June 2022 Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RE: FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK

The break from weekly routines and the expectations of the mid-year examinations, appears to have been well timed and very much appreciated. We can now look forward to the second half of term and another full calendar of school activities. 

Once again, please could I remind you to visit the weekly-updated calendar which is posted every Thursday on iParent. Changes to the published term calendar do occur, hence the provision of this weekly update.

The mid-year examinations are complete, and the results will made available in due course. Once these are in the public domain, they will provide a very useful benchmark in terms of the work needed in preparation for the end of year Cambridge examinations. In conversations with both pupils and staff it would appear, as a generalisation, that there is still room for improvement. The first public examination is on 30 September, which means, in real terms, there is pressure on candidates to start consolidating and refining their examination preparations.

Given the relative quietness of the week, we look forward to the return of sporting action on the weekend. Soccer and hockey teams enjoyed considerable mid-week success against Watershed and St George’s. On Saturday we host the AMG 7s’ tournament, which will see a kaleidoscope of sporting action across three different disciplines (Soccer, Rugby, and Hockey); this should make for some excellent entertainment. The Zimbabwe Cheetahs (National 7s side) will be playing exhibition matches during the AMG 7s. They have recently qualified for this year’s RWC 7s’ tournament.

From Rowing Zimbabwe, we have received very good news in that Peterhouse will be incredibly well represented in both the U23 Rowing World Championship in Varese Italy and the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Petreans Doné Erasmus and Stacey Dunstan have been selected to represent Zimbabwe in Italy, while at a Junior level, Reagan Evans, Emmanuel Nyamupingidza, Lara Weller, Daniella Phiri, and Danielle Kaschula will all represent the country at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in early August. Congratulations to our rowers.

In closing, please note that Bitumen World will be moving road building plant onto our campuses next week, as they have been contracted to upgrade all the tar roads around the three schools. Given the importance of redoing our road surfaces, please be patient and allow the contractor the opportunity to complete this important work. Whilst on building work, the Astroturf project continues apace, and the base layer/foundation is taking shape.

With regards,

Jon Trafford
Rector

Peterhouse

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