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PHG30 Bubbles & Broomsticks

The PHG 30th Anniversary High Tea "Bubbles and Broomsticks" was held on Thursday 28th September 2017 at The Flying Frog, Highlands Harare. It was a well-supported event with 90 ladies and 1 Gentleman attending.

Among the guests were a few Petreans, Parents and friends of Peterhouse, Invited special guests included Mr Stewart Mattinson and his partner Penny, Mrs Barrie Hammond, Mrs Harriet Nel, The Headmistress of Peterhouse Girls Mrs Tracy Blignaut, The Deputy Headmistress of Peterhouse girls Mrs Claire Hough. The Head Girl of PHG, Nomkhosi Malaba, The Deputy Head Girl Primrose Matembo, The Head of D Block, Olivia Wilding-Davies and The Deputy Head of D Block, Tyla Storrer.

The function commenced at 2.00pm, guests were welcomed with champagne cocktail Followed by tea, coffee and delicious eats. The pink gin and tonics and Prosecco flowed later in the afternoon.

I welcomed the assembled company and invited Tracy Blignaut to say a few words on the development of Peterhouse Girls over the past 30 years. Nomkhosi Malaba, Head Girl of PHG gave a short and very amusing anecdote of her time at PHG.

I thanked all for attending our final celebration of our 30th Anniversary and for all those amazing ladies who have helped and supported me with this year's celebrations.

The event went on till 6.30pm when the entire remaining guest departed. All in all a great success which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

By Sarah Cremer
Chairlady PHG 30th Anniversary Committee





PHG30 Champagne Brunch

The Champagne Brunch was held in a Marquee on the new Hockey fields at the top of the school, ahead of the Peterhouse Girls vs Chisipite 1st Team Hockey Match.

With a total of 76 Guests, 17 Petrean Ladies, the Peterhouse Girls 1st Team Hockey parents and the Chisipite 1st Team Hockey Parents, together with Lorraine and Jim Hill (Head of Chisipite) and Jacquie Roberston (ex Head Chisipite), the Rector of the Group of schools and other invited guests.

The spread was luxurious and our caterers Introwise, led by Upenyu Magumesi did a fantastic job. Thank you Introwise. The marquee made to look beautiful with flowers from Tracey Kloppers and the setup by the Peterhouse Girls Hospitality Club under the direction of Harriet Rinashe – Thank you ladies.

The fields, grounds and gardens at Peterhouse Girls are looking fantastic too, thanks to the Estates and Gardens teams.

The hockey played on the day was strong and competitive with the 1st Team drawing the game with a two goals each in the inaugural match played for the ‘The Pearl Anniversary Cup’ which Chisipite kindly gave to Peterhouse Girls as a gift in celebration of our 30th Anniversary. Thank you to Chisipite Senior School and Mrs Hill for this very kind gesture!

The Pictures will tell you the rest . . . . .

By Corralee Greeff

Development Officer, Peterhouse Group of Schools

The Pearl Anniversary Cup, presented to Peterhouse Girls as a gift for the 30th Anniversary of our School

Sue Davies (Buckland) Founder Teacher PHG; Harriett Nel and Karen Barrie (Current long standing teachers )

Emma Hough (PHG2015)

Sarah Cremer (Chairlady PHG30 Committee); Louise Arnold (PHG30 Committee); Alison Putterill (PHG30 Committee)

Makie Mbanje (PHG02); Tendai Mufunda (PHG02); Amanda Ngwerume (PHG00)

Vimbai Karimatsenga (PHG05);

Tracy Blignaut (PHG Headmistress) Claire Hough (PHG Deputy Headmistress) Karen Barrie

Moira Whitaker; Mark Whitaker (Business Director Peterhouse Group); Liz Peebles; Graham Peebles (SVH Headmaster)

Claire Hough; Tracy Blignaut; Howard Blackett (Rector); Susie Blackett

Harriett Rinashe - Head of the Hospitality Club and wonderful PHG teacher.



Petrean Sports Day 2017 - Sports Report

The Petrean Sports day which was held on Sunday 2nd April 2017, lay the setting for a great day of sport which saw 63 Petrean sports men and women come out to Peterhouse Girls to enjoy a great day of sport, networking and catching up with old Peterhouse mates. Three sporting disciplines were played to very high standards and the reports are below. A huge thank you to the Estates Manager Mr Leon Greeff and his team for setting up and assisting with the day so well. A GREAT day was had by all who attended.


Petrean Tennis Report 2017

GROUP A                 GROUP B

Petreans – 9              Petreans - 4
PHG – 7                    PHG – 12


Petreans lost 14-19 to PHG

Top two Petrean Couples:-
    Gwen Matthews and Kerry Orphanides

    Gary Parham and Caro Maertens

Top two PHG Couples:-
    Simba and Rumbi

    Rana and Rachel

What a successful and well organised day at the 2017 Petreans Sports Day held for the first time at the Girls School. The Petrean tennis players wore a splash of Pink in line with celebrating the Peterhouse Girls 30th Anniversary. We were all thoroughly impressed with the new Tennis facilities and had a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone that came out to support us!

By Sarah Parham


Petrean Ladies Hockey Report 2017

PHG 5 – Petrean Ladies 1

What a fantastic day. We had a perfect mix of old girls spanning as far back as the 1996 first team hockey captain! Some hadn’t picked up a stick in over 9 years, but that didn’t dull the enthusiasm or competitive spirit. The substitute’s bench worked like a well-oiled production line, with players uncharacteristically hailing for replacements throughout the game. The youthful energy and speed of the PHG girls proved too much to handle in the end, and on the back of some inspired play, the girls ran away with the game.

We wish the girls a successful and beneficial tour to South Africa in April, and a wonderful hockey season ahead.

Absolute Sports very kindly donated a $50 voucher for the PHG player of the match. The winner, as nominated by the old girls, was #9 Maka Gwaradzimba.  Thanks to Edson Banda and Chris Davidson for umpiring the game and turning a blind eye too many of the unintended fouls and indiscretions!

By Sarah Blythewood


Petrean Mens Hockey Report 2017

The Scotty Heathcote Cup was once again a huge success with a great turn out and great support from both the girl’s school and boys school as well as the parents! I am happy to say the First Team Boys put on a great fight this year compared to previous years earning a draw against the Petreans 2-2. This is a great result for the boys as every Petrean on that Field played First Team Hockey for Peterhouse at some stage with a number of them representing Zimbabwe at some stage too!! This is a special game for everyone concerned as we play this in memory of Scotty Heathcote, a former First Team Hockey Captain. The game was played in a great spirit and some quality hockey was played, just the way Scotty would have wanted it! I am proud to call myself a Petrean, but knowing people like Scotty Heathcote attended this school makes me even more proud to be a Petrean! We all hope we did you proud!

A huge thank you to the Girls school for hosting such a fantastic day. We wish you all the very best for your 30th!! I wish the First Team Boys good luck for the season ahead, wear the crown above your heart and the checkered shirt proudly, trust me it's an honour and a privilege to represent The First Team.

By Brynn Mullen


Petrean Mens Cricket Report 2017

Being the Peterhouse Girls 30th year it was fitting and a privilege to be hosted by the Peterhouse Girls school. The grounds are in pristine condition and a good chance for Petreans to see all the new facilities at the girls’ school.

One major concern and potential problem was the lack of a cricket pitch; however Leon Greeff the Estates Manager and his team produced what was a great pitch and held something in it for both bat and ball.

The layout and set-up made the day very enjoyable. Festive music and witty commentary from Ryan Barbour and Simon Scott-Elliot kept the crowd entertained and the players humble! Great “Nandos Style” chicken from Introwise and all topped off with a fantastic sunny day.

All games were played in very good spirit while still fiercely contested.

Game 1 Petrean Seniors beat PHB XI by 4 wickets

Game 2 Petrean juniors beat PHB Xi by 5 wickets

The final game proved to be a “Final” played by the two Petrean sides. It was a high scoring affair with the Petrean Juniors posting an imposing 152 runs off 15 overs. The Juniors went into the break confident of defending a run chase of over 10 runs to the over.
Matt Hosack top scoring for the Juniors with 64 runs.

However, the Petrean seniors proved once again that there is little substitute for experience and overhauled the total with 5 balls to spare.
Strati Orphanides, Dean Peall and Stuart Carlisle staring for the seniors!

Petreans extend our sincere thanks to Peterhouse and especially Corralee Greeff for putting the day together. We all look forward to returning to Peterhouse, and catching up on the school developments and old friends.

By Mick Rambo

(Better images to follow, once they have all come in)




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