Kaleidoscope is Here!


This week, students in the cast for Year 8 Kaleidoscope – Life Together are excited to perform live on stage. They will give a performance for Year 7 students on Thursday afternoon and will then give two public performances on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May commencing at 7.30pm in the Performing Arts Centre Auditorium. The cast are looking forward with great enthusiasm to their performances. Please come along to support these wonderful young performers as they explore the world of the family in drama, dance and song. Tickets for the performances on Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May can be purchased for $15 (adults) and $10 (students/children). See you there! Christine Taylor, Producer - Kaleidoscope read more



On Sunday 11 November, at 12:30pm, the bell of the St Peters chapel will be rung for two whole minutes. This is part of an international observance for the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. This armistice came into effect on 11 November 1918. The 9:00am service on Sunday will also have an armistice theme, in acknowledgement of this anniversary. It is not always easy to know how to treat war observances. On the one hand, many people are reluctant to glorify war. This is fair enough, because wars are so often ugly affairs. They bring hardship and widespread suffering to soldiers, civilians, property, nations, even the natural environment. And, yet, just as war should not be glorified, it can’t be ignored. Whether we like it or not, the world as we know it has been shaped by war. How many families have lost members to war? How many people have come to Australia over the years because they were displaced by war? How many individual lives bear the scars of war in their various forms? Even more importantly, by remembering the past, we are better placed to face the future. When we actively remember times of war, it can also help us to be thankful for the period of unprecedented peace we are enjoying now, so that we can recognise it as a gift, and strive to preserve it. It also helps us remember that we have a God who promises to work for peace in the midst of human aggression and violence. Psalm 46:9–11 gives us a powerful picture of God’s desire for peace: He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;he burns the shields with fire.‘Be still, and know that I am God!I am exalted among the nations,I am exalted in the earth.’The LORD of hosts is with us;the God of Jacob is our refuge. God bless. Pastor Matthias Prenzler, St Peters Lutheran Church read more

All You Need Is Love


I’ve just come back from the UK, having attended a wedding… no, not that wedding. The wedding I attended was for my step-daughter, and it was a lovely, low-key affair set in a beautiful glen on the Isle of Man. Unfortunately, I was required to be back at school and so, regretfully, had to decline attending the royal wedding. Fortunately, Harry and Meghan chose to televise their ceremony, so along with a large number of others I was able to witness them as they made their vows to each other. I also had the opportunity to hear a memorable and much appreciated sermon from the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. His message was not just for those gathered in the church that day – his message was for all the world, and for me it was the highlight of the ceremony. The gospel preacher began by quoting Martin Luther King Jr: “We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.” His message: there’s power in love: “Not just in its romantic forms, but any form, any shape of love. There’s a certain sense in which when you are loved and you know it, when someone cares for you and you know it, when you love and you show it, it actually feels right. There’s something right about it. And there’s a reason for it. The reason has to do with the source. We were made by a power of love. Our lives were and are meant to be lived in that love. That is why we are here. Ultimately the source of love is God himself. The source of all of our lives. … Jesus of Nazareth taught us that the way of love is the way to a real relationship with the God who created all of us, and the way to true relationship with each other as children of that one God, as brothers and sisters in God’s human family.” If you hadn’t had the chance to hear to hear Reverend Curry’s address, I strongly urge you to search it out online. And as you go through your week, I encourage you to keep seeking out the power of love in your lives, to call to the one who has shown that redemptive power of love in our lives, and to reflect that love in the lives of those around you. “My brothers, my sisters, God love you, God bless you. And may God hold us all In those almighty hands of love. Amen.” Chaplain Kirstin Munchenberg read more

Grandparents Day


St Peters Springfield welcomed over 120 Grandparents and Grand-friends into our Primary School classrooms. After a heart-warming Chapel Service, our visitors moved to the classrooms for a range of activities. At the end of the morning’s activities, morning tea was served in the Hub, with a mouth-watering array of sandwiches and sweet treats. Our Grandparents and Grand-friends also took advantage of the Book Fair to purchase books for their grandchildren and donations to our library. It is a very special event on our yearly calendar that everyone looks forward to. Debbie West-McInnes, Head of Primary read more

Sponsor and Supporters of St Peters Rugby program


The following businesses are proud sponsors and supporters of the St Peters Rugby program. We thank these businesses for their support and encourage our families to support them.   Arcadia Energy Investments   Audi Indooroopilly – Audi Indooroopilly is dedicated to the western suburbs with a showroom capable of hosting over 50 new and Audi-Approved plus models.   Bond University – Bond University is Australia’s first private, not-for-profit University, offering a personalised academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential.   Brisbane Orthodontics – Brisbane Orthodontics is South East Queensland’s oldest established orthodontic group practice, creating beautiful smiles for over 50 years.   Endodontic Group – The Endodontic Group are dental specialists in treatments such as root canals and dental microsurgery.   Minnovation – An independent mining consultancy providing cost focused solutions to the mining industry.   Perio Care – Perio Care offers periodontal therapy and dental implants to help support your periodontal health.   Ryan Harvie McEnery – Ryan Harvie McEnery Chartered Accountants help individuals and businesses of all sizes take care of their taxation, business advice and superannuation needs.   Sealy Australia – Sealy Australia has over 90 years in the mattress industry. They are Queensland based, family owned company, with a strong commitment to our local community.   Skyring – The Skyring Group provides products, services and advice for Business and Individual Accounting and Taxation, Asset Management Solutions, SMSF Administration and Real Estate. read more