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!
St Peter's Boys Prep: Preparing boys to be able to adapt to the fast paced change that is occurring in the information age
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.
In keeping with the Year of the Woman theme and in the wake of recent incidences of gender-based-violence, St Peter’s Prep Schools have observed Gender Sensitivity Week.
The focus has been on love, care and respect for women.
Congratulations to two Grade 12 students: Erin Lyle and Liam Ramsden, who were awarded their White Blazers at the end of Term 1 2017. The White Blazer is the highest achievement at the College and is awarded to students who attain full colours in Academic, Cultural, Sport and completing their community hours. They join the other two White Blazers which were awarded to Jamie Edwards and Teagan Leroni in January 2017. All four students are also prefects at St Peter’s College, we are extremely proud of their awards in recognition of their hard work and dedication to St Peter’s College.