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Peterhouse Girls

Newsletter FFW (Current)



Friday 9th November 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The season of farewells is almost over and we have had many wonderful occasions to celebrate the year’s achievements.

Speech Day and the Leavers’ Service and Lunch are both very special occasions. My heartfelt thanks to Mrs Andrea Whatman, our guest of honour for Speech Day. She spoke with warmth and passion, firstly about Kidzcan and then about being warriors rather than princesses. Her address, along with the Head Girl’s speech and my report are included at the end of the newsletter.

At the Leavers’ Lunch the Deputy Head, the Deputy Head Girl and the Head Girl’s father each have an opportunity to address the girls and I would like to thank them all for their words of wisdom and encouragement as the girls step forward into life beyond Peterhouse.

Mazvita Mtausi-Gwaradzimba (Head Girl) and Georgina Lock (Deputy Head Girl) have led the prefects, their VIth Form and the school with humility and love. The VIth Form have been united in their vision and their support of each other has enabled them to achieve great things. The school has been a warmer, kinder place because of their influence.

On Wednesday, exactly one year after the Prefects of 2018 were given their ties, they handed them to the incoming Prefects for 2019 and together they led the school in one final war cry together. I have included the Office Bearers 2019 at the end of the newsletter and my congratulations to all the girls who have been selected either as School Prefects or House Prefects. The Vth Form have all been given their areas of responsibility for the year ahead and my hope is that they will each learn something about themselves as they find ways in which to serve the school.

On a practical note, please remember that the school shop is still closed. A Block girls must remember to bring everything needed for the Far and Wide trip and everyone else should bring their dresses for the Christmas Dinner.

Enjoy the last FFW of the year even if the weather seems to be more in line with an English October than a Zimbabwean one!
Warm regards,

Mrs Tracy Blignaut


Dear Parents and Guardians,

By now you will have received your child’s fee statement. If you have made a payment which is not reflecting, please contact Peggy Morgan or Juliette Kwesha as soon as possible, so that we can rectify our records.

If you have any queries regarding charges on your statement, please may you contact Peggy or Juliette ASAP so that they can assist you.

Fee Clearance Letters were emailed to Parents on Tuesday 6th November for pupils who had a fee statement balance of $200 or less. Fee Clearance Letters were also issued for those pupils who had a balance greater than $200, but were in line with their Payment Plans with Peterhouse. Please ensure that your child/ren do not return to school after the Fixture Free weekend without a Fee Clearance Letter.

It is vital that we always have up to date contact information for each pupil, so please check that the contact information at the bottom of your child’s statement is correct, and if any changes are to be made to them, please advise Sue Heathcote.

Please note that in view of the present uncertainties the Peterhouse Boys and Girls school shops are closed for the rest of the term. Please ensure that your children return with stationery and toiletries to take them through to the end of the term.

Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend with your children.

Kind regards,

Mark Whitaker


1.1 Blue cross 2019 Fundraising Event
There will be a dance held for the Peterhouse girls and boys on the 1st of December 7.00pm – 9.30pm, to raise funds for the SPCA Blue cross event 2019.
$5 entry. Food stuffs on sale too (textacash or cash). Dress code: casual.

1.2 Christmas Dinner Dress Code
Please ensure that your daughter returns to school, after the weekend, with her dress for the Christmas dinner. The theme this year is ‘Around the World’.

1.4 Fly Fishing
We will be going to the Gaerezi on the 16th, 17th and18th November for a coaching/training weekend- setting up rods, casting etc. and the more experienced can fish on their own. This is a great opportunity to visit Zimbabwe’s prime trout fishing river. Anyone interested (even if they don’t have fishing kit) please contact Mrs Raynor on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – numbers must be in by Monday 12th November so we can sort payments, transport and catering.


2.1 Results

Environmental Club
The Environmental Club hosted their first ever Debate Tournament. PHG came 2nd out of 3 schools.

Theatre Sports
A group of 10 Drama Club girls have started an interesting new activity at Reps Theatre called 'Theatre Sports'. This venture exposes the girls to improvisational acting as well as allowing them to interact with pupils from other schools in Harare. This will be beneficial to them as it will develop not only their acting ability but their confidence as well.

Shona Club Night in Gosho Park
This was the first time the Shona Club camped as a group. This gave the girls a chance to experience life outside their comfort zone. They enjoyed learning about relationships and the role of family in the Shona culture. Story telling around the fire was a means of entertainment and education. An educational talk was given to the young girls on growing up in the Shona culture.

Gavel Club
This year the Gavel club took the place of our traditional Toastmasters Club, where the girls now register with the International Gavel Club Association in the USA. The concept of learning public speaking effectively has not changed, and the guidance the girls get from the association is invaluable. The cost of registration and supply of the material they use during weekly meetings is US$10 for the year.


3.1 Results

PEC Annual Show
Demonstrations 1st Kyuri Kim, 2nd Ashleigh Dobbie, 3rd Raquel Dias
Dressage –Arena A 1st Jodie Kuipers, 2nd Kyra Zartmann, 3rd Isabella Hayes
Dressage –Arena B 1st Kylie Loubser, 2nd Janine Coetsee, 3rd Adel Kotze
Utility Class: 1st Mazvita Mwedziwendira, 2nd Ella Pope, 3rd Ashley Dziva

Show Jumping and Cross country
60cm Class 1st Anna Freeth, 2nd Katie Loubser, 3rd Amy Ferreira
70cm Class 1st Daniella Anderson, 2nd Luanna Page, 3rd Holly Wallace
80cm Class 1st Emily Wood, 2nd Dedre Nieuwoudt, 3rd Luanna Page
90cm Class 1st Janine Coetsee, 2nd Katie Loubser, 3rd Kylie Loubser
National Show Jumping Championships
Kylie Loubser (Junior) Two 3rd places for the 1m class
90cm 1st,, 2nd,, 3rd places awarded
90cm National Champion and Best turned out for the 1m class

Katie Loubser (Child) 2nd place in the 80cm class
90cm pony riders – 2 1st places and a 2nd place
90cm National Champion and best turned out for the 90cm class

Davis Cup for the joy of riding Bridget Lapham
Green Shield for most improved junior Ashley Dziva
Celeste Trophy for most improved Luanna Page
Allen Trophy for most promising rider Adel Kotze
Spur Trophy for Horsemanship Hailey Hawkins
Malwatte Cup for ability and commitment Daniella Anderson
Newmarch Memorial Trophy for the most points Kylie Loubser

Friendly Tournament at the Italian Club
v Arundel drew 0-0
v Convent won 1-0
v Rufaro lost 0-3

National Sprint Gala held in Mutare
Amy Doorman won 2 gold medals.
Siobhan Jones won 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Amy Doorman won 2 gold medals and came first in her 200 IM event
Siobhan Jones won 2 silver and 2 bronze medals
Many thanks to Mr Masi Takaedza for all of his input here in helping these swimmers reach their goals and potential.

MCD Swimming awards
Amy Doorman was re-awarded a performance award in recognition of her representation of MCD at Senior Nationals since 2011, making finals at Senior Nationals every year since 2012 and achieving 21 points at Senior Nationals. Courtney Herring was awarded a performance award in recognition of representing MCD at Senior Nationals since 2015, making finals in each year since 2015 and Captaining the MCD team in 2017 and 2018.

A League
v Arundel A
U14A won 9-3
U15A won 10-2
U16A won 10-2

v Watershed A
U14A won 8-4
U15A won 11-1
U16A won 11-1

v Hellenic A
U14A lost 2-10
U15A drew 6-6
U16A won 11-1

B League
v Arundel B
U14B won 11-1
U15B won 8-4
U16B won 10-2

v Eaglesvale A
U14B won 8-0
U15B won 5-3
U16B won 8-0

v Hellenic B
U14B won 8-0
U15B won 6-2
U16B won 8-0

Triathlon at Mt Pleasant
Andie Kuipers came 1st and Erin Elliott Came 2nd in the U17 quarter distance.


5.1 A Block Far and Wide Experience
Please remember to ensure all A Block pupils return to school with the Far and Wide kit list, indemnity form (if not already done) and trail snacks for the Far & Wide experience. All of the information was emailed before half term.

May we also remind you that Far and Wide will include the skywalk in the standard Far and Wide programme (not the Turaco Trail) and they are offering the skyline (World’s highest Zip line across the Mutarazi Falls) as an extra. Any pupil wanting to do the Skyline in addition to the skywalk should bring US$50 cash with them.

5.2 Duke of Edinburgh International Award
Congratulations to the following girls who received their Awards:
Gold Awards: Hailey Hawkins, Jessica Palmer, Aqua Evans and Lindsay Edwards.
Silver Awards: Hannah Philp, Shanie Blake.
Bronze Awards: Aimee Barron, Emily Watson, Bronwin Coleman, Precious Chemhere, Tapiwanashe Matiza, Julie Foot, Nyasha Kamba, Zororai Musikavanhu.

It is pleasing to see girls challenging themselves in various aspects of service, skill and physical activity in this amazing youth program. Please do not hesitate to email Mrs Mazwi Phiri on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any enquiries or to get further details on the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.


6.1 Dates to Diarise
Michaelmas (3rd) Term Dates
Ends Thursday 6 December

1st Term 2019
Begins Monday 7 January 2019