St Peter’s Girls’ School is located on one campus, just six kilometres from Adelaide’s CBD. It is surrounded by natural bushland. Students from Pre-School to Year 12 thrive in an environment that encourages independence and resourcefulness, develops firm friendships and promotes shared goals.
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:
1. Live with a parent or nominated relative/guardian (no welfare responsibility by the School)
2. St Peter’s Girls’ School approved Homestay (School is responsible for the welfare)
3. Australian Homestay Network Homestay (AHN – School is responsible for the welfare)
Facilities and Services
St Peter’s Girls’ School provides an out of school hours care (OSHC) service. The service is registered and accredited so that parents can claim the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate if applicable.
Several facilities at St Peter’s Girls’ School are available for hire by the public and members of the School community. These include the Arts Centre, Chapel and sporting facilities.
The Chapel is consecrated as an Anglican place of worship and plays a sacred and central role in the life of St Peter’s Girls’ School.
The School Shop sells uniform items and accessories, stationery, School memorabilia as well as second-hand uniforms.