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From the Headmaster+

In the early hours of this morning, the $23.5 billion school funding package passed in the Senate. Commonly known as Gonski 2.0, the legislation has secured a consistent funding model for all schools and increased funding for the vast majority of schools across the country. We believe the funding arrangements...

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From the Chapel: The Butterfly Effect+

Everything is related. Everything is connected. There is nothing that happens in the world, nothing at all, which does not have an impact on something else, or someone else. In scientific terms this is known as ‘The Butterfly Effect’: the idea that even something as insignificant as a butterfly flapping...

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Adelaide Public Lecture & Book Launch+

Adelaide Public Lecture & Book Launch Lea Waters “The Strengths Switch” I am delighted to invite you to an exclusive Adelaide public lecture and launch of Professor Lea Waters book The Strength Switch held at St Peter's College presented in partnership with Penguin on Monday 26 June at 6.30pm in...

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Whole School Photograph now available+

A moment in the School’s 170 year history has been captured in the whole school photograph. This archival and celebratory photo was taken on a perfect autumn day with the assistance of many staff. Printed copies of the whole school photograph are available to purchase. A laminated print costs $38...

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Invitation: Senior School Friend of Saints Quiz Night+

Who uttered the famous phrase, “My kingdom for a horse”? What was the name of ‘The Millionaire’ on Gilligan’s Island? In which modern African nation is the city of Timbuktu?   If you know the answer to any of these, (or even if you don’t’!) you should join us for...

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Invitation: Combined Orchestral Concert+

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Invitation: Mission Guild Movie Night+

The Mission Guild warmly invites you and guests to join us for a Movie Night.   This will be a casual and relaxed evening to socialise and laugh with friends, whilst enjoying a glass of wine, tapas, snacks, and a fun movie. Lovely raffle prizes to be won.   Regal...

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Fee Statements+

In the interests of improving our customer service and reducing the School’s impact on the environment, by minimizing our use of printing and postage, from July 2017 all school fee statements will be emailed to parents and guardians rather than posted.    If you need to update your email address, please...

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Uniform Shop Opening Hours July School Holidays+

The Uniform Shop will be closing for the July School Holidays from Friday 30 June 4pm and re-opening on Monday 24 July. On Monday 24 July the Uniform Shop will be open 9am to 5pm. The Uniform Shop will also open early Tuesday 25 July at 8:00am. Normal trading hours...

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Say ‘yes’ to digital – Saints publication+

In the feedback obtained from our recent Parent Communications Survey, indicated that many members of our community would prefer to receive publications in a digital format. We are ready to put your feedback into action but we need your help. To OPT-IN to digital publications please visit www.stpeters.sa.edu.au/update

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Community safety+

To ensure the safety of our students, staff and the general public, please take care when driving on School grounds. Please note the speed limits and exercise caution when driving over pedestrian crossings, public footpaths and when merging into traffic while exiting the School grounds. There have been a number...

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Entertainment Books – SSFoS+

The 2016/17 Entertainment™ Books are now available for purchase! Packed full of vouchers, discounts and special offers exclusive to Entertainment™ Book members. Entertainment™ Memberships are available in two formats: the Entertainment™ Book printed Membership or the Entertainment™ Digital Membership and are now available for purchase at the Oval House Reception....

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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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Deputy Headmaster / Head of Senior School+

We are fast approaching the end of the term and of course the end of an era for St Peter’s College. Mr Murray will retire at the end of next week and it is appropriate that I reflect upon his tenure at this school. I will not mention all of...

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Director of Sport & Athletic Development+

Pedal Prix Saint’s had a successful first Pedal Prix race of the season, racing for six hours at Victoria Park racecourse. The senior team raced in a very strong category, with many teams all hoping for a podium position. Fortunately, they had a very clean race with no major incidents...

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From the Head of Middle Years+

Last week the Middle Years boys were privileged to hear from David Q, a current Year 11 student and winner of the 2017 Day Family Foundation Prize for Social Entrepreneurship. David presented information to the boys on Huntington’s disease, a disease very close to the heart of the Saints community....

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Mission Guild Used Uniform Shop – Suit Sale+

The Used Uniform Shop will be holding a suit sale in Term 3 in the lead up to the Blue & White formal on Friday 29 September. If you have any suits that are no longer suitable for your son and you are willing to donate them, the Used Uniform...

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Pushing the Boundaries – Term 2, 2017 Programs+

This term has seen the Year 7 students prepare and participate in the 5-day Journey to the Riverlands. 3 mentor groups were based around Renmark at Chowilla, whilst 2 mentor groups were based just outside of Berri in Katarpako National Park. All groups arrived at their starting locations just after...

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Student-Centred AV+

All classrooms are political spaces. Consider the traditional classroom: within it, students sit at small square desks, arranged in equidistant rows facing a teacher who has a vast expressive space, denoted by a huge desk and an even bigger, wall-mounted canvas. Even the ceiling-fitted projector, with cables typically running to...

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Head of the River Merchandise+

We have strictly limited stock of leftover apparel from Head of the River in March. Stock includes: Ladies grey hoodies, sizes 6 and 8 Ladies white singlets, size 10 Ladies grey tees, size 10 Ladies navy dri fit shorts, size 12 Unisex navy trackpants, size 10 Mens long sleeved quarter...

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Caterer Scholarship 2018+

Applications open on Monday 19 June 2017 for the Caterer Scholarship 2018. This scholarship is open to all current Year 10 students who have been at the School for at least six terms. The scholarship provides for 25% remission of a student’s tuition fees for two years, being their Year...

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Year 12 Trial Examinations+

Students undertaking SACE Stage 2 subjects and the Year 12 IB Diploma have already received an email from Mrs Heather Hayden, Examinations Coordinator, with the schedule of July trial examinations. Year 11 boys who are completing Stage 2 Biology also received this communication because they are expected to complete the...

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Ancient Medical Treatments+

In Term Two, the main unit of work for the Year 10 Chinese class is on Medicine and Illnesses. The Year 10 Chinese students did research and group presentations on the different perspectives of Chinese medicine. Complementary to the topic, on 6 June, students were fortunate enough to be given...

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da Vinci Decathlon 2017+

On Thursday 1 June, a team of Year 9 boys represented St Peter’s College in the South Australian da Vinci Decathlon 2017, at St Peter’s Girls School. The da Vinci Decathlon began in 2005 as an exciting offshoot of the very successful da Vinci Program for gifted and talented students...

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Saints wins SA Schools Competition – Year 8 French+

On Wednesday evening, our Year 8 French boys won the SAFTA Grand Quiz de Year 8, held at Seymour College. We fielded two teams, who called themselves the ‘Blue Crêpes’, Seb L, Nicholas P, Lianos K, Sachin R; Chanidu F, Saeed B and the ‘Je ne sais pas’. The winning...

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2017 Year 10 – 12 Meningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study Update+

The Meningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study has recently been offered at our school by Eastern Health Authority in conjunction with The University of Adelaide and SA Health. St Peters College was advised at our initial visit that we have been randomised to Study Group B. We have received some...

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Concerning Careers+

Combined South Australian Tertiary Information Evening Term 3 is an important time for Year 12 students as they prepare for their life after school. By the end of Term 3, students considering undertaking study at most university courses in 2018 need to have made their applications to the South Australian...

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From the Head of Junior School+

It has indeed been a great privilege for me to work at St Peter’s College under Simon Murray’s leadership. It is impressive to think that in his 7 years as our 14th Headmaster the School’s enrolment has grown from some 1,250 to nearly 1,500 boys and the School has taken...

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Farewell Mr Murray+

On behalf of the Junior School students it gives Henry and I great pleasure to farewell Mr Murray, who has been the 14th Headmaster of our wonderful school. Mr Murray’s teaching career has spanned 44 years, including 28 years as a Headmaster across 3 schools, including seven years at Saints....

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Anglican Charities Appeal+

Throughout Term 2 the Year 6 boys planned and prepared for the annual Anglican Charities Day fundraising event. In preparing for the day, they worked in small groups to organise an activity or stall for the younger students of the Junior School. We challenged the boys to practise a variety...

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Year 4 Science – Lab on Legs+

During Week 7, the Year 4 boys participated in the Lab On Legs Science program as part of their studies in the Physical Sciences. In the Science Laboratory, the boys worked cooperatively in pairs to investigate a range of forces. The boys remained focussed and engaged during the ‘hands-on’ experiments....

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‘Minute to Win It’ Competition+

Last week the boys in Years 3 to 6 competed in the annual House ‘Minute to Win It’ Competition. The boys had been preparing for the finals during this term at their fortnightly House meetings in the 4 events, namely, Chopsticks, Speed Stack, Nut Cracker and Bottle Toss. The boys...

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Adelaide Choral Eisteddfod+

Congratulations to the Treble Choir who were awarded first place in the annual Primary School Eisteddfod Choral Competition last week. This is the second year in a row in which we have won the competition.

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Junior Orator Competition+

Congratulations to the following boys who were finalists in this year’s Junior Orator Competition. Year 5 Aadi M, Vaughan G, Jacob S, Luca S, Noah L, Haiding W and Oliver H, Alexander K Year 6 Harry B, Angus K, Jude G, Cameron J, Gunin S, Ethan B,  Henry N and...

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Football Captain+

Congratulations to Oscar H who has been chosen as the Junior School Football Captain for 2017.

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Artists of the Week+

Congratulations to our Year 6 Artists of the Week. Gunin, Hector, Will and Hugh who were selected to display their fish mosaics at the Week 6 Assembly this Term. Sally Houston Art Teacher – Junior School

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