Learning at Saints
For boys in Reception to Year 2, the academic focus ensures a strong foundation in both literacy and numeracy. We schedule dedicated literacy and numeracy lessons and support all boys’ individual learning needs.
Learning for boys in Years 3 to 6 is adapted for each stage of a child’s development. Students enjoy learning in stimulating classroom environments in which boys and teachers are supported by modern technology. As part of the Years 3 to 6 curriculum, we challenge and extend boys’ learning through the engaging and highly regarded Robotics and Mind Lab programs.
The eLearning program fosters the integration of ICLT (information, communication and learning technologies) throughout the School, delivering a modern, personalised and effective learning environment. This is achieved in a range of ways, including personalised devices, internal online portal for students and parents (Keystone) and a range of innovative teaching programs.
Boys from Reception to Year 4 use a personalised iPad, provided by the School at time of enrolment. Boys in Years 5 to 6 use a School-funded iPad and a family-funded MacBook.
Digital confidence skills are developed throughout a boy’s life at Saints, both through the daily use of their device in class and through explicit learning in technology lessons. Teachers at St Peter’s College are continuously supported to use technology to enrich their students’ learning experiences. This work has been recognised by Apple, with St Peter’s College named as an Apple Distinguished School.
St Peter’s College has also been praised for its proactive approach to digital citizenship and cybersafety, and was the first School in South Australia to gain full eSmart accreditation.
From Year 4 all students participate in the outdoor education program, undertaking a series of journeys including to the Coorong and Canberra.
From Year 3 all boys participate in sports and can choose from an extensive list of summer and winter sports.
Visual and Performing Arts
Our School has a rich and strong tradition in musical studies and performing arts with a diverse offering that includes music (solo and ensemble), drama and visual arts. Specialist teachers and artist-in-residence programs help students to experiment and explore ways to express themselves.