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St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah NSW

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St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah
A vibrant co-educational catholic secondary school where we challenge through excellence.
84 Gavenlock Road
Tuggerah
NSW
2259
NSW Central Coast
7256 2125
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Welcome To St Peter's Tuggerah

St Peter’s Campus Tours provide the opportunity to explore our wonderful facilities set on 16 acres of leafy spacious grounds providing for dedicated and specialist learning spaces.

To learn more about St Peter’s, the College conducts tours regularly during term time and a range of Open Events throughout the year for prospective students and their families. To tour the College or attend an Open Event, click below and register your interest.

Please click here to register your interest to book a tour.

Mr Tim Hildebrandt
  • Secondary School
  • Secondary Campus
  • Catholic
Year 7 - 12
Catholic
No
Co-ed
1050
Gifted & Talented Program
  • Academic Achievement
  • Assisted Learning
  • Business & Legal Studies
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Digital Technologies
  • Economics
  • Educational Support
  • Employment Pathways
  • Faith / Religion
  • Food Technology
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Resources / Facilites
  • Robotics
  • Science/Technology
  • Sport
  • Tertiary Pathways
  • Visual Art
  • Welfare
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Netball
  • Oztag
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby 7's
  • Rugby Union
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

St Peter’s Catholic College is a centre of excellence in contemporary and innovative learning. Our whole community works in partnership each day to achieve learning goals focused on the skills necessary to be successful in today’s society.

The community of Peter’s Catholic College is committed to providing an education for the individual that is Christ centred and focused on forming young people in Catholic Discipleship. We inspire our learners to “Live the Faith” through actively contributing to the support of others, both at school and beyond with an emphasis on our core values of Courage, Compassion and Commitment and founded on the recognition that we are all Disciples of Christ.

At St Peter’s, learning is rich and exciting; it is the heart of what we do. Our learners are provided with vast opportunities, including a wide range of enrichment and extension programs, to enhance their interests, skills and abilities. We encourage everyone to use the gifts they have been given and to take the opportunities presented to them. We want our students to understand themselves as learners and to be constantly challenged in all that they do.

"Our vision for our learners at St Peter’s is they progress through their schooling with an understanding and appreciation of the value of learning and develop a character that drives them towards excellence in everything they undertake.”

 

Tim Hildebrandt, Principal

St Peter's Catholic College are centrally located in Tuggerah with extensive grounds and state of the art facilities. Being on the train line and main bus routes, our students come from Gosford, Ourimbah, Lisarow, Narara, Wyoming, Woy Woy, Wyong as well as suburbs through the Central Coast to the beachside suburbs of Avoca, Terrigal, Wamberal, Forresters Beach and Shelly Beach.

Year 7 Enrolment

It is always an exciting time for students leaving Primary School and commencing their secondary education and we are delighted you are considering St Peter’s for the growth and development of your child. Families seeking to explore the campus and view the extensive and contemporary learning facilities are invited to come along and see first-hand the magnificent grounds of St Peter’s Catholic College. Our open afternoon is held in March each year.

We also offer Campus tours so you can explore our wonderful facilities set on 16 acres of leafy spacious grounds. Tours are conducted during the school term on Thursday afternoons commencing at 3.45pm. These tours are small and book out quickly. Our Enrolment Registrar & a member of the Leadership Team will be on hand to answer any questions you have about St Peter's Catholic College and your child's enrolment.

Tour bookings are offered for all grades, and can be made via our website. BOOK A TOUR - St Peter's Catholic College (stpetersdbb.catholic.edu.au)

Year 11 Enrolment

Applications are encouraged early in Year 10. This allows subject selections to be taken into account. Support is available from the St Peter's Careers Co-ordinator if required for subject selection best suited to meet the goals of each student.  A current list of available subjects is available on our website. What we offer at St Peter's

For students who submit Enrolment Applications later in the year, it may result in limitations on their preferred subject selections.

Enrolment to Other Years

Limited places may become available during the year for entry to Years 8, 9 and 10. Therefore, enrolment enquiries are welcome for these year groups.  Whilst the process is the same as for Year 7 entry, the timescales are far shorter.

 

At St Peter’s, learning is rich and exciting; it is the heart of what we do. Students are provided with vast opportunities to be involved in learning activities that suit their interests and abilities, including a wide range of co-curricular activities. All students are encouraged to use the gifts they have been given and to take the opportunities presented to them. We want our students to understand themselves as learners and to be constantly challenged in all that they do.
St Peter's Catholic College offers quality, affordable education on the Central Coast. We have a broad range of curriculum offerings and supportive pastoral care. In addition our co-curricular activities include a College Band, Vocal Group, Dance Group, Drama Group, Debating and Public Speaking, Outdoor Education Programmes and school camps with over 16 representative sports.

St Peter's has first rate facilities including:-

7 science laboratories
Hall with industry standard stage, sound and lighting
Dedicated Dance and Drama studios
Information Centre and Library
Onsite uniform shop
Covered outdoor learning areas
Industry standard TAS facilities
Extensive sporting facilities with ovals and playing fields
Trade Training Centre with hospitality
Metal and Engineering facilities
Music and Visual Arts centres
On-site parking for parents and students.

 

At St Peters's students are encouraged to live healthy lifestyles and become well-adjusted resilient young men and women who are able and motivated to make a positive difference to our world. This is achieved by encouraging engagement in an extensive range of learning experiences through the religious, academic, sporting, artistic and cultural activities on offer.

 

Faith formation
St Peter’s Catholic College is committed to providing an education for each individual that is Christ centred and focused on forming young people in Catholic Discipleship. We inspire our students to “Live the Faith” by actively contributing to their communities, both at school and beyond with an emphasis on our core values of Courage, Compassion and Commitment and founded on the recognition that, as Disciples of Christ, we are responsible for each other.
Faith is a lived experience. We are called to be witnesses to our faith in the ways in which we show respect, love and care for one another in celebration of our Catholic identity. At St Peters we ‘live the faith’ through our core values: Courage, Compassion, Commitment.
St Peter’s Catholic College is an exciting centre of excellence in contemporary and innovative learning. Students and teachers work in partnership each day to achieve personalised learning goals in a vibrant environment focusing on skills necessary to be successful in today’s society. The College aims to make an impact in the local community through the development of graduates who are critical thinkers, good communicators and active contributors to society.
St Peter’s learners are brought to a fullness of life through witness to Jesus Christ and they are nurtured through extensive curriculum and enrichment programs. This learning provides our students with spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional growth to face everyday challenges and improve their learning and wellbeing.

At St Peter’s we:

- Form young people in Catholic discipleship;
- Provide challenging learning experiences that engage students in innovative and collaborative practices;
- Build authentic relationships which underpin a safe, caring and supportive community;
- Develop respect for self, others and the environment where dignity is paramount;
- Promote resilience and positive well-being;
- Pursue excellence and celebrate our successes.

St Peter's warmly invite parents and students to review our beautiful and extensive campus and state of the art facilities. Our specialist teaching areas have dedicated spaces allowing our performing and creative arts to flourish, our sports students to shine and our academic results to excel.

Tours of the College are available by contacting the Registrar on 7256 2125 or visiting our website St Peter's Catholic College

In addition, an information afternoon is held each March. This is an opportunity to meet the Principal, teachers and students and provides a wonderful experience in each of our main faculty areas showcasing our state of the art facilities across the extensive campus.

St Peter's is easily accessed from across the NSW Central Coast being located close to Tuggerah Railway Station with quick and easy access to suburbs on the Sydney train line. We are also extensively serviced across the Central Coast by both Red Bus and Busways. 

Youth in Performing Arts

YIPA promotes and fosters the development of youth with outstanding talent through the support of adults with extensive experience in theatre and entertainment, including industry professionals.

Each year YIPA provides a number of Scholarships and Encouragement Awards to young people who perform in the YIPA concerts. These awards are to assist the performers in advancing their talent onstage. The Scholarships and Encouragement Awards comprise a variety of things including cash, music performance courses, recording studio time, dance and movement tuition, etc.

In 2017, 22 students (and 4 past students) of St Peter's performed at Laycock Street Theatre in Youth in Performaning Arts. As a result of their wonderful and professional performances two students received scholarships of:

$1,000 Youth in Performing Arts 2017 Booths Motor Group for scholarship

$500 Youth in Peforming Arts      2017 Woy Woy Little Theatre for scholarships

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Academic Excellence

The St Peter's Year 12 Dux receives a Vice Chancellor's Scholarship valued at $2,000. 

These scholarships were established in 1999 as part of the University of Newcastle Awards for Academic Excellence. The purpose of the scholarship is to support academically excellent Year 12 students who intend to enrol at the University of Newcastle in the year following their Higher School Certificate (HSC) studies.

For more information click here.

St Peter's Leadership Awards

Separately there are two Leadership awards valued at $550 for a Year 12 student and $250 for a Year 10 student.
 
The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community. At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values, such as doing one's best, respect for others and "mateship" characteristics that are integral to Australian society.
 
For more information click here.

Women's Catholic League

A scholarship of $1,000 is offered each year by the Women's Catholic League for both a Year 11 and Year 12 male or female student.  In Term 3, all Year 10 students will be offered the opportunity to apply for the scholarship.

Catholic Womens League

 

 

Julie Goodwin Each of my three boys went to St Peter's and each are as different as chalk and cheese. Each were treated as individuals and with dignity. They had a fruitfull school life and I am sure they will look back on this time with fondness.
Onya Maher On Monday my daughter had a orientation day at St Peter's for year 7 2017. The poor child was so worried and scared and nervous as knew only one boy. I would like to thank the school as Tia had a great day. When i picked her up was very excited.
Tia not only made a friend but organised to travel with her too school and home by train and bus. It was such a relief to have my daughter get in the car smiling and saying that she cant wait to go to school next year.
Ian Burke St Peter's is a caring and supportive environment. Lots of open spaces and great facilities. My two kids are very happy and feel very supported at St Peter's.
Bev Mylchreest As a parent of a student at this College, I cannot recommend it highly enough to any prospective parents. The staff go above and beyond to know each student as an individual and to meet their needs accordingly. Wonderful setting, great IT facilities and fantastic, regular communication between staff and parents. The new building works planned will be a wonderful addition to this already amazing school.
Mark Allan The school is EXCEPTIONAL. They have upgraded many areas in the school - carpets throughout for one and improving facilities for students and teachers is a priority of the school. They are building a new library and classrooms. Not only this, the academic achievements of the students, for example the 2015 HSC results, shows the dedication of the teachers to delivering quality education.
Rachell Kohl St Peter's is a fantastic school that provides a quality education. As a parent of three children attending the school, I would highly recommend St Peter's to anyone looking for a supportive, catholic education for their child.
Smassy Massy Wow! St Peter's are getting a whole new massive building for a new Library and a bunch of new classrooms. So much new stuff going on at St Peter's.
   

2023 HSC Success

Our 2023 Year 12 cohort saw some of the highest ATAR scores our College has seen, including a 99.10 and 94.15!

We also had many students receive Early Entry University Offers for a variety of degrees and universities, and students who made the coveted HSC Distinguished Achievers list.

The HSC Distinguished Achievers list recognises students who achieved the highest band possible for one or more HSC courses or optional exams. We were proud to see our students achieve high results across a broad range of courses including:

Aboriginal Studies, Business Studies, Drama, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, Hospitality Examination, Industrial Technology, Mathematics Advanced, Music 1, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Physics, Studies of Religion I and Visual Arts.

Further 2023 HSC achievements include St Peter’s students nominated for HSC showcases including ArtExpress (Art) OnStage (Drama), Dance Callbacks, and Shape Exhibition (Industrial Technology).

We were also thrilled to announce that our former School Captain, Eden M, was officially selected for ARTEXPRESS 2024 for her incredible HSC Body of Work, ‘Unhappy Man! Do You Share My Madness?’, which saw Eden’s work displayed in the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

These incredible results are a testament to our student’s dedication to learning, and the College’s commitment to providing ‘Inspirational Learning for Aspirational Learners’.


 

My name is Ryan Adamson. I have recently started work at Taronga Zoo and was asked to write about how I was given the opportunity of this job.

Ryan Adamson 2017 full picture

I have always loved animals and have always dreamed of working at the zoo.

When I was 13 I joined, a program called ‘Youth At The Zoo’ or YATZ.

Ryan Adamson Taronga zoo work experience

This program was a huge step in my life and in getting a job at the zoo. YATZ is a youth volunteer program where teenagers are given the opportunity to gain experience in the zoo. In YATZ I have been given some amazing opportunities. There are some that definitely stand out, like the two times that I got to go down to Chiltern, a little town in Victoria to help in the release of zoo bred critically endangered regent honey eaters. At this camp, I met a lot of people who had the same passions as me and gave me a chance to start building my confidence. A few months later I was awarded a “BASIC” (the zoo award system the letters are a different category) I was given this for Accepting and taking responsibility. This all happened in my first year. From there I became a YATZ leader (the person who helps the newer YATZ and runs the Educational days). During year 10, I did work experience with the Australian mammals for one week. This was the same year that I won the zoo’s Youth Volunteer of the Year award and I was nominated for The Volunteering NSW award.

I was doing YATZ for about a year I when asked to speak at the world parks congress (a meeting of conservationist and national park rangers from all around the world) as part of a panel on how to get teens into conservation. It was not long after this that I could go to a Youth Leadership Camp which opened me up to the chance to help run a program called Youth Leading The World. While this was going on I had applied for a job at Taronga Zoo in which I got an interview but not the job as I lacked experience. To combat this I got a job at The Entrance cinema and worked there in conjunction with YATZ. This is about the same time that I started year 11 still at St Peter's Catholic College. In this year, as part of my HSC, I did a TAFE course of Certificate II in Animal studies through the Taronga Training Institute. The next time the job was advertised I was given a chance just for the holidays, but at the end of the holidays I was asked if I would be interested in staying on. I have now jumped at the chance.

I have been very fortunate to be able to follow my dream at such a young age.Always follow your dreams, no matter how many people tell you it won’t happen or to get a more realistic dream. If you want something badly enough work towards it, and don’t stop until you make it.   

Ryan Adamson

Ex-St Peter's student and currently Employee, Taronga Zoo

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Tim Hildebrandt 2017

 
 

"Our vision for our learners at St Peter’s is they progress through their schooling with an understanding and appreciation of the value of learning and develop a character that drives them towards excellence in everything they undertake.”

St Peter’s Catholic College is a centre of excellence in contemporary and innovative learning. Our whole community works in partnership each day to achieve learning goals focused on the skills necessary to be successful in today’s society.

The community of Peter’s Catholic College is committed to providing an education for the individual that is Christ centred and focused on forming young people in Catholic Discipleship. We inspire our learners to “Live the Faith” through actively contributing to the support of others, both at school and beyond with an emphasis on our core values of Courage, Compassion and Commitment and founded on the recognition that we are all Disciples of Christ.

At St Peter’s, learning is rich and exciting; it is the heart of what we do.  Our learners are provided with vast opportunities, including a wide range of enrichment and extension programs, to enhance their interests, skills and abilities. We encourage everyone to use the gifts they have been given and to take the opportunities presented to them. We want our students to understand themselves as learners and to be constantly challenged in all that they do.

 

Tim Hildebrandt

"The Graduates of St. Peter’s are life-long learners who are committed to achieving their best in everything they do; they look to the future with optimism and are motivated and inspired to model Christ’s teachings in their lives and make a difference in the world."

Applications are currently open to commence Years 7 to 12 in 2025.  Limited spaces are available.

 

Families are invited contact the school for a private tour of the beautiful campus and extensive facilities. Enrolment and tour booking information are available on our website.

 

We look forward to welcoming you into our community.

 

 

 

 

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