Making a difference
We at St Peter's College take our responsibilities very seriously. This includes our social responsiblity.
We focus our social responsibility efforts on these areas:
Social Responsibility Programme
St Peter's College encourages all students in Grades 8 to 10 to participate in the Social Responsibility Programme. This is a programme aimed at instilling in children a sense of contribution to and appreciation of their community.
The programme supports our core values of respect, relationships, responsibility and resilience, thus extending these to the outside community. This creates a realisation in students of their self-worth.
A minimum of 10 hours of community outreach is required to complete the programme successfully. The 10 hours must be completed halfway through the second term. Students subscribe to www.communityhourssa.co.za which helps them identify opportunities to help the community in areas such as animal outreach, working with children's homes, the aged, etc.
Building communities for the needy
Each year, the Grade 11s' project is to identify a need, launch a campaign, present to corporates to raise funds and physically build the required structures.
St Peter’s College works in partnership with renowned international organisations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Niall Mellon Township Trust, the Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAFSA) and now with the Anglican Diocese. We work together to eradicate poverty, and provide shelter to the homeless and classrooms to developing schools.
We are proud of having provided 28 families with homes over the past ten years. In 2012, we raised funds and built eight homes for single mothers during Women’s Month. In 2013, we built ten homes in partnership with the Niall Mellon Trust in Zonkisizwe, Khatlehong.
In 2014, we worked with CAFSA to build a dining hall and install a number of much needed facilities at a preschool in Diepsloot. In 2015 we built two classrooms with Bottle-to-Build and refurbished classrooms at two schools in Tembisa.
The Grade 11 Class of 2016 built a classroom, a labyrinth and planted a vegetable garden at Kwasa College in Springs. The 2017 campaign is entitled MAC (Make a Change) and we'll be renovating a rundown building at Kwasa College and transforming it into their school hall or admin offices. In 2018, we worked with Habitat for Humanity and built three houses in Lawley, South of Johannesburg
St Peter's College is changing the face of the South African landscape, one community at a time. Join us on our journey.
The Sandwiches of Change (SOC) drive is an opportunity for potential leaders to lead and make a change. The SOC club and their student helpers spend an afternoon a few times a year to make sandwiches from the spreads provided by Grade 8s and the loaves of bread supplied by the rest of the school. The sandwiches are distributed to underprivileged communities.
The Jozana Foundation is an outreach programme for a rural school in the Eastern Cape where the main aim is to expose their students to our Johannesburg lifestyle and prestigious school so that they can set goals to achieve what they have been exposed to.
The World Challenge Tour takes over the August holidays. Students go to countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, India and Madagascar to build toilets, fix schools etc. The Challenge is a combination of leadership, community outreach, personal development and proves to improve resilience.
Our Animal Outreach campaigns include Animals in Distress (horses, ponies and donkeys), Animal Anti-Cruelty League, Special Olympics with Shumbashaba Community Trust, pet food collections, etc.
The Eco-Pets club collects bread tags and bottle caps for wheelchairs.