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Peterhouse Boys

Interact Visit to Kukura Neshungu June 2018

When we set off from school, most of us were worried that this would be an uncomfortable visit where our ability to socialise with the physically and mentally disadvantaged members of the Marondera community would be found wanting.

The visit to Kukura Neshungu was a touching one; we were welcomed by the students who were very happy to see us. We learned about the individuals who learn at Kukura Neshungu and their different "disabilities" and what they are taught at their school. This was what touched most hearts I think. Shaking the hand of a girl who can't make out a greeting back but smiles at you and pulls you in for a hug was a significant life experience.

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World Environment Day 2018

Peterhouse Boys and Peterhouse Girls celebrated World Environment Day by wearing something green – there were some very imaginative costumes!

The whole school had a lesson on the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution” in their classrooms with discussion to follow. Some good ideas on how to reduce our plastic pollution at the school have come up and we will be working on reducing the use of single use plastic in the school.

In the busy world we live in, we need to take time to consider how we can care for our environment.

Our Springvale pupils will be celebrating on Headmasters day with a day in Gosho Park and have a similar presentation during assembly.

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Interschool Spur Mountain Bike Event at Peterhouse 2018

A beautiful track was cut through the miombi woodland of Calderwood Park and early on Sunday morning, nearly 40 riders turned up at Dombo Dam to race each other on it. We had competitors from Falcon, St Johns, Lomagundi, Peterhouse Girls and Peterhouse Boys.
          The following boys won places in their age groups (certificates): 
          U15 boys – first: Keith Elliot, second : Garikai Madzamba
          U16 boys – first: Nicholas Dobdropolous, second: James Weller
          U19 boys – second: Cullen Shoesmith

Falcon Weekend 2018

We had a fantastic weekend of sport against Falcon College – this must have been one of the warmest days we’ve experienced during a winter Falcon Fixture. Well done to all the players on making the day a great success. Results as follows:

vs FALCON 1st and 2nd June 2018
Played 9 Won 5 Drew 3 Lost 1

U14B Drew 0 – 0
U14A Won 2 – 1
U15B Drew 2 – 2

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Parents' Forum - The Alpha Programme - Thursday 14 June 2018

Dear Parents, Guardians and Prospective Parents,

Re: Parents’ Forum CABS Auditorium, Northridge Park, Harare - Thursday 14 June - 17.30

I write to invite you to this term’s Parents’ Forum meeting at which I will be launching the Peterhouse Group’s new ALPHA programme (an holistic approach to academic support for pupils); I will also be briefing parents on our latest developments concerning curriculum support – we are in the process of building/developing brand new Curriculum Support departments at Springvale House, Peterhouse Girls and Peterhouse Boys at a cost of $150k and the provision of Curriculum Support teaching is also being enhanced.

I will be accompanied by:

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Malvern House Refurbishment June 2018

At the start of term our Malvern boys returned to their newly refurbished house and, by all accounts, they are delighted with their accommodation.

The project was completed in two phases, starting with the total renovation of the ablution block, and followed by the full refurbishment of the house.

Much has been done to make the space as comfortable as possible for the boys including separate common rooms for the juniors and the seniors. The house is also more spacious as the old Malvern Common Room has now been converted into a sleeping/living space.

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Cambridge Outstanding Learners Awards 2018

Each year Cambridge Assessment International Examinations presents awards to pupils who in the previous year achieved high marks in the IGCSE, AS and A2 examinations. The pupils, their parents and their subject teacher attend the Awards Ceremony at Meikles Hotel.  
Recently, a number of Peterhouse pupils received awards for their achievements in last November’s exam series.

Angus Fergusson (PHB) came Top in Country for IGCSE Design and technology
Praise Jaravani (PHB) came Top in Country for IGCSE Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Shumirai Njaravaza (PHG) came Top in Country for AS level Accounting
Munyaradzi Marazanye (PHB) came Top in Country for A level Physics
Natalie Moores (PHG) will receive an award for High Achievement for IGCSE Mathematics and Physical Education