Drum Line Supports 1st XI Football


Last weekend, the St Peters Drum Line performed on the Harts Road Oval in support of the 1st XI Football team’s game against Padua. Students performed brilliantly and were given a rousing applause in front of their home crowd. I thank students and parents for their support! A big thank you also to the St Peters Sport staff for giving us the opportunity to perform. Kerry Jacobson, Coordinator of Percussion and Guitar read more

Year 7 Rock Band Performs at Assembly


Last week, Year 7 Rock Band, Just Electric, were honoured to perform at the Year 8 Assembly. We performed two songs: ‘Come As You Are’ by Nirvana and ‘Rock The Casbah’ by The Clash. The audience were very appreciative of our performance and we thank Year 8 coordinator, Mrs Byrne, and our rock band mentor, Mr Jacobson, for making the performance possible. Will V, Year 7 Keyboards - Just Electric read more

From the Head of Primary


‘It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.’ – W T Ellis. Christmas is in the air! There are many reminders for all of us that Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas decorations are in shopping centres, Christmas catalogues in the mailbox and Christmas advertisements on television that are encouraging us to get into the Christmas Spirit. At St Peters, we know that it is ‘Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air’. Our Prep students reinforced this for us last Thursday and Friday nights, as they presented Shine Star Shine! They shared a wonderful message that Jesus, our Lord and Saviour, shines brightly for all of us. The Nativity Play even introduced a further element – one of a positive mindset – not giving up when the star could not shine. Thankfully, the star did shine at the end – with the Preps finishing the night with a dance to the song ‘Light of the World’. Due to the large number of music groups at St Peters Springfield, we have been able to reach further out into the community to share the Christmas Message this year. Our students have already presented Christmas plays and songs to the residents of AVEO Springfield and James Ommaney Village. Further presentations will be to our St Peters Kindergarten, Petit Learning Journey, Kindy Patch as well as the Mater Hospital. We are blessed to be able to share the message of love and peace to our local community. Serving Our Global Community The act of service is an important part of our learning at St Peters. This year we are once again asking families to donate to this worthy cause this Christmas – Gifts of Grace through Australian Lutheran World Service. Donations support communities to purchase chickens, pigs, water pumps, school supplies and many other items, which increase the standard of living for families in Third World countries. Each Friday at Chapel, students are also encouraged to bring an offering to support our Australian Lutheran World Service Village Partnership. We are helping to build a road in a Cambodian village to improve access to health and education. We have a target of $5000 and appreciate any support from our community to reach our goal.   As we come to the end of the school year, I would like to wish our families a safe and blessed Christmas and look forward to the 2019 school year, when we meet again. ‘May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,The gladness of Christmas give you hope,The warmth of Christmas grant you love.’ God’s richest blessings. Debbie West-McInnes, Head of Primary read more



This week, the Year 12 students are farewelled and sent on their individual journeys, ‘beyond’. Like many new beginnings, it is a celebration of what has been achieved and of what has been granted, a celebration of the milestone which marks an end and a new beginning. Like many new beginnings, it also is a daunting place of doubt and scariness, because it asks for courage to risk the next step into a yet unknown – and, thus, unexperienced – future. When we celebrate, the ‘past’ is marked by the presence of all teachers and all students, Prep–Year 11, lining up to form the ‘Guard of Honour’. They are the community which the Year 12s have been part of during the important years of their school career. However, the future cannot be marked, yet. It still wants to be lived. How dare we go there, find the courage to face what is yet unknown to us? It is exciting, too – as we will be able to decide where to go from here, what to do next, how to shape and create the journey in our own, individual way that will be meaningful; for not only ourselves, but also for others. It is a reflection not only for the Year 12s, but for everyone facing a new beginning; the diaries for 2019 are out and point to the dawn of a new year; others may grieve as they celebrate and farewell beloved ones, or close a certain chapter in their lives, facing new beginnings in their relationships with themselves and others. May everyone notice the presence of the community and realise that they are not alone on their journey. May everyone hear the promise of the one who calls us from the ‘more beyond’ that we will be welcomed where we go, and blessed in what we do. May everyone discover their individual gifts which allow for a unique journey and contribution and learn to trust themselves and others by trusting the promise of the one who believes in us all. This, my friends, is described as ‘Advent’, the season of waiting and reflecting, the season of hope and anticipation which – at an often unexpected time – grants an unexpected answer to one’s question, guidance and clarity for our next steps, a deeper sense of purpose and meaning. Advent turns into the season of celebration, when our deepest longings are met, our fears quelled and when we have learned to trust that we have been heard and are held in loving compassion by the one who comes. His name is ‘Immanuel’, the ‘God with us’ – wherever we are and whatever we do. Go in peace, celebrate and keep listening to the quiet calling of the one who comes to you, who has been with you along the way and who is with you, now and always. Silke Moolman, Indooroopilly Chaplain read more