St. Peter Apostle Primary School was formed in 1973 as part of the Werribee Parish with an enrolment of twenty-six students. St. Peter Apostle, Hoppers Crossing was proclaimed a parish in 1977. The school enrolment grew quickly in the early years and peaked at 733 students in 1985. Over recent years, the average enrolment has been 600 students and the present enrolment is 540. St Peter’s has a diverse, multi-cultural (29 ethnic cultures) school community.
The school buildings presently comprise of six brick complexes, including:
- St Peter Apostle Parish Church and Hall
- School/Parish Administration Centre
- The Thomas Aquinas Building
- The St Nicholas Building
- The Caroline Chisholm Building
- The St Mary MacKillop Building
In total, there are twenty-three classrooms, most with three grades in each level. We also have a Chapel and Performing Arts Theatre.
Our school is constantly working towards improving infrastructure so as to provide optimum learning spaces for students. We are currently developing more flexible indoor/outdoor spaces that allow for student autonomy and team collaboration.
Our outdoor play areas include an oval with synthetic grass and athletics track, flexi-paved all weather area, a Junior and Senior Adventure Playground, two Basketball courts, a quiet reflective area and our recently developed sensory garden.
The Parish manages the Outside School Hours Care program which caters for one hundred children on some evenings.
St Peter’s also operates an independent canteen facility, managed by the St Peter’s Ladies Auxiliary.