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

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, 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

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, 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!

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, 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!

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, 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