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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
‘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.
I would like to share the innovative robot that was designed and built by one of our boys, Nirvan Lachman, over the recent long weekend. I believe that it illustrates the type of thinking and use of resources that we aim to promote through our particular brand of teaching.
On Wednesday, 6 March 2019, the St Peter’s College squash team had the amazing experience of spending the day with students from Groton, a school from Massachusetts, USA. The students were on tour in South Africa and St Peter’s College was privileged to be part of their tour.