Social and emotional
St Peter’s Pastoral Care system is based on the values to which we espouse. The Director of Pastoral Care works closely with staff to develop emotional quotient (EQ) in the girls to enable them to remain focused and motivated to work to their full potential in all areas of school life. St Peter’s has developed a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying and has a 'restorative' approach to dealing with social and emotional issues.
Girls are encouraged to explore various options when faced with a particular problem and are empowered to make their own choices in dealing with a particular situation or incident. A staff member may serve as the facilitator in this process. Instead of isolating girls who do not conform, the team strives for an amicable solution through building relationships and finding common interests to ensure that all girls feel a worthy part of the school system.
In Grade 6 and 7, Tutor Group meetings, during which the St Peter’s Individual Growth (SPIG) programme is followed, are held once a week. The Grade 3, 4 and 5 girls are part of Care Bears, where they receive guidance and discuss EQ issues, such as socially acceptable behaviour and challenges that may be encountered during their school years, on an age-appropriate level.
All girls in Grade 3 to 7 are allocated to a house where they feel a sense of family and belonging. House competitions take place throughout the year, encouraging participation. The three houses are Founders (red), Oliver (blue) and Waverley (yellow).