St Peters Lutheran School Newsletter

Term 1 Issue 2 - 5 March 2020

From the Principal - Bronwyn Wilson

The Power of Partnerships

Parents and families play a crucial role in supporting their child's education. Research shows that parent engagement in schools is closely linked to better student behaviour, higher academic achievement, and enhanced social skills. When schools and families work together, children stay in school longer, are more engaged with their school work, go to school more regularly, and social skills are enhanced. Parent engagement also results in longer term economic, social and emotional benefits. (Department of Education, Skills & Employment, 2020).

St Peters Lutheran is blessed with a wonderful community of learners and the involvement of our parents and families within the school has a large part to play in this. Every day I am privileged to see parents and families communicating with teachers, working within the classrooms, offering their assistance in a volunteer capacity, talking to their children about their social and academic learning and supporting one another in the journey of parenting and schooling.

Just as we ask that you partner with the school in the best interests of your child, God asks us to partner with Him in what he's doing in our world. God is working in the world and extends the invitation to us to join Him in his work.

So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. In his defense Jesus said to them, My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working. Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does, the Son also does.John 5:16-17, 19-20

When you want to make a difference in the world or in your community, look to God and see what he’s doing. Then join him in it and trust him. Be his voice, his pen, his feet and let him guide you. As you work with God, the work will get done.  He chooses the everyday lives of men and women to carry out his plan! With the Master in charge everything is possible.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.Ephesians 2:10 KJV

So pray, and watch to see where God is at work and join with him!

Bronwyn Wilson, Principal

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast was a wonderful time for celebrating community and getting ready for Lent! It was such a beautiful morning and the pancakes were absolutely delicious, thanks to Mr Dan Edwards, our PFA Chair. Thank you to all who helped out with the Pancake Breakfast, especially Miss Geue’s Year 5/6 parents and Heidi Rangai, as the Class Coordinator.

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), traditionally celebrated by consuming pancakes as the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast. What a fabulous tradition!

Action Groups

Action Groups

Action groups are up and running! Each week, the Year 5/6/7 students prepare and run an activity for the rest of the school. There is a wide variety of activities to choose from including Table Tennis, Basketball, Cooking, Dance and many more.

Here are some reflections on Action Groups from our Seniors:

In Action Groups this week I learned that ping pong has a few ways to play and the real way is a lot different to what we thought! - Jake

I feel awesome about my Action Group because I think that it is going amazingly well because there hasn't been a single problem yet. - Carl 

I feel proud about my Action Group because it worked really well especially managing the noise level. - Layla

I feel good about my Action Group because yesterday it went really well because everybody was up and doing something. - Keira

From the Chaplain

Class Support Coordinators

It is my pleasure to introduce you to our Class Support Coordinators (CSCs) for 2020!

Our Class Support Coordinators are a wonderful group of parents from our community who volunteer their time to encourage and support the St Peters Community in various ways. 

ELC: Crizaan Oosthuizen
Room 10/Reception: Karyn Sullivan and Sofie Cocci
Room 9/Year 1/2:  Dianne Carr and Bec Golding 
Room 6/Year 3/4: Neusa Georgiou 
Room 5/Year 4/5: Rachelle Miller and Annie Taverner
Room 2/Year 5/6: Heidi Rangai
Room 1/Year 6/7: Di McCue and Kylie Weymouth 

This week during Chapel we will have the opportunity to officially welcome our CSC's to their role; please join us as we pray for them.  

You may notice that there are still a few openings for CSCs in the ELC, Room 6 and Room 2. Ideally we would love to have at least two CSCs for each class. If you are interested in serving our School as a CSC then please contact me on my email ( 

As parents and friends of the St Peters community, I encourage you to get to know your Class Support Coordinators, to help them where you can, and remember that even as they work to support you, we are all called to join in the work of the Kingdom - it is a privilege to see that unfolding here at St Peters. 

“I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them. - Isaiah 55:8-9 (MSG)

Alex Heberle, Chaplain

From Pastor Kevin…

As of 26th February the Lutheran Church, together with many other churches, entered into a period called Lent. Lent lasts for 40 days and ends on 9th April which is the day before Good Friday called Maundy Thursday. Lent aligns itself with Jesus who was tempted in the desert for 40 days and encourages Christians to revisit what it really means to be Christian. The time encourages fasting, prayer, simple living, and turning from behaviours that are not helpful, what the church calls ‘sin’.

To help our commitment and journey through Lent we meet together on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm to reflect in prayer and the reading of portions of the bible. This year’s theme is ‘Eyes on Jesus’ where we think on how Jesus is seen by different people in the bible. Anyone is welcome to these gatherings which go for about an hour.

The other resource we are using is a prayer guide titled '40 Days' produced by the Lutheran Church Australia.  It's at no cost and is a remarkable publication in that, for each day of Lent, there's a description of the location and people with whom we walk.  It's good reading and an encouraging guide as we look to the Cross of Jesus and what it means for us today.  Please let me know if you'd like a copy. 

Every blessing.

Pastor Kevin Wood


We congratulate Lauren and Stewart on the recent arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Lily Jane.  A special and loved little sister for Grace and Ruby. 

General Information


We have created a new section on our SkoolBag App entitled Community News / Events / Clinics / School Holiday Ideas.  As a school, we receive a wide variety of information from community organisations regarding their offerings/services/events etc.  In endeavouring to share as much of this information as possible with families (on top of all of our specific school information), we will continue to load information into this section of the App and encourage you to look there regularly to find information which may be of interest to you and your family!


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