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B Block Chimanimani Expedition with Outward Bound Zimbabwe 2018

‘A ship in harbour is safe but that is not what ships are built for’. William Shed

As educators and as parents and guardians, we can be classified as ‘craftsmen and ship builders’. We can all add our special contribution to the ‘building’ (raising) of ‘sturdy, stable, sea faring ships’ (capable and independent children). This is so that they can leave the harbor (our safe and comfortable homes) and make a useful contribution to a really challenging but exciting world out there. As the quote above states, ships are built to be out at sea, doing useful jobs, enduring calm waters as well as terrible storms. In essence, we, as parents and schools like Peterhouse and Outward Bound are here to support the ‘ship building process’, so that pupils who leave our safe harbor’s (our homes) are prepared and ready to face what comes their way.

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Interhouse Swimming Gala 2018

1st Malvern with 248 points
2nd Ellis with 206 points
3rd Paget with 205 points
4th Founders with 193 points
5th Snell with 182 points
6th Grinham with 157 points

B. H. Relays Trophy Winners – MALVERN

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Combined Senior Schools Concert 2018

Peterhouse last hosted the Combined Schools Concert in 2008. This year, we worked with eleven other schools to try and create a truly magical sound.

Our theme this year was ‘UBUNTU’ which is a special African colloquialism that means ‘ I am because we are’. Quite simply, it resembles togetherness. The music, chosen by conductors mainly from the Marondera schools, was distributed in May. This gave each school a chance to practice the pieces long before bringing it all together in September.

This time round we tried two new ideas just to generate something different to fit our Ubuntu theme. Firstly, we invited the legendary Dr Oliver Mtukudzi to sing with our choirs and our instrumentalists. He is such an inspirational Zimbabwean artist and the participants thoroughly enjoyed making music with him.

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Cricket vs Wise Owl 2018

We only had two matches vs Wise Owl - P2 W2 L0 D0

U16B’S Won by 75 runs

2ND XI Won by 188 runs defending 262

Dhilin Goven 43, Charl Kotze 43 and Corner Kotze 50 all retired out. Adnaan Bhadella 3 overs 6 for 6

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Volleyball vs Bernard Mizeki College 2018

Well done to our boys on their volleyball matches played so far this term. One of our earlier games was vs Bernard Miseki College.

Played 6 Won 3 Lost 3
U14 Won 2-0
U15 Won 2-0
U16A Won 2-0
U16B Lost 0-2
2nd Lost 0-2
1st Lost 0-2

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Basketball vs St George’s 2018

Earlier this term our boys took on an unusually strong St George’s basketball contingent that really put our boy’s skills to the test.

Many of the games were closely contested and it turned out to be a great afternoon.

No doubt this has spurred them on to push harder and sharpen their skills. Well done to the U16B’s on their victory. We can’t win every game.

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Ross Mills Cricket vs St George’s 2018

Congratulations to Ross Mills (C Block Founders) who scored 212, hitting 19 sixes against St Georges in a 15A fixture this weekend.

The team scored 454/7 in 50 overs. This must be some sort of school record.

Overall this season’s cricket have enjoyed a 90% + win rate. First XI losing no 50 over games. Our 16A side is unbeaten.

Our 14A’s have lost one. Our 15A’s have lost one. Our Seconds have only lost one.

Our B’s have only lost one per age group and our 16Bs are unbeaten.

Francois de Kok
Snell Housemaster

Literary Arts Festival National Prize Winners 2018

National Institute of Allied Arts

Congratulations to our pupils who attended the NIAA Ceremony at Hartmann House and were awarded National Prizes for outstanding literary creativity.

They are:
Stephanie Lawrence (PHG) Form 6 Prose
Caitlin Theron (PHG) Poetry
Deborah Davy (PHG) Poetry
Charles Moscrop (PHB) Form 3 Prose


Rowing St George’s Regatta 2018

Our rowers enjoyed some tough racing in formidable conditions at Sunday’s St George’s Regatta at Mazowe.

Our beginners had to face strong winds and choppy conditions as they fought their way down the course, and they managed to successfully complete their races without capsizing.

Samantha Davis placed 2nd in the U14 singles, while also gaining 3rd place in the doubles with Lara Weller.
Also placed 3rd was the U14 quad girls - Lara Weller, Brigit Botha, Hannah Borlase, Samantha Davis, Amy Scott Elliot (Cox)

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Staff Profile - Masi Takaedza - Head of Swimming 2018

Masi Takaedza is the new Head of Swimming for the Peterhouse Group of Schools.

Prior to his appointment to Peterhouse Masi worked in Harare at the Convent (swimming coach/teacher 2010 – 2018), Eaglesvale School (2006 – 2009), and Admiral Tait School. Masi has also been Coach for Harare Otters Swimming Club (2000 – 2018) and has served as national coach on various tours.

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