Academics News

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.

Thank you to Mrs Shelly Matthews, the HODs and Academic Staff for the contribution you make on a daily basis which is vital to the success of our College. So in a very small way, I want to show my appreciation and thank these dedicated individuals, for all the time and effort that they devote in support of the College and our students. I recognize the unique role that they play in promoting and advocating quality education. St Peter’s College benefits every day from the dedicated energies and time devoted by the members of our academic staff. St Peter’s College is successful because of the standard of teaching and all the extra opportunities offered to students, as well as, all the hard work that takes place behind the scenes and the Matric results of 2019 are testimony to this fact.

I want to congratulate the Matric Class of 2019 on obtaining:

100% Matric Pass
95% Bachelor’s Degree Pass – University Entrance

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.

St Peter's Boys Designing Solutions for Problems

Boys Prep  April 04, 2019 | Academics | Social and emotional | Rob Macaulay: Headmaster

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.

58th Annual Senior Public Speaking Festival

College  March 29, 2019 | Academics | 58th Annual Senior Public Speaking Festival

St Peter’s College Public Speakers hit the ground running this term and competed in the 58 Annual Public Speaking The Festival.

Groton students visit St Peter’s College

College  March 29, 2019 | Academics

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.

INTER-SCHOOLS ROBOTICS LEAGUE EVENT

Girls Prep  March 20, 2019 | Academics | Kerryn Schmidt

On Wednesday, 13 March St Peter’s Girls Prep hosted an Inter-schools Robotics League event. 80 students from 10 schools attended. At the event the children from the different schools were mixed into pairs. This provided them with the opportunity to meet other people and learn new skills.

St Peter's Boys Prep Grade 6s unpacking Apartheid in their Flexible Learning Programme

Boys Prep  March 15, 2019 | Academics | Diane Fraser

It was a busy week for the boys at St Peter’s. The Grade 6s enjoyed their FLP week and learnt about some of the history of this country and about values, which are also an important aspect of life at St Peter’s Boys Prep.

The Big Question:

“Values were at the core of impacting South Africa’s journey from struggle to liberation, to transformation. How might your values impact your life and that of those around you to bring positive change?”

BIGFUTURES - COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AT ST PETER'S PREP

VISION: Growing servant leaders within our St Peter’s family to uplift our community for their big futures.

In order to create a more sustainable and meaningful impact within our community, St Peter’s Boys Prep and Girls Prep have chosen Sefikeng Primary as our partner school. We will concentrate all our time, effort and resources on their Foundation Phase. Each St Peter’s child and our staff will have an opportunity to make a contribution in some way. We would like to invite you to volunteer too, as we make a difference together!

SHARING A LOVE OF READING DURING ‘BOOK WEEK’

Girls Prep  February 26, 2019 | Academics | Cultural | Leigh van Rooyen

The Girls School Book Week began on Monday, 18 February!

This week-long event is an annual celebration of books, which have been written for young people. The objective is to inspire a love of reading.

A variety of activities were planned - to promote the joy of reading.

St Peter's is Thinking Deeper

Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 18, 2019 | Academics | Kaila Melvill-Smith, Bronwyn Peake and Mel Aspeling

Thinking Skills South Africa (TSSA) held a conference hosted by St Peter’s Prep School, welcoming James Nottingham, author and entrepreneur who encourages deeper thinking through his Learning Pit model.

GRADE 5, EXPLORATION & LEARNING INQUIRY-BASED UNIT - 'LET IT GROW'

Girls Prep  February 15, 2019 | Academics | Grounds | Kerryn White

The Grade 5 girls have started an inquiry-based learning unit based on plants in their Exploration and Learning/STEM lessons.