Chris Black

Where is your College located in relation to the Capital of your state/territory Cranbourne which is 42 klms from the CBD
What is the nature of your College St Peter's College is a systemic, co-educational multi-campus school for Yr 7-12 students. St Peter's falls under the governance arrangements of the SALE Diocese
How many students 1530
In what year did you commence as Principal of this College 2017
If you were a Principal in another school, what was the year of your first appointment n/a
What was your role prior to taking up this appointment

In 2016 I was DP Head of East Campus. Fr the first half of 2017 I was Acting Principal at St Peter's College

What parts of the role of Principal give you the greatest satisfaction?

Working with students and assisting them in recognising the potential that lies within. Being part of a team that introduces change that inturn leads to improved learning outcomes for students.

What are the one or two aspects of your College that you are especially proud of

1. The development of the East Campus (commenced in 2011) as a facility catering for the 21st century learner and teacher.

2. The pastoral program that has as the central driver our vertical homeroom and house system

What are the main challenges to you and other Catholic schools in your local area

1. To cater for families in one of the fastest growing communities in Australia.

2. Competing with Government Select schools that have emerged in increasing numbers around our local area.

What do you believe are the one or two main issues confronting Catholic Secondary Colleges nationally

1. The funding issue that is current suggests that there is work to be done at the political level as well as in the public domain regarding the relevancy, importance and significance of the role Catholic education has played, continues to play and will play into the future in this country.

2. To ensure current and future staff understand and embrace the Catholic ethos and particular charism of the college and are able to contribute to this environment when working with our students.




195 Brighton Road, Somerton Park
South Australia, Australia 5044