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St Peter's Foundation Hosts the Story of My Father's Coat

Foundation (Prep) Girls Prep Boys Prep College Parents' Association  September 18, 2017 | Cultural | Vanessa Palk - Foundation Coordinator

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.

Mandela Day celebration and thanksgiving service

Girls Prep Boys Prep  July 17, 2015 | Social and emotional | Jean Macleod and Diane Fraser

This week was observed as Mandela Week.  The theme was:  ‘It is not about us and them, but all of us’.
 
The St Peter’s boys and girls responded, in true St Peter’s style, to the Community Partnership’s call for clothing, shoes, blankets, etc. for those in need.  The Boys and Girls Junior Prep pupils decorated a skip with beautiful artwork that depicts the hands of hope which was used to collect the donated clothing. By this morning the skip was overflowing.

 

Flexible Learning Programme

Girls Prep  July 13, 2015 | Academics | Pam van Gass

The Flexible Learning Programme last week was introduced, in each grade, with a probing, investigative question which required a detailed response after the completion of the research and various tasks.

Dads & Daughters Dinner

Girls Prep  June 23, 2015 | Jean Macleod

On Friday evening the 19 June, the Girls School held their Dads & Daughters Dinner. The Grade 6 girls hosted the evening and used this as their Market Day.

Junior Prep Choir Festival

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 23, 2015 | Cultural | Diane Fraser

The Boys and Girls Junior Choirs entertained parents on Thursday evening. The Boys Grade 2 Choir and Girls Grade 2 Choir opened the festival to a full house. The Cadet (Grade 3 & 4) choirs sung beautifully and everyone enjoyed this special occasion.

Building a tree of books with Mama Gcina Mhlophe

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 15, 2015

We had a wonderful evening on Friday with Mama Gcina Mhlophe, who told us amazing stories and entertained both children and adults. Mama Gcina even got the audience singing along in all eleven South African languages.

Youth Day celebration

Girls Prep  June 15, 2015 | Cultural

The celebration of Youth Day on 16 June provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the events leading up to the liberation of South Africa, from the apartheid regime to the role played by the youth in this landmark event in South African history. St Peter’s pupils were given an explanation of the significance of the Soweto Uprising, which helped lay the grounds for the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of the apartheid system.

Thinking Skills morning at the prep

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 15, 2015 | Academics

The Thinking Skills open morning was well attended and parents enjoyed the opportunity to observe the children using numerous Thinking Skills tools and routines. Parents were given a brief overview of our Thinking Skills programme and then moved from class to class (from Grade 0 to 7) observing numerous activities.

Grade 5 netball vs Sefikeng School

Girls Prep  June 15, 2015 | Sport

Two Grade 5 teams played netball against Sefikeng School recently. The girls arrived and, realising that the Sefikeng girls were sweeping their court for the upcoming game, took over from them to give them an opportunity to get ready for the match. The girls then noticed that many of their opponents were playing in socks or were barefoot. They approached Mrs Eggett at half-time and asked if they could remove their shoes too. This was a genuine act of ubuntu, which was positive and uplifting for all.