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Festival of Music Food Wine 2018

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The Kirstenbosch style Festival of Music Food Wine was held on the Springvale House field, and was hosted by the Peterhouse Group of Schools.

The festival was well attended and a fabulous success with over 1600 tickets sold, 16 Food and Beverage Stalls, 5 University Stalls and 3 Conservation Stalls. Four amazing musicians performed – Masa, Tamy, Takura and Evicted, perfectly finished off with the fine tunes of DJ Reverb7. The music was ‘loud’, the food was scrumptious and the wine and beer was enjoyed by all the adults.


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Adventurous Journey to Gairezi River, Nyanga 2018

From the 7th to the 9th of September, nineteen Awarders, including 5 girls from Chisipite Senior School, completed their Bronze Award Journey by walking 30km in total along the beautiful Gairezi River.

We had the pleasure of walking in gorgeous spring sunshine amongst the most amazing colourful Msasa trees

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World Scholars Cup Melbourne Global Round Tour 2018

Peterhouse sent a team of 11 students made up of the following students. Anotida Nhondova, Tadiwanashe Matara, Nigel Mushayavanhu, Brendon Fraser Bell, Tendesayi Chifamba, Takudzwa Dzingai, Kavwanga Lintini, Tristan Fraser Bell, Tapiwanashe Matiza, Darevy Matsika and Christopher Gomba. The students had qualified in the Regional round held in February 2018 to participate in the Melbourne Global round. The tournament started on the 16th of August and ended on the 21st.

A total of 1500 students from 27 countries participated in this prestigious academic competition. The team activities centered upon this year’s theme of ‘An Entangled World’ included team debate, collaborative writing, scholars challenge and scholars bowl( general knowledge quiz).

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Peterhouse Music Camp 2018

This year we have had 71 campers. This includes campers from Bulawayo, Mozambique, Italy and one from France. They have spent the week together at Peterhouse Girls School.

This year we did not feature a Full Orchestra, but instead decided to give every camper the opportunity to learn and play jazz, as well as making time for Chamber Music. A delicate and challenging skill that all musicians should have experience in.

Our guest conductors this year come from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Italy.

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Travel and Tourism Tour to Dubai, 10 -16 August 2018

The tour to Dubai was a great success. The Vth Form TT class created a holiday package which they sold to B Block boys and girls and to Vth Form girls as part of their AS Level Coursework Module. At the time of departure, there were 20 B Block boys and girls on the waiting list still hoping to get a place on this tour because of the effective Marketing that had been done by the TT class. Unfortunately we could only take 51 and so they had to stay behind.

Dubai is a big case study destination in the Travel and Tourism textbooks and so it was exciting to see the pupils visit the many man-made and natural attractions that they had been reading about in class. They experienced excellent customer service at every monument that they visited, at every restaurant and especially on the Dubai Creek dinner cruise where they had a 7 course traditional Emirati meal.

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River to River - Nyanga - August 2018

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Adventurous Journey

Eighteen pupils from PHG and PHB climbed aboard the bus and headed for the hills in Nyanga on the 4th of August 2018. The weather was perfect for hiking - with clear blue skies and a cool breeze blowing every day. Three Groups were prepared and ready to complete their Adventurous Journey as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

We drove right up to the Tsatse Communal lands, beyond Troutbeck, and were dropped off on the side of the road near a whole stack of freshly plucked potatoes that the local farmers were trying to get to market. With our rucksacks laden with food and equipment for a five day hike, we headed down to the Gairezi River to start our Journey.

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Fifth Form Geography and Biology Trip to Rifa 2018

Eighteen pupils had the experience of a Rifa camp which was during the holidays this year. The wildlife area had good rains this year but now all the inland water is drying up so animals moving on to the floodplain in front of camp.

Each morning started with a walk in the different habitats – tracking, birding etc. and lessons included topics such as maps, rivers, soil sampling, microscope work with aquatic specimens and fish dissection.

Our top pupils were Rebecca Gau, Cullen Shoesmith and Jordan Lindsay. The impala dissection was detailed and pupils learnt how to make (and eat!) biltong and cooked a potjie for supper one night.

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