|Our School: a message from the Principal|
Kia Ora, welcome and thank you for your interest in St Peter’s College.
St Peter’s College is at the heart of a nurturing, inclusive and safe rural community. We are a co-educational day and boarding school for young people aged 11 – 18. St Peter’s College was set-up in 1969 by the Institute of Charity (the Rosminian Order) and the Sisters of Mercy as the first co-educational Catholic school in Australia and New Zealand. The school is based on Christian principles within the Catholic tradition. Our three key values are compassion, commitment and community. The College Motto Charity Fulfils the Law underpins our vision for young people.
At St Peter’s we are concerned with educating the whole person and this is reflected in our catch phrase Preparation for Life. We are justifiably proud of our academic results as seen in our NCEA results. As well as the importance we place on this, we believe that a good school is about much more than academic success alone. Our students enjoy and excel in a wonderful variety of sporting and cultural activities outside the classroom.
Students at St Peter’s benefit from outstanding pastoral care and guidance offered by our committed teachers and dedicated support staff. For boarders and international students we offer superb family-styled accommodation to support them and their families throughout their time at St Peter’s College.
I would be delighted to welcome you in person to visit St Peter’s College, to meet our students and staff, and to share with you some of the very exciting features of our remarkable school.
Kate Nicholson - Principal