Crestonians Committee

2018 Current Crestonians committee members are

Mike Grottis

Hillcrest College 1988-1994, Left and went to Beira Mozambique to work in an air con business for 3 years. Came back opened family business in 1999; treating poles in the timber industry and currently M.D. there.
4 Children, Michael jr went to Hillcrest from 2004-2013, Tershana 2004-2014, Chloe  from grade 1 currently in Form 3 and Ezra currently in grade 3.
Married to Salini (Gujral) Grottis who also went to Hillcrest from 1980 – 1992

Alan Franklin

Hillcrest Prep 1988-1994
Hillcrest College 1995-2000
Represented Zimbabwe in swimming.
Moved to the UK, working and training with John Deere from 2001 – 2011
Married Lorraine in 2007 and moved back to Mutare 2011
Daughter & Son currently at Hillcrest Prep.

Ashish Nayee

Hillcrest 1984-1990
Joined family business and then worked for Barclays UK for 5 years
Married Manisha in 2000.
Returned to Mutare in 2010
Now MD of own distribution business
3 Children, Ishika Form 3 Hillcrest,  Jiya Starting form 1 next year at the college and Anika PPC grade 3

Carol Smith (Franklin)

Founder member of Hillcrest Prep (1983-84)
Then went to Girls’ College (Byo) 1985-90
Graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BSc in Dairy & Animal Science in 1996
Returned to family farming business.
Married Ken Smith in 1996
Zack was born in 2004.
Zack started grade one at Hillcrest Prep in 2010, moved up to Hillcrest College in 2017.

Helen Fernandes (Georgeou)

Hillcrest Schools 1985 to 1992, Head Girl 1992
Started and managed Signage company in Harare and Mutare
Lived in Cyprus for 11 years and returned to Mutare in 2013 and am back running the Sign Shop.
Married to Carl, I have 3 children at the prep school, Marilena, Gr7, Cassandra Gr 5 and Matthew Gr1
Besides running the business I volunteer at the school and am actively involved in coaching Hockey. I also coach many of the school children at Border Dolphins swimming club here in Mutare and am really proud to be part of the recent sports success here at Hillcrest prep.

Blessing Mwale

Bridget Mhike

Amy Chan Jack

Walter Ngondo

Hillcrest College 2002-2007,
BCom Accounting Sciences (University ofPretoria)
Chartered Accountant:  BDO South Africa Inc (2013-2015)
Chartered Accountant:  BDO USA, LLP (2016 – Present)
Board Member -Waltmwa Investments Pvt Ltd
Rugby – 1st Team (Hillcrest College) 2005-2007, Varsity (University of Pretoria) (2008 – 2011) Club Armature  (Dallas Rugby Football Club) 2016- Present
Basketball- 1st Team  (Hillcrest College) 2004 -2007
Athletics – Provincial  (HillcrestCollege)

Takunda Mwayera

Hillcrest 1998 to 2007
LLBS University of Zimbabwe .
Advocate at Mugadza Chinzamba and Partners.
Managing director Mwayera Buses Pvt Ltd.
Managing director Waltmwa Investments Pvt Ltd .
Represented Hillcrest in rugby at Provincial level.
Represented Hillcrest in athletics at Provincial level.
Number 1 in grade 7 Zimsec results.
Top 5 in Cambridge O level results. Top 5 in Cambridge A level results. A member of the Crestonian’s rugby team. Married with two children. One in Grade 5 at the prep. Wife also went to school at Hillcrest.

Atiya Ghumra

Hillcrest Prep 2004-2009
Left in grade 5 Came back to College in 2011 and finished in 2016
Worked as the Junior Mistress at the College in 2017.
Currently studying Graphic Design.
Running the Alumni Website and database