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St Peter's Prep Schools: The Difference... Part 2

The enormous effect of environment on intelligence in the early years is one of the main drivers for the opening of our own St Peter’s Pre-Prep.  Early Childhood Development (ECD) encompasses physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and motor development between 0 to 8 years of age.

St Peter's Prep Schools: The Difference... Part 1

Pre Prep Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 24, 2020 | Academics | Social and emotional | Greg Royce: Rector

Parents who have undergone the process of applying for places in senior schools will be able to testify to the willingness that many schools display in accepting St Peter’s pupils. Our Mission Statement includes the undertaking to prepare children for senior school and life beyond. 

What follows below is the first part of an article I have written.  It explains the thought and research devoted to the creation of the St Peter’s curriculum and teaching methodology.  We’re dishing it up in small portions to make it easier to read.

St Peter's Girls Prep continue growth mindset through Coding, Robotics and Online Chess

Girls Prep  June 08, 2020 | Academics | Cultural | Kerryn Schmidt: Director of EdTech and Andrew Steyn: Director of Sport

During the lockdown period, St Peter’s Girls Prep pupils have certainly demonstrated resilience and a growth mindset, through Coding, Robotics and Online Chess.

Our Philosophy Towards Homework

Girls Prep  February 17, 2020 | Academics | Pam van Gass: Deputy Head Academics

At St Peter’s we believe that homework should be relevant and supportive of the learning process.

‘TOUR DE MATHS’ AT ST PETER’S GIRLS PREP

Girls Prep  October 17, 2019 | Academics | Kim Gordon

St Peter’s Girls Prep hosted the third and final Tour de Maths event for 2019. Tour de Maths is an Inter-school Mathematics Competition, which focuses on collaboration and problem solving, while having lots of fun.

RESILIENCE AND GRIT DEMONSTRATED!

Girls Prep  October 10, 2019 | Academics | Kerryn Schmidt

Here’s a short story about three young girls who showed tremendous resilience and grit.

Once upon a time there was a newly established robotics club and a bunch of very enthusiastic girls. They entered the serious World Robots Olympiad and this team of three young, determined ladies were placed third in their division. They worked all holiday in hopes of getting to the nationals, but got the news that they had been pipped at the post and were ranked twentieth and only the top 18 teams were to advance through to nationals. Fate smiled down on our intrepid three however and two teams dropped out of the nationals. So our band of three were suddenly headed for rAge at the Dome!

WORLD ROBOT OLYMPIAD

Girls Prep  August 05, 2019 | Academics | Kerryn Schmidt

On 26 and 27 July, our girls competed in the World Robot Olympiad. Four teams took part in the ‘Explorer’ category and won one silver and three bronze certificates. For the first time ever we had six teams enter the WRO section of the competition.

ST PETER’S PRE-PREP IS LAUNCHED!

Pre Prep Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 27, 2019 | Academics | Social and emotional | Jean Macleod

St Peter’s Prep launched the ‘little sibling’, to our family of schools, on Saturday, 22 June!

We are delighted to announce that St Peter’s Pre-Prep is full for 2020!

It was with great excitement that a fun-filled day was hosted where parents, and their children, got a feel for this wonderful new facility.

GRADE 5 GIRLS' "EXPERIENCE DAY" OUTING TO ST PETER’S COLLEGE

Girls Prep College  June 07, 2019 | Academics | Cultural | Physical education | Nicola Mayne

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.

EDTECH CONFERENCE AT ST PETER’S PREP SCHOOLS

Girls Prep Boys Prep  May 31, 2019 | Academics | Kerryn Schmidt

St Peter’s Prep Schools had the privilege of hosting an EdTech Conference recently. The focus of the conference was transforming education, by understanding how technology can be used in schools now and into the future.

GRADE 7 STEM LESSONS – EASTER TERM

Girls Prep  May 21, 2019 | Academics | Candice Ellis

The Grade 7 girls have had an exciting journey in STEM to date this year.

The girls started by exploring various opportunities that could be experienced in these lessons with the dissection of a kidney. They voiced their areas of interest within the STEM fields to ensure that there was ‘buy in’ and relevant learning took place in future lessons. With this ‘lift off’ the super exciting 2019 STEM journey began.