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From the Rector's Desk - 6th July 2020

Monday 6 July 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RE: FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK

Following from my letter of Friday 3 July, I am aware that a number of parents have expressed concerns surrounding the mechanics of the re-opening of the school on 27 July.

In the interests of clarity, I have asked Housemasters and Housemistresses to contact parents with details of their availability during the holiday (3 – 27 July). Should you require any further information on our ‘return plans’ please will you contact your Housemaster/mistress when they are available? I will be back in the office from 21 July and will be available to field calls between 07h30-09h00 from 21 – 23 July.

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From the Rector's Desk - 3rd July 2020

Friday 3 July 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RE: FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK

IMPORTANT NOTICE

For a second time this year, the end of term has come about quite abruptly. While I have no doubt that there will be celebrations in many households across Southern Africa with the start of an ‘early’ holiday, there is also the reality that the second half of the academic year will be long and demanding. While I appreciate that the dates below have been circulated previously, given their importance, I am repeating them.

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From the Rector's Desk - 26th June 2020

Thursday 25 June

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RE: FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Subsequent to our half-term break, events with respect to term dates for the rest of 2020 have unfolded quickly. It is now common knowledge that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education have announced a return to school, on 28 July, for those pupils writing public examinations in November 2020.

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Virtual Choir Singing 'Psallite Hodie' 2020

Please follow the link to You Tube to watch our Peterhouse Boys Virtual Choir.

Click here.

Statement on Discrimination 2020

As communities around the world grapple with the complexities of an emerging new order, we have, in recent weeks, been reminded of the stark reality of an older order, one in which prejudice and injustice exist. Our world was turned upside down by the outbreak of Covid 19, and many of our realities have been challenged; none more so than by recent events in the United States and the death of George Floyd.

The beauty of challenge is that it promotes introspection, and hopefully positive change. This is certainly the case at Peterhouse. As a Group of Schools we recognise the significance of this time, and of the many injustices that are playing out in communities and society.

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Emotional Well-being During Trying Times 2020

An interview with Maggie Norton.

Covid 19 has dramatically impacted the way that we live our lives. With lockdowns, quarantine, social distancing and seemingly unending online interactions, families find themselves experiencing stress and anxiety, as they struggle to adjust to the new normal. In this interview, Maggie Norton gives us valuable insights on not only how to cope, but also how to achieve and maintain emotional and mental wellbeing during these trying times.

From the Rector's Desk - 11th June 2020

Thursday 11 June 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RE: FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK

A date has been set and schools are to ‘re-open’ on Tuesday 28 July. In our case representation, through ATS, will be made to facilitate a possible adjustment of term dates to accommodate the fact that we have been teaching online since the beginning of May. Obviously, as I write this, I am not in a position to provide any detail of what any revised term dates might look like. Hopefully, we will be provided with an opportunity to negotiate some flexibility around an August school holiday.

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World Environment Day 2020 – Biodiversity

We are celebrating World Environment Day today, even our staff are wearing green!

Please follow the links below to some interesting videos we have posted on YouTube. They can also be accessed via our Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Biodiversity at the Peterhouse Group of Schools
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9CtVuNbCvE 

Gosho Park Environmental Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-yE9sPFQso 

Springvale House Choir – Heal the World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APn7gopQhBg 

From the Rector's Desk - 4th June 2020

Thursday 4 June 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RE: FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK

It has been a relatively uneventful week at Peterhouse. Nonetheless, during the course of the week I have been impressed by the level of activity within the staff as they share new ideas and techniques in support of their online teaching techniques. The growth in online tools for teaching and learning is exponential and it would appear that this is one “industry” that has thrived through the lockdown period.

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Message from Petrean Chairman - Mr Brynn Mullen 2020

To the pupils of the Peterhouse Group of Schools, I can only imagine what you are all going through at this time in your life during the dreaded Covid-19. It’s keeping you away from your friends, your teachers, your passions at school whether it be academics, sports or cultural activities but more importantly it’s keeping you away from your second home. Only the students can identify how this feels, the rest of us can only imagine. I can tell you though, that as a Petrean we miss the weekends of being able to come and support the schools on various sports and activities and it was only this last weekend I was with a group of Petreans’ and we all got together and did the school war cry. Not once, but twice. The feeling of doing the war cry left us with the same feeling we felt when we were at school, some nearly in tears, hearts pounding with pride. The chatter amongst us was that we couldn’t wait to get back to the schools to support you all in 2020.

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Academic Q&A Session 2020

Follow the link below to watch the Academic Question and Answer session with Directors' of Studies, Mr Andy Griggs and Mrs Michelle Scott-Elliot.

Click here.

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