Welcome to St Peter’s Girls Prep school!
I am indeed privileged to join the St Peter’s Family this year. My association with the school started many years back and both my children have been fortunate enough to attend the school. In fact my daughter was one of the founding pupils.
I can, therefore, speak with conviction when I say that St Peter’s offers a wonderful balance between academics, sport, culture, leadership and social responsibility. And no activity ever has to be at the expense of another!
Previous experience at St Stithians, St David’s and Dainfern College has taught me the value of a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr: ‘The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.’
In terms of developing character, St Peter’s Girls Prep has the unique benefit of enjoying the exuberance of youth and innovation (in only celebrating our 10th birthday this year) together with the wisdom of age (in being directly associated with the rich tradition of a faith and values based education that the Boys School has offered for more than 60 years).
Character is further developed through good old-fashioned Christian values which form the cornerstone of every decision we make and is the guiding light for every girl who is fortunate enough to journey through the Prep School.
In terms of thinking, St Peter’s has always believed in the value and benefit of teaching children how to think for themselves. This was recognised by the University of Exeter who recently accredited us as a Thinking School. The Thinking Skills programme at St Peter’s and the relevant integration of technology will no doubt equip our girls for the rapidly changing, interconnected and unknown world.
Each of our girls is a unique part of the St Peter’s family and is valued for her contributions to the school. The girls are encouraged to experience the joy of learning and growing in a diverse population, as well as to serve and contribute to the wider community.
Darrel Webb (January 2016)