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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.

ST PETER’S GIRLS PREP GOES TO THE POLLS!

Girls Prep  May 10, 2019 | Academics | Social and emotional | Pam van Gass

As part of an FLP activity and with the national elections in mind - the Grade 6 and 7 girls arranged elections to take place at school. The various groups established parties and manifestos. The groups/parties were given a choice of challenges to research, from the ten global sustainable goals. The girls needed to research and promote solutions on a national, community and individual scale.  Each party presented their findings to the ‘voters’ (i.e. the rest of the Girls Senior Prep) together with their names, slogans and party colours. The canvasing for votes even included a little bribery!

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.