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.
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!
There is great excitement at the College with the 13th Annual Sports and Cultural Festival happening from Friday to Sunday, 16 - 18 September 2016 at St Peter’s College. 3,000 participants, 45 schools, plus parents, friends and families will be on campus to enjoy a feast of activities including: Soccer, Basketball, Netball, Chess, Music, Pavement Art, Debating, Public Speaking, Dance, Drama, Photography, Equestrian and even an Entrepreneurs Market. Come along and enjoy the fun with us!