Academics News

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.

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.

St Peter's Boys Prep Schools' Grade 5s Are Thinking Deeply

Boys Prep  January 30, 2018 | Academics | Sean Creamer: Grade 5 Class Teacher

The Grade 5 boys are inquiring into and thinking deeply about the importance of our number system.

College celebrates 2017 Matric results

College  January 03, 2018 | Academics | Another 100% pass

On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of St Peter’s College, it is both a privilege and an honour for me to congratulate the Matric class of 2017 on an outstanding set of results, which further reinforces our reputation for academic excellence.

A Record, Seventh White Blazer Awarded

College  November 13, 2017 | Academics | Cultural | Sport

Well done to Adrian Diepeveen who was awarded his White Blazer at the Matric’s final assembly on 12 October 2017. This is the seventh White Blazer awarded this year - a record in the history of St Peter’s College!

St Peter’s Boys Prep - Thinking Skills Open Morning 20 September 2017

Boys Prep  October 12, 2017 | Academics | Diane Fraser and the Grade Heads

On Wednesday morning, parents were invited to an open morning to see Thinking Skills in action. St Peter’s Prep Schools are one of the only schools who are “Thinking Skills Accredited” and we are known as a Thinking School. We wanted to share how the Thinking Tools are used throughout the grades in every subject. In the Information Age that we live in, critical thinking is a must-have skill for all of us to live happy, meaningful and successful lives.

Parents could wander around to the various grades for the morning and listen in, witness and actually use some of the tools.