Welcome to St Peter's Lutheran School, Dimboola
St Peter's Lutheran School has been providing a Christian education for children from Dimboola and surrounding districts since 1958.
We offer a safe Christian environment that endeavours to provide a diverse learning environment that nurtures mutual respect, love and care.
Our school is unique as it is a small school with small class sizes and a low teacher-to-pupil ratio. This allows us to devote the most time possible to each student and contributed to the sense of family within our school. Our classrooms are well-equipped with updated resources including a fleet of modern laptops and iPads, allowing students one-to-one access to these devices. Touchscreen televisions in each classroom are well utilised in our teaching and learning activities.
At St Peter's Lutheran Primary School we have a rigorous and challenging curriculum. Our experienced and carefully appointed teachers have a wide range of expertise, skills and knowledge which we have incorporated into our broad and stimulating curriculum.
2019 Term DatesTerm 1
29th January to 4th April
29th April to 28th June
15th July to 20th September
8th October to 13th December
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From Our Principal
Hello everyone, I hope that you all have had another fantastic week. It has certainly been a very wet and muddy week here at St Peters. It has been fantastic to have so much rain fall recently. Our school gardens and oval are all thriving and growing happily. Please make sure that you read all details included in this week’s newsletter so that you don’t miss out on all the exciting happenings going on in and outside of the classrooms.
Lightning Premiership is on next Tuesday the 18th June at Nhill College. Our senior students are all involved in this carnival playing either Football, Netball or Minkey. We have been training regularly at school and also several times with the students from DPS. Our students are mixed with DPS boys and girls so that we could have full teams in some of the sports.
Our Australian Lutheran World Service focus day was this past Thursday. Vicki Gollasch from ALWS spent a session with the Junior students and then also a separate workshop with our senior boys and girls.
A large component of ALWS work is long-term, sustainable community development programs, which often start from an emergency response or a refugee situation. All programs are systematically planned, regularly monitored and thoroughly evaluated. The work is about empowering people to improve their own lives - teaching, encouraging, supporting and enabling them to help themselves. This involves supporting vulnerable people and communities to have their voices, concerns and opinions heard and paid attention to. It also means making sure they are aware of, and have access to, the services and resources to which they are entitled.
ALWS work through local implementing partners who know the language, culture and context. It is a very positive way of working. We do nothing for a community without the community being a part of it. No decisions are made without them, no buildings built without them. If we don’t have the skills, we shouldn’t be volunteering to do things – eg. teenagers building, nursing or teaching. We aim to equip people in the communities with the skills and knowledge to change their own circumstances. They can do it… they are capable… they are SO hardworking and incredibly creative.
Thankyou to Vicki Gollasch for spending time with our students engaging them all in what ALWS is doing and where we can also help as an ALWS partner school.
Our P-2 sleepover is on Friday the 21st of June. Students will be heading into Horsham by bus and going to Ten-Pin bowls, inflatable world and having a play at a park. They will then be coming back to school for dinner and their overnight stay. There will be some information coming home soon in regard to what needs to be packed for this fun experience. Please do not hesitate to speak with Mrs Dent or myself if you require any further information. All students will need to be picked up on Saturday morning at 8:00am.
Have a safe and Blessed Weekend,
Yours in Christ,
Friday 14th June
Bushfire At Risk Register
Our school is on the Bushfire At Risk Register (BARR).
Schools on the BARR must close on a determined Code Red day in their weather district. No staff will remain on site and all out-of-school care programs (including vacation, before and after school programs) will not operate on such days.
More information is available on our resources page.