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Tanya Midzi Southern African Champion 2020

Well done to Tanya Midzi who has claimed two titles in Windoek, Namibia. Tanya is the U14 Southern Africa Champion 2020 in both singles and doubles. She has gone on to beat South Africa’s number one seeds two years in a row and has emerged as the top U14 girl player in Southern Africa region consisting of eight countries.

This achievement assisted the Zimbabwe team to come 1st in the country rankings for U14 age group. Her ranking for the Africa Continent now sits at number 3, following girls from Egypt and Benin who are placed 1st and 2nd. In Harare Tanya played in the New Winners Tournament where she took gold in both singles and doubles. Upon arrival in Windhoek she took some inspiration from the Great Britain rowing team with whom Peterhouse parent, Mr. Ryan Bathurst, was travelling, and details of their exploits at the Olympics were truly inspiring.

Read more: Tanya Midzi Southern African Champion 2020

Getting Back onto the Water with Rowing Camp 2020

During the last week of the holidays we hosted a very successful rowing camp at the School.

Our young rowers came in loaded down with rest and good living. After their first session on the ergs to do their time-trials, there was much groaning as the aches and pains crept in. It did not take long though, for our athletes to get back into the swing of things, so with some good time on the water, strength and conditioning from Mr. Matiringe and lots of time on the ergs, our oarsmen and oars women have every chance of success in this next season.

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CIE A Level Top Achievers 2019

Well done to the following pupils who received top grades in the Cambridge International Examinations A Level written in October/November 2019:

Tinashe Timba who achieved: Chemistry A*, Mathematics A* and Physics A*

Praise Jaravani who achieved: Chemistry A, Mathematics A and Physics A*

Natalie Moores who achieved: Biology A, Chemistry A and Mathematics A*

Chiedza Njike who achieved: Biology A, Chemistry A* and Mathematics A

Gareth Ncube who achieved: Chemistry A, Mathematics A and Physics A

Read more: CIE A Level Top Achievers 2019

Welcome to 2020

Welcome to 2020. We are excited to start a new decade and look forward to our new Headships across the Group of Schools.

Boarders are to return to school on Tuesday 14th January by 5.30pm.

New D Block pupils are to arrive by 2.30pm.

Office Closed 2019

Please be advised that our offices will be closed from 12noon on Friday 20th December 2019 until 8.00am on Monday 6th January 2020.

Group Newsletter 30 - Michaelmas Term 2019

Dear Parents and Friends of Peterhouse,

Please follow the link to our Peterhouse Group of Schools Group Newsletter - Michaelmas Term 2019.


It contains snippets of information from events that took place last term and major events for this term.

Workers’ Childrens Christmas Party 2019

On the day after term ended there was much excitement surrounding the annual Workers’ Childrens Christmas Party – this is an annual event that takes place in the Peterhouse Boys Junior Dining Hall.  Little children could hardly contain their excitement as they streamed through the doors to find seats as close to the Christmas Tree as possible.

The Rector, Mr Howard Blackett, opened the proceeding with a short speech he had prepared for the children, in Shona, his final speech at Peterhouse. Shortly after the music was turned up and the dancing competitions started. The children were then treated to a delicious Christmas lunch provide by Introwise.

Many thanks to Mr Tonderayi Nzanga for coordinating this event and to all who donated presents.

Cambridge Results Release Dates in 2020

Cambridge A and AS level examination results will be released on 9th January 2020, and the Cambridge
IGCSE results a week later on 16th January. You will receive access codes by e-mail a few days before the release dates, for you to see your son / daughter’s results.

Please note that Vth Form pupils are, as usual, expected to return on the first day of the Lent Term 2020, ahead of the publication of the examination results.

Marondera Schools Carol Concert 2019

On the last Monday evening of term we held the Marondera Schools Carol Concert.

It was a delightful evening full of carols and worship heralding in the Christmas season.

A huge thanks to the participating local schools that made the evening possible.

Outward Bound - Emerging Leaders 2019

Dates: 3 and 4 December 2019
Venue Calderwood Park, Peterhouse School, Marondera

“I was very reluctant to come when I was told I had to go on this course. But… Mr Shoesmith and Outward Bound you have literally changed the course of my life – this has been the best education I have EVER had”. Marondera High School Pupil

This year Outward Bound Zimbabwe invited the incoming prefects from five local government schools to participate in the Emerging Leaders Programme; a programme funded by the Maurice Webb Trust, and hosted by Peterhouse School and Calderwood Park in Marondera.

Read more: Outward Bound - Emerging Leaders 2019