St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

School Blog

Sights set on the Olympics

1-10 Jonah webJonah Gordon can run. Just last week, the St Paul’s Lutheran Primary student covered two kilometers in under 7 minutes. So why not aim high when you’re only in Year 5 and you have everything ahead of you?

“I’ve had a running coach since I was about 4,” Jonah said. “I train every afternoon at Centenary Lakes, for a couple of hours each day. And my big sister trains with me too, so that makes it fun,” he added.

Jonah loves running, and showing others how to run with better technique. If he doesn’t make it to the Olympics, then when he grows up, he’d like to teach children what he’s learned. “I’m training my friends at the moment,” he says. “It’s good, being able to show them stuff. And encouraging them to be healthy too! I love running; it’s very good for me.”

Jonah made it to the 2013 State Finals, and is hoping to match this in 2014. With someone so young and so determined, his future in the sport certainly seems very bright!

Kindy strengthens ties with High School

1-9 Dot painting image webThe children at St Paul’s Kindy don’t just see the Primary children as their ‘bigger’ friends. In 2014, the connections to neighbouring high school, Grace Lutheran College, are being built as well. Ties have always been strong between the two schools, but with the Kindergarten opening just last year, now there are even more opportunities for the students to strengthen the connection.


Doing his bit for the cause

1 - 8 Shave image webWe all like to help others in need. For Matt Nicholls, year 4 teacher at St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School, helping others is a little more daring than most. “Each year I lose what’s left of my hair for Leukaemia and then in November, I grow a Mo for Movember’s prostate cancer and depression awareness,” he said. “Those are my two major activities for charity each year.” Matt has been growing and losing hair for charity for the past eight years.


iPad launch a milestone for school

iPad launch image webOvercast skies couldn’t dampen the excitement at St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School, as the 1:1 iPad program was launched. One hundred green and gold balloons were released to mark the occasion, and the delight on the children’s faces was beaten only by their eagerness to use their iPads to take photos and videos of the balloons flying away.


Playgroup children tour the world in a year

1-6 Playgroup passport image webIf you’d like to see the world with your child, then look no further than Little Saints, the 0 – 5 playgroup that meets each Wednesday at St Paul’s Lutheran. Each month in 2014, coordinator Elizabeth Bennett is exploring a new country, with activities, songs, dances and even cooking to give the children a taste of life in other countries. Each child has their very own passport, with pages for each of the countries they will visit. 


Turning Sky-Surfers into leaders

1-5 skysurfing webSky Surfing, kayaking, rock climbing and the Leap of Faith were all on the menu for the St Paul’s Lutheran Year Six leadership retreat held at Ewen Maddock Dam this week.

 The Year Six cohort continued their leadership program, which had begun towards the end of last year, with the one day retreat, designed to continue strengthening their development in skills such as leadership and teamwork.


Outstanding results at carnival

1-4 Carnival image webThe hot weather these last few weeks hasn’t really bothered the children at St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School, who have been enjoying a two-week block of swimming and water safety lessons. They’ve also had the District Swimming Championships in the middle of the block, and it was topped off with a swimming carnival for all children in Years 3 to 6, held earlier this week.