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Peterhouse Girls

A Block Explorer Trip in Nyanga – November 2020

Due to Covid 19 we made this year’s Explorer trip voluntary. Amazingly, 42 pupils from Peterhouse Boys and Peterhouse Girls stepped forward and signed up. We swooped them up from their last exam and drove them to the Mare Camp Site in the Nyanga National Park in our infamous ‘chicken bus’.

The highlights of this trip include the varied vegetation that we walked through and the beautiful, beautiful weather.

Our tour took us to the shores of four major river systems in the National Park – namely the Nyangombe, the Gairezi, the Nyazengu and the Pungwe. We walked in the shade of gnarled mountain miombo woodland, through the scratchy heather bushes and past red, lonesome protea bushes.

Read more: A Block Explorer Trip in Nyanga – November 2020

The Global Leadership Summit 2020

‘You have Influence’

For years, a few members of staff have been trundling into Harare to the Twin Towers to attend the Global Leadership Summit. This year, we managed to get the Summit to come out to Peterhouse – via a video link – which is one of those really positive spinoffs from having gone through Covid 19, where everyone has learnt how to better communicate and better inform one another of great things online.

Another really big bonus this year was that we were able to host most of our Peterhouse Girls and Peterhouse Boys Prefect body at this Summit – a first for us as well. So, they, together with staff from the Group of Schools and Ruzawi were able to share personal learning and have really interesting discussions together after each speaker.

Read more: The Global Leadership Summit 2020

From the Rector's Desk - 1st December 2020

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RE: FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK

We are now in sight of the end of term. What a term; what a year! While we continue to manage the complexities of a Covid world there is a very real possibility that a vaccine will become available in the not-too-distant future. In reflection on 2020, I would like to pay tribute to the staff for their resilience, adaptability, and willingness to embrace rapid change. The Michaelmas Term has been a twenty-one week term which has been demanding on both pupils and staff.

Read more: From the Rector's Desk - 1st December 2020

Learner Guides Trip to Humani Ranch 2020

Once the exams were completed our Learner Guides set off for a field trip and some long overdue practical work.

Humani Ranch has abundant game and very good bird life so we had plenty to identify. The practical firearms training was a favourite activity and the accuracy of each pupil improved during each session. The tracking and approaches to animals, under instruction of a professional hunter, were both great experiences and pupils are now experts at making biltong.

String making, fire making (from sticks), traps and survival skills made up our extensive bush-craft lessons. Camp chores like cooking and washing up are not the most favourite activities but this is a very necessary life skill!

Read more: Learner Guides Trip to Humani Ranch 2020

Equestrian - National Champs 2020

Some lovely results from the National Champs.

Well done to Taige Mannix on the following results: 
National Champs 1.10 on Rum 1st National Champion.
Welcome 1.10 on Rum 2nd
Accumulator 1.10 on Rum 2nd
Two Phase 1.10 on Rum 2nd

Read more: Equestrian - National Champs 2020

Combined Junior Swimming Gala 2020

This year we held a combined junior Peterhouse Girls and Peterhouse Boys gala at Peterhouse Girls.

The results were as follows:

PETERHOUSE GIRLS
Overall Results
Position - House
1st - Sable
2nd - Impala
3rd - Eland
4th - Kudu

Read more: Combined Junior Swimming Gala 2020

Learner Guides Visit to Cleveland Range 2020

Our Learner Guide pupils started the day by attending a lecture on firearms safety. They then had an opportunity to analyse different calibres of firearms before trying out some practical work.

First up was the ‘canoe shoot’ whereby the shooter sits in a canoe and has to fire a revolver – two rounds at a target behind, two rounds to a target at the side and then two rounds at a target in front of the canoe which is further away. The whole operation is timed. This can be quite nerve racking for those who have not done it before but everyone did well and were given a second opportunity to decrease their times.

Read more: Learner Guides Visit to Cleveland Range 2020

From the Rector's Desk - 20th November 2020

Friday 20th November 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RE: FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK

The Cambridge examinations are finished and we are delighted that they have gone so smoothly. To all those who wrote this cycle of examinations, we would like to wish you every success in your results; for our leavers, we hope that your plans for 2021 are now falling into place.

The D, C and B Block returned to formal lessons on Monday and is great to have them back at school. Their return to school came with a bit of a bump as they went straight into the end of year examinations. These examinations will give us a very clear indication of the level of learning that has taken place during Digi-school.

Read more: From the Rector's Desk - 20th November 2020

Equestrian Centre Update November 2020

The Peterhouse Equestrian Centre (PEC), like most other sectors the world over, was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As schools were closed, we had no pupils coming down to learn to ride, spend quality time with the horses in the yard or go for rides in Gosho Park and enjoy the wonderful facilities available to them.

Fortunately, for both the horses and the Peterhouse Equestrian Centre, the facilities were available to the Campus children once Horse Riding was announced as a low risk sport. We had a small show (to thank the Campus Families’ for their support), a Pony Camp in Gosho Park and then recently a Pony Trek and sleep over in Calderwood Park.

Read more: Equestrian Centre Update November 2020

Model United Nations Board 2021

Congratulations to the following pupils:

Secretary-General:- Charles Moscrop
Deputy:- Hritik Kala
Under Secretary:- Mahlon Muzhiki
Head of Junior Division Girls:- Mercy Magay
Head of Junior Division Boys:- Shaune Uriri
Project Manager:- Tanaka Muringami
Project Manager Linitini Kavwanga
Head of Administration:- Sophie Le Boulenge
Treasurer:- Isaac Chengeta
Protocol Officer:- Tino Savado

Interact Club Leaders 2021

Congratulations to the following pupils:

President - Charles Moscrop
Vice President - Tino Savado
Secretary - Christwish Mukandi
Treasurer - Hritik Kala
Projects Coordinator – Anesu Kashaya
Public Relations - Martin Hakunavanhu
Protocol Officer - Jemimah Muusha
Honourable Members:
1) Makomborero Sachikonye
2) Mercy Magaya
3) Tristan Chiutsi

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