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Academics News

Our Approach to Thinking at St Peter's Prep Schools

Girls Prep Boys Prep  July 25, 2017 | Academics | Greg Royce: Rector

Research has shown, time and again, that businesses and organisations encouraging the most effective thinking techniques are generally more successful than their competitors.

St Peter's Boys Junior Prep Book Week and The Wizard of Oz

Boys Prep  April 10, 2017 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Kenda Melvill-Smith: JP Head

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.

St Peter's Adopts Time2Read Methodology

Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 23, 2017 | Academics | Kenda Melvill-Smith - Boys JP Head

St Peter’s has adopted the Time2Read Methodology for teaching reading and phonics to our children as of January 2017.

St Peter's Boys Prep School Flexible Learning Programme July 2016

Boys Prep  July 29, 2016 | Academics | Diane Fraser - Marketer

This past week, St Peter’s Boys Prep held its second Flexible Learning Programme (FLP) of the year. The boys had great fun, as did the teachers and so much was learnt in this very special week.

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 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!

CHOICE OF HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Prep Boys Prep  March 07, 2016 | Academics | Social and emotional | Cara Eggett and Dave Hala (Directors of Pastoral Care)

Choice of high school has the potential to create much anxiety for parents. This becomes evident in the Grade 6 year where parents are making the final decisions and girls and boys attend interviews at the schools of their choice. In some cases parents place unnecessary pressure on their children and set unrealistic goals during this time. The Grade 6 year is comparable to the Grade 11 year in high school, where pupils are under pressure to perform in the classroom in order to be accepted at the university of their choice.

St Peter's Prep Schools - Understanding THRASS

Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 12, 2016 | Academics | Kenda Melvill-Smith (Head :Boys JP) and Heather Kissack (Head: Girls JP)

THRASS stands for: Teaching Handwriting Reading And Spelling Skills. This is the method we use at St Peter’s Prep Schools. We have recently run a parent workshop and have summarised the gist of how THRASS works.

St Peter's Boys Grade 7 FLP

Boys Prep  July 24, 2015 | Academics | Rebecca Govender

It has been interesting watching the boys develop their organisational skills this week. The variable nature of the activities enabled boys to focus on their interests for the most part. The boys were actively involved in researching, assimilation of information and the culmination of a set goal.

St Peter's Boys FLP Week Grade 6

Boys Prep  July 17, 2015 | Academics | Kent Sheppard

The FLP week has been a highly productive one for the Grade 6 group. The week’s theme was “Inventors and Inventions” and the boys let their imaginations run wild as they deliberated on which invention they would like to investigate.

St Peter's Boys Prep - Flexible Learning Programme

Boys Prep  July 16, 2015 | Academics | Rob Macaulay

It has been an interesting week for the Boys School, with the Flexible Learning Programme (FLP) producing much hard work and also a lot of enjoyment.