The Biggest Morning Tea


The St Peters Parents & Friends Committee thank you for your support at the Biggest Morning Tea on 4 May. Together, we raised $1,138.60 for the Cancer Council. It was a wonderful morning catching up with friends in the St Peters community! Thank you to our generous stallholders: Bee One Third (local honey), Gail's Cards (stationery for the whole family), Vibrant Silks by Sondra (beautiful silk scarves), Name My Stuff (personalised products), Liv and Milly (lovely handbags), and Rodan+Fields (skincare products). Thank you to our generous raffle prize donors: Flight Centre (Kenmore), Indigo Blonde, Hillstone St Lucia, Coles (Kenmore), Woolworths (Kenmore), Diva Lounge, Kenmore Tavern, Pizza Capers (Chelmer) and families in the St Peters community. Nicky Hughes, Community Liaison Officer read more

Sport News


AIC Athletics Congratulations to our AIC Athletics team who placed third at the AIC Athletics Championships, held last Monday and Tuesday. This was an outstanding performance by our boys, who held onto their third place from last year – a great team effort. Some important highlights include second place in the 12 Years age group, third place in the 13 Years age group, fourth place in the 16 Years age group and third place in the Open Age group. Some outstanding individual performances include the following: Steve L: 12 Years – first Div B 100m, first Relay, first Div B Triple Jump, second Div B Long Jump; Matthew M: 13 Years – fourth Div A 800m; Kyan P: 13 Years – first Div A High Jump, first Div A Long Jump, second Div A Triple Jump, third Div A Javelin, third Div B Discus; Taylor J: 13 Years – fourth Div C 100m, third Relay; Hasan S: 13 Years – second Div B Shot Put; Tom D: 14 Years – fifth Div A 100m, fifth Relay; Bayley D: 14 Years – fifth Div A Triple Jump, fifth Div B Long Jump; Zane P: 15 Years – second Div A High Jump, 4h Div B Long Jump; Liam S: 15 Years – fifth Div A Discus; Kaya B: 16 Years – second Div A Discus; Isaac P: Opens – fourth Div B Discus, fifth Div A Shot Put; Benji W: Opens – third Div B 1500m. Congratulations also to our Years 5–6 boys who also competed last Monday and Tuesday. Congratulations to our Year 5 boys who placed fourth in the Year 5 age group. Many boys placed well in their respective events; including Xander P: second in Year 5 Div A High Jump; Nico D: third in Year 6 Div 1 100m; and the top three placings for Eddie G, Harry B and George G in the 200m. All boys did an outstanding job and we look forward to seeing how these boys develop in the next few years. Queensland Schools Athletics Congratulations to all students who represented Met West and St Peters at State Athletics. We had 11 students compete across a range of events. All students performed well, with a number of students placing in the top ten of their events. Congratulations to Toby S who placed fourth in the 12 Years Girls High Jump in Cairns; and to Kyan P who won Gold in the 13 Years Boys High Jump last Saturday. This is an outstanding effort by Kyan, who has now been selected to represent Queensland in December at the National Titles. Well done to all these students! MSW Cricket The St Peters U12 Cricket Team (8/181) were defeated by Souths (6/184). It was a very close and entertaining game; in which all the players should be proud of their efforts. Well done to the following boys for their contributions with the bat and ball: Kristian F 52 not out, Jamie N 47 not out, Jacob T 39, Jamie N 0/3, Harry B 1/9, Noah J 1/18, Harry B 1/9 and Fletcher H 1/23. The St Peters Year 4/5 Cricket Team (10/39) were defeated by Wolston Park (4/89). It was a tough game in the heat; but the students showed a lot of spirit to stay positive and play so well as a team. Well done to all players on Saturday: Jack M 7, Eddie G 4, Charlton 4 not out and Chester 2 retired, Havish 2/5, Jack 1/11 and Charlton 1/14. St Peters App Please download the St Peters App today. All information regarding the AIC and QGSSSA Sport programs including sport training times and venues, draws, coordinator details and wet weather arrangements can be found on the St Peters App. Jeremy Lohe, Head of Sport 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

Robotics News


Robotics students are busily preparing for upcoming competitions. Students in Years 5 – 12 are building and programming robots for RoboCup regionals, which will take place at St Peters on Saturday 9 June. Anyone who is interested in competing still has the opportunity to register - it’s not too late to get started on your robot! Registrations open this week and St Peters teams will not have to pay as we are hosting. Anyone who is interested in Robotics is welcome to come and watch on the day or help out. Email m.foley@stpeters.qld.edu.au for more information.  Our FIRST Global students have been contacting politicians and organisations that may be able to support us in getting to Mexico in August. This week, Vinesh, James and Jess met up with the Hon. Jane Prentice to collect flags to take with us.  Congratulations to our teams for being accepted to compete at the World Robotic Summit (WRS) in Japan in October. WRS is a "Challenge and Expo" that brings together robot excellence from around the world to promote a world where robots and humans can live and work together. The WRS will feature the World Robot Challenge, where robots will compete with one another, and the World Robot Expo, where the latest robotic technologies will be exhibited. Good luck to our students who will start preparing in the coming weeks. Meg Foley, Robotics Coordinator read more



On Sunday 11 November, at 12:30pm, the bell of the St Peters chapel will be rung for two whole minutes. This is part of an international observance for the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. This armistice came into effect on 11 November 1918. The 9:00am service on Sunday will also have an armistice theme, in acknowledgement of this anniversary. It is not always easy to know how to treat war observances. On the one hand, many people are reluctant to glorify war. This is fair enough, because wars are so often ugly affairs. They bring hardship and widespread suffering to soldiers, civilians, property, nations, even the natural environment. And, yet, just as war should not be glorified, it can’t be ignored. Whether we like it or not, the world as we know it has been shaped by war. How many families have lost members to war? How many people have come to Australia over the years because they were displaced by war? How many individual lives bear the scars of war in their various forms? Even more importantly, by remembering the past, we are better placed to face the future. When we actively remember times of war, it can also help us to be thankful for the period of unprecedented peace we are enjoying now, so that we can recognise it as a gift, and strive to preserve it. It also helps us remember that we have a God who promises to work for peace in the midst of human aggression and violence. Psalm 46:9–11 gives us a powerful picture of God’s desire for peace: He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;he burns the shields with fire.‘Be still, and know that I am God!I am exalted among the nations,I am exalted in the earth.’The LORD of hosts is with us;the God of Jacob is our refuge. God bless. Pastor Matthias Prenzler, St Peters Lutheran Church read more

Kaleidoscope is Here!


This week, students in the cast for Year 8 Kaleidoscope – Life Together are excited to perform live on stage. They will give a performance for Year 7 students on Thursday afternoon and will then give two public performances on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May commencing at 7.30pm in the Performing Arts Centre Auditorium. The cast are looking forward with great enthusiasm to their performances. Please come along to support these wonderful young performers as they explore the world of the family in drama, dance and song. Tickets for the performances on Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May can be purchased for $15 (adults) and $10 (students/children). See you there! Christine Taylor, Producer - Kaleidoscope read more