Technology of the Future

Robotics is a cocurricular activity available to students from Years 5–12. All students are catered for, from beginners to students aiming to compete at an international level. In the Robotics program, our students are taught the skills needed to take part in a range of FIRST Challenges and RoboCup. These competitions give students a clear goal to work towards whilst also allowing them to discover 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. Students will compete in either 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 are the FIRST Challenges. These Robotics competitions use larger and more custom-made metal robots. Students use complex sensors, programming and have a detailed journal process to complete.

Student success

Robotics has been a very successful cocurricular activity at St Peters. In 2016, the College gained first place at the FIRST Tech Challenge's Asia Pacific Competition and the National Competition (held at Macquarie University). Our students also won the Brisbane RoboCup Regional Competitions for Primary and Secondary Rescue Competitions and finished a creditable fifth place at the RoboCup International Competition (held in Leipzig in Germany).

Our 2017, 2018 and 2019 Robotics students also took on the international stage and achieved great things—from the FIRST Global Robotics Competition in Washington DC, to the World Robot Summit in Tokyo; the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge in Mexico and the Robotics Olympics in Dubai. In all of these instances, our students have displayed incredible initiative, technical thinking and teamwork.

The St Peters Robotics students work, quite frequently, with the Robotics students from Grace Lutheran College. The first joining of these two groups was in 2017, when the students represented Australia at the inaugural FIRST Global Robotics Challenge held in Washington DC. Team Australia were awarded the Silver medal for the Dr Mae Jemison Award for Global Unity.

Robotics Support Group 

Robotics at St Peters is supported by the Robotics Support Group. The Group provide fundraising opportunities, classroom support, professional assistance and industry advice, all of which have allowed Robotics to grow within the College. We are extremely thankful for the Robotics Support Group—because of them, any interested student has been granted the opportunity to learn valuable skills.


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