St Peter's School, Cambridge

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St. Peter's School
St Peter's School (Cambridge) logo.jpg
Private Bag 884, Cambridge
Coordinates 37°53′S 175°28′E / 37.883°S 175.467°E / -37.883; 175.467Coordinates: 37°53′S 175°28′E / 37.883°S 175.467°E / -37.883; 175.467
Type Private:Fully Reg Co-ed (Year 7-13) with Boarding Facilities
Motto Structa Saxo
"Built on a Rock"
Established 1936
Ministry of Education Institution no. 141
Principal Dale Burden
School roll 1087[1] (July 2017)
Socio-economic decile 10

St Peter's School, Cambridge, not to be confused with Catholic primary school St Peter's Catholic School, Cambridge[2] is a private, coeducational, Anglican secondary school for years 7-13 located in Cambridge, New Zealand. The School is located on 100 acres (0.40 km2) of ground, surround by school-owned farmland alongside the Waikato River. The schools motto 'Structa Saxo' is Latin and translates to "Built on a Rock".

St Peter's chapel

The school has extensive facilities made for Boarding and Day Students, as well as on Campus accommodation for Teachers, Tutors and Workers. The recent construction of the Robb Sports Centre is an example of this, with the sports centre including two indoor basketball or badminton courts with tiered seating for up to 200 people, a weights room, an aerobics studio, two squash courts and an artificial climbing wall. Construction was completed in 2009 of a new block of English classrooms and a new library along with new computer rooms. The current English classrooms will be used for Foreign Language, English as a Second Language, Religious Education and for the delivery of some special parts of the International Baccalaurate. In 2013 construction began on a new Prep School (Year 7 and 8 students), this is expected to be completed in 2014.

The School's history extends back to 1936, when it was founded by Arthur Broadhurst and James Morris Beaufort.[3] St Peter's became a co-educational school in 1987.

The board of the school approved the International Baccalaureate programme to be taught alongside the current NCEA curriculum at year 12 and 13, effective 2009.


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 2 August 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  2. ^ St Peter's Catholic School Cambridge, retrieved 25 April 2015 
  3. ^ Anon (1997). "St Peter's School Trust Board Act 1985". New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 

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