Fast Facts and Bell Times

Did you know that...

    • We are Number 1 in the world for fundraising for the Terry Fox Campaign

    • Top School in Peterborough to support Y.E.S. (Youth Emergency Shelter)

    • The largest "Link Crew" in Peterborough to welcome new students

    • Grade 10 Literacy success rates often highest in Peterborough City and County

    • Our school teams are the "Saints". We offer over 40 different activities.

    • Teams regularly qualify for OFSAA competition (hockey,basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, x-country, track & field)

    • Boys Senior Lacrosse Provincial Champions

    • Teams routinely qualify and win City, Kawartha, Regional and COSSA championships

    • We have a Green Team of students who are educating others about caring for the environment

School Statistics:

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule.

    • Warning Bell: 8:25 A.M. - 8:30 A.M. (Hurry Up Music)

    • Period 1: 8:30 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.

    • Period 2: 9:45 A.M - 11:00 A.M.

    • Period 3 & Staggered Lunches: 11:00 A.M. - 12:55 P.M.

      • 11:00 A.M. - 11:40 A.M.

      • 11:38 A.M. - 12:18 P.M.

      • 12:15 P.M. - 12:55 P.M.

    • Period 4: 12:55 P.M. - 2:10 P.M.

    • Staggered Departure: 2:10 P.M. - 2:25 P.M.

Parish Information

St. Peter is an inclusive community with a mission to develop the spiritual potential of all students as much as their academic and social potentials.

Academic programs at St. Peter exist within a spiritual orientation based on the Catholic faith. The tone of the school reflects a theme of respect and responsibility, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and a community focus made up of students, staff, parents, parish, and the wider community.

As of means towards the development of a Catholic Graduate, the following are encouraged:

    • A significant consciousness, in both teachers and students, of their responsibility to express Christian faith through what they say and do

    • Close cooperation between the home, the school and the parish community

    • An atmosphere of mutual tolerance, trust and respect

    • Positive discipline: a sense of order and student responsibility

    • A spirit of social concern: locally, nationally, and internationally; Strong student-teacher relationships

    • Faculty involvement in all school affairs

    • Common prayer experiences for staff and students, especially in the form of liturgical celebration

    • Grade level retreats.

The school comes together to celebrate school masses with its affiliated parish, St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral, led by Fr. Luis Lapinid, and our Board Spiritual Leader, Fr. Paul Massel. A school chapel is also accessible to staff and students for personal reflection

Parish Contact Information:

St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral

411 Reid St. Box 175

Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y8

Phone: 705-745-4681

Facility Rental

Community groups are welcome to use the St. Peter facilities for appropriate activities, as long as community use does not interfere with our regular school requirements. A user fee will apply to offset costs associated with the use of school property.

St. Peter has the following facilities available to rent:

    • Single gym

    • Double gym

    • Triple gym

    • Cafetorium

    • Classrooms

    • Meeting Rooms

To request a booking, contact the Board Outreach Coordinator or visit the Board's Facilities Rental page to submit your request online.