Our School
2000 – Present

St Peter’s School History

2018

Please enjoy our 2018 Year in Review presentation

School Theme: Ubuntu – I am who I am because of who we are

2016

School Theme: We achieve success by reaching out to others to live and learn with joy. “Be merciful just as the Father is merciful.” Luke 6:36

  • Multi-Age Multi-Stage Learning approach adopted
  • Work continues to create connected collaborative learning spaces.
  • Awarded 5 star ResourceSmart rating for sustainable environmental initiatives.
  • Inaugural School Community Art Show
  • Restorative Practices introduced to support student wellbeing.

2015

School Theme: Together we Shine a Light on Learning. “In the Lord you are light. Live as children of the light.” Ephesians 5:8

  • Commemoration of 150 years since the laying of the foundation stone of St Peter’s Church
  • Establishment of the Community Centre and playspace
  • ResourceSmart Community School of the Year Award winners
  • School Master Plan completed
  • Performing Arts Production (Your Story, My Story, Our Story) was a huge success
  • Inaugural Walk Through Bethlehem Community Event

2014

School Theme: Growing and Nurturing the Seed of Learning. “A mustard seed is the smallest of all trees yet when nurtured it becomes the largest of all garden plants.” Mark 4:31-32

  • Appointment of new Principal, Kerry Miller
  • Introduction of Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
  • Initiated Walk to School Days and community breakfasts

2013

School Theme: Faith in the Power of Learning. “The door of faith is always open.” Acts 14:27

  • Introduction of iPads to support student learning
  • Empowering local school project
  • Retirement of Principal, Katherine Hudson after 12 years

2012

School Theme: Soaring high above a landscape of possibilities. “I have carried you on eagle’s wings.” Isaiah 40:31

  • Purchase of new technology to support contemporary learning including iPads, robotics, portable Interactive Whiteboard and iPads

2011

School Theme: A Vision of Hope. Light Up for Lifelong Learning.

  • 5 New classrooms opened at the start of term one.
  • Katherine Hudson presented at the International Conference on Thinking, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Julie Percy and Teresa Hanley also participated in the conference.

2010

School Theme: Building Tomorrow Today: Living in Faith.

  • Building of 5 new learning areas to replace portables is underway

2009

School Theme: Reflecting on the past, learning in the present, building the future.

  • St. Peter’s Primary School celebrated it’s 75th anniversary
  • Refurbishment of the student’s toilets
  • Building the Education Revolution funding to build 5 new general learning areas to replace portables
  • Installation of 5 new interactive whiteboards resulting in a total of 8 in the school
  • Introduction of Positive Behavior Support at a whole school level based on the key expectations of respect, responsibility, persistence and positivity
  • Involved in Thinking Cluster and Contemporary Learning Project including an Apple initiative (iTunesU) supported by the Catholic Education Network Australia. Exceptional professional practice involving technology within our school has been showcased on the world wide web
  • Julie Percy received a national HAToM (Highly Accomplished Teacher of Mathematics) award from the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

2008

School Theme – Receive the power, creating a future powered by the spirit and learning

  • Development of ‘St Peter’s Hills’ play area comprising a sandpit and an ampitheatre near the Howard St side of the school.

2007

School Theme – Nurturing the Spirit, Engaging the Mind

  • School enrolment of 546 students
  • Katherine Hudson awarded a 2007 National Award For Quality Schooling – Excellence in a Principal – Highly Commended Award
  • Katherine Hudson and Julie Percy deliver a presentation on “Thinking and Working Creatively with Information Communication Technology” at the 13th International Conference on Thinking in Norrköping (Sweden)
  • Introduction of Healthy Eating Policy for school canteen
  • 2007 National Literacy and Numeracy Week Awards – Highly Commended Award for Literacy
  • 2007 National Literacy and Numeracy Week Awards – Highly Commended Award for Numeracy
  • Redevelopment of School Website

2006

School Theme – Keys Into Learning

  • Construction of new multipurpose room and canteen facilities completed
  • Introduction of Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) curriculum
  • Introduction of new A-E report cards to be measured against VELS
  • Second year of E-Learning project – exploring the use of interactive whiteboards
  • Julie Percy awarded a National Excellence in Teaching Award 2006 (Maths Coordinator and classroom teacher)
  • Successful funding application – ‘Success for Boys’ program
  • Outstanding National Achievement in School Improvement Award –
  • Building a professional learning community – 2006 National Awards for Quality Schooling
  • 2006 National Literacy and Numeracy Week Awards – Highly Commended Award for Literacy
  • Fr Maurie Cooney appointed as Parish Priest

2005

School Theme – In the Flow

  • Katherine Hudson (Principal) & Josephine Harrison (Deputy Principal) presented a paper on leadership and learning to the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement Conference in Barcelona in January 2005.
  • Installation of an all weather synthetic outdoor surfacing area “Tiger Turf” with markings for children’s games.
  • Development of Landscape and Play Area Masterplan for the School
  • 2005 National Literacy and Numeracy Week Awards – Highly Commended Award for Literacy
  • Parish Priest – Fr Arnold Herredia

2004

School Theme – Release the Potential – Let the Fun Begin!

  • Completed the Registered Schools Board Review
  • National Achievement Award in Literacy and Numeracy, in the 2004 National Literacy and Numeracy Week Awards
  • Successful e-Learning submission – E-Learning project which focuses on the use of a range of multimedia to enhance and integrate learning.
  • Introduction of the Bounce Back program as a whole school approach
  • Successful fundraising by the Parents’ Association and construction of the new adventure playground.

2003

School Theme – Learning for the Future

  • School enrolment of 550 students.
  • Review of School Vision Statement undertaken.

2002

  • School Review conducted.
  • School website developed.

2001

  • Miss Katherine Hudson appointed Principal.
  • New staff room built to house the growing number on staff.

2000

  • Extensive refurbishment of the general office area undertaken, creating a new Principal’s office, general administration and finance office.
  • Before and After School Care program commenced operation in the Parish Hall.