Research has shown, time and again, that businesses and organisations encouraging the most effective thinking techniques are generally more successful than their competitors.
We started our third Flexible Learning Programme (FLP) on Tuesday and once again the boys have been fully engaged. Every time we run these programmes we are amazed at the level of thinking and questioning from the boys. Again this week, boys have opted to stay in at break to work on tasks!
Choice of high school has the potential to create much anxiety for parents. This becomes evident in the Grade 6 year where parents are making the final decisions and girls and boys attend interviews at the schools of their choice. In some cases parents place unnecessary pressure on their children and set unrealistic goals during this time. The Grade 6 year is comparable to the Grade 11 year in high school, where pupils are under pressure to perform in the classroom in order to be accepted at the university of their choice.
Well done and congratulations to Caitlin Crow who was presented with the revered White Blazer at the 2015 Academic Prize-Giving ceremony on 26 January 2016. Caitlin has achieved honours in academics, sports (swimming), cultural (newspaper) and completed all her social responsibility commitments. Caitlin is in Grade 12 and is also a prefect.
With the start of the new 2016 academic year we welcome Darrel Webb as the new Headmaster of the Girls School.
100% Pass with 97% University Entrance / 103 Students with 99 Achieving University Entrance
Mr Rui Morais, the acting Headmaster of St Peter’s College, is delighted with this year’s Grade 12 results and sends his congratulations to all students across the country who passed their Final Examinations. Mr Morais extends his heartfelt thanks to all the teachers of St Peter’s College who have given tirelessly of themselves to ensure the academic success of the College students. Our teachers do not only teach our students but also direct them ‘bravely into the future’. Attaining 100% pass rate with 97% university entrance is testament to our academic excellence.
It has been interesting watching the boys develop their organisational skills this week. The variable nature of the activities enabled boys to focus on their interests for the most part. The boys were actively involved in researching, assimilation of information and the culmination of a set goal.
It has been an interesting week for the Boys School, with the Flexible Learning Programme (FLP) producing much hard work and also a lot of enjoyment.