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    NAPH 2019 calendar out

    Fredrick Matavikwa.

    Masvingo Province National Association of Primary School Heads (NAPH) has released a draft calendar with a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities for students.
    The draft calendar was released last week by the association and Masvingo Provincial Education Officer for Physical Education and Culture, Fredrick Matavikwa confirmed the developments.
    The first term ending April 11, 2019 is dominated by athletics and Physical Education (PE) with ball games and Grade 7 provincial midyear examinations lined up for the second term, running from May 7 to August 8, 2019.  The third term, running from September 10 to December 5, 2019 is dominated by choral and jikinya competitions.
     “We have released a draft calendar with curricular and extracurricular activities to be undertaken by primary school pupils in 2019. We have aligned our calendar with national and regional competitions that we will participate in,” said Matavikwa.
    Athletics and PE competitions are set to start on February 15 at zonal level with district competitions set for February 22, 2019. Inter district competitions are set for March 1, with provincial level competitions being held on March 8 at Victoria High School in Masvingo.
    The national level competitions will be hosted by Midlands Province at a venue yet to be announced from March 10 to March 22, 2019 with each province bringing 65 athletes qualified from provincial competitions. 
    In the second term, ball games zonal competitions will be held on June 6 followed by district competitions slated for June 21. Inter-district level competitions within political districts will be held on June 28 with provincial competitions set for July 5, at Mucheke Stadium.
    District Annual Science Sports and Arts Festival (DASSAF) and Provincial Annual Science Sports and Arts Festival (PASSAF) will be held between July 8 and July 19, 2019. Provincial Grade 7 Mid-year Examinations are set for June 3 to June 28.
    Mashonaland Central will this year host national level competitions from July 16 to July 19 at a venue to be advised.
    Choral and Jikinya competitions will be held during the third term, with zonal competitions set for October 25, district level competitions are set for November 1. Inter-district competitions will be held on November 8, a week before the provincial competitions set for November 15 at Mucheke Hall.
    The national level competitions are slated for November 19 to November 22 in Matebeleland North.
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