On Tuesday evening 12 September, the Foundation hosted My Father’s Coat as a fundraiser for the Isematholeni Intern programme. The St Peter’s community gathered at St Peter’s College MADDitorium to listen to Michael Charton, founder of Inherit South Africa in Cape Town, tell a story.
This story, although heard many times, was unlike other stories about our country’s history - in the way it was told.
Often when asked, “Where do you go to school?” we simply answer, “St Peter’s”. So most people would think, “Oh, a private school” but is it only that? No, St Peter’s is proud to say we are a Christian school which also really does not tell the whole story because we are a church school and part of the Anglican Diocese.
Click the ‘Read More’ button to watch the video clips of St Peter’s College students rocking it at the 2016 Music Soiree.
Khanyile Ndlovu - ‘Saving all my love’. Khanyi is in Grade 11 and a founder pupil of the Girls Prep School.
Erin Lyle (Grade 11) ‘A thousand miles’
Cameron van der Walt (Grade 12) guitar solo ‘Run to the hills’
Grade 11 Marimba Group ‘Pata Pata’
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.