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St Peter's Boys Prep: Preparing boys to be able to adapt to the fast paced change that is occurring in the information age

Boys Prep  July 07, 2017 | Headmaster | Rob Macaulay: Headmaster

A major theme of this year’s International Boys’ School Coalition Conference was the need for schools to prepare boys to be able to adapt to the fast paced change that is occurring in the information age.  This requires that a strong moral compass be provided as well as the skills of collaboration, innovation and ability to evaluate and use technology, with a strong emphasis on creativity.

St Peter's Boys Prep Teachers - I Salute You

Boys Prep  October 06, 2016 | Headmaster | Rob Macaulay - Headmaster

I am writing this article on the morning of World Teachers’ Day: 5 October.  It is interesting to reflect on how the role of the teacher has changed in our modern world. Traditionally, the teacher has been the imparter of knowledge and skills aimed at preparing the child for a place in an industrialised workplace. Numeracy and literacy were combined with general knowledge and scientific skills to become the basket of goods delivered by the teacher.

The Five Love Languages

Boys Prep  March 03, 2016 | Headmaster | Rob Macaulay - Headmaster

One of the presentations that our staff enjoyed at the beginning of the year was on “The Five Love Languages.”  This concept, which was introduced by Gary Chapman as far back as the 1990’s, still has relevance for both teachers and parents today.  The basic idea is that different people value different expressions of affirmation and love and that by identifying a particular individual’s love language, we are able to support them in a way that is particularly meaningful to them.  While everyone does need each of the forms of appreciation, our tendency is to react most favourably to one or two of the Love Languages.

St Peter's is Helping Grow Resilient Boys

Boys Prep  February 25, 2016 | Headmaster | Rob Macaulay - Headmaster

Education is as much about failure as it is about success. In order to achieve our goals we must suffer a degree of discomfort and we must “knock the bar down” before we jump over it. If this were not the case, our journey towards becoming better educated would simply be a rite of passage and we would not be able to take true pride in our achievements.

Education in the 21st Century

Boys Prep  November 12, 2015 | Headmaster | Rob Macaulay

I have recently enjoyed reading a book by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith entitled “Most Likely to Succeed – Preparing our Kids for the Innovation Era.”  The authors of the book, one from the education field and the other a leading venture capitalist, are calling for a revamp of the American education system.  They argue that, as was shared by Greg Royce at the beginning of this year, traditional schooling was engineered more than a century ago to produce a workforce for a world and economy that no longer exists.