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gap.jpgA warm welcome to the Springvale House Website!

Springvale House is situated in the country 80kms East of the capital, Harare, on the Mutare Road. Our grounds are covered in beautiful Msasas and rocky outcrops, making it a haven for young children to grow up in. Our school serves as the preparatory school for the Peterhouse Group.

We are a weekly boarding and day scholar school catering for both boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age.  The school shares the same grounds and facilities as Peterhouse Girls School (on an estate of some 1200 acres).

As our mission statement indicates, we are child orientated in our approach and geared towards catering for each and every child's needs, thus ensuring their true potential is fulfilled.

I do hope you enjoy browsing through our website and look forward to hearing from you should you wish to know anything more.

G.A. PEEBLES
Headmaster


 
Our Ethos / Mission Statement PDF Print E-mail
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Springvale House has a proud tradition that began with the founding of the  school as far back as 1952.  A quality which existed then and is still an important aspect of our system is the “School Family” where all stakeholders are made to feel part and parcel of their school.

Combining with the above is our ‘Our Mission Statement’ which is always at the forefront of our minds and closely followed when decisions and actions are taken.

MISSION STATEMENT

“Every child, the whole child,
developed to the best they can be,
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Springvale House caters for parents who desire a closer teacher-pupil relationship for their child, and an atmosphere where each individual pupil can be recognized and developed to their full potential.

Combinations of traditional and innovative study techniques are entrenched. This approach is founded on the belief that education is an active process, rather than just an exercise of absorption. Manners, self-discipline, respect, honesty and a positive self-esteem are regarded as fundamental aspects of a pupil’s development. Such timeless values inculcate a sense of pride and a strength of purpose in each and every pupil.

Outside the classroom we have initiated a comprehensive programme of extra mural activities which, with the school's commitment to involvement in music, drama, clubs, extra options and sport, contributes to developing the whole child.

Above all, our intention is to develop a partnership between home and school, to serve best the needs of your child. With this in mind, if you would like further information or visit us and see for yourself the busy and happy atmosphere of Springvale House, please make an appointment through the school office.

 
Our Values PDF Print E-mail
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Child Centred
Excellence in Education
Reliability
Responsibility
Effectiveness
Superior Service
Team Work
Christianity
Innovative
Trusting
Honest
Fulfilling Potential
 
History PDF Print E-mail
Springvale was founded by Rev. Canon Robert Grinham and Maurice Carver in 1952 , as a second Anglican Junior Boys School in Marondera. In 1949, 1000 acres of land was bought  for £2 an acre and this was the beginnings for the growth of the Peterhouse Group of Schools.entrance.jpg

The first boys arrived in May 1952 under the Headship of Robert Grinham who duly retired in 1956, having been the guiding spirit and force behind the school's opening.

After closing down temporarily in 1979 because of the war and the subsequent dwindling numbers, the school reopened as Springvale House in 1985 as a co-educational establishment with 93 children, in what was originally the Junior Block. The founder Headmaster was Mr Jon Calderwood, now Rector of Peterhouse Boys.
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Forthcoming Events

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Wed 02  
1330 Marondera Interschools Athletics (SVH)
   
Sat 05  
0900 EPSA Interschools Athletics (TBC)
   
Mon 07  
1100 Jnr Play Dress Rehearsal
1330 Athletics standards finals
1600 Calendar Meeting PHB
   
Tues 08  
0930 Final Assembly
1830 Junior Play Schools & Community Night
   
Thurs 10  
0845 Junior Play Parents
1000 Term ends
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