St Peter's College, Johannesburg

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St Peter's College
St peters college jhb.jpg
MottoIn Futurum Fortiter - Bravely into the future
HeadMr Rui Morais
Exam boardIEB
Grades8 - 12
Number of students600 boys and girls
School color(s)Blue, red and yellow

St Peter's College is an independent, co-educational Anglican private secondary school located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The college aims to create and maintain an environment where:[citation needed]

  • trust and respect for the individual prevails,
  • diversity is valued, and
  • personal responsibility is fostered within the context of teamwork

The campus includes

  • an indoor aquatic centre,
  • a music, art, drama and dance (MADD) centre and
  • an astroturf hockey field.

The college hosts two major sporting events each year, namely the Old Petrian's Open Girls Water Polo Tournament in February where 24 of the top girls' water polo teams from Southern African schools compete; and the Annual Sports and Cultural Festival in September which attracts over 3,500 school children to participate in various sporting and cultural codes.


St Peter's College was founded in 1998 as a response to the shortage of independent high schools in the area.

The college was opened under a former headmaster of St Alban's College, Ronnie Todd, who was later succeeded by Graham Howarth, who served for 12 years. Rui Morais, who was appointed headmaster in December 2015, joined the college in January 2003.


St Peter's has maintained high performance in the IEB matric examinations since its inception; a significant number of matriculants obtaining 'A' and 'B' symbols in their final examinations. The college offers additional subjects such as Engineering Graphic Design, French, Music, Visual Art and Drama to Matric.

In 2016 the college attained a 100% matric passrate with 97% of the students achieving the university entrance standard.[citation needed]


Number 1s[edit]

The Number 1 uniform consists of the St Peter's navy blue blazer, the college striped shirt worn with the college blue tie in addition to the number two uniform. Number 1's are worn on the first and last day of every term, throughout the winter, as well on special occasions (i.e. Eucharists, awards ceremonies)

Number 2s[edit]

The Number 2 uniform consists of the St Peter's College striped shirt, either worn with or without the navy blue sleeveless jersey, and long grey pants for boys or girls, or grey skirt and the choice of blue stockings for girls. Only black school shoes and grey socks are permitted for boys, and white socks for girls. The Number 2 is the 'everyday' uniform and is worn during summer (terms one and three).

Coordinates: 26°01′58″S 28°05′13″E / 26.032663°S 28.087039°E / -26.032663; 28.087039