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
The Sound and Lighting Team (commonly known as SALT) provides an important service to the St Peter’s College community. The Team, led by the talented and passionate captains, Tarryn Nitch and Blake Imbert, are responsible for setting up sound, screens, and lighting at school events.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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 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.
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!
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.
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.