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

Mark RathjenLearning, Special Events, Sport and extra curricula

What do you get when you mix horses, tree climbing, truck rides, awesome playgrounds, playing tennis, butter-making, holding baby chicks and feeding animals?  The Year 2/3 camp to Narnu Farm on Hindmarsh Island!  Camps are such a great opportunity for students to practise all the elements of the Learner Profile.  Here are some examples from the Year 2/3 camp: Risk-taking … Read More

A ‘Child’s Eye’ view of learning!

Mark RathjenLearning, Parents and friends

Is there any better way to find out what is happening at school with students than for them to tell you directly? From their very own perspective? Welcome to Student Led Conferences at St Peters Lutheran! Each year at the end of Term 3, all of the students from ELC- Year 7 embark on a journey of reflection, culminating in … Read More

Robotics (S.T.E.M.) at St Peters!

Mark RathjenLearning, Sport and extra curricula, Technology

Who doesn’t want a robot helper around the house? Well our coding group here at St Peters Lutheran are working on it. We still have a fair way to go before we will have a “Jetsons style” robot housemaid but at this stage we are using our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) skills to build and control a tabletop … Read More

Book Week 2016 – Australia: Story Country

Mark RathjenLearning, Special Events

Each year, across Australia, The Children’s Book Council Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together celebrating Children’s Book Week. During this time, St Peters Lutheran celebrates Australian Children’s Literature with a week jammed packed with activities that promote reading and the theme for the year. This year’s theme was Australia: Story Country, a wonderful theme celebrating all manner of stories … Read More

Programming / Coding @ St Peters

Mark RathjenLearning, Sport and extra curricula, Technology

Q. How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? A. None – It’s a hardware problem “Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.” -Stephen Hawking (Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, and Author) Programming, or coding, is … 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