FROM: THE HEADMISTRESS
Thursday 16th June 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians
We are never ready when it comes, but the Marondera Winter is back, and it does not disappoint! It has been very cold over the last two weeks. To help everyone cope with the icy mornings, the girls can choose to wear their tracksuits or opt for the normal winter uniforms, depending on what they feel warmest in. Whilst it is chilly, we are well accustomed to the weather here and I am sure we will not only survive, but thrive through this winter term.
Speaking of surviving, the top end of our school have just completed a gruelling two weeks of examinations; mid-year exams for the B Block and mock exams for the A Block, Vth and VIth Form. All the girls have earned a really good rest – I hope they will return refreshed, rejuvenated and with a sound idea of what they need to do to move forward positively, to ensure their greatest chance of success in their final examinations. For most, the examinations are never enjoyed, but they are a good way of gaining a perspective of where we are, compared to where we need to be, and I would hope the girls will recognise the experience as a positive one.
The school celebrated World Environment, or Green Day, by donning anything green we had in our closets for the day – school always seems to be more exciting on the days when uniforms go out the window. It was a fun day, and the Environment Club gave a wonderful and informative presentation in assembly. They reminded us of three very important points:
1. The Earth and everything in it was created by God.
2. God gave us dominion over all the Earth and all the animals.
3. We have a responsibility to God and to all people to look after the Earth.
Please note the following dates for your calendar: (These two events are deemed compulsory as they form part of our outdoor education programme.)
The B Block Chimanimani Expedition: 4 – 9 September. This is a combined PHB/PHG Expedition
The A Block Nyanga Expedition: 17 – 21 November. This is a combined PHB/PHG Expedition
One point of security before I close: Steps are being taken to improve the security at Peterhouse and we have recently made important changes to the security provider and systems around the school. In line with these changes, please note the following:
– Kindly stop at the gate as requested. This is to enable the CCTV to register the number plate of your vehicle.
– In order to avoid any delay at the gate, kindly ensure that your vehicle has a 2022 Parent Peterhouse vehicle disc. Discs are available from Brenda in the front office.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! If you are on the move, travel safely, stay warm, and enjoy having your girls home.
Mrs Claire Hough
FROM: THE BUSINESS DIRECTOR
Dear Parents & Guardians
By now you should have received a fee statement sent out earlier this week. If not please contact the accounts department.
New fee Clearance Letters (FCLs) will be required for all pupils for the week commencing the 20th June. FCLs will be emailed to parents on Tuesday the 14th June for all accounts that are fully paid up.
With regards to payments:
• If you have made a payment which is not reflecting, or you have any queries regarding charges on your statement, please contact Juliette Kwesha on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for all bank accounts.
• A reminder that:
o ZWL accounts may be settled in ZWL and/or USD. Parents may request for their ZWL account/s to be converted to USD.
o USD accounts may only be settled in USDs i.e. one cannot make a ZWL payment for a USD account.
The Accounts Department will be closed from 1pm on Friday 17th June to 8am on Monday 21st June, so please endeavour to contact us before we close the office.
It is vital that we always have up to date contact information for each pupil, so please check that the contact information at the bottom of your child’s statement is correct, and if any changes are to be made to them, please advise Sue Heathcote (email@example.com).
1. POINTS OF INTEREST
1.1 Kidzcan Run/Walk
The accounts for the Kidzcan Run/Walk held on 8 May 2022 have been finalised. Peterhouse, together with all of you, who came out on the day, raised a total of USD 23 486.00. This generous donation will go a long way in helping the organisation serve children, families and communities throughout Zimbabwe who are affected by cancer. Thank you so much for your continued support of this very worthy cause.
1.2 Leo Dance
This year, our major fundraiser for the Leo Club is the Leo Dance which will be held on 25th June 2022. Pupils from A Block to VIth Form are allowed to attend. The funds raised will be donated to various institutions catering for underprivileged people in our community, which we know will make a positive difference in their lives. There is a US$15 charge for pupils who choose to go and this amount will be charged to your school account.
1.3 World Book Day
We will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 24 June. This annual event is a chance for us all to recognise the importance of literature, books and reading in our lives. On that day girls dress up as literary characters and prizes will be awarded by the Library for the most creative costume in each Block. Please give this some thought over this weekend, so your daughter can bring back a suitable costume.
2.1 Academic Awards
Congratulations to the following girls who received Commendations for their Trinity Mid-Term Mark Order:
D Block – Naomi Abang, Jordan Carlisle, Vanshika Datta, Anesu Dzvatsva, Samantha Mangana, Danielle Mashumba, Peace Mhlanga, Zoe Midzi, Kenley Muchirahondo, Yorina Mugadhi, Thando Ncube, Sharae Trewartha, Leanne Zivanayi
C Block – Pauline Chemhere, Cassandra Fernandes, Keira Findlay, Kimberley Guzha, Shivani Kala, Matifadza Madera, Ropafadzo Makororo, Natsai Mandimutsira, Grace Murendo, Munashe Matsuro, Brooke Ziki
B Block – Mukudzei Charumbira, Anotidashe Chibanda, Grace Mahofa, Mary Mahofa, Nicole Murengami, Tanatswa Rukwata, Stephanie Rundle
A Block – Melissa Allott, Aneni Chigwedere
Vth Form – Munenyasha Chitsva, Danniella Hulbert
VIth Form –Tawananyasha Banda, Deborah Davy, Meagan De Kock, Amber Robinson
Juniors: lost 66% – 67%. Leona Marimira was the 2nd best speaker with 70%
Intermediates: won 73% – 67%.Tayamika Mandiwanzira 2nd best speaker with 80%, Shumirai Chigadza 3rd best speaker with 79%
Senior: won 82% – 69%. Joy Chauruka was the best speaker with 99%
Juniors: lost 90% – 92%. Leona Marimira was the 2nd best speaker with 73%
Intermediates: won 80% – 79%. Shumirai Chigadza was the best speaker with 80%
Seniors: won 89% – 83%. Munesushe Mushosho was the best speaker with 81%
Juniors: lost 2.5 – 3.5 points.
Special mention goes to Yorina Mugadhi for winning her first competitive game and Nikita Rana who drew her first ever competitive chess game.
Seniors: lost 2 – 4.
Special mention goes to Anotida Chigavazira for stepping up to represent the Senior team.
Model United Nations (MUN) at St John’s College
Over the FFW, the Peterhouse MUN Club participated in the SJCMUN, a Model United Nations Conference held at St John’s College. The theme of the conference was “Evaluating the Past to Guarantee a Transition to a Post-Pandemic World”. Participants created and debated resolutions on real-world issues ranging from ensuring equitable access to Covid-19 vaccinations in Sub-Saharan Africa, all the way to addressing the civil war in the Tigray Region. Peterhouse Girls did extremely well. Congratulations to Munesushe Mushosho for receiving an award as the best delegate in her committee and Tadiswa Mafara for best Co-Chair in the conference as a whole.
Peterhouse Girls attended a PASTIS meeting with Macheke High School. The discussion was lively and heated, at some point. The topics discussed were: ‘Are we living in a world where morals no longer matter: Who is responsible?’ and ‘Is it right to pick out a career based solely on the salary you may get.’ The discussion on morals was closely linked to culture by most pupils. The definitions of culture and morals were assessed. The meeting ended with some light-hearted humorous contributions from the Macheke High School pupils.
Interhouse Public Speaking
D. Holman Trophy for Best Junior Speaker Winner : Celine Muhwati
M. Holman Trophy for Best Intermediate Speaker Winner: Chiedza Matsika
Runner-up: Chloe Scott Elliot
Nicola Ward Trophy for Best Senior Speaker Winner : Munesushe Mushosho
Runner-up: Teris Miti
Mells Cup for Best Public Speaking House Winner : Eland – 436
Runner Up: Kudu – 426
3rd place: Impala – 418
4th place: Sable – 371
Shona Club Quiz
v. Gateway and Wise Owl
Wise Owl 27/40 points
PHG 26/40 points
Gateway 25/40 points
PHG came 2nd out of three schools
4.1 Sports Results
Inter-Provincial Athletics Meet, Bulawayo
Melissa Allott placed 9th in the 100m Final (Senior Age Group)
Leesa Mutandwa placed 5th in the 200m Final and 1st in the 4 x 100m Relay Final
Africa Day Tournaments:
U14 won all their pool games and lost in the Final to Chisipite (Silver Medal)
U15 won all of their pool games and won the Final (Gold Medal)
U16 won all of their pool games and won the Final (Gold Medal)
The U16 Zimbabwe Basketball trials were completed and the following girls were selected:
Nicole Badwell, Nyasha Chikuri, Danielle Kaschula, Dinell Mabinga, Rufadzo Mangoma, Margaret Songore.
After the 1st Team Basketball Tournament earlier in the term, the following players were selected for the ATS Schools U20 side: Heila Chapeyama, Marceline Masvikeni, Cally Muhwati, Leesa Mutandwa. Congratulations to our basketball players.
U14 won 10 – 0
U15 drew 4 – 4
U16 won 8 – 4
2nd no game (Arundel did not have a 2nd team side)
1st lost 12 – 14
Congratulations to our hockey players who were selected to represent Mashonaland Country Districts Hockey teams at the Inter-Provincial Tournament (Zimbabwe Schools U16 and U18 Hockey Trials 24 – 26 June in Harare). Of the 90 team places available, and 6 schools at trials, PHG had 48 players selected meaning that Mashonaland Country Districts Hockey comprises over 50% PHG hockey players.
Age groups: U18 (Lower 6 and Upper 6)
U16 (Form 3 and 4)
These players will compete in the Inter-Provincial Hockey Tournament (IPT) 24 – 26 June in Harare; where the Zimbabwe Schools U16A/B and U18A/B sides will be selected:
MCD U18C Represents:
Rebecca Botha PHG 2nd XI
Sarah Brown PHG 2nd XI
Ayla Greeff PHG 2nd XI
Shalom Ranganai PHG 2nd XI
Brooklyn Tippett PHG 2nd XI
MCD U18B Represents:
Jamie-Lee Kaschula PHG 1st XI
Rufaro Mapfumo PHG 1st XI/PHG 2nd XI
Zandile Mbofana PHG 1st XI
Thando Ntini PHG 2nd XI
Amber Robinson PHG 1st XI
Amy Scott Elliot PHG 1st XI
MCD U18A Represents:
Tanyaradzwa Changa PHG 1st XI
Chido Chasara PHG 1st XI
Tanatswa Chirenda PHG 1st XI
Naledi Jani PHG 1st XI
Maliksha Goven PHG 1st XI
Adel Kotze PHG 2nd XI
Jodie Kuipers PHG 1st XI
Ayanda Mangena PHG 1st XI
Nakai Mujaranji PHG 1st XI
Emily Wood PHG 1st XI
MCD U16C Represents:
Nicole Badwell PHG U16B
Mazvita Chingwena PHG U16B
Tayamika Mandiwanwanzira PHG U16B
Nicole Murengami PHG U16A
Emily Taylor PHG U16A
MCD U16B Represents:
Coco Bathurst PHG U16A
Sanika Goven PHG U16A
Danielle Kaschula PHG U16A
Elizabeth Moore-Gordon PHG 2nd XI
Tavimba Mukozho PHG 2nd XI
Margaret Songore PHG U16A
Karishma Yakiti PHG U16A
Planty Zikhali PHG U16A
MCD U16A Represents:
Nyasha Bvute PHG U16A
Marilena Fernandes PHG 2nd XI
Melissa Kamusasa PHG 1st XI
Nandipha Manyika PHG 2nd XI
Tanyaradzwa Midzi PHG 1st XI
Anike Mparuri PHG 1st XI
Chidochashe Munyonga PHG 1st XI
Ruvarashe Nhongonhema PHG 2nd XI
Reina Parirenyatwa PHG 1st XI
Stephanie Rundle PHG U16A
Chloe Scott Elliot PHG 2nd XI
Tayleigh Taylor PHG U16A
v. Convent (Hre)
U14A won 4 – 1
U15A won 8 – 0
U16A won 2 – 0
1st XI won 3 – 0
v. Girls College
U14A won 5 – 0
U15A won 1 – 0
U16A won 1 – 0
1st XI lost 0 – 2
Statistics to date – all A teams combined results:
Goals scored: 63
Goals conceded: 18
Matches played: 20 (15 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw)
U14B won 3 – 0
U15B won 3 – 0
U16B won 6 – 0
2nd XI won 3 – 0
U14B won 4 – 0
U15B won 2 – 0
U16B won 4 – 0
2nd XI won 2 – 0
v. Convent (Byo)
U14B drew 0 – 0
U15B drew 1 – 1
U16B won 5 – 0
2nd XI won 2 – 0
Statistics to date – all B teams combined results:
Goals scored: 90
Goals conceded: 3
Matches played: 24 (21 wins, 0 losses and 3 draws)
Chisipite sent one U14 team to play.
U14C won 1 – 0
U14C won 5 – 0
U15C won 4 – 0
U16B won 2 – 1
3rd XI won 3 – 1
U14C won 4 – 0
U15C won 8 – 0
U16 C won 2 – 0
Gateway could not raise a Senior Team so no match for PHG 3rd XI.
Statistics to date – all C teams combined results:
Goals scored: 39
Goals conceded: 8
Matches played: 12 (10 wins, 2 losses)
Adele Kotze and Taige Mannix both participated in the Junior Classic Polocrosse Tournament where Taige’s team came first and Adel’s team came second. Taige was awarded best number 2 player in the tournament! On the same weekend, Luanna Page placed 1st in the 90cm eventing at Hillcrest.
Kate Wilding-Davies competed in the Pony Show at HIPEC where she placed 2nd in the Novice 2 Dressage Test.
FEI World Dressage at HIPEC
Kate Wilding-Davies placed 1st in the Novice 4 and 1st in the 7 Nations Elementary classes. She also received her second qualification for the 7 Nations and FEI World Challenge.
Over the FFW, Lara Weller and Daniella Phiri travelled to Roodeplaat Dam in South Africa to compete in the SA National Championships. In the Junior Women’s U18 Doubles Final, the pair placed 4th whilst in the Women’s B Sculls, Lara Weller placed 2nd winning a Silver Medal and Daniella Phiri placed 5th.
Zimbabwe Open Squash Tournament
Deborah Davy won in the U19 girls age group and will represent Zimbabwe at the South African U19 IPT in Cape Town in June. In the U16 age group, Catherine Munro finished 6th out of 24 and will also represent Zimbabwe at the South African U16 IPT in Pretoria. Well done to Brenna Mashungu who finished 15th out of 24 and Naledi Ngwenya who finished 19th.
PHG lost 2 – 3
Seniors lost 1 – 2
Juniors lost 1 – 2
5. DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S INTERNATIONAL AWARD
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a program being accessed by over 6 million young people from over 100 countries. Peterhouse is one of three schools in Zimbabwe currently offering this internationally recognised and well respected program to its pupils. The program simply formalises what Peterhouse already does, and what your daughter is organically engaged in whilst boarding here – a broad and enriching education. In addition to the personal growth and life changing experiences that she will encounter, many universities are recognising this international qualification as representing a well-rounded, service-oriented individual; adding real value to their application process.
If you would like your daughter to participate in this excellent youth program please email Mrs Mazwi Phiri on firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries or to get further details on the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.