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‘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!

St Peter's College 16th Annual Sports and Cultural Festival

Foundation (College) College Parents' Association Old Boys Old Girls  September 10, 2019 | Cultural | Sport | St Peter's College 16th Annual Sports and Cultural Festival

The 16th annual St Peter’s College Sports and Cultural Festival is happening from Thursday to Sunday, 19 - 22 September 2019. We look forward to welcoming over 3,000 students from different schools to this hugely vibrant and fun event that we all look forward to every year.

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 Prep Schools Making a Difference

Foundation (Prep) Girls Prep Boys Prep  July 26, 2019 | Social responsibility | Jaya Govender

Mandela Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. People are encouraged to take 67 minutes of their day to fight for social justice. This year, on 22 July, our St Peters Prep Community, which included our parents, children, teachers, interns and maintenance staff, decided to embark on a project to upgrade our outreach school, Sefikeng Primary School. Our community volunteered 2 hours of their time and donated money and goods that were needed for this project. Some of our projects included painting fences and jungle gyms, cleaning classrooms and classroom equipment, gardening and creating a welcoming staffroom.

#MANDELADAY2019 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

Madiba’s spirit was alive on Saturday, when over 250 St Peter’s families and staff joined their Sefikeng counterparts to give their 67 minutes.

The overwhelming sense of community that prevailed was palpable - passion, care and enthusiasm abounded.

St Peter's Boys Prep Celebrates Mandela Day with a Powerful Message

Boys Prep  July 18, 2019 | Spiritual | Nicole Richardson

St Peter’s Boys Prep celebrated Mandela Day with a Senior Prep and a Junior Prep service on the Chapel lawn next to the “Madiba Tree”.

Games Galore as St Peter's Boys Prep Engage in the Flexible Learning Programme

Boys Prep  July 09, 2019 | Academics | Kent Sheppard: Grade 7 English Teacher and Bavin Housemaster

The Grade 7s had two days to create a board game during the FLP week. Their end product had to encompass the following criteria: be educationally sound, fun to play, challenging, and appeal to a wide range of players. The boys did not have access to their devices and so had to rely on the information at hand such as their text books, reference books, and the library…

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.

St Peter's Prep Schools Winter Warmers Warms Hearts

Girls Prep Boys Prep Parents' Association  June 26, 2019 | Social and emotional | Julie-Anne Hegarty: Parent

As dawn breaks on Saturday, 22 June, our school starts to come alive with the familiar hustle and bustle of a St Peter’s ‘get-together’.  It’s only been 24 hours since the winter solstice and already the blue skies and balmy sunshine seem to indicate the approach of summer.

Winter Warmers, is one of many St Peter’s Prep social events and a firm favourite for a relaxed afternoon of chilled chit-chat with other families.

St Peter's College Drama: The Intern by Ntando Mabuya

Foundation (College) College Parents' Association Old Boys Old Girls  June 11, 2019 | Cultural | St Peter's College Drama: The Intern by Ntando Mabuya

The story is of a young intern, Emily, who joins an office in which her colleagues work the same robotic day over and over without ever having met the boss; this symbolizes how people blindly follow a religion. Emily questions her workplace’s reality and the boss’ very existence. Despite the disagreement she had with her colleagues, she embarks on a journey in which she meets the Sangomas’ who direct her to the boss, who turns out to be a woman.