Life at Saints.

St Peter's College is an Anglican boys’ school situated in Adelaide, South Australia.

St Peter's College remains uncompromising in our commitment to be at the forefront of boys’ education. We aspire to be a truly world-class school where each boy flourishes.

At Saints, in addition to academia, our focus is the character shaping of boys and young men – developing a sense of service, courage, commitment, integrity, morality and honour. In today’s world we must ensure that each and every boy has these underpinning values in order for them to make their way successfully in a changing world.

Welcome to St Peter’s College.

A Message from the Headmaster.

At St Peter's College every boy is celebrated and honoured for his uniqueness. To achieve this, we believe in an holistic approach to education: we are educating minds, building healthy bodies and nourishing spirits.

Strategic Plan.

Saints commits to be at the forefront of boys’ education; to be, and to be viewed as a truly world-class school where each boy flourishes. We want boys to feel safe to be themselves – that is, each boy comes to value his uniqueness; feels able and confident to express and be himself. Our Strategic Plan is dedicated to, and reaffirms the belief that every boy is important and to ensure that each boy’s gifts and strengths are nurtured, celebrated and honoured.

The goals outlined in the Strategic Plan can only be achieved with the support and involvement of our School community as we recognise that learning and growth starts in collaboration. Together we have discovered, dreamed and designed our Plan in a manner that ensures each participant understands the part they shall play in realising this vision of our future.

We invite you to share the vision.

Building Master Plan.

The Building Master Plan is our vision of how we will build upon our existing foundations to develop and accommodate 21st century learning for our boys. ‘Towards a Preferred Future’ provides an aspirational guide to how we will continue to foster academic excellence, support pastoral care and co-curricular opportunities that, combined, will extend the School’s reputation from an educational institution of first choice to a world-class school.

We commend this to you.

Christian Framework.

St Peter’s College is a Christian school and as part of the Anglican Church of Australia takes seriously its commitment to form young men in the Christian faith. The Christian faith is at the centre of the School’s focus on enriching the minds, bodies and spirits of its students. Influencing every part of the life of the School, the Christian faith is actively taught and practiced. It is under the umbrella of Christianity that the School is so concerned about the wellbeing of its students. More than anything, boys are encouraged to think and to be challenged to express what they believe.


St Peter’s College had its beginnings in 1847 and has continued to be an important part of the lives of many young men since that time. In 1853 Bishop Short described his view of the School as ‘educating their minds, shaping their characters, and making their souls Christian’, a view that remains as relevant today as it did all that time ago.

In 1890 the School Motto Pro Deo et Patria (For God and Country) was adopted as an ideal for the boys to live up to. Since foundation, Saints has always emphasised a sense of service honoured through selflessness. A value that remains strong and constant in the fabric of School life.

Today our most important work is the shaping of the character of the boys and young men at Saints – developing a sense of service, courage, commitment, integrity, morality and honour. In today’s world where so much has changed, the values that we consider important in the education of our boys and young men have not changed too much at all. It remains important for us to have these enduring underpinning values as we make our way in the world.


The cornerstone of educating boys is that all boys are safe to be themselves. The boys in the Boarding House are supported and nurtured by a core group of staff dedicated to ensuring they thrive academically, but also feel safe and supported during this important time of their lives.

At Saints, we understand and are committed to maintaining ongoing, open communication with parents, ensuring they remain engaged with their child’s development. A successful, memorable boarding experience hinges on the balanced involvement of staff, students and their family.

When your son joins this vibrant and thriving community of boys from all walks of life, he will be cared for and supported by the fabulous Boarding House staff including Mentors, Tutors, support staff and medical staff.

Every boy is important; here at Saints his gifts and strengths will be celebrated, honoured and enabled.

Event School Location Date Time Term Week
Years 10 and 11 examinations Years 8 and 9 examinations commenceSenior SchoolBSR/Drama CentreThu 27 Nov8:30am - 4:00pm4Week 7 A
Reception ConcertJunior SchoolJS HallThu 27 Nov6:30pm - 7:30pm4Week 7 A
Year 8 2014 Parent Information Evening regarding Outdoor Education for all Year 9's 2015Senior SchoolMemorial HallThu 27 Nov7:00pm - 8:30pm4Week 7 A
Years 8, 9 10 and 11 examinations Senior SchoolBSR/Drama CentreFri 28 Nov8:30am - 4:00pm4Week 7 A
Mission Guild AGM 9am JS Meeting Room 1 10.15am Chapel Service 11.00am Lunch (off site)Whole SchoolMeeting Room 1/ChapelFri 28 Nov9:00am - 11:00am4Week 7 A
"Step Up" day for new students (JS and SS)Whole SchoolWhole SchoolFri 28 Nov9:00am - 12:35pm4Week 7 A
Years 8, 9 10 and 11 examinations Senior SchoolBSR/Drama CentreMon 1 Dec8:30am - 3:30pm4Week 8 B
Year 7 Graduation Ceremony rehearsalJunior SchoolMemorial HallMon 1 Dec8:45am - 11:00am4Week 8 B
Year 7 Graduation ceremonyJunior SchoolMemorial HallMon 1 Dec1:30pm - 3:00pm4Week 8 B
Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 examinations concludeSenior SchoolBSR/Drama CentreTue 2 Dec8:30am - 3:30pm4Week 8 B