Legal Studies Excursion


On Friday 19 October, Year 10 Legal Studies students visited the Brisbane Supreme and District Courts with Mr Mason and Mrs Anglin. Upon arriving, we visited the history museum where the Court processes and some legal history facts were explained. After breaking into smaller groups, we were given the opportunity to observe several trials and sentencings; as well as partake in a mock trial of our own, giving us a deeper understanding of what a career in law, criminology or justice may involve. It was exciting to see the media outside of the Court precinct, waiting for the outcomes of high profile cases. The excursion helped us to see the ‘real-life’ aspects of the concepts we had been learning in class. Several of us are keen to return to the Courts in the school holidays to view more cases. Here is a link to video of one of the cases we watched. Khushi P, Year 10 Legal Studies student read more

Geography Excursion


On Monday 29 October, Year 10 Geography students – along with Ms Head and staff from the Brisbane Urban Environmental Education Centre – braved the drizzle to participate in a field day at Sandgate. The study was to collect, analyse and evaluate primary and secondary data in understanding the potential impact of climate change and the sea levels rising on the foreshore area, in the next 20 years. The excursion involved learning about surveying, studying house designs and applying the calculations to measure from a sea level point to the expected flood lines. A field study report will be collated using primary and secondary data with a mock recommendation made to the local council as to the best way to mitigate the potential damage to the Sandgate foreshore area. Mrs Kerrie Anglin, Teacher, Year 10 Geography read more

Music News


Group Tour Burgundy Band represented the school admirably at the Group Tour, held last Wednesday morning. Their professionalism and focus was commendable for such a young band, and their bright and lively performances brought smiles to our visitors. Thanks to the students and their conductor, Ms Krist-elle Hill, for their efforts in promoting our school to the prospective parents. Silkstone Eisteddfod Results Congratulations to Jonathan R (Prep) who received Second Place in the Music Theatre section, and was Highly Commended in the Boys’ and Girls’ Vocal Solo and Sacred Solo. He is pictured with his medal and certificates. Jonathan is a student of Ms Sharon Johnson, our Vocal Tutor. Examination Congratulations Congratulations to Jemimah W who was awarded an ‘A’ for her recent Grade 8 Violin examination. Jemimah is a student of Ms Celine Crellin, our Strings tutor. Christmas Performances There are many performances in the last few weeks of the school year – we have school end-of-year functions and will also be spreading some Christmas Cheer in the local community. Parent information letters will continue to be distributed to ensemble members. We appreciate the prompt return of student permission forms. Our next performance is at Aveo Retirement Village, Springfield on Thursday. Platinum Band and Poco Voce (Year 2 students only) will be entertaining residents with a variety of items, including dance, song and band pieces. Sally Grennan, Teacher read more

The Biggest Morning Tea


The St Peters Parents & Friends Committee thank you for your support at the Biggest Morning Tea on 4 May. Together, we raised $1,138.60 for the Cancer Council. It was a wonderful morning catching up with friends in the St Peters community! Thank you to our generous stallholders: Bee One Third (local honey), Gail's Cards (stationery for the whole family), Vibrant Silks by Sondra (beautiful silk scarves), Name My Stuff (personalised products), Liv and Milly (lovely handbags), and Rodan+Fields (skincare products). Thank you to our generous raffle prize donors: Flight Centre (Kenmore), Indigo Blonde, Hillstone St Lucia, Coles (Kenmore), Woolworths (Kenmore), Diva Lounge, Kenmore Tavern, Pizza Capers (Chelmer) and families in the St Peters community. Nicky Hughes, Community Liaison Officer read more

Sport News


AIC Athletics Congratulations to our AIC Athletics team who placed third at the AIC Athletics Championships, held last Monday and Tuesday. This was an outstanding performance by our boys, who held onto their third place from last year – a great team effort. Some important highlights include second place in the 12 Years age group, third place in the 13 Years age group, fourth place in the 16 Years age group and third place in the Open Age group. Some outstanding individual performances include the following: Steve L: 12 Years – first Div B 100m, first Relay, first Div B Triple Jump, second Div B Long Jump; Matthew M: 13 Years – fourth Div A 800m; Kyan P: 13 Years – first Div A High Jump, first Div A Long Jump, second Div A Triple Jump, third Div A Javelin, third Div B Discus; Taylor J: 13 Years – fourth Div C 100m, third Relay; Hasan S: 13 Years – second Div B Shot Put; Tom D: 14 Years – fifth Div A 100m, fifth Relay; Bayley D: 14 Years – fifth Div A Triple Jump, fifth Div B Long Jump; Zane P: 15 Years – second Div A High Jump, 4h Div B Long Jump; Liam S: 15 Years – fifth Div A Discus; Kaya B: 16 Years – second Div A Discus; Isaac P: Opens – fourth Div B Discus, fifth Div A Shot Put; Benji W: Opens – third Div B 1500m. Congratulations also to our Years 5–6 boys who also competed last Monday and Tuesday. Congratulations to our Year 5 boys who placed fourth in the Year 5 age group. Many boys placed well in their respective events; including Xander P: second in Year 5 Div A High Jump; Nico D: third in Year 6 Div 1 100m; and the top three placings for Eddie G, Harry B and George G in the 200m. All boys did an outstanding job and we look forward to seeing how these boys develop in the next few years. Queensland Schools Athletics Congratulations to all students who represented Met West and St Peters at State Athletics. We had 11 students compete across a range of events. All students performed well, with a number of students placing in the top ten of their events. Congratulations to Toby S who placed fourth in the 12 Years Girls High Jump in Cairns; and to Kyan P who won Gold in the 13 Years Boys High Jump last Saturday. This is an outstanding effort by Kyan, who has now been selected to represent Queensland in December at the National Titles. Well done to all these students! MSW Cricket The St Peters U12 Cricket Team (8/181) were defeated by Souths (6/184). It was a very close and entertaining game; in which all the players should be proud of their efforts. Well done to the following boys for their contributions with the bat and ball: Kristian F 52 not out, Jamie N 47 not out, Jacob T 39, Jamie N 0/3, Harry B 1/9, Noah J 1/18, Harry B 1/9 and Fletcher H 1/23. The St Peters Year 4/5 Cricket Team (10/39) were defeated by Wolston Park (4/89). It was a tough game in the heat; but the students showed a lot of spirit to stay positive and play so well as a team. Well done to all players on Saturday: Jack M 7, Eddie G 4, Charlton 4 not out and Chester 2 retired, Havish 2/5, Jack 1/11 and Charlton 1/14. 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. Jeremy Lohe, Head of Sport 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

From the Head of Primary Years


Under 8s Week Under 8s Week is from 19 to 29 May. It is an event that has been proudly running in Queensland for over sixty years and is coordinated by Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Queensland Branch. This year, St Peters joined in the celebration with a variety of activities involving our youngest students. Year 2 students participated in a meditation and yoga session; Year 1 students joined in tribal drumming, and Prep students participated in a rainforest theatre presentation. Lunchtimes were filled with coding lessons and origami instruction delivered by enthusiastic staff. Our students were also witness to several musical performances, including St Peters very own Drum Line and Saints and Singers. School bells reflected the festival feeling, changing to the popular tune from the Lego movie, ‘Everything is Awesome.’ This morning, a range of activities took place on Stolz Oval. Parents and students joined forces to complete activities such as bubble blowing, blind painting and the famous Music Wall. Visits from the local police and fire services proved to be a huge hit as well as tug-of war against Mr Glass! The morning culminated with a sausage sizzle delivered by the dedicated Lower Primary Parent Support Group. Thank you to those who assisted in making the week such a success - filled with smiles, laughter and a genuine sense of wonder. Firefly Tip #2 Use the ‘Firefly for Parents’ app to stay up to date. The app allows parents to: Log in once;Receive notifications;Quickly access bookmarked pages;Stay up to date with their child’s information and progress (tasks, reports, and timetables). Download the app for iOS using the code: StPeters Download the app for Android using the code: StPeters Parent Chat information session All Prep to Year 4 parents are welcome to join us for the next Parent Chat Information Session on Monday 4 June from 6.00 – 7.30pm at the Performing Arts Centre - Theatrette. The session will be hosted by ‘Let’s Chat Education’, which offers opportunities for schools and parents to chat about sexuality and relationships. They will host an interactive lesson for each of our Years 3 and 4 students in Term 3, discussing public and private body parts and encouraging children to gain healthy body awareness. These sessions will form part of the protective behaviours curriculum that we offer all students. The parent session serves as a prelude to these lessons, not only for our parents of Years 3 and 4 students, but for all Lower Primary Parents. The 1.5hour session will cover What is sexuality and relationships education;The landscape and rationale behind sexuality education;Childhood development;Content and resources covered during the classroom programs;Helpful resources and support for parents and carers;Tips on chatting; andQuestion and answer time.  Please RSVP prior by Monday 28 May via the Let’s Chat link. We look forward to seeing many of you there. Pam Carden, Head of Primary Years read more