Address: 105 Witkoppen Road, Paulshof, 2191
Telephone: +27 11 367 6631
Teaching language: English
Curriculum: South African (IEB)
Ages: 4 to 13
St Peter's Girls School is an Anglican Diocesan primary school accepting students from Grade 0 to 7. An Independent Quality Assurance Agency (IQAA) report in 2012 praised the school for the happiness of its students, its secure environment, academic standards, and the good relationships between staff, pupils and parents.
St Peter's offers a range of sporting options from netball to gymnastics and rock climbing. Music is arguably one of the school's strong points; all Grade 2 children get to play the violin and percussion on alternate terms, while senior students have their music exams assessed by the Royal School of Music (London).
St Peter's also provides academic support by giving students and teachers access to specialists in fields such as speech therapy and neurodevelopment. It even has an apiary, which controls the bee population and supplies the school shop with fresh honey.
What the school says
"St Peter's is an Anglican school, focused on academic achievement within an environment that balances high academic standards with sport, music, culture and the development of each child as an individual. A clearly defined value system of respect for each individual, courtesy, and honest and open communication, underpin the ethos."
What the inspectors say
"The learners are happy and the relationship between staff and learners is one of respect and friendship. The professional approach, attention to detail and the objective and self-critical attitude to the school and its learners by all involved at St Peter’s, is reflected in the ethos and atmosphere that is there for all who enter the school grounds to experience"
– IQAA report 2012
St Peter's School is located in Paulshof, an affluent suburb in the north of Johannesburg, situated between Sunninghill and Lonehill. It is approximately a 20-minute drive north of Sandton City.
From the headmistress
"St Peter's girls are united as warm, confident and resilient citizens of the world. Simultaneously they are each unique and embrace a multitude of diverse opportunities with the capacity to tackle the trials and celebrate the triumphs, secure in the knowledge that it is in giving that we receive."
– Trish Attlee, Headmistress