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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…

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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…

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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…

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An excellent performance

Our Junior Campus Year 5–6 Senior Choir students opened the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy with a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem.

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Why choose Prince of Peace?

We understand that deciding which school is best for your child is complex. No two children are the same – each has his or her own character, likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. At Prince of Peace we embrace each other’s differences to provide a warm and welcoming environment for students and their families. When…

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Powerful partnership to support a Cambodian village

Prince of Peace Lutheran College is undertaking an exciting new endeavour in 2016, entering into a partnership to support the small Cambodian village of Kompoksteav, located in Battambang Province in north-west Cambodia. Through a long-term Village Partnership, the College will fund building projects that improve the standard of living of the 480 villagers in Kompoksteav…

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POP students achieve outstanding OP results in 2015

Students at Prince of Peace Lutheran College have again achieved outstanding OP results in 2015. Of the 2015 cohort, 88 percent of students were OP eligible, well above the State average. Twenty-six per cent of OP-eligible students received an OP 1-5, and all OP-eligible students received an OP 18 or above. Sophie Priebennow, a student at Prince…

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5000 meals cooked for people in need

The Meals 4 You Ministry, a joint Prince of Peace Church and Prince of Peace Lutheran College initiative to help local families and individuals in need, reached a significant milestone on Thursday 15 October, with the cooking of the ministry’s 5000th meal. Brisbane City Council representative for McDowall, Councillor Norm Wyndham, was on hand to assist…

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P-12 Indonesian language studies enhance global citizenship

From 2016, Prince of Peace Lutheran College students will study Indonesian from Prep to Year 10 as a continuous language experience, with the option to study Indonesian through to Year 12. Prince of Peace’s new Indonesian language program has been developed in line with the Queensland Government’s Advancing Education plan, which identifies the study of…

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Cambodian trip promotes service and learning

While most students spent their recent school holidays relaxing, six Prince of Peace Lutheran College Year 11 students enjoyed a very different experience in Southeast Asia. Jasmine McLeod, Jonathan Southward, Jak Speirs, Nicholas Telfer, Laura Wilton, and Hannah Yarnold joined with students from three other Lutheran schools as part of an Australian Lutheran World Service…

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Students shine in national humanities competitions

Prince of Peace Lutheran College students excelled in this year’s national History and Geography competitions, with nine students from Years 8, 10 and 12 receiving awards. High Distinctions were awarded to Year 12 students Lachlan McLean (pictured) and Ethan Robinson in the multiple-choice Australian Geography Competition. The Australian Geography Competition assesses Australian secondary school students’…

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Book Week: Lots of fun and leadership too

The highlight of a busy Book Week program at the Prince of Peace Junior Campus this week was Thursday’s enormously popular Book Week Parade. Students dressed up as their favourite book character and showed off their literary knowledge by recognising the many book characters on show at the parade. “Book Week is great fun for…

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Strong performances in 2015 NAPLAN

Prince of Peace students have outperformed the Queensland average in all year levels and all areas of assessment in this year’s NAPLAN testing. Between 80 and 100 per cent of Prince of Peace students tested also scored above the national minimum score (NMS), with more than 90 per cent of students performing above the NMS…

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Fireworks finale for Winter Fete

What a spectacular way to finish the 2015 Prince of Peace Fete! Our fireworks display, sponsored by Ray White, was a fitting finale to a great day of fun for our school community, guests and visitors. As a College community, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Cath Watson and her tireless…

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New Head of College for Prince of Peace

Mr Philip Hulland joined Prince of Peace Lutheran College as its new Head of College on 20 July. Mr Hulland’s appointment followed a nationwide search for a new head for Prince of Peace, after the retirement early in 2015 of the inaugural Head of College Mr Garth Hunt, who oversaw the school’s expansion to Prep…

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Mt Binga: A life changing experience

For many Prince of Peace Year 9 students, the two-week Mt Binga outdoor education experience is the highlight of their last year of Middle School. Through a ‘back to basics’ lifestyle experience reliant on community effort, Mt Binga provides an opportunity for students to experience spiritual growth and expression. One of our Year 9 students…

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