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.
2016 MATRICULANTS ACHIEVE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AT ST PETER’S COLLEGE:
• 100% Pass with 97% University Entrance
• 103 Students with 100 Achieving University Entrance
• 130 Distinctions achieved overall
St Peter’s College continues to empower young individuals to take themselves ‘bravely into the future’ with its integrated approach to academics, faith, co-curricular activities and strong social responsibility programme. St Peter’s has become increasingly well-known for the high calibre of student, who have benefited from the holistic education on offer at the College. Attaining 100% pass rate with 97% university entrance again reinforces the testament to our academic excellence.
Shelly Matthews - Deputy Head: Academics
Often when asked, “Where do you go to school?” we simply answer, “St Peter’s”. So most people would think, “Oh, a private school” but is it only that? No, St Peter’s is proud to say we are a Christian school which also really does not tell the whole story because we are a church school and part of the Anglican Diocese.
Congratulations to St Peter’s College alumna Cyan Brown (Class of 2011) who has been chosen as the 4th top university student in South Africa in the 2016 GradStar Awards. What an outstanding achievement!
Click the ‘Read More’ button to watch the video clips of St Peter’s College students rocking it at the 2016 Music Soiree.
Khanyile Ndlovu - ‘Saving all my love’. Khanyi is in Grade 11 and a founder pupil of the Girls Prep School.
Erin Lyle (Grade 11) ‘A thousand miles’
Cameron van der Walt (Grade 12) guitar solo ‘Run to the hills’
Grade 11 Marimba Group ‘Pata Pata’
I am writing this article on the morning of World Teachers’ Day: 5 October. It is interesting to reflect on how the role of the teacher has changed in our modern world. Traditionally, the teacher has been the imparter of knowledge and skills aimed at preparing the child for a place in an industrialised workplace. Numeracy and literacy were combined with general knowledge and scientific skills to become the basket of goods delivered by the teacher.
After several Cataflams and Voltaren shots to the lower back, I have managed to recover somewhat to reflect on the Old Boys cricket event last Saturday.
Following on from last year’s successful Old Boys game against the Goblins, this year we hosted another mighty cricket clash between the Old Boys of two highly regarded prep schools - ST PETER’S vs THE RIDGE. The two matches were played in buoyant spirit with both young and old - a number of festive “20 Somethings” bringing lots of banter and great fun. One game was certainly played in a more competitive spirit whilst the “mixed ability” game enjoyed more humour and liquid refreshments.
Daniel Martin, Deputy Head Boy, was today presented with his White Blazer. This is the highest achievement attainable at the College and Daniel was awarded it for achieving full colours in Academics, Oratory, Drama, Newspaper and Chess. Well done Daniel!