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Peterhouse Boys

Tinokura (D Block - Form 1)

Assistant Housemaster  -  tba 
Head of House  -  Addmore Mawere
Tinokura Prefects - Douglas Cox (F), Dylan Munikwa (E), Chayce Ross (P)

Tinokura, Shona for ‘we are growing up’, was first established with the idea of giving first year pupils, D Block, a somewhat relaxed yet comprehensive outlook to secondary school.

It was opened in 1988 with Mr Allen French as Housemaster.  
It enables the D Block boys to integrate into the "Peterhouse System" whilst among their year group.  Tinokura, in its simplest form, provides an environment in which boys can grow in structure and form the bonds of friendship that will last them throughout secondary school and beyond.

In Tinokura, the boys are put into the six different Houses that they will precede to in the following year.  The Houses are headed by six Vth Form Monitors whose main role is to provide assistance and a helping hand to the boys.  They ensure that a high level of behaviour and tidiness is kept amongst the boys.  These Monitors change every half term and are replaced by different Vth Formers.  The Monitors report to the selected Vth Form Head of Tinokura who remains in the House throughout the year.

The Head of the House oversees the general day to day running of the House so that it is consistent and coordinated.  The senior boys are led by a Housemaster and an Assistant Housemaster of the House.


Chris Davison has been Housemaster of Tinokura since January 2016.

Previously Chris was the Housemaster of Snell from January 2012 through to December 2015.

Chris worked at Peterhouse in 2001 and as an in-House Tutor in Tinokura. From 2002 - 2004 Chris taught at Falcon College.

From 2004 - 2010 Chris took some time away from teaching, venturing into the dairy farming industry and rhino conservation with his wife Candy. In 2010 Chris was appointed the Sports Director at Petra High for just over a year before returning to Peterhouse.

During Chris’s stint in Matabeleland he coached various Zimbabwe Hockey Teams as well as being the assistant coach to the National Mens' Team in the Africa Olympic Qualifiers which was held at the Khumalo Hockey Stadium in Bulawayo in 2011. Chris has been on various hockey coaching clinics and tours around the world.

Chris was the Acting Head of the Physical Education Department, teaches geography and coaches the 1st Team Waterpolo and 1st Team Hockey. Chris is also a keen adventurist and enjoys mountain biking.

Chris and Candy have 3 children. Erin, aged 10 and Sean aged 8 who are at Springvale House and Conner, aged 4 who attends the Peterhouse Nursery School. They also have two “well loved and rounded” jack russells, Harvey and Patch.