'Plus Ultra" meaning 'Ever Higher'
An International Baccalaureate World School
St Peters Lutheran College Qld
What is important about any school is what is at its heart. The College's Mission Statement: 'Excellence in Christian Education' stands as a firm statement about what St Peters is on about, and has been at the heart of our College since its inception in 1945.
St Peters is a Christian school that seeks to provide an environment where each person is valued and accepted as a loved child of God. In this environment, each person is challenged to discover, develop and use their gifts and talents for personal growth and service to others. St Peters wants each student to flourish and achieve their best, to enjoy school and learning, to learn how to learn, to be challenged, to build resilience and to make a difference to the world.
St Peters Lutheran College was established at Indooroopilly by the Lutheran Church in 1945 with 56 boarding students. The College has had seven Heads in its history and is the largest Lutheran school in Australia with an enrolment maintained at approximately 2000 day and boarding students.
St Peters is a co-educational day school from Prep to Year 12 and for boarders from Years 6 to 12. The College strives to provide a holistic education. As such, we look to stimulate the heart and soul, the body and minds of each of our students. From our clear focus on improving student learning and helping students to be the best learner they can be; an emphasis on global understanding and international mindedness through International Baccalauretes' Primary Years (PYP) and Diploma (DP) programs; our world class music and performing arts programs; meaningful and varied sporting competitions provided through AIC (boys) and QGSSSA (girls) including our highly acclaimed swimming program; to our iconic Outdoor Education experience at Ironbark, and a variety of Service Learning initiatives, at St Peters we truly seek to educate the 'hearts, minds and hands' of our children and young people. A culture of high expectations permeates St Peters. This is encapsulated in our College's Motto - 'Plus Ultra' or 'Ever Higher'. This striving for excellence is given practical expression in our encouragement of students to pursue personal bests in all the do.
St Peters is highly regarded as a caring school. A strong sense of community and belonging can be found at St Peters. We place high priority on pastoral care. Our staff work hard at developing nurturing relationships with students because encouraging and affirming relationships lie at the heart of effective learning. We are a relational community, and so together we seek to honour, motivate and challenge, care for and encourage every student, so that they have every opportunity to flourish.
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