A Holistic Approach

At St Peter’s College, developing a boy’s character is as important as fostering his intellect. Wellbeing is central to all that we do. We understand boys and the specific learning and emotional needs that they have.

Our teachers are committed to providing the best care for each and every boy; care that focuses on developing their inherent strengths and talents, and providing an environment where they are safe to be themselves. We believe that teaching our boys the skill of resilience is essential in equipping them for the challenges of the future.

Our wellbeing strategy builds upon the traditional pastoral care model already applied within the School. We focus on teaching preventative mental health strategies throughout a boy’s time at St Peter’s College.

Positive Education

Saints provides a safe, inclusive and engaging learning environment and we are a world leader in wellbeing and positive education.

Our wellbeing framework is based on the work of internationally renowned psychologist Professor Martin Seligman and consists of positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment.

We teach seven scientifically-informed positive education programs from Australia, England, and the US that have demonstrated impacts on student wellbeing. We also teach lifelong personal competencies to develop resilience as well as an understanding of individual character strengths.

Pastoral expertise and support is also provided by two registered psychologists and two chaplains who work across all year levels to help boys and their families.

Pastoral Care and Houses

Our Houses are fundamental to the pastoral care system at Saints and promote social, academic, spiritual and emotional wellbeing. They provide many opportunities to participate in annual traditions and community activities, enhancing a sense of belonging and camaraderie. Friendships formed by boys during House activities often last a lifetime.

Junior School Houses

Senior School Houses