Yrs 6 - 12 | Boarding and Day
66 Harts Road,
Queensland, Australia, 4068
Principal: Tim Kotzur
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Number in School: 2121
Number of Boarders: 163
St Peters is a community of learners committed to best practice and a school where vision and innovative teaching are the norm. St Peters boarding provides an opportunity for the growth of lifelong friendships, exposure to other cultures and the development of character, self-discipline, leadership and initiative. Boarding in our recently refurbished boarding houses is available for boys and girls from Years 6 to 12.
Established in 1945 as a boarding school for Queensland’s small Lutheran community, St Peters, Brisbane, has grown to be a large independent school with over 2,100 day and boarding students from Prep to Year 12. We have developed and are justifiably proud of: our curriculum which provides a broad and appropriate range of subjects and promotes innovation and excellence in teaching, learning and pastoral care; our partnerships with families and the community which prepare students for further studies and careers; our student-centred environment in which students feel safe and are encouraged to serve others and their community with confidence; and our holistic approach which focuses on equity, diversity, individuality and multiculturalism.
The St Peters academic programs begin in the Junior School with development of core literacy and numeracy skills before transitioning to Middle School in Year 5 where the curriculum focuses on the development of independent and active learning skills while reinforcing and building on core academic areas. Our Junior High program commences in Year 7 and further builds upon what has been learnt while introducing key concepts for senior schooling. At Ironbark, St Peters Outdoor Education Centre, Year 9 students undertake a unique, five week program of living and working on a cattle property. Ironbark challenges students physically, socially, intellectually and spiritually. Students and parents typically report that Ironbark was a life-altering experience. Finally, our Year 10’s enter Senior School where they can chose to undertake Queensland Studies Authority subjects, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or a Vocational Education & Training pathway dependent on their individual needs, skills and career plans. A diverse co-curricular program complements our academic offerings with sport, music and cultural activities being the most popular choices.
Our integrated pastoral care program supports students and their families through their St Peters journey. Chapel worship is central to the community life of all St Peters students, staff and faculty. St Peters welcomes students of other Christian denominations and other religions or philosophical perspectives.