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Peterhouse Boys

Chayce Ross Receives Full Scholarship for 2019

Congratulations to Chayce Ross who has received a full scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia in Canada – the top University in Canada. Chayce will be studying a Bachelor of Applied Science with a concentration in Engineering Physics and will start in the Fall 2019 Term.

Chayce left Peterhouse after completing his CIE A Level Examinations at the end of 2018, he received three (3) A-stars (A*s) each for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Thanks must also go to the Peterhouse Careers Department for nominating Chayce through their new Full Scholarships Initiative. This scholarship includes full tuition, on-campus housing, meal plan, health & dental insurance, all books, annual roundtrip airfare to Canada, a once off allowance for starting up and a monthly personal expenses allowance.

Eisteddfod Highlights Concert 2019

The Eisteddfod 2019 recorded some outstanding results for Peterhouse musicians. There was a lot of positive feedback and encouragement towards the performances from Mr. Paul Colman, a London based professional musician who adjudicated this year. Our Senior Mixed choir got Honours and a Cup for their outstanding performance, Keara Shumba got Honours for her vocal solo and went on to compete in the NIAA vocal challenge from which she got a commendation. The senior girls’ choir was asked to perform in the NIAA highlights concert – a great achievement as only the best are asked to perform. 

The Peterhouse Eisteddfod Highlights Concert was held last week and was enjoyed by all those present.

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Kavinga Field Trip 2019

Our Learner Guides recently spent five nights at Kavinga Safari Lodge situated in the Mana Pools National Park near the bank of the Ruckomechi river. Although it is early season, there is a great biodiversity in the area and we had amazing birding with particularly good sightings of raptors which pupils learned to identify – our bird list came to over 100.

We spent time catching specimens in the river bed and pans and had some interesting new discoveries – everyone with reference books out and identifying invertebrates.

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Kushinga Regatta 2019

Well done to our Rowers on their achievements this weekend. We had a great day down at Kushinga Dam with some lovely autumn weather.

Many thanks too, to our parents for their continued support in so many ways.

Our results were as follows:

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Triathlon Junior African Cup 2019

Over the weekend of 23rd March, Triathlon Zimbabwe sent a small team to Durban, to take part in the King Price S.A. Triathlon Championships and Junior African Cup, on Saturday March 23rd. Two girls and three boys in the team were representatives of Peterhouse.

The sea swim was extremely rough, with strong currents, which was a new and unwelcome experience for our athletes! However, not one of them gave up, although many from other parts of S.A. did in fact resign. After the race, some athletes were selected to attend a training camp over 4 days, which helped them to identify weaknesses and improve on strengths. Altogether it was a valuable learning experience for the participants.

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Extreme Reading 2019

Peterhouse Book Day 2019 was held on the 23rd of March. We decided to change it up this year by introducing an Extreme Reading Challenge, where members of staff would encourage their students to read in unorthodox places.

The day was a resounding success as a great number of students and teachers decided to take on the challenge to see who could be the most adventurous. The real winner on the day was the fact that we managed to reignite the spirit of reading amongst our learners.

A huge thank you to all those who took part and contributed to its success.

Mr Rich Hanly

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Peterhouse Wins 14 out of 14 at Sevens Tournament 2019

A fantastic victory for Peterhouse as boys won 14 out of 14 games across all age group at the Sevens Tournament this last weekend.

Played 14 Won 14
U14A vs BMC Won 27 – 5
U14A vs Hellenic Won 20 – 7
U14A vs St John’s Won 24 – 12
U15A vs BMC Won 24 – 7
U15A vs Hellenic Won 38 – 5

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