Challenging Minds

Being a boarder at St Peters enables students to maximise the educational and learning opportunities available to them. We understand that each boarder has different academic abilities and approaches to their learning. The boarding staff monitor academic progress and are in regular contact with the St Peters academic staff. When communicating with academic staff regarding a boarder’s progress, the Boarding Coordinators have the role of de facto parents. If there are ongoing problems, the Boarding Coordinators will be in contact with the boarder's parents.

Study

Boarders are required to undertake supervised study Monday to Friday, and on Sunday afternoons. This allows for homework, research, study and reading. These study sessions take place in the library or Senior Study Centre, however Year 12 students study at their desks in the dormitories.

Academic Support

The College employs tutors to assist boarders with their academic subjects. These tutors are often Old Scholars undertaking University study and are available at supervised study times to assist in small groups or individually. Classroom teachers often visit the boarders at study times to provide additional support. If parents feel that their child may benefit from assistance beyond that provided by the subject teacher or tutor, parents can arrange private tutoring through the Boarding Coordinators. All tutors must hold a Blue Card.

A Team Tuition

St Peters has partnered with A Team Tuition to provide additional study support for our younger boarders (Years 6-9). A Team Tuition provides St Peters Lutheran College boarders with highly engaging and effective tutoring assistance during their regular weekly study times (Monday to Thursday after school). The Transformer Prep program is a carefully tailored program designed to improve student confidence, motivation, and grades by developing their mindset, strategy and support during their most crucial years. The A Team Tuition tutors are energetic, high achievers, who connect with their students as both their tutor and their mentor. They provide weekly challenges to capture the classroom, as well as end-of-term activities that will become a highlight of boarding life and deliver content based on school curriculum and 'A' grade study strategies. By working with A Team Tuition, our goal is to create independent students with a growth mindset by providing them with the tools to succeed both now and in their future study years. Learn more here