Term 3 Week 2 | 20 July 2023
College News

Strategic Directions

Over the past 18 months the College has gradually been working through the process of reviewing and updating its Strategic Directions document, which was signed off by our College Council a little earlier this year.  For most schools, the updating of these documents is more of a refining of a longer-term vison and set of goals, based on the ability to look at the current circumstances of ‘now’.  The focus for Prince of Peace is around three key objectives to ensure we continue to strive towards seeing our students receive an exceptional Christ centred education.

Our strategic plan for 2023-2025 focuses on three key objectives:

  • Identity and Community Connection
  • Future-Focused Education
  • Spaces and Resources for a Sustainable Future

Very shortly we will release our 2023-2025 Strategic Directions document which will tie these concepts together, along with our updated mission and vision statements.  As I say, these are not a deviation from our previous plan, but a continuation and commitment to key objectives we believe are essential to achieving our vision of seeing graduates who are empathetic, creative and resilient learners, demonstrating the adaptability and initiative needed as global citizens to serve their communities in ever-changing environments.  The past few years of pandemic, and the almost insane speed that generative AI has appeared this year speak clearly to the ever-changing environment our students find themselves in and heading into.  Multiply that timeframe by several for our youngest students in Prep, and the world by the time they reach the end of their schooling simply can’t look like it does now.


Our Auditorium is on the final stretch now, and we have to congratulate our builders Warrell on their work to date, and the fact that they are almost a month ahead of schedule!  In the current world of building and delays with so many construction materials, that is really an incredible achievement.  While there are one or two final additions that will still be ‘on time’, our expected completion date of September 12 will definitely be achieved!

This new building sees a presentation space for approximately 500 people at a squeeze (we’ll see when we actually lay out chairs to capacity one day), as well as an adjoining drama space and two general classrooms downstairs.  The space will be incredibly beneficial for us.  No more packing and unpacking classrooms several times a week for chapels, large assembly gatherings, information sessions and presentation events, music and other Arts events.  This will be not only for our Middle and Senior students, but our Junior classes as well.

Every blessing for the week ahead.

Simon Hughes
Head of College

2023 International Competitions and Assessments For Schools (ICAS)

Years 2-10

The College is offering an opportunity for students in Years 2 – 10 to participate in the 2023 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools Competition (ICAS).

ICAS has taken place annually in schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Pacific Region and South Africa. Your child is invited to participate in 2023.

ICAS provides an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external testing situation, it provides teachers, parents and students with comprehensive reporting of results in the areas of Digital Technologies, Science, English, Mathematics, Spelling and Writing. In 2023 all ICAS Assessments are online assessments.

All students receive a printed certificate and an online results report indicating which questions they answered correctly, and their score compared with the rest of the students tested. The student report is also useful for highlighting student strengths and weaknesses.

Certificates are awarded for each year level as follows:

  • High Distinction Certificate to the top 1% of entrants
  • Distinction Certificate to the next 10% of entrants
  • Credit Certificate to the next 25% of entrants
  • Merit certificate to the next 10% of entrants
  • Participation to all other participating students. It is important to note that ICAS is a competition and is ranked according to the bell curve of participants who are assessed, rather than a standardised benchmark. The percentages allocated to awards are approximate and will vary according to the number of students taking each test and the distribution of their scores.

The test sitting period is officially set as one week (5 days). The College will determine which day of that week the assessment will be held. The entry fee per student per assessment is as follows:

Please note the following:

  • Year 5 camp falls at the same time as the Mathematics assessment. Students in Year 5 will only have Monday 28 August to complete this assessment.
  • Year 3 Camp falls at the same time as the English assessment and they will only have the Thursday and Friday to complete the assessment.

The web link is: https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps

Our school’s unique access code is:  TTZ919
Online parent payment closes Sunday, 31 July 2023

  • Please enter your child’s name accurately into the System as it will appear on their ICAS certificate

For more information please visit the EAA website at https://www.icasassessments.com/products-icas/  or contact Jenell Molkentin via SEQTA.

For students wishing to familiarise themselves with the ICAS test please visit https://www.icasassessments.com/icas-preparation-tools/ and select Tool 3 – Sample Tests.

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Students: Immerse yourself in Spanish culture at our inaugural Spanish Day 2023!

On Friday 28 July 2023, all Junior Campus students will participate in a day of all things Spanish during our inaugural Spanish Day 2023.

Students are encouraged to come dressed in clothes that represent Spanish culture whilst they participate in a number of Spanish-themed activities including reading and writing in Spanish, decorating sombreros, making authentic Spanish guacamole, Spanish dancing, building Lego from Spanish instructions and more.

Junior Campus News


We often use the word welcome to greet people as they enter our home, workspace or church but what does the word welcome mean? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, ‘welcome is a type of greeting which is designed to introduce a person to a new place or situation, and to make them feel at ease. It is about comfort and ensuring that you feel safe when entering the space. Prince of Peace is a place that welcomes families, welcomes children, welcomes staff, welcomes ideas, welcomes feedback, welcomes Christ to be a part of our daily lives. We welcome the opportunity for everyone who comes into our College to play, learn and grow together in a Christ-Centred Environment.

So, welcome to Term 3. Thank you for being a part of the rich tapestry that is being woven at Prince of Peace. We hope you had a fantastic break and are ready for another exciting period of learning and growth with us. As we embark on this new term, we wanted to take a moment to share some important information and highlights of what’s in store for the coming months.

First and foremost, we would like to express our gratitude to all the parents who continuously support their children’s education. Your involvement and commitment play a vital role in fostering a positive learning environment, and we greatly appreciate your partnership.

Term 3 brings with it a fresh start and new opportunities for our students. It is a time for them to build upon their previous achievements, explore new subjects, and discover their passions. We have an exciting line up of activities, events, and educational experiences planned that will engage, challenge, and inspire our students.

We also want to remind you of the importance of open communication between parents and teachers. If you have any questions, concerns, or insights regarding your child’s progress or well-being, please do not hesitate to reach out to their teachers or the Administration team. We are here to support you and work together to ensure the best possible educational experience for your child.

Lastly, we encourage you to stay engaged with the school community through various events and activities. At PoP, we value your involvement, and we believe that when parents and educators work together, we can create an environment where our students thrive. Be on the lookout for Parent/Student/Teacher Conversations, school performances, special days, and other opportunities to connect with fellow parents.

Parent/Student/Teacher Conversations

A reminder that we have our Parent/Student/Teacher Conversations taking place Thursday 27th July and Wednesday 2nd August. 3BA, PAI and 1AD will be held on Wednesday 2nd August and Thursday 10th August. SOBS bookings are now open for these meetings.

In Term 3 we are offering the opportunity for face-to-face conversations. This time we are inviting students to attend these conferences with their parents. Involving students in these face-to-face conversations aims to promote :

  • Student ownership of learning
  • Build student self-confidence
  • Develop goal-setting and self-reflection skills
  • Provide a platform for recognition and celebration

Please see communication via SEQTA for more information.

Prep 100 Days of Learning

It has been a 100 days of Prep celebration that we will never forget, we had a very exciting day filled with fun and lots of surprises.

The children had an amazing time coming up with ways to show their learning that they’ve done over the last 100 days incorporating party ideas for celebrations; for example we:

  • Created a pizza graph and asked yes/no questions on whether they liked garlic bread (and made the number 100)
  • Prep JG wanted to bring their soft toys to join in on the celebrations, so we made ten frame party mats for them and made party hats showcasing learning they have done (maths, writing, words, reading, fruits of the spirit etc)
  • We made 100 badges/necklaces with beads
  • We enjoyed a treasure hunt finding 100 bags and ordering the numbers on our 100 chart
  • We created a 100 day art using the numerals 1,0,0
  • We cooked 100 cupcakes, 100 biscuits and decorated them with ‘hundreds and thousands’ and number sprinkles
  • We made towers with 100 cups
  • We built number towers using unifix blocks (ten groups of ten)
  • We made 100 days of school crowns

What a brilliant day, we can’t wait to see what happens over the next semester with our learning!

Prep Drop Off

As our Prep students continue to grow and develop within our community, they demonstrate a desire to show greater independence and are looking for greater integration into our community. They currently come and play in the playground with the older students and relish the time they get to spend there. To further support our Prep students in their development as a Prince of Peace student, their drop off routine will now change to align with the other students.

Prep students are to be dropped at the Kiss and Go Zone at the front of Junior Campus reception each morning. After drop off, they will make their way to The Shed, where they will be supervised by the staff member on duty before the start of school. Staff will be at the Kiss and Go Zone to assist the Prep students.

It was wonderful to see so many independent Preppies getting out at the Kiss and Go Zone ready to tackle this new challenge.

Once again, welcome back to Term 3! We are excited to continue this journey of growth and learning with you and your child. Let’s make this term a memorable one filled with achievements, discoveries, and shared successes. Together, we can create a positive and enriching educational experience for our students.

Welcome to Our New Staff

This term we welcome the following new staff to our Prince of Peace Junior Campus, we are blessed to have them join us and we know that you will warmly welcome them to our community.

Krystal Lee
Business Office

Lisa Stevens
Prep AI Teacher

Allison Neale
Year 1AD Teacher

Fintan Boylan
Year 3BA Teacher


Coreta Lennon
Acting Head of Junior Campus – Junior

Student-led Conferences

We are looking forward to our student-led conferences coming up in Weeks 3 and 4. This model of conferencing allows your child to take the reins and actively participate in sharing their learning journey, achievements and aspirations.

So why student-led conferences?

  1. Ownership and Engagement: Student-led conferences promote a sense of ownership and engagement among students in their own learning. By actively participating in the conference, students take responsibility for their progress, reflect on their achievements, and set goals for improvement. This fosters a sense of empowerment and encourages a growth mindset.
  2. Communication and Collaboration Skills: Student-led conferences provide an opportunity for students to develop essential communication and collaboration skills. They learn to articulate their thoughts, express themselves confidently, and engage in meaningful conversations with their parents and teachers. These skills are crucial for success in school and future endeavours.
  3. Parent Involvement and Understanding: Student-led conferences actively involve parents in the learning process. Instead of a traditional parent-teacher conference where teachers do most of the talking, parents get an opportunity to listen to their child’s perspective, achievements, and challenges directly. This strengthens the parent-school partnership, improves communication, and fosters a better understanding of the child’s educational journey.
  4. Authentic Assessment: Student-led conferences provide an authentic form of assessment. Instead of relying solely on grades or test scores, conferences offer a comprehensive view of a student’s abilities, progress, and areas of growth. They showcase a student’s understanding, critical thinking skills, and ability to communicate effectively.
  5. Student Agency and Leadership Development: Student-led conferences promote student agency, allowing students to actively participate in decision-making processes regarding their education. They develop leadership skills, organisational abilities, and a sense of responsibility. These qualities are invaluable for their personal and academic development.
  6. Increased Motivation and Accountability: By actively participating in their own conferences, students become more motivated and accountable for their learning. The opportunity to showcase their progress and receive feedback directly from their parents and teachers enhances their intrinsic motivation and helps foster a positive attitude towards learning.

We look forward to your participation in our upcoming student-led conferences and to see the incredible progress your child has made over the past semester.

Happy learning!

Rebekah Bruyn
Learning Coach

Middle & Senior Campus News

Creating an enriching pathway for life at Prince of Peace

Term 3 in every year of a young person’s learning journey at Prince of Peace marks the beginning of strengthening further their emerging pathway into life. For Year 7s they start to feel a sense of belonging and connection to their peers and teachers they have met in their transition. For Year 8s they embark upon the creative process through the Year Level Musical, which encourages risk taking, collaboration and presentation skills for each individual student in forming a work of art. For Year 9s they will encounter their transformational Mt Binga Camp experience for a month away from their home and school life. For Year 10s they start to envisage their future pathway in Year 11 and 12 through the SET planning process in Careers. For Year 11s they respond to the call of leading and serving the school community as we install new College Captains, Ministry and House Captains. For Year 12s they engage in their first rites of passage event of their final year of education through celebrating their Formal with their peers, parents, and teachers.

Parent, Student and Teacher Conversations Term 3.

Parent, Student and Teacher Conservations will occur in Term 3 on Thursday 3 August (Week 4) and Wednesday 9 August (Week 5) from 3:30pm-7:30pm. Bookings have been made available through SOBS online booking system and communicated via a direct message on SEQTA. These are the last formal interview times for the school year; however, parents are always more than welcome to contact teachers for feedback over the phone or in person.

On these evenings we will be offering tutorial sessions for parents on SEQTA: Engage from 4:00pm-4:30pm and 6:00-6:30pm. The aim is to assist parents in navigating the features of this learning portal which include courses, resources, assessment dates, dashboard, direct messaging, portal, notices, and documents. Please register for one of these sessions to Sue Noon, PA to the Head of Campus (Middle and Senior) by emailing snoon@princeofpeace.qld.edu.au

Subject Preferencing process for Year 9, 10 and 11 for 2024 – your possibilities

Thank you for parent and student support in finalising Subject Preferences for Year 9, 10 and 11 for 2024 on ‘Web Preferences’ in Week 1 Term 3.  Year 9 and 10 students and families will be invited to a Course Counselling Interview that will be held with either the Director of Teaching and Learning, Director of QCE and Careers Coordinator. Head of Campus (Middle and Senior) and Learning Enrichment Coordinator may be involved in this interview process. Year 10 Course Counselling interviews will begin in Week 5 Term 3 and Year 11 Course Counselling Interviews will begin in Week 6 Term 3. Parents will be informed when SOBS online bookings are available through SEQTA direct message.

Upcoming dates for Term 3

Please find the remaining dates for Term 3 events to assist in your planning. The dates are also recorded on the College calendar which is located at the bottom of each newsletter.

  • 25 July:  Student Leaders 2023/2024 Installation Service 8:20am. Year 12 2024 Information Evening and QTAC Presentation (Year 11 and 12 students and parents welcomed) 5:30pm start
  • 3 August: Middle and Senior Campus Parent/Student/Teacher Conversations 3:30pm-7:30pm
  • 9 August: Middle and Senior Campus Parent/Student/Teacher Conversations 3:30pm-7:30pm
  • 16 August: Ekka Show Public Holiday
  • 17 August: Orange Sky Service Day (Middle and Senior Campus). Music Gala (evening)
  • 18 August: Grandparents and Special Friends Day
  • 21 August: Year 9 Mt Binga Camp begins
  • 24 August: Open Morning (Middle and Senior Campus)
  • 13 & 14 September: Year 8 Musical (evening)
  • 16 September: Year 9 Mt Binga Family Morning

At the heart of Prince of Peace is our mission to nurture the God given potential of each student and that they can pursue their personal excellence utilising the talents and strengths that they have been given. It is our prayer that each student continues to find their pathway in this next semester of learning and growing; accepting the challenges that come their way with hope, courage, service, and grace.

Sarah Hoff-Zweck
Head of Campus – Middle and Senior

Careers @ PoP

Careers Portal

As the PoP Community are getting a handle on what SEQTA looks like and what we can provide, with Mr Hughes help I have set up a ‘Careers’ Portal. This portal will be a main source of information regarding TAFE, employment opportunities and anything relevant to University.

This portal will be for Years 10, 11 and 12 and will be active by the end of this week. I encourage you to remind your senior student to regularly check in on this page to access the current information.

Austswim Instructor Training

Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance has again presented an opportunity for PoP students to undertake training as Austswim instructors.  This is a great opportunity to gain a qualification that will allow you to work as an Austswim Instructor.  Students that have previously applied are welcome to apply again. I also encourage students that may not have been eligible previously to apply. If we have a group of 6 – 10 students, the group can run a course just for PoP students at a suitable venue locally.

If interested, please contact me via direct message in SEQTA, I can forward an application form to you.

Julie Grosas
Careers and VET Leader.

Sports Score

Junior Campus Sport

Prep – Year 2 Sports Day Carnival

Our Prep – Year 2 Sports Day Carnival took place last Monday, it was truly a morning filled with joy, enthusiasm, and a strong sense of house spirit. The students had an incredible opportunity to demonstrate not only their athletic skills but also the knowledge and techniques they acquired during the previous term. Activities such as the high jump, long jump, rainbow throw, tug of war, egg and spoon races, and running races provided a diverse range of challenges for the students to showcase their abilities and an opportunity for them to learn valuable lessons in teamwork, perseverance and sportsmanship.

We are immensely grateful to the parents who came out to support their children and the event as a whole. Your presence and encouragement added an extra layer of excitement to the carnival, creating an uplifting and motivating atmosphere for the students. Additionally, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated teachers and Year 6 leaders who played a crucial role in inspiring and motivating the students to participate actively in the carnival. Your enthusiasm and guidance truly made a difference, instilling a love for sports and fostering a sense of camaraderie among the students.

Brisbane Roar discounted memberships

We have some exciting news for all the Brisbane Roar Football (Soccer) fans among us! The club has introduced a new initiative, offering a special discount for upcoming season memberships exclusively to schools. As proud supporters of our local team, Prince of Peace Lutheran College has been granted a unique discount code for our entire community to enjoy.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

1.Visit the Brisbane Roar Soccer membership registration page by clicking on the following link: Brisbane Roar Membership Registration.

2. Fill in your details and proceed to the membership expressions of interest section. When prompted, enter the exclusive discount code provided below:

3. Discount Code: CHAMP7BH4YK9IW2EADAP

Using this code, you will receive a special discount on your membership purchase, allowing you to cheer on our beloved Brisbane Roar at an even more affordable rate! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to support our local team and be a part of the action-packed season ahead. GO ROAR!

Jessica Schneider
Junior Campus PE Teacher & Sport Coordinator

Middle & Senior Campus Sport

Semester 1 NISSA Competition Awards


BOYS Year 7/8

Team A

Coaches Award: Hudson Zweck
Most Improved: Corey Duncan & Rory Hancox

BOYS Year 7/8

Team B

Most Improved: Liam Smith

GIRLS Year 7/8

Best and Fairest: Amelie Lodge
Most Improved: Alisa Pandzo

BOYS Year 9/10

Team A

Coaches Award: Elliot Schmidtchen
Most Improved: Luis Mortimer

BOYS Year 9/10

Team B

Coaches Award: Samuel Tweedale
Most Improved: Hannes Forbes-Schutz

GIRLS Year 9/10

Team A

Best and Fairest: Rumi Lee & Chloe Beasley

GIRLS Year 9/10

Team B

Best and Fairest: Evelyn Valencia
Coaches Award: Bailey Aughterson


BOYS Year 7/8

Team A

Best and Fairest: Kaelan Harvey
Coaches Award: Monte Morse

BOYS Year 7/8

Team B

Best and Fairest: Bill Gordon
Coaches Award: Alex Knox

GIRLS Year 7/8

Team A

Best and Fairest: Kirra Harvey
Coaches Award: Ada Mendoza

GIRLS Year 7/8

Team B

Best and Fairest: Olivia Christian
Coaches Award: Savannah Hughes

BOYS Year 9/10

Best and Fairest: Wyatt Russo
Coaches Award: Josh Derham

GIRLS Year 9/10

Best and Fairest: Chloe Selwood
Coaches Award: Gracie Lee


BOYS Year 7/8

Team A

Best and Fairest: Cody Byrne

BOYS Year 7/8

Team B

Best and Fairest: Harrison Stepowski

GIRLS Year 7/8

Team A

Best and Fairest: Zarah Parsons
Coaches Award: Lilly-May Bohan

GIRLS Year 7/8

Team B

Best and Fairest: Sage Handley
Coaches Award: Rani Scott

BOYS Year 9/10

Team A

Best and Fairest: Tyson Hulcombe
Coaches Award: Cooper Haines

BOYS Year 9/10

Team B

Best and Fairest: Charlie Morey
Coaches Award: Sam Roche

GIRLS Year 9/10

Best and Fairest: Aye-Mi Htoo
Coaches Award: Aliesha Sivyer

Middle and Senior School Track and Field Carnival 2023

Our annual Track and Field carnival was held on the last day of Term 2. We saw some wonderful results across the day, with students participating in a number of different events to score points for their house. The competition was very close throughout the day, with Fraser managing to take the win with 1620 points, 30 points in front of a very valiant Bradman house. Jackson and Laver came in 3rd and 4th place respectively.

Age Champions

Congratulations to the following students for their performance on the day and being awarded Age Champions.

12 yrs – Erin Doig and Zeke Diver

13 yrs – Kirra Harvey and Finn Sorpassa

14yrs – Gracie Wilkes and Hannes Forbes-Schutz

15 yrs – Evelyn Valencia and Sebastian Diver

16 yrs – Ashleigh Bleckwehl and Dylan Turley

17yrs – Ellen Hamilton and Thaw Nay Htoo

18 yrs – Grace Doyle and William Hulcombe


We also had a number of records broken on the day. These students will receive certificates during our next assembly.

New College Records

100m Records

13 yrs boys – Finn Sorpassa 12.70sec

14 yrs girls – Gracie Wilkes 13.66sec

17 yrs girls – Ellen Hamilton 14.51sec

18 yrs boys – Mitch Gardiner 12.22sec

18 yrs girls – Grace Doyle 13.30sec

200m Records

13 yrs boys – Finn Sorpassa 26.44sec

14 yrs girls – Gracie Wilkes 28.44sec

18 yrs boys – Mitch Gardiner 26.00sec

18 yrs girls – Grace Doyle 27.22sec

800m Records

13 yrs boys (equaled record) – Finn Sorpassa 2min 23sec

14 yrs boys – Hannes Forbes-Schutz 2min 20sec

15 yrs boys (equaled record) – Sebastian Diver 2min 29sec

18 yrs girls – Grace Doyle 2min 21sec

Javelin Records

14 yrs boys – Tyson Hulcombe 10.35m


Long Jump Records

13 yrs boys – Sam Draper 4.64m

18 yrs girls – Grace Doyle 4.53m

Basketball State Championships

Congratulations to Ada Mendoza (Yr 7) whose U14 Div 1 Northside Wizards team won the State Championship over the holidays. Ada’s team will now progress onto the Nationals in September! Best of luck Ada!

Brisbane Hockey Schoolboys Cup

Thomas Quine (Yr 10) and Kaelan Harvey (Yr 7) have been selected to participate in the Brisbane Hockey Schoolboys Cup in a combined team with students from Mt Maria and Hillbrook. The competition runs for an 8 week period throughout Term 3, with the top 2 teams playing off at the end of the season. The boys had their first game last week and lost a close game to Marist College 7-5. Best of luck for the rest of the season!

2023 Australian Junior OzTag Championships

Congratulations to Aaliyah Reynolds (Yr 7 – U13), Nakylah Reynolds (Yr 8 – U15) and Ben Hall (Yr 9 – U14) who have been selected to represent the Marlins representative teams competing at the Junior National OzTag Championships being held in Coffs Harbour in October. These students are key members of our own OzTag teams participating in the NISSA competition this term. We wish them the best of luck for the competition!

National Indoor Cricket Championships

A huge congratulations to Elijah Walsh (Yr 11) for being a part of the QLD team that were runners up at the National Championships held during the holidays.

The team went through the tournament undefeated, losing to WA by 1 run in the final.

Elijah performed really well across all games, with his best performance being 5 wickets for -20 runs off 2 overs! Well done Elijah!

BOSL Senior Boys Basketball 2023

Our Senior Boys Basketball team competed in the BOSL (Brisbane Outer Schools League) competition, which was held throughout Term 2 at the South Pine Sports Complex. PoP has entered a team into this competition for a number of years now and have had a lot of success. This year, our team comprised a number of Year 10 and 11 students, some participating in this competition for the first time. The boys produced some fantastic performances throughout the tournament, with the team finishing in 3rd place within their pool.

Congratulations to all players involved; Aidan Gardso, Dylan Turley, Riley Townsend, Lachlan Robson, Leon Fletcher, Raggy Nagpul, Thaw Nay Htoo, Luis Mortimer, Tom Quine, Seb Diver and Max Horgan.

Queensland School Sport Cross Country Championships 2023

This year, we had two students participate in the State Cross Country Championships held at Hervey Bay.

Hannes Forbes-Schutz ran in the 14 yrs event and placed 24th overall (out of over 120 athletes). Hannes was also a member of the relay team that won bronze.
Jonas Forbes-Schutz came 9th in the 18/19 yrs boys event. Jonas also competed in the relay team and was able to secure second place.

Well done boys!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch with me via SEQTA message.

Gabby Collman
Sports Coordinator
HPE, Science and Mathematics Teacher

Music and the Arts

The Arts @ Junior Campus

Celebrating student achievement in The Arts!

We are thrilled to share the outstanding achievements of two talented students in the Dayboro Show Fine Arts Competition. Elliette excelled in multiple categories, winning first place in the Fine Arts 9-11 drawing division with her captivating piece, “Dragon Eye.” She also received highly commended for her exceptional work on “Tawny Frogmouth.”

Additionally, Elliette’s skilful craftsmanship earned her first place in the sculpture category with “Kirby,” and she showcased her versatility by winning first place for her artwork “Painted Rock.” Elliette’s overall performance led her to be crowned the Junior Show Champion.

We also acknowledge Hollis, who secured third place with her unique and imaginative artwork, “Cat on a Cloud.”

We commend both Elliette and Hollis for their remarkable achievements and dedication, inspiring all students to pursue their artistic dreams with passion and perseverance.

Rechelle Gayler
Classroom Teacher – The Arts

Middle & Senior Campus Music News

Pop Gala Celebration of Music

Pop Gala Celebration of Music will be held on Thursday 17 August at 6pm in the Chapel on the Junior Campus.

And the theme is 90s Music!

We are SO excited. Choosing the repertoire has been such a trip down memory lane! This is a great opportunity to really celebrate our whole school music program with items from the Junior Campus as well as Middle and Senior Campus students. We will dress up in our best 90s gear as well so brush off your denim and get organised.

On this occasion, we will also honour all of the Year 12 students who have given so much to our program during their time at Prince of Peace. This is a sad moment for us as it is the last concert we will do with these students before they go into their final assessments and get ready to leave the College.

Until then note that all rehearsals are as normal. CHOIR is back in full swing with a great program planned. Appointments will be in SEQTA. Please accept these.

Stay tuned!

Linda Brady
Middle & Senior Campus Curriculum Leader of Music and Coordinator of Extra-Curricular Music

Church News & Notices


Sunday 23 July

9am Worship

5pm – Messy Church.

The Messy Church theme this Sunday is Togetherness. We will be looking at how sharing a meal with people brings you closer together. Jesus shared meals with all sorts of people. He calls us to do the same by inviting those who are looking to make more friends to have a morning tea with us.

Please keep an eye on the Prince of Peace Church Facebook page for service updates.

Community News and Notices

Lutheran Youth of Queensland Events

More information can be found at lyq.org.au

LCAQD Christmas Card Art Competition for Students

Students are invited to design a Christmas card that can be sent by Bishop Mark Vainikka to all the congregations, aged care facilities and schools of the Queensland District.

  • The cards can be in relation to any aspect of Christmas.  A religious theme would be preferred, but not a pre-requisite.
  • The closing date for submission of entries is Friday 8 September 2023. 
  • All entries should be sent to:Bronagh Quinn
    EA to Bishop Mark Vainikka
    Level 3, 24 McDougall Street
    Milton, QLD 4064
  • Entries can also be scanned and sent to quinn@qld.lca.org.au
  • Please ensure that each picture has the artist’s first name, first initial of surname, age, class and school on the reverse of the picture.
  • The Christmas card that tells the best story, as chosen by the District Office and the Bishop will be used as the Bishop’s Christmas card 2023.  It will be printed and sent out across the Queensland District and beyond!

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