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.


 
 

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Calendar

Mon 13 July
First Day Term 3

Tue 4 Aug
P&F Meeting 3.45pm

Wed 9 Sept
School Photos


2020 Term Dates

Term 2
15th April - 26th June

Term 3
13th July - 18th September

Term 4
5th October - 18th December

VICTORIAN CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER MESSAGE TO PARENTS

I am writing to Victorian parents, carers and students today to seek every family’s support in slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria.

As the school holidays approach, we can’t ease up on looking after ourselves and our families. The only thing between us and a second wave is what we do next.

Wherever you go, please be mindful of the risks. Be aware others may be carrying the virus and practice physical distancing.

We are currently experiencing the highest case numbers we’ve seen in more than two months. Current evidence suggests that the rise in case numbers in Victoria is being driven by families having get-togethers and not following advice around physical distancing and hygiene.

Unfortunately, we are still in a pandemic and people’s lives are still at risk. As we’ve seen across the world, this virus has the ability to turn a small number of cases into hundreds in a matter of days.

This is not where we want to be and we must all act now – while we can.

This is why we’ve had to implement a number of revised restrictions. The number of visitors you can have at your home is now reduced to five. Outside the home, families and friends can meet in groups up to ten.

This is how each and every member of the community can help:

  • Stay safe while out in the community.
  • Stay safe at home. And that means only seeing those you need to. Don’t have big family gatherings and remember to keep your distance and maintain good hygiene.
  • Don’t share food or drinks.
  • If you, or anyone in your family is feeling unwell – stay at home. Don’t visit friends and family. Don’t go on holiday if you are unwell and don’t go to work. Don’t send your kids to school, childcare or kindergarten if they are unwell - stay home.
  • And if you have symptoms, get tested.

The vast majority of Victorians are doing the right thing, but this is a wake-up call and we cannot be complacent.

It’s up to all of us to keep our friends and families safe.

For current information and updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus website.

If anyone in your family has any of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, they should stay at home, seek advice and get tested. These symptoms include fever, chills or sweats, a cough, a sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, or loss of sense of smell or taste. For more information about where to get tested visit the getting tested for coronavirus web page.

If you’re concerned yourself or a family member has contracted the virus and need more information, please call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Adj Clin Prof Brett Sutton
Victorian Chief Health Officer

Friday 26th June 2020


From Our Principal

Hi everyone, I hope that you all have had a wonderful week and are all looking forward to having your children home for the July holidays. We have now officially reached the end of the first semester for 2020. It has been a rather interesting term dealing with the pandemic, restrictions and around 60% of student’s remote learning for over half of the term. Even though it has certainly looked very different, all students have adapted and had a fabulous first half of the year. I am sure that terms 3 and 4 will be just as good.

We have only just recently been able to lock in a new date for our school photos.

Wednesday September the 9th is now when Andrew from Creations Photography will be coming out to St Peters. We certainly have plenty of warning so please ensure that your children will be well presented and dressed appropriately on the day.

Today you will have received your child’s semester one report and I encourage you all to sit down and read through their achievements. Reports contain information on your child’s progress in respect to national standards as well as areas for further skill development and growth. It is disappointing but often the case that as adults we tend to focus on those areas that we may have had issues with when we were at school or those areas that stand out in our minds as problem areas for our children. All children learn and grow differently. When we compare individual students or siblings we are truly wasting our time. There is nothing worse for a child than hearing parents making comparisons… “Your sisters reports were always……”

It is even more important that we build our children up through positive conversations about their learning and achievements. My recommendation is that just like us adults, children respond better to these ‘chats’ when they know you are on their side and are interested in them and not just the report. Point out and discuss all the great things they have achieved and then decide together on a focus area for next term. Set the bar at an achievable height so that they can truly succeed!

The past semester has been full of opportunities and successes for our students. It is with much pride that I must thank the students for their fantastic behaviour and respect, no matter the situation or location. You have all earned a rest from school routine, and I wish you all a safe a blessed holiday break with your family and friends.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office during school hours.

Yours in Christ,

Tim Reimann

Friday 26th June 2020

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Notices

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.


 
 
 
 
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