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Peterhouse Boys

Newsletter FFW



Thursday 10 August 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I write to you at the end of another remarkably successful and busy term, which culminated last weekend with our home rugby/football fixtures against St George’s and the final performance of this term’s musical extravaganza Sister Act; if you missed Sister Act do see the show at Reps Theatre, Harare (it is playing on Thursday 10, Friday 11 and Saturday 12 starting at 19.00) – it is a wonderful production which you will thoroughly enjoy. Tickets are available from: The Spotlight cnr. Maasdorp Ave. /2nd St. Extension, Belgravia Shopping Centre, Harare. Phone: 04 - 308159.

This has been a fine season of sport; our boys have played with determination and pride and have, above all, played with a great sense of sportsmanship, for which I commend them. We have, in all sports, won a high proportion of our fixtures and in particular, notwithstanding a modest season for our 1st XV, our success on the rugby fields has been outstanding.

This has also been an important term for our pupils approaching their public exams; mocks may now seem a long time behind us but much of the term has been focused on getting our pupils ready for the IGCSE, AS and A level exams which lie ahead. It is very important that the holiday period is used for a consolidated and determined period of revision for all pupils in A Block and above. Your sons should all be familiar with our revision website, to be found on Every subject folder on the site contains a generic revision guide, containing information on how to design a revision timetable, study methods, learning styles and other useful tips to help make the best use of the revision period. As a general rule of thumb I would suggest that 4 hours/day of revision broken into one hour sessions with a break of 10/15 minutes is about right.

Thank you for your continued support of Peterhouse. I wish you and your sons a very pleasant break.

Yours faithfully,

Howard Blackett MA (Oxon)


Dear Parents and Guardians,

By now you will have received your child’s fee statement, which reflects the balance outstanding as at the end of the Trinity Term, as well as the Fee Note for the Michaelmas Term. If you have any queries regarding the charges on your statement, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can refer them to the relevant staff member or department before school closes.

If you have made any payments which are not reflecting on your statement, please email us with a copy of your proof of payment so that we can identify it in our Unclaimed Deposits and rectify our records accordingly.

Unfortunately, with the recent challenges being experiences in the banking sectors, many internal bank transfers and mobile banking payments are not reflecting references or information when they appear on our statements, so please always send us a copy of your payment as soon as it has been made, so as to avoid any inconvenience at the beginning of term.

The Accounts Department will be closed from 1pm Friday 11th August to 8am Monday 21st August. We are no longer sending a representative to Cabs during the last week of the holidays, so please can you ensure that you email your proof of payments to the Accounts Department in good time, so that we can issue your Fee Clearance Letter.

We will only begin to email out Fee Clearance Letters on Tuesday 5th September, to those who have cleared their account in full.

May we remind you to check that the contact information at the bottom of your fee statement is correct, and if not, please email us with any changes you need us to make.

I would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday with your children and look forward to having them back with us on Monday 11th September.

Kind regards,

Mark Whitaker


1.1 Congratulations to the following boys who qualified for Commendations in the Term Mark Order:

F/VI Kudzo Chiwara F/C Barry Gono
G/VI Velile Malaba F/C Charles Moscrop
P/VI Munyaradzi Marazanye G/C Mufwa Zimba
F/V Kenneth Raynor P/C Hritik Kala
P/V Chayce Ross P/C Tadiwanashe Ndiraya
E/A Praise Jaravani E/D Connor Burdett
G/A Zivai Sinemani E/D James Gau
M/A Kudakwashe Mapesa E/D Dylan Grant
P/A Cecil Dondo F/D Farai Kachuta
P/A Angus Fergusson F/D Nigel Mushayavanhu
P/A Gareth Ncube F/D Tinotenda Ziko
P/A Michael Zartmann G/D Takudzwa Dzingai
G/B Nigel Chiwara G/D Dominic Nhema
G/B Thabani Manjengwa G/D Tinotenda Sinamane
M/B Kudzaishe Nyengerai M/D Scott Price
P/B Tapiwa Muranda P/D Tavonga Makororo
S/B Simbarashe Govore P/D Ngonidzashe Musowe
E/C David Mortleman P/D Anotida Nhondova

1.2 Holiday work
This has been set for all boys in A Block, V Form and VI form. Please help us by ensuring that your son has sufficient time to do the work thoroughly, and also a suitable place to work in. In addition to the work set, please encourage them to revise thoroughly to ensure that they will realise their full potential in the forthcoming examinations.

1.3 Subject Choices
Pupils currently in C block and A Block are making choices for the subjects that they will be studying for the next two years. Please return the completed Subject Choice Letters to the Director of Studies, on on or before the first day of next term.

1.4 Revision Website
Your sons should all be familiar with our revision website, to be found on . Every subject folder on the site contains a generic Revision Guide, containing information on designing a revision timetable, study methods, learning styles and other useful tips to help your sons to make the best use of their revision time.

1.5 International Mathematics Competition in India
Kyle Saywood, Travis Arnold, Nigel Mushayavanhu, Cory Versfeld, Cullen Shoesmith and Dylan Grant recently attended the International Maths competition in India together with Mr Kasawaya.

Our boys were competed with pupils from 28 countries including Singapore, Taiwan, Hong-Kong, South Korea and Thailand. The maths was challenging but the team had a lot of fun. The Zimbabwean team was awarded a prize for the promotion of culture.


2.1 Calendar Dates

Michaelmas Term 2017
Begins Monday 11 September
1st Fixture Free Friday 29 - Monday 2 October
Half-Term Thursday 19 - Tuesday 24 October
3rd Fixture Free Friday 10 - Monday 13 November
Ends Thursday 7 December

2.2 Festival of Music Food and Wine – Saturday 16 September

PHG30 Festival of Music Food & Wine

As you know we have the PHG30 Festival of Music Food & Wine coming up on the 1st weekend of next term (Saturday 16th September).

If you would like to Pre-Book and pay for your tickets through your School Fee account, please reply to this email NOW and let me know how many tickets you would like.

BOOKING FORM – The ticket prices are on the flyer at the bottom of this email.
BOOK with
• Name of School Fee Account:
• Number of Adults:
• Number of Senior School Children:
• Number of Junior School Children:
• TOTAL to be charged to my account: $
This offer ends on the 11th September 2017 (The first day of school next term)

The benefit of this offer is not having to outlay cash and there will be a separate lane for your cars to enter the event via the PRE-BOOKED TRAFFIC GATE at Peterhouse Girls. Hopefully making the flow of traffic into the festival that much faster for you!

COLLECTION of your entrance “Event Wrist Band’’ and signing off on your account will be made at the entrance gate.

*********** Please note: As this is a closed weekend, ALL Peterhouse Boys and Girls will be at the event from 2pm onwards and so we encourage you to come out for the afternoon/evening and join them (If they are involved in sport, they will be brought to the event once their sport is over). The $5 for this event will be charged to their account ***********

We look forward to this exciting event next term and hope that you will come out with your guests, family and friends in support.

2.3 Far and Wide (A Block 2017)
After the final IGCSE the A Block will depart to Nyanga for the A Block Far and Wide Leadership Development Programme (dates are 13 to 19 November – returning around 1700hrs). We have run this programme for A Block for three successive years. It is a co-ed programme where the A Block boys and girls get to work together before they start co-education in the V Form. Although this programme is focused on Leadership, we have found the relationship building opportunities to be huge between the boys and girls. This programme is compulsory – please can you plan your child’s holiday to commence after the 19th. The programme will cost 270 USD. The first payment of 135 USD was charged to your accounts earlier in the term, and the second payment of 135 USD has been added to your End of Term Statement.

2.4 Chimanimani Outward Bound Programme (B Block 2017)
As is tradition the B Block will depart to Chimanimani for the Outward Bound Teambuilding and Personal Development Programme early next term (Dates: PHG - 21 to 27 September and PHB 28 September to 4 October (this is over the 1st FFW). This programme is compulsory. All B Block parents have been asked to write a letter to their children (you should have the details of this with the indemnity information). PLEASE make sure you send this letter back in a sealed envelope (attention your Housemaster or Housemistress) next term. This programme will cost 280 USD, which has been added to your End of Term Statement.

2.5 Peterhouse Multi Day Rafting November 2017
In 2013 nineteen pupils and two Peterhouse staff joined Nyami-Nyami in his playground, the amazing Batoka Gorge, for the world famous 5 Day Rafting Trip with Wild Horizons.

In the first week of December (last week of the term) we plan to go back… We will fly into Victoria Falls, take in some of the tourist attractions for a day or so, and then embark on the 5 Day Rafting Trip. We expect the cost will be about 1000 USD including flights, accommodation and the rafting. We will be back by the end of term. If you would like your son to participate please let me know and I will keep you updated on progress.

With Batoka Dam site plans evolving all the time this really could be a once in lifetime experience.
Please contact Andrew Shoesmith (

2.6 Christmas School Box Challenge

The Peterhouse Group has joined with Miracle Missions, Spar, Hunyani Packaging, Rank Stationers and Vimba in the National Christmas School Box Challenge. 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.

Peterhouse is very excited to be part of this project and to cultivate the “gift of giving” amongst our students. The project is being run through the Interact Club at the Boys and Girls Schools and by the staff at Springvale House. The above sponsors have donated the cases and our job is to fill them and distribute them to the students at a school of our choice. As a Group, we have chosen to support St Francis School in Marondera.

Your sons and daughters have been asked to bring certain stationery items to school next term, which will be used to pack the boxes. Please see the list below. The aim is for every St Francis pupil (approximately 350) to receive his or her own school case at the end of the Michaelmas Term. This will help set them up for their new academic year.

Your help in filling as many boxes as possible will be very much appreciated by ourselves and by the children who receive them.


Grade 1 – x2 Pencils; x1 Glue stick D Block – Crayons & Rubbers
Grade 2 – x2 Pencils; x1 Glue stick C Block – Crayons & Rubbers
Grade 3 – x2 Pencils; x1 Sharpener B Block – x4 Exercise Books (square & lined)
Grade 4 – x2 Pencils; x1 Sharpener A Block – x2 Pencils; x2 Glue Sticks
Grade 5 – x2Pens; x1 Scissors Vth Form – x2 Pencils; x1 Sharpener
Grade 6 – x2Pens; x1 Scissors VIth Form – x2 Pens; x1 Scissors
Grade 7 – x4 Rulers

Of course children are encouraged to bring more than the above if you can afford to do so. In addition to the above, other items children can bring include: hygiene items, reading books, small gifts, sweets & suckers (in their wrapping) – no chocolates.


3.1 Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Adventurous Journeys next term
Anybody who is due to complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s international Award and needs to do their Adventurous Journey is welcome to sign up to any of the following trips that are planned next term. Please note that these trips are filled up on a first come, first serve basis and if the number of hours they have done with their sport, skill and service justify them doing it.

15 to 17 September: Bronze Award Journey to the Gairezi River
13 to 15 October: Silver and Bronze Award Journey to Nyanga National Park
1 to 7 December: Silver and Gold Journey to the Zambezi River, White Water Rafting

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Residential Project at Rifa in Chirundu
Boys and Girls doing their Gold Award have an amazing opportunity to go to Rifa from 8 to 13 December to do some community work, which will contribute towards their Residential Projects. Penny Raynor will be conducting this activity.

If you have any questions regarding the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Andrew or Sarah Shoesmith on, or Penny Raynor on

3.2 Leo Club
On Monday 10 July, the Leo Club visited the Borrowdale hospital in Marondera, where we visited with the elderly people who are living in the Frail Care Centre. The trip was very special as we exchanged stories with people who lived in very different times to ours and we came away with a few valuable lessons in life.

Leo Dance
Last Saturday the Leo club hosted a charity dance in the Junior Dining Hall. The proceeds of this event will be donated to various charities. We, as the club, would also like to thank members of staff who attended and those who helped in making the night a success.

3.3 Interact Club
Two weeks’ ago the Peterhouse Interact Club held its annual Variety Show dubbed ‘Fight Night.’ Club members worked hard to put the show together and the atmosphere suited the theme. The club raised some money for charity (about a $3,000 profit). Proceeds will be split between two service projects: pupils’ furniture for St Francis’ new ECD centre; and a lick of paint and assembling a library for the elders of Ida we Kwako.

3.4 Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Gareth Ncube has earned his Bronze Award.
Ian Fowlds has earned his Silver Award.

3.5 Results

Bridge Full-Colours awarded to Farai Chaparamhosva and Tinotenda Heri.

vs Hillcrest
As and Bs won both their matches.
Overall won 19 – 15

vs PHG
Overall won 27 – 4

Chess vs Hillcrest Won 6 – 2
Cocks Ties awarded to Rindai Machokoto, Tadiwanashe Kondo, Munyaradzi Matowanyika, Prince Sithole and Archibold Boka for their dedication to the Chess club.

Half-Colours awarded to Tyrone Midzi.

Public Speaking
Makomborero Pashapa’s, Deputy Head of School, impromptu speech on ‘Mosquitos’.
Dylan Matsika’s impromptu speech on ‘The Power of Sport’.

Junior: Thomas Beverley (3rd), Kudakwashe Mapesa (2nd) and Praise Jaravani (1st).
Senior: Takudzwa Nhekairo (3rd), Tino Heri (2nd) and Pfupajena Guni (1st).


4.1 Results

AMG 7s Overall Points for HOCKEY-RUGBY-SOCCER
1st Prince Edward 95
2nd Peterhouse 94
3rd St George’s 89
4th St John’s 64
5th Lomagundi 51
6th Hellenic 19
7th PH select and Gateway 18 (Joint)

Archery An Archery team representing Zimbabwe travelled to Namibia about two weeks ago for the Africa Archery Championships. Paolo Marucchi Chierro was in this team. Zimbabwe came third, after South Africa and Namibia.

Peterhouse Boys hosted the last Inter-Schools Competition for the term and Paolo was runner up in the Senior Boys after shooting 285 out of a possible 300 points. ?

Fishing Michael Benade has been selected to represent Zimbabwe Men’s Team at the Region 5 International Tournament against Zambia from Tuesday 15 August to Sunday 20 August on the Kafue River, Mapunga Camp, Zambia.

Golf League fixtures at Marondera Golf Course
Peterhouse 4
Westridge 0

Peterhouse 3
St John’s 3

Hockey vs St John’s P5 W4 L1
vs Falcon P9 W4 L5 1st Team Lost 1 – 2
Super 12 at Khumalo Stadium P5 W3 L2

Half-Colours awarded to Tinotenda Kuipa, Hamish Rendell, Tariro Manonga, Sean Davis and Robert Chiminya.

Full-Colours awarded to Tadiwanashe Dzuda and Riaan Kotze.

Mountain Biking
Hellenic leg of the Spur MTB Series
Sub Junior A Boys
1. Keith Elliott
2. Scott Price
3. Sebastian Bicknell
4. Taine Chapman
5. Garikayi Madzamba

Sub Junior B Boys
1. Nico Dobropoulos

Youth B Boys
3. Angus Fergusson
4. Cullen Shoesmith
5. Michael Zartmann
6. Aiden Moss

Mountain Biking Spur at Falcon

Sub Junior A Boys
Keith Elliot came 1st.

Junior Men
Brett Elliot came 2nd.

Trevor Elliot came 1st.

Inter-Schools Mountain biking spur at Peterhouse (Calderwood Park)

Sub Junior A Boys
Keith Elliot came 1st
Sebastian Bicknell came 2nd
Taine Chapman came 3rd

Under 16
Angus Fergusson came 2nd

Junior Men
Brett Elliot came 1st

Elite Veterans
Andrew Shoesmith came 3rd

Rugby vs Falcon P10 W8 L2 1st XV Lost 20 – 22
vs St George’s P11 W8 L3 1st XV Won 28 – 22

Half-Colours awarded to David Bore, Ethan Chimimba, Ben Le Breton, Arlington Madzara, Tafara Madziwanyika, Kundai Mashingaidze, Allan Mawande, Ronald Mirimi, Walter Mukotekwa, Tabonga Ngonyamo and Lameck Vheriwa.

Full-Colours awarded to Marcus Nichole, Mazvitaishe Nyamarebvu, Rodney Sachiti, Keagan Schultz and Kegan Stubbs.

Soccer vs Marondera High P10 W3 D2 L5 1st Team Drew 4 – 4
vs Bernard Mizeki (Friendly) P10 W6 D2 L2 1st Team Won 2 – 1
vs Falcon P2 W1 L1 1st Team Won 2 – 1
vs Westridge and Rakodzi P7 W6 L1 1st Team Won 1 – 0
vs St George’s P10 W5 D2 L3 1st Team Won 1 – 0

U16 CHISZ Northern Region Tournament P3 W2 D1
Crispen Mashingaidze was given an award for Best Attacking Midfielder/Strike.

Crispen Mashingaidze, Abilio Bulha Antunes, Anesuishe Chiwara and Daniel Kambwanji were selected for the CHISZ Northern region U16 select squad.

CHISZ Under 15 Tournament P5 W2 D1 L2
Brandon Rouse, Munotida Marimirofa, Tashinga Chikwanha, Atida Hwenga and Tristan Chiutsi were selected into the CHISZ U15 Select side.

U17 St George’s AKG Tournament P6 W5 L1
Zvikomborero Vheriwa and Tinotenda Benza were selected into the select team.

Half-Colours awarded to Takudzwa Nhekairo and Kudzanai Makanza.

Full-Colours awarded to Kudzo Chiwara, Pfupajena Guni, Munashe Mandaza and Tinotenda Motsi.

Squash vs St George’s P3 W1 L2