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Peterhouse Boys

Learner Guides Trip to Chewore 2017

1st to 6th December 2017

Twelve boys had the privilege of a camp in the Chewore South /Dande hunting area staying at Pedza camp with Charlton Mc Cullum safaris. The bush was very thick and the hunting boys walked miles looking for suitable impala but were not successful.

Two afternoons were spent on the range - firearm safety and target practice - not only static targets but also a moving bottle - all good practical work.

Bushcraft included string making, fire making, tracking and finding water in dry river beds. At night around camp we caught scorpions and frogs and identified them. The birds were prolific particularly in a fig tree in camp which was fruiting.

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Group Newsletter 24 - Michaelmas 2017

Our Group of Schools Newsletter contains 'snippets' of news from this term.

For more information please scan please through our websites.

Please note our Petrean Events Calendar on the back page. 

Marondera Schools Carol Concert 2017

The Marondera Schools Carol Concert was a lovely evening of music and Christmas celebrations conducted on a balmy summer Marondera evening.

The Peterhouse Chapel was overflowing with visitors from the local community as we as further afield. Well done to all the pupils who sang so beautifully, and to the schools themselves for rehearsing and participating in this event.

A huge thank you must go to Mr Billy St John and the Peterhouse Group Music Department for such a spectacular and fitting event to end off the year.

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Nursery School Nativity Play 2017

The Peterhouse Nursery School held a Nativity Play, ‘Silent Mice’, at the Peterhouse Music Centre this week.

For many of the children it was their first time performing in front of an audience and they all did so well. There were many waves and hugs for mom or dad as they entered the room, but this did not distract them from their lines.

A colourful Christmas party was held at the Nursery School to celebrate the year and the children received a surprise visit from Father Christmas who arrived on a tractor, throwing sweets out of his bag of goodies.

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Swimming Senior Mash Champs 2017

The weekends of the 24th November and 1 December saw 9 Peterhouse swimmers compete at the Senior Mashonaland Swimming Championships in Harare. Courtney Herring, Amy Doorman, Amy Kluckow, Shalom Ranganai (from Peterhouse Girls), Kenan Callaghan, Brandon Rouse, Paul Retzlaff and Kyle Saywood (from Peterhouse Boys) were part of the Dorados Team and Courtney Brown competed for Spartans.

All swimmers gave some great performances, registering some good personal bests and also qualifying times for several competitions due to be held in March and April 2018. They also won several medals as detailed below:

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National Christmas Box Challenge 2017

Managed by the Peterhouse Interact Club and staff of Springvale house, in partnership with Miracle Missions, Spar, Hunyani Packaging, Rank Stationers and Vimba.

Many thanks to the Heads, to Parents and of course the children of The Peterhouse Group of Schools for their support in putting together boxes of joy for the children of St Francis.

To refresh your memories, this annual countrywide project is aimed at helping as many vulnerable school going children as possible to start the 2018 New Year with the necessary educational stationery, equipment and hygiene items needed for approximately one term’s worth of school work.

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St Francis School ECD Centre Opening 2017

Opening of Early Childhood Development (ECD) at St Francis School 2017

Wednesday 29 November was a ‘red letter’ day at St Francis Primary School – its new ECD was opened. The new ECD was financed by the Peterhouse UK Appeal Fund and the Peterhouse Interact Club and cost in the region of $26k.

Peterhouse is the responsible authority for St Francis School and routinely supports new projects (most recently an ablution block and a new facility for the breeding of rabbits and layers).

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NASP Final Interschools Tournament 2017

"National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Chisipite Tournament 2017

The final Inter-schools of the year is fiercely contested by Zims top NASP schools to determine the years top teams and individuals.

Rain threatened to shorten the day, but we pushed through and completed the matches, as well as the much anticipated prize giving and awards ceremony that followed.

The parents friendly was won again by Charles Ramphal, with Rich Tennant conceding second place.

Congratulations to the teams and individuals who did well in today's matches, and especially the archers who won medals and trophies based on the years performances.

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A Block at Far n Wide 2017

While a great many of Zimbabwe’s post IGCSE pupils head out to party, the Peterhouse pupils embark on the Far and Wide experience in the Nyanga Mountains. For some the FOMO of not being on O Break still batters their attitude! But, for the vast majority these days, the F&W experience has become a healthy part of tradition at Peterhouse, and is one they look forward to for many reasons: building relationships has come to be the cornerstone of the trip, but many pupils learn a lot about the strengths of diversity in groups, particularly how the opposite sex’s strengths usually counter their own gender’s weakness! All pupils grow in self-awareness; develop resilience, responsibility and resourcefulness. Everyone leaves with a sense of pride in some aspect of their accomplishment.

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World Scholars Cup USA 2017

The tournament was held at Yale University, USA, from the 9th- 14th of November 2017 under the theme of An Unlikely World. The Peterhouse team participated against 1200 students from 50 countries in the junior division. The following concepts where promoted

a) learning outside the classroom
b) use of social media
c) breaking boundaries
d) cultural integration and toleration.
e) The use of social media as an educational tool.

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