Mrs Michelle McDonnell - Principal
The Vacation Care programme for the July Holidays has been released.  Please be reminded that due to staffing availability, limited numbers of students will be catered for each day.  We thank families for their understanding.

Advanced Notice

Our OSHC Centre will be closed on Wednesday, 7 December 2022 to allow OSHC staff to attend the Professional Development Day along with other school staff.  Vacation Care for December will commence from Thursday, 8 December 2022.

Uniform Matters

With a small number of exceptions, all St Peter's students should now have access to all uniform items.  We appreciate the patience of our school community while waiting for items to arrive.  It is wonderful to see students wearing their school uniforms with pride each day as they come to school ready to learn.

OSHC Vacation Care - July 2022

Mrs Lana Schwigtenberg - OSHC Coordinator

An email was sent to families yesterday, in relation to our OSHC Vacation Care for the July school holidays. This is also outlined below for ease of reference.

The July 2022 Vacation Care booking system will open on Monday, 6 June @ 8.00 pm.

Care is available on the following days:

Week 1 

  • Monday , 4 July - Excursion to Dumaresq Street Cinemas
  • Tuesday, 5 July - Beyblade Day
  • Wednesday, 6 July - Celebrating NAIDOC Week 
  • Thursday, 7 July - Calling all Secret Agents
  • Friday, 8 July - Crazy Ideas Day

Week 2

  • Monday , 11 July - Anime Day
  • Tuesday, 12 July - Space Day
  • Wednesday, 13 July - Master Chef
  • Thursday, 14 July - Sensory Play
  • Friday, 15 July - St Peter's Got Talent

Week 3

  •  Monday , 18 July - Horrible Histories
  • Tuesday, 19 July - Winter Camp Out Spectacular
  • Wednesday, 20 July - Sonic the Hedgehog Day
  • Thursday, 21 July - Games 2 U
  • Friday, 22 July - CLOSED

Bookings will only be accepted through the Trybooking link below, opening Monday, 6 June @ 8.00 pm, and closing on Friday, 10 June @ 9.00 am

If a booking for a day you require is unavailable, please complete the Waitlist form below.

Unfortunately no bookings can be accepted by OSHC staff or the School Office.

Children will need to bring their own recess and lunch.

Please ensure your child has a jumper and appropriate enclosed shoes for sporting activities (no thongs). The Centre enforces "SunSmart" practices. All children must wear shirts / dresses with sleeves (no singlet tops or strappy dresses), a hat and Sunscreen.

Please note:

  • All Before and After School Care bookings are suspended for this period.
  • The Centre will operate from 7:00 AM TILL 6:00 PM. Late pickup will incur an additional fee.
  • Families must be registered with HubWorks and have completed direct debit details to access Vacation Care. Please see the OSHC Coordinator if you have not registered for HubWorks.
  • Cancellations for Vacation Care must be notified to the OSHC Coordinator no later than 9.00 am on Wednesday, 15 June 2022. If this notice is not provided, the Vacation Care Fee will still be payable.
  • Students should remain at home if they are even slightly unwell.
  • Please ensure that the OSHC service has current contact details for parents / carers and emergency contacts. It is vital we are able to contact you should students become unwell during the day.


To obtain a vacation care booking for your child / children please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the link below to read through the Vacation Care programme.

OSHC July 2022 - Vacation Care Programme

Step 2: Click on the link below to book your child / children into your required days for vacation care. Once you have made a booking, you will receive an email confirmation from Trybooking with your tickets for your required days.  

Trybooking Link

Step 3: If you were unable to obtain Vacation Care bookings for your selected days, please click on the link below to go onto the Vacation Care waitlist using Google form. Please note this is not a booking this is a request form.

Google Form - Waitlist


Year 1 - People Who Help Us

Year One have been learning about community helpers and how they are an essential part of our community in their current Unit of Inquiry 'How We Organise Ourselves'.

On Wednesday, 8 June 2022, Year One will attend school dressed as a community helper of their choosing. The morning will be spent sharing our ideas of how each helper contributes to building our thriving society. 


Immunisation History Statements

As we are now in mid Term 2, all of our Pre-Kindergarten students are now 4 years old.

We kindly request parents to provide a copy of their child's updated Immunisation History Statements (IHS), once their 4 year old immunisation has been completed.

You are able to download a copy of the IHS from the MyGov website, please see the following link: 

It would be appreciated if you could forward a copy of this statement to the School Office as soon as possible.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Gillies in this regard.

Macarthur Zone NSW Junior Chess Competition

On Tuesday, 31 May 2022, St Peter's sent 5 teams of 4 players to compete in the Macarthur Zone NSW Junior Chess Competition.They were met by 37 teams from other schools in the Macarthur Region, and played 7 rounds each. There was fierce competition from all schools, and the teams from St Peter's were up to the challenge. Our Championship Team finished in a commendable equal 2nd place in their Division, while our Intermediate Teams finished 2nd and 5th, and our Rookie Teams in 2nd and 3rd.
All teams and players should be extremely proud of their efforts, playing respectfully and with a principled mindset that we have come to expect from our students. Well done! 


  • Please pray for The Middle School staff in this busy time of the year while they are preparing lessons and writing reports.
  • Pray for the health and wellbeing of our staff and students over these Winter months.
  • Give thanks for the success of the recent Athletics Carnival and Art Explosion Day.

School Calendar

Term 2

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 - Friday, 1 July 2022 
Week 7 
Monday, 6 June 2022

1.30pm - 3.00pm: St Peter's Public Speaking Competition - Years 4 - 6

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

2022 Misa Ultimate Frisbee (Middle School) - Semi Finals
9.00am - 9.30am: Junior Primary Chapel
2.30pm - 3.00pm : Primary Chapel

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

11.55am - 12.35pm: Junior Rep Sport V Wollondilly Anglican College
1.20pm - 2.00pm: Primary Rep Sport V Wollondilly Anglican College

Thursday, 9 June 2022

CIS Cross Country (Middle School)

Friday, 10 June 2022

8.10am - 9.00am: Pete's Cafe
9.00am: Junior Primary Assembly 

Week 8

Monday, 13 June 2022

Queen's Birthday - Public Holiday

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Chess Tournament
2022 Misa Ultimate Frisbee (Middle School) Finals
9.00am: Junior Primary Chapel
2.30pm: Primary Chapel

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

AICES Cross Country (Middle School)
11.45am - 12.30pm: Junior Rep Sport V Mt Annan Christian College
1.00pm - 2.00pm: Senior Rep Sport V Mt Annan Christian College

Thursday, 16 June 2022

4.00pm - 4.30pm: St Peter's Anglican Grammar Preparatory School Tour

Friday, 17 June 2022

8.10am - 9.00am: Pete's Cafe
9.00am - 9.30am: Combined Primary and Middle School Assembly
2.30pm - 3.00pm: Buddy Groups

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Teen Ranch Holiday Adventure Programme

Teen Ranch, introduce young people to Christ through a fun and safe outdoor experience, including a variety of outdoor activities such as ropes, horses, archery and canoeing.  They are a not-for-profit organisation which has been in continuous operation in Cobbitty since 1961, and each year they welcome young people from all over Sydney to their site for a camping experience they rarely forget.

Teen Ranch run a holiday activity programmes for young people aged 10 – 17 years.

Please refer to the Holiday Adventure Programme Brochure included in this newsletter.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please  contact the Teen Ranch office during business hours:

Phone: 02 4651 2268
W: teenranch.com.au   


Getting Organised for Learning

Organisation is a key component of learning in high school. Staying on top of a variety of competing interests is important as students are presented with a range of teachers and different requirements from various subject areas. To do this, students and families are encouraged to consider the following to make sure that students are prepared for learning.


Set up a learning area at home. A desk in a room, a small area in a study or a place for students to store their equipment and textbooks helps students to have a place to work from. Having a centralised place for school equipment makes sure things are not lost.


Get organised for school the night before so that students can be considered when choosing the appropriate equipment and resource for the following day.


Set regular reminders. Whilst phones cause their own issues in homes, they can also be used to stay organised. Set regular reminders to come prepared for weekly activities such as Sport, PE, Design or Music lessons.


Have a centralised place where assessment task information is kept. Students are given a printed copy of assessment task information and should compile this into a centralised location to make sure they know the requirements of the various tasks.


Keep track of due dates on a yearly planner.


Put names on books, uniform and personal possessions so that they find their way back to their rightful owner. 


If students are unsure about anything, they are encouraged to ask questions. Teachers are here to help as students get used to high school learning. 

Spend time getting organised. I used to think that there were 2 people in the world, organised and unorganised (you can guess which one I was). At some point I realised that organised people were no different to me, they just devoted time to putting systems in place that helped them get on top of high school. Time spent getting organised is not wasted time. 

The long term goal for students is to take responsibility for their own organisation and learning; however, in the initial stages of high school, a little support from parents and teachers will help students to devise systems and processes that work for them as individuals as they pursue learning at St Peter’s.

Professional Learning

Last week and over the weekend, I had the privilege of attending the IPSHA Biennial Conference in Adelaide. This conference was due to occur in 2020 and as such, it was wonderful to gather with other Heads and consider the many issues confronting educators and schools.

My highlight was a presentation by Dr Cam McDonald who spoke about the brain and our readiness to learn. With so many external factors affecting how our students learn, it was excellent to reflect on what we do and why we do it.

The value of learning through play continues to be proven as effective for us all. It has been wonderful to see our Early Learning Team advocate and implement a greater emphasis on play over recent years.

For me as Headmaster, my priority is learning engagement. Creating an environment where students want to learn, enables them to be prepared to learn as they move through the school.


Week 4, games against MACC - COMPLETED 

Junior Sport: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 

















Newcombe ball





Senior Sport: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 





















Week 6, games against Wollondilly – CANCELLED DUE TO GROUND CONDITIONS

Upcoming Fixtures 

We look forward to welcoming parents and guests onsite to support their child during games. Please sign in through reception.

Wednesday, Week 7 (8 June), games @ Wollondilly Anglican College 

Juniors: 11:55am - 12:35pm
Seniors: 1:20pm - 2:00pm 

Wednesday, Week 8 (15 June), games @ home V Mount Annan Christian
Netball & Newcombe Ball/Volleyball @ St Peter’s. Soccer and AFL @ Campbelltown Showground. 

Juniors: 11:45am - 12:30pm
Seniors: 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Election Results

Congratulations to Prime Minister Albanese on his win in the recent election. Please keep him and his team in your prayers as they govern and make decisions that affect us all.

I am looking forward to working with Jason Clare as our new Minister for Education and Anne Aly as our new Minister for Early Childhood.

Athletics Carnival

Last Thursday, 26 May, 2022, we had our Athletics Carnival for Years 3-7 (plus Year 2 students turning 8 this year) at the Campbelltown Athletics Centre in Leumeah. A great day was had by all in the pristine weather conditions at the track.

Congratulations to all students who participated and cheered on their house mates. Thank you to all the volunteer parents who did a fantastic job of assisting during the day. Your help was greatly appreciated.

Ribbons for top finishers will be handed out in PE lessons over the coming weeks. Age Champions and House Competition winners will be awarded in a special upcoming assembly. Details will be released soon.

The St Peter’s IPSHA Athletics team will also be announced before the end of Term 2. The IPSHA Athletics Carnival will be held in Term 3 on the Monday, 29 August 2022 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.

CIS Cross Country

Best wishes to Woojin S and Alicia W who will be competing in the CIS Cross Country Carnival at Eastern Creek next Wednesday, 8 June 2022. I’m sure they will do us proud.

Year 7 Voice

Chips and Chat has been an excellent initiative in bringing student voice to the table. Our students love offering suggestions and asking questions. With the implementation of the Middle School, Year 7 Tutor groups will chat with me in a similar way over a hot chocolate.

Our students are the reason for our school and their voice is so important.

Public Speaking Competition

I am looking forward to our annual Public Speaking Competition on Monday, 6 June 2022.

Uniform Transition

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and patience as we have begun implementing our new uniforms. As previously explained, the decision to implement a new Kindergarten - Year 6 uniform was made due to the retirement of our supplier and our inability to access the same materials elsewhere.

  • From 2023 - Pre - K, Kindergarten, Year 3, Year 7 & 8 will be in new uniforms.
  • From 2024 - Pre - K, Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 3 and 4, Year 7, 8 & 9 will be in new uniforms.
  • From 2025 - All students will be in new uniforms.

Please be reminded that as current stock is exhausted, our ability to access more stock in current design is limited. Mrs Mizzi is doing an exceptional job in trying to accommodate requests.

Notification Versus Permission Notes

As we continue to evolve as a school, please be aware that there are times where for small events either at school or close by, we will no longer request a permission note. These events will still be notified in advance however permission is not required as we assist staff to focus on learning and wellbeing, rather than administration.

Any high risk or excursion or camps will still require a permission note to be returned, hopefully through the soon to be launched parent app.

Thank you for your understanding in this regard.

Positions for 2023

St Peter’s will be advertising the following positions for 2023 as we continue to grow.

  • Middle School Science Teacher (with Mathematics)
  • Middle School Design/ Technology Teacher
  • Middle School French Teacher
  • Preparatory School Teacher 

Families who know of strong Christian Teachers are encouraged to share these details with those who may be suitable.

Reminder Terms of Enrolment

A reminder as previously communicated, all students are now enrolled from their commencement in the school until the end of Year 12. If for any reason you are not planning on returning in 2023, written communication to the Headmaster is required by at least the end of Term 3. Failure to do so, will result in a full terms fees being charged. Whilst it is never our intent to be punitive, as we set our budgets for the new year, knowing the number of students we will have does impact on our staffing needs.

Students in Year 6 and Pre - Kindergarten are asked to advise any withdrawal by the end of Term 2.

Traffic Management

I continue to thank our parents and staff for the smooth collection of students each afternoon. On average, most students are collected within 15 minutes.

Please continue to be mindful of blocking local streets as you await collection, ensuring you adhere to traffic regulations and signage in this regard.

To continue to speed up the process, you will soon receive a new name card for your car that will include a barcode. This will allow a staff member to scan the sign to ensure your children are ready as you approach the kiss n drop zone.

Masterplanning Programme

The school is in the process of reviewing our master plan to better cater for the growth of the school and available spaces. I look forward to sharing news on our plans with the parent community early in Term 3.