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

Music is Fun!!!!!

Mark RathjenMusic, Special Events

Music really came alive on Wednesday 3rd August, when the ‘Music is Fun’ Band gave a performance that was not to be missed! The talented bunch of performers had St Peters Lutheran singing into Hairbrushes and Dancing in the Street in their 2016 spectacular. The message of the band is that Music is indeed extremely fun and it didn’t take long … 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

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

Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day

Mark RathjenLearning, Parents and friends, Special Events

How wonderful to have the opportunity a fortnight ago to celebrate the relationship between seniors and juniors! The whole school (led by the Year Sevens) had worked hard to prepare a beautiful day that ran smoothly and provided opportunities for sharing love, learning and teaching. We shared Coding, Choir, Action-Based Learning, Singing, Skipping Squad, Indonesian Singing, Yr 7 Music Ensemble, … Read More

A day in the life of…

Mark RathjenLearning, Proof of the pudding

So you’ve been receiving and reading the “Inside Story” for a while now and have probably developed the idea that St Peters Lutheran is a very busy and exciting place. But here’s your chance to get the inside scoop on what our school is really like. No holds barred. From a student’s perspective. It’s a Tuesday morning and I am … Read More

Action Based Learning

Mark RathjenLearning, Proof of the pudding, Sport and extra curricula

St Peters’ Junior Primary students have been consolidating their early literacy and numeracy in a whole new way this year. Action based learning is a combination of movement and learning. By moving our bodies in particular ways we are igniting parts of our brains and making them more susceptible to learning. The neural pathways developed when learning motor skills are … Read More