Monthly Archives: September 2017

Enews – Week 10, Term 3 2017

Issue no. 30
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Pride of Saints Girls

Audiences are being blown away by the School’s Year 5 Production of ‘Disney The Lion King JR.’

The girls have been creating magic in the Arts Centre, bringing the blockbuster movie to life on stage through acting, song and dance.

Crucially, the entire process has been designed to connect to other areas of the curriculum including STEM, English, Geography and History. The girls have also learnt about teamwork, risk-taking and resilience.

Parents and members of our wider School community played an instrumental role in this epic production, in particular with the costumes and head pieces which are truly remarkable.

Well done to the sensational cast and crew – you are the pride of St Peter’s Girls!

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From the Principal

JuliaShea_web-200x300You know when you’ve got it, and you know when you don’t, but it’s not easy to explain exactly what a sense of community is. Yes, we all share an emotional connection, a desire to give our daughters the best start to life that we can. But it’s more than a common goal. Our community has an authenticity, a genuineness which makes it unique. That feeling was clearly evident at The Long Lunch on Sunday and I walked away from there having been reminded, yet again, of what a special place Saints Girls is.

The event was only possible because of the enormous amount of work undertaken by an army of volunteers and the incredibly generous donations from many in our community. Whilst I won’t mention them all here, I do want to acknowledge the amazing work of Rikki Kelly and Peter Louca. They prepared our delicious Greek lunch and devoted countless hours leading up to the day. It was a herculean effort and, on behalf of all those who attended, I offer them my sincerest thanks.

The girls in the Middle School have enjoyed their first term in the new facility. Unfortunately, the external works have been delayed due to the weather. The stairs that wrap around the lift shaft went into position this week and we hope the girls will be able to access the Middle School from the main entrance on the northern side at the start of Term 4.

The Library is taking shape and remains on track to be completed at the end of this year. Our new Maker Space will open at the same time. This is a collaborative work space in which girls will be able to create, innovate and learn. The room will house a laser cutter, a 3D printer and other hardware supplies and tools. The P&F has generously offered to make a donation to the purchase of the laser cutter.

Over the Christmas break, a balcony will be built on the western side of the Stott Wing, allowing girls in the top three classrooms to break out onto both sides. The balcony will run all the way down to the Middle School entrance. That will then complete that section of the School, allowing the hoarding outside the Reception classrooms to be removed and the oval returned to pristine condition.

Best wishes for a safe and relaxing holiday. I look forward to welcoming the girls back to School on Monday 16 October.

Julia Shea

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Back-to-Back Success at IGSSA Athletics Carnival!

W10 Athletics

Wednesday 27 September

Saints Girls went into the IGSSA Athletics Carnival keen to defend the shields won last year. Led by Captains Jasmine Ledgard and Rachael Disney (both Year 12), Saints featured prominently in many events throughout the day. Even when athletes were injured or unable to compete, others gladly volunteered to ensure we earned as many points as possible.

It was a remarkable effort with Saints (1860) storming home to victory, defeating Immanuel (1666), Westminster (1629) and Concordia in fourth position (1574). We won the Under 14 and the Open age groups as well as retaining the Field event trophy.

Individually, congratulations must go to Sophie Barr (Year 8) who set a new Under 14 discus record, smashing the previous mark by 5m with a winning throw of 31.49m, and to Portia Maerschel (Year 8) who chalked up a new Under 13 400m record with a time of 61.94 seconds.

Rose Pittman (Year 10) came second in her 200m race but ran under the previous record time in the Under 16 200m.

Testament to the team is that of the 43 who competed, 20 attend morning training regularly and thanks must go to the coaches, Ryan Smallwood-Simpson, Christine Gayen and staff member Gregor Dingwall, who assist me in helping to provide the opportunities to the girls.

Neil Fuller
Director of Sport

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Year 9s Tackle Challenging Camp

W10 Year 9 Camp

The Year 9 students embarked on camp last week with two classes bound for Hindmarsh Island for their kayaking adventure, and the other two classes heading to Deep Creek Conservation Park for their hiking journey. With strong winds, 9SRI and 9MBR were unable to kayak and turned their attention to a survival challenge. Students had to care for an injured peer, build them a stretcher, create a shelter and fan into flame a fire created from a flint. This challenge was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Once scored by their instructor, the students tried their hand at cooking damper before packing their rucksacks for the hiking section of their camp. That evening was a chance for introspection as the girls participated in their solo night.

Meanwhile, 9AST and 9ESM had set off on their respective hikes, which brought mixed emotions. The challenge of carrying everything that each girl needed in their rucksack whilst hiking difficult terrain was met with some excitement, some trepidation, lots of songs to distract them from any discomfort they were feeling, games of ‘ambush’ and much encouragement as each girl cheered on their classmates to rise to the challenge. The incredible views provided a welcome distraction from the physical challenge of rock climbing. Girls also witnessed the vast array of wildlife such as lizards, koalas and kangaroos with joeys.

By Thursday afternoon, the classes were re-united at Woodhouse, where the girls would go on to experience the adrenaline-fuelled rock climbing, abseiling and high ropes course. It was a highlight for many and an exciting conclusion to camp. The challenges required the girls to function outside their comfort zone, overcome fear, take calculated risks, work together as a team, trust their classmates and dare to imagine completing things that most had never done before. The sense of excitement and accomplishment was palpable. After a camp performance from each class that would make Broadway proud, the girls celebrated and shared their fondest and most uncomfortable experiences.

We were so very proud of the way the girls faced their fears, came together as a class and rose to the significant physical and emotional challenges. It certainly was a journey that will be marked in their memories for years to come.

Melissa Bray
Year 9 Home Group Teacher

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Year 10s Explore the Flinders

W10 Year 10 Camp

The Year 10 campers thoroughly enjoyed their week in the Flinders Ranges with spectacular weather and surroundings.

The girls participated in mountain biking, hiking, rock-climbing, abseiling and numerous campfire games across the five days. As this was their fourth Outdoor Education camp since Year 7, the girls were able to deal exceptionally well with any challenges thrown their way and thrived across all activities.

The staff witnessed an interconnectedness within Home Groups and, when all groups came together on the Thursday night for a BBQ and Talent Show, the atmosphere was fantastic.

Thank you to Roger Mills, Kate Mortimer, Scott Gladstone, the Wilderness Escape staff and the girls for making this a wonderful week.

Dan Searle
Head of PE, Health & Outdoor Education

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The Long Lunch Raises $50,000+ for the School

W10 The Long Lunch

The St Peter’s Girls’ School Foundation Long Lunch took place on Sunday 24 September 2017. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing community members for supporting the event which was a huge success!

This was our first annual Foundation Long Lunch to raise awareness of and funds for our Master Plan, The Next Challenge: Building for Tomorrow. We are very happy to announce that thanks to the generous and collaborative support of our community, this year’s event raised over $50,000 which will go directly to our new Library.

On the day, our esteemed guests enjoyed a delicious meal, refreshments, raffle, auctions and entertainment; thanks to all the individuals and businesses who generously contributed. Our guests bid enthusiastically on the Major and Silent Auctions, not only due to the wonderful selection of items, but also because they knew every dollar raised would directly benefit our students.

I have been personally thanking those who were directly involved this week, and I’d like to once again thank all of you for being involved and helping us to make this event a reality.

If you attended and have any constructive feedback and/or you are interested in getting involved in 2018, please contact me via or 8334 2244.

Golden Ticket Lottery Announcement

A BIG thank you to everyone who bought a Golden Ticket! Congratulations to Mrs Nadia Yelland, the winner of the 2017 Parents’ and Friends’ Association Golden Ticket Lottery. It was drawn at The Long Lunch, where Nadia was present to celebrate her win!

Melissa Westgate
Foundation Manager

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Year 7 Social Hits High Note

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On Friday 22 September, the Senior School SRC organised a social for our Year 7 students and boys invited from St Peter’s College and Prince Alfred College. About 90 students danced the night away to music by our DJ Thomas.

Thanks to SRC Prefect Abbey Goodwin and her helpful band of Year 11 and 12s who assisted Mr Lisle, Miss Brooks and myself with supervision.

Special mention must go to Year 7VBR SRC Rep Caitie Walker and other Year 7s who helped organise the event, ensuring everyone had a great night!

Karen Alderson
Acting SACE Coordinator

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Breakfast Celebration for our Year 12s

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This morning, the final-year cohort gathered for the annual Year 12 breakfast to celebrate both the end of Term 3 and our entrance into the final weeks of our schooling.

The Year 12 students, their families and teaching staff attended the breakfast, enjoying hash browns, croissants, danishes and fruit. To provide some insight into life after Year 12, we heard from 2016 Head Prefect Georgina Sarah. Her insight into our position ahead of our trial exams meant she could give us some helpful advice.

This event was a lovely way to end the term and we wish all Year 12s good luck for their trial exams these holidays.

Chelsea Marchetti
Patteson House Captain

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ELC Children Embrace Nature

This term, the children at the ELC have been exploring Ferguson Park to stimulate their imaginations and connections with nature, forming part of their inquiry.

To celebrate their discoveries over the many weeks, the children performed a ‘thank you’ dance in the park with the help of Miss Sims (Eva), who has been using dance to help them express themselves in a different form.

We look forward to hearing more about the learning developments in Ferguson Park next term. Until then, here’s a taste of what they’ve been up to:


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Debating Students Wrap up Stellar Season

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What an incredible debating season it has been!

Debating at Saints Girls has continued to grow and develop. This year, 14 teams entered the Debating SA competition with over 70 girls competing across Years 7 – 12. A big thank you to all the parents and supporters who have driven girls to debates, assisted with speeches and ultimately helped make this season as successful as it was.

Overall, 9 of the 14 teams finished in the Top 8 of their respective divisions; considering these divisions typically have 30 – 40 teams, this is an outstanding achievement. Year 8 White, Year 9 White, Green, Blue, Year 10 Red and Green, as well as our Senior White team all consequently progressed through to the Finals Draw. Both of our Year 7 teams also enjoyed terrific results.

All debaters should be incredibly proud of themselves for the hard work and dedication they have contributed this season. Saints is very lucky to have such a strong debating program, but it is only as strong as the students who participate. It has been an absolute pleasure to watch the girls develop and improve over the season.

W10 Debating 2Finally, a special congratulations to our Senior White and Year 9 White teams, which were both Runners-Up in the Grand Final held last Saturday in Parliament House. The level of these debates was outstanding and the results were extremely close (3-2 spilt for both teams).

It is my honour to have been the Debating and Public Speaking Captain for 2017. I wish Emma Bleby all the best for her captaincy in 2018, and know she will continue the strong success into the new year.

Sophie Shearwood
Debating and Public Speaking Captain


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Saints Girls Experience Life in Japan

W10 Japan Exchange
Our Japan exchange girls have been enjoying their time at Senzoku Girls’ School in Kawasaki.

They have been placed in different home groups for three weeks and have started to make some new friends.

Their classmates and teachers have been helpful, ensuring our girls understand what is happening in the class.

I’ve been impressed to hear them making observations such as, “I had the best tempura ever last night!”, or, “I could tell my host family that I won’t be in PE swimming lesson today – all in Japanese!”

On an excursion this week, they will visit Kawasaki Daishi Shrine and explore Yokohama Bay Area to see a contrast of traditional and modern parts of Japan.

Ayako Uchikawa
Japanese Teacher

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Selwyn Stall Sells Like Hotcakes

W10 Selwyn House

On Tuesday 26 September, the Year 10 Selwyn Home Group held a pancake stall to raise money for The Smith Family.

With a range of topping options, the treats proved very popular! While Mr Butler-Wills and a range of expert cooks flipped the pancakes to perfection, the rest of the class managed the tables, monitored toppings and looked after the crowd of eager customers.

The stall raised almost $200 which will support the work of The Smith Family in helping underprivileged children to receive a fair and accessible education.

Michael Butler-Wills
10SEL Home Group Teacher

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Kilburn Charity Drive Runs Smoothly

W10 Kilburn

On Tuesday 26 September, the Year 10 Kilburn girls sold smoothies and bakery items to raise money for our House Charity, Cancer Council.

We had a lot of fun preparing and selling the items, and were glad to see that many people within the School community support our efforts.

We were pleasantly surprised by the popularity of our stall, which sold out quite quickly, and are delighted to be donating the money earned towards our great charity.

Bree Jakupec
10KIL Student

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Master Plan Update: From the Construction Zone

W10 Building Site

As we come to the end of Term 3, it’s an opportune time to W10 Stairs provide an update on our exciting new Library. Despite still being in the early stages of the project, it is obvious that the views from this new learning space will be nothing short of incredible.With large, picturesque windows and a substantial balcony overlooking Ferguson Park, the Library will be an inspirational and beautiful place for our students to work and discover.

In other Master Plan developments, the stairs outside the new Middle School have now been installed, soon providing a new access point for the students.

Considerable work should completed over the holiday break and we look forward to providing an update in Term 4.

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Term 4 Summer Uniform Reminder

A reminder that girls will be returning in the Summer Uniform. Please ensure the length of your daughter’s dress is ‘mid-knee’. It is common for the girls to grow over the winter months and they were reminded this week to try their dresses on to determine if adjustment is required. They will also need their Summer hat.

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PYP Exhibition – Can You Help?

Next term the Year 6 students will undertake the PYP Exhibition. They will engage in a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process that requires them to identify, investigate and offer solutions to real-life issues.

This year, our exhibition will have the central idea, “Scientific and technological advances have an impact on society and the environment”. During the first two weeks of Term 4, the students will participate in an Immersion Program which will open their minds to many possible topics for inquiry.

We are looking for volunteers who could present a short talk (20 minutes) to our students. We are particularly interested in people who can talk about preferred futures – how science and technology are being used to improve issues that may already exist. If you work in or have an interest in a field that could connect to our central idea, please email me at to arrange a time.

Helen Smith
Deputy Head of Junior School

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St Peter’s Girls’ School Community Golf Day

W9 OSA Golf Day 2017

Hosted by the St Peter’s Girls’ Old Scholars’ Association

Mount Osmond Golf Club | 60 Mount Osmond Road | Mount Osmond
Stableford Competition | 18-hole round | Multi-tee start 9am

Golf and Lunch: $75
Golf and Lunch (Mount Osmond Golf Club Members): $60
Lunch only: $20

Lunch at 1pm includes a selection of baguettes, wraps, dessert, tea and coffee. Beverages may be purchased from the bar.

Great fun with prizes to be won!

Book via or contact Megan McCormack on 8334 2239.

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Garage Sale Trail at St Peter’s Girls’ School

What: The City of Burnside Garage Sale Trail and St Peter’s Girls will be hosting stalls
Where: St Peter’s Girls’ School car park
When: Sunday 22 October 2017
Time: 8am – 2pm
Why: Are you looking for a FREE, fun and social way to fundraise for your community group, House Charity, sports team or Cambodia Trip and engage with our School community?

St Peter’s Girls’ School has registered a ‘Group Sale’ – to put your sale on the Garage Sale Trail, visit the website and register with our St Peter’s Girls’ Group Sale.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to visit us in the Community Relations Office, or contact Melissa Westgate via or 8334 2244.

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Sports News

W10 Sport


Sports Prefect: Holly Cunningham

Captains of Sports
Jemimah Simpson

AFL (new in 2018)
Holly Cunningham

Erica Reid, Cate Neale (Co-Captains)

Ella Robinson

Bethany Cross

Emma Auricht

Carla Lawrence

Sophie Auricht

Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith

Olivia Compare – Captain
Emily Webb – Vice Captain

Dominique Rigby

Lulu Tierney

Erin Barrera

Yasmin Glazbrook

TOUCH FOOTBALL (TF) (new in 2018)
Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith

Charlotte White

Erin Barrera


Congratulations to Bethany Cross, Taylah Simpson and Dominique Rigby who travelled to Brisbane to compete in the Interstate Challenge for soccer. The games were played at the University of Queensland on an astro-turf pitch. The team played four games over three days against teams from Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.

Our first game was on the Friday night against New South Wales where we lost 5-0, but this was a big improvement for the team based on last year’s result. On Saturday, we played two games, the first against Victoria and the second against Queensland. We lost both games 2-1, and then 1-0, however, in comparison to the results last year this was once again a big improvement. On the Sunday, we played our final game against another team from New South Wales and, after a full day of soccer the day before, the team was very tired and unfortunately lost 2-1.

Although South Australia didn’t have as much success as we had hoped, the tournament was a lot of fun to participate in, and myself, Bethany, and Taylah were able to make some new friends while also improving our soccer skills. Next year the tournament will be held on the Gold Coast and it would be amazing to see some more Saints girls involved in either Soccer, Tennis or Netball. – Dom Rigby (Soccer Captain)


Wednesday 20 September
Year 6 Blue – Saints 8 defeated Saints White 6
To end the term, Saints played the ‘local derby’ which was greatly anticipated. Showing great sportsmanship and control, the girls fought hard, with the game moving quickly from end to end but inaccurate shooting kept the score low. The girls enjoyed themselves and shared great spirit and enthusiasm. – Sharon Leach (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 19 defeated Seymour Green 14
What a way to finish the season! The girls worked together and improved their defence to come from behind at half-time and secure a win. A big congratulations to all of the girls as they now remain undefeated. It has been a pleasure to coach you all. – Josephine Dal Pra (Coach)


Wednesday 20 September
Year 3/4 – Saints 12 defeated Seymour Purple 3
The girls played an awesome team game for their last match of the season, bringing together all the skills they have learnt throughout the season. There was great movement down the court, scoring goals, intercepts, 3 feet hands up and strong, direct passes. Well done to all of the girls and best wishes to Emily Bates who is injured; we hope you have a speedy recovery.  A special thank you to Chelsea Walls (Year 9) for her support with the team. Very proud of you all. – Karen Braund (Coach)

Year 2/3 – Saints 3 defeated by Seymour 11
This last time the team met, Seymour recorded a resounding win. In this game, it showed just how much the team has improved since early in the season. This was the highest number of goals the girls scored all season; as such, it was a good way to end the competition. – Emily Braggs (Coach)


Friday 22 September
Year 5 – Saints 6 defeated Seymour 0
In our last game, the girls gave it their all, showing great teamwork and communication. We secured the lead early with a few goals from Florence Russell, only to be backed up by a goal from Lysianne Franchi. When the second half started, we were just as clinical putting lots of pressure on Seymour and not giving them an inch of space. Once again, Florence scored, as did Elle Humphrey. It was a fantastic performance from the girls and a great end to a very good season, staying undefeated throughout. – Charlie Capogreco (Coach)

Year 3/4 – Saints 1 drew with Pembroke 1
The final game of the season rolled along much quicker than anticipated. The girls planned to go out on a high note and complete their successful season. They achieved this, playing their best game of the year, irrespective of not coming away with another win. Anna Venning scored in the first half and Sophia Langley played her best game of the season. Sophia brought a bag of tricks and dribbled the ball freely around her opponents. She fought hard in the contests and brought her friends into the game with excellent passing. Lucy Tulloch, Jerrie Wu and Iszabella Lochowiak continued to improve, finishing their seasons positively.

In defence, Shirley Liu was unrelenting, improving from her excellent form in her breakout game a few weeks ago against Pembroke. She linked up well with Levanya De Silva and both girls were a constant barricade to Pembroke’s offence right up to the final minutes. Shirley’s skill and determination was clearly evident as she stood out in this week’s game. Alannah Godfrey, who played her first full game for our team, was excellent in defence, along with Elizabeth McKernan. They have both secured spots that they feel really comfortable with and continued to play responsible soccer, supporting their team mates.

Grace Stevens yet again saved many goals and set up play with her clever thinking and commanding kicks. She has been amazing all season and stepped into a massive role which she has filled with enthusiasm and skill. Evelyn Gautier in just her second game was more comfortable on the pitch knowing where to run and chasing down the ball. Charlotte Udall played her most confident game in two years, running at the ball and really enjoying her soccer.

The girls all have something to be proud of this season when reflecting on their games. They will definitely be back for another season next year, as will I, as we all had so much fun! – Mark Routley (Coach)


Years 3 – 6 Gym For All Challenge
Friday 22 September

On Friday 22 September, the Saints Girls’ gymnastics teams from Years 3 – 7 travelled to the Marion Leisure Centre to compete in the annual Gym For All Challenge, hosted by Gymnastics SA.

After weeks of preparation, the girls were nervous yet extremely excited to see what would occur as the day unfolded, and get a real taste of what a gymnastics competition is like. The girls competed on various apparatus such as Bars, Vault, Beam, Mini Tramp and Floor, and were up against both girls and boys from St Andrews and Ascot Park. The events concluded with each school’s group dance, which they had been working on from the previous term, and this gave all participants an opportunity to showcase their skills and actively support one another.

The results of the competition reflected the hard work the girls put in, with many of our teams placing first in multiple events. Overall, the girls loved getting involved in the experience and are looking forward to returning next year with even more new skills to showcase. – Alice Petchey (Gym Captain)


State Day
Congratulations to Molly Dwyer (gold in 11 year old 800m) and Carla Massicci (silver in the 10 year old 4 x 100m) who helped the East Adelaide SAPSASA Athletics team win the overall SAPSASA Metro Districts Athletics competition.

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Enews – Week 9, Term 3 2017

Issue no. 29

Saints Girls Thrive in Great Outdoors

This week, our Year 9 and 10 students have been sharing some incredible experiences together on camp.

The Year 9s have been exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula, while the Year 10s have been tackling the Flinders Ranges, with activities including rock climbing, mountain biking and bushwalking.

It’s all part of our robust Outdoor Education Program which develops resilience and tenacity in our girls, while also instilling the value of teamwork.

School camps like these often result in enduring friendships built on mutual experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Whether it’s the camaraderie of a singalong around a campfire or the satisfaction of abseiling down a sheer rock face, our girls move out of their comfort zones and push the boundaries, enhancing their self-awareness, respect for others and appreciation of nature.

Well done to all girls for challenging themselves throughout the week!

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From the Head of Junior School

Suzanne HaddyAs an adult who remembers schooling in the 70s and 80s as being a markedly different experience than it is today, I am excited and fascinated by the incredible learning opportunities that our students are exposed to in the 2010s. I recall school as largely consisting of a series of roughly homogenous lessons. Generally, a teacher instructed the class as a whole before students simultaneously copied notes from the blackboard, answered a set of identical questions, solved some identical mathematics or science problems, or on the odd occasion when creativity was required, wrote a story. The infrequent ‘project’ was a highlight, requiring a trip to the newsagent for a large piece of cardboard, a visit to the local library for research material, the family’s Encyclopaedia Britannica collection being strewn across the dining room table, and an opportunity to use my prized set of 36 coloured Derwent pencils. I like to think my formative years weren’t all that long ago; however, they were in a time when our knowledge and understanding of the world was far more constant than it is today.

We now live in a fast-evolving world, and we are preparing our students for a future full of possibilities. In doing so, we are conscious of the need for our students to develop a wide range of strategies, skills and dispositions that will enable them to continually challenge their thinking, be willing to learn new things, stretch their potential and share their discoveries, thoughts and understandings in meaningful and engaging ways. In support of this, the Junior School embarked on a full 1:1 digital technologies program at the beginning of this year. Every Reception to Year 4 student now has sole use of a School-owned iPad, Year 5 and 6 students bring their own personal device, and we also provide sets of laptops for shared use. Our online learning management system, Canvas, is being used by teachers, students and parents to set and view learning tasks, check progress, share resources and celebrate learning. We have resourced our digital technologies program with a variety of coding, creativity and production apps and different types of robots, and students see all of these things as a natural part of their schooling.

Recently, I asked a group of students to tell me about the benefits that they see in using 1:1 digital tools. Their answers were both astute and varied, and I present some of them to you here.

“Learning with iPads is good because it’s easy to access information and you’ve got information with you all the time.” – Year 5

“Canvas is great because it is easy to show our parents our work and our teachers’ comments. It’s also good for catching up on work that you’ve fallen behind in.” – Year 5

“I love that we can choose how to present our work and we don’t all have to do it the same way. I might use Powerpoint, and other girls might make an iMovie, and our presentations look really professional so our audience is interested and entertained.” – Year 6

“When we use technology and Canvas, we can access our work at home, or anywhere.” – Year 4

“Watching BTN (Behind the News) on our iPads is great because we can each watch different parts of it again if we didn’t understand something the first time.” – Year 4

“We’ve used so many different apps. I liked using Popplet when we were working together to brainstorm ideas about mealworms. We could type our ideas and sort them into where they belonged.” – Year 2

“I liked telling our stories using stop-motion movies because you could see the characters moving and it’s good to tell stories in lots of different ways, not just writing.” – Year 2

“Using apps to help us learn in language classes is really helpful and much more fun than just having paper flashcards. The games give you instant feedback, you can challenge yourself, and they are enjoyable.” – Year 6

“When we do tests on the iPad, we get the results immediately so we know what we need to work on next.” – Year 6

“I like using Mathletics and Reading Eggs on my iPad. When you read a story, the iPad helps you read a word if you don’t know what it says.” – Year 1

“I’ve enjoyed the ways I’ve been creative in Art using Adobe Sketch as a new way to draw. If you make a mistake, you can use the back arrow or eraser. You can also do multiple layers and use a mixture of photos and drawing.” – Year 4

“I like taking photos of what I’ve been learning with my iPad and writing about it.” – Year 2

“We use our iPads to code the Lego robots and we work in pairs, so we have to collaborate.” – Year 4

If you are not yet a regular visitor to your daughter’s Canvas courses, please take a little time to enter via the myLink parent portal and have a look. Our teachers spend considerable time creating and uploading content for both students and parents, and I’m sure you will find it interesting viewing.

Suzanne Haddy
Head of Junior School

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Staff vs Students Debate Entertains Yet Again!

W9 Staff Student Debate

What an amazing final Staff vs Students debate for 2017! With the staff and student teams each holding one win, this debate was the decider, with the topic being, “The use of social media should require a licence”. Although both teams put up a fantastic fight, the split decision from the adjudication panel eventually awarded the STUDENTS victory – congratulations to all those who have been involved across the three encounters! A special thanks must go to staff, students and Old Scholars who have given their time to judging these funny and entertaining debates.

In other debating news, two of our teams (Senior White and Year 9 White) have made the Grand Finals being held tomorrow in the House of Assembly at Parliament House. All teams have worked incredibly hard this season, but these two teams should be especially proud of this fantastic achievement.

We would love to see some friendly faces at the event; all are welcome, so please join us at 11am for the Year 9 debate and/or 2pm for the Senior debate. The topics are, “Free-range parenting is needed in Australia” for the Year 9s, and, “The parents of Charles Gard should have had the right to choose for their child” for the Seniors. These are undoubtedly going to make for some very interesting speeches, so please come and support our fantastic debaters!

A more in-depth review of the debating season will be provided in the next Enews.

Sophie Shearwood
Debating and Public Speaking Captain

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A Little About Dance at Saints Girls

The Year 9 Dance program explores different styles including Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop. The students have been learning the basic techniques relevant to each dance style throughout the year. They have also had opportunities to perform class routines in Assembly and during the SACE Dance ‘RAW’ performance, which was a highly successful evening showcasing Dance from Years 9 – 12 and featuring music and drama performances as well.

The course also involves group composition work, which allows students to share their original ideas and create their own movement phrases. In addition, this term the Year 9 students attended a performance by the Sydney Dance Company – an experience which inspired many of them. The students have since analysed and evaluated this, writing insightful reviews of the choreography and production features. In the coming weeks, the Year 9 and SACE dancers will compete at the South Australian Stage Dancing Society competitions at Westminster School, which will provide them with another new performance experience.

Kate Burnett
Dance Teacher

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‘Disney The Lion King JR.’ – Opening Night Less Than a Week Away!

W9 Disney The Lion King JR.
It is an exciting time for our Year 5 students as opening night of ‘Disney The Lion King JR.’ draws closer. They have been working very hard on this production, and are looking forward to performing for their family and friends. If you haven’t booked already, why not come along to the newly available Friday matinee at 1.30pm?

The headdresses and costumes for the show are simply stunning; it will truly be a spectacle.

Ticket prices:
Adult $15
Student/concession $10
Family (2 adults/2 children) $35

Book now via!

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Kilburn House Dinner

W9 Kilburn House Dinner

The annual House Dinners organised by the Year 11 girls are certainly something every Saints Girl looks forward to. Creating a fancy dress costume to fit a theme and participating in a range of games makes the night plenty of fun!

Last Friday, a tribe of fantastical creatures including princesses, fairies, unicorns and elves made their way into an enchanted garden for Kilburn’s House Dinner. With such an incredible array of costumes, the Year 12s choice of best dressed for each year level proved to be very difficult!

The girls enjoyed a delicious meal of canapes, pizza, lollies and cake, served by a brilliant group of parent helpers, but still had time to dance to some great music and participate in a couple of quizzes.

The girls also participated in a range of games including pin the horn on the unicorn, guess the Year 12 baby and the donut game. A highlight of the night was definitely the bashing in of the piñatas! I would like to extend a special thank you to all of the Year 11 girls for their efforts in organising the food and games, and for providing such a beautiful set up. It made this final dinner one of my favourites and was a very memorable last one for the Year 12s.

I would also like to thank all of the parents who came along and supported the night. Their help to organise and prepare the food, and assistance when cleaning up was very much appreciated.

Sophie Freeman
Kilburn House Captain

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Our Youngest Saints Girls Dancers

W9 Dance Concert2
In Terms 2 and 3 this year, students in Reception and Year 1 participated in the Dance program with Kirsty Battersby.

During the sessions, the students focussed on performance and creation. The girls learnt warm ups, class dances and games to help develop body alignment, coordination, expression and performance skills. They created their own class dances using props, words, music and visual designs as a catalyst to create movement. They developed their creativity, thinking skills and showed confidence when presenting their ideas.

On Wednesday morning, the students presented their dances to the School community. It was a wonderful concert which firmly embedded our values of Creativity, Compassion and Courage. After the concert, the students were buzzing with excitement; their reflections are a testament to this wonderful program.

“I loved how much effort we put into ‘Roar’ because it is a very hard dance but I knew we could do it. The dance concert was brilliant!” – Tilly

“It was fun and I felt proud of myself. The colour of my dress was bronze and I had a bronze scrunchy.” – Grace

“I really liked Mrs Liddy’s girls’ lion dance because I liked their costumes and they looked cute.” – Neela

“I really liked ‘Greased Lightning’ and the partner dances in the light dance.” – April

“I like Mrs Davies’ class because it was really cool for Kirsty to make it from a book.” – Millie

“It was fun being in the dark when we did our partner dances during the light dance.” – Leila

“We loved our costumes because they had all the colours of the rainbow and matched the book ‘My many coloured days’.” – Chloe

“I liked being a lion. We had to be cheeky, dance around and pretend to pull each other’s tails.” – Christine

“I enjoyed it when we had to dance together. My partner was Sophia. It was hard because we had to move backwards and forwards.” – Alexandra

“The Finale dance was called ‘Star Fish’. It was fun and all the children in the Reception and Year 1 classes were on the stage.” – Willow

“We loved learning dance with Kirsty and we love dancing!” – Georgia

Louise Davies
Reception and Year 1 Coordinator

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Casual clothes day for Years 7 – 12

W9 Casual Day

Tuesday 26 September will be dedicated to fundraising for Selwyn and Kilburn’s House Charities.

Selwyn’s charity is The Smith Family and Kilburn’s is The Cancer Council.

Next Tuesday, girls in the Middle and Senior Schools are welcome to come dressed in casual clothes and bring a gold coin donation. Please note, this applies to girls in Years 7 – 12 only.

The Year 10 Selwyn girls will be selling pancakes for $2 each with various toppings at the fixed BBQ near the tennis courts.

The Year 10 Kilburn girls will be selling smoothie cups made from mixed berries with the option of a homemade granola topping from the Food Tech deck at lunch time on Tuesday.

Please bring along some gold coins and support the Year 10 girls and the House Charities.

Sarah Richards
Community Service Captain

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Vacation Care

W8 Vacation Care

Our next instalment of Vacation Care is almost here. We have two weeks of activities guaranteed to keep the children busy and active through the break. With a total of six excursions/incursions, there is plenty of fun to be had.

Some of our home-based days will include personalised bag making, planting our own flowers and our Pirate Party is a must-attend event!

Other activities include the movies at Semaphore with lunch on the foreshore, Little Legends cooking classes and Imagination Kidz Play Café.

Read the full October Vacation Care program here

In recent times, Vacation Care has booked out very quickly as places are limited, so please click here to secure your booking now!

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St Peter’s Girls’ School Community Golf Day

W9 OSA Golf Day 2017

Hosted by the St Peter’s Girls’ Old Scholars’ Association

Mount Osmond Golf Club | 60 Mount Osmond Road | Mount Osmond
Stableford Competition | 18-hole round | Multi-tee start 9am

Golf and Lunch: $75
Golf and Lunch (Mount Osmond Golf Club Members): $60
Lunch only: $20

Lunch at 1pm includes a selection of baguettes, wraps, dessert, tea and coffee. Beverages may be purchased from the bar.

Great fun with prizes to be won!

Book via or contact Megan McCormack on 8334 2239.

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Garage Sale Trail at St Peter’s Girls’ School

What: The City of Burnside Garage Sale Trail and St Peter’s Girls will be hosting stalls
Where: St Peter’s Girls’ School car park
When: Sunday 22 October 2017
Time: 8am – 2pm
Why: Are you looking for a FREE, fun and social way to fundraise for your community group, House Charity, sports team or Cambodia Trip and engage with our School community?

St Peter’s Girls’ School has registered a ‘Group Sale’ – to put your sale on the Garage Sale Trail, visit the website and register with our St Peter’s Girls’ Group Sale.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to visit us in the Community Relations Office, or contact Melissa Westgate via or 8334 2244.

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Code Camp at St Peter’s Girls’ School

W4 Code Camp

St Peter’s Girls’ School will be hosting Code Camp Spark and Code Camp Ignite for students in Years 2 – 6 from 4 – 6 October, 9am – 3.30pm. The cost is $350 for three days.

Code Camp Information Flyer
Visit the Code Camp website for more information
Visit the St Peter’s Girls’ School booking page

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Summer Uniform Check for Term 4

As the winter terms draw to an end, it’s time to get out those summer uniforms to see if they still fit and are in order. The School Shop will be open during the second week of the holidays on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 October from 9am – 4pm.

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Sports News


All students are once again reminded to check notice boards for team selections and other relevant information pertaining to their sport. If you have any news items or sporting success stories please email them to

Congratulations to Keeley Fahey (Year 8) who has competed in Bendigo at the National Clubs Championship Level 6 Open Women’s Event for trampolining.

Bethany Cross, Dominique Rigby and Taylah Simpson (all Year 11) head to Brisbane this week to represent an IGSSA select Soccer team to compete at the tri-state games involving teams from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Charlotte White (Year 10), Anna White (Year 8) and Georgina Keough (Year 8) are all travelling to Queensland to compete at the National Volleyball Championships.


Wednesday 13 September
Year 6 White – Saints 35 drew with Seymour Green 35
Year 6 White played extremely well against Seymour Green. The teams were evenly matched and Saints played very well in both offence and defence, stopping their key players from scoring, and creating lots of turnovers which they converted to scores. The girls held a determined Seymour out in the last minute preventing them from scoring to finish with a draw. – Sarah Matheson (Student Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 21 defeated Wilderness 14
Another great performance by the girls in their second to last game. They were able to improve both their passing and defending in order to beat Wilderness. A special mention to Charlotte Norman for her outstanding defence and Sienna Huxtable for her accurate shooting. – Josephine Dal Pra (Coach)


Wednesday 13 September
Year 3/4 – Saints 2 defeated by Walford 11
The girls tried really hard but unfortunately Walford proved to be a tough opponent. Saints had some great passages of play and were determined throughout the match, demonstrating great team work and improved skills. – Karen Braund (Coach)


Friday 15 September
Year 6 – Saints 3 defeated Seymour 0
A great final game for the girls with a convincing win over a good side. Both teams had over 12 players each so instead of playing 7v7, we had a 10v10 game which suited both as the girls got much more game time. We defended well and our goalkeepers didn’t have much to do for most of the game as our attackers didn’t stop pressuring the opposition goal. Very happy with our last result and fantastic work from all the girls. – Vincent Talladira (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 8 defeated Pembroke White 1
Great offensive play from the girls. They left the opposition without the ball on many occasions. Florence Russell scored an amazing seven goals, showing her experience of playing at club, and Lysiane Franchi scored the other goal. The opposition had one counter catching us out of position for their goal. Apart from that, we dominated the game with great teamwork and enthusiasm. – Charlie Capogreco (Coach)

Year 3/4 – Saints 1 drew with Loreto 1
Our focus this week was bringing the ball down the wings and crossing the ball into a free player in the middle but many of our kicks coming out of defence including strong goalie kick-outs were all sailing out of bounds. Anna Venning’s first goal was disallowed, deemed too high, then she managed to sneak a second opportunity past Loreto’s goal keeper giving us the lead.

In the second half, the girls gave their possession more thought and the game was fierce with a number of players having big collisions with opponents. Lucy Tulloch was one of these players who crashed into an opposition player and bounced back up showing great resilience. Lucy, along with Iszabella Lochowiak, played their best games of the season. They each won the ball around the ground, ran hard and passed the ball well to their team mates. Grace Stevens played another fantastic game in goals and only let through a controversial penalty for a pass back (a rule she was unaware of). A highlight that stood out to all the girls was Nicole Wang’s header which was the first for any girl in our team this season. Her massive Kilburn afro wig she was still sporting from her Kilburn Spirit Week celebration must have given her extra confidence. The girls have one final match next week in what has been an excellent season. – Mark Routley (Coach)

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Enews – Week 8, Term 3 2017

Issue no. 28
Enews-banner W8 2018 Prefects

Introducing our Prefects for 2018

St Peter’s Girls’ School is delighted to announce our Prefects for 2018.

They are energetic and dedicated students who uphold our values of courage, compassion and creativity. We are looking forward to watching them grow as leaders who motivate and guide our girls.

They can’t wait to begin their roles and already have a variety of initiatives planned.

Antonia Kirsten-Parsch Head Prefect
Olivia Compare Deputy Head Prefect
Lucy Cox SRC Prefect
Erica Reid International Prefect
Emma Bleby Debating and Public Speaking Prefect
Charlene Lee Music Prefect
Sophie Auricht Selwyn House Captain
Dominique Rigby Community Service Prefect
Alexandra Reade Kennion House Captain
Catherine Neale Chapel Prefect
Ava Loechel Kilburn House Captain
Bethany Cross Patteson House Captain
Holly Cunningham Sports Prefect

Congratulations to our Deputy House Captains for 2018:

Charlotte Kelly Selwyn Deputy House Captain
Jessie Rundle Kennion Deputy House Captain
India Deere Kilburn Deputy House Captain
Amy Steele Patteson Deputy House Captain

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‘Yeah the Girls’ on a Roll

W8 Yeah the Girls

This week in our #yeahthegirls shout outs, we acknowledge the Open A Netball team, the Senior Debating team and the Sports Day record breakers.

A big congratulations to the Open A netballers who played in the inaugural Senior Students vs Old Scholars match on Saturday 26 August. The students won the game 36-23, taking home the Georgia Beaton Cup and ending their school netball era on a high note.

Last week, the Senior Debating team won their quarter final! A special mention to Debating Captain Sophie-Louise Shearwood, who was awarded speaker of the night. An amazing effort girls and we wish you all the best in the final rounds!

And, last Friday, a number of girls broke records in track and field events during Sports Day at the SA Athletics Stadium:

Junior and Middle School
> Molly Dwyer (Year 5) – 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500m
> Amelia Lucas (Year 5) – high jump
> Sophie Barr (Year 8) – discus and shot put
> Portia Maerschel (Year 8) – 200m and long jump
> Keeley Fahey (Year 8) – high jump
> Ella Byrne (Year 9) 100m

Senior School
> Rose Pittman (Year 10) – 400m
> Milly Wood (Year 10) – high jump
> Charlotte White (Year 10) – discus
> Jasmine Ledgard (Year 12) – javelin, shot put and discus
> Rachael Disney (Year 12) 100m

Congratulations to all girls on these superb achievements.

Yeah the Girls!

Emma Mockridge                   Sarah Richards
Selwyn House Captain        Community Service Captain

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From the Acting Director of Teaching and Learning


Parsons, BrianAs educators, we have a responsibility to help our girls develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that will be needed in the next phases of their lives. In addition, we must also develop their ability to think and act in an entrepreneurial way. Much of their success will come from imagining, creating and pursuing opportunities and by showing dedication, persistence and resilience in order to realise their goals. The success of the development of entrepreneurial thinking at St Peter’s Girls can be seen on the School grounds and in South Australian and national competitions.

Many of you will have taken advantage of Saints Café, a program initiated by Year 10 girls and Ms Sarah Casson, our Futures leader, in 2016. This venture has two important outcomes: fostering the business awareness and creativity of the students, and helping build connections between members of our School community.

In the last edition of Enews, you will have read about the success of our teams in the 2017 ‘Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero’ challenge. Our Year 9 girls competed in this competition for the first time this year, under the leadership of Mrs Monique Green, Digital Technologies Teacher. In this competition, students needed to create an app, develop a business plan and market their product using a video pitch. All three South Australian finalist teams were from St Peter’s Girls. The students in ‘Fünf Team’ devised a mobile app that connects retirees with volunteering jobs. They not only won the South Australian competition but were also crowned national winners in the secondary schools’ division.

Eleven of our Year 10 students are currently competing in the eChallenge, a competition presented by the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre at the University of Adelaide. It is a 12-week program delivered at the university and supported by planning meetings at school, facilitated by Mr Gabriele Trobbiani, Business and Enterprise Teacher. The program guides teams through the process of conceiving an idea, gaining feedback and ultimately attempting to get a product to prototype stage. As a part of this process, teams test their ideas in the market, creating summary reports of their progress, and ultimately present their ideas in a pitching session to a panel of industry experts who assess the overall commercial viability of their concept. Our current eChallenge teams aspire to recreate the success of last year’s teams. In 2016, our first year in the competition, the St Peter’s Girls’ teams finished first and second in the schools’ division.

Last week, the girls in the Year 10 GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Mathematics and Science) course competed in the State finals of the Subs in Schools challenge, conducted by the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation (REA). Students built a product: a remote-control submarine, ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) or a virtual reality walkthrough of an interior space in a submarine. They produced a portfolio of their work, gained sponsorship, marketed their product and brand through a trade display and verbal presentation, and explained the engineering involved in their product.

The SUBS in Schools program also develops the entrepreneurial skills and attitudes of the girls. For example, they became more self-reliant, proactive and innovative and their perseverance increased throughout the project. One perspective on Entrepreneurial Education examines the impact of the emotional demands of activities on students’ development of entrepreneurial attitudes. The challenge of having to develop and market a product, for which they relied on interaction with the ‘outside world’, placed several demands on the students’ emotions. At times, the success gained as a result of the mentoring provided by the SAAB Australia engineers led to happiness and the motivation to continue exploring. At other times, the need to understand the complex concepts and skills required in these mentoring sessions led to feelings of frustration. Likewise, the girls needed to obtain sponsorship (often in the form of products or services) from external organisations and businesses to be able to build their watercraft and prepare for their presentations. Some of their attempts to obtain sponsorship were more successful than others, and the girls learnt a lot about resilience. The positive outcomes of this experience were an increased tolerance of uncertainty, willingness to take risks and perseverance to overcome difficulties. The positive reinforcement that they received from external sources through SAAB Australia and their competition success has enabled them to develop the understanding that they can succeed in this type of challenge, that they want to continue to be involved in this kind of activity and that being entrepreneurial is now part of their identity. The benefits to the students of participation in this program stretch from increased awareness of the opportunities provided by engineering to highly developed entrepreneurial skills and attitudes. They will carry these skills and attitudes with them in their future pursuits.

Brian Parsons
Acting Director of Teaching and Learning, and GEMS teacher

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Wave of Success for SUBS Girls

W8 SUBS in Schools

Last week, Team SALACIA competed in the SUBS in Schools Technology Challenge. Our task was to build a fully- functional, remote-controlled submarine, as well as marketing a brand, creating a portfolio and trade display, and seeking sponsorship from professional companies.

The competition is purely student-run and embodies a variety of skills that cannot be taught within a classroom. The first day of judging was the sea trial. The submarine had to manoeuvre through a course set up in a pool with the ability to dive, surface and turn efficiently. The second day of judging was at the Royal Adelaide Show. Our team was set up at our trade display and, throughout the day, had judging for different categories: verbal presentation, an eight minute presentation outlining our journey and learning outcomes; marketing, judging our trade display and overall marketing of our brand; engineering CAD, the 3D printed parts; engineering manufacturing, the overall building of the submarine.

We came home in first place and have now been invited to compete at the National Finals in Perth in late November. The competition was a great learning experience and has opened up opportunities down the STEM pathway. We thoroughly enjoyed this project and look forward to representing Saints Girls interstate.

Amy Carrodus
Year 10 student

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Sky is no Limit for Saints Girl


Year 11 student Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith has been selected to attend the 2018 HASSE Senior Space School International Study Program. We asked her to tell us a little about what this incredible experience will involve.

“Girls from South Australia will travel to NASA in Houston, Texas USA – a first for this program. HASSE is dedicated to the innovation and promotion of science and space exploration. HASSE provides a forward-looking, unique and experiential-based study program which complements conventional school education and strengthens critical development skills for students.

This immersive program homes in on individual leadership, project management, resource allocation, crisis management and teamwork. I have the opportunity to work directly with NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists across technologically-advanced sites such as Johnson Space Center, Challenger Learning Center and Rice University. Throughout the expedition I will develop teamwork skills and embark on an entrepreneurial mindset with a $600m NASA exploration project. The challenge is to efficiently manage the budget; plan, build and launch rockets; invest in water purification and heat insulation; construct a landing module and rover, plus build a habitat to then live on Mars. At the end of the program, teams will formally present their proposals to a panel of NASA experts for judgement on viability and creativity.

Two weeks… One giant goal… Dream BIG”

Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith
Year 11 student

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Quintet Shines at Hall of Fame Concert

W8 Quintet 1For more images from the event please visit

The Adelaide Music Collective (AMC) is a group of Adelaide artists and associated professionals with national and international experience in the music industry. The South Australian Music Hall of Fame was founded by Adelaide radio legend David ‘Daisy’ Day, and aims not only to celebrate the careers of successful industry personalities, but also to bring them together, creating relationships with the upcoming youth and future of South Australian music.

On Monday 11 September, the Quintet was honoured to be involved in the memorial concert and induction of two outstanding music educators, Eric Bryce and John McKenzie, both of whom have left a lasting legacy in South Australia.

Eric and John have been my personal mentors and have had a profound influence upon my teaching career and musical skill development. For this reason, the Quintet was approached to perform together with some of the best music schools in Adelaide to pay tribute to this pair. It was with great pride that I was able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge I have learnt from these truly great educators through the Quintet at the concert. The girls performed with outstanding flair and were a joy to watch at work.

Special thanks to our dedicated Music girls: Sarah Brownridge, Tiffany Babidge, Emma Bleby, Hannah Brown and Ava Loechel.

Sari Noble
Music Teacher

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High Note at Eisteddfod

On Tuesday 5 September, I accompanied Milana Troon, Isabelle Norman, Annabelle Langley and Jade Leyden to compete in the City of Adelaide Vocal Eisteddfod Competitions.

In each of the sections entered, one of these girls won first prize. They are to be congratulated for their high standard of achievement, and the support and encouragement extended to their fellow competitors.

Wendy Hopkins
Vocal Tutor

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Adventures at Narnu Farm

W8 Year 2 and 3 Camp

On a wild and wintery morning last week, the Years 2 and 3 Saints Girls departed from school full of excitement ready for their camp at Narnu Farm. From the moment we arrived, we enjoyed sunshine and fresh farm air. We fed baby animals, held tiny chicks and learnt all about farming history including making our own butter, which tasted delicious on our freshly baked scones. For many campers, riding horses was exciting and breathtaking. As leaders, the Year 3s enjoyed helping others in their groups and confidently tackled all challenges.

Their ability to take risks, try new things and share W8 Camptheir thinking served to inspire the younger girls to give things a go. Our camp is an integral aspect of our learning program and provides wonderful opportunities for the girls to develop confidence and try new physical activities with the care and guidance of familiar teachers and friends. They all arrived back at school full of stories and ready to share their beautiful memories with their families.

Kathryn Clark and Sallyann Bruun (Year 2 teachers)
Mark Routley and Deb Cope (Year 3 teachers)

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ELC Celebrates Grandparents

This week, our ELC hosted another wonderful event, with Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day.

The Centre was packed to the rafters with guests, and the children couldn’t contain their excitement! A delightful photo booth was set up to capture precious memories, books were on sale for families to donate to the ELC, and warm drinks and nibbles went down a treat.

Thank you to the Friends of the ELC and everyone else involved in staging yet another special occasion to celebrate our community.

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Vacation Care

W8 Vacation Care

Our next instalment of Vacation Care is almost here. We have two weeks of activities guaranteed to keep the children busy and active through the break. With a total of six excursions/incursions, there is plenty of fun to be had.

Some of our home-based days will include personalised bag making, planting our own flowers and our Pirate Party is a must-attend event!

Other activities include the movies at Semaphore with lunch on the foreshore, Little Legends cooking classes and Imagination Kidz Play Café.

Read the full October Vacation Care program here

In recent times, Vacation Care has booked out very quickly and places are limited, so please click here to secure your booking now!

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Year 11s Have a Blast with Rocketry

W8 Rockets

The new SACE Science course contains a new Science as Human Endeavour component, part of which requires understanding that the development of science concepts is a dynamic process involving analysis of evidence which sometimes produces unexpected outcomes.

To this end, students were to compare model rocket flight with the flight of advanced rockets. They designed and built a rocket body out of cardboard and plastic cups, then installed an engine. They then had to measure the parameters that would affect the rocket’s flight – burn time of engine, drag forces, rocket mass, thrust and so on. Measuring drag required some ingenuity; they had to construct a primitive wind tunnel using a leaf blower and electronic force sensors. Then came the Hidden Figures bit: these numbers were entered into a dynamic spreadsheet which used Newton’s Equations to determine the flight path. Particular attention was paid to estimating the maximum altitude the rocket would achieve.

On launch day, the class tracked the rocket’s flight using clinometers on their mobile phones. There was some excitement when the parachute failed to deploy on one launch, resulting in a rather more spectacular recovery of the rocket than was planned. They then compared the actual altitude reached by the rocket to their theoretical estimates. They will now go on to compare how they planned and executed their rocket flight with the way that this is done for actual rocketry. Overall it provided a fun, hands-on way of exploring the human endeavour of rocketry.

David Stuart
Senior Science Teacher

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Count Down to The Long Lunch!

W8 The Long Lunch

LAST CHANCE: Book your ticket for The Long Lunch today – only 20 still available

Join us on a Greek Odyssey at the St Peter’s Girls’ Foundation Long Lunch.

Sunday 24 September 12 noon – 5pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School grounds

Tickets are $120 and include all food, drinks and entertainment.

Book via

Auction Items available for bidding NOW!

To view the incredible items on offer at The Long Lunch, click here.

Pre-bids can be made by emailing Melissa Westgate by C.O.B. Friday 22 September via
Please provide the Auction Item or LOT #, your name and your mobile number.

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Sports Day Results

W8 Sports Day results

Friday 8 September 2017
Despite the threat of bad weather, Sports Day ran extremely well, with great excitement and enthusiasm shown. It started with our Year 12s entering their final sports carnival ‘dressed to impress’, followed by the colourful House Scramble.

The overall lead changed a number of times throughout the day, but it was Selwyn who prevailed to retain the Page Shield. The future looks hotly contested, with the Sub-School shields all having different winners.

Spirit was shown across all track and field contests, novelty events and House cheers, with Kilburn taking the overall spirit points for the day.

It was great to see the many parents who also got involved, either helping at events or taking part in the House Scramble and Rowing Challenge, which this year went for two hours. Amazingly, at the end, Kilburn edged out Patteson by just 58m.

The final event of the day, the Saints Girls’ Gift, was successfully defended by Efua Yawson from Selwyn.

Page Shield
1st Selwyn (4341), 2nd Patteson (3954), 3rd Kennion (3801), 4th Kilburn (3642)

Junior Shield
1st Patteson (1209), 2nd Selwyn (1141), 3rd Kilburn (969), 4th Kennion (862)

Middle School
1st Kennion (1617), 2nd Selwyn (1454), 3rd Patteson (1183), 4th Kilburn (1333)

Senior School
1st Selwyn (1746), 2nd Patteson (1562), 3rd Kilburn (1540), 4th Kennion (1322)

Year Level Winners
Year 4: 1st Carla Massicci (KIL), 2nd Gabby Howard (SEL), 3rd Lara Maione (KIL)
Year 5: 1st Molly Dwyer (PAT), 2nd Amelia Lucas (KIL), 3rd Mathilda Thomas (PAT)
Year 6: 1st Noa Goddard (PAT), 2nd Willow Stewart-Rattray (PAT), 3rd Grace Richards (KIL)
Year 7: 1st Imogen Elliott (KIL), 2nd Mia Humphrey (SEL), 3rd Emily Baldwinson (KEN)
Year 8: 1st Portia Maerschel (KEN), 2nd Sophie Barr (KIL), 3rd Keeley Fahey (SEL)
Year 9: 1st Millie Wilkin (KIL), 2nd Funto Komolafe (SEL), 3rd Hannah Freeman (KIL)
Year 10: 1st Rose Pittman (KIL), 2nd Milly Wood (SEL), 3rd Charlotte White (KIL)
Year 11: equal 1st Thandi Murada (KIL) & Katherine Woolley (PAT), 3rd Holly Cunningham (SEL)
Year 12: equal 1st Rachael Disney (KEN), Jasmine Ledgard (KIL), 3rd Shania Morgan (PAT)

Track Athlete of the Day
Junior School: 1st Molly Dwyer (Year 5-PAT), 2nd Carla Massicci (Year 4-KIL), 3rd Noa Goddard (Year 6-PAT)
Middle School: 1st Millie Wilkin (Year 9-KIL), 2nd Porta Maerschel (Year 8-KEN), 3rd Imogen Elliott (Year 7-KIL)
Senior School: equal 1st Rachael Disney (Year 12-KEN) and Rose Pittman (Year 10-KIL), 3rd Jemimah Simpson (Year 11-KIL)

Field Athlete of the Day
Junior School: 1st Grace Richards (Year 6-KIL), equal 2nd Amelia Lucas (Year 5-KIL) and Gabby Howard (Year 4-SEL)
Middle School: 1st Anna White (Year 8-KIL), 2nd Sophie Norman (Year 7-PAT), equal 3rd Chelsea Walls (Year 9-PAT) and Charlotte Sellars (Year 9-PAT)
Senior School: 1st Jasmine Ledgard (Year 12-KIL), 2nd Katherine Woolley (Year 11-PAT), 3rd Charlotte White (Year 10-KIL)

Athlete of the Day
Junior School: 1st Molly Dwyer (Year 5-PAT), 2nd Carla Massicci (Year 4-KIL), 3rd Noa Goddard (Year 6-PAT)
Middle School: 1st Millie Wilkin (Year 9-KIL), 2nd Portia Maerschel (Year 8-KEN), 3rd Anna White (Year 8-KIL)
Senior School: equal 1st Rachael Disney (Year 12-KEN) and Jasmine Ledgard (Year 12-KIL), 3rd Rose Pittman (Year 10-KIL)

Year 5 100m – Molly Dwyer 14.43
Year 5 200m – Molly Dwyer 29.98
Year 5 400m – Molly Dwyer 1:07.23
Year 5 800m – Molly Dwyer 2:34.07
Year 5 1500m – Molly Dwyer 5:56.05
Year 5 High Jump – Amelia Lucas 1.26m
Year 8 Discus – Sophie Barr 32.93m
Year 8 Shot Put – Sophie Barr 10.44m
Year 8 200m – Portia Maerschel 27.67
Year 8 Long Jump – Portia Maerschel 4.71m
Year 8 High Jump – Keeley Fahey 1.50m
Year 9 100m – Ella Byrne 12.46
Year 10 400m – Rose Pittman 59.08
Year 10 High Jump – Milly Wood 1.48m
Year 10 Discus – Charlotte White 28.35m
Year 12 Javelin – Jasmine Ledgard 31.21m
Year 12 Shot Put – Jasmine Ledgard 10.79m
Year 12 Discus – Jasmine Ledgard 24.39m
Year 12 100m – Rachael Disney 12.46
Junior School 4 x 100m relay – Patteson 1:02.58
Year 10 4 x 100m relay – Patteson 59.51
Year 11 4 x 100m relay – Selwyn 59.81
Year 12 4 x 100m relay – Kennion 1:01.74

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Summer Uniform Check for Term 4

As the winter terms draw to an end, it’s time to get out those summer uniforms to see if they still fit and are in order. The School Shop will be open during the second week of the holidays on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 October from 9am – 4pm.

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New Ticket Release for ‘Disney The Lion King JR.’

W5 Disney The Lion King JR.

Ticket sales for the Year 5 production of ‘Disney The Lion King JR.’ are now open to the public for the matinee on Friday 29 September at 1.30pm.

This is in addition to the evening performances on 28 and 29 September which are still on sale.

Ticket prices:
Adult $15
Student/concession $10
Family (2 adults/2 children) $35

Book now via!

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‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ starring Saints Girls!

W8 Charlie Brown 1

Everyone loves the Peanuts gang and now all of your favourite characters – Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, Linus, Snoopy and their friends – come alive in this fun-filled musical produced by SHANE DAVIDSON PRESENTS. We follow the gang as they prepare for assembly, celebrate Valentine’s Day, lose another baseball game and eventually all end up friends and even making Charlie Brown feel good about himself.

Lead roles by Saints Girls are Isabel Burmester as Lucy, Stella Rasheed as Sally, Ruby Richards as Snoopy, all being ably supported by a vibrant cast consisting of Jenna Maione, Stephanie Andrejewskis, Chloe Porter, Pearl Richards, Grace Richards, Aamya Salaria, Georgia Evans, Ruby Kirwan, Maddie Harrex and Madison Liddy.

Performances are this weekend – Saturday 16 September at 7pm and Sunday 17 September at 4pm.

Adults $15
Concession $10

Tickets are available for sale at the box office in The Arts Centre 30 minutes prior to the performance.

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Code Camp at St Peter’s Girls’ School

W4 Code Camp

St Peter’s Girls is now hosting Code Camp Spark AND Code Camp Ignite!

St Peter’s Girls’ School will be hosting Code Camp Spark and Code Camp Ignite for students in Years 2 – 6. Code Camp runs 4 – 6 October from 9am – 3.30pm. Cost for Code Camp Spark or Code Camp Ignite is $350 for three days.

Code Camp Information Flyer
Visit the Code Camp website for more information
Visit the St Peter’s Girls’ School booking page

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Golden Ticket Lottery – would you like to win $15,000 off your School fees?

Golden Ticket Enews Image

Visit to purchase your ticket in the Golden Ticket Lottery!

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Tech Fun for the Whole Family

W8 Hybrid World Adelaide

Hybrid World Adelaide is thrilled to unleash a public program chockablock with free and ticketed events for all age groups, interests and levels of tech skill!
Head to the Tonsley Innovation District with the whole family from Thursday 5 October through Sunday 8 October, to play and interact with dozens of technology-themed activities.

Learn with the pros at workshops to hone your skills in coding, robotics and critical thinking. Step into another person’s world via an immersive audio-visual portal, chase a zombie, fly a drone, settle in at the Main Stage for talks, Q&A panels, music and live podcasts, or head to the gaming stations in a LAN with the game greats: League of Legends and Minecraft. Entry is free but some workshops require you to purchase a ticket.

Find out more by clicking here.

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Sports News

W8 Sports
All students are once again reminded to check notice boards for team selections and other relevant information pertaining to their sport. If you have news items or sporting success stories, please email them to


Wednesday 6 September
Year 6 Blue – Saints 34 defeated Wilderness White 6
This week we only had six players instead of the usual nine. Zoe Pool then experienced a hefty hip and shoulder that saw her on the sidelines and we were down to five, who worked very hard. Our shooting was much improved, with Sophie Dansie and Matilda Thomas both scoring 12 points, closely followed by Helen Zhang with 8. Matilda showed great anticipation, intercepting at least half of the opposition’s passes. Helen displayed great form, executing some good fast breaks and lay-ups. Emma Pool is swiftly becoming our best long distance shooter, scoring close to the 3-point line. Well done to Georgia Parsons who defended well and set up some great scoring opportunities for others. – Sharon Leach (Coach)

Year 6 White – Saints 15 defeated Wilderness Blue 7
The Year 6 White basketball team had another great win, beating Wilderness. The girls worked hard in defence and rebounded well, particularly against the height of the other team. They created plenty of turnovers and scoring opportunities. – Sarah Matheson (Student Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 27 defeated Pembroke Green 14
Yet another great display of teamwork from the girls against Pembroke Green this week. They improved their defending throughout the game to ensure the opposition wasn’t able to score within the second half. A special mention to Sienna Huxtable for scoring 9 points this week. – Josephine Dal Pra (Coach)


Saturday 9 September
Congratulations to the A and B teams who won their finals matches on Saturday. The B team defeated Woodcroft 6-0 and won the shield for the sixth time in a row. Well done to Laura Sivewright, Lola Dimond, Amy Li and Charlene Lee. The A team defeated Pembroke 3-3 in a close match to finish fifth overall. Congratulations to Emily Murdock, Cate Neale, Nancy Huang and Erica Reid.

A special thanks to Emily Murdock (Year 12) for being an outstanding captain this year and also to Nancy Huang (Year 12), who both finish their time at Saints. Another successful season and I look forward to 2018. – Sonya Risbey


Saturday 9 September
Under 15 – Saints 8 defeated by Brighton 11
Second-placed St Peter’s took on undefeated Brighton in the U/15 girls lacrosse semi-final at Brighton on Saturday, in what was always going to be a big challenge. Brighton started quickly, scoring unanswered goals and our girls looked sluggish, with many showing the effects of a demanding Sports Day on the previous day and taking some time to get going. Brighton held a commanding 8–3 lead at half-time. In the second half, the girls tightened up in defence and started to create more scoring options up forward to outscore Brighton 5–3, giving them a big scare before eventually going down 8–11, which is the narrowest margin between the two teams this year. This gives us much hope and confidence if we can get past Wilderness this Saturday in the Preliminary Final at 10.45am at Norwood Oval. St Peter’s has had the better of Wilderness in the two encounters this year, but anything can happen in finals and we need to play our best lacrosse to win and have another opportunity against Brighton. – Tim Dickson (Coach)


Wednesday 13 September
Open Knockout

The team travelled to Unley High to play in the State Open Volleyball B Division finals. Facing Brighton Secondary College in the opening round, Saints started well, claiming the first set. Brighton fought back to take the second, sending the game into a deciding third set. Some great blocks by Charlotte White and good court coverage by Emily Murdock and Tahlia Towers kept Saints in the game. With the clock ticking down, Brooke Elliott unleashed some solid serves and there was good back court play by Ava Loechel. However, when the clock rang, Brighton claimed victory (23-21) in the third set.

Saints easily accounted for Cornerstone in Match 2 and then faced Immanuel in the semi-finals, with strong play from Charlotte White, Abbey Goodwin and Mikaela Georgiadis, who made some great returns to set up plays. Immanuel won the first set before Saints went on a scoring spree, winning the second set and levelling the match. In the deciding set, Immanuel jumped to an early 6-1 lead but Saints fought back and then at 8-11 again dug deep, with some strong serving by Brooke Elliott to level the game at 13-13, then hit the lead and set up match point. Unfortunately, Immanuel prevailed, as a critical umpiring decision went against Saints – a net touch call setting up a match point, which Immanuel then capitalised on. Saints then faced Blackwood in a play-off for third and fourth, but couldn’t maintain the momentum and were defeated. It was a gallant effort and all girls are to be congratulated on their performance.

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Enews – Week 7, Term 3 2017

Issue no. 27

Sports Day 2017

Selwyn House crowned champions!

After a hotly-contested suite of track and field events, Selwyn House emerged triumphant, claiming the overall shield at Sports Day 2017.

Selwyn     4341 points
Patteson  3954 points
Kennion   3801 points
Kilburn     3642 points

Despite recent downpours, conditions were bright as hundreds of Year 4 to 12 students converged on the SA Athletics Stadium at Mile End. Many parents were also out in force, not only supporting their girls from the sidelines, but also taking part in some colourful events. As always, the atmosphere was electric with robust House support, and events were contested in a competitive yet good-natured spirit.

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the carnival, which truly lived up to the hype. A summary of achievements will be published in next week’s Enews.

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From the Deputy Principal / Head of Middle School

Richard Lisle inside 220
One of the signifiers of a healthy, vibrant, connected community is the rate of volunteers willing to share their expertise, skills and compassion.
On its website, Volunteering Australia shares the following ‘Fun Facts’ about volunteering:

• Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer – doctors should recommend it.
•  95% of volunteers say that volunteering is related to feelings of wellbeing.
•  Volunteering results in a “helper’s high”, a powerful physical and emotional feeling experienced when directly helping others.
•  The experience of helping others provides meaning, a sense of self-worth, a social role and health enhancement.

I’m therefore delighted that I’m able to offer you two excellent opportunities to experience these benefits!

Business Mentors

Our Year 7 and 8 Futures students were recently visited by Professor Yong Zhao, who was extremely impressed with their problem-finding skills. Many of our developing entrepreneurs have gone a long way to establishing business plans, prototyping products and services, conducting market research and creating implementation plans. Some have even been successful in securing ‘start-up’ loans from the School. They are now in need of access to experts who can act as mentors, to help take their enterprises to the next level. If you have expertise in running small businesses, in project management, business start-ups, marketing or are in the innovation space, then we’d love to give our girls the opportunity of learning from you. If you are interested in finding out more, and are prepared to volunteer a couple of hours over the remainder of the year, please contact me, or Sarah Casson, our Futures Coordinator (

New Family Buddies

At the recent Year 7 Transition Evening, a number of current Year 6 families were kind enough to offer their services as Buddy Families. The role is designed to give new families to our community access to an established family who can share the ‘inside track’ on how things work at Saints. In the past, they’ve met up with their assigned family in the holidays prior to the start of the year, to help the student and the parents feel that there is someone familiar who they can touch base with during the hectic first few weeks of term. They arrange to attend Drinks on the Lawn and Swimming Carnival together, whilst also answering the myriad of questions that new parents might have, but are often afraid to ask! If you’d like to find out more about this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Susanna Anderson in the Enrolments Office via We’d be delighted to add you to our list of community volunteers.

Richard Lisle
Deputy Principal / Head of Middle School

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RAW Emotion Captivates Audience

‘RAW’ seemed like the perfect name for a performance night which aims to give all performers the opportunity to be themselves and connect with their inner-most emotions. The eight SACE Dance students have certainly worked hard, not only to learn steps, perfect difficult choreography and strive to improve, but also to connect authentically with each dance work. They have shared their own story, been vulnerable and accepted all the challenges I have provided them with. For a Dance Teacher and choreographer, it is always magical to see the visions in your head become an artistic reality on the stage, and this experience has certainly brought the magic to life.

Perhaps the greatest reward has been watching the SACE dancers grow as technicians, performers and individuals. The friendship they have found in one another is encouraging, supportive, honest and positive. In this past week, they have worked incredibly hard, not only as individuals but as a strong team. I am very proud of ‘RAW’ as a production. The collaboration between musicians and dancers and involvement of the Year 9 Drama students showcases the exceptional talent we have in The Arts at St Peter’s Girls.

Kate Burnett
Stage 1 and 2 Dance Teacher

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Saints Girls National Tech Heroes

W7 Tech
Congratulations to Charlotte Creek, Imogen Parkinson, Ellie Anderson and Sophie Johnson for dominating the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero! The competition invites girls from all over Australia to solve real-world problems through technology.

On Sunday at Brisbane’s Queensland University of Technology, the students in ‘Fünf Team’ were crowned national winners in the secondary schools’ division. They devised a mobile app that connects retirees with volunteering jobs.

They now have the chance to go to Silicon Valley on an educational tour, with the possibility of attending the Technovation meet-up to pitch their app to Google’s CEO.

Monique Green
Digital Technologies Teacher

We caught up with one of the winning team members, Charlotte, and asked her to tell us about her experience.

“We decided to create an app called V Link that aims to bring retired people back into the community through volunteering their professional services to not-for-profit charities/organisations. It was a very long and, at times, frustrating process.

We started by designing the interface of our app whilst beginning work on our business plan; we then had to code our app using MIT app inventor for android devices. After 12 weeks, we had completed our business plan and base code. Around three weeks later, we submitted our video pitch and business plan alongside our app.

We then found out that we were lucky enough to be chosen as State finalists to be flown out for a day trip to Brisbane. At the presentation, we discovered we were the the National Secondary School winners. This means that we will have the amazing opportunity to fly over to San Francisco to participate in the international tech competition called Technovation. I can say on behalf of our group, that this was extremely exciting news. We put our heart and soul into this app, and to find out that our hard work had paid off made it all worthwhile.”

Charlotte Creek
Year 9 student

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Kennion House Dinner

W7 Kennion

Mid-Term 3 can be a tough time for many Middle and Senior School students, feeling swamped with assignments, having countless tests to revise for and their end of year exams in the back of their minds. A little weekend get-away or even better – a holiday around the world seems like a pretty good alternative to those immense workloads. Luckily for Kennion House, this dream became a reality last Friday night!

Set with their suitcases, tickets and passports, the Kennion Girls embarked on their journey across the borders of all seven continents at the 2017 Kennion House Dinner! From Spanish dancers to Greek goddesses, traditional Asian dancers and Native Americans – there was no shortage of cultural diversity on this Contiki Tour! It was a highlight of the year, filled with some groovy dancing, humorous games and delicious food!

Immense praise and thanks goes to the amazing Year 11s who were the stars of the evening, putting in endless hours, effort and hard work to ensure the night was the best House Dinner thus far in our opinion. Without these girls (and their parents), the night simply would not have been possible. Their unbreakable teamwork has made it tremendously clear Kennion will be left in some very safe hands for 2018. These girls should be extremely proud of their hard work and the Year 12s could not be more appreciative to them for making their final House Dinner a night to remember.

Georgia Bateman
Kennion House Captain

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Old Scholars vs Senior Students Netball Match

W7 Netball

Introducing the Georgia Beaton Cup

The Old Scholars’ Association and the School have introduced a new Netball initiative whereby an annual game will be played – Old Scholars Netball Team vs Senior Students, with the winner being awarded the Georgia Beaton Cup (Kennion ’07). It is designed to be a pathway and link for the senior netballers to continue to play as “Old Scholars”.

This perpetual trophy has been named after Georgia who has achieved outstanding netball success both locally and internationally, with highlights including being an Adelaide Thunderbirds player from 2007-2011 and being appointed Co-Captain of the Contax Netball Club in 2015. Georgia has played over 100 Premier League netball games and continues to be an inspiration for our players.

Senior player Abbey Goodwin provided the following recap:

“On Saturday 26 August the girls played the inaugural Old Scholars vs Senior Students game, competing for the ‘Georgia Beaton Cup’. Both teams were excited to begin this new tradition that connects girls currently in school and the Old Scholars’ community. The game began as an even match, with the students leading by two in the first quarter, and it only became more and more competitive as both teams wanted the title. Fiona Dawson’s excellent circle movement and consistent accuracy throughout the game helped maintain the lead, in addition to Sophie Freeman’s numerous intercepts and intense pressure defending the Old Scholars’ offensive third. Lily Habel also played an exceptional game, stopping many of the Old Scholars’ goals with her fantastic rebounding and blocking. The students ended up claiming the title as the first winners of the ‘Georgia Beaton Cup’ and younger team members look forward to competing in future matches.” – Abbey Goodwin (Co-Captain)

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Online Tuck Shop Success

We’ve been receiving some excellent “feed”back about our new Online Tuck Shop since its launch at the start of this term. If you haven’t experienced it yet, consider giving it a try!

The Flexischools cashless program is used by schools around the country. To access it, log in to the myLink Parent Portal and select the “Tuck Shop” tab on the top menu. This will take you to the Flexischools site where you can set up and manage an account via the following steps:

  1. Register your details with Flexischools. Search for the School’s name (remembering to add the apostrophe in St Peter’s), add the student name, year level and class/home group teacher.
  2. Top-Up your account using Visa, Mastercard, PayPal or direct deposit.
  3. Place an order and proceed to payment.
  4. Review Orders by logging back in to your Flexischools account. You can set recurring orders, view transaction history or cancel orders.

What does it cost?
Canteen Online Ordering Fees:
$0.29 per order
Account Top-Up Fees:   
Direct Deposit $0.00
Credit card (Visa/Mastercard) $0.15+1%
PayPal $0.15+1%

For a demonstration of how to use the system, please watch this instructional video:

Orders can be placed up until 9.30am on the day of the order. The same deadline applies for order cancellations.

If you experience any issues with the ordering system, please contact Flexischools: or 1300 361 769.
If you have any menu-related queries or are too late to cancel an order online, email the Tuck Shop:

We hope you enjoy using this new service.

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‘Fun Guy Fungi’ visits Saints Environment Club

W7 Environment Club

Daryl Clarke, who founded and operates ‘Fun Guy Fungi’, recently presented a talk to the Environment Club girls about upcycling coffee waste. He outlined how he started the business with a concept three years ago and how he has been investigating and developing the process to upcycle coffee waste into a profitable business which is sustainable and supports the environment.

Daryl has designed boxes that use coffee waste to produce gourmet oyster mushrooms. He collects coffee waste from local cafes and restaurants then packages it into a biodegradable box, along with other essential ingredients, to help the mushrooms develop and grow. All you have to do is buy the box, open it up and water regularly, then sit back and watch the mushrooms grow. He explained that you can get up to five harvests from one box. Once the mushrooms no longer grow, you can remove the plastic inside shell and add the box and the remaining ingredients in to the compost – that simple.

A Q&A followed Daryl’s presentation. The girls thought it was a very innovative and creative way to utilise the growing amount of coffee waste:

“I learnt a lot about making something big from the smallest idea. It made me think differently, as I now know you don’t become successful through just coffee shops or clothes shops, but also unusual, unique concepts. I would love to know where Daryl’s business is in a couple years.”
– Paris Robinson

“Daryl not only showed me that fungi can be, as the name suggests, fun, he showed that we can approach everyday life with an attitude of sustainability if we think creatively. We can live a lifestyle that not only has a better impact on the environment, but also a better impact on global sustainability.” – Holly Wallman-Craddock

“It has made me think differently about the topic of coffee waste in cafes; I often go into cafes, big or small, and ponder over their wide array of coffees but never really think about where the used beans are going. It was an enjoyable speech and hope I can get my hands on a box soon!”
– Elise Cornfield

“I loved his idea and thought it was especially ingenious in terms of the future and recycling. It gives us a new perspective on what we can do with recycled materials instead of turning them into what they once were, but something new that adds more value than before.” – Emily Loh

The boxes can be purchased from Patch Kitchen and Garden or The Organic Market and Café at Stirling, or online by visiting

Anna Stefopoulos
Environment Club Facilitator and Humanities Teacher

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Saints Girls’ Philosophy teacher wins grant

• Does truth matter in a post-truth world?
• Is beauty really just in the eye of the beholder?
• What are the ethical frameworks for the “no” and “yes” cases in the marriage equality debate?
• Is there a God and does it matter?
Matthew Wills
Philosophy is a discipline that helps us traverse the rocky landscape of questions related to existence, ethical conundrums and truth claims. It is vital that we equip young people with good critical thinking tools, skills in collaboration and creativity so they can be prepared for what Plato called “a good life”. Philosophy is the subject area that explicitly explores these terrains. Traditionally, it was studied only at university level; it was an “Adults Only” subject but, increasingly, schools around Australia are introducing Philosophy at both primary and secondary levels. Young people are surprisingly good at dealing with philosophical issues and there have been studies showing that it provides significant academic and social benefits.

These sorts of questions inspired an innovative event called a “Philosothon”. Philosothons allow young people to explore issues in an open and constructive way. A Philosothon is an inter-school competition that brings bright young people together around philosophical questions in order to seek the best way forward. It is sometimes but not always a competition that allows students to investigate a complex ethical or philosophical problem in a collaborative manner. Students sit in a circle and engage in an open-ended discussion using a structure known as a Community of Inquiry. Unlike in debates, in a Community of Inquiry the views of students are not necessarily pitted against one another, and students may change their mind or refine their thinking on issues as the dialogue unfolds. In this way, Philosothons promote critical, creative and collaborative thinking skills.

The Philosothon project was conceived by myself, and I currently teach Philosophy and Religion at St Peter’s Girls. The project was recently awarded a grant of more than $280,000 from the Templeton Trust in the US to further develop Philosothons in Australasia. Altogether, nearly half a million dollars will be invested in the promotion of Philosophy in schools over the next three years. This money will primarily be used to develop Philosothons, supporting and establishing new ones, particularly in remote schools and at schools catering for students from low socio-economic backgrounds. The success of the grant application has been the culmination of hard work, patience and persistence over the past 10 years.

Sir John Templeton was a US-based philanthropist who sought to encourage learning and believed in the centrality of spiritual life. Wishing to fund research that assisted understanding the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind, he created The John Templeton Foundation in the late 1980s and later established affiliated organisations such as The Templeton World Charity Foundation and The Templeton Religion Trust, which deal with non-US based projects predominantly in universities around the world.

St Peter’s Girls’ School is actively involved in developing critical, creative and collaborative thinking skills in our students. We will be entering a team in the first South Australian Philosothon to be held at Prince Alfred College next month. Over the past eight years, Philosothons have been held throughout Australia, NZ and the UK. Overall, there are many hundreds of schools and thousands of students involved in Philosothons around the world. The Australasian Philosothon will be held in Sydney this year at St Andrew’s Cathedral School and it will involve the top three schools from each Australian state and NZ. During the past two terms, Saints Girls from Years 8 – 11 have been meeting weekly to hone and develop skills appropriate to a Philosothon. More information about Philosothons can be found at and

Matthew Wills
Philosophy and Religious Education Teacher

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IB Spanish ab initio

W7 Spanish

“One more window from which to look at the world.”

Did you know…
– that 30% to 40% of all words in English have a related word in Spanish?
– that Spanish is one of the easiest languages to learn for English speakers?
– that hundreds of “English” words are actually Spanish?
– that there are about 500 million Spanish-native speakers and about 370 million English-native speakers?
– that there are 21 Spanish-speaking countries?
– that 60% of the world’s population speaks more than one language?

It has been over half a year since some of our Year 11 students embarked on a new journey, allowing them to learn “another way to think about things” and to start “possessing a second soul” as Charlemagne would say.

Our girls started learning IB Spanish “ab initio” – that is, from scratch, with the stereotypical and yet paradoxical ideas that they would learn the language in almost no time, which is unachievable for most people (unless you are a “genio”!).

Interesting how we try to convince ourselves that “we are not good at something” until we actually start exploring it, to then find ourselves understanding it and even doing it well! Yes. After many attempts and, of course many, many mistakes. Isn’t that the way we learn our first language, anyway? Isn’t that the way we learn how to read, how to play an instrument, how to walk, how to live! We fall, we stand up. But this time, with a new lesson learnt.

I remember the girls’ faces of astonishment when they realised that even after telling me that they knew no Spanish whatsoever, the first time they heard me speaking only in Spanish to them, they could actually understand the whole message perfectly. Certainly, they did not understand word by word.

“Aren’t we supposed to understand every single word when someone speaks? Shouldn’t we understand every single word when we read a book or a newspaper article to understand the message being conveyed?” Many language students tend to ask these questions.

Well, the reality is that we don’t always understand every word we hear or read in our mother tongues. Sometimes, we don’t even understand the words we use or say! But, somehow, we manage to make ourselves understood and most of the time, we know what others mean, or at least, we think so. But, could that happen when we learn how to speak a second (or even a third) language? It certainly does! Every day.

BUT….why does Spanish have exceptions to the rules? Why do you pronounce or call things differently in different Spanish-speaking countries? How can you have the same word meaning different things? That is SO confusing!

Well, why do we say “children” and not “childs”? Why do Aussies say “capsicum” and other English-speakers say “peppers”? Why do we pronounce the “a” in three different ways in the word “Australia” in English? And when an English speaker says “I am free!”, do they mean “I am off” as in “I am having a break”, or rather that they don’t “cost” anything and that you can have them “for free”? Or maybe they just mean that they are fortunate enough to enjoy freedom in their lives? BUT…that is SO confusing!

It IS confusing until, through the learning of another language, Spanish in this case, we find ourselves learning about our own languages. We are actually killing two birds with one stone. (And we better not translate that word by word!)

As Federico Fellini said, “Una lengua diferente es una vision diferente de la vida.” Yes, you got it! “A different language is a different vision of life.” Our students are learning about different points of view, different ways of – not only saying – but doing things. And while they learn about different customs, traditions and cultural aspects from the 21 existing Spanish-speaking countries, they become more aware of their own. So, now we are killing at least five birds with one stone. Or can we not say that in English?… You got it!

Now our girls see how much progress they have made and how much progress they can keep making.

Carolina Barquero Masero
IB Spanish Teacher

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Summer Sport Schedule: Week 8

Please note the sports schedule for next week. A full schedule for Term 4 will be sent out in Week 10 which will include a listing of sports for all year levels.

Tennis – Squad training is ideally held in the mornings. Thursday is available for those in the lower grades or who cannot attend mornings due to transport.

Rowing schedules will be provided by Director of Rowing Ben Flannagan.

If students have any questions about teams or cannot attend a designated session, they should discuss alternative arrangements with Director of Sport Neil Fuller.

Basketball                    Years 5 and 6                   3.45 – 4.45pm
Netball                           Reception                         3.45 – 4.45pm
Rowing                          Senior (fitness)               3.45 – 4.45pm

Rowing                         Senior/Inter                             Mornings as notified
Basketball                   Open A/B                                   7.10 – 8.10am
Tennis                           Year 7-12 Squad training   7.10 – 8.10am
Basketball                   Middle (Yr 7 to 9)                  3.45 – 4.45pm
Netball                          Year 1 and 2                             3.45 – 4.45pm
Softball                         Open A/B                                  3.45 – 4.45pm
Rowing                         Juniors – Year 7/8                 3.40 – 6.15pm
Rowing                         Senior/Inter (fitness)           3.45 – 4.45pm

Athletics                       Year 4 to 12                              7.10 – 8.10am
Rowing                         Senior/Inter (fitness)           mornings as notified
Volleyball                    Open A/B                                   7.10 – 8am
Water Polo                  Open A/B/C                             7 – 8am
Kelly Sports                Rec to Year 2                           3.45 – 4.45pm
Basketball                  Year 5-6 matches                   3.45 – 5pm
Netball                         Year 3-4 matches                   3.45 – 5pm
Rowing                         Senior/Inter (water)              training as instructed

Volleyball                  Open C/D                                   7.10 – 8.10am
Soccer                         Year 5 – 6                                    3.45 – 4.45pm
Tennis                         Year 7-12 squad training    3.45 – 4.45pm
Touch                          Year 7 to 11                                3.45 – 4.45pm
Volleyball                  Middle A/B/C (Yr 7 to 9)      3.45 – 4.45pm
Water Polo               Middle (Year 7 to 9)               3.45 – 4.45pm (*note this term only)
Rowing Juniors       Year 7/8                                       3.40 – 6.15pm

Rowing                        Senior/Inter                            mornings as notified
Athletics                     Year 4 to 12                              7.10 – 8.10am
Tennis                          Year 7-12 squad training   7.10 – 8.10am
Soccer                         Year 5 – 6 matches                3.45 – 5pm
Aerobics                     Year 5 to 11 trials                  3.45 – 4.45pm

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Garage Sale Trail at St Peter’s Girls’ School

What: The City of Burnside Garage Sale Trail and St Peter’s Girls will be hosting stalls
Where: St Peter’s Girls’ School car park
When: Sunday 22 October 2017
Time: 8am – 2pm
Why: Are you looking for a FREE, fun and social way to fundraise for your community group, House Charity, sports team or Cambodia Trip and engage with our School community?

St Peter’s Girls’ School has already registered a ‘Group Sale’ – to put your sale on the Garage Sale Trail, visit the website and register with our St Peter’s Girls’ Group Sale.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to visit us in the Community Relations Office, or contact Melissa Westgate via or 8334 2244.

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New Ticket Release for ‘Disney The Lion King JR.’

W5 Disney The Lion King JR.

Ticket sales for the Year 5 production of ‘Disney The Lion King JR.’ are now open to the public for the matinee on Friday 29 September at 1.30pm.

This is in addition to the evening performances on 28 and 29 September which are still on sale.

Ticket prices:
Adult $15
Student/concession $10
Family (2 adults/2 children) $35

Book now via!

Can you help the Year 5 Production?

The cast of ‘Disney The Lion King JR.’ is seeking assistance with the front of house foyer display. We are looking for anyone who is willing to lend us some large potted fake ferns/palms.

If you are able to help us out, please email Ms Hampton:

Zara Chessell, Amy Dillon, Naomi Singh and Misha Yagnik
Year 5 front of house team

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Code Camp at St Peter’s Girls’ School

W4 Code Camp

St Peter’s Girls is now hosting Code Camp Spark AND Code Camp Ignite!

St Peter’s Girls’ School will be hosting Code Camp Spark and Code Camp Ignite for students in Years 2 – 6. Code Camp runs 4 – 6 October from 9am – 3.30pm. Cost for Code Camp Spark or Code Camp Ignite is $350 for three days.

Code Camp Information Flyer
Visit the Code Camp website for more information
Visit the St Peter’s Girls’ School booking page

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The Long Lunch – featuring MC George Kapiniaris!

W9 The Long Lunch

Join us on a Greek Odyssey at the St Peter’s Girls’ Foundation Long Lunch

W2 The Long Lunch George
Sunday 24 September 12 noon – 5pm
Held at a secret location on the St Peter’s Girls’ School grounds

Tickets $120
Book at

Volunteers needed

The St Peter’s Girls’ Foundation is seeking volunteers in the lead up to and at The Long Lunch. If you or a family would like to help out with set-up and food preparations on Saturday 23 September, serving at the bar during the lunch, or assisting in the Food Tech Centre on the day between 8am and 6pm, we would be extremely grateful.

If you can help, please contact Melissa Westgate via or 8334 2244.

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Sports News


Years 7 to 12
As our Winter season concludes, the final standings are available. For the Independent Girls’ Schools’ Sports Association, shields are contested at Open A and B level. Since last year, each Middle A team (and year level A in Netball) also play for a pennant. The results of our teams are listed below, with a couple of teams still in finals. In Netball, we were certainly unlucky with the Years 7, 8 and 9 teams all narrowly missing out, and with our Senior As finishing in third place.

Open A – play off for 5th and 6th
Open B – 1st (in a play-off for the shield)

Open A – 6th
Open B – 6th

Under 15 – currently in the finals play-offs

Open A – 3rd
Open B – 7th
Year 10A – 8th
Year 9A – 4th
Year 8A – 3rd
Year 7A – 3rd

Open A – 5th
Open B – 7th
Middle A – 5th


Wednesday 30 August
Year 6 White – Saints 30 defeated Walford 18
The Year 6 White team played very well, coming back in the second half to win against Walford. The girls did not give up and played hard in defence to create lots of turnovers. They converted most of these into points, playing and shooting well in offence.
– Sarah Matheson (Student Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 20 defeated Seymour Blue 14
Another close game saw the girls work well under pressure. They were able to create a lot of turnovers and dribbled down the court with confidence. A special mention to Rosanna Stone for her accurate passes. – Josephine Dal Pra (Coach)


Wednesday 30 August
Year 4 – Saints 6 defeated by Seymour White 29
We played a very experienced team. Their girls have been playing together for a few seasons and it certainly showed. Our girls played with determination and never gave up, all trying their best. They should be pleased with their efforts. – Chelsea Walls (Student Coach)

Year 2/3 – Saints 3 defeated by Pembroke Blue 22
The girls had their highest score of the season, with 3 goals. The flow of the game was much better than in previous weeks, and a big improvement of skills and netball knowledge is evident. – Emily Braggs (Coach)


Friday 1 September
Year 6 – Saints 2 defeated Pulteney 0
We played on a larger than normal pitch with two subs. The girls started on the front foot, pressing high to try score an early goal, which came after five minutes of play from a great pass from the defence. Up until half-time the girls kept the pressure up, narrowly missing another two shots. In the second half, we were defending for the first few minutes until the girls settled and started making passes. With a few good attacking opportunities and capitalising, the girls ended the game with a well-deserved win. – Vincent Talladira (Coach)


Saturday 26 August
Under 15 – Saints 16 defeated North Eagles 5
The whole team played brilliantly. However, special mentions go to Portia Maerschel for scoring 7 goals and to Chelsea Walls who played a sensational game overall. The girls are now through to the finals and will be playing against Brighton. – Paris Robinson (Year 9)

Under 11 – Saints Blue 5 defeated by Eagles 11
It was the last match of the season and all of the girls were ready to play hard. In the first half, Lara Maione (Year 4) was our goalie who saved a number of shots mainly with her body and went out of the goal circle to pass the ball. In attack Jenna Maione (Year 5) always passed the ball to a girl who was free and also caught the ball a number of times. Hayley Webb (Year 3) used her dodging skills to get around players and had a couple of shots on goal but missed ever so slightly. In the second half Matilda Wilkin (Year 2) ran hard into defence and never gave up on getting ground balls. Madison Dornbusch (Year 3), Elysia Scarr (Year 4) and Sophie Lively (Year 3) stuck close to one opposition player in defence to make sure in the last quarter they did not get any goals. Scorers for the match were Madison, Lara and Jenna. Even though the girls did not win, they should all be proud of how their lacrosse skills have developed over the season. – Lucy Martin (Coach)

Under 11 – Saints White 2 defeated by East Torrens Payneham (ETP) 10
For the last game of the season, we had thrills – Grace Jones (Year 3) and Lauren Pearce (Year 4) goals – and some spills – Savannah Walls (Year 3). The score-line might not reflect it, but the girls played their most competitive, professional and tight-knit game of the season. We had players carrying the ball down the field past the half-way line to then make our required two passes, others moving to the free space to call for passes and multiple attempts on goal. There were players with injuries who still played on, and those who volunteered to help out in goals – Elizabeth McKernan, Coco Dimond and Alannah Godfrey (all Year 4). Despite the weather, I would like to thank the parents for coming out in force to support their daughters. Thank you again for my gifts. I am so excited about what next season will bring for these girls who, for the most part before this season, had never played this sometimes complex team sport. Lastly, a special mention goes to Sophie Auricht (Captain of Lacrosse) for umpiring a very spirited game, and for her and Lucy Martin’s invaluable and tireless coaching this season. Also thanks to Millie Wilkin (U15s) for her umpiring during the season. – Courtney Tasker (Coach)

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Enews – Week 6, Term 3 2017

Issue no. 26
Enews-banner W6 Yeah the Girls

‘Yeah the Girls’ Shout Outs

‘Yeah the Girls’ is an initiative designed and led by the 2017 Prefect Team. It is an opportunity to recognise the achievements of girls from Reception to Year 12. The aim is to build a stronger and more united community by bridging the gaps between Sub-Schools. We want the girls to be proud of what they have achieved both in and outside of school.

The campaign is based on three ‘E’ words: Empowerment, Encouragement and Equality. Each can be linked to specific areas such as sport, The Arts, charity work and academia.

The Prefect Team would like to remind and encourage parents to contact the School with information regarding your daughter’s successes. These will continue to be celebrated during assembly and in the Enews.

This week, we acknowledge Antonia Kirsten-Parsch (Year 11), Nicolette Miller (Year 10) Sophie LeMire (Year 10), Bree Jakupec (Year 10), Jessica Schaedel (Year 10), Stage Band, Concert Band, Senior Percussion, Development Band, the Open A Netball Team and Dominique Rigby (Year 11).

Antonia Kirsten-Parsch has been accepted into the National Youth Science Conference, a Year 12 program designed to broaden the understanding of STEM subjects. She will visit Canberra for 12 days in January, exploring science and technology-related laboratories and facilities as well as attending lectures, site tours and workshops. Antonia began her application process in May. She completed two stages of a written application, attended three interviews and delivered two speeches. She has also been invited to a reception at Government House. We wish her all the best for her travels in January.

Nicolette Miller has been selected in the Under 16 South Australian Water Polo Team. Taking up the pursuit in Year 7, she was excited to combine her enjoyment of swimming with team sport, and has continued to play every season since. Encouraged by her school coach, Nikki joined the Eastern Saints Water Polo Club. Her commitment to training with the Under 16 State Development Squad over the past four months and her swimming ability has resulted in her selection. The team will compete in the National Championships in Hobart from 27 September to 2 October.

Sophie LeMire and Jessica Schaedel recently completed their CSTD (Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing) dance exams in Jazz 6 and 7. These exams achieve SACE points, and assist in the lead up to receiving a Teacher’s Certificate and Teacher’s Diploma, acquired after the completion of level 10. Additionally, Sophie is preparing to sit her Cecchetti Advanced 1 Ballet exam. The girls find the experience is beneficial to their growth as dancers, and also fuels their ongoing love of dance.

Bree Jakupec completed her RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) Grade 7 dance exams this year and is currently working towards her Advanced 2 exam. Earlier this year, she attended the Orlando Ballet School Summer Intensive in Florida. She believes sitting exams gives her something to work towards and provides an excellent performance opportunity. She also finds external opinion from the examiner beneficial to measure her progress.

The School’s Senior Percussion Ensemble, Developmental Band, Concert Band and Stage Band participated in the ABODA Band and Orchestra Festival at Westminster last week. The first three received a Silver award and the Stage Band scored Gold, placing first in the intermediate category. The competition is adjudicated by some of Australia’s most well-respected musicians and conductors.

The Saints Open A Netball Team has finished the season in third place on the overall ladder, close behind Immanuel and Westminster. This is an excellent effort from the girls. Their teamwork and commitment has enabled them to remain competitive against top schools. The girls look forward to future challenges and hope to improve upon their final position next year.

A member of the Campbelltown Soccer Club, Dominique Rigby was part of a team that won the Grand Final Cup competition, contributing a valuable goal. Her team remained on top of the league’s ladder, having won 16 of 18 games throughout the season. Dominique began soccer 10 years ago; she enjoys the challenge of playing and the opportunity it has given her to make many new friends.

Yeah the Girls!
Chelsea Marchetti                     Georgia Bateman
Patteson House Captain        Kennion House Captain

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From the Director of Early Learning

W6 Lead Article
Pam Reid and Caterina Pennestri presenting in the ELC, and our young ELC students using GoPro cameras in Ferguson Park.

Progressive practice comes with challenges

Kate-Mount-ELC-picThe ELC pedagogy is in a continual growth cycle; reflection, critical analysis and innovation are all key elements. We are charged with the mission of providing the best we can for every child, every day. It is not good enough to be aiming at the mainstream group of learners or to be utilising a model that has been used by others. We need to shape the teaching and learning to be ours, unique to our setting, our children and our identities.

Having been charged with both affirmation and challenge last October by the world’s leading early childhood educator, Professor Carla Rinaldi when she visited our Centre, we were almost given permission to challenge what has become norms in early childhood practice. With careful thought, collaboration, reading and analysis, we are in the midst of creating a new innovation and we are proud of it!

The challenges are plentiful; with our work comes serious documentation. We were recently filmed for a day by Australia-leading early childhood organisations Early Childhood Australia and REAIE (Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange). The footage is to be used to form new and inspiring teaching modules for educators around the nation. We have also been asked to present our work at an International Conference to be held here in Adelaide in November entitled: ‘Re-Imagining Childhood, a Collaboration of Local and International Perspectives on Early Childhood.’ The keynote speakers for this conference come from Reggio Children Foundation Scientific Committee: Professor Carla Rinaldi, Professor Gunilla Dahlberg and Professor Peter Moss – world-acclaimed researchers in education. Whilst these accolades of our practice are generous and affirming, they also bring high expectation for us to deliver what is worthy of these audiences. Our presentations in November will be in front of a few hundred participants, the largest audience we will have presented to.

The sharing of practice goes beyond just showing what happens in a typical ELC inquiry; it will be deeply analytical, process and theory-based, and demonstrate our courage in leading the way with new ideas and thinking that has come from our own research. Our culture to learn in the ELC as a group of professionals is outstanding and I am thankful that we are not delivering children with pre-determined understandings about what we believe they should know, rather we are listening and learning intently alongside them and creatively providing unique learning experiences that truly cater for and inspire every child, every day in an Australian context for early learning. I look forward to sharing more of our work with our School community.

Finally, thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Father’s Day Breakfast at the ELC on Wednesday. The turnout was equally as brilliant as the weather. These events are incredibly important in nurturing our vibrant community, and we embrace any opportunity to bring our families together.

Kate Mount
Director of Early Learning

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‘Tech Girls Are Superheroes’ Success

W6 Tech

Girls in Year 9 Digital Technologies have developed apps that could take them on a tour of Silicon Valley. Four teams entered the app building competition ‘Tech Girls Are Superheroes’, with three being announced as SA finalists. One team “Fünf Tech” has been invited to attend Nationals this Sunday at the Queensland University of Technology.

Their app is called V-Link and will connect retirees with not-for-profit organisations. It represent about 90 hours of work each for these students. Tech Girls Are Superheroes encourages girls aged 8 to 16 to consider a career in the STEM field.

The girls had to solve a problem in the local area and align it to one of the 17 United Nations development goals. The girls learn the basics of computer programming, coming up with a mobile app business idea, writing a business plan, testing the idea, developing a prototype and pitching it on YouTube.

This is the School’s first year in the competition which attracted 250 teams from Australia and New Zealand. Congratulations to our SA finalists, and good luck to “Fünf Tech” at Nationals!

Monique Green
Digital Technologies Teacher

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Notable Results at Prestigious Music Festival

W6 Stage Band

This year was another outstanding showing for Saints Girls in the ABODA Band and Orchestra Festival. Each year we enter several groups in the competition as it is a wonderful way for our girls to hear similar standard ensembles and enjoy the experience of performing to a different audience.

The Senior Percussion Ensemble, Developmental Band and Concert Band all received Silver awards, and the Stage Band received Gold and overall winner in their intermediate division against 17 other schools. It is our first win in this division by the Stage Band, a terrific result for all the hard work and commitment the girls have put in this year.

Congratulations to all of our performers!

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music

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SACE Dance Performance 2017

Enews Banner Week 6

With less than one week until this year’s SACE Dance Performance Night, rehearsals are in full swing! RAW explores the different emotional states expressed through dance. The evening features a variety of performances from the Stage 1 and 2 Dancers, as well Year 9 Dance, Drama and senior Music students. With this year being one of the biggest in the SACE Dance Program, an enthusiastic and engaged audience is required to help these incredibly talented dancers perform at their best.

“During this term, the Dance girls have been working very hard finishing and polishing all our dances ready for our moderation. Having the tarkett laid on the stage and finalising all our dances has made the reality of how soon our moderation and performance night is. I believe this has made all the dancers focus more on this subject, trying to perfect their skills and technique to be able to achieve the highest mark on the night.” – Charlotte Yandell

“SACE Dance this year has still enabled me to challenge myself physically and mentally. With Kate Burnett’s incredible choreography, I strongly believe this upcoming dance performance will defiantly be a night not to miss. The standard of dance is very high and I can’t wait to show everyone how far this group of girls has come. See you there!” – Amy Steele

The evening commences at 7pm in the Arts Centre next Thursday 7 September. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments and snacks are also available to purchase from 6.30pm. RAW is an evening not to be missed!

Shaelyn Bischoff
SACE Stage 2 Dance student

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Patteson House Dinner 2017

W6 Patteson

As a Year 12, there are many ‘lasts’. All in one year, you have your last first day of school, last Swimming Carnival, last English assignment, last Sports Day. Our last House Dinner was an event that not only Year 12s, but all Patteson students, will remember as a highlight of this year.

At 6.30pm last Friday, an amazing group of clowns, mimes, gypsies, and circus animals made their way through the popcorn arch and into the big top (a.k.a. the Arts Centre) for a night of fun, food and games. Girls had the chance to play musical ‘clown nose’ chairs, design clown costumes out of newspaper, pin the tail on the elephant and take part in the annual ‘guess the baby’ quiz.

We had a delicious dinner of wedges and burritos, followed by ice cream and doughnuts for dessert. To top off the evening, the whole House competed in an egg and spoon race, which was won by our very speedy Year 7s (looking forward to seeing you girls fly through your novelties on Sports Day!).

A huge thank you to the Year 11s for all the time and effort put towards organising this night, your weeks of planning made our last House Dinner one of the best.

Emily Keough
Patteson Deputy House Captain

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EDGE of Academic Success

St Peter’s Girls’ School encourages all students to challenge their thinking. This occurs in every classroom, every day, and is supported by our specialist teaching and learning. One of our signature programs, EDGE (Extended, Differentiated and Gifted Education), is having a real impact with individuals, small groups and entire classes.

EDGE provides rigorous, relevant and engaging learning opportunities through enrichment, extension and acceleration across disciplines such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Philosophy, Critical Literacy and Creative Problem Solving.

The feedback to date has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to strengthening vital programs such as this to help our girls reach their potential.

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Saints Girls Enjoy Thoughtful Outing

W6 PhilosothonOn Wednesday of Week 6, the St Peter’s Girls’ School Philosophy Club visited St Peter’s College to prepare for our first Philosothon later in the year. This was a great experience, as we were able to share ideas and opinions, and listen to perspectives of people we’d never met before. Many of us were shy at first being in a different environment with different people, but as the conversations progressed, everyone contributed, confidence grew and we got to know everyone in the room by their minds, not just their appearance.

We began with a couple of games to move around the room, which were designed to extend our awareness of others and our confidence. The discussions began with a stimulating thought experiment called ‘The happiness machine’. We explored the proposition that real happiness is more important than virtual happiness. The experience helped us see the way other people’s minds worked, as some ideas were those we would never have thought of, and vice versa. The discussions were excellent practice for listening and thinking carefully in a different environment, being aware of other people’s ideas and having the confidence to voice our thoughts in a respectful and constructive way. Despite being among people we had not met before, we were able to explore these complex issues with depth and clarity.
Thanks to Mr Wills and Ms Burton-Howard for taking us on this excursion. We look forward to the Saints Boys visiting us next time.
Charlotte Bleby
Year 9

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Talent Show For Worthy Causes

W6 Staff Talent Show

On Tuesday 29 August, the Year 10 Patteson and Kennion Home Groups hosted the annual House Charity Day in support of both The Little Heroes Foundation and KickStart for Kids.

While Patteson organised the staff-student talent show, Kennion was in charge of baking food to sell including brownies, cupcakes and cookies.

Well done to Sarah Pols (Year 10) for commencing the talent show with ‘Music of the Night’, followed by the ‘Not-So-Famous’ vocalists consisting of Ms Bray, Ms Davey, Ms Burton-Howard and Ms McKay, singing ‘The Teachers Argument’ from FAME – The Musical. Next up was a group of almost about eight teachers named ‘The Foxes’ who danced along to ‘What Does The Fox Say’, followed by Ms Stef who performed ‘Black Death’, a common song in history class. Well done to all the acts, especially ‘The Foxes’ for being named the overall winner, and also to Sarah Pols for winning the student award.

Excellent work by the Year 10 Patteson and Kennion girls for organising such a successful event, as the talent show and bake sale raised over $540 for the two charities. It was a very fun, entertaining day and we appreciate the support of all teachers involved and Sarah Pols for helping us to raise donations.

Ebony Lohe
Year 10 Student

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Sports Day 2017

W6 Sports Day

Friday 8 September

St Peter’s Girls will stage the annual Years 4 – 12 Sports Day Carnival at SA Athletics Stadium (previously SANTOS Stadium) at Mile End on Friday 8 September 2017. The day will begin at 8.30am and conclude by 4pm.

The Saints Sport Support Group will be running a raffle with excellent prizes on offer. They will also be selling House wristbands ($2 each) and House logo water bottles ($10), which students can purchase at the gate on the day.

With the ease of parking and close proximity to the city, we encourage you to come along and support your daughter/s.

> Parents are invited to join their daughter’s House in the first event at 9am, the House Scramble. The objective is for each House in turn to get as many participants across the line over 300m in 70 seconds.

> Parents and students can also compete in a House Rowing Challenge using ergos from 10am – 12pm.

We look forward to a sensational Sports Day and hope to see the School community join us to cheer on the athletes! A program of events will be emailed to parents prior to Sports Day.

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Year 5 Production – Disney The Lion King JR. tickets on sale!

W5 Disney The Lion King JR.

Year 5 students have been extremely busy preparing for our production of Disney The Lion King JR. in Week 10.

Wonderfully familiar songs and a joyful storyline will burst onto the St Peter’s Girls’ stage in the Arts Centre on 28 and 29 September 2017. Be quick and grab your tickets!

Ticket prices:
Adult $15
Student/concession $10
Family (2 adults/2 children) $35

Visit to book your tickets!

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Code Camp at St Peter’s Girls’ School

W4 Code Camp

St Peter’s Girls is now hosting Code Camp Spark AND Code Camp Ignite!

St Peter’s Girls’ School will be hosting Code Camp Spark and Code Camp Ignite for students in Years 2 – 6. Code Camp runs 4 – 6 October from 9am – 3.30pm. Cost for Code Camp Spark or Code Camp Ignite is $350 for three days.

Code Camp Information Flyer
Visit the Code Camp website for more information
Visit the St Peter’s Girls’ School booking page

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The Long Lunch – featuring MC George Kapiniaris!

W9 The Long Lunch

Join us on a Greek Odyssey at the St Peter’s Girls’ Foundation Long Lunch

W2 The Long Lunch George
Sunday 24 September 12 noon – 5pm
Held at a secret location on the St Peter’s Girls’ School grounds

Tickets $120
Book at

Volunteers needed

The St Peter’s Girls’ Foundation is seeking volunteers in the lead up to and at The Long Lunch. If you or a family would like to help out with set-up and food preparations on Saturday 23 September, serving at the bar during the lunch, or assisting in the Food Tech Centre on the day between 8am and 6pm, we would be extremely grateful.

If you can help, please contact Melissa Westgate via or 8334 2244.

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Golden Ticket Lottery – would you like to win $15,000 off your School fees?

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Summer Sport Schedule: Week 8, 9 & 10 of Term 3

Please note that Years 7 – 12 sports commence in this period as well as trials for Aerobics. A full schedule for Term 4 will be sent out in Week 10, which will include a complete listing of sports for all year levels.

Tennis – squad training is ideally held in the mornings. Thursday is available for those in the lower grades or those who cannot attend mornings due to transport.

Rowing schedules will be provided by Director of Rowing Ben Flannagan.

If students have any questions about teams or cannot attend a designated session, they should discuss alternative arrangements with Neil Fuller (Director of Sport).

Volleyball: 3.45pm-4.45pm (Open C/D)

Basketball: 7.10am-8.10am (Open A/B)
Tennis: 7.10am-8.10am (Open squad training)
Basketball: 3.45pm-4.45pm (Middle – Years 7 – 9)
Softball: 3.45pm-4.45pm (Open A/B/C)
Rowing: 3.40pm-6.15pm (Juniors – Year 7/8)

Athletics: 7.10am – 8.10am (Years 4 – 12)
Volleyball: 7.10am-8.10am (Open A/B)
Water Polo: 7.00am-8.00am (Open A/B/C)

Tennis: 3.45pm-4.45pm (Open squad training)
Touch: 3.45pm-4.45pm (Years 7 – 11)
Volleyball: 3.45pm-4.45pm (Middle C/D – Years 7 – 9 + new players)
Water Polo: 3.45pm-4.45pm (Middle – Years 7 – 9 *Note: this term only)
Rowing: 3.40pm-6.15pm (Juniors – Year 7/8)

Athletics: 7.10am – 8.10am (Years 4 – 12)
Tennis: 7.10am-8.10am (Open squad training)
Volleyball: 7.10am-8.10am (Middle A/B)
Aerobics trials: 3.45pm-4.45pm (Years 5 – 11)

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Sports News

W6 Sport
The final round of winter sport for students in Years 7 – 12 saw many play in our first Winter Intercol against Walford. Scores of all matches between the two schools accumulated points for the overall trophy. In a close battle, it came down to Saints’ strength in badminton that saw us prevail and add to our Summer Intercol, with an overall 15 wins to 8, and 2 draws.

Congratulations to those who took part!


Wednesday 23 August
Year 6 White – Saints 28 defeated Walford 22
The team played very well, defeating Walford. They all played extremely hard in both offence and defence throughout the whole game which was close throughout. The most pleasing thing was seeing the girls put into place what they had been working on at training. – Sarah Matheson (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 16 defeated Walford 10
Overall the girls played well together this week resulting in a win. The girls showed that hard training pays off through their tight defence. A special mention to Mabel for concentrating hard on her defence skills. – Josephine Dal Pra (Coach)


Wednesday 23 August
Year 4 – Saints 20 defeated St Andrews 2
Once again, the girls got off to a great start with many great plays into attack, with excellent shooting from both Sophie and Kate. In defence, there were many great interceptions made from Nicole and Alyssa which made shooting for the other team hard. Others helped move the ball down the court well. In the second half, the girls also played very well. In attack, Grace and Emily communicated and shot well, doing some amazing passes between each other. The girls should be very happy with this win as they all played well as a team. – Chelsea Walls (Coach)

Year 2/3 – Saints 1 defeated by Wilderness 19
The Year 2/3 team played their second game of the season against Wilderness. While the girls lost the match, they managed to score their first goal of the season. Everyone is doing very well at learning the rules and positions on the court and the improvement each week is extremely noticeable. – Emily Braggs (Coach)


Wednesday 23 August
Open A – Saints 1 defeated by Wilderness 3
The game was an unlucky end to the season for the girls. With both teams being equally skilled, it seemed that our opponents’ home ground advantage allowed them to pull away with a win. Despite the score, the girls were able to display how far they have come this season. Layne Beveridge worked exceptionally hard up the wing during this game and was able to create many chances for the girls. Additionally, Izzy Villani and Olivia Law’s hard work helped stop Wilderness dominating the midfield, and opened the game up for Saints. It’s been a pleasure being able to captain these girls this year and I hope to see them all out on the pitch next season! – Dominique Rigby (Captain)

Open B – Saints 0 defeated by Wilderness 4
The girls started slowly and with some showing little interest in wanting to play which saw the team concede 3 goals in the first half. There was a big change at half-time and they finally started to fight for the ball and create some good scoring opportunities. Emma Matheson saved a number of shots in the second half to keep Saints in the contest while Sara Possingham made a number of creative forward runs but despite some good build-up play, Saints couldn’t convert. – Charlie Capogreco (Coach)

Middle A – Saints 0 defeated by Wilderness 5
An unfortunate end to the season but although we were dominated for most of the game, the girls didn’t give up. We still had some close chances which could’ve got us a goal or two back from them, but our finishing wasn’t up to par. Everyone still gave everything they had and fought back to try and get something out of the game. They were a tough opponent but still plenty of positives to come out of the game. – Vincent Talladira (Coach)

Year 7 – Saints 1 drew with Walford 1
The girls played exceptionally well throughout the game. They went 1-0 up right at the end of the first half and went into half-time in good spirits. They came out the second half firing. We won a penalty but unfortunately, we couldn’t convert. The match ended 1-1 after having a host of chances to win the game. I’d like to thank all the girls and congratulate them on a good season. – Kosta Bakopanos (Coach)


Friday 25 August
Year 6 – Saints 7 defeated Wilderness Blue 0
A great game from all the girls with a convincing victory, everyone had a fantastic game and the team worked very well together. Our shooting has improved a huge amount since the last game which definitely helped our success. Plenty of positives to come out of the game but also still lots to work on. – Vincent Talladira (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 7 defeated Loreto Blue 0
The team went in search of a win and attacked from the outset, scoring 2 goals in the first half. The great worked continued in the second half, adding another 5 goals based on relentless attacking pressure and some great team plays. – Charlie Caprogreco (Coach)

Year 3/4 – Saints 2 drew with Pulteney 2
The Year 3/4 soccer girls took the field and started at a slow pace, however the cogs were turning. The Pulteney girls managed to slot in a quick goal past Grace Stevens that seemed to catch our girls unaware. Our forwards had some chances but seemed to pass the ball to the Pulteney goalkeeper instead of manoeuvring it past her. Iszabella Lochowiak was in the mix with several possessions in a new midfield role. By half time our girls were in the unfamiliar position of being two goals down and allowing Pulteney a clean sheet. When our girls came back out after the break, they showed excellent perseverance, determination and grit. They clawed their way back into the match and nearly obtained the lead however our third goal was disallowed. Anna Venning scored another two goals to increase her season tally. Nicole Wang and Shirley Liu both played excellent games and each girl continues to improve. The Year 3/4 soccer girls’ have the next two rounds off as two byes are scheduled. Training will be held this week but will be cancelled the following week as Year 3 students will be on camp. – Mark Routley (Coach)


Saturday 26 August
Another successful week and great finish to the season for all of our teams. The A and B teams have finals on  9 September.

Results and Intercol round
A defeated Walford  4-2
Best Players: Emily Murdock, Nancy Huang, Cate Neale, Erica Reid

B defeated Walford  6-0
Best Players: Laura Sivewright, Lola Dimond, Amy Li, Charlene Lee

C defeated Walford  6-0
Best Players: Gloria Gao, Mahala Truscott, Georgia Bowden, Sophia Casanova Clarke

D1 defeated Walford  5-1
Best Players: Amelie Dunda, Tiffany Zhou, Aleisha Elliott

D2 defeated Wilderness 2     4-2
Best Players: Nicola Jones, Helen Han, Meredith Li

E1 defeated Wilderness 1   7-2
Best Players: Yujia Sun, Angela Feng, Christina Song

E2 defeated Walford    5-4
Best Players: Runze Li, Lauren Hernan

E3 defeated by Seymour   6-3
Best Players: Holly Wallman Craddock, Chi Chi Zhao

Summary of the season
The B team were undefeated, the C and D1 teams only lost one match and both were 3-3 losses, D2 and E1 won all but two of their matches, E2 won half of their matches and the E3 team showed improvement each week and were victors against Wilderness 2.
Undefeated player in singles – Laura Sivewright, Mahala Truscott, Gloria Gao, Amelie Dunda, Candy Feng, Nicola Jones, Tiffany Zhou, Yujia Sun.
Players who only lost one match – Amy Li, Lola Dimond, Sophia Casanova Clarke, Meredith Li, Ashleigh Rogers and Christina Song.

I would like to congratulate our captain Emily Murdock for the leadership, assistance in coaching and support she has shown to all of our players. Playing at number one in the A team is a difficult position especially when she is required to play State team members. Emily won more than half of her matches. Good luck to our A and B teams on 9 September and hopefully we can win the B grade shield for the 6th time in a row! – Sonya Risbey (Badminton Coordinator)


Saturday 26 August
Open A – Saints 4 defeated Walford 2
This final game was an important one for all the girls as it was an Intercol match and the last game for our four Year 12 girls. Everyone played their absolute best and were sure to put 100% out on the field. In the first couple of minutes of the game, Jemimah Simpson scored a fantastic goal by carrying the ball all the way down the field and using her speed to pass the Walford defenders. For the first half of the game it was very close as Walford were able to match our score until it was 2-2 by half-time. Going into the second half, Saints were determined to keep the up and hopefully win the game. We managed to score another two goals in the second half to win the game. Another girl who played really well was Poppie Goldsmith, who scored one of our goals in the second half. All of the girls played an amazing game and ended the season on a high. – Lara Khoury (Captain)

Open B – Saints 1 drew with Walford 1
The Bs continued their consistent form with another tight game, eventually drawing with Walford. Some excellent passing through the midfield with Amelie Eaton and Lucy Steele-Scott combining for a 1-2 set up, some close attempts with a great chase down from Georgina Keough eventually ending in a goal to Annabelle Black. Walford were able to even the match with a goal of their own before the last few minutes were played at a high intensity as both teams chased a goal to seal the match. It was excellent to see the improvement of many of the girls in this last game of the year, especially Alice Reid in goals and Olivia Tenten up forward. – Sophie Fry (Coach)


Saturday 26 August
Under 15 – Saints 13 defeated Woodville 1
Saints put up a strong fight from the beginning, with the defence doing particularly well throughout the game. Terrific teamwork from everyone led to moving the ball up and down the field with ease. The attackers of Portia Maerschel, Hattie Maerschel, Millie Wilkin and Chelsea Walls combined as an exceptionally strong unit with a total of 13 goals. A special mention goes to Abbie Lisle for her great field work and consistent efforts to get the ball. The girls should be very proud of themselves for putting up an excellent game to the Woodville Warriors. Well done guys! – Isabelle Norman 

Under 11 – Saints Blue 1 defeated by East Torrens Payneham 9
It was a fast-paced match on Saturday with many turnovers but all of the girls did well at running up and down the field. In defence, Serae Stolcman (Year 3) caused some of these turnovers with holding her stick up. Madison Dornbusch (Year 3) and Savannah Walls (Year 3) did a great job at running confidently with the ball. Hayley Webb (Year 3) and Sophie Lively (Year 3) never gave up when fighting for ground balls, which helped them successfully scoop up the ball. In the second half the girls worked on sticking with one of the opposition players in defence and defending them with their stick straight in the air. Several girls had shots on the goal but missed ever so slightly. The girls did much better in the second half, especially in defence as the opposition shot much fewer goals. Elizabeth McKernan (Year 4) was goalie for the match and saved a number of shots. Goal scorer was Madison. The girls put in a good effort against an experienced team. – Lucy Martin (Coach)

Under 11 – Saints White 0 defeated by Wilderness Blue 6
This week the Under 11 White lacrosse team played against Wilderness Blue. Unfortunately, they lost 0-6, but despite this score, it was an exceptional effort from the girls as they were playing against a far more experienced team. This was an excellent opportunity for the girls to improve their skills and their developing skills particularly in defending. Congratulations to all of these girls for working incredibly hard and for maintaining such great teamwork. The regular coach, Courtney, was away this week, however she will return later this week to coach the team on Saturday. – Sophie Auricht (Coach)


Saturday 26 August
Open A – Saints 46 defeated Walford 32
The Open A netball team concluded their season on a high, winning the first ever Intercol game against Walford. This was a hard-fought match with both teams being within a goal of each other for the first half. All girls worked together as a team, backing each other up with rebounds, touches on the ball and intercepts. This team effort resulted in great play by the girls. Special mention should be made of Holly Cunningham and Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith, whose determination and drive in the mid-court assisted with clean ball movement and transition from defence to attack. The girls have remained competitive throughout the season and finished in third place overall, close behind Immanuel and Westminster. This is a huge improvement from previous years and the girls should be proud of their efforts. – Sophie Freeman and Abbey Goodwin (Co-Captains)

Open B – Saints 44 defeated by Walford 48
The Open B girls had a close contest against Walford in their last game of the season. They started the game strongly with all the girls having an impact, seeing them win the first quarter. In the second quarter, Walford picked up their intensity and things started to get a bit tougher. Jessie Rundle was continually creating turnovers to keep the girls in the game. Nikki Miller was a strong target under the post and Brooke Elliott was working the front cut well. The last quarter saw the girls go down by 4 goals. Although the girls didn’t get the win, they played their best game of the season and should now look forward to pushing for ‘A’ selection next year.  – Alex Walker (Coach)

Open E (Year 12) – Saints 46 defeated Walford 17
This week’s game was a very exciting and successful Intercol encounter against Walford! The girls played an amazing last game, finishing off our School netball on a high. Thank you to Grace Dawson for filling in for us and playing exceptionally well in defence, making a number of turnovers.  – Emma Mockridge 

Open E (Year 11) – Saints 41 defeated Walford 12
Fantastic game to finish a very successful season. So much improvement from every member of the team. Special mention to the girls who played out of position in defence this week, you were all fabulous. – Jo Knapp (Coach)

Year 10A – Saints 23 defeated by Walford 34
Our last game was highly competitive against Walford. Both teams battled hard for the win, with scores remaining close for the first half, but due to illness and a ball to Hannah’s face, we had players playing out of position which meant that Walford pulled away with the win. I was very proud of the sportsmanship and team the 10As presented on Saturday morning, they were understanding when positions needed to be swapped around and were gracious in their defeat. A great end to a tough season. – Grace Russo (Coach)

Year 10B – Saints 23 defeated by Walford 33
Although going down, the girls played their strongest game and indicated just how much they have improved over the season! The determination and drive possessed by the entire team did not go unnoticed by the Coach, umpires or parents, and their teamwork and effort are to be commended. I am so proud of how far this game has proved the girls have come and they should all feel very accomplished. Best players were Sarah Carrodus, Neve McCormack and Brooke Weymouth for another successful game in all aspects. – Emily Wishart (Coach)

Year 9A – Saints 45 defeated Walford 20
Walford were strong from the start and we could tell they wanted to win badly. At quarter-time, we knew we could play so much better and had to think how much we wanted to win. The second quarter was a vast improvement as our awesome defenders conceded only 2 goals, allowing us to win the quarter by 20 goals. Staying focused and playing exceptionally well in the third quarter, we maintained our lead and this continued into the last quarter. It was an amazing team effort from all the girls. – Tesse Parker 

Year 9B – Saints 37 defeated Walford 32
The 9Bs had a remarkable win against Walford this week. It was a close game with Walford getting a better start in the first quarter to lead by 3 goals. Saints didn’t give up and in the second and third quarters turned the deficit into a 4-goal lead. Leaving everything on the court for the last game of the season, the win was made possible by Lucy Young’s outstanding intercept of the ball, and Clair Kao, Emma Matheson and Charlotte Sellars’ goal work. Our strength was in our attacking team which created an easy, fast ball play straight into the goal circle. Likewise, we had many strong centre passes enabling us to be in front of the opposition. The Bs really bonded as a team this season and this was reflected on the court with our teamwork. Overall, we ended the season on a high with an incredible win. Great work girls! – Zara Stefani 

Year 9/10C – Saints 19 defeated by Walford 29
The team played their final game of the season against Walford and displayed a very solid effort, keeping up with the opposition for most of the match. The girls did very well to adapt to new positions as we were lacking in defenders and shooters. Although the girls didn’t win too many games this season, they improved significantly and always came out with a great attitude. – Emily Braggs (Coach)

Year 8A – Saints 31 defeated Walford 23
The girls played an outstanding game against Walford this week. Individually, each of the girls worked extremely hard to stay on their player and apply defensive pressure. On top of this, everyone worked very well as a team and the support shown on court was fantastic. Ending the season with a win was great and the girls should be proud. It has been a pleasure coaching this team, they have continued to improve and I am so proud of them all. – Amy Wishart (Coach)

Year 8B – Saints 25 defeated by Walford 42
The girls should be so proud to end the season with a fight. Their strong defence, leading in front and strong passing into attack paid off when they were up at half-time. Even though the other team came back with the win, the girls kept fighting and never gave up. Best players were Keely Flannagan and Emeshe Robson for their strong defence and for improving so much for their final game this season. Overall, the girls have improved immensely and the hard work has paid off this season. It was a privilege coaching them.
– Sophia West (Coach)

Year 7A – Saints 39 defeated Walford 20
The 7A netball team finished their season with a win against Walford. It was great to see all their hard work in trainings on display in their final game with perfect ball movement down the court and fantastic teamwork. It has been an absolute pleasure to coach this young team and I look forward to seeing what they can achieve in future years. – Michelle Blackburn (Coach)

Year 7B – Saints 28 defeated Walford 15
The girls finished their season with an outstanding game and a great win. All parts of the court were strong and worked on specific areas and skills we have been working on to play a great game. Defence worked hard to cause many turnovers, allowing our shooters to score. Even with a tall goal shooter on the opposition, the defenders were able to keep the ball away from her. Thank you to the girls who were willing to play out of position, even if it was at the other end of the court. All of the girls should be very happy with their efforts throughout the season and how much their skills have improved.  – Georgia Naughton (Coach)

Year 7C – Saints 4 defeated by Concordia 27
The 7Cs had a tough match for their final game. With three team members unable to play, each girl was required to play a four-quarter game. The girls showed spirit and determination, without letting the score get in the way of their efforts. I am so proud of how far every girl has come, with each one improving significantly from the first match of the season. It has been an absolutely pleasure to coach this team and I wish them the best in their future netball endeavours! – Sarah Miller (Coach)

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