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.
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.
On Tuesday, 21 May, the Grade 5 boys and class teachers (Mrs Faul, Mr Clackworthy, Mr Steenberg, and Mr Vuso) spent the day at the College as part of the annual St Peter’s High School Experience Day.
The Wits Trio has established themselves as a prominent chamber music ensemble in South Africa. The members are Malcolm Nay on piano, Susan Mouton on cello and Zanta Hofmeyr on violin. They will be performing Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C Minor Opus 1. Nr 3, Chausson’s Piano Trio in G minor Opus 3: first 2 movements and a Tango by Piazzolla.
St Peter’s College warmly invites Grade 5 and 6 parents and teachers to please join us to explore what we have on offer, to build on the foundation that you have already laid in Educating young minds.
Eighty students and six teachers participated in the fourteen-day tour to three major cities in the USA to experience and learn about the Creative Arts. Not even the 15-hour flight could dampen the spirits. Of course, shopping also formed an important part of the students’ free time!
DATA PROTECTION FOR SCHOOLS WORKSHOP
Schools process more sensitive personal data than most other kinds of organisations. With data on parents, teachers, and students, in particular, schools should be focusing their attention on complying with modern data protection laws, like the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) in South Africa. Failing to do so could cause serious harm, to the school or its various stakeholders.
The season of Easter is upon us yet again dear Friends and as a Christian School we continue to reflect on the words of Christ, when He spoke to his disciples before his death on the Cross when He said “Do this in remembrance of me” – Luke 22:19. It is through these few words that made the disciples realise that the time of death that Jesus was talking, is indeed here and that the hour has come.