On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of St Peter’s College, it is both a privilege and an honour for me to congratulate the Matric class of 2017 on an outstanding set of results, which further reinforces our reputation for academic excellence.
I am exceptionally proud of their wonderful achievements and through their hard work, discipline and perseverance, they have made themselves, their families and their school extremely proud.
I want to thank our Deputy Headmistress of Academics, Mrs Shelly Matthews; our Grade 12 Grade Head, Mrs Cornel Malan; the Heads of Department; members of our academic faculty, as well as, our administrative and support staff who together have created an environment which is conducive to our students attaining academic excellence.
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.
Research has shown, time and again, that businesses and organisations encouraging the most effective thinking techniques are generally more successful than their competitors.
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.
The JP Boys Book Week was based on the fascinating story of “The Wizard of Oz”. The aim was to align our week with the ‘Year of the Woman’ at St Peter’s.
The White Blazer is the highest achievement at St Peter’s College. It is awarded in recognition of achieving Full Colours in Sport, Cultural and Academic and completion of the St Peter’s College Community Service requirements.
Well done to Jamie Edwards and Teagan Leroni who were presented with their White Blazers at the 2016 Academic Prize-Giving ceremony on 31 January 2017.
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