Academics News

‘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!

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.

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.

GRADE 5 GIRLS' "EXPERIENCE DAY" OUTING TO ST PETER’S COLLEGE

Girls Prep College  June 07, 2019 | Academics | Cultural | Physical education | Nicola Mayne

On Tuesday, 28 May, the Grade 5 girls, accompanied by four teachers, went on their much-anticipated ‘St Peter’s College Experience Day’ outing. The girls were welcomed by an outstanding Marimba performance by the students and later received the opportunity to watch a talent-filled musical showcase in the MADDitorium.

EDTECH CONFERENCE AT ST PETER’S PREP SCHOOLS

Girls Prep Boys Prep  May 31, 2019 | Academics | Kerryn Schmidt

St Peter’s Prep Schools had the privilege of hosting an EdTech Conference recently. The focus of the conference was transforming education, by understanding how technology can be used in schools now and into the future.

St Peter's Boys Prep Gets to Experience High School

Boys Prep College  May 29, 2019 | Academics | Cultural | Physical education | Social and emotional | Mangaliso Vuso: Grade 5 Teacher

On Tuesday, 21 May, the Grade 5 boys and class teachers (Mrs Faul, Mr Clackworthy, Mr Steenberg, and Mr Vuso) spent the day at the College as part of the annual St Peter’s High School Experience Day.

GRADE 7 STEM LESSONS – EASTER TERM

Girls Prep  May 21, 2019 | Academics | Candice Ellis

The Grade 7 girls have had an exciting journey in STEM to date this year.

The girls started by exploring various opportunities that could be experienced in these lessons with the dissection of a kidney. They voiced their areas of interest within the STEM fields to ensure that there was ‘buy in’ and relevant learning took place in future lessons. With this ‘lift off’ the super exciting 2019 STEM journey began.

ST PETER’S GIRLS PREP GOES TO THE POLLS!

Girls Prep  May 10, 2019 | Academics | Social and emotional | Pam van Gass

As part of an FLP activity and with the national elections in mind - the Grade 6 and 7 girls arranged elections to take place at school. The various groups established parties and manifestos. The groups/parties were given a choice of challenges to research, from the ten global sustainable goals. The girls needed to research and promote solutions on a national, community and individual scale.  Each party presented their findings to the ‘voters’ (i.e. the rest of the Girls Senior Prep) together with their names, slogans and party colours. The canvasing for votes even included a little bribery!

THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING

Girls Prep Boys Prep  April 04, 2019 | Academics | Pam van Gass

‘What’s the key to effective learning?’ That question has been the focus of Professor John Hattie’s academic research for more than 20 years. His latest research supports the conclusion that “it’s not just what you know, it’s what you know about what you know - and it’s what you know about how you know” that is crucial for new leaning to occur.