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St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah
84 Gavenlock Road
Tuggerah
New South Wales
2259
A co-educational catholic secondary school where we challenge through excellence.
NSW Central Coast
02 4351 2344
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CHALLENGE THROUGH EXCELLENCE

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Mr Tim Hildebrandt
Secondary School
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Year 7 - 12
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I extend a warm welcome to everyone.

At St Peter’s we are creating an exciting centre of excellence in contemporary and innovative learning. Our students and teachers work in partnership each day to achieve learning goals focused on the skills necessary to be successful in today’s society.

St Peter’s Catholic College is committed to providing an education for each individual that is Christ centred and focused on forming young people in Catholic Discipleship. We inspire our students to “Live the Faith” by actively contributing to their communities, both at school and beyond with an emphasis on our core values of Courage, Compassion and Commitment and founded on the recognition that, as Disciples of Christ, we are responsible for each other.

At St Peter’s, learning is rich and exciting; it is the heart of what we do.  Students are provided with vast opportunities to be involved in learning activities that suit their interests and abilities, including a wide range of co-curricular activities. All students are encouraged to use the gifts they have been given and to take the opportunities presented to them. We want our students to understand themselves as learners and to be constantly challenged in all that they do.

Tim Hildebrandt, Principal

About Us

St Peter's Catholic College are conveniently located in Tuggerah with extensive grounds and state of the art facilities. Being on the train line and main bus routes, our students come from Gosford, Ourimbah, Lisarow, Narara, Wyoming, Woy Woy, Wyong as well as suburbs through the Central Coast to the beachside suburbs of Avoca, Terrigal, Wamberal, Forresters Beach and Shelley Beach.

Year 7 Enrolment

For commencement of high school in Year 7 in 2019, an Expo & Open Afternoon is being held on Monday 12 March 2018. Families are invited to attend information sessions followed by a tour of the extensive and beautiful College campus.  Pre-printed Enrolment Application packs are provided.

An introduction by the Principal will commence as follows: 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm. Bookings are not required.

Year 11 Enrolment

Applications are encouraged early in Year 10.  This allows subject selections to be taken into account. Support is available from the St Peter's Careers Co-ordinator if required for subject selection best suited to meet the goals of each student. 

For students who submit Enrolment Applications later in the year, it may result in limitations on their preferred subject selections.

Enrolment to Other Years

Limited places may become available during the year for entry to Years 8, 9 and 10. Therefore, enrolment enquiries are welcome for these year groups.  Whilst the process is the same as for Year 7 entry, the timescales are far shorter.

 

St Peter's Catholic College offers quality, affordable education on the Central Coast. We have a broad range of curriculum offerings and supportive pastoral care. In addition our co-curricular activities include a College band, Vocal Group, Dance Group, Drama Group, Debating and Public Speaking, Outdoor Education Programmes and school camps with over 16 representative sports.

St Peter's has first rate facilities including:-

7 science laboratories
Hall with industry standard stage, sound and lighting
Dedicated Dance and Drama studios
Information Centre and Library
Uniform and stationery shop
Covered outdoor learning areas
Industry standard TAS facilities
Extensive sporting facilities with ovals and playing fields
Trade Training Centre with hospitality
Metal and Engineering facilities
Music and Visual Arts centres
On-site parking for parents and students.
At St Peter’s, learning is rich and exciting; it is the heart of what we do. Students are provided with vast opportunities to be involved in learning activities that suit their interests and abilities, including a wide range of co-curricular activities. All students are encouraged to use the gifts they have been given and to take the opportunities presented to them. We want our students to understand themselves as learners and to be constantly challenged in all that they do.

Faith formation

St Peter’s Catholic College is committed to providing an education for each individual that is Christ centred and focused on forming young people in Catholic Discipleship. We inspire our students to “Live the Faith” by actively contributing to their communities, both at school and beyond with an emphasis on our core values of Courage, Compassion and Commitment and founded on the recognition that, as Disciples of Christ, we are responsible for each other.

 

At St Peters's students are encouraged to live healthy lifestyles and become well-adjusted resilient young men and women who are able and motivated to make a positive difference to our world. This is achieved by encouraging engagement in an extensive range of learning experiences through the religious, academic, sporting, artistic and cultural activities on offer.

 

The Graduates of St. Peter’s are life-long learners who are committed to achieving their best in everything they do; they look to the future with optimism and are motivated and inspired to model Christ’s teachings in their lives and make a difference in the world

Scholarships

Youth in Performing Arts

YIPA promotes and fosters the development of youth with outstanding talent through the support of adults with extensive experience in theatre and entertainment, including industry professionals.

Each year YIPA provides a number of Scholarships and Encouragement Awards to young people who perform in the YIPA concerts. These awards are to assist the performers in advancing their talent onstage. The Scholarships and Encouragement Awards comprise a variety of things including cash, music performance courses, recording studio time, dance and movement tuition, etc.

In 2017, 22 students (and 4 past students) of St Peter's performed at Laycock Street Theatre in Youth in Performaning Arts. As a result of their wonderful and professional performances two students received scholarships of:

$1,000 Youth in Performing Arts 2017 Booths Motor Group for scholarship

$500 Youth in Peforming Arts      2017 Woy Woy Little Theatre for scholarships

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Academic Excellence

The St Peter's Year 12 Dux receives a Vice Chancellor's Scholarship valued at $2,000. 

These scholarships were established in 1999 as part of the University of Newcastle Awards for Academic Excellence. The purpose of the scholarship is to support academically excellent Year 12 students who intend to enrol at the University of Newcastle in the year following their Higher School Certificate (HSC) studies.

For more information click here.

St Peter's Leadership Awards

Separately there are two Leadership awards valued at $550 for a Year 12 student and $250 for a Year 10 student.
 
The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community. At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values, such as doing one's best, respect for others and "mateship" characteristics that are integral to Australian society.
 
For more information click here.

Women's Catholic League

A scholarship of $1,000 is offered each year by the Women's Catholic League for both a Year 11 and Year 12 male or female student.  In Term 3, all Year 10 students will be offered the opportunity to apply for the scholarship.

Catholic Womens League

Feature Story

St Peter's student excels at both HSC and industry nominations

February 2018

St Peter's student Jasmine Wellings achieved outstanding HSC success by being awarded2018 Jasmine Wellings HSC success

  • First place in the Diocese for Industrial Technology
  • First place in the Diocese for Studies of Religion 1

To top this success, Jasmine was also nominated for, and selected for, the ‘Shape 2017’ exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum opening on the 25 February. This is a significant achievement as only 13 projects are selected from over 5,000 students who sit the Industrial Technology Subject in the HSC.

Jasmine said,

"It is an amazing achievement really."

In addition Jasmine was also nominated for and selected for the ‘InTech’ Exhibition which is part of the ‘Timber and Working with Wood ‘ show held in Sydney around June. This annual exhibition showcases outstanding Major Projects developed by HSC Industrial Technology students. 

Jasmine was officially recognised for her successes at the HSC Awards Ceremony at the Catholic Schools Office in Sydney.

2018 Jasmine Wellings Aus Wood Review

Transport Options

St Peter's is easily accessed from across the NSW Central Coast being located close to Tuggerah Railway Station with quick and easy access to suburbs on the Sydney train line. We are also extensively serviced across the Central Coast by both Red Bus and Busways. 

Past Student Profiles

 

My name is Ryan Adamson. I have recently started work at Taronga Zoo and was asked to write about how I was given the opportunity of this job.

Ryan Adamson 2017 full picture

I have always loved animals and have always dreamed of working at the zoo.

When I was 13 I joined, a program called ‘Youth At The Zoo’ or YATZ.

Ryan Adamson Taronga zoo work experience

This program was a huge step in my life and in getting a job at the zoo. YATZ is a youth volunteer program where teenagers are given the opportunity to gain experience in the zoo. In YATZ I have been given some amazing opportunities. There are some that definitely stand out, like the two times that I got to go down to Chiltern, a little town in Victoria to help in the release of zoo bred critically endangered regent honey eaters. At this camp, I met a lot of people who had the same passions as me and gave me a chance to start building my confidence. A few months later I was awarded a “BASIC” (the zoo award system the letters are a different category) I was given this for Accepting and taking responsibility. This all happened in my first year. From there I became a YATZ leader (the person who helps the newer YATZ and runs the Educational days). During year 10, I did work experience with the Australian mammals for one week. This was the same year that I won the zoo’s Youth Volunteer of the Year award and I was nominated for The Volunteering NSW award.

I was doing YATZ for about a year I when asked to speak at the world parks congress (a meeting of conservationist and national park rangers from all around the world) as part of a panel on how to get teens into conservation. It was not long after this that I could go to a Youth Leadership Camp which opened me up to the chance to help run a program called Youth Leading The World. While this was going on I had applied for a job at Taronga Zoo in which I got an interview but not the job as I lacked experience. To combat this I got a job at The Entrance cinema and worked there in conjunction with YATZ. This is about the same time that I started year 11 still at St Peter's Catholic College. In this year, as part of my HSC, I did a TAFE course of Certificate II in Animal studies through the Taronga Training Institute. The next time the job was advertised I was given a chance just for the holidays, but at the end of the holidays I was asked if I would be interested in staying on. I have now jumped at the chance.

I have been very fortunate to be able to follow my dream at such a young age.Always follow your dreams, no matter how many people tell you it won’t happen or to get a more realistic dream. If you want something badly enough work towards it, and don’t stop until you make it.   

Ryan Adamson

Ex-St Peter's student and currently Employee, Taronga Zoo

Testimonials

 

 

Julie Goodwin Each of my three boys went to St Peter's and each are as different as chalk and cheese. Each were treated as individuals and with dignity. They had a fruitfull school life and I am sure they will look back on this time with fondness.
Onya Maher On Monday my daughter had a orientation day at St Peter's for year 7 2017. The poor child was so worried and scared and nervous as knew only one boy. I would like to thank the school as Tia had a great day. When i picked her up was very excited.
Tia not only made a friend but organised to travel with her too school and home by train and bus. It was such a relief to have my daughter get in the car smiling and saying that she cant wait to go to school next year.
Ian Burke St Peter's is a caring and supportive environment. Lots of open spaces and great facilities. My two kids are very happy and feel very supported at St Peter's.
Bev Mylchreest As a parent of a student at this College, I cannot recommend it highly enough to any prospective parents. The staff go above and beyond to know each student as an individual and to meet their needs accordingly. Wonderful setting, great IT facilities and fantastic, regular communication between staff and parents. The new building works planned will be a wonderful addition to this already amazing school.
Mark Allan The school is EXCEPTIONAL. They have upgraded many areas in the school - carpets throughout for one and improving facilities for students and teachers is a priority of the school. They are building a new library and classrooms. Not only this, the academic achievements of the students, for example the 2015 HSC results, shows the dedication of the teachers to delivering quality education.
Rachell Kohl St Peter's is a fantastic school that provides a quality education. As a parent of three children attending the school, I would highly recommend St Peter's to anyone looking for a supportive, catholic education for their child.
Smassy Massy Wow! St Peter's are getting a whole new massive building for a new Library and a bunch of new classrooms. So much new stuff going on at St Peter's.
   

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Tim Hildebrandt 2017

 
 

"My vision for our students at St Peter’s is that students progress through their schooling with an understanding and appreciation of the value of learning and an attitude that drives them towards excellence in everything they undertake."

I extend a warm welcome to everyone for 2018.

At St Peter’s we are creating an exciting centre of excellence in contemporary and innovative learning. Our students and teachers work in partnership each day to achieve learning goals focused on the skills necessary to be successful in today’s society.

St Peter’s Catholic College is committed to providing an education for each individual that is Christ centred and focused on forming young people in Catholic Discipleship. We inspire our students to “Live the Faith” by actively contributing to their communities, both at school and beyond with an emphasis on our core values of Courage, Compassion and Commitment and founded on the recognition that, as Disciples of Christ, we are responsible for each other.

At St Peter’s, learning is rich and exciting; it is the heart of what we do.  Students are provided with vast opportunities to be involved in learning activities that suit their interests and abilities, including a wide range of co-curricular activities. All students are encouraged to use the gifts they have been given and to take the opportunities presented to them. We want our students to understand themselves as learners and to be constantly challenged in all that they do.

Tim Hildebrandt

"The Graduates of St. Peter’s are life-long learners who are committed to achieving their best in everything they do; they look to the future with optimism and are motivated and inspired to model Christ’s teachings in their lives and make a difference in the world."

Your Invitation

St Peter's warmly invite parents and students to review our beautiful and extensive campus and state of the art facilities. Our specialist teaching areas have dedicated spaces allowing our Performing and Creative Arts to flourish, our sports students to shine and our academic results to excel.

Tours of the College are available by contacting the Registrar on 02 4352 9816.

In addition, an Expo & Information Afternoon is held each March. This is an opportunity to meet the Principal, teachers and students and provides a wonderful experience in each of our main faculty areas showcasing our state of the art facilities across the extensive campus.

St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah NSW

84 Gavenlock Road 
 
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