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Deputy Head: Student Affairs

Odelle Howard

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St Peter’s College values the unique contribution of each student, staff member and parent. We provide an environment of opportunity, fostering the inspiration necessary to develop our students with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to succeed now and in the future.

We endeavour to teach our students to live up to the core values of Relationships, Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. We live in an ever-changing world where young people need to be equipped with the correct values to thrive within diverse communities.

Teenagers are in the psychosocial developmental stage of ‘Identity versus Role’ confusion. Successful transition of the stage results in a strong sense and development of self and identity. However challenges with the transition results in role confusion.

In the words of Steve Jobs: “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”   St Peter’s College offers our students the ability to explore who they want to become in a safe environment and to peel away layers to lead to their true identity. Success in the adolescent stage of development will lead to the virtue of fidelity. Fidelity involves being able to commit one's self to others on the basis of accepting others, even when there may be ideological differences. These are the young adults that we wish to see leaving St Peters College.

The role of Student Affairs oversees many aspects of school life that compliment and tie into academics, sports, arts and culture. It covers areas such as pastoral care, discipline, mentorship programmes, leadership, national and international social responsibility programs, student spirituality and international and national student exchanges. It seeks, through carefully designed programmes, not only to enrich the lives of our students but to also challenge them beyond areas of comfort in a healthy manner. It is in these areas of discomfort where transformation occurs and a discovery of one’s potential and ability. This will in turn promote internal resilience. We believe that if people experience only easy success they come to expect quick results and their sense of efficacy will be easily undermined by failure.