Legal Studies Excursion


On Friday 19 October, Year 10 Legal Studies students visited the Brisbane Supreme and District Courts with Mr Mason and Mrs Anglin. Upon arriving, we visited the history museum where the Court processes and some legal history facts were explained. After breaking into smaller groups, we were given the opportunity to observe several trials and sentencings; as well as partake in a mock trial of our own, giving us a deeper understanding of what a career in law, criminology or justice may involve. It was exciting to see the media outside of the Court precinct, waiting for the outcomes of high profile cases. The excursion helped us to see the ‘real-life’ aspects of the concepts we had been learning in class. Several of us are keen to return to the Courts in the school holidays to view more cases. Here is a link to video of one of the cases we watched. Khushi P, Year 10 Legal Studies student read more

Geography Excursion


On Monday 29 October, Year 10 Geography students – along with Ms Head and staff from the Brisbane Urban Environmental Education Centre – braved the drizzle to participate in a field day at Sandgate. The study was to collect, analyse and evaluate primary and secondary data in understanding the potential impact of climate change and the sea levels rising on the foreshore area, in the next 20 years. The excursion involved learning about surveying, studying house designs and applying the calculations to measure from a sea level point to the expected flood lines. A field study report will be collated using primary and secondary data with a mock recommendation made to the local council as to the best way to mitigate the potential damage to the Sandgate foreshore area. Mrs Kerrie Anglin, Teacher, Year 10 Geography read more

Sponsor and Supporters of St Peters Rugby program


The following businesses are proud sponsors and supporters of the St Peters Rugby program. We thank these businesses for their support and encourage our families to support them.   Arcadia Energy Investments   Audi Indooroopilly – Audi Indooroopilly is dedicated to the western suburbs with a showroom capable of hosting over 50 new and Audi-Approved plus models.   Bond University – Bond University is Australia’s first private, not-for-profit University, offering a personalised academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential.   Brisbane Orthodontics – Brisbane Orthodontics is South East Queensland’s oldest established orthodontic group practice, creating beautiful smiles for over 50 years.   Endodontic Group – The Endodontic Group are dental specialists in treatments such as root canals and dental microsurgery.   Minnovation – An independent mining consultancy providing cost focused solutions to the mining industry.   Perio Care – Perio Care offers periodontal therapy and dental implants to help support your periodontal health.   Ryan Harvie McEnery – Ryan Harvie McEnery Chartered Accountants help individuals and businesses of all sizes take care of their taxation, business advice and superannuation needs.   Sealy Australia – Sealy Australia has over 90 years in the mattress industry. They are Queensland based, family owned company, with a strong commitment to our local community.   Skyring – The Skyring Group provides products, services and advice for Business and Individual Accounting and Taxation, Asset Management Solutions, SMSF Administration and Real Estate. read more

Grandparents Day


St Peters Springfield welcomed over 120 Grandparents and Grand-friends into our Primary School classrooms. After a heart-warming Chapel Service, our visitors moved to the classrooms for a range of activities. At the end of the morning’s activities, morning tea was served in the Hub, with a mouth-watering array of sandwiches and sweet treats. Our Grandparents and Grand-friends also took advantage of the Book Fair to purchase books for their grandchildren and donations to our library. It is a very special event on our yearly calendar that everyone looks forward to. Debbie West-McInnes, Head of Primary read more

All You Need Is Love


I’ve just come back from the UK, having attended a wedding… no, not that wedding. The wedding I attended was for my step-daughter, and it was a lovely, low-key affair set in a beautiful glen on the Isle of Man. Unfortunately, I was required to be back at school and so, regretfully, had to decline attending the royal wedding. Fortunately, Harry and Meghan chose to televise their ceremony, so along with a large number of others I was able to witness them as they made their vows to each other. I also had the opportunity to hear a memorable and much appreciated sermon from the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. His message was not just for those gathered in the church that day – his message was for all the world, and for me it was the highlight of the ceremony. The gospel preacher began by quoting Martin Luther King Jr: “We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.” His message: there’s power in love: “Not just in its romantic forms, but any form, any shape of love. There’s a certain sense in which when you are loved and you know it, when someone cares for you and you know it, when you love and you show it, it actually feels right. There’s something right about it. And there’s a reason for it. The reason has to do with the source. We were made by a power of love. Our lives were and are meant to be lived in that love. That is why we are here. Ultimately the source of love is God himself. The source of all of our lives. … Jesus of Nazareth taught us that the way of love is the way to a real relationship with the God who created all of us, and the way to true relationship with each other as children of that one God, as brothers and sisters in God’s human family.” If you hadn’t had the chance to hear to hear Reverend Curry’s address, I strongly urge you to search it out online. And as you go through your week, I encourage you to keep seeking out the power of love in your lives, to call to the one who has shown that redemptive power of love in our lives, and to reflect that love in the lives of those around you. “My brothers, my sisters, God love you, God bless you. And may God hold us all In those almighty hands of love. Amen.” Chaplain Kirstin Munchenberg read more