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Games Galore as St Peter's Boys Prep Engage in the Flexible Learning Programme

Boys Prep  July 09, 2019 | Academics | Kent Sheppard: Grade 7 English Teacher and Bavin Housemaster

The Grade 7s had two days to create a board game during the FLP week. Their end product had to encompass the following criteria: be educationally sound, fun to play, challenging, and appeal to a wide range of players. The boys did not have access to their devices and so had to rely on the information at hand such as their text books, reference books, and the library…

St Peter’s Boys Prep Breaking ICE

Boys Prep  August 15, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Sheri Curling & Sean Creamer

I.C.E stands for Inquiry, Creativity and Experimenting. We decided on this name, as these are vital 21st Century skills for the boys to be exposed to and inquiry forms a big part of the curriculum. Incorporating the I.C.E programme at St Peter’s allows boys to be exposed to new experiences and possible hobbies that they might never have considered.

St Peter's Boys Prep Enjoyed a MAD WEEK During MADD WEEK

Boys Prep  May 22, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Hugo Roodt: Director of Music, Drama and Choirs

This year’s MADD (Music Art Dance and Drama) Week was a huge success.  All the boys participated in a number of exciting activities which included dancing, plays, art, chess cooking and House Choirs to name but a few.

St Peter's Boys Prep's First Flexible Learning Programme for 2018

Boys Prep  February 19, 2018 | Academics | Rob Macaulay: Headmaster

This has been a very busy week in the Boys Prep, with the roll-out of our first FLP (Flexible Learning Programme) for 2018.  The aim of the programme is to give boys a chance to immerse themselves in research, learning and presentation that is self-directed, self-assessed, of high interest and requires the higher order skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

SEFIKENG LITERACY PROGRAMME

Foundation (Prep) Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 16, 2018 | Academics | Social and emotional | Mrs Monica Sloane

We welcome our new volunteers to the Sefikeng Literacy Programme.

St Peter's Boys Prep Introduces the ICE Break Programme

Boys Prep  February 05, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Sheri Curling: Grade 3 Lead Teacher

The new ICE Break Programme has commenced and the boys thoroughly enjoyed their first session. This programme has replaced the previous Cultural program on a Wednesday and was renamed to incorporate 21st Century skills. ICE stands for Inquiry, Creativity and Experimentation.

St Peter's Boys Prep Schools' Grade 5s Are Thinking Deeply

Boys Prep  January 30, 2018 | Academics | Sean Creamer: Grade 5 Class Teacher

The Grade 5 boys are inquiring into and thinking deeply about the importance of our number system.

St Peter’s Boys Prep - Thinking Skills Open Morning 20 September 2017

Boys Prep  October 12, 2017 | Academics | Diane Fraser and the Grade Heads

On Wednesday morning, parents were invited to an open morning to see Thinking Skills in action. St Peter’s Prep Schools are one of the only schools who are “Thinking Skills Accredited” and we are known as a Thinking School. We wanted to share how the Thinking Tools are used throughout the grades in every subject. In the Information Age that we live in, critical thinking is a must-have skill for all of us to live happy, meaningful and successful lives.

Parents could wander around to the various grades for the morning and listen in, witness and actually use some of the tools.

Our Approach to Thinking at St Peter's Prep Schools

Girls Prep Boys Prep  July 25, 2017 | Academics | Greg Royce: Rector

Research has shown, time and again, that businesses and organisations encouraging the most effective thinking techniques are generally more successful than their competitors.

St Peter's Boys Junior Prep Book Week and The Wizard of Oz

Boys Prep  April 10, 2017 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Kenda Melvill-Smith: JP Head

The JP Boys Book Week was based on the fascinating story of “The Wizard of Oz”. The aim was to align our week with the ‘Year of the Woman’ at St Peter’s.

St Peter's Adopts Time2Read Methodology

Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 23, 2017 | Academics | Kenda Melvill-Smith - Boys JP Head

St Peter’s has adopted the Time2Read Methodology for teaching reading and phonics to our children as of January 2017.