St Peter Claver College is named after the Jesuit missionary, who became the patron saint of slaves owing to his life’s work in Colombia in the seventeenth century.
St Peter Claver College is a Catholic co-educational secondary college located in Riverview and governed under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Founded in 1976 the College became a Catholic secondary pathway option for students from Sacred Heart School Booval. The presence of the Sisters of Mercy was an important influence in the College in its early years.
The College motto, Concern, Love and Justice and its crest stand the test of time as tangible links to the early years and continue to resonate with the current College community.
The Marist Brothers established an important presence in the College from early in its history with the appointment of successive principals. The College was an original member school of the Association of Marist Schools Australia from 1996 until the decommissioning of the Association in 2008, after which the College joined Marist Schools Australia.
The College has a strong connection with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and acknowledges that St Peter Claver College is built on the traditional lands of the Ugarapul clan, Yuggera Nation.
The establishment of a vertical House pastoral structure, an emphasis on grounds beautification programs, a College-sponsored bus service, the implementation of 'The Responsible Thinking Process', a multi-stage building program and the development of a dynamic curriculum have been significant influences in shaping the current context.