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Welcome to St Peter’s Boys Prep School

Rector's welcome
Greg Royce

My first contact with St Peter’s was as a young teacher accompanying sports teams. The boys (in those days, only the Boys School existed) always seemed so much happier and more spontaneous and confident than those at the other schools I knew.

Coming from a far less well-endowed school, I was in awe of the magnificent grounds and facilities, yet the staff members were unfailingly welcoming, always treating one as an equal. There was a unique atmosphere of warm informality and professionalism.

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Headmaster's welcome
Rob Macaulay

The life of a young boy is full of excitement, movement and challenges. At St Peter’s, we aim to accommodate these needs in an educational programme that encompasses what we call 'boys best practice'.

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Head of Junior Prep's welcome
Kenda Melvill-Smith

Our aim is for every little boy entering the Junior Prep School to feel that he is an integrated member of the St Peter’s family within a very short space of time. The new Junior Prep facility meets the demands of educating for the 21st century, while creating a nurturing, happy and fun space in which to learn.

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Junior Prep

Boys, Grade 0 to 2 (ages 5 to 8 years)

The philosophy behind the St Peter’s Junior Primary Department encompasses a focus on inclusivity, differentiation and academic superiority, all within the dynamic Thinking School environment. 

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Senior Prep

Boys, Grade 3 to 7 (ages 9 to 13 years)

St Peter’s Boys School follows a values-based educational approach that produces a positive school culture. 

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Latest News from St Peter’s Boys Prep School

St Peter's Prep Schools: The Difference... Part 2

The enormous effect of environment on intelligence in the early years is one of the main drivers for the opening of our own St Peter’s Pre-Prep.  Early Childhood Development (ECD) encompasses physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and motor development between 0 to 8 years of age.

St Peter's Prep Schools: The Difference... Part 1

Pre Prep Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 24, 2020 | Academics | Social and emotional | Greg Royce: Rector

Parents who have undergone the process of applying for places in senior schools will be able to testify to the willingness that many schools display in accepting St Peter’s pupils. Our Mission Statement includes the undertaking to prepare children for senior school and life beyond. 

What follows below is the first part of an article I have written.  It explains the thought and research devoted to the creation of the St Peter’s curriculum and teaching methodology.  We’re dishing it up in small portions to make it easier to read.

St Peter's Prep seeks guidance from three medical experts in its response to Covid-19 on campus

The appearance of the Covid-19 virus in South Africa produced a deluge of news:  articles, opinions and statistics.  Anxiety gripped society which seemed obsessed with the worst predictions, serving only to heighten fear.  We quickly realised that dealing with the panic would be likely to be more taxing than dealing with the effect of the virus itself at School.