Ready, Set…Lego!

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, Proof of the pudding, Special Events, Technology

On the second Saturday in November we gathered with 32 other teams to compete in the First Lego League International Robotics Challenge. This year’s theme was Into Orbit and entries were “out of this world”. The day runs a bit like a sports carnival…it’s loud, busy and very energetic.  We had to juggle our time between our 4 Robot Challenges, … Read More

ICT @ St Peters Lutheran

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, Proof of the pudding, Technology

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has always been a focus at St Peters.  Care has been taken to ensure that students have every chance to develop their skills in this area.  The majority of our computers are  located centrally within our Resource Centre. This allows students to use the computers throughout the day to enhance their learning.  The staff at … 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

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

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

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

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

Special Interest Groups

Mark RathjenAround the grounds, Music, Sport and extra curricula, Technology

On any given day, when you walk through the gates of St Peters Lutheran School, you may see children heading into the scrub, creating mosaics, completing fancy tricks with skipping ropes or even playing melody bells! And this is just the start of what we offer outside our IB school curriculum! Our extensive programme runs each day of the week … Read More

Coding, apps and BYOD – developing 21st century learners

The EditorLearning, Technology

Technology in the classroom St Peters Blackwood

These students might appear to be having far too much fun playing computer games, but, in reality, they’re hard at work using logic, maths and creativity to design their own apps. That’s right … their own apps.

Find out how the students in Room 1 (Year 5) are delving into the world of programming. *Includes videos*