Academics News

As we start the journey of phasing in the return of live teaching to St Peter's College

College Parents' Association  May 22, 2020 | Academics | St Peter's College COVID-19 Preparations

As we start the journey of phasing in the return of live teaching to St Peter’s College, we would like to share the work that has been done to keep you informed and to reassure you that the campus will be ready and secure on Monday, 1 June 2020.

The Matric year of 2020 signifies a challenge for us as a St Peter’s College community.

College  April 22, 2020 | Academics | The Matric year of 2020 signifies a challenge for us as a St Peter’s College community.

The Matric year of 2020 signifies a challenge for us as a St Peter’s College community.

You might be feeling stressed and overwhelmed, but before you know it, the end of the year and the Matric Final Examinations will be upon us. St Peter’s College challenges you to give it everything you’ve got, and know that whatever happens next, you’ve got what it takes to achieve the best possible Matric results.

St Peter's College Online Teaching

College  April 21, 2020 | Academics | St Peter's College Online Teaching

The Lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been an opportunity for St Peter’s College to embrace online learning.

I want to thank our Deputy Headmistress of Academics, Mrs Shelly Matthews, as well as, our Director of Learning Technology, Mr Steve Tudhope for driving the online initiative. I want to commend them for putting together the attached online survey and the Online Teaching plan which is a response to the feedback we received from our parents and students.

Online Library

In light of the announcement from the President, I thought it would be beneficial to share some book-related resources to help get us through the next few weeks, both in terms of our school work, and reading for relaxation and escape.

Before I start, I encourage all of you to try and read more at this time. Reading is (typically) a low-screen time form of entertainment and escapism. Reading allows us to process our thoughts and feelings through the thoughts and feelings of our favorite characters. This is helpful in a challenging time like this. There is a book out there for everyone

Headmaster Report

College  February 27, 2020 | Academics | Headmaster | Headmaster's Report

At the Headmaster’s Assembly on Monday, 17 February, I had the opportunity to tell our students the story about Stephen Jones MBE a Welsh long-distance athlete who is a former world record holder in the marathon

Our Philosophy Towards Homework

Girls Prep  February 17, 2020 | Academics | Pam van Gass: Deputy Head Academics

At St Peter’s we believe that homework should be relevant and supportive of the learning process.

Class of 2019 obtains a 100% Matric Pass Rate

College  January 07, 2020 | Academics

On the occasion of the 22nd Anniversary of St Peter’s College, it is both a privilege and an honour for me to congratulate the Matric class of 2019 on an outstanding set of results, which further reinforces our reputation for academic excellence.

 

‘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…