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Staff News


Harry Pallett(Staff 58-68) who taught maths and literally launched numerous Petreans on careers in aviation through the Gliding Club worked for a number of years at Churchill and now lives in retirement in Johannesburg, although he seems to teach maths almost full time from home.

John ("JMP") Patersondied in 2008 aged 88. He is fondly remembered as the Springvale School Headmaster and biology teacher across the road.

Arthur "Pat" Pattison(Staff 60-64) who spent five years at Peterhouse after his retirement from a distinguished career in the Government teaching service, culminating in the headmasterships of REPS and Plumtree, died in 1968.

Vic Paunganwa( Staff 05 to present ) joined Peterhouse in 2005 to teach as a history teacher and Tutor in Ellis House. He was appointed Housemaster of Paget in 2006. He previously taught at Ruzawi School where he was Master in Charge of the Grade 7 boys. After his senior school years at Falcon College, Vic attained a Bachelor of Arts degree through UNISA. Vic teaches history and divinity and coaches triathlon in the summer terms and hockey in the winter term. Vic is married to Bindi and has four children, three boys and a girl. Their youngest, Daniel, is at the nursery school, Joshua is at Springvale House, Nicole is at Peterhouse Girls and Stuart is at Peterhouse Boys.

Craig Peebles(P05 and Staff 12- ) joined the staff after graduating from the University of Pretoria. He is coaching rowing to great effect.

Barry ("Percy")andRoseanne Percival(Staff 91-96) were popular members of the Art Department. Percy ran the Christian Forum and Hockey with notable success and was Assistant Housemaster of Founders. Gosho Park flourished under his direction with new buildings and exciting additions to the animal population. He left to be Senior Master at Lendy Park School and succeedGeorge Martinas its Headmaster. He emigrated to the UK in 2002.

Joe Porter(Staff 68-76) was tragically killed in a car accident on 30 June 1976 leaving a wife and young family. Prior to coming to Peterhouse Joe trained with the Society of Jesus. In the nine years he served the school Joe played an enormously active part in the coaching and organisation of games and displayed fantastic pastoral skills.

Arthur Postles(Staff 69-74) who was first associated with the school when it was being originally being built, taught carpentry in the '70s for the five years prior to his retirement to Marondera.

Avril Pratt(Staff 87-02) a founder member of the PHG staff was responsible for the development of the Art School and gave much in other areas as a Tutor and House Proctor; as the founder chairperson of the SRC and as friend of all. She has retired with her husband Steve to live in France.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.';document.getElementById('cloak8cdc009b5f7e22d3494a76704546564b').innerHTML += ''+addy_text8cdc009b5f7e22d3494a76704546564b+'<\/a>';

C T Priestley(Staff 65-70) came to Peterhouse after a distinguished career at Cheltenham, Sandhurst and in Hong Kong. We were fortunate to enjoy his perceptive mind, his gift for quietly winning the confidence of boys and his deep-seated love of hockey. He retired without fanfare in1970 and, after a spell in England and a successful hip operation, returned to Salisbury where he lived quietly in retirement writing until he died in 1974.

The Chaplain RevGeorge Punshonretired at the end of 2003 and returned to the UK.