Welcome from the Principal

Craig SchmidtPrincipal, St Peters Springfield
The culture of St Peters allows all students to achieve their best in a community that is built upon the core values of treating each other with care, dignity, and respect.”
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We welcome enrolments from families wishing to enrol from Prep - Year 12. Please refer to the Enrol at Springfield page for information about the enrolment process. 

Enrolments for St Peters Springfield are made online.

The St Peters Journey


At St Peters Lutheran Kindergarten Springfield, we provide a safe, secure and supportive learning environment, where your child can explore, discover, question and problem solve.

Our program stimulates young minds to think independently and promote their own learning. It fosters creativity and supports co-operative learning. We accept each child as a capable, unique individual, building on their interests and abilities.

The curriculum is delivered in a play-based model and supports excellence in Early Childhood Education. Above all, we wish all children to grow in their love of learning, providing a lifelong appreciation and thirst for knowledge and skills to serve others.

Encouraging curiosity, developing independent learning skills and establishing a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy are at the core of teaching and learning in our Primary School.

Students engage with the Australian Curriculum in all subjects through enquiry-based learning. While most subjects are taught by the classroom teacher, students receive specialist teaching in French, Music and HPE.

Digital Technology is integrated into many classroom activities providing children with opportunities to be producers, not just users, of technology.

Academic study in the Junior High years is based on the concept that all students should study an essential common curriculum that will introduce them to the major fields of human knowledge. Therefore, subject specialisation is delayed until Year 10.

Students in Junior High study the Australian Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, the Humanities, French, Health and Physical Education, Digital and Design Technology, and the Arts (Music, Drama and Visual Art). They also undertake Christian Studies, which provides them with opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith.

During Year 10, students create a Senior Education Training Plan (SETP) that maps out what, where and how they will study during Years 11 and 12. This plan is flexible and can be changed as students refine their career pathways.

The College policy of maintaining exposure to a wide range of academic study means that students in Year 10 follow a prescribed core curriculum covering English, Mathematics, Science, the Humanities, Health and Physical Education and Christian Studies. As well as studying this core curriculum, students select elective subjects for study. Elective subjects include French, Design Technology, Digital Technology, Legal Studies, Music, Drama, Business Studies, Visual Art, and Media Studies.

Most students at St Peters wish to enrol in university studies after Year 12. To cater for the needs of our students, the College offers a wide range of Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) subjects in Years 11 and 12.

Students wanting to follow non-university pathways may participate in vocational education and training (VET) programs offered by external providers.

Some of our students undertake studies at local universities while still in Year 12; and the College supports students who choose to do so.

Spiritual Life

St Peters is a Christian School. This informs all activities at St Peters through teaching and learning.

The Core Values of Lutheran Education Australia of love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation are fostered through a range of spiritual activities. All students engage in Chapel services, on a weekly basis; and in their Pastoral Care class, each day. Christian Studies provides a broad overview of aspects of the Christian Faith and the role of religion in society, including the study of world religions.

Students and their families are invited to participate in the monthly Community Celebration and weekly Sunday worship services held at St Peters by Arise Lutheran Church.

St Peters provides pastoral care to all students through pastoral care classes, Chaplaincy and Counselling services and through the care and concern of all staff.

Healthy relationships are key to the wellbeing of our whole community which are fostered through our Restorative Practices approach. Restorative Practices mean students and staff take responsibility for their actions. The goal is restoring relationships by identifying the harm that has occurred, taking the necessary steps to address this and being held accountable so true reconciliation can occur.

Our Christian Ethos is given practical expression by our Service Learning program. Students learn they have a divine purpose to serve their neighbour in acts of kindness in mutually-beneficial relationships.

St Peters partners with a range of organisations to enable students to serve others, whether they be within our school community, across the road, or across the world.


Our holistic approach to education encourages students to develop values that enrich the intellect, nurture the spirit, develop social responsibility, and create healthy lifestyles.

St Peters Lutheran College Springfield strives to continue the fine tradition of musical excellence displayed at our Indooroopilly School. We seek to offer every child the opportunity to develop their musical ability so that they may better be able to enjoy music, to take part in musical activities, or even to adopt music as a career.

This is facilitated through the class music program, in which all Prep–Year 9 students (elective Years 10–12) receive vocal, instrumental and written musical experiences. The program of private instrumental, vocal and speech and drama instruction offers students the opportunity to learn a particular chosen instrument on an individual or small group basis. The instrumental ensembles and choirs give students the experience of group music-making. Performance opportunities both individually and in ensembles are provided throughout the year.

Many of the students at St Peters Springfield learn an instrument, study voice or speech and drama at the school. All lessons and ensembles are directed by experienced and qualified tutors.

Lessons are offered on an individual basis, and rotate weekly through the daily timetable to minimise impact on curriculum time.

Tuition is available in the following disciplines: Piano, Voice, Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Guitar and Speech and Drama.

Girls in Years 4–6 are involved in the Andrews Cup ‘Metro’ Meets competition; as well as club sport competitions in Netball and Basketball.

Year 4 boys are invited to compete in some AIC sports. It is a participation-based competition and focuses on skill development in a nurturing environment.

St Peters is a member of the formal inter-school sporting competition known as AIC (Associated Independent Colleges). There are eight schools in this formal competition and matches are played on a rotational basis, whereby all schools compete against each other throughout the season.

The College is involved in two prestigious sporting associations, Queensland Girls’ Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA) and Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA). There are ten schools in the formal QGSSSA competition and fixtures are played on a rotational basis, whereby all schools compete against each other throughout the season.

Girls also have the opportunity to participate in the Queensland Inter-School Equestrian Association (QISEA) and Brisbane Water Polo Inc (BWPI).

The Ironbark Experience - Year 9

Students in Year 9 undertake a compulsory, five-week, outdoor-education experience at the College's Ironbark Centre, located near Crows Nest. Recently, St Peters Student Counsellors, Dr Matt O'Connor and Dr Ellie Keane, completed a research project examining the positive and important impact that Ironbark has on students. To read the Ironbark Research Report, click here.

More about Ironbark
Matthew SullivanDirector of Ironbark
At Ironbark we focus on personal growth and development. It’s a real joy to be part of giving these students new experiences, new opportunities and helping them to learn more about themselves in the process within a Christian context.”