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.

Dads & Daughters Dinner

Girls Prep  June 23, 2015 | Jean Macleod

On Friday evening the 19 June, the Girls School held their Dads & Daughters Dinner. The Grade 6 girls hosted the evening and used this as their Market Day.

Junior Prep Choir Festival

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 23, 2015 | Cultural | Diane Fraser

The Boys and Girls Junior Choirs entertained parents on Thursday evening. The Boys Grade 2 Choir and Girls Grade 2 Choir opened the festival to a full house. The Cadet (Grade 3 & 4) choirs sung beautifully and everyone enjoyed this special occasion.

White Blazer Achievers

College  June 23, 2015 | Academics | Theresa Monoyoudis

Congratulations to Roger Wyllie who was awarded a White Blazer on 17 April 2015. He joins Nicola MacLeod who achieved hers in January.  The White Blazer is the highest achievement at St Peter’s College. Recipients have achieved honours in academics, sport and cultural and have completed their community service.

Matric drama class wins at FEDA

College  June 17, 2015 | Cultural | Ms Chalice Egling

The Festival of Excellence in Dramatic Arts (FEDA) is the most prestigious high school one-act play festival in Gauteng, celebrating excellence in dramatic arts. The schools competing in FEDA included St John’s College, St Benedict’s College, St Stithians Boys’ College, St Mary’s Girls, Reddam House and King David Victory Park.

Building a tree of books with Mama Gcina Mhlophe

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 15, 2015

We had a wonderful evening on Friday with Mama Gcina Mhlophe, who told us amazing stories and entertained both children and adults. Mama Gcina even got the audience singing along in all eleven South African languages.

Youth Day celebration

Girls Prep  June 15, 2015 | Cultural

The celebration of Youth Day on 16 June provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the events leading up to the liberation of South Africa, from the apartheid regime to the role played by the youth in this landmark event in South African history. St Peter’s pupils were given an explanation of the significance of the Soweto Uprising, which helped lay the grounds for the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of the apartheid system.

Thinking Skills morning at the prep

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 15, 2015 | Academics

The Thinking Skills open morning was well attended and parents enjoyed the opportunity to observe the children using numerous Thinking Skills tools and routines. Parents were given a brief overview of our Thinking Skills programme and then moved from class to class (from Grade 0 to 7) observing numerous activities.

Grade 5 netball vs Sefikeng School

Girls Prep  June 15, 2015 | Sport

Two Grade 5 teams played netball against Sefikeng School recently. The girls arrived and, realising that the Sefikeng girls were sweeping their court for the upcoming game, took over from them to give them an opportunity to get ready for the match. The girls then noticed that many of their opponents were playing in socks or were barefoot. They approached Mrs Eggett at half-time and asked if they could remove their shoes too. This was a genuine act of ubuntu, which was positive and uplifting for all.

Peafowl Shadowing

Boys Prep  June 12, 2015 | Diane Fraser

Today I slipped away from my desk, camera in hand and started sneaking after the wildlife on campus. No, this time I was not taking snaps of the boys but rather the beautiful and majestic peafowl that we are so fortunate to have wandering around on the St Peter’s Prep estate.

Sportsmanship’s 10 Commandments

College  June 09, 2015 | Sport | Rui Morais – Deputy Headmaster: Co-Curricular

The sports field is an extension of the classroom in that, as educators, our job is not to produce Springbok rugby players, but to prepare our pupils for the challenges that lie ahead in a rapidly changing global environment. The sports field is merely one facet of that education process.