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Peterhouse Girls

Introducing our 2021 Head of A Block - Gamuchirai Mhere

My name is Gamuchirai Mhere and I am in Impala House.

I am from Chiredzi and I went to Hippo Valley Estates Primary School for my junior education.
I joined Peterhouse in D block and am studying English Language, Information Technology and Mathematics for A Level. IT is my favourite subject and an area of study that particularly fascinates me.

I enjoy a range of activities at Peterhouse which include practising my tennis with the 2nd team, attending archery sessions as well as helping at table tennis sessions as I am a member of the 1st team. I am also in the Senior Girls’ Choir and have been competing in the annual Eisteddfod since D block.
The thing I enjoy the most about Peterhouse is the fact that I always have my friends around me, unlike at home, because I don’t live in Harare where most of them stay. Being at Peterhouse has allowed me to make great friends that I know will stick with me even years after we’ve left school.

In my spare time, it’s rare to find me without a good novel in my hands; I love to read. If I am not reading, I probably have my headphones on, listening to my favourite podcast show. I also enjoy cooking and baking so I’m in the kitchen a lot, trying out new recipes.

Danni Kaschula World Rowing Record Breaker 2021

Huge congratulations to Dannielle Kaschula, Peterhouse Girls, who re-broke her World Record for the U14s 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships in the Peterhouse Boys gym on Wednesday. 

Danielle also rocked the rowing world with her third place finish in the finals of the U19 Women’s World Indoor Rowing Championship. Danielle represented both Zimbabwe and Africa in this competition, having completed a rigorous qualification process. Given Danielle’s age against that of her competitors, this was an amazing achievement. She has certainly done her school, indeed her country, proud. She was supported by a small, yet very vocal, audience, who egged her on to finish in an impressive 1:31:9.

Meet Sherrill Bowker - English Teacher 2021

Sherrill Bowker joined Peterhouse Girls in January 2021 to teach English. In 2020 she graduated with distinction from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Education.

Sherrill grew up in Bindura, Chinhoyi then Harare and attended Arundel School.

Sherrill is a D-Block tutor and helps with both Christian Fellowship and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program.

Sherrill finds great joy in helping others learn and love English and her heart resonates with the motto ‘Everybody always’.

Introducing our 2021 Head of Vth Form - Chimwemwe Msiska

My name is Chimwemwe Msiska and I am in Kudu House.

I am from Harare, went to Springvale House and joined Peterhouse in D block. I am studying Biology, Physical Education and Music and hope to go on to study Physiotherapy in the future.

When I am not singing in the Senior Girls’, Senior Mixed and Eucharist choirs, as well as attending vocal lessons and Drama Club sessions, you can find me training for athletics in the first term and soccer in the second term. 

What I enjoy the most about Peterhouse is how varied the afternoon activities are so we can all choose activities that cater to our individual interests. I am really interested in learning foreign languages. Therefore, in my spare time I often find myself practicing my Spanish skills through podcasts and interactive videos. I also enjoy cooking for my family. 

 

ATS - Playing the Claim Game 2021

February 2021

Dear ATS Parent

PLAYING THE CLAIM GAME

I have referred elsewhere to a lovely piece (originally produced as a poem) which recorded that a university professor once bemoaned about his students that, “Such rawness is a shame; Lack of preparation in the school is to blame.” The Sixth Form teacher countered, “Good heavens, what crudity! The boy’s a fool. The fault, of course, is in the Lower school.” The Secondary school teacher blamed the Primary teacher who in turn derided the ECD. The ECD teacher declared, “Such lack of training never did I see! What kind of woman must his mother be?” The mother answered, “Poor helpless child; he’s not to blame. His father’s people were all the same.” Not to be outdone, however, “Said the father, keeping in line, ‘I doubt the rascal is even mine.’”

Read more: ATS - Playing the Claim Game 2021

From the Rector's Desk - 17th February 2021

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RE: FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK

Below are two pieces of art recently completed by Sean Rogers (PHB) and Kayleigh Weeks (PHG); in the hurly burly of all that is digital schooling, it is reassuring to recognise that we continue to express our creativity in ways which are both bold and spectacular.

It was not my intention to write a mid-term letter, but on the back of recent announcements it seems appropriate to provide comment. The announcement of an extension to the lockdown has provided some clarity on the issue of schools not re-opening until, at best, the beginning of March. Obviously, from our perspective, this is disappointing, and we can only hope that the Covid situation in the country will improve to a point which will facilitate a re-opening of schools.

Read more: From the Rector's Desk - 17th February 2021

Celebrating Kidzcan Orange Day 2021

Some of our staff and girls wore orange in recognition of International Childhood Cancer Day -

Raising awareness about Childhood Cancer and to express support for children with cancer, the survivors and their families.

The theme for 2021 is #throughtheirhands 

Follow this link to see them in ORANGE.  CLICK HERE

Read more: Celebrating Kidzcan Orange Day 2021

Introducing our 2021 Dept. Head of School - Sophie Boulenge

My name is Sophie Le Boulenge and I am in Eland house.

I was born in Bruxelles, Belgium and have lived in different countries during my childhood. I have therefore experienced two junior schools including the International School of Lusaka and B Sainte Collette la Providence School in Cognac, France. I had the privilege to join Peterhouse in B block (Form 3).

I am currently studying Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at A level and hope to continue this scientific path by studying medicine at university. At Peterhouse, I particularly enjoy athletics, cross country and rowing. On the cultural side, my favourite activity is Model United Nations.

I love the variety of cultural and sporting activities where I feel that there is something for everyone to enjoy. I also enjoy the way the school welcomes us and makes us a part of a community where we all develop in our own unique way.

Read more: Introducing our 2021 Dept. Head of School - Sophie Boulenge

The Kidzcan Virtual Charity Run Walk 2021

International Childhood Cancer Day (celebrated today, 15th February) is a global campaign to raise awareness about Childhood Cancer and to express support for children with cancer, the survivors and their families.

Kidzcan is the only organization in the country that supports childhood cancer. Without Kidzcan many children would lose their battle against cancer as almost all families cannot afford the treatment costs associated with cancer. Since 2009, when the organization was registered, Kidzcan has assisted over 6000 children. Currently they support 900 children per year.

Kidzcan is part of the WHO and St Jude Global Initiative to increase the survival rate of the six most common childhood cancers to 60% by the year 2030. With your help, they can achieve this.

Read more: The Kidzcan Virtual Charity Run Walk 2021

Mafaro Musimwa awarded DOE Bronze 2021

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Bronze

Most recently I completed my Bronze Award. It was not the easiest even though it is the first level you go through. It took me a year and a half, but I was inconsistent. I hadn’t realised the huge good impact it had on me mentally, physically and emotionally.

Procrastination is what really made the journey difficult and frustrating. I found myself doing unproductive things instead of heading forward with my award. My mind-set was what I needed to change. I decided to take it seriously and I found myself getting somewhere.

I did Bridge as my skill and since then I've loved Bridge Club. I would say my favourite time of the week was when I could spend time with the orphaned children of Musha We Vana. I have a soft spot for them and we have managed to grow such a strong bond together. I would like to call them my brothers and sisters because they have honestly made me feel so. Playing and talking to them about everything and anything really brought joy to my heart. Tennis was a challenge because I had bridge matches on the same day, but for a newbie I have improved in the sport and it was fun.

Read more: Mafaro Musimwa awarded DOE Bronze 2021

Kaleigh Weeks awarded DOE Bronze 2021

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Bronze

How I started the Bronze Award
I asked questions, I did some digging and asked myself the question - why should I do this and what are the benefits of getting this award? I wanted to add to my achievements to focus on commitment and dedication.

This award was the best way to keep me focused and working towards something in lockdown. This period gave me time to take a step back and think about what I could do and achieve to make the most of the time I had available. It is possible to find alternatives. If you are not sure if it would qualify for your category ask. Due to this I managed to achieve my Bronze Award in less than a year and it was the greatest achievement.

Read more: Kaleigh Weeks awarded DOE Bronze 2021

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