At St Peter’s Girls, we recognise that quality junior schooling is the key to building a strong learning foundation. Students experience contemporary classroom learning, responsive and personalised wellbeing, specialist teacher programs and an extensive range of co and extra-curricular options, including a wide variety of music and sport.
The Junior School is led by Suzanne Haddy, a seasoned junior years' educator who has taught in independent schools for 27 years. She joined us in 2016 following 18 years of outstanding service to St Peter’s College, first as a teacher and subsequently as Head of Junior Years – Teaching and Learning. She is a firm advocate of academic foundations such as Literacy and Numeracy being taught alongside wellbeing and other life skills. Suzanne believes in setting the bar high, then supporting staff and students to reach it.
Based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), our Junior School Curriculum approaches all teaching and learning through flexible and responsive methodologies. All students complete six Units of Inquiry throughout the year where they are encouraged to become probing and knowledgeable thinkers and communicators who engage in balanced and reflective risk-taking.
They study languages right from the outset, taught by the same highly-trained specialist teachers who mentor our older girls.
At St Peter’s Girls, we provide a nurturing and empowering community wellbeing program. Our values will drive your daughter’s personal growth and social responsibility through service, challenge and a maturing awareness of the world around us. We help her to understand the importance of caring not only for herself and her friends, but also showing compassion for the local and global community.
The Junior School experience at St Peter’s Girls allows students to thrive academically while exploring their passions beyond the classroom walls. It prepares them for the next step in their schooling lives, creating a seamless transition into our Middle School.
St Peter’s Girls’ School offers parents the choice of two intakes per year for our Reception classes. The Mid-Year Reception class, commencing in Term 3 (July), is designed for girls turning five years of age from May through to September.
While public schools have moved to provide one entry point for Reception students, St Peter’s Girls will continue to offer the July intake. We believe that girls at this age are ready for school and can make the transition from a play-based learning environment, such as our ELC, to reap the rewards of extra school time at this crucial learning stage.