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Academics News

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.

St Peter's Adopts Time2Read Methodology

Girls Prep Boys Prep  February 23, 2017 | Academics | Kenda Melvill-Smith - Boys JP Head

St Peter’s has adopted the Time2Read Methodology for teaching reading and phonics to our children as of January 2017.

FIRST SCHOOL DAY OF 2017

Girls Prep Old Girls  January 19, 2017 | Academics | Social and emotional | Jean Macleod

There was excitement as the 2017 school year began at St Peter’s Girls Prep School on Wednesday, 18 January. New classes, new teachers, new stationery, books and many other new things to learn. There was great anticipation as the girls arrived at school and greeted friends and staff.

ST PETER’S GIRLS PREP CONGRATULATES OUR FIFTEEN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FOR 2017

Girls Prep  May 27, 2016 | Academics | Cultural | Physical education | Sport | Pam van Gass

St Peter’s girls have been offered nine Open Academic scholarships, five Cultural Scholarships (four for Music and one for Drama) and one Sports Scholarships to respected South African high schools. All of these, bar one closed scholarship to St Peter’s College, are open scholarships and accessible to pupils from all schools. We are exceptionally proud of the girls’ achievement. In most cases, these girls wrote a Maths and English scholarship exam and participated in an interview. Many school heads commended the girls on their positive attitude, diligent work ethic and individual charm and manners. 

We thank all our girls who uphold the values of St Peter’s every day and contribute in a huge way to our reputation and standing in the school community. Thank you to the exceptional, industrious staff who guide all our girls in their learning and celebrate their various successes with them.

To our scholarship recipients of 2016 - may you enjoy this celebratory time with your family and friends.

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 - 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.

Welcome to Darrel Webb - the new St Peter’s Girls Prep Headmaster

Girls Prep Old Girls  January 11, 2016 | Academics | Jean Macleod

With the start of the new 2016 academic year we welcome Darrel Webb as the new Headmaster of the Girls School.

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.

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.