Teaching & Learning

Our mission is to bring each student to the fullness of life through witness to Jesus Christ by “Living the Faith”.

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Co-Curricular

At St Peter’s Catholic College we pride ourselves on the high level of student involvement in our wide variety of co-curricula activities. Many students are able to exercise their creative talents by becoming members of the School Band, Vocal Group and Dance Group.

Students with a flair for Drama have many opportunities to perform in Drama nights. For the more adventurous, we offer Outdoor Education camps. For those students interested in Public Speaking and Debating, St Peter’s has teams across all Year groups within the school. Finally for the sporting student, there is the opportunity to compete in a variety of Representative Sports.

CREATIVE ART

  • The St Peter’s Dance Group is a mixed gender group that compete and excel in numerous competitions.
  • A College Musical is performed every second year.

PASTORAL

Through our Youth Ministry, students are encouraged to be actively involved in local, regional, national and international activities.  These include:

  • Parish based activities such excursions to Sydney in support of Church in Action
  • Indigenous Spiritual tour to Central Australia
  • Overseas visits to Cambodia and Bali with a social justice focus

MUSIC

Peripatetic.   Students learn a variety of instruments and can obtain vocal tuition from external instructors co-ordinated with their timetables.

ACADEMIC

Night of the Notables- Night of the Notables (Year 8) is predominantly about transformation. Through a long and deep study of a famous person (preferably Australian), each student comes to realise both the gifts and the challenges that their chosen person has encountered in moving from potential to success. The student’s ‘transformation’ comes through identification with that Notable. The motivations, aspirations and values of that Notable, then serve as excellent role models.

Premier’s Reading Challenge- Each year St. Peter’s is involved in the State Premier’s Reading Challenge. The year groups that are involved are Years 7, 8 and 9. Through the students’ English course, wide reading is a compulsory component and the Premier’s Reading Challenge has been utilised to help achieve this component of the course. There are over 9000 book selections on the Premier’s Reading Challenge list that students can choose from. Fifteen texts must be chosen from the official list and students can choose five texts to read that may not be on the list; so in total, students are expected to read 20 books! What a challenge! Each year St. Peter’s has been successful in achieving higher and higher success rates. Students not only develop a love of reading, they also improve their literacy skills and increase their vocabulary knowledge. Students, teachers and parents can be enriched by the reading experience.