Learning and Teaching


Jesus, as our first teacher, revealed our essential mission as a Catholic College to actively provide opportunities for excellence, engagement and achievement across all areas and endeavours of learning. We commit ourselves to personalising the development of each individual’s education within our school community.

Learning and Teaching

At St Peter’s College, our primary focus is on learning. We firmly believe that every student possesses the capacity to learn, and we are dedicated to nurturing a love for lifelong learning in all our students. Our diverse curriculum has been thoughtfully designed to provide students with a wide range of study options that will enhance their unique gifts and talents.

St. Peter’s College is committed to developing students as successful learners who are both confident and creative. We promote excellence in education through:

  • Fostering the holistic development of each student, encompassing their spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative capacities
  • Prioritising literacy and numeracy skills
  • Embracing inclusive practices that honour the unique nature of each individual
  • Personalising learning experiences that empower students to transform their ideas into reality
  • Cultivating collaborative learning spaces and pedagogy that encourage teamwork and effective communication
  • Nurturing a thriving Professional Learning Community
  • Implementing pastoral structures that enhance self-confidence and a sense of belonging
  • Offering a relevant and meaningful curriculum that connects all learners to the real world
Years 7- 10

The curriculum for Year 7-10 classes is built on a core program that includes Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Languages (French and Japanese), and Health & Physical Education. In addition to these foundational subjects, students have the opportunity to choose from a diverse range of electives in the visual and performing arts, as well as technology.

We have fully adopted the Victorian Curriculum, which outlines what every student should learn during their school years. This ensures that all our students acquire a common set of knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong learning. The Victorian Curriculum is aligned with the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.

Senior Years

St Peter’s College offers a variety of study options for the Senior Years, including VCE, VCE-VM, and VET Programs, in order to support individualised and fulfilling pathways for each student.

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

At St Peter’s College, we provide a wide range of subjects at the VCE level, facilitated by highly qualified staff who are passionate about their subjects. Our aim is to promote academic excellence among our students.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

No matter what campus students are on, they have the opportunity to participate in numerous VET courses in our state of the art facilities. The Trade Skills Centre and Applied Learning Centre at Cranbourne and the St Martha Building at Clyde North offers students the opportunity to earn industry qualifications while completing their senior schooling. The College currently offers Certificates in:

  • Building & Construction
  • Conservation & Ecosystem Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electrotechnology
  • Engineering
  • Health Services Assistant
  • Hospitality & Cookery
  • Information Technology
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Music – Performance and Sound Production
  • Sport & Recreation

A school based apprenticeship (SBAT) is also offered at the Cranbourne Campus in Conservation and Ecosystems Management.

Students also have the option to enrol in Vocational Courses outside of the College while completing their Year 12 Certificate.

Victorian Certificate of Education – Vocational Major (VCE-VM)

St Peter’s College offers a robust VCE-VM program, allowing students to complete their Year 12 Certificate through Applied Learning. Students gain VET Certificates in Business and also in Public Safety, develop their literacy and numeracy skills, and engage in community projects.

Innovation surrounds us, technology propels us forward, and we live in a global world where opportunities abound. For those who are ready, we prepare your child to seize these opportunities at St Peter’s College. Equipping your child requires innovative teaching, a comprehensive curriculum, and, more than ever, a focus on their natural talents and career aspirations.

It’s important to note that the Victorian Registration Standards and CECV Guidelines mandate that our programs and teaching at St Peter’s College must support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy. For detailed course study designs and insights from our students on some of the subjects they have studied, please refer to our Curriculum Handbook.