Connected Communities

Bronwyn WilsonAround the grounds, Community Action, Early Learning Centre, Special Events

“Their confidence went through the roof!” — Connected Communities Day in the ELC A beautiful June day saw our ELC students take part in a unique learning experience that was not only hugely enriching, but also helped to strengthen SPLS’s connections with our community. On 30 June, Mrs Midson and the children of the ELC were delighted to welcome ten … Read More

Say ‘konnichiwa’ to Amy Sensei

Bronwyn WilsonUncategorized

If you have been hearing phrases like konnichiwa, kudasai or arigato gozaimasu around the home lately, you probably have Amy Sensei to thank. Since joining SPLS as our language teacher in 2020, Amy McNamara’s unremitting enthusiasm for everything Japanese has translated itself to our students, whose passion for the subject is growing all the time in line with that of … Read More

2020 -What a year!

Bronwyn WilsonAround the grounds, Faith in Action, Learning

As we come to the close of another school year, we bring to you the last edition of The Inside Story for 2020. 2020 has been a year like no other! We have been challenged and stretched in ways we would never have thought. The following meme has been circulating social media of late: So in retrospect, in 2015, not … Read More

Moving helps us learn!

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, Sport and extra curricula

St Peters Lutheran students have been consolidating their early literacy and numeracy skills by using movement to help them learn. LEAP (Learning Energetically Activates Pathways) is based on the brain research that strongly supports the link between movement and learning. We know that healthy, active students, make better learners! So how do we apply this at St Peters Lutheran? LEAP focuses on creating optimal learning environments for … Read More

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