For many years St. Peter's congregation was very conscious of its responsibility for Christian eduction, and had already organised a Saturday School to overcome the limitations of a Sunday school. Progressively, this forward looking congregation realised the limitation of the Saturday school, so the next step a Christian day school.
Ownership and ultimate responsibility for St. Peter's Lutheran School rests with St. Peter's congregation, which regularly appoints a School Council to discharge the responsibility of overall care of the school. Day to day internal running of the school is undertaken by the appointed Principal. St. Peter's Congregation has generously supported the school financially since its inception in 1958.
St. Peter's Lutheran School was opened in 1958. A year earlier the St. Peters Lutheran Congregation had set to establish a Christian day school on a Mallee block just east of the Church yard. Initially classes were held in the hall until a portable two-classroom school was built and delivered by Stawell Timber Industries of Lake Road Stawell.
Original School Building, 1958
We celebrated our 60th anniversary in late 2018 with an open day at the school followed by a dinner at the Dimboola Memorial Secondary College Hall. These events were attended by many past students and we were lucky to have our first principal, Mr Bruno Matuschka, in attendance. Bruno was principal from 1958 to 1961.
Mr Bruno Matuschka speaking at the 60th Anniversary Dinner in November 2018
Four Principals: Mr Stephen Rudolph, Mr Bruno Matuschka, Mrs Lois Kube, Mr Tim Reimann
Photo taken at the 60th Anniversary Dinner, November 2018