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Hailey Hawkins Residential Project 2018

Duke of Edinburgh International Award – Residential Project

The Residential project for my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award took place at a wildlife rehabilitation centre, Free to be Wild. The time of my stay was from the 26th of April to the 3rd of May.

I meet a Swedish lady called Linda who had come up from Sweden to visit Africa. She was volunteering at the same time as I was and we worked together through my stay. I worked with the handlers who where all from Matabeleland and spoke Ndebele. This was different from the local shona heard in Harare.

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Danish Cultural Exchange Tour 2018

We had an amazing and very productive Cultural Exchange Tour to Denmark.

Our pupils started off with a team building exercise in the Indoor Sports Centre and each of our pupils had been allocated a buddy on arrival. The buddies were from the group that had visited us earlier this year in February.

In History lessons they compared our constitution to the Danish constitution and eventually came up with their own constitutions for the kind of country that they would like to live in.

In Robotics lessons they built trucks in the form of robots that are self-driving whose main purpose is to sort garbage.

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1st XI Hockey Tour to Pietermaritzburg 2018

We had an early start to the day with a 07 20 departure from Robert Gabriel International airport to O.R. Tambo. After a wimpy lunch, we set off to King Shaka International where we were joined by the girls travelling from Cape Town and our team was finally together. We were shuttled to Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg and accommodated in one of the boarding hostels. We finally arrived at our accommodation at about 18 30.

On the second day of the tour, after a turf practice, we played a pre-festival match against Pietermaritzburg Girls’ College, which we lost narrowly. It was a great introduction to the level of first team for a number of the girls that had not yet played at this level. We also kept the swimming pool caretaker busy as we opted for a number of ‘cool-downs’ as it was hot and humid, and we had some light showers throughout the festival, with heavier storms at night. 

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Adventurous Journey for Bronze Awarders to Nyanga 2018

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

For this Bronze Journey, we decided to climb Mt Nyangani and explore the Nyazengu Forest. We had five groups of Awarders, of various ages. All of them attended several evenings of training, so that they were as well prepared for this Journey as they possibly could be.

The special aspect of this particular Journey was the interaction we had with National Parks in Nyanga. Mr Sibanda, the new Area Manager, could not have been more helpful or welcoming. As we were climbing Mt Nyangani, he organized for a knowledgeable scout to come with us – Emmanuel. Overall, we felt so well looked after by National Parks and I would recommend a visit to Rhodes Nyanga National Park for anyone interested in being able to have the most beautiful walks.

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Peterhouse Group Newsletter 25 - Lent Term 2018

Please follow the link to our Peterhouse Group of Schools Group Newsletter 25 – Lent Term 2018.  

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

Petrean Sports Day 2018

The Petrean Sports day followed on from the Petrean AGM which was held on the 25th March 2018 at Peterhouse Boys this year.

Sports played against the Peterhouse 1st Teams were: The Scotty Heathcote Trophy (Men's Hockey), The Ladies’ Hockey, The Men's Soccer, The Mixed Tennis and The Andrew Gau Trophy (Men’s Cricket) which saw over 100 Petreans out at Peterhouse playing their respective sport.

The Beer Garden which over looked the Interhouse Athletics was a great hit, with delicious food served by the Touring Committees and Duggies.

With grateful thanks to: Nissan Clover Leaf for their sponsorship of the Day. The Estates Teams for their hard work on the grounds and set up, and to all the staff at Peterhouse for their endless commitment and support of the Petrean Society.

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Eisteddfod Highlights Concert 2018

The Peterhouse Eisteddfod Highlights Concert was held in the Chapel and proved to be a most enjoyable evening showcasing some of the music entries made this year.

Well done to Mr St John and our team of very talented musical staff and pupils.

1 Junior Girls Choir
Top Secret Personal Bees Wax

2 Marondera Schools Orchestra
Capprccio Espagnol and The Radesky March

3 Tariro and Tariro
You're All I Need to Get By

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Triathlon Zim Selection 2018

Peterhouse is proud to share the following news from Triathlon Zimbabwe:

The Executive Board of Triathlon Zimbabwe would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following athletes on their recent successes at the South African Triathlon Championships and thereafter, onward selection to represent Zimbabwe at the forthcoming Rabat ATU African Triathlon Championships to be held on 21/22 April, in Morocco.

Matt Denslow
Jamie Lee Soper (PHG)
Erin Elliott (PHG)

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Azaluna Eventing 2018

Peterhouse was represented proudly by 13 riders at this prestigious event.

Our Springvale House rider, Sienna Page won the child 70cm event.

Luanna Page won the junior 80cm event while Erin Elliott came 4th.

Adel Kotze won the 70cm Junior event.

Katie Loubser won the Junior 90cm event.

Kylie Loubser rode for the Zimbabwe team and they came 2nd – well done.

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