Welcome to Catholic Education Week 2021
The theme of Catholic Education week 2021 is: “Faith in the future – I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” At St Peter’s College we strive to ensure each and every student who walks through the gates is provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential. That they may have the school life which provides them with the opportunities to live life and live it to the full.
Our vision at St Peter’s College is that as a Catholic community, we aspire to lead in faith, guide with love and inspire through learning. These three pillars, Faith, Education and Service, define who we are and what we stand for. Our Cranbourne campus, located on Cranbourne-Frankston road has serviced the local community of Cranbourne and surrounds for over twenty-five years. This campus is currently undergoing a major facelift with the last two significant building refurbishments resulting in a modernized Arts precinct and an innovative Applied Learning Centre. The rejuvenation of the campus is a commitment to ensuring our students are provided with the most modern of facilities and resources to excel. Our Clyde North campus began in 2012 with innovative design a feature to cater for the needs of all students with a dual focus on the twenty-first learner and in supporting evidence-based teaching practice. Currently under construction is a Performing Arts Centre, this will be followed by a three court basketball stadium, one of the final major building projects to complete this campus.
St Peter’s College is committed to the provision of an education which caters and delivers for all students. Our strategic intent is for all to develop the skills today to thrive in tomorrow’s world. Our pathway to excellence program ensures those academically driven students are provided for through accelerated and extension opportunities. Those requiring additional support are catered for within our Learning Enrichment centre inclusive of an individualised learning plan designed to ensure success. Our Applied Learning (VCAL) program and the provision of Vocational Education subjects (VET) provides the essential learning opportunities and training to successfully transition from school to the workforce or further training.
Never has there been a more important time to belong to community. COVID-19 and remote schooling in 2020 highlighted the important role school plays in the social-emotional development of young people. The importance of, and priority given to mental health and resilience through supportive practices and a connected community is critical. At St Peter’s College our vertical house based system provides opportunities for all to connect and flourish. Our Strive and Thrive program focuses on the principles of GEM – Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness and aims to ensure all have the opportunity to gain the skills and strategies to be in right relationship within and beyond the gates of St. Peter’s College.
Our desire is for students to run excitedly through St. Peter’s College gates to commence their secondary schooling as a Year 7 student, and walk out at the end of Year 12, with confidence, a sense of purpose, and a feeling of positivity about their future lives. In addition our 21st Century learner will possess a skill-set of: critical thinking, effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively & creativity to succeed in the world of work.
So, I extend an invitation to all to come and explore what is on offer. “Come and See”, I guarantee you will be impressed.
St. Peter’s College congratulates those staff members recognised for their 20+ Years Service to Catholic Education as part of this weeks celebrations and to our 2020 Year 12 Graduate, Ashley Beley, on being awarded Elizabeth Hunt Bursary which supports her ongoing studies into teaching.
Over the week we will be introducing you to each of our staff and student members of our community to be recognised in Catholic Education Week 2021 Awards.
Chris Black, Principal