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Peterhouse Boys

Achievements

Achievements

HONOURS, SPORTING, CULTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL ACHIEVEMENTS 2019

1st TEAM RESULTS AND OUTSTANDING SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS 2019

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

Archery
National Representation
Paolo Marucchi (also part of the African Federation Team), Xuan Zehong

Athletics
Prince Edward Sprint Challenge Peterhouse came 3rd to St Georges and Prince Edward out of 10
Peterhouse Interschools Relays Peterhouse came 2nd to Prince Edward out of 7 schools
Lomagundi Interschools Peterhouse came 2nd to Prince Edward out of 10
St George’s Interschools Peterhouse came 3rd to St Georges and Prince Edward out of 8
Colours
Tafadzwa Mahari, Lionel Mhuriro and Ronald Chibowora


Basketball Played Won Lost
League Games 11 6 5
U20 Harare International Tournament 4 2 2
U20 Watershed Tournament 5 2 3
U20 Watershed Invitational 3 0 3
U20 Prince Edward Invitational 3 1 2
U20 Westridge Festival 3 1 2
National Representation
U20 Mudiwa Gova
U16 Tendai Muvandi

Cross Country
Peterhouse Girls Peterhouse came 2nd out of 9
Watershed Peterhouse came 2nd out of 9
Arundel Peterhouse came 2nd out of 8
Lomagundi Peterhouse came 1st out of 9

Cricket Played Won Lost Drew
50 Over Matches 7 3 4 0
T20 Matches 11 4 6 1
National Representation
Colours: Farai Musimwa

Hockey Played Won Lost Drew
Pre-season 5 3 1 1
Season 10 4 6 0
Super 12 Qualified 5 2 2 1
National Representation:
Zimbabwe U16A Brian Bennett, David Bennett, Kian Arnold, Mitchell Maberly
Zimbabwe U18 Zambia Invitational Dale Molife
Colours
Farai Musimwa, Oliver Philp, Corne Kotze

Golf (Harare League) Played Won Lost Drew
8 3 2 3
Peterhouse was represented by George Ascott, Batsirayi Chingwena, Leeroy Mudhikwa and Duncan Musanhu in the Sun City Tournament in April.
Matthew Bramford was a member of the Zimbabwe Junior Select Team that played in South Africa.
Evan Li was first in the B-Division of the Zimbabwe Junior Golf in April.
Munashe Mashangu was runner-up in the Bata Open Amateur Tournament in August.

Mountain Biking
Peterhouse had excellent representation in the Spur Series Races held at Falcon and Peterhouse.
Keith Elliot won the Ironwill trophy with his siblings, Brett and Erin, due to their exceptional mountain biking talent.

Rowing
Rowing Association of Zimbabwe National Championships Boys
Josh Eggerglusz 1st in men's D single 500m
Josh Eggerglusz and Joel Royston 1st in men's D double 500m
Reagan Evans 1st in men's C single 1,000m
Reagan Evans and Emmanuel Nyamupingidza 1st in men's C double 1,000m
James Weller 1st in men's B single 2,000m
James Weller and Zvikomborero Charera 1st in men's B double 2,000m
David Rogers 1st in men's A single 2,000m
SA Championships Boys
Reagan Evans and Emmanuel Nyamupingidza Bronze in the U 15 Double Final

Rugby Played Won Lost Drew
Season 9 5 4 0
National Representation
Zimbabwe U17 Grant Komo Week: Muzuva Gutu, Tashinga Makiwa
Zimbabwe U19 Academy Week: Lance Annandale, Takunda Makiwa, Munashe Rushwaya
Colours
Marvellous Benza, Tadiwanashe Ditima, Takunda Makiwa, Lionel Mhuriro, Munashe Rushwaya

Soccer Played Won Lost Drew
CHISZ Schools League 6 4 1 1
CHIZS Tournament 9 6 1 2
Local Friendlies 5 5 0 0
National Representation
CHISZ National Team: Anesu Chiwara, Zvikomborero Vheriwa, Marlon Mpofu, Simbarashe Govore, Gamuchirai Madziyire
Colours
Tafadzwa Fantiso, Mufaro Mungoni, Prince Sithole, Tadiwanashe Kondo

Squash Played Won Lost Drew
Peterhouse A 5 2 3 0
Peterhouse B 5 3 2 0
Peterhouse C 5 3 2 0
National Representation
Open: Timothy Elton, Tristen Barron
Junior: Nick Anderson, Rukudzo Midzi

Swimming
Peterhouse Gala Peterhouse came 1st out of 7 Schools
St John’s College Gala Peterhouse came 3rd out of 7 schools
Eaglesvale Gala Peterhouse came 3rd out of 7 schools
St George’s Interschools Peterhouse came 3rd out of 7 schools
Peterhouse Interschools Gala held at Hellenic Peterhouse came 6th out of 7 schools
National Representation
Zimbabwe: Kyle Saywood, Paul Retzlaff
Botswana: Brandon Rouse

Table Tennis Played Won Lost Drew
First Team 16 11 3 2

Tennis Played Won Lost
First Team 8 4 4

Triathlon
South African National Championships
U15 Super Sprint: Keith Elliot received a Bronze Medal
The African Championships held in Mauritius: Keith Elliot, George Ascott and Mathew Palmer, qualified.
George Ascott won the gold medal in the U15 Boys Super Sprint.

Volleyball Played Won Lost Drew
18 9 5 4
National Representation
Oliver Mushuma, Wandile Ncube, Sandile Ncube, Prosper Mapfeka, Ashleigh Mtongwiza, Anesu Chiwara

Waterpolo
Colours
Lance Annandale, Kirk Barnes, Oliver Philp
National Representation
Open: Lance Annandale
U17: Kyle Saywood, Brandon Rouse
U16: James Whittall


EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS 2019

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

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

Bridge
The Bridge Team was captained by Ian Fowlds this year. We won the Mashonaland Pairs’ trophy again, with Ian Fowlds and Tatenda Nyakonda as our first couple. Wandile Ncube, Sandile Ncube, Ian Fowlds and Tatenda Nyakonda received Full-Colours for bridge. Mrs van Heerden’s outstanding tuition on how to play this intellectual game is greatly valued and appreciated.

Chess
Prince Sithole and Tadiwa Kondo were the joint captains of chess this year. Prince and Tadiwa were both awarded Half-Colours. Malvern won the inter house Chess Competition for the fourth year in a row.

Debate
Praise Jaravani was the captain of the Debating Team this year. Founders and Paget House were crowned the Senior and Junior Debating House Champions respectively. Using the new Oxford Debate technique, our team of debaters have qualified to compete in South Africa and to go onto Oxford (UK) in the Global Debating Competition.

Gavel Club
As registered members of the Gavel Club, which is a school’s version of Toastmasters’ International, Mr Edson Banda guided 16 boys through a carefully structured programme provided by this internationally affiliated club. Tinashe Timba did an excellent job as the President of the Gavel Club.

History Society
Mr Scott Walraven and Mr Richard Hanly led a keen group of historians to interesting places in the area over the year, analysing traditional art and bushman rock paintings. They also visited our National Archives in Harare. In addition to local history, they covered the Roman Empire, especially studying the tactics of the Roman Army.

Horse Riding
Shaune Uriri (Snell) was part of the team of nine pupils riding the Blue Cross Challenge. This is 500Km on horseback from the lowest to the highest point in Zimbabwe. In addition to riding all this way, he raised money for the SPCA.

Model United Nations (MUN)
Rufaro Hoto did an excellent job leading the MUN as President through 2019. Tsitsi Mutasa was the guest speaker at our first MUN conference held at Peterhouse which was themed ‘Are we really at peace?’ The MUN team and Mrs Patience Masaire attended forums held at Harare International School, Chisipite, Arundel, Hellenic and St John’s.

Pecha Kucha
‘Pecha Kucha’ means ‘chit chat’ in Japanese. It is a thriving public speaking club for the 6th Form only. Pupils volunteer to present any material that interests them and they run the evening’s proceedings. We have had excellent quality Pecha Kuchas’- some of which have been educational and great fun for the whole audience.

Poetry Slam
This competition was initiated by the late Miss Sue van Heerden and then continued by Mrs Janeen de Kock. Pupils compose and recite their own poems to an audience and a panel of judges. The Megahey Centre’s amphitheatre provides the best venue for such an occasion.

Public Speaking
Tavonga Muchena (Paget) won the Senior Interhouse Public Speaking competition and Hritik Kala (Paget) won the best Junior Speaker. As a result, Paget won the Interhouse Public Speaking which was successfully hosted and run by our current Gavel Club members. Charles Moscrop was second overall in the prestigious ATS public speaking competition held at Lomagundi.

Quiz
Munashe Rushwaya captained the Senior Quiz Team this year and earned a Golden Cox tie for his dedication to the club. His team came away with the Marian Hill Trophy and the Entrepreneurship Quiz held at the Convent.

Robotics
Kennan Callaghan, Tristan Fraser-Bell and Tavonga Nyoka lead this small but very keen group of programmers using two robots and lots of Lego. They will compete in the Harare International School’s Robotics’ Tournament late in November and are actively training junior robotic programmers in lower year groups.

School Newspaper (‘The Crown’)
Miss Hannah Munro manages a creative team of writers, working with Praise Jaravani as the 2019 Editor. Some very interesting and controversial articles have been published in each edition, which quickly circulated the entire school.

Service Clubs
The following clubs are routinely on offer and in action for any boy who wishes to serve the community: Conservation; First Aid; Hospital and Frail Care visits at the Borrowdale Trust; Interact; Kukura Neshungu; Leo Club, library work in the Megahey Centre or work in our Nursery School. We run a night school, where senior pupils mentor boys from Mwamuka Village once a week, teaching them Maths, the Sciences and English.

Snake Club
Mr Scott Walraven as rekindled a keen interest in our school snake club. The old snake pit has been fixed and the Snake Club building has been renovated to house harmless but interesting reptiles. Boys in this club rescued the Rector’s dog Ruby when she was taken by a massive python in our school park last term. Both the dog and the snake lived to tell the tale!

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

World Scholars Club (WSC)
The theme for 2019 was ‘A World on the Margins.’ Hellenic hosted the Regional Round this year. Then 12 boys competed in Amsterdam in July at the Global Round. Malcom Seva, Nigel Mushayavanhu, Tadiwanashe Matara, Takudzwa Dzingai were the 4th best senior team in Africa and have qualified to attend the greatest world challenge, the ‘Tournament of Champions’ at Yale University in America later this term. Mrs Patience Masaire trains and accompanies these boys as they challenge scholars from around the world in Teams Debates, Public Speaking, Collaborative Writing and Quiz.

CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENT ACTIVITIES

Calderwood Park
Work continues to increase the road network; two picnic sites have been established and a fire pit on a kopje with a view is being built. Our main events in the park were the Basecamp for D Block boys and girls, Kidzcan, hosting a MTB event and the HAC trail running series event.

Gosho Park
Gosho Park continues to provide an excellent facility for conservation/education particularly the viewing of animal feeding during winter. The refurbishing of Hikers’ Hut is complete and provides a great facility for large camping groups. The classroom area at Bushcamp has been extended. The park has been very busy with internal as well as external bookings, providing excellent opportunities for people to get out into the miombo woodlands and granite kopjes.

Learner Guides
After a two year course our Learner Guides will leave school with a qualification which immediately enables them to go into the industry. We have had successful field trips to Imire, Kavinga, Save Conservancy, Cleveland Rifle Range, Rifa and Matopos 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.

World Environment Day – 5 June
The Peterhouse Group supports this event each year with a ‘Green Day’ when pupils are encouraged to wear something green to create awareness of our environment. The theme for this year was air pollution.

Fly fishing
A successful fly fishing workshop was held at PHG and this was followed by a weekend of fishing coaching in Nyanga National Park.

Fifth form Rifa trip – Leaner Hunter Guides, Biology and Geography
This camp covers the practical aspects of some of the topics in the AS and A level syllabus. In addition to completing various worksheets pupils had the opportunity to canoe down part of the Zambezi as the sun set.

DRAMA

This year’s school play was the musical ‘Once on this Island’ staring Praise Jaravani and Mahlon Muzhiki. Peterhouse performed in the NIAA Speech and Drama Festival where our boys received 3 Honours and 2 First Plus Grades amongst other awards. Full Colours for Drama were awarded to Praise Jaravani, Mukudzeishe Nyamarebvu, Tawanda Chauruka and Cullen Shoesmith

DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S INTERNATIONAL AWARD

This International Youth Award programme is being accessed by many pupils; it is totally voluntary and enables any pupil, with any ability or aspiration, to engage and achieve something recognised and very worthwhile. Adventurous Journeys for Bronze and Silver levels are run on a termly basis and we took pupils sailing as their Gold Journey this year. The residential projects done by our gold awarders were very special – Michael Zartmann did voluntary work with the SPCA and David Rogers did likewise at Rifa Conservation Site in the Zambezi Valley.

Bronze Awards achieved by: Brendan Hildebrand, Ivan Rwodzi, Tatenda Saburi, Sashil Goven
Silver Awards achieved by: Benjamin Palmer, James Ross, Kadin Eksteen, James Weller
Gold Awards achieved by Michael Zartmann, Ian Fowlds and David Rogers

INFINITY PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

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). Founders won the regaining and map reading competition held over the three days they were out.

Outback (C Block)
This is Phase 2 of our Leadership and Personal Development Programme and consists of a hike from Gosho Park to Zambezi 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 bush craft activities). Snell won the regaining and map reading competition over the four days they were camping out.

Chimanimani Trip (B Block)
This is Phase 3 of our Leadership and Personal Development Programme. Our pupils have recently returned from an incredible trip into the Chimanimani National Park. Outward Bound Zimbabwe coordinated their experience in the mountains, which included solo time when the boys got to read a personal letter written to them by their parents/guardian.

Post IGCSE Expedition to Matopos (A Block)
This is Phase 4 of the Leadership and Personal Development Programme. Pupils from PHG and PHB will either hike the trans-Matopos trail or spend time exploring the Matopos World Heritage Site based at Camp Dwala.

Careers (6th Form)
Jenny Kirkman organises tertiary educational presentations from speakers from a wide range of universities and colleges; in addition various career presentations are made and some life coaches address our 6th form on how to manage their life once they leave school.

MUSIC

National Institute of Allied Arts Vocal and Instrumental Festival
This year, we won 11 Honours awards and the Senior Mixed Choir Cup.

Musicians of the Year 2019
Mufaro Mukonoweshuro came second in the Junior Musician of the Year
Charles Moscrop came second in the Senior Musician of the Year

Peterhouse Pipe Band and Drum Corps
Initiated and directed by Mr Sean Davy, lessons have begun with Mr Emmanual Madobo to create a Pipe Band and Drum Corps at Peterhouse. Our first few drum pupils have been issued drum pads and sticks.

Combined Senior Schools Music Concert
This year the Combined Schools’ concert was hosted by St John’s College.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES

Cyclone Idai
Shortly after Cylcone Idai hit the Chimanimani area, the Peterhouse Group mobilised support for the victims. Outward Bound Zimbabwe, together with seniors from our Interact and Leo Clubs sorted, packed and transported the donated items to the affected area. The victims hit hard by the cyclone were very grateful for all the support they received.

Kidzcan
Over ZWL$24,500 and USD$960 was raised this year for Kidzcan.

Ironwill
One Peterhouse team competed in this year’s Ironwill (Zimbabwe’s Premier adventure race). Keith Elliott joined his siblings (also Petreans) and made a formidable team to hike, bike and navigate around Matopos National Park for four days, competing with several other teams, over very gruelling terrain. He raised money for several charities in the process.

TOURS

Travel and Tourism Tour to Denmark
The Vth form 2019 Travel and Tourism class, overseen by Mrs Rutendo Mudiwa, had the opportunity to plan/organize a cultural exchange trip to Denmark as part of their coursework module for their AS Level exam.

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