History

Congratulations to our Year 12 students

We are thrilled to share final results from Year 12 class of 2016.

• 18.5% of students in top 1% nationally
• 48.2% of students in top 5% nationally

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2018 entry are now open.

School Tours

Is your daughter starting Reception in 2018?

Junior School Twilight Tour:
Monday 4 September at 5pm

Our next whole School Tour is:
Thursday 14 September at 9am

Enrolment Enquiry

To learn more about St Peter's Girls' School, request a prospectus today.

Our history

The School was opened in 1894 by the Community of Sisters of the Church and originally established in North Adelaide (Kermode St). The School moved to its present site at Stonyfell, 6km east of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1957.

The Sisters who opened the School were English women who had joined the Anglican Sisterhood founded in 1870 by Miss Emily Ayckbowm, with its headquarters in the London suburb of Kilburn. The members of the community were active in educational and social work in England and because the then Bishop of Adelaide, Bishop Kennion, knew of this he asked them to come and serve the needs of which he was aware. His request was answered by the arrival in Adelaide of the first sisters in 1892, and the school opened in 1894 with 4 pupils.

The first lay Head was appointed in 1969. In 1985, the sisters established an incorporated association managed by a Board of Governors and gifted the school and its assets to this association.

Today, the School is partly surrounded by a protected natural park and has attractive spacious grounds, allowing girls from Reception to Year 12 to interact on a single campus. The School has a co-educational Early Learners’ Centre.

A most entertaining and informative history of the School, ‘Not Saints, But Girls’, written by Dr. Janet Phillips, was published in 1994. It is available from the School Shop on (08) 8334 2228.

School Motto, Pro Ecclesia Dei – Beati Mundo Corde, means for the Church of God: Blessed are the Pure in Heart.

Our Voice

  • I love the small community and great teachers who care not only about their students’ grades, but also well-being and inclusivity for all.

    Eloise, Year 11

  • As a learner, I want to know more

    Gabriella, Year 12

  • Even though we have to get up early, I love rowing. Competing at the Head of the River made all the hard work worthwhile.

    Sophia, Year 10

  • I really like how when you walk down the main corridor, everyone says hi, including the teachers.

    Tegan, Year 6

  • Things I love about Saints? Non-judgemental, strives for excellence, wonderful opportunities, great teachers, international and multicultural.

    Klea, Year 11

  • The girls and the teachers are so friendly to be around and you can always get help from anyone in the class.

    Dimity, Year 8

  • The St Peter’s Girls’ ELC gives my daughter a place to be herself and explore her world in an environment she feels safe in and is immensely proud of.

    Current Parent

  • Everyone is supportive and it is a great School. I have been here all my life.

    Ebony, Year 8

  • I have always admired the passion the School has for developing girls who are well-rounded in all aspects of their academic, sporting and personal life.

    Current Parent

  • I love the girls and the friendly atmosphere. Everyone is really nice and caring. I love being able to come to School and talk to girls from all year levels.

    Emma, Year 8

  • Good results come from hard work, commitment (on both the teacher’s and students’ behalf) and the establishment of positive relationships between the teacher and the students. Mutual understanding and respect are key.

    Anne, Teacher