Sky’s the Limit for Our 10 Year Old Author

After winning the College’s Literacy Project and Student Book of the Year, Hamish, Year 5 student at Prince of Peace published and professionally printed his first book—Mercury Saves the Day.

The College held a book-signing event for his launch where Hamish was kept busy signing his name then offered words to his fellow students about the challenges of writing and publishing a book.

Masterclass presented by world-renowned guitarist Massimo Varini

Prince of Peace Lutheran College welcomed world-renowned Italian guitarist Massimo Varini to present a guitar masterclass on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Guitar students, and those who have elected music as a classroom subject in 2019, were completely captivated by his breathtaking mastery of the instrument; and by his insightful advice covering areas of composition, technique, performance and inspiration. A number of our students even courageously came forward to play his instrument, and received personal direction from Massimo in some areas to improve on.

Jodee Handley

Jodee is an active member of the St Pauls Lutheran Church, Nundah, where she and her two children worship regularly.

Jodee has been highly engaged with the college since her children started prep at the College in 2013, through her volunteering with the PoP Auxiliary; including 3 years as it’s chairperson. She is passionate about inclusion, College community and helping all young people reach their full potential.

With a professional background in IT and Organisational Change Management, Jodee brings skills in organisational culture, strategy and roadmaps, governance and policy to her council role.


  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Bachelor of Nursing (registered)

Cooper’s Victory at Oceania Championships

Cooper Schmidt continues his stunning string of athletics results, winning the under 20s 400m hurdles at the Oceania Championships earlier this month in Townsville—after only a term of specific training for the event.

Cooper also placed first with his 400m relay team, and now has sponsorship with a sports performance company. We are intensely proud of his spirited leadership and remarkable sporting achievements, especially considering this is his busy Senior year here at Prince of Peace Lutheran College.

Read more in this article from the Courier Mail >

Charlotte Awarded State Dressage Champion

Our hugely talented Charlotte Stephens competed in the regal sport of dressage over the term break, representing Prince of Peace Lutheran College at the Interschool Equestrian State Championships.

We are so incredibly proud that she was awarded State Champion in the Freestyle Medium Dressage section with a fabulous score of 74%, and is reserve State Champion for Medium Dressage. We wish Charlotte all the best when she heads off  in September with the Queensland team to compete at the Nationals in Sydney.

Cooper to Represent Australia

After another outstanding performance at the National Athletics Championships in Sydney last month, Prince of Peace Year 12 student Cooper Schmidt has now been chosen to represent Australia in the Oceania Athletics Championships at the end of June 2019.

We congratulate Cooper for his commitment and determination to be competing at this elite level.

Prince of Peace Performs in the Top 6% of the State

Prince of Peace Lutheran College has been recognised in the top 6% of Queensland High Schools.  The Federal Committee for Education, Employment and Training have a method that analyses how much a school “adds value” by measuring achievement via the High School journey.

This is a fairer metric than providing a simple snapshot of OP results, and takes into account the starting point of students from their Year 9 NAPLAN result and charting their progress at graduation. Using this metric, Federal MP and Chair of the Committee Andrew Laming, congratulated Prince of Peace for being placed in the top 6% of the State.

This is an amazing achievement for our College and we congratulate our 2018 graduates and acknowledge the dedication of our staff in helping students achieve their potential. 

Our Junior Campus turning 35, Senior Campus turning 10

This year Prince of Peace College is excited to be celebrating 35 years of primary education and 10 years of secondary education.

A lot has happened over these years so we will be taking the time over the next 12 months  to reflect on our past and celebrate our many achievements.

Class of 2018 Results

It was very pleasing to see 2018 be another strong year of academic results that will build our reputation within the community.

What is really pleasing to see, is how, as a College, Prince of Peace consistently has a high number of OP eligible students that far exceeds the state average.

We commend the graduating class of 2018 for their efforts.  

Tournament of Champions

Six of our Prince of Peace Lutheran College students recently travelled to Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut to compete in the Tournament of Champions at the World Scholar’s Cup. 

2700 scholars from over 50 countries participated in the tournament, competing in Collaborative Writing, Debating and the Scholars Bowl. They also had the unique chance to explore the Yale University Campus. 

Our students should be so proud of what they have achieved, as they all excelled.  Every member placed in the tournament, collectively bringing home 20 medallions between them. A special mention goes to Jessica G for placing 41st out of 1800 competitors and Mrs John for facilitating this amazing experience.  The College must also acknowledge Mrs Edwards, Mr Brookes and Mr Russell for their support of the students as they prepared to compete.

Pastor Kevin Spilsbury

Pastor Kevin joined the Prince of Peace community in 2018 as the Campus Church Pastor.  He is married to Maureen.  Maureen is a qualified nurse and social worker who currently serves as a Hospital Chaplain at St Andrews Hospital.  They have three adult children who are all involved in the ordained pastoral ministry of the Lutheran Church.

Pastor Kevin previously served as Church Pastor for 8 years at St Andrews Lutheran Community on the Gold Coast. During those 8 years, he was involved in the areas of Church, College, Aged Care and Early Learning Centre Ministries.

Prior to that, Pastor Kevin served for 13 years as Church Pastor at St Mark’s Lutheran Church and ELC at Mt Gravatt.  He has also served as Church Pastor at the Mt Isa Lutheran Church and ELC.  Before attending Seminary to serve as an ordained Lutheran Pastor, he worked in his Father’s company based in Brisbane.


  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Graduate Diploma in Theology
  • Trade certificate in sheet metal work
  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified)

Sam Topples Horton’s Record

Sam Short, our Year 9 swimming super-star recently competed at the Brisbane Short Course Swimming Championships.

From six races, Sam won six gold, broke 5 Brisbane swimming records, 2 Queensland records, 2 Queensland all-comers records and is #1 ranked for boys 14 years All Time Australian Performances for the 800m free and 1500m free.

Events Sam swam in at the championships were: 200m, 400m, 800m 1500m free, 200m back and 200m fly.

In his 1500m free event, Sam broke the age group record – taking the title from Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton, another awesome achievement from our very dedicated student, leading to this newspaper article highlighting his achievement.


Bridgette Gallops to Success

Congratulations to Bridgette, our Prince of Peace College Year 6 student who achieved inspiring success at Maryborough earlier this month, competing at State level in the 2018 Pony Club Queensland State Championships.

Bridgette earned the highest points for a horse and rider combination that has competed in all three competitions at this event.

We look forward to seeing where her talent takes her within this majestic sport.

Bridgette’s 2018 Pony Club Queensland State Championships Results:

  • State Champion U13 Dressage
  • State Dressage Team Member –  Top 4 Riders in State
  • Florence Stanley Perpetual Trophy 
  • 3rd Combined Training U13
  • State Champion U13 Horse Trials 80cm
  • Kevin Lingard Cup 
  • Percy Bishop Trophy