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Mother's Day - Celebrating Our Mothers

Mrs Michelle McDonnell - Principal

Reminder: this year we are once again holding a Breakfast, as well as giving students the opportunity to purchase gifts at our Mother's Day Stall.

Mother's Day Breakfast - Friday, 7 May 2021
We invite all Mothers and other Special People who perform this role for our students, to join us for breakfast from 7.30am in the White House Garden. Please purchase your family ticket by clicking on the link below.  A contribution of $10.00 per family is being asked for on this occasion. 
Bookings will close on Wednesday, 5 May 2021 @ 9.00pm.

Mother's Day Stall - Thursday, 6 May 2021 (Prep Possums / Echidnas / Wombats, Kindergarten- Year 6)

Tuesday, 4 May (Prep Koalas)

Students will attend the stall during the day, with gifts costing $5.00 each.  All payments must be made by clicking on the following link.  Students will be given Pete's Cash to purchase their gifts - there is no need to print out tickets at home. Payments will close on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 @ 12 noon.
Gift Link

Upcoming Events

Please keep your calendar free for the upcoming events:

Tuesday, 18 May 2021: Parent Information Sessions 2.00pm & 7.pm - Topic: Student Wellbeing with Speaker, Mrs Erin McKerral (School Counsellor)

Friday, 28 May 2021: Primary (Years 3 - 6) Athletic's Carnival at Campbelltown Sports Stadium


Further information will be provided in the coming weeks.



Mrs Melinda Richardson
Students in Years 3 & 5 will participate in the NAPLAN assessments during Week 4 of this term. Families of participating students should have received a detailed email last week. If you did not receive this email, please notify the School Administration Office.

Art Explosion Day - Thursday, 6 May 2021

Students will participate in a range of Visual Art activities throughout the course of the day, including the creation of an individual artwork for display in the School Hall during Musical Week.

Students should come in appropriate mufti clothing on this day that are okay to get a little messy should accidents happen.

New Students

We would like to welcome the following new students who have joined our school:


New Baby Announcement

Congratulations to Mrs Brooke Gillette (Teacher) her husband Sean who have welcomed their baby boy, Ezekiel (meaning: God Strengthens) into their family on Friday, 16 April 2021.

They are all doing well, with a very proud big sister Amalia!

May God bless them as a family.

St. Peter's School Shop

New in the School Shop!
Klipsta Hat Clips
This simple little clip makes it easy for your child to attach their school hat to their bag.  A secure lock feature and ultra-strong magnet keep the school hat safe. Just attach, lock, clip - and you're good to go! 
Don't pay $19.95 online, they are available in the shop now for $15.00. 
Keyrings On Bags
To ensure that our School bags are not damaged, we ask that no key rings be placed on any zippers.  The warranty provided by the manufacturer on the zips will be voided if this occurs.
Please use only the D-Ring situated on the side of the bag. Children are welcome to place key rings on this for identification purposes.
Names must not be written in obvious places on bags.  
New To The Shop
Pigtail winter bows! The height of St. Peter's fashion.  $12.00 each pair.  

Staffing Announcement - Welcome Mr Alex Pettigrew

We welcome Alex Pettigrew who commenced as a Full Time OSHC Assistant in the holiday period. 
Alex is attending Campbelltown Anglican and is experienced in OSHC.

Term 2 Fees

Please note that Term 2 Fees have now been sent to all families. Can families please check their email for the statement? If you have not received a statement, please contact the Corporate Office: 4628 0110, to update your details or to request another copy.

2022 Term Dates

Term 1

Monday, 31 January 2022

Students commence Term 1

Friday, 8 April 2022

Last day of Term 1



Term 2

Monday, 25 April 2022

Public Holiday Day – Anzac Day

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Staff Professional Development Day - Pupil Free Day

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Students commence Term 2

Friday, 1 July 2022

Last day of Term 2



Term 3

Monday, 18 July 2022 - Friday 22 July 2022

Staff Professional Development Week - Pupil Free Week

Monday, 25 July 2022

Students commence Term 3

Friday, 23 September 2022

Last day of Term 3



Term 4

Monday, 10 October 2022

Students commence Term 4

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Staff Professional development Day - Pupil Free Day

Friday, 18 November 2022

Staff Professional Development Day - Pupil Free Day

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Last day of Term 4

Positions Vacant

We are currently advertising for the following positions:
  • Bus Driver (Permanent & Casual)
  • Classroom Teachers (Casual)

Please visit our School Website to apply: https://www.stpeters.nsw.edu.au/discover/employment/

Prayer Points

  • Give thanks for the Service men and women who keep our country safe, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Give thanks for our OSHC Team, led capably by Mrs Lana Schwigtenberg, for their dedication towards engaging activities for all attending children.

  • We pray for the families linked to the missing Indonesian submarine. 


School Calendar

Term 2
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 - Friday, 25 June 2021
Week 3
Tuesday, 4 May 2021

8.30am - 9.15am: Executive Drop In
9.00am: Chapel (Kindergarten - Year 2)
11.30am: Maths Olympiad 2

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

9.00am: Chapel (Years 3 - 6)
10.00am: Maths Games 2
4.30pm: School Tour for new families

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Art Explosion/Mufti Day
Mother's Day Stall

Friday, 7 May 2021

7.30am - 8.45am: Mother's Day Breakfast
8.15am - 10.00am: Coffee Cart
9.00am: Primary Assembly

Week 4
Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Naplan - Writing/Reading
9.00am: Chapel (Kindergarten - Year 2)

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 

Naplan - Conventions of Language
9.00am: Chapel (Years 3 - 6) 

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Naplan - Numeracy

Friday, 14 May 2021

8.15am - 10.00am: Coffee Cart
Naplan (Makeup Day)
Years 1 & 2 Camp
Year 5 Scholarship Testing Day

Week 5 
Tuesday, 18 May 2021

9.00am: Chapel (Kindergarten - Year 2)
5.00pm: School Tour for new families

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

9.00am: Chapel (Years 3 - 6)

Friday, 21 May 2021

8.15am - 10.00am: Coffee Cart
9.00am: Primary Assembly


Winter sport will commence in Week 3. The sports for Term 2 and 3 are Netball, Volleyball/Newcombeball, Soccer and AFL. All students who are successful in making teams, will be expected to train each Wednesday morning at 8.00am.

Any students who has not yet returned their uniform from Term 1 is reminded to do so ASAP.

Tell Us What You Think..

St. Peter's loves receiving feedback on things that are going well, things that are not going so well, as well as questions you may have. We have a dedicated general email address for this purpose - feedback@stpeters.nsw.edu.au.
The Senior staff are also available at the front of the School most mornings, and are very happy for you to catch us on things you'd like responded to or considered. 
What we love is that parents use these forums, rather than relying on carpark talk, which is a very sad and dangerous part of many schools, thankfully not our School. I'm thankful that parents tell us what they think when things aren't going as well. Of course, if things are going well, continue to tell your family and friends. 


Thanks for your partnership.

Anzac Day Service at St. Peter’s

Mrs Nerida Hadfield - Deputy Principal

On Monday we spent time as a whole school to remember and honour the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp that began a battle in World War 1 in 1915, on the beaches at Gallipoli. This year it was 106 years since that day, which caused ANZAC day to be entrenched in the hearts of Australians.  This battle was not an easy fight for our soldiers but their courage as they banded together has left us with a legacy of mateship and determination that is a true lesson for us to remember today.  

We talked about 'The Unknown Soldier'. Many Australians died in World War 1 without a headstone because no one knew their names. On the 75th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, an Unknown Australian Soldier was placed in the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial on 11 November, 1993.

Our Prime Minister at the time, Paul Keating delivered a Eulogy. He said, “We do not know this Australian’s name and we never will. We do not know his rank or battalion. We do not know where he was born, nor precisely how he died ... We will never know who this Australian was ... he was one of the 45,000 Australians who died on the Western Front ... He is all of them. And he is one of us. The Unknown Soldier honours the memory of all those men and women who laid down their lives for Australia. His tomb is a reminder of what we have lost in war and what we have gained’.

On the tomb it says “An unknown Australian soldier killed in the war of 1914–1918”. At the head of the tomb is written “Known unto God” and at the foot, “He is all of them and he is one of us.”

I like how it says “Known to God”. This is the opposite of the title of “Unknown Soldier”.

We are all known to God. He knows everybody's name and everything about us. He sees the things we do. He sees us care for others and help others, just like the unknown and known ANZACS. Matthew 10:30 says that God even knows the number of hairs on our head. It is also written in the War Memorial in response to the unknown soldier, a verse from John 15 - There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. This is what all the ANZACs have done for us.

As we reflected as a school, we were encouraged to be thankful for the freedom we have as a result of the sacrifice of our ANZACs, to know that God not only knows us but also loves us, and to respond by being kind to others and caring about them in the same way the ANZACs cared enough to die for our freedom and the same way Jesus cares for us by dying on the cross.

Our School Captain and Vice Captain Lily and Kieren, along with our Service Captain Tehya, led our service beautifully. Oliver from 2G read the Ode and Audrey from 4H read the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Each of these students are commended for their outstanding contribution to this service. The Captains also accompanied Mr Gorman to lay a wreath at the memorial in Mawson Park.


IPSHA Cross Country

It was a busy start to Week 1 with IPSHA Cross Country taking place on Wednesday, 21 March 2021, after being postponed due to wet weather in Term 1.

St. Peter’s had 25 students travel as a team to The Kings Prep School at Parramatta. The sun was shining and we were greeted with great running conditions. The results this year were fantastic. We had 4 students finish in the top 20 in their age group with 2 making it to CIS. Each race has at least 100 competitors which makes for a hard competition.

Congratualtions to Robin A and Elijah H who finished 19th in their respective age groups. Alicia W was our top placed finisher in 5th spot while Lachlan C had a sprint finish to take out 12th place with both students qualifying for CIS.

Well done to all team members who tried their best on the day.

Return To Pre COVID Pick Up Routines

One of the necessities of COVID was to streamline pick up procedures to ensure social distancing and minimising risks associated with the pandemic. 
This required us to end lessons earlier at the end of the day to ensure students were available for an immediate and safe pick up. 
With the current risk having eased, particularly in Australia, the staff have made the decision to return to normal pick up procedures from Monday, 3 May 2021. 
For those new to the School, or for those who don't recall life prior to March 2020, please note the following.
Prep finishes at 2.45pm and students should continue to be collected at the Hall Playground gate if they are not catching a St. Peter's bus, or attending OSHC.
Kindy - Year 6 finishes at 3:15pm.
Students in Kindy - Year 2, plus older siblings will sit in family groups on the Library steps to be readily available for  collection, in either drive through, or by parents walking to collect. If collecting at the front of the School, please wait behind the red lines to keep access to car lines clear.
Students in Years 3 - 6 with no younger siblings will continue to be collected at Church pickup.
Staff are on duty to assist students safely leaving the School. Thanks for your patience as we reintroduce the appropriate times for teaching and learning.

Update On Secondary Feasibility

Following the submission of our application to commence offering secondary, NESA will visit late May and make a recommendation to the Registration Committee. We should have a firm decision by the end of Term 2. 
Please continue to pray for wisdom as our Schools' Council determine decisions regarding Secondary.
Thanks for your patience and I look forward to sharing further news throughout this term. 
Questions may be directed to secondary@stpeters.nsw.edu.au

Prep 2021

Prep 2021 is nearly full and we are considering opening our 5th class (Kangaroos) on Monday and Tuesday. If you'd be interested in this possibility ,or if you have friends or family that may be interested, please contact enrol@stpeters.nsw.edu.au
We anticipate Prep will be full in the coming weeks, so don't miss out on securing your entry point into the School. Please don't hesitate to catch Mrs Nielson or one of the Senior staff if you have any queries in this regard. 

Paul Kelly Cup

The busy start to Term 2 continued into Thursday with the Paul Kelly Cup AFL Gala Day taking place at Kirkham Park, Elderslie. It too had been postponed due to wet weather in Term 1.

We had a Boys and Girls Team compete in a round robin competition against Public and Private Schools in the area. Despite giving their best efforts, the boys did not progress past the round draw. The girls team had a slow start, but came back after losing their first two games to win their next two. This meant they finished in third place in the pool and played against St. Greg’s in the Semi-Final. They had lost to St. Greg’s in their first game 16-0, so knew it was going to be tough. The improvement in the girls’ game was clearly evident and they fought so hard in a very close game. They unfortunately lost by 1 point and missed a place in the Grand Final.

A great effort by all students.