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From the Headmaster+

Whether you’re a sporting fan or not, the Olympic Games are unmissable. Media coverage alone ensures that even the most disinterested Australians are up to date with the medal count or the exploits of a swimmer, long jumper, archer, weight lifter or gymnast. Inevitably, in Australia, as the Games progress...

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From the Chapel: Perseverance in Prayer+

In Luke’s Gospel there is a fascinating story from Jesus about prayer (Luke 11: 1–8, 13). Having taught his disciples the Lord’s prayer, he then tells them a short parable about prayer, or perhaps more accurately, perseverance in prayer: to keep on praying. To understand this parable properly you have...

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Upcoming Rex J. Lipman Fellows+

Professor Lea Waters Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology, Director: Centre for Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne Date: Wednesday 24 August, 2016 Time: 7pm – Please be seated by 6.50pm Where: Memorial Hall Strength-Based Parenting Positive Psychology offers new scientific insights into how you...

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From the Director of Sport & Athletic Development+

The Winter Intercols are upon us with these being held at the following venues: Monday 22 August – Soccer 4pm PAC Front Oval Tuesday 23 August – Table Tennis 4pm Saints Burchnall Sports Centre Wednesday 24 August –   Rugby 4pm Saints Main Oval Thursday 25 August –  Hockey 4pm PAC...

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Photographs on social media+

Out of respect to other families within our School Community, St Peter’s College asks that photographs taken at any School event or function that contain images of other students not be published, distributed to others or placed on any form of social media, without the consent of the relevant student’s...

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Winemakers of Saints – bookings now open+

Bookings available exclusively online at www.trybooking.com/87468

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Deputy Headmaster / Head of Senior School+

It’s been an extremely busy and interesting start to the term and I have been lucky to attend a number of events in the first three weeks. It is through these experiences that you can start to get a feeling for the culture of a place and so far my...

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From the Head of Middle Years+

As the weeks tick by in Semester 2 I continue to be delighted with the conduct demonstrated by our Middle Years boys. As the youngest boys in the Senior School, and the first cohort to access the redeveloped Pentreath Building, our boys have embraced the opportunities presented to them in...

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Invitation: 2016 Senior School Athletics Day Carnival+

2016 Senior School Athletics Day Carnival When: Friday 23 September 2016 Where: Caterer and Wilson Ovals (back ovals), St Peter's College Catering: Tuck Shop provisions, Senior School Friends of Saints Sausage Sizzle and Coffee is available throughout the day Time: For boys, the day runs from 8:35am to 3:30pm. For...

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Student Leadership 2017+

This week I wrote to all Year 11 students, inviting them to express their interest in positions of student leadership at the School for 2017. Our student leadership structure consists of School Prefects composed of the 10 House Captains. In addition to this, four to six students will be selected...

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From the Science Faculty+

In Early June all students in Years 8 to 10 sat the 2014 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Science tests, conducted by the University of New South Wales. The ICAS suite is developed by Educational Assessment Australia (EAA), UNSW Global Pty Limited and has been delivered to schools...

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Year 7 to 9 Gifted and Talented Day+

On Thursday 11 August, 28 boys from Years 7 to 9 attended the Junior Gifted and Talented Day 2016, held at Concordia College. The day started with a very interesting introduction to Aristotle and Plato. Aristotle and Plato are regarded as the twin pillars of western philosophy and their influence...

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Exploration Society Trips for Semester 2+

Information will be placed on the OE Wiki for each of these trips – https://keystone.stpeters.sa.edu.au/wikis/N9LF4Q/Pages/Exploration%20Society.aspx If you are interested, please download the information and return the consent form to Senior school reception by the due date. Sunday August 14 – Mountain Bike Day Kuitpo Forest   Sunday September 11 – Onkaparinga Rockclimb Day...

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2016 Saints Hosts Shixi High School+

From 1 August to 8 August, St Peter’s College, who have previously had a successful language and cultural exchanges with our sister school—Shixi High School in Shanghai, China, once again hosted a delegation from Shixi High School. This year, their four Year 10 students and one staff member paid us...

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Concerning Careers+

Year 12 Tertiary Applications A series of meetings were held in week 2 for all Year 12s which covered information and advice on how to apply for tertiary entry in Australia. A number of resources including publications and notes were distributed to the boys. These resources are also available for...

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From the Head of Junior School+

Boys’ feelings and movement Boys convert feelings to movement. Little boys get onto their tricycles, then bicycles, and then cars, as they grow older, when they have an emotion or feeling to deal with. They go to the gym and work out.  This has been the case from the earliest...

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Walk a Mile in my Boots+

On Friday 5 August approximately 130 St Peter's College boys and their parents walked a mile in support of the Hutt Street Centre’s annual event, 'Walk A Mile In My Boots'. This very successful event raises much needed funds that enables the Centre to continue to support many of the...

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Science on Legs+

The boys in Year 3 have been learning about heat and how it can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another. Frank’s Labs on Legs Science workshop provided an opportunity for boys to build on the knowledge that they had from their classroom Science...

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ICAS Science Competition+

Congratulations to the following boys who were awarded a High Distinction (top 1% of students in SA and NT) in this year’s International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Science Competition: William B, Joseph F, Edward F, Jude G, Archie G, Oliver G, Charlie H, Nicholas K, William McC, Darren...

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Martin Chatterton – Author+

Author and illustrator, Martin Chatterton, spoke with the boys in Years 3 to 6 boys on Friday 12 August about his recent collaboration with author James Patterson writing the latest “Middle School” title, “Rafe’s Aussie Adventure”. Martin captivated the boys with his artistic talent of drawing charcoal caricatures of a...

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INVITATION: Middle and Senior School Choirs Concert+

Our Middle and Senior School Choirs are combining with Christian Brothers College, St Mary's College, Brighton School and Young Adelaide Voices to present John Rutter’s When Icicles Hang. Details as follows Date: Saturday 20 August 2016 Time: 7pm Venue: Brighton Concert Hall, 305 Brighton Road, North Brighton Cost: Adults $10,...

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Year 2 Leaders+

Congratulations to the following boys who have been chosen as Year 2 Leaders for Term 3: 2B        Jack G and Thomas T 2N        Noah I and Anthony M 2S        Christian O and Daniel O

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Junior School Athletics Training+

The athletics season is once again upon us and in leading up to our Junior School Sports Day in week 10, we are fortunate to have the support of the Old Scholars’ Athletics Group. This group includes former Commonwealth Games and Olympics Games athletes. This partnership will provide the boys in...

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