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

S.T.E.M. in action in our ELC

Mark RathjenEarly Learning Centre, Learning, Technology

WHAT DOES S.T.E.M. LOOK LIKE AT ST PETERS LUTHERAN EARLY LEARNING CENTRE?          S = SCIENCE  T = TECHNOLOGY  E = ENGINEERING  M = MATHEMATICS   STEM is a philosophy used by educators to help integrate knowledge across disciplines, encouraging children to think in a more connected and holistic way. Why STEM in Early Childhood? Because integration is … Read More

Celebrating Grandparents and Special Friends!

Bronwyn WilsonFaith in Action, Learning, Proof of the pudding, Special Events, Technology

  One of the highlights of the school year at St Peters Lutheran is Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day. And this year was no exception! A crowd of grandparents gathered on Friday 9th June to acknowledge the importance of relationships across generations. At St Peters we celebrate Grandparents as a vital part of our society. Their wisdom and encouragement has … Read More

Investigating light in Years Four and Five

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, Special Events

This term, we have been investigating what light is, how to make it and how to make it behave in different ways.  A highlight has been meeting a real scientist who set our minds buzzing with his workshop on ‘The Light Fantastic’.  It was a wonderful opportunity to use a primary resource to answer all our questions! We found out … 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

Developing our Number Sense at St Peters!

Bronwyn WilsonLearning

Over the years at St Peters many of our teachers have received training in mathematics based on the work of Professor Doug Clarke from Australian Catholic University in his Early Numeracy Research Project.  This research included developing the Mathematics Assessment Interview (MAI). Last year at St Peters we assessed all our students using this assessment.  This is a proven and … 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

Learning with Blue-Bots

Mark RathjenLearning, Parents and friends, Technology

We have some exciting news to share! Thanks to the generous financial contribution from St Peters Lutheran P&F Committee, our Junior Primary students have recently received the long awaited, much anticipated Blue-Bots! Blue-Bots are the newest addition to the floor robot family, and are similar to Bee-Bots. They are a Blue-tooth enabled robots, controlled by our iPads. They are a … Read More