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St Peter’s Boys Prep - Thinking Skills Open Morning 20 September 2017

Boys Prep  October 12, 2017 | Academics | Diane Fraser and the Grade Heads

On Wednesday morning, parents were invited to an open morning to see Thinking Skills in action. St Peter’s Prep Schools are one of the only schools who are “Thinking Skills Accredited” and we are known as a Thinking School. We wanted to share how the Thinking Tools are used throughout the grades in every subject. In the Information Age that we live in, critical thinking is a must-have skill for all of us to live happy, meaningful and successful lives.

Parents could wander around to the various grades for the morning and listen in, witness and actually use some of the tools.

MANDELA DAY AT ST PETER’S PREP

Foundation (Prep) Girls Prep Boys Prep  July 27, 2016 | Monica Sloane

The spirit of Mandela Day really came alive at St Peter’s! Thank you to those who generously contributed to the collection of books, toys, clothes and sports equipment.

ST PETER’S CYCLE CHALLENGE

Girls Prep Boys Prep Parents' Association  July 26, 2016 | Sport | Jean Macleod

An icy wind on Sunday morning didn’t deter the many enthusiastic cyclists who turned out to ride the St Peter’s Cycle Challenge on 24 July. (This was a second attempt at holding the event this year as the earlier date had been rained out)

St Peter's Boys Prep: Sweat the Small Stuff

Boys Prep  June 21, 2016 | Social and emotional | Dave Hala: Director Pastoral Care

The Housemaster body recently attended a workshop on the “Broken Window‘’ approach to discipline. The emphasis was on how the effective management of pupil behaviour in schools plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy school environment.

It is generally accepted these days that heavy handed enforcement tends to breed resentment amongst the pupils. Pupils respond better to motivation and encouragement which is a big part of the St Peter’s philosophy. One has to be careful not to fall into the trap of accepting that standards have slipped and that this is the “modern way.”

EQUESTRIAN NEWS

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 20, 2016 | Sport | Jane Ritchie

The St Peter’s Equestrian Team competed in the final qualifier for this year at Eaton Farm on 11 and 12 June. Despite the chilly weather, the children achieved fantastic results. We are very proud of all our riders!

St Peter's Transformation Message from the Rector

Girls Prep Boys Prep Parents' Association  June 13, 2016 | Social and emotional | Greg Royce - Rector

The spectre of racism, which arose so powerfully at the end of last year, constitutes a disheartening reminder of how little progress we have made in uniting as a nation since 1994.

I often think that as South Africans, one of our most limiting characteristics is that we do not know how to listen.  We listen to respond rather than to understand.  This is why, for me, the Parent Transformation Meeting held a few weeks ago was so important.  It provided the first real opportunity for people, with different life experiences, to listen respectfully to each other.

ST PETER’S PREP MUSIC FESTIVAL

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 09, 2016 | Cultural | Jean Macleod

Girls and Boys Prep School parents and other family members were treated to a musical extravaganza on Wednesday evening, 8 June, in the Royce Hall. The girls and boys gave amazing performances, show-casing their musical skills and talents.

St Peter's Schools Fun Run & Walk

Girls Prep Boys Prep College Parents' Association  June 09, 2016 | Physical education | John van den Aardweg

This past Sunday morning saw the PA organised St Peter’s Schools Fun Run & Walk hosted on the Prep Schools campus for the first time.

St Peter's Boys Prep 2017 Scholarship News

Boys Prep  May 26, 2016 | Academics | Catherine Steenhoff: Director Academics

What a wonderful achievement! Our Gr 7 boys have really done the school and themselves proud. 19 boys received scholarships to top schools in the country. An amazing 30 scholarships were offered in total.

St Peter's Prep Schools Movie Night

The annual St Peter’s Movie Night took place on Saturday, 7 May under a glorious Autumn sky. Hundreds of children enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of adventure as they bounced around, dived down, slid across and laughed on the 16 giant inflatables.

St Peter's Boys Prep 2016 Flexible Learning Programme (FLP)

Boys Prep  April 01, 2016 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Catherine Steenhoff: Director Academics

We started our third Flexible Learning Programme (FLP) on Tuesday and once again the boys have been fully engaged. Every time we run these programmes we are amazed at the level of thinking and questioning from the boys. Again this week, boys have opted to stay in at break to work on tasks!