Logo, Prayer and History
Our logo is based on our Patron Saint Peter an ordinary fisherman who was chosen as leader of the disciples. It incorporates the sail of the fisherman’s boat and the cross of Christ. Both of these symbols represent recognition that we are called to follow Jesus. Our motto ‘Live the Faith’ recognises that faith is a living experience.
The logo incorporates the College colours of red, green, blue and white.
Red is the colour of fire and of the Holy Spirit which fill us with God’s love and grace. It links us with the traditions of Corpus Christi College.
Green is the colour of new life brought to us by our faith. It links us with the traditions of Mater Dei College.
Blue represents the Tuggerah Lakes and the image of St Peter, the fisherman. Water is also a reminder of our baptism and our belonging to this Christian community.
White is the colour of light and hope. It was a colour shared by Corpus Christi and Mater Dei, and represents the promise of the future.
You call us to follow you and to be your disciples.
Help us to follow the example of our patron,
St. Peter, a humble fisherman.
Give us the strength to overcome our doubts
and weaknesses as Peter did,
and to dedicate ourselves to you
as the community of St. Peter’s Catholic College.
As we journey in the footsteps of St. Peter,
help us to “live the faith” in all that we do and say.
Unite us in love and renew our commitment to you.
We make this prayer in the name of St. Peter.
According to Aboriginal tradition this region was created by Daramulen, the sky god who is the source of all power, and who now lives above the sky (Swain 1993: 127, Vinnicombe 1980). Many of the natural features, including the rivers and lakes, were shaped by the Rainbow Serpent, who rests in the swamp at Freeman’s Waterholes (Needham 1981: 69). Many of the local place names have their origin in the Darkinjung and Curringai language groups. Tuggerah, the site of St Peter’s Catholic College, means savannah grassland and the marshy status of the land is evident on the site.
The original property, on which St Peter’s Catholic College now stands, was part of the 1831 Healy grant of 2260 acres which was passed on to the Alison family in 1875. The Alisons, a wealthy Scottish family, also built Alison Homestead and provided the land and plans for the township of Wyong. They retained this land until 1897. The site, later known as ‘Karinya’ was principally used as a hobby farm until it was purchased by the Diocese of Broken Bay in 1982.
The College site has developed through three major building stages since its inception in 1983. Initially, Mater Dei College was built to serve the Catholic community as a Year 7-10 campus. This was complemented in 1987 by the development of a senior campus known as Corpus Christi College. In 2000, both campuses amalgamated as a Year 7-12 campus known as St Peter’s Catholic College.