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 their specific learning and emotional needs.

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 feel safe to be themselves. We believe that teaching our boys resilience is essential in equipping them for the challenges of the future.

Our wellbeing strategy builds upon the traditional pastoral care model established in the School’s formative years through the House system. In addition to our pastoral care focus on wellbeing, our wellbeing lessons deliver a curriculum focused on understanding wellbeing and teaching preventative mental health strategies.

Wellbeing Education

St Peter’s College 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 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.

Our Wellbeing Program is supported by registered psychologists and 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 St Peter’s College 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.

Heads of Houses and House Mentors are the daily custodians of student wellbeing via regular one-to-one conversations and the ongoing application of proven wellbeing practices.

Junior School Houses

Senior School Houses