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Peterhouse Girls

Danielle Kaschula takes Gold in the U19 500m

We are tremendously proud of Danielle Kaschula after she won a gold medal in the U19 Women’s 500m event at the World Indoor Rowing Championships held virtually over the weekend.

Danielle started strong and finished with a lead of over 16 metres coming first in just 1 minute 31 seconds, beating Doris Meinbek of Estonia, who received a silver medal for her time of 32.7 seconds.

Danielle had tough competition from 13 other international competitors from Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia and the USA.

Danielle also participated in the U19 Women’s 2000m event and finished strong in 7th place.

Well done Danielle – what an outstanding achievement.

Sixth Form Learner Guides Visit the Lowveld

Zimbabwe Professional Guides Association (ZPGA) – Learners’ Course 2022

Our Sixth Form really did receive the most wonderful experience on this trip – there were 17 experienced Professional Guides / Hunters who volunteered their time to educate our up and coming learner guides for six full days.

Some time was spent in the classroom but all groups were given extensive time outdoors and on the ground, walking out in the bush, or practicing at the shooting range. Topics covered included frogs, scorpions, birds, trees, animal tracking, skinning techniques, approaching animals on foot, measuring trophies for SCI, identification of skulls and a lesson on bones which included ageing elephants by their teeth.

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Danielle Kaschula Collects Two Medals in Canadian Rowing Champs

Congratulations to Danielle Kaschula (now U16) who won Gold in the U19 women’s 500m event in a time of 1 minute 37seconds in a field of 18 rowers predominantly from Canada and the USA. 

Danielle was four seconds faster than the Silver medalist from Canada. Danielle went on to achieve a Silver medal in the U19 women’s 2000m event in a time of 7 minutes and 19 seconds, out of a field of 21 rowers, again mostly from Canada and USA. 

Danielle is scheduled to row in the World Indoor Rowing Championships to be held virtually on the 26th and the 27th of February 2022.  Danielle still holds the U14 500m World Record from 2020.
 

Danielle Kaschula Collects Two Medals in Canadian Rowing

Congratulations to Danielle Kaschula (now U16) who won Gold in the U19 women’s 500m event in a time of 1 minute 37seconds in a field of 18 rowers predominantly from Canada and the USA.

Danielle was four seconds faster than the Silver medalist from Canada. Danielle went on to achieve a Silver medal in the U19 women’s 2000m event in a time of 7 minutes and 19 seconds, out of a field of 21 rowers, again mostly from Canada and USA.

Danielle is scheduled to row in the World Indoor Rowing Championships to be held virtually on the 26th and the 27th of February 2022.  Danielle still holds the U14 500m World Record from 2020.

Welcome to the Peterhouse Family D Block 2022!

We are so happy to have you and look forward to the adventure ahead.

Our orientation week was packed full of adventure and fun where they took time to explore the school and their parks! The weather held out most of the time, thank goodness, camping in the rain is not much fun! (Just ask the Vth formers)

Team building exercises drew pupils’ together, while practical skills like GPS/Navigation, First Aid, fire making, shelter construction, nutrition & hydration and back-pack fitting gave them confidence for all the trips ahead. This was great preparation for their hike to a private picnic site situated near Wenimbi Dam where they camped overnight before taking a different route back the next day.

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Vth Form Nyanga Trip – Pressing on during difficult conditions

The 2022 Inyanga Expedition for the Vth form pupils lived up to expectations, if your expectation was that it would take them out of their comfort zone and force them to discover that they are capable of much more than ever anticipated. A few hundred millimetres of rain tested the resolve of every one.

I am sure a few regretted not paying much attention during the preparation journeys in Form 1 -3 on how to erect a tent correctly and to keep your sleeping bag dry in a black plastic bag at all costs. There were experienced campers who managed to stay warm and dry at all times but I was most impressed with the plans for cooking some groups came up with. Twenty odd boys from Paget/ Founders in raincoats, in a circle, under one umbrella, over a small fire in Nyazengo Forest, being just one of them.

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The South African National Schools’ Debating Champs 2021

A number of Peterhouse pupils were selected to represent Zimbabwe for Debating at the end of 2021. Their first International tournament was the South African National Debate Championships which ran from 15 - 19 December 2021, where they excelled in all their matches.

The following pupils were placed in the Top Speaker Awards in the International category:

Juniors - Munesushe Mushosho and Shumirai Chigadza were awarded Silver Medals.

Seniors – Nigel Mushayavanhu and Ruvimbo Joy Chauruka were awarded Gold Medals.

Tadiwa Matara was awarded a Silver Medal.

Read more: The South African National Schools’ Debating Champs 2021

Four Peterhouse pupils awarded Bronze at DofE

Congratulations to Daniella Phiri, Brennan Watt, Tashinga Chikwanha and Dumisani Mhlope who have completed their Duke of Edinburgh’s International Bronze Award.

Bronze is the first level of the Award and can be started in C Block (Form 2). Bronze takes a minimum of 6 months to complete. There are three specific sections—Voluntary Service, Skills and Physical Recreation—where activities must be chosen from, plus an Adventurous Journey to complete.

Well done.

Learner Guides Pass Exams and Receive Placements

Congratulations to our Peterhouse Learner Hunter / Guides who wrote their exams in Bulawayo in September. Dedre Nieuwoudt, Robyn Tunney and Graeme Jackson passed the exam.

This year the girls will be employed to gain experience as learner guides in the Zambezi Valley at Rukuru Safari camp. Graeme will be joining the training program for learner hunter/guides at Fothergill, Lake Kariba.

We wish them every success as they continue their training and enter into the industry.

Update on Learner Guide Tom Holloway (Paget 2014)

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Peterhouse Girls D Block Explore Great Zimbabwe

At the end of the third term 2021, 70 D Block girls (Form 1) and 5 staff set off for the Lodge of the Ancient City and to explore the Great Zimbabwe Monument.

After a hot and tiring trip, which was, however, without incident, the refreshing swimming pool at the Lodge was greatly appreciated. The girls had fun exploring the lodge facilities after the long journey and settling into their chalets with their friends. Next morning, after a hearty breakfast, we left early for the Monument, divided into our classes, and spent time at the village.

Here the girls not only watched traditional dancing, but had the opportunity to participate and have fun in the dances. We explored the village and had a glimpse into what life would have been like during that era.

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Peterhouse Vth Form Biology & Geography Field Trip 2021

A group of 15 Vth Form pupils travelled to the RIFA Camp, Chirundu, at the end of last year for their senior educational trip. The Zambezi Valley had experienced rainfall ten days before we got there and all was looking green and lush – although it was still very hot with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.

Each day started with an early walk, either in the mopane woodland or on the floodplain. Mr de Kock did a brilliant dissection of an impala involving all pupils who also had the chance to make biltong, boerewors and prepare stew meat for our meals.

Geography practicals and worksheets were done and biology topics included a fish and impala dissection, microscope work and quadrats – all important topics which are in the syllabus. The top pupil was Ayla Greeff, followed by Lindsay Botha and the best practical input was Reece de Wet.

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Outstanding Cambridge IGCSE Results 2021

Congratulations to our Peterhouse Cambridge IGCSE exam candidates on their great results.

Peterhouse Girls passed with 90.8% while Peterhouse Boys passed with 88%.

This is a fantastic achievement, considering that they have spent much of the last two years working from home, on our Digi-School platform.

PETERHOUSE GIRLS
Academic Colours awarded to 13 girls:

Ella Pope - 9A*
Kunashe Mazike - 6A* 3A
Fadzai Zitsanza - 6A* 3A
Munesushe Mushosho - 6A* 2A 1B
Ropafadzo Maumbe - 4A* 4A 1C
Makanaka Dzvurumi - 5A* 2A 1B

Read more: Outstanding Cambridge IGCSE Results 2021

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