Plus Ultra - Ever Higher

Our College motto, Plus Ultra, calls us simultaneously to the heights of personal excellence and human endeavour. We are called to reach beyond the visible to the spiritual life; the foot of the cross and eternity. At St Peters Springfield, we value the young people in our care for who they are. We support them as they travel many and varied pathways in pursuit of their dreams and aspirations. We are dedicated to helping our students in their learning and nurturing their gifts so they can grow into extraordinary young men and women.

Our Story

St Peters Lutheran College Springfield opened in 2008 as a Prep to Year 8 school located, then, on Springfield's Education City Drive. By adding one year level per year, it progressed to being a Prep to Year 12 College by 2012, when it then moved a short distance to its current and permanent site on Wellness Way in Health City, Springfield Central. St Peters Lutheran Kindergarten opened its doors in January 2013. Today, the College boasts almost 700 students and, as a Kindergarten to Year 12 establishment, provides the wider Springfield community with a comprehensive learning journey on the one site.

St Peters Springfield students have access to many of the programs available at St Peters Indooroopilly, plus a host of unique clubs and initiatives of their own. These programs include the iconic Ironbark Outdoor Education program—a life changing five-week experience for Year 9 students. Ironbark takes place at the College's farm in Crows Nest, Queensland. It was established in 1974 as a trial program and became an ongoing Outdoor Education program in 1976.

Ironbark reflects a strong commitment to the holistic formation of our Junior High students. The experience is seen by staff, parents and students as a vital part of the St Peters journey. Ar Ironbark, we foster independence, resilience, team work and problem solving. Students are encouraged to practice ethical decision making and sustainability, and they develop a strong environmental awareness during their stay.

Our Vision

Enrolments at St Peters Springfield continue to flourish. The school is ultimately expected to peak at 950 students. Built upon a culture of excellence and Christian values, St Peters Springfield students have achieved distinction in academia, leadership, sporting and artistic endeavours. Springfield students continue to embody the St Peters motto, Plus Ultra or Ever Higher, every year.

The Plus Ultra 2025 | Our Strategic Intent sets out what St Peters Lutheran College seeks to achieve in the immediate future. It outlines that we will do this through Academic and Holistic Education, Ministry Outreach, International Connections, Community Engagement and Organisational Capability. Read Plus Ultra 2025 | Our Strategic Intent here.