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Academics News

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 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.

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.