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St Peter’s Boys Prep - Thinking Skills Open Morning 20 September 2017

Boys Prep  October 12, 2017 | Academics | Diane Fraser and the Grade Heads

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.

A CONCISE HISTORY OF TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES

Girls Prep Boys Prep  October 10, 2017 | Social and emotional | Mr Greg Royce

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.

Fifth and Sixth White Blazers Awarded

College  October 09, 2017 | Academics | Cultural | Sport

Congratulations to Chanel Thomas and Ronewa Netshiswinzhe who were presented with their White Blazers on 22 September 2017.

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.

14th Annual Sports and Cultural Festival

College  September 14, 2017 | Cultural | Grounds | Sport | St Peter's College 14th Annual Sports and Cultural Festival kicks off Friday, 15 September 2017

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!

‘YEAR OF THE WOMAN’ EVENT

Girls Prep Boys Prep  August 08, 2017 | Cultural | Social and emotional | Spiritual | Vijay Maharaj

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.’

MANDELA DAY, ‘POP UP SHOP’

Girls Prep  August 02, 2017 | Social and emotional | Jean Macleod

With the recent celebration of Mandela Day on the 18 July, St Peter’s Girls School’s, Head of Pastoral Care: Mrs Cara Eggett, planned and organised a ‘Pop Up Shop’, with the aim of assisting the school community.

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 Prep Schools Family Soccer Day Was Fun for All

Girls Prep Boys Prep Parents' Association  July 19, 2017 | Physical education | Social and emotional | Malope Mabizela: Parents Association Joint Chairperson

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!

St Peter's Boys Prep: Preparing boys to be able to adapt to the fast paced change that is occurring in the information age

Boys Prep  July 07, 2017 | Headmaster | Rob Macaulay: Headmaster

A major theme of this year’s International Boys’ School Coalition Conference was the need for schools to prepare boys to be able to adapt to the fast paced change that is occurring in the information age.  This requires that a strong moral compass be provided as well as the skills of collaboration, innovation and ability to evaluate and use technology, with a strong emphasis on creativity.

ST PETER’S DAY 2017

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 24, 2017 | Spiritual | Jean Macleod

On Friday 23 June, our school celebrated St Peter’s Day. Both the Girls and Boys Prep Schools held Eucharist services. We were honoured to welcome Bishop Steve Moreo to the services and he enthralled the girls and boys with his sermon and thought provoking message.