Polly Parrot and the Pirates!

Bronwyn WilsonCommunity Action, Learning, Music, Special Events

Lights! Camera! Action! Our whole school musical for 2018 was a wonderful event bringing together the whole community to present a musical with song, dance, humour and excitement! The students were the stars of the show, so this week’s Inside Story is written by one of our musical stars, Theo from Year 6. Over to you Theo! During the preparation … Read More

Book Week 2018…Find Your Treasure!

Bronwyn WilsonAround the grounds, Learning, Proof of the pudding, 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 jam-packed with activities that promote reading and the theme for the year. Book Week is always such a highlight at St Peters Lutheran. This year the theme is … 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

A Boost to The Arts at St Peters Lutheran

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, Music, Special Events

This year at St Peters Lutheran, The Arts has been given a major boost! Added to the already existing Music and Visual Arts programme, we have included Media Arts, Dance and Drama (MADD) to the specialist subjects the students attend on a weekly basis. The students are loving MADD and have been involved in drama games, writing and performing monologues, … Read More

Christian Studies at St Peters

Bronwyn WilsonAround the grounds, Faith in Action, Learning

What makes St Peters different? What is central to what we do here at St Peters and why? What makes us unique and distinct? One aspect of this difference is that St Peters is a Lutheran School, where our community reflects a Christian approach to learning, living and working together. Part of how we reflect a Christian approach to learning … Read More

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

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