School Profile

St Peter’s School derives its strength from truth and honesty with God and one another. As we strive to model the love of Jesus, our teaching and learning will reflect the needs and interests of individuals and the community..

St Peter’s is a developing triple stream co-educational primary school situated about 6 kilometres north of the CBD. The school has an enrolment of approximately 700 students from kindergarten to Year 6 and draws the majority of students from within the Parish of Bedford/Inglewood.

The staff provides an integrated curriculum for all the students with Religious Education as the focus. The curriculum draws together the concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and values from the curriculum framework in developing the competencies of expressing, investigating, communicating, creating and reflecting. St Peter’s offers a range of specialist programs including a Reading Recovery Program, Extension Program, EMU Mathematics Program, as well as Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts and Indonesian. The school has also been part of the RAISE Literacy Initiative and Primary Connections program.

The school endeavours to establish close links with parents that result in:

  • Greater understanding by parents of their children’s schooling
  • Greater understanding by teachers of the students and their needs
  • Better communication between home and school
  • High student morale and confidence
  • More goodwill and mutual esteem between parents and teachers
  • Greater involvement by parents in school activities
  • A happier school

St Peter’s Church and the school share common ground and a number of facilities. The Parish Priest is very supportive of the school and has built a good relationship between the staff and students.

The School Board plays an integral part in the school and have carried St Peter’s through various building programs of our current site to cater for our developing triple stream. The site now provides children with an attractive learning environment and also an excellent working environment for staff.

The Parents and Friends are an active body who support the school financially and encourage social interaction between parents and also between parents and staff.