Earlier this week there was a prominent story in the Advertiser about the National Redress Scheme which mentioned the School. At St Peter’s College, the safety and wellbeing of children is and will continue to be our highest priority. Whilst we were not called to or mentioned in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, we have adopted the Commission’s recommendations and are committed to ensuring every child in our care is safe. It is the responsible and right thing to do. We applied to join the National Redress Scheme in 2018 and are the first South Australian Independent school to register. It is our expressed intention to handle any matters with care and empathy and to ensure survivors receive both recognition and redress.
Abusive behaviour is not acceptable and is completely at odds with the School’s core values. St Peter’s College has engaged and taken decisive action when an issue has become known and we will continue to do so. We are also committed to working with any former student who has experienced abuse at the School to find resolution for them in a caring and compassionate manner.
If anyone wishes to contact the School about any incidents or concerns, they are invited to contact me directly at TBrowning@stpeters.sa.edu.au or 8404 0407.