Lumen teacher Peter Staubli retires

Peter Staubli
Peter Staubli

Lumen Christi Catholic college held a farewell assembly to celebrate the retirement of Mr Peter Staubli after three decades of teaching.

Mr Staubli studied film and television production at Melbourne University in the early 1980s and went on to work on a number of Australian films.

His comprehensive knowledge in the film industry led him to produce music videos, promotional videos and documentaries as the owner and operator of PEJAY Films. He has also been the producer, editor, director and camera operator for NU COUNTRY TV Melbourne for over 10 years.

Ms Staubli began teaching in Melbourne in 1984, a highlight of his career was a short feature film he produced with year 12 students of Northcote High called The Trap, which was screened to sold out audiences at ACMI in Federation Square, Melbourne..

In 2009, Mr Staubli relocated to Tura Beach and began teaching at Lumen Christi Catholic College in 2011 where his extensive knowledge of film quickly earned him the admiration and respect of both his students and colleagues.

In 2015, Mr Staubli produced a video for the Pambula Catholic Church sesquicentenary (150 years), driving around the district with John Liston whose historical knowledge was an essential part of the production. 

In 2016, Mr Staubli worked with year 10 digital media students to produce a short film called Night Eyes. Filming took place over two days on location at Dolphin Cove and was screened at the Picture Show Man cinema in Merimbula. The invaluable experience gave students both the opportunity to practice the skills they had learnt during their studies and insight into the world of film making.

In his role as publicity officer at Lumen Christi, Mr Staubli produced numerous video clips and created the very popular Lumen Youtube channel. Preferring to be behind the camera, Mr Staubli was always busy taking photos at school events which formed much of the College Yearbook. These photos also accompanied articles written by Mr Staubli, sent to various media outlets for publishing. 

True to his nature Mr Staubli was hoping to go quietly into retirement but the Lumen community helped to celebrate his hard work and dedication displayed during his teaching career.

“He is sure to be remembered fondly by everyone he has worked with and taught during his successful teaching career,” a Lumen Christi spokeswoman said.

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