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Petreans

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The Hales (Staff) Richard became the Pie King of South Africa after leaving Peterhouse, based in Port Alfred, but came back to teaching some years ago at Kingswood junior school in Grahamstown. We hear that Shane, who won a hockey gold medal at the Moscow Olympics and coached the Peterhouse First XI with great effect, is doing some part-time teaching at the senior school. They are both involved in local Eastern Cape sport, especially golf.

Andrew(P72) andRowena Hall(Staff 81-93) have two children.Andrew, the founding Housemaster of Snell in 1984, was Head of English, coached lowly, but winning (!) cricket and rugby teams, put on numerous plays, and ran the Engineering Club.Rowenataught French, was involved in many theatrical productions as a choreographer and taught piano at Springvale House. Since leaving Peterhouse they have taught at the International School of South Africa, Mafikeng, and at Aiglon College, Switzerland since 1996, where they are houseparents of Clairmont House, a house of 40 girls. Andrew teaches English and Rowena teaches French, piano and drama.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mike Hammond(Staff 56 - 03) retired in 1993 as the founding Headmaster of PHG after a distinguished career at Springvale, Headmaster of Eagle School and at the Boys' school, including six years the Housemaster of Malvern. He andBarrielived in one of the two retirement cottages at Peterhouse, dubbed Jurassic Park, and Mike remained very actively involved in many school activities until his death from tick bite fever in 2003.

Richard Hanly(Staff 04) was Headmaster of Hillcrest for 10 years. He taught English and Geography before retiring in 2004.  His wife, Fiona, teaches at SVH.

Sally Harris(Staff 90-96) established shorthand, typing and office practice first in a newly-built classroom at the Girls' School, but later transfered to the boys' side to popular acclaim as far as the girls were concerned. She is married toErith "Er" Harrisand moved with him to Ruzawi where Sally was the School Secretary.

Erith "Er" Harris(Staff 90-97) came to Peterhouse as the Director of Administration after being the Headmaster of Whitestones in Bulawayo. During the years prior to his arrival the school had grown enormously and the administrative side was stretched to its limits in trying to look after three schools with over a thousand students. He left to become the Deputy Headmaster and then the Headmaster of Ruzawi before handing over the reins on his retirement in 2008 toPaul Davis.

Kim Harvey(Staff 97-00) who made a very considerable mark on the PHG sportfields and in teaching maths, left at the end of her four year bonding with the ATS to travel. She was manager of the 2000 Zimbabwe under 18 hockey team which played in South Africa. We will follow her career with interest, since with a range of skills like hers we are confident that she will go far in whatever she choses to do.

Les (Chippy)andMavis Haworth(Staff 55-68) Les spent 15 years at Peterhouse, first during the construction of the school and when it opened as the Woodwork Master as well as i/c Property Maintenance.Mavisworked in the laundry alongside Ann Butterworth until 1969 when Les took up the role of Head of Department of Woodwork and Technical Drawing at Umtali Boys High School. Les left behind not only the legacy of a woodworking department where anything from pencil cases to ocean going yachts were built to perfection, but many students also learnt the covert art of home brew and many a 'toyes' room had demi-johns of amber liquid peacefully fermenting behind locker doors! They retired to Flame Lily Retirement Home in Natal. Les passed away in May 1986 and Mavis in October 1992. Their daughters : Susan studied at Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, earning honours degrees in Midwifery and Psychiatric Nursing and at present is retired and eagerly awaiting her first grandchild in May. Pamela (The first baby ever christened in the chapel!) has been happily settled in Brisbane since 1984.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eileen {Hathaway} Mason (Staff 60-65) who was Fred Snell's secretary and marriedMac Mason(Staff 58-61) is now sadly widowed and lives in retirement at Tweed Heads, New South Wales.

Sue Heathcote(Staff 04) is currently running the Accounts Department.

Mike Herring(Staff 76-79) was senior master at Springvale after Eagle moved there in 1976, before moving to Falcon and back to UK. He and his wife Val tragically died in a house fire in England in February 2012.

Kerry Heyns(Staff 05) who teached Geography and English was reported in 2007 to be living in England.

Wendy Hewit(Staff 00-02) has moved to Zambia. She had great success running the French Department and girls' rowing. She and her husband, Rob, and their two children travelled 1,000s of kilometres with the rowers and their boats to regattas in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Eddie Hilditch(Staff 66-73) taught Chemistry, ran the Science Department and ran rugby with great succcess, including coaching the school's only unbeaten First XV in 1966. He left to teach at Michaelhouse, but emigrated to Western Australia where he loves the beach life. He teaches at Bunbury Grammar School, where his principal wasTony Brooker.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We were sadden to learn of the death ofMarcia Hillier, who was shot in her home at Nelsons Bay, Mozambique in 2004. She was not only a friend to many in the Peterhouse community, but also an ex-parent and teacher of both SVH and the Nursery School.

John "Hodgy" Hodgson(Staff 58-85)who was and will remain an inspiration to generations of Petreans, died peacefully on 5 February 2005 aged 79. Hodgy was the Director of Music from 1958 to 1985 and a composer and organist of note. He lived in retirement in Marondera and remained active in the life of the schools. As befits his amazing contribution and dedication to the Peterhouse Group of Schools over many decades, Hodgy is buried at Peterhouse.

RevdPat Hogg(Staff 60-71) the much loved Chaplain for 12 years returned to England on leaving the school as Rector of Crawley, but he only spent a short time there before becoming Dean of Pretoria in 1974.Pat died in Pretoria in 1974 after a comparatively short illness.

 RevRichard Holderness(Staff77) who was Chaplain at Ruzawi, joined the staff as honorary chaplain when the security situation forced the closure of his retreat centre at Bonda Mission in 1977. He retired to Borradaile Trust, but moved to South Africa to be nearer his family. He died peacefully aged 97 in 2007.

We were saddened to hear of the death ofGuy Holland(Staff 64-71) from a cerebral tumour. He served as House Tutor of Paget, with the Climbing Club, as stage manger and in the laboratories. He left to take up an appointment at the Dragon School in Oxford and was subsequently at Bishop's Prep School in Cape Town for many years.

David Howorth(Staff 58-61) taught at St Edward's School, Oxford after leaving Peterhouse and died in 1989.

RevMartin Housman(Staff 94-98) is the Chaplain of Norwich School, Norwich..Buffteaches in Great Yarmouth.Hannah, PHG 94-98 has finished at Durham University and works at Traidcraft.AliceSVH, PHG doing a nursing degree at the University of East Anglia.LucyPHG is on a gap year before going to Durham University to read Archeology.EmilySVH doing A levels at Norwich School.DickonSVH at Norwich School and still bowling for the county.Rosie, is at the local state school.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Tel. 01508 548 322 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CommanderHugh Hodgkinson(Staff 53-55) died in England in 1996. Hugh joinedFred Snellin founding Peterhouse in 1953. He locatedLiddles' farmas the school site, helped to raise funds and taught for a term when the school opened. Hugh was then Headmaster of Milton Abbey School with great success for 14 years. He had a distinguished naval career and the connection with the "Senior Service" was remembered in the ''Quarterdeck;" where a shell-case was rung as a gong before meals for many years.

Roger and Sue Hudson(Staff 84-03) was poached from Allan Wilson in Harare, where he had taught with distinction for a number of years. After 20 years at Peterhouse Roger and Sue retired to England and bought a campavan to tour France during the 2003 northern summer. Roger was the Head of French and ran sailing and the Jazz Band.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kim Hulley(Staff 12) was at Arundel, studied microbiology at UCT and was the Head of Science before being appointed the Headmistress of Arundel. Kim has since left Peterhouse in 2018.