Welcome to St Peter Chanel Primary School, where we are family.
What can our school offer your children? A strong sense of community and caring, excellent education and values we live and reinforce everyday. Our children are able to learn and grow with a strong sense of identity. Our smaller size offers children the opportunity to take on responsibilities and grow as leaders.
We welcome you to visit and see what SPC is all about. I look forward to meeting you and your whanau.
Principal & Room 2 Teacher
At St Peter Chanel School we are CLEAR about our values.
Connected to our community
Loving with mercy and compassion
Excellent in what we do and how we do it
Active in our learning, ourselves and our faith
Respectful of ourselves, others and our world
Is bigger always better? Research is showing that far from being disadvantaged by attending small schools, children actually do better. Children feel a greater sense of engagement, belonging, and personal value when their classmates and teachers get to know them resulting in higher achivement and diminishing behaviour problems.
When choosing a school parents take a number of different features into account and one of those most often considered is the size of the school.
Small schools offer:
There is no question that the smaller size of St Peter Chanel is a major factor in the self-confidence and capability of our students. Our community is focused on ensuring all children have access to a range of extra curricula activities that include sport, arts and cultural experiences.
“Small schools are able to be close-knit, flexible communities where no-one is a stranger”. McRobbie, J 2001