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Peterhouse Boys

Service Club Visits February 2018

Interact Club’s Visit to Ida Wekwako (Faith Tsuroh)

The Interact Club recently visited Ida Wekwako, a retirement home in Marondera. The conversations we had with the older citizens were deeper than ever. The old men and women of Ida Wekwako reminded us of the right things to do and stories of their own childhoods which were so different to ours.

While some people fear visiting the elderly, a visit like this one reminded us of what you can learn from a person who has gone through the many stages of life. Where else, other than an old age home, will you get to meet a man who was born on the 7th of a month he cannot remember in 1918 or a man, who can tell you all about his wife and three children, at the age of 99.

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Eisteddfod Schedule 2018

CANDIDATE NAME – SECTION - TIME - VENUE

Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Peterhouse Senior Mixed Choir – 11:25am - Gateway Senior School

Thursday, 8 March 2018
Marimbas - 11:50am - Prince Edward

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Springvale House Choir - 2:00pm - Twin Rivers

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Mururu Training for VIth Form Learner Guides 2018

Save Conservancy

Our senior Learner Guides and external pupils went on this excellent training course in the Save Conservancy at Chishakwe. There were seven lecturers who worked with the candidates for 5 days and evenings and 2 visiting speakers on lion ageing and wild dogs.

All aspects of the syllabus were covered with lectures on law, ethics, firearms, hospitality, taxonomy, geology and mechanics.

Practical’s included weapon handling and a practice shooting test, measuring trophies and skulls, hospitality, dissection and skinning of an impala, setting up a leopard bait, tracking, fish dissection, birding and approaches to animals.

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Gosho Park MTB Ride 2018

We had just under 100 people on bikes and the Peterhouse Equestrian centre joined us for a wonderful day in and around Gosho Park.

So lucky with a sunny day even though the tracks were wet and muddy – some rode the beautiful ’Green route’ around Gosho and those on longer rides got to see some of surrounding farming areas.

The kiddies race was all in sight of the Bushcamp – youngest two and a half – well done to the Mums and Dads who went with the kids – one had to be rescued when he ended up in the stream! and a couple of trees got in the way.

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Spur MTB League First Race 2018

The first race in the Zimbabwe Spur Schools Mountain Bike League was held on Sunday 25th February at Gosho Park, Peterhouse Girls School, in conjunction with the Gosho Park fund raising Community ride.

Spur Mountain bike league is a MTB race aimed at school aged kids, but more geared towards senior school. The race is in XCO format which means riding laps of about 5km through difficult terrain, thus is a test of skill as well as speed. The number of laps is increased for the older age groups. Well done to all the finishers for keeping on going to the very end!

The selected route was the Green route in Gosho Park which is 4.8 km long. Gosho is a stunning venue and very grateful thanks are extended to Penny Raynor and her volunteers for keeping the park so pristine and allowing us to use it.

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Triathlon ATU Troutbeck African Cup 2018

Following our event held at Troutbeck on Saturday 17th February congratulations go to the following juniors who have been selected and will be representing Triathlon Zimbabwe at the South African Triathlon Championships in Maselspoort on 18th March 2018.

U19 Girls – Jamie-Lee Soper (C)
U17 Boys – Marcel Paulser
U15 Boys – Keith Elliott, Mathew Palmer
U15 Girls – Erin Elliott
U13 Boys – George Ascott

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Eastern Highlands Recital 2018

Over the half term break, four pupils, Kudzaishe Rufasha, Sibusisiwe Maswaure, Chayce Ross and Julia Lagesse, along with former pupil, Sarah-Ann Soltau, travelled to the Eastern Highlands to give performances at La Rochelle Country House and White Horse Inn.

The five soloists performed pieces they are preparing for the upcoming National Eisteddfod and ABRSM instrumental examinations.

Both performances were sold out events, with each venue packed to capacity for the occasion.

The weekend was enjoyable for both the pupils and accompanying staff alike, with trips to Tony’s Coffee Shop and the Mutare Museum among others.

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Zimbabwe Senior National Swimming Champs 2018

Well done to the following pupils who competed in the Zimbabwe Senior National Swimming Champs:

REPRESENTING MASHONALAND COUNTRY DISTRICTS

Courtney Herring
- Captain
- Finals for 50, 100 and 200 freestyle; 50 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 200 IM
- Relay swims – bronze for MCD in 200 free and 400 free

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Mission Week 2018

The much awaited and anticipated annual Mission Week was held in the week leading up to half term at both Peterhouse Boys and Girls schools.

Once again the teams from Zambezi Holidays served us faithfully by leading worship, Chapel and taking a few selected classes during the course of the week. They also played games, led discussion groups and generally made themselves available to students to chat. This year we had rain on an almost biblical scale, so I really must thank the ministering teams for their efforts in the dorms, studies and on the very wet fields too.

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Malvern House Refurbishment February 2018

The much anticipated refurbishment of Malvern House has finally begun. Malvern House has been in desperate need of work for some time now and, at last, Malvern boys have something to look forward to.

At the end of last term boys were given the news that this term they would be residing in one of the other five main Houses for the duration of the Lent Term.

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Learner Guides to Imire 2018

Our Learner Guides spent a weekend at Imire Game Park (Rhino and Wildlife Conservation) getting details of animals and insects. A close look at the black rhino while feeding them in pens gave us details of their dentition, skin, footprints etc. while the white rhino and baby were observed from a vehicle.

In the evening we went frogging and caught four species which were identified and we also had a night drive to look for nocturnal animals.

Our early morning walk with the elephants was an amazing way to observe these magnificent pachyderms – their feet, dentition, feeding methods, social structure, intelligence etc led to plenty of discussion. 

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