The following academic and cultural subjects are offered from Grade 4 – 7 in the Senior Prep:
English First Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Social Science (Geography and History)
Economic Management Science
Siswati Second Additional Language
Arts and Crafts
Information Technology by Stimulus Maxima- Business Builder and Reading Rocket
Technical Drawing (Grade 7 only)
Woodwork for boys
Handwork for girls
The senior prep pupils go on the following educational tours during the third term:
The Grade 4 pupils go to Badplass (2 nights)
The Grade 5 pupils go to Seula Zimbili on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast including Ushaka Marine World (4 nights)
The Grade 6 pupils go to Moholoholo Mountain View (Escarpment Tour) including Swadini and Manoutsa Park (4 nights)
Grade 7 pupils on their their educational tour during the second of the year and they spend 4 nights at Tshukudu near Hoedspruit.
Continuous assessment is used throughout the school, and pupils from Grade 4 to 7 do formal assessments are done in the form of cycle tests. The Grade 6 and 7 pupils write an exam at the end of the year. Reports are handed out termly and, through these, areas of progress, concern and recommendations for improvement are highlighted.
In order to motivate, encourage and reward pupils for their academic success, the school issues a number of certificates throughout the year including certificates of progress, achievement and excellence.
Grade 6 and 7 pupils who achieve an average of over 75% for two consecutive terms are awarded Half Academic Colours at the end of the second term. Pupils who achieve an average of over 75% for three consecutive terms are awarded Full Academic Colours at the end of the third term. These Colours are awarded in the form of a scroll which is sewn onto the pupil’s blazer.
School Production and Art Exhibition
Every alternate year the school puts on a well staged production involving many pupils in
the senior prep. Every other year, all our pupils are involved creatively; producing art and
craft for the school’s Art Exhibition. The exhibition has proved to be a success and the
wider community is invited to attend the opening evening.
A number of different clubs are offered to pupils throughout the year. Some of these clubs include: arts and crafts, games, chess, book club, knitting, aerobics, self defence, dancing, etiquette, photography, gardening, card making, school magazine, soccer and cricket
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENTS
St Peter’s School participates in a number of national assessments including Conquesta, Eisteddfod and the ABSA World Knowledge Olympiad. Our pupils do very well in these assessments, and we are proud of our benchmarking standards which, so far, have been retained year after year.