Founding students celebrate 13 years at St Peters Springfield

Opening in 2008, St Peters Springfield originally opened its doors to 96 founding students. With a dedicated team, and the support of the Springfield community, the College has since moved to its own modern purpose-built facility and is now an educational home to over 600 students and over 70 teachers and staff. A group of our founding students, Renieke, Hannah and Noami, share their experiences of their life at St Peters Lutheran College Springfield.

Hannah C.

“It’s an honour to be part of St Peters Springfield from when it first started. One of the things I like most about the college is having small classes as it’s an opportunity to know classmates better as well as teachers. My time at Springfield has been memorable and the school has provided us with many activities we will never forget such as camps, the Year 8 production, and formals.

A memorable moment for me would be from Ironbark. I remember hiking on day two, my group was in front and we decided to draw arrows and pictures with sticks in the ground for the two groups of girls following us. They ended up getting lost and didn’t get back until very late, so they were walking in the dark. When we were all reunited, they said those arrows were a sense of hope and excitement for them to know they were on the right track.

Teachers also make sure we are on the right track by encouraging us to participate in different opportunities outside of school. This is so we can see what pathways we’d be interested in pursuing once we graduate. I have been part of many co-curricular activities such as netball and softball and extra-curricular activities such as debating. It provides an opportunity to know some of your classmates better as well as students from Indooroopilly.

When graduating this year, I will be very sad to leave it behind since it’s been part of my life for so long and I’m used to the routine. But I’ll be very excited to start a new chapter in my life."

Next year I’ll be looking forward to starting university and meeting many new people – confident that any challenge will always be tackled with ‘plus ultra’ in mind.

Tiernan N.

There’s a sense of pride being a founding student and being here since the beginning. 

"It’s nice to see how the school has grown from under 100 students in the first year to now. The school has personally taught me the core values of Care, Dignity and Respect. They uphold every student to those values and it helps shape who we are. 

One of my most memorable experiences is from Ironbark. We were taught to own our mistakes and all the boys became more of a brotherhood together.  While I haven’t figured out exactly where I want to be, I do plan to continue my education.  I am currently looking at learning through TAFE next year.  I’m still on a voyage of self-discovery.” 

Renieke VJ

I have loved being a part of the St Peters Springfield community from the start. 

"It has been incredible to see the growth of the school over the past few years. My favourite thing about the College would be the close community aspect of the school. Everyone is familiar with each other and as a senior, I have gotten to know just about everyone. You can walk past a prep student and they would run up and greet you and know who you are. 

An unforgettable moment for me was during Ironbark. During our hike, on day three, to the next camp for the night, the hiking packs were painfully heavy on our backs and our entire group was exhausted from walking the entire day. All we could think about was our next meal and being able to get some rest. 

As we continued to venture on my group approached the most beautiful, peaceful creek. We all decided to put down our heavy packs and take a rest but also embrace the moment by playfully splashing each other. I clearly remember how we were all enjoying ourselves after a long, hard day of travelling and the cold water was super refreshing at the time. At that moment I had never been more grateful for my friends and the bonds we had built throughout Ironbark. To completely top off this moment the rarest and beautiful turtle swam by brushing past our feet, the moment was something quite special. 

I have been fortunate to be part of piano private tuition, dance troupe, QDU debating, and netball. These co-curricular activities, combined with my academic goals, have enriched my life and helped me develop into the positive person I am today. 

After graduating this year, I will feel sad to leave the college community that I have been part of for 13 years. However, I’ll forever cherish all of the memories and good times I’ve had with my peers and teachers at St Peters.”

Naomi D.

“St Peters Springfield has always been a place I felt safe. It is a community that makes me happy and content. I like the teachers and my classmates, and the community is full of friendship and kindness. There have been many opportunities provided by St Peters which have allowed me to see my strengths and the path I would like to take in the future. 

There are activities for everyone here at the college to suit all kinds of interests from debating to robotics. Starting in 2018, I began helping Mrs. Boase run the ‘Knit and Natter’ club. It is where students from all groups can come to the hub and learn how to knit or crochet during lunchtime. It’s a great way for students of different age groups to get to know each other and strengthen our community.

St Peters Springfield has given me many skills throughout my years as a student. In particular, it has taught me the lessons of perseverance and understanding. To connect with the kindness of others, to accept my mistakes, and to remember the three core values of Care, Dignity, and Respect. As I go out into the world as a full-fledged adult, I will take these values with me and apply them to everything that I do."

After graduating I will miss seeing my friends, classmates and teachers every day. It will feel strange and different to finally leave the school that I had been in for 13 years of my life. I’ll be proud to be an old scholar of this school.

We encourage you to experience the incredible community atmosphere here at St Peters Springfield. 

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