The Peninsula School strives to provide the highest quality teachers who nurture and inspire students to reach for personal excellence.
Key characteristics of the school are its community spirit and its steadfast commitment to positive education. We aim to foster self belief and creativity in each child.
We believe our mission is best achieved in a coeducational environment, shaped by Christian faith that produces active and informed global citizens.
To be Australia’s number one co-educational, day and boarding school offering unsurpassed education and known around the world for our comprehensive and community environment.
Every school wants to believe that it offers something special, something just a little bit different from other schools. At Peninsula, we believe that we have a certain spirit, more than just camaraderie, which exists within the School. It’s a shared set of values and a sense of all working together that is hard to define in words. We’re not alone in this belief. Visitors to our School regularly comment on the congenial atmosphere on campus. This spirit encompasses all year levels and is the result of careful attention to a number of factors.
Peninsula follows sound Christian values. Whether or not you personally have a religious affiliation, the results, as shown by the behavior of our student body, attest to the value of inculcating these values in the routines of School life. Through the Pastoral Care and Tutor systems our teachers enjoy a close relationship with their students. They know them individually, ‘warts and all’. This personal knowledge gives them a much greater appreciation of what each student needs, educationally and socially.
Teachers endeavour to be available during non-class times to offer extra help should students need it. Students are encouraged to respect one another, the teachers and the School. Coeducational schooling promotes comfortable and healthy interaction between boys and girls. Our sub-school structure gives students of all ages their own space on campus.
These factors contribute to the creation of an environment that is safe for students to play, conducive for them to learn and encourages them to grow. We are justifiably proud of Peninsula and the well-rounded, well-educated, considerate and community-minded young people who constitute our past and present student body.
As custodians of the School we are entrusted with the health and wellbeing of our community and our institute. Sounds principles of leadership and governance underpin all that we do in striving to ensure the prosperity and longevity of our school for the benefit of current and future generations. In enacting our stewardship, we choose service to our community over self interest.
Our School motto Hold Fast To That Which Is Good underpins the moral and ethical principles by which we operate. We prize consistency of values and actions and are committed to always acting in a socially responsible and virtuous manner for the greater good of our community.
We are proudly coeducational. We offer a diverse, vibrant and challenging learning environment which promotes equality and fairness of opportunity. We believe that an integrated, coeducational approach best serves Australian society by promoting mutually respectful interactions between boys and girls in a safe, secure and rewarding environment.
Our students are inspired and supported to develop their natural gifts and to become lifelong learners. We encourage students to understand that potential is best achieved through self reflection and the commitment to hard work. The School looks for opportunities to acknowledge individual improvement and personal best as well as celebrating those who achieve at the highest level.
We are a community in which a sense of affiliation and connectedness flourishes. We boast an enviable culture that is underpinned by acceptance, friendship and interdependence. An ethic of service abounds in our School family which helps account for the commonplace, selfless, individual and community actions that go to enriching the lives of others.
The School is founded on the Anglican tradition through which we are guided by God’s love and grace. Students are encouraged to explore the spiritual dimensions of their lives and to embrace Christian principles. We are a diverse and inclusive community which welcomes international students and respects the beliefs of all faiths.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.