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Peterhouse Girls

Newsletter FFW (Current)

NEWSLETTER 7 – TRINITY 2017

FROM: THE HEADMISTRESS

Friday 14 July 2017


Dear Parents and Guardians,

The senior pupils have now had feedback from their mock examinations and should be refocused on preparing for the final examinations. Some of the A Block girls were very pleased with their mock results, whilst others were certainly disappointed, and I am sure the same is true of the Vth and VIth Form. The purpose of mock examinations is to give a clear picture of where they are at so that they can plan for the months ahead, so please help them re-adjust, re-focus and work towards their end goal.

Last night I attended the Interact show and what a display of talent and hard work it was! It was an evening of great entertainment (although I did not understand the in-house PHB prefect jokes!) and my special thanks go to Mrs Mtakwa and the Interact Committee who worked so tirelessly to make it happen.

PHG30 is going well and I look forward to seeing many of you either at the “Christmas in July Ball” next Friday, or at the Hockey on Saturday against Chisipite. Sister Act rehearsals are also in full swing and there is a great write-up on it at the end of the newsletter. Please do come along and support the boys, girls and staff who have worked so hard, and have a great evening of entertainment.

Have a lovely fixture free weekend.

Kind regards

Mrs Tracy Blignaut
Headmistress


FROM: THE BUSINESS DIRECTOR

Dear Parents & Guardians,

You should have received your child’s fee statement within the last week. If you have any queries regarding charges on your statement, or made a payment which is not reflecting, please contact Peggy Morgan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Juliette Kwesha (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible, so that they can assist you.

Fee Clearance Letters were emailed to parents with a fee statement balance of $200 or less. Fee Clearance Letters were issued for those pupils who have a balance greater than $200, but are in line with their Payment Plans with Peterhouse.

We will also be emailing parents, whose children have not been issued with a Fee Clearance Letter, with a breakdown of what needs to be settled before their Fee Clearance Letter can be issued. Please ensure that your child/ren do not return to school after the FFW without a Fee Clearance Letter.

We now have swipe machines in our Accounts Department that accept all local, and foreign, Visa and Mastercards.

We cannot emphasize enough, the importance of emailing through proof of payment to the Accounts Department, every time you make your payment, as we have many unclaimed deposits as a result of insufficient information supplied by the bank on our statements.

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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

We would like to wish you all a lovely fixture free weekend with your children.

Kind regards,

Mark Whitaker
Business Director


1. POINTS OF INTEREST

1.1 SISTER ACT – A NEW DISCO MUSICAL
If you loved the 1990s Hollywood hit Sister Act, then this musical will make you say “Whoopi!”

It opens in a seedy disco and closes at a papal mass. In between, there's music, mayhem, and just maybe, a little divine intervention.

Sister Act will be a major highlight in the calendar of events as part of the celebrations for the 30th Anniversary of Peterhouse Girls. A cast and crew of 80 boys and girls have been working hard throughout the year to put together this high energy and fun musical.

Sister Act - A New Disco Musical will show at:
• The Fieldsend Hall, Peterhouse Boys from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 August.
• Reps Theatre, Harare from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 August 2017.
Please read more about it at the end of the Newsletter.

1.2 DATES TO DIARISE
Trinity (2nd) Term Dates
PHG30 “Christmas in July” Ball Friday 21 July
PHG30 Champagne Brunch Saturday 22 July
PHG Hockey Festival v Chisipite Saturday 22 July
C Block Parent Meeting Thursday 10 August
Term Ends Thursday 10 August
PHG30 Cheese and Wine Evening Thursday 10 August
(Sister Act – Reps Theatre)

Next term save the date
Festival of Music Food and Wine Saturday 16 September

1.3 INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS COMPETITION 2017 - LUCKNOW, INDIA.
This year PHG entered into the International Mathematics Competition for Schools for the first time. Four girls from D and C Blocks qualified for the junior team, which will tour to India for the international competitions. The touring group comprises of sixteen participants drawn from PHG, PHB, Chisipite Senior and St George’s schools. They leave on the 23rd of July 2017 and return on the 1st of August.
The girls are:
Sarah Burdett
Kayla Kalweit
Joanne Mudzimuirema
Amy Scott Elliott

1.4 DONATION OF BLANKETS TO MUSHA WEVANA
At the beginning of this term, every girl in the School was asked to crochet a square which would be used to make a blanket in each boarding house. Wandering around the school, groups of girls could be seen sitting under trees, on the benches and in their dormitories, busily crocheting away. A House competition was underway - the reward of pizza was on offer for the house that produced the most number of squares. A Block and Vth Form certainly took the challenge to heart; Vth Form were the final victors and enjoyed their pizza one Tuesday evening. A mother and daughter, tea and cake morning, was held in the staff room to sew the blankets together. And finally, on Monday 9th June, 12 beautiful blankets were taken to the local orphanage. On a cold winter's day they were received by grateful children who will enjoy their warmth and the love that went into making them. I and Musha weVana, the orphanage, would like to thank all the girls for the time they gave up to crochet their squares. A special thanks goes to the mums who gave of their time to support the making of their daughter's Block blanket.

1.5 LIBRARY NEWS
We will be holding a ‘book swap’ this coming Tuesday, 18th of July at 1.30pm in the library, to help stimulate a love of books amongst all our girls. The girls are encouraged to bring back a book, after the weekend, and to swop it for another. We hope there will be a wide selection available.

1.6 SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
Our VIth Form pupils wrote an Olympiad exam in March and pupils who were in the top 100 of the SADC region in their respective category (life or physical science) were invited to attend the National Science focus week in which we had four pupils from the group, one boy (Munyaradzi Marazanye) and three girls (Fadzai Saravoyi, Gamuchirai Shumba and Jennifer Edwards). Many thanks to Mr. Darryl Edwards who volunteered to chaperone the group to South Africa.

1.7 LEO CLUB DANCE
The LEO Club are planning on holding a LEO Dance on Saturday 22 July 2017. It is a major fundraiser for the year. Pupils from A Block to VIth Form may attend. The funds raised will be donated to various institutions catering for the underprivileged people in our community, which hopefully will serve to make a difference in their lives. Those who participate will be charged $20 per person if they choose to come without a date and $15 per person if they bring a date with them. This amount will be charged onto your school account, should your son or daughter decide to come.
Please respond by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by the 20th of July, if you would not like your child to participate in this event.

2. CULTURAL RESULTS

2.1 BRIDGE
Vs Prince Edward. As lost 0 – 20, Bs won 10 – 6 and Cs lost 5 – 10. Against PHB, As won 15 – 6, Bs lost 7 – 13, Cs won 16 – 1.

2.2 DEBATE
Vs Chisipite. Juniors won 274 – 263. Seniors won 219.5 – 218

2.3 ATS PUBLIC SPEAKING
PHG came 5th out of 10 schools.

Interhouse Public Speaking
The winner of the D. Holman Trophy for Junior Interhouse Public Speaking – Rutendo Magomo
The winner of the M. Holman Trophy for Intermediate Interhouse Public Speaking – Matinatsashe Hove.
The winner of the Nicola Ward Trophy for Senior Interhouse Public Speaking – Leocardia Nyamayaro.
Overall, the Mells Cup for Interhouse Public Speaking was won by Eland.

4. SPORTS

4.1 ARCHERY
NASP Interschools Archery
1st Archers Access 1120
2nd Hellenic Academy 1100
3rd Peterhouse Girls 1065
4th St Georges 1044
5th Peterhouse 1041
6th Arundel 851
7th Celebration Center 799

4.2 BASKETBALL
Basketball vs Heritage
1st Team Won 32-17
2nd Team Won 10-6
U16A Won 12-11
U15A Won 9-7
U14A Drew 6-6

Basketball vs Lomagundi
1st Team Won 33-16
2nd Team Won 20-4
U16A Lost 8-9
U15A Lost 9-18
U14A Lost 2-6

4.3 HOCKEY
A Teams Hockey vs Hellenic
1st Team Won 2-0
U16A Won 2-0
U15A Won 3-0
U14A Drew 0-0

A Teams Hockey vs Harare Convent
1st Team Drew 0-0
U16A Won 4-1

A Teams Hockey vs Gateway
1st Team Won 4-0
U16A Won 4-1
U15A Won 6-1
U14A Won 3-0

A Teams Hockey vs Lomagundi
1st Team Won 3-0
U16A Won 8-0
U15A Lost 0-3
U14A Won 3-0

B Teams Hockey vs Hillcrest A
2nd Team Drew 1-1
U16B Lost 0-1
U15B Lost 0-2
U14B Lost 0-2

B Teams Hockey vs Petra A
2nd Team Drew 1-1
U15B Won 2-0
U14B Drew 1-1

C Teams Hockey vs Chisipite B
3rd Team Lost 0-1
U16C Won 2-0
U15C Lost 0-6
U14C Drew 1-1

U14 Peterhouse Girls Hockey Festival

Congratulations to the PHG U14 girls’ hockey team who won the 2017 tournament without conceding a single goal. Final results were as follows:
1st Peterhouse Girls A
2nd Arundel
3rd Gateway
4th Hellenic
5th Harare Convent
6th Chisipite
7th Eaglesvale
8th Peterhouse Girls B
9th Heritage
10th Wise Owl

U15 Hellenic Academy Hockey Festival
1st Lomagundi
2nd Peterhouse Girls
3rd Arundel
4th Hellenic
5th Chisipite
6th Gateway
Overall Inter House Hockey
1st Eland
2nd Kudu
3rd Impala
4th Sable

4.4 HORSE RIDING
Congratulations to Kylie Loubser and Hailey Hawkins who have been selected to represent Zimbabwe at the 1* Africa Shield in Namibia, which will be held on the 5th-6th August 2017. Only four riders from Zimbabwe were selected and Peterhouse Girls has two of the representatives. Their coach, also from the Peterhouse Equestrian Center, Celeste Wright, will be travelling as the team coach.

Arena Eventing Results:
Hailey Hawkins 2nd 110m
Kylie Loubser 2nd 1m
Katie Loubser 2nd hunter trials 80cm
Adel Kotze 2nd hunter trials 70cm

4.5 KARATE
Fair Fight Indoor Competition at Nagle House
Karate had a very successful weekend where Peterhouse Girls placed second overall. The results were as follows:
1st Chitungwiza 5 Golds
2nd Peterhouse Girls 4 Golds
3rd Springvale House 3 Golds
4th Nagle House 1 Gold
5th Harare 1 Gold
6th Peterhouse Boys 0 Gold

Congratulations to the following girls for achieving the following individual results:

12-13 year olds Girls Kata
Anne Kirkman Gold Medal

Under 21 Girls Kata
Kayla Rouse Gold Medal
Leocardia Nyamayaro Silver Medal

12-13 year olds Girls Kumite
Anne Kirkman Gold Medal
Natasha Kambani Bronze Medal

Under 21 Girls Kumite
Kayla Rouse Gold Medal
Leocardia Nyamayaro Silver Medal
Shannen Wilson Bronze Medal

4.6 SQUASH
vs Chisi Won 4-1
vs Hellenic Won 5-0
vs Gateway Won 4-1

5. CONSERVATION AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION

5.1 B BLOCK CHIMANIMANI 2017
All B Block parents should have received the letter from the Headmistress about the Chimanimani Expedition. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have not. Please return your signed indemnity form after the Fixture Free Weekend. As we have to the pay the deposit for the trip now and the balance very early next term, the full charge of 270USD will be added to your end of term school fee statement.

5.2 MINDMILL CAREERMAP (A BLOCK, V AND VI FORM)
We have had an excellent response from parents for this. We will try to get the access details to the pupils before the weekend so pupils can take the assessment at home, which is advisable. Otherwise, pupils will be able to use the IT Labs to complete the assessment at school in due course.

5.3 HUNTIN’SHOOTIN’FISHIN’ 2017
During Half Term, Peterhouse competed in the Huntin’Shootin’Fishin’ competition at Troutbeck. It is a great honour to be able to compete in this event, with 34 other teams, mainly comprising of very experienced adults. Only two schools enter this competition – Peterhouse and St Johns. We are called the Rock Solid Kings, derived from the name of the first horse we had in our first team event in 2013.

Olivia Wilding-Davies was our rider; Chayce Ross was our shottist, whose last challenge was to shoot several clays from the inside of a small rowing boat on the lake including a raw egg that was thrown over his left shoulder by our team fisherman, Jock Moore-Gordon. The fish were definitely off the bite in the evening of Day One and he, together with many other fishermen, came in with empty bags late that cold evening. Douglas Cox, a Petrean in another team, was seen swimming in the middle of the lake in front of the Troutbeck Hotel at 1700Hrs in bitter winds, trying to cast his fly-rod in order to catch some fish!
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1.2 SISTER ACT - A NEW DISCO MUSICAL

Sister Act is the divine, feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music, this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The original film's locations of Reno and San Francisco have been changed to Philadelphia and the action now is set in the 1970s. This lets the show indulge in the sounds and images of seventies disco, funk, soul, and even rap. It's a change that inspires a lot of energy as well as plenty of laughs.

Chiwoneso Mvududu stars as disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, as she witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun named Sister Mary Clarence, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. Filled with powerful gospel music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave you breathless. A joyous and sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

Director David Bvumbe keeps the show moving with his diverse knowledge and experience of musical theatre, adding in some nice cartoony bits to accentuate the lightness of the proceedings, and he's greatly aided in this effort by a strong cast and some terrific choreography from Theresa Muteta Covini.

Including a 16 piece band under the musical direction of Billy St John, be sure to be part of this entertaining disco musical journey!

Sister Act - A New Disco Musical will show at:
• The Fieldsend Hall, Peterhouse Boys from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 August.
Tickets $8 for pupils and $10 adults
• Reps Theatre, Harare from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 August 2017.
Tickets $12 and $15
Thursday - Cheese and Wine Gala Evening - Tickets $16.

Tickets are available from The Spotlight cnr. Maasdorp Ave./2nd St. Extension, Belgravia Shopping Centre, Harare. Phone: (263) 4 308159, Cell: +263 771 357 20

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NB: Sponsorship

A production of this size comes at a high expense. We would like to appeal to all parents for support of the 30th Anniversary production of Sister Act. This is an excellent marketing tool for Peterhouse and for any individual or company. Support will be acknowledged in the Sister Act programme as text and/or picture advertisements. This programme will circulate the 3000 people audience expected to attend this event. Other marketing options are available upon request. Whilst we do realise the state of the economy at present, we do hope that you will be able to support Peterhouse Girls 30th anniversary to some extent. Please contact Mr Billy St John directly if you are interested in sponsoring this production. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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