FIRST Tech Challenge 2018 Queensland Regional Over the last couple of months, a new extra curriculum opportunity has been offered on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. A robotic team, open to students from Years 7–12, designed, built, and programmed a robot, developed strategies, and engaged in thrilling, head-to-head competitions on Saturday, at Grace Lutheran College, Rothwell. FIRST Tech Challenge brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics alive through a dynamic, hands-on approach to robotics. The program challenges students to apply STEM concepts in real-world situations, and inspires tomorrow’s innovators and entrepreneurs. More… Gudrun Baessler, Teacher Even though it was the team’s first year, all the other teams were really welcoming, and the day was a success. Firstly, the robot didn’t completely fall apart, instantly exceeding our expectations. We actually won a few matches, thanks to the teams we were allied with; but the strategy we developed scored us some points. We had some troubles with getting our robot to function for some matches, but we worked through it and had a successful day. Zac H, Year 10 read more

Hospitality Students Enjoy Latte Art Workshop


Last week, we welcomed Old Scholar, Chloe Cobbin (2012), to workshop with our Year 12 Hospitality students. Chloe shared her experience owning and running her own coffee shop, Bedouin Brew, at Coopers Plains.  Thank you Chloe for sharing your time and advice with our students - they enjoyed your Latte Art Workshop and hearing about your work on super yachts! Sinead Ray, Teacher read more

Prep Excursion


On Wednesday 31 October, Prep students, teachers and volunteers attended an excursion to the Ipswich Civic Centre’s production of The Gruffalo. The Gruffalo is the wonderful story of a mouse who uses clever tricks to evade danger on his walk through the forest, but then he comes across a half-grizzly bear and half-buffalo, that Julia Donaldson the author calls a Gruffalo. We also visited the Ipswich Art Gallery, where we enjoyed the hands-on workshop ‘Imagine This’. We got to explore how art can be made from many types of medium. We really enjoyed looking at how artists had made art using metal and house hold cleaning materials. Our excursion generated much conversation and thought from the Prep Students. We had the most wonderful day. Lisa Singleton, Teacher read more

Robotics News


Robotics students are busily preparing for upcoming competitions. Students in Years 5 – 12 are building and programming robots for RoboCup regionals, which will take place at St Peters on Saturday 9 June. Anyone who is interested in competing still has the opportunity to register - it’s not too late to get started on your robot! Registrations open this week and St Peters teams will not have to pay as we are hosting. Anyone who is interested in Robotics is welcome to come and watch on the day or help out. Email m.foley@stpeters.qld.edu.au for more information.  Our FIRST Global students have been contacting politicians and organisations that may be able to support us in getting to Mexico in August. This week, Vinesh, James and Jess met up with the Hon. Jane Prentice to collect flags to take with us.  Congratulations to our teams for being accepted to compete at the World Robotic Summit (WRS) in Japan in October. WRS is a "Challenge and Expo" that brings together robot excellence from around the world to promote a world where robots and humans can live and work together. The WRS will feature the World Robot Challenge, where robots will compete with one another, and the World Robot Expo, where the latest robotic technologies will be exhibited. Good luck to our students who will start preparing in the coming weeks. Meg Foley, Robotics Coordinator read more

What's On in the Next Week


Details of the the following events may be subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, refer to the St Peters Indooroopilly online calendar. Friday 25 May Year 12 Hospitality Morning Tea Function (8.00am)Years 5 to 12 RoboCup Demonstration ICRA (8.00am)Primary (Years 4 to 6) Sport Photos for Semester 1(8:05am)Under 8's Week Celebration - Tribal Drumming Show (9.00am)Year 5 and 6 Parents 'Supporting Children with Anxiety - An Introduction for Parents' (9:30am)Years 7 to 10 Maths Team Challenge (10.00am)Prep Evergreen Theatre (11:45am)Year 12 Cohort Photo (12:45pm)Years 7 to 12 QGSSSA Basketball, Football, Touch (3.00pm)Years 5 to 12 AIC Chess (3:30pm)Year 8 Arts Kaleidoscope Performance (7:30pm) Saturday 26 May Junior Girls Netball (7.00am)Years 5 to 12 AIC Rugby & Football (8.00am)Year 8 Arts Kaleidoscope Performance (7:30pm)Sunday 27 MayChorale Faure Requiem Rehearsal and Performance (12.00pm)Monday 28 MayYears 7 to 12 AIC and QGSSSA Sport Photos for Semester 1 (8:05am)Year 5 Street Science "See the Light" (8:15am) Tuesday 29 MayYears 4 to 6 ICAS Science External AssessmentUpper Primary Class Photos (8:05am)Years 9 and 10 da Vinci Decathlon (8:05am)QYMA Secondary Choir Years 7-9, Secondary Choir Advanced (6.00pm)Years 9 to 12 Interschool Theatresports Competition (6.00pm) Wednesday 30 MayYears 4 to 6 Inter-Lutheran Cross Country CarnivalYears 5 and 6 da Vinci Decathlon (8:05am)Community Focus Day Social Justice (12:40pm) Thursday 31 MayYear 12 QAS for High Altitude Simulation (8.00am)Years 7 and 8 da Vinci Decathlon (8:05am) read more