Primary Sport


“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.” Timothy LearyPrimary Co-curricular Sport Term 1 The following sports are on offer in Term 1: Boys and Girls SwimmingGirls TouchBoys CricketGirls Club (WDNA) NetballYear 4/5/6 Run ClubBoys and Girls Swimming The Primary Swimming Squad (Gr 4/5/6 Boys and Girls) will have training on Wednesday morning (6:00am - 7:30am). All students are welcome to come to Primary Swimming Training and compete at the lead up meets. A team will be selected to compete at the Inter Lutheran and AIC Boys Swimming Carnival. Training is on Wednesday morning, 6:00am – 7:30am (25m Pool) starting on Wednesday 31 January.  Northern Eagles District Swimming Trials St Peters is part of the Northern Eagles District in the Brisbane area. The Northern Eagles District Swimming Trials are being held on Friday 9th February at the SPLC 50m Pool. Swimmers need to nominate themselves for the carnival. All students are able to nominate for the trials, however, they must be able to swim the qualification times. All information has been emailed to parents. Girls Touch All girls have been emailed the information regarding the upcoming Primary Girls Touch Competition. The Competition will run over two afternoons on Monday 12 and Monday 26 February. Training will be on the Lower Primary (Stolz) Oval (Wednesday afternoons 3:30pm-5:00pm) beginning on Wednesday 31st January. Sign-on forms are due back as soon as possible. Boys Cricket Grade 5 and 6 boys are playing in the AIC Competition. Training will begin and on Wednesday 31st January (3:30pm-5:00pm) at the cricket nets and during Sport for Life time on Fridays. Girls Club Netball SPLC will be entering teams in the Western Districts Netball Association (WDNA) again in 2018. The St Peters WDNA Netball is open to all girls in Year 3/4/5/6. Sign-on information has been sent to students and parents. This is an exciting prospect for the college and something that all girls are encouraged participate in. It would be great to have as many teams as possible playing in the competition. Girls will be able to play both Touch and Club Netball. WDNA Training begins on Friday 9th February (3:30pm-4:30pm) at Harts Road Courts. Year 4/5/6 Run Club Year 4/5/6 Run Club will start later in Term 1. Training will be offered three times a week on Monday and Friday afternoons. The sessions will be run by SPLC Running Coaches. More details will follow in coming weeks. Swimming 2 February – Boys AIC Year 5-12 Meet (SPLC 50m Pool)9 February – Northern Eagles District Swimming Trials (SPLC 50m)9 February – Boys AIC Year 5-12 Meet (Centenary 50m)16 February – Boys AIC Year 5-12 Meet (SPLC 50m Pool ***TBC)21 February – Met West Swimming Trials (Chandler)21 February – Primary Girls Grade 4/5/6 (SPLC 25m Pool)23 February – Boys AIC Year 5-12 Time Trial and Relay Practice2 March – Boys AIC Year 5-12 Meet (run as part of QGSSSA meet at SPLC 50m pool)5 March – Boys AIC Year 5-12 Swimming Championships (Chandler)8 March – Primary (Year 4/5/6) Inter Lutheran Swimming Carnival (SPLC 50m pool) Training Times AIC Cricket – Training begins on Wednesday 31st JanuaryWednesday afternoons 3:30pm – 5:00pm à Mayer Oval Nets Sport for Life (Period 7 and 8) 1:50pm – 3:10pm at Mayer Oval Nets Primary Girls Touch – Training begins on Wednesday 31 JanuaryWednesday afternoons 3:30pm – 5:00pm at Lower Primary Oval Primary Boys and Girls Swimming – Training begins on Wednesday 31 January     Wednesday morning  6:00am-7:30am, 25m pool Primary Girls WDNA Netball – Training begins on Friday 9 FebruaryFriday afternoon 3:30pm – 4:30pm Harts Road Netball Courts Middle School HPE All students will be involved in swimming during Term 1. Students are required to wear the St Peters swimmers, the St Peters rash shirt, St Peters cap (if required) and goggles. Students have also been asked to bring along fins (flippers). These are required to assist with drill work in developing the stroke of the students. A towel is also required. Any student, for any reason unable to participate in swimming will be required to bring a note. If they are unable to participate for multiple HPE lessons they will require a doctor’s certificate. Students have also been reminded that they are to bring a water bottle and are required to wear their hat to and from lessons. Following the Swimming Unit students will begin a Cross Country Unit for the remainder of the Term. HPE Dates Term 1 Swimming:  Monday 29 January – Friday 9 MarchAquathlon and Cross Country: Monday 12 March – Tuesday 27 MarchPeter Dawson, Primary Sport Coordinator read more

Girls’ Breakfast Club


Airforce Pilot Aimee Macotta spoke with 37 Years 5–12 girls at our first Breakfast Club event of 2018. She spoke to the girls about how she got to be an aircraft refuelling pilot; and that you don’t need to change to fit a stereotype. She encouraged the girls to be themselves, to not let their imaginations be restricted by stereotypes and to have confidence in their ability to achieve their goals. Her message was to try, try, try and try again and that even though failure is inevitable, not to let it define who they are but rather to respond to it with determination and resilience. It was a wonderful morning and the girls enjoyed chatting with Aimee after her talk. Carly Lovell, Teacher read more

Music News


Nutcracker Ballet Choir During December, St Peters was fortunate to again be invited to provide the choir for the Queensland Ballet’s performances of the Nutcracker Ballet accompanied by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Twenty-five members of the choral program performed for very appreciative audiences in the Lyric Theatre. As well as being a lot of fun, this wonderful opportunity also gave the choir insight into the rehearsal process needed to prepare adequately for a professional performance as well as the focus and dedication needed to perform well every night in a performance series. It was also a terrific to be in the orchestra pit with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. The international music director, Neil Gaynor, and Queensland Ballet’s artistic director, Li Cunxin, complemented the choir on the standard of its performance. Congratulations to all the students involved and thank-you to Miss Morton for conducting them. St Peters Music Department Tuition and Ensembles All students are encouraged to learn instruments, participate in ensembles and take part in the rich and diverse musical life of St Peters. click here for the 2018 Ensembles Timetable Instrumental and Vocal Tuition St Peters students may study musical instruments and voice. Lessons are offered on an individual and rotational basis. Tuition is available in the following instruments in the upper school levels: Piano, *Pipe Organ, *Harpsichord, Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Electric Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Saxophone, Euphonium, Percussion, Guitar, Voice and Composition. Please note that Voice, Percussion and Guitar are not available for below Year 6. All students who have currently enrolled for lessons should now have heard from their teachers and have commenced lessons this week. If you have not yet registered for lessons, it is not too late!! You can book 2018 Instrumental and Vocal Tuition at: https://splcinstrumentaltuition2018.eventbrite.com.au  Please complete your online enrolment as soon as possible. Music Craft (AMEB Preliminary) / Musicianship (AMEB Grade: 1 – 6) Theory and Aural tuition supports a student’s progress on their instrument or voice and also compliments the curriculum program. Classes are in groups of approximately six students (although higher grades often have smaller groups). Students who have enrolled for Theory and Aural Tuition will be advised via school email address of their class by the end of Week 2 and classes will start at the beginning of Week 3. If you have not enrolled, please complete register at https://splctheorytuition2018.eventbrite.com.au. Or contact Mrs Jenny Flottmann j.flottmann@stpeters.qld.edu.au for more information.  Music Ensembles The choral and instrumental ensemble program at St Peters is diverse in styles and performance opportunities including, bands, string ensembles, choirs, percussion ensembles, rock bands and many more. The program is inclusive with a place for all to be involved. The Ensemble program will be fully underway in Week 3. You are still welcome to join! The ensemble timetable is below. Music Department Enquiries Please contact the Music Department Office ph: 3377 6279 or come to visit us at the Performing Arts Centre reception. Come and sing in the St Peters Choral Program  Singing in a choir is a fantastic way to express yourself, enjoy making music with others and to meet new friends. All St Peters choirs sing a wide variety of music including choral classics, show tunes, world music, contemporary music and so much more! There are no auditions for these ensembles (except St Peters Chorale), just come along and join in! You are welcome to trial singing in one of these ensembles for three weeks before making a decision to commit to membership of the ensemble. Year 8 Students planning to be involved in Kaleidoscope are strongly encouraged to be part of Songmakers. Year 8 students who are already members of Junior High Songmakers have the option of joining a second more senior choir.  Ensembles Bella Voce Girls Ensemble, Year 5 – 6 GirlsRehearsal: Tues 7.30 – 8.15am, TheatretteConductor: Mrs Taylor Forte Voce Boys Ensemble, Yrs 5 – 6 BoysRehearsal: Tues. 7.15 – 8.15am, PAC L1.7Conductor: Mrs Flottmann Junior High Songmakers, Yrs 7 – 8 Mixed VoicesRehearsal: Mon 7.00 – 7.50am,  Cantique, Yrs 8 – 12 Girls Rehearsal: Wed 7.00 – 7.50am, Orchestra Rm Conductor: Mrs Baldwin Saints & Singers, Yrs 8 – 12 BoysRehearsal: Wed 7.00 – 7.50am, TheatretteConductor: Mrs Taylor St Peters Chorale (Years 9 – 12)   Tuesday 6.00 – 8.00pm  Thurs 7.00 – 7.50am  Orchestra Room St Peters Chorale, conducted by Miss Morton, is one of Australia’s top youth choirs and tours nationally and internationally. This is an auditioned choir which performs varied programmes based around major works central to mainstream choral repertoire. How do I join? Sign-up sheets for these ensembles are on the PAC Noticeboard or just show up at the first rehearsal. St Peters Chorale If you are interested in joining St Peters Chorale, please come to talk with Mrs Taylor at PAC Reception. Mrs Taylor, Head of Choirs read more

National Day of Action Against Bullying


Our Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has written to each Principal encouraging them to take a stand against any form of bullying. St Peters staff and students participate in a range of activities throughout the year to ensure students know What Bullying Is, What Bullying Isn’t and What action they can take if there is any form of bullying. This Friday 16 March is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence with a theme – Imagine a World Free from Bullying. Pastor Matt is going to follow this theme in Prep–Year 12 Chapels this week. Staff will also be accessing information from various websites to promote this important day. We have received some Parent Information Cards as well as Take a Stand Together Pocket Cards for students that we will use throughout the year. We encourage parents to also talk to their children about this important message. More information is available on the website: bullyingnoway.gov.au/ Debbie West-McInnes, Head of Primary read more

International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day was celebrated by a range of members of our community: Louella brought in cupcakes to share with the girls and boys in her class to celebrate. Mrs Kerrie Anglin and Ms Jill Lange-Mohr attended the Zonta IWD breakfast with Year 12 girls Nikki A and Talitha C. Jill Lange-Mohr, Principal read more