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Jon Trafford, Rector Peterhouse Group of Schools 2020

We are pleased to announce that Mr Jon Trafford has been appointed as Rector of the Peterhouse Group of Schools commencing January 2020.

Jon Trafford will be well known to many Petreans and parents. He started his teaching career at Peterhouse in 1985 and left in 1991 as a much respected member of staff and housemaster. He joined the staff of the International School of South Africa, Mafikeng and was a housemaster there. In 1996 Jon moved to Michaelhouse as a teacher/housemaster before moving to assume the role of founding Head at Chesterhouse in Durbanville in the Western Cape.

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Staff Profile - Mrs Stephanie Walraven

Stephanie joined Springvale House in 2017 as a Grade Four teacher. She went on to teach Grade Five in 2018 and was appointed a Grade Seven teacher in January 2019.

Stephanie completed her BSC (Zoology and HKE) as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Rhodes University. She is a qualified Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Maths teacher but has a passion for working with younger children that drew her towards Springvale as opposed to the senior schools. Stephanie is a South African who moved up to Zimbabwe to start her married life and has fallen in love with her job and the people she works with. She attended Benoni High School, Benoni.

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Director of Outdoor Education 2019

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Shoesmith as Director of Outdoor Education for the Peterhouse Group with immediate effect. Andrew will take charge of all activities related to outdoor education (i.e. expeditions etc.) in all three schools.

Andrew will continue in his role as CEO of OBZ (Outward Bound Zimbabwe) - he will dedicate 50% of his time to the Peterhouse Group and the other 50% to OBZ.

It is good to have Andrew back on board.

Howard Blackett, Rector

Walking Wearing Orange for Kidzcan 2019

The Peterhouse Boys Estates Team, ably directed by Tony Borlase, set up everything meticulously for our annual Kidzcan Charity Fundraising Event. Inspite of typical Marondera early morning thick mists, hundreds of people started arriving at our school gates to celebrate Mothers Day and the amazing work Kidzcan does, together with their children. Many were clad in funky orange outfits and tackies, ready to walk or run along a beautiful route set up through the miombo woodlands and vleis of our Calderwood Park.

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