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Peterhouse Girls

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Residential Project 2017

8th to 13th December at RIFA Camp, Chirundu

Rifa is a rustic Conservation Education Camp situated 4 km upstream of Chirundu about 1 km back from the Zambezi River above the flood plain. It is used mainly by schools as part of their conservation program. The area is low altitude and therefore hot with day temperatures reaching 45 degrees Centigrade and humidity up to 90%. Chirundu is a dangerous game area with elephant, buffalo, lion and leopards so the pupils required constant observation and protection by an armed Professional Hunter.

Read more: Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Residential Project 2017

Outstanding A level grades for Peterhouse

The 2017 A level results for Peterhouse, recently published by CIE, were record breaking! 41.4% of all papers were graded A* to B and just under 70% A* to C. 11 pupils achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades (outstanding performers were Munyaradzi Marazanye 4 A*; Jennifer Edwards 3 A*; Tara Magner 2 A*, A; Nomkhosi Malaba 2 A*, B; Fadzai Saravoyi A*, 2 A) and a further 9 pupils achieved the equivalent of 2 A grades across their 3 subjects. The overall pass rate was a little under 99% (just 4 papers were failed).

At AS level 14 candidates achieved at least 2 A grades with Susan Li, Michelle Mwenje, Chayce Ross and Simon Sharwood all securing 4 A grades.

Read more: Outstanding A level grades for Peterhouse

Zambezi White Water Rafting – December 2017

In the last week of the Michaelmas term 2017, seventeen adrenalin-seeking Peterhouse pupils set off for Victoria Falls accompanied by eight intrepid adults. Our mission was to paddle the length of the Batoka Gorge on rafts. It would take us five days. Armed with our Peterhouse Exploration Flag, we had a memorable adventure, ending off with nearly everyone diving off (head-first) a small platform to complete our challenge…the terrifying Gorge Swing.

We started our mission swirling in the Boiling Pot right beneath the wall of basalt rock and cascading waters of the Victoria Falls. The level of the Zambezi River is usually really low at this time of year, and it was a lovely tepid temperature.

Read more: Zambezi White Water Rafting – December 2017

Learner Guides Trip to Chewore 2017

1st to 6th December

Twelve boys had the privilege of a camp in the Chewore South /Dande hunting area staying at Pedza camp with Charlton Mc Cullum safaris. The bush was very thick and the hunting boys walked miles looking for suitable impala but were not successful.

Two afternoons were spent on the range - firearm safety and target practice - not only static targets but also a moving bottle - all good practical work.

Bushcraft included string making, fire making, tracking and finding water in dry river beds. At night around camp we caught scorpions and frogs and identified them. The birds were prolific particularly in a fig tree in camp which was fruiting.

Read more: Learner Guides Trip to Chewore 2017

Office Closed December 2017

Please be advised that our offices will be closed from Monday 18th December to Tuesday 2nd January 2018 inclusive.

Any inconvenience caused is sincerely regretted.

We wish all our pupils and parents a happy and relaxing holiday break.

Group Newsletter 24 - Michaelmas 2017

Our Group of Schools Newsletter contains 'snippets' of news from this term.

For more information please scan please through our websites.

Please note our Petrean Events Calendar on the back page. 

Marondera Schools Carol Concert 2017

The Marondera Schools Carol Concert was a lovely evening of music and Christmas celebrations conducted on a balmy summer Marondera evening. The Peterhouse Chapel was overflowing with visitors from the local community as we as further afield.

Well done to all the pupils who sang so beautifully, and to the schools themselves for rehearsing and participating in this event.

A huge thank you must go to Mr Billy St John and the Peterhouse Group Music Department for such a spectacular and fitting event to end off the year.

Read more: Marondera Schools Carol Concert 2017

Nursery School Nativity Play 2017

The Peterhouse Nursery School held a Nativity Play, ‘Silent Mice’, at the Peterhouse Music Centre this week.

For many of the children it was their first time performing in front of an audience and they all did so well. There were many waves and hugs for mom or dad as they entered the room, but this did not distract them from their lines.

A colourful Christmas party was held at the Nursery School to celebrate the year and the children received a surprise visit from Father Christmas who arrived on a tractor, throwing sweets out of his bag of goodies.

Read more: Nursery School Nativity Play 2017

Gym Facility 2017

The JBC Pavilion has been converted into a gymnasium that is currently equipped with 5 cardio vascular machines, and a small selection of portable and functional fitness equipment.

This facility has been very popular with the girls this term who have been able to incorporate circuit training by Miss Gray and Ms Cordy (both qualified Fitness Instructors), into their fitness programmes.