From the Headmaster: Celebrating our community’s rich history

Posted 17 DEC 2021
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Next year, St Peter’s College will celebrate its 175 Year Anniversary. As an opportunity to celebrate the School’s rich history, enduring traditions and achievements, this is a milestone of immense importance. Our intention is to bring the School community together over the course of the year to reconnect and reunite.

Events on the calendar include a Church Service on the eve of the 2022 school year and a Founders’ Day Service commemorating the founding of the School, to be held at the commencement of Term 3. In addition, our Music department will present their Musical Showcase in Memorial Hall, to celebrate 175 years of music at St Peter’s College.

The signature celebratory event will be a Gala Ball to be held on Saturday 6 August 2022 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Everyone in our community, including old scholars, current and past parents and current and past staff, is invited to attend what will be an unforgettable event. With every active peer year represented, the evening will provide an opportunity to relive and reminisce over a three-course dinner accompanied by wines from our generous St Peter’s College wine community. The night will also offer the chance to linger at the gin bar or retreat to the lounge area to spend time with old friends. And, for those who have missed dancing, the dance floor awaits. I encourage all old scholars to mark the date on your calendars and book your tickets now to celebrate this special evening with family, friends and your peer group.

Across the year the School’s history will be brought to life through a range of archive activities including a heritage trail across the campus imparting stories of our remarkable past. Material from our archives will be shared across our digital channels to capture the journey of the past 175 years that has shaped the School we are today. Furthermore, a limited-edition 175 Year Anniversary silk tie will be available for community members to purchase from the School’s Uniform Shop in Term 2.

2022 will be a year in which we give thanks for the privileged opportunities our School affords, acknowledging that everything we enjoy here is a gift from those who have come before us. It will also be an opportunity to look to the future with optimism as we continue to build on our vision to be an exceptional community of learning.

I look forward to welcoming you to the School in 2022 for a celebration befitting of this historic occasion.

Tim Browning