Cooper Jumps to Success at State Athletics

Congratulations to Cooper Schmidt on winning both the boys U17 110m hurdles AND the boys U17 triple jump at last weekend’s Queensland State Athletics Championships. Cooper is now State Champion across two separate events –a fantastic achievement, made all the more impressive considering he also recorded personal bests in both events. Cooper also backed up…

The Courier Mail Report: Top Lutheran School in Brisbane

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2016 for being named 39th in the state by the Courier Mail – the highest achieving Lutheran School in Brisbane, and the 2nd highest achieving Lutheran School in the state. (Based upon the percentage of students achieving an OP1-5). This, coupled with our two OP1 achievements from  Alexandra Schwarting and Joshua Wilson,…

A gravity-powered family achievement

Prince of Peace Lutheran College’s Beard siblings are making a name for themselves in the gravity-powered sport of street luge. Ammon Beard is currently ranked first in Junior Street Luge, Hannah Beard is third in Junior Street Luge and first in Female Junior Street Luge and Ben Beard is ranked fifth in his age group in Australia.  Street…

All Stars and MVP awards for Eren

Prince of Peace Lutheran College student Eren Kocer (Year 8) starred at the recent Federation of Australian Futsal National Championships. Eren was awarded the U12 Boys’ Most Valuable Player and also received an All Stars award along with three other U12 boys from across Australia. Late last year, Eren played at the Gold Coast futsal competition for Prince…

Track and field stars shine at State Championships

Two of Prince of Peace’s brightest sporting stars shone at the recent 2016 Queensland Track and Field State Championships, and will be eligible for selection for the 2016 Australian All Schools Championships, to be held in Canberra in early December. Stephanie Bleckwehl placed first in the Women 15 Years 400m and third in the 800m, and Cooper Schmidt placed second in the Men…

Opening our hearts for Operation Christmas Child

Here in Australia, we are blessed with good fortune, and at Prince of Peace Lutheran College, we like to encourage our students to share that good fortune with those less fortunate. Each year, our Junior Campus participates in Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child, an initiative that reaches out to children in poverty with a gift-filled shoebox and…

POP continues to excel in NAPLAN testing

Prince of Peace Lutheran College students have outperformed the Queensland and National averages in all year levels and all areas of assessment in 2016 NAPLAN testing. Year 3 and Year 5 results have shown improvements over 2015 results, with one hundred per cent of Year 3 students outperforming State and National averages in all testing…

Holistic learning at its best

What do you get when you combine tooth picks and marshmallows? An elephant leg, of course! While that sounds like a corny joke, the more meaningful answer is that you get engaged students, who are learning with purpose as they combine literature studies with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning. As part of the English…

Change your words; change your mindset

The beginning of a new term is a good time to reflect on your child’s learning journey and make plans and goals for his or her next steps. One way of boosting motivation and determination to do better is by helping your child develop a ‘growth mindset’. A growth mindset helps students to understand that intelligence…

Challenging and educating on road safety

Late last term, our Year 11 and 12 students were involved in the Docudrama program, a senior school road safety education program run by the RACQ. Docudrama involves emergency service workers and other local professionals to demonstrate a ‘mock crash’ road safety scenario. Students then explore and are equipped with real world strategies for combating…

Kings and Queens of the board

The Prince of Peace Lutheran College Junior Campus Chess Club enjoyed a successful day out at the recent Gardiner Chess North Brisbane Primary School Competition with some notable wins and performances. Chess Club Coordinator Mr Andrew Russell said that Prince of Peace had its largest-ever representation at the event. “With 26 players out to do…

A rite-of-passage experience

Forty of our Year 9 students this week set off on a three-week outdoor education experience at the Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre, 20km west of Blackbutt. The stay at Mt Binga is part of the College’s year-long Ubuntu program, an offering unique to Prince of Peace Lutheran College. ‘Ubuntu’ is a Southern African term…

Unlocking the code

Last week, students in Year 2 to Year 6 were part of the POP Hour of Code. The students undertook a range of challenges to learn the basics of coding or challenged themselves with something more. Earlier in Term 2, the Prince of Peace Lutheran College Junior Campus teachers also spent time learning to code. Coding is considered…

Cross country excellence

Congratulations go to all our representatives at the District Cross Country Carnival, but particularly to district champion, Year 6 student Heidi Noon. Heidi led her event from start to finish and was a worthy champion. In all, three Junior Campus runners qualified for the next level of event, the regional championships, with a fourth earning…

POP student wins silver at Australian championships

Prince of Peace Year 8 student Samuel Luff has won a silver medal at the Australian Junior Championships, which were held last month at the Western Australian Athletics Centre in Perth. Samuel competed as part of the Queensland Heat Athletics Team and placed second in the U14 Men’s Hammer Throw, with a throw of 39.08m.…

Athletes off to national championships

Three Prince of Peace Senior Campus students were recently selected to represent Queensland at this month’s 2016 Australian Junior Athletics Championships. Stephanie Bleckwehl will compete in the U16 Women’s 400m and 800m track events, Samuel Luff will contest the U14 Men’s Javelin Throw and Hammer Throw, and Cooper Schmidt will compete in the U16 Men’s 100m…