Our History

We have provided quality education to generations of South Australian children for more than 160 years.

A Rich History of Education

The Day School of the Parish of St Peter’s Glenelg was established in 1863 and catered to children in the Glenelg area for more than a century before it became St Peter’s Glenelg Anglican Grammar School.

In 1923 the Law Smith Family bequeathed the Law Smith Building and grounds tot he Church of England for the purpose of Anglican education for women.

In 1998, following the closure of neighbouring Woodlands Church of England Girls Grammar School, St Peter’s Glenelg acquired the historic Partridge Street site and moved the growing school community to the much larger campus, combining the history and traditions of both schools. In 1999, a visionary new school was formed. St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School opened its doors for the first time for preschool to Year 7 students.

In 2016, St Peter’s Woodlands expanded the educational offering with the opening of the Early Learning Centre, catering for children from 2 years of age.

In 2019, St Peter’s Woodlands celebrated a twenty-year milestone. With strong growth and reputation within the community, St Peter’s Woodlands is a premier educational environment for young learners today and into the future.

Whilst each school has its own unique culture, many of the much-loved traditions and values have carried through, including St Margaret’s Day, the Elaine Balfour Ogilvy Memorial scholarship and the names of school buildings. The school has transformed over the generations, however the legacy of school spirit and pride is still very much the fabric and ethos of the school today.


Be a Part of History

The very walls of the school hold an abundance of rich history and memories, and we continue to honour this and look for ways to pass these stories on to upcoming generations of students. We would love to hear those treasured moments of your schooling years that beyond those told in yearbooks or school records. This is an opportunity to reflect and share those precious stories with us. Please click the link below to have your stories included in our history.

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