Social and emotional News

‘YEAR OF THE WOMAN’ EVENT

Girls Prep Boys Prep  August 08, 2017 | Cultural | Social and emotional | Spiritual | Vijay Maharaj

St Peter’s Prep Schools held a Year of the Woman event on Thursday, 3 August 2017 - as a culmination of the Diversity Committee’s dedication of 2017, to women.  A plaque was unveiled, in the Chapel, and blessed to mark the celebration of women’s accomplishments.  An explanation of the inscription, on the plaque, was given: ‘Wathinta Abafazi, Wathintha Imbokodo’ – translated, this means, ‘You strike a woman, you strike a rock.’

MANDELA DAY, ‘POP UP SHOP’

Girls Prep  August 02, 2017 | Social and emotional | Jean Macleod

With the recent celebration of Mandela Day on the 18 July, St Peter’s Girls School’s, Head of Pastoral Care: Mrs Cara Eggett, planned and organised a ‘Pop Up Shop’, with the aim of assisting the school community.

St Peter's Prep Schools Family Soccer Day Was Fun for All

Girls Prep Boys Prep Parents' Association  July 19, 2017 | Physical education | Social and emotional | Malope Mabizela: Parents Association Joint Chairperson

Our very first St Peter’s Family Soccer Day was held on Saturday, 15 July. Nearly 400 St Peter’s families came together to celebrate the ‘Beautiful Game’. 

The children, and many grownups, were entertained and amazed by Drumkit, the beat-boxer, as well as Philani Gumede, the freestyle ball juggler. To top that off we had South African Soccer Legends: Mark Tovey, Doctor Khumalo, Andre Arendse, Shaun Bartlett and Stanton Lewis joining in the afternoon of fun!

A Letter from a St Peter's Old Boy

Boys Prep Old Boys  June 22, 2017 | Physical education | Social and emotional | Sport | Douglas Rathbone: Class of 2003

Dear Greg and Rob

I must congratulate you and your staff for the space that St Peter’s Boys Prep is currently in. It has been a good 14 years since my time at the Prep ended and the physical changes and additions are too long and impressive to list.

St Peter's College: My second home

College  June 13, 2017 | Social and emotional | Life at St Peter's College from a student's perspective

Grade 11 student, Sarah King, shares how the College has become her second home.

St Peter's Prep Schools Observe Gender Sensitivity Week

Girls Prep Boys Prep  June 09, 2017 | Social and emotional | Vijay Maharaj: Director of Diversity

In keeping with the Year of the Woman theme and in the wake of recent incidences of gender-based-violence, St Peter’s Prep Schools have observed Gender Sensitivity Week.

The focus has been on love, care and respect for women.

 

St Peter's Boys Junior Prep Book Week and The Wizard of Oz

Boys Prep  April 10, 2017 | Academics | Cultural | Social and emotional | Kenda Melvill-Smith: JP Head

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.

St Peter's Grandparents Morning with the Boys

Boys Prep  February 23, 2017 | Social and emotional | Spiritual | Diane Fraser

St Peter’s held a special service where all grandparents and special people to the Grade 0 boys were invited.

FIRST SCHOOL DAY OF 2017

Girls Prep Old Girls  January 19, 2017 | Academics | Social and emotional | Jean Macleod

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ST PETER’S GIRLS PREP SCHOOL

Girls Prep Old Girls  October 26, 2016 | Cultural | Headmaster | Social and emotional | Jean Macleod

St Peter’s Girls Prep celebrated their 10th birthday on Thursday, 20 October - the day on which the school closed for their Advent, Mid-term break.

St Peter's Boys Prep: Sweat the Small Stuff

Boys Prep  June 21, 2016 | Social and emotional | Dave Hala: Director Pastoral Care

The Housemaster body recently attended a workshop on the “Broken Window‘’ approach to discipline. The emphasis was on how the effective management of pupil behaviour in schools plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy school environment.

It is generally accepted these days that heavy handed enforcement tends to breed resentment amongst the pupils. Pupils respond better to motivation and encouragement which is a big part of the St Peter’s philosophy. One has to be careful not to fall into the trap of accepting that standards have slipped and that this is the “modern way.”

Recent news

St Peter's Foundation Hosts the Story of My Father's Coat

September 18, 2017 | Vanessa Palk - Foundation Coordinator

14th Annual Sports and Cultural Festival

September 14, 2017 | St Peter's College 14th Annual Sports and Cultural Festival kicks off Friday, 15 September 2017

‘YEAR OF THE WOMAN’ EVENT

August 08, 2017 | Vijay Maharaj

MANDELA DAY, ‘POP UP SHOP’

August 02, 2017 | Jean Macleod