It is our whole school community that 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 which values rigour and excellence in education, safety and hope for children then you will have successful children.
Everything we do is focussed on that partnership, the ethos of community.
We are blessed to be able to develop young lives in a beautiful physical setting surrounded by superb buildings and gardens. It is certainly 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 recognised throughout the world.
We are an internationally minded educational institution, part of a much wider universe and culture.
Our students know that and are energised by it.
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 a spontaneous 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 serious responsibility to reveal the accumulated experiences that we as humans 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.
Christ is central in all areas of curriculum and school life.
Learning at St. Mary’s Memorial School occurs with an attitude of love and forgiveness as exemplified by Christ.
Our school environment embodies the love, care, support, nurture and discipline of a Christian home.
We are committed to the total experience of learning being positive and enjoyable.
We recognise the individuality of all students and every effort is made by the school to maximise opportunities for them to realise their potential.
All students are challenged to achieve their optimum potential in a happy and flexible environment.
We promote awareness of the environment and an ethos of sensitivity to environment concerns, directions and issues.
We endeavour to provide a breadth of experience, encouraging creativity with flexible responses to opportunities.
We are committed to developing a meaningful relationships between Church and the wider community.
Parents, volunteers and community members are valued and encouraged to contribute positively to the total learning environment of the school.
A committed and professional Staff which shares the vision and contributes to the mission of St. Mary’s Memorial School.