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ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

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St Peter's Primary School Clayton 
16 Mary Street Clayton 3168, Victoria
That all may have life Jn 10:10
Call Us Today!  (03) 9544 3032
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About St Peter's Primary School Clayton

St. Peter’s Primary School has an enrolment of approximately 230 students. We have 10 classrooms in operation. The school demonstrates a strong Catholic Ethos as well as recognising other religious denominations within our school family. Our school has over 30 nationalities at any one time and this rich mix of cultures adds to the diversity of our school. Situated near Clayton Station and Monash Hospital, our school is part of the Clayton Parish. The school and parish have been a significant part of the Clayton community since 1955 and has a proud history of education in this area.

Curriculum and Facilities

Our curriculum has a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy with specialist programs in Physical Education, Technology, Italian, Art, Garden Program and Music.
  • Our facilities are modern and well maintained. They include:
  • Well resourced and air-conditioned classrooms
  • Modern Computer Room
  • Notebook computers in classrooms
  • Student iPads
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Multi Purpose Hall
  • Adventure Playground
  • Large playing areas including a fully grassed oval
  • Covered Outdoor Learning Areas
  • Water Tanks and Solar Panels
  • Hen House with chickens cared for by the children
  • A safe a secure school environment

Our Programs

  • Our Programs include:
  • Physical Education Specialist
  • Music Program
  • LOTE Italian
  • Prep Transition Program
  • Swimming and Water Safety Program
  • School Camp (Years 5/6)
  • SunSmart School
  • Water Wise School
  • Excursion and Incursion programs
  • Wellbeing Support for children and extended family
  • Child Psychologist
  • Garden Program and waste management within the school
  • A Before and After School program (Camp Australia) on site
We invite you to visit our school and take a tour. Our Year 5/6 Students conduct all tours at the school so you can talk to them about being a student at St. Peters

Our History — Our Beginning  

St Peter’s School was established in 1955 as a Parish School and was staffed by the Order of Brigidine Sisters. Much of the original school infrastructure was built with the help of voluntary labour, which showed the strength of the community spirit at that time. This spirit became a cornerstone for the school itself.

The school population at St Peter’s peaked in the late 1970s at around 900 students. With such a high enrolment it was decided in 1981 to create the new Parish school of St Andrew’s in South Clayton. The structure and composition of the buildings at St Peter’s have undergone considerable growth and change, with major refurbishments and building projects undertaken over the years. St Peter’s continues as a Parish School with the Brigidine Sisters leaving in 2006. A Lay Principal was appointed in July 2007.

Brigid’s Cross

Brigid’s symbol is the cross made from rushes. As the shamrock is associated with St Patrick, this simple cross is associated with Brigid.

 Woven by her from the green rushes that formed the ‘carpet’ on the floor of a Chieftain’s house as he lay dying, she explained the life and death of Jesus.

 When he listened to her story, he asked to be baptised before he died. The tradition of weaving the Brigid’s cross is carried on throughout Ireland and in other parts of the world.
Mr Jason Geraghty principal

Our Principal

Call (03) 9544 3032 today to arrange a tour of our Clayton school.
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