Cultural News

St Peter's College Drama: The Intern by Ntando Mabuya

Foundation (College) College Parents' Association Old Boys Old Girls  June 11, 2019 | Cultural | St Peter's College Drama: The Intern by Ntando Mabuya

The story is of a young intern, Emily, who joins an office in which her colleagues work the same robotic day over and over without ever having met the boss; this symbolizes how people blindly follow a religion. Emily questions her workplace’s reality and the boss’ very existence. Despite the disagreement she had with her colleagues, she embarks on a journey in which she meets the Sangomas’ who direct her to the boss, who turns out to be a woman.

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.

We were all MADD last week at St Peter's Boys Prep

Boys Prep  June 03, 2019 | Cultural | Social and emotional | Joan Delport: HOD Afrikaans

The staff and boys have once again enjoyed a creative and fun-filled MADD (Music, Art, Dance and Drama) week.  In the strive for excellence, activities were planned that gave every boy the opportunity to express himself.  The boys rotated in their houses from one activity to the other. Every boy’s creativity had been stimulated and their talents utilised in activities like House Plays, House Choir, Coral Verse, Dance, Culinary, House Chess, Puppet Making and the Green Screen Project.  It will be impossible to provide detail on every activity, however, let us cover a few highlights…

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.

St Peter's College: Music Soiree - Wits Trio

Foundation (College) College Parents' Association Old Boys Old Girls  May 24, 2019 | Cultural | St Peter's College: Music Soiree - Wits Trio

The Wits Trio has established themselves as a prominent chamber music ensemble in South Africa. The members are Malcolm Nay on piano, Susan Mouton on cello and Zanta Hofmeyr on violin. They will be performing Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C Minor Opus 1. Nr 3, Chausson’s Piano Trio in G minor Opus 3: first 2 movements and a Tango by Piazzolla.

St Peter's College MADD Tour USA 24 April - 7 May 2019

College Parents' Association Old Boys Old Girls  May 17, 2019 | Cultural | St Peter's College MADD Tour USA 24 April - 7 May 2019

Eighty students and six teachers participated in the fourteen-day tour to three major cities in the USA to experience and learn about the Creative Arts. Not even the 15-hour flight could dampen the spirits. Of course, shopping also formed an important part of the students’ free time!

St Peter's College 16th Annual Sports and Cultural Festival

Foundation (College) College Parents' Association Old Boys Old Girls  May 16, 2019 | Cultural | St Peter's College 16th Annual Sports and Cultural Festival

The 16th annual St Peter’s College Sports and Cultural Festival is happening from Thursday to Sunday, 19 - 22 September 2019. We look forward to welcoming over 3,000 students from different schools to this hugely vibrant and fun event that we all look forward to every year.

St Peter's College Music

College  April 10, 2019 | Cultural | St Peter's College Music

The Creative Arts combines the disciplines of science, mathematics, foreign languages, history, physical education, but most of all art. The above mentioned collectively develops great insight and demands research. The above mentioned collectively develops great insight and demands research. In our extra-mural programme, these factors play a vital role as it provides a deeper meaning and understanding as well as creates respect for this art form. We believe collaboration is key in developing a holistic student.

THE HAPPIEST SOUNDS IN THE WORLD

Girls Prep  March 18, 2019 | Cultural | Marguerite Schmitt

Music is a valuable part of a well-rounded education. From maths and science to reading and beyond, children perform better in almost every area when there is music in the curriculum. At St Peter’s it all starts in the Junior Prep, where a love of music is nurtured. At the same time, our wish is that the girls enjoy a variety of activities that give them experiential knowledge of music concepts that will be reinforced throughout their musical journey at St Peter’s Prep and beyond. Alongside these, it is evident that music helps to develop critical life skills.

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 Boys Prep Checkmate!

Boys Prep  February 20, 2019 | Cultural | Andrew Bench: Master in Charge Chess

Chess at St Peter’s has traditionally been one of the firm favourites with the boys and we continue to produce excellent results in the Independent Primary School Chess League fixtures every year.