Quod Bonum Tenete
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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