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Social and emotional News

St Peter's Prep Schools Family Soccer Day Was Fun for All

Girls Prep Boys Prep Parents' Association  July 19, 2017 | Physical education | Social and emotional | Malope Mabizela: Parents Association Joint Chairperson

Our very first St Peter’s Family Soccer Day was held on Saturday, 15 July. Nearly 400 St Peter’s families came together to celebrate the ‘Beautiful Game’. 

The children, and many grownups, were entertained and amazed by Drumkit, the beat-boxer, as well as Philani Gumede, the freestyle ball juggler. To top that off we had South African Soccer Legends: Mark Tovey, Doctor Khumalo, Andre Arendse, Shaun Bartlett and Stanton Lewis joining in the afternoon of fun!

A Letter from a St Peter's Old Boy

Boys Prep Old Boys  June 22, 2017 | Physical education | Social and emotional | Sport | Douglas Rathbone: Class of 2003

Dear Greg and Rob

I must congratulate you and your staff for the space that St Peter’s Boys Prep is currently in. It has been a good 14 years since my time at the Prep ended and the physical changes and additions are too long and impressive to list.

St Peter's Prep Schools Observe Gender Sensitivity Week

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 09, 2017 | Social and emotional | Vijay Maharaj: Director of Diversity

In keeping with the Year of the Woman theme and in the wake of recent incidences of gender-based-violence, St Peter’s Prep Schools have observed Gender Sensitivity Week.

The focus has been on love, care and respect for women.

 

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 Grandparents Morning with the Boys

Boys Prep  February 23, 2017 | Social and emotional | Spiritual | Diane Fraser

St Peter’s held a special service where all grandparents and special people to the Grade 0 boys were invited.

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.”

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 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!

St Peter's Boys Prep Grandparents and Special Persons Tea

Boys Prep  March 18, 2016 | Social and emotional | Spiritual | Kenda Melvill-Smith

On Wednesday, 16 March our little boys in Gr 0 got to show off their new school to the special people in their lives. Grandparents travelled from far and near to be part of this exciting morning at St Peter’s and the boys spent many hours practicing their songs and creating artwork for the event. We started with a lovely Chapel Service, Father Richard using a spectacular science experiment to teach us the true meaning of Easter. Our grandparents got a glimpse of the time we spend in our school Chapel and enjoyed the entertainment our Gr 0 boys provided.

EASTER

Girls Prep Boys Prep  March 14, 2016 | Social and emotional | Spiritual | Fr Richard Wossler

Anybody can pick up a phone or a tablet these days and google ‘Easter’ to get the latest and greatest up-to-date trends and info. So to bore you with the facts that are already at your fingertips is a waste. You can find the meaning and a blow-by-blow description of each moment of the Easter Story on the net. Some of it is a morbid fascination to find out how gruesome the facts actually are or how it was possible that one man endured so much.