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St Peters App: Reminder

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Parents are reminded of the importance of selecting their campus, when they are setting their preferences in the App. This will prevent you from seeing all Springfield and Indooroopilly events in your calendar view. download the App read more


Fathers’ Day Breakfast

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We would be delighted if you are able to join us to celebrate this special day with a delicious assortment of hot and cold breakfast treats on Friday 31 August 2018, from 7:40am–8:15am; followed by a Chapel Service (8:15am–8:45am). Registration essential. Craig Schmidt, Acting Principal read more


From the Head of Junior High

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ANZAC Day Ceremony  Congratulations to all those involved in our ANZAC Day Ceremony this week and those who marched on ANZAC Day. It made me very proud to see our students not only representing the College, but also showing their respect to those who have served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces.  Travelling to and from School  Students are reminded that when in uniform they represent the College. They should always treat others and behave in a way that reflects our core values of care, dignity and respect. This particularly applies to students using public transport to and from school. We support Translink’s expectation that ‘school students give up their seats to adults who are standing’.  Students are also reminded to be mindful that their backpacks do not knock other passengers or take up empty seats when others are standing. It is also our preference that students walking to school via Harts Road cross at the safety crossing as it is much safer than crossing at the roundabout. Please be mindful of the construction taking place and changed traffic conditions as a result.  Trish Allen, Head of Junior High read more


Book Week

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On Thursday 16 August 2018, Kindy–Year 6 celebrated Book Week. The theme this year was: ‘Find Your Treasure’. Students dressed up as their most treasured book characters, and there certainly were some amazing and creative costumes. The day commenced with a fashion parade on the Concourse, with some groovy dance moves, by students and teachers. The Year 12 students even dressed up and joined in on the parade, which was lovely to see! Each class had the opportunity to listen to a guest reader, which included Mr Timothy Kotzur, Councillor Sheila Ireland, Mr Craig Schmidt, Mrs Sue Grotherr and Mrs Debbie West-McInnes. Students then participated in Book Week activities in their classrooms, which reflected the ‘Find Your Treasure’ theme and also included some of the shortlisted books this year. During the breaks, students had the opportunity to wander The Hub and read all about students’ and teachers’ ‘treasures’ in their lives. Students were also able to donate $2.00 and get their photo taken in the photo-booth. All money raised from the photo booth went towards the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. It was a fabulous day and was thoroughly enjoyed by the primary students, staff, families; and even some big Year 12 students, who found their inner-child for the day. Thank you to all who made it such a fantastic day! Last, but not least, here are the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s book winners for 2018: Book of the Year: Older readers – Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood, and Simmone Howell; Book of the Year: Younger readers – How to Bee by Bren MacDibble; Book of the Year: Early childhood – Rodney Loses It! by Michael Gerrard Bauer, illustrated by Chrissie Krebs; Picture Book of the Year – A Walk in the Bush by Gwyn Perkins; The Eve Pownall Award – Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Julian Frost; Crichton Award for New Illustrators – Tintinnabula by Rovina Cai. Samantha Fulcher, Teacher read more


String Camp at Mt Tamborine

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Last weekend, 97 Senior string students participated in a music camp at the beautiful Queensland Conference and Camping (QCCC) Mt Tamborine Centre. St Peters Soloists, Sibelius Strings, and Paganini rehearsed for 12 hours over two and half days in preparation for the upcoming Queensland Youth Music Awards ensemble competition. The camp also included social activities and early morning exercise classes to warm up the students for the long rehearsal days. Thank you to our ensemble directors, staff and parents for their assistance. David Deacon, Head of Strings read more




From the Primary Sport Coordinator

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“Humour is what happens when we’re told the truth quicker and more directly than we’re used to.” - George Saunders Years 4-6 Inter House Cross Country Carnival POSTPONED Following inclement weather last week, the Years 4-6 Inter house Cross Country Carnival will now be run on Monday 30 April from 1:30 – 3:00pm at Indooroopilly High Oval and Robertson Park. The carnival will follow the schedule below: 1.40pm: Competition commences. Year 4 boys, then girls 1.4km race;                                             2.00pm: Year 5 boys, then girls 1.6km race; 2:20pm: Year 6 boys, then girls 1.8km race; Please note: there will be a 5-minute stagger start between the boys and girls races. 2:45pm: Year 4 students return to Lower Primary; and2:50pm: Years 5 and 6 students meet Form teachers before walking back to Upper Primary. Primary Cocurricular Sport in Term 2 The following sports are on offer in Term 2: Girls Club (WDNA) Netball, Years 4-6 Run Club, Boys Years 4-6 Rugby, Boys Years 4-6 Football (Soccer), and Boys AIC Chess. Girls Club Netball  Following the grading weeks, there have been a number of St Peters Netball teams to change divisions and game times. Please check game times on the Western District Netball Association website. Remember to select the correct age and division from the GRADE drop down menu. Years 4-6 Run Club Years 4-6 Run Club is open to all Years 4-6 students. Run Club will be on twice a week on Monday and Thursday afternoons. The sessions will be run by St Peters running coaches. All runners should meet at the Lower Primary Undercroft at 3:20pm. Training will take place from 3:30 – 4:15pm at Indooroopilly High Ovals and Robertson Park. Training will conclude at 4:15pm at the Lower Primary Undercroft. Training will continue each Monday and Thursday afternoon throughout Term 2.  Boys AIC Rugby Training will begin on Wednesday 18 April: Wednesday afternoon: 3:30 – 5:00pm at Mayer Oval; andFriday afternoon: 3:30 – 4:30pm at Mayer Oval. Boys AIC Football Training will begin on Wednesday 18 April: Wednesday afternoon: 3:30 – 5:00pm at Stolz Oval; andFriday morning: 6:45 – 7:45am at Stolz Oval. Boys AIC Chess Training Wednesday afternoon: 4:00 – 5:30pm at BB2 (classroom next to Langer Library). Years 5 and 6 HPE Classes will take part in a 1km time trial each week, setting goals and recording their weekly times to gauge improvements in their fitness. While Cross Country running is challenging it has great rewards, as students can build cardio vascular fitness that will assist on field/court performance in all sporting arenas.  HPE Dates Term 1 Cross Country: Monday 16 April – Friday 4 May. Peter Dawson, Primary Sport Coordinator read more


Music News

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Students are busy preparing for the next round of performances. Please mark these dates in your dairies. We would welcome support from parents and friends. Music Ensembles Soirée This is our annual afternoon festival of ensemble music, featuring all of our co-curricular groups. It is being staged on Friday 7 September, commencing at 4:00pm in The Hub. Ensembles involved are: Arco Strings, Harmonics, Dance Troupe, Burgundy Band, Gold Band, Platinum Band, Con Brio, Bella Voce. Parent information letters are in the process of being distributed electronically. Any questions can be addressed via email to the ensemble director or Ms Sally Grennan. view or download the flyer Arts Showcase Our annual showcase highlighting the achievements of our students in their Music, Art and French classes will be held on Monday 17 September. Classrooms will be open from 8:00am, to enable parents and friends to view work completed during Art and French lessons, and Music performances will commence on the Concourse at 8:30am. The showcase is expected to be completed by 9:30am. All parents and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. Parent information letters are in the process of being distributed electronically. Any questions can be addressed via email to class teachers, or to Ms Sally Grennan. view or download the flyer Eisteddfod Congratulations Chloe C (Year 3) has been busy competing in the Quota Beenleigh City of Logan Eisteddfod, and achieved first place in all the sections in which she competed: Nursery Rhyme or Ballad Vocal Solo, Own Choice Vocal Solo Folk Song Vocal Solo, Modern Pop Song Vocal Solo, Animated Movie Vocal Solo, Sacred/Gospel Vocal Solo, Musical Stage or Film Vocal Solo and Country Music Vocal Solo. She was also awarded the Tiny Tots Vocal Championship. Well done, Chloe! Sally Grennan, Teacher read more