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Congratulations to our Year 12 students
• 18.5% of students in top 1% nationally
• 48.2% of students in top 5% nationally
Junior School Twilight Tour:
Monday 4 September at 5pm
Our next whole School Tour is:
Thursday 14 September at 9am
Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and is rated 5th in The Economist’s World’s Most Liveable Cities Index. Founded in 1836, Adelaide is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of 1.2million. Named in honour of Queen Adelaide, the German-born consort of King William IV, the city was planned for a freely settled British province in Australia.
Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide’s founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens in the area originally inhabited by the Kaurna people. Light’s design set out Adelaide in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parkland. Early Adelaide was shaped by religious freedom and a commitment to political progressiveness and civil liberties, which led to world-first reforms.
Adelaide has what is frequently called a “Mediterranean climate” with hot summers and cooler winters. The average daytime temperatures are 15 degrees C in winter and 29 degrees C in summer.
The School is located in the suburb of Stonyfell, on the eastern side of Adelaide, just six kilometres from Adelaide’s CBD. It is centrally located to inner city suburbs such as Norwood and Burnside, as well as the greater Hills district, with the freeway just a short drive away.
Getting to St Peter’s Girls’ School is easy. There are a range of public bus services that stop on Hallett Road, as well as the School’s own private bus network. Whether you live north, south, east or west of the Adelaide CBD, St Peter’s Girls’ School has buses starting at Tea Tree Gully, Golden Grove, West Lakes, the inner and outer south areas and the Adelaide Hills.
For detailed information about public bus routes, check Adelaide Metro. Services are available between Stonyfell and the city; Keswick and Paradise; Aldgate and Carey Gully to Burnside and the city; and the School service to Marryatville and the city.
Students studying at St Peter’s Girls’ School have the following accommodation options:
- Live with a parent or nominated relative/guardian (no welfare responsibility by the School)
- Live in St Peter’s Girls’ School approved Homestay organised in conjunction with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN) – the School is responsible for the welfare)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.