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Sports news

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AIC Cricket and Volleyball Congratulations to all boys who finished off the Cricket and Volleyball seasons last Saturday. The Cricket season finished on Sunday night at the Cricket Dinner where a number of students received awards for their efforts throughout the season; including Kayden G – Coach’s Award (5B Team), Harry B – Batting Award (5B Team), Eddie G – Bowling Award (5B Team) and Riley W – Bowling Award (6B Team). We also congratulate Max C who receives his Five-Year Service Award to Cricket. Max has been an outstanding servant to St Peters Cricket. We thank you for your service, Max! St Peters also had an outstanding year in AIC Volleyball placing third in Aggregate. This means that St Peters was the third best Volleyball School in AIC. Kyan P in Year 8 had an outstanding year and was awarded the MVP Award for the 8B Volleyball team. This is a fantastic achievement for Kyan who only started playing this year. Well done, Kyan! QGSSSA Autumn Fixtures Congratulations to all girls who represented the College last Friday night against Somerville House. It was a fantastic round of competition in Basketball, Touch and Football. St Peters secured a number of wins across all sports. It was particularly rewarding for our Year 7 girls who represented St Peters for the first time in a QGSSSA Fixture. We congratulate the following girls who have been selected to represent Open teams including: Talitha C, Kuini L and Aimee J – Open Girls Basketball; and Nicole S-S – Open Girls Football. Talitha C has also been given the honour of Co-Captaining the Open Girls Basketball team. Talitha is the first Springfield student to Captain a St Peters Sporting team! Congratulations, Talitha!! QGSSSA Softball Congratulations to Maddie D in Year 12 who finished off the QGSSSA Softball season by winning the Coaches’ Award. Maddie’s Senior A team placed third overall which is a great effort by the girls. Maddie has been an outstanding team member throughout the season and has thoroughly enjoyed representing St Peters in Softball. Well done, Maddie! AIC Rugby Camp Years 4–12 St Peters will be holding an AIC Rugby Camp over this coming weekend. Details have been emailed to parents and boys earlier in the week. All boys from Years 4–12 are welcome to attend. Details are as follows: Date: Saturday 24 March (Years 4–12) and Sunday 25 March (Years 7–12 only).Time: 8:00am to 11:30am.Venue: Mayer Oval, St Peters Indooroopilly.What to bring: Boots, mouthguard and water bottle. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Lohe. State Water Polo – Lucas D Congratulations to Lucas D in Year 12 who last week represented Met West at the State Water Polo Titles. Lucas and the Met West team finished third overall which is a great result. Lucas had an outstanding tournament and has been selected in the Queensland 18 Years Boys Water Polo team to play at the National titles. This represents many hard years of training and playing for Lucas and is a wonderful reward for his dedication. Brilliant news, Lucas! 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




Creating next generation story telling with Extended Reality

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In 2019 St Peters College is aiming to explore a new area of content creation including Virtual Reality (VR), in the classroom. Teachers will be able to integrate these tools into classroom practice to support almost any area of the curriculum. The complete XR tools St Peters’ students may have the opportunity of creating are: 3D objectsAugmented Reality360 Degree visualsVirtual RealityHolograms Exploring worlds within worlds Digital tools like VR and AR allow a more direct and interactive experience for a range of subjects. Jonathan Nalder, St Peters Digital Learning Coach, explains “VR is great for subjects like history or geography.”  Putting on the VR goggles can suddenly transport you to the pyramids and experience a feeling of actually being there.  Jonathan says, “it’s definitely a level up from watching a video – and there’s an extra emotional connection which increases engagement and influences how students learn.”    Creating digital stories of your own world  Another important benefit is how teachers and students can create their own XR content like VR and 360˚ images. Jonathan explains, “there are tools now which will easily help you make your own material."  "Students can become immersed in learning, not just by viewing but, by creating their own 3D world." “We’ve got a 360˚ camera that teachers can borrow,” says Jonathan. For example, students take photos around the school and then put those photos into their VR world. When they’re building they overlay objects on top of their 360˚ photos. “When it’s built you put the headset on and suddenly you’re walking around inside that scene you’ve just made,” says Jonathan. “Those students are gaining next generation story telling skills and building out their future literacies. These are sometimes called the soft skills, but actually they are the creative skills which can set students apart.” Major benefits of XR in the classroom: Research shows interactivity increases connection to learningStrengthening technology skillsInspires creative learning and promotes curiosityStudents gain next-gen storytelling skills increasing job prospects beyond school It’s still early days for exploring XR’s full potential in the classroom, however, St Peters will roll out these options slowly throughout the year. St Peters’ teachers will be supporting their peers and learning the best practice in how to use these digital tools effectively.  read more