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D Block Basecamp 2019

‘A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are built for.”

— John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic

Indeed, you can get to see how strong, creative, resilient, humorous and gutsy boys really are when they are outside – doing what young boys can do best – making rafts, making fires, shooting targets with pellet guns, abseiling off rock faces and scrambling up kopjes to observe the views below.

Even the boys surprised themselves on this Basecamp and were ‘better ships that they ever imagined’ – some enjoyed camping for the first time, walked further than they thought they could, cooked their own supper on an open fire, ate no tuck for a few days (and survived), learnt knots and how to make shelters!

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Cana Swimming Championships Team - Namibia 2019

Well done to our pupils who are representing Zimbabwe - Amy Kluckow, Amy Doorman, Courtney Brown and Paul Retzlaff, along with Brandon Rouse who is representing Botswana at the CANA Swimming Championships in Windhoek, Namibia. The team left Harare on Friday.

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The Zimbabwe team will today leave for the African Swimming Championships Zone IV Swimming and Open Water Swimming Championships in Windhoek, Namibia.

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Peterhouse MUN Conference 2019

The first Peterhouse Model United Nations (MUN) conference was held on 9 February 2019. 78 delegates attended from the MUN clubs of Arundel, St Georges, The French School and Harare International School. The theme of the conference was ‘Are we really at peace’.

The event was productive as well as fun. The Secretary General, Rufaro Hoto, in his address spoke about legacy and how the conference adds onto the legacy that he and his team have been working on. The guest speaker, Ms. Tsitsi Mutasa spoke of the importance of being humble and not feeling entitled because of your position. She spoke of the importance of defining who you are and the role you should play in society.

Peterhouse delegates did very well and were recognised as follows;

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Interhouse Cross Country 2019

Well done to all our boys who participated in the Interhouse Cross Country event this year.

1st Malvern
2nd Snell
3rd Paget
4th Founders
5th Grinham
6th Ellis

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Learner Guides Imire Field Trip 2019

Our Fifth Form Learner Guides pupils went to Imire Game Park over the weekend – this was their first field trip so they had plenty to learn. Being close up to elephants and rhinos gave an opportunity for close observation both of physical features and of animal behaviour. Lessons and practical’s included tracking, details of approaches to game, shot placement, insect collections and bird identification.

The night drive always adds interest – my last visit to Imire we saw an aardvaak but he was nowhere to be found this time.

We were invited to observe a tracker dog at work following tracks left by a ‘poacher’ – an amazing animal which will be a great benefit to Imire once it is fully trained.

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Waterpolo Friendly Matches 2019

We held some ‘friendly’ Waterpolo matches at Peterhouse Boys and much fun was had as our age groups challenged each other in the pool.

U14 Boys vs U14 Girls 10 - 3
U15 Boys vs U16 Girls 12 - 7
U16 Boys vs U17 Boys 6 - 8
U14 Boys vs U15 Girls 7 - 3
SNR Girls vs U16 Boys 2 - 8
U14 Girls vs U15 Girls 1 - 7

5 min Chukkas, 1 min between chukkas

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D Block Social 2019

On the first weekend of term we held the D Block Social event which allows our new girls and boys a chance to meet and get to know each other.

This year the event was held at Peterhouse Girls and it turned out to be a lovely day.

A variety of ice-breakers and team-building exercises are incorporated into the social to help our new pupils make new friends especially with those on the ‘other estate’.

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Interact Induction Speech by Zivai Sinemani (Head of School) 2019

“It is our job to be good Rotarians, and one who lives up to the principles will be a good neighbour, a kind friend, a loving spouse , a companionable parent, and an asset to the community in which he or she lives” – Paul Harris, Founder of the Rotary Club.

A pleasant Afternoon to the Rector and Mrs Blackett; Rotarians, Mr and Mrs Griggs; The Head of Extracurricular Activities, Mrs. Shoesmith.

The word Interact stands for international action. The international objectives are to develop leadership skills and personal integrity, to demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others, to understand the value of individual responsibility and hard work and to advance international understanding and goodwill. The Rotary Club being the Mother of Interact has similar principles. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world. It started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of its members. Since then the organization has expanded, reaching just over 100 nations. Over the years the club has achieved remarkable things including fighting against polio in 1979 with a project to vaccinate 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, polio remains endemic in only three countries — down from 125 in 1988. This just goes to show how privileged we are to be a part of something bigger than ourselves that has helped the lives of millions of people across the globe.

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Cambridge Public Examination Results for 2018

A level:
Our A level results were pleasing particularly at the top end:
i. The overall pass rate was 99.7%.
ii. 38.7% of all papers were graded A* to B, the second highest on record
iii. The average UCAS point score was 243, which is the equivalent of CCC.
iv. 13 pupils achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or better; our star performers were Susan Li
(A*A*A*), Rindai Machokoto (A*AA), Michelle Mwenje (A*A*A*A), Shumirai Njaravaza
(A*A*A), Deeyana Patel (A*AA), Kenneth Raynor (A*AA), Chayce Ross (A*A*A*)
v. A further 9 pupils achieved the equivalent of 2 A grades across their 3 subjects

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A Level Art in 2018

Each year we look forward to paging through the AS and A Level Art Portfolio submissions to Cambridge and we must say that not only are they artistically impressive, but also in the sheer amount of work that goes into each.

Our pupils spend a year exploring their subject of choice and finding way of converting images, experiences, feelings and emotions on to paper and in to sketch pads.

Many pupils use themselves as a frame of reference or rope in friends and relatives to study, often in detail.

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