Our whole school community makes St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School special – the students, the parents, the staff, the old scholars, and our supporters. If you have a community that values rigor and excellence in education, safety, and hope for children, you will have successful children. Everything we do is focussed on that partnership, the ethos of the community.
We are blessed to develop young lives in a beautiful physical setting surrounded by superb buildings and gardens. It is undoubtedly a stimulating and creative environment for our future leaders. While we love our local area of Glenelg and our state, we are also an International Baccalaureate Organisation World School that offers the Primary Years Program, one of many recognized throughout the world. We are an internationally-minded educational institution, part of a much wider universe and culture.
We will nurture our students to be happy, knowledgeable, and creative young people who care for others and make a positive difference in the world. Our Values are
Approaching each day with curiosity and appreciation, sharing fun and happiness, and expressing gratitude.
Always doing our best being honest, strong and standing up for what is right.
Being true to yourself, appreciating other people and cultures, and caring for the environment.
Helping others, contributing to the community, and being a good citizen.
SPW encourages students to find joy and enlightenment in their education, giving them the best opportunity to leave school feeling happy, confident, and ready to face the world ahead.
We believe that a child is born with an intuitive sense of wonder and happiness at being alive, and a school’s most important job is to nurture and foster that daily sense of delight. At the same time, we have a solemn responsibility to reveal the accumulated experiences we have gained – how the world works, how change creates opportunity, and how diversity adds richness.
Most importantly, we want our students to understand how the values of tolerance, compassion, and respect underpin our relationships. SPW is built around the values and traditions of the Anglican Church. The fundamental Christian teaching “love God and love your neighbor” underpins the school's philosophy and programs. The values and beliefs of our church are integrated across the teaching curriculum, and there is a weekly service held in the Chapel. SPW is part of the Anglican Parish of Glenelg, and as the original Parish School, we proudly participate in parish activities.