New St Peter's Grammar Uniform

Mrs Michelle McDonnell - Principal
Our navy pants have arrived and students are looking very smart wearing them. If you would like to place an order or have your child fitted for any uniform items this can be arranged during the day on Monday or Wednesday with payment taken over the phone.  Orders can be emailed to:
Alternatively, appointments can be made by contacting Reception: 4627 2990.
The School Shop hours are: Monday & Wednesday 8.30am - 3.40pm.
Students in Kindergarten - Year 2 wearing our new uniform may wear their Navy Sports Jacket over their jumper on very cold days.  Please note, the jacket may not be worn instead of the jumper. 
Old St Peter's Uniform
We have a small number of second hand grey blazers.  Parents are welcome to contact the School Shop via email to determine if we have stock of a particular size.  We also have stock of size 6, 8, 10  and 12 grey shirts. 
Students in Years 1 and 2 are encouraged to wear their blazer if it still fits, however, in line with our new St Peter's uniform, this will no longer be compulsory.  Students in Years 4-6 wearing the Old St Peter's uniform are expected to wear a blazer.  

School Photo Days

There will be three photo days held next term as outlined below.

Orders for Class and Individual photos can be placed securely online at using our school's unique 9 digit Online Order Code:


Photo Day 1: Monday, 31 July - Class, Siblings, Individual & Pre-Kindergarten Kangaroos, Koalas & Possums
Photo Day 2: Wednesday, 2 August - Sport Photos
Photo Day 3: Friday, 4 August - Co Curricular & Pre-Kindergarten Echidnas & Wombats

Vacation Care

Information regarding our Vacation Care programme will be sent out to our school community soon. 

Please be aware that our Vacation Care will be Closed on the following days during our Staff Professional Development Week to allow our OSHC Staff to participate in our Professional Development Programme:

Monday, 17 July & Tuesday, 18 July 2023.

Thank you for your understanding.


Action & the PYP

Mrs Melinda Richardson

‘Action is a means for students to show that they have linked their learning to real-life issues and opportunities, and that they are developing responsible dispositions and behaviours towards social and physical environments, and to the community within and beyond school.’

IB Principles to Practice: The Learner (pg29)

As a school community, we desire to provide our students with opportunities to make meaning of their learning, especially through the Units of Inquiry. We want our students to understand that they are the next generation and that their voice and subsequent action can bring about positive change. 

Through exploring real-world issues, our students are able to intentionally consider the actions of others in these situations and to reflect on and evaluate the outcomes. They intentionally learn about decision making processes within the syllabus, understanding the role of the government in the subject area of Geography, and personal choice within Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. 

For our youngest learners, we start by developing their awareness of their responsibility for the actions and choices they make. This is driven by the way they interact with others in their class and the words they use. As students progress through the years, we begin to encourage them to consider ‘what would you do’ in this situation, with our Year 6 learners developing their skills to encourage others to make a difference. We see evidence of this as part of Exhibition. 

Action can be both seen and unseen; it can be short-term or long-term. The PYP outlines five (5) key examples:

  • Participation - being actively involved in the learning community and showing commitment to contributing as individuals and as part of a group.

  • Advocacy -  taking action individually or collectively to publicly support positive social change, environmental or political change.

  • Social justice - taking action for positive change relating to human rights, equality, and equity. Being concerned with the advantage and disadvantages within society, and with social wellbeing and justice for all.

  • Social entrepreneurship - supporting positive social change through responding to the needs of local, national and global communities; applying prior knowledge and skills to identify and address challenges and opportunities in innovative, resourceful and sustainable ways.

  • Lifestyle choices - making positive lifestyle choices in response to learning.

Families are a key component of the learning community; we recognise you as your child's first teacher and the constant in their learning journey. So how can you support action at home?

  • Acknowledge action - whether it is something you are naturally doing, or something you notice your child doing.

  • Help your child make connections with personal experiences and the action they could take.

    • This could also help students develop an awareness that action can be both positive and negative.

  • Help your child to reflect on, and evaluate, the choices they have made.

    • Use the language of the learner profile to prompt them - How were you ‘caring’? How were you ‘principled’?

  • Where age appropriate, watch the news together to help your child understand real world issues.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. Colossians 3: 23 - 24

As God’s chosen people, we have been entrusted to care for His creation. We seek to develop an understanding among our students that the actions they take should be for the glory of God. It is an opportunity for us to show others’ God’s love. 

National Simultaneous Storytime

Last Wednesday, the school stopped to participate in this national event, creating awareness of the power of reading for pleasure. Students were engaged by the text The Speedy Sloth, written by Rebecca Young, illustrated by Heath McKenzie. They learned about Spike's perseverance and resilience, even when others already considered her a failure, reflecting on the concept of what it actually means to be a 'winner'. 

Our colouring competition received hundreds of entries from students across the school! We are pleased to announce the following winners, who were acknowledged in front of their peers during the week:
  • Charlotte T (KC)
  • Katie L (KR)
  • Abbey P (1H)
  • Andy W (2C)
  • Anya P (3C)
  • Connor C (4T)
  • Veruschka B (SPACE)


Mrs Kasie Bingham - Sports Administrator

IPSSO Results

Week 5 v. Broughton Anglican College (Away)

JUNIOR (3/4)





Loss 25-13

Player of the Match:

Stirling B

Win 0-1

Player of the Match:

Kalev G

Loss 11-1

Player of the Match:

Karla M

Loss 2-0

Player of the Match:

James P

SENIOR (5/6)





Loss 53-28

Player of the Match:

Alexander M

Draw 2-2

Player of the Match:

Dominic K

Loss 22-5

Player of the Match:

Emma C

Loss 2-0

Player of the Match:

Imogen C

Week 6 v. Oran Park Anglican College (Away)

JUNIOR (3/4)





Loss 32-14

Player of the Match:

Elijah N

Win 0-1

Player of the Match:

Woojin S

Loss 12-4

Player of the Match:

Alyssa F

Win 0-2

Player of the Match:

Ernest M

SENIOR (5/6)





Loss 66-13

Player of the Match:

Magnushire W

Loss 2-1

Player of the Match:

Henry C

Loss 4-3

Player of the Match:

Ava M

Loss 2-1

Player of the Match:

Ella H


A copy of the draw can be downloaded here.

Draw Changes

Please note, the draw for Term 3 has been changed. Students will be provided with a printed copy at the beginning of Term 3.

We now have a game in Week 2, against Oran Park. Week 6 is now a bye due to the IPSHA Athletics Carnival.

IPSHA Athletics

Details for the IPSHA Athletics Carnival will be sent to selected students via email by the end of Week 7, Term 2.

Please note there is a capped number of entries and qualifying standards (times and distances) for students to progress to the IPSHA Athletics Carnival. Placing at our School Carnival does not guarantee progression, as these standards need to be met and student times/distances are forwarded for the purposes of organising heats appropriately.

2023 IPSHA Athletics Number of Entries and Qualifying Standards allow schools to progress 1st place athletes only, with the exception of 100m Track and where a 2nd place athlete must have attained the qualifying standard.

Each school may only enter one athlete per field event per age group where the student was able to jump or throw better than the qualifying standards given by IPSHA.

Paul Kelly Cup

On Thursday, 1st June, selected Year 5/6 students kicked off Winter at the annual Paul Kelly Cup AFL Gala Day in Camden.

A fun and action packed day of back-to-back AFL games. We were excited to have entered a Boys and Girls team, and all students enjoyed the experience.

We are so happy with the results and continue to be grateful for the sporting opportunities students have at St. Peter’s.

Thank you Miss Maine and Mr Prociuk for using your AFL skills and knowledge to coach our teams!



We wish Iasona T from 4T all the best as he trials for the CIS State All School’s Boys Netball Team.

NEW ! Languages in the Library

Mrs Fiona Singline - Library Assistant
Our school Library now has books available for students to borrow in 6 different languages, as well as Auslan and Braille. We look forward to students exploring new languages in print. 
We are looking to continue to expand our language section, so if you have any language Picture or Chapter books that you no longer need, we would love donations. 
OR, if you are on an overseas trip and see a good children's book, maybe you could consider choosing something to donate to our library collection? 
Happy reading!
Auf Wiedersehen, Zaijian, Alavida!



Job Advertisement - School Bus Drivers

Campbelltown Anglican Schools is currently seeking to appoint experienced and energetic School Bus Drivers to join our team and support our community with transporting our students on School/College buses.

The following skills and experience are required:

  • MR Driver’s Licence 
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience as a bus driver 
  • Experience with driving students (advantageous)
  • Clean driving record 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Courteous and respectful manner
  • Strong attention to detail  
  • Maintain a clean and tidy bus interior 
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • A first aid qualification, or a willingness to acquire one

Candidates shortlisted for interviews will be expected to provide a Working With Children Check clearance number or clearance letter.

Please email your resume and cover letter to

Applications will be assessed as received. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Short listed applicants will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview. 



  • Pray for your teachers and school staff members. Ask God to grant them wisdom, patience, and a heart for teaching. 
  • Continue to pray for the musical as we get closer to it, that students remain calm and all the details come together.
  • As we continue to struggle with illness, pray for our community to remain healthy and rested. 


School Calendar

Term 2
Wednesday, 26 April 2023 - Friday, 30 June 2023
Week 7
Monday, 5 June 2023

9.00am: Kindergarten - Year 2 Assembly

Tuesday, 6 June 2023

Art Explosion Day - Whole School Mufti Day
9.00am - 9.30am: Chapel - Years 3 - 6 

Thursday, 8 June 2023

8.30am - 2.30pm:Excursion - 6B, 6M & SPACE - Sydney Jewish Museum
3.30pm - 4.30pm: Musical Rehearsal

Friday, 9 June 2023

8.10am - 9.30am: Pete's Cafe
9.00am: Chapel - Kindergarten - Year 2

Week 8
Monday, 12 June 2023

King's Birthday - Public Holiday

Tuesday, 13 June 2023

9.00am: Chapel - Years 3 - 6 
1.00pm - 1.45pm: Peripatetic Music Recital

Thursday, 15 June 2023

3.30pm - 4.30pm: Musical Rehearsal

Friday, 16 June 2023

8.10am - 9.30am: Pete's Cafe
9.00am: Chapel - Kindergarten - Year 2

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Get ready for the Musical!

Only 18 more days until Lion King Jr. hits the stage, and we couldn't be more thrilled! Rehearsals are going smoothly, and tickets are now available. This show is going to be amazing! It's an incredible opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the remarkable God-given talents and hard work of many individuals. We thank God for the dedication and effort that has been poured into this production. It's a great opportunity for us to see a different side of our children too!

School Musical - The Lion King Jr

Mrs Nerida Hadfield - Deputy Principal
We are very excited to perform our musical to the community in Week 9. Please read the important email sent home on Thursday, 1 June as it has many details that are important for every student in the school. This email also provided information around ticketing. Please click here to purchase of tickets for each of our 5 performances.
Performance Dates & Times:
• Evening - Wednesday, 21 June @ 7.00 pm (Years 1-6)
• Matinee - Thursday, 22 June @ 12.30 pm (Years 1-6)
• Evening - Thursday, 22 June @ 7.00 pm (Kindergarten, Years 2-6)
• Matinee - Friday, 23 June @ 12.30 pm (Kindergarten, Years 2-6)
• Evening - Friday, 23 June @ 7.00 pm (Years 1-6)

Ticket Price - Admit One $20.00
• Children under 2 are free provided that they sit on the lap of a parent/carer.
No prams are permitted in Hall.

Thank you!

A big thank you goes out to all the parents who attended the Parents and Friends Group this week. It was a pleasure to connect with parents who share the same passion and dedication for our school as I do. The forum was brimming with fantastic ideas. Stay tuned for the next forum date later this term. One reminder that the parents requested me to share is regarding Howe St. Please do not to wait in the no standing zones as traffic inspectors frequently visit the area. Waiting there could lead to an unwanted expense!


Grist Mills - St Peter's History

Mr Tom Reeves, a local historian, presented me with a copy of his research into St Peter's schools at the last meeting of the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society.
He has discovered that there have been six schools associated with St Peter's Anglican Church, including in the early 1800s - we are part of a rich tradition of Christian education in the region!
Photo credit - Anne McLeod.

Important Calendar Reminder

Here are a few important dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Monday, 12 June: King's Birthday - Public Holiday (No School)
  • Friday, 8 September: St Peter's 40th Anniversary - Thanksgiving Service in the school hall, starting at 9:30am.
  • Friday, 17 November: A regular school day (No longer a Student-Free Day)

Let's make the most of these upcoming events and continue to foster a vibrant and supportive school community.