Be Not Afraid
Welcome to St, Peters College, Cranbourne
We are a Catholic community of education, faith and service built on a tradition of placing our trust in God to “Be Not Afraid”.
Our curriculum reflects our belief in the human person created in the image of God, therefore we educate the whole person - nurturing our students spiritual relationship with Jesus as well as their academic , intellectual , physical and social needs.
We encourage our students to value effort and strive for excellence, always challenging them to be the best they can be. Our teachers are committed and caring, working to ensure that when students leave this school, they do so with the knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence required to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
The decision of selecting a secondary school for your child is an important one and I hope that the information you find on this site and our college website www.stpeters.vic.edu.au will assist you in this decision.
Welcome once again. I invite parents to contact me to discuss any matter in further detail.
Mr Tim Hogan
Halo Gifted & Talented Program
St Peter's College HALO Program provides our high achieving students the opportunity to be involved in a collaborative learning group.
Students are selected through examination of data such as NAPLAN, On Demand Testing results, College Reports and teacher feedback.
The program is designed for students in Year 7 to 9 and allows students the time and space to explore complex ideas with likeminded students.
HALO challenges student thinking and provides opportunities to solve complex problems and think creatively. Students work collaboratively and individually to extend their higher order thinking skills.
Examples of projects include development of a Youth Parliament, mock United Nations and completing self-directed projects based on a personal passion.
Once students have completed the HALO Program they are encouraged to continue to challenge themselves by undertaking a VCE Accelerated subject while in Year 10.
Learning Enrichment Centre
All in a name…..
The Learning Enrichment Centre has taken on some new developments – the first being a new name, (previously Special Programs), to reflect the wider purposes of our Learning Enrichment Centre (LEC) Programs.
Enrichment speaks of making fuller, more meaningful and more rewarding.
St Peter's College strives to value add these extra ingredients as we work to improve student learning and outcomes in the College.
The LEC continues to support students across both the East and West campus. ‘Working with Gifted and Talented students’, ‘Encouraging Our Reluctant Learners’, ‘Supporting Students with Anxiety’, and ‘Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder’ to name a few of the key areas.
We open the West Campus LEC room at lunch and recess for students, who are new to the College and are looking for like -minded friends, can relax with others, chatting and playing games or watching a film clip. It provides a safe place for our students and a great environment for socialising.
Homework Club continues to be popular at both the East and West campus. Students can receive the help they need with homework assessments from Monday to Thursday 3:30 - 4:30. Our literacy classes in Year 7 and 8 provide extra tuition in reading and writing, speaking, listening and spelling and grammar.
Sport: The College is a fully participating member of the Southern Independent Schools (SIS) sporting association. We participate in major carnivals in athletics, cross country and swimming. In addition we compete in inter-school sport in netball, softball, basketball, soccer, football, cricket, tennis, debating, theatre sports and chess. College Production: The bi-annual College production allows students from Year 7 -12 to demonstrate their artistic and creative talents. School Camps: The following compulsory school camps are also held: •Year 7 Orientation Camp – Camp Rumbug, Foster North •Year 9 Outdoor Education – Camp Araluen, Anglesea •Year 11 Retreat •Year 12 Retreat Invitational camps include: Japanese Exchange, French Exchange & Central Australia. Please note: costs associated with the camps (with the exception of invitational camps) are included in yearly fees.
In 2012 St Peter’s College moved to a Vertical House Pastoral Care System comprising of 8 Houses: Augustine, Assisi, Kolbe, Romero, MacKillop, Avila, Marian and Glowrey. Within each House, there are 6 Tutor Groups made up of a maximum 21 students from Years 7-12. These Tutor Groups are headed up by a Learning Advisor who will follow the students through the 6 years of their schooling. The Learning Advisors have a vital role in the pastoral and academic lives of their students. Further to this, the students will have the same House Leader for the 6 years giving them a sense of connectedness and identity. The House System provides the opportunity for mentoring and leadership. It also promotes a healthy, natural social environment and participation in extra-curricular activities. Welfare and Counseling Services: These services are available from our two College Counselors and College Chaplain.
St Peters College & Assisi House Parent:
For those of you new to our College, and Assisi House in particular, I extend on behalf of all parents, a very warm welcome to you all! I hope that this will be the start of a wonderful journey for you and your son or daughter as they begin the next, exciting stage of their education.
Clearly, we don’t know each other at all. However, we do have, at least one, very important thing, in common…. we have CHOSEN to enrol our children in this excellent College and in doing so, makes us, to some extent, like-minded people.
My hope is that this will be the foundation for us to grow together as a Community. One in which we can be supportive of each other and work in partnership with the College to maximise academic, social and emotional outcomes for our sons and daughters.
It is vitally important that as a parent body, we positively affirm the standards and regulations required by the College of our children.
I speak with personal experience and firsthand knowledge of the dedication and commitment of the staff here at St Peters. Yet they alone cannot educate our sons and daughters. I urge you to be an active, interested and involved participant in their College life, in other words BE IN PARTNERSIP with the College.
Ask questions when unsure, challenge practices you believe can be improved…talk to your child’s teachers WHENEVER you are concerned, you don’t need to wait for formal reporting time to come around; take full advantage of the structure of the College House System… that’s its very rationale.
It must be said, that according to the standard definition of ‘partnership’ that it generally involves some degree of risk; but SUCCESSFUL partnerships can also yield great profits.
I want to leave you with one last thought and ask you ‘what risk are we exposing our children to by NOT operating in partnership with the College we chose to send our children to?
Mrs Winifred Martens, SPC and Assisi House parent.