop into responsible adults who strive for the best
and nothing else but the best in life. Thus Mr Tsai, the Responsible
Authority, whenever he talks about school to anyone he does not
mince his words in declaring the need for good quality education.
From the vision of the school, the Tsai Family
found Ruwa in Harare an ideal place for the construction of the
school. There were problems, suffering during the process,
but it was so glad to see the vision become true!
The results were excellent since the first exam
year - 2004 - 76% pass rate in the Grade Seven, Third position out
of 72 schools in the district. In 2005, position 1 out of
72 schools with an 83% pass rate. In 2006, 96% pass rate as
well as in 2007. This was not only the hard working from Management,
but also the Teachers' contribution!
Old Windsor has had its own share of challenges
that beset its progress in the quest to provide quality education.
The Management team believes that all the problems can be overcome!
The school will even better, not only good in academic, but the
culture and improve the sport activities!
It does not matter how difficult the problems are;
how difficult the Zimbabwe's environment is, it is worth when we
see Zimbabwe's next generation is growing - the one who will make
a difference in Zimbabwe's future! It is worth when we see
the vision is becoming true.
It is one of Responsible Authority's dreams - to
make a better future through education! Old Windsor Primary
School is only the beginning!