Co-Curricular

St. Peter’s College Curriculum is designed to enable the College to achieve its aim of educating the whole person
College Camps and Retreats

The following Camps and Retreats are compulsory activities, all running for 3 days and 2 nights:

  • Year 7 Transition Camp 
  • Year 9 Activity Camp 
  • Year 12 Retreat 

Dates are published at the beginning of each year in our Events Calendar

Invitational Opportunities

Students may also be invited to apply for Invitational Camps/Trips, which include:

  • Japanese Exchange
  • French Exchange – New Caledonia
  • Northern Territory Camp (10-day tour for Year 11 students in the mid-year holidays)
Language Exchange Program

Inbound

St. Peter’s College welcomes students from our Japanese and New Caledonian sister schools each year. Students stay for between 1-3 weeks and are hosted by the families of St. Peter’s College students.

Outbound

  • Study Tour to Japan

Students have the opportunity to visit Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and Tokyo. They also attend one of our sister schools, Sapporo Seishu in Hokkaido or Wako Kokusai High School in Saitama, where they are hosted by Japanese families and experience the everyday life of a Japanese High school student.

  • Study Tour to New Caledonia

Students are given the opportunity to visit our sister school College Magenra in New Caledonia. Here, students will stay with a host family and experience school and life in New Caledonia while improving their French skills.

Student Reflection: Language Exchange Program and Hosting Overseas Students

“I went to New Caledonia this year, and it was the best experience I have ever had! I would definitely recommend going on the trip with the school. Our family decided to host New Caledonians Nolan and Kelian when they came to Melbourne. I thought that it would be a great experience for them since we were already friends from my trip over there. It was a wonderful experience, and I would highly recommend hosting, as you can make new friends, and it will take you out of your comfort zone. I will definitely stay in contact with Nolan and Kelian as we grew a close bond with each other.”

Music Program

Music at St. Peter’s College

St. Peter’s College Music enriches each student’s cultural development through the development of creativity and innovation through music. The creation of performance, understanding and development of creativity is fostered through the discipline and art of music. This process stimulates personal, intellectual and social growth and has a positive, life-long influence. Students are given the opportunity to explore their talents through many and varied performances throughout the year.

Our VET Music Program includes both the Performance and Sound Production streams across three year levels, while our Choral Program develops the whole student through various ensembles throughout the students schooling at St. Peter’s College. Music Ministry is another program which runs alongside Religious Education in Years 10-12. This program prepares students for musical performance and exploration through the study of liturgical singing and Catholic teachings. The Music Ministry classes perform for our College Masses throughout the year.

With the construction of new state of the art facilities, a growing Instrumental Music Program, College Musical Production, music and the greater Performing Arts at the College is a place where your child can discover their talents and express themselves in a safe and friendly environment.

Instrumental Music Program

The Instrumental Music Program at St. Peter’s College is designed to provide students with a comprehensive musical education through instrumental instruction with the school’s instrumental music teachers. This program fosters creativity, discipline, and appreciation for various genres of music. Through the program, students have the opportunity to explore a range of contemporary instruments and musical styles and develop their technical skills.

Through private or group lessons, students can choose to learn from the following:

  • Singing
  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Drum Kit/ Percussion (subject to sufficient students)

Private lessons are available to anyone, group lessons are available to those who meet the eligibility requirements, which can be found in the handbook.

More information (including fees and the cancellation policy) can be found in the Handbook here.

Enrolment forms can be found here.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our Instrumental Music Coordinator, Mr. Andrew Church ([email protected])

Social Justice Program

At St. Peter’s College, the Social Justice program, inspired by Catholic Social Teaching, empowers students to put their faith into action. Led at each campus by the Social Justice Coordinator and the student Social Justice Captain, the program features a dedicated Social Justice Group that conducts advocacy and fundraising activities year-round, supporting various charities.

This initiative has organised impactful events like Hot Sauce challenges, Winter Sleepouts, Thrift stores, and Easter Egg Hunts, benefiting charities such as Project Compassion, St. Vincent de Paul, Trinity Families, and others supported by the College. The Social Justice Group, predominantly comprising students, plans these events, fostering relationships and putting Catholic Social Teachings into practice.

St. Peter’s College exemplifies social justice by promoting awareness amongst our community. Their efforts, including involvement in Catholic Education Week and St Peter’s Day promote supporting those in need. Together, the College community responds to the call for social justice with genuine, impactful action.

Southern Independent Schools (SIS) Sport & Cultural Programs

Sport Program

At St. Peter’s College, we believe that our students benefit enormously from the interaction, competition, and exposure they gain by participating in a wide range of programs across many schools within the SIS. Students are provided with opportunities to shine, excel, and take pride in both their personal achievements and the achievements of their school.

St. Peter’s College is a fully participating member of the Southern Independent Schools Sports Association. We participate in major carnivals in Athletics, Cross Country, Swimming, Golf, and Lawn Bowls. In addition to these major Carnivals, our students compete in weekly competitions between the member schools according to the following 2024 schedule:

Clyde North Cranbourne
Term 1:

Senior Girls Basketball

Senior Girls Soccer

Senior Boys Indoor Cricket

Senior Boys Soccer

Intermediate Girls Volleyball

Intermediate Boys Indoor Cricket

Junior Boys AFL 9’s

Junior Girls AFL 9’s

Term 1:

Senior Girls Basketball

Senior Boys Indoor Cricket

Senior Boys Soccer

Senior Girls Soccer

Intermediate Girls Handball

Intermediate Girls Volleyball

Intermediate Boys Indoor Cricket

Term 2:

SIS Swimming All ages

SIS Cross Country All ages

Senior / Intermediate (combined) Girls Football

Senior Boys Football

Senior Boys Volleyball

Junior Mixed Table Tennis

Junior Girls Netball

Junior Girls Soccer

Junior Boys Volleyball

Intermediate Boys Football

Intermediate Girls Volleyball

Term 2:

SIS Swimming All ages

SIS Cross Country All ages

Senior Girls AFL

Senior Boys AFL

Senior Boys Volleyball

Senior Girls Volleyball

Junior Girls Netball

Junior Girls Soccer

Junior Boys Soccer

Junior Boys Volleyball

Intermediate Sport until 14th June

Intermediate Boys AFL

Intermediate Boys Volleyball

Term 3:

SIS Badminton All ages

SIS Lawn Bowls All ages

SIS Athletics All ages

Senior Girls Netball

Senior Boys Basketball

Intermediate Girls Netball

Intermediate Girls Soccer

Intermediate Boys Soccer

Intermediate Boys Touch Rugby

Intermediate Girls Touch Rugby

Term 3:

SIS Badminton All ages

SIS Lawn Bowls All ages

SIS Athletics All ages

Senior Girls Netball

Senior Boys Basketball

Junior Girls AFL

Junior Boys AFL

Intermediate Girls Netball

Intermediate Girls Soccer

Intermediate Boys Soccer

Intermediate Boys Touch Rugby

Term 4:

SIS Golf All ages

Junior Girls Basketball

Junior Girls Volleyball

Junior Boys Basketball

Junior Boys Indoor Cricket

Intermediate Girls Basketball

Intermediate Girls Softball

Intermediate Boys Basketball

Term 4:

SIS Golf All ages

Junior Girls Basketball

Junior Girls Volleyball

Junior Boys Basketball

Junior Boys Indoor Cricket

Junior Boys Touch Rugby

Intermediate Girls Basketball

Intermediate Boys Basketball 

Cultural Program

There is also a rich Cultural Program that includes competitions and events such as:

  • Art, Technology & Design Exhibition
  • Book in a Day
  • Chess
  • Debating
  • Theatresports
  • Public Speaking
  • Teen Chef

The Southern Independent School (SIS) competition involves its fourteen member schools, which are Balcombe Grammar, Bayside Christian College, St. Margaret’s Berwick Grammar, Casey Grammar, Cornish College, Flinders Christian Community College, Hillcrest Christian College, John Paul College, Nazareth College, Padua College, Rivercrest Christian College, St. Francis Xavier College, St. John’s Regional College, St. Peter’s College, and Woodleigh School.

Work Experience Program

St. Peter’s College provides valuable “Real Life” learning for our students through our Work Experience Program. Year 10 students are required to undertake a mandatory one-week placement with an employer related to their course and career interests, which is conducted in June each year following exam week.

Students have an opportunity to complete a second week of work experience, although this must take place during the first week of the mid-year holiday period. In certain circumstances, students may be allowed to undertake additional work experience outside of this time frame with the approval of their Deputy Principal, Head of Campus, and the student’s House Leader.

Completing the Work Experience Program offers our students the opportunity to explore potential course and career options, gaining industry insights not easily acquired through other forms of research. Work Experience allows students to confirm or adjust their potential career choice and acquire valuable skills and confidence. This can also assist with future subject selections, VCE/VCE Vocational Major decisions, and a more focused educational pathway.

Our students are expected to make their own arrangements with employers, and we do not encourage parents to undertake this task on behalf of their child. Students are introduced to our Work Experience Program approximately nine months before it occurs and are strongly advised to plan ahead and make inquiries with prospective employers well in advance. Some industry placements are already filled up to twelve months in advance.

While we appreciate that students may already have part-time employment and are developing these skills, we believe students need to explore beyond these realms and into future possibilities. For this reason, students are not permitted to undertake the mandatory Work Experience placement with their current employers, as this contradicts the aims of the Work Experience Program.

To further assist our students in gaining the maximum benefit from this program, students are not allowed to undertake the mandatory Work Experience placement with parent-run businesses. The June placement is meant for students to consider their own future course and career plans. If there is a strong desire of the student and the parent to do further work experience, the College’s position is that this should be completed as an additional placement during the first week of the mid-year or other appropriate school holiday periods.

All requests for students to deviate from this policy should be made to the College Careers Advisor and will be considered in consultation with the Student Management Team.