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Peterhouse Boys




AMG Sevens Tournament
Overall Result; Peterhouse came 1st out of 7 schools.

Peterhouse Boys National Representatives
Paolo Marucchi ranked 14th in Africa
Zimbabwe Development Team - Xuan Zehong

Prince Edward Sprint Challenge Peterhouse came 2nd to Prince Edward out of 10
Peterhouse Inter-schools Relays Cancelled
Lomagundi Inter-schools Peterhouse came 2nd to Prince Edward out of 9
St Georges Inter-schools Peterhouse came 2nd to Prince Edward out of 8

Dylan Munikwa, Blessed Shumba and Ronald Mirimi.

League Games P7 W3 L4
U20 Harare International Tournament P4 W2 L2
U20 Watershed Tournament P5 W2 L3

National Representation
U20 Mudiwa Gova
U16 Tendai Muvandi

Cross Country
Watershed Invitational Peterhouse came 2nd out of 9 schools
Arundel Peterhouse came 2nd out of 9 schools
Lomagundi Peterhouse came 1st out of 9 schools

T20 Friday afternoon P2 W2 L0 D0
50 Overs P6 W5 L1 D0
St George’s Festival P5 W3 L2 D0
St John’s Festival P4 W0 L3 D1

National Representation
Struan Moore-Gordon Zimbabwe U19 Squad

Daniel Aucamp, Hayden Brain, Sean Davis, Dean Milne and Struan Moore-Gordon.

Season P8 W6 L1 D1
Netherlans Tour 1st Team P9 W4 L2 D3

National representation:
Zimbabwe U18A: Sean Davis and Struan Moore-Gordon
U18B: Farai Musimwa. NTR: Steven Roos and Bradley Bingley

Sean Davis, Hamish Rendell, Struan Moore-Gordon, Tariro Manonga and Tinotenda Kuipa.

Harare League P6 W2 L3 D1
Interschool Results
Lent Term
A-Division: Munashe Mashangu 6th, B-Division: Matthew Bramford 2nd, George Ascott 5th.
Trinity Term
B-Division: Peterhouse Boys 1st, Munashe Mashangu best player in B - Division
Michaelmas Term
B-Divison: Peterhouse Boys 2nd , George Ascott 2nd

Mountain Biking
Peterhouse had excellent representation in the Spur Series held throughout Zimbabwe.

National qualification:
Keith Elliott, Garikayi Madzamba, Nicholas Dobropoulos, James Weller, Brett Elliott, Angus Fergusson and Cullen Shoesmith.

SA Championships
Peterhouse Won the Overall Co-Ed Trophy for the Best Co-Educational School
National Representation
Zimbabwe National Rowing Squad Kenneth Raynor 2016, 2017,2018.
German National Rowing Championship - Kenneth Raynor
African Youth Games Algeria - Kenneth Raynor
World Rowing Junior Championships Racaice Czech Republic - Kenneth Raynor
Youth Olympic Games – Kenneth Raynor Qualified
Colours Kenneth Raynor, Douglas Cox and Brendon Eggersglusz

Pre-Season Tour to Portugal P8 W7 L0 D1
Season P7 W6 L1 D0
Incoming Tour P1 W0 L1 D0
National representation
Zimbabwe U17 Craven Week: Crispen Mashingaidze, Brooklyn Chikaka, Sean Mushowe
Zimbabwe U19 Academy Week: David Bore

Daniel Aucamp, David Bore, Ethan Chimimba, Rindai Machokoto, Allan Mawande, Ronald Mirimi, Adam Molai, Tabonga Ngonyamo, Simon Sharwood and Lameck Vheriwa.

CHISZ Schools League P6 W3 L3 D0
CHIZS Tournament P7 W4 L2 D1
Local Friendlies P5 W5 L0 D0

National representation
CHISZ National Team: Addmore Mawere, (Capt), Dylan Munikwa, (Vice-Capt.), Anesu Chiwara.

Dylan Munikwa, Addmore Mawere and Tafadzwa Fantiso.

Peterhouse A P7 W5 L2 D0
Peterhouse B P7 W7 L0 D0
Peterhouse C P9 W7 L2 D0

Prince Edward Cancelled
St George’s College Peterhouse came 1st out of 5 schools
Peterhouse Peterhouse came 1st out of 6 schools
St John’s Interschools Gala Peterhouse came 4th out of 7 schools

Table Tennis 
Under 15 P12 W9 L2 D1
Under 18 P12 W7 L3 D2

First Team P5 W3 L2
Colours Tadiwanashe Govore

Representing Triathlon Zimbabwe at the SA Champs in SA in March:
Marcel Paulser, Mathew Palmer, Keith Elliott (Under 15 Boys Silver Medal), George Ascott (Under 13 Boys Bronze Medal).
Zimbabwe Junior Elite Team to the African Triathlon Champs in Morocco, in April
Marcel Paulser (8th in the U17 Youth Olympic Qualifier Race), Mathew Palmer (Silver Medal)

First Team P9 W5 L4 D0
National representation: ATS U20 Takudzwa Mapfeka

Water Polo 
All Teams P96 W27 L57 D0
Peterhouse 1st Team is ranked 5th out of 8 schools
Colours Awards
Simon Sharwood
National representation
Max Le Breton Zimbabwe U17



Bee Keeping
Peterhouse houses 35 active bee hives and runs a successful Beekeeping Club.

The First Team was Captained by Chayce Ross. We won the Inter-schools Bridge trophy again this year. Chayce Ross, Wandile Ncube, Sandile Ncube and Ian Fowlds were awarded Half-Colours for Bridge. Miss Mansfield’s outstanding tuition on how to play this intellectual game is greatly valued and appreciated.

Rindai Machokoto led a successful Chess Team as Captain this year. Malvern won the Interhouse Chess Competition for the third year in a row.

Matthew Mutsai was the Captain of the Debating Team this year. The debaters have had some excellent training from ATS debate judges to improve their skill. Snell won the Inter-House Junior Debate, with Charles Moscrop as the Best Junior Speaker. Snell also won the Senior Inter-House Debate, with Tadiwanashe Govore as the Best Senior Speaker.

Gavel Club
We are now registered members of the Gavel Club which is the schools’ version of Toastmasters International. Edson Banda and Sean Davy guide 16 boys through a carefully structured program provided by this internationally affiliated club. Tadiwanashe Govore was the President of the Gavel Club of Peterhouse 2018.

Horse Riding
Shaune Uriri (Snell) will be part of the team riding the Blue Cross Challenge on horseback in 2019. He has already started training for this difficult endurance event.

Model United Nations (MUN)
Thabiso Molai was the MUN president for 2018. The MUN team and Mrs Patience Masaire attended forums held at Harare International School, Chisipite, Hellenic and St Johns.

Pecha Kucha:
‘Pecha Kucha’ means ‘chit chat’ in Japanese. It is a thriving Club for the 6th Form only, where they learn exciting public speaking techniques. Peterhouse pupils have been able to present their Pecha Kuchas in Harare to a public audience on numerous occasions and these have been well received.

Public Speaking:
Tadiwanashe Govore (Snell) won the Inter-House Public Speaking Competition this year. Founders won the Inter-House Public Speaking and Ellis won the Inter-House Impromtu Speech Competition which was successfully hosted and run by our Gavel Club members.

Nyasha Zitsanza Captained the Senior Quiz Team this year. Tawanda Masaire, Kudakwashe Matukeni and Tatenda Saburi have been awarded Cocks Ties for being part of this club for three years.

School Newspaper (‘The Crown’):
Janeen de Kock manages a creative team of writers, working with Natasha Simpson as the 2018 Editor.

Service Clubs
The following clubs are routinely on offer and in action: Conservation; First Aid; Hospital and Frail Care Visit at the Borrowdale Trust; Interact; Kukura Neshungu; Leo Club and working in the Megahey Centre. We have also re-introduced Night School, where boys can volunteer to mentor and teach boys from Mwamuka Village once a week, teaching them Maths, the Sciences and English. Adam Molai and Chayce Ross created the ANT Foundation, which helped raise lots of funds for Kukura Neshungu this year – we hope that a few 6th Form in 2019 will continue with this excellent cause.

Ultimate Frizzbee
This has become such a popular club with a wide range of boys from all ages. Our Peterhouse team competed with a team from Harare and Zambezi Holidays. It is a game that requires top fitness, accurate positional play and good teamwork. Shadreck Mpofu runs this club on a weekly basis.

World Scholars Club (WSC)
The theme for 2018 has been ‘An Entangled World’. We hosted the Regional Round at Peterhouse in February this year. 11 boys competed in Melbourne in August at the Global Round. Anotida Nhondova, Nigel Mushayavanhu, Tapiwanashe Matara, Takudzwa Dzingai, Kavwanga Lintini and Tristan Fraser - Bell have qualified to attend the greatest world challenge, called the ‘Tournament of Champions’ at Yale University in America later this term. Patience Masaire trains and accompanies these boys as they challenge scholars from around the world in Teams Debates, Public Speaking, Collaborative Writing and Quiz.


Calderwood Park
Work continues to increase the road network which will improve the game viewing and biking in the park. Our main events were the Basecamp for D Block boys and girls, Kidzcan and the HAC trail running series event. Eland have been introduced into the park and other animals are all breeding well.

Gosho Park
The Park continues to provide an excellent facility for conservation education. Our major development this year has been the completion of the electric fence and refurbishing of Hikers Hut. The winter feeding program is a great attraction for our pupils (and pupils from visiting schools) who can watch the animals come in for food. A game capture was carried out and excess game has gone to stock other game parks. We hosted the C Block Outback program for Peterhouse Girls and Peterhouse Boys. A Mountain bike race was held to help raise money for the fence.

Learner Guides
Our pupil numbers have increased this year and we have had successful field trips to Imire, Save Conservancy, Cleveland Rifle Range, Gonarezhou, Rifa and Chivero National Park. Field trips increase the understanding of the guiding and hunting business as a whole with regards to etiquette, ethics, photography, hospitality, bush skills, safety and wildlife experiences. With the upsurge in tourism and photographic safaris our pupils should be well equipped to go into the industry.

Geography/Biology RIFA trip for Fifth form
Pupils covered practical aspects of the A Level Syllabus and submitted detailed reports for marking. Canoeing on the Zambezi was introduced, Impala dissection and a vulture watch were arranged as well as morning walks in the different habitats. Our Peterhouse Zambezi Bank Erosion Study which started 6 years ago was updated and new trees introduced for erosion monitoring.

World Days
Peterhouse Group celebrated World Environment Day by wearing green and this year our topic was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. The knock on result was an effort to reduce the use of single use plastics by the whole Peterhouse Group which will reduce our plastic pollution.

Fishing at Peterhouse
Fly fishing at Peterhouse has a keen band of followers – we had a workshop and a coaching weekend at Nyanga National Park and one is planned for the Gaerezi River. Terence Sage and Douglas Cox represented Peterhouse in the Nyanga competition and managed to win it which was a very good effort! Michael Benade and Kirk Barnes represented Zimbabwe in the High School Bass Tournament in Tennessee, USA. They were amongst 347 teams to compete, from all around the world.


This year Jim Redfern and Tonderai Nzanga produced a brilliant school play called ‘It Runs in the Family’. It was a very funny play which kept each audience highly entertained throughout.

The HandleBards
This remarkable Shakespeare theatre from the UK came all the way out to Peterhouse and performed a very entertaining version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for the whole school and members of our Marondera Community.


This Youth Award program is picking up dramatically - in both schools - and more boys and girls are registering online using the Online Record Book. Adventurous Journeys for Bronze and Silver are run almost on a termly basis and we have a major Gold Journey once a year. Gold Awarders have organised extremely effective Residential Projects which benefit various communities which teach them so much about life outside the comforts of their homes and at school.


Basecamp (D Block)
This is Phase 1 of our Leadership and Personal Development Programme and consists of a hike from Calderwood Park to Ruzawi Camp Site (about 25km in total). Pupils also did some wilderness skill development activities (canoeing, shooting and teambuilding activities).

Outback (C Block)
This is Phase 2 of our Leadership and Personal Development Programme and consists of a hike from Gosho Park to Zambesi Holidays, then to Kushinga Pikelela and back to Gosho Park (about 45km in total). Pupils also did further wilderness skills and activities (abseiling, canoeing, water rescue and first aid, various teambuilding and bushcraft activities).

Chimanimani Trip (B Block)
This is Phase 3 of our Leadership and Personal Development Programme. Early in the Michaelmas term B Block pupils go up to Outward Bound Zimbabwe for their Chimanimani experience. They go on a special twelve hour Solo Experience armed with a personal letter written by their parents/guardian. This has been regarded as one of the highlights of this course.

Far and Wide (A Block)
This is Phase 4 of the Leadership and Personal Development Programme. Pupils either hike the full Turaco Trail (five nights under canvas and six days hiking) or do the traditional Far and Wide Leadership Programme, which includes hiking roughly half of the Turaco Trail.

Leadership and Personal Development Programme (5th and 6th form).
In January all the 5th form pupils participated in the Global Leadership Summit, the highlight of which was the presentation of John Maxwell’s 5 levels of Leadership. The 5th Form programme continued in Life Skill lessons throughout the year based on Bill Hybels Leading – from Here to There.

6th Form newly appointed prefects, participated in the Prefects’ Development Programme and in The JOURNEY (Jointly Understanding, Reflecting Negotiating and Effecting strategY) process. This unique process lets the new prefects take some ownership of their leadership process for the upcoming year.

Careers (6th Form)
Jenny Kirkman organises tertiary educational presentations from speakers from a wide range of Universities and Colleges. In addition to this, she gets presenters on various careers and some life coaches to come in and address our 6th Form on how to manage their life once they leave school.


Group Music Report

National Institute of Allied Arts Vocal and Instrumental Festival

Special Awards
Peterhouse Girls Junior Choir – ‘Forms 1 and 2 Girls Choirs Trophy’
Connor Eksteen – ‘Best Boys Vocal Solo - Under 18’
Billy St John – ‘Vocal Challenge’

Peterhouse Girls’ Senior Marimbas
Peterhouse Senior Mixed Choir - African Gospel
Idi Musimwa - Violin Solo
Farai Kachuta - Saxophone Solo
Anna Montgomery - Flute Solo
Sibusisiwe Maswaure - Clarinet Solo
Addmore Mawere - Vocal Solo
Connor Eksteen - Vocal Solo
Tariro Manonga and Tariro Magure - Vocal Duet
Peterhouse Girls’ Senior Choir
Peterhouse Boys’ Vocal Ensemble

Musician of the Year
Junior Musician of the Year - Deborah Davy. Runner Up - Danielle Machibaya
Middles Musician of the Year - Anna Montgomery. Runner Up - Shirea Brits and Ngaakudzwe Mutevera
Senior Musician of the Year - Sibusisiwe Maswaure. Runner Up - Chayce Ross
Senior Vocalist of the Year - Anotida Musa

Full Colours for Music were awarded to Connor Eksteen, Tariro Manonga, Addmore Mawere, Chayce Ross and Kudzaishe Rufasha.

Music Soiree at la Rochelle
Shamiso Whitcomb and Grant Roberts accompanied four musicians to La Rochelle and the White Horse Inn to perform for local communities there.

Gosho Park Music Festival
A wonderful festival of music, food and social interaction all in aid of Gosho Park took place at the Springvale House Pavilion in September. US$4500 was raised towards the Gosho fence.

Combined Senior Schools Music Concert
Hosted by the Peterhouse Group of Schools and held at the Celebration Centre in Harare on the 27th of September. eleven Schools combined to create the Full Orchestra, Wind Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band, Marimbas and a Massed Choir of 500 voices. They made music to celebrate the magic of Africa under the theme ‘UBUNTU- I Am Because We Are.’ This year, we invited a special guest to join the choirs and bands; Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi. Penny Pangeti was our excellent Master of Ceremonies.


Over $23 900 was raised this year for Kidzcan.

One Peterhouse Boys team competed in this year’s Ironwill (Zimbabwe’s Premier adventure race). Angus Fergusson and Michael Zartmann had to hike, bike and navigate around Lasting Impressions for four days, competing with several other teams, over some very gruelling terrain. They raised money for several charities in the process.


Travel and Tourism Tour to Dubai.
Organised by the IGCSE Travel and Tourism class and overseen by Mrs Rutendo Mudiwa.

Cultural tour
To Denmark, France, Poland and Belgium was organised by Mrs Mudiwa.

Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC)
Blessed Shumba, Rufaro Hoto and Thabiso Molai attended the ten day conference held in Washington and New York.

Extra-Curricular Activities

We have a Director of Extra-Curricular Activities who coordinates a range of activities that are designed to use different parts of the body and the mind. It complements the sports program and enables boys to obtain an enriching experience in many different fields.

The Music program
Music exercises parts of the brain that help learning and concentration. Boys who play a musical instrument or sing in the school choir are highly respected and valued. We have several exceptional choirs with engage choruses with the Girls School and with keen members of Staff. Peripatetic teachers and members of staff are available to teach boys how to play a range of musical instruments.
Musicians from Peterhouse Boys and Peterhouse Girls combine to form the School Orchestra, Wind Band, Jazz Band and Strings Band which perform well each year in the annual Eisteddfod, and at other social functions by request.
Some annual musical highlights include the Eisteddfod; the Three Choirs Festival with Peterhouse Girls and Arundel; the Combined Schools' Concert at the Celebration Centre and the Marondera Schools' Carol Concert at the end of the year.

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Community Service


This is the junior arm of Rotary International. At Peterhouse it is only available to Sixth Form boys and girls.  Selection is by the previous year's members, and is based on letters submitted by hopeful Fifth Formers in the third term of the year.  The club has a committee with President, vice-President, Treasurer.  Committee Members are also selected by the previous year's Committee.

The club meets once a week for either a meeting or a visit to a local beneficiary to establish what their needs are, and how best the club can help. Ways of fund-raising and disbursement of funds are discussed.  This year's funds have been raised by selling roses and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, as well as from the sale of seats at the Interact Variety Show held in the second term.

Beneficiaries have been the Children’s Hospital, the Orphanage, and St Francis School for workers’ children.

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Infinity Programme

“Building character and creating lifelong learners who prepare, care and dare”

The Infinity Programme incorporates the following components:
i. Life Skills, Personal and Career Development
ii. Outdoor Education Programme
iii. Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
iv. Leadership Development Programme
v. Tutor Programme

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The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Peterhouse offers the International Award to all pupils from C Block upwards.
For general information please see

International Award - Declaration
The International Award is an exciting self-development programme available to all young people worldwide equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world.

To date over 6 million young people from over 120 countries have been motivated to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities, so this is a highly respected and recognised programme.

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Learner Hunter Guides

The Peterhouse Group of Schools offers a course that readies senior pupils for their Learner Hunter/Guides’ exam set by National Parks. It is run by Mrs Penny Raynor, the schools’ Conservation Officer. 

For pupils who are interested in a career in wildlife, this is a unique opportunity to receive a good grounding in this field at school level.

Many field trips are organised each year to reinforce what they learn in the classroom to places such as Mana Pools (World Heritage Site), Rifa Conservation Education Camp in Chirundu, Save Valley, Nyakasanga camp (run by the Zimbabwe Hunters’ Association), Imire Game Park, the Snake Park and Bird Sanctuary.  

The nature of these visits allows boys to experience the biodiversity of the country and walking in the bush always produces surprises such as close encounters with elephants and prides of lions.  

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Peterhouse Girls

Peterhouse Girls is across the main road, and up to IGCSE Level follows, on the campus there, a parallel academic and non-academic programme tailored to meet the needs of younger girls.  However for drama, music and some sport there is interaction even for those groups.  After IGCSE, girls join the boys for lessons at Peterhouse Boys.  We believe this is an acceptable level of co-education, recognising as it does the differing needs and stages of development in boys and girls. 

Co-education at Vth and VIth Form has proved to be very successful – both schools maintain their traditional single-sexed approaches but combine for lessons in a way that helps establish lasting friendships and bonds.

Boys are able to visit Peterhouse Girls on a Sunday.

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The Peterhouse Boys chapel was built along the lines of Coventry Cathedral in England.   Peterhouse Boys was named after the Apostle, St Peter, and has the school motto carved in marble “Conditur in Petra” – “Founded on Rock” outside the chapel over the great west door, from our Lord’s words to Peter, “You are Peter and upon this rock will I build my Church”.  The Chapel’s Patronal Festival is “St Peter’s Chains” on August 1st.

The foundation stone was laid by the first Archbishop of Central Africa, and one of the school’s founders, Edward Francis Paget, in November 1956.  The Chapel was dedicated by the Bishop of Mashonaland in November 1958.

The Chapel seats over 600 and is fitted with an organ; the small pipes in the range were brought into the country by ox wagon in the late 1890s.  The full organ was installed in 1966. 

Four services are held each week on Wednesdays, Thursdays (voluntary Communion), Fridays and Sundays. The normal Sunday services are the Anglican Eucharist or Evensong.

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Peterhouse Boys enjoys a reputation far and wide for its prowess as a sporting institution. It offers its pupils an extra curricula timetable second to none, both sporting, cultural and service, every pupil from D Block (form one) through to the Sixth Form is expected to take part in a specific number of afternoon sessions in particular categories (sport, culture, or service).
The choice is a free one except for D Block (form one) and C Block (form two) where we believe that introducing a boy to everything we offer is beneficial to him. Our excellent facilities afford our pupils the opportunity to participate in sport regardless of their ability.

Sporting Activities on Offer
Athletics (Track and Field), Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Golf, Hockey, Karate, Mountain Biking, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Triathlon, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Waterpolo and Strength and Conditioning.
Peterhouse Boys prides itself in producing quality coaching throughout the spectrum of what we offer. Thus not only is it common to find Zimbabwe representatives amongst the pupil body, but also to find national coaches, managers, and selectors from staff at all age group levels. In the last 12 months Peterhouse Boys has provided representatives for National teams in Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Hockey, Motor Cross, Rowing, Rugby, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Sailing, Swimming, Volleyball, and Waterpolo.

Peterhouse Boys has a tradition of encouraging international sporting tours. Regular tours that take place are as follows: The Rowing Team competes in the annual South African Rowing Championships; the basketball team, hockey team, soccer team and volleyball team travel to South Africa, Golf to Thailand, whilst the Rugby team has travelled to South Africa, England (2012), Argentina and Uruguay (2015) and most recently New Zealand (2016).

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