Early Years

The Early Years is a place for active, joyful learners. Located just 2km from the city centre, on the School’s 32 hectares of magnificent grounds, the Early Years is a special place where boys aged three and four begin their educational journey.

We know that young boys are unique learners. And we know that to develop a love of learning, they need a variety of collaborative and practical learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors. Each day is a learning adventure and everything that happens during the day is a learning opportunity.


Our boys are supported by a team of caring, experienced and highly qualified teachers and educators. Our days flow as together we work on research projects with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy concepts.

From the very beginning we instill the School’s values of truth, respect and service through our interactions, whilst honouring each boy as an individual within our community of learners. We nurture each boy’s wellbeing to create a strong sense of self and a connection with others.

Our Early Years Program curriculum has been developed using the ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’ learning framework developed by the Australian Government and our centre has been awarded the highest possible rating by the National Quality Framework and Standards.

Our Early Years and Junior School Programs

Your son’s learning journey commences with our Early Years Program before progressing to the Junior School via two pathways. Catering for the needs and development of individual students, there is the option for your son to progress to the Junior School via the Prep Program or straight to Reception. Click below to view the pathway options.

Experience our Early Years

Join our exceptional community of learning in the Early Years. Places available for boys aged three and four in 2023.

For more information, attend an Open Morning or contact our friendly Admissions team via email at admissions@stpeters.sa.edu.au to book a private tour.