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From the Head of Senior School

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It is very pleasing to see the manner in which students have found their rhythm and established routines so far to ensure they are using their time with teachers effectively.  Organisation has been a focus in these early weeks and students have been encouraged to continue to develop habits that enable them to make the most of their opportunities both in the classroom and with the co-curricular pursuits. There are a number of important dates in the coming week that parents need to be aware of. Our annual Scholars Assembly will be held this Friday morning in the PAC (8:05am start) where we recognise the academic excellence that exists within our sub school.  Parents of students receiving awards should have already received an invitation with relevant details. Next Wednesday evening (February 7), the Senior School Parent Information evening will be held in a variety of venues around the College.  We hope that the planned program will allow parents to obtain meaningful information relevant to each specific year group and pathway of study.  More information will be provided to parents in the coming days including a list of staff who will be presenting, venues and the topics to be covered.  Whilst the formal component of the evening commences at 6:00pm, there will be an opportunity for parents to ‘meet and greet’ their students form class teacher from 5:30pm.  The Form Class teacher plays an integral role in the academic care and wellbeing of students and this is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet them in person. David Rushmore, Head of Senior School read more



Years 11–12 Biology Camp

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The Senior Biology camp in 2018 once again sent students into wet and muddy conditions. Our scholars did us proud by actively participating in all the activities and rolling with the punches delivered by the inclement weather, which resulted in changes to programmed activities. This experience provided students with the experience of collecting biotic and abiotic data in the field, and developed their resilience and fortitude. Overall, a holistic learning experience! Michelle Thygesen, Teacher read more




Robotics News

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St Peters Robotics 2018  click here to read the Robotics Application letter Students from Year 5 – 12 are invited to take part in weekly Robotics sessions. Interest in Robotics at St Peters has continued to grow in recent years and we encourage new and existing students to come to MSO7 to learn about this exciting co-curricular activity. We have had outstanding success recently at local, national and international competitions and are always keen to have new members join us.  Robotics will officially begin in Week Three of Term One. Lessons take part in the Robotics Room, MSO7. Please read the Application Letter and fill out the Robotics Nomination Form (or copy this link into your web browser https://goo.gl/forms/iL0dpgknV...) to take part in Robotics this year. Students please fill out this form with your parents. Robotics Weekly Calendar Monday Lunchtime - MakerspaceAfter School 3:10 - 4:30pm - Junior Engineers – Register at https://www.jnrengineers.com/ Tuesday Lunchtime - FIRST Robotics CompetitionAfter School 3:10 - 4:30pm General Robotics Grades 5 – 12. All welcome. Wednesday Lunchtime - Years 5-6 Thursday  Lunchtime Years 7-12 Date Claimers Robotics Parent Information Session 13 February 6.30-7.30pm. Meet and Greet in MSO7.Robotics Parent Support Group - 13 March MSO7 - 6.30-8.00pm  FIRST Robotics Challenge A team of dedicated Robotics students have been working hard during the holidays to prepare for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition. Our first competition is the South Pacific Regional Competition at Olympic Park, Sydney in mid-March.  When complete the robot will weigh more than 50kg, should travel at around 30km/hr and will be able to lift itself 2mtrs off the ground. We are fortunate to have a partnership with Grace Lutheran College and have been supported by past students, mentors and parent supporters. To aid us in getting to the competition we are fortunate to have received sponsorship from Telstra and the University of Queensland. Feel free to come to the Robotics Room, MSO7, to see how the team is progressing.   Simon Canfield, Robotics Coordinators.canfield@stpeters.qld.edu.au read more





Sports news

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Primary Inter-House Swimming Congratulations to all students who participated in the Years 4–6 Inter-House Swimming Carnival on Monday. Students were fantastic about getting involved and having a go. Congratulations to Mitchell who won the Years 4–6 Carnival, from Leichhardt and Cunningham. We also acknowledge a number of students individually as Age Champions. These are as follows: 9 Years: Izzy LG (Girls); Xavier F (Boys). 10 Years: Lucy L (Girls); Branden B (Boys). 11 Years: Siobhan K-D (Girls); Rav S (Boys). 12 Years: Tiare R (Girls); Justin P (Boys). Thank you also to our House Leaders who did a fantastic job in supporting our students throughout the day. Your efforts were greatly appreciated. Thank you also to the parents, grandparents and friends, who came and supported. Well done to all involved! Secondary Inter-House Swimming Well done to all students from Years 7–12 who participated in the Inter-House Swimming Carnival. The overall Champion house went to Cunningham, with Mitchell in second and Leichhardt in third place. Mitchell also takes out the House Spirit Trophy for 2017. Congratulations to all students. We acknowledge the following individual performances on the day with Age Champions, as follows: 12 Years: Toby S (Girls); William L (Boys). 13 Years: Claveria J-T (Girls); Matthew M (Boys). 14 Years: Ella R (Girls); Iwan K-D  (Boys). 15 Years: Jessica G (Girls); Jershon J-T (Boys). 16 Years: Jennifer O (Girls); Bailey S (Boys). 17 Years: Talitha D (Girls); Baguio J-T (Boys). Thank you to all who made these days possible. Our next Years 4–12 Carnival will be Cross Country in Term 2. AIC Swimming Championships – Boys go back to back!! Congratulations to our AIC Swim team, who overcame a determined effort by Ashgrove and Iona to win the AIC Swimming Championships on Monday! The boys did a great job, winning by around 30 points. Baguio J-T, Jershon J-T, Themys A-M, Iwan K-D, Rav S and Justin P did an outstanding job on the day and contributed to an amazing overall result. Jershon and Themys also formed part of the winning 14 Years B Freestyle Relay team. Baguio, Jershon and Themys were also part of the St Peters 15, 16 and Open Age groups which won their age groups. Well done, to all boys involved! 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. Mr Jeremy Lohe, Head of Sport read more