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Peterhouse Girls

Condolences – Mrs Nicky Hammond

Dear Peterhouse Community,

CONDOLENCES – MRS NICKY HAMMOND

It was with real sadness and sorrow that the Peterhouse community received the news of Mrs Nicky Hammond’s tragic passing in Harare on Sunday 9 May 2021.

Nicky, alongside her husband Simon, who is Chairman of the Peterhouse Board of Governors, was a long-time champion of Peterhouse, providing amazing support to the school in so many ways. Not only has Peterhouse lost an incredible friend, but so to, as the Eisteddfod Vocal and Instrumental Director, we as a school recognise that both the NIAA and Zimbabwe lose a real advocate and supporter of the Arts. Her passion for the school and the Arts in Zimbabwe was exemplified by the esteem and respect she gained in serving both of these communities.

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National Squad Rowing Representatives 2021

National_Squad_Rowing_Reps_2021Congratulations to the following pupils who were selected to represent the Rowing Association of Zimbabwe (National Squad) in the South African National Championships Regatta 2021 that took place this weekend.

Peterhouse Girls - Done Erasmus, Stacey Dunstan, Kayla Kalweit, Kaleigh Weeks and Danielle Kaschula.
Peterhouse Boys - Reagan Evans, Emmanuel Nyamupingidza and James Weller.

Incredibly, eight of the fourteen rowers chosen are from Peterhouse, which speaks volumes for the rowers and coaches in the school.

Ayla Skye Greeff Awarded Silver 2021

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Congratulations to Ayla Skye Greeff on completing her Silver Award.

How I completed my Silver Award ?

I have just completed my silver award, it has been a great challenge for me to complete, I procrastinated doing the award very often and at the end it did not pay off, teaching me how to stay consistent.

At the beginning of the first lockdown I was very stressed with having to learn a new way of education via online lessons and my DOE was no longer my main priority for 2020, but I had the advantage of time so I refocused all my goals and realized that it was very important to complete my award.

Doing my DOE became a time where I could do something different every week, and I soon started to enjoy it.

Read more: Ayla Skye Greeff Awarded Silver 2021

D Block (Form 1) Basecamp 2021

PHG_BaseCamp21“Friendship,” said Christopher Robin, “is a very comforting thing to have” and this year, our long-anticipated Basecamp expedition exceeded everyone’s expectations for fun, challenge and, of course, bonding among the 2021 form-ones at Peterhouse girls.

The Basecamp adventure started after an intense first week at school during which the D-block girls underwent setting tests, school orientation, sports trials and learned about the diverse range of cultural pursuits available at Peterhouse. They were still finding their feet around campus after only two days in the classroom when Basecamp departure day arrived.

Read more: D Block (Form 1) Basecamp 2021

Mutare Information Session - 5th May 2021

Join us for our Mutare Information Session on Wednesday 5th May 2021 at the Mutare Club. 

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Precious Chemhere Awarded Silver 2021

Precious_Chemhere_DOE_Silver2021Congratulations to Precious Chemhere for being awarded the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Silver Award.

Peterhouse Debate Goes International 2021

During the Lent Term of 2021, the Peterhouse Debate Club competed in four international tournaments, in the months of February and March.

Oxford Schools Africa Regional Tournament
The boys and girls performed very well during this qualifying round with Saune Uriri and Charles Moscrop breaking into the semifinals. Anesu Mushosho was ranked no 6 in Africa this Regional round.

Cambridge Schools Tournament
This was held on the 6th of March. Peterhouse was represented by Shaune Uriri and Charles Moscrop. Although the boys did not make it to the final rounds, they spoke with distictinction.

Read more: Peterhouse Debate Goes International 2021

Meet Karan Moore - Peterhouse Equestrian Centre Manager

Karan Moore joined Peterhouse in May 2019 as an Instructor and Manger of the Equestrian Centre.

Born in Gweru, her family moved to Phalaborwa, South Africa where she completed her schooling and developed her love for horses and nature, living a stone’s throw from the Kruger National Park and learning to ride at the Phalaborwa Mining Company Riding Club. Upon leaving school Karan trained as a Horse Riding Instructor at Stonyhurst Riding School, in KwaZulu Natal.

Deciding this was her true calling, Karan went on to further her training in the UK where she gainned valuable experience and completed her British Horse Society Instructors Level 3 Coaching Certificate. During her time in the UK Karan worked at a Warmblood Stud with quality stock and good bloodlines like Grand Prix dressage horse, Broadstone Demonstrator. She also worked for Tim & Antonia Brown Eventing and travelled to many top shows like Burghley, Badminton, and Olympia to name a few. The Cottesmore Hunt provided her with many horses to ride, exercise and plenty of work in this area in the winter months.

Read more: Meet Karan Moore - Peterhouse Equestrian Centre Manager

Amy Scott-Elliot Awarded Bronze 2021

Amy-Scott-Elliot-Bronze-Award2021Congratulations to Amy Scott-Elliot for being awarded the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Bronze Award.

Learner Guide Trip to Mururu 2021

Learner_Guides_Mururu_Trip1Our Sixth Form learner guides recently attended the ‘Mururu’ training course under the guidance of the Zimbabwe Professional Guides Association (ZPGA) in the Dande Safari Area.

What a wonderful opportunity it turned out to be with volunteer lecturers with years of experience teaching our pupils a variety of topics such as – guided walks, firearms and shooting practice, bush-craft making string and fire, scorpions, bones and skulls, trophies and skins, tree identification and wild flowers, tracking, bird identification, spiders and butterflies, National Parks laws and first aid, backpacks and safety briefings, vehicle maintenance and fixing punctures – the list goes on.

The more advanced learners, hoping to do their proficiency later in the year, spent hours tracking buffalo in thick bush under the tuition of experienced hunters and shared their experiences with us.

Read more: Learner Guide Trip to Mururu 2021

Introducing our 2021 Head of Sport - Maja Potzas

Maja_Potzas_PrefectMy name is Maja Helena Potzas and I am in Eland House.

I am from Victoria Falls and I went to Victoria Falls Primary for 3 years. Before that I lived in Harare and went to Bishopslea Preparatory School from Grade 1 to 5. I joined Peterhouse in D block (Form1).

I am currently studying Art and Design, Geography and History and hope to go on to study architecture in the future. I love playing sports here at Peterhouse, especially because of the teamwork and competitive, exciting atmosphere it involves.

I enjoy being able to spend a lot of time with my friends and making memories with them that will last forever. I love photography and as it is a big part of my art coursework I am always looking for new things to photograph.

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