It’s that time again, what do we give up for lent? Not always an easy question. Some of us make it hard for ourselves and give up a lot and others tend to not really stretch the boundaries too far. Anyway Lent is the forty days before Easter that we give something up or take something on to show our love and commitment to God.
‘A new world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing’
– Arundhati Roy.
In order to support our own health and that of our children, we invited Ela Manga to talk St Peter’s Prep staff and parents about a way of managing our stress and that of our children. As she says: Dysfunctional breathing habits develop over time due to chronic stress, poor posture or past trauma. These unconscious habits, in turn, exacerbate the stress response and push tension even deeper into the body.
The Girls School Book Week began on Monday, 18 February!
This week-long event is an annual celebration of books, which have been written for young people. The objective is to inspire a love of reading.
A variety of activities were planned - to promote the joy of reading.
The St Peter’s kitchen, under the leadership of Sharon Rabilal, has grown from strength to strength. The most important aim of the kitchen is to serve nutritious food which is appealing to adults and especially children, while limiting waste and unnecessary costs. On a daily basis one thousand lunches and sandwiches are prepared. In addition to this it provides support for functions held at the school including sports teas, weekend sporting events and conferences.
The Grade 5 girls have started an inquiry-based learning unit based on plants in their Exploration and Learning/STEM lessons.
St Peter’s Girls Prep Music Department held its popular Musical Showcase recently. This was a magical evening for the performers and audience alike, as they shared the love of music, which embodies the spirit in this department of the School.
The Musical Showcase is a platform where the pupils have the opportunity to perform and thereby show off the musical skills that they have learnt through the year. They are encouraged to be creative and independent - the girls made the most of this occasion. The focus of the Showcase was on composition and arrangement.
Mr Simon Henderson, the current Head Master of Eton College (Eton, Berkshire, England), spent time as a gap year student, at St Peter’s Prep. This was years back when the current Rector of St Peter’s Prep, Greg Royce, began his tenure as Headmaster of the Boys School.
At ISASA’s request, Simon Sean Henderson was approached - asking him to deliver a keynote address at the ISASA and Independent Schools Heads’ Conference, which took place over the half-term last week.
Almaaz Mudaly flew the St Peter’s Girls Prep School flag high recently when she participated in the International Science Fair in October. She won a bronze medal in the innovation and technology category.
Almaaz, a Grade 6 pupil, was one of the youngest students at the Science Fair. She competed against pupils up to Grade 12. Almaaz was selected for the Science Fair, having submitted work of an exceptional standard.
Old Petrian’s Water polo Girl’s Tournament
Sunninghill - St Peter’s College will be hosting the 15th Annual Old Petrian’s Water Polo Tournament for girls as well as the 4th Annual Old Petrian T20 Cricket Festival. The tournaments will take place from Thursday, 21 February – Sunday, 24 February 2019 at St Peter’s College.