A CONCISE HISTORY OF TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES
CONCISE HISTORY OF TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES
1977: School opens to all races
2010: Admissions Policy amended to hold places open for black families unaccustomed to enrolling their children at birth
2013: Target of 25% pupils of colour set in 2010, achieved
Demographics: Pupils of colour
2007: 15% Gr 0 – 7
2014: 21% Gr 0 – 7 (40% - Gr 0)
2016: 30% Gr 0 – 7 (48% - Gr 0)
2017: Girls School: 168 black, 342 white
Boys School: 208 black, 413 white
2017: Soccer Club founded; Basketball expanded, additional coaches appointed
1997: First 3 black teacher interns recruited
Intern programme continues without interruption. Interns recruited in partnership with:
Gauteng Cricket Board – development coaches
UNISA Education Dept.
Connections with State schools in JHB and Pretoria
Interns placed at State and Independent Schools
Two St Peter’s Interns appointed HODs in State Schools
One St Peter’s Intern appointed Deputy Head at a Marist School.
Over 30 interns hosted since 1997
2012: St Peter’s Foundation established. Foundation funds a portion of intern training.
2015: Isematholeni Intern Programme commences
2016: St Peter’s supports 20 Interns
Priest x 2
IT x 2
St Peter’s has appointed 5 interns to permanent positions.
2017: 4 interns appointed to staff in previous 3 years.
2009: Parent Transformation meeting
2010: Parent Volunteer Task Teams appointed (Bursaries, Staff Recruitment, Family Integration, and Marketing)
2010: St Peter’s Policies reviewed by Volunteer Task Team
2011: PA Representatives appointed (Boys School)
2014: Parent Transformation Sub-Committee begins regular interaction with Boys School Headmaster and meets to formulate vision and strategy.
2015: Parent Transformation Workshops x 2 (Mrs T Chaane)
2015: Additional PA Integration Reps appointed (Girls School)
2016: Integration Committee defines Vision & Strategy
‘My Story’ meetings commence
2017: Family Soccer Day
Twinning with Diepsloot and Sefikeng schools
Provision of facilities e.g. computer lab, library
Introduction of and funding of Read for Africa Programme
Teacher and parent volunteers who implement this crucial reading programme
Weekly intern teaching at both schools
Rector facilitates strategic planning workshops for Sefikeng staff & SGB.
Rector conducts strategic planning workshops for schools in Diepsloot & Alexandra.
2005/2007: St Peter’s establishes independent BEE companies from outsourced staff. (Ntjilo’s Cleaners, Muchachari Garden Services)
2011: Mvukuzane field named for Old Boy donors: surname - Mole.
1998: First recorded bursaries for black students.
Bursaries for previously disadvantaged individuals were offered prior to this time, but accurate records are extremely difficult to access.Bursaries have continued to the present day.
2012: Foundation established and commences funding support for bursary students, including, where necessary, all extraneous costs e.g. camps, stationery, boarding, et al.
Foundation contributes towards High School & University fees for some candidates
Omphile Ramela (2001) – highly regarded batsman for ‘Cape Cobras’ since 2014
Sibusiso Molimi (2007) – motivational speaker & author
1999: First black admin staff member appointed
2000: EE committee established
2001: First black assistant librarian appointed
2002: First black teacher appointed
2004: Black staff recruitment strategy commences
(adverts to Parishes, The Southern Cross, Sowetan)
2007: 4-day Diversity Workshop for all staff (Anthony Hartmann)
2007: Diversity Workshop for Exec (Prof. Mthuli Ncube)
2008: Diversity Director appointed. Joins Boys School Exco
2008: Diversity Committee established to review curriculum, celebration of Festivals, etc.
2008: Diversity workshop for Exec & Line Managers (Tanya Karusseit)
2013: Establishment of Workplace Forum
2013/14: Staff Transformation Workshops (Mrs T Chaane)
2014: Personal Development Course for Support Staff (Rector)
2014: Exco attends ISASA ‘Toolkit for Transformation’ Workshop
2015: Support staff personal development courses continue; results in abandoning Stokvel in favour of investment in unit trusts
2015: Antoinette Sithole (sister of Hector Pieterson) addresses whole school and support staff in small groups
2017: ‘My Story’ – each staff member volunteers a turn during weekly staff meetings
OLD BOY ACHIEVERS
Lebogang Montjane (1984): Executive Director ISASA
Hanyani Shimange (1990): Springbok Rugby player and currently on Supersport.
William Tsolo (1995): First black Head Boy - Kearsney College
Tebello Chabana (2005): Member of Tshikululu Trust [Old Boy achievements to be completed]
1985: First black Council Member appointed
2006: Transformation portfolio created
2010: Transformation Statement published by Rector