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
100% Pass with 97% University Entrance / 103 Students with 99 Achieving University Entrance
Mr Rui Morais, the Headmaster of St Peter’s College, is delighted with this year’s Grade 12 results and sends his congratulations to all students across the country who passed their Final Examinations. Mr Morais extends his heartfelt thanks to all the teachers of St Peter’s College who have given tirelessly of themselves to ensure the academic success of the College students. Our teachers do not only teach our students but also direct them ‘bravely into the future’. Attaining 100% pass rate with 97% university entrance is testament to our academic excellence.
It has been interesting watching the boys develop their organisational skills this week. The variable nature of the activities enabled boys to focus on their interests for the most part. The boys were actively involved in researching, assimilation of information and the culmination of a set goal.
It has been an interesting week for the Boys School, with the Flexible Learning Programme (FLP) producing much hard work and also a lot of enjoyment.
This week, at St Peter’s Boys Prep, we are immersed in the Flexible Learning Programme (FLP). The first FLP week was introduced earlier this year when parents could not get their children to school due to the Witkoppen roadworks. This round is however taking place at school, but includes all the aspects of a self-managed, interest driven programme that were identified as being valuable in the feedback received from last term.
On Thursday, 9 July 2015, the St Peter’s Grade 6 Boys were visited by the Junior Engineers for Africa (JEFA). JEFA holds workshops to give the boys a basic introduction to technology, communication and engineering principles such as: structures, wheels and axles, levers, pulleys and gears using LEGO.
Congratulations to Roger Wyllie who was awarded a White Blazer on 17 April 2015. He joins Nicola MacLeod who achieved hers in January. The White Blazer is the highest achievement at St Peter’s College. Recipients have achieved honours in academics, sport and cultural and have completed their community service.
The Thinking Skills open morning was well attended and parents enjoyed the opportunity to observe the children using numerous Thinking Skills tools and routines. Parents were given a brief overview of our Thinking Skills programme and then moved from class to class (from Grade 0 to 7) observing numerous activities.