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Meet Mr Patrick Fantiso

Patrick joined Peterhouse Boys – for the first time - as a Biology and junior Science teacher in May 1993. He became Head of Biology in 1998 and Head of Science in 2003. He started off as a tutor in Ellis House from 1994 to 2002 and then moved to Grinham House in 2003.

Patrick graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Geology in 1991. He passed on opportunities in the mining sector in favour of the Ministry of Education and has never regretted it. He first worked at Girls High School in Harare (1991) later moving to Peterhouse.

He is a passionate basketball and soccer coach who not only coached First Team Soccer until 2007 but was also CHISZ School’s soccer coordinator.

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Peterhouse Cricket Coaching Course 2021

During the past few weeks, the Peterhouse Cricket Centre of Excellence has conducted the Peterhouse Intermediate Cricket Coaching Course for the Group Coaches from Peterhouse Boys, Peterhouse Girls and Springvale House.

The course consisted of various aspects relating to cricket including:

-Role of the Coach
-Long Term Athlete Development – Nursery to National
-Mental Awareness – Control the Controllable and Accept and Adapt to the Uncontrollable
-Game and Lesson Planning

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Peterhouse Learner Guides Exploring Bulawayo

Our VIth Form Learner Guides recently travelled to Bulawayo to write their National Parks Exams. There are always some surprises in these papers and our pupils are anxiously waiting for their results.

We took the opportunity to visit the Bulawayo Natural History Museum where there are some new displays and plenty of interesting specimens to look at.

Our Learner Guides spent one night in the Matobo National Park – climbed granite whalebacks, looked at bushman paintings and visited the grave of Cecil Rhodes and his ‘View of the World’.

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BonAqua Troutbeck Africa Cup Triathlon 2021

Congratulations to the following pupils who achieved such fantastic results at Troutbeck over the past weekend.

Results as follows:

Junior Men Sprint Distance
4th George Ascott
9th Marcel Paulser (Petrean)

Junior Men Supersprint
5th Tyler Steenkamp 14-15y
3rd Connor Paulser 12-13y
5th Carlton Chapungu 12-13y

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Cottage Build in Gosho Park

Gosho Park has some exciting news.

Two new cottages are currently being built adjacent to the Bush Camp. These lovely little two bedroom cottages, with en-suite bathrooms, will be the perfect little get-away into the park for visitors who are not all that keen on camping. The zebra can already be seen investigating the new facilities.

We can’t wait to show you the completed cottages.

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B Block Chimanimani Expedition 2021

The Peterhouse Boys Chimanimani Expedition for 2021 started with some itchy noses from the Government administered antigen test, this we had to do in order to facilitate interprovincial travel. Our thanks to the Ministry of Health who gave permission for the expedition to proceed - even at the very shortest of notice.

This made the normally tedious issuing of food, packs, snacks, tents and packing the bus on Sunday afternoon, in preparation for an early departure on Monday morning, happen in a flash.

The prospect of hiking on some steep mountain slopes with a heavy pack for five days was most likely not an attractive proposition for some; while others (enthusiastic ones) were rearing to go.

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Learner Guides Testing their Skills at Rukuru Camp

Recently our Learner Guide pupils were very fortunate to secure a booking to visit Rukuru – a safari camp near the Zambezi River. It has varied vegetation with mopane woodland, jesse bush and a floodplain not far downstream from Chirundu. With this diversity we were able to study many different trees and there were good populations of elephant, impala, baboon and warthog.

We were out before sunrise and our walks revealed a variety of spoor - pupils were able to identify the different tracks of some nocturnal animals – porcupine, hyaena, mongoose, civet etc. Birding was excellent and we observed riverine species and large numbers of aquatic birds on the banks of the river. We went through the SCI methods of measuring trophies and put this into practice when we found skulls on our walks.

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Meet Simon Sithole - Introwise Kitchen Manager

Keeping 500 hungry young men fed in no mean feat, but this man and his team do it with smiles on their faces.

Simon Sithole joined Peterhouse Boys as Kitchen Manager in May 2015 and has inherited the concept of custodianship and responsibility towards the catering needs of boys.

Simon completed the National Diploma in Hotel and Catering Operations at The Hotel and Tourism School in 1992. He is a holder of a PriceWaterHouseCoopers certificate in Leadership Skills and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority certificates in Supervisory Management and Customer Care. Simon has been executing the fundamental role of leading teams with determination and enthusiasm over the years in the hospitality industry.

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Masi Takaedza Appointed National Swimming Coach 2021

Congratulations to our very own Masi Takaedza who has been appointed as the National Coach for the teams which will be travelling to the Africa Senior and Africa Junior Swimming Championships as well as the Africa Open Water Championships.

These will be held from the 11th to 17th October 2021 in Accra, Ghana.

Wishing Masi and his team all the very best.

Morgan Ruchiyo Receives Bronze Award 2021

We are delighted that Morgan Ruchiyo has been awarded his Duke of Edinburgh International Bronze Award. 

Well done Morgan on this fine achievement - Peterhouse is very proud of you!

NIAA Speech & Drama Festival Awards 2021

The National Institute of Allied Arts Speech and Drama Festival

This year’s festival was, once again, a series of virtual events. In 2020 Peterhouse Boys only had three entries; this year there were 15. Honours were not readily handed out this year as they were in 2020, so it was a great achievement that Hritik Kala (VIth Form) attained two Honours Grades. Congratulations too, to Declan Hulbert (D Block) who attained a First Grade.

Peterhouse Girls submitted 29 graded entries of which four were awarded First Grades. Congratulations to Chiedza Matsika, Tadiwa Ruzvidzo, Grace Murendo & Tinotenda Mapani for their achievements.