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From the Headmaster+

What a remarkable year we have had with so many boys achieving far beyond their expectations; heights that were only reached with the support of their parents, teachers and peers. In reflecting on the past year, I would like to extend my deepest thanks to every teacher and staff member...

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From the Chapel: Christmas+

My sister had a baby recently. Her new baby is a very healthy weight, feeding well and doing all the right things, but you forget how small they are! She’s tiny; she looks like she might break! There is a fragility about new-born babies. Of course they’re much tougher than...

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Philanthropy at Christmas+

The Senior School Friends of Saints and Mission Guild partnered together and have been proud to support Anglicare SA – The Magdalene Centre, with its 2016 Christmas Hamper Donation drive. We are would like to thank the Saints community for supporting the annual Christmas Appeal. All donations received have gone...

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Uniform Shop: out of Term additional trading hours+

The Uniform Shop will be opening the following additional hours in Term 4 2016 and pre-Term 1 in 2017 Wednesday 7 December 2016             11am – 5pm Monday 12 December 2016                  8:30am – 6pm Tuesday 13 December 2016                 8:30am – 6pm Wednesday 14 December 2016           8:30am – 6pm...

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Say ‘yes’ to digital – Saints publication+

In the feedback obtained from our recent Parent Communications Survey, earlier this year, many members of our community indicated that they 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...

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St Peter’s College asks that photographs taken at any School event or function that contain images of other students not be published, distributed to others or placed on any form of social media, without the consent of the relevant student’s...

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From the Director of Sport & Athletic Development+

Another year in Sport It was only a week or so ago that the AFL had their annual draft and it is pleasing to report that Will H was selected by Sydney to become part of the Swans AFL team. This is indeed a fantastic acheivement but Will knows that...

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Deputy Headmaster / Head of Senior School+

In Week 6 I had the privilege of attending a couple of events that aligned themselves to the White Ribbon Campaign which raises awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence impacting women in Australia. The first event was the inaugural Father-Son Breakfast, organised by the Senior School Friends of Saints...

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From the Head of Senior Years+

The end of the year also sees the departure of four Heads of House. The House system is the lifeblood of the Senior Years, and the role of Head of House pivotal in seeing our boys develop into courageous, adaptable, respectful and empathetic young men. Thank you to Chris Muirhead...

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From the Head of Middle Years+

It seems like only yesterday that the sounds of our Middle Years boys filled the Pentreath for the first time in early February. In the year that has ensued so much has been achieved and it is appropriate to reflect, in this final newsletter article for 2016, on the success...

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The 2017 Senior School Timetable+

The timetable construction process for 2017 is nearing completion. The last date for students to make subject changes in time for the start of Term 1 next year will be Monday 16 January 2017. Then, on Monday 23 January, we expect to update all of the School’s systems, including Keystone...

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Year 10 Chinatown excursion+

On 11 November, the Year 10 Chinese language students visited Chinatown, to immerse ourselves in the culture that we are studying. The first destination was Taste Restaurant. Here we sampled its stunning signature hand-made beef noodles complimented by exquisite sides including spring rolls and dumplings. After “countless” embarrassing attempts, most...

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2016 SA Chinese Language Awards+

On Friday 2 November 2016, the 2016 Chinese Language Teacher’s Association of South Australia (CLTASA) Chinese Language Awards Ceremony was held at the Napier Building, University of Adelaide. These annual awards recognise enthusiastic and successful learners of the Chinese language and culture. This year the ceremony included addresses not only...

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Norwood Christmas Tree display+

During Term 4 the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, invited schools to decorate wooden cut-out Christmas Trees to be displayed on the centre strip of Osmond Tce, Norwood. Our Year 7, 8 and 9 boys enthusiastically took on the task, and decorated three trees with hundreds of individually...

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Concerning Careers+

Tertiary based newsletters Important tertiary information and advice for tertiary applicants in the December and January period has been emailed to all Year 12 boys via their school email address. It includes newsletters and advice sheets. At the very least, the boys should peruse the information to determine what may...

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Year 7 French meet Baudin at the Maritime Museum+

On Thursday 1 December, the Year 7 French boys ventured to the Maritime Museum to explore a freeze-frame of the Art of Science, through the work of Nicholas Baudin and the French explorers who, explored the western, southern and southeastern Australian seaboard between 1800-1804. The Year 7 boys were fascinated...

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Year 10 French meets Year 2 French through bilingual iBooks+

In November of Term 4, the Year  10 French class busily prepared creative bilingual children’s books using iBooks author. They were required to show cultural differences between Australia and France, through a series of imaginative events in an original story, as well as using a variety of verb tenses, complex...

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Senior School photography orders+

Over the past two terms we have had a range of School photos taken by Focus School Portraits that include: Years 7 to 12 House photos Years 7 and 8 Mentor Group photos Winter Sports First team photos Music photos (Taken in Week 9) Some Club and Society photos (Taken...

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2017 Book List now available for orders+

The 2017 St Peter’s College book lists will be available online at www.campion.com.au. ALL STUDENTS: You are now able to order your 2017 text books via Campion Education ( www.campion.com.au ) . Our School code is 6SXK. Please keep in mind that 2017 classes will not be confirmed until January...

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From the Head of Junior School+

When I was the Head of a Junior School in Western Australia from 1998 – 2001, I read with interest an article where it was claimed a child would hear over 400 negative comments a day from the people with whom they interacted. Apparently they would only hear about 60...

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Chess Competition+

During the 2016 Chess season, 40 St Peter’s College Junior School students played in the South Australian Junior Chess League competition in A, B and C Grade Divisions. The venues we played were here at St Peter’s College as well as at Prince Alfred College. The South Australian Junior Chess...

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Congratulations: ICAS Science and Maths+

Congratulations to the following boys who have been awarded gold medals for achieving the highest score in SA and the NT in an ICAS competition this year. ICAS Science William B                      Year 5 Archie G                       Year 5 Darren N                      Year 5 Nicholas K                    Year 6 ICAS Mathematics Nicholas K                    Year...

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