The Primary Years incorporates Lower Primary (Prep-Year 4) and Upper Primary (Years 5-6).

We aim to provide a safe and nurturing Christian environment for the founding of young peoples' academic, social and spiritual learning.

Enquiry-based learning promotes child-instigated explorations and investigations trigger wonderful learning experiences, as students feel safe to invent, imagine and creatively solve problems. 

At St Peters, we pay close attention to the development of the whole child with a broad, age-appropriate curriculum and activities that allow each child to follow their interests. St Peters staff consistently work with and mentor each child, with critical thinking as our core focus.

We are proud of the quality, dedication and enthusiasm of our teaching staff who work rigorously for excellence for every child in our care.

PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP)

St Peters is an authorised International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) School and we follow the Christian Studies Framework, developed by Lutheran Education Australia. As students move through the Primary Years, the curriculum ensures intellectually challenging learning experiences, promoting articulate, confident and independent learners. Students are supported at their level of development by class teachers and by the Exceptional Learners Department, as appropriate.

PYP encompasses student learning from Prep to Year 6. Recognised by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), PYP meets the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.

PYP philosophy

  • focuses on the total growth of the child, touching hearts, as well as minds; and encompassing social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs in addition to academic development;
  • addresses students’ academic, social, and emotional wellbeing;
  • encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning;
  • supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it; and 
  • helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international mindedness will develop and flourish.

Learning in action

St Peters provides a vibrant, supportive, and nurturing environment for students which fosters a sense of belonging and security. This allows students to feel supported, encouraged, and prepared to take risks with their learning.

The pastoral care and behaviour management of students are seamlessly woven into our school-wide positive and proactive behaviour-support programs, which reinforce expected school behaviour. These programs focus on teaching students essential social and emotional skills, knowledge, attitude, and values to promote positive ways of thinking and behaving, ensuring all continue to feel welcome within our community of young learners.

A number of activities such as disco club, relaxation club, and coding club are offered at lunchtimes throughout the year, along with a range of pastoral care initiatives.

curriculum music

St Peters provides a variety of enriching musical experiences for Primary students. A rigorous and developmentally sequenced curriculum music program is delivered to all students from Prep to Year 6 and includes vocal and instrumental application of musical knowledge and skills.

Co-Curricular Music

Students can extend and enhance their musical learning through involvement in a wide variety of co-curricular music activities. Offerings include private instrumental lessons, group theory classes, and membership in one of our many choral, band and string ensembles.

Pre-Prep Music

St Peters also 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 Kodaly 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 10 students run 8 weeks a term for 30 minutes per lesson. Lessons are held in the Junior School Music room or Belfield Hall. 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.

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.

Outside School Hours Care programs

Before School Care
7am–8:15am

After School Care
3pm–6pm

Older Kidz Club (Years 5 and up for any student enrolled at the College)
3pm–6pm

Vacation Care and Pupil Free Days (all ages, with a separate program for the Older Kidz)
7am–6pm

The services offered by St Peters Lutheran College Outside School Hours Care are of the highest professional standards of staffing, care and consideration. We continue working within the National Quality Framework, and are committed to the principles of quality care for your children within the Christian framework of our College. St Peters Lutheran College OSHC has been rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework.

We believe that quality School Age Care enhances children’s development. Our programs communicate the fun and wonder of childhood! Engaging in a variety of play and leisure experiences is important for the children and therefore in the development of our program – they can have fun with their friends and learn many life skills. Our aim is to provide a program that compliments rather than duplicates your child’s day. We work collaboratively with the children to provide play, life skill and leisure activities and experiences that are meaningful to them and support their wellbeing, learning and development in an environment that allows them to explore, discover, build relationships, solve problems, create, construct, improvise, and imagine.

We provide a balanced and nutritious afternoon tea, when the children arrive in the afternoon (we collect the Preparatory children at 2:45pm and escort them to Belfield Hall in the Junior School). We also escort children to Extra-Curricular activities when parents complete the necessary permission slip.

St Peters Lutheran College Outside School Hours Care comes under the governance of the Approved Provider, the Lutheran Church of Australia (Qld District) and is directed by the Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Service Branch (QLECS). St Peters Lutheran College Outside School Hours Care is locally managed by the Service Leader and involved Committee Members. The service is located in Belfield Hall in St Peters Lutheran College Lower Primary.

All Educators employed at our service are trained in Senior First Aid and are engaged in ongoing professional development. They have a wide range of qualifications and experience, and a current Positive Notice (Blue Card) issued by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

For enrolment details or any further information, please contact the service to make an appointment.

Contact Service Leader, Claire Barber

P: (07) 3377 6533  E: oshc@stpeters.qld.edu.au

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