Ellis Robins School, Harare

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name = Ellis Robins School


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motto = Esse Quam Videri
established = 1953
type = Public, Boarding
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grades = Form 1 to Upper 6
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head of school = Mr Munongi
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colors = Gold and Blue
mascot = Dolphins
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location = P.O. Box 91, Mabelreign, Harare
country = Zimbabwe
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Ellis Robins School is a boys' high school that was founded in Salisbury, Rhodesia in 1953. It is located in the suburb of Mabelreign in Salisbury (now called Harare). Next door to the school is Mabelreign Girls High School, the sister school of Ellis Robins School. The Ellis Robins school colours are yellow and blue, the badge has two dolphins facing each other, and the school motto is "Esse Quam Videri" which means "It's Better To Be Than To Seem To Be".

This motto comes from the family coat of arms of Sir Ellis Robins, who was Chairman of the British South Africa Company

There was a government proposal in 2003 to rename all schools in Zimbabwe and Ellis Robins was scheduled to be called Leopold Takawira Boys High but overwhelming parental disapproval ensures that the original name is still used.

The school is one of the popular group A schools which participate in the Cottco Schools Rugby Festival which is held annually at Prince Edward School. Ellis Robins is also popular for using the trademark nickaname "FUSH". They are rivals with Allan Wilson School and regularly clashed at the inter-schools athletics competitions held at The National Sports Stadium (Zimbabwe). There are four sporting houses at the school - Malcom, Lawley, Abercorn and Newton. Boarders are automatically placed into Malcom; the boarding hostel is called Malcom House. Other sports at the school include Soccer, Field Hockey, Table Tennis , Lawn Tennis, Chess, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country and Gymnastics. The school did and still does well in many Public Speaking and Debating competitions.

Notable Alumni

*Ewan Copeland - Banker
*Louis Mes - Surgeon, Lafayette, Louisiana
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0571488/bio Bryan McKenzie]
*Pastor G - pastor and famous Zimbabwean gospel artist
*Owen Kaura - CEO, Spear Media Group Zimbabwe
*Prosper Tsvanhu - Zimbabwe cricketer
*Abel Chimukoko - Zimbabwe long distance runner
*Peter Vicars - CEO, Boston, MA
*Valentine Meki- systems and network administrator
*Rev Toggy Tapera Chivaviro- Award-winning Gospel Musician
*James Maridadi- popular disc jockey
*Dave Botha - Radio 1 and 3 Broadcaster between 1993 and 2000
*Mandikudza Sithole- Shower Power
*Jacob Ngandu- Design@7
*Kumbirai Nhongo- a television personality

Notable staff

*Elizabeth Coid - Heritage School Zimbabwe

*Mr Mdau the history Teacher is the longest serving member at Ellis Robins at the present moment

External links

* [http://graduates.com/ss.asp?id=166771 Alumini Graduates Page]
* [http://myweb.absa.co.za/les.gombart/default.htm Ellis Robins School Association Page]


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