On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of St Peter’s College, it is both a privilege and an honour for me to congratulate the Matric class of 2017 on an outstanding set of results, which further reinforces our reputation for academic excellence.
I am exceptionally proud of their wonderful achievements and through their hard work, discipline and perseverance, they have made themselves, their families and their school extremely proud.
I want to thank our Deputy Headmistress of Academics, Mrs Shelly Matthews; our Grade 12 Grade Head, Mrs Cornel Malan; the Heads of Department; members of our academic faculty, as well as, our administrative and support staff who together have created an environment which is conducive to our students attaining academic excellence.
On Wednesday morning, parents were invited to an open morning to see Thinking Skills in action. St Peter’s Prep Schools are one of the only schools who are “Thinking Skills Accredited” and we are known as a Thinking School. We wanted to share how the Thinking Tools are used throughout the grades in every subject. In the Information Age that we live in, critical thinking is a must-have skill for all of us to live happy, meaningful and successful lives.
Parents could wander around to the various grades for the morning and listen in, witness and actually use some of the tools.
So much happens at the school and communication is typically topical and current. New parents would also be unaware of past efforts. Herewith an overview of the schools’ transformation initiatives over the last two decades and more, for your information.
Please ‘Read More’ to see Transformation Statement published by, Rector of St Peter’s Prep Schools, Mr Greg Royce.
Photo: Mr Lebogang Montjane (Executive Director of ISASA & St Peter’s Prep ‘Old Boy’) with Rector, Mr Greg Royce.
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.
The 14th annual St Peter’s College Sports and Cultural Festival is happening from Friday to Sunday, 15-17 September 2017. We look forward to welcoming over 3,000 students from 45 different schools to this hugely vibrant and fun event that we all look forward to every year.
Not only are there sports (Basketball, Chess, Netball, Soccer), but also Musical events, Pavement Art, Public Speaking and Debating, Drama and Photography competitions as well as workshops for debating adjudicators and choir leaders. Our entrepreneurial Grade 9s will be running their own businesses for two days at the Festival and will have lots of novelties on sale such as T-shirts, caps and beanies, jewellery, cell phone covers, bath bombs etc.
SEE YOU THERE!
St Peter’s Prep Schools held a Year of the Woman event on Thursday, 3 August 2017 - as a culmination of the Diversity Committee’s dedication of 2017, to women. A plaque was unveiled, in the Chapel, and blessed to mark the celebration of women’s accomplishments. An explanation of the inscription, on the plaque, was given: ‘Wathinta Abafazi, Wathintha Imbokodo’ – translated, this means, ‘You strike a woman, you strike a rock.’
Research has shown, time and again, that businesses and organisations encouraging the most effective thinking techniques are generally more successful than their competitors.
Our very first St Peter’s Family Soccer Day was held on Saturday, 15 July. Nearly 400 St Peter’s families came together to celebrate the ‘Beautiful Game’.
The children, and many grownups, were entertained and amazed by Drumkit, the beat-boxer, as well as Philani Gumede, the freestyle ball juggler. To top that off we had South African Soccer Legends: Mark Tovey, Doctor Khumalo, Andre Arendse, Shaun Bartlett and Stanton Lewis joining in the afternoon of fun!