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Peterhouse Boys

From the Rector's Desk - 21st July 2020

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,


At the outset, I wish to apologise for a delay in communicating Peterhouse’s response to announcements regarding the deferment of the schools re-opening. This was on account of my own absence from school whilst visiting Gonarezhou.

Based on the information we currently have, schools will not be re-opening as scheduled (for examination classes) on Tuesday 28 July. Our plan was to run our ‘mock examinations’ in the period 28 July – 7 August; we will, as planned, continue with our intention to run the examination process. The exams will now be administered online. The mechanics of the online examination process will be sent to you by the Directors of Studies at Peterhouse Boys and Peterhouse Girls. You will receive from them information relating to:
• How the online examinations will be conducted.
• An online examination Code of Conduct (you will be required to acknowledge receipt of this document).
• An examination timetable. This remains unchanged from the one sent out at the end of last term.

Please note that out-of-country pupils will also write their examinations online and therefore will not be required to make use of an examination venue.

In addition, for D, C, B Blocks and Springvale House, online teaching will recommence, as planned, on Tuesday 28 July, with Day 1 of the three day cycle, preceded by the usual Tutorial Period at 0730.

These changes, while not ideal, are a necessary response to growing concerns around the increase in COVID 19 numbers in Zimbabwe.

With warm regards,

Jon Trafford