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Director of Academic Advancement 2021

Congratulations to Mrs Michelle Scott Elliot on being appointed Director of Academic Advancement, effective September 2021. This role will serve to provide strategic direction in the pursuance of a strong and robust academic programme at the Peterhouse Group.

Given the significant shifts that have taken place in teaching spaces over the course of the last year there is, given the expansion of digital teaching, a need for the Group of Schools to re-evaluate our approach to Curriculum Development.

With this in mind, the post of Director of Academic Advancement has been created. This senior management post will offer the Group an opportunity to rigorously investigate best academic practice in an environment which is demanding greater levels of creativity and innovation.

The Director of Academic Advancement will be responsible for “providing strategic direction” in the pursuance of a strong and robust academic programme. This will include research into trends in global education, review of policies which relate to the academic endeavours of the three schools, the promotion of staff development and to seek ways in which we can extend our more talented pupils in the schools as well as ensuring that we continue to make the appropriate provisions for academic support.


Meet Shelley Nicholls - Deputy Head of Springvale House

ShelleyNichollsShelley Nicholls joined Springvale House in January 1996 as the Grade 4 Class Teacher. She was born in Zambia, but moved to Zimbabwe at a young age. She grew up in Bindura and attended Girls’ High School, Harare.

After completing her teacher training at Hillside Teachers’ College, Bulawayo, she moved to Botswana, where she spent 11 years teaching at two different independent schools.

In September 2006, she was appointed Deputy Head at Springvale House and has recently started teaching one of the Grade 7 classes. Whilst at Springvale House, she has been fully involved in all that the school has to offer its pupils – too many to mention!

Shelley has two sons, Ryan and Sean, who were fortunate enough to attend both Springvale House and Peterhouse Boys.

Condolences – Mrs Nicky Hammond

Dear Peterhouse Community,

CONDOLENCES – MRS NICKY HAMMOND

It was with real sadness and sorrow that the Peterhouse community received the news of Mrs Nicky Hammond’s tragic passing in Harare on Sunday 9 May 2021.

Nicky, alongside her husband Simon, who is Chairman of the Peterhouse Board of Governors, was a long-time champion of Peterhouse, providing amazing support to the school in so many ways. Not only has Peterhouse lost an incredible friend, but so too, as the Eisteddfod Vocal and Instrumental Director, we as a school recognise that both the NIAA and Zimbabwe lose a real advocate and supporter of the Arts. Her passion for the school and the Arts in Zimbabwe was exemplified by the esteem and respect she gained in serving both of these communities.

Read more: Condolences – Mrs Nicky Hammond

Mutare Information Session - 5th May 2021

Join us for our Mutare Information Session on Wednesday 5th May 2021 at the Mutare Club. 

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Meet Karan Moore - Peterhouse Equestrian Centre Manager

Karan Moore joined Peterhouse in May 2019 as an Instructor and Manger of the Equestrian Centre.

Born in Gweru, her family moved to Phalaborwa, South Africa where she completed her schooling and developed her love for horses and nature, living a stone’s throw from the Kruger National Park and learning to ride at the Phalaborwa Mining Company Riding Club. Upon leaving school Karan trained as a Horse Riding Instructor at Stonyhurst Riding School, in KwaZulu Natal.

Deciding this was her true calling, Karan went on to further her training in the UK where she gainned valuable experience and completed her British Horse Society Instructors Level 3 Coaching Certificate. During her time in the UK Karan worked at a Warmblood Stud with quality stock and good bloodlines like Grand Prix dressage horse, Broadstone Demonstrator. She also worked for Tim & Antonia Brown Eventing and travelled to many top shows like Burghley, Badminton, and Olympia to name a few. The Cottesmore Hunt provided her with many horses to ride, exercise and plenty of work in this area in the winter months.

Read more: Meet Karan Moore - Peterhouse Equestrian Centre Manager

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