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Peterhouse Boys

Gavel Club Visit to Girls College 2019

Gavel Club Report (Tinashe Timba)
Five Gavel members attended a dinner at Girls College. Falcon and Petra were also in attendance.

The theme for the night was Hollywood. Each table was decorated appropriately with prominent figures. Ice breakers included short impersonations of American celebrities. Angus Fergusson was recognised for his excellent Michael Jackson dance moves.  Debate was mainly focused on the influence Hollywood has had on our lives and decisions we make because of these influences. The majority agreed that most teenagers have lost their sense of self direction due to powerful influence of such celebrities.

The night ended with a photo shoot in our sunglasses – embracing the glamorous lives of these Hollywood celebrities.

Sound and Lights Workshop 2019

Two of our B Block pupils - Tanatswa Matonda (PHG), Cody Tinker (PHB) and Mrs Mtakwa attended a sound and lights workshop in Harare. This was a Global Leadership Summit initiative and we were coached by expert in the industry Mr Andrew Greef who has 40 years’ experience under his belt, and was a sound engineer for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Much was learnt and our hope is that we are able to 1). Get better equipment tailored to our needs in the Drama Department, and 2). Train pupils in the stage and tech side of drama and empower them with skills that they will in turn pass down to future stage techies – very useful skills to add to one’s CV.

Golf Match Play at Chapman 2019

In a four Schools' Match Play Competition played at Chapman Peterhouse Boys lost to Heritage 3,5 to 2,5 and drew 3 all against St John's in a tense second round which ended after 18 holes just after 6pm in failing light.

Special mention goes to George Ascott and Izwirashe Karombo whose scores earned us the draw.

Peterhouse golfer of the 36 hole competition was Evan Li who won both his matches against tricky opponents.

Peterhouse Wins AMG 7s Festival 2019

The 15th Annual Peterhouse AMG 7’s was held on the 29th June 2019 in glorious Marondera Sunshine unlike 2018 in the drizzle and overcast cold weather.

The participating schools were Peterhouse Boys with two teams, along with Wise Owl who participated for the first time and did themselves proud being most competitive, Prince Edward, St Johns , St Georges, Hellenic and Lomagundi, each with four rugby, two soccer and two hockey teams making up the eight schools participating , amounting to over 850 players coaches and staff.

Peterhouse retained the trophy comfortably by a margin of 41 Points for the 8th time out of the 15 years.

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Marondera Mountain Bike Race 2019

The Marondera mountain bike race was held in Gosho Park starting and finishing at our newly refurbished Hikers Hut. It was a perfect day with bright sunshine and warmed up nicely by mid-morning.

The Spur schools race had competitors from Peterhouse, Falcon and Lomagundi College and riders did several laps of the green route depending on their age.

More advanced riders had the choice of a 20km or a more challenging 40km ride around Gosho Park and the neighbouring farming areas – a very scenic route enjoyed by all. There were a couple of tumbles but everyone survived! We also had support from the equestrian centre and they all had a very enjoyable ride.

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Gold and Silver at the Triathlon ATU Champs 2019

George Ascott (PHB) competed in the ATU African Championships in Mauritius and did extremely well. George came out the open water swim mid-pack and rode himself into contention. After a tactical 34 min of racing George outran all the opposition to take the Gold Medal. Well done George for a splendid performance.

Andie Kuipers (PHG) received a Silver medal in the Mixed Team Relay event and attained a finishing time within 15% of event winner’s time in the individual Junior Woman’s event.
Andie has qualified for the World Triathlon Championships in August and has been re-awarded Junior National Colours from Triathlon Zimbabwe.

Interschools Improvisation Games 2019

Peterhouse Boys and Peterhouse Girls took place in their very first Inter schools’ Improvisation Games held at Chisipite. Out of six teams, Peterhouse Boys (Shaune Uriri, Brian Mamelodi, Kenan Callaghan, Charles Moscrop, Kavwanga Lintini and Tristan Fraser-Bell) came second in the games with Charles Moscrop scooping the title of ‘Best Improviser’.

All in all it was a night of fun, hilarity and very creative improvisation. Well done to all the participants.

Mrs Chipo Mtakwa
i/c Drama

Interschools MTB at Falcon 2019

Falcon College hosted the first of the season’s Inter schools’ Mountain Bike races. Twisting through dry thorny scrub, a rocky and very sandy track took the riders through the game park behind Falcon College, in Quiet Waters.

We set off at just 5 degrees Celsius at 06.00

U16 Boys:
First – Keith Elliot
Second – Garikayi Madzamba

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Zimbabwe Squash Selection 2019

Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected to represent Zimbabwe in South Africa at the South Africa Inter-Provincial Squash Tournament to be held from the 14th to 19th of June.

Under 19B Boys
Tristan Barron and Timothy Elton

U14 Boys
Rukudzo Midzi

U13 Boys
Nick Anderson

Jon Trafford, Rector Peterhouse Group of Schools 2020

We are pleased to announce that Mr Jon Trafford has been appointed as Rector of the Peterhouse Group of Schools commencing January 2020.

Jon Trafford will be well known to many Petreans and parents. He started his teaching career at Peterhouse in 1985 and left in 1991 as a much respected member of staff and housemaster. He joined the staff of the International School of South Africa, Mafikeng and was a housemaster there. In 1996 Jon moved to Michaelhouse as a teacher/housemaster before moving to assume the role of founding Head at Chesterhouse in Durbanville in the Western Cape.

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Mr Tongayi Songore

Dear Governors, Committee Members, Staff and Parents of Peterhouse,

It is my very sad duty to let you know that Mr Tongayi Songore died suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday evening. The cause of his death has not yet been established but I can tell you that he was rushed to Borrowdale Hospital yesterday morning. He was 55.
Tongayi was one of our longest serving members of Common Room. He joined Peterhouse in January 1990 having been appointed by Alan Megahey. This term, Trinity 2019, was thus his 86th in post.

Tongayi served the school with distinction – he will be best remembered as a committed house tutor, the Assistant Housemaster of Snell, a junior hockey coach, a first class History teacher at all ages up to A level, but above all else, perhaps, as a passionate basketball coach – his enthusiasm for the sport, which he led for many years, was unparalleled and unrelenting.

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