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Peninsula Grammar, MOUNT ELIZA VIC
The Peninsula School is a day and boarding school for approximately 1400 students from three-year-old Kindergarten to Year 12.
20 Wooralla Dr
MOUNT ELIZA
VIC
3930
Melbourne Bayside
03 9788 7777
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Mr Stuart Johnston
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Single School Location
  • Anglican
K3 - Yr 12.
Boarding available for international students
Anglican
Contact school
Yes
00333A
Co-ed
approx 1450
BoardingBoarding Available
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Music
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport
  • French
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Hockey (field)
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Welcome

In its 60th year, Peninsula Grammar holds its place as the preeminent school on the Mornington Peninsula. An open-entry, coeducational school, located one hours drive south of Melbourne, the School is situated on 80 acres of gently sloping natural bushland and is renowned for the depth of opportunity it affords each child. With an exceptional record of academic achievement, a strong sporting program proud of producing world champions, and a performing arts program with an unsurpassed record of distinction, the School is inherently proud of its rich culture of excellence.

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Every school wants to believe that it offers something special, something just a little bit different from other schools. At Peninsula, we too believe that we have a certain spirit, more than just camaraderie, that exists within the School. It's a shared set of values and a sense of all working together that is hard to define in words. We are not alone in this belief. Visitors to our School regularly comment on the congenial atmosphere on campus. This spirit encompasses all year levels and is the result of careful attention to a number of factors.

Peninsula follows sound Christian values. Whether or not families have religious affiliations, the results, as shown by the behaviour of our students, attest to the value of inculcating these ethics in the routines of school life. Through our pastoral care and Tutor systems, our teachers enjoy a close relationship with their students. This knowledge gives them a solid appreciation of what each student needs educationally and socially.

A Kindergarten to Year 12 school, our curriculum provides a depth of learning necessary for students in the 21st century. While we are proud to be able to offer a multitude of subjects, it is the work done to enhance the learning and growth of every child within these subjects that matters most to us. We are particularly proud of our bespoke ALATUS curriculum, evolutionary in nature and driven by student interest, it is a powerful example of the transformation of education and the necessity of ensuring students learn how to think and develop the confidence and the skills to question. Our VCE program offers 34 subjects to students and enables them to choose a pathway that best suits them. With exceptional and highly experienced leaders in the VCE, the program ensures that every child knows success throughout their final years at the School.
Privileged to be located in one of the most sought-after corners of the country, extending across Mount Eliza, with stunning views of Port Phillip Bay, the School is renowned for its evolving landscape and the considerations it makes when building new learning environments. Its most recent building, ALATUS, is designed to combine technology and critical thinking in a purpose-built environment that challenges students to rethink their learning and discover fact from fiction. Our state-of-the-art Science Centre provides a pre-tertiary context of exploration where theoretical studies and laboratory experiences work hand in hand to deepen student’s inquisitive nature and innate understanding of the scientific world. With three gymnasiums, two outdoor heated swimming pools, soccer ovals, grass tennis courts and three more ovals, the School sets the benchmark for natural beauty and exceptional learning environments.

Building self-esteem and resilience is important to the development of all children. The breadth of our co-curricular programs and House activities is such that all students are able to find some activity in which they can find enjoyment and success. Sport, music and drama opportunities abound at Peninsula. Our Personal Development program flourishes in the Middle School. A major draw card is the popular Cadet Unit. We also provide a range of interest-based activities, life skill programs, sporting and hobby pursuits. Community service is also a feature of the program.

VCE Results 2019 Our Dux for 2019, Nguyen Ha Trang (Helen), achieved an outstanding ATAR of 99.7. Helen topped a remarkable group of 5 students, all of whom achieved above 99.
In 2019:
• 10 students received an ATAR over 98;
• 18 students (12.6%) received an ATAR of 95 or better, placing them in the top 5% of the state;
• 36 students (25.17%) received an ATAR of 90 or better, placing them in the top 10% of the state;
• 75 students (52.82%) received an ATAR of 80 or better, placing them in the top 20% of the state; and
• 102 students (71.83%) received an ATAR of 70 or better, placing them in the top 30% of the state.

With the evolution of the pandemic altering the landscape of our boarding context this year, we remain committed to our Boarding Program and the richness that our international and domestic cohort add to our school. With two Boarding Houses located in distinct areas of the campus, the School works to provide our boarders with an unsurpassed learning experience, that enables them to not only pursue excellence but to learn more about themselves. We have a long and proud association with schools across China, Vietnam and Malaysia and are excited by the possibilities of reimagining our boarding program this year.

Peninsula is renowned for its Pastoral Care program which is founded on the principles of Positive Psychology. We believe an effective approach to pastoral care involves: Ensuring that students have a sense of safety, security and wellbeing. Developing in students an understanding of their physical, emotional and personal development. Being consistent in expectations placed on students. Engendering respect and tolerance for difference. Cultivating student leadership opportunities. Engaging students in appropriate career and vocational experiences. Encouraging a Christian consciousness and moral values. Nurturing resilience in students. Building self worth, confidence and responsibility. Developing positive social relationships and interpersonal skills.

The core values which guide our School are:

Stewardship
As custodians of the School we are entrusted with the health and wellbeing of our community and our institute. Sounds principles of leadership and governance underpin all that we do in striving to ensure the prosperity and longevity of our school for the benefit of current and future generations. In enacting our stewardship, we choose service to our community over self interest.

Integrity
Our School motto Hold Fast To That Which Is Good underpins the moral and ethical principles by which we operate. We prize consistency of values and actions and are committed to always acting in a socially responsible and virtuous manner for the greater good of our community.

Coeducational learning
We are proudly coeducational. We offer a diverse, vibrant and challenging learning environment which promotes equality and fairness of opportunity. We believe that an integrated, coeducational approach best serves Australian society by promoting mutually respectful interactions between boys and girls in a safe, secure and rewarding environment.

Personal excellence
Our students are inspired and supported to develop their natural gifts and to become lifelong learners. We encourage students to understand that potential is best achieved through self reflection and the commitment to hard work. The School looks for opportunities to acknowledge individual improvement and personal best as well as celebrating those who achieve at the highest level.

Community spirit
We are a community in which a sense of affiliation and connectedness flourishes. We boast an enviable culture that is underpinned by acceptance, friendship and interdependence. An ethic of service abounds in our School family which helps account for the commonplace, selfless, individual and community actions that go to enriching the lives of others.

Christian faith
The School is founded on the Anglican tradition through which we are guided by God’s love and grace. Students are encouraged to explore the spiritual dimensions of their lives and to embrace Christian principles. We are a diverse and inclusive community which welcomes international students and respects the beliefs of all faiths.
Our vision is to be Australia’s premier coeducational day and boarding school; known globally for our quality teaching, inspired standards and the pursuit of excellence for each student.
The key to delivering the highest quality education, is the highest quality teachers. At Peninsula Grammar our teachers are exceptional in the way they teach and engage each child in every classroom nurturing and inspiring students to reach for personal excellence.
Our community spirit and steadfast commitment to positive education fosters self belief and creativity in each child.
In a coeducational environment that reflects the way in which the world operates, our school community is shaped by Christian faith and produces active and informed global citizens.

Music and Performing Arts 

We are renowned within the state of Victoria for the exceptional quality of our performing arts and music programs. Students are afforded the experience to learn from some of the most recognised and professional theatrical leaders and musicians and in doing so, the richness of their experience is unsurpassed. Students enjoy a broad range of musical and performing arts experiences throughout the year, from the Junior Years Music program and Mini Musical Extravaganza to the award winning Senior Years production and vocal programs.

 

Little Giants 

Little Giants is our new bespoke extra-curricular program designed to help our Junior School students of today grow into the giants of tomorrow. Our pioneering program encompasses a myriad of subjects, across disciplines, to inspire students from Prep to Year 4 to find and foster their passions sooner.

At Peninsula Grammar, we celebrate aspiration and achievement. Our scholarship program offers opportunities for exceptional students to reach their full potential. We have a diverse array of opportunities to explore including academic and general excellence scholarships for Years 5, 7, and 9. Read about all our Scholarships on our website or feel free to consult with our admissions team directly

 

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