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I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our families for the start of the 2018 academic year. In particular, I would like to welcome the over 100 new families who have joined our Junior School community and the Saints family this year. I would like to inform you of the following Staff changes for 2018:

  • Raegan Hill is a new ELC Teacher;
  • Sharon Zhuang, Monika Ash and Anna Smeaton are new ESOs in the ELC;
  • Georga Pavy is a new Year 4 Teacher;
  • Jamie Schubert is a new Year 5 Teacher;
  • Maryann Moore is a new Year 6 Teacher;
  • Angela Norman has returned from Maternity Leave and is teaching in Year 3;
  • Rebecca Golding will continue in her 0.8 role in the Library;
  • Alison Winter will continue in a 0.4 Relief Teaching role this year;
  • Trevor Hamlyn will be teaching English as an Additional Language and Dialect this year.

This week we commissioned our new Junior School Leaders for 2018. During the coming weeks we will announce our Year 2 Leaders for Term 1, our Class SRC Members for Semester 1 and our sporting and music Leaders for 2018. In all, this will involve some 100 boys in key leadership roles in the Junior School, a clear sign of our commitment to giving boys from Reception to Year 6 the experience of being a leader at Saints.

During the school holidays we put in two new disabled toilets in the Junior School, one in the Shinkfield Building and one at the eastern lower end of the Bickersteth Building. Work is well advanced on the new Junior Primary playground which should be finished in the next 4 – 5 weeks.

I am most grateful to Mellissa Larkin who has taken on the role of Chair of the Junior School Friends of Saints for this year. Mellissa will be ably supported on the Executive by Mary Moss, Secretary and Jennifer Robertson, Treasurer. Our Movie Night Committee, headed by Jen Robertson is busy planning for our Family Movie Night on Saturday 17 March, 2018.

We hope it is an exciting and rewarding year for all the boys and their families, and I look forward to seeing you around the school and at the various co-curricular and Junior School Friends of Saints events throughout the year.

Dates to Remember

12 February
Years 3 – 6 Swimming lessons all week
7:30pm – JSFoS meeting in Meeting Room 1

13 February
5:00 – 6:00pm – ELC Parent Information session

15 February
8:30am, 1:30pm, and 6.30pm – iPad sessions for Parents of boys in Reception
12:15 – 1:00pm – Chapel Service for Years 4 – 6

16 February
4:00pm – Friday summer sport commences

17 February
8:15am – Saturday summer sport commences

19 February
Years 3 – 6 Swimming lessons all week

20 February
7:00 – 8:00pm – Information evening for Years 5 and 6 Parents about The Learning Curve in the Pentreath Building

21 February
2:30 – 3:15pm – Years 3 – 6 Assembly in Memorial Hall

22 February
9:15 – 11:00am – Open Morning
12:15 – 1:00pm – Chapel Service for Years 1 – 3

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

26 February
Reception – Year 2 Swimming lessons all week.
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

Student Leaders

Congratulations to the following boys who have been chosen to be Leaders in the Junior School for 2018.

Junior School Captain                           George W
Junior School Vice Captain                   Henry R
Art Captain                                            James G
Music Captain                                       Archie Y
Sport Captain                                        Fergus L-B
Co-Captains of Alliston-Jones               Alex C and Remy S
Co-Captains of Brooks                          Wilson L and David T
Co-Captains of Clayton-Dyer                William D and Charlie M
Co-Captains of Stokes-Ware                Dejan D and Noah L

School Achievements
Congratulations to the following boys who have been chosen to be Year 2 Leaders for Term 1, 2018.

2C        Tao W and Nicholas S
2I         James T and Jenson L
2T        Aidon M and Edward R

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, on 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 7:00am 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 ask that boys do not play on the equipment outside the Years 3 and 4 classrooms until after 3:15pm.

Lost Property

We have 4 lost property bins in the Junior School.

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

We encourage boys to check these bins for any lost property. 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