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History

Sts Peter and Paul Primary School began in 1968. The school is situated in Wisdom Street, Garran, in the Parish of the Transfiguration. There are two primary schools within the parish. Our sister school is Holy Trinity, located at Curtin. The Parish of the Transfiguration was formed in 1994 when the parishes of Holy Trinity and Sts Peter and Paul were amalgamated.

Students from Years Kinder to 6 who attend the school, primarily come from the suburbs of Garran, Hughes, O'Malley and Swinger Hill. However, many of the students also live in suburbs located in the Tuggeranong Valley. The school has a multicultural population of approximately 330 students.

The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, an international apostolic congregation, served the school for almost thirty years. Their founder, Francis Siedliska had a vision of charity and this is the inspiration for the sisters' life and service. Until the end of 1995, the Principal of the school was provided from the Congregation.

Sts Peter and Paul is set in spacious, leafy grounds that are well maintained and cared for. Students have both grassed oval and asphalt areas as well as access to play equipment, sandpit, fitness track and environment centre. The school recently received a million dollar refurbishment that has enabled the school to offer a 21st Century educational learning environment; the envy of many schools.

Sts Peter and Paul is also known for its strong community spirit and commitment to enrolling the whole family not just the child. Parents are always welcome in the school and encouraged to be actively involved in their child's school life through classroom help; attending Focus Assemblies, Masses and Awards Assemblies; fundraising events, social events, excursions, canteen and uniform shop volunteers, etc.

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