St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

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‘Failure to Success Pathway’

Students accept the ‘Failure to Success Pathway’ Invitation

Following on from last week’s newsletter invitation to all Prep-Year 6 students to be part of Learning Enrichment’s ‘Failure to Success Pathway’, here are examples of some of the contributions posted on the wall so far.

In coming weeks we will share more contributions from our Prep- Year 6 students.

If your child would like to participate in this powerful learning activity, details are available in the Learning Enrichment classroom or on St Paul’s website’s School Blog.

Christine Gillions

Learning Enrichment


Learning Enrichment classroom



An invitation to extend the learning of every child


Every child is invited to share and extend their learning in the Learning Enrichment classroom over the coming weeks….. and beyond!


Whether I am working with students experiencing learning difficulties or challenging students in the Gifted and Talented programs, each week I encounter a common barrier to learning progress - the fear of failure.


Failure in itself is an achievement: Would you fail if you had not tried? Consequently we must encourage our children to not shut down as a ‘failure avoidance’ strategy, but to look at their mistakes and failures as essential steps in the process towards real achievement. The secret to success is to celebrate failure’s role in the learning process. Therefore, each of St Paul’s students are invited to investigate famous quotes about the positiveness of failure and then post their favourite quote on the ‘Failure to Success Pathway’ wall in my Learning Enrichment classroom (next to the Uniform Shop). Students (and parents) are welcome to revisit my room regularly to read and be inspired as more contributions are added to the wall.


Contribution requirements


A famous quote which conveys failure’s positive role in success


The name of the person who made the quote, plus their life dates, occupation, nationality (see format below)


Student name and class (alongside the title ‘Investigator’)


Contribution size limit A5


Dare to be creative!


Christine Gillions


Learning Enrichment

Learning Enrich Edison


District Swimming Trials

District Swimming

On the evening of Wednesday the 11th of February, 12 students represented St Paul’s at the District Swimming Trials. Each competitor gave it their all in every race, swimming against the best swimmers from the Caboolture region. Congratulations to Lachlan Scudamore, Harrison Walters, Paige Rubie, Ella Thiess, Amber Vivion, Thomas Morris, Jackson Eggerling,   Reuben Kilshaw, Charlee Garred, Jonah Gordan, Jerome Gallaher and Joey Eyre for the commitment and efforts on the night. Special mentions goes to Ella Thiess who placed 1st in the district for 50m Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and 3rd in butterfly. Amber Vivion who placed 1st in her heat for 50m butterfly and 3rd in her heat for 50m freestyle. Also, Jonah Gordon placing 1st in the district for 50m Breaststroke and 2nd place in 50m freestyle. Congratulations once again to all St Paul’s students who competed at the District Swimming Trials for 2015!

Miss Jessica Gall

PE Teacher

2015 School Captains

1 IMG 5063 webIn 2015 St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School celebrates its 30th Anniversary of providing quality education to the local community and surrounding areas. During this celebratory school year our community will follow the theme “Inspire”.

Our comprehensive leadership program begins in Year 5, providing students with an early opportunity to develop qualities   suitable to represent the school and to lead by example.

We are proud to introduce our 2015 School Captains, Jonathon Boyle and Tiarna Vescovi and our Vice-Captians, Reuben Kilshaw and Tiria Phillips.

St Paul’s is a Kindergarten to Year 6 school offering specialist lessons in Music, PE, Computing, Japanese and Library, with current technologies in every classroom, incorporating a 1 to 1 iPad program.

Robots win awards for St Paul's Lutheran

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LEGO is in at St. Paul’s Lutheran. Under the leadership of IT teacher Mrs Lauren Stanhope, students won awards at the FIRST Lego League regional competition held at Rothwell recently, by building, programming and competing their LEGO robots.

“There were 11 prizes awarded,” said Mrs Stanhope. “And we were so incredibly proud to have won both the Core Values Award, and the Judges Award! The children had worked incredibly hard, showing commitment to their teams and giving up morning teas and lunchtimes to prepare for the day.”

St. Paul’s entered four teams into the competition, run by FIRST Australia and Macquarie University for upper-primary and lower-secondary school students. Teams were made up of students from Years 4 to 6. The multi-part competition was judged in three elements: Robot Games; Project Presentation; and Core Values. “We were fortunate to have Mr. Josh Witham, a competitor at Nationals a few years back, help us out throughout the whole process,” said Mrs Stanhope. “He was absolutely amazing and encouraged the children so much. Now that we’ve received these results, the children are even more enthusiastic about being a part of it again next year!” she said.

Principal Mr. Anton Prinsloo couldn’t have been happier with the outcome of the day. “It was wonderful and so affirming to watch the students in action on the day,” he said. “They need to be commended on the level of creativity and great cop-operative skills that they displayed.”

“We are now looking forward to seeing the Robotics programs growing from strength to strength, and becoming an integral part of our learning experience here at St. Paul’s,” Mr. Prinsloo added.

Competing for Australia is Jayden's next goal

4-3 Jayden image webYear 4 student Jayden Donald dreams big. And well he should; the 9-year old has already represented Queensland twice in the last three years; and regularly competed against others several years older than himself.

Jayden is a gifted horseback rider; since starting in the sport just four years ago, he has won hundreds of ribbons, trophies and medals, and represented his school, St. Paul’s Lutheran Primary at Caboolture, in an equal number of carnivals.

Inspired by his cousin Emily, who travelled to United Kingdom in 2012 to compete for Australia, Jayden hopes to do likewise in just a few short years. Earlier this month, Jayden competed in the Australian Interschool Championships, held at the National Equestirian Centre, in Werribee, Victoria. He placed third overall; it was his second time competing there. “I was really happy with Nationals,” Jayden said. “I said to myself, ‘If I get in the top ten, that’s good.”

Last Saturday, Jayden also competed in the Stuartholme Interschool Dressage and Show Horse event. He took out overall Primary Preliminary Dressage champion, and won the Show Hunter Championships on his horse Montazza Bonfire Brandy. “The best thing about riding is how much fun it is, and making new friends,” he added. Jayden will definitely be well worth watching over the coming years.

Spring arrives early at St. Paul's

photo 20Although Spring won’t start officially until next week, it’s arriving early at St. Paul’s Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten, who are holding their annual ‘Spring Fair’ tomorrow, Saturday the 30th of August.

A veritable army of volunteers have spent months organising this event, meeting regularly to ensure that all goes well on the big day. Spirits are high, and considering the inclement weather over the past few weeks, the prediction of fine weather tomorrow is especially welcome.

The day of fun and entertainment will start at 9am, and conclude at 3pm, with a Sports Memorabilia Auction, rides, hot food, and stalls galore. Performances from gymnastics groups and dancers, juggling lessons and a pie eating competition will contrast with a Kung Fu presentation, school group performances, the Grace Lutheran College Celtic ensemble and a guard dog demonstration. This year, market stalls will also be showcasing their own products for sale. The animal farm and pony rides will run all day, with entry included in the ‘Ride all-day armbands’, costing just $30 each.

Also running throughout the day are cent auction hampers, a silent auction, and a silent art auction. St. Paul’s annual Spring Fair, at 55 Smiths Road, Caboolture, is gearing up to be a fantastic day!