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Staff News


RevdRobert "Baba" Tandi(Staff 84-95) came from Bernard Mizeki College to head the Shona Department, teach Divinity and be the assistant Chaplain with special responsibilities for the village chapels. Baba took charge of the night school, which helped school workers study for public exams and ran Kukura Neshungu. He returned to full-time ministry as the Rector of Mufakose Parish in 1995 but came to back teach Shona and as Assistant Chaplain until his retirement in 2002. He is especially remembered for his excellent work in our villages.

Sarah Taylor(Staff 11 to present) came from the University of Cape Town to teach Geography.

Tenson Tinofirei(Staff 95-02) came to Peterhouse from Goromonzi High. Tinos co-ordinated the teaching of A Level Science in Mashonaland East and was a National Chief Examiner of Physics. He was Head of Physics and house tutor in Snell and now teaches at a comprehensive school in Bedford, UK. His sense of humour is much missed.

JonandGwyneth Trafford(Staff 85-91) have three daughters. Jon coached 1st XV and Zimbabwe Schools rugby and Gwyneth was in the accounts department. They moved to The International School of South Africa, Mafikeng for four years, where Jon was Housemaster of a co-ed house. In 1996 they moved to Michaelhouse, where Jon was appointed Head of Geography, then Housemaster of Farfield and in 1999 1st XV rugby coach. Gwyneth ran a small, but successful, bookkeeping/accounting company for farmers in the Nottingham Road area. In 2004 Jon was appointed Headmaster of Chesterhouse, a new school in in Durbanville, Western Province.Email

Corrado Trinci(Staff 87-92) is the leading conductor in Zimbabwe. He arrived in 1987 from St George's to teach English and History. Out of school the conductor of the Harare Sinfonietta Orchestra, Corrado made an immediate impact by starting up a school orchestra, something which had been sadly lacking. He also taught the violin and in 1991 became Director of Music, a post he filled with distinction. Corrado went back to St George's, but is now Headmaster at Hellenic School, though still very involved in music. Corrado is currently the Head Master at St Johns College in Harare (2018)

RevdIvan 'Turkey' Turkington(Staff 59-63) was Assistant Chaplain before going to Geelong Grammar School in Australia. He then became Chaplain of Glenalmond in Scotland and the Vicar of Beckingham in South Yorkshire. Ivan died there in 1991 and left his entire estate to Peterhouse, including his books and huge record collection. His ashes are laid to rest in the graveyard at Peterhouse, where he "spent the happiest years of his working life."