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DADS AND DAUGHTERS EVENTS - IN CELEBRATION OF FATHER’S DAY

Girls Prep  July 17, 2018 | Social and emotional | Jean Macleod

Two fun-filled events were held at St Peter’s Girls Prep School recently - in celebration of Father’s Day and to create an opportunity for the girls to have some special, quality time with their dads!

MOMS AND DAUGHTERS CRAFT MORNING - 'MERMAID KISSES AND STARFISH WISHES'

Girls Prep  May 31, 2018 | Cultural | Social and emotional | Jean Macleod

On Saturday, 12 May, St Peter’s Girls Junior Prep held their annual ‘Moms and Daughters Craft Morning’. This event is deliberately scheduled to coincide with Mother’s Day each year! A special time, for moms and daughters to share a morning together.

St Peter's Boys Prep Enjoyed a MAD WEEK During MADD WEEK

Boys Prep  May 22, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Hugo Roodt: Director of Music, Drama and Choirs

This year’s MADD (Music Art Dance and Drama) Week was a huge success.  All the boys participated in a number of exciting activities which included dancing, plays, art, chess cooking and House Choirs to name but a few.

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. 

2018 ‘KEYS CAMP’ AT THE WATERBERG GAME LODGE

Girls Prep  February 28, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Spiritual | Mrs Cara Eggett

Last year we introduced the ‘Keys Camp’, as part of our new Leadership Programme at St Peter’s Girls Prep.  The camp is scheduled to take place early in the year, in order to allow the Grade 7s an opportunity to create strong bonds amongst themselves and their teachers. This is also a time in which to set out clear expectations for the final year of prep school and prepare the girls for high school.

KIDS LIT QUIZ

Girls Prep  February 21, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Miss Catherine Holm

The regional heat of the annual Kids Lit Quiz took place on Monday, 12 February 2018. The Kids Lit Quiz is an international competition, focusing on building a love of literature and reading amongst its participants. Students really look forward to this event, and challenge themselves to read widely from various genres and authors, in preparation for this fun and exciting day.

St Peter's Boys Prep's First Flexible Learning Programme for 2018

Boys Prep  February 19, 2018 | Academics | Rob Macaulay: Headmaster

This has been a very busy week in the Boys Prep, with the roll-out of our first FLP (Flexible Learning Programme) for 2018.  The aim of the programme is to give boys a chance to immerse themselves in research, learning and presentation that is self-directed, self-assessed, of high interest and requires the higher order skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

SEFIKENG LITERACY PROGRAMME

Foundation (Prep) Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 16, 2018 | Academics | Social and emotional | Mrs Monica Sloane

We welcome our new volunteers to the Sefikeng Literacy Programme.

SHROVE TUESDAY AND ASH WEDNESDAY

Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 13, 2018 | Social and emotional | Spiritual | Fr Richard Wossler

The countdown to Shrove Tuesday, or pancake Tuesday as most of us know it, has ended and this signals the beginning of the journey towards Easter. I’m still recovering from Christmas and trying to implement all those New Year’s resolutions I decided on. I’m not ready for Easter, but I have to be because time zooms on.

THE BRECKNOCK MULTI-PURPOSE SURFACE

Girls Prep  February 13, 2018 | Physical education | Sport | Jean Macleod

The new multi-purpose surface, on Brecknock Field, was put to good use from the start of 2018. How wonderful to have the extra tennis courts on which to play. Tennis match afternoons are now far more time efficient as more matches can be played, in a shorter time.

St Peter's Boys Prep Introduces the ICE Break Programme

Boys Prep  February 05, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Sheri Curling: Grade 3 Lead Teacher

The new ICE Break Programme has commenced and the boys thoroughly enjoyed their first session. This programme has replaced the previous Cultural program on a Wednesday and was renamed to incorporate 21st Century skills. ICE stands for Inquiry, Creativity and Experimentation.