The St Peter's School story is made up of many people, events and celebrations. At St Peter's our story is particularly influenced by three key people of faith - St Peter, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Nano Nagle. We have linked these people to our school's vision statement as they inspire us to be "a community in Faith, Learning and Peace".
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop was a courageous woman of action. Born in Australia 1842, she showed compassion and love for everyone in need regardless of race, colour or faith. Mary believed in the power of education for all and set up schools across Australia and New Zealand to make sure those disadvantaged by poverty and distance received a Catholic education. Mary MacKillop (with Fr Tenison Woods) started the religious order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephites) She is the first Australian to be recognized as one of its saints. Her feast day is 8 August.
“Never see a need without doing something about it"
“Gratitude is the memory of the heart"
“We must teach more by example than word"