St Peter's Catholic Primary School Rochedale
About St Peter's Catholic Primary School Rochedale
St Peter's Catholic Primary School is a co-educational, Prep – Year 6 school located in the suburb of Rochedale, 17kms south of Brisbane CBD. Current student enrolments are at 468 with 35 teaching staff.
The school was established in 1976 with just 44 students who were provided with purpose built classrooms. During the 80’s the school soared in numbers to a three stream school but leveled out in the 90’s when more Catholic education facilities became available in surrounding communities.
St Peter’s is situated on 5 hectares of beautiful park-like grounds adjacent to the school’s Parish Church. Facilities at the school include computer lab, library, hall, multipurpose courts. Also onsite is a pre-school which caters to approximately 50 part-time students.
St Peter’s follows the Australian Curriculum while adhering to the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning Framework. Literacy and mathematics are a central focus and students have specialist teachers in Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Indonesian and Physical Education. “Curriculum is planned cooperatively within and across Year levels to promote continuity. Planning involves Classroom Teachers, Learning Support Teacher, Teacher Librarian, APRE and Curriculum Support Teacher.”
St Peter’s Catholic Primary School is “a Community in Faith, building our journey on the foundation of Jesus and Peter through prayer action and celebration; a Community of Learning, building and enriching environment that nurtures growth in each person; a Community in Peace, building just relationships that embrace all, guided by the light of Nano Nagle.”