St Peter’s is an Anglican-affiliated school that is accepting of all religions and denominations.
St Peter’s was founded in 1936 with the stated aim of educating the whole person. Our founder, Mr Arthur Broadhurst, was convinced that holistic development of body, mind and spirit laid the foundation for a life of service, ready leadership and clear thinking. We have not wavered from our founding ethos. Today St Peter’s still strives to develop well-rounded people with strength of character, a positive mind-set, and eagerness to serve their communities.
Our founder’s vision of education was shaped by his Christian principles and values. This heritage is symbolised by our beautiful chapel, which still plays a central role in life at St Peter’s. We continue to advocate the principles and values of our founder, encouraging all students to respect themselves, others, and their environment.
From the beginning our school motto has been structa saxo, built on a rock. It comes from the words Jesus said to St Peter: “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18). At St Peter’s we aim to give all our students a solid foundation for life, educating body, mind and spirit, so that they can enter life after St Peter’s with confidence in themselves and their values.
Our school crest symbolises what a St Peter’s education is all about. It was created by Mr Broadhurst and Mr Beaufort, a founding staff member and the first chaplain. It features an owl with keys in its beak and the St Peter’s motto beneath.
The owl is a traditional symbol of wisdom. Wisdom is a virtue and a disposition of character, equipping a person for life (Proverbs 3:15-17). It is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight.
The keys represent the ‘keys of the kingdom’ which were given by Jesus to St Peter (Matthew 16:19) when Peter recognised Jesus as God’s Saviour for the world. ‘The kingdom’ means God’s transformation of the individual, the community, and all of creation.
St Peter’s honours its history and traditions, yet is innovative and creative. Chapel services, Flag Day, School productions, and camps in Te Urewera ranges are experiences shared by all students through the years. Alongside these traditions are new initiatives such as Junior Sports Academies and our Business and Enterprise Centre. We aim to stay at the cutting edge of teaching and learning by balancing tradition and innovation to produce the best possible outcomes for our students. St Peter’s is a student-centred learning community where we all work together to grow great people.
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At St Peter’s we welcome prospective families to open days throughout the year. Open days are a good chance to experience our school environment and meet our staff and students. There is no need to register for our open days.
Our next Open Days will be on Friday March 16th 2018 (full school) and Friday June 22nd 2018 (Year 7&8).
If you are unable to make these dates, or would like to come and look around St Peter’s before March 16th we encourage you to contact us and book in for a private tour.
These individual tours are offered all year round, Monday-Friday, and can usually be arranged on a date and time to suit you.
Please contact Claire on 07 823 3684