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Serving the Community

St Peter’s College was founded to be an inclusive, morally formative institution that forever strives to challenge students to be their best and serve the wider community through selflessness. This purpose remains true today, with our School and students making regular positive contributions to the wider community. Through these efforts, students are developing their awareness and social literacy, whilst enjoying the experience of putting others in front of themselves.

The following are examples of how our School community shares our resources and capabilities with the local community and wider education sector.

Buddy Up

For the past two years, every fortnight a group of children with disability, visit the School as participants of our Buddy Up Program. The objectives of the after-school respite program are threefold: to support parents in our greater community who have a child living with disability by giving them a well-deserved break, providing a safe and friendly environment where their children can participate in engaging activities, and to provide our students with authentic opportunities to learn from individuals with unique life situations.


Sony Camp

Each year St Peter’s College and Wilderness School work together to provide care for children with disability for three days and two nights, as part of South Australia’s only Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp. Now in its sixth year, the aim of the camp is to provide an enjoyable experience for children as well as respite care for their families. It also reminds our student participants how important it is to broaden, actively contribute and nurture the community within which we live.


Developing Curriculum

Aligned with the School’s purpose to serve the broader community and promote the greater good for generations of students, SPSC has worked in partnership with industry professionals to develop a Cyber Studies subject that aims to fill a gap in our national curriculum.

This subject offers students rigorous and engaging opportunities to explore issues surrounding cybersecurity and life in the cybersphere. Assessments have been thoughtfully designed to simulate real-world tasks to provide students with a grounding in contemporary practice

Having successfully delivered this course to partner schools across various sectors within the Adelaide region, in 2024 SPSC will be expanding the reach of the program to include partner schools both regionally and interstate at no cost, ensuring broader access to this vital emerging area of curriculum.

SPSC staff aim to train staff at these remote and regional schools in the delivery of this new subject.


Retirement Community Visits

Our Prep students build strong intergenerational relationships with residents of the Vailima Garden Retirement Community as they alternate visiting them at their village or on School grounds. Students bake and serve scones, paint, and read books together. The Prep boys find points of connection and establish new and unlikely friendships that spark conversations and lifelong memories.


Mission Guild

For the past century our Mission Guild has made a significant impact on the lives of those less fortunate. The origin of the St Peter’s College Mission can be traced back to the collaboration with the Parish of St Mary Magdalene in 1908 to establish a school mission financed and staffed by the School community.

Over 100 years later the Mission Guild has been selflessly supported by thousands of volunteers from our community. In 2023 the group raised in excess of $100,000 through fundraising initiatives. These funds were donated to Anglican charities.

Additionally, the Mission Guild supports student Service Learning endeavours such as the Mary Mags Dinner where students volunteer to provide a three course meal for those in need.


Hosting of Public Events

Our Rex J Lipman Fellows Program is designed to bring the world’s best thinkers and leaders to the School to encourage and motivate as many boys as possible. A free public lecture series gives everyone in the community the opportunity to discuss, debate and engage with leaders and commentators from a diverse range of fields. 55  Fellows have visited the School since the program was established in 2011 with recent Fellows including Stan Grant and Grace Tame.

Each year our School Captains host students from Independent, Catholic and Government schools for the National Student Leadership Summit. The summit brings together over 120 like-minded student leaders from around the country to collaborate and share ideas on leadership.

From time to time the School hosts large scale national events like the National Subs in Schools and F1 in School competition. This event united teams from across Australia to compete in the largest school-based STEM competition globally.

The School partners with the Australia Day Council of South Australia each year to assist in the delivery of their Australian of the Year Luncheon.

Broadening Access

St Peter’s College is committed to the provision of scholarships designed to make a SPSC education accessible to all families. Each year scholarships are offered through a detailed means-testing process to create opportunities for talented and promising students, regardless of circumstance or background, to pursue.



Facility Use

The School shares facilities with the following organisations on a regular basis:

  • Norwood Basketball Club
  • Adelaide University Volleyball Club
  • Newton Jaguars Netball Club
  • SA Water Polo
  • Austral-Asian Christian Church Basketball Club
  • Active Education (Finniss)
  • Magill Little Athletics
  • Tea Tree Gully Swimming Club
  • Adelaide Master Swimming Club
  • Payneham Swim School
  • Clovercrest Swimming Club
  • Eastside Rams Basketball Club
  • Norwood Swim Club
  • Todd Perry Tennis Academy

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