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Meet Cindy Britz - Director of Art

Cindy joined the Peterhouse Group of Schools in January 2022 and has been teaching Visual Art for the past 30 years.

She has taught at schools in the Eastern Cape, especially Grahamstown, where she was Head of Department and most recently as Head of Art at Springfield Convent in Cape Town.

She was educated at Arundel and then went on to study Art at Rhodes University where she graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts. As a student she specialised in printmaking. In addition to teaching Art she is a practicing artist and has exhibited her work extensively.

She is passionate about Visual Art and believes that creativity is critical to the development of all young learners. She looks forward to working across the Group of Schools and with our young artists.

Petrean Sports Day 2022

We saw some excellent matches played between our Peterhouse 1st Teams and Petreans at the Petrean Sports Day 2022.

It was great to have Petreans back on campus showing off their talents - a lovely day filled with good sportsmanship, good food, and reunions with old friends.

The days results are as follows:

Peterhouse Girls Basketball
Petreans 18 - Peterhouse 28

Peterhouse Boys Basketball
Petreans 54 - Peterhouse 52

Read more: Petrean Sports Day 2022

Conservation Canoe Trip with Natureways – Kariba to Mongwe 2022

The Zambezi is one of the least polluted rivers in Africa, with few towns along the way, and areas with no human habitation at all – what a privilege!

Nine boys and four girls set off down the gorge below the Kariba dam wall with some rough rapids and whirlpools as an almost instant introduction to our canoe trip amidst the tower sheer cliff faces. Thankfully the river calmed in the afternoon and we had the unusual sighting of an otter along the shoreline.

We camped on an island near Nyamumba with a pod of hippo nearby and at several spots with magnificent views of sunsets.

Read more: Conservation Canoe Trip with Natureways – Kariba to Mongwe 2022

BonAqua Troutbeck Africa Cup Triathlon 2022

Well done to our pupils that competed in the Bonaqua Africa Triathlon Junior Cup that was held at Troutbeck in Nyanga.

Congratulations to Brooklyn Tippett who placed third in the junior elite category to win a bronze medal and 1st place in the Zimbabwe Nationals. Brooklyn has qualified to attend the next Triathlon African Championships.

Congratulations, also, to George Ascott who came 7th overall in the ATU event and 2nd place in the Zimbabwe Nationals.

In the U15 Conner Paulser came 4th, Carlton Chapungu 5th and Malichi Mafunga 6th.

This is a fantastic achievement in this International event with pupils competing from all over Africa.

Winning medals at the South Africa Level Three Swimming Champs 2022

Congratulations to Amelie Mtongwiza, Tinevimbo Tapfuma, Catandica Gata and Shingai Shumba who participated in the South Africa Level 3 Swimming Tour to Durban in March.

Amelie entered six events, got personal bests in five events and won a Bronze medal in 50m Breaststroke.

Tinevimbo Tapfuma entered six events, made finals in five events and got personal bests in all events. Tinevimbo won gold for U13 50m Breaststroke and Silver 100m Breaststroke.

Read more: Winning medals at the South Africa Level Three Swimming Champs 2022

Peterhouse Receives Outstanding Results in the Annual Eisteddfod

Throughout the month of March, the NIAA Vocal & Instrumental Eisteddfod took place, IN PERSON (a pleasant diversion from the virtual scene) in Harare. This was a mammoth task, and our very many thanks go to, not only Mr Jera, Mr Milupi and Mrs Covini & the music staff who worked tirelessly preparing the candidates for the biggest performance of the year, but also to the pupils for their commitment and tenacity having to learn and perform on borrowed time.

We celebrated their achievements by holding an Eisteddfod Highlights Concert earlier this week.

All in all, Peterhouse did superbly.

Read more: Peterhouse Receives Outstanding Results in the Annual Eisteddfod

Save the Date - Kidzcan Charity Run-Walk 2022

Our Peterhouse Kidzcan Charity Run/Walk will be held on Sunday 8th May 2022 at 8am at Peterhouse Boys.

Come and spend a special Mother’s Day out in the country as a family, bring a picnic, have a braai or get something delicious from the Duggies food stall.

Please join us in raising money for this worthy cause.

Entry Fee $5

Remember to wear orange!

Read more: Save the Date - Kidzcan Charity Run-Walk 2022

Peterhouse Girls House Plays 2022

Let us take you on a journey through history, through tales of death, deceit, courage, loyalty, innocence and revenge …

Events like this don't just "come together". These talented girls have been working on these plays since December, from the inception of ideas, to writing the plays and editing the scripts.

Then, a flurry and blur as practice schedules are reintegrated with a delayed start to the term, designing programme art, auditions, casting, and communication in all directions ... rehearsals, rehearsals... rehearsals! Props, costumes, stage sets, sound, lighting, backdrops, cues, prompts. More rehearsals!

Read more: Peterhouse Girls House Plays 2022

Peterhouse Kushinga Rowing Regatta 2022

“The Greater The Difficulty, The More Glory In Surmounting It.” — Epictetus

This probably held true for our Peterhouse rowers over the weekend as they faced some difficult weather during the first half of the morning. The Peterhouse Kushinga Regatta was held at Kushinga Dam on Sunday 27th March, it was a trying morning, as schools competed against each other, often in the pouring rain. Our rowers did very well despite the weather and really pulled together as a club and a team.

A huge thank you to our amazing and supportive parents, and helpers, for their involvement in the many aspects of running a regatta on home ground. Nothing was too much trouble and the organisation was on point.

The results were as follows:

Read more: Peterhouse Kushinga Rowing Regatta 2022

Lara Weller receives Silver at DOE

Congratulations to Lara Weller on being awarded her ‘Silver’ for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Silver is the second level of the Award, and takes a minimum of 6 months to complete if you have completed Bronze.

There are three specific sections—Voluntary Service, Skills and Physical Recreation—that activities have to be chosen from, plus an Adventurous Journey to complete.

If a pupil is already playing a sport, learning a skill (e.g. learning to drive or play a musical instrument), or helping others in the community, once registered, they will be able to use these activities to count towards the required hours.

Interschool Individual Relays 2022

Well done to all our Peterhouse girls that participated in the Interschool’s Individual Relays event at Peterhouse Girls this last week. We so enjoyed hosting this event and welcoming schools back onto our campus to compete. Congratulations to Hellenic Academy for placing first overall.

The results are as follows:

1st Hellenic with 312 points
2nd Peterhouse with 294 points
3rd Lomagundi with 241 points
4th Arundel with 169 points
5th Chisipite with 160 points
6th Watershed with 124 points

Read more: Interschool Individual Relays 2022