From the Rectors Desk 18/11/22

Friday 18 November 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians,


In his Chapel sermon this week, the Chaplain spoke of change and a time of change. This week’s events
reflect this change as the VIth Form depart and the new leadership in the school take over the reins of their
respective offices. It was of course with considerable anticipation that the new School Office Bearers were
announced both at PHG and PHB on Wednesday. Congratulations to the following on their appointments:
Peterhouse Girls

Head Girl Ropafadzo Maumbe Deputy Head Girl Anna Freeth
Head of D Block Tanyaradzwa Changa Deputy Head D Block Rebecca Botha
Head of C Block Ruvarashe Chimuka Head of B Block Erin Mann
Head of A Block Zandile Mbofana Head of Vth Form Thando Ntini
Head of Academics Makanakaishe Dzvurumi Head of Sport Jodie Kuipers
Head of Culture Munesushe Mushosho Head of Impala Victoria Chigumba
Head of Eland Debrah Nakhozwe Head of Sable Brooklyn Tippett
Head of Kudu Rufaro Mapfumo

Peterhouse Boys
Head Boy Liam Kirkman Deputy Head Boy &
Head of Tinokura TJ Gwaziwa Head of Paget Emmanuel Magutakuona
Head of Ellis Brennan Watt Senior Scholar Joseph Hildebrand
Head of Founders Tadiwa Mandimutsira Head of Grinham Harry Orphanides
Head of Malvern Tanastwa Mpofu Head of Snell Cullum Young
Tinokura Prefect & Tinokura Prefect &
Head of Spiritual Takunda Mhete Head of Culture Stephen Molife
Head of Academics Tanaka Mutandwa Tinokura Prefect &
Head of Sport Michael Mutasa Head of Discipline Simbarashe Mudimu
Head of Culture Mtandazo Nyashanu Head of Dining Halls Brent Smith
Head of Support Tawananyasha Mashavave

These appointments have been made after a comprehensive and exhaustive selection process. Our
congratulations to all the Prefects in their new school roles. We have, in the selection process, been acutely
aware of the need to ensure that every Prefect is best suited to the leadership role they will perform.
Similarly, they are aware that there are significant expectations from the Peterhouse community in terms of
how they will carry out their responsibilities.

The November cycle of the Cambridge Examinations is over and both the VIth Form Leavers and A Block
can now look forward to a relatively long break before the results are published in January (A and AS Level,
10 January and IGCSE, 18 January). Generally speaking it appears that the examinations were, for the most
part, aligned to expectations. The Boys School Leavers’ Service was held last Sunday morning. The
Chairman of the Petrean Society, Mr Matt Hosack spoke on “journeys in life” and ensuring that our leavers
use the lessons learnt at school to recognise opportunity as well as to master the art of tackling challenges.
The formal proceedings in the Chapel were followed by a powerful rendition of the school war cries in the
Great Court. This weekend marks the last occasion where this year’s Leavers will celebrate their Peterhouse
journey together. They meet, in Harare, for their Leavers’ Ball. On behalf of the school and Leavers, I wish
to acknowledge and thank the organizing committee for the incredible effort they have put into the
organization of this event. The A Block, on completing their examinations, have headed off to Nyanga for
their year-end expedition, which is an important part of their transition into the Upper School and possible
leadership roles in the future.

While the sports programme begins to wind down, congratulations to both the U14 Basketball and Cricket
teams on their successes last weekend. In an incredible final in the Peterhouse U14 Basketball Tournament
we secured a memorable win following a protracted shootout after both finalists were drawn on full time. On
the cricket field, the U14s won the Westridge T10 competition in Harare. This weekend, our cricket teams
(1st XI and U15’s) will be at Lomagundi for the Super 8 Tournament.
With the end of term looming, please could I remind you that school does not close until after the end of year
Service in the Chapel on Thursday 8 December. PHB/PHG pupils will be free to leave school after that
Service (+/- 07h45). Springvale House pupils will be able to leave after their Prize Giving. Please note that
the Peterhouse Group Carol Service is on Sunday 4 December followed by the Marondera Schools’ Carol
Service on Monday 5 December. The academic and sports programmes continue until Wednesday 7

It has been a very sad and difficult week for the Petrean community with the news of the passing of Ronald
Mirimi. We mourn his passing and pray for the family as they come to terms with this tragic loss. Ronald’s
younger brother, Daniel, who was also seriously injured in the accident, is showing signs of recovery in
Harare’s Healthpoint Hospital. We hope he will return to full health in the near future.

With regards,
Jon Trafford


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