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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 Grade 0 Boys Counting their Chickens before they Hatch

Boys Prep  April 04, 2019 | Social and emotional | Tracey Sparks: Gr 0 Teacher

On Tuesday 2 April, the Grade 0 boys had a great surprise, the long awaited incubator filled with eggs had arrived. The eggs were carefully numbered and left to incubate over the next two days.

Foundation Donor Evensong and Cocktail Party

A magical evening was held recently, to celebrate the successes of our BigFutures, Social Responsibility projects. The donors and volunteers, who support this initiative in various ways, were honoured at an Evensong and subsequent Cocktail Party, hosted by the St Peter’s Foundation.

St Peter’s Boys Enjoyed the Dads & Lads Morning – 16 March 2019

Boys Prep  March 25, 2019 | Physical education | Social and emotional | Callan Cronin: Boys JP Coach and Biokineticist

It was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect for a fun filled morning of cricket. The Grade 1s and their dads played in the first round of matches and thoroughly enjoyed their first taste of ‘competitive sport’. It was evident to see the excitement and nerves amongst not only the boys, but the dads as well, as they demonstrated their cricketing skills/abilities whilst being cheered on from the side by moms, grandparents, brothers and sisters. There were some eagerly contested matches and the boys and their dads seemed to really enjoy the experience.

St Peter’s Prep Schools 'My Story' Evening with an Inspiring Talk by Roy Gluckman

Girls Prep Boys Prep Parents' Association  March 19, 2019 | Social and emotional | Samantha Samuels: Parent

St Peter’s Prep Schools, through the Transformation arm of the Parents Association, hosted another successful “My Story” evening with over 80 parents and staff in attendance. This time a special guest was invited; Roy Gluckman, a diversity and inclusion specialist.

St Peter's Boys Prep Grade 6s unpacking Apartheid in their Flexible Learning Programme

Boys Prep  March 15, 2019 | Academics | Diane Fraser

It was a busy week for the boys at St Peter’s. The Grade 6s enjoyed their FLP week and learnt about some of the history of this country and about values, which are also an important aspect of life at St Peter’s Boys Prep.

The Big Question:

“Values were at the core of impacting South Africa’s journey from struggle to liberation, to transformation. How might your values impact your life and that of those around you to bring positive change?”

BIGFUTURES - COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AT ST PETER'S PREP

VISION: Growing servant leaders within our St Peter’s family to uplift our community for their big futures.

In order to create a more sustainable and meaningful impact within our community, St Peter’s Boys Prep and Girls Prep have chosen Sefikeng Primary as our partner school. We will concentrate all our time, effort and resources on their Foundation Phase. Each St Peter’s child and our staff will have an opportunity to make a contribution in some way. We would like to invite you to volunteer too, as we make a difference together!

St Peter's Prep Schools: The Beginning of Lent Marked by Ash Wednesday

Girls Prep Boys Prep  March 08, 2019 | Spiritual | Father Richard Wossler: Chaplain

It’s that time again, what do we give up for lent? Not always an easy question. Some of us make it hard for ourselves and give up a lot and others tend to not really stretch the boundaries too far. Anyway Lent is the forty days before Easter that we give something up or take something on to show our love and commitment to God.

St Peter's Boys Junior Prep Racing on Shrove Tuesday

Boys Prep  March 05, 2019 | Social and emotional | Spiritual | Charmaine Basel: Grade 1 Class Teacher

All the JP boys enjoyed a fun filled morning today, racing with pancakes across the field!

St Peter's Prep Schools: Taking Time to Breathe

Girls Prep Boys Prep  March 04, 2019 | Social and emotional | Heather Kissack: Girls JP Head

‘A new world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing’

– Arundhati Roy.

In order to support our own health and that of our children, we invited Ela Manga to talk St Peter’s Prep staff and parents about a way of managing our stress and that of our children. As she says: Dysfunctional breathing habits develop over time due to chronic stress, poor posture or past trauma. These unconscious habits, in turn, exacerbate the stress response and push tension even deeper into the body.

St Peter's Boys Prep Checkmate!

Boys Prep  February 20, 2019 | Cultural | Andrew Bench: Master in Charge Chess

Chess at St Peter’s has traditionally been one of the firm favourites with the boys and we continue to produce excellent results in the Independent Primary School Chess League fixtures every year.