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Peterhouse Boys

Outstanding Cambridge IGCSE Results 2021

Congratulations to our Peterhouse Cambridge IGCSE exam candidates on their great results.

Peterhouse Girls passed with 90.8% while Peterhouse Boys passed with 88%.

This is a fantastic achievement, considering that they have spent much of the last two years working from home, on our Digi-School platform.

Academic Colours awarded to 18 boys:

Joseph Hildebrand - 8A* 1A
Tanaka Mutandwa - 8A* 1A
Malvern Donga - 7A* 2A
TJ Gwaziwa - 7A* 2A
Takunda Mhete - 7A* 2A

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Peterhouse Cricket Tour to South Africa 2022

Peterhouse Boys First Team Cricket Squad travelled to Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape to take part in the Muir College Cricket Festival. Peterhouse did well to win four out of five games against school sides.

Peterhouse played three warm up games against Saint Andrew College, a game they narrowly lost, Kingswood College, who they beat convincingly, and a men’s club side who proved too strong for Peterhouse.

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Welcome to Digi-School 2022

Welcome back to school and a very special welcome to all our new pupils joining us this year.

Although Digi-School is not ideal, we encourage you to work and study hard over the next couple of weeks.

Don’t forget to keep fit and start preparing for cross-country.

Cambridge A & AS Level Results November 2021

A huge congratulations to our 2021 Vth and VIth Form - you did it!

The following pupils did exceptionally well in the Cambridge International Examinations and achieved the following results:

Academic Colours Awarded at AS Level

Tawanyasha Banda 3A, 1B
Ruvimbo Chauruka 3A, 1B
Joshua Chinyama 3A, 1B
Deborah Davy 3A, 1B
Keith Elliot 4A
Anotida Nhondova 3A, 1B
Lovedale Njaravaza 4A
Maida Piccin 3A, 1B

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Peterhouse Wins International Schools Debate

The International Debate Contest Organised by the Fair Justice System for Scotland (FJSS), based in West Calder, Scotland.

Motion: This House believes that Covid vaccinations should be fairly distributed throughout the world. Peterhouse Boys were against the motion.

Peterhouse Boys School won the International Schools Debate organised by the FJSS. The International Debate Trophy will be coming to Zimbabwe and Africa for the first time, with the name of Peterhouse Boys engraved on it.

The Peterhouse Boys team (of D and C Block boys) was the youngest in the final contest on Thursday 25th November 2021. The team contested in the final against Etonbury Academy, Samuel Whitbread Academy of England and Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools of Scotland. The preliminary round also had Robert Bloomfield Academy of England, Mandate Academy of Nigeria and Royal High School of Edinburgh, Scotland. The debates were held on Zoom and Google Classroom.

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Swimming Harare Gala 2021

Great positioning for our Peterhouse swimmers who took part in the Harare Gala held at Les Brown in Harare last weekend. The results are as follows:

Peterhouse Girls
Collette Arnold and Salome Mandudzi - made 1 final and got all pbs (Personal Bests)
Keren Brits and Amelie - made 3 finals and achieved pbs in all events
Ayva Kirkman - made 5 finals with best finish of 4th in 200 breast-stroke
Shae Macrae - made 1 final and swam well throughout the competition
Timea Schultz - mostly pbs, won gold in the 100 back-stroke and 100 free-style, silver in 400 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 50 butterfly, and bronze in the 50 breast-stroke
Stephanie Rundle - entered in 8 events and competed with heart, made 6 finals and got a silver in the 400 freestyle

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Peterhouse Junior Interhouse Swimming Gala 2021

Well done to our junior swimmers who competed in the Interhouse Combined Gala held at Peterhouse Girls last week. The results are as follows:

Peterhouse Girls Results

U14 Individual Aggregate
Winner - Keren Brits - Eland
Runner Up - Jodie Anderson - Impala

U15 Individual Aggregate
Winner - Tayleigh Taylor - Impala
Runner Up - Stephanie Rundle - Sable

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Peterhouse Cricket Coaching Certificates Awarded

During the months of August and September 2021, the Peterhouse Cricket Centre of Excellence conducted an Intermediate Cricket Coaching Course for staff coaches from the Peterhouse Group. Apart from the obvious Batting, Bowling and Fielding modules; the course also involved sessions on:

Role of the Coach
Long Term Athlete Development
Teaching Cricket Specific Skills
Game and Lesson Planning
Mental and Tactical Awareness

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ZAU Open Water Swim at Kushinga Dam 2021

The freedom of swimming in open water.

Recently, the Zimbabwe Aquatic Union (ZAU) organised an Open Water Swim event at Kushinga Dam, adjacent to Peterhouse Girls.

Although some pupils were nervous at first, having never competed in an Open Water event before, once the race started they raced hard and gave it their best. In the end, all of them were over the fear of ‘weeds’ and ‘things’ in the water and just enjoyed themselves.

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Junior National Bass Angling Team Selected

We are delighted with the Zimbabwe National Bass Federation announcement of the Bass Angling Team for 2021.

The team has been selected from various criteria over the last two years despite the difficulties with Covid-19 restrictions.

The team will compete in the International Test against South Africa from the 5th – 11th December 2021 and six of the thirteen team members are from Peterhouse Boys.

Many congratulations to our fine fishermen:

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Peterhouse Game Capture and Translocation 2021

At Peterhouse we learn by doing and what an experience our Learner Hunter Guides got.

As the Gosho Park animal populations have steadily increased over the years it was agreed that some needed to be translocated.

There was much excitement as a professionally organised game capture took place earlier this month, whereby 30 impala and six wildebeest were moved across to Calderwood Park to supplement the populations there. A helicopter arrived to help with the move and animals were herded into the lorry with the help of some of our Learner Guides who kept a good eye on them.

The animals seem to have settled well and we hope that in time they will breed to increase the population at Calderwood Park.

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