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Peterhouse Girls

Rowing South African Schools Championships 2018

A team of 20 Peterhouse pupils, 9 boys and 11 girls, travelled to Roodeplaat Dam, Pretoria, South Africa to compete at the South African Schools Rowing Championships. The athletes applied themselves well over three days of rigorous racing against some of the best School Rowing in the world. We attained some significant results and walked away from the competition winning first place in the Co-Ed School Trophy for the third year in a row. The Peterhouse Boat Club would like to thank all those involved in making the tour a success, in particular Giles and Deborah Raynor, Laura Evans and Louvina Eggersglusz. As well as a big thank you to the coaches without whom this would never have been possible.

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Learner Guides Tree Identification Course 2018

Our pupils were fortunate to have the Southern African expert on trees visit to do a tree identification course with them in Gosho Park.

Meg Coates Palgrave has updated the book on trees of Southern Africa and she has written keys which use mainly leaf characteristics to identify trees.

Botanical terms were explained and everyone learned how to use the key – not always as easy as it sounds so we had to practice - we were told the GOLDEN RULE IS TO LOOK WITH YOUR EYES!

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Interhouse Plays 2018

There were some lovely and funny plays this year - well done to all the girls involved.

Produced and Directed by NYASHA NDUDZO
Co-directed by ANNABEL WEBB

Produced and Directed by YEMURAI MACHACHA

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Zimbabwe Model United National 2018

MUN Report by: Thabiso Molai ( Secretary General)

From the 8th to 11th of March , a group of 23 boys and girls from Peterhouse went to Harare International School for the annual conference of Model United Nations called ZIMUN (Zimbabwe Model United Nations) where they put into rooms such as Advisory Panel, ECOSOC, Economic and Financial Committee, General Assembly, Human Resources Commission and the Security Council. The following schools participated; Arundel, Hellenic, Harare International School, French School, St George’s, St John’s College, Prince Edward and the Luanda International School.

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Service Club Visits February 2018

Interact Club’s Visit to Ida Wekwako (Faith Tsuroh)

The Interact Club recently visited Ida Wekwako, a retirement home in Marondera. The conversations we had with the older citizens were deeper than ever. The old men and women of Ida Wekwako reminded us of the right things to do and stories of their own childhoods which were so different to ours.

While some people fear visiting the elderly, a visit like this one reminded us of what you can learn from a person who has gone through the many stages of life. Where else, other than an old age home, will you get to meet a man who was born on the 7th of a month he cannot remember in 1918 or a man, who can tell you all about his wife and three children, at the age of 99.

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Eisteddfod Schedule 2018


Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Peterhouse Senior Mixed Choir – 11:25am - Gateway Senior School

Thursday, 8 March 2018
Marimbas - 11:50am - Prince Edward

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Springvale House Choir - 2:00pm - Twin Rivers

Read more: Eisteddfod Schedule 2018

Athletics Interhouse Individual 2018

Well done to our girls for their level of sportsmanship in competing in this Interhouse event.

Dark storm clouds circled the school throughout the afternoon but thankfully we managed to complete all disciplines and stay dry. Congratulations to Eland for securing first position.

1st Eland 638
2nd sable 617
3rd Impala 523
4th Kudu 503

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Mururu Training for VIth Form Learner Guides 2018

Save Conservancy

Our senior Learner Guides and external pupils went on this excellent training course in the Save Conservancy at Chishakwe. There were seven lecturers who worked with the candidates for 5 days and evenings and 2 visiting speakers on lion ageing and wild dogs.

All aspects of the syllabus were covered with lectures on law, ethics, firearms, hospitality, taxonomy, geology and mechanics.

Practical’s included weapon handling and a practice shooting test, measuring trophies and skulls, hospitality, dissection and skinning of an impala, setting up a leopard bait, tracking, fish dissection, birding and approaches to animals.

Read more: Mururu Training for VIth Form Learner Guides 2018

Gosho Park MTB Ride 2018

We had just under 100 people on bikes and the Peterhouse Equestrian centre joined us for a wonderful day in and around Gosho Park.

So lucky with a sunny day even though the tracks were wet and muddy – some rode the beautiful ’Green route’ around Gosho and those on longer rides got to see some of surrounding farming areas.

The kiddies race was all in sight of the Bushcamp – youngest two and a half – well done to the Mums and Dads who went with the kids – one had to be rescued when he ended up in the stream! and a couple of trees got in the way.

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