2019 Grade 8 applications open

Head Girl

Chesnay Havenga

St Peter’s College has earned the reputation as a well-respected institution within the surrounding area. It provides an excellent learning environment for students from all walks of life. The College values its ethos highly, cultivated by attentive educators and friendly students. Our educators enrich lessons with both enthusiasm and innovation, enhancing each and every subject.

Students are given the opportunity to participate in various activities both in College and co-curricular activities. The College has exceptional sporting and co-curricular facilities and there are a wide range of clubs available for students to attend. I have participated in the College newspaper, swimming, water polo, biathle, netball and enjoyed every minute of it.

During my high school years at the College, I have been privileged to experience a vast array of new opportunities that have helped me to become an independent, aspiring student. Various trips and co-curricular activities at the College help to expand and develop a student’s learning, increasing the enjoyment of high school education, whilst creating memories that I personally will always treasure. I really encourage students to take the opportunity to go on College trips offered as this will be a valuable life experience. I have participated in the World Challenge to Madagascar and have been able to travel to the USA to gain an insight into what life has to offer. All of the opportunities I have taken advantage of have allowed me to grow in confidence and I believe these experiences have made me who I am today.

St Peter’s College is a school that prides itself on the ability of each student. Our school uses its students’ talents to benefit others; we are pushed to reach our own potential, all students are encouraged to strive to be the best individual they can be and at all times maintain the College sense of community.

The prefect body, which I am proud to be a part of, empowers students to voice their opinions on how to improve College life. We are a team of prefects supporting our fellow students to ensure that the College environment is safe and students feel supported. It is an honour for me to represent St Peter’s College as Head Girl for 2017 as I believe that here every student is given the opportunity to shine.

As a student, I know from experience that a new school can often be a daunting and potentially challenging environment for a new student. I would like to extend a huge, warm welcome to everybody who is currently or potentially part of this remarkable College family. Every student starts at St Peter’s with four great goals to achieve; to be a successful learner, a confident individual, an effective contributor and a responsible South African citizen.

Like a seed sown in first year, each of us soaks up so much during our time in the College – and as we grow in knowledge, understanding, love and friendship – we eventually blossom like beautiful flowers. This year my aim is that we all help each other to blossom, by taking time to listen, to learn from each other, to support each other, to pick each other up when things are tough. I urge each student to get involved in whatever they are interested in and I have no doubt that St Peter’s College provides a niche to suit each one’s interests and talents. Whether you’re a soccer player, cricketer, swimmer, water polo player, actor/actress, singer, an academic, there is something here for each individual.

As Albert Camus once said “Don’t walk in front of me – I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me – I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend”. That’s what we do at the College, we walk beside each other as true friends!

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Be reminded that if we believe, we can achieve!