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2001 Peterhouse Boys Year in Profile

Mike Bawden left Peterhouse in November 2001 to be secretary of Walton Heath Golf Club in England. Jon Calderwood will be the new Rector and Sue Davidson will be the new Head of PHG.
Congratulations to Reg Querl on being appointed as the Headmaster of Falcon College. Our loss will be their gain.

There has been a lot of confusion over examinations following various statements made by the Minister earlier this year, but we are pleased to be able to tell you that we have had a letter from the Secretary of Education making it clear that we will be able to take the IGCSE Examinations at the end of this year.
Following the positive response we received from our parents, we entered all our 5A and A block boys for the full set of IGCSE examinations. Next term when we have the necessary timetables we will discuss with the boys which '0' level examinations they will be able to write as well. We are aware that one school has decided to let their pupils write the International Baccalaureate examinations, but we have no intention of following this route, as the costs are prohibitive and the examinations are aimed only for high flyers, who are capable of studying a wide range of subjects and willing to commit a huge amount of time to studying, at the expense of other sporting and cultural activities.
Attached is the text of a letter from the Chairman of the Association of Trust Schools concerning the Government's policy in regard to private schools including ratios and examinations.  

The housemasters of the houses are:
Ellis - Jim Redfern,
Founders - David Makwindi,
Grinham - Roy Currie,
Malvern - Grant Sinclair,
Paget - Brian Foakes
Snell - Andy Griggs
Tinokura - Paul Davis

PREFECTS in 2001
Head of School : David Langerman
Deputy Head of School : Henry Muchauray
Richard Austin, Keith Charters, Takura Chinyadza, Pierre Jansen van Rensburg, Taonarufaro Karimanzira, Bonani Mathambo, Tauya Mpanduki, Simbarashe Mujuru, James Nyamuda, Brandon Pentolfe, Duncan Raynor and Tendai Ruzaruro

The First XV took part in a Rugby Tournament in Dubai over the 2001 Easter holidays. They played three matches: Royal Grammar School, Newcastle (won 37-7), another English team, Colston Collegiate (lost 20-13) and Crescent College of Ireland (won 21-10.) The hospitality offered by the Zimbabwean community in Dubai was fantastic and they met all incidental costs for the team and entertained them 'right royally'. At the end of the tournament a 'World XV' was selected in which three of our players were named - Henry Muchauraya, Denver Mabaudi and Duncan Raynor.  

Later in the Easter holidays the First XV were unbeaten in the Prince Edward Festival and have started off the season proper with a goods win over long time rivals PE (32 -12) at home on a typical Marondera winter's day - very cold and windy down on Field 11, St John's (47-24) and St George's (45 -31). The scrum is anchored by Duncan Raynor, the 123 kg tight head prop, and the backs, spearheaded by Denver Mabaudi, right wing, and Henry Muchauraya our 10.5sec 100m centre, are looking in tremendous form. .

The first XV played extremely well up until half term and then eight of our team (T. Chinyadza, K.Charters, I Chidawu, L Kangasaru, S. Mahlatini, D Cloete, H. Muchauraya, D. Mubaudi) went down to Craven Week in Rustenburg,where various injuries occurred. We were beaten in the return fixture byPrince Edward. The next week we had an excellent victory by 31 - 3 against Falcon and ended the season by scoring over 50 points against St. George's. All in all it was an outstanding term, in which we won all our other matches against Zimbabwe opponents. Including their matches played in Dubai the 1st XV Played 16, Won 14, Drew 0 and Lost 2; points for 624 - against 229.
Overall the school played 130 matches, Won 97, Drew 5 and Lost 20; points for 3614 - against 1386.

The Hockey Team have not been quite as successful as in previous years, but have had some extremely good wins. The 1st XI's final record was Played19, Won 9, Drawn 3, Lost 7; goals for 21 - against 16.
Overall the results were - Played 114, Won 62, Drawn 20, Lost 32; goals for 266 - against 140.

The 1st Soccer Team have a record of Won 6, Drawn 1, Lost 8; goals for 19 - against 32.
Overall the results are - Played 52, Won 14, Drew 4, Lost 33; goals for 67 - against 155.

It was a great shame that we had to cancel our Peterhouse Relays event because of the bad weather. Luckily the sun came out the following week and we were able to host the Peterhouse Invitation event and won this event outright for the first time since 1994. It was an outstanding day .Those who were there saw Peterhouse at its best and we won the event comfortably. The scores were as follows: - Peterhouse - First (695 points), Prince Edward - Second (669 points), St. Georges - Third (638 points), St. John's - Fourth (628 points). Allan Wilson - Fifth (441 points). Particularly impressive were our sprints where we nearly had a clean sweep of the 100 metres.
Records were established by Muchauraya in the U20 200 and 100m, Denenga in the U17 long jump and U17 100m, and Chinake in the U18 long jump. In the end 28 events were won by Peterhouse.
Henry Muchauraya, Denver Mabaudi and and Bonani Mathambo represented Zimbabwe in the Zone 6 Championships.

Brendan de Beer won the 2001 South African Under 13 Squash Championships and the Under 14 Zimbabwean Championship.
The Squash Team did extremely well and the 2nd Team won the Eric Davis 3rd League and the 3rd Team won the 4th League.

Bradley Clark, Ross Fingland, Terrance Keith and Garth Pereira played polo-cross for Zimbabwe.

Over the half-term break the School Cricket team went on a tour to Pretoria and although rain washed out two of their games we obtained a good win against St. Andrews, Bloemfontein, and a winning draw against the hosts St. Albans. Peterhouse 170 - St. Albans 148 for 8 - Match drawn Peterhouse 305 for 6 - St. Andrews (Bloemfontein) 188 all out. Won by 117 (Venables 80, Durham 105).

The Peterhouse Rowing team travelled to Pretoria to compete in the South African Schools Rowing Championships. Although this is the 4th consecutive year that Peterhouse has attended these championships, we find it difficult to compete with the South African Schools. Not only because of inferior equipment, but we are up against crews who have a very professional attitude to this sport, practising all year round and several times a week. Having said that, all the boys crews rowed personal best times, represented Peterhouse well and gained much through the experience, which was reflected in the National Championships in the last weekend of term, where they obtained four first places.

The following scholarships have been awarded based on the results of the Entrance Examinations.
Major Scholarship - Robert Jacobsz, Lendy Park Patrick Thorneycroft, Springvale House
Minor Scholarships - Blair Kingsland, Ariel - Tapiwa Chiwaridzo, St. John's
Ellis Robins Scholarship - Tendai Sibindi, Ruzawi

The 2001 Festival Weekend, which was superbly organised by John Barrie. The Rector comments: "When I asked John if he was prepared to take on this task, I said that I wanted a lot of activity and as many of the boys and girls to be involved as possible. He took this to heart and produced certainly the best Festival that I have known in my eight years at Peterhouse." Congratulations.

The Festival was very well supported by parents, and those who were not able to come missed a terrific experience. The weekend started with a performance of Moliere's play, Le Medicin Malgre Lui, which was much enjoyed even by those whose French is a distant memory from their school days. Roger Hudson and the cast are to be congratulated on this.

We had a super game of rugby against St. George's on Saturday afternoon and after this many parents enjoyed the Rugby Tour Dinner, before moving on to the centrepiece of the Festival, the performance of Grease. Sue Vandoros and Keith Nicholas must be congratulated on this and it was enjoyed by everyone who was there. The cast re-acted very well with an audience who were certainly prepared to enjoy themselves!
Sunday dawned with sunshine and no wind, and those who were fortunate enough to have booked for the Champagne Breakfast enjoyed a magnificent meal in the Gibbs Centre Court, very well organised by Ellis House.

From then on it was non-stop activity with Singing, Allied Arts, Woodturning, Human Chess, Rowing, a One Act Play, Marimba Bands, Jazz Bands, Aerobics, Modern Dance, Falconry Display, Pop Music, Hyde Park Corner, Interact Rap, Organ Recital etc., etc.
The weekend concluded with a lovely Choral Evensong in the Chapel.
At the same time as all the activity there were numerous stalls, exhibitions and cafes, and everyone who came complimented the school on what was going on. It was a fitting way to end a very good term..

The building of the new Science Block has been completed where the old PHB lab storerooms were. It provides state of the art facilities and keep Peterhouse at the forefront of scientific education in Zimbabwe. Mark Claypole, the designer of the Sir Humphrey Gibbs Centre, has come up with an exciting design where all the laboratories are hexagonal. The building is double-storied and includes preparation rooms, libraries and studies. The projected cost was Z$23 million (£400 000) half donated by wellwishers from outside the country. The project is unrivalled in Southern Africa.

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