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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.

Strategic Plan.

St Peter's College, Adelaide, is a school with a remarkable academic record - the education of three Nobel Laureates is surely, in part, testimony for that claim. However, more than a century and a half of existence has demonstrated that past glories do not guarantee future excellence in a world of constant change.

St Peter's College new Strategic Plan - "Our Preferred Future" - seeks, as a minimum, to sustain Saints' reputation as an educational institution of first choice. But, importantly, the Plan views this reputation as the platform from which to strive for the next level of achievement. The strategy is both anchored in solid foundations set down over nearly 170 years yet retains dynamism and flexibility to adapt.

The Plan reflects Saints' response to the changes we can foresee while leaving room to accommodate developments that, at this time, we cannot possibly anticipate. As a consequence, the Plan contains a compelling mix of educational innovation and entrepreneurial creativity and community partnerships.

We want every boy who is taught at Saints to get the very best - in body, mind and spirit. After our boys leave us for the last time, we want them to set out and make the world a better place. "Our Preferred Future" is our blueprint for how that should be achieved. It is not cast in concrete although some elements - for instance, continually striving for academic excellence - are not negotiable.

We invite you to share the vision.

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.

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
Old Blues lunchWhole SchoolMemorial HallThu 8 Oct11:45am - 3:00pm
Year 10 Trial (10 days) School & AllenSenior SchoolFlinders trekSun 11 Oct8:00am - 5:00pm
Year 10 Trial (10 days) School & AllenSenior SchoolFlinders TrekMon 12 Oct9:00am - 5:00pm
SPCA General meetingWhole SchoolOval House BoardroomMon 12 Oct6:00pm - 8:00pm
Term 4 (Advent Term) Commences Whole SchoolTue 13 Oct8:35am - 8:35am4Week 1 A
Year 10 Trial (10 days) School & AllenSenior SchoolFlinders TrekTue 13 Oct9:00am - 5:00pm4Week 1 A
Chapel: Farr/Da Costa/ShortSenior SchoolChapelTue 13 Oct1:25pm - 1:50pm4Week 1 A
Years 8/9 Drama rehearsal "Skellig"Senior SchoolDrama CentreTue 13 Oct3:45pm - 6:00pm4Week 1 A
Year 10 Trial (10 days) School & AllenSenior SchoolFlinders TrekWed 14 Oct9:00am - 5:00pm4Week 1 A
SS MusterSenior SchoolSteps of OSHWed 14 Oct1:25pm - 1:50pm4Week 1 A