Message from the Chair
St Peter’s Girls’ School
As the saying goes: “The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.” That’s our task - to act, thoughtfully and decisively, to change our practices or our focus where circumstances warrant, yet at the same time remain steadfast in maintaining what makes Saints Girls so great. It’s certainly not black and white. We don’t face a choice between tradition and change, between the familiar and the new. Rather we face an opportunity and an imperative to embrace thoughtful change and to affirm our core values of courage, creativity and compassion in ways that fulfil this extraordinary School’s enduring promise to its girls.
And so we launch ‘A New Vision - Towards 125’, a strategic framework that will guide the School’s operational initiatives from 2017 - 2019, culminating in the celebration of our 125th anniversary. Envisioning our future has been a shared adventure with feedback obtained via surveys, focus groups and much internal reflection and consultation. We acknowledge the generous contributions of our girls, staff, parents, Old Scholars and members of the wider community. Together we have created a plan that will see Saints Girls cement its reputation as a national leader in girls’ education - a plan that ensures that this great School will continue to honour the legacy of our founding Sisters by producing graduates who go on to become inspiring women of character and influence.