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.
The Peninsula School 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 The Peninsula School 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
Peninsula Cooks - exceeding imagination
This full colour, professionally prepared cookbook features recipes from current and former parents, staff and students, alongside interesting anecdotes and heartwarming stories. The book costs $40, with all profits going to the Peninsula School Parents' Association. It will make a valuable addition to your kitchen library, or as a gift, and is a fantastic memento of The Peninsula School.
You can buy Peninsula Cooks from the Uniform Shop.
Peninsula Cooks wins top Gourmand award!
We are delighted to announce that our Golden Jubilee publication Peninsula Cooks has won in the world famous Gourmand World Cookbook awards in Paris this week!
We attained equal first place for Best Fundraising Book Pacific.
Congratulations to all involved in the production of this fabulous recipe book, which combines interesting anecdotes from the Peninsula School community alongside their mouthwatering recipes.
Mozaic - a unique community art event held in the Performing Arts Centre.
Golden Grand Music Showcase involving past students held in September.A special Celebration Evening in November at the Frankston Arts Centre.
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.
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