Academics News

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.

St Peter’s Boys Prep Siyanamukela to the FLP week

Boys Prep  October 09, 2018 | Academics | Social and emotional | Mbali Thejane

From 01 to 05 October the boys enjoyed their final FLP for 2018. These Flexible Learning Programmes just keep getting better and better! It is amazing what the boys learnt and the quality of their presentations is proof in itself. Here are the highlights of what the boys from Grade 4 to 7 were challenged with in the week:

Grade 9 Students engaged in a project titled ‘The Future is Exciting’

College  September 12, 2018 | Academics | St Peter's College Grade 9 Students engaged in a project titled ‘The Future is Exciting’

The Grade 9 Students engaged in a project titled ‘The Future is Exciting’. The aim of the project was to expose students to what awaits for them after they finish school. The project included an ‘Amazing Race’ around WITS University where teams competed against each other to complete a number of tasks around the campus. The course included tasks on East and West Campus and showed students the various faculties and facilities at the University. Activities involved using QR codes to find out about the history of statues and alumna and posting answers about the campus and student organisations to Twitter. The day aimed to incorporate a number of subjects.

Rising Star Expedition

College  September 11, 2018 | Academics | St Peter's College talk on the Rising Star Expedition

St Peter’s College, hosted Lindsay Hunter to talk about her experiences on the Rising Star Expedition. After the talk, some of our Grade 9 students had the opportunity to meet with Lindsay and discuss her work.

St Peter’s Boys Prep Breaking ICE

Boys Prep  August 15, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Sheri Curling & Sean Creamer

I.C.E stands for Inquiry, Creativity and Experimenting. We decided on this name, as these are vital 21st Century skills for the boys to be exposed to and inquiry forms a big part of the curriculum. Incorporating the I.C.E programme at St Peter’s allows boys to be exposed to new experiences and possible hobbies that they might never have considered.

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.

20th Anniversary Celebrations and Blessing of the new Administration Office

College Parents' Association Old Boys Old Girls  July 27, 2018 | Academics | Spiritual | St Pete's College celebrate 20 years of existence

St Peter’s College 20th Anniversary celebrations were held on Saturday, 16 June. It was a very special event and it gave us the opportunity to reflect and celebrate what we have achieved over the past 20 years. This celebration provided us the opportunity to welcome back to the College many of our former founding members, parents, and alumni, as well as, providing them a chance to meet each other, former teachers and other staff members. It also enabled them to notice the changes & developments in the college campus over the past 20 years.

MANDELA DAY: 'BOOK, BALL AND BISCUITS' FOR SEFIKENG SCHOOL

Girls Prep  July 26, 2018 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Leigh Lidgey

On Wednesday, 25 July, the St Peter’s Girls JP community brought 67 minutes of happiness and many more hours of fun and reading to the children of Sefikeng School.  Over 450 packs consisting of a book, ball and biscuits were sponsored by the very generous girls and their families.  This means that every child from Grade 0 - 7 received an age-appropriate book to take home.  On the morning, many of the parents and girls then went to the school and interacted with the children.

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.