Imagine not being able to cry. Imagine not being able to laugh. Imagine not feeling anything … everyday!
Our ability to express ourselves finds its vehicle in the cultural sphere of our lives and fortunately, St Peter’s College understands and promotes the importance of developing the whole child. By now you would have noticed the beehive of activity in and around our stunning MADD Centre. What a great place to bee, haha!
What a start to 2020! It feels as if we have been at school for a month or two already. On walking around the campus in the afternoons, there is a palpable sense of excitement amongst our students and coaches.
This year is about making an impact. Staff, coaches, students and parents are encouraged to make a positive impact on all aspects of life at St Peter’s College.
I want to take this opportunity to welcome you back to the start of Term 1. My wish is that you have relaxed, are recharged and ready to start the new school term. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you in the new year. All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. The beginning of a new school year, like the dawning of a new day, reminds us that the future holds infinite possibilities. I hope that your December break was relaxing, filled with adventures and good health. The opportunity to refuel is a necessary component and I know that we are about to begin a great school year filled with hope, vision, and excitement.
St Peter’s College values the unique contribution of each student, staff member, and parent. We provide an environment of opportunity, fostering the inspiration necessary to develop our students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to succeed now and in the future. Every student is valued and encouraged to develop their individual character and talents to the full. Confidence and maturity are nurtured by experienced academic and pastoral staff, in an atmosphere of opportunity and inquiry, and excellent structures of care in a stunning and modern campus.
On behalf of the Parents Association, I would like to welcome you all to the new year - 2020 has just got to be a good one!
The first call of duty for the PA is to arrange the next golf day, that is taking place on the 11 March. We are very excited about this event, as this year it is taking place at the Johannesburg Country Club. It is a beautiful venue, and the first time St Peter’s College is using this venue to host our golf day.
The 2020 Inter-house Gala started on a high, with each house being led into tWahoo, the venue of the day, with a chorus of war cries that echoed back overlapping each other. Soon thereafter the races began. As soon as the first people had dived into the pool, the stands erupted into a mixture of war cries and cheers for individual swimmers.
On Saturday, 18 January and Sunday, 19 January 2020, St Peter’s College got invited to the prestigious St Benedict’s Tennis Festival. The schools that got invited were St John’s, Selborne, St Stithians, Westville, Cornwall Hill, KES, HTS Middelburg and Clifton. The Top 5 boys got invited to play at this festival. Matthew Harris, Adriano Costa, Keagan Rousseau, Alex Kristov and Bailey Rousseau stepped on the St Benedict’s courts with confidence.
On the occasion of the 22nd Anniversary of St Peter’s College, it is both a privilege and an honour for me to congratulate the Matric class of 2019 on an outstanding set of results, which further reinforces our reputation for academic excellence.
The 16th annual St Peter’s College Sports and Cultural Festival is happening from Thursday to Sunday, 19 - 22 September 2019. We look forward to welcoming over 3,000 students from different schools to this hugely vibrant and fun event that we all look forward to every year.
The story is of a young intern, Emily, who joins an office in which her colleagues work the same robotic day over and over without ever having met the boss; this symbolizes how people blindly follow a religion. Emily questions her workplace’s reality and the boss’ very existence. Despite the disagreement she had with her colleagues, she embarks on a journey in which she meets the Sangomas’ who direct her to the boss, who turns out to be a woman.
On Tuesday, 28 May, the Grade 5 girls, accompanied by four teachers, went on their much-anticipated ‘St Peter’s College Experience Day’ outing. The girls were welcomed by an outstanding Marimba performance by the students and later received the opportunity to watch a talent-filled musical showcase in the MADDitorium.