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

Our Offering to God

Bronwyn WilsonFaith in Action, Social issues

Every week in Friday Chapel, we pray… Heavenly Father, thank you for all you have given us.  Accept these gifts and use them to help others.  Amen. When we gather to worship, Christians believe that God comes to us and serves us through his Word.  Wherever the Bible is heard, the Holy Spirit is calling, gathering and enlightening us.  We … Read More

Past scholars – a credit to their formative years at St Peters Lutheran

Mark RathjenLearning, Proof of the pudding, Social issues

  The community of past scholars is growing at St Peters Lutheran. Our first Year 7 students graduated in 1999 and since then St Peters has been adding to the number of accomplished and successful graduates each year. Our past scholars have achieved much since their time here, from sporting success to making a positive impact on our community by … Read More

Canberra Tour 2016

Mark RathjenLearning, Social issues, Special Events

Our Year 6 & 7 students enjoyed a trip to Canberra as part of their Unit of Inquiry about Civics and Citizenship. The central idea for the unit was People are responsible for community culture and order. Classes explored the roles and responsibilities members of various communities take in building safe, supportive and functional social environments. Early stages of the … Read More

Happy Campers!

Mark RathjenLearning, Parents and friends, Social issues, Sport and extra curricula

  At St Peters we believe that camps provide wonderful learning and life experiences for our students. School camps create opportunities for students to develop a wide range of social skills that strengthen established relationships and develop new ones. Often camp encourages students to take on leadership roles and work together as a team to encourage positive decision making. During the … Read More

ALWS Awareness Day 2016 – Goodness Grows Our planet. Our people. Our purpose.

Mark RathjenFaith in Action, Social issues

Students from Years 4, 5, 6 and 7 worked actively and collaboratively in a day-long workshop on Tuesday, 15th March, learning about climate change on the planet, how it is affecting the lives of people and how to support action taken to grow equity and social justice.  Our visiting expert, Julie Krause from Australian Lutheran World Service, led all the … Read More

Connect, Grow and Flourish…Well-being at St Peters Lutheran and beyond!

Mark RathjenSocial issues

Well-being is alive and flourishing at St Peters Lutheran. Our programme focusses on bringing wholeness and wellness through connecting and engaging with people within a supporting and loving Christian community. It’s also a lot of fun! In very broad terms, well-being can be described as the quality of a person’s life. Schools, in partnership with families, have a pivotal role … Read More