On April 13th, 1983 the Catholic Board of Education approved construction of a new elementary school in the growing neighborhood of Dundonald. In March 1984 the school was officially named St. Peter School. St. Peter School is named after the patron saint in commemoration of the visit to Canada by Pope John Paul II in 1984. St. Peter's true and original name was Simon, sometimes occurring in the form Symeon. He was the son of Jona and was born in Bethsaida near the Sea of Galilee. Peter was a fisherman with his brother Andrew. St. Peter is the patron saint of fisherman. The name Peter comes from Cephas, meaning rock, which was selected by Jesus to indicate that he would be the rock-like figure on which the church would be built. Peter was chosen by Jesus to exercise a very special leadership role within the early Christian Community. Jesus told Peter that he was to exercise his leadership role as servant. He said, "Feed my lambs, look after my sheep." Given this choice by Jesus we have come to recognize Peter as the first Pope. The Catholic Board of Education in Saskatoon named the school after St. Peter with the hope that the dedication will be seen as recognition of the long tradition and the continued efforts of men and women who exercise a leadership role in the community of the church and the school today. On September 3, 1985 the first classes were held in the new school 1ith 167 students and approximately 15 staff. In the fall of 2017, we became a dual stream school offering both an English and French program for our Kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Today, École St. Peter School has approximately 560 students and approximately 45 staff members.
We are grateful for the example of St. Peter and are pleased to have our school named in his honour.
École St. Peter belongs to the family of schools known as St. Paul's Roman Catholic Separate School Division #20, also known as Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools.
Religion is an integral part of the Catholic school program. Each grade level receives the equivalent of 150 minutes per week of religious instruction. Our school is served by St. Peter the Apostle Parish.