Welcome from the Principal

Jill Lange-MohrPrincipal, St Peters Springfield
The culture of St Peters allows all students to achieve their best in a community that is built upon the core values of treating each other with care, dignity, and respect.”
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ENROL

P: 07 3470 3888  |  E: s.enrolments@stpeters.qld.edu.au

We welcome enrolments from families wishing to enrol from Prep - Year 12. Please refer to the information below which will assist you in the enrolment process. Enrolments for St Peters Springfield are made online.

process

Thank you for considering St Peters Lutheran College for your child’s educational journey.

We understand choosing a school for your child is an important decision. Our Enrolments staff are available to answer your questions, arrange a tour for your family and assist you with the three-step enrolment process:

1 Making the Application

Applications are made online. A $100 Enrolment Application fee applies (please refer to the Fees Schedule).

2 Interview and Offer of a Place

Prep–Year 12 applications are reviewed approximately one year prior to the proposed year of entry to the College.

Applications are individually assessed and waitlisted where applicable. When positions are available, applicants will be invited to an enrolment interview with the Principal.

Following an interview, written offers are made to successful applicants.

3 Acceptance of Offer

To confirm the offer of enrolment, parents are required to return the signed enrolment documentation with the payment of the non-refundable Enrolment Confirmation Fee of $650 (please refer to the Fees Schedule).

Fees Schedule

School Fees Planning

ASG Funding Solutions is a school fee payment service that spreads your child's school fees out into manageable fortnightly or monthly payments. There is a cost associated with using this service.

ASG Funding Solutions is available for families with an Australian bank, building society or credit union account.

Visit the ASG website for more information.

Academic Scholarships (Years 7 & 10)

2018 applications have closed. 

2019 applications are open now for Academic Scholarships for students entering Year 7 or Year 10 in 2019. 

Who can apply?

Students must be entering Year 7 or Year 10 in 2019.

Please refer to the Academic Scholarship Guidelines for full details.

About the Scholarship

The Scholarship testing is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

There are four components to the test: two tests that assess written expression in the form of an extended response; a Humanities comprehension and Interpretation component; and a Mathematics component.

Each scholarship is valid for the duration of the student’s enrolment at St Peters Lutheran College.

How to Apply

Applications are made online through the ACER website. To apply for a scholarship test:

  1. Create a Parent Account
  2. Log in to your parent's account
  3. Add your child to your account
  4. Click on the 'Apply for a scholarship' link next to your child's name and follow the instructions to apply for a school.
  5. Make sure you select St Peters Lutheran College - Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program from the list.
  6. Choose which campus the application is for, ie: Springfield

Applications are made online:

Key dates:
Applications close: Monday 5 February 2018
Exam date: Saturday 24 February 2018

Please contact Enrolments for further information

P: (07) 3470 3888
E: s.enrolments@stpeters.qld.edu.au

GENERAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Information regarding General Excellence Scholarships in music, arts, or sport is detailed in the Scholarship Guidelines.

Applications for General Excellence Scholarships from 2018, are open now.

Each scholarship is valid for the duration of the student’s enrolment at St Peters Lutheran College.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information about scholarships at St Peters Springfield, please email the Enrolments Office, or phone (07) 3470 3888.

The Open Day program for 2017 has concluded.

For more information, please contact Springfield Enrolments.

Group Tours

If you would like to see our school in action, please contact the Enrolments Office or fill into the form below so we can contact you.

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Our Enrolments team will be happy to answer any questions you may have:

Springfield Enrolments

E: s.enrolments@stpeters.qld.edu.au  P: +617 3470 3888

Hours: 7:45am to 3:45pm, Monday to Friday.

Online

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Mail

Enrolment Registrar  St Peters Lutheran College Springfield  

PO Box 4556  Springfield QLD 4300  Australia

The Enrolment Registrar is located in the Visitor Reception building.


The St Peters Journey

Learning

At St Peters Lutheran Kindergarten Springfield, we provide a safe, secure and supportive learning environment, where your child can explore, discover, question and problem solve.

Our program stimulates young minds to think independently and promote their own learning. It fosters creativity and supports co-operative learning. We accept each child as a capable, unique individual, building on their interests and abilities.

The curriculum is delivered in a play-based model and supports excellence in Early Childhood Education. Above all, we wish all children to grow in their love of learning, providing a lifelong appreciation and thirst for knowledge and skills to serve others.

Encouraging curiosity, developing independent learning skills and establishing a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy are at the core of teaching and learning in our Primary School.

Students engage with the Australian Curriculum in all subjects through enquiry-based learning. While most subjects are taught by the classroom teacher, students receive specialist teaching in French, Music and HPE.

Digital Technology is integrated into many classroom activities providing children with opportunities to be producers, not just users, of technology.

Academic study in the Junior High years is based on the concept that all students should study an essential common curriculum that will introduce them to the major fields of human knowledge. Therefore, subject specialisation is delayed until Year 10.

Students in Junior High study the Australian Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, the Humanities, French, Health and Physical Education, Digital and Design Technology, and the Arts (Music, Drama and Visual Art). They also undertake Christian Studies, which provides them with opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith.

During Year 10, students create a Senior Education Training Plan (SETP) that maps out what, where and how they will study during Years 11 and 12. This plan is flexible and can be changed as students refine their career pathways.

The College policy of maintaining exposure to a wide range of academic study means that students in Year 10 follow a prescribed core curriculum covering English, Mathematics, Science, the Humanities, Health and Physical Education and Christian Studies. As well as studying this core curriculum, students select elective subjects for study. Elective subjects include French, Design Technology, Digital Technology, Legal Studies, Music, Drama, Business Studies, Visual Art, and Media Studies.

Most students at St Peters wish to enrol in university studies after Year 12. To cater for the needs of our students, the College offers a wide range of Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) subjects in Years 11 and 12.

Students wanting to follow non-university pathways may participate in vocational education and training (VET) programs offered by external providers.

Some of our students undertake studies at local universities while still in Year 12; and the College supports students who choose to do so.

Spiritual Life

St Peters is a Christian School. This informs all activities at St Peters through teaching and learning.

The Core Values of Lutheran Education Australia of love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation are fostered through a range of spiritual activities. All students engage in Chapel services, on a weekly basis; and in their Pastoral Care class, each day. Christian Studies provides a broad overview of aspects of the Christian Faith and the role of religion in society, including the study of world religions.

Students and their families are invited to participate in the monthly Community Celebration and weekly Sunday worship services held at St Peters by Arise Lutheran Church.

St Peters provides pastoral care to all students through pastoral care classes, Chaplaincy and Counselling services and through the care and concern of all staff.

Healthy relationships are key to the wellbeing of our whole community which are fostered through our Restorative Practices approach. Restorative Practices mean students and staff take responsibility for their actions. The goal is restoring relationships by identifying the harm that has occurred, taking the necessary steps to address this and being held accountable so true reconciliation can occur.

Our Christian Ethos is given practical expression by our Service Learning program. Students learn they have a divine purpose to serve their neighbour in acts of kindness in mutually-beneficial relationships.

St Peters partners with a range of organisations to enable students to serve others, whether they be within our school community, across the road, or across the world.

Co-curricular

Our holistic approach to education encourages students to develop values that enrich the intellect, nurture the spirit, develop social responsibility, and create healthy lifestyles.

St Peters Lutheran College Springfield strives to continue the fine tradition of musical excellence displayed at our Indooroopilly School. We seek to offer every child the opportunity to develop their musical ability so that they may better be able to enjoy music, to take part in musical activities, or even to adopt music as a career.

This is facilitated through the class music program, in which all Prep–Year 9 students (elective Years 10–12) receive vocal, instrumental and written musical experiences. The program of private instrumental, vocal and speech and drama instruction offers students the opportunity to learn a particular chosen instrument on an individual or small group basis. The instrumental ensembles and choirs give students the experience of group music-making. Performance opportunities both individually and in ensembles are provided throughout the year.

Many of the students at St Peters Springfield learn an instrument, study voice or speech and drama at the school. All lessons and ensembles are directed by experienced and qualified tutors.

Lessons are offered on an individual basis, and rotate weekly through the daily timetable to minimise impact on curriculum time.

Tuition is available in the following disciplines: Piano, Voice, Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Guitar and Speech and Drama.

Girls in Years 4–6 are involved in the Andrews Cup ‘Metro’ Meets competition; as well as club sport competitions in Netball and Basketball.

Year 4 boys are invited to compete in some AIC sports. It is a participation-based competition and focuses on skill development in a nurturing environment.

St Peters is a member of the formal inter-school sporting competition known as AIC (Associated Independent Colleges). There are eight schools in this formal competition and matches are played on a rotational basis, whereby all schools compete against each other throughout the season.

The College is involved in two prestigious sporting associations, Queensland Girls’ Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA) and Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA). There are ten schools in the formal QGSSSA competition and fixtures are played on a rotational basis, whereby all schools compete against each other throughout the season.

Girls also have the opportunity to participate in the Queensland Inter-School Equestrian Association (QISEA) and Brisbane Water Polo Inc (BWPI).

The Ironbark Experience - Year 9

Students in Year 9 undertake a compulsory, five-week, outdoor-education experience at the College's Ironbark Centre, located near Crows Nest.

More about Ironbark
Matthew SullivanDirector of Ironbark
At Ironbark we focus on personal growth and development. It’s a real joy to be part of giving these students new experiences, new opportunities and helping them to learn more about themselves in the process within a Christian context.”