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Peterhouse Girls

Achievements

SPORTING, CULTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL ACHIEVEMENTS 2018

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN SPORT 2018

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR 2018
Winner: Martha Querl Trophy Jamie-Lee Soper
Sportsmanship: Tate Trophy Mazvita Mtausi-Gwaradzimba

ARCHERY
Chisipite - Peterhouse Girls came 3rd out of 6 schools
Heritage - Peterhouse Girls came 2nd out of 4 schools
Peterhouse Boys - Peterhouse Girls came 4th out of 6 schools
NASP Interschools Archery - Peterhouse Girls came 2nd out of 5 schools
NASP National Representatives - Ria Pareekh and Shirea Brits
NASP Development Representatives - Tawananyasha Banda, Sallie Kloppers, Sarah Wellock

ATHLETICS
Prince Edward Sprints Challenge - Peterhouse Girls came 5th out of 6 schools
Peterhouse Girls Invitation - Peterhouse Girls came 1st out of 6 schools
Chisipite Invitation - Peterhouse Girls came 4th out of 6 schools
Interhouse Athletics Standards - 1st Eland, 2nd Kudu, 3rd Sable, 4th Impala
Interhouse Pentathlon - 1st Impala, 2nd Sable, 3rd Eland, 4th Kudu
Interhouse Individuals - 1st Eland, 2nd Sable, 3rd Impala, 4th Kudu
Interhouse Relays - 1st Eland, 2nd Sable, 3rd Kudu, 4th Impala
District Selection - Chaneil Yosa, Doné Erasmus, Leesa Mutandwa, Franchesca Chinhundu, Zororai Musikavanhu, Bryony Dawson, Anesu Mhete, Tamika Mparuri, Tinovongaishe Gondora
Provincial Selection - Bryony Dawson, Doné Erasmus, Zororai Musikavanhu, Tariro Chandiwana
Cock’s Ties - Allyson Gillwald, Sasha Mukucha, Courtney Brown, Zororai Musikavanhu, Shamiso Chikuri, Thandiwe Samson, Jade Carlisle, Michelle Murengami, Nyasha Kamba, Tinevimbo Mpofu, Victoria Wood, Tiffany Nyamupingidza, Natasha Chinorwadza
Half Colours - Anesu Mhete, Zororai Musikavanhu

CROSS COUNTRY
Lomagundi Invitation - Peterhouse Girls came 1st out of 6 schools
Watershed Invitation - Peterhouse Girls came 1st out of 4 schools
Arundel Invitation - Peterhouse Girls came 1st out of 7 schools
Interhouse - 1st Eland, 2nd Kudu, 3rd Sable, 4th Impala
Cock’s Ties - Victoria Wood, Holly Bicknell, Madeleine Norton, Siobhan Jones, Louise van Der Westhuizen, Lilian Pope

BASKETBALL
League Matches Played (24) Won (6) Lost (17)
1st Team P5 W1 L4
2nd Team P5 W2 L3
U16A P5 W1 L4
U15A P4 W1 L3
U14A P5 W1 L3 (drew 1)

Tournaments
Watershed U20 Tournament - Lost all matches in pool stages
Arundel U15 Tournament - Peterhouse Girls came 5th out of 6 schools
Arundel U16 Tournament - Peterhouse Girls came 3rd out of 5 schools

Interhouse - 1st Eland, 2nd Kudu, 3rd Impala, 4th Sable
Most improved junior player - Charissa Manhanga
Most improved senior player - Ruvarashe Marufu
Provincial Team U20 - Anesu Nzenza-Grant, Yemurai Machacha, Ruvarashe Marufu
ATS Zimbabwe U20 - Anesu Nzenza-Grant
Cock’s Ties - Rufaro Kaviya, Lindsay Chiutsi, Tapiwa Matiza, Precious Chimhere, Mitchelle Mafurise, Sasha Mukucha

GOLF
Interschools Golf Royal Harare - Peterhouse Girls came 3rd out of 4 schools
Interschools Golf Hillside Mutare - Peterhouse Girls came 4th out of 6 schools
Interschools Golf Ruwa - Peterhouse Girls came 3rd out of 5 schools
Cock’s Ties - Deeyana Patel, Jessica Palmer, Karen Nleya, Nathasha Nathoo

HOCKEY
Bundu Bashers Festival - Played 6, won 2, lost 3 and drew 1 (Pietermaritzburg, SA)

League Matches
PHG A League Hockey
1st Team came 2nd in the league
U16A came 2nd in the league
U15A came 4th in the league
U14A came 3rd in the league

PHG B League Hockey
2nd Team came 2nd in the league
U16B came 5th in the league
U15B came 1stin the league
U14B came 2nd in the league

PHG C League Hockey
3rd Team came 2nd in the league
U16C came 2nd in the league
U15C came 1st in the league
U14C came 1st in the league

Golden Girls - The 2018 Golden Girls Tournament was cancelled

U14 Festival
U14A came 5th out of 10 teams
U14B came 7th out of 10 teams
U14C came 10th out of 10 teams

U15 Festival - U15A came 3rd out of 10 teams
Interhouse Hockey - 1st Eland, 2nd Kudu, 3rd Impala, 4th Sable

Provincial Representation
U18A - Ruvimbo Dobbie, Makanatsa Mtausi-Gwaradzimba, Kundai Rugube, Merce’des Beekes, Lilian Pope, Bryony Dawson
U18B - Laura Chinhundu, Jamie-Lee Soper, Rebecca Gau
U16A - Victoria Wood, Courtney Brown, Kimberley Joseph, Doné Erasmus, Rutendo Mandivenga, Jessica Kriel, Jade Carlisle, Rachel Palmer
U16B - Ropafadzo Madziwanyika, Stacey Dunstan, Tinashe Mutoko, Chaniel Yosa, Franchesca Chinhundu, Siobhan Jones
U16 Non Travelling Reserves - Rafilwe Molai
National Representation
Zimbabwe Youth Olympic Team - Ruvimbo Dobbie, Lilian Pope, Mazvita Mtausi-Gwaradzimba, Merce’des Beekes
Zimbabwe U18A - Ruvimbo Dobbie, Lilian Pope, Bryony Dawson
Zimbabwe U18B - Makanatsa Mtausi-Gwaradzimba, Jamie-Lee Soper
Zimbabwe U16A - Courtney Brown, Doné Erasmus
Zimbabwe U16B - Victoria Wood, Jessica Kriel
Non Travelling Reserve - Tanaka Muringani

Cock’s Ties - Courtney Brown, Jade Carlisle, Jessica Kriel, Victoria Wood, Rebecca Gau, Laura Chinhundu, Georgina Lock
Half Colours - Jaime-Lee Soper, Makanatsa Mtausi-Gwaradzimba
Full Colours - Lilian Pope, Merce’des Beekes, Kundai Rugube, Bryony Dawson

HORSE RIDING
The Davis Cup for The Joy of Riding - Bridget Lapham
Green Shield Most Improved Junior - Ashley Dziva
Celeste Trophy for Most Improved Rider - Luanna Page
Allen Trophy Most Promising Rider - Adel Kotze
Spur Trophy – Horsemanship - Hailey Hawkins
Newmarch Memorial Trophy for Most Points - Kylie Loubser
Malwatte Cup - Attitude, Ability, Commitment - Daniella Anderson
The Du Plessis Trophy for All Four Disciplines - Shaun Uriri (PHB)

Cock’s Ties - Holly Wallace and Tanya Glennie
90cm (Child) National Show Jumping Champion - Katie Loubser (Best turned out for 90cm class)
90cm (Junior) National Show Jumping Champion - Kylie Loubser (Best turned out for 1m class)

ROWING
South African Championships Regatta
U14 Single Final - 2nd Place Genevieve Shoesmith (Silver), 7th Place - Kayla Kalweit
U15 Single Final - 6th Place Doné Erasmus
U16 Single Final - 3rd Place Holly Bicknell (Bronze)
Open B Single Final - 6th Place Lindsay Edwards
U15 Doubles Final –
5th Place - Doné Erasmus and Stacey Dunstan,
8th Place - Genevieve Shoesmith and Kayla Kalweit
U16 Final –
4th Place - Holly Bicknell and Victoria Wood
8th Place - Jade O’Donovan and Emma Kuipers
Open B Doubles Final - 3rd Place - Lindsay Edwards and Aqua Evans
U15 Quad Final - 4th Place - Doné Erasmus, Genevieve Shoesmith, Kayla Kalweit, Stacey Dunstan (Cox Deborah Davy)
U16 Quad Final - 3rd Place - Holly Bicknell, Emma Kuipers, Jade O’Donovan, Victoria Wood (Cox Deborah Davy)
Peterhouse won the overall Trophy for Best Co-Ed school for the third year in a row.
Junior Progress Shield for Rowing - Doné Erasmus
Full Colours - Lindsay Edwards and Aqua Evans

SQUASH
League matches
3rd League matches 1st term - won 4, lost 2 - Peterhouse Girls came 2nd out of 6 schools
2nd League matches 2nd term - won 0, lost 6—Peterhouse Girls came 6th out of 6 schools
Interhouse Squash - 1st Eland, 2nd Sable, 3rd Kudu, 4th Impala
Senior Champion - Lilian Pope
Runner up - Courtney Herring
Junior Champion - Laura Lagesse
Runner Up - Stacey Dunstan
Most Improved Senior Player - Stacey Dunstan
Cock’s Ties - Courtney Herring, Rebecca Gau, Shanie Blake, Jade O’Donovan

SWIMMING
1st Term - A Section Individual Galas
Convent Invitational Gala - Peterhouse Girls came 4th out of 6 schools
Hellenic Invitational Gala - Peterhouse Girls came 3rd out of 7 schools
Northern Section Finals Gala - Peterhouse Girls came tie 3rd out of 7 schools
A Section Finals Gala - Peterhouse Girls came 5th out of 8 schools
3rd Term - A Section Relays Galas
Chisipite B Invitational Gala - Peterhouse Girls came 4th out of 6 schools
Arundel Gala - Peterhouse Girls came 4th out of 6 schools
Finals Relay Gala - Peterhouse Girls came 5th out of 7 schools
Interhouse Gala - 1st Eland, 2nd Kudu, 3rd Impala, 4th Sable

Victrix Ludorum
U14 - 1st Jodie Kuipers, 2nd Pareena Niranjan-Bhana
U15 - 1st Rebecca Botha, 2nd Savannah Macmillan
U16 - 1st Aimee Barron, 2nd Erin Elliott
Senior - 1st Courtney Brown, 2nd Siobhan Jones
Provincial Representation - Courtney Brown (Mashonaland), Courtney Herring, Amy Doorman, Amy Kluckow, Shalom Ranganai (Mashonaland Country Districts), Aimee Barron (Manicaland)
MCD Performance Awards - Amy Doorman and Courtney Herring
National Representation - Courtney Brown
Cock’s Ties - Siobhan Jones, Jade Carlisle, Jessica Kriel, Emma Kuipers, Holly Bicknell
Half Colours - Courtney Brown, Courtney Herring

TENNIS
Interhouse Tennis - 1st Eland, 2nd Sable, 3rd Kudu, 4th Impala
Mashonaland East U15A - Eryn Montgomery, Tavonga Chirombe, Rutendo Mandivenga, Anashe Utsiwegota
Mashonaland East U15B - Tanaka Mudiwa, Thandiwe Dube, Idi Musimwa
Mashonaland East U19A - Makanatsa Mtausi-Gwaradzimba, Bryony Dawson, Rumbidzai Mvududu
Mashonaland East U19B - Ella Parham, Audrey Chiponda, Katrina de Chassart, Rebecca Gau
Zimbabwe U19A - Makanatsa Mtausi-Gwaradzimba
Tennis Championships
Junior Doubles
Winners - Tavonga Chirombe and Rutendo Mandivenga
Runners-up - Eryn Montgomery and Rafilwe Molai
Senior Doubles
Winners - Mazvita and Makanatsa Mtausi-Gwaradzimba
Runners-up - Audrey Chiponda and Natsai Muyeye
Junior Singles
Winner - Eryn Montgomery
Runner up - Rafilwe Molai
Senior Singles
Winner - Mazvita Mtausi-Gwaradzimba
Runner up - Makanatsa Mtausi-Gwaradzimba
Cock’s Ties - Audrey Chiponda, Rebecca Gau and Tinkerbelle Kennedy
Half Colours - Makanatsa Mtausi-Gwaradzimba, Katrina de Chassart, Bryony Dawson, Rebecca Gau, Ella Parham
Most Improved Junior Player - Lourdes Muringani
Most Improved Middles Player - Rachel Palmer
Most Improved Senior Player - Audrey Chiponda

TABLE TENNIS
Juniors and seniors combined - 20 matches, won 14 and lost 6
League matches - Juniors won 6 and drew 4, Seniors won 8 and lost 2
Cock’s Ties - Deidre Sagonda, Bianca Zvikaramba, Tawonga Nyamhingura

TRIATHLON
Jamie-Lee Soper, Andie Kuipers and Erin Elliott were selected to represent the Zimbabwe Triathlon team.

South African School Championship U15 - Erin Elliott came 1st (Gold Medal) - Supersprint
South African Championships U19 - Jamie-Lee Soper came 8th - Supersprint

Andie Kuipers raced for Zimbabwe at the African Championships in Morocco where she finished 9th. Andie also competed at the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier in Algiers where she finished 2nd, narrowly missing qualifying for the Youth Olympics by one place.

Zimbabwe Triathlon Athlete of the Season - Erin Elliott
U15 National Champion - Erin Elliott
U19 National Champion Runner Up - Jaime Soper

Half Colours - Andie Kuipers
Zimbabwe Triathlon Colours - Andie Kuipers

VOLLEYBALL
1st Term - ATS U20 Selection Tournament
National Selection - Makanatsa Mtausi-Gwaradzimba, Anesu Nzenza-Grant, Tannatswanashe Marimarofa, Ruvimbo Dobbie

3rd Term - Played 16, won 12, lost 4
U16 Tournament (Peterhouse) - U16A came 5th out of 8 schools, U16B came 7th out of 8 schools
U14 Tournament (Eagelesvale) - U14A came 3rd out of 12 schools (Bronze Medal)

Interhouse Volleyball Senior - 1st Eland, 2nd Sable, 3rd Impala, 4th Kudu
Half Colours - Makanatsa Mtausi-Gwaradzimba, Anesu Nzenza-Grant, Tannatswanashe Marimarofa, Ruvimbo Dobbie

WATERPOLO
Interhouse - Tied 1st Eland and Impala, tied 3rd Kudu and Sable
Cock’s Ties - Robyn Edwards, Megan Hough



OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN CULTURE 2018

ART & DESIGN AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY CLUBS
The afternoon sessions which include pottery are run by the Art Department to allow the girls to continue practising what they have learnt in the classroom in a more relaxed atmosphere. The Design Technology club is run in the workshop. The sessions are helpful opportunities for IGCSE exam candidate girls to build up their coursework portfolios.

BRIDGE
The 2018 Bridge Club has continued with their weekly matches against Arundel School, Chisipite Senior School, Dominican Convent High School, Hillcrest College, Prince Edward School, St. John’s College, Westridge High School and Peterhouse Boys.
Interhouse Bridge - 1st Kudu, 2nd Impala, 3rd Sable, 4th Eland
Mashonaland Pairs –
A room:
4th Chiedza Mbidzo, Anesu Nyamupingidza,
9th Michelle Mwenje, Tadiwa Mataranyika
10th Denise Dowa, Faith Tsuroh
B Room - 3rd Susan Li, Laura Lagesse
C Room –
4th Kumikidzo Mukozho, Tinotenda Mapani
5th Nokutenda Gundo, Chelsea Dengwani
Cock’s Ties - Kumikidzo Mukozho
Half Colours - Faith Tsuroh, Denise Dowa, Ndada Chiadzwa, Chiedza Njike
Full Colours - Anesu Nyamupingidza, Chiedza Mbidzo

BUCKLAND ARTS COMPETITION
The Buckland Arts Interhouse Competition showcases talents in art, photography, cookery, flower arranging, dance, recitation, music and song. The installations continued this year, with Sable winning this particular category. The competition enables the girls to show off their expertise in areas that are not necessarily catered for in the school.
Marondera Garden Club Trophy for the Best Flower Arrangement - Tammy-Anne Tippett
Buckland Trophy for the most points gained individually - Laura Lagesse
Buckler Trophy - Sable
Overall - 1st Sable, 2nd Impala, 3rd Eland, 4th Kudu

CHESS
The club has maintained its small numbers. This year we joined the ATS Chess league and even though the girls did not do very well overall, it was a learning experience for them all.
Interhouse Chess - 1st Kudu, 2nd Sable, 3rd Eland 4th Impala
Distinctions - Taonga Mushoma, Tavonga Choga
Service Ties - Taonga Mushoma, Tavonga Choga, Susan Li

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
The club aims to provide a platform for all the girls in the school to grow in their spiritual walk and personal relationship with God. The CF band entertains the girls who sing along to the songs and there are often invited guests who share their own spiritual journeys and messages
Distinctions - Courtney Herring, Tannatswanashe Marimirofa

DEBATING
The Debating Society’s purpose is to equip its members with the skills necessary to develop a good argument and deliver it in a way that is not only articulate, but persuasive and charismatic. The society took part in several weekly matches against schools such as Westridge High School, Dominican Convent High School, Chisipite Senior School, Arundel School, St. John’s College and The Heritage School. In addition, we hosted our inaugural Lunch of Debators, which was a great success.
Interhouse Debating - 1st Sable, 2nd Kudu, 3rd Impala ,4th Eland, with Rutendo Magomo as
Junior Best Speaker and Shamiso Chigadza as Senior Best Speaker
Service Ties - Shamiso Chigadza, Ruvarashe Marufu
Cock’s Ties - Keara Shumba, Mufaro Mutangadura, Bekezela Mbofana, Shamiso Chigadza
Half Colours - Shamiso Chigadza
Credits - Bekezela Mbofana, Nyasha Ndudzo, Liseli Nyumbu
Distinction - Shamiso Chigadza

DRAMA
There were 58 entries in the NIAA Speech and Drama competition this year. The junior girls were awarded 3 third grades, 14 second grades, 11 first grades. The D Block play “Doom”, written and performed by the D Block girls received a well deserved Honours. The senior girls were awarded 9 second grades, 17 first grades and Honours were awarded to Rufaro Songore and Bekezela Mbofana. Special mention to Rufaro Songore who was named the top performer of the festival. The school play this year was a farce entitled “It Runs in the Family”

Interhouse Plays - 1st Kudu, 2nd Eland, 3rd Impala, 4th Sable
Carol Gibson Cup for Best Cameo Performance - Jemimah Muusha
Moore Trophy for Best Supporting Actress - Rafilwe Molai
Gibson Trophy for Best Actress - Tawana Banda
Laing Trophy for Best Technical Production - Kudu
Chiedza Rwodzi Cup for Best Novice Actress - Alyssa Makina

Distinctions - Amy Doorman
Credits - Nyasha Ndudzo
Cock’s Ties - Bekezela Mbofana, Natasha Nathoo
Half Colours - Bekezela Mbofana, Caroline Mufanebadza
Full Colours - Megan Hough, Matinatsashe Hove, Yemurai Machacha

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB
The club hosted “Green Day” where the theme was plastic pollution. The winners were as follows: D Block: Ella Pope,
C Block: Gabriella du Plessis, B Block: Rutendo Mandivenga, A Block: Priscilla Muhita, Vth Form: Megan Hough, VIth Form: Natasha Simpson, Staff: Mrs Claire Hough, most plastic collected was by Chaniel Yosa and Kimberley Joseph.

FRENCH CLUB
The club’s year has been filled with activities during which the girls got to use and practise the language outside of the classroom setting.

GAVEL CLUB
The formerly named Toastmasters Society, open to all VIth Form aims to teach the girls the art of confidence in public speaking. The sessions are conducted in a non-competitive and non-threatening environment, but allow unrestrained discussion on a wide range of topics. They follow the official Gavel Club handbook and are affiliated with the International Toastmasters Association. The members organise the Interhouse Public Speaking Competition each year as part of their practical experience.
Interhouse Public Speaking - 1st Kudu, 2nd Eland, 3rd Sable, 4th Impala
Juniors: Deborah Holman Cup - Munesuishe Mushosho
Seniors: Nicola Ward Cup - Bekezela Mbofana
Interhouse: Mells Cup - Kudu

HOSPITALITY CLUB
The Hospitality Club has continued to grow from strength to strength and improved in the quality of the service it has provided in the hosting of events. The club co-ordinated the set up and running of the annual Culture and Sports Dinners, Leavers’ and Speech Day Lunches in the Michaelmas Term, and helped with some of the dinners held at Peterhouse Boys.

Service Ties - Shanie Blake, Anusha Chonzi, Bekezela Mbofana, Makanatsa Mtausi- Gwaradzimba,

INTERACT CLUB
This service club, which is open to Vth and VIth Form has continued to support the charities around Marondera which include St. Francis School, Musha Wevana Children’s Home, Ida Wekwako Old People’s Home and Kukura Neshungu. This year’s variety show, “Hollywood”, showcased a variety of acts ranging from singing, playing instruments, dancing, rapping and modelling. It was greatly enjoyed by staff and pupils alike.

KUKURA NESHUNGU
Kukura neShungu is a charity organisation in Marondera for children with physical disabilities and learning challenges. The Kukura neShungu pupils visit on a weekly basis and a number of caring, dedicated girls spend time with them. The sessions are filled with a number of activities which include song, dance, and musical chairs.

Service Ties - Ropafadzo Mariga, Tavonga Mukucha, Deidre Sagonda, Tadiwa Mushita, Tanyaradzwa Masaire, Tanyaradzwa Kurenzvi

LEO
The LEO Club, which has expanded to include A Block girls as well as boys, embarked on a number of outreach activities in the Marondera community with visits to Marondera Hospital Children's Ward, Ida Wekwako Old People's Home, Musha Wevana Children’s Home and St. Francis School. The club hosted a successful dance and fun day in the Trinity Term to raise funds for future projects. The club’s activities were valuable and life-changing experiences for the Leos as they learnt the importance of always remembering those less privileged in our society. Congratulations to the first ever female president Dhalika Goven.

LIBRARY CLUB
The Library Committee and Club members help in numerous ways to keep the library functioning well: they help decorate and make displays; choose and cover new books; assist with the issue and return of books and other jobs too numerous to mention, as part of their efforts to better the service the library offers. Many girls do this as their ‘Service’ for the International Award. Senior girls open the library in the evenings to give their peers a quiet place to study. The Library Club hosted “World Literature Day” this term (always a fun day participated in by both staff and girls) where the school dresses up as book characters. In the previous two terms they ran poetry competitions with the themes of ‘Valentine’s Day’ and ‘Gosho Park’.
Service Ties - Tadiwa Makuni, Stephanie Lawrence, Matinatsashe Hove, Chiedza Njike

MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Thabiso Molai is the Secretary General for 2018. The school participated in several forums this year: in March, we participated in the Zimbabwe Model United Nations (ZIMUN) conference held at Harare International School, in June, we participated in the Chisipite Conference; and in September, we participated in a one day conference at St John’s School.

MUSHA WEVANA CLUB
The Musha weVana Club members reach out to the orphaned children who are fostered at the local children’s home. The club members selflessly give up a few hours of their time every Monday afternoon to interact, play with, and tutor the children who live at the orphanage. The visits are always an uplifting experience for all and bring smiles to the club’s members and the children who live there.

NEWSPAPER
Peterhouse’s own pupil publication “The Crown” is now in its second year. Under Natasha Simpson as the Editor, the paper continues to voice pupils’ interests and understanding of the issues around them. Both boys and girls work together to write, edit and produce this paper twice a term. It provides a valuable platform for young people to learn the tenets of good journalism and is hopefully enjoyed by all who read it.
Credits - Tanya Odendaal, Ruvarashe Musarurwa, Shannon Kleinschmidt, Maita Jena, Shanie Blake
Distinction - Natasha Simpson

PASTIS
The Peterhouse Awareness of Social Teenage Issues Club is a club that promotes consciousness on a varied number of topical issues that affect the youth of today. The club had meetings with Prince Edward School, Macheke High School and Watershed College during the course of the year. Special guest speakers were invited to help coach the girls in life skills.
Distinctions - Mitchell Tsikai, Tanyaradzwa Njanike, Tapiwanashe Matiza, Yemurai Machacha, Courage Kusena, Hazel Chitere, Shamiso Chigadza

PECHA KUCHA
This new club is an interesting form of public speaking. The members learn how to put across their ideas quickly and concisely in twenty slides of twenty seconds each. There have been several Pecha Kucha evenings held in Harare at which members of our club have spoken.

QUIZ
The club competed in several quiz competitions hosted by different schools.
Interhouse Quiz - 1st Sable, 2nd Kudu, 3rd Impala ,4th Eland
Cock’s Ties - Haley Kingsley, Tanyaradzwa Masaire, Marylene Bandera

SHONA CLUB
The Shona Club is a cultural club which acts as an extension of the Shona lessons and allows the girls to keep in touch with their Shona roots and learn more about the Shona people’s lifestyle and traditions. The club members have learnt several traditional dances and songs which they showcased at the NIAA Speech and Drama Festival. They have also taken part in quizzes and debates with other schools.
Cock’s Ties - Marylene Bandera, Mitchelle Mafusire, Shamiso Chigadza

WORLD SCHOLARS CUP
This year’s theme was “An Entangled World”. We were fortunate to host the regional round. Six of our girls entered the competition and qualified to go to the next round in Melbourne, Australia. Tapiwanashe Matiza won gold medals for being one of the top students in her categories. The team now proceeds to Yale University in America where they battle it out in the final round.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Silver Award - Hannah Philp, Kimberley Rutledge, Tabitha Madziwa
Bronze Award - Kylie Loubser, Tannatswanashe Marimirofa, Rebecca Gau, Sarah Burdett, Anne Kirkman, Aimee Barron, Emily Watson, Bronwin Coleman, Precious Chemhere, Kimberley Gumbo, Tapiwanashe Matiza, Ruvarashe Nyika, Caitlin Wilson, Zororai Musikavanhu


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN MUSIC 2018

Special Awards

Form 1 and 2 Girls Choir Trophy Peterhouse Girls Junior Choir
Best Boys Vocal Solo U18 - Connor Eksteen

Eisteddfod Honours
Peterhouse Girls Senior Marimbas
Peterhouse Senior Mixed Choir—African Gospel
Idi Musimwa (Violin Solo)
Farai Kachuta (Saxophone Solo)
Anna Montgomery (Flute Solo)
Sibusisiwe Maswaure (Clarinet Solo)
Addmore Mawere (Vocal Solo)
Connor Eksteen (Vocal Solo)
Tariro Manhonga and Tariro Magure (Vocal Duet)
Peterhouse Girls Senior Choir
Peterhouse Boys Vocal Ensemble

Girls who completed their ABRSM practical examinations
Sibusisiwe Maswaure (Grade 7 clarinet)
Julia Lagesse (Grade 7 flute)
Musician of the Year Competition
Junior - Deborah Davy, Runner Up – Danielle Machibaya
Middles - Anna Montgomery, Runner Up—Shirea Brits and Ngaakudzwe Mutevere (PHB)
Seniors - Sibusisiwe Maswaure, Runner Up – Chayce Ross (PHB)
Senior Vocalist of the Year - Anotidaishe Musa

Full Colours for Music - Sibusisiwe Maswaure, Julia Lagesse, Tariro Magure

COMBINED SENIOR SCHOOLS MUSIC CONCERT
Hosted by the Peterhouse Group of Schools and held at the Celebration Centre in Harare on the 27th of September. 13 Schools combined to create the Full Orchestra, Wind Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band, Marimbas and a Massed Choir of 500 voices, all joining together to celebrate the magic of Africa, Music and People. This years theme was ‘UBUNTU- I Am Because We Are’ and featured a guest appearance from Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi.

Community Service

INTERACT
This is the junior arm of Rotary International and is only available to Sixth Form boys and girls.  Selection is by the previous years’ members, and is based on applications made by hopeful Fifth Formers.  The club has a committee with President, vice-President, Treasurer and other functions.

The club meets once a week either to discuss ways in which they can help the local community, or they pay visits to local beneficiaries to establish what their needs are, and how best the club can help.  Funds are raised every year by selling roses and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, as well as the sale of seats at the Interact Variety Show held in the second term.
Beneficiaries have been the Children’s Hospital, the Orphanage, and St Francis School for workers’ children.

To learn more about Interact Clubs and Rotary International - Click Here

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Competitive Houses

Peterhouse Girls has four competitive houses that compete in areas such as academics, cultural and sporting activities. They are named after some of the first animals that were found in Gosho Park.  Each House has a Procter and a Head of House and staff are allocated duties.

Each House has about 120 girls from D Block (Form 1) to VIth Form. The Houses are also involved in charity work in the Marondera community helping out the Musha weVana Orphanage, Ida weKwako Old People’s Home and taking care of the St Francis Nursery School.

There are competitions throughout the year and House points are awarded.  The competative houses must not be confused with the boarding houses.

Read more: Competitive Houses

Culture

At Peterhouse Girls we have a Director of Cultural Activities who ensures that all pupils experience growth and enrichment in the cultural life of the school.
Cultural activities on offer include art, bridge, charity work and community service in the form of Interact Club, Leo Club, Library Club, Musha weVana and Kukura neShungu; Chess, Christian Forum, conservation, drama, debate, modern dancing, public speaking, quiz club, sewing & embroidery, Shona club, Toastmasters and of course music which encompasses choirs, choral society, orchestra, windband and strings.
Certain clubs and activities are only available to senior girls and for some activities the girls join the boys at Peterhouse Boys, e.g. drama, mixed choirs, choral society, orchestra, windband and strings. There are various Inter-House events held through the year such as the Buckland Art Competition, Inter-House bridge, Inter-House Chess, Inter-House Debate and the Inter-House Plays and Public Speaking Competitions.

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The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

International Award - Declaration

The International Award is an exciting self-development programme available to all young people worldwide equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world.

To date over 6 million young people from over 120 countries have been motivated to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities, so this is a highly respected and recognised programme.
The Award concept is one of individual challenge.  It presents to young people a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community.

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Hair Style Regulations

Peterhouse Girls is a conservative Anglican Boarding School and girls are to keep their hair neat, tidy and tied back when in school and sports uniforms. Girls found in breach of these regulations will be punished with Dress Inspection until the correction is made. Parents will be contacted and asked to correct the breach as soon as possible.

General
1. Fancy / exotic hairstyles are not permitted. The styling of hair must be appropriate and uniform.
2. Hair must be tied neatly; close to the head and off the face and shirt collar.
3. Coloured hair, highlights or tints are not permitted.
4. Girls may wear their natural hair and tie it into a pony tail (if it is long enough) at the back of the head; between the ears and not at the top of the head. Elastic hair bands may be used but must be the colour of the girl’s hair or blue.
5. Any loose strands must be clipped off the face and neck using blue Kerbie Grips, hair coloured bobby pins or a thin blue Alice Band.
6. White hair bands or Alice Bands may only be worn by Vth & VIth Form girls.
7. Girls may wear fringes but must be of eyebrow length and hair must not hang in the eyes. Braided or weaved hair must not include a fringe.
8. Ballet buns may be worn; they must not be messy buns or in loose knots
9. Ponytails must be worn conservatively. The hair must not be looped carelessly in the hair band.
10. Pigtails, boy cuts and the shaving of hair are not permitted.

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Infinity Programme

“Building character and creating lifelong learners who prepare, care and dare”

Preamble

The Infinity Programme incorporates the following components:
i. Life Skills, Personal and Career Development
ii. Outdoor Education Programme
iii. Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
iv. Leadership Development Programme
v. Tutor Programme

The Infinity Programme is designed to integrate the above mentioned programmes so that all dovetail into an holistic pupil development package that will nurture and support each and every pupil from various developmental angles by a range of competent, motivated and well trained staff during a career at Peterhouse.

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Peterhouse Boys

The relationship between the three schools within the Peterhouse Group is best described as an adoption of the diamond system, sometimes used in England and much admired.  At the lowest point of the diamond we have a co-educational primary school (Springvale House); at their entry into secondary education the boys and girls are split (Peterhouse Boys and Peterhouse Girls), and for the last two years, when coeducation is desirable for academic and social reasons, the boys and girls come together again at the highest point of the diamond.

After their A Level classes at Peterhouse Boys each day, the girls return to Peterhouse Girls where they are accommodated in attractive cottages in which they work as well as sleep.    

The younger girls are not isolated from the boys over the road.  Right at the beginning of their Peterhouse experience, boys and girls get to know one another at a D Block (Form 1) Social and such age-group socials and House socials are encouraged.  Moreover, Peterhouse boys are welcome visitors to Peterhouse Girls every Sunday.

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Spiritual

Chapel of St Francis
The Chapel was built in the early 1950s and is dedicated to the Saint who so inspired Springvale School’s first headmaster, Canon Robert Grinham.  It is built of brick, rough plastered and white painted; its internal pillars are gum poles, as are the beams which support the thatched roof.  It is a simple, honest building; a no-nonsense expression of the Christian faith.  And as befits an Anglican foundation, it stands at the physical and spiritual centre of the school’s life.

When the Peterhouse girls moved into the buildings of Springvale School in 1987, which had been forced to close in 1979, it soon became apparent that the Chapel would have to be extended.  Under the guidance of Mr Jon Calderwood, who had already seen to the installation of a new organ, the extension was planned and executed: two transepts were added, in structure and furnishing identical to the style of the original.  In addition, a new altar was built using teak discarded by the boys’ school laboratories; a rare fusion of the spiritual with the scientific. 

With the expansion of Peterhouse Girls it was again necessary to extend the Chapel once again, this time in all directions, and was completed in 2014.  

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Sports

Peterhouse Girls has become a force to reckon with as a sporting side in the country. This is attributed to its policies on sport. When girls join the school in D Block (Form 1), sports such as athletics, basketball, hockey, squash, swimming, tennis and volleyball are compulsory. This ensures that all girls are exposed to new sports and their talents are identified and nurtured early.

In the first term, we offer athletics, swimming, tennis, rowing, waterpolo, horse riding and volleyball as main sports. In the second term, basketball and hockey are offered as winter sports while in the third term we have swimming, tennis, rowing, waterpolo, horse riding and volleyball. We have a small group of girls who take golf throughout the year. The Introduction of Archery at Peterhouse since 2014 has produced 8 National Archers in the past 2 years.
Table Tennis and Soccer are played on a more social level, with matches occasionally, while Triathlon and Horse-Riding become more popular each year.

Peterhouse Girls is proud of the selections made each year for National Teams in Athletics, Basketball, Hockey, Rowing, Squash, Triathlon, Archery, Swimming and Tennis. The staff, coaches and girls are committed to sport and continue to excel in all disciplines.

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