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Our Approach to Thinking at St Peter's Prep Schools

Girls Prep Boys Prep  July 25, 2017 | Academics | Greg Royce: Rector

Research has shown, time and again, that businesses and organisations encouraging the most effective thinking techniques are generally more successful than their competitors.

DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Girls Prep Old Girls  April 07, 2016 | Social and emotional | Cara Eggett (HOD: Pastoral Care)

Just as there are wonderful opportunities on Social Media for our children, there are also many dangers.  In today’s crazy world we, as parents, need to try and stay ahead of the game when it comes to Social Media.  A frightening comment from a parent is ‘My child is so smart on his/her phone that I don’t have a clue what is going on.’  As a parent, MAKE CERTAIN that you know what is going on.  You don’t want to pry too much that you alienate your child or damage trust which is been built up, but you need to be aware of what your children are doing online.  Try and stay involved in a way that your child feels that you still respect their privacy, but that they understand that your involvement is for their own safety.

St Peter's Ladies Lunch 2016

Girls Prep Boys Prep Parents' Association  March 16, 2016 | Marcia Miller Wefelmeier

It was a lunch to end all lunches this past Saturday at Dodson Hall.  Every second year the PA hosts a ladies lunch for the moms at the school.  It is a FUNdraiser – with an emphasis on FUN – where Moms get to enjoy an afternoon with their girlfriends.

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.

St Peter's Community Service

Foundation (Prep) Girls Prep Old Girls  March 10, 2016 | Thank you to our dedicated volunteers

Thank you to our dedicated volunteers

CHOICE OF HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Prep Boys Prep  March 07, 2016 | Academics | Social and emotional | Cara Eggett and Dave Hala (Directors of Pastoral Care)

Choice of high school has the potential to create much anxiety for parents. This becomes evident in the Grade 6 year where parents are making the final decisions and girls and boys attend interviews at the schools of their choice. In some cases parents place unnecessary pressure on their children and set unrealistic goals during this time. The Grade 6 year is comparable to the Grade 11 year in high school, where pupils are under pressure to perform in the classroom in order to be accepted at the university of their choice.

St Peter's Prep Schools Isematholeni Intern Programme

Foundation (Prep) Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 29, 2016 | Vijay Maharaj: Deputy Head and Director: Diversity (Boys Prep School)

St Peter’s welcomes the new, 2016 group of interns.

St Peter’s School Catering is Delicious

Girls Prep Boys Prep College  February 25, 2016 | Grounds | Cecilia Neto - Operation Manager

Did you know … St Peter’s Catering Department, consisting of 13 staff members, provides 900 lunches daily.

INSTALLATION OF THE NEW HEADMASTER FOR ST PETER’S GIRLS SCHOOL

Girls Prep Old Girls  February 14, 2016 | Cultural | Headmaster | Spiritual | Jean Macleod

A dignified and moving ceremony was held in the school Chapel on Friday, 12 February 2016, to mark the start of Darrel Webb’s career as Headmaster of St Peter’s Girls School.

Bishop Steve Moreo presided over the ceremony as Darrel was ‘installed’ into his rightful place in the Chapel. Bishop Steve blessed the Webb family and asked for God’s guidance and wisdom for Darrel in his role as leader of the school. Present at the service were members of Darrel’s family, Heads from various nearby schools, members of the St Peter’s Council and PA, St Peter’s staff and girls from Grade 3 – 7.

St Peter's Prep Schools - Understanding THRASS

Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 12, 2016 | Academics | Kenda Melvill-Smith (Head :Boys JP) and Heather Kissack (Head: Girls JP)

THRASS stands for: Teaching Handwriting Reading And Spelling Skills. This is the method we use at St Peter’s Prep Schools. We have recently run a parent workshop and have summarised the gist of how THRASS works.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SPORTS DEPARTMENT

Girls Prep  February 08, 2016 | Physical education | Sport | Liz Ashmore (Director of Sport)

We have a mantra in the Sports Department which we often ask the girls to repeat: ‘Do YOUR best!’ This motto speaks to our philosophy of ensuring that every girl becomes the very best version of herself possible.

From Grade 0 to Grade 7, our focus in every sport is very much ‘skills based’, as we are acutely aware that we are not only preparing girls for the more rigorous sporting demands in high school. We are also trying to engender a love and a passion for sport to guarantee that all the girls continue participating for as long as they are able, well into adulthood.