Parents' Association News
St Peter’s College partnership with Gideon Rambuwani Primary School to take part in an enrichment programme that took place in February. Our Grade 9 students spent the duration of an academic day at Gideon Rambuwani School where each student mentored a Grade 4 student during the enrichment programme.
Have you ever been touched, inspired, or challenged by someone’s personal history? Faith is often fed through (true) stories. Because stories teach us far more effectively than any objective lessons.
At the recently held Online Headmaster’s Assembly, I spoke to the students about the incredible story of Desmond Doss whose life was depicted in the 2016 movie Hacksaw Ridge, which is a biographical war film directed by Mel Gibson and written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan, and is based on the 2004 documentary The Conscientious Objector. The film focuses on the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic who, as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refused to carry or use a weapon or firearm of any kind.
As set out in our letter of 6 June 2020, the Council Sub-committee has been established to look into racist, sexist and other forms of discrimination and related matters at St Peter’s College. The Committee met on 13 June 2020 to consider submissions from concerned parties.
Not so long ago, at least from your parents’ perspective, social media was not part of society. There were traditional media, and there was a social connection, and neither had any real relevance to the other. Information was shared face-to-face, over the phone, in a letter, or via the grapevine.
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.
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.