St Peters Lutheran College Springfield is an independent Christian co-educational school catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 on one site.
Since opening in 2008, at the heart of the college are two expectations of all St Peters students:
- To live by our motto of Plus Ultra, translated as ‘ever higher, more beyond’ in all aspects of teaching, learning and life
- To treat all members of the St Peters community according to our three core values: Care, Dignity and Respect
These foundational values, combined with an innovative approach to contemporary learning, create a diverse and dynamic culture where students are valued, safe and happy and supported to excel and thrive at school.
Life at St Peters Springfield
St Peters is focused on providing excellence in Christian Co-Education dedicated to developing inquiring minds and life-long growth.
What is important about any school is what is at its heart; the heartbeat of our college is the gracious love of God, which is expressed in respect and care for each person, a strong values-based community and a commitment to the provision of high quality, holistic education that develops the whole child for the whole of life.
At St Peters we truly provide a genuine, quality, holistic educational experience. Our school is focused upon the academic, social and emotional wellbeing of each child. Here they can expect to be challenged and nurtured through innovative curriculum and learning, co-curricular and extra-curricular pursuits and service-learning opportunities. All students are encouraged to use their own unique gifts and talents for personal growth and service to others.
In Year 9, Ironbark is a pioneering outdoor education program based at the college’s Ironbark Centre near Crow’s Nest, Queensland. For five weeks, St Peters Springfield students are required to live and breathe farm life, free from the distractions of electronic media (mobiles, TVs and computers). The program focuses on the values of community, commitment and connection. Students are encouraged to discover strength born of teamwork and persistence and to awaken their individual capabilities. This immersive camp teaches agriculture, outdoor adventure, community living and environmental education and provides a memorable and transformative experience.
Mission, Pastoral Care and Ministry
Acknowledging God’s Word and Christ’s love as the guide for our community, St Peters aims to foster the personal development of students in a nurturing, vibrant and inclusive
environment. The Lutheran values of love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation are fostered through a range of spiritual activities.
All students engage in weekly Chapel services and in their daily Pastoral Care classes and are also supported with chaplaincy and counselling services. Christian Studies provides a broad overview of aspects of the Christian Faith and the role of religion in society, including the study of other world religions.
Healthy relationships are key to the wellbeing of our whole community, and 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.