Last year we introduced the ‘Keys Camp’, as part of our new Leadership Programme at St Peter’s Girls Prep. The camp is scheduled to take place early in the year, in order to allow the Grade 7s an opportunity to create strong bonds amongst themselves and their teachers. This is also a time in which to set out clear expectations for the final year of prep school and prepare the girls for high school.
The regional heat of the annual Kids Lit Quiz took place on Monday, 12 February 2018. The Kids Lit Quiz is an international competition, focusing on building a love of literature and reading amongst its participants. Students really look forward to this event, and challenge themselves to read widely from various genres and authors, in preparation for this fun and exciting day.
The new ICE Break Programme has commenced and the boys thoroughly enjoyed their first session. This programme has replaced the previous Cultural program on a Wednesday and was renamed to incorporate 21st Century skills. ICE stands for Inquiry, Creativity and Experimentation.
On Tuesday evening 12 September, the Foundation hosted My Father’s Coat as a fundraiser for the Isematholeni Intern programme. The St Peter’s community gathered at St Peter’s College MADDitorium to listen to Michael Charton, founder of Inherit South Africa in Cape Town, tell a story.
This story, although heard many times, was unlike other stories about our country’s history - in the way it was told.
The 14th annual St Peter’s College Sports and Cultural Festival is happening from Friday to Sunday, 15-17 September 2017. We look forward to welcoming over 3,000 students from 45 different schools to this hugely vibrant and fun event that we all look forward to every year.
Not only are there sports (Basketball, Chess, Netball, Soccer), but also Musical events, Pavement Art, Public Speaking and Debating, Drama and Photography competitions as well as workshops for debating adjudicators and choir leaders. Our entrepreneurial Grade 9s will be running their own businesses for two days at the Festival and will have lots of novelties on sale such as T-shirts, caps and beanies, jewellery, cell phone covers, bath bombs etc.
SEE YOU THERE!
St Peter’s Prep Schools held a Year of the Woman event on Thursday, 3 August 2017 - as a culmination of the Diversity Committee’s dedication of 2017, to women. A plaque was unveiled, in the Chapel, and blessed to mark the celebration of women’s accomplishments. An explanation of the inscription, on the plaque, was given: ‘Wathinta Abafazi, Wathintha Imbokodo’ – translated, this means, ‘You strike a woman, you strike a rock.’
The JP Boys Book Week was based on the fascinating story of “The Wizard of Oz”. The aim was to align our week with the ‘Year of the Woman’ at St Peter’s.