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My sincere appreciation to all the families who have contacted me since the announcement of my retirement at the end of this year. I have been touched and humbled by the messages of goodwill and deeply appreciated the sense of gratitude which parents have conveyed to me for my contribution to Saints over the past eight years.

It will be a most unusual feeling this time next year, after 42 years as a teacher and 33 years as a Head of Junior School. I have committed in my mind to doing charity work for Anglicare for two days a week and perhaps driving the community bus for another day a week. It will be life at a very different pace but it is my clear intent to give back to the community and support people in need.

There will obviously be time at the end of the year to give an appropriate thanks to this school community which has given me so much since I commenced in 2011. In the meantime, I am very much focused on ensuring we have another rewarding and successful year in the Junior School, and that our School is in just as healthy and strong a position as it is currently.

Congratulations to the following boys who have been chosen as Music Captains for 2018:

Band Captain: Joshua M

Choir Captain: Luca S

Strings Captain: Haiding W

Congratulations to the following boys who have been chosen to be the class SRC Members for Semester 1, 2018:

Rec T: Sebastian V N and Lachlan B
Rec D: Advik S and Evan H
Rec B: Tom M and Oliver H
1G: Teddy M and Huxley P-B
1R: Harry P and Steven P
1J: Digby S and Oliver L
2C: Charlie A and Andrew L
2I: Phoenix V B and Alexander C
2T:  Shayan A and Levi H
3D: Alex A and Peter Y
3N: Hunter D B and Peter A
3R: Jordy B and Tiger W
4S: Vipul P and James T
4W: Yongjan H and Harry B
4P: Emerson C and Thinura W
5A: Max M and Angus T
5S: Harry M and Sachin McG
5M: Ahaan K and Laurence A
5B: Zac M and Joshua O
6A: Hugh and Oliver F
6M: Jake  and Thomas P
6N: Dhruv J and Alfred C
6C: William P-J and Jake R

Dates to Remember

23 February
2:30 – 3:00pm              Reception – Year 2 Assembly in JS Hall

26 February                  Reception – Year 2 Swimming lessons all week
7:00 – 8:00pm              Information evening for Years 5 and 6 Parents about The Learning Curve in the Pentreath Building

28 February
11:00am – 3:00pm       Years 3 – 6 Swimming Carnival in the Burchnall Sports Centre

1 March
12:15 – 1:00pm            Chapel Service for Years 4 – 6

2 March
2:30 – 3:00pm              Reception – Year 2 Assembly in JS Hall

5 March
7:30pm                        Junior School Friends of Saints meeting

6 March
8:30am                        Year 5 Camp departs for Finniss
6:00pm                        An Evening with Tim Browning in Memorial Hall

7 March
2:30 – 3:15pm              Years 3 – 6 Assembly in Memorial Hall

8 March
12:15 – 1:00pm            Chapel Service for Years 1 – 3

9 March
2:30 – 3:00pm              Reception – Year 2 Assembly in JS Hall

12 March                      Adelaide Cup Public Holiday

13 March
7:00 – 8:00pm              THRASS Information session for Parents

15 March
8:45am – 3:15pm         Year 5 at Monarto Zoo
12:15 – 1:00pm            Years 4 and 6 Chapel Service

17 March
5:00 – 9:30pm              Junior School Friends of Saints Movie Night

A Call for Junior School Volunteers
The Junior School runs a very successful Learning Assistance Program (LAP), which is supported by a regular group of Volunteers who provide an hour and a half (1.5 hours) of their time from 8.45 – 10.15am, once a week. This program is of significant benefit to a number of boys in Years 2 – 6 with their literacy development, and only operates with the generous support of our Volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer at the school and would like more information about joining our friendly and supportive team in LAP, please contact:

Geraldine Waldron LAP Coordinator
Tel: 8404 0415 or

Traffic Safety
St Peter’s College is situated in close proximity to the CBD of Adelaide, and adjacent to the Botanic Gardens. The School campus sits between two high-traffic roads in North Terrace and Hackney Road. The safety of our boys is of paramount importance, and caution must always be taken when walking, riding or driving in this vicinity.

When boys are crossing North Terrace on their way to and from School, they must always cross at the pedestrian traffic lights situated near Trinity Street. Boys should not cross the road at any other place, even when traffic is stopped for the lights.

Boys who need to cross Hackney Road must use the traffic lights on the corner of North Terrace, or walk under the bridge (over the River Torrens) to the north of the School. Alternatively, boys should use the pedestrian island opposite the entrance to Plane Tree Drive. In the Junior School, parents should use either the North Terrace or Hackney Road car parks. Parents are asked to respect any designated spaces signed for Staff parking.

The Junior School Avenue is open for parking until 9:30am. It is then closed for traffic throughout the day and reopens at 2:30pm.

Parents may drop boys off inside the School grounds in the Hackney Road carpark, North Terrace carpark or in the Avenue. However, there is no parking in the Avenue.

Photographs on Social Media
Out of respect to other families within our School Community, St Peter’s College asks that photographs taken at any School event or function that contain images of other students not be published, distributed to others or placed on any form of social media, without the consent of the relevant student’s family.

Outside School Hours Care
The Before School Care program at St Peter’s College will operate from 7:00 am to 8:15am each school day. The After School Care program runs from 3.00pm to 6.00pm school days.

Unlike many childcare programs, the Camp Australia program at St Peters’ College OSHC is eligible for the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate, which can reduce the cost of the program by up to 50% or more. The Child Care rebate is not income tested. It pays up to 50% of your out of pocket expenses … up to $7,500 per child a year.

Service Hours and Fee Structure:

Hours Fee Structure
Before School Care 7:00am to 8:15am $14.03
After School Care 3:00pm to 6:00pm $29.95
Early Finish (per hour) $10.00 per hour
Annual Enrolment Fee $20.00 per family/per year

After applying the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate, the Out of Pocket expenses will be:
Before School Care      $4.47 to $7.02
After School Care         $9.89 to $14.98
To reduce your fortnightly out-of-pocket costs choose to have your rebate paid direct to Camp Australia.
To find out more about how you can save contact Camp Australia’s friendly Customer Service Team on

1300 105 343 or the Family Assistance Office 13 61 50.

Car Parking
I would like to remind parents of the regulations regarding use of the Junior School carpark. People using the carpark need to stick to the 10km/h speed limit and follow the arrows to assist us with the safety of our boys and their families. We ask parents who are collecting boys in the area near the School Uniform Shop, to please ensure they do not park around the round-about at the end of the road. We also ask not to park in front of cars that are parked in marked car parks, making it impossible for these cars to leave. The Junior School is also equipped with three disabled carparks. These parks are reserved for those cars who require disabled access; we ask that these bays are only used by those who have the appropriate permits. We would also ask that while driving in our school carparks parents please refrain from using mobile phones, this practice can potentially endanger the safety of our Junior School boys.

Playground Supervision
Each morning teachers supervise the playground from 8:15 – 8:30am, before the boys go to class for the start of the school day. Boys who arrive at school before this time should go to Outside School Hours Care (OSHC). After school there is supervision of the exit points to 3.40pm. After this time, any boy not at a co-curricular activity or still waiting to be collected by a parent will be taken to OSHC by the teacher on duty.

Parents are responsible for the supervision of their son on any playground equipment after school, as teachers are rostered on duty at various exit points in the Junior School. We do ask that boys do not play on the equipment outside the Years 3 and 4 classrooms until after 3:15pm.

 Lost Property

 For the information of parents we have 4 lost property bins in the Junior School.

  1. One near the photocopy room outside 1G.
  2. Two in the Bickersteth Building opposite the 3N classroom (for all clothes).
  3. One outside the Art Room (for all lunch boxes and bags).

We would encourage boys to check these bins for any lost property, as all left-over items are donated to charity at the end of each term.

Term Dates for 2018

Term 1             30 January – 13 April
Term 2             1 May – 29 June
Term 3             24 July – 28 September
Term 4             16 October – 7 December

David Hine, Head of Junior School