The Peninsula School celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2011. Our founders would be proud of the way the School has grown, thrived and become an integral part of the local community over the past half century.
Our founders' intention was to establish a a school on the Mornington Peninsula that would be nationally recognised as providing a viable alternative to the older independent schools in Melbourne. As the first new Anglican independent boys' school in Victoria in nearly fifty years, our founders had no recent models to follow and no real precedents to show the way. They established the School with the support of the local community and forged their own path.
Peninsula Grammar has come a long way since February 1961. The eighty eight boys who arrived on that first day couldn't have imagined the busy co-educational community of more than 1400 students that is Peninsula Grammar today.
As Principal, Stuart Johnston, said at Celebration Evening 2010:
'It will be important to rejoice in the past, the achievements, the success and the growth that has occurred during this time. In educational terms, fifty years is not that old. In some respects, it is comparable to a person’s 21st birthday; a coming of age. It will be an opportunity to celebrate all that the School has achieved while paying due respect to all those who have shaped its vision and contributed to its distinguished reputation. It will also be a catalyst to look to the future and boldly proclaim, with some pride and humility, the substance and quality of our remarkable school.'
Boys arriving on the first day, February 1961
Our Golden Jubilee book Peninsula Cooks wins top Gourmand award!
This full colour, professional cookbook features recipes from current and former parents, staff and students, alongside interesting anecdotes and heartwarming stories alongside their mouthwatering recipes. Peninsula Cooks won in the world famous Gourmand World Cookbook awards in Paris! We attained equal first place for Best Fundraising Book Pacific.
Parents wishing to view the School are invited to contact our Admissions Office, who welcome enquiries at any time and will be happy to arrange personal tours for families. Telephone (03) 9788 7753 or email email@example.com.