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Peterhouse - Danish Cultural Exchange Tour 2018

We had an amazing and very productive Cultural Exchange Tour to Denmark.

Our pupils started off with a team building exercise in the Indoor Sports Centre and each of our pupils had been allocated a buddy on arrival. The buddies were from the group that had visited us earlier this year in February.

In History lessons they compared our constitution to the Danish constitution and eventually came up with their own constitutions for the kind of country that they would like to live in.

In Robotics lessons they built trucks in the form of robots that are self-driving whose main purpose is to sort garbage.

In Geography lessons the pupils discussed renewable energy sources and even went on a field trip in order to see what they had been learning about.

During our stay at the School, pupils worked on a project which involved creating an imaginary island, supplying renewable energy sources, building infrastructure, supplying garbage trucks that had been made in Robotics lessons and publishing the New Constitutions made in History lessons.

Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

Mrs Rutendo Mudiwa
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Peterhouse Boys - Rugby Tour to Portugal 2018

We had a very successful Rugby Tour to Portugal in the April holidays.

Our overall results were as follows:

Played 8 Won 7 Drew 1 Lost 0

Rugby Youth Festival
Vs Portuguese Belenenses Won 12 – 5
Vs South Africa St Andrews Won 3 – 0
Vs Portuguese Tecnico Drew 14 – 14
Vs Australian Melbourne Kangaroos Won 22 – 10
Vs UK WASPS Academy Won 29 – 7

Tour Game Results

Vs Portuguese Club Rugby Evora Won 41 – 7
Vs Portuguese Tecnico Won 23 – 12
Vs United Kingdom Alton Won 66 – 0

Mr Dave Kirkman
i/c Sport & Rugby
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Peterhouse Girls - 1st XI Hockey Tour to Pietermaritzburg 2018

We had an early start to the day with a 07 20 departure from Robert Gabriel International airport to O.R. Tambo. After a wimpy lunch, we set off to King Shaka International where we were joined by the girls travelling from Cape Town and our team was finally together. We were shuttled to Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg and accommodated in one of the boarding hostels. We finally arrived at our accommodation at about 18 30.

On the second day of the tour, after a turf practice, we played a pre-festival match against Pietermaritzburg Girls’ College, which we lost narrowly. It was a great introduction to the level of first team for a number of the girls that had not yet played at this level. We also kept the swimming pool caretaker busy as we opted for a number of ‘cool-downs’ as it was hot and humid, and we had some light showers throughout the festival, with heavier storms at night.

The festival started on Wednesday 4th April and we played two matched. We won against Hoerskool Transvalia; 1-0. We lost narrowly to Jeppe High for Girls; 1-2, and the girls gave of their best and we tried a number of combinations with the girls and were delighted that most worked out well. Thursday was a tough day as we played a tough game against Beaulieu College. Unfortunately we lost 2-3, but the girls fought hard. Sadly, our goalie was injured in this match and had to be taken to medi-clinic and treated for concussion. Thankfully the Zimbabwe U8 development side had brought two goalies so we borrowed one of their goalies. The girls lifted their spirits and had a wonderful win against Redhill High; 4-0. Friday was an early start as our first game was at 07 00. Our captain and vice-captain both had injuries, which ruled Mazvita out of the last game of the tour. The girls fought hard against Fourways High, losing 3-4. Our final game on Friday was against a strong side, Hoereskool Noordheuwel and the team pulled together and fought to the end in a 3-3 draw. After a quick swim, we went down to the mall for a few hours for the girls to have some retail therapy after a lot of hockey!

On Saturday we were privileged to travel to Michaelhouse for a, very good leadership talk by Tim Jarvis and Keith Fairweather. The girls were very excited to see where the movie ‘Spud’ had been set and filmed. It was a great opportunity to visit the place that Peterhouse is modelled on and to see some of our school’s history. We then went on a little tour of the school before beginning our trip back to Maritzburg College. On advice from our host, we stopped at Midlands Meander for a delicious milkshake and piece of cake. On the way back, we also stopped at the Nelson Mandela Capture Sight for a walk around and to view the spectacular sculpture of Mandela. The extraordinary sculpture by artist Marco Cianfanelli comprises 50 steel column constructions – each between 6.5 and 9.5 metres tall, all set into the landscape. After reading through the History of ANC and South Africa, and making the ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ to see the sculpture, we returned to the Liberty Mall for some more retail therapy. We gathered for our final meal as a team on Saturday night and returned to pack up.

On Sunday we left Maritzburg at 04 00 for our return home, and after a stressful few hours of hoping to get sets on the plane, those who were returning home boarded the planes and we left Kwa-zulu Natal, having learnt a lot of lessons; built strong relationships; been given guidance as leaders and given our coach a few more grey hairs. The girls were very well-behaved, polite and gave of their best at all times. Mazvita and Ruvimbo led by example and the younger girls had great mentors and as a team the girls were united. We return with a positive attitude and look forward to seeing what lies ahead for our team.

Our thanks to everyone who helped us go on this great and memorable journey.

Bernice Candy
Tour Manager 2018
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Peterhouse - Adventurous Journey for Bronze Awarders – Nyanga - April 2018

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

For this Bronze Journey, we decided to climb Mt Nyangani and explore the Nyazengu Forest. We had five groups of Awarders, of various ages. All of them attended several evenings of training, so that they were as well prepared for this Journey as they possibly could be.

The special aspect of this particular Journey was the interaction we had with National Parks in Nyanga. Mr Sibanda, the new
Area Manager, could not have been more helpful or welcoming.

As we were climbing Mt Nyangani, he organized for a knowledgeable scout to come with us – Emmanuel. Overall, we felt so well looked after by National Parks and I would recommend a visit to Rhodes Nyanga National Park for anyone interested in being able to have the most beautiful walks.

The Awarders did really well – in spite of the most incredible thunder storm and lots of rain. We had a special night camping under the big trees near the Nyazengu River and walked round to the Car Park below Mt Nyangani via the Mtenderere River.

Sarah Shoesmith
Director of Extra-Currucular Activities
April 2018
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Dear Parents,

Please follow the link to our Peterhouse Group of Schools Group Newsletter 25 – Lent Term 2018.

It contains snippets of information from events that took place last term and major events for this term.
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Peterhouse - Eisteddfod Highlights Concert 2018

The Peterhouse Eisteddfod Highlights Concert was held in the Chapel and proved to be a most enjoyable evening showcasing some of the music entries made this year.
Well done to Mr St John and our team of very talented musical staff and pupils.

1 Junior Girls Choir
Top Secret Personal Bees Wax

2 Marondera Schools Orchestra
Capprccio Espagnol and The Radesky March

3 Tariro and Tariro
You're All I Need to Get By

4 B Block Mixed Choir
Keep Your Lamps!

5 Junior Girls Choir
I'm Gonna Ride That Train

6 Senior Girls
Aint No Grave

7 Watershed Mbira Group

8 Marondera Schools Wind Band
Pirates and Lord of the Dance

9 Senior Boys Choir
Why We Sing

10 Senior Mixed
Let Me Be

11 Connor Eksteen
When You Believe

12 Senior Mixed
Going Home

13 Peterhouse String and Marimba Orchestra
Rhythms of Africa

14 Mr St John
What Is It About Her

15 Senior Mixed
Stand Up and Make a Change

16 Senior Girls
Someone’s in the Crown

17 Senior Boys Ensemble

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Peterhouse Boys - Athletics Interhouse Relays 2018

This year our Interhouse Relays event coincided with the Petrean Sports Day.

Congratulations to Founders House. Well done

1st Founders
2nd Tie Ellis & Paget
4th Snell
5th Malvern
6th Grinham

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