Happily Never After

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

St Peters Lutheran Church was transformed into Pantoland last term as students from St Peters Lutheran School presented their whole-school musical ‘Happily Never After’. Fairy Tales nearly always have happy endings, don’t they? In ‘Happily Never After’, a group of villains – The Evil Queen, Jafar, Malificent, Cruella de Vil and King Rat decide that they have had enough of this … Read More

Grow…in Curiosity

Bronwyn WilsonEarly Learning Centre, Learning, Proof of the pudding, Social issues

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence.” Albert Einstein At St Peters Lutheran, we want our students to be curious! Curiosity helps children to ask questions which can then be used to research their ideas. It’s been said that curiosity is the seed of creativity. Curiosity is wanting to know more about … Read More

GROW…in Confidence!

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, Proof of the pudding

“I can do it!” It is the statement that makes students and teachers proudly smile and rejoice. It’s what makes all the practice, encouragement and sometimes hours of perseverance worth it.  It’s the iconic moment when a child learns to ride a bike or shoot a three pointer. It’s the phrase uttered before an oral presentation or a whole school … Read More

GROW…in Knowledge!

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, Proof of the pudding, Technology

Benjamin Franklin once said “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest“. Knowledge is like glue that sticks information, as well as learning, together. When we have prior knowledge about a topic, we understand it better. When we have a wide and rich knowledge base, it makes learning easier. Did you know that knowledge is not only cumulative, it grows exponentially? Knowledge helps us make decisions in … Read More

iTime

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, Proof of the pudding

A new initiative at St Peters this year is creating a buzz around the classrooms as students wonder, question and engage in personalised inquiry during iTime.  iTime is a series of personalised learning opportunities that students at St Peters use to prepare themselves for the Primary Years Programme Exhibition (PYPX), which happens in the senior years of schooling. iTime is … Read More

Celebrating our Learning!

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, Proof of the pudding

At the end of last term, the Receptions, Year 1’s and 2’s were involved in a celebration of learning. This was to demonstrate the learning that had occurred throughout the term. Our central idea, ‘Construction involves design ideas and solutions’ lent itself to learning about multiple areas during the same unit including Mathematics, English, HASS and Science. For the celebration … Read More

The highlights of 2018…

Bronwyn WilsonAround the grounds, Faith in Action, Learning, Proof of the pudding, Special Events

This year has been busy, fulfilling, exciting and eventful! Today’s edition of the Inside Story is the last for the year, so what better way to end than with a recap that celebrates our year. The first highlight of the year is always our St Peters Installation Service where Staff and Year 7 leaders are installed. The Receptions received their … Read More

St Peters Lutheran PYP Exhibition 2018

Bronwyn WilsonCommunity Action, Learning, Proof of the pudding, Special Events

The St Peters Exhibition is an annual event which represents the culmination of our Year 7 students’ journey through the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate. Throughout their years at St Peters, students develop strong competency in learning through an inquiry approach. This learning is on display for all who are fortunate enough to attend the event. Our online journalist … Read More

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

Our students have a voice and we want to hear it!

Bronwyn WilsonEarly Learning Centre, Learning, Proof of the pudding

Building positive classroom climates and school culture through class and whole school meetings. What I think whole school meeting is: One thing St Peters Lutheran School does that makes it stand out from other schools is our whole school meetings and class meetings. A whole school meeting is when all teachers and students come together to talk about things that … Read More