Mother Patrick Convent Primary School is a Catholic co-educational institute which was founded in 2009 and officially opened in November 2011 by His Grace, Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu to whom he assigned the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to be the Responsible Authority to take stewardship of the School. The History of the school is not only made from the buildings but from the people who have lived in them and passed through them over the last five years.
Under the stewardship and mission of the Dominican Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the school was established in phases starting with the construction of the ECD block which enrolled the pioneer pupils who at present (2016) are the current Grade Seven pupils.
The debut Grade One class was founded in the present day library and through perseverance the school grew from strength to strength and in the process attracting pupils from the Mainway meadows epicenter and areas surrounding its nucleus and beyond.
The school has managed to steadily penetrate into the mainstream of primary school heavyweights in Zimbabwe. The school has thus managed to retain its accolade of being the best Primary School in the Harare Metropolitan province and Hatfield-Mbare district cluster in terms of Grade Seven ZIMSEC results with 100% pass rate for two consecutive years, that is, 2014 and 2015 respectively. In 2015, 24 pupils of the 54 candidates who sat for the ZIMSEC Grade Seven exams managed to score 4 units.
The initial enrollment for the school was less than a hundred pupils and today Mother Patrick Convent Primary school enrolls 480 pupils from a non-racial discriminatory perspective and has an academic staff compliment of 19 qualified teachers comprising of Special curricular teachers for Music and Art, Sewing and Computer Studies and Physical Education across eight Grades comprising of two stream classes per grade. Mother Patrick Convent is an embodiment of the Dominican ethos and thus offers a holistic-oriented educational approach which intellectually blends theory and practical-oriented academic fields of pedagogy as well as essential extra-mural activities such as sports, arts and culture.
To this day, the school still endears and carries onward the mission and vision initiated in 2009 through the principle of the seal of the Dominican order ‘laudare, benedicere, praedicare’ which in English means to praise, to bless and to preach thus, creating and nurturing a God-fearing community, that is, students and teachers alike!