the st peters journey

St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly is an independent co-educational day and boarding school catering for Australian and overseas students from Prep to Year 12 and boarding from Year 6.

Enrolments

P: 07 3377 6222  |  E: enrolments@stpeters.qld.edu.au

We welcome enrolments from Australian and International students requiring a study visa. Please refer to the information below which will assist you in the enrolment process.

Enrolments for Australian students are made online.

Making the Application

Domestic Students

Applications are made online. Click here to apply.

Please note: online applications are NOT intended for families relocating to Australia or for overseas student visa enrolments.

International Students (requiring a study visa)

We welcome applications from overseas students (student visa required).

Please email Enrolments or contact our Enrolments Office on +61 7 3377 6236 if you would like further information about enrolling to study on a student visa.

INTERVIEW AND OFFER OF A PLACE

For intake Year levels (Prep, Year 5 and Year 7) applications are reviewed approximately two years prior to the proposed year of entry and applicants will be invited to an enrolment interview. For non-intake Year levels (all other Year levels) applications are reviewed in the year prior to the proposed year of entry and applicants will be invited to an enrolment interview. Following an interview, written offers will be made to successful applicants.

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

To confirm the offer of enrolment, parents are required to return the signed enrolment documentation with the payment of the non-refundable Enrolment Confirmation fee.

At St Peters, we value the inclusion of overseas students into our Christian community.

St Peters Lutheran College is a registered provider of education to overseas students and welcomes enrolment enquiries from overseas students (studying on a 500 student visa) at our Indooroopilly School.

For further details about studying in Australia on a 500 student visa, please refer to the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

For full details about studying at St Peters on a Student Visa (Indooroopilly school only), please refer to the Overseas Student Handbook.

Fees Schedule

Domestic Students (Indooroopilly School)

Please use this fee schedule if the student is an Australian citizen or resident. Certain overseas students (i.e. sponsored immigrants) should also use this fee schedule.

If you are uncertain which fee schedule applies to you please contact the Enrolments Office on +61 7 3377 6236 or email Enrolments.

Overseas Students (Indooroopilly School only) 

Please use this fee schedule if the student is studying on a 500 visa.  Certain overseas students (i.e. sponsored immigrants) should use the Australian Student Fee Schedule. If you are uncertain which fee schedule applies to you please contact the Enrolments Office on +61 7 3377 6236 or email Enrolments.

SCHOOL FEES PLANNING

ASG Funding Solutions is a school fee payment service that spreads your child's school fees out into manageable fortnightly or monthly payments.

ASG Funding Solutions is available for families with an Australian bank, building society or credit union account.

Visit the ASG website for more information. 

Scholarships may be offered for:

  • Academic
  • General Excellence (Music, Visual Arts, Drama & Sport) 
  • Boarding Rural Leadership; and 
  • Other areas as determined by the Head of College

click here to go to the Scholarships page

Our Enrolments team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

ENROLMENT CONTACTS

Email  enrolments@stpeters.qld.edu.au

Phone  +61 7 3377 6236

Mail 
Enrolments Registrar  St Peters Lutheran College  PO Box 111
Indooroopilly QLD 4068 
AUSTRALIA

Hours  8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

The Enrolments Office is located on the ground floor of the historical Ross Roy House – at the Harts Road entry to the College (66 Harts Road, Indooroopilly Qld 4068).

Learning

Challenging Minds; Nurturing Hearts; Building Futures

At St Peters, we believe a challenging, nurturing, supportive, and innovative learning environment should be at the heart of every child’s educational experience.

We strive to provide a quality holistic teaching and learning environment where students are encouraged to realise their full potential.

Quality Teaching in action

Our teachers and teacher assistants are dedicated professionals committed to nurturing the learning journeys of each student.

Our students are engaged with their academic studies via the relationship developed with their teacher.

Innovative Curriculum and Multiple Pathways

Peter MacDonaldDirector Teaching and Learning Innovation
At St Peters we offer a wide range of subjects and experiences for our students. Our teachers leverage technology and also know when other resources are more beneficial. At St Peters, we create relationships. Our students are engaged with their academic studies via the relationship developed with their teacher.”

Exceptional Resources

Holistic Education

Lisa DelaneyDeputy Head of College
​Our holistic approach to education develops not only the minds but also the hearts of our students so they can extend themselves beyond the classroom.”

music

Music is an integral part of student life at St Peters.

Students are encouraged to learn instruments, participate in ensembles and serve the community through their passion for music.

Our choral and instrumental ensemble program is all-inclusive, with a place for everyone to be involved. Our Ensembles also have an opportunity to participate in tours locally and abroad.

The music department is based at the state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre. It features a thousand-seat auditorium, theatrette, music studios, and music and drama teaching spaces.

The Performing Arts Centre is the artistic and cultural hub for our students and the wider community and often attracts high profile musicians and ensembles which give our students the unique opportunity to share the stage with these leading performers.

Many St Peters alumni have established outstanding national and international music careers.

Individual Instrumental/Vocal Tuition

Lessons are offered on an individual and rotational basis by highly-qualified teachers who are experts in their field.

Tuition is available on the following instruments:

Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Classical/Acoustic Guitar, Composition, Double Bass, Electric Bass, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Harpsichord, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Pipe, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, and Voice.

St Peters Indooroopilly offers a Pre-Prep Music Program for children aged between 3 and 5 years old. The program is open to all children and parents in the community.

The program is a Kodály-based, pre-instrumental program. The focus is on the development of beat, rhythm and pitch through singing, moving to music, playing games and listening to music. The classes can assist children to develop their music and motor skills, memory, social skills and confidence.

Small classes of up to ten students run eight weeks a term for 30 minutes per lesson. Lessons are held in the Lower Primary School. Fees are $85 per term.

Mrs Jacqui Stewart is the program teacher. For further information about vacancies and class dates, please email: j.stewart@stpeters.qld.edu.au.

Proposed Dates for Pre-Prep Music 2018

Tuesday mornings: 8:30–9:00am or Thursday afternoons: 2:15–2:45pm.

Term 1

  • Tuesday: 30 January–20 March
  • Thursday: 1 February–22 March

Term 2

  • Tuesday: 17 April–5 June
  • Thursday: 19 April–7 June

Term 3

  • Tuesday: 17 July–4 September
  • Thursday: 19 July–6 September

Term 4

  • Tuesday: 9 October–27 November
  • Thursday: 11 October–29 November

how do i apply?

Music Scholarships are offered through the College's General Excellence Scholarship program. 

General Excellence Scholarships for Years 7-11 have closed for 2018.

Additional requirements

In addition to the documentation outlined in the College's Scholarship Guidelines, the following must be supplied:

  • a high quality recording (approximately 10 minutes of performance) on CD or DVD; and
  • a statement of recent repertoire, prizes, awards, and/or other relevant material.

A live audition may be requested.

go to Scholarships

The Performing Arts Centre is the artistic and cultural hub for our students and the wider community. This state-of-the-art facility is the venue for St Peters Signature Concert Series, which debuted in 2015.

Since then, St Peters has hosted several high profile musicians and ensembles such as: Deep Blue Orchestra, Dragon, James Morrison, Katie Noonan, Leo Sayer, Black Sorrows, Ian Moss, Idea of North, and the Australian String Quartet have conducted masterclasses and workshops specifically for our musicians.

Our ensembles also have the unique opportunity to share the stage with these leading performers.

Sport

St Peters offers a comprehensive co-curricular Sports program for boys and girls.

St Peters is involved in a number of formal sporting associations and, through nomination, students also have the chance to represent District and MetWest teams.

The campus has expert coaches and onsite facilities including two pools, three ovals and a Gymnasium/Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Primary Sport (Years 4–6)

The Primary Years sporting competition is participation based and focuses on skill development in a nurturing environment.

Students in the Primary Years are involved in the Inter-Lutheran (Southern Lutheran Association Primary Schools) and District carnivals (West Taylor Bridge) involving Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.

For students in Years 4–6, there is an opportunity to participate in select sports via club competition. Competition is participation based and focuses on skill development in a nurturing environment.

The list below provides a guide to the sports offered to Years 4–6 students throughout the year.

Term 1

  • Swimming (boys and girls)
  • Cricket (boys)
  • Touch (girls)
  • Run Club (boys and girls)
  • Tennis (girls)

Term 2

  • Cross Country (boys and girls)
  • Soccer (boys)
  • Netball (girls)
  • Rugby (boys)
  • Gymnastics (girls)

Term 3

  • Athletics (girls and boys)
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Tennis (boys)
  • Gymnastics (girls)
  • Soccer (girls)

Term 4

  • Swimming (boys and girls)
  • Cricket (boys)
  • Aquathon (boys and girls)
  • Touch (girls)
  • Tennis (girls)

LOWER PRIMARY SPORTS CLUB

In Terms 2 and 3, before school training is offered to Years 3-4 students on Friday mornings. The sports offered include: Rugby, Soccer, Netball and Basketball. The purpose of this program is to upskill students in preparation for participation in the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) and Metropolitan meets on entry into the Upper Primary co-curricular program.

Years 4–6 boys are involved in the Primary Years AIC Competition, where the focus is on participation. All boys who attend training represent the College in weekly fixtures. Different sports are offered each term throughout the year.

Years 3–6 students are also eligible to compete in inter-school Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country carnivals.

Boys’ Sport Years 5–12

St Peters is a member of the formal inter-school sporting competition known as Associated Independent Colleges (AIC). There are eight schools in this formal competition and matches are played on a rotational basis whereby all schools compete against each other throughout the season.

The list below provides a guide to the sports offered to Years 5–12 boys throughout the school year.

Term 1

Swimming*
Cricket
Volleyball

Term 2

Cross Country* (Training Term 2)
Rugby Union
Football
Chess

Term 3

Cross Country* (Carnival Term 3)
Basketball
Tennis
Athletics* (Training Term 3)

Term 4

Athletics* (Carnival Term 4)
Water Polo

* Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics are core sports

Other Sports for boys are also offered at St Peters, but they are not official AIC Sports. These include:
  • Golf in Term 4 (single-day tournament), and
  • Rowing in Terms 1, 2.


Girls’ Sport Years 7–12

The College is involved in two prestigious sporting associations, Queensland Girls’ Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA) and Brisbane School Girls’ Rowing Association (BSRA). There are ten schools in the formal QGSSSA competition and fixtures are played on a rotational basis whereby all schools compete against each other.

Girls also have the opportunity to participate in the Queensland Interschool Equestrian Association (QISEA) and Brisbane Water Polo Inc (BWPI).

The list below provides a guide to the affiliated association-based sports offered to Years 7–12 girls throughout the school year.

Term 1

Swimming*
Softball (Years 10-12)
Basketball
Football
Touch Football
QISEA Equestrian (Years 8-12)
BWPI Water Polo (Years 7-12)

Term 2

Cross Country*
Basketball
Soccer
Touch Football
QISEA Equestrian (Years 8–12)

Term 3

Athletics*
Hockey
Netball
Tennis
Volleyball
Rhythmic Gymnastics
BSRA Rowing (Years 8–12)
QISEA Equestrian (Years 8–12)

Term 4

Badminton
Softball (Years 7–9)
QISEA Equestrian (Years 8–12)
BWPI Water Polo (Years 7–11)

* indicates core sport

Sports are listed in season – all sports have a preseason which leads into the in season/competition.

The 50m pool at St Peters is home to St Peters Western Swim Club, a Swimming Australia podium club.

How do I apply?

General Excellence Scholarships for Years 7-11 have closed for 2018.

other co-curricular

Robotics

Robotics is an extra-curricular activity available to students from Years 5–12. All students are catered for from beginners to those aiming to compete at an international level. Students are prepared to take part in either the First Tech Challenge or RoboCup. These competitions give students a clear goal to work towards while also allowing a broad range of ways to achieve a solution.

Students who participate in RoboCup will compete in either Soccer, Rescue, Dance or Rescue Maze Competitions, at the regional, state, or national competitions. For the first time St Peters Lutheran College hosted the Brisbane Regional RoboCup Competition in 2017.

For more advanced and experienced students there is the First Tech Challenge. This competition uses larger and more custom-made metal robots. Students use complex sensors, programming and have a detailed journal process to complete.

Robotics at St Peters is supported by the Robotics Support Group who provide fundraising opportunities, classroom support, professional assistance and industry advice which has allowed Robotics to grow and provide an opportunity for any interested student to learn these valuable skills.

Robotics has been a very successful extra-curricular activity at St Peters. In 2016, the College gained first place at the First Tech Challenge Asia Pacific Competition and the National Competition held at Macquarie University in Sydney; as well as winning the Brisbane RoboCup Regional Competitions for the Primary and Secondary Rescue Competitions. The College finished a creditable fifth place at the RoboCup International Competition which was held at Leipzig, in Germany, in 2016.

 

Future Problem Solving

Future Problem Solving (FPS) is a competitive academic program for students from all over the world. The competition began in 1974 and was devised by E Paul Torrance, a pioneer in creativity. FPS provides direct instruction that introduces students to the creative problem solving process and provide practice through the application of problem solving in a variety of futuristic contexts.

Students who take part in the competitive program, from Year 5, complete practice booklets set in a futuristic time, on a variety of topics. The qualification booklet determines which teams will compete at the National competition. Further success at the national level can mean students qualify for the international competition, usually held in the United States of America in June of the following year.

St Peters has had several decades of involvement in Future Problem Solving at National and international competitions.

In 2015, St Peters was the host school for the National Future Problem Solving Competition. Approximately 700 competitors from around the country attended.

Years 8-12 students can undertake Debating as an extra-curricular activity. Students who participate in the Debating program benefit from improved higher order and critical thinking skills and confidence.

St Peters debaters compete in the Brisbane Secondary Schools Competition run by Queensland Debating Union (QDU). The competition consists of four preliminary rounds held throughout Semester 1 and followed by a final series held in Term 3.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an internationally-recognised youth development program that empowers young people aged 14 to 25 to explore their full potential.

The Award, comprised of three levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold), equips participants with the skills to achieve their personal bests; make positive contributions to society; and increase their career opportunities.

To achieve an Award, participants must: learn a new skill; improve their physical well-being; volunteer in their community; and undertake an Adventurous Journey in a team.

St Peters facilitates students undertaking the Award at any level:

  • At Bronze level, Year 9 students can complete Adventurous Journeys whilst undertaking the Ironbark program;
  • At Silver level, students are offered many opportunities to reunite with Ironbark staff for horse riding and canoeing expeditions; and
  • At Gold level, students are encouraged to pursue activities in the broader community. Ongoing relationships with Adventurous Journey providers, such as Blue Peter Australia and PCYC, make this possible.

The skills, connections and opportunities gained by students who have undertaken the Duke of Edinburgh Award last a lifetime.

clubs, groups and Societies

Students at St Peters have the opportunity to be involved in various clubs, groups and societies:

  • Access Arts
  • Cultural Evenings Middle School
  • Environmental Group
  • Fellowship
  • Multicultural Committee
  • Service Learning
  • Social Justice
  • Theatre Sports

The Arts

Visual Art, Design and Media, Film & Television studies offer students opportunities to participate in public programs and access the skills of practising artists.

After school workshops in life drawing and photography at St Peters Chandler Visual Arts Centre allows students to explore their personal art practice and access studio resources after hours to complete curricular coursework.  

College Arts initiatives include: The Visual and Performing Arts Review (VAPar), Capture Photography Competition, Blinkfest Festival and Upper Primary Art Show. These events showcase the efforts of students across the full spectrum of Arts disciplines: Visual Art, Photography, Film and Performance.

People’s Choice Awards for VAPar, Blinkfest and Capture positively reinforce students throughout their journeys to find their unique artistic voice. Students are encouraged to broaden their exhibition repertoire by participating in local Arts events such as the Brookfield Children’s Art Show and Creative Generation Excellence Awards.

New technology and tailor-made exhibition spaces at St Peters state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre ensure students of the Arts can produce and showcase their work to the best of their abilities. 

The Service Learning at St Peters is integrated into the life and work of the whole College. Students learn by engaging with others how they can make a real difference.

Service Learning involves formal curriculum-based activities in Christian Studies, in which academic goals are accomplished through community service, including visiting aged-care centres, collecting toiletries and knitting beanies for the Homeless. There is also a multitude of extra-curricular opportunities through the Social Justice, Multicultural and Environment groups for students from Years 7–12 to apply their gifts and resources in support of others, for example: supporting Jeans for Genes Day to raise funds for research into childhood diseases.

Each term there are two Community Focus Days to raise awareness and funds for a number of charities including the Homeless, Communities in Need and World Wildlife Fund. The Senior students have the opportunity to make a real difference in disadvantaged communities and learn about life in remote regions, through our Red Centre Indigenous Immersion trip to central Australia, and our Educational Tour to Cambodia. Students raise funds for these projects to enable them to donate much-needed educational resources.

Each year, our IDBP students coordinate a visit by the Australian Red Cross blood service and organise awareness sessions, for both staff and students, to stress the importance of blood donation. Other activities include raising donations for the guide dogs as well as Trading Circle, helping women trade out of poverty.

A number of guest speakers visit the College each year to inform students on how they can serve others and foster awareness. The College supports the Work and Welcome Program. This program with aid of regular staff donations focuses on helping refugees find short-term paid work with an opportunity to gather local experience.

Boarding From Year 6

Our Boarding accommodates Australian and international students with full-time, weekly and short-term boarding options for Boys and Girls from Year 6.

Jun YiuOld Scholar and Boarding Resident Master
Boarding at St Peters helped me to mature as a person, develop my interpersonal skills and develop life long friendships. St Peters Boarding is one of the best experiences I've had.”