Junior High in 2018

Year 7, 2018

Year 7 Orientation Day: Tuesday 23 January, 2018

The first day of school (Orientation Day) for Year 7 students is on Tuesday 23 January, 2018 from 8.00am - 3.10pm. Students should meet at the Performing Arts Centre at 8.00am.

Students should bring:

  • Morning tea and water bottle;
  • Writing equipment/notebook; and
  • BYOT – your device.

Please note: lunch will be provided.

First Day of School: Wednesday 24 January, 2018 

The first official day of school is on Wednesday 24 January, 2018 from 8.00am – 3.10pm. A warning bell will sound at 8.00am and the first class begins at 8.05am. Students should meet outside their Form Class Room. 

Students should bring:

  • Morning tea, water bottle and lunch; and
  • School books/stationery (teacher will indicate).

Students should wear:

  • Full formal school uniform (including hat, boys - no ties).

Thursday 25 January, 2018

Thursday 25 January is a normal school day. The warning bell will sound at 8.00am and the first class will begin at 8.05am.

Australia Day Public Holiday: Friday 26 January, 2018

Please note: Friday 26 January is a public holiday for Australia Day.

Tuckshop

Please note: as St Peters is cashless, the Café will not be able to be accessed by new students until ID Cards are issued. Therefore, new students will need to bring their morning tea and lunch for the first few days.

Year 8, 2018

First Day for New Year 8 Students: Tuesday 23 January, 2018

All new students in Year 8 (i.e. those Year 8 students who are new to St Peters) will commence on Tuesday, 23 January, 2018 for a special Orientation program tailored for the needs of new Year 8 students. All new Year 8 students are to attend in full formal school uniform and meet at Junior High Reception by 8.00am. Students are not required to bring any textbooks on this day, just a notebook and writing materials. This half-day program for Year 8 students will conclude at 1.10pm.

Students are asked to provide their own morning tea, but lunch will be provided. Students can be collected from Junior High Reception at 1.10pm.

First Day for All Year 8 Students: Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Wednesday 24 January is the first day of school for all Year 8 students. This normal school day runs from 8.00am – 3.10pm. Students should meet outside of lower Dohler classrooms DO13/DO14 (near the internal Bus Stop). Normal classes will commence and all equipment, books, etc. will be required.           

Tuckshop

Please note: as St Peters is cashless, the Café will not be able to be accessed by new students until ID Cards are issued. Therefore, new students will need to bring their morning tea and lunch for the first few days

Year 9, 2018

First Day for New Year 9 Students: Tuesday 23 January, 2018

All new students in Year 9 (i.e. those Year 9 students who are new to St Peters) will commence on Tuesday 23 January, 2018 for a special Orientation program tailored for the needs of new Year 9 students. All new Year 9 students are to attend in full formal school uniform and meet at Junior High Reception by 8.00am. Students are not required to bring any textbooks on this day, just a notebook and writing materials. This half-day program for Year 9 students will finish at 1.10pm.

Students are asked to provide their own morning tea, but lunch will be provided. Students can be collected from Junior High Reception at 1.10pm.

First Day for All Year 9 Students: Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Wednesday 24 January is the first day of school for all Year 9 students. This normal school day runs from 8.00am – 3.10pm. Students should meet at the Year 9 Locker Area (near the Performing Arts Centre). Normal classes will commence and all equipment, books, etc. will be required.

Identification (ID) Photos

Identification (ID) photos for all Year 7 and any new Years 8 and 9 students will be taken during the first few days of Term 1. 

2018 Junior High Information Evenings (Parents Only)

Parent Information Evenings will take place on the following dates:

  • Year 9 Information Night: Monday 29 January, 7-8:15pm, Venue TBA;
  • Year 7 Information Night: Monday 5 February (Week 3, 7-8:15pm, Venue TBA; and
  • Year 8 Information Night: Thursday 15 February (Week 4), 7-8:15pm, Venue TBA.

These gatherings are extremely important as a way of developing a strong connection between parents, the Year Level Coordinator and Form Class teachers. Please mark them in your diary.

Junior High Timetables

To aid students in their organisation, we advise them to keep a laminated copy of their timetable on the inside of their locker door. At the beginning of the day and at the end of breaks students should take their equipment and books for the next group of periods. Students should not be returning to their lockers during or in between lessons.

Download Bell Times

Junior High Reception

Junior High Reception is located in M Block near the pedestrian crossing on College Drive. Hours of operation are 7.45am – 3:45pm. Our Junior High Receptionist is Mrs Alison Arnold who can be contacted on 07 3377 6503.

Communication

The major means of communication between school and home are:

BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology)

Please click here for information regarding BYOT requirements

Uniform and Grooming

Students must report to school on the first day in the correct uniform and adhere to our grooming expectations. In particular, we ask that appointments for haircuts be made prior to the commencement of the school year and not left until the first week of school. Please refer to the Junior High Parent Handbook 2018.

Mobile Phones

St Peters recognises that access to a mobile telephone for some students provides peace of mind for parents, enables emergency arrangements to be made conveniently and, in some cases, provides greater safety for students. Their presence at school can also have negative consequences such as taking video and photos of people without their permission, temptation to theft, possibility of loss, the potential for cheating, ease of making harassing or bullying calls and possible disruption of assemblies and Worship.

Students in Junior High are permitted to bring mobile phones to school under certain conditions. In their use of mobile phones students must adhere to the College’s Service Code and phone usage should be restricted to essential communication only.  Phones will be confiscated and kept at Junior High Reception if they are being used inappropriately. Students must not contact parents directly if they are sick or wish to go home. They must report to Junior High Reception if unwell.

The College accepts no responsibility for the loss, theft, unauthorised use or damage of any mobile phone or media player.

Years 7 and 8 Camp and Year 9 Ironbark

Our camp programs (Year 7 Camp, 8 Camp and Year 9 Ironbark) are compulsory parts of our curriculum. If you have concerns regarding your child’s ability to attend please make an appointment to meet with the Head of Junior High, Ms Trish Allen, as soon as possible.

Year 7 Camp

The camp dates are as follows:

  • Year 7 A-E: Monday 29 January – Wednesday 31 January, 2018; and
  • Year 7 F-K: Wednesday 31 January – Friday 2 February 2018.

Year 8 Camp

The camp dates are as follows:

  • Monday 16 July – Friday 20 July, 2018. This is the first week of Term 3 – it is a gazetted school week. Extended vacations during this time will not be approved.

Year 9 Ironbark

Term 2, 2018:

  • 9A and 9B: Tuesday 17 April to Saturday 19 May, 2018; and
  • 9C and 9D: Tuesday 22 May to Saturday 23 June, 2018. Please note: returns during school holidays.

Term 3, 2018:

  • 9E and 9F: Tuesday 17 July to Saturday 18 August, 2018; and
  • 9G and 9H: Tuesday 21 August to Saturday 22 September, 2018. Please note: returns during school holidays.

Term 4, 2018:

  • 9J and 9K: Tuesday, 9 October to Saturday, 10 November, 2018; and
  • 9L and 9M: Tuesday 13 November to Saturday 15 December, 2018. Please note: returns during school holidays.

Parking

For safety reasons, parents are asked not to drop their child off on campus. Harts Road is the best location for dropping off and picking up of Junior High students. If students have a large musical instrument they may be dropped off – a drop off pass can be applied for.

During the course of the school day (after 8:10am and before 3:10pm) if your child is ill or needs to go to an appointment, parents can either access visitors’ carparks or the internal bus stop for pick up and drop off. If a student is injured they may be dropped off on campus.

Under no circumstances should parents drop students off on the orange crossing in front of Junior High Reception. Orange zones and yellow lines on campus mean no stopping at any time.

Key Contacts 

Ms Trish Allen
Head of Junior High
t.allen@stpeters.qld.edu.au

Mrs Sharman Bolton
PA to Head of Junior High
s.bolton@stpeters.qld.edu.au
Ph: 07 3377 6269

Ms Kelly Fox
Deputy Head of Junior High
k.fox@stpeters.qld.edu.au
Ph: 07 3377 6241

Mrs Kimberley Jefferd
Head of Exceptional Learners
k.jefferd@stpeters.qld.edu.au
Ph: 07 3377 6297

Mrs Rachael Turnbull 
Head Of Curriculum – Students 
r.turnbull@stpeters.qld.edu.au
Ph: 3377 6523

Mr Gil Bygraves
Year 7 Coordinator
g.bygraves@stpeters.qld.edu.au
Ph: 07 3377 6165

Mrs Belinda Byrne
Year 8 Coordinator
b.byrne@stpeters.qld.edu.au
Ph: 07 3377 6256

Mrs Anne Tetley-Jones
Year 9 Coordinator
a.tetley-jones@stpeters.qld.edu.au
Ph: 07 3377 6128