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St Peter's Prep Schools: The Difference ... Part 6

As we introduced changes to our teaching methodology, we began to notice improvements in the ways the boys and girls learned.  However, we were not satisfied.  Many of us felt that children had the ability to learn far more quickly than was usually the case at school.  We began to look at the question of motivation.  What was it that held the attention of some children so completely that they were oblivious to all around them, even to offers of food?

St Peter's Boys Prep - FLP Week Grade 3

Boys Prep  July 15, 2015 | Academics

This week, at St Peter’s Boys Prep, we are immersed in the Flexible Learning Programme (FLP). The first FLP week was introduced earlier this year when parents could not get their children to school due to the Witkoppen roadworks.  This round is however taking place at school, but includes all the aspects of a self-managed, interest driven programme that were identified as being valuable in the feedback received from last term.

St Peter's Grade 6 JEFA Lego Workshop

Boys Prep  July 14, 2015 | Academics

On Thursday, 9 July 2015, the St Peter’s Grade 6 Boys were visited by the Junior Engineers for Africa (JEFA). JEFA holds workshops to give the boys a basic introduction to technology, communication and engineering principles such as: structures, wheels and axles, levers, pulleys and gears using LEGO.

The Official Opening and Blessing of the Boys Junior Prep

Boys Prep  June 26, 2015

Today, Friday 26 June 2015, was a mark in history for St Peter’s School.  The New St Peter’s Boys Junior Prep was blessed by The Rt Rev Dr Steve Moreo, Bishop of Johannesburg in a beautiful and moving service, attended by the boys Grade 0 to 4, parents, staff and dignitaries.

Junior Prep Choir Festival

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 23, 2015 | Cultural | Diane Fraser

The Boys and Girls Junior Choirs entertained parents on Thursday evening. The Boys Grade 2 Choir and Girls Grade 2 Choir opened the festival to a full house. The Cadet (Grade 3 & 4) choirs sung beautifully and everyone enjoyed this special occasion.

Building a tree of books with Mama Gcina Mhlophe

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 15, 2015

We had a wonderful evening on Friday with Mama Gcina Mhlophe, who told us amazing stories and entertained both children and adults. Mama Gcina even got the audience singing along in all eleven South African languages.

Thinking Skills morning at the prep

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 15, 2015 | Academics

The Thinking Skills open morning was well attended and parents enjoyed the opportunity to observe the children using numerous Thinking Skills tools and routines. Parents were given a brief overview of our Thinking Skills programme and then moved from class to class (from Grade 0 to 7) observing numerous activities.

Peafowl Shadowing

Boys Prep  June 12, 2015 | Diane Fraser

Today I slipped away from my desk, camera in hand and started sneaking after the wildlife on campus. No, this time I was not taking snaps of the boys but rather the beautiful and majestic peafowl that we are so fortunate to have wandering around on the St Peter’s Prep estate.