2018 was a year of celebration for St Peters Lutheran College Springfield. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of St Peters Lutheran Education in Springfield, the founding Principal Jill Lange-Mohr hosted a Celebration Party on Friday 19 January which saw this wonderful community and invited guests come together with cocktails, canapes and jazz. Celebrations continued for the College with a Worship Service and Book Launch commemorating their remarkable journey over the 10 years.
2018 also saw a change in leadership for the Springfield Central private school, with the much respected and loved Jill Lange-Mohr leaving her role as principal of St Peters Lutheran College. But while the St Peters Lutheran community were sad to see such a beloved member of the community move on, the Springfield Central private school’s new principal, Craig Schmidt, has been warmly welcomed and is ready to help students follow their passions and forge their own unique path.
The school opened with 96 students in 2008 in Education City and moved to its current Health City site in 2012. Over this time, it has enjoyed strong growth of up to 15% per annum with 562 students (P – Year 12) enrolled for 2018. This year also sees the College commence its first triple stream Year 7 cohort, another major milestone to celebrate.
Future Developments for St. Peters Lutheran College Springfield
St Peters have plans for future building development to support their projected strong growth in student numbers both at the school and also the onsite Kindergarten. Education continues to boom at Greater Springfield with both the public and private schools and educational institutions moving to secure their future with new campuses in the high-growth Western Corridor.
“Education is the currency of the future and it will always be at the very heart of the Springfield story,” Springfield City Group chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, said.
Mr Sinnathamby said Greater Springfield already has one of the highest student-to-resident ratios in Australia, but this looked set to increase with new schools. “Around 14 years ago we welcomed our first student to the city. Now there are more than 10,400 students learning in Greater Springfield in one form or another which is staggering growth by anyone’s measure,” he said.
“There are many factors for this education boom, but the major drivers are our unrelenting population growth and a high proportion of young people aged 0-14.”
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