This week, as per normal, the Winter Sports of Rugby, Chess, Netball, Hockey, Equestrian, Squash, and Cross Country will have their three, even four sessions. Videos, team challenges, online competitions, and specific skills training will continue throughout the week. Augmented by the stunning BelievePerform platform on offer for our athletes, our active bodies can de-stress and enjoy their pursuits even during the lockdown
As we start the journey of phasing in the return of live teaching to St Peter’s College, we would like to share the work that has been done to keep you informed and to reassure you that the campus will be ready and secure on Monday, 1 June 2020.
Can you believe we are in the third week on the online programme for Co-Curricular activities at St Peter’s already?
It is quite incredible how human beings, particularly young people, are embracing challenges and a new way of doing things! I want to salute our students that have participated and made use of the programme to de-stress and find joy in their being! I would be remiss in not mentioning the incredible efforts made by our teachers to ensure we offer a rich and varied programme. Finally, parents, you are welcome to join in on any of the activities
Welcome to the Believe Perform Platform - The world’s leading source of performance psychology, well-being, and mental health content for the sports community. Please find a welcome video from Duncan Woods who is the Director of Planet K2 (South Africa) attached.
The Matric year of 2020 signifies a challenge for us as a St Peter’s College community.
You might be feeling stressed and overwhelmed, but before you know it, the end of the year and the Matric Final Examinations will be upon us. St Peter’s College challenges you to give it everything you’ve got, and know that whatever happens next, you’ve got what it takes to achieve the best possible Matric results.
The Lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been an opportunity for St Peter’s College to embrace online learning.
I want to thank our Deputy Headmistress of Academics, Mrs Shelly Matthews, as well as, our Director of Learning Technology, Mr Steve Tudhope for driving the online initiative. I want to commend them for putting together the attached online survey and the Online Teaching plan which is a response to the feedback we received from our parents and students.
The school’s enforced period of closure - and the extraordinary circumstances that have brought this about - brings a great sense of sadness, uncertainty, and concern for us all. St Peter’s College, however, is an incredibly optimistic place. Despite this being a very trying time, it has also been one full of hope. The students have been a marvel - cheery, positive and wonderfully kind to one another, albeit online. The whole St Peter’s College community has also really rallied round, and I want to thank every single parent who has taken the time to say a kind word, or send a short email of thanks to our staff during this period.
In light of the announcement from the President, I thought it would be beneficial to share some book-related resources to help get us through the next few weeks, both in terms of our school work, and reading for relaxation and escape.
Before I start, I encourage all of you to try and read more at this time. Reading is (typically) a low-screen time form of entertainment and escapism. Reading allows us to process our thoughts and feelings through the thoughts and feelings of our favorite characters. This is helpful in a challenging time like this. There is a book out there for everyone
As of January 2020, the Art Task Team has been rebranded as ADaM – Art, Design, and Media.
This way we will be covering a more diverse range of disciplines that we hope to grow to be in better service to St Peter’s College, and beyond. The concept is more inclusive and diverse and may include other skills development from arenas such as the tech environment, digital media, and even the building and construction fields.
I am so proud of our students who have given everything on the sports fields, courts and pools this term. It has been remarkable to see them all make an impact.
We are extremely excited for half-term, where we will be hosting the Old Petrian’s Girls Water Polo and T20 Cricket Tournament.