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THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING

Girls Prep Boys Prep  April 04, 2019 | Academics | Pam van Gass

‘What’s the key to effective learning?’ That question has been the focus of Professor John Hattie’s academic research for more than 20 years. His latest research supports the conclusion that “it’s not just what you know, it’s what you know about what you know - and it’s what you know about how you know” that is crucial for new leaning to occur.

INTER-SCHOOLS ROBOTICS LEAGUE EVENT

Girls Prep  March 20, 2019 | Academics | Kerryn Schmidt

On Wednesday, 13 March St Peter’s Girls Prep hosted an Inter-schools Robotics League event. 80 students from 10 schools attended. At the event the children from the different schools were mixed into pairs. This provided them with the opportunity to meet other people and learn new skills.

BIGFUTURES - COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AT ST PETER'S PREP

VISION: Growing servant leaders within our St Peter’s family to uplift our community for their big futures.

In order to create a more sustainable and meaningful impact within our community, St Peter’s Boys Prep and Girls Prep have chosen Sefikeng Primary as our partner school. We will concentrate all our time, effort and resources on their Foundation Phase. Each St Peter’s child and our staff will have an opportunity to make a contribution in some way. We would like to invite you to volunteer too, as we make a difference together!

SHARING A LOVE OF READING DURING ‘BOOK WEEK’

Girls Prep  February 26, 2019 | Academics | Cultural | Leigh van Rooyen

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.

St Peter's is Thinking Deeper

Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 18, 2019 | Academics | Kaila Melvill-Smith, Bronwyn Peake and Mel Aspeling

Thinking Skills South Africa (TSSA) held a conference hosted by St Peter’s Prep School, welcoming James Nottingham, author and entrepreneur who encourages deeper thinking through his Learning Pit model.

GRADE 5, EXPLORATION & LEARNING INQUIRY-BASED UNIT - 'LET IT GROW'

Girls Prep  February 15, 2019 | Academics | Grounds | Kerryn White

The Grade 5 girls have started an inquiry-based learning unit based on plants in their Exploration and Learning/STEM lessons.

MR SIMON HENDERSON (HEAD MASTER OF ETON COLLEGE) AT ST PETER’S PREP

Girls Prep Boys Prep  November 01, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Headmaster | Greg Royce

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.

ST PETER’S GIRLS PREP PUPIL WINS BRONZE AT THE ESKOM INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR

Girls Prep  October 26, 2018 | Academics | Jean Macleod

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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO 'OLD GIRL', MEG PARKER!

Girls Prep  August 02, 2018 | Academics | Jean Macleod

St Peter’s Girls Prep, ‘Old Girl’, Megan Parker (currently at school at St. Anne’s Diocesan College in KZN), has reached round three of the Junior Mathematics Olympiad.

This places her in the top 100 Mathematicians, in Grade 8/9, in the country.

MANDELA DAY: 'BOOK, BALL AND BISCUITS' FOR SEFIKENG SCHOOL

Girls Prep  July 26, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Leigh Lidgey

On Wednesday, 25 July, the St Peter’s Girls JP community brought 67 minutes of happiness and many more hours of fun and reading to the children of Sefikeng School.  Over 450 packs consisting of a book, ball and biscuits were sponsored by the very generous girls and their families.  This means that every child from Grade 0 - 7 received an age-appropriate book to take home.  On the morning, many of the parents and girls then went to the school and interacted with the children.

THE JUNIOR PREP’S ‘DAY OF EXPLORATION’

Girls Prep  April 09, 2018 | Academics | Heather Kissack

The St Peter’s JP Department held a ‘Day of Exploration’ on Thursday, 29 March.

This awareness that play matters, is not new. However, with the increasing pressure on schools to educate for a growing technological and ever-changing world, as well as the need to develop 21st Century skills, the concept of play has been seen as a luxury that children don’t have time for. Play’s positive contribution to learning is not a new realisation, but at St Peter’s we have become increasingly aware of the impact of play on learning.