St Peters Lutheran PYP Exhibition 2018

Bronwyn WilsonCommunity Action, Learning, Proof of the pudding, Special Events

The St Peters Exhibition is an annual event which represents the culmination of our Year 7 students’ journey through the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate. Throughout their years at St Peters, students develop strong competency in learning through an inquiry approach. This learning is on display for all who are fortunate enough to attend the event. Our online journalist … Read More

Father’s Day Celebrations!

Bronwyn WilsonCommunity Action, Parents and friends, Special Events

Friday the 31st of August was a special morning for our St Peters Lutheran community. With nearly 190 Dads, Grandfathers, father-figures and children in attendance, our Father’s Day Breakfast was another wonderful, busy, buzzing morning. With an abundant breakfast spread, coffees flowing, decorations, and some bad dad jokes, the scene was set for a morning of great community, conversation, and … Read More

Polly Parrot and the Pirates!

Bronwyn WilsonCommunity Action, Learning, Music, Special Events

Lights! Camera! Action! Our whole school musical for 2018 was a wonderful event bringing together the whole community to present a musical with song, dance, humour and excitement! The students were the stars of the show, so this week’s Inside Story is written by one of our musical stars, Theo from Year 6. Over to you Theo! During the preparation … Read More

Mathematics…Creative. Fascinating. Satisfying. Everywhere.

Bronwyn WilsonCommunity Action, Learning, Proof of the pudding, Technology

‘Creative.  Fascinating.  Satisfying.  Everywhere.’ These are words used to describe mathematics by mathematicians.  ‘Stressful.  Pointless.  Memorisation.  Practice’.  Sadly, these are words many students use to describe mathematics.  At St Peters we support each and every student in viewing his or herself as a powerful mathematician who enthusiastically engages in the wonder of mathematics and develops ingenuity as he or she seeks and identifies patterns, rules and concepts, communicates mathematically, … Read More

Not Just Monkeying About

Mark RathjenCommunity Action, Learning, Social issues

Fundraising for the Orangutans One quality, out of many, that I am very proud of our students at St Peters Lutheran School is their philanthropy and compassion for others and the environment. This falls under the IB Learner Profile attribute of Caring, where learners ‘show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make … Read More

Receptions Lead The Way!

Mark RathjenCommunity Action, Social issues

Can the youngest of students influence the practices of a whole school?  St Peters Receptions have recently done just that! Towards the end of last term, the Reception students at SPLS had been investigating their Sharing the Planet unit; “Practices can be established in order to sustain and maintain the Earth’s resources”.   They have been developing their reflective thinking … Read More

The Truth About Dinosaurs!

Bronwyn WilsonCommunity Action, Learning, Proof of the pudding, Uncategorized

St Peters Lutheran School offers a wonderfully broad and diverse curriculum that allows students to use creativity, critical thinking and extend their areas of interest. In past Inside Stories w e have followed the journeys of various old scholars and in this week’s edition we focus on a past student that has excelled in one of  his areas of interest. We … Read More

A New Look!

Bronwyn WilsonCommunity Action, Learning

Bright new spaces, a Year 6/7 Hub, brand new entry points and a new Junior Primary wing of the school is what greeted the families as they returned to a new school year earlier last month. The holidays were a time of refreshment for many of our families and staff, and also for our school, as building improvements were made … Read More

MUD, MUD GLORIOUS MUD – A little dirt never hurt!

Mark RathjenAround the grounds, Community Action, Early Learning Centre, Learning, Special Events

ST PETERS LUTHERAN EARLY LEARNING CENTRE PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL MUD DAY International Mud Day is a special day when children and adults from all around the world feel closer to each other by playing in mud on the same day. !We decided this was an excellent opportunity to further develop community bonding, thus we invited our Reception class, parents and … Read More

Lights, camera, ACTION GROUPS!

Mark RathjenCommunity Action, Learning, Proof of the pudding

Action is an important part of the IB curriculum at St Peters Lutheran. Children take action constantly as a result of the inquiries they engage in. Changing the way they think, feel and behave as a result of what they are learning are just some of the signs of a successful inquiry. Another unique aspect of taking action at St … Read More