St Peter's Prep Schools: The Difference ... Part 6

As we introduced changes to our teaching methodology, we began to notice improvements in the ways the boys and girls learned.  However, we were not satisfied.  Many of us felt that children had the ability to learn far more quickly than was usually the case at school.  We began to look at the question of motivation.  What was it that held the attention of some children so completely that they were oblivious to all around them, even to offers of food?

College hosts the biggest girls water polo tournament in SA

College  February 25, 2016 | Sport | By Chesnay Havenga (Grade 11)

St Peter’s College hosted the 12th annual Old Petrian’s water polo tournament from 19 February – 21 February 2016 for open girls. twenty eight schools across the country and one from Zimbabwe participated in the prestigious event at the Wahoo Aquatics centre and St Peter’s Girls Prep’s pool. Water polo is a highly competitive sport, and it was pleasing to see so many schools encouraging their girls to excel in the game. The support for the game is growing and incredible talent was on display at the tournament.
See the segment on Expresso SABC 3 here https://youtu.be/mqTTthgAo9k

St Peter's is Helping Grow Resilient Boys

Boys Prep  February 25, 2016 | Headmaster | Rob Macaulay - Headmaster

Education is as much about failure as it is about success. In order to achieve our goals we must suffer a degree of discomfort and we must “knock the bar down” before we jump over it. If this were not the case, our journey towards becoming better educated would simply be a rite of passage and we would not be able to take true pride in our achievements.

St Peter's Old Boy - Sibusiso Molimi

Foundation (Prep) Boys Prep Old Boys  February 25, 2016

Sibu is an Old Boy who hailed from Soweto and spent his formative years with us,

St Peter's - a morning at Diepsloot Combined School

Foundation (Prep) Boys Prep  February 24, 2016

We had two sensational paramedics from Netcare 911

INSTALLATION OF THE NEW HEADMASTER FOR ST PETER’S GIRLS SCHOOL

Girls Prep Old Girls  February 14, 2016 | Cultural | Headmaster | Spiritual | Jean Macleod

A dignified and moving ceremony was held in the school Chapel on Friday, 12 February 2016, to mark the start of Darrel Webb’s career as Headmaster of St Peter’s Girls School.

Bishop Steve Moreo presided over the ceremony as Darrel was ‘installed’ into his rightful place in the Chapel. Bishop Steve blessed the Webb family and asked for God’s guidance and wisdom for Darrel in his role as leader of the school. Present at the service were members of Darrel’s family, Heads from various nearby schools, members of the St Peter’s Council and PA, St Peter’s staff and girls from Grade 3 – 7.

St Peter's Prep Schools - Understanding THRASS

Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 12, 2016 | Academics | Kenda Melvill-Smith (Head :Boys JP) and Heather Kissack (Head: Girls JP)

THRASS stands for: Teaching Handwriting Reading And Spelling Skills. This is the method we use at St Peter’s Prep Schools. We have recently run a parent workshop and have summarised the gist of how THRASS works.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SPORTS DEPARTMENT

Girls Prep  February 08, 2016 | Physical education | Sport | Liz Ashmore (Director of Sport)

We have a mantra in the Sports Department which we often ask the girls to repeat: ‘Do YOUR best!’ This motto speaks to our philosophy of ensuring that every girl becomes the very best version of herself possible.

From Grade 0 to Grade 7, our focus in every sport is very much ‘skills based’, as we are acutely aware that we are not only preparing girls for the more rigorous sporting demands in high school. We are also trying to engender a love and a passion for sport to guarantee that all the girls continue participating for as long as they are able, well into adulthood.

Physical Education at St Peter's Boys Prep

Boys Prep  February 04, 2016 | Physical education | Barry Detert - Director of Sport

In physical education, the focus is on movement and its contribution to the development of individuals. By learning in, through, and about movement, boys gain an understanding that movement is integral to human expression and that it can contribute to boy’s pleasure and enhance their lives.

St Peter's Boys Prep Pastoral Care – Peer Mediation

Boys Prep  January 25, 2016 | Social and emotional | Dave Hala (Director of Pastoral Care and Deputy Head)

A peer mediation initiative was introduced in 2014 as part of the Grade 7 St Peter’s Individual Growth (SPIG) leadership programme. The goal of the mediation programme is to reduce conflict, creating a safer environment and to provide the Grade 7 boys with problem solving skills.

St Peter's Water Collection for Drought Stricken Communities

St Peter’s Prep Schools held a civvies day today and collected still water for charity as payment for wearing civvies.  Hundreds of bottles were donated and were collected this morning by H2O 4 Hooves and Heels.