Deputy Head: Co-Curricular
St Peter’s College provides opportunities for the maximum number of students to take part in as many different co-curricular activities as possible, fulfilling a vital educational function. Social and emotional needs are met and long-term positive attitudes are formed through a competitive culture of participation. Extensive involvement in the life of the College provides the platform to forge strong relationships between students, parents and teachers. Qualified coaches and facilitators harness potential and facilitate growth with the intention of reaching individual ability in all aspects of a balanced co-curricular programme.
St Peter's College offers over 30 co-curricular activities across the sport and cultural arenas. It is compulsory for Grade 8 and 9 students to participate in a sport and a cultural activity each term. Grade 10 to 12 students are required to participate in either a sport or a cultural activity each term.
The College offers the following sporting codes: Athletics, Basketball, Biathle, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country, Equestrian, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis and Water Polo.
A range of cultural activities are also on offer, namely: Art Task Team, Barbershop, Choir, Dance, Drama, Environmental Club, First Aid, Investment Club, Music, Rock Band, Jazz Band, Drum Line, Newspaper, Oratory, Debating and Public Speaking, Orchestra, Photography, President’s Award, Robotics, Tour de Math.
St Peter’s College offers outstanding facilities, six professionally maintained and manicured sports fields. A number of international soccer and rugby teams also use our fields to train. The Springboks often train at St Peter’s College and have been most complimentary about the quality of our fields and facilities.
Our new hockey astro, has contributed to the improvement and success of our hockey teams. The Music, Art, Dance and Drama (MADD) Centre is a wonderful world-class facility which has certainly added a different dimension to our Creative Arts Department.
St Peter’s College hosts inter-schools tournaments across many co-curricular disciplines, such as water polo, swimming, soccer, basketball, hockey, art, chess, choir, debating, public speaking, and dance. Participation in the Old Petrian’s Girls Water Polo Tournament and the Sports and Cultural Festival are well sought after by participating teams and schools. The 12th annual Old Petrian’s Tournament, the largest and most prestigious open girls water polo tournament in South Africa, took place in February 2016 with 28 participating teams from all over South Africa, as well as from Zimbabwe. Our 13th annual Sports and Cultural Festival happens 16 - 18 September 2016, where 45 schools and 3,500 participants take part in a myriad of sporting and cultural activities.