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C Block Outback Expedition 2022

“Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” ? Walt Whitman

The 2022 Peterhouse C Block (Form 2) Outback expedition followed a similar program for boys and girls alike.

Pupils arrived at Hikers hut in Gosho Park full of excitement and ready to embark on a great adventure. The instructors were introduced to their groups and equipment and food were distributed, tents were pitched. After supper all got the opportunity to express their hopes and fears for the expedition. Sitting round the campfire with friends till bedtime rounded off a great first day.

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Glitz & Glamour at the Peterhouse A Block Dance 2022

THEME: MET GALA

The big production was quickly approaching. The ladies of Elizabeth house spun themselves into a frenzy in anticipation of the night of nights; The A Block Charity Dance. The hallowed event, preceded by enthusiastic pupil-led preparation, was the headline of every A block tea and gossip session.

The preparations were no less intense than the anticipation. The quintessence of which was the D Block Games Day Fundraiser; organized and run by the students of PHG A block and largely supported by the gracious parent body who supplied the girls generously with materials and foodstuff.

Book Reading with Mr Benjamin Sibanda 2022

Earlier this term, Peterhouse boys and girls were treated to a book reading event with famous Zimbabwean author, Mr Benjamin Sibanda. Literature pupils in Vth and VIth form, as well as invited guests, joined him and his entourage in the Megahey Centre for an evening of literature, music and discussion.

Mr Thomas Musoni (the reader) read from three books: ‘When Freedom Comes,’ ‘Whose Land is it Anyway?’ and ‘Escape from Freedom.’ Each excerpt was followed by a brief discussion, professionally chaired by the Master of Ceremonies, Rev Sean Davy. The book excerpts and discussion dealt with sensitive topics such as corruption in Zimbabwe, the land issue and race relationships.

During question sessions Mr Sibanda shared his life lessons with the pupils and gave valuable advice on the nature and challenges of being an author. Mr Tinashe Jera, from our Peterhouse Music Department, provided musical interludes with a typical Zimbabwean flavour such as mbira music, Uri Mwenje by One Voice and a sizzling Jazz number to round off the evening.


Tekkies for Island Hospice 2022

Last week Peterhouse held a Tekkie Day to raise funds for Island Hospice.

Island Hospice provides essential services such as clinical care, counselling and Psychosocial support, training and capacity building of healthcare professionals and relies a lot on donations.

It was great fun watching our pupils wear their tekkies with their uniform, or adorn their school shoes with bright coloured laces.

#tekkies4island

Happy Africa Day 2022

The Peterhouse Group of Schools wishes you all a very Happy Africa Day.

Kidzcan Charity Walk Run 2022

What a fantastic day!

A day of families, of celebrating mothers and of course, raising money for a very important cause - Kidzcan.

Thank you to each and every person who supported us in raising awareness and raising money for Kidzcan.

A video from the day can be found on our social media sites - YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

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

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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.

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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

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