Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

Mrs Deborah Nash - Head of Learning Enhancement

Each year, St Peter's Anglican Grammar and St Peter's Heart are required to submit numerical data concerning students to the Federal or State Governments for assessment and funding purposes. Next week we will be taking part in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD).

If parents would like further information on this process, they may use the following links:



Premier's Reading Challenge

Final days for the Premier's Reading Challenge for 2023! A reminder that all required books must be entered online no later than Friday, 18 August 2023 (Friday, Week 4) to qualify for a PRC certificate.
St Peter's Challenge
Students are able to submit a list of additional books they have read, beyond those required for the Premier's Reading Challenge, for our School Challenge. Please do not include the PRC books in this list. Parents may email the list of books their child has read to: by Monday, 21 August 2023.

What A Journey! Thank You, and Farewell

Mrs Melinda Richardson

Some of you may know that I began my time at St Peter’s in 1985 as a Kindergarten student. I loved this school so much that I made it my mission to return and serve this place, to provide the same education and opportunities for future students, so that they too may love learning and develop an understanding of what it means to live a life through Christ.

It has been an honour to work here as a staff member for what is now my 20th year. This school has supported my professional development, from starting out as a classroom teacher to becoming a grade coordinator and finally to my current position as a member of the Senior Executive team. I will forever stand by my belief in just how amazing the staff of St Peter’s is. Regardless of their daily requirements within the myriad of roles they play, each one of them is dedicated to ensuring our school is a safe learning environment for all students.

It has been an honour to also get to know so many of you, some of whom have grown alongside me and some of whom are new this year! Thank you for your warm hellos and the way in which you have been willing to converse with me to ensure your child’s best interests are catered for. Thank you for entrusting us with your children. I pray that you continue to see St Peter’s as the special place I know it to be.

As I begin to say goodbye, I reflect on how the school has changed in so many ways, but the feeling of Christian community is something that has stood the test of time. I’d like to leave you all with one of my favourite blessings:

The Lord bless you and keep you:
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace. 

Numbers 6:24 - 26

Year 6 and Year 3 Camps

Mr Peter Stevenson - Dean of Biblical Studies

Last week, our Year 3 and Year 6 students embarked on their school camps, evoking memories for us adults of our own school camp experiences.

While school camps have evolved over time, certain core aspects remain unchanged. Students still board buses and head to campsites, living in temporary communities with their peers. They eat together, share cabins with friends, and encounter a variety of new opportunities and experiences.

Year 6:

Our Year 6 students travelled to Canberra, Jindabyne, and Perisher for an enriching experience. They engaged in educational tours of the nation's capital, delving into Australia's history, culture, heritage, and democracy. The Australian Government's contribution to the PACER programme facilitated this valuable Civics and Citizenship education.

In Canberra, our students explored exhibits at the National Museum, paid tribute to fallen heroes at the War Memorial, and learned about the function of the Federal Government at the Museum of Australian Democracy and the National Education Election Centre. They also enjoyed an ‘After Dark’ tour of the National Botanical Gardens and indulged their curiosity for Science at Questacon. The visit to Parliament House allowed them to witness the workings of the Australian Government firsthand, complementing their ongoing Unit of Inquiry.

Later in the week, the students travelled to Perisher for a memorable day of snow play - an awe-inspiring experience for many, as it was their first time seeing snow. Throughout the camp, our partners at Crusaders opened the Bible, sharing messages of God's love and care, encouraging students to reflect on their response to this love.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the dedicated teachers - Mr. Stockinger, Mrs. Brown, Miss Maine, Mrs. Hadfield, and Mrs. McDonnell - for their support throughout the camp. 

Well done to all students demonstrating resilience, enthusiasm and energy during a fun packed four days!

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Year 6 Camp Photos

Year 3 Camp Photos

Kindergarten to Year 6 - Poetry Recitation Competition

Mrs Samantha Edmunds - Dean of Inquiry/PYP Coordinator

This year, Kindergarten to Year 6 students are invited to audition for our Poetry Recitation Competition by filming themselves reciting the short poem provided or filming themselves reciting a poem of their own choice and email it to:

The Poetry Recital will take place on Monday, 13 November 2023 (Term 4, Week 6).

Please refer to the information attached for futher details.

Sports Update

Mrs Kasie Bingham - Sports Administrator

We are excited for another term of Sport and P.E. at St Peter’s. This term in Sport, Kindergarten is continuing applying fundamental sports skills in games. 

Year 1 is beginning the term with dance. They will be given an opportunity to explore and learn about rhythm through non-locomotor and locomotor body movements. They will also learn dance routines using everyday familiar concepts as inspiration. Later in the term they will focus on fundamental movement skills and game play.

Year 2 is focussing on the fundamental movement skills and fair play in  newcombe ball, basketball and Oztag.  

Years 3-6 have Woolworths Cricket Blast coming out to teach the secrets they use in the Big Bash!, as well as learn the games of Basketball and Oz-Tag. 

Students will be learning the following in P.E. for Term 3:

Kindergarten: Kindergarten will explore movement through gymnastics and tennis. 

Year 1: Year 1 will explore their capacity for movement through gymnastics, demonstrating movement skills in a variety of simple sequences and situations.

Year 2: Year 2 will explore different ways of moving their bodies using a variety of skills through our gymnastics unit. The unit will explore elements of movement, including spatial awareness, dynamics and relationships and look at performing compositions.

Year 3: Year 3 will explore challenging movement activities in gymnastics. They build on previous learning to develop greater proficiency. Students create and perform more complicated gymnastic sequences in a variety of contexts, practising and refining their skills.

Year 4: Year 4 will explore challenging movement activities in gymnastics. They build on previous learning to develop greater proficiency. Students create and perform more complicated gymnastic sequences in a variety of contexts, practising and refining their skills.

Year 5: Students will adapt movements in the context of artistic and rhythmic gymnastics. They will use interpersonal skills to promote respect and inclusion and refine fundamental movement skills while performing movement sequences.  

Year 6: Students will adapt a range of movements in the context of rhythmic gymnastics. They will use interpersonal skills to promote respect and inclusion and refine fundamental movement skills while performing movement sequences and routines.

IPSSO Results

Week 1 v. BYE

Week 2 v. Oran Park (Home)

JUNIOR (3/4)





Loss 6-36

Player of the Match:

Evie C

Draw 0-0

Player of the Match:

Sam L

Loss 2-11

Player of the Match:

Sophia N

Win 2-0

Player of the Match:

Imogen N

SENIOR (5/6)





Loss 26-44

Player of the Match:

Audrey S

Loss 1-2

Player of the Match:

Ryan M

Loss 17-41

Player of the Match:

Scarlett G

Loss 0-2

Player of the Match:

Andrew Z

A copy of the draw for Term 3 can be downloaded here.

St Peter’s Annual Tennis Competition

The Annual St Peter’s Tennis Competition will take place this term. Students have signed up to compete in either singles and/or doubles. A draw will be organised and displayed on the noticeboard across from the back library door.

Students can bring their own tennis racket the day their match is scheduled. The matches will take place during lunch times. Families are not able to attend this event.

IPSHA Gymnastics

Throughout this term, students will have the opportunity to be selected to compete with a St Peter’s Gymnastic team at the IPSHA Gymnastics Competition in Term 4.

Students will be communicated with once trials are scheduled to take place.. Trials will be in front of a panel of teachers.

Please inform me if your child is involved in Gymnastics out of school. Email me at communicating their levels and the disciplines they compete in.

Little Flickers Hockey

Little Flickers Hockey is coming back to Narellan Hockey Complex.

We would love for our next generation hockey stars to join us for some basic skills and lots of fun! This is a free event.

Players aged 3yo, 4yo and 5yo are welcome to join the programme at Macarthur Hockey Complex, Narellan on the Blue Field at 12.30pm each Saturday for 4 weeks. Players will be using tennis balls, allowing for players to take the field without a mouth guard or shin pads.

Little Flickers Hockey will commence tomorrow, Saturday, 5 of August from 12.45pm-1.30pm and run until Saturday, 2 September 2023.

Register by completing this form or just turning up on the day! 

The Little Flickers programme is being run by Metropolitan South West Hockey Association.

Student of the Month - June

Lucy is a worthy recipient of the Student of the Month Award for many, many reasons.

Firstly, she is always honest and trustworthy, and can be relied upon to do the right thing. 

Lucy cares greatly about people, always speaking kindly and making sure that the things she says are not hurtful. She plays nicely, inviting other girls and boys to join in her games and patiently waits her turn.

Lucy is responsible and takes good care of her things, and the world around her, and often picks up rubbish that she finds on her way to class to put in the bin, so the birds don’t eat it and get sick. She is always helpful in our classroom, making sure that she helps keenly when it is time to pack things away. 

Lucy routinely does her very best work, trying to improve even when tasks are tricky. She takes pride in her book work and does lovely illustrations to accompany her writing.

Lucy has the most magnificent manners that her teacher has ever seen. She never needs reminding to say please, thank you or sorry. 

Lucy displays so many of the qualities that we esteem at St Peter’s and deserves to be our Student of the Month for June 2023. 

Congratulations Lucy - you should wear your badge with pride.

Advanced Notice

Please note, our Primary Assembly has been cancelled on Monday, 21 August due to our Literature Day/Book Character Parade. Further information regarding this day and parade will be communicated shortly.
Thank you for your understanding.

School Shop - Winter Sale

The School Shop is having a Winter Sale on the Old Crested Uniform. 

If you would like to purchase any of our St Peter's Anglican Primary School original uniform items, please visit our School Shop on a Monday or Wednesday or feel free to send an email to: and Liz will call you for the payment.


Term Dates for 2024

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. 



  • We praise God for the provision of Michelle McDonnell as the new Head of St Peter's Anglican Grammar, and we are thankful to God for Alastair Walker's time here. 
  • We are thankful to God for the Holiday time and for bringing us back safely and we pray for the term and all great learning and fun things that will happen. 
  • We are thankful for the great camps of both Years 3 and 6 last week, and all the experiences they had while they were away. 


School Calendar

 Term 3
Monday, 24 July 2023 - Friday, 22 September 2023
Week 3
Monday, 7 August 2023

8.00am - 9.00am: ICAS Digital Technologies
9.00am - 9.30am: Assembly - Years 3 - 6

Tuesday, 8 August 2023

9.00am - 9.30am: Chapel - Years 3 - 6
2.00pm - 3.00pm: Year 6: What is Consent? with Rowena Thomas
6.30pm - 7.30pm: Amazing Me

Wednesday, 9 August 2023

8.00am - 9.00am: ICAS Digital Technologies (Catch Up)
11.55am - 12.35pm: Junior IPSSO Sport Vs Wollondilly Anglican
1.20pm - 2.00pm: Senior IPSSO Sport Vs Wollondilly Anglican

Thursday, 10 August 2023

8.00am - 9.00am:Training Strings Rehearsal (Year 2 and Up)
3.30pm - 4.30pm: Senior Strings Rehearsal

Friday, 11 August 2023

8.00am - 8.45am: Training Band Rehearsal
8.10am - 9.30pm: Pete's Cafe
9.00am - 9.30am: Chapel - Kindergarten - Year 2

Week 4
Monday, 14 August 2023

8.00am - 9.00am: ICAS English
9.00am - 9.30am: Junior Primary Assembly - Kindergarten - Year 2

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

9.00am: Chapel - Years 3 - 6

Wednesday, 16 August 2023

8.00am - 9.00am: ICAS English (Catch up)
11.50am - 12.35pm:Junior IPSSO Sport Vs St Gregory's College
1.00pm - 2.00pm: Senior IPSSO Sport Vs St Gregory's College

Thursday, 17 August 2023

GATEway 8 (Selected Years 5 & 6 Students)
Year 3 Camp
8.00am - 9.00am:Training Strings Rehearsal (Year 2 and Up)
3.30pm - 4.30pm: Senior Strings Rehearsal

Friday, 18 August 2023  

8.00am - 8.45am: Training Band Rehearsal
8.10am - 9.30am: Pete's Cafe
9.00am: Chapel - Kindergarten - Year 2
9.30am - 11.00am: Vietnam Veterans - Memorial Service
2.15pm - 3.00pm: Induction Service of the new Head of School, Mrs McDonnell

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Campbelltown Mobile Blood Donor Centre

One in three people in Campbelltown will need blood during their lives — and without amazing locals like you spreading the word, that blood may not be there at the crucial moment.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, it is important to remember blood and plasma donation remains absolutely vital. 

Campbelltown Mobile Blood Donor Centre
Monday, 4 September to Friday, 8 September
Open 9:00am to 5:30pm
Council Car Park
Crn Broughton and Howe Street Campbelltown NSW 2560

Teen Ranch - Spring Holiday Adventure

New Permanent Head of St Peter's

I have the exceptional privilege of welcoming the new permanent Head of St Peter's, Mrs McDonnell! She is currently on a well deserved break, having Long Service Leave this week and next before returning to start her appointment as Head of School on Monday, August 14 2023.
Many of us know Mrs McDonnell from her long and dedicated service to St Peter's. She knows how special St Peter's is and what we as a community hold dear. She has extensive experience in all aspects of school life as an educator and a parent. As a person, Mrs McDonnell has a strong living trust in Jesus, her saviour and king. Since I arrived, it has been evident that Mrs McDonnell is a capable and effective leader who understands the school's vision and cares deeply for people. 
I have loved my time at St Peter's; it is a close-knit community who yearns to see God honoured in all areas of life. It is hard to depart, but I am glad to hand the leadership to such an experienced and passionate educator. I look forward to seeing St Peter's flourish under Mrs McDonnell's guidance. 
As for me, I will be heading to a new role within Campbelltown Anglican Schools and I look forward to seeing you all at various times throughout the year, including Mrs McDonnell's Induction Service on Friday, 18 August and St Peter's 40th-Anniversary Thanksgiving Service on Friday, 8 September.
I leave you with Paul the apostle's words:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)

Induction Service for the New Head of School - Mrs McDonnell

Mrs Michelle McDonnell - Principal
Parents are welcome to attend the Induction Service for the new Head of School, Mrs McDonnell. 
This will be held on Friday, 18 August in the school hall. This is our opportunity to thank God for blessing us with strong leadership going forward.
Please note it will start at 2:15pm rather than the previously scheduled time of 2pm.