Principal's Comment

Posted Thursday November 23, 2023

Kia ora e te whanau

As we approach the end of another vibrant school year, it brings me great joy to reflect on the values that define our close-knit Catholic community. At the heart of our mission are three pillars that guide us: Community, Commitment, and Compassion. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do, and it is truly heartening to witness them come to life in the recent events that have marked this successful year.

Community: A Tapestry of Togetherness

Our school community is like a tapestry, woven together by the threads of shared experiences, mutual respect, and a commitment to each other's well-being. This year's Year 8 camp was a shining example of how our students, staff, and parents came together to create lasting memories. The bonds formed during this immersive experience will undoubtedly strengthen our sense of community for years to come. The camaraderie displayed during the camp showcased the spirit of unity that defines us. Whether it was conquering challenges on the high ropes course, sharing stories around the campfire, or supporting one another through every adventure, our students exemplified the true meaning of community.

Commitment: Striving for Excellence

At St Peter’s College, we instil in our students the importance of commitment – a dedication to personal growth, academic excellence, and the pursuit of one's passions. The recent International Student Dinner was a testament to this commitment as we celebrated the diverse talents and backgrounds that enrich our school. Our international students, representing various cultures and traditions, have become an integral part of our community. The dinner was not just a farewell feast but also a symbol of our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment where every student feels valued and celebrated.

Compassion: Welcoming New Beginnings

Welcoming new students into our school family is a cherished tradition, and the New Student Orientation Day was a heartwarming showcase of compassion in action. Our existing students embraced their new peers with open hearts, guiding them through the intricacies of school life and ensuring they felt a sense of belonging from the very beginning. Compassion was evident in every handshake, every smile, and every act of kindness extended to our newcomers. It is through these small gestures that we create an environment where everyone feels supported and cared for.

As we reflect on these events, let us take pride in the vibrant community we have built together. Our commitment to each other and the compassion we show define us as a school where everyone is welcomed, valued, and supported.

In the spirit of thanksgiving, let us express our gratitude for the richness of our community, the dedication of our staff, and the potential that lies within each of our students. Together, we continue to embody the values that make St Peter’s College a truly exceptional place of learning and growth.

Charity Fulfils the Law