Social and emotional News

#MANDELADAY2019 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

Madiba’s spirit was alive on Saturday, when over 250 St Peter’s families and staff joined their Sefikeng counterparts to give their 67 minutes.

The overwhelming sense of community that prevailed was palpable - passion, care and enthusiasm abounded.

ST PETER’S PRE-PREP IS LAUNCHED!

Pre Prep Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 27, 2019 | Academics | Social and emotional | Jean Macleod

St Peter’s Prep launched the ‘little sibling’, to our family of schools, on Saturday, 22 June!

We are delighted to announce that St Peter’s Pre-Prep is full for 2020!

It was with great excitement that a fun-filled day was hosted where parents, and their children, got a feel for this wonderful new facility.

St Peter's Prep Schools Winter Warmers Warms Hearts

Girls Prep Boys Prep Parents' Association  June 26, 2019 | Social and emotional | Julie-Anne Hegarty: Parent

As dawn breaks on Saturday, 22 June, our school starts to come alive with the familiar hustle and bustle of a St Peter’s ‘get-together’.  It’s only been 24 hours since the winter solstice and already the blue skies and balmy sunshine seem to indicate the approach of summer.

Winter Warmers, is one of many St Peter’s Prep social events and a firm favourite for a relaxed afternoon of chilled chit-chat with other families.

St Peter's Prep Schools Hosts Thought Provoking Pastoral Care Conference

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 07, 2019 | Social and emotional | Spiritual | Kent Sheppard: Housemaster

St Peter’s Prep Schools welcomed over a hundred delegates to its bi-annual Pastoral Care Conference, held on 6 and 7 June. After much needed tea and coffee during registration, our Rector, Greg Royce, welcomed everybody and opened the conference.

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 GIRLS PREP GOES TO THE POLLS!

Girls Prep  May 10, 2019 | Academics | Social and emotional | Pam van Gass

As part of an FLP activity and with the national elections in mind - the Grade 6 and 7 girls arranged elections to take place at school. The various groups established parties and manifestos. The groups/parties were given a choice of challenges to research, from the ten global sustainable goals. The girls needed to research and promote solutions on a national, community and individual scale.  Each party presented their findings to the ‘voters’ (i.e. the rest of the Girls Senior Prep) together with their names, slogans and party colours. The canvasing for votes even included a little bribery!

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.

St Peter's Grade 0 Boys Counting their Chickens before they Hatch

Boys Prep  April 04, 2019 | Social and emotional | Tracey Sparks: Gr 0 Teacher

On Tuesday 2 April, the Grade 0 boys had a great surprise, the long awaited incubator filled with eggs had arrived. The eggs were carefully numbered and left to incubate over the next two days.

Foundation Donor Evensong and Cocktail Party

A magical evening was held recently, to celebrate the successes of our BigFutures, Social Responsibility projects. The donors and volunteers, who support this initiative in various ways, were honoured at an Evensong and subsequent Cocktail Party, hosted by the St Peter’s Foundation.

St Peter’s Boys Enjoyed the Dads & Lads Morning – 16 March 2019

Boys Prep  March 25, 2019 | Physical education | Social and emotional | Callan Cronin: Boys JP Coach and Biokineticist

It was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect for a fun filled morning of cricket. The Grade 1s and their dads played in the first round of matches and thoroughly enjoyed their first taste of ‘competitive sport’. It was evident to see the excitement and nerves amongst not only the boys, but the dads as well, as they demonstrated their cricketing skills/abilities whilst being cheered on from the side by moms, grandparents, brothers and sisters. There were some eagerly contested matches and the boys and their dads seemed to really enjoy the experience.