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Peterhouse Girls

Fly Fishing in Nyanga 2021

The weekend of 21st to 23rd May saw 17 Peterhouse pupils (11 boys and 6 girls) spent time up at the Connemara, Nyanga, for a fly fishing weekend.

On the first evening we learnt how to tie several flies - how satisfying it would be to catch a fish on a fly you had made yourself.

Pupils had lessons on how to rig their rods and the different lines and flies. Saturday morning everyone was up early, had a quick breakfast and was out fishing in no time at all.

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Meet Bianca Zengeya - Geography Teacher

Bianca Zengeya joined Peterhouse Girls as Head of Department Geography in September 2008.

Bianca previously taught at St Pauls Musami, a Catholic school, where she taught A level and O level geography and O level English. She was the Sports Director and the deputy exams officer as well as an A level Geography examiner for the Zimbabwe Examinations Board. She has a Higher Teachers' diploma in high school education and a Bsc Geography and Environmental studies from the University of Zimbabwe.

Bianca runs the Environmental Club at Peterhouse Girls and is Teacher in Charge of Archery in which she has a Coaching Certificate. She is the trainer and coach for the U14 girls’ basketball as well as House Proctor for Eland House. As a girl, Bianca had a passion for saving the natural environment and loved working with youth in all aspects of sport.

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House Plays 2021

The Peterhouse Girls House Plays were held 18-20 May 2021 and exceptional performances were displayed by the girls.

Impala’s theme was Bullying and they performed ‘Bullies Anonymous’ by EM Bell. Kudu’s theme was Ambition; they performed ‘Ambition’ by Tony Best. Sable’s theme was Death; they performed ‘Death Takes the Train’ by DM Larson, and Eland’s theme was Friendship; and they performed ‘Her Untold Story’ and original script written and directed by the Headgirl – Franchesca Chinhundu.

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Maths & Biology Teacher Required - Maternity Cover Post

Applications are invited for a

MATERNITY COVER POST
Michaelmas Term 2021
4 October – 17 December

TEACHER OF IGCSE BIOLOGY AND MATHEMATICS
AT PETERHOUSE GIRLS

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Buckland Arts Competition 2021

Buckland Arts is a competition that takes at Peterhouse Girls to show case and celebrate the girls’ talents in various cultural activities. The competition gives the girls a chance to grow and compete in cultural activities that they do not normally participate in throughout the year such as Flower Arrangement, Photography, Décor and Dance.

This year’s theme was ‘Bringing Back the Hype’- a theme suggested by the senior girls. The theme represented what the girls would like to see in the school, in the competition and in their personal lives after the setbacks brought by the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown.

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Art Room Renovations May 2021

We have some exciting news - our Art Department will be moving…. soon!

Renovations have already begun in the old dining hall (long since replaced by the new dining hall above the swimming pool) whereby the space will be used to accommodate a new Art Department.

The old, mostly unused and somewhat dated and uninteresting hall will be completely renovated into a new, modern and bright art-space for our budding artists to tap into their creative geniuses.

We look forward to showing you the progress as it takes shape.

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C Block Outback Expedition 2021

What an amazing group of girls and staff, who braved the Marondera early wintry chills and embarked on a 4-day and 3-night expedition into the bush earlier this month.

The Outdoor Education program, which is designed to complement our young ladies during their learning experience at Peterhouse, has proven to be successful as they see the 6Cs in action. The girls’ strength and culinary skills were tested as they endured the bush experience and therein learnt to appreciate their privileges.

There were various fun team-building activities as well as opportunities for personal growth. The life skills the girls have gained on this excursion will be well-remembered as they valued how much they have come to know about themselves.

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Model United Nations Club Report May 2021

Earlier this month the Peterhouse Model United Nations Club attended a Zoom conference hosted by St Johns College. This was a new and unique experience for our 26 delegates and 2 chairpersons, especially seeing as, for many of them, this was their first conference.

There were of course obstacles unique to virtual meetings encountered, all serving as a learning curve for future conferences. In spite of some hiccups, a great deal of lively, heated discussion was had and there was often laugher echoing through the Megahey Centre when a particularly memorable statement was made.

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Barbara Mutedzi on Conscious Leadership 2021

We were privileged to be able to host the fabulous Barbara Mutedzi recently as part of our Careers Sessions for 5th and 6th Form pupils.

Barbara chatted with our pupils on how to sharpen their leadership skills and how to make conscious choices.
Barbara is a Conscious Leadership and Mindset Coach, and has degrees in Anthropology and Psychology. She was an absolute inspiration to the pupils and had them thoroughly engaged throughout.   Many of our pupils approached us after the event, asking for more information on where they can contact Barbara and get individual coaching.

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Peterhouse Rowers at RSA National Champs 2021

Two boys and five girls of the Peterhouse Boat Club travelled to South Africa to represent the Rowing Association of Zimbabwe (RAZ) at the South African National Championships. A tough weekend of racing allowed the athletes to get a taste of competition which they have sorely missed, and they did not fail to make the most of the opportunity at hand.

The first success of the weekend came from our girls’ captains, Doné Eramsus and Stacey Dunstan, who went on to win a gold medal in the Junior Women’s Double, setting the tone for the regatta as multiple crews were able to take a stand on the podium; with Regan Evans and Emmanuel Nyamupingidza taking home a bronze medal in the Junior Men’s Double, and Stacey Dunstan struck again in a strongly fought Junior Women’s Singles race to beat out Doné Erasmus and Kayla Kalweit to add a bronze medal to her tally.

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Cambridge High Achievers 2021

The Cambridge High Achievers awards from November 2020 have been announced and the following pupils have been honoured:

Hritik Kala, English Language AS, Top in Zimbabwe
Gamucherai Mhere, Information Technology AS, Top in Zimbabwe
Charles Moscrop, Music AS, High Achievement.

Congratulations to these pupils on their outstanding achievements.

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