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St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah
84 Gavenlock Road
New South Wales
A co-educational catholic secondary school nurturing young men and women to achieve and serve our community.
NSW Central Coast
02 4351 2344
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Courage, compassion and commitment.

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Mr Tim Hildebrandt
Secondary School
Year 7 - 12


Year 7 Entry

For commencement of high school in Year 7 in 2018, an Open Afternoon is being held on Monday 14th March 2017. 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.

Information sessions will commence as follows: 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm. Bookings are not required.

Year 11 Entry

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.

Entry 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.


About Us

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.
Students are encouraged to develop to their full potential through a broad and balanced curriculum. Specialist teaching staff and nurturing pastoral care programs are the cornerstones of the engaging and achievement orientated learning environment at St Peter's.

Faith formation

St Peter's educates and develops its young people in Catholic discipleship; offering the experiences of following Jesus as members of the Catholic community. This is supported by a Chapel and links to the local Parish communities.


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.




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 informationclick 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 informationclick 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.



Brazel Moore Lawyers Legal Studies Award

Brazel Moore Lawyers are happy to show support to St Peter's Catholic Collge Legal Studies students by offering the Legal Studies Award. The Legal Studies Award includes:-

  • $2,000 (or part thereof) to the most outstanding student or students in Legal Studies
  • Work experience for 2 students
  • Mentoring time provided by one or more of their very experienced Lawyers.

Speak to your Legal Studies teachers for more information.

Feature Story

St Peter's student wins NSW VET Student of the Year (Central Coast Region)


Jayden Woodards in Year 12 was nominated by St Peter's for the NSW VET Student of the Year awards (Central Coast Region) and he actually won! He will have a presentation at Erina on 20 January and will then move onto State Level. This is for both Hospitality and Entertainment. He is a very committed student who has entered both World Skills and Battle of the Chefs for Hospitality and undertakes Specialisation for Entertainment. He has sourced his own work placements, one of which was in Bowral and he also does work placement for Entertainment in his own time in the holidays. 

Despite being an accomplished Hospitality student, Jayden's real love is the Entertainment Industry (in particular Film Production). He would have liked to have also done Hospitality Specialisation, but was taking on just a little too much! He has been working at a Tuggerah restaurant for a month or two and is already being left in charge. He has a very mature approach to his work and it takes a lot to ruffle his feathers (we managed to ruffle them a little with Battle of the Chefs!!!).

St Peter's wish Jayden all the very best and that hopefully he will follow in the footsteps of past St Peter's VET students like Alissa Franov, Claire Bodle and Brendan Pearce who represented the Central Coast at the NSW level and in the case of Brendan, came 2nd in Darwin at the Australian level.

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

Principal's Message

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It is both an honour and a privilege for me to come to St Peter’s Catholic College as Principal this year.

My vision for our students at St Peter’s is that they 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.

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.

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.

Tim Hildebrandt


St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah NSW

84 Gavenlock Road 
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