Our School

Find out more about St Peter's.

Learning at St Peter's is backed by state of the art laboratories, workshops and libraries. Our aim is to keep students up-to-date with the latest technology and trends.

Our Teachers

Our staff at St Peter's school are able to balance the needs of their students with the subject demands of the course that their students select.

All our teachers are highly trained, respected and provide quality learning opportunities for their students. They value the individual and are able to offer a high level of personal commitment to  support the success of everyone in their class.

St Peter’s is proud of its staff. They are professional, empathetic and accessible and will go above and beyond to support and encourage our learners.  


IB & NCEA Study Options

At St Peter's, we offer a choice of two internationally-recognised qualifications: the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

St Peter’s offers a large range of subject options. The NCEA  qualification allows students flexibility in their course selections to prepare them for future tertiary study.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma promotes the development of the whole person. The IB Diploma is an academically rigorous two year qualification which ensures that students are prepared for university.

We care about your experience

When you come to New Zealand as an international student, you can expect to receive a high standard of education, and to feel safe and well cared for while you live and study here.

St Peter’s School is a signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice (the Code), https://assets.education.govt.nz/public/Documents/Pastoral-Care-of-Domestic-Tertiary-Education-Students/Education-Pastoral-Care-of-Tertiary-and-International-Learners-Code-of-Practice-Nov-2021.docx   

NZQA has produced some videos to help you understand the Code.

  • An overview of the Code for international students



  • About education agents


  • About enrolments and contracts


The New Zealand Government’s Education Code supports a process of how to make a complaint and this is St Peter’s Complaints Procedure. 


Our History - Built on a Rock

St Peter's was founded in 1936 with the stated aim of educating the whole person.

Our founder, Mr Arthur Broadhurst, was convinced that holistic development of body, mind and spirit laid the foundation for a life of service, ready leadership and clear thinking. We have not wavered from our founding ethos. Today St Peter’s still strives to develop well-rounded people with strength of character, a positive mindset, and eagerness to serve their communities. 

From the beginning our school motto has been “structa saxo”, built on a rock. It comes from the words Jesus said to Simon Peter “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18). At St Peter’s we aim to give all our students a solid foundation for life, education in body, mind and spirit, so that they can enter life after St Peter’s with confidence in themselves and their values. 

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Leaders grow here.

Together at St Peter's, we achieve the extraordinary.