Gold Medal for Class of 2021 Graduate Sam Short

Sam Short, class of 2021 graduate and College Captain has blitzed the field in the pool this morning winning a Gold Medal in the 1500m at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, beating his personal best by 10 secs. Congratulations Sam on dominating in your favourite event, as well as securing a gold medal to go along…

Lucy Makes the Bebras Challenge Honour Roll

Lucy in Year 4 participated in this Semester’s Bebras Challenge, an international initiative aiming to promote informatics and computational thinking among students. Each challenge consists of 15 questions of increasing difficulty, with the highest possible score being 135 points. Lucy received a perfect score of 135, earning her a place on the official Bebras Honour…

Outstanding Swimming Nate!

Nate in Year 6 produced some outstanding results in the pool at the Queensland State Swimming Championships last week. Nate finished 5th in the 100m Freestyle, 7th in the 200m Individual Medley, 5th in the 50m Freestyle Relay, 16th in the 200m Open Freestyle and 16th in the 100m Backstroke. Nate also swam six PB’s…

Jeremiah in Les Misérables

Jeremiah in Year 4 has always loved singing, dancing and acting. He had an opportunity to pursue this passion in his debut performance in Lynch and Paterson’s stage production of Les Misérables playing at the Redcliffe Theatre. He played the role of Gavroche—a cheeky and tough street kid from the time of the French Revolution.

Australian Robotics Champions

Last November Lara, Chloe, and Sophie (now in Year 9) attended the World Educational Robot and Drone Competition Australian Open. They won the title of Senior Champions, and last week were awarded the trophy and their certificates for their achievement. We are looking forward to entering the competition again in 2022 to retain our title…

States for Year 4 Gymnast

Ethan in Year 4 has had a highly successful gymnastics competition season this year.  He recently competed in the Brisbane North Regionals events, followed by the Junior State Championships.  He competed in the events of Floor, Pommel, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bars, within the Level 3 under 10’s division.

First Place for Hayden

Hayden in Year 4 competed in the Taekwondo under 9 boys division and achieved first place in the categories of  Traditional Forms, Weapons Forms, Traditional Sparring and Combat weapon Sparring. Hayden has been learning Taekwondo for four years now and will be testing for his black belt in December.

Addison, Dual Gold Medalist

On Sunday 18 July 2021, Addison was crowned State Champion 12yrs Girl for 3km school cross country. After running together with her rival at the front of the 70 competitors for the entire race, Addi won a thrilling sprint to the line by just two metres. She was named in the QLD honorary schools team—due…

Success at Half Marathon

Talitha in Year 11 stunned our community, placing 1st in her age group and 6th in the Women’s Queensland Half marathon on Sunday 20th June. This was Talitha’s first ever half marathon, undertaking the gruelling 21km run in just 1:43.48. We are all so proud of her efforts and can’t wait to see her efforts…

Basketball Championship Win!

Our senior basketball team competed against Mt Maria Petrie in the final game of the BOSBL tournament last night. The boys had lost to this team only two weeks beforehand, so they knew they had a challenge on their hands. It was an exciting game with Mt Maria trailing by only a few points heading…

Georgia, 8th in Australia

Congratulations to Prince of Peace student Georgia Hopwood who recently competed in the 2021 Australian Track and Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park. Georgia, who only started sprint and hurdles training in the lead up to Christmas completed an amazing run and qualified for the u14 girls 80m hurdles final where she finished 8th in…

Sam Awarded Dickson Young Sportsperson of the Year

On Australia Day, Year 12 Prince of Peace student and College Captain Sam Short was awarded the Dickson Young Sportsperson of the Year Award from the Honourable Peter Dutton. For many high-level athletes such as Sam, 2020 was a very frustrating year with cancelled competitions and under-utilised training, so it was wonderful for Sam to be…

Lara Awarded ICAS Medal

Every year over a million students around the world participate in ICAS Assessments, which recognise and reward academic excellence. A number of Prince of Peace students challenged themselves this year by competing in ICAS Assessments. We are thrilled to announce that Year 7 student Lara Savaille was awarded with an ICAS Medal for Spelling Bee…

Brisbane Schools’ Aquathlon Champion

Another outstanding result from Addison in Year 5, winning the All Schools Aquathlon held last month.  The competition comprised a 1km run followed by a 200m swim and finally another 1km run. This event was the combined selection event for the three Brisbane school sporting regions – Met North, Met East and Met West, with…

Youngest Black Belt in Australia

Amber Granzien in Year 8 is ranked the youngest Australian student of Tae Kwon Do (Moon Lee) to achieve Black Belt status—at the unprecedented age of 7. Amber, now at age 14 has earned her 3rd Dan level in the sport, and remains the youngest in Australia to achieve this position. Amber is one of…

QLD Record Holder for Fundraising!

Congratulations to the Prince of Peace community for being the new Queensland record-holder for fundraising for the Jump Rope for Heart program. $32,820.22 is the highest amount ever raised by a Queensland school in one programme! A huge thank you to our generous sponsors, in particular Kylie Birt of QH & M Birt and Rob…