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

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

From the Head of Secondary School


Recognising student leadership Teamwork, leadership, pursuit of excellence – these are qualities we encourage and nurture in our students. At last week’s assembly, we had the opportunity to acknowledge some of our senior students who demonstrate these attributes. Christopher W (Year 12) was awarded an Australian Defence Forces Academy Education Award; and Minami H (Year 10) and Lachlan B (Year 12) were presented with Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards. ADFA Education Awards are given to Year 12 students in recognition of their academic and sporting achievements and leadership potential. Flight Lieutenant Alex Leedham attended the assembly and presented Christopher with his award. Christopher, one of our school captains, is planning on a career in the defence forces. Minami and Lachlan were presented with their awards by Adam Barratt from the Defence Forces. The Long Tan Awards recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader community. At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values, such as doing one’s best, respect for others and ‘mateship’. (source: Long Tan Award website). Minami and Lachlan are exemplary student servant leaders and worthy recipients of these awards. Mitchell wins the Cup Celebratory cheers reverberated around The Hub last Tuesday as Mitchell was announced as this year’s winner of the House Cup. House Captains, Nicole S-S and Lucas D, and Vice-Captains, Maddison D and Otishein D, ceremoniously tied red ribbons to the Cup before raising it triumphantly. This year’s competition was a closely-fought event but it was the points garnered by Mitchell for House Spirit that gave them the winning edge. On a personal note I am delighted and humbled to be appointed Head of Secondary School at St Peters Springfield. The sense of community, the dedication of the teachers and the enthusiasm of the students make it a very special school. I look forward to working with our families as we help our young people negotiate the path to adulthood; and I look forward to working with staff as we continue to provide innovative and engaging teaching and learning. Sue Grotherr, Head of Secondary School read more

Join Us at Open Day


On Saturday 2 June, St Peters will host its annual Open Day. Offerings will included sub-school addresses and displays, information and market stalls, roving performances, sport demonstrations and games, and much more! o join us, check out the program and register online.  read more