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eNews – Farewell Class of 2020

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Farewell to Our Class of 2020!

Today, we said farewell to Year 12, and what an action-packed and emotional week it has been. There is no doubt that the girls made the most of each day, with a range of different themes and some unexpected pranks. I must thank the staff for their patience, in particular those whom the girls dressed up as on Monday. Interestingly, Mr Stuart and Miss Gaskell featured heavily and should be recognised for providing the girls with items from their own wardrobes. You don’t get much more supportive than that. End of year pranks are always an interesting topic and there is a wide range of tolerance between schools. I can safely say that we do sit at one extreme. Specifically, we are very close to the ‘high tolerance’ end of the spectrum. This is perhaps one of the great things about Saints and is very much reflective of the close relationship between the girls and the staff. There are also very few schools where teachers are willing to star in a play written by the students, the purpose of which is to poke fun at them. Not to mention the Staff Dance, which does require weeks of lunchtime rehearsals.

Tonight, the girls will join their parents and the staff at the Valedictory Dinner, which is a wonderful closure to their daily lives as Saints Girls. It is important to reflect upon their efforts in what has been such a challenging yet remarkable year. Despite the cancellation or restructure of many events, the girls demonstrated great resilience and showed many younger girls how to pivot from disappointment to appreciation. They led from the front, creating videos to motivate younger girls during online learning, and they continued to participate widely in the co-curricular program. Most importantly, they cared. They cared about each other, about their teachers, about their parents and about the experience of all younger girls. Their inclusive leadership, their energy and endless enthusiasm have left a footprint that will be remembered for years to come.

On behalf of the School, thank you girls. You will be missed.

Kate Mortimer
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School

A send-off tradition is the Year 12 run through the School watched on by staff and younger students; take a look at the Class of 2020 in action:

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Congratulations to our 2021 Student Leaders

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There were moving scenes at the School on Wednesday as our 2021 Student Leaders were inducted in a Chapel Service where they were presented with their badges of office by our outgoing Prefects.

Families watched on with pride as our new Prefects and other leaders pledged to serve St Peter’s Girls with distinction.

It was a touching occasion, and we can’t wait to see how the girls lead the School in 2021.

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Head Prefect Reflects on Saints Girls’ Journey

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2020 Head Prefect Bella Bernardi sat down and had a chat with her very first teacher here at St Peter’s Girls, Mr Shane Davidson. Bella, who joined Saints Girls in Year 5, spoke about her memories of the Year 5 Production, looked back on a class photo from 2013, spoke fondly of her fellow Year 12s, and gave a warm shout-out to Deputy Head Prefect Ellie Anderson.

“The beauty of Saints Girls is that it’s not just a school, it’s a community. Saints inspires young girls to become independent women who are ready to take on the world. It’s been an honour leading the School. I am so proud of all the community this year for taking on the challenges of 2020, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Saints Girls!” – Bella Bernardi (Head Prefect 2020)

Check out the video highlights:

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‘The Last Blue Sock’ – A Tribute to Our Class of 2020

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At today’s Celebration Day Assembly, the Year 12 girls were farewelled with a video presentation. Titled ‘The Last Blue Sock’, the video explores the emotions surrounding graduation and leaving Saints Girls through the eyes of a dark blue winter sock. Combining both sentimental moments and comedy, the presentation was a fitting way to send off an amazing cohort who have embraced life at Saints Girls.

For those who were not able to attend the Celebration Day Assembly (and for those wanting to watch again!) please enjoy the video:
 

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Strings Success on Show

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Last Friday evening, students from Reception to Year 12 who play a string instrument participated in our annual Strings Concert under the direction of Natalie Maegraith, our Strings Coordinator. Our live audience was entertained with music of classical, romantic and current contemporary composers. This included cellist and composer Hilary Kleinig, who was our special guest for the evening. It was wonderful to see so many young students participating in the Strings program, enjoying their music and producing outstanding results at the concert.

Special mention must go to Extension Strings for the performance of ‘The Rain in Your Shadows’ and Angel Li for her outstanding rendition of Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’.

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music

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Golden Notes at ABODA Band and Orchestra Festival

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Congratulations to all of our musicians who participated in the ABODA Band and Orchestra Festival in Term 3. This year, the competition became a virtual event due to health restrictions. Each ensemble was recorded during their rehearsals at school, and judges viewed the videos and then recorded their own feedback for the girls to watch, read and listen to. Saints Girls received some excellent feedback and achieved very strong results in all sections.

Under the direction of Strings Coordinator Natalie Maegraith, our Junior, Developmental and Intermediate Strings all came away with SILVER awards and our Senior Strings achieved GOLD. Our Percussion Ensemble, directed by Nick Parnell, achieved SILVER as did Developmental Band, conducted by Miss Rounsevell. Our Stage Band, also directed by Miss Rounsevell, competed in Division 1 Big Band, and Little Big Band, directed by Mr Heading, entered the Novice Big Band section with both achieving SILVER awards. A further congratulations to Concert Band who achieved a GOLD in the Intermediate Concert Band section.

A fantastic achievement for the 150 girls who participated in this festival.

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music

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Community Unity at P&F Family Day

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What a beautiful afternoon we had for our inaugural P&F Family Day last Sunday, the sun shining right on cue as people arrived with picnic rugs to enjoy delicious food, laughter and friendship on Chiverton Lawns.

We were so lucky to be able to come together in these uncertain times, and it was a lovely reminder of what an amazing community we have here at Saints Girls.

Tours of the new Media Hub were a highlight of the day. The P&F will be presenting a cheque at our AGM on Monday 16 November with funds raised from the event to go towards the Media Hub fit-out.

Thank you to our awesome team of volunteers who made the day possible and also to our sponsors L’Abruzzesse, Chesini House and Mercato for supporting this fantastic event.

Bronwyn Bartter
Parents’ and Friends’ Association President

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Healthy Girls

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During Science in Term 3, the Year 8 girls have been working on a PBL unit called ‘Healthy Girls’ as part of the body systems topic. The task was to raise awareness by creating a campaign about what it means to be healthy, focusing on healthy diets, exercise and sexual health. The girls have worked with Health, PE and Food Tech to combine ideas and create a real-world context for the concepts discussed in Science.

The project culminated with the girls running an expo to showcase their final campaigns, which include videos, websites and infographics, during Home Group time. The Year 7 and 9 students were invited to walk through and interact with each of the groups, asking questions so the girls could share their knowledge and provide feedback to the Year 8s.

Well done girls on all your hard work.

Clare Gaskell, Craig Byrne and Christine Smith
Science Teachers

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Welcome Support from Good Sports

The Saints Sport Support Group (SSSG) aims to help increase student involvement in sporting pursuits, whether as participants or in a coaching or officiating capacity. This is not just for competitive reasons, but because physical activity is positive for health and wellbeing and that a lifelong foundation for this should be instilled at a young age. Through fundraising and support, our committee strives to make sport something that all girls want to be a part of throughout their years at school and beyond.

The SSSG meets once a term and welcomes any parents with an interest in joining our group. If you would like to do so, please contact me.

Katie Lucas
President

Katie.Lucas@opencolleges.edu.au

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Sports News

SOCCER

Congratulations to Grace Stevens (Year 7) and Chloe Richardson (Year 6) who have been selected in the U14 FSA State Soccer squad. The selection process began with over 100 nominated club players attending. The girls succeeded through all four trial stages which ran over a two month period.

SOFTBALL

Middle – Saints 22 defeated Scotch 6
For the first game of the season, the girls put up a strong performance against Scotch College, coming away with a convincing win. Daniela Vari had an outstanding batting game, hitting 2 home runs for the team. Ashlyn May and Nellie Ion were amazing in the field with awesome games at pitcher. A great catch was taken in centre field by Yvanda Qu. The girls played wonderfully together and I can’t wait to watch them further improve over the term. – Kellie Bested (Softball Captain)

SWIMMING

2020 South Australian Short Course Swimming Championships
Elysia Scarr – 20th 50M Backstroke, 23rd 100M Breaststroke, 23rd 50M Freestyle, 22nd 50M Breaststroke, 15th 100M Backstroke, 14th 50M Butterfly, 27th 100M Freestyle

TENNIS

Premier League – Saints 3-25 defeated by Pembroke 3-31
Singles: Sienna Glazbrook 1-6, Tahlia Cahill 6-5, Ruby Deakin 6-3, Britney Korir 3-6

Premier Reserves – Saints 3-25 defeated by Pembroke 3-28
Singles: Annie Baldwinson 2-6, Charlotte Staples 4-6, Ella Dnistriansky 6-3, Grace Beaumont 6-5

Division 1 Blue – Saints 6-36 defeated Pembroke 0-16
Singles: Georgia Mallick 6-5, Ariel Spartalis 6-1, Eva Young 6-5, Adele Eaton 6-1

Division 1 White – Saints 4-34 defeated Pembroke 2-25
Singles: Grace Beaumont 6-5, Malaika McLeod 6-1, Soph Ryan 4-6, Sapphire Moser 6-2

Division 2 – Saints 0-5 defeated by Concordia 6-36
Singles: Ayanna Roy 0-6, Sophie Abbott 1-6, Zihan Huang 1-6, Gloria Zou 1-6

Division 3 Blue – Saints 6-36 defeated Pembroke 0-3
Singles: Tara Nedumaran 6-0, Yang Yang Gu 6-0, Olivia Reynolds 6-1, Lydia Tolley 6-0

Division 3 White – Saints 6-36 defeated Pembroke 0-7
Singles: Chloe Richardson 6-0, Elodie de Wit 6-1, Alison Francis 6-0, Shirley Liu 6-2

Division 4 – Saints 1-24 defeated by Concordia 5-34
Singles: Nathara Perera 3-6, Kayla Park 2-6, Amy Hu 3-6, Freya Hermann 5-6

TOUCH FOOTBALL

Open A – Saints 1 defeated by Marryatville 4
The girls started the season with a tough match against Marryatville, who are considered one of the top teams in the school competition. However, they remained positive and performed strongly in defence, forcing Marryatville to miss out on multiple tries. Set plays and strategies learnt at training were put into play which led to Hannah Freeman scoring a great try in the first half. – Holly Cardone (2021 Captain)

Open B – Saints 3 defeated by Wilderness 6
The girls played a quality first game back against Wilderness! Our attack was strong rucking up the field, resulting in 3 tries  well done to Ellie Humphrey and Willow Stewart-Rattray. Throughout the game, we did struggle to score and find opportunities due to inadequate communication. We also have to work on our defence when stopping the opposing team from scoring, but for the first game back and playing at a higher level for most of the team, it was a positive outing. Good job girls!  Annie Warrick

Open C – Saints 0 defeated by St Michael’s 6
The game was a great opportunity for us to develop as a team, with some girls playing their first-ever match. Although we lost, the girls showed promising signs of improvement as the game progressed. They particularly improved defensively in the second half, with St Michael’s only scoring 2 tries compared with 4 in the first. Looking forward to the season ahead; the Open Cs will be focusing on improving defensive tactics and attacking pace in training over the coming weeks. – Emily Teague

Middle A – Saints 1 drew with St Ignatius 1
The girls played a great game considering it was our first for the season. A mention to Mathilda Thomas for scoring our try of the match. The girls did really well in defence, limiting our opposition from scoring. They played an amazing game and I look forward to the season ahead.  Charlie Piper

Middle B – Saints had a bye

Middle C – Saints 0 defeated by St Michael’s 4
With a number of girls playing their first game, the team found it difficult to deal with the opponent’s attack early on. Easy tries in the first half put us under pressure, but the girls responded and improved throughout the game. Dani Cox and Chloe Cardone were excellent contributors, rucking the ball forward and leading the team in defence, and Emily Ketteridge made some skilful runs in attack. The girls will learn plenty from this first effort and come back stronger in the next match.  Dan Searle

VOLLEYBALL

Open A Saints 2 defeated Westminster 1 (25-14, 17-25, 25-13)
Arriving at Westminster unsure of the opposition’s strength given the school’s tradition as a powerhouse in volleyball, we focused on our warm up while sizing up the opposition. Even though Westminster had a very tall player, we felt confident of our team cohesion going into the match. With early strong serving and match play, we quickly found rhythm and claimed the first set. Volleyball has a strong mental element and match momentum can swing rapidly. Taking it too easy on the opposition in the second set, we found ourselves stuck in a rotation that we struggled to ‘dig’ ourselves out of. Gifting Westminster the second and with only 10 minutes to go, the senior players steadied the ship and took the third set easily. Special mention to Clair Kao with strong serving, and a great team effort to take home the win. Keep up the awesome effort!

Open B – Saints 2 defeated Westminster 1 (25-16, 25-15, 22-25)
Two Open A Westminster players backed up to play Open Bs but that didn’t dent the confidence of our Open B squad, primarily made up of Year 10s. We stuck to our traditional system and dominated the net using the 3 to set up plays to gain advantage. The opposition had a sniff at the start of the first with scores equal to about 13-all, but our girls served strongly and powered ahead to take the first set easily. A slow start in the second by Saints allowed Westminster to take the lead. Samantha Keough stepped up and served 11 straight, with Westminster having real trouble returning. Closing out the match winning the first two sets, and with only a small amount of time left, the girls changed to a new system of backcourt setting we have been practising. Giving Westminster a 5-0 lead, the girls worked hard and with a valiant effort, came back to almost win the third. A fantastic team effort and all played well!

Open C – Saints 1 defeated by Concordia 3 (14-25, 14-25, 17-25, 13-11)
Saints played well throughout each set but just couldn’t string a series of points together. Efua Yawson had some excellent serves and Zara Blight showed good positioning when at the net. Saints pushed Concordia in the third set, going down 17-25, with Rebecca Holloway and Charlotte Adams teaming together to set up a number of rallies. Eliza Monaghan had a solid game, adjusting her shot selection when receiving to great effect. One area highlighted for improvement is in calling for the ball and then being ready for the second and third shots. – Neil Fuller (Supervisor)

Middle A – Saints 0 defeated by Westminster 3 (15-25, 17-25, 20-25)
The girls started a little uncertain of their abilities, however, as each set progressed, so too did the skills. It was an exciting start to watch them work together and see things we can continue to improve. Special mention to Anna Venning and Annabel Keough who proved to be great leaders. – Milli Gentle (Coach)

Middle B – Saints 0 defeated by Westminster 3 (6-25, 12-25, 15-17)
Good to see some improvement as we moved through the course of the game. We were very inconsistent in the first set, but improved greatly throughout. The girls started to understand spatial awareness on the court and realised the importance of the ‘ready position’ when receiving serve. Moving forward, the focus is on consistency in serving and technique through this and creating communication on court instead of watching the ball hit the floor. – Katie Dancer (Coach)

Middle C – Saints 0 defeated by Westminster 3 ( 4-25, 19-25, 8-15)
A very similar slow and inconsistent first set, however, working through rotations and understanding the importance of using our 3 touches and controlling the ball was comprehended well throughout the last two sets. Great improvement shown in both confidence and voice. Moving forward, the focus will be on transition and control over the ball. – Katie Dancer (Coach)

Middle D – Saints 0 defeated by Concordia 3
Saints were a little slow to get started but showed improvement through each set with Angelina Hii having some great serves. The team stayed positive and consistently worked on trying to have 3 hits. Eliza Monaghan stayed and was a great team member, leading with her experience. Rita Ling, Lily Zheng and Elena Liu all contributed and improved throughout the game. – Neil Fuller (Supervisor)

VOLLEYBALL

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Open A – Saints 3 defeated Walford 0 (25-20, 25-19, 15-13)
After arriving at Walford, the Open A and B teams put on blue ‘war paint’ to lift the School spirit and draw our focus to the Intercol matches. Analysing the Open A opposition during warm up, there was a clear height difference between the teams. Instead of letting this intimidate us, we knew that blocking and covering were going to be big focuses during the match. Walking on court before the first point, energy was high. Missing one of our stronger players in Ruby, Anna stepped into the setting position. Serving was strong throughout, winning plenty of points. The opposition fought back, putting up a good fight and making each set close. Coming from behind in the last set, we performed well under pressure, remained focused and pushed through to take a very tight win. Overall, it was an intense, high energy game. The team’s cohesion was heightened with the addition of a win from the Open Bs, allowing Saints to take home the Intercol Volleyball trophy once again. Really well done to those who played at Intercol! All of the girls are super excited for the rest of the season! – Georgina Keough (Captain)

Open B – Saints 3 defeated Walford 0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-17)
Saints started strongly with Joss Forster winning numerous shots with powerful serving. Milly Brett showed great net awareness in both attack and defence, with Sivanthi Sivasuthan putting Walford on the back foot with shots into the back court. In the second set, Dayna Petruzzella joined the serving club, winning 7 points straight to create a lead mid-way through the set, and Chloe Venning and Milly Brett made some critical point saves. In the third set, all girls played really well using 3 point shots regularly, with Samantha Keough setting well and allowing Sivi, Joss and Dayna to all hit winners. A well-earned win. – Neil Fuller (Supervisor)

Middle A – Saints 1 defeated by Walford 2 (24-26, 25-21, 16-25)

WATER POLO

Open A – Saints 14 defeated St Ignatius 5
What an awesome start to another season of water polo! In a hard-fought game, Saints reigned triumphant over St Ignatius with an impressive win. It was great to see the girls working really well together to create many counter-attack opportunities and a very strong defence. A special shout-out to Ashlyn May who played a spectacular game in goals! Her strong saves and passes were truly commendable. Best players were Stephanie Smalls and Lara Wakeham for playing an unbeatable defence and shooting some incredible goals. An amazing effort girls!

Open B – Saints 5 defeated by St Michael’s 12
The girls had a very strong first half, down by just 2 points at half-time. It was awesome to see incredible fight for the ball in both attack and defence, especially considering it was the first game many had played in the Open B division. Lady Murphy had an awesome match in attack and defence, setting up successful attacks and showing leadership in the pool. In goals, Willow Stewart-Rattray used her strong legs and quick reflexes to block shots. A very impressive effort girls, well done!

Open C – Saints 15 defeated Loreto 3
Saints played a solid game which led to a very impressive 12 point win over Loreto. The girls worked brilliantly as a team to produce lots of quick passes and shots as well as some awesome steals. A special mention to Ashlyn May who scored a goal from the other side of the pool as goalie! Claudia Pearce played a very strong offensive game filled with many successful counter attacks and shots. Alice Braithwaite also played a brilliant game by winning every single swim up at the start of each quarter and always being a passing option. A very strong and convincing win for the girls – go Saints!

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eNews – Week 1, Term 4 2020

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From Our Principal

juliashea_web-200x300-200x300As many countries battle a resurgent coronavirus, the World Health Organization has warned of ‘pandemic fatigue’ threatening our ability to tackle the virus. Whilst fatigue can be measured in different ways, it’s only natural after months of restrictions on daily life that some of our Victorian relatives and friends in particular are feeling apathetic and demotivated. It’s a reminder to us of how lucky we have been and how important it is that we adhere to the guidelines of SA Health so that we can continue to enjoy our relative freedom.

I appreciate that some of you are finding our remaining restrictions frustrating. However, Term 4 is filled with many major events, and to keep those events viable, I ask that you continue to observe the following:

• Students should remain at home if they are unwell.

• Physical greetings are discouraged.

• Parents must continue to physically distance, particularly at drop-off and pick-up. For this reason, we request that parents do not walk their daughters to or from their classrooms but continue to drop them off and meet them on the path next to the car park or at the Hallett Road entrance. I’m aware that some parents are disappointed that this restriction remains in place. However, the School is not in a position to monitor the social distancing of parents in school grounds before and after school. There will be an allocated COVID marshal at all formal events to ensure social distancing is maintained. Our Prefects are doing a wonderful job of greeting our youngest girls each morning, and the strengthening of the bond between our Senior and Junior School girls has been one of the ‘silver linings’ of the crisis with which we’ve been faced. Front Office and the Uniform Shop remain accessible. If you have organised to meet with a staff member, please sign in at Front Office and they will come over.

• As an indoor venue, the Gym remains subject to the rule of one person for each two square metres. The number of spectators remains capped, and in line with SA Health guidelines, there will be a sign-in sheet at the entrance to support contact tracing.

• If attending an event in the Arts Centre, please enter and exit the foyer promptly. There is insufficient space to gather and chat in large groups, so again, please be cognisant of the social distancing requirements.

We are very much looking forward to Celebration Day, the graduations of our Year 6 and Year 9 cohorts, ELC Hat Ceremony, and the Year 1 and 2 Nativity. Due to restricted space in the Arts Centre, each student will be limited to inviting two guests to these functions. It will be necessary to leave some seats empty to ensure social distancing between families. We will be live-streaming the events on Celebration Day, and Year 12 families will receive those details shortly.

The ELC Christmas celebration is an outdoor function. We will have a COVID marshal on site to assist families in maintaining a distance of 1.5m from other families.

Unfortunately, the tight restrictions in St Peter’s Cathedral mean we are unable to hold our annual Carols service there this year. Instead, we will hold two services in our School Chapel: one for girls in the Junior School and one for girls in the Middle and Senior Schools. Sadly, numbers will still need to be restricted. Further details will be made available in the coming weeks.

When the severity of the restrictions became apparent in March, we secured the Influencers Church in Paradise to host Presentation Night. The venue is huge, and even with social distancing in place, we can have an audience of up to 1000 people. Given this has now also morphed into Choral Night, I do hope we can have as many attendees as possible and farewell the Class of 2020 in style. Let’s lift the roof off that place! Once again, we will notify you when bookings open.

Finally, best wishes to our Year 12 girls as their schooling journey draws to a close. In a year where ‘pivot’ is the new buzzword, our girls have been adaptable, understanding and genuinely grateful for the opportunities they’ve been given. It has been an absolute pleasure to walk beside them this year, and I look forward to the laughter and the inevitable tears that Celebration Day will bring.

Have a wonderful term!

Julia Shea
Principal

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Saints’ Choirs Hit New High

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This year, the Australian National Choral Association held its inaugural Southern Stars showcase, an online festival of choral music with applications submitted by video entry. This event is the choral equivalent of the ABODA band and orchestra competition.

We are very excited to announce that Enchante, Concert Choir and In-Ta Jazz all secured the Gold award! Enchante was awarded overall championship winner of the Advanced Contemporary Division, with Georgie Raftopoulos taking out the Best Soloist award. The adjudicator was highly complimentary of this ensemble, describing their performance as ‘world-class’.

A further congratulations to In-Ta Jazz who were the overall championship winners of the Intermediate Division. Their set was described as ‘honestly stunning’ by the adjudicator and will be featured in a showcase concert held by ANCA on Monday 26 October at Noarlunga Theatre. To purchase tickets to the concert, visit https://www.countryarts.org.au/events/southern-stars-choir-showcase-live-2020/venue/hopgood-theatre/

To top it off, our Junior Choir recorded a Silver placing and received a special judges’ award for ‘an excellent demonstration of young singers achieving high vocal standards’.

Congratulations to all of our choristers.

Sari Noble
Music Teacher

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Year 5 Campers Head for the Hills

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There was much excitement as Year 5 finally set off on camp after health restrictions prevented the annual study tour to Sovereign Hill from going ahead earlier this year.

The girls were treated to a three-day Hills adventure, staying at Old Woodhouse Manor. During this time, they visited Cleland Wildlife Park and Mount Lofty Botanic Garden as part of a Science study on Adaptations. They also loved touring Melba’s Chocolate Factory at Woodside where they nearly bought them out of supplies, before visiting Hans Heysen’s house, The Cedars, as preparation for a unit of study in Art. Their final afternoon was spent shopping in Hahndorf, including a visit to Beerenberg Farm. Another camp highlight was riding the tube slides at Woodhouse and playing cricket, boules and finska.

We are very proud of the girls’ behaviour and were complemented by staff at Cleland and The Cedars on what well-mannered, intelligent students we had.

Shelley Hampton and Sarah Mulraney
Year 5 Teachers

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Clean Sweep for Lacrosse Champions

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Congratulations to our U13 Lacrosse team who won their Grand Final on Saturday 26 September. Despite the challenges of 2020, the girls had a remarkable season, finishing undefeated as Minor Premiers before taking out the Grand Final.

They played a very close, competitive match against North Adelaide Lacrosse Club, resulting in a 9 – 7 win! Using their skills effectively and efficiently, as well as the tactics practised throughout the season, the girls were able to stay ahead on the goal score. They worked exceptionally well, hustling hard for every ground ball to gain possession. Their effort to get back and defend on their fast breaks was excellent, resulting in many turnovers.

A special mention to Best on Field Emily Bates in goals for making many saves both in the air and on the ground. Goals scorers were Alannah Godfrey, Cleo Hart and Zoe Pool with 2 each, and Madi Dornbusch, Claris Stolcman and Savannah Walls with 1 each.

Well done girls!

Jamie Cox
Coach

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P&F Family Day – THIS SUNDAY!

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Sunday 18 October from 12 – 4pm

Join the Saints Girls’ community on Chiverton Lawns for our P&F Family Day!

Tickets include pasta, pizza and a glass of wine or soft drink. Additional drinks and gelato will be available for purchase. There will be kids’ activities and roving entertainment to enjoy.

BYO chairs, tables and/or picnic rug.

Ticket Prices
Adult $20
Child $15
Family of Four $50

Book at: www.trybooking.com/BKUAL

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Media Hub Tour

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In 2020, the Parents’ and Friends’ Association has been fundraising towards our new Media Hub.

The School’s Head of Digital Learning and Technology Garth Coulter and Foundation Manager Melissa Westgate will be at the P&F Family Day this Sunday to take interested members of our community through the state-of-the-art Media Hub from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Please find Melissa at 1.30pm on Chiverton Lawns if you would like to enjoy a tour.

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Dedicated Debaters the Talk of Town

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Initially, it looked as though there would be no Debating season in 2020, but in Term 2, Debating SA launched an abridged competition, consisting of four rounds and then a finals series. St Peter’s Girls entered 10 teams across Years 7 – 12.

Our Year 8 Blue team (Stephanie Andrejewskis, Dani Cox, Emily McCorley, Zoe Pool, Naomi Singh and Jessica Zhang) finished top in the State for their year level and consequently competed in the Grand Final, held at Nazareth Catholic College on the first Saturday of the holidays. The topic was ‘that the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure should agree to the request from PETA’ (involving the erection of a roadside memorial in tribute of chickens that perished in a truck fire), and our team had the Affirmative side. The girls debated very well, in front of five adjudicators. The result was a split decision, three votes to two, in favour of the opposition. The girls will be awarded a silver medal by His Excellency the Governor of South Australia at a special awards ceremony on Friday 30 October.

Congratulations to all debaters for an excellent season and especially the Year 8 Blue team for making it to the Grand Final.

Cindy Pitkin
Year 8 Debating Supervisor

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Netball Academy Star Recruits

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The Netball Academy Program uses the national ‘Develop a Diamond’ curriculum to provide a development pathway for identified players aged 14 – 16 years. Participants can use the opportunity to showcase their skills for a chance to be selected for Phase 2, 17 and under State trials. Back in February, Willow and myself were amongst 200 other keen netballers hoping to be selected for the Adelaide Netball Academy, and we were successful.

After eight months of training, despite COVID setbacks, the Academy Games were ready to commence. On day one, all nine academy squads from around SA had the amazing opportunity to learn new drills and skills with professional players and coaches. On day two, our team was ready to play a series of important minor round games. Willow and myself were joint in defence in GD and GK respectively. We managed to work well together, keeping other teams’ goals to a minimum. After five games, we only lost one to the Northern Academy, which had us sitting 2nd on the ladder with two more minor round games to complete. On day three, we faced Northern Academy in the Grand Final and managed to come away with a massive 14 point win over our biggest rivals which was an impressive achievement.

We have been extremely fortunate to work together in such an amazing team. Although I will be too old to compete in the program next year, I wish Willow all the best in continuing to pursue her amazing netball.

Olivia Kelly (Year 11) and Willow Stewart-Rattray (Year 9)

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Angel’s Sublime Online Performance

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I have been invited to play for the Recitals Australia lunchtime concerts ever since I was 9. It has been such a rewarding experience and this year was no different in that sense. Although the concert was live-streamed with only a small audience attending, I still thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will never forget it. Performing for a livestream is quite different to a live audience. It is more difficult to portray the true emotion of the music; as a result, I had to work stylistically and exaggerate dynamics in certain sections of the piece.

Music continues to uplift people globally to hopefully bring the light at the end of the tunnel.

This is the link to my performance:

https://recitalsaustralia.org.au/whats-on/lunch-hour-series-archive/

Angel Li
Year 9 student

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Bushfire Action Plan

With warmer weather upon us, it is timely to remind families about the School’s Bushfire Action Plan.

The policy was developed in consultation with the CFS, MFS, Education Department and other stakeholders to ensure staff and students are prepared in the event of an emergency. A fire drill was held today where staff and students assembled in the Arts Centre which is the nominated Bushfire Ready Building.

For more information, you can access our Bushfire Action Plan on the myLink parent portal by clicking the ‘School Documents’ menu item, followed by the ‘Whole School’ tab.

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Car Park Courtesy

The School has again received complaints about traffic blocking Stonyfell Road for lengthy periods during drop-off and pick-up. If the car park is full and you are unable to enter, circle the block until it is clear to enter, find a park elsewhere or, where age-appropriate, meet your daughter in a surrounding street. Unless special circumstances apply, parents of girls in Years 2 to 12 should not enter the car park to collect their daughters prior to 3.30pm. Parents of girls in Reception and Year 1 have exclusive use of the pick-up zone prior to this time for safety and traffic reasons.

Please also refrain from turning right into or out of the car park, and please do not queue in the car park’s lanes as this often prevents drivers who are legally parked from exiting.

We have also received complaints about cars being parked too close to driveways or across from other vehicles in surrounding streets, making it extremely difficult for residents and other road users to navigate.

We ask all community members to please show consideration for others; thank you for your cooperation.

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Entertainment Membership

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Purchase your Entertainment Membership today and support us to reach our fundraising goal for 2020. Simply order online via our School’s page: www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bronwyn Bartter on 0402 392 609.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Parents’ and Friends’ Association

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Sports News

LACROSSE

U13 Grand Final – Saints 9 defeated North Adelaide 7

HOCKEY

Amelia Lucas (Year 8/U15) and Winnie Vartuli (Year 7/U13) have been selected for the Fire High Performance Hockey Academy and will join the SA Fire Touring State teams in Mount Gambier on 30 October. They will be competing against country and interstate teams. This is a great achievement, with these girls being selected from more than 40 players in each age group for teams of 15.

NETBALL

Congratulations to Olivia Kelly (Year 11) and Willow Stewart-Rattray (Year 9) who represented Adelaide Metro in the 2020 Netball Academy Games. They teamed in defence throughout the tournament and kept the opposition scoreless in the second half of the team’s successful Grand Final campaign.

SWIMMING

Well done to the following girls who competed in the 2020 South Australian Short Course Swimming Champions in the holidays. Great effort! – Lara Wakeham (Swimming Captain)

Alice Braithwaite – 2nd 200 Backstroke, 10th 100 IM, 9th 200 IM, 4th 50 Backstroke

Emma Everitt – 2nd 100 Butterfly, 1st 400 Freestyle, 3rd 50 Freestyle, 1st 100 IM, 1st 200 IM, 1st 100 Freestyle, 1st 200 Butterfly, 1st 200 Freestyle

Poppy Marshall – 6th 100 Butterfly, 1st 200 Breaststroke, 5th 100 IM, 4th 200 IM, 1st 50 Breaststroke, 14th 400 IM, 7th 50 Butterfly, 1st 100 Breaststroke

Meg Paul – 52nd 50 Freestyle, 62nd 50 Backstroke, 44th 50 Butterfly

Ella Pearce – 54th 50 Freestyle, 44th 50 Backstroke, 24th 50 Breaststroke, 34th 50 Butterfly, 13th 100 Breaststroke

Lauren Pearce – 5th 50 Freestyle, 14th 100 IM, 6th 50 Backstroke, 8th 100 Freestyle

Emily Tolladay – 14th 50 Freestyle, 10th 100 IM, 16th 50 Backstroke, 15th 100 Freestyle, 6th 50 Breaststroke, 10th 100 Breaststroke

Alyssa Tran – 6th 50 Freestyle, 2nd 100 IM, 5th 50 Backstroke, 6th 100 Freestyle, 3rd 50 Breaststroke, 9th 50 Butterfly, 4th 100 Breaststroke

Isabelle Tran – 2nd 100 Butterfly, 3rd 50 Freestyle, 9th 100 Backstroke, 5th 100 IM, 7th 200 IM, 7th 100 Freestyle, 7th 200 Butterfly, 7th 50 Butterfly, 1st 50 Butterfly, 8th 100 Breaststroke

Emily Whittaker – 3rd 200 Breaststroke, 3rd 50 Breaststroke, 4th 100 Breaststroke

Tara Young – 4th 100 Butterfly, 4th 400 Freestyle, 3rd 50 Freestyle, 4th 200 Backstroke, 3rd 100 IM, 5th 200 IM, 3rd 100 Freestyle, 2nd 50 Butterfly

BASKETBALL

Open – Saints 23 defeated Pembroke 22
The girls played a great first game back with a strong first half delivering an early lead. They worked well in defence by sticking to their players, making it hard for the opposition to score, and made great space in offence, opening up the basket. The girls let it go a bit in the second half, giving the lead over to Pembroke, but with a strong last couple of minutes, they managed to bring it back. They played the best I have seen yet this season. – Emma Matheson (Captain)

Middle A – Saints 13 defeated by Pembroke 56
Both Middle A and B teams came up against two strong Pembroke sides. The Middles As fought the entire match and never gave up. Their best quarter was in the fourth during which they doubled their score. – Katherine Perkas (Coach)

Middle B – Saints 2 defeated by Pembroke 70
The Middles Bs also had a tough game. They kept playing all the way to the end with special mention to Isabella Sanders-Wills with a nice mid-range jump shot, and excellent defensive pressure from Emily Holloway. – Katherine Perkas (Coach)

TENNIS

The Open A and B teams had an amazing start to Term 4 Tennis, playing an incredible fixture against Pulteney Grammar School. Each player should be extremely proud of their efforts! The Open A girls won 5-1, with Ruby Deakin and Britney Korir playing a magnificent doubles, winning 6-0. A further congratulations to Britney and Tahlia Cahill who won their singles 6-0!

The Open B team also had a successful return, winning 5-1. An outstanding effort! Congratulations to Imogen Nienaber and Charlotte Staples for winning their singles 6-1. The entire team played well and demonstrated terrific sportsmanship. – Annie Baldwinson (Captain)

Premier League – Saints 5-32 defeated Pulteney 1-13
Singles: Sienna Glazbrook 2-6, Tahlia Cahill 6-0, Ruby Deakin 6-4, Britney Korir 6-0

Premier Reserves – Saints 5-35 defeated Pulteney 1-12
Singles: Annie Baldwinson 5-6, Charlotte Staples 6-1, Ella Dnistriansky 6-2, Imogen Nienaber 6-0

Open Knockout
The Open A team of Sienna Glazbrook, Tahlia Cahill, Ruby Deakin and Britney Korir competed in the rescheduled Open Knockout State Finals. With six schools entered, the day started with two pools of three, with Saints recording one win (Victor Harbor) and one loss (#1 ranked Marryatville). This meant Saints faced Immanuel in the 3rd and 4th play-off. The hot conditions did not favour tennis players, and with fatigue setting in, unfortunately Immanuel prevailed with Saints finishing 4th overall. The girls certainly played some terrific tennis throughout the day and should be proud of their efforts. – Neil Fuller (Director of Sport)

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eNews – Week 10, Term 3 2020

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From Our Principal

juliashea_web-200x300-200x300The theory of left-brain or right-brain dominance states each side of the brain controls different types of thinking. People who identify as left-brain thinkers might feel that they have strong maths and logic skills. Right-brain thinkers feel that their talents are more on the creative side of things. A person who is ‘left-brained’ is often said to be more logical, analytical and objective. A person who is ‘right-brained’ is said to be more intuitive, thoughtful and subjective. I definitely fall into the left-brain category. Anyone who’s seen me in the Staff Dance on Celebration Day would know that my ‘creative side’ is buried deep within! Of course, we now understand that the brain is not nearly as dichotomous as once thought. Research has shown that ability in subjects such as Maths is strongest when both halves of the brain work together. Perhaps all those piano lessons that I persevered with in my youth helped garner the creative attributes needed to tackle the more challenging mathematical questions with which I was faced as I progressed through university.

In some schools, the Creative Arts have been relegated to the realm of co-curricular activities. Here though at Saints Girls, we believe the Creative Arts have a vital role to play in the education of our girls and hence they remain a cornerstone of our academic program. Whether it be through Music, Drama, Visual Art or Dance, the benefits of an Arts education are abundant. Confidence, creative thinking, improvisation, collaboration (through which you learn compromise), vision, imagination, open-mindedness – the list goes on. An education in The Arts is based on the belief that although we are teaching artistic conventions and theories, we are also teaching the freedom to create, experiment and eradicate the boundaries of possibility. The Arts are about looking beyond the self. Listening, feeling, sensing and moving, but most importantly, reacting (and this year in particular, responding to a world that has changed significantly).

That’s why this term at Saints Girls has been amazing. Unlike our peers in the eastern states, we’ve been privileged to welcome audiences back into our Arts Centre to see performances of the highest calibre. Charm, Kaleidoscope, the SACE Music Concert, the Year 9 Arts Night, the Year 2/3/4 Music Concert, and of course, the incredible Matilda The Musical JR. – all productions that have been given much classroom time. Because even beyond the transferable skills that it develops, our Creative Arts program ensures that every girl absorbs on a regular basis the aestheticism so key to the joy of being human, as well as the immeasurable qualities of playing or just appreciating that art form, in all its subtle beauty. That’s why The Arts matter and that’s why they must be part of our academic offerings all the way through to Year 12 and not only a co-curricular activity.

Have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to welcoming the girls back for Term 4 in full summer uniform on Monday 12 October.

Julia Shea
Principal

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Athletics Champions Five Years Running

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Saints Girls entered the IGSSA Athletics Carnival in high spirits on Wednesday with the aim of retaining the overall shield for a phenomenal fifth year in a row.

Many of the girls achieved personal bests with Malaika McLeod breaking the U13 800m record, taking 3 seconds off the previous best set by Old Scholar Sophie Linn, and Millie Wilkin enjoying a memorable final athletics carnival qualifying for the Di Burge 100m champion race and then finishing runner up by just 0.01 of a second.

In a carnival where every point counts, we trailed Immanuel throughout the day, and with events running out, Saints bound together at the relays, going on to claim the U13 and Open pennants as well as the overall shield by a single point.

Final Points (Top 5)
1st – Saints Girls (1919)
2nd – Immanuel (1918)
3rd – Pembroke (1767)
4th – Walford (1668)
5th – Wilderness (1630)

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Summer Interhouse 2020

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Term 3 ended on a high this afternoon with the annual Summer Interhouse.

Despite a threatening forecast, the weather held off, allowing our middle and senior girls to compete in Basketball, Tennis, Touch Football and Volleyball.

As always, House spirit was in full flight with friendly rivalry on show.

RESULTS

Basketball – Patteson
Tennis – Kilburn
Touch Footy – Kennion
Volleyball – Patteson

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Steep Learning Curve at Year 9 Camp

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Year 9 Camp was an amazing journey that pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to overcome challenges with my class. Climbing the high ropes at Woodhouse was a new experience for me which was so fun and gave me an excellent opportunity to take new risks. Hiking up a steep hill with a heavy backpack was very challenging, but after a great effort and enthusiasm from the girls around me, I made it to the top with my peers and we felt a proud sense of achievement which was a very rewarding experience.

Madison Liddy
Year 9 student

Year 9 Camp certainly epitomised the name ‘challenge camp’, yet we all maintained positive mindsets and embraced the many opportunities presented to us. We participated in fun activities over the course of the week. I know I am one of many who came away with a sense of accomplishment as I overcame my fears and achieved my goals. Whilst we all challenged ourselves physically with high ropes, rock climbing, abseiling and bushwalking, my Home Group members often challenged each other mentally with riddles during the bush walks. The most memorable moment would have to be our time spent at the stunning waterfall in Deep Creek, where we were blessed with perfect weather. From all of the beautiful scenery to strengthening friendships within my Home Group, I could not have asked for a better camp.

Amelie Zacharia Henley
Year 9 student

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Celebrating Our Grandparents and Extended Families

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Grandparents and extended families play a vital role in the lives of our children at the ELC. Every day, we welcome extended family members at drop-off and pick-up time. We recognise that your role in the children’s lives is pivotal. Many of you have been able to come in to ELC, or you may live interstate or overseas.

We have created this video for you to acknowledge how much we appreciate and value the relationships that we have and thank you for being such an important part of our lives.

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Budding Poets Blossom at Recital

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As part of our ongoing participation in the IPSHA (Independent Primary Schools Heads of Australia) Poetry Competition, three Junior School students from Years 4, 5 and 6 attended the annual recital last week. They each presented a set poem and a student-choice poem.

This competition is designed to encourage students to enjoy reading and appreciate poetry, develop memorisation skills and sound elocution, and gain confidence in performing before an audience.

Preliminary finals were conducted in individual schools and one student from each year level was chosen to represent their school in the competition which was held at Loreto College. All three St Peter’s Girls’ School competitors presented their poems in an outstanding manner with excellent vocalisation and expression. Isabella Blake was awarded 1st place in the Year 5 section for her recitation of ‘We Celebrate’ by Christopher Cheng and her chosen poem of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ by Roald Dahl. This event continues to foster a love of reading, writing and performing poetry, and all entrants were congratulated on their incredible efforts.

Pictured are Stella Fuidge (Year 4), Isabella Blake (Year 5) and Eliza Brill Reed (Year 6).

Rebecca Riley
Year 4 Teacher

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Adventures Galore at Year 10 Camp

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Over the five day Year 10 camp, girls were challenged through abseiling, rock climbing, mountain bike riding and bush walking. The bus ride to the Argadells property, just north of Quorn, took about five hours and contained a lot of singing and sleeping. Abseiling was thrilling for most of the girls, especially the initial lean over the 30m high rock ledge. Like abseiling, rock climbing was also a height challenge and although most girls succeeded, they found it hard to find the right crevasses to put both their hands and feet in. Mountain bike riding was a great chance for many girls to build speed down some hills. Mount Arden was a challenge for most girls as it was quite long and unbelievably steep! The talent show on the last night featured a rap song by Kilburn, a camp parody of Beyoncé’s ‘Halo’ by Patteson, an a cappella and dance performance by Selwyn, and a comedic re-enactment of camp by Kennion. The girls really bonded with their Home Groups and were able to overcome many challenges faced.

Charlie Fishlock, Adele Eaton and Sadie Vikor-Lam
Year 10 students

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Winning Words at Staff vs Student Debate

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Last Friday was the annual Staff vs Student Debate, a friendly competition between staff and the girls. This year’s topic was that ‘TikTok should be banned at St Peter’s Girls’, with the students debating the affirmative side and the staff arguing for the negative. The irony between the two sides made for a humorous debate, bringing forth arguments on how TikTok can be used as an education tool and is a platform teaching us popular dances allowing us to ‘go viral’. There were outstanding performances from every participant and following a crowd cheer vote, the students maintained their winning streak.

Hattie Maerschel
Debating and Public Speaking Prefect

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Foundation Long Lunch Success

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Our 2020 Foundation Long Lunch on Sunday was a stunning community success. We were very fortunate to offer such wonderful weather, food, refreshments and entertainment for our 200 guests, sponsors, volunteers and staff.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to those who donated their time, services, money and products for the benefit of our girls. The ongoing support we receive from our parents, Old Scholars, suppliers, Board members, local businesses, staff and volunteers is invaluable.

We have received so much positive feedback and appreciation from those who attended. This year, we raised more than $90,000, with the proceeds to support our Building Fund. As we move into a new phase of our Master Plan in 2021, it is timely to reflect on the incredible evolution of our learning spaces over the past few years, and the prospect of further transformation in the years ahead.

Thank you again to everyone involved in making this event such a huge success; it was my absolute pleasure to work with all of you. If you require further information about future community events, our community groups, our Building Fund or the Foundation, please contact me via 8334 2244 or mwestgate@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au

Melissa Westgate
Foundation Manager

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Ambassadors Lead Path to Reconciliation

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At Saints Girls, we support reconciliation initiatives that raise our students’ awareness of Aboriginal histories and cultures whilst educating all about the power of equality. To support this goal, a group of passionate students put up their hands at the beginning of the year, electing to become RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) Ambassadors. They have been engaged from the ELC through to Senior School, presenting information and activities that promote this cause.

Last term, I was approached by a student impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement who wanted to get involved in making a difference. Her enthusiasm meant she joined the RAP team, and she has been driving activities throughout the School. With commitment by our students, this generation will lead the way with reconciliation.

Lisa Hollis
RAP Coordinator

I joined RAP because I want to make a change in our community. With the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and various other racism concerns in the world, I decided to try to make a difference. I feel that it’s such an important issue and not many people really know or understand what is going on. I have learned so much about Aboriginal people’s lives and look forward to making a change around our School and trying to get more people to join and make a change with me.

Charlotte McAuliffe
RAP Ambassador

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Thursday Club High Note

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Our EDGE Music program, Thursday Club, performed at Basecamp Cafe this week.

Accompanied by jazz guitarist Mike Bevan, our talented jazz singers from Years 7 to 12 each performed a short set to parents and friends.

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Friends of Rowing Season Opening Picnic

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The Friends of Rowing invite you to attend the Season Opening Picnic, to be held on Sunday 25 October, from 5 – 7pm on the Chiverton Lawns. This event is an opportunity to welcome our new and returning Rowing families for the 2020/21 season, and will also be a landmark event as we celebrate christening the School’s first-ever boat!

All rowers are expected to attend, and rowing families are strongly encouraged. The event is open to the School community; Old Scholars and friends of the Rowing program are very welcome.

Tickets can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/BLPUJ

$25 per adult
$20 per student/child

Ticket price includes nibbles, yiros and soft drinks. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.

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Junior School Vacation Care

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Our next awesome instalment of Junior School Vacation Care is almost here. We have some great activities guaranteed to keep the children entertained through the break. With an array of onsite adventures and excursions, there is plenty of fun to be had.

September / October 2020 Vacation Care Program

Places are limited, so click here to secure your booking now!

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Third Party Photography Notification

We have been informed by the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA) that a third party school photography provider may have inadvertently caused a data breach involving several schools, including ours.

We understand that approximately 10 photographs of our students and staff, including names, taken during 2015 and 2016 are publicly accessible on the internet.

Schools are working with AISSA to rectify this situation, and we have been advised that the company has taken immediate steps to ensure this material is removed from public access.

The School has also notified the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner of this matter in line with reporting standards (case number OAIC-NDB-44976).

I sincerely apologise and wish to reassure you that the School takes the privacy of all staff, students and members of our community extremely seriously. As such, we are looking at ways in which we can continue to engage with third parties to ensure they are fully compliant with their privacy obligations.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss this matter further.

You are also welcome to contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on 1300 363 992.

Yours sincerely

Julia Shea
Principal

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P&F Family Day

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Sunday 18 October from 12 – 4pm

Join the Saints Girls’ community on Chiverton Lawns for our P&F Family Day!

Tickets include pasta, pizza and a glass of wine or soft drink. Additional drinks and gelato will be available for purchase. There will be kids’ activities and roving entertainment to enjoy.

BYO chairs, tables and/or picnic rug.

Ticket Prices
Adult $20
Child $15
Family of Four $50

Book at: www.trybooking.com/BKUAL

We look forward to seeing you there!

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School Shop Holiday Times

With Term 4 fast approaching, it’s time to dust off those summer uniforms and see if they still fit.

The School Shop will be open during the second week of the school holidays on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October from 9am – 4pm.

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Car Park Courtesy

The School has again received complaints about traffic blocking Stonyfell Road for lengthy periods during drop-off and pick-up. If the car park is full and you are unable to enter, circle the block until it is clear to enter, find a park elsewhere or, where age-appropriate, meet your daughter in a surrounding street. Unless special circumstances apply, parents of girls in Years 2 to 12 should not enter the car park to collect their daughters prior to 3.30pm. Parents of girls in Reception and Year 1 have exclusive use of the pick-up zone prior to this time for safety and traffic reasons.

Please also refrain from turning right into or out of the car park, and please do not queue in the car park’s lanes as this often prevents drivers who are legally parked from exiting.

We have also received complaints about cars being parked too close to driveways or across from other vehicles in surrounding streets, making it extremely difficult for residents and other road users to navigate.

We ask all community members to please show consideration for others; thank you for your cooperation.

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Entertainment Membership

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Purchase your Entertainment Membership today and support us to reach our fundraising goal for 2020. Simply order online via our School’s page: www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bronwyn Bartter on 0402 392 609.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Parents’ and Friends’ Association

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Sports News

IGGSA – Final Standings

The final standings of teams that play for shields/pennants in the IGSSA Year 7 – 12 competitions are:

Football (Aussie Rules)
Open – 11th
Middle – 8th

Badminton
Open A – 1st
Open B – 3rd

Hockey
B Grade Premiers

Netball
Open A – 6th
Open B – 5th
Year 10A – 6th
Year 9A – 3rd
Year 8A – 4th
Year 7A – 6th

Soccer
Open A – 8th
Open B – 10th
Middle A – 4th

SOCCER

Year 6 – Saints 2 defeated Pulteney 0
The team played a very exciting game against Pulteney Grammar, that resulted in a 2 – 0 win! Issy Tucker, Stella Spalvins and Alison Francis all did a great job in the midfield, attacking the goal and helping out in defence when needed. Lucy Lowry rotated through striker and played a brilliant game, scoring both goals with powerful shots from a distance. We were very impressed with the effort from Eliza Brill Reed and Grace Brockhouse who did not get pushed off the ball and always went back for a second attempt. We would like to give a huge thanks to Meghana Chettimada and Jiahui Zhang for playing in goals, they both stepped up to the position and didn’t let anything in! In our backline, Ruby Clark, Lucy Shigeno, Georgia Libri and Lyra Cox all did a great job of tackling the Pulteney players and getting the ball quickly out of defence, passing it to our midfielders. It was very exciting for the girls to finish the season with a win and they should all be very proud of themselves! – Ellie Anderson and Mary Stavrou (Coaches)

Year 5 – Saints 1 defeated by Seymour 2
The girls played a well-fought game for their last effort of the season. Defence was yet again strong, with Nishka Soodan playing a particularly solid game, keeping the ball away from our defensive end. Izzy Huf and Grace Mayen showed fantastic work rates, leading the midfield and forward line, who produced many opportunities upfront. Although it didn’t show in the score, Saints dominated the game, demonstrating the hard work and determination the girls have put into improving over this term. They have had a great season, and the results of their perseverance and commitment to improving at soccer have been evident in their gameplay in the past few games. Great effort by goalscorer Aleesha Gray, and thank you to our goalkeepers Romana Walsh and Grace Marsh-Smith. – Beth Cross (Coach)

Year 3-4 – Saints 4 defeated Seymour 0
The final game of the season came around way too quickly this year. The girls were keen to continue their undefeated record and played another entertaining game against Seymour. Sophie Wiggins, Christina Balasis, Mika Valmorbida and Valentina Patino all played incredibly well in defence. Sophie Wiggins and Ruby Pahuja both enjoyed the responsibility of keeping clean sheets as goal keepers for a half each. Abbie Tulloch enjoyed another week up forward and teamed up nicely with Lauren Disney. Abbie scored 1 goal and Lauren scored 3 to set Saints up nicely with a 4-goal lead. St Peter’s Girls 4 defeating Seymour 0 to remain undefeated for season 2020! Well done girls, I look forward to seeing you back next year for another season. – Mark Routley (Coach)

WINTER SPORTS AWARDS

AUSSIE RULES
Open
Best Player – Bella Bernardi
Most Improved – Lucy White
Coaches’ Award – Adele Eaton

Middle
Best Player – Chloe Porter
Coaches’ Award – Lilly Maerschel
Most Improved – Sophie Edwardes

BADMINTON
Open A – IGSSA Premiers
Yang Yang Gu, Gloria Gao, Amelie Dunda and Mahala Truscott

Undefeated Singles
Claudia Henschke, Kayla Park and Mabel Cook

A – Yang Yang Gu – Best Player
B – Cheri Wong – Best Player
C – Holly Wallman-Craddock – Best Player
D1 – Mabel Cook – Coaches’ Award
E1 – Hattie Xu – Best Player
E2 – Rebecca Holloway – Best Player
E3 – Kayla Park – Best Player

CROSS COUNTRY
SAAS Middle School Champions
Daisy Braithwaite, Alice Braithwaite, Malaika McLeod, Lady Murphy, Eleanor Saies, Dani Cox and Carys Kinsella-White

SAAS Junior School Champions
Chloe Richardson, Elodie De Wit and Isla Fahey

HOCKEY
IGSSA B Grade Premiers
Belle Black, Emma Carrodus, Charlotte Creek, Amelie Eaton, Olivia Goldsmith, Holly Cardone, Poppie Goldsmith, Georgina Keough, Bridgette Leach, Amelia Lucas, Emily McCorley, Chloe Cardone, Winnie Vartuli, Georgie Williams and Alice Reid

Open
Best Player – Poppie Goldsmith
Best Team Player – Bridgette Leach

Netball
Open A
Best Player – Olivia Kelly
Most Consistent – Anna White
Most Improved – Amelia Pudney

Open B
Best Player – Ruby Deakin
Coaches’ Award – Milly Brett

Open E1
Best Player – Clair Kao
Coaches’ Award – Tilly McCormack

Open E2
Best Player – Lucy White
Coaches’ Award – Lara Wakeham

Year 10A
Best Player – Charlie Fishlock
Coaches’ Award – Dayna Petruzzella

Year 10B
Best Player – Letitia Page-Thomson
Coaches’ Award – Sophie Norman

Year 10C
Best Player – Ayshviina Nair
Coaches’ Award – Ruby Thorp

Year 9A
Best Player – Willow Stewart-Rattray
Most Improved – Pearl Richards

Year 9B
Best Player – Samantha Keough
Coaches’ Award – Ruby Richards

Year 9C
Best Player – Isobel Yelland
Coaches’ Award – Lucy Schirripa

Year 8A
Best Player – Sophie Ricciuto
Most Consistent – Mathilda Thomas

Year 8B
Best Player – Alice Braithwaite
Most Improved – Olivia Oakes

Year 8C
Best Player – Daniela Vari
Most Improved – Hope Sanders-Wills

Year 8D
Best Player – Angelina Hii
Coaches’ Award – Monica Isaac

Year 7A
Best Player – Carys Kinsella-White
Coaches’ Award – Anna Venning

Year 7B
Best Player – Emily Ketteridge
Most Improved – Charlotte Lorenzen

LACROSSE
Best Player – Alannah Godfrey
Most Improved – Cleo Hart

Lacrosse SA – U13 Division 2 Minor Premiers
Zoe Pool, Alannah Godfrey, Lara Maione, Emily Bates, Madison Dornbusch, Cleo Hart, Grace Jones, Sophie Lively, Serae Stolcman, Lucy Tulloch, Savannah Walls, Matilda Wilkin, Eliza Burmester and Claris Stolcman

SOCCER
Open A
Best Player – Ellie Anderson
Most Improved – Annie Bradshaw

Open B
Best Player – Michelle Rupert
Coaches’ Award – Bridget Healey

Middle A
Best Player – Jasreet Mavi
Most Improved – Mary Stavrou

Middle B
Best Player – Lydia Burrough
Coaches’ Award – Alicia Toh

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eNews – Week 9, Term 3 2020

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State Champions in Artificial Intelligence

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In news hot off the press, Saints Girls have claimed 1st prize in the SA/NT Finals of the Microsoft AI for Good Schools Challenge today! Year 10 Business, Enterprise and Technology students Genevieve Lochowiak and Chi Chi Zhao were selected from over 600 entries in the Senior division.

Their concept ‘DIVE’ – Drones In Voicing Emergencies – is a sophisticated system that aims to prevent and detect bushfires. Our young innovators will now work with mentors from Microsoft and volunteer firefighters to further their project as they prepare for the Australian Finals later this year, hoping to follow in the footsteps of Saints Girls who won the National title last year.

Congratulations girls on this outstanding achievement!

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Saints Girls Retain Intercol Trophy

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Congratulations to our girls for taking out Intercol! We won Netball, Hockey and Badminton, while Walford claimed Soccer and Aussie Rules. Well done to girls from both schools for exhibiting great spirit and sportsmanship throughout.

The Winter Sport season has had many obstacles to overcome and the highlight came on the final Saturday of Intercol. Having seen Walford claim the Aussie Rules and Soccer earlier, it came down to the final three sports, all held on Saturday. Saints won the Badminton, quickly followed by victory in the Netball, and so sports were tied leading in to a late-starting Hockey match. The game was played with passion and pride, reflecting what Intercol stands for. The outcome, a well-deserved win for Saints, sealing the B Grade Shield in an undefeated season and the Hockey Intercol, ensuring we retained the Winifred Fenner (Walford) / Bernie Whitington (Saints) Winter Intercol trophy.

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From Our Head of Junior School

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Suzanne HaddyIt has been a wonderfully busy week once again in the Junior School. Parent-Teacher Interviews and Student-Led Conferences saw the School abuzz with hundreds of positive conversations taking place, celebrating student learning and sharing goals for the future. While conversations at the younger year levels were between parents and teachers only, the Year 3 to 6 students showed their growing ability to take charge of their own learning through Student-Led Conferences.

The Education Goals for Young Australians in the December 2019 Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration, signed by all Australian Education Ministers, include the goal that young Australians become successful lifelong learners who develop their ability and motivation to learn, and play an active role in their own learning. Student-Led Conferences are an explicit way to foster this objective. They are essentially parent-teacher conferences in which the student is not just present, but in charge of demonstrating her progress, sharing reflections on her learning and explaining her next learning goals.

The advantages of this form of shared communication are many. They enable students to see that their opinions and experiences are valued by teachers and parents; they empower students to take responsibility for their learning; they reassure students that parents and teachers are here to support them; they give parents opportunities to see their daughter and teacher interact; and they hold students accountable for their own academic and behavioural choices.

I was delighted to witness the pleasure and empowerment on the faces of students as they thoughtfully prepared for, practised, then delivered their learning stories to their parents. I was equally delighted to see the justly proud faces of parents during and following their daughter’s presentations and explanations. We don’t always notice how quickly a child is growing when we see them every day. The same might be said about noticing how much they are learning. This week showed students and parents just how much learning has been achieved during the past term, and it was a lovely opportunity to reflect and celebrate.

Suzanne Haddy
Head of Junior School

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Young Musicians Impress Proud Parents

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Yesterday afternoon, many of our Junior School parents enjoyed an uplifting performance in the Arts Centre as our Year 2, 3 and 4 girls staged a special music concert.

Despite some students having learnt an instrument for only two and a half terms, all played with focus and confidence, from our Year 2s on recorder, to string ensembles and a band.

Have a listen to some of the highlights:

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Esperanza Connects on National Live Stream

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Last Saturday, Esperanza live-streamed nationally from the beautiful UKARIA Cultural Centre. One of only 12 Grand Finalists to be awarded Gold, the vocal ensemble had the honour of performing amongst some of Australia’s finest young musicians at Musica Viva’s Strike a Chord National Chamber Music Championship. Due to some technical issues during our live-stream, Esperanza performed not once but twice. To their immense credit, they took it all in their stride, performing both times with utter professionalism. The level of musicianship at this competition can only be described as outstanding, and Esperanza’s performance was no exception.

This is what the adjudicators had to say:

“Thank you for your stunningly beautiful and riveting performance. Wonderful musicianship all round. Excellent intonation, terrific balance, fantastic dynamic contrasts, and a great unified sense of phrase, gesture and line throughout. The energy of all musicians was channelled and unified completely as one. The intonation was first class, breathing was unified, diction was excellent, and the communication was sincere and compelling. I was moved and transfixed.”

Congratulations to all involved.

Sari Noble
Music Teacher

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A Message From Our Sport Prefect

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During Term 3, the School has enjoyed many sporting events and successes. On Friday of Week 7, we had Sports Day at the SA Athletics Stadium. It was great to see the support and teamwork of the Houses, cheering on girls from different age groups competing in track, field and novelty events. I am pictured above with Olivia Kelly, Lauren Disney and Charlotte McAuliffe who were announced as the Athletes of the Day for Senior, Junior and Middle School respectively. Of course, a special congratulations must go to Selwyn for winning the overall shield once again!

Last week, Saints competed in the Winter Intercol against Walford. Since Intercol was introduced in 2017, it has been a very successful event, growing in popularity each year. Many games were played in attempt to secure some of the trophies we had previously won. It was terrific to see lots of girls at the matches supporting the teams as we retained the overall trophy.

Next Friday, we have Summer Interhouse. The sports played will be Basketball, Touch Football, Tennis and Volleyball. Once again, it will be great to see House spirit during this event. Competing in team sports not only helps build self-esteem, you also develop strong relationships with girls from different year levels. If you are not competing, remember to still come out and show your House pride!

As we approach the end of term, much important school work will be due. This is particularly important for the Year 12s who will soon submit their last assignments and sit their final tests and exams. Exercising is a great way to relieve this stress as it goes beyond the physical gain. Remember to remain active, and if you are feeling stressed, even going on a small walk around the block will help.

Good luck for the rest of Term 3.

Millie Wilkin
Sport Prefect

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House Spirit Sky High at Saints Girls

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Week 8 saw the conclusion of House Spirit Weeks for 2020. Middle and senior students from Kennion, Kilburn, Patteson and Selwyn have all embraced the unique House spirit at Saints by wearing their coloured ribbon for the week and adding a coloured accessory to their uniform on Fridays.

House Spirit Weeks provide an opportunity for students from each House to share and demonstrate their House pride to the rest of the School. The House Chapel, run by the House Captain, is a highly-anticipated service for the students. Favourite hymns are chosen by the Houses for the School to sing, and each House delivers a musical performance. This year, these pieces were phenomenal and it was great to see members from each year level getting involved, once again showcasing the special bond between peers in their House. I am pictured above with the Junior School House Captains.

At the conclusion of the week, each House gathers in the Arts Centre on Friday night for House Dinner. This is a special occasion where students from Years 7 to 12, teachers and Year 12 parents gather for a fun night filled with games, activities, and of course, food! The costumes students showcased this year were very creative, and it was amazing to see everyone enjoying the company of their fellow House mates and teachers. The Year 11 cohort plan each night down to the finest details and their effort in planning this year was impeccable. A special mention must also go to the Heads of House and Year 11 Home Group teachers for supporting these girls with this event!

At Saints, we are incredibly lucky to have a supportive, passionate and friendly culture within the four Houses, and events like House Chapel and Spirit Week are what girls will remember for years after they graduate. The bond between students from each House is truly special and it will be an aspect of school I, and all the Year 12s, will miss once we graduate next term.

Olivia Goldsmith
Kennion House Captain

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Kennion House Dinner

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Last Friday, the Arts Centre came alive with Kennion’s House Dinner, this year themed ‘The Animal Kingdom’. Teachers and parents were welcomed by animals from every corner of the globe; from lions to jellyfish and even the occasional dinosaur! Blink and you might have missed the majestic Year 10 butterflies, the cast of The Little Mermaid, or the teachers in full body beekeeper suits.

The night opened with a touching video by our House Captain Liv Goldsmith and Deputy Sarah Wishart, showcasing Kennion’s highlights over the past few years. Everyone enjoyed playing ‘Guess the song’, with the parents just coming out on top with their indisputable knowledge of animal-themed classics. Jan Tam showed off her zoological skills in ‘Guess the animal Kahoot’, and the Year 8 seals secured a win in ‘Guess the baby’. In between games, everyone dined on an entrée of spring rolls, party pies and sausage rolls, followed by a delicious barbecue dinner of sausages, veggie patties and a large range of salads. Dessert proved a hit, with homemade brownies and ice-cream enjoyed by all.

‘Best dressed’ was one of the most-anticipated events, and the Year 11s certainly struggled to choose from the amazing range of costumes. Notable mentions included Year 11 Jenna Bowden as a show-stopping papier-mâché pufferfish, Year 9s Georgia Mallick and Mary Stavrou as inflatable cows, and of course, our teacher winners, Mrs Kitching as a lion tamer and Ms Weber as Steven Irwin. However, the highlight of the night was the incredible performance by the Year 12s who demonstrated amazing moves in their Year 12 dance, despite not being able to practice for several months.

Thank you to all of the Year 11 parent volunteers who so kindly devoted their night to cooking and serving all of the food. A huge congratulations to the Year 11s for organising the event; your enthusiasm and effort did not go unnoticed. Your preparations certainly paid off, as this year’s House Dinner will go down as one of the best.

Emeshe Robson
Year 11 student

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Net Win for Badminton Aces

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Congratulations to our Open A Badminton players, Amelie Dunda, Mahala Truscott, Yang Yang Gu and Gloria Gao who won the IGSSA A Grade Shield for the sixth time in 10 years!

All Badminton girls played remarkably this season. Despite the challenges of 2020, it has been evident that players used their newfound skills effectively and efficiently on court this term. I hope they continue to improve their skills next season.

On behalf of all the players, I would like to thank the coaches for all the hard work and support they have put in over the season. We very much appreciate your talents and encouragement. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Amelie Dunda
Badminton Captain

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Year 6 Go Green and Clean

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This week, the Year 6 students enjoyed hearing from Old Scholar Charlie Aykroyd (Kennion 2010) as they begin to shift their thinking towards their final PYP inquiry. As the General Manager of Australian Green Clean, Charlie shared her passion for sustainable waste management and her vision for a ‘no waste to landfill’ future.

Global data was shared about the current state of waste management around the world, indicating a need for action and change. The girls asked questions, heard about some innovative ideas in the market and gained knowledge about small steps we can each take to reduce the footprint we leave on our planet.

Sarah Braithwaite, Kim Butler-Nixon and Monique McLeay
Year 6 Teachers

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Year 5 Production – NEXT WEEK!

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Secure your seats to this wonderful show: St Peter’s Girls’ School’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

Due to current venue capacity and registration requirements, tickets are only available online via TryBooking. There will be four shows: two matinee sessions and two evening performances.

24 and 25 September at 1.30 and 7pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre

Ticket prices:
Adult $17
Student/Concession $12
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $42

Visit www.trybooking.com/BKSAB 

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Friends of Rowing Season Opening Picnic

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The Friends of Rowing invite you to attend the Season Opening Picnic, to be held on Sunday 25 October, from 5 – 7pm on the Chiverton Lawns. This event is an opportunity to welcome our new and returning Rowing families for the 2020/21 season, and will also be a landmark event as we celebrate christening the School’s first-ever boat!

All rowers are expected to attend, and rowing families are strongly encouraged. The event is open to the School community; Old Scholars and friends of the Rowing program are very welcome.

Tickets can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/BLPUJ

$25 per adult
$20 per student/child

Ticket price includes nibbles, yiros and soft drinks. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.

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Junior School Vacation Care

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Our next awesome instalment of Junior School Vacation Care is almost here. We have some great activities guaranteed to keep the children entertained through the break. With an array of onsite adventures and excursions, there is plenty of fun to be had.

September / October 2020 Vacation Care Program

Places are limited, so click here to secure your booking now!

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P&F Family Day

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Sunday 18 October from 12 – 4pm

Join the Saints Girls’ community on Chiverton Lawns for our P&F Family Day!

Tickets include pasta, pizza and a glass of wine or soft drink. Additional drinks and gelato will be available for purchase. There will be kids’ activities and roving entertainment to enjoy.

BYO chairs, tables and/or picnic rug.

Ticket Prices
Adult $20
Child $15
Family of Four $50

Book at: www.trybooking.com/BKUAL

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Saints Girls and Seussical JR.

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Saints Girls’ performers Charlotte Norman, Eloise Harrington, Mathilda Begg, Annabel Christo, Ayrlie Cook, Beatrice Tolley, Matilda Birmingham, Anvika Singh, Mollie Kennett, Maggie Cannon, Asha Eaton, Daisy Kennett and Millie McDonald are about to hit the stage in an upcoming production of Seussical JR.!

This Sunday 20 September at Holden Street Theatre, Hindmarsh, SHANE DAVIDSON PRESENTS brings the magic of Dr Seuss stories all in a fabulous musical – Seussical JR. A cast of 30 sing, dance and act their way through a 70-minute show which is ideal for the young and the young at heart. Come with the Cat in the Hat, Horton, Jo Jo, Gertrude and Maysie in the Jungle of Nool and Whoville. Featuring wonderful songs such as ‘Oh The Thinks You Can Think!’, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and the boppy ‘Green Eggs and Ham’.

Tickets $25. Nearly sold out, so be quick! For information and bookings, email shanedavidson@internode.on.net

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School Shop

With only one week left until the end of term, it’s time to dust off those summer uniforms and see if they still fit.

The School Shop will be open during the second week of the school holidays on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October from 9am – 4pm.

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Hats are Back!

With the return of higher UV levels, Reception to Year 9 students are now required to bring their navy blue broad-brimmed hats to school. Reception and Year 1 students also have the option of the junior bucket hat.

Students in Reception to Year 6 who currently wear their PE uniform to School on PE lesson days should wear their hats to and from School during high UV periods.

Students in Years 10 to 12 are also encouraged to wear a School hat at high UV times.

For more information, please refer to our Sun Protection Policy in the ‘Whole School’ section of the ‘School Documents’ page on myLink.

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Car Park Courtesy

The School has again received complaints about traffic blocking Stonyfell Road for lengthy periods during drop-off and pick-up. If the car park is full and you are unable to enter, circle the block until it is clear to enter, find a park elsewhere or, where age-appropriate, meet your daughter in a surrounding street. Unless special circumstances apply, parents of girls in Years 2 to 12 should not enter the car park to collect their daughters prior to 3.30pm. Parents of girls in Reception and Year 1 have exclusive use of the pick-up zone prior to this time for safety and traffic reasons.

Please also refrain from turning right into or out of the car park, and please do not queue in the car park’s lanes as this often prevents drivers who are legally parked from exiting.

We have also received complaints about cars being parked too close to driveways or across from other vehicles in surrounding streets, making it extremely difficult for residents and other road users to navigate.

We ask all community members to please show consideration for others; thank you for your cooperation.

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Entertainment Membership

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Purchase your Entertainment Membership today and support us to reach our fundraising goal for 2020. Simply order online via our School’s page: www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bronwyn Bartter on 0402 392 609.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Parents’ and Friends’ Association

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Sports News

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As the shortened and modified Winter season comes to a close, I wish to thank coaches, staff supervisors and coordinators, officials, students and parents for your support.

Saints will enter the IGSSA (Years 7 – 12) Athletics Carnival next Wednesday in a very strong position to retain the Field and overall Athletics shields.

The success of our programs comes from a variety of areas; but like any code, any sport, any team, the results are delivered by the players. All Saints Girls and their families who elect to represent the School do so with a level of commitment and pride that has given me 12 years of wonderful memories as my tenure nears its end.

I am hoping that the remainder of the year can provide further success to individuals and teams, but at the end of the day, goals can only be achieved if those who set them are determined to reach them.

Neil Fuller
Director of Sport

AUSSIE RULES

Open – Saints 0.0 – 0 defeated by Sacred Heart 9.13 – 67
Although the score was not in our favour, the girls’ last game of the season was a great one. They showcased all of the skills they have developed over the past term of training and had a fun 60 minutes of footy. We communicated well and the sportsmanship was truly outstanding. Special mention must go to Ella Dnistriansky who played her best game of footy yet. She fought hard for the ball and never game up. Overall, this season has been a tremendous one. The improvement seen within the girls is truly commendable and I can’t believe the season has come to an end. It has been an honour playing this sport for the School over the past three years, and I cannot wait to come back and see all of the younger girls work their way up to playing Senior footy. Special mention also to Nick and Emily, our coaches for this season. They taught the girls not only how to improve their footy ability but also made it so exciting to play the sport. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Saints’ footy! – Bella Bernardi (Captain)

Middle – Saints 0.4 – 4 defeated by Sacred Heart 4.2 – 26
The last game of the season did not end as we would have hoped, but the girls were always in the contest against some strong bodies. Jasmine Segredos had a breakout game on the wing, providing excellent run and explosion out of contests. The girls had a number of chances going forward, finishing with more inside 50s than the opposition, but could not convert the opportunities. Sophie Edwardes, Annie Warrick and Amy Dillon were consistent, whilst Lilly Maerschel and Ellie Humphrey combined to move the ball out of the middle from Chloe Porter’s dominant taps. – Dan Searle (Coordinator)

BADMINTON

Congratulations to all the girls who played on Saturday, it was a magnificent end to the season. A special shoutout to our A Grade girls for winning the shield! Saints also claimed the Badminton in the Intercol against Walford which is amazing. Well done girls!

Open A: Saints 6 defeated Walford 0
Best Players: Yang Yang Gu, Gloria Gao, Amelie Dunda and Mahala Truscott

Open B: Saints 6 defeated Walford 0
Best Players: Candy Feng, Cheri Wong, Charlotte Stewart and Angela Feng

Open C: Saints 5 defeated by Walford 5
Best Player: Holly Wallman-Craddock

Open D1: Saints 5 defeated Walford 1
Best Players: Bronwyn Gautier and Drishti Nair

Open D2: Saints 4 defeated Woodcroft 2
Best Players: Yvanda Qu and Mabel Cook

Open E1: Saints 4 defeated by Walford 5
Best Player: Amy Hu

Open E2: Saints 7 defeated Wilderness (E1) 2
Best Players: Olivia Tenten, Jennifer Hu, Abigail Papps and Kayla Park

Open E3: Saints 3 defeated by Pembroke 5
Best Player: Claudia Henschke

BASKETBALL

Year 6 Blue – Saints 18 defeated by Walford 28
The girls had a great finish, managing the most points in a game which is fantastic! So much improvement; the girls even commented on how we don’t win much but have improved a lot which is the main thing! Thanks for an enjoyable season girls and for always having such positive attitudes, you never gave up. Hope to see you all have another go at school basketball next year! – Sarah Turnbull (Coach)

Year 6 White – Saints 6 defeated By Pembroke 35
The team played very well this game and all season. Despite the loss, the score line didn’t reflect how well they played. Aside from the first quarter, the girls managed to keep Pembroke to 2 goals each quarter. The girls had a great season. – Sarah Matheson (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 40 defeated Wilderness Orange 6
The girls had an excellent last match, dominating from the first quarter. They played well as a team with almost everyone scoring and working hard to make space in offence. They made many intercepts and played hard defence, sticking to their players and stopping Wilderness from scoring. – Emma Matheson (Coach)

HOCKEY

Open – Saints 2 defeated Walford 0
Walford’s A Grade team were a challenging opposition. The game started strongly with Saints dominating attacking circle entries and outcomes, but it wasn’t until the end of the first quarter when we managed to find the back of the net. The first goal came from a short corner where Bridgette Leach rebounded the ball from the goalie’s pads to Amelia Lucas who scored. Every player had an awesome game, and it was great to see everyone back themselves and win their individual contests to outplay Walford’s defence. The second goal was scored after the third quarter siren off a short corner. It was a great way to finish the season and well done to the girls for winning Intercol! A further congratulations to the team for also being undefeated for the season! Well Done. – Olivia Goldsmith (Captain)

LACROSSE

Under 13 – Saints 13 defeated North Adelaide 11
The girls were all very nervous to play in the first round of finals. North Adelaide has been one of the stronger teams. From the first whistle, the girls played hard, putting in 100% effort from the centre draws. The score throughout was relatively close which meant the girls had to step it up in the fourth quarter. The defence line was very successful in holding up any fast breaks from down the field. They were also able to clear the ball down into the attacking half well. Emily Bates did another amazing job as goalie, making many big saves. The attackers were great at placing their shots and even began to settle the play and incorporate some cuts and feeds which they have been practising at training. It was great to see the girls’ development, implementing their training and skills. This win has secured the girls a place in the Grand Final! – Millie Wilkin (Lacrosse Captain)

Under 11 Blue – Saints 12 defeated Eagles 3
Congratulations Saints Blue on ending the season on such a high note! Everyone played a superb game. All teammates assisted each other by using their speed to get open and make passes. Our stick skills were excellent with passing, catching and ground balls very effective. Even with the mercy rule applied, the team still dominated the game play and were able to make intercepts and leads easily. Well done to all, with special mention to goal scorers Juliette Tang (also great goalie), Matilda Birmingham, Matilda Purvis, Millie Lively and Chelsea Francis. Also a special mention to Eliza Curry as goalie for the first half who made some very brave saves. The team has come a long way together, bonding in games and trainings. The season was highly successful and enjoyable, with everyone becoming confident and passionate lacrosse players. I hope to see many of your faces again next year.

Under 11 White – Saints 5 defeated East Torrens Payneham 2
All of the girls were eager to play the last game of the season well. Our attack was great with the girls running hard into our third and working to get free to be the next pass. Lois Burton-Howard (Year 4), Willow Chong (Year 3) and Lilly Silvani did this particularly well. Also in attack, the girls were told to move around their defender to get a better angle to shoot goals, which Neela (Year 4) did perfectly. Anvika Singh (Year 4) and Mathilda Begg (Year 3) once again showed determination when going for ground balls and winning them several times. At half-time, the girls were down by 2 goals and needed to improve on shooting in the corners of the goal. In the second half, the girls did this successfully. It was great to see Grace Marshall (Year 3) and Lola Silvani run with the ball and look for the best option to pass to. Our fantastic goalies were Scarlett Schinella (Year 3) and Ruby Kelly (Year 4). Goal scorers were Neela (2), Anvika (1), Willow (1) and Grace (1). All of the girls did a great job and showed their improved skills. It was a pleasure to coach these girls and I hope they continue the sport in the future.

NETBALL

Open A – Saints 42 defeated Walford 30
What an outstanding game! The girls finished the season with strong determination and great positivity. Each member played a solid game in both attack and defence, which enabled for increased flow of drives and many turnovers. Maggie Bailey and Anna White cooperated amazingly in the goal circle, using each other to set up plays to allow Amelia Pudney and Alexia Politis to feed the ball beautifully into the circle, over the top of tall defence. Sarah Wishart and Ehi Oyugbo made many touches to the ball, which disrupted play and challenged the opposition. Liv Kelly, again, was the best player of the match for her outstanding tally of intercepts and competence in both centre and defence. Unfortunately, Maggie Bailey, who was playing one of her best games, injured her knee; we wish her all the best for a speedy recovery. Joss Forster from Open Bs stepped up to the mark and scored many goals for the team; thank you Joss. Finally, special mentions go to the Year 12s: Ehi Oyugbo, Sarah Wishart, Maggie Bailey and Hannah Freeman for playing their last ever school netball match! – Hannah Freeman (Captain)

Open B – Saints 49 defeated Walford 33
The Open Bs had a great last game against Walford, leading from start to finish. Our shooters Joss and Toni worked well in the circle together and had consistent shooting. Toni Christiansen, in particular, moved the ball efficiently between the mid-courters and shooters in her first game back from a knee injury. Thalia was continuously an option in attack and, along with Sadie Vikor-Lam, did well to drive the ball down the court. Milly Brett and Anda Ceplite played well with constant intensity. Our defenders Ruby Deakin and Lucy White put immense pressure on their players in all four quarters, as did all the girls. The win finished off a fantastic season. Thanks to our coaches Sue and Steph for their encouragement and support throughout. – Gemma Schaedel

Open E1 – Saints 28 defeated Walford 16
A great Intercol win against Walford! The girls played a top match, gaining a strong lead in the first quarter and holding onto it throughout the rest of the game. Best player was Jess Wishart. Well done on a great finish to your school netball girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Open E2 – Saints 8 defeated by Walford 35
A disappointing result on the scoreboard but the girls had a very enjoyable game using it as an opportunity to play in a position unfamiliar to them. Best player was Charlotte Bleby. Well done on a great season girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Year 10C – Saints 3 defeated by Walford 22
Once again, the girls played a fantastic game that wasn’t reflected by the score. Charlotte Adams, Ruby Thorp and Samantha Keough were dynamic in defence, turning over every couple of balls, but the conversions were what let us down in the end. Still, great work by all girls across the court for putting every ounce of effort in for the final game. Massive thank you to the girls for this season! – Elena Vaananen (Coach)

Year 9A – Saints 56 defeated Walford 15
A great game to finish off the season. Annie Warrick had a stand-out match in goal attack and Maddie Harrex’s teamwork in the ring was the best of her season. Georgia Mallick was solid in goalkeeper as always and continued a strong game when she moved to goal defence. An excellent game by all players and a thoroughly enjoyable season. – Della Griffith (Coach)

Year 9B – Saints 57 defeated Walford 8
The team had a great win. Usually, they are a bit slow to get started, but they played the best first half of a game I have seen all term. Everything we had been working on during the term all came together, which was good to see, especially their centre passes. It has been fantastic to watch their individual and team skills grow over this term. – Natasha Dinan (Coach)

Year 9C – Saints 22 defeated by Scotch 35
Although we didn’t bring home a win, the girls all played very well! The Scotch team were down two players so a few of the Year 9C girls offered to help out and play for the other team; thanks so much to Isobel Yelland, Lucy Schirripa and Lila Gosse for showing true sportsmanship! Overall, we have had such a wonderful season – well done to all the girls! – Lulu Tierney (Coach)

Year 8A – Saints 49 defeated Walford 9

Year 8B – Saints 70 defeated Walford 4
The team played an amazing last game against Walford. Alice Braithwaite, Jasmine Segredos and Ayla Blaskett provided an extremely strong attacking side, allowing the team to score 70 goals. Daisy Braithwaite and Ayanna Roy deployed several tactics we have learnt during the season. Our defence, consisting of Olivia Oakes, Ruby Adams and Scarlett Dillion, did a terrific job of defending the ball down the court. The team managed to play an excellent four quarters, resulting in a well-deserved victory for our final game. – Charlotte Norman

Year 8C – Saints 24 defeated Concordia 12
The girls started their final game with high energy and enthusiasm. The great improvement in their skills and teamwork which they have developed over the season was demonstrated throughout. The girls played a consistent game until the end, digging deep in the final quarter, as no subs and the warmer weather contributed to fatigue. Best player was Ruby Powell who made many good shots at goal and her defensive pressure was effective in producing several touches and intercepts. Great finish to the season girls! – Nikki Miller (Coach)

Year 8D – Saints 6 defeated by Pulteney 34
The team had a great last game despite losing to Pulteney. They had a slower start than normal; however, with some encouragement from one another, they picked up the intensity and increased possession. They had a greater level of talk, and on court connections improved. Pulteney had a strong attack end that the girls found hard to defend, but they didn’t give up, finishing strongly and having some fun with one another to finish the season. It has been a pleasure coaching the Year 8D team and their positive attitudes are a credit to them. Thank you for the opportunity and for your assistance along the way! – Gina Barker (Coach)

Year 7A – Saints 21 defeated by Walford 22
The girls played a tight game against Walford, especially the in last quarter with both teams trying hard to secure the victory. The defence started a bit rough in the first quarter but quickly picked up. Well done to Zara Wallace who was our most consistent player. The game went down to the wire, but unfortunately, Walford scored the last goal in the last few seconds. Good game girls, you all gave 100% and next season we will all come out stronger! – Olivia Coulter (Coach)

Year 4 Blue – Saints 9 defeated Seymour 7
WOW! What a game for the last of the season. Strong teamwork, defence, determined mid-court, accurate shooting. Well done to Matilda, Aoife, Emily, Meg, Aarcha, Caitlyn, Abbie, Victoria and Leila, and thank you to Evie who helped out this match. A special thank you to all the parents for their support throughout the season. Could not be prouder of the girls. – Karen Braund (Proud Coach)

Year 4 White – Saints 1 defeated by Wilderness 12
Saints played a tough last game, facing a very consistent and comprehensive team from Wilderness. The girls did not lose their spirit and kept trying, attacking at every ball despite the strong defensive pressure applied by their opponents. It was a challenging game, and unfortunately, we weren’t able to win. It was great to see such a huge improvement from all the girls throughout this season and I wish them the best of luck for upcoming seasons! – Sivani Sivasuthan (Coach)

Year 3 – Saints 15 defeated Wilderness Orange 2
What a way to finish the season. Every girl played their positions with determination. Lola moved under the ring easily and scored 4 goals in two quarters; Sasha Connor passed the ball into the goals with much-needed precision; Sophia Curry moved the ball down the court with clear leads; Charlotte Di Blasio positioned herself beautifully to collect rebounds with ease; Victoria Hii was her speedy self, getting in front of her player to receive passes; Ruby Pahuja took countless intercepts and put a lot of pressure on the opposition’s attack end; Bonnie Qu made it almost impossible for the opposition to receive a pass; Lydia Zhao was tireless through the centre court; and Anisha Pahuja scored a whopping 11 goals! I’d like to also give a big, hearty shout out to our super-encouraging parent supporters. Your positive energy lifted the girls throughout all of our matches; thank you! I hope you all enjoyed the well-deserved pizza party. – Rebecca Scott-Toms (Coach)

SOCCER

Year 6 – Saints 5 defeated Wilderness 1
The girls played another excellent match. They showed some great attacking skills, making some great passes to ensure the ball remained in our possession. A great goal was within the first two minutes by Alyssa Piantedosi, again displaying her strong attacking skills. Lucy Lowry also made multiple attempts to score goals, eventually scoring 2 remarkable goals, one even from outside the box! Special mentions to Lucy Shigeno and Georgia Libri for playing a strong game in defence. The team work and determination from the girls was truly reflected in the final result. Goals: Alyssa Piantedosi (2), Lucy Lowry (2) and Allison Francis (1). Great game girls, keep up the good work! – Ellie Anderson & Mary Stavrou (Coaches)

Year 5 – Saints 1 defeated Wilderness 0
A fantastic effort all round to bring in a win against a strong team. The girls had one of their best team games yet, with some fantastic passages of cooperative play leading to many goal opportunities. As always, the defence was strong, with Lilly Forby and Zalia Valmorbida showing their improvement over the season in a well-fought game. The midfield and forward line showed initiative and ran hard to ensure they made use of opportunities up front. Well done to goal scorer Aleesha Gray, and thanks to our goalkeepers Isabella Blake and Aleiyah Abraham. – Beth Cross (Coach)

Year 3-4 – Saints 2 drew with Wilderness 2
The game was very evenly matched with both teams having several opportunities to creep ahead. Abbie Tulloch slotted through 2 goals to cement a spot for the final game as a forward. Our defence was particularly strong throughout, led by Christina Balasis. Mika Valmorbida played another top game to back up her previous effort. Sophie Wiggins was instrumental and cleared the ball many times, even attempting a shot at goal from the halfway line. With only one game remaining for the season, this team is still yet to be defeated. – Mark Routley (Coach)

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eNews – Week 8, Term 3 2020

Issue no. 28Enews-banner

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From Our Deputy Principal / Head of Middle School

Richard Lisle inside 220Everyone will have a favourite memory from last week’s Sports Day. Many will have fond memories of the way the girls received the news that, after 12 years of distinguished service, Neil Fuller will be stepping down as Director of Sport – their genuine display of gratitude and affection was a pleasure to witness. For some, maybe the photo finish to the Year 12 Relay, or the near-perfect handicapping of the Saints Girls’ gift which saw Year 5 student Phoebe Lucas hold off Year 12 track star Millie Wilkin by just about 20cm! Others will remember the excitement of being in the crowd around the High Jump mat as another School record was set, or being part of a winning Tunnel Ball team that’s now been unbeaten for nine years. Perhaps it was seeing girls attempt an event that was clearly out of their comfort zone, such as Javelin or the Hurdles, or maybe sitting back in awe as sprinters seemed to glide down the track in pursuit of each other, of the finish line, and maybe another personal best.

My abiding memory occurred in a Junior School 100m race. With five or six races in each year group, these events can tend to blend into one another. This one stood out to me because it encompassed with complete clarity what we often talk about as the essence of a ‘Saints Girl’. With about 20 metres to go in a reasonably tight race, one runner, striving for that extra ounce of effort, tripped up and came crashing down onto the track. In a flash, and despite what was evidently not inconsiderable pain, she got up and continued to finish the race for her House, showing admirable grit, determination and courage in the process. As she finished, just two or three seconds behind the other girls, she was immediately surrounded by her fellow runners, all far keener on checking her wellbeing and commiserating with her, than celebrating their own achievements. That instinctive compassion, and the genuine sense of care and community which it builds, is what makes Saints Girls such a powerful place to belong to.

With our Year 9 and 10 students heading off on their week-long camps on Monday, all sleeping under canvas, there will be further opportunities to show courage and compassion, and the chance to deepen their networks of support for each other. We wish them and their teachers well, and hope they enjoy more than a glimpse of the spring weather we’ve welcomed this week.

Finally, I’d like to congratulate the way our Year 8 and 9 students prepared for and carried out their exams. It was encouraging to see so many girls had heeded advice from their subject teachers on how best to prepare for each subject, whilst also using strategies and resources available through our #EMPOWHER wellbeing program.

Richard Lisle
Deputy Principal / Head of Middle School

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Introducing our Student Leaders for 2021

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St Peter’s Girls is thrilled to announce our Student Leaders for 2021.

We are excited to see what initiatives they have planned as they uphold our values of courage, creativity and compassion.

Prefects

Saskia Jonats Head Prefect
Lara Wakeham Deputy Head Prefect
Victoria Thorp SRC Prefect
Cynthia He International Prefect
Holly Wallman-Craddock Debating and Public Speaking Prefect
Cheri Wong Music Prefect
Sara Peak Community Service Prefect
Amelia Pudney Chapel Prefect
Sophie Barr Sport Prefect
Emeshe Robson Kennion House Captain
Molly Bond Kilburn House Captain
Georgina Keough Patteson House Captain
Gemma Schaedel Selwyn House Captain

Deputy House Captains

Portia Maerschel Kennion Deputy House Captain
Sophie Kameniar Kilburn Deputy House Captain
Stephanie Smalls Patteson Deputy House Captain
Ashley Piper Selwyn Deputy House Captain

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SACE Concert Music to the Ears

What a wonderful feeling it was for our Music girls to perform to a live audience at last night’s SACE Music Concert. It’s been six months since they’ve had the chance to share their music performances on stage to friends and family, and they did not disappoint.

Our Year 12 students completed the practical components to their Music subjects, supported by their peers and fellow musicians. I think the highlight for all was the ABBA audience singalong, our finale for the evening’s event. It was a fabulous night of creativity and community.

Check out the highlights video below. Music credit to Year 11 student Georgie Raftopoulos, who wrote and performed an original song called ‘Standing In Your Shadow’.

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music
 

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Sports Day Results

W8 - Sports Day Results

Shields

Page Shield 1st Selwyn, 2nd Kennion, 3rd Kilburn, 4th Patteson

Junior – 1st Selwyn, 2nd Kennion, 3rd Kilburn, 4th Patteson
Middle – 1st Selwyn, 2nd Kennion, 3rd Kilburn, 4th Patteson
Senior – 1st Selwyn, 2nd Patteson, 3rd Kilburn, 4th Kennion

Spirit Cup (results contribute to Spirit Cup, awarded at the end of the year)
1st Kilburn, 2nd Patteson, 3rd Kennion, 4th Selwyn

Aggregate Cups

Year 4: 1st Lauren Disney (KEN), 2nd Claris Stolcman (KEN), 3rd Jess Woods (PAT)
Year 5: 1st Phoebe Lucas (KIL), 2nd Isla Fahey (SEL), 3rd Aleesha Gray (KIL)
Year 6: 1st Chloe Richardson (KEN), 2nd Elodie De Wit (SEL), 3rd Adjoa Yawson (SEL)
Year 7: 1st Charlotte McAuliffe (SEL), 2nd Malaika McLeod (KEN), 3rd Carys Kinsella-White (KIL)
Year 8: 1st Amelia Lucas (KIL), 2nd Sophie Ricciuto (KEN), 3rd Daisy Braithwaite (KEN)
Year 9: 1st Chloe Porter (KEN), 2nd Lady Murphy (SEL), 3rd Isabelle Tran (KIL)
Year 10: 1st Imogen Elliott (KIL), 2nd Alexia Politis (PAT), 3rd Tahlia Cahill (KIL)
Year 11: Olivia Kelly (SEL), 2nd Holly Cardone (KIL), 3rd Portia Maerschel (KEN)
Year 12: 1st Millie Wilkin (KIL), 2nd Funto Komolafe (SEL), 3rd Hattie Maerschel (KEN)

Records

Year 4 100m – Lauren Disney (KEN) 14.00sec
Year 4 200m – Lauren Disney (KEN) 29.02sec
Year 4 400m – Lauren Disney (KEN) 1:07.23
Year 5 Shot Put – Diya Bhinder (SEL) 7.75m
Year 5 Long Jump – Amelia Lucas (KIL) 3.87m
Year 5 1500m – Isla Fahey (SEL) 5:40.48
Year 6 1500m – Elodie De Wit (SEL) 5:29.42
Year 7 1500m – Malaika McLeod (KEN) 5:16.45
Year 7 800m – Malaika McLeod (KEN) 2:25.40
Year 7 Long Jump – Charlotte McAuliffe (SEL) 4.45m
Year 7 High Jump – Charlotte McAuliffe (SEL) 1.54m
Year 7 100m – Charlotte McAuliffe (SEL) 12.61sec
Year 7 200m – Charlotte McAuliffe (SEL) 27.21sec
Year 7 400m – Charlotte McAuliffe (SEL) 1:01.98
Year 7 Triple Jump – Carys Kinsella-White (KIL) 9.49m
Year 8 100m – Amelia Lucas (KIL) 13.05sec
Year 8 200m – Amelia Lucas (KIL) 27.11sec
Year 8 Javelin – Claudia Pearce (SEL) 32.63m
Year 11 High Jump – Olivia Kelly (SEL) 1.62m
Year 12 High Jump – Ehi Oyugbo (SEL) 1.60m
Year 4 – 4x100m Relay – Patteson 1:09.27
Year 12 – 4x100m Relay – Kilburn 54.55sec
Year 7 – 9 – 4x100m Relay – Selwyn 56.07sec

Track Champion

Junior – 1st Lauren Disney (KEN), 2nd Isla Fahey (SEL), 3rd Chloe Richardson (KEN)
Middle – 1st Malaika McLeod (KEN), 2nd Lady Murphy (SEL), 3rd Daisy Braithwaite (KEN)
Senior – 1st Millie Wilkin (KIL), 2nd Imogen Elliott (KIL) 3rd Kendra Ware (SEL)

Field Champion

Junior – 1st Phoebe Lucas (KIL), 2nd Victoria Zou (KEN), 3rd Adjoa Yawson (SEL)
Middle – 1st Chloe Porter (KEN), 2nd Januri Wagaarachchi (PAT), 3rd Claudia Pearce (SEL)
Senior – 1st Adele Eaton (SEL), 2nd Sophie Barr (KIL), 3rd Ella Liddy (SEL)

Athlete of the Day

Junior – Lauren Disney (KEN)
Middle – Charlotte McAuliffe (SEL)
Senior – Olivia Kelly (SEL)

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Golden Journey for Dedicated Saints Girl

W8 - Gold Award

Congratulations to Year 12 student Matilda Braithwaite who has achieved the Gold Award in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

The Award allows young Australians aged 14 – 24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance.

The Four Sections of the Award are: Physical Recreation; Skills; Voluntary Service; Adventurous Journey plus Gold Residential Project (Gold Level only).

Through Matilda’s Award journey, she has participated in a wide range of activities within and outside of school including:

Physical Recreation – swimming, triathlon, athletics and rowing
Skills – debating and sport umpiring
Service – cooking for a food bank, delivering breakfasts to those in need and coaching athletics
Adventurous Journey – Year 9 and 10 camps plus Rowing Camp

Matilda completed her Gold Residential Project by attending the Cambodia Service Learning Trip.

Achieving the Gold Award recognises individual goal-setting and self-improvement through persistence, and Matilda certainly embodies this. After her three year journey, she will be honoured at a ceremony with the Lord Mayor next month.

Well done Matilda!

Dan Searle
Head of PE, Health and Outdoor Education

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Microsoft Artificial Intelligence Finalists

W8 - State finalists
In the Year 10 Business, Enterprise and Technologies course, our class explored Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it can be used for different applications in today’s climate. We entered the Microsoft AI for Good Schools Challenge earlier this year, and one team has been successful with their application.

Chi Chi Zhao and Genevieve Lochowiak presented their project, DIVE (Drones In Voicing Emergencies), a system to prevent and detect bushfires. DIVE is through to the South Australia and Northern Territory Finals, competing against more than 600 other teams. They submit their final entry early next week and we all look forward to hearing the results. All the best!

Garth Coulter
Head of Digital Learning and Technology

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Aerobics Girls Pumped Up by Challenge

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After a stop-start season due to the global climate, the Saints Girls’ Aerobics teams were finally able to show off their skills and compete in the Blitz It Challenge. This was the first competition for many girls in our youngest team, The Fab 5. They competed in the Cadet Large Aerobics Team division and came 2nd against a large array of schools across Adelaide.

Both of Saints’ Middle/Senior teams have been eager to hit the stage for many months. Liquid Gold and The G.O.A.Ts won 3rd and 1st respectively against a few Loreto teams in the Junior Large Aerobics Team division.

Our Aerobics girls worked incredibly hard for these achievements and have been proud representatives of the School. Congratulations to all who competed.

Madeline Harmer

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Runaway Success at Cross Country

W8 - Cross Country

On Wednesday 2 September, 12 Saints Girls raced in teams of four in the SAAS Cross Country State Relay Championships, the last event of the season held at Waite Oval, Urrbrae. The girls ran incredibly well over the season, dominating the Middle and Primary points for girls. A special mention to Isla Fahey, Elodie de Wit and Chloe Richardson for helping Saints Girls climb to the top in the Middle Girls’ division, even though they were originally in the Primary Girls’ division and missed the first two races.

In the relays, Elodie de Wit, Chloe Richardson, Cleo Hart and Charlotte McAuliffe (running in replacement of injured Isla Fahey) claimed 1st place in Primary Girls. In the Middle Girls, Saints Girls had two teams. The second team of Poppy Marshall (volunteering to make up the full second team for the relay), Lady Murphy, Eleanor Saies and Dani Cox took out 3rd place, and the first team consisting of Daisy Braithwaite, Malaika McLeod, Carys Kinsella-White and Alice Braithwaite came 1st. A special mention to Malaika for winning every single Middle Girls’ race.

Everyone contributed to make the season a huge success for the School. Congratulations to all the girls for giving it a go and helping the team. Can’t wait for next season.

Daisy Braithwaite
Year 8 student

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Chamber Music Championship – Vote Online Tomorrow!

W7 - Esperanza

Tomorrow from 1.30pm, Esperanza will live-stream nationally via the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall as part of the ‘Strike A Chord’ National Chamber Music Championship. This performance brings together musicians from all around the country to celebrate chamber music.

We would love for you to join us and vote for Esperanza for the audience prize. The SurveyMonkey voting link will be provided during the interval.

Tickets to the virtual championship can be obtained for free using the link below. More detailed instructions for watching on the day will be included in the online ticket.

https://melbournedigitalconcerthall.com/strike-a-chord-grand-final/

Sari Noble
Music Teacher

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Kilburn House Dinner

W8 - Kilburn House Dinner 2

You could feel the tension between the heroes and villains in the Arts Centre on Friday night of Week 5. It was Kilburn’s annual House Dinner featuring this year’s theme ‘Heroes and Villains of Hollywood’. We were visited by heroes such as Superman, the Incredibles and Cat Woman, up against the most evil villains including Thanos, The Joker and Maleficent. Celeb spotters also identified Hollywood stars such as Britney Spears! For dinner, we enjoyed a tasty feast including party pies, sausage rolls and spring rolls for entrée, a variety of delicious, fresh pizzas for mains, and some sweet cake with ice cream for dessert.

All the girls and staff competed in ‘Guess the Baby Face’ and the ‘House Dinner Quiz’, testing their knowledge about heroes and villains as well as facts of Hollywood. But the most enjoyable part to watch was the lip sync battle where contestants from each year level, including staff, competed against other year levels to show off their acting and singing skills. Tesse and Alyssa won overall for incorporating their very special guest Mrs O’Brien into their choreography. It was also pretty funny to see Mrs O’Brien and Mr Byrne show us their moves to ‘You’re The One That I Want’ from Grease.

All the costumes the girls and staff showed up in were amazing and very creative. A ‘best-dressed’ was announced at the end of the night for each year level as well as an overall best dressed which was awarded to Sophie Kameniar who came as Thanos. A big thank you to all the Year 11 parents, staff (especially Mrs O’Brien), and of course, the Kilburn girls for making the night one to remember.

Molly Bond
Year 11 student

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The Long Lunch – Auction Pre-Bidding Now Open!

W8 - The Long Lunch

We warmly invite you to view the huge selection of Live and Silent Auction items on offer at the 2020 Foundation Long Lunch here.

Pre-bids can be made prior to the event by contacting Melissa Westgate, Foundation Manager via mwestgate@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au or 08 8334 2244.

You do not need to attend The Long Lunch to bid or to buy a Raffle Ticket!

Pre-bidding closes Friday 18 September at 5pm. When placing a bid, please provide the item number (specifying whether it is a LIVE or SILENT auction item), your contact details and your final bid.

Successful bidders at the event will need to pay for the item(s) and collect them on the day. Successful bidders not in attendance will be notified by phone on Monday 21 September.

Happy bidding, and for those attending The Long Lunch, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 20 September!

If you did not secure a ticket to this sold out event and would like to join us as a volunteer on the day, please contact me ASAP.  Fun, camaraderie, laughs, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Thank you in advance for your wonderful support.

Melissa Westgate
Foundation Manager

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Junior School Vacation Care

W8 - Vacation Care

Our next awesome instalment of Junior School Vacation Care is almost here. We have some great activities guaranteed to keep the children entertained through the break. With an array of onsite adventures and excursions, there is plenty of fun to be had.

September / October 2020 Vacation Care Program

Places are limited, so click here to secure your booking now!

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Year 5 Production – Tickets on Sale!

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Secure your seats to this wonderful show: St Peter’s Girls’ School’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

Due to current venue capacity and registration requirements, tickets are only available online via TryBooking. There will be four shows: two matinee sessions and two evening performances.

24 and 25 September at 1.30 and 7pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre

Ticket prices:
Adult $17
Student/Concession $12
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $42

Visit www.trybooking.com/BKSAB 

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P&F Family Day

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Sunday 18 October from 12 – 4pm

Join the Saints Girls’ community on Chiverton Lawns for our P&F Family Day!

Tickets include pasta, pizza and a glass of wine or soft drink. Additional drinks and gelato will be available for purchase. There will be kids’ activities and roving entertainment to enjoy.

BYO chairs, tables and/or picnic rug.

Ticket Prices
Adult $20
Child $15
Family of Four $50

Book at: www.trybooking.com/BKUAL

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Young Chicks Attend Saints Girls

W8 - Chickens

Excitement ran high last Monday as three little chicks and 12 eggs arrived for the Year 2 scientific inquiry into lifecycles. Over the past fortnight, the girls have made detailed scientific observations into the growth and development of the chicks as they hatched and grew. They observed that hatching lasts quite a while. The chick makes a little hole in the shell but takes some time to work on it until the egg cracks open. Some chicks take about 20 minutes while others can last up to five hours, and sometimes you can hear little chirps from inside the egg. When the chicks come out, they are really cute and wet. They need to stay in the incubator for at least five hours for their feathers to fluff up and then they can move to the brooding pen.

Over the two weeks, the chicks have grown much bigger. They’ve started to lose their down as their feathers grow. Each has a different personality. Popcorn and Ninja love to perch and are starting to fly. Whitney and Brittany like to be together and they chirp loudly if they are apart! The girls are delighted that the chicks are being adopted by one of our staff members, Ann Li, and will continue to have a special connection to the Saints Girls’ community!

Kathryn Clark and Rebecca Greenhalgh
Year 2 Teachers

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Fine Dining with Stage 2 Food and Hospitality

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On Thursday 3 September, the Stage 2 Food and Hospitality girls were pleased to undertake their final group practical activity. They planned and presented a formal dinner with an Asian-inspired theme. Each student was responsible for the preparation and banquet service of at least one dish. The dinner was enjoyed by family members in the Food Technology Centre, which was transformed into a beautifully decorated contemporary restaurant.

The students participated in all aspects of the organisation of the dinner from identifying the theme, selecting and trialling dishes, choosing the décor and plating, and arranging the order and timing of the service. They consistently shared ideas and supported each other with the decisions made. They were also involved in creating an invitation, considering dietary needs and preferences, and making the final choices on all aspects of the event. The menu consisted of an entrée of spring rolls, san choy bow, prawn wontons, pork dumplings, followed by a main course of lemon chicken, pad Thai, coconut chicken curry and beef with black bean served with an Asian-inspired salad and fried and steamed Rice. Dessert was pandan crepes with shredded coconut and palm sugar.

The event enabled each student to showcase the organisation and time-management skills they have developed over the year and to experience some of the reality of serving a larger group in a collaborative manner.

Jenni Manson
Food and Hospitality Teacher

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School Shop

With only two weeks left until the end of term, it’s time to dust off those summer uniforms and see if they still fit.

The School Shop will be open during the second week of the school holidays on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October from 9am – 4pm.

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Hats are Back!

With the return of higher UV levels, Reception to Year 9 students are now required to bring their navy blue broad-brimmed hats to school. Reception and Year 1 students also have the option of the junior bucket hat.

Students in Reception to Year 6 who currently wear their PE uniform to School on PE lesson days should wear their hats to and from School during high UV periods.

Students in Years 10 to 12 are also encouraged to wear a School hat at high UV times.

For more information, please refer to our Sun Protection Policy in the ‘Whole School’ section of the ‘School Documents’ page on myLink.

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Car Park Courtesy

The School has again received complaints about traffic blocking Stonyfell Road for lengthy periods during drop-off and pick-up. If the car park is full and you are unable to enter, circle the block until it is clear to enter, find a park elsewhere or, where age-appropriate, meet your daughter in a surrounding street. Unless special circumstances apply, parents of girls in Years 2 to 12 should not enter the car park to collect their daughters prior to 3.30pm. Parents of girls in Reception and Year 1 have exclusive use of the pick-up zone prior to this time for safety and traffic reasons.

Please also refrain from turning right into or out of the car park, and please do not queue in the car park’s lanes as this often prevents drivers who are legally parked from exiting.

We have also received complaints about cars being parked too close to driveways or across from other vehicles in surrounding streets, making it extremely difficult for residents and other road users to navigate.

We ask all community members to please show consideration for others; thank you for your cooperation.

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Entertainment Membership

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Purchase your Entertainment Membership today and support us to reach our fundraising goal for 2020. Simply order online via our School’s page: www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bronwyn Bartter on 0402 392 609.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Parents’ and Friends’ Association

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Sports News

AUSSIE RULES

Open – Saints 2.1 – 13 defeated by Immanuel 11.12 – 78
Despite the score not being in our favour, the girls played extremely well against a highly-experienced side. They fought hard for the ball and made space across the field. They all communicated well and, as a collective, we never stopped trying, which is all you could ever ask for. Special mention must go to the Middle School girls who stepped up to the plate and played extremely well in a Seniors’ game. I can’t wait to play my last game of footy with these girls and see just how far we have come. – Bella Bernardi (Captain)

Middle – Saints did not play

BADMINTON

Good job to all who played in what was a challenging round. Congratulations to our A team who won all their matches; you all played very well. All teams tried their hardest and should be very proud of their efforts. One more week of games to complete the season. – Amelie Dunda (Captain)

Open A: 6 – 0 defeated Pembroke
Best Players: Yang Yang Gu, Gloria Gao, Amelie Dunda, Mahala Truscott

Open B: 4 – 2 defeated by Pembroke
Best Player: Cheri Wong

Open C: 6 – 0 defeated by Pembroke
Best Player: Holly Wallman-Craddock

Open D1: 4 – 2 defeated by Pembroke
Best Player: Yvanda Qu

Open D2: Bye

Open E1: Bye

Open E2: 7 – 2 defeated by Pembroke
Best Players: Kayla Park, Abigail Papps

Open E3: 6 – 3 defeated by Pembroke
Best Player: Claudia Henschke, Hattie Xu

BASKETBALL

Year 6 Blue – Saints 12 defeated by Seymour 54
Great team effort and special mention to Jiahui Zhang who scored 6 points. Really good to see the girls grow in shooting confidence and be rewarded. Seymour had a lot of talented players and we did a wonderful job trying to stop them with our defence on the smaller courts there; it was tricky! – Sarah Turnbull (Coach)

Year 6 White – Saints 14 defeated by Walford 22
The girls played well, scoring the first points of the match. They played their best defence yet, sticking on their players, allowing them to get numerous intercepts and rebounds. The girls should be proud of their performance as they have improved a lot since their first game. – Emma Matheson (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 26 defeated Walford Blue 20
This is the second time we have played Walford Blue this season and they have been our toughest competition. We had a large lead early, but Walford kept fighting to stay within 10 points for most of the game. Another great team effort from all the girls with over half of the team scoring points. – Katherine Perkas (Coach)

HOCKEY

Open – Saints 1 defeated Immanuel 0
Immanuel provided tougher competition as the girls followed their efforts at Sports Day with a hard game. Saints played their positions well and provided a strong defensive press which gave Immanuel little options for their outlet. Holly Cardone moved into a half back position and created many attacking opportunities coming out of defence. Amelie Eaton played well as left attacking midfield, using her talented skills of back stick trapping to eliminate her opponent in a single movement. Well done to the girls for scoring a goal in the third quarter and holding the lead for the rest of the game. I’m excited to see what the girls bring to our Intercol game against Walford. – Olivia Goldsmith (Captain)

LACROSSE

Under 13 – Saints 10 defeated East Torrens/Payenham 6
The team played a very competitive game, resulting in a 10 – 6 win! Claris Stolcman and Cleo Hart put in 100% and scored many goals. Jamie Gower (guest player) and Alannah Godfrey helped in the midfield, along with Zoe Pool who hustled hard for every ground ball, gaining procession. The defence was particularly strong with Eliza Burmester and Matilda Wilkin staying tight on their defenders and running hard for any loose balls. Congratulations again to Emily Bates who played a top game in goals, making some exceptional saves. Great game girls! – Millie Wilkin (Lacrosse Captain)

NETBALL

Open A – Saints 30 defeated by Scotch 50
In the first quarter, scores were level at 13 – 13. This was due to the girls’ great determination and intensity. They worked well together and fed the ball into the circle cautiously but accurately. We collaborated and communicated, enabling connections to be made down the court from defence line throw-ins. Best players were Olivia Kelly, Anna White and Alexia Politis. All players stepped up to the challenge and took on board Sue’s feedback from training. The girls have improved since our last game and are excited for Intercol. Let’s go girls. – Hannah Freeman (Captain)

Open B – Saints 36 defeated by Scotch 37
The Open Bs had a great game against Scotch, with the girls applying pressure down the court in all four quarters. We started off slightly behind in the first, but got back into the game due to increased drive down the court. Ruby Deakin and Lucy White did particularly well to steer the ball out of defence and down to our attackers. Milly Brett had an outstanding last quarter in WA by moving the ball efficiently down to our shooters, along with obtaining many intercepts. Ehi Oyugbo from the Open As played with us and had a great first game back from injury. A fantastic effort from all the girls! – Gemma Schaedel

Open E1 – Saints 28 defeated Scotch 22
A very exciting end to the girls’ school netball with another win. We were behind at half-time, but worked hard in the third quarter to make a strong comeback and secure the final win. Best player was Amelia Goehr for her perfect shooting in the third quarter. Well done on a great season and best of luck in the future girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Open E2 – Saints had a bye

Year 10A – Saints 17 defeated by Scotch 66
It was a tough game for the As, facing a very consistent and comprehensive side with undeniable State talent. It was still a good performance from our girls, scoring when we moved the ball down our end, but our opponent’s defensive pressure built across the whole game. The girls did not lose their spirit and kept trying, which was impressive to see under difficult circumstances. We definitely built throughout the game, and started to focus on our leads and using fakes to force the defenders to jump at the ball. Still impressed with the performance and can see how much the girls have improved during the season. – Milli Gentle (Coach)

Year 10B – Saints had a bye

Year 10C – Saints 6 defeated by Immanuel 56
Tough game again, facing another Immanuel team. The defensive efforts by duo Charlotte Adams and Ayshviina Nair were fantastic, allowing us to have a lot of possession and work on the connections down court. One more game of the season and I have faith this may be our lucky one! – Elena Vaananen (Coach)

Year 9A – Saints 48 defeated Scotch 34
It was the best game the girls have played so far and they fixed up all the issues from the previous game. It was an outstanding effort and we hope they can finish the season on a high. – Della Griffith (Coach)

Year 9B – Saints 30 defeated by Scotch 35
After a slow start, the girls played very well later on, winning the last two quarters. Both Maddy Lisle and Samantha Keough were in fine form. They played full games and were able to communicate very well. Ruby Richards also played her best game for the season, acting as a critical player in moving the ball from defence to attack, as well as keeping the ball in our attacking half. – Natasha Dinan (Coach)

Year 9C – Saints 30 defeated Immanuel 8
An outstanding effort from the team. Immanuel put up a good fight and the Saints Girls lifted in response, playing at their full potential. Best players were Lila Gosse and Georgina Wakeham, both scoring a number of the goals towards the win. – Lulu Tierney (Coach)

Year 8A – Saints 14 defeated by Scotch 52
The girls played a hard game against Scotch. Our defence of Gloria Zou, Sophie Edwards, Airlie McCabe and Charlotte Norman were amazing and tried their hardest with Scotch’s attack being very strong. Airlie McCabe was always at the third line ready to reset the play on the attack side when needed. Sophie Ricciuto, Soph Ryan and Charlie Piper all did well in shooting, but had a very tough game with the opposition’s defence. Our mid-court of Mathilda Thomas and Claudia Pearce did a terrific job of bringing the ball down the court to the attack. It was a challenging game but we all tried our hardest. – Charlie Piper

Year 8B – Saints 26 defeated Scotch 17
The girls played an amazing game and all put in lots of effort. Our defence was strong, with Olivia Oakes and Ruby Adams making many intercepts in the goal third. Throughout, there were many strong leads and great turnovers. The mid-court were fluent in moving the ball down and getting it to our shooters who were consistent with their goals. Special mention to Ruby Adams for being player of the match. Everyone played their hardest, resulting in a well-deserved win; good job girls. – Jasmine Segredos

Year 8C – Saints 25 defeated Pembroke 14
Saints began strongly, finishing the first quarter 9 – 1. As fatigue began to set in during the second, the girls made a few extra mistakes; their leads were not as sharp, and consequently, the score became closer. To their credit, the girls got back into the right mindset and controlled the play in the final two quarters. Best player was Charlie Edwards who, playing centre and wing attack, greatly assisted the flow of our attack by leading into space and making quick and accurate passes into the goalies. – Nikki Miller (Coach)

Year 8D – Saints 6 defeated by Pulteney 31
The girls were much stronger in transitioning the ball into our attacking end, giving us more shots at goal. It was quite back and forth for both teams. Our passing let us down at times; however, we had some great intercepts. Pulteney had a flawless shooting circle which was tough for our defenders. Despite the loss, the girls played one of their better games of the season. Improvements in areas of play compared with the beginning of the season are evident. – Gina Barker (Coach)

Year 7A – Saints 26 defeated by Scotch 38
The girls played a tight game against Scotch and each quarter was close. The defence started to loosen at half-time and the ball was making it into their goals. A shout out to Carys Kinsella-White and Jodhi Pincombe in goals, as once the ball got down to the attack side, there was goal after goal. Tough game girls, you all tried your hardest. Next time, we can come out stronger and ready to win our last game of the season! – Olivia Reynolds

Year 7B – Saints 12 defeated by Scotch 36
This game was extremely tough, but we tried our absolute hardest. The third quarter was the most even because of Matilda Powell and Emily Tolladay’s defending skills. They knocked out may balls, keeping us level. At half-time we were getting closer to catching up but we missed some passes and shots. In the last quarter, everyone pushed to their limits to finish off with a bang. We ran our hardest, tried our hardest, shot our hardest, defended our hardest, but unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to win. Great job girls, this game was tough. GO SAINTS! – Alyssa Tran

Year 4 Blue – Saints 10 defeated by Pembroke Blue 11
Wow! What a great match. Saints played a strong team game. Coming from behind, the girls never gave up, keeping Pembroke scoreless in the second quarter, outscoring Pembroke 4 – 2 in the third, but unfortunately, just 2 short of a win. Awesome game girls. Well Done. – Karen Braund (Proud Coach)

Year 4 White – Saints 14 defeated Seymour 6
All the girls worked as a team, with the mid-court maintaining drive and our defence making a number of turnovers and really standing out in the defensive half. The 7 – 1 lead in the first quarter definitely helped the team secure a great lead and position for the rest of the game. The girls showed more positive transitions from defence to attack and an increased ability to convert this into goals. It was excellent to have another win! Next time, the girls will be playing their last game for the season, so it would be great if we can finish with another win! – Sivani Sivasuthan (Coach)

Year 3 – Saints 9 defeated Wilderness Green 2
A thrilling match against the only side that has beaten us this term, back in the first round. The entire team was very hard to beat defensively. Wilderness had a lot of trouble getting the ball down the court due to all of our girls putting pressure on their players and collecting any loose balls. Ruby and Lydia moved beautifully in goals together, providing many options for passers. Great match, can’t wait for the next! – Rebecca Scott-Toms (Coach)

SOCCER

Open A – Saints 0 defeated by Walford 4
The Open A girls played the annual Intercol game against Walford which unfortunately resulted in a loss. We started strongly, applying high pressure and stopping Walford from having shots on goal. The result was 0 – 0 at half-time thanks to Kendra Ware’s amazing goalkeeping. Unfortunately, a goal conceded early in the second half made it difficult to regain momentum. Tahlia Louca, Azaan Singh and Adele Russell produced some great kicks out of the backline to forwards Chi Chi Zhao, Ashley Piper and Emily Downie. Our wingers, Anushka Rajbhoj and Annie Bradshaw, were attempting crosses when they had the chance and helping out in defence when needed. Sophie Barr did a great job tagging Walford’s strongest player and removing her from the contest. As always, Lucy Benn and Lysiane Franchi were excellent in the midfield, never failing to tackle and take players on. It was great to play at home this match and have Saints’ supporters on the sidelines cheering the team on. I am a very proud of how far this team has come over the shortened season and I wish them all the best next year! – Ellie Anderson (Captain)

Open B – Saints 0 defeated by Scotch 4
For our final game of the season against Scotch, who were top of the table, it may have been a 0 – 4 loss, but that was all in the first half where we started slow and let in a few cheap goals. However, the second half was a complete turnaround, and the girls fought and defended hard to make it a more respectable game. As it was the last Saints’ game for some players, they made the most of it, playing with spirit until the final whistle and keeping Scotch scoreless in the second half. We did have a chance ourselves to score, but unfortunately didn’t convert.

It’s been a pleasure coaching these girls this season given all that’s been going on; their commitment, team spirit, determination and achieving their team goal of winning a game means a lot to the girls and me. They have shown their full capabilities and skills that have developed greatly, as shown in their game play both individually and as a team. I much appreciate the girls showing up to games and training in rain, hail or shine and giving it their all. Best wishes to all the players in their next phase of life, and keep pursuing soccer as it’s an amazing game. – TJ Scarsgill (Coach)

Middle A – Saints 0 drew with Walford 0
The girls came out strongly and toughed it out in what was a highly competitive affair against Walford at Intercol in which we were unlucky not to come away with the win.

We had the better of the opening half, with our midfielders Georgia, Jess and Mary battling hard for control and succeeding. Our defenders Annie and Grace B did very well in getting to the ball first to limit the opposition’s attacks, while Ruby and Ariel put in some great tackles. Januri was excellent up front, beating her defenders, and was unlucky not to score with her strikes coming so close but only just wide. The second half continued in much the same fashion as the first with Saints dominating most of the play. Lilly and Chloe made some great runs down the wing while Jas never stopped chasing, putting Walford under pressure. I was pleased to see Tamsin and Levanya playing well in a variety of positions throughout the match. Unfortunately, we couldn’t hit the back of the net, and some heroic goalkeeping in the final moments by Grace S ensured we ended the match with a nil-all draw.

I have had an enjoyable time coaching this season; it was fantastic to see every player come out with a positive attitude to improve their skills. The girls showed great resilience all season and they should be extremely proud of their efforts and improvements each game. Well done on a great season girls! – Ange Gouvielos (Coach)

Middle B – Saints 1 defeated by Walford 3

Year 6 – no game due to Sports Day

Year 5 – no game due to Sports Day

Year 3-4 – no game due to Sports Day

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Breaking eNews: Sports Day 2020!

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Sports Day – And the Winner is…SELWYN!

Congratulations to the girls in Selwyn House who have taken out Sports Day 2020!

Students across Years 4 to 12 were met with overcast yet clear conditions at the SA Athletics Stadium this morning.

Throughout the day, House pride was in full flight as eager athletes hit the track and field. Yet again, the Year 12 costumes lived up to the hype with colour, creativity and keen craftsmanship.

Well done to the girls, parents and staff for another fantastic Sports Day! Full results in next week’s edition of eNews.

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A Message From Selwyn’s House Captain

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The long-awaited Sports Day 2020 brought the four Houses together for some friendly competition, fitness and fun! The annual House Scramble at the start of the day was a great opportunity for students to gain House points. The catch? The 300m distance has to be finished in 70 seconds. This challenge starts the excitement for the rest of the day. From the Egg and Spoon novelty race to the 100m, from Shot Put to High Jump, all girls are encouraged to get involved and help their House achieve the best result. Sports Day is not only about celebrating skill and success. House spirit and sportsmanship also go hand-in-hand, with the Spirit Cup awarded to the House with the most energy – and loud voices! The girls brought all their energy and loudest cheers for their House chants! The Year 12s dazzled in their costumes. You couldn’t miss them!

The girls remembered to support each other, showcased their House spirit and had fun! It was a great day!

Michelle Rupert
Selwyn House Captain

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Sports Day Pump-Up

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After much anticipation, we present to you the 2020 Sports Day Pump-Up video!

From a make-shift hurdles track created in the Library, to running a baguette around the School, the girls had fun filming the video during Recess and Lunch over the past fortnight. The pump-up was played during Chapel this week to help build excitement for one of the main events on the Saints Girls’ calendar!

The video has been posted on our Facebook page, so head over to www.facebook.com/stpetersgirls and ‘LIKE’ us so you can be among the first to know when we drop new content!

A pump-up photo gallery can also be found on our Instagram page; check it out and ‘FOLLOW’ us www.instagram.com/stpetersgirlsschool

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From Our Director of Early Learning

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Our ELC to Reception Transition Process

Kate-ProfileOver the past seven weeks, there has been a continual conversation starter from many of the School staff: “The Mid-Years are a great group”, or, “The Mid-Years have settled in quickly”. I reflected on this and decided to ask my ELC colleague Kirsty Porplycia and Mid-Year Reception teacher Zoe West their perspectives. What are those key ingredients that have created such a smooth transition and how has this enabled the girls to merge straight into their Term 3 learning in Reception, following their ELC experience?

Zoe believes the Transition Visits are pivotal. She says her three mornings with the girls, plus the outstanding handover with the ELC teachers, has enabled her to build a strong connection and understanding about the group and their learning. The firm friendships that were established amongst these girls gave them confidence as a group to make this transition together.

Kirsty supports this by stating that the partnership with the ELC and Reception teachers is fundamental, not only for the handover process, but as an ongoing relationship between the girls and the ELC. Kirsty and Zoe have reimagined their buddy class, connecting the students in areas of their inquiry, as well as adding value to other areas of the existing curriculum.

Emphasis in the ELC this year has been placed on Mathematics and how we can build connections of understanding through utilising Lisa-Jane O’Connor, Mathematics Consultant in the ELC and Junior School. We were curious to see if Zoe noticed any of these skills in the classroom setting. She has been very impressed with the girls’ ability to use the mathematical language and reasoning to build that solid foundation at Reception level. This is an area that will continue to grow as our work in Mathematics deepens. This strong connection of learning has also occurred with the delivery of basic THRASS (Teaching Handwriting, Reading And Spelling Skills), and as the girls have entered school, they have already become familiar with the THRASS Chart.

As teachers, we become strong advocates for the child and feel a sense of responsibility to ensure that we work in partnership with the School, where information is provided to support a seamless transition. Kirsty points out that this is not only important for the child, but also for the family.

We continue to be proud of our process of transition, especially when we hear such amazing feedback about the next phase, and this process will continue to grow as we critically reflect on each layer to ensure our practice is forever evolving. Our Mid-Year group of students are wearing their biggest smiles as they are so proud to be Saints Girls together.

Kate Mount
Director of Early Learning

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Dancers Dazzle in KALEIDOSCOPE

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Congratulations to our brilliant Dance students for delivering moving performances of KALEIDOSCOPE this week. The SACE Stage 1 and 2 Dancers created a spectacle of colour and movement over two nights, guided by Head of The Arts and Choreographer Kate Burnett. They were also supported by the 2019 Stage 2 group, dancers from Years 9 and 10, and solo vocalists Izzy Norman, Georgie Raftopoulos and Samantha Keough.

A special thank you to our guest choreographers Sophie LeMire (Kennion 2019), Joe Meldrum and Adrianne Semmens for sharing their talent and expertise, and to Arts Centre Manager Wesley Hiscock for harnessing our new lighting system to bring the colours of KALEIDOSCOPE to life.

Enjoy a snapshot of this vibrant production:

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Esperanza Hits National Stage

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Musicians all over the world have had to adapt to new ways of performing and this has seen the rise of online music competitions, live-streamed concerts and virtual concert halls. This year, Enchante led the way and was accepted on an international platform via a virtual concert hall administrated in America. Esperanza, our small vocal group, soon followed by entering the Musica Viva ‘Strike a Chord’ online competition. This is a national contest for elite-level chamber musicians.

We are happy to announce that from over 150 applicants from all around the country, Esperanza has been named in the top 12. The Grand Final on Saturday 12 September will be live-streamed nationally from the beautiful Ukaria concert hall in Mount Barker.

More details to come, but we hope you can join us and vote for Esperanza in the audience award category.

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High Note at Recitals Australia

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On Tuesday, some of our talented musicians were invited to perform at a Recitals Australia lunchtime concert. This event was live-streamed to a national audience and recorded by 5MBS for radio.

The recital was highly varied, featuring string, piano and flute performances by musicians across Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. Samantha Li (Year 5) played solos on both piano and violin, as well as performing with the Extension Strings Ensemble which delivered a contemporary piece by Adelaide-based cellist and composer Hilary Kleinig. A big thanks to Sari Noble and Sue Mears for accompanying our wonderful performers.

To watch the recital, click here.

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music

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Memorable Chapters from Book Week

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As part of Book Week, students in Years 7 and 8 were fortunate to listen to Old Scholar Elizabeth Stevens, a prolific writer who shared her journey as a self-publishing author. From a childhood filled with books and her earliest writing efforts as a five year old, she is now a renowned author of Young Adult (YA) and Adult fiction with growing popularity in the American market.

Our Year 9 girls were visited by Poppy Nwosu, a relatively new author of YA Rom Coms (Romantic Comedies) who now lives in Adelaide. She shared her inspirations and highlighted the value of perseverance, which has led her to publish two of her many books.

During the Book Week Assembly, the Student Library Initiatives Club presented a memorable performance of a selection of nominated Book of the Year titles. From Billy, who became a dog, to the animals stuck in an elevator, and Louis, who told us how fragile our marine life is due to careless humans, the audience was captivated. Hosted by Sophie Kamenair and Keely Flannagan, the Arts Centre was filled with ‘Curious Creatures and Wild Minds’, as the teachers performed ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ and each Junior School class paraded on stage in an array of amazing costumes.

Lisa Hollis
Head of Library and Information Services

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Stage 2 Nutrition Food for Thought

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Last week, the Stage 2 Nutrition class visited Brookman’s Food Forest as an introduction to their final topic on sustainable food supply. The Food Forest is a local organic farm that produces over 160 varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. They are is also involved in educating the community about the importance of using sustainable farming techniques.

During this excursion, the students were introduced to a variety of organic farming methods such as intercropping, crop rotation, mixed farming and using recycled water and fertilisers. All of these topics will be explored further in class to explore the possible options humans have to establish a sustainable food supply for our growing population, which is projected to reach 11.2 billion by the year 2100.

Christopher Carey
Stage 2 Nutrition Teacher

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IB Students Realise Fundraising Vision

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On Wednesday, the Year 12 IB CAS class ran a stall raising funds for the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB). This non-profit organisation aims to train guide dogs for vision impaired people, so as a class, we decided to fundraise for this charity for our final CAS activity.

At lunchtime, the CAS girls sold adorable merchandise and were lucky enough to have four dogs – Bill, Xena, Zali and Ziggy – come out to have a cuddle with the girls. The efforts of the School helped the CAS girls raise over $600 for the RSB.

Amelie Dunda
Year 12 IB CAS student

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SACE Music Concert

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Don’t miss our SACE Music Concert at 7pm on Thursday 10 September featuring performances by Clair Kao, Funto Komolafe, Izzy Norman, Georgie Raftopoulos and Cheri Wong. The Concert Choir, Senior Strings, Extension Strings, Stage Band, Rock Band, Concert Band and our award-winningJazz Choirs will also be in action.

It’s sure to be a great show!

Book tickets via www.trybooking.com/BKWJQ
Adult $10
Student/Concession $5

There is a limit of two tickets per student.

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Year 5 Production – Tickets on Sale!

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Secure your seats to this wonderful show: St Peter’s Girls’ School’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

Due to current venue capacity and registration requirements, tickets are only available online via TryBooking. There will be four shows: two matinee sessions and two evening performances. We ask that families only purchase tickets to a maximum of two shows.

Should seats still be available closer to opening night, families will be able to purchase additional tickets.

24 and 25 September at 1.30 and 7pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre

Ticket prices:
Adult $17
Student/Concession $12
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $42

Visit www.trybooking.com/BKSAB 

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International Students Strike Up a Friendship

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Last weekend, the international students from Saints Girls and St Peter’s College bowled it out at Kingpin Bowling in Norwood. Although I did not hit a single bowling pin, I was amazed to see many girls bowl strike after strike!

The bowling was followed by a delicious treat of hotdogs, fries and iced tea. Our last activity was laser tag – many found this the most enjoyable experience as it felt like ‘The Hunger Games’.

The excursion was a great chance to make new friendships and polish up on our bowling skills!

Faye Ma
International Prefect

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Wise Words from Year 7 Poets

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Last week, Miss Moxon’s Year 7 English class took their poetry to the next level by showcasing their talents in an exhibition. Francine Stavrou and Lilly Michelon coordinated the event, confidently demonstrating excellent leadership skills and attention to detail. The girls organised the location of each piece and arranged placards for every student.

Students voted on a range of awards including best sonnet, best theme or concept and most creative poem. Mabel Cook’s collection, which explored recent protests around the world, won best overall collection; her piece was both thoughtful and sophisticated. The poetry collections themes explored ideas such as friendship, loss, love and inspirational women.

The girls put in an extraordinary effort and did a fantastic job of taking the task and transforming it into something that was entirely their own. Watch out for these budding young artists!

Emily Moxon
Year 7 English Teacher

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Dust Off Your Hats!

With the return of higher UV levels, Reception to Year 9 students are now required to bring their navy blue broad-brimmed hats to school. Reception and Year 1 students also have the option of the junior bucket hat.

Students in Reception to Year 6 who currently wear their PE uniform to School on PE lesson days should wear their hats to and from School during high UV periods.

Students in Years 10 to 12 are also encouraged to wear a School hat at high UV times.

For more information, please refer to our Sun Protection Policy in the ‘Whole School’ section of the ‘School Documents’ page on myLink.

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P&F Family Day

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Sunday 18 October from 12 – 4pm

Join the Saints Girls’ community on Chiverton Lawns for our P&F Family Day!

Tickets include pasta, pizza and a glass of wine or soft drink. Additional drinks and gelato will be available for purchase. There will be kids’ activities and roving entertainment to enjoy.

BYO chairs, tables and/or picnic rug.

Ticket Prices
Adult $20
Child $15
Family of Four $50

Book at: www.trybooking.com/BKUAL

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Car Park Courtesy

The School has again received complaints about traffic blocking Stonyfell Road for lengthy periods during drop-off and pick-up. If the car park is full and you are unable to enter, circle the block until it is clear to enter, find a park elsewhere or, where age-appropriate, meet your daughter in a surrounding street. Unless special circumstances apply, parents of girls in Years 2 to 12 should not enter the car park to collect their daughters prior to 3.30pm. Parents of girls in Reception and Year 1 have exclusive use of the pick-up zone prior to this time for safety and traffic reasons.

Please also refrain from turning right into or out of the car park, and please do not queue in the car park’s lanes as this often prevents drivers who are legally parked from exiting.

As a School, we must set an example for our students in showing courtesy to all; in this case, other road users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Upcoming House Dinner

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During Term 3, all Middle and Senior School girls have the opportunity to enjoy a night away from homework to get creative and colourful at the House Dinners.

The Year 11s have been working hard organising decorations, food and games for each event. Visit the TryBooking links below to purchase your daughter(s) a ticket for the night as this is a compulsory event.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes and enjoying a fun night with our Houses.

Kennion House Dinner
Theme: Animal Kingdom
11 September (Week 8)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSZC

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The Long Lunch – Seeking Community Volunteers

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We are seeking passionate community volunteers to assist the School by undertaking duties and tasks for The Long Lunch.

Dates: Saturday 19 September and/or Sunday 20 September
Time: Various, flexible 3 – 5 hour shifts available both days

Tasks may include:
Setting tables and placing decorations; washing and cleaning utensils and dishes; handling, sorting, and organising food items; washing, peeling, chopping, cutting and cooking ingredients; sorting and disposing of rubbish and recycling; cleaning food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools or areas; plating food trays; transferring, weighing and checking supplies and equipment.

Fun, camaraderie, laughs, lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Foundation Manager, Melissa Westgate via mwestgate@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au or 0407 394 183.

Melissa Westgate
Foundation Manager

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Entertainment Membership

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Have you experienced an Entertainment Membership? For a limited time, our School community is invited to trial the Entertainment Membership for six weeks!

Entertainment Memberships are packed with thousands of incredible savings across local dining, activities, travel and shopping experiences. Start your trial and start saving today:

• No payment details required
• It’s easy to register, simply go to www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201
• Download the Entertainment App from the App Store or Google Play and start using
• Six week trial only available to activate from 24 August – 6 September 2020

After you have discovered the value of an Entertainment Membership, you can support our School by purchasing a Membership to receive 12 months of incredible savings.

Already love the Entertainment Membership? Purchase your Membership today and support us to reach our fundraising goal for 2020. Simply order online via our School’s page: www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bronwyn Bartter on 0402 392 609.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Parents’ and Friends’ Association

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Sports News

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AUSSIE RULES

Open – Saints 3.1 – 19 defeated Concordia 2.6 – 18
With their first win of the season, the girls played the best game yet. They were fast, smart and moved the ball very well down the field. They communicated and collaborated effectively and the score is a reflection of the hard work they have putting into trainings. Special mention must go to Lucy who was an exceptional ruck who never stopped fighting for the ball. So proud of all of the girls for their hard work and can’t wait to play the last few games with them as a team. – Bella Bernardi (Captain)

Middle – Saints 4.4 – 28 defeated Concordia 3.1 – 19
The girls were challenged again in a tight game. The opposition kicked the first 2 goals and we were on the back foot, but Annie Warwick was swung to half-back and controlled any balls that came into her area from then on. The midfield through Ellie Humphrey and Lilly Maerschel began to take the ball into space, supporting Jasmine Segredos and Charlotte McAuliffe. Ruby Richards and Pearl Richards finished off the good work up the field with 3 goals to Pearl and 1 to Ruby. Great improvements shown by Sophie Edwardes, Naomi Singh, Marcella Tolley and Amy Dillon. – Dan Searle (Coordinator)

BADMINTON

Congratulations to all the girls who played on Saturday morning. Our As, Bs, Cs Ds and E2s all secured wins again our opponents. A special shout out to our B and C teams who had to play two games on Saturday against Wilderness; it was a tremendous effort. Hang in there girls, not long to go! – Amelie Dunda (Captain)

Open A – Saints 6 defeated Wilderness 0
Best Players: Yang Yang Gu, Gloria Gao, Mahala Truscott, Amelie Dunda

Open B – Saints played two games
Saints 3 defeated by Wilderness (B1) 3 and then Saints 5-1 defeated Wilderness (B2) 1
Best Players: Candy Feng, Cheri Wong, Charlotte Stewart, Angela Feng

Open C – Saints played 2 games
Saints 1 defeated by Wilderness (C1) 5 and then Saints 5 defeated defeated Wilderness (C2) 1
Best Players: Christina Song, Vanessa Pols, Natacha Zisogiannopoulos and Holly Wallman-Craddock

Open D1 – Saints 4 defeated Wilderness 2
Best Players: Helen Zhang and Tara Nedumaran

Open D2 – Saints 3 defeated Wilderness 3
Best Players: Yvanda Qu and Mabel Cook

Open E1 – Saints 3 defeated by Wilderness 6
Best Player: Hattie Xu

Open E2 – Saints 5 defeated Wilderness 4
Best Player: Grace Ran

BASKETBALL

Year 6 Blue – Saints 7 defeated by Pembroke 47
Another tough game for the girls. We have a lot of players new to basketball and although the scores aren’t showing it, these girls are working incredibly hard and improving their skills every game. Big thank you to Amy and Iris in Year 5, who stepped in to give us some numbers. A fantastic effort from all the girls! – Sarah Turnbull (Coach)

HOCKEY

Open – Saints 5 defeated Wilderness 0
The girls faced a more challenging opposition which was good practice for our attacking five positions to move the ball around defenders more efficiently. It was terrific to see the team show great sportsmanship and go a player down during the first quarter because Wildy were short a player. After the score being equal at quarter-time, the strikers came out firing in the second, scoring 2 goals. Holly Cardone, Amelie Eaton and Amelia Lucas made seamless connections down the right side, often resulting in a short corner or goal. Special mention goes to Georgina Keough who took one for the team and padded up to play an awesome game in goals. Well done to Poppie Goldsmith who scored 3 goals and Belle Black and Chloe Cardone who scored a goal each. – Olivia Goldsmith (Captain)

LACROSSE

Under 13 – Saints 15 defeated Wilderness 4
The girls played another strong game. From the first whistle, they hustled hard for every loose ball. The girls in attack played a great team game with many shots scored from cutting in front of goal. The defence were particularly strong, shutting down any fast breaks Wilderness had. Special mention to goalie Emily Bates who made many awesome saves, only letting 3 in. Cleo Hart as Captain played a top game, working hard in the midfield and shooting many goals. It was a great effort from the girls all over the field. – Millie Wilkin (Lacrosse Captain)

Under 11 – Saints Blue 7 defeated East Torrens / Payneham 3
This game was a challenge, yet was so rewarding. All team members gained motivation and determination as the game progressed, and the teamwork demonstrated was exceptional. They used the space well and drove fast towards goal when given the opportunity. Improvements include the use of their voices, making leads, tight defence, and goal backup. Awesome work from our goalies, Valencia Capobianco and Chelsea Francis, who held up the team’s defensive line, making numerous saves. Our goal scorers were Millie Lively (3), Chelsea Francis (2), Hayley Lucas (1) and Matilda Purvis (1). Once again, a great game demonstrating how far we have come this season. Well done Saints Blue! – Sophie Auricht (Coach)

Under 11 – Saints White 11 defeated St Aloysius 8
It was a lovely, sunny day to be playing lacrosse. In our attack, it was great to see Lois Burton-Howard (Year 4) and Ruby Kelly (Year 4) get the ball and dodge around players to score goals. At the start, the girls were told to never give up when going for ground balls, which Anvika Singh (Year 4) and Mathilda Begg (Year 4) displayed so well. At half-time, the girls needed to work on keeping their stick up in defence to intercept, which Lilly Silvani did a great job at. Our defence was also quite good, with girls like Neela (Year 4) and Scarlett Schinella (Year 3) sticking to their players closely. Goalies for the match were Willow Chong (Year 3) and Grace Marshall (Year 3) who saved a number of goals with their body. Goal scorers were Lois (2), Ruby (2), Grace (2) and Lily (5). It was a great game where the girls listened to what they needed to work on and then performed it on the field.  Lucy Martin (Coach)

NETBALL

Open A – Saints 24 defeated by Seymour 43
In the first half, the scores were level. The girls showed great intensity through their drives down the court and defence against their opponents. We collaborated and communicated as a team, enabling for connections to be made down the court from defence line throw ins. Best players were Olivia Kelly and Anna White. Olivia showed strong determination for the ball, resulting in many touches and intercepts, as well as great leadership and encouragement throughout. Anna’s movement in and out of the goal circle was excellent, setting up on her player, enabling for Alexia Politis, Amelia Pudney and Maggie Bailey to pass to Anna efficiently. It was an unfortunate loss, however, I am still so proud of the girls’ efforts. Keep up the good work. – Hannah Freeman (Captain)

Open B – Saints 39 defeated Seymour 34
The Open Bs had a well-deserved win against Seymour. We were ahead at each quarter, but our increased intensity in the second, securing a greater lead and our position for the rest of the game. Our shooters Tahlia Cahill, Dayna Petruzzella, and Joss Forster worked well together in the circle with Joss the standout. All the girls worked as a team, with the mid-court maintaining drive and our defence sustaining pressure. It was excellent to have another win! – Gemma Schaedel

Open E1 – Saints 32 defeated Pulteney 17
The girls played another solid game, taking out the win once again. Kate Reade was the best player, making a number of turnovers and really standing out in the defensive half. Well done girls, looking forward to hopefully another couple of wins in the coming weeks to finish off your school netball! Well done again! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Open E2 – Saints 1 defeated by Immanuel 44
Despite the result, the girls pushed through the game with high spirits and made the best of a tough situation, enjoying one of their last games of school netball. They kept up their competitiveness and took the opportunity to try out different positions, but unfortunately, Immanuel were just too strong. Best players were Lucy White and Fiona Lethbridge for their encouragement and energy throughout. Great work girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Year 10A – Saints 42 defeated Seymour 38
Really good effort by both As and Bs. It was great to see the introduction of Willow Stewart-Rattray into the 10A side; she demonstrated leadership and voice on the court and worked well with Martha in circle defence. All of the girls adjusted really well and the overall voice and transition of the court was amazing – so impressed! Every single girl in the As stepped up their performance. So much improvement within the squad; the best game they have played so far!  Milli Gentle (Coach)

Year 10B – Saints 18 defeated by Seymour 41
Bs also played a strong game. Annie came off in the second quarter after sustaining a knee to the chest, and Letitia stepped up in playing GA to facilitate movement. Overall movement down the court has improved, and all players are starting to understand transition and how to use their preliminary movements to get rid of defenders in transition. Sophie had a wonderful game and has started to develop in GK exceptionally well! – Katie Dancer (Coach)

Year 10C – Saints 21 defeated by Pembroke 52
Despite taking the loss again, the girls played their best game so far this season, putting 21 goals on the board. It was fantastic to see them building connections on court that we’ve been working on, allowing us to turn over plenty of ball and convert into goals. Great game team! – Elena Vaananen (Coach)

Year 9A – Saints 42 defeated by Seymour 50
We created enough turnovers in our defensive end but couldn’t score off them or our centre pass. We were in it for most of the game but were outperformed in the third quarter. – Della Griffith (Coach)

Year 9B – Saints 32 defeated Seymour 22
It was a very good game by all the girls. It was great to see how well Emma Pool fit in with the team and was able to pick up on our set plays. The girls have been working on their centre passes and it was excellent to see these being used effectively. – Natasha Dinan (Coach)

Year 9C – Saints 29 defeated by Concordia 37
Despite the loss, the team played an inspiring game. The middle two quarters were flawless, with an 11-goal catch up in the second quarter. Best players were Kimmy Psaromatis and Lucy Schirripa for their outstanding defence skills and intercepts. A great effort by all. – Lulu Tierney (Coach)

Year 8A – Saints 46 defeated Seymour 45
The girls played an amazing game and all put 100% effort in. It was a tight match but we continually drove for the ball and never gave up. Sophie Ricciuto and Charlie Piper worked great together in goals, with help from Mathilda Thomas in centre. Jasmine Segredos played a top game, filling in from the Bs. – Sophie Edwards

Year 8B – Saints 36 defeated Seymour 21
The girls played an exceptional game against Seymour. The sun was shining and so were our spirits. We were pumped up from the beginning and this showed in the way we played. Our defence was amazing, with Olivia Oakes, Charlotte Norman and Ruby Adams all getting rebounds and stopping goals. Our mid-courters did a fine job of bringing the ball down to our attackers with speed and agility. Our shooters, Alice Braithwaite, Jasmine Segredos and Ayla Blaskett, were on fire, getting goal after goal, and when they didn’t, they jumped for rebounds. A mention must go to our players of the match, Alice and Jasmine who both had a cracking game. Thanks to Ayanna Roy for playing with us. – Ayla Blaskett

Year 8C – Saints 39 defeated Wilderness 6
It was a great game for Saints. The girls applied tight defensive pressure from the start, which resulted in many turnovers and a strong lead of 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. The girls maintained the pressure in defence throughout, whilst in attack, they led well, positioning themselves in front of the Wilderness defenders, allowing easy movement of the ball down the court. Best players were Dani Vari and Maddy Penley. Dani’s strong defence of the opposition’s goal circle made it difficult for them to get the ball into the ring which reduced their opportunities to shoot for goal. Maddy Penley also played with solid defensive pressure and made good attacking leads which facilitated the easy movement of the ball towards our goal. In her quarter as GA, Maddy’s movement allowed for easy passes into the goal circle, often finishing off with a quick goal. Well done girls! – Nikki Miller (Coach)

Year 8D – Saints 1 defeated by Immanuel 35
The girls got off to a slow start and allowed Immanuel to get a big break. Afterwards, they increased their defensive pressure throughout and continuously lowered Immanuel’s score each quarter. Their display of resilience and a ‘keep trying’ attitude was evident irrespective of the large score gap. There were several great intercepts but we just couldn’t quite get the ball into our goal circle. – Gina Barker (Coach)

Year 7A – Saints 15 defeated by Seymour 34
The girls were quite downhearted in the first half as it didn’t go as well as we hoped. But in the third quarter, all the girls lifted their spirts and that was the best quarter of the game. Anna Venning and Annabel Keough did really well in mid-court, managing to get the ball all the way down the court. The stand out player was Carys Kinsella-White, who was amazing with her shooting and only missed one or two goals! It was a pretty hard game but the girls carried through. Next time, we’re going to keep our positive mindsets the whole game and be ready to win! – Asha Eaton

Year 7B – Saints 4 defeated by Seymour 48
This game was very tough, but we all gave it our best shot. Although we did get the first goal of the game, we were down by quite a lot at half-time. We decided to focus on our passing, defensive and shooting skills. We shot only 4 goals but that is quite an accomplishment considering how strongly Seymour played. By the final quarter, we all fired up to try our absolute best to raise the score. We intercepted many balls, but unfortunately, the final score didn’t match our effort. Great game girls. Let’s train hard to ensure that we get a win next time!  Matilda Powell

Year 4 Blue – Saints 9 defeated by Pembroke Green 11
Saints Girls played an awesome, competitive game. Making space, give and go, strong defence, accurate shooting. We outscored Pembroke 4 – 2 in the last quarter. The girls never gave up, working hard together as a team.  Karen Braund (Proud Coach)

Year 3 – Saints 9 defeated Pembroke Yellow 2
To ensure a fair distribution of positions throughout the season, many of our girls played in positions that were not their preferred this game. With that said, there were no complaints but rather enthusiasm to just be playing, and it translated into another solid performance. Our defensive game was very strong with many taps which were followed up with a chase to ensure the turnover was favourable. Bonnie Qu put on another display of tight, relentless defence. A big game for us next match; let’s bring it home again. – Rebecca Scott-Toms (Coach)

SOCCER

Open A – Saints 0 defeated by Immanuel 1
What an exciting game to play! The Open A team versed Immanuel in a fast-paced, competitive match that unfortunately resulted in a 0 – 1 loss. I think Dion, our Coach, would agree that it was one of the best games this season and the girls should be extremely proud of their efforts. All had composure on the ball, were delivering through-balls into space and beating players in one-on-ones, which are all the skills we’ve been developing these past few weeks. Sophie Barr and Ashley Piper made some great runs up forward. In the midfield, Lysiane Franchi and Annie Bradshaw fought tirelessly to win the ball, along with Lucy Benn, who had some powerful shots on goal from outside the goalie box. Our defence, plus Kendra Ware in goals, were relentless and prevented countless shots. Adele Russell, Tahlia Louca and Azaan Singh all did a great job jockeying the Immanuel players and not letting them have a shot on goal. Looking forward to our Intercol match against Walford! – Ellie Anderson (Captain)

Open B – Saints 4 defeated Concordia 1
This match, the message for the players was to be defensive and then play on the break. It was a dominant start which soon led to a goal from Jodi Papendorf, a brilliant shot that zipped past the defenders and goalkeeper into the back of the net. Jodi’s first goal too! Not long after, there was a scramble in our attacking half in the box, where Imogen Parkinson managed to get the ball, dribble through the defence and shoot to make it 2 – 0 Saints. Towards the end of the first half, Concordia managed to get a goal from a corner, and with the pressure on, the girls knew they needed to defend hard to hold on until half-time so we could regroup. In the second half, the girls came out strongly and scored from a long footy kick by our keeper Stella Clark, which allowed Imogen to run through the defence and shoot it to score again. Shortly after, there was a scramble where Jessica Zhang (from the Middle As) and Zihan Huang won the ball which it made its way to Imogen who was rewarded with a hat-trick. This game highlighted the true spirit and fight that the girls have. They were strong on all areas of the pitch, dominating the opposition and knowing the importance of what the win would mean to them. The girls achieved the team’s goal which was to win at least one game this season and it was well deserved. But, let’s not stop here and go for the win in the next match which is our last game of the season so let’s finish on a high. – TJ Scarsgill (Coach)

Middle A – Saints 4 defeated Pembroke 1
We started well but could not capitalise on our chances in the first half. Our defenders Jasreet Mavi, Grace Beaumont, Ruby Kirwan and Ariel Spartalis put in a solid effort to ensure the score was deadlocked 0 – 0 at half-time. In the second half, we conceded a scrappy goal from a free kick, but I was proud in the way we kept our heads up and came back strongly. Maddie Harrex was excellent down the wing, with her creativity and assists resulting in goals for Grace Stevens (1) Georgia Evans (1) and Januri Wagaarachchi (2). Thanks to Mary Stavrou and Levanya De Silva for volunteering to play in goal this match. Well done girls! It was a fantastic win; let’s keep this momentum going for a big last game of the season at Intercol. – Ange Gouvielos (Coach)

Year 6 – Saints 2 defeated Pembroke Blue 0
The team played a very competitive game against Pembroke, resulting in a 2 – 0 win! Both of our goals were scored by Alyssa Piantedosi, who never fails to put 100% effort into each game and score some impressive goals. Eliza Brill-Reed and Alison Francis helped in the midfield, along with Lucy Lowry who displayed some exceptional dribbling skills. Our defence was very strong, particularly Grace Brockhouse and Stella Spalvins applying strong tackles. Meghana Chettimada and Ruby Clark both kicked some powerful long balls down the field out of defence. I was very impressed by the determination and willingness of our two goalies, Georgia Libri and Lucy Shigeno, who let no goals through. Great game girls! – Ellie Anderson and Mary Stavrou (Coaches)

Year 5 – Saints 7 defeated Pembroke 1
The team put in another very solid game to bring home the win against Pembroke. Once again, admirable defensive efforts were made by the entire team and the girls showed a clear improvement in backing each other up. The midfield, led by Aleesha Gray, dominated the play, making consistent attempts to win back the ball whenever it was lost. It’s incredibly encouraging to see this highly-determined team improve and begin to achieve results for the energy and work they’ve put into this season so far. Thank you to goalkeepers Cleo Connor and Lily Forby, and great effort to goal scorers Izzy Huf and Aleesha Gray. – Beth Cross (Coach)

Year 3-4 – Saints 4 defeated Walford 0
The sweet smell of spring danced on the autumn winds. The day seemed brighter, the sky seemed to be bluer and the soccer skills seemed even fancier. Beatrice Tolley scored 2 quick goals to get us off to a great start in the first half. Valentina Patino continued her scintillating run of great form, her confidence sky-high. Sophie Wiggins was relieved to be playing up forward this match and enjoyed the freedom or this position. Mika Valmorbida in defence played her best game attacking the ball and demonstrated real grit and perseverance in her best game so far this season. Lauren Disney executed the best run-down, goal-saving tackle for the season and had all the parents and interchange players clapping and cheering in support. She scored 2 more goals to add to her impressive total for season 2020. Mathilda Begg relished her first try as goalkeeper this season, providing another option for the final two games this year. – Mark Routley (Coach)

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eNews – Week 6, Term 3 2020

Issue no. 26Enews-banner

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From Our Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School

Spotlight on Leadership

Kate MortimerThere are a variety of ways in which people view leadership. This is certainly not surprising, considering the breadth of leadership skills and behaviours. One common view is that leadership is the result of gaining a title; for example, Prefect, Middle School Leader or team Captain. There is, of course, justification for this view. Titles provide a heightened profile, the allocation of tasks that require completion and additional levels of responsibility. Furthermore, it can be argued that titles are a necessity. They provide a clear structure within a school and allow for the identification of those who must work positively to serve the interests of others.

However, the truth of the matter is that leadership is not limited to those who hold a title. Nor does holding a title necessarily result in a consistent display of leadership behaviours. This point was reinforced to the girls last week by our guest speaker Chelsea Randall. She made the point that while she may hold a title now, specifically the Co-Captain of the Adelaide Crows AFLW team, her leadership journey started decades earlier. Chelsea’s message was clear: title or not, we can all have leadership moments. This is certainly reflective of the everyday leadership that has been demonstrated by our Year 11 girls in the organisation of their House Dinners. Not a title in sight, but rather multiple girls stepping up to ensure the evenings run smoothly and are enjoyed by all.

#EMPOWHER Evaluation

As many of you are aware, since the start of 2018, the School has been delivering two wellbeing lessons each week to girls in Years 7 – 12. Lesson content was designed around survey results that were collected from the girls in 2017. Various areas were identified for improvement including connections to school, sleep, time management, stress management, confidence, friendships, bullying, body image, social media and learning engagement. Later this term, we will again be surveying the girls to compare current data with that collected in 2017. Results will be communicated to parents in Term 4 and will also be used to adjust content to ensure our lessons are relevant to the needs of the girls.

Kate Mortimer
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School

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Exciting Chapter for Book Week

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It’s been another exciting chapter at Saints Girls as the School embraced Book Week.

This year’s theme of ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’ ignited imagination amongst students and staff alike.

The week culminated in the annual Dress Up Day Parade this morning, where the Junior School girls and their teachers showcased colourful costumes to celebrate the wonders of literacy.

A longer video will be shared via a link on Canvas next week.

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Wild Night at Selwyn House Dinner

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Howdy partners! Last Friday night, the Arts Centre was transformed into the ‘Selwyn Saloon’ from the Wild Wild West. We were visited by Jesse and Woody from Toy Story, a couple of cows, sheriffs, spiky cacti, walking wanted posters, cowboys, cowgirls, and we even had a tumbleweed roll in! For dinner, we enjoyed a fantastic meal with finger food for entree, a sizzling BBQ for main and some delicious brownies with ice-cream for dessert. A big thank you to the Year 11 parents for cooking up a storm!

The girls all competed in ‘Guess the Song’ and ‘Guess the Baby Face’, but the biggest contest by far was the task of turning a hockey stick into a horse, with the teachers creating the most handsome horse the Selwyn Saloon had ever seen. The girls and teachers rode their horses through the Wild Wild West obstacle course, and the Year 8s came out victorious.

We finished off the shindig with all the Selwyn girls up and dancing to the ‘Hoedown Throwdown’ led by Charlotte Cohen and Louisa Reid. Paris Robson had standout dancing skills and was chosen as best dancer. The Year 12s looked great on the night and we hope they all enjoyed their last House Dinner with their Selwyn sisters.

Thanks to all the teachers and parents who helped out and all the Selwyn girls for making the night a roaring success!

Gemma Schaedel
Year 11 student

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Amazing Authors Share World of Words

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As part of Children’s Book Week in the Junior School, we have been fortunate to enjoy visits from two South Australian authors.

Charlotte Barkla came to speak to the Year 3 and 4 students. The girls explored the process of writing a book, talking about character, plot and structure, while using real-life examples from Charlotte’s recently-published books. They were able to develop their own character under her guidance and hear excerpts from her Edie’s Experiments series. These books are now ready to be borrowed in the Junior Library.

Katrina Germein visited the Reception to Year 2 students. She has published many picture books and, as an early childhood educator, her sessions were highly interactive. The students created their own stories and performed a noisy rendition of her new book Shoo You Crocodile! Katrina shared her writing process of how ideas in her head become notes jotted down and drawings in a book that she ponders over. Then, once the story is perfected, an illustrator brings the words to life, but the process of publishing a book can take a very long time.

Both authors spoke of their love of reading and writing and how important books were to them as children.

Helen Smith
Deputy Head of Junior School

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Rainbow Rain for Reception Scientists

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Last week, the students in Reception MKA and Reception ALE were visited by two very special scientists as part of National Science Week. Over two days, the girls participated in a number of different experiments which resulted in high levels of curiosity and excitement.

The students’ favourite experiment was making ‘Rainbow Rain’. This particular experiment taught the girls how rain is formed by investigating what happens when water droplets collect in a cloud. The girls watched excitedly as they added food colouring to their shaving cream clouds and patiently waited for the first drops of coloured rain to appear.

Each Reception thoroughly enjoyed participating in National Science Week and are looking forward to all the wonderful science experiences they will encounter in their future years at Saints Girls.

Alana Lesiw and Meg Karvonen
Reception Teachers

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Clothes Shwop’s Material Impact

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Last week, the Environment Club held our biennial Clothes Shwop. Over the past term, members have been working hard to encourage girls in the Middle and Senior Schools to bring in unwanted clothes and donate them, aiming to prevent the amount of fashion waste produced by our School community. Over the course of the term, around 150 items of clothing were donated.

On the day of the Clothes Shwop, the Environment Club set up all the clothes in the Drama room, as girls lined up outside waiting to be able to come in and browse. More than 50 girls attended, and the vast majority of items were taken! We hope that this has discouraged girls from buying fast fashion, and instead encouraged them to try buy pre-loved clothes where possible, and donate all of their old clothes!

The clothes that were not taken will be donated to the Magdalene Centre, an Anglican charity. We hope that everyone’s kind donations can help not just the environment and the School community, but the wider community as well!

Sara Peak
Environment Club Captain

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At the Heart of Art

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This hyper-realistic abstract piece (pictured on the left) was directly inspired by Stephanie Kilgast and her renowned sculptures as she works with concepts of nature and biodiversity.

We began by studying the colour scheme and techniques she had used to create hyper-realistic clay pieces that accompanied her sculptures, and sketching our designs individually, choosing one out of four. We spent most of the time individually crafting the nature-inspired clay pieces that were later baked then glued onto our chosen object.

My decision to use a 3D printed anatomy heart for my final design was directly reflected from Kilgast’s concepts. Her sculptures focus on celebrating the beauty of nature in question of humanity, as well as presenting a cheerful approach towards the current decay of nature’s gifts, hoping to explain that nature has a capacity to regrow. In my sculpture, I wanted to combine a sense of biodiversity with anatomy, hoping to create a reminder of the tightly-knit connection between nature and individual beings.

Helena Li
Year 10 student

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Fundraising Vision for RSB – Next Wednesday

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Next Wednesday, the Year 12 IB CAS class will be holding a stall to raise money for RSB (Royal Society for the Blind). RSB is a not-for-profit organisation established over 130 years ago that assists people in managing their vision impairment and participating independently in the community.

The current global climate has impacted RSB’s ability to raise funds for vital services, such as the $50,000 it costs to train each Guide Dog. To help out, we will be selling merchandise including key rings, pens, stuffed dogs and more, with prices ranging from $2 to $20. All year levels will be able to purchase merchandise on the day using cash, with a separate table for Mid-Year Receptions to Year 3 students. Student cards will not be accepted. The stall will be set up at lunchtime on the Arts Centre steps where there will also be some trainee dogs coming to visit.

We hope that you support this worthy cause!

Year 12 IB CAS Class

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P&F Father’s Day Stall

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The P&F is holding a virtual Father’s Day Stall for those who would like to purchase a lovely gift for their father, grandfather or special someone.

Gifts will be wrapped and delivered to your daughter’s classroom on Friday 4 September

Visit www.trybooking.com/BKZQQ and choose from one of the fantastic gifts.

All gifts $5 each

Parents’ and Friends’ Association

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KALEIDOSCOPE – SACE Dance Performance

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The 2020 Stage 2 Dancers have been working tirelessly all year to present to you KALEIDOSCOPE. This year, audiences are in for a colourful treat as we show off not only the immense talent of our dancers but also the new state-of-the-art lighting equipment in our Arts Centre. I’ve always been very interested in the impact lighting has on dance and how the fusion of the two, when timed perfectly, helps communicate a mood, story or experience. For me, it is certainly an integral part of the creative process. Thankfully, Wesley, our Arts Centre Manager, is a genius at making the wild ideas in my head a visual reality on the stage!

This show includes a variety of dance styles, each linked in some way to a specific hue, exploring the feelings and emotions it evokes. The commitment and support of the remarkable Stage 1 Dancers has helped bring KALEIDOSCOPE to fruition and I’m excited to give our Year 10 Dancers a formal performance experience, which I hope helps to deepen their enjoyment of dancing.

So fortunate to be performed in our Arts Centre to a live audience, let KALEIDOSCOPE be your outing to the theatre. See you there!

When: 2 and 3 September, 7pm
Where: Arts Centre

Adult $10
Student/Concession $5

Tickets can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/BKYRV

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Sports Day 2020 – Important Information

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General Information

On Friday 4 September, St Peter’s Girls will stage the annual Years 4 – 12 Sports Day at the SA Athletics Stadium at Mile End. The day will begin at 8.30am and will conclude by approximately 3.15pm. This event is to be treated like a normal school day, therefore attendance is compulsory. If a student is unable to participate in their events, a note must be provided to PE staff. Girls in Years 4 – 11 are reminded to wear their complete PE uniform with a House top and hat. We encourage the girls to display their House spirit, but please be aware body paint is not permitted in the stadium. Girls are able to wear spikes up to 7mm in length. Students will be fully briefed before the event about special arrangements for the day.

The Saints Sport Support Group will be running a raffle with excellent prizes on offer. They will also be selling House wristbands for $2, water bottles for $10 and caps for $25, which can be purchased at the gate.

Travel Arrangements

Students who travel on school buses will automatically be taken to the stadium in the morning and will depart on buses from there in the afternoon. In addition, we are offering a bus service for up to 100 registered students which will depart school at 7.30am and return by approximately 4.15pm. To book your daughter’s seat, visit https://www.trybooking.com/BKVVB; bookings close at 5pm on Tuesday 1 September, or once the maximum limit is reached. All other students will need to be dropped off and picked up from the stadium, as the girls will be dismissed directly from the venue.

COVID-Safe Measures

Due to the stadium’s COVID-Safe Plan, we must limit the number of spectators. In the interest of fairness, we will be limiting spectator tickets to one per student in the first instance. Tickets are available via https://www.trybooking.com/BLCCY and must be brought to the stadium where spectators will be asked to sign in. ‘Walk-ins’ will not be permitted. Bookings close at 5pm on Tuesday 1 September, or once the maximum limit is reached.

Under-cover seating is far more limited as a result of social distancing requirements, so the majority of parent viewing will be from the tiered sections surrounding the track. As such, please bring protection from the elements.

All ticket holders will be emailed with final details of COVID-Safe measures before the event. Should changes to these arrangements be necessary due to amended requirements, we will update you as soon as possible.

Sports Day Bus
https://www.trybooking.com/BKVVB

Sports Day Spectator Ticket
https://www.trybooking.com/BLCCY

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Dust Off Your Hats!

With the return of higher UV levels, Reception to Year 9 students are now required to bring their navy blue broad-brimmed hats to school. Reception and Year 1 students also have the option of the junior bucket hat.

Students in Reception to Year 6 who currently wear their PE uniform to School on PE lesson days should wear their hats to and from School during high UV periods.

Students in Years 10 to 12 are also encouraged to wear a School hat at high UV times.

For more information, please refer to our Sun Protection Policy in the ‘Whole School’ section of the ‘School Documents’ page on myLink.

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Year 5 Production – Tickets on Sale!

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Get ready to secure your seats to see this wonderful show: St Peter’s Girls’ School’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

Due to current venue capacity and registration requirements, tickets are only available online via TryBooking. There will be four shows: two matinee sessions and two evening performances. We ask that families only purchase tickets to a maximum of two shows.

Should seats still be available closer to opening night, families will be able to purchase additional tickets.

24 and 25 September at 1.30 and 7pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre

Ticket prices:
Adult $17
Student/Concession $12
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $42

Visit www.trybooking.com/BKSAB from 9am on 17 August to book your seat.

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Share the Dignity Campaign

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We are supporting Share the Dignity again this August to help the many women who cannot afford sanitary items. We are a collection point for this amazing charity. We encourage students to bring along packets of pads and/or tampons and place them in the pink boxes located in the Library, Middle School area, or give them to Mrs Risbey in the PE office. Let’s get behind this charity and fill the boxes over and over.

Thank you in advance on behalf of the many women and young girls who will benefit from your kindness.

Ensuring everyone is afforded the dignity so many of us take for granted.
Our work directly benefits women in crisis.
Every. Single. Day.

Donate to a women’s charity that makes a real, on-the-ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Share the Dignity collects thousands of personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. Small dignities make a big difference.

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P&F Family Day

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Sunday 18 October from 12 – 4pm

Join the Saints Girls’ community on Chiverton Lawns for our P&F Family Day!

Tickets include pasta, pizza and a glass of wine or soft drink. Additional drinks and gelato will be available for purchase. There will be kids’ activities and roving entertainment to enjoy.

BYO chairs, tables and/or picnic rug.

Ticket Prices
Adult $20
Child $15
Family of Four $50

Book at: www.trybooking.com/BKUAL

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Car Park Courtesy

The School has again received complaints about traffic blocking Stonyfell Road for lengthy periods during drop-off and pick-up. If the car park is full and you are unable to enter, circle the block until it is clear to enter, find a park elsewhere or, where age-appropriate, meet your daughter in a surrounding street. Unless special circumstances apply, parents of girls in Years 2 to 12 should not enter the car park to collect their daughters prior to 3.30pm. Parents of girls in Reception and Year 1 have exclusive use of the pick-up zone prior to this time for safety and traffic reasons.

Please also refrain from turning right into or out of the car park, and please do not queue in the car park’s lanes as this often prevents drivers who are legally parked from exiting.

As a School, we must set an example for our students in showing courtesy to all; in this case, other road users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Upcoming House Dinner

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During Term 3, all Middle and Senior School girls have the opportunity to enjoy a night away from homework to get creative and colourful at the House Dinners.

The Year 11s have been working hard organising decorations, food and games for each event. Visit the TryBooking links below to purchase your daughter(s) a ticket for the night as this is a compulsory event.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes and enjoying a fun night with our Houses.

Kennion House Dinner
Theme: Animal Kingdom
11 September (Week 8)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSZC

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SACE Music Concert

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Don’t miss our SACE Music Concert at 7pm on Thursday 10 September featuring performances by Clair Kao, Funto Komolafe, Izzy Norman, Georgie Raftopoulos and Cheri Wong. The Concert Choir, Senior Strings, Extension Strings, Stage Band, Rock Band, Concert Band and our award-winningJazz Choirs will also be in action.

It’s sure to be a great show!

Book tickets via www.trybooking.com/BKWJQ
Adult $10
Student/Concession $5

There is a limit of two tickets per student.

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The Long Lunch – Seeking Community Volunteers

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We are seeking passionate community volunteers to assist the School by undertaking duties and tasks for The Long Lunch.

Dates: Saturday 19 September and/or Sunday 20 September
Time: Various, flexible 3 – 5 hour shifts available both days

Tasks may include:
Setting tables and placing decorations; washing and cleaning utensils and dishes; handling, sorting, and organising food items; washing, peeling, chopping, cutting and cooking ingredients; sorting and disposing of rubbish and recycling; cleaning food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools or areas; plating food trays; transferring, weighing and checking supplies and equipment.

Fun, camaraderie, laughs, lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Foundation Manager, Melissa Westgate via mwestgate@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au or 0407 394 183.

Melissa Westgate
Foundation Manager

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School Shop Merchandise – Great Father’s Day Gifts!

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The School Shop sells a variety of branded merchandise and memorabilia perfect for a Father’s Day gift or as a souvenir.

Items include coffee mugs, china, mobile phone power banks, umbrellas, signet rings, key rings, pens, notebooks, wine and champagne glasses, candles, scarves and more.

Visit us to see what we have in store!

School Shop

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Entertainment Membership

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Have you experienced an Entertainment Membership? For a limited time, our School community is invited to trial the Entertainment Membership for six weeks!

Entertainment Memberships are packed with thousands of incredible savings across local dining, activities, travel and shopping experiences. Start your trial and start saving today:

• No payment details required
• It’s easy to register, simply go to www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201
• Download the Entertainment App from the App Store or Google Play and start using
• Six week trial only available to activate from 24 August – 6 September 2020

After you have discovered the value of an Entertainment Membership, you can support our School by purchasing a Membership to receive 12 months of incredible savings.

Already love the Entertainment Membership? Purchase your Membership today and support us to reach our fundraising goal for 2020. Simply order online via our School’s page: www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bronwyn Bartter on 0402 392 609.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Parents’ and Friends’ Association

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Sports News

AUSSIE RULES

Open – Saints had a bye

Middle – Saints 0.1 – 1 defeated by Walford Open B 2.5 – 17
The girls had a difficult match against the senior Walford team. It was a scrappy affair with some strong tackling throughout, preventing the ball from clearing the congested area. We looked likely when the ball came out to space, but could not finish or hold the ball in our forward line long enough to place the opposition under enough pressure. A great tackle by Grace Richards late in the game typified the girls’ efforts, though more work needs to be done on bringing the ball to space. – Dan Searle (Coordinator)

BADMINTON

Well done to all the girls for putting in a tremendous effort and recording some more great results. Our Bs, Cs, D1s, E1s and E2s all won their games. The A grade girls had a bye which I hope they enjoyed. Keep up the good work girls!  Amelie Dunda (Captain)

Open A: Bye

Open B: 5 – 1 defeated Immanuel
Best Players: Candy Feng, Charlotte Stewart and Angela Feng

Open C: 5 – 1 defeated Immanuel
Best Players: Natacha Zisogiannopoulos and Holly Wallman-Craddock

Open D1: 4 – 2 defeated Wilderness
Best Player: Helen Zhang, Tara Nedumaran

Open D2: 3 – 3 defeated by Wilderness
Best Player: Mabel Cook

Open E1: 8 – 1 defeated Wilderness
Best Players: Sowmya Biradar, Lilly Michelon, Francine Stavrou, Hattie Xu and Rebecca Holloway.

Open E2: 6 – 3 defeated Wilderness
Best Players: Jennifer Hu, Abigail Papps, Grace Ran, Anna Wan, Rita Ling

Open E3: 7 – 2 defeated by Pembroke
Best Players: Ella Hung, Alyssa Bo and Claudia Henschke

BASKETBALL

Year 6 Blue – Saints 13 defeated by Seymour White 39
The girls fought hard and it’s good to see them getting tougher in defence and rebounding competitions. Keep working on having more confidence to take shots girls. – Sarah Turnbull (Coach)

Year 6 White – Saints 4 defeated by Pembroke 36
The girls had another tough game but played well together. They have shown significant improvement since the first game and work hard to get in front of their players. Their defence was very good in the second half, stopping Pembroke from scoring in the third quarter and only allowing 3 goals in the fourth. – Sarah Matheson (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 46 defeated Pembroke Green 8
Another dominating performance where our skills and defensive pressure were too strong for Pembroke to match. It was a team effort with great ball movement which resulted in multiple players scoring points.  Katherine Perkas (Coach)

HOCKEY

Open – Saints 8 defeated Pembroke 0
Saints started strongly with an attacking penalty corner in the first minute and numerous shots on target in the remainder of the quarter. Our strikers played very well and constant pressure was placed on the opposition defenders. It was great to have so many different goal scorers! Congratulations to Bridgette, Poppie and Amelia for scoring, and special mention to Chloe who scored her first goal in the senior team and followed it up with a second shortly after. A great game from the girls and awesome to see all the skills we practise at training being implemented into our game play. – Olivia Goldsmith (Captain)

LACROSSE

Under 13 – Saints 10 defeated St Aloysius 1
The girls played another great game against Eagles, winning by 9 goals. They dominated the first half, creating a 7-goal lead. With the constant procession the girls gained from the centre, the mercy rule was introduced to level out the scores. This did not stop the girls from hustling hard all over the field for ground balls. The midfield and attack were very strong, while the defence stuck to their players and barely let the ball get into the defensive third. Lara Maione did a great job in defence, making many intercepts and getting the loose ground balls. Congratulations to Grace Jones for her saves in goal, only letting one through! Our goal scorers were Savannah Walls (3), Emily Bates (2), Alannah Godfrey, Jaime Gower, Cleo Hart, Claris Stolcman and Zoe Pool (1). – Millie Wilkin (Lacrosse Captain)

Under 11 – Saints Blue 8 defeated St Aloysius 3
This game was a wonderful example of the results the team can achieve from working hard. Saints Blue played a determined and tactical match, utilising their speed against their taller opponents. All team members demonstrated confidence with intercepting passes, transitioning from defence to attack and shooting hard. Special mention to Sophia Curry and Matilda Birmingham who played tough in the goals and stopped many shots! Notable mention to Matilda Purvis whose determination with goal shooting was admirable! Every player was supportive of each other, eagerly awaiting their time on the field. I was very impressed with the team’s cohesiveness and ability to think fast with effective passing. We will practise collecting ground balls on the run and moving our positioning in attack when approaching the goal. All Saints Blue members should be so pleased with their hard work, and I will look forward to continuing to work with this wonderful, enthusiastic team. – Sophie Auricht (Coach)

Under 11 – Saints White 10 drew with North Adelaide 10
The girls played a great game, trying hard to have their sticks up high to make intercepts in defence, which worked for Lois Burton-Howard (Year 4). In attack, the girls focused on spreading out and running fast to get free. This was done well by Ruby Kelly (Year 4). It was great to see the girls pick up many ground balls successfully, especially by Mathilda Begg (Year 3) and Grace Marshall (Year 3). Transitioning the ball down to attack by running hard was demonstrated by Willow Chong (Year 3), Neela (Year 4) and Scarlett Schinella (Year 3). At half-time, the girls were down by 1 goal but were determined to win. Lola Silvani moved around the goal to try get a better angle when shooting. Our fantastic goalies for the match were Lily Silvani and Anvika Singh (Year 4). Our goal scorers were Lois (3), Ruby (1), Neela (2), Grace (1) and Lily (2). The girls did very well against a tough opposition.  Lucy Martin (Coach)

NETBALL

Open A – Saints 37 defeated by Pembroke 48
An unfortunate loss for the girls; however, the end result is not a true reflection of the game. The score was within 2-4 goals throughout the first three quarters, which created a competitive atmosphere amongst the crowd in the Gym. Saints won the first half by 2 goals due to their commitment to the ball and ability to defeat Pembroke’s defenders. Best players were Sarah Wishart and Ruby Deakin for driving the ball down in attack and communicating with their teammates, in and out of the ring. Special mentions also go to Olivia Kelly and Sadie Vikor-Lam for their encouragement of the team and high intensity. – Hannah Freeman (Captain)

Open B – Saints 26 defeated by Pembroke 30
The Open Bs kept up with Pembroke in the first quarter but began to slip behind in the second due to pressure across the whole court. There were moments of good play down the court with Milly constantly being an option in attack and feeding the ball well into our shooters. Anda and Lucy had a great game with consistency across all four quarters and many interceptions. A close game but a few errors made it difficult to get there in the end. – Gemma Schaedel

Open E1 – Saints 42 defeated Westminster 21
Another win for the girls! A very strong first quarter meant they kept Westminster down to only 2 goals and created a comfortable lead to enjoy the rest of the game and play out of their regular positions. Best players were Imogen Parkinson and Chelsea Walls. Good job girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Open E2 – Saints 19 defeated by Westminster 30
A top game by the girls with major improvements from previous weeks. They worked hard to fight against Westminster’s strong defensive line. This was most successful in the last quarter, which they won by 5 goals! A big thank you to Jessica Wishart and Clair Kao for playing both games and helping the girls out in the goal ring. Well done girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Year 10A – Saints 19 defeated by Pembroke 42

Year 10C – Saints 9 defeated by Scotch 51
Despite what the score line shows, the girls played a fantastic game. It was great to see everyone working well as a team in attack to get the ball down to the shooting circle, but also in defence, creating many turnovers. Great game girls! – Elena Vaananen (Coach)

Year 9A – Saints 26 defeated by Pembroke 36
The girls were competitive but the score blew out in the last quarter. We managed lots of defensive ball but had trouble converting, so we will work on our second phase from the centre pass and goalie movement in the circle. – Della Griffith (Coach)

Year 9B – Saints 22 defeated by Pembroke 24
The girls had a slow first half, however, I was really impressed with their effort in the second, winning both the third and fourth quarters to only go down by 2. Samantha had an awesome game in defence, and Georgie and Grace worked really well together in the circle which was great to see. – Natasha Dinan (Coach)

Year 9C – Saints 28 defeated Pembroke 14
All players encouraged each other and worked well as a team. Best players were Phoebe Black and Issy Lowry. Well done to all the girls. – Lulu Tierney (Coach)

Year 8A – Saints 29 defeated Pembroke 28
This was a really good game and we came off with a 1-point win. Special mentions to Charlie Piper, Sophie Ricciuto and Claudia Pearce for working well on the court and calling out for the ball. We could try to be more accurate in our passing, but we worked super well as a team; good job girls! – Airlie McCabe

Year 8B – Saints 28 defeated Pembroke 6
The girls faced Pembroke in a rough game of netball. They played their hardest in all quarters, scoring goal after goal to take the win. They intercepted the ball and defended well, but their voices weren’t used as much as they should have been. Well done to Ruby Adams and Ayla Blaskett for being the players of the match. Both girls stood out and helped the team play a great game. Good job girls! – Poppy Oswald

Year 8C – Saints 12 defeated by Concordia 13
It was a very close competition against Concordia, with the score tied at 2-2 at the end of the first quarter. Saints broke away in the second and third quarters, outplaying Concordia by moving the ball down the court more easily and making less mistakes. However, in the final quarter, Concordia fought their way back and took the win by 1 goal. Congratulations to Hope, our best player this match, who played a great game in defence by making many intercepts and demonstrating a consistent high level of effort throughout. A big thanks to Naadiya and Isabelle Loh for playing up with us this game. – Nikki Miller (Coach)

Year 8D – Saints 8 defeated by Pulteney 27
The team played what was probably their best game so far. Although we had another loss, the improvement in passing, leading and passages of play down the court was encouraging. The team showed more positive transitions from defence to attack and an increased ability to convert this into goals. In comparison to our opponents, we have a way to go performance-wise, however, it was a much better display from the team, and again, their positive attitude despite being down was a credit to them. – Gina Barker (Coach)

Year 7A – Saints 32 defeated Pembroke 15

Year 7B – Saints 18 defeated Pembroke 4
The girls played an awesome game against Pembroke. Each quarter, they improved their shooting, defending and passing. In the first, we started with some really strong and accurate passes. In the second, our defenders were pumped up, intercepting the ball and passing it down to our attackers to shoot. In the third quarter, our attacking was on-point and all of the players were taking long shots into the goal and making them in. In the last quarter, everyone was excited because we knew we were going to win but that didn’t stop us from playing our hardest. Good game girls. – Lucy Mitchell

Year 4 Blue – Saints 3 defeated by Wilderness White 6
Saints girls tried really hard, playing a solid team game. Our defenders Abbie Tulloch and Victoria Zou were great in defence, but unfortunately, Wilderness played a strong last quarter, scoring 5 of their 6 goals. Well done Saints Girls on never giving up.  Karen Braund (Proud Coach)

Year 4 White – Saints 4 defeated by Pembroke 10
The girls tried extremely hard, but unfortunately, Pembroke was too strong. Defence worked well in creating a lot of pressure and turnovers, however, we weren’t able to capitalise on this. There were definitely some great passages of play which allowed us to score. We maintained a positive attitude and will take this into training where we will work on our leading, passing and communication  Sivani Sivasuthan (Coach)

Year 3 – Saints 12 defeated Walford 1
In contrast to being rained out the previous game, our girls enjoyed a win in the sunshine! The entire team really responded to training, where we talked about making space on the court. The ease at which our girls were able to get the ball into the goal ring is a testament to this. Special mention to Bonnie Qu this week, whose defensive work was unstoppable, with countless intercepts and pressure in both positions she played. Can’t wait for the next game! – Rebecca Scott-Toms (Coach)

SOCCER

Open A – Saints 0 defeated by Pembroke 3
The Open As played well against a particularly strong side, but unfortunately, it resulted in a loss. Having faced Pembroke earlier in the season, it was great to see the immense progress the girls have made, despite the score. Lucy Benn and Lysiane Franchi did extremely well in the midfield, relentlessly applying some great tackles and winning the ball as a result. We worked well as a team to move the ball out of our defence, to the midfield, which delivered through-balls for our attackers to run onto. Kendra Ware played a great game in goals, saving many strong shots on goal and punting the ball well. I would like to thank Georgia Evans and Mary Stavrou, who joined the As this game with both performing exceptionally well. – Ellie Anderson (Captain)

Open B – Saints 0 drew with Immanuel 0
The girls were fired up and raring to go with a positive spirit in the air. The theme of the game from start to finish was absolute domination. We won every challenge, were first to the ball, kept our structure, and showed aggression and hunger for the ball. They linked many passes together, working it up to the attackers, and created chance after chance to score and win the game. Unfortunately, we went the whole game scoreless even though we had shots on goal left, right and centre. Everything about our game was strong, from our defenders who let nothing through, our midfield who ran non-stop, and our strikers who created all the chances in the world. I cannot fault anyone on the field as we were strong and solid. It was a nail-biter in terms of getting just one goal, which was all we needed, but we just didn’t put the icing on the cake. This game showed what the girls are capable of and have been capable of all season, so keep it up as you made me very proud. The support the girls showed and attitude throughout was evident as they played with high spirits and backed each other. Let’s hit the scoreboard next match, get our first win of the season and finish these last two games strongly. – TJ Scarsgill (Coach)

Middle A/B – Saints 0 defeated by Wilderness 4
The Middle A and B teams combined for a tough game against Wilderness. Although the girls hadn’t played as a group before, we never stopped trying and there was plenty of encouragement from the bench. Lydia Burrough, Lucy Mitchell and Asha Eaton put in a great defensive effort, tackling hard and blocking shots. Jessica Zhang, Tamsin Freeman and Levanya De Silva also worked hard in midfield. Unfortunately, the difference was Wilderness taking their chances, while our shots were off-target. Well done to Jackie Balasis and Annabel Keough for volunteering to play in goal; both stepped up and made some great saves! We will work to improve our attacking play at training. – Ange Gouvielos (Coach)

Year 6 – Saints 5 defeated Walford 0
The girls played an excellent match, resulting in a deserving win against Walford. They had possession of the ball for the majority of the game, with our strong line of defence stopping the opposition from taking many attempts to score goals. Eliza Brill Reed, Alison Francis and Grace Brockhouse played well in attack, with Grace constantly running around the field to keep the ball in our possession. In defence, Meghana Chettimada made some strong passes to her teammates, hindering the opposition. Lucy Shigeno also unleashed some brilliant kicks across the field. Even with the wet weather and light hail, the girls continued to give their all and their performance was one of the best this season. Goals were scored by Alyssa Piantedosi (3), Alison Francis and Lucy Lowry (1). Well done girls! – Ellie Anderson and Mary Stavrou (Coaches)

Year 5 – Saints 7 defeated Seymour 0
An energetic and rewarding game from the team. Efforts across the pitch paid off, leading the girls to maintain control in an amazing first win! The midfielders increased their work-rate, playing a crucial role in connecting a strong defence with a persistent forward line. Thanks to goalkeepers Aleesha Gray and Romana Walsh, who kept a clean sheet. Well done as well to goal scorers Grace Mayen, Izzy Huf and Aleesha Gray. – Beth Cross (Coach)

Year 3 – St Peter’s Girls’ 6 defeated Pulteney 4
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. Rain, rain, go away, we’re here again with our skills on display! Focused and ready for a contest, the girls eagerly awaited the start of what we had anticipated as a challenging match. We were correct; Pulteney were good, and really made us think. The buzz was exciting, and the game started at a frantic pace but we were ready. Lauren Disney kicked 6 goals for the match. Lois Burton-Howard and Ruby Pahuja both enjoyed being kept on their toes as our goalkeepers. – Mark Routley (Coach)

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eNews – Week 5, Term 3 2020

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From Our Head of Junior School

One of the wonderful things about being a teacher is having a thirst for learning. We have a desire for knowledge and a keen aspiration to constantly improve our own practice. We strive to find new ways to help students learn concepts with deep, lasting understanding, and challenge the surface-level ‘know it today, forgotten by tomorrow’ results of weaker approaches.

Suzanne HaddyAs such, Junior School teachers are continuing to commit their time to ongoing professional learning in Literacy and Numeracy, attending internal, external and online opportunities. Some of our most recent work in Mathematics has been around improving students’ flexibility and fluency in manipulating numbers. There is a long-held and harmful myth that suggests to be successful in Mathematics, you must be a ‘fast’ thinker. However, it is not speed that creates a good mathematician, it is flexibility. Letting go of the notion that speed is the most important thing, and valuing deep and flexible thinking instead, liberates us to approach Mathematics entirely differently and leads to long-lasting conceptual understanding.

High achieving Mathematics students engage with numbers flexibly and use multiple strategies when approaching a mathematical situation. While being good at memorising facts is useful, we know that good memorisers often find they can be successful by following teachers’ methods, but this is often at the expense of developing true understanding.

Strong mathematical thinkers have learned to visualise numbers in alternative groupings and regroupings, and can talk about what they see. Jo Boaler, British education author and Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, explains this point by asking you to work out 18 x 5 in your head and she then shares a variety of approaches frequently used. There are many approaches to this problem and different people will break the components apart in different ways, making them into ‘friendlier’ numbers to work with, such as seeing 18 x 5 as 9 x 10 or perhaps (18 x 10) ÷ 2. Others may struggle with a less flexible approach of 18 + 18 + 18 + 18 + 18. When students believe that there is only one way to solve a mathematics problem, or that they must rely on memorisation or speed-recall alone, they can very quickly come to believe that they are ‘no good at maths’. When they learn that flexibility is the key, the door to Mathematics opens. It is our job to teach our students ways to consider numbers flexibly.

Accordingly, Junior School students will be frequently engaged in visualising numbers and using ‘number talks’ as ways to consider their own and others’ approaches to manipulating numbers. They will be making, sharing and testing conjectures and developing deep, lasting understanding.

Suzanne Haddy
Head of Junior School

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KALEIDOSCOPE – SACE Dance Performance

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The 2020 Stage 2 Dancers have been working tirelessly all year to present to you KALEIDOSCOPE. This year, audiences are in for a colourful treat as we show off not only the immense talent of our dancers but also the new state-of-the-art lighting equipment in our Arts Centre. I’ve always been very interested in the impact lighting has on dance and how the fusion of the two, when timed perfectly, helps communicate a mood, story or experience. For me, it is certainly an integral part of the creative process. Thankfully, Wesley our Arts Centre Manager, is a genius at making the wild ideas in my head a visual reality on the stage!

This show includes a variety of dance styles, each linked in some way to a specific hue, exploring the feelings and emotions it evokes. The commitment and support of the remarkable Stage 1 Dancers has helped bring KALEIDOSCOPE to fruition and I’m excited to give our Year 10 Dancers a formal performance experience, which I hope helps to deepen their enjoyment of dancing.

So fortunate to be performed in our Arts Centre to a live audience, let KALEIDOSCOPE be your outing to the theatre. See you there!

When: 2 and 3 September, 7pm
Where: Arts Centre

Adult $10
Student/Concession $5

Tickets can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/BKYRV

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Hollywood Royalty at Patteson House Dinner

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You could have been forgiven for thinking you were on the set of a Hollywood movie on Friday of Week 4, as Patteson held its annual House Dinner. The theme was ‘Classic Movies’, with each year level dressing up as famous characters. Year 7 went to ‘infinity and beyond’ with their Toy Story-inspired costumes. It was a case of ‘we have a Hulk’ and most of the other characters from The Avengers in Year 8. We had ‘more than a donkey’ from the Year 9s, with their theme movie being Shrek. ‘The Force’ was certainly with the Year 10s with their Star Wars-inspired outfits. Every Year 11 was a ‘Golden Ticket’ winner with their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed costumes. Year 12 were far from ‘clueless’ with their Clueless-inspired attire. Finally, the staff were ‘shaken but not stirred’, dressed as characters from the James Bond films.

The costumes that all the girls and staff put together were amazing and very creative, and a best dressed individual and group from each year was awarded at the end of the night. We also had a delicious feast including wedges, pizza, donuts and ice cream, as well as lolly and popcorn bags. Throughout the night, we played lots of fun games including ‘guess the song’ and a ‘Kahoot’. Thank you to all the teachers, parents and, of course, Patteson girls for making the night so enjoyable and one that will go down in history. Go Patty!

Lara Wakeham
Year 11 student

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Receptions Delve Deep into Science Week

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As part of our explorations into National Science Week – Deep Blue: Innovations for the future of our oceans – the Reception students have been learning about the many oceans around our world, how oceans have different zones, as well as identifying living things that exist in the ocean.

On Wednesday, the girls inquired into how waves are formed, linking with the physical science concept of displacement. The girls created their own wave bottles by using water, food colouring and oil, and noticed how the oil and water repel one another.

Meg Karvonen and Alana Lesiw
Reception Teachers

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Environment Club Branches Out with Ferguson Friends

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On Wednesday, a small group from the Environment Club (EC) were lucky enough to help out our neighbouring Ferguson Conservation Park. Geoffrey Bishop, President of the Friends of Ferguson organisation, was invited to speak to us about the biodiversity of Ferguson Park. EC members volunteered to participate in the restoration of the natural habitat, which will be ongoing throughout the semester. We are looking forward to helping plant native species, categorise the different species growing in the park, as well as weeding and taking photographic records of the native orchids.

On this occasion, we planted native grass. We had to find areas where there was very little introduced grass as this competes with native grass, then dug shallow holes in which we planted the seeds. Ranger Natalie Lewis helped us out, showing us the best techniques. She also spoke about what being a Park Ranger entails and gave us all the opportunity to ask questions about working in environmental fields.

We all had so much fun and learned a lot about our native Australian environment. We are all looking forward to our next opportunity to volunteer in Ferguson Park in Week 9!

Sara Peak
Environment Club Captain

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Fundraising Vision for RSB

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On Wednesday of Week 7, the Year 12 IB CAS class will be holding a stall to raise money for RSB (Royal Society for the Blind). RSB is a not-for-profit organisation established over 130 years ago that assists people in managing their vision impairment and participating independently in the community.

The current global climate has impacted RSB’s ability to raise funds for vital services, such as the $50,000 it costs to train each Guide Dog. To help out, we will be selling merchandise including key rings, pens, stuffed dogs and more, with prices ranging from $2 to $20. All year levels will be able to purchase merchandise on the day using cash, with a separate table for Mid-Year Receptions to Year 3 students. Student cards will not be accepted. The stall will be set up at lunchtime on the Arts Centre steps where there will also be some trainee dogs coming to visit.

We hope that you support this worthy cause!

Year 12 IB CAS Class

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Book Week 2020 – Next Week!

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Monday 24 – Friday 28 August

Dress Up Day will be held on Friday 28 August. Children are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character. Class parades will be held during a Junior School Assembly at 8.40am in the Arts Centre.

Please note: parents are unable to attend due to social distancing protocols; however, the School will share highlights from the event.

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P&F Father’s Day Stall

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The P&F is holding a virtual Father’s Day Stall for those who would like to purchase a lovely gift for their father, grandfather or special someone.

Gifts will be wrapped and delivered to your daughter’s classroom on Friday 4 September

Visit www.trybooking.com/BKZQQ and choose from one of the fantastic gifts.

All gifts $5 each

Parents and Friends’ Association

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Sports Day 2020 – Important Information

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General Information

On Friday 4 September, St Peter’s Girls will stage the annual Years 4 – 12 Sports Day at the SA Athletics Stadium at Mile End. The day will begin at 8.30am and will conclude by approximately 3.15pm. This event is to be treated like a normal school day, therefore attendance is compulsory. If a student is unable to participate in their events, a note must be provided to PE staff. Girls in Years 4 – 11 are reminded to wear their complete PE uniform with a House top and hat. We encourage the girls to display their House spirit, but please be aware body paint is not permitted in the stadium. Girls are able to wear spikes up to 7mm in length. Students will be fully briefed before the event about special arrangements for the day.

The Saints Sport Support Group will be running a raffle with excellent prizes on offer. They will also be selling House wristbands for $2, water bottles for $10 and caps for $25, which can be purchased at the gate.

Travel Arrangements

Students who travel on school buses will automatically be taken to the stadium in the morning and will depart on buses from there in the afternoon. In addition, we are offering a bus service for up to 100 registered students which will depart school at 7.30am and return by approximately 4.15pm. To book your daughter’s seat, visit https://www.trybooking.com/BKVVB; bookings close at 5pm on Tuesday 1 September, or once the maximum limit is reached. All other students will need to be dropped off and picked up from the stadium, as the girls will be dismissed directly from the venue.

COVID-Safe Measures

Due to the stadium’s COVID-Safe Plan, we must limit the number of spectators. In the interest of fairness, we will be limiting spectator tickets to one per student in the first instance. Tickets are available via https://www.trybooking.com/BLCCY and must be brought to the stadium where spectators will be asked to sign in. ‘Walk-ins’ will not be permitted. Bookings close at 5pm on Tuesday 1 September, or once the maximum limit is reached.

Under-cover seating is far more limited as a result of social distancing requirements, so the majority of parent viewing will be from the tiered sections surrounding the track. As such, please bring an umbrella if wet weather is forecast as you may not be able to take shelter under the stands.

All ticket holders will be emailed with final details of COVID-Safe measures before the event. Should changes to these arrangements be necessary due to amended requirements, we will update you in a timely manner.

Sports Day Bus
https://www.trybooking.com/BKVVB

Sports Day Spectator Ticket
https://www.trybooking.com/BLCCY

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Year 5 Production – Tickets on Sale!

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Get ready to secure your seats to see this wonderful show: St Peter’s Girls’ School’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

Due to current venue capacity and registration requirements, tickets are only available online via TryBooking. There will be four shows: two matinee sessions and two evening performances. We ask that families only purchase tickets to a maximum of two shows.

Should seats still be available closer to opening night, families will be able to purchase additional tickets.

24 and 25 September at 1.30 and 7pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre

Ticket prices:
Adult $17
Student/Concession $12
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $42

Visit www.trybooking.com/BKSAB from 9am on 17 August to book your seat.

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Share the Dignity Campaign

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We are supporting Share the Dignity again this August to help the many women who cannot afford sanitary items. We are a collection point for this amazing charity. We encourage students to bring along packets of pads and/or tampons and place them in the pink boxes located in the Library, Middle School area, or give them to Mrs Risbey in the PE office. Let’s get behind this charity and fill the boxes over and over.

Thank you in advance on behalf of the many women and young girls who will benefit from your kindness.

Ensuring everyone is afforded the dignity so many of us take for granted.
Our work directly benefits women in crisis.
Every. Single. Day.

Donate to a women’s charity that makes a real, on-the-ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Share the Dignity collects thousands of personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. Small dignities make a big difference.

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P&F Family Day

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Sunday 18 October from 12 – 4pm

Join the Saints Girls’ community on Chiverton Lawns for our P&F Family Day!

Tickets include pasta, pizza and a glass of wine or soft drink. Additional drinks and gelato will be available for purchase. There will be kids’ activities and roving entertainment to enjoy.

BYO chairs, tables and/or picnic rug.

Ticket Prices
Adult $20
Child $15
Family of Four $50

Book at: www.trybooking.com/BKUAL

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Car Park Courtesy

The School has again received complaints about traffic blocking Stonyfell Road for lengthy periods during drop-off and pick-up. If the car park is full and you are unable to enter, circle the block until it is clear to enter, find a park elsewhere or, where age-appropriate, meet your daughter in a surrounding street. Unless special circumstances apply, parents of girls in Years 2 to 12 should not enter the car park to collect their daughters prior to 3.30pm. Parents of girls in Reception and Year 1 have exclusive use of the pick-up zone prior to this time for safety and traffic reasons.

Please also refrain from turning right into or out of the car park, and please do not queue in the car park’s lanes as this often prevents drivers who are legally parked from exiting.

As a School, we must set an example for our students in showing courtesy to all; in this case, other road users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Upcoming House Dinners

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During Term 3, all Middle and Senior School girls have the opportunity to enjoy a night away from homework to get creative and colourful at the House Dinners.

The Year 11s have been working hard organising decorations, food and games for each event. Visit the TryBooking links below to purchase your daughter(s) a ticket for the night as this is a compulsory event.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes and enjoying a fun night with our Houses.

Kilburn House Dinner
Theme: Heroes and Villains of Hollywood
28 August (Week 6)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSXX

Kennion House Dinner
Theme: Animal Kingdom
11 September (Week 8)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSZC

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SACE Music Concert

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Don’t miss our SACE Music Concert at 7pm on Thursday 10 September featuring performances by Clair Kao, Funto Komolafe, Izzy Norman, Georgie Raftopoulos and Cheri Wong. The Concert Choir, Senior Strings, Extension Strings, Stage Band, Rock Band, Concert Band and our award-winningJazz Choirs will also be in action.

It’s sure to be a great show!

Book tickets via www.trybooking.com/BKWJQ
Adult $10
Student/Concession $5

There is a limit of two tickets per student.

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Kennion Jam and Vegemite Drive

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Kennion House is running a jam and Vegemite drive in Weeks 4, 5 and 6 for their House Charity. KickStart for Kids is a South Australian organisation that provides a breakfast and lunch program for underprivileged school children. Donating various spreads, including jam and Vegemite, helps these children to fuel their stomachs for the school day ahead.

There will be three collection points in the School: the Front Office, the Middle School and Student Services. Items that can be donated are honey, Vegemite and jam (no nuts please). As an added incentive, there will be a prize for the most successful Home Group. When dropping off your donation, please write your Home Group on a post-it note and attach to the jar/s.

This is a School-wide initiative, with all Houses and families invited to support this worthy cause.

Olivia Goldsmith
Kennion House Captain

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Out of the Blue – The Arts Journal

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This year, Saints Girls is launching a new annual school Arts Journal: Out of the Blue. It will include art, short stories, poetry and photography from students across all Sub-Schools, as well as pieces from talented staff and Old Scholars. To celebrate our diverse School community, we will also include pieces in other languages from our multilingual students. We encourage all students, staff and Old Scholars to consider submitting pieces for the journal as we begin putting it together in the coming months. So, start brainstorming ideas and we look forward to receiving your submissions!

今年,圣彼得女校将推出崭新的年度学校艺术杂志,《意外之蓝》,该杂志将收录来自所有年级的学生、有才华的圣彼得员工和历届毕业生的作品,包含美术画作、短篇小说、诗歌以及摄影等艺术作品。为了赞美我们多元化的学校社区,我们还将收录来自双语或多语学生的外语艺术作品。我们将在未来几个月内开始征集、整理这些作品,并且鼓励所有学生、教职员工和历届毕业生将他们的美术画作、短篇小说、诗歌以及摄影作品等发表在《意外之蓝》杂志上。所以,请开始你的创作旅程,我们很期待收到你的作品!

Submissions can be sent to outoftheblue@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au

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The Long Lunch – Seeking Community Volunteers

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We are seeking passionate community volunteers to assist the School by undertaking duties and tasks for The Long Lunch.

Dates: Saturday 19 September and/or Sunday 20 September
Time: Various, flexible 3 – 5 hour shifts available both days

Tasks may include:
Setting tables and placing decorations; washing and cleaning utensils and dishes; handling, sorting, and organising food items; washing, peeling, chopping, cutting and cooking ingredients; sorting and disposing of rubbish and recycling; cleaning food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools or areas; plating food trays; transferring, weighing and checking supplies and equipment.

Fun, camaraderie, laughs, lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Foundation Manager, Melissa Westgate via mwestgate@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au or 0407 394 183.

Melissa Westgate
Foundation Manager

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School Shop Merchandise – Great Father’s Day Gifts!

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The School Shop sells a variety of branded merchandise and memorabilia perfect for a Father’s Day gift or as a souvenir.

Items include coffee mugs, china, mobile phone power banks, umbrellas, signet rings, key rings, pens, notebooks, wine and champagne glasses, candles, scarves and more.

Visit us to see what we have in store!

School Shop

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Entertainment Membership

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Have you experienced an Entertainment Membership? For a limited time, our School community is invited to trial the Entertainment Membership for six weeks!

Entertainment Memberships are packed with thousands of incredible savings across local dining, activities, travel and shopping experiences. Start your trial and start saving today:

• No payment details required
• It’s easy to register, simply go to www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201
• Download the Entertainment App from the App Store or Google Play and start using
• Six week trial only available to activate from 24 August – 6 September 2020

After you have discovered the value of an Entertainment Membership, you can support our School by purchasing a Membership to receive 12 months of incredible savings.

Already love the Entertainment Membership? Purchase your Membership today and support us to reach our fundraising goal for 2020. Simply order online via our School’s page: www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bronwyn Bartter on 0402 392 609.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

St Peter’s Girls’ Parents’ and Friends’ Association

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Sports News

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ATHLETICS / CROSS COUNTRY

Once again, Saints had some great results with students competing in the State Cross Country Championships. Malaika McLeod won the Bronze medal in the girls’ U14 3km, with a time of 11:05 in a very close race with the winner at 11:00 and 2nd-placed at 11:02. Daisy Braithwaite finished 4th in the U16 over 4km.

The fourth round of the Schools’ Cross Country was hosted by Saint Ignatius’ College. After a tricky start and confusion due to the weather causing late changes to the course, Saints Girls took it all in their stride, performing remarkably well. All team members continue to compete with a high level of determination and finish as high in the order as they can giving Saints points towards the shields. Well done to all team members. – Neil Fuller (Director of Sport)

AUSSIE RULES

Open – Saints 1.0 – 6 defeated by Seymour 4.6 – 30
Although the score was not in our favour, the girls played their best game of footy yet. They never stopped fighting and played the style of game that we have been developing over our weeks of training. We made space across the field and laid some great tackles, as well as good marks and kicks. It was a tough game but the girls remained focused and optimistic, never giving up or losing motivation. Special mention must go to Lucy White who played a great game as the ruck, despite it being her first time. Likewise, Kellie Bested had excellent spacing and could read the play well. The girls put in all the effort they could and they should be very proud of themselves and their achievements so far. – Bella Bernardi (Captain)

Middle – Saints 2.4 – 16 defeated by Seymour 6.6 – 42
The girls began the game on the back foot after the opposition kicked the first 2 goals and we could not contain forward 50 entries. A re-set at quarter-time changed the momentum, and through the 2nd and 3rd quarters, we were the dominant team, rarely giving Seymour space to move. Annie Warrick, playing at centre half back, controlled any ball kicked with height towards her zone and sent it forward for Saints with a strong kick. At full back, Ruby Richards had her best game, preventing goals from a much bigger opponent, whilst Maddy Lisle at the other end displayed some agility and created space for her team. Once again, Charlotte McAuliffe never stopped running and Sophie Ricciuto showed poise with the ball in hand. The match was even at three quarter-time, but the girls could not lock the ball in the forward line and a couple of quick transitions spelt the end of the contest. Goals: Chloe Porter and Grace Richards.

BADMINTON

Well done to all the girls who played on the weekend, putting in a tremendous effort into your games and recording some amazing results. Our As, Bs, Cs, Ds and Es all defeated their opponents. The girls are working really hard at training which is evidently paying off in their game play. Keep up the amazing work girls, I’m so proud of you all! – Amelie Dunda (Captain)

Open A – Saints 6 defeated Seymour 0
Best Players: Yang Yang Gu, Gloria Gao, Amelie Dunda, Mahala Truscott

Open B – Saints 5 defeated Seymour 1
Best Players: Candy Feng and Cheri Wong

Open C – Saints 4 defeated Seymour 2
Best Players: Natacha Zisogiannopoulos and Holly Wallman-Craddock

Open D1 – Saints 5 defeated Seymour 1
Best Player: Saffron Chen, Helen Zhang, Tara Nedumaran

Open D2 – Saints 3 (7) defeated Wilderness 3 (5)
Best Player: Lydia Burrough, Mabel Cook

Open E1 Saints 6 defeated Seymour 3
Best Players: Olivia Tenten, Amy Hu

Open E3 – Saints 7 defeated Wilderness 2
Best Players: Anna Wan, Kayla Park, Ella Hung and Claudia Henschke

BASKETBALL

Year 6 Blue – Saints had a bye

Year 6 White – Saints 9 defeated by Walford 10
The girls played extremely well and were unlucky not to win. The girls did a great job in defence and worked together well in offence. – Sarah Matheson (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 27 defeated Walford Gold 8
Another great win for the girls, defeating Walford Gold. Their defensive pressure was too strong which resulted in multiple steals. This allowed for many fast breaks and open shots. An excellent shooting game from Wei Ning Khoo and Imogen Pearce, both scoring 10 points. The enthusiasm and encouragement from players on and off the court was great to see. – Katherine Perkas (Coach)

HOCKEY

Open – Saints 9 defeated Seymour 0
The girls played awesome hockey on Saturday and showcased the skills we have practised during training. In the first quarter, 5 goals were scored, indicating that we capitalised on all attacking opportunities. The strikers worked collectively as our first line of attack and passed around the goalies pads to find the back board. In the second quarter, we switched positions around and gave the defenders a go in attacking positions. Well done to Winnie Vartuli and Georgina Keough who both scored goals after moving up to the forward line from defence. Chloe Cardone gave left halfback a go in the final quarter and did a great job at marking her player and finding midfield passes. It was excellent to have seven different goal scorers from the 9 goals scored, showing that the girls played as a team and that everyone is capable of playing different positions. – Olivia Goldsmith (Captain)

LACROSSE

Under 13 – Saints 12 defeated Glenelg 6
The girls played another great game. It was tight, with Saints being only 3 goals up going into the last quarter. However, the girls lifted their intensity, shooting many quick goals leading to another win. Their effort to get back and defend on their fast breaks was great, which led to many turnovers. Congratulations to Emily Bates in goals for making many saves both in the air and on the ground. Lara Maione and Lucy Tulloch did a top job in defence, gaining procession of many ground balls. Congratulations girls with another great win! – Millie Wilkin (Lacrosse Captain)

Under 11 – Saints Blue 5 defeated by North Adelaide 13
This game was certainly a challenge for the team, with our defence placed under pressure. Our opposition had very strong stick skills, making it difficult for Saints to keep up with the pace. As the game progressed, the team improved their ability to keep tight defence and it provided an opportunity for them to develop their lacrosse skills. They have learnt how to overcome defeat, and to ‘keep their heads up’ – it’s not always about winning. A good effort and special mention to Matilda Purvis and Valencia Capobianco who were both great in goals. At training, we will look at improving our transition from defence to attack, practising speed through the midfield, and passing around defence to avoid intercepts. Although the girls may have been unhappy with the result, the team spirit remained strong and we will continue working hard for the remainder of the season. Looking forward to the next game. – Sophie Auricht (Coach)

Under 11 – Saints White 14 defeated East Torrens Payneham 3
The game started well with many shots being taken, especially by Lois Burton-Howard (Year 4) and Lilly Silvani who scored 9 goals between them. It was great to see several turnovers through Neela (Year 4) and Anvika Singh (Year 4) never giving up on the ground balls. Mathilda Begg (Year 3) showed her developing skills by also getting ground balls and then looking for a free team member to pass to. As the girls were up by a lot, the mercy rule was implemented where they had to have three passes before shooting. Running with the ball was again done well in the match, especially by Grace Marshall (Year 3) and Scarlett Schinella (Year 3). In defence, Ruby Kelly (Year 4) was particularly strong by sticking to players and having her stick up. Our goalies for the match were Willow Chong (Year 3) and Lola Silvani. Goal scorers were Lois (5), Lily (4), Anvika (1), Scarlett (1), Ruby (2) and Neela (1). All of the girls played a great team game, demonstrating their improving skills. – Lucy Martin (Coach)

NETBALL

Open A – Saints 36 defeated by Westminster 74
Westminster is one of the strongest teams in the school netball competition, and I am so proud of the girls’ determination and how they gave 100% effort throughout. The score board does not reflect how the girls played. Our best quarter was the third, winning 12 – 9, due to the fast pace drives down the court from Ruby Deakin, and accurate feeding into the circle by Alexia Politis, Sadie Vikor-Lam and Amelia Pudney. The shooters, Maggie Bailey and Anna White, performed outstandingly against tall opponents, using their quick foot work to their advantage and setting up on their players in order to create space. Best players, awarded by Coach Sue, were Olivia Kelly, Sarah Wishart and Alexia Politis for their intensity and interruption of play: intercepting and making many touches to the ball. – Hannah Freeman (Captain)

Open B – Saints 35 defeated by Westminster 47
The Open Bs had a good first half against Westminster but lost momentum in the second. Nevertheless, the girls still did well to apply pressure on their players when needed, and at times, moved the ball swiftly down the court. Both Lucy and Sadie played very well in GD and had lots of touches against much taller opponents. Tahlia had a good first half in GA and did well to drive the ball into the circle. It was a difficult, fast-paced game against a very tall opposition but a great effort from all the girls. Thanks to Dana for filling in for us for the first time. – Gemma Schaedel

Open E1 – Saints 38 defeated Seymour 30
This was an exciting match with only a few goals in it at the end of the first three quarters. The girls played their best quarter in the last and took out the win by 8 goals! Another great win for the girls. Best players were Amelia Goehr for her amazing shooting and Tilly McCormack for her excellent defensive work, especially in the last quarter, making a number of turnovers to help secure the win. Great job girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Open E2 – Saints 8 defeated by Pembroke 27
A tough game against Pembroke, but I am very proud of how the girls took on feedback during the breaks and worked it into their play the following quarter. They are constantly improving each week. Best players were Lucy White who worked hard to move the ball down the court and make turnovers, and Lara Wakeham for her performance in the goal ring. Great effort girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Year 10A – Saints 30 defeated by Westminster 37
This was definitely our game to lose, and despite some unfortunate calls, we stressed to the girls that we can only focus on what we can control. The main positives were defensive pressure and transition down the court which is definitely improving and all of the girls are understanding their role within the team. Things that we can continue to work on are choice of pass and execution of skill. Even though we lost, there was still great improvement from the girls and it was a solid game. – Milli Gentle (Coach)

Year 10B – Saints 14 defeated by Westminster 27
Strong game from the Bs despite the score. We got a lot of ball defensively, however, we did not convert on these opportunities down in the shooting circle. All players are showing great improvement and also understanding their role. Their second phase off the centre pass has increased immensely and they continue to improve each week. – Katie Dancer (Coach)

Year 10C – Saints 2 defeated by Immanuel 41
Tough game for the girls coming up against Immanuel. Everyone applied great pressure to the opposition and created many turnovers, but just falling short in turning those into goals. Great work by one of our key defenders, Ayshviina Nair, who played a quarter in goals and scored 1 of the goals! – Elena Vaananen (Coach)

Year 9A – Saints 41 defeated Westminster 23
The game was highly-contested in the first half, taking a 1 goal lead. The girls were then extremely dominant in the third quarter, with our shooters Annie Warrick and Chloe Porter having stand out performances to help extend our lead to 14 and pushing it out to 18 in the fourth quarter. – Della Griffith (Coach)

Year 9B – Saints 36 drew with Westminster 36
The girls played a fantastic second half, to get themselves back into the game from 6 goals down. At training, I plan to focus on being able to slow down and settle the play. – Natasha Dinan (Coach)

Year 9C – Saints 20 defeated by Pembroke 27
Playing Pembroke for the second time, it was impressive to see how well the girls adjusted from the first game. It was also terrific to watch how much the team has developed and improved from the start of the season. Best players were Isobel Yelland and Eliza Monaghan who were both extremely committed defensively. – Lulu Tierney (Coach)

Year 8A – Saints 28 defeated by Westminster 40
The girls did a great job and put up a good fight against Westminster. We all tried our best, yet Westminster just wanted it more. The conditions were rough as the courts were very slippery and wet. Sophie Ricciuto did especially well, leading all the girls down the court and worked well in the goal ring with Charlie Piper. – Soph Ryan

Year 8B – Saints 18 defeated by Westminster 23
It was a tough game and the girls all played extremely well and tried their hardest. Well done to Poppy Oswald and Olivia Oakes who were awarded players of the match. Both helped the team to play their best and there were some great leads and intercepts. The girls had a great first two quarters, with support from the sidelines. Good job to Alice Braithwaite and Ayla Blaskett for shooting some impressive goals, while Charlotte Norman and Ruby Adams were great at getting the rebound and defending the opposition. Good job girls! – Daisy Braithwaite

Year 8C – Saints 35 defeated Westminster 18
The girls started off strongly again and were impressive in the way they built on their skills as the game progressed. They were dominant in every quarter, which was largely due to their quick passes into Zara Chessell and Ruby Powell in goals. They both showed a good awareness of each other’s movement in the ring and an ability to position themselves well to maximise their chance of scoring goals. A special thanks to Naadiya Ishaq for playing up with us this week. – Nikki Miller (Coach)

Year 8D – Saints 0 defeated by Seymour 27
The girls had a tough game and it wasn’t quite our best performance. Unfortunately, we were unable to transition the ball down to our attacking end to get us on the scoreboard. Although it wasn’t our best game and Seymour played very well, I was impressed with the girls’ resilience and effort until the final whistle. – Gina Barker (Coach)

Year 7A – Saints 7 defeated by Westminster 52
This was a really tough game but the girls managed to go out and give it their best. First quarter wasn’t as strong as we all hoped; we were all rattled but the opponents kept up a strong game. Second quarter we came out stronger and eventually had a bit of fun with the game as we were down by quite a bit. Anna Venning stayed solid throughout and didn’t stop until the final whistle. Asha Eaton played an amazing defensive game, taking intercepts whilst putting pressure on the shooters. Tough game girls, you all tried your hardest. Next time we can come out stronger and ready for a win! – Jodhi Pincombe

Year 7B – Saints 21 defeated Westminster 4
The girls started off strongly from the first whistle, allowing them to get the first goal. They then worked well defensively. Through girls working together as a team, it allowed them to create many opportunities and record a well-deserved a win. – Nikola Carr (Coach)

Year 4 Blue – Saints had a bye

Year 4 White – Saints 11 defeated Pembroke Green 9
The girls played Pembroke Green for the second time this season. Maisy Ion and Lois Burton-Howard were quick to score 3 goals in the starting quarter, but the constant pressure applied by Pembroke definitely made it harder for Saints to get the ball. The girls were reminded at half-time to lead forward into space and to keep front position, and this definitely showed a huge improvement in the girls’ connection down the court. At the start of the fourth quarter, Saints were 2 goals down. Their movement and passing was perfect which allowed them to drift away from their players and remain free. Our shooters were on fire, scoring 5 goals, whilst our defenders on the other end ensured that Pembroke only scored once. I’m very happy to get another win! – Sivani Sivasuthan (Coach)

Year 3 – Saints 4 defeated Seymour 0
Such a shame this match against Seymour was rained out. Our team started out very strongly and although we only played about six or seven minutes of the match, I think it was clear that it was going to be one of our best matches yet. Sasha Connor managed to score 3 goals in this short time and in a non-preferred position. An excellent effort! Looking forward to the next match. – Rebecca Scott-Toms (Coach)

SOCCER

Open A – Saints 2 defeated by Mercedes 4
Unfortunately, the Open As lost in a high-scoring game against Mercedes. The girls started the game with high energy and a drive to win, despite the poor weather conditions. This enthusiasm resulted in Ashley Piper scoring the first goal after fending off two opposition players. The girls really improved on getting the ball into space for the attackers to run onto, but we will need to work on our shooting with power in the coming weeks. Annie Bradshaw did, however, score a very impressive goal from the edge of the goalie box, making it past the goalie and into the bottom right corner. Also, it was great to have our goalie back from injury, Kendra Ware, who played very confidently and communicated well with the rest of the team. – Ellie Anderson (Captain)

Open B – Saints 0 defeated by Seymour 5
Once again, it was a good start, but unfortunately, a contentious penalty was awarded against us to give Seymour a 1 goal head start. Not long after, the game was on hold for a few minutes as there was a downpour that produced hail. Following the short break, we created a few chances in the first half but didn’t take them and had some more lapses in our play that allowed Seymour to snag a couple more goals before half-time. The second half was a turnaround with more hunger and aggression for the ball, which led to a few chances. We were able to keep the play in our attacking half but did not manage to score. Unfortunately again, once the opposition went for goal, they were able to take their chances and score a couple more. The difference was us not taking our chances and having that bit more hunger and aggression for the ball. The weather conditions may have been all over the place but the girls kept their spirit and ran hard and will be ready to hit the score board next time. – TJ Scarsgill (Coach)

Middle A – Saints 2 drew with Seymour 2
We started off strongly in the wet, putting the opposition’s defence under pressure. Some hard work from our wingers Maddie Harrex and Lilly Maerschel resulted in a goal for Januri Wagaarachchi from a free kick. As the weather worsened, some light hail forced the game to be stopped midway through the first half. When play resumed, we were unable to capitalise on our attacks, but at the other end, captain Grace Beaumont made some great saves. Unfortunately, she was unable to keep out a long range goal that sailed into the top corner which was very unlucky. With the scores locked, we conceded an own goal from a miss-kicked clearance out of defence. The girls kept their heads up and fought on with great effort in the cold, windy and muddy conditions. Ariel Spartalis and Mary Stavrou worked hard with tackling, and Georgia Evans and Levanya De Silva worked tirelessly through midfield. We came back with a goal, with Jan hitting the back of the net after a fantastic run to draw the game at full-time. – Ange Gouvielos (Coach)

Middle B – Saints 1 defeated Wilderness 0
A great result from the girls. Working with a big pitch, we did really well to try get the ball from defence to attack and run with each other. Lydia Burrough was tenacious at the back, winning every single tackle and keeping us in the game. Asha Eaton made 4 amazing saves and showed desperation to keep the ball out and not let them score. Monika Ceplitis and Alicia Toh were awesome holding down the midfield, with Stella Rasheed making some terrific runs down the wing! Well done girls. – Nathan Reade (Coach)

Year 6 – Saints 3 defeated by Loreto Blue 6
This was a well-played game that, unfortunately, resulted in a loss. Despite the score, the girls never dropped their heads and continued fighting until the final whistle. Our newest team member, Izzy Tucker, and Grace Brockhouse both played a great game in attack, always going back for a second effort and applying some strong tackles. Alyssa Piantedosi and Lucy Lowry worked together to produce our 3 goals, 2 from Alyssa and 1 from Lucy. The goals were all scored from a distance, with some impressive power and accuracy. Special mention to our two goalkeepers, Eliza Brill Reed and Ruby Clark, who must be commended for their courage to step up and take on the position. – Ellie Anderson (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 2 defeated by Wilderness 4
Another strong effort from the whole team. The fantastic defence line, led by Romana, played a tireless game, repeatedly winning over the ball. Eleni Schulze had a consistent and determined performance in the midfield, playing a key role in bringing the ball up the field. Despite the loss, it was a well-fought game from the whole team! Thank you to goalkeeper Shwethakie Karunarathna, and goalkeeper and goalscorer Izzy Huf. – Lucy Benn (Student Coach)

Year 3-4 – Saints 7 defeated Wilderness Orange 1
Game three of season 2020 saw the team swept with illness. With many players out of the line up, the remaining players took every available minute and made the most of their chances. In true 3-4 soccer style, the game opened with a blaze of goals coming off the boots of Beatrice Tolley. Anisha Pahuja played her best game for the year, dribbling, passing and shooting, narrowly missing her opportunities to squeeze the ball past the Wilderness goalkeeper. Lauren Disney entered the game halfway through the first half with immediate impact, scoring 2 goals in the first half and adding another 3 to her tally in the second. Valentina Patino dazzled many Wilderness opponents with exceptional foot skills and also played her best game for Saints this year. – Mark Routley (Coach)

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eNews – Week 4, Term 3 2020

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From Our Deputy Principal / Head of Middle School

Spirits Raised by House Devotion

Although perhaps somewhat of a cliché, I believe that, more often than not, if you meet someone you’ve not met before in Adelaide, sooner or later, you’ll be asked where you went to school. The extension of that is that if two Saints Girls’ Old Scholars meet for the first time, they’ll inevitable ask, ‘What House were you in?’

Richard Lisle inside 220When I meet Old Scholars returning to look around the School for the first time in a few years, or coming to enrol their daughters as Saints Girls, talk always turns to the current fortunes of their old House, and whether some of the same events are still running.

St Peter’s Girls has had a House system since 1927. We’ve been a proud advocate for the benefits that are provided by a vertically aligned House, or family, within the larger School community. Our girls have the opportunity to get to know girls from other year groups, compete fairly but fiercely against their year group peers, wear their House colours with pride, and cheer their loudest at the first opportunity given to them!

This term is when we place extra emphasis on the value of the House. All four, starting with Patteson this week, are given a ‘Spirit Week’. During the week, girls are allowed to wear a flash of their House colour. House leaders run a Chapel Service during which the history of the House is explained, their unique character celebrated, and challenges to other Houses are often laid. The week ends with a House Dinner on the Friday night. These are organised by the Year 11s in each House, with Year 12 students and parents as guests of honour. Each week gives us the chance to celebrate the different Houses and remember a little of our distant and not-so-distant history, whilst also gearing up for one of the biggest House events, Sports Day, occurring in Week 7.

With nearly all staff also members of a House, and with parents and even pets prepared to dress up in our four House colours, Interhouse sport, Sports Day, Swimming Carnival and Choral Night are joyous milestones in the passing of every school year that have the capacity to ignite and strengthen our community spirit.

Richard Lisle
Deputy Principal / Head of Middle School

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Music Wizard Visits Saints Girls

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Critically-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, composer, music educator and record producer Adam Page dazzled Saints Girls yesterday with his unique talent and upbeat humour.

He opened with a concert for Year 4 – 6 students in the Arts Centre. Following that, he hosted a workshop for Year 9 – 12 Music students. At lunchtime, Adam again wowed the crowds with his dynamic repertoire, including mixing a song with sounds created by students and staff. He concluded by inviting our Director of Music Sally Rounsevell on stage to rap Dr Seuss lines to his beats!

Renowned for his remarkable solo multi-instrumental looping performances, Adam has carved his path internationally as a composer. He has written major works for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Zephyr Quartet, and co-composed on numerous occasions with celebrated Kiwi composer John Psathas.

Our girls and staff were thoroughly impressed and entertained by Adam’s ability to harness and manipulate different instruments and sounds. Here’s a taste of his colourful visit:
 

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A Message From Our SRC Prefect

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This term, the SRC has been busy working on a major project which we are excited to finally share with you: a School mascot! Our blue and white striped tiger will appear at many School events with the aim of increasing School spirit. Students across all Sub-Schools voted to name the mascot and we have decided on ‘Tigs’! We are very excited about our new addition to the School community and hope Tigs will be enjoyed by the girls for many years to come.

The SRC has also focused on introducing more seating options around the School grounds. After distributing surveys earlier in the year, the SRC found there was a demand from both staff and students for outdoor tables and benches that can be used at recess and lunch, or even during an outdoor lesson. We are in the process of finalising our designs and look forward to sharing our progress soon.

I am extremely pleased with the engagement and enthusiasm demonstrated by each SRC representative this year. They are passionate about making a difference and are committed to making our School an even better place. We are excited to continue our projects for the rest of the term and look forward to seeing what we can achieve.

Lucy White
SRC Prefect

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Old Scholars in the Spotlight

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I sit in my new classroom in Year 6, waiting for my students to arrive for the day, and am filled with such a sense of joyful homecoming. I am still a proud Patteson member, I still have my old blazer hanging in a spare wardrobe at home and I still love this beautiful School as much as I did when I first walked up the path towards Chiverton when I was 12 years old.

I attended Saints as a student from Year 8, graduating in 1992, and later served as President of the Old Scholars’ Association. I went on to study Law and Psychology, and practised as a civil litigator for a number of years. However, my dream to be a teacher was always bubbling away in the background and, after moving interstate with my husband to live, I left the law to undertake my Bachelor’s degree in Primary Teaching and pursue the career I truly felt passionate about.

Living in Sydney for nearly two decades, I enjoyed many years of experience in teaching and leadership roles, most recently at Presbyterian Ladies’ College in Sydney. I have taught across various year levels and led Learning Support programs, headed the English department, Gifted and Talented courses, advised on professional development, Debating, Drama and Tournament of Minds. I have been lucky enough to be formally recognised with awards for Excellence in Teaching. I have a deep love of learning and a belief that our young people genuinely have the potential to make the world a better place.

Returning to South Australia has been a happy homecoming, made even brighter by a chance to contribute to the education of a new generation of women in a School that holds a special place in my heart.

Monique McLeay (Patteson 1992)
Year 6 Teacher

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Maths Quiz Equals Great Night

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This year, due to social distancing protocols, Saints Girls was unable to host the annual MASA Quiz Night in its usual format. So, it was run a little differently, with teams from our School only – we were guaranteed to win!

The quiz itself is made up of four rounds containing Maths, Sudoku, General Knowledge and Word Scrambles, with teams racing against each other to solve the most problems and answer the most questions. Not only does the night test the brain, many students’ culinary skills are also put to the test with ‘bring your own food’ being an event attraction. Cheeseboards, home baked cookies, pizza…you name it, it was there!

After participating in the quiz for the past three years with the same group of girls, this year, my team was lucky enough to win the overall Senior competition. A shoutout to Ella Liddy, Stella Clark and Emily Downie who were all members of the winning team. I’d also like to send a huge thank you to the teachers who gave up their Wednesday night in the name of Maths. All the girls appreciated it greatly and I strongly encourage more girls to give it a go next year!

Matilda Braithwaite
Year 12 student

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P&F Family Day

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Sunday 18 October from 12 – 4pm

Join the Saints Girls’ community on Chiverton Lawns for our P&F Family Day!

Tickets include pasta, pizza and a glass of wine or soft drink. Additional drinks and gelato will be available for purchase. There will be kids’ activities and roving entertainment to enjoy.

BYO chairs, tables and/or picnic rug.

Ticket Prices
Adult $20
Child $15
Family of Four $50

Book at: www.trybooking.com/BKUAL

We look forward to seeing you there!

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KALEIDOSCOPE – SACE Dance Performance

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Come along and support the girls who have been working so hard in preparation for their upcoming performances of KALEIDOSCOPE.

When: 2 and 3 September, 7pm
Where: Arts Centre

Adult $10
Student/Concession $5

Tickets can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/BKYRV

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SACE Music Concert

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Don’t miss our SACE Music Concert at 7pm on Thursday 10 September featuring performances by Clair Kao, Funto Komolafe, Izzy Norman, Georgie Raftopoulos and Cheri Wong. The Concert Choir, Senior Strings, Extension Strings, Stage Band, Rock Band, Concert Band and our award-winningJazz Choirs will also be performing.

It’s sure to be a great show!

Book tickets via www.trybooking.com/BKWJQ
Adult $10
Student/Concession $5

There is a limit of two tickets per student.

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Kennion Jam and Vegemite Drive

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Kennion House is running a jam and Vegemite drive in Weeks 4, 5 and 6 for their House Charity. KickStart for Kids is a South Australian organisation that provides a breakfast and lunch program for underprivileged school children. Donating various spreads, including jam and Vegemite, helps these children to fuel their stomachs for the school day ahead.

There will be three collection points in the School: the Front Office, the Middle School and Student Services. Items that can be donated are honey, Vegemite and jam (no nuts please). As an added incentive, there will be a prize for the most successful Home Group. When dropping off your donation, please write your Home Group on a post-it note and attach to the jar/s.

This is a School-wide initiative, with all Houses and families invited to support this worthy cause.

Olivia Goldsmith
Kennion House Captain

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Year 9 Geography Explores e-waste

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Last term in Geography, we studied the impact of e-waste on the Earth and what exactly e-waste is. This was a very interesting subject, as we learnt about the affect it has on the physical and human environment around the world. We were astonished to discover how less developed countries often accept the e-waste of more developed countries in order to earn money. The e-waste can leak chemicals, polluting the soil, water and air, causing severe health problems for the people living in the country. We also looked at companies who recycle e-waste, including TechCollect and Cleanaway, and rated them on how well they handle e-waste. This was a very thought-provoking assignment as we had to analyse different factors that would influence a potential customer taking their e-waste to a reputable company.

We ended the term on a high note by creating some fashionable e-waste jewellery. This included earrings, necklaces, bracelets, broaches, rings and keychains. It was a fun assignment as we were given full creative responsibility and independence to design anything we wanted, as long as it included e-waste. We enjoyed this topic very much as it was engaging and entertaining.

Nathara Perera and Drishti Nair
Year 9 Geography students

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Friends of The Arts – Senior Drama Production Fundraiser

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Despite the cold, blustery winter weather, our parent FOA volunteers were on-site fundraising at the SACE Senior Drama Production Charm on Friday evening. The ladies, Belinda and Tania, went above and beyond the volunteer requirements, braving the arctic conditions to support our girls by providing a bar and refreshment service.

Friends of The Arts fundraising initiatives at School events directly benefit our girls and The Arts Department. We have recently funded 30 new microphone belts which are a great addition to our professional audio inventory. They are specialist belts used in theatre, television and sport, made from a beige, neoprene material to minimise visibility when on stage and under lights. They have a Velcro fixing system for comfort without the tell-tale fastener bumps when worn under shirts or tight-fitting tops. The mic pack sits securely inside the pouch.

Thank you for your ongoing support of The Arts at Saints Girls, and we look forward to seeing you at the Year 5 Production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda JR. later in the term.

Danielle Parker
Friends of the Arts’ President

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Year 5 Production – Tickets on Sale Monday!

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Get ready to secure your seats to see this wonderful show: St Peter’s Girls’ School’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

Tickets go on sale to the School community this Monday 17 August from 9am.

Due to current venue capacity and registration requirements, tickets are only available online via TryBooking. There will be four shows: two matinee sessions and two evening performances. We ask that families only purchase tickets to a maximum of two shows.

Should seats still be available closer to opening night, families will be able to purchase additional tickets.

24 and 25 September at 1.30 and 7pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre

Ticket prices:
Adult $17
Student/Concession $12
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $42

Visit www.trybooking.com/BKSAB from 9am on 17 August to book your seat.

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Share the Dignity Campaign

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We are supporting Share the Dignity again this August to help the many women who cannot afford sanitary items. We are a collection point for this amazing charity. We encourage students to bring along packets of pads and/or tampons and place them in the pink boxes located in the Library, Middle School area, or give them to Mrs Risbey in the PE office. Let’s get behind this charity and fill the boxes over and over.

Thank you in advance on behalf of the many women and young girls who will benefit from your kindness.

Ensuring everyone is afforded the dignity so many of us take for granted.
Our work directly benefits women in crisis.
Every. Single. Day.

Donate to a women’s charity that makes a real, on-the-ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Share the Dignity collects thousands of personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. Small dignities make a big difference.

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Book Week 2020

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Monday 24 – Friday 28 August

Dress Up Day will be held on Friday 28 August. Children are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character. Class parades will be held during a Junior School Assembly at 8.40am in the Arts Centre.

Please note: parents are unable to attend due to social distancing protocols; however, the School will share highlights from the event.

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Out of the Blue – The Arts Journal

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This year, Saints Girls is launching a new annual school Arts Journal: Out of the Blue. It will include art, short stories, poetry and photography from students across all Sub-Schools, as well as pieces from talented staff and Old Scholars. To celebrate our diverse School community, we will also include pieces in other languages from our multilingual students. We encourage all students, staff and Old Scholars to consider submitting pieces for the journal as we begin putting it together in the coming months. So, start brainstorming ideas and we look forward to receiving your submissions!

今年,圣彼得女校将推出崭新的年度学校艺术杂志,《意外之蓝》,该杂志将收录来自所有年级的学生、有才华的圣彼得员工和历届毕业生的作品,包含美术画作、短篇小说、诗歌以及摄影等艺术作品。为了赞美我们多元化的学校社区,我们还将收录来自双语或多语学生的外语艺术作品。我们将在未来几个月内开始征集、整理这些作品,并且鼓励所有学生、教职员工和历届毕业生将他们的美术画作、短篇小说、诗歌以及摄影作品等发表在《意外之蓝》杂志上。所以,请开始你的创作旅程,我们很期待收到你的作品!

Submissions can be sent to outoftheblue@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au

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The Long Lunch – Seeking Community Volunteers

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We are seeking passionate community volunteers to assist the School by undertaking duties and tasks for The Long Lunch.

Dates: Saturday 19 September and/or Sunday 20 September
Time: Various, flexible 3 – 5 hour shifts available both days

Tasks may include:
Setting tables and placing decorations; washing and cleaning utensils and dishes; handling, sorting, and organising food items; washing, peeling, chopping, cutting and cooking ingredients; sorting and disposing of rubbish and recycling; cleaning food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools or areas; plating food trays; transferring, weighing and checking supplies and equipment.

Fun, camaraderie, laughs, lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Foundation Manager, Melissa Westgate via mwestgate@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au or 0407 394 183.

Melissa Westgate
Foundation Manager

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Upcoming House Dinners

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During Term 3, all Middle and Senior School girls have the opportunity to enjoy a night away from homework to get creative and colourful at the House Dinners.

The Year 11s have been working hard organising decorations, food and games for each event. Visit the TryBooking links below to purchase your daughter(s) a ticket for the night as this is a compulsory event.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes and enjoying a fun night with our Houses.

Selwyn House Dinner
Theme: Western
21 August (Week 5)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSZA

Kilburn House Dinner
Theme: Heroes and Villains of Hollywood
28 August (Week 6)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSXX

Kennion House Dinner
Theme: Animal Kingdom
11 September (Week 8)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSZC

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School Shop Merchandise – Great Father’s Day Gifts!

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The School Shop sells a variety of branded merchandise and memorabilia perfect for a Father’s Day gift or as a souvenir.

Items include coffee mugs, china, mobile phone power banks, umbrellas, signet rings, key rings, pens, notebooks, wine and champagne glasses, candles, scarves and more.

Visit us to see what we have in store!

School Shop

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Entertainment Membership

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The St Peter’s Girls’ Parents’ and Friends’ Association is fundraising via Entertainment Membership.

Order your Entertainment Membership today!

Purchase your membership here

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Sports News

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ATHLETICS

Congratulations to Daisy Braithwaite (Year 8) who won the Under 15 Race Walking State Championships over 5kms, recording a 50 second personal best time. – Neil Fuller (Director of Sport)

AUSSIE RULES

Open – Saints 1.5 – 11 defeated by Pulteney 5.2 – 32
Although Saints had a slow start against Pulteney, the following three quarters were some of the best the girls have ever played! Our teamwork and communication has significantly improved as well as our ability to fight for the ball when it is in dispute. It’s also great to see when our drills in training are being used throughout the game. Our strong fight and want for the ball definitely showed in the last quarter when Charlotte Cohen scored our only goal. A special mention must also go to Lucy White who quickly adapted to her new position in ruck, and Anda Ceplite who demonstrated excellent grit in the forward line. Astounding team effort girls, can’t wait to improve even more in the games to come! – Saskia Jonats

Middle – Saints 6.10 – 46 defeated Pulteney 1.0 – 6
Saints Girls had an amazing win against Pulteney in a very tough game. The girls stayed in there and never gave up no matter how tall the opposition were, always going in hard at the ball. We grew stronger and stronger, displaying plenty of determination with our second efforts. We constantly marked up players as soon as there was a turnover to ensure no one was free. The girls also tackled fiercely and led to space to make a free option. Great job by Alvie Iley, Poppy Oswald, Charlie Piper, Grace Richards and Ruby Richards for scoring goals. I am positive that we will strive to improve, achieve more wins and, most importantly, develop our football in the season ahead.  Lilly Maerschel

BADMINTON

Congratulations to all the girls who played on Saturday. We had another successful outcome with our As, Bs, Ds and Es all defeating their opponents. It’s amazing to see our girls improving their badminton skills every week, I am so proud of you all!

A special mention to our A grade team who played Badminton Knockout on Wednesday, winning two of the three matches. It was a great effort against one of the teams with an Australian player and State player. There was some tough but healthy competition out there. Keep up the great work girls! – Amelie Dunda (Captain)

Open A – Saints 6 defeated Pembroke 0
Best Players: Yang Yang Gu, Gloria Gao, Mahala Truscott, Amelie Dunda

Open B – Saints 3 (6) defeated Pembroke 3 (5)
Best Players: Candy Feng and Cheri Wong

Open C – Saints 1 defeated by Pembroke 5
Best Players: Vanessa Pols and Holly Wallman-Craddock

Open D1 – Saints 3 defeated Pembroke 3
Best Player: Helen Zhang

Open D2 – Saints 5 defeated Woodcroft 1
Best Players: Lydia Burrough, Arabella Walsh, Kate Thomas

Open E1 – Saints 5 defeated Pembroke 4
Best Players: Hattie Xu and Rebecca Holloway

Open E2 – Saints 6 defeated Pembroke 3
Best Players: Amy Hu, Jennifer Hu, Heidi Gong and Kayla Park

BASKETBALL

Year 6 Blue – Saints 25 defeated by Wilderness Blue 26
After being 20-8 down at half-time, the girls did a great job of focusing on their defence and playing one-on-one to get back into the game. Isobel McArthur had a big impact scoring her 12 points (and a free throw), but also got her team involved. It was good to see some other girls get involved and take some shots as well. Their confidence grows every week. Great effort girls! – Sarah Turnbull (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 20 defeated Walford Blue 16
Another great win for the team, defeating Walford Blue. It was a much closer contest than the last game but the girls managed to handle the defensive pressure from Walford to hold onto a 4 point win. It was a top team effort with multiple girls scoring and good ball movement. The encouragement from the girls on the bench was great to see.  Katherine Perkas (Coach)

HOCKEY

Open – Saints 5 defeated Pembroke 1
The girls continued to play well-structured, competitive hockey in the third round against Pembroke. Constant pressure was applied on the opposition’s defenders, resulting in numerous turnovers from our attacking press and a goal in the first five minutes. Amelia Lucas used her speed to her advantage and gave many run on balls to our speedy strikers, who capitalised their opportunities. Emily McCorley and Georgina Keough were strong in defence and generated great attack forward resulting in success. Congratulations to everyone who scored and contributed to the 5-1 win! – Olivia Goldsmith (Captain)

LACROSSE

Under 13 – Saints 13 defeated North Adelaide 4
The girls had a great game against North Adelaide, securing another win. Coming into the game knowing North Adelaide is a strong team and one of our biggest threats, the girls went hard from the start with constant hustle for ground balls. Although North Adelaide shot the first few goals, the girls persisted and came back strongly. The transition of the ball down the field from defence to attack was particularly good, which allowed for many scoring opportunities. Special mention to our goalie Grace Jones who made many awesome saves, and Zoe Pool and Claris Stolcman with 4 goals each supported by Alannah Godfrey and Cleo Hart who scored 2 each. – Millie Wilkin (Lacrosse Captain)

Under 11 – Saints Blue 14 defeated Eagles 1
This game was without a doubt the highlight of the season so far, with Saints Girls dominating from the first quarter. All team members played a strong game, and it was so wonderful to see not only the girls supporting each other by ensuring the ball was passed to everyone, but also the parents cheering the team along. The girls took a fair play approach, assisting each other and showing determination. Our younger or newer players were made welcome and supported by the older, more experienced team members. This game demonstrated that the team has developed a strong understanding of lacrosse gameplay strategies and skills such as positioning, accurate goal shooting and moving into ‘back up’ in which players would assist those behind the goal as an extra support. Looking forward to the next game so the team can continue their success, and perhaps we can work on using our speed to dodge players and moving in front of opposition for intercepts. Well done Saints Blue, you should all be proud of yourselves, I certainly am! – Sophie Auricht (Coach)

Under 11 – Saints White 6 defeated by East Torrens/Payneham 7
All of the girls played well and showed their improving skills. In attack, everyone was running hard and spreading out, particularly Anvika Singh (Year 4) and Ruby Kelly (Year 4). It was great to see many girls like Grace Marshall (Year 3) and Lily Silvani catch balls on the full. At half-time, it was even and the girls were determined to try win. Big long throws were made by Lola Silvani and Scarlett Schinella (Year 3) to help transition the ball. In defence, the girls were always looking for players to stay on, particularly Mathilda Begg (Year 3). Everyone did a great job and goal scorers were Ruby (1), Lily (2), Lola (1), Willow (1) and ETP got us a goal too.  Lucy Martin (Coach)

NETBALL

Year 8/9 Knockout
The Year 9As welcomed Mathilda Thomas and Sophie Ricciuto to the team to play in the State Knockout carnival involving Marryatville and St Mary’s College.

Saints faced Marryatville in the first game which was led by some great defence by Willow Stewart-Rattray and Chloe Porter who won many rebounds to set up attacking plays. In the mid-court, Ellie Humphrey, Sophie Dansie, Pearl Richards and Mathilda Thomas provide great links from defence into attack where Annie Warrick and Maddie Harrex shot with confidence. Sophie Ricciuto made the most of her court time and also was a great contributor in goals. Saints 48 defeated Marryatville 16.

In the second and final game, Saints played St Mary’s who had also defeated Marryatville, so the winner would qualify for the State Finals. Saints had a slow start, missing a number of passes and turning the ball over to be down 2-10 at quarter-time. With positive feedback and some position changes, Saints were on fire in the second, with Sophie Ricciuto linking with Annie Warrick in goals, and Willow and Chloe once again dominant in defence with great support from Georgia Mallick. Through Saints’ disciplined work, they managed to level the score at 17-17 at half-time. Despite some on-going great work by Grace and Pearl Richards, Mathilda Thomas and Sophie Dansie, St Mary’s goalies shot at nearly 100% to edge us out, and Saints’ gallant effort couldn’t bridge the gap in the final term, going down 28 to 35. Overall, an outstanding effort by all players. – Neil Fuller (Director of Sport)

Open A – Saints 44 defeated Concordia 41
What a game! The Open A team fought with determination and enthusiasm against Concordia, resulting in our first win of the season. The girls’ one-on-one defence enabled many opportunities for turnovers, and strong drives down the court created a fast pace. Special mentions go to Ruby Deakin and Sadie Vikor-Lam for filling in. Both girls had an amazing game, with their strong hands over the ball in defence and leading towards the ball in attack. Congratulations to Olivia Kelly for being the best player on court with her numerous intercepts in goal keeper and one-on-one pressure against her opponent. I am so proud of all the girls for their fantastic effort and congratulate them on our first win of the season. Let’s keep it up girls. – Hannah Freeman (Captain)

Open B – Saints 45 defeated Concordia 35
The Open Bs had a strong, consistent game, maintaining the lead in each quarter. Joss shot extremely well, hardly missing a goal despite intense pressure from the defence. Milly Brett did well to drive the ball down court and feed it to our shooters. Lucy White and Martha McCormack from the 10As filled in and were both exceptional in defence with many touches. Everyone applied pressure to their opponents and came away with a well deserved win! – Gemma Schaedel

Open E1 – Saints 37 defeated Pulteney 1
Another great win! A good well-rounded performance from everyone working cohesively to get the ball down the court to our shooters. Best players were Zara Stefani for her work and encouragement in the mid-court and Siena Kulinski for her great defensive pressure in the ring making a number of turnovers. Everyone should be commended on their great sportsmanship! Well done girls, keep up the good work! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Open E2 – Saints 10 defeated by Pembroke 23
A great game. The girls started off strongly in the first quarter, finishing it 4-3. Although they weren’t able to hold the lead, their efforts and enthusiasm remained high throughout the whole game. Good work girls! – Nikki Miller (Coach)

Year 10A – Saints had a bye

Year 10B – Saints 31 defeated Concordia 12
Really impressive game from the Bs. It was good to play a few of the As down, and I think the leadership demonstrated by them helped the B’s lift and get off to a good start. Really strong defensive pressure throughout the game, specifically coming through with two hands for intercepts and learning that it’s much more efficient in creating turnovers. Shooters are understanding movement a lot better, when to hold and when to present as a front option. Great improvement across the side. – Katie Dancer (Coach)

Year 10C – Saints 18 defeated by Pembroke 28
The girls played a consistent game with heaps of energy. Although they lost, it was really positive how well they worked and supported each other as a team. Great effort girls. – Lulu Tierney (Coach)

Year 9A – Saints 48 defeated Concordia 37
Another good game after a slow first quarter. The girls implemented the centre passes that they practised at training and improved on their backline throw-ins which was good to see. – Della Griffith (Coach)

Year 9B – Saints 22 defeated by Concordia 41
We were a bit slow to get started which cost us in the first quarter. The girls gained more momentum throughout and were fairly even over the last three quarters, but unfortunately just couldn’t make up for the slow start. I plan to focus on leading patterns at training. – Natasha Dinan (Coach)

Year 9C – Saints 28 defeated Concordia 22
Another great win for the team. It was an impressive display with fierce attack. It is inspiring to see how the girls worked together and communicated on the court in order to move the ball to our end. Best player was Isobel Yelland with her great intercepting skills, and Lydia Tolley for her shooting and flexibility in playing positions – Lulu Tierney (Coach)

Year 8A – Saints 36 defeated Concordia 27
The girls started of very strongly, with nice leads and great communication. Concordia were a tough opponent, but all the girls pushed through with some amazing plays and won. Throughout the game, there was amazing and consistent shooting from our shooters Charlie Piper, Soph Ryan and Sophie Ricciuto. There were some top plays from the defence through to the mid-court. Great job girls! – Gloria Zou

Year 8B – Saints 32 defeated by Concordia 33
Everyone played well and were full of energy. It was a very tight game; Scarlett Dillon, Ayla Blaskett and Alice Braithwaite were terrific in the goal circle using their voice, moving around and shooting goals. Poppy Oswald and Daisy Braithwaite were good at getting the ball, moving around and using their voice, with Ruby Adams and Charlotte Norman doing an excellent job at defending and getting the rebounds. It was a tight game and everyone was great at calling for the ball and defending. Good work girls.  Zoe Duncan (Coach)

Year 8C – Saints 13 defeated by Seymour 23
Despite this being our first loss for this season, the girls put in a consistently strong effort throughout. Their ability to create space and work the ball down the court and into goals was particularly evident in the third quarter. Well done to Sophie Upton who made multiple intercepts and showed great determination to get the ball. Charlie Edwards also had a great game with many intercepts and making strong leads for the ball. – Nikki Miller (Coach)

Year 8D – Saints 3 defeated by Concordia 24
The team sadly had another loss against a very strong Concordia team. We had a quiet first half, however, got much more involved in the game for the second half which is when we scored our goals and kept their score down to 5 per quarter. Although the girls had a tough game, I am constantly impressed with how they band together and always encourage each other to keep trying. There were some very impressive intercepts from our defence end, and the game has given us some things to work on at training. – Gina Barker (Coach)

Year 7A – Saints 34 defeated Concordia 31
In the first quarter, we were really good at moving the ball around in our goal circle. We also did well to pass the ball down the court. In the second quarter, we started playing more effectively. By half-time, the score was pretty close and everyone was fired up and determined to win. The third quarter was probably one of our best quarters as everyone was really pumped up and excited. At the end of the third, the score was again tight and everyone knew that our fourth quarter had to be our best. It was, and everyone worked really well as a team. We improved so much from our first to fourth quarter. Go Saints!  Nellie Ion

Year 7B – Saints 11 defeated by Concordia 42
Saints had to work hard against Concordia in the third game of the season. It started with both teams evenly matched, but that didn’t last for long. We struggled for the first two quarters as Concordia started to run away with the game. The opposition had a height advantage in many positions and Saints weren’t passing very well so Concordia capitalised. But after the half-time break, we came into the third quarter ready to play better and we really came back. Our shooters took every chance they could to score and we were extremely strong in defence. – Emily Ketteridge

Year 4 Blue – Saints 3 defeated by Seymour Blue 6
Saints played well with a good effort in goals by Emily L, Aarcha Rakesh and Caitlyn Sam-Ling. Our defenders Aoife Carty, Matilda Birmingham, Meg Paul and Leila Buttignol were all strong, and mid-court Victoria Zou and Evie Murphy put in a great effort. Well done. – Karen Braund (Proud Coach)

Year 4 White – Saints 11 defeated Seymour Green 3
What a match! Saints played their best game yet for this season, coming away with an 8-goal victory. From the get-go, all girls were determined for a win. They put 100% effort into the game in both defence and attack. From GK all the way down to GS, all players made sure they were leading into space and were positioning themselves in front of their opponents in order to bring the ball down the court and score. A huge improvement from all players and I am very excited to see what the rest of the season brings. Great game girls! – Sivani Sivasuthan (Coach)

Year 3 – Saints 3 defeated Wilderness Orange 1
Another wonderful match by our Year 3 Saints’ netballers. It is a joy to continue watching them improve so rapidly. Charlotte played a brilliant game, chasing loose balls and making space in attack with ease. Our Captain this game, Sophia Curry also played very well, shooting 2 of our 3 goals. Congratulations again girls! – Rebecca Scott-Toms (Coach)

SOCCER

Open A – Saints 1 drew with Pulteney 1
The Open As played a great game against Pulteney Grammar, resulting in a 1 – 1 draw. Our goal was scored by Annie Bradshaw from a cross delivered by Chi Chi Zhao. Annie also played a great half as goalkeeper, along with Emily Downie who also stepped up. We had quite a few shots on goal from Ashley Piper and Anushka Rajbhoj as a result of skilfully-played through-balls from our midfielders Lucy Benn and Lysiane Franchi. Of course, I have to give credit to our defenders, especially Adele Russell and Tahlia Louca, who never stopped fighting for the ball and made some excellent tackles. We tried out a new game strategy, which I was very pleased with and look forward to continuing honing our skills. – Ellie Anderson (Captain)

Open B – Saints 0 defeated by Wilderness 6
This seemed like an evenly-matched game throughout, but unfortunately, we didn’t make any chances on goal as we were defending hard which led to lapses and the other team scoring goals. Our possession style of soccer wasn’t as evident in contrast to past games, along with the aggression and hunger to hit the score board and potentially win. Back to the drawing board with lots to work and focus on so that we can play a better second half of the season with four games remaining. – TJ Scarsgill (Coach)

Middle A – Saints 3 defeated by Concordia 6
Unfortunately, we had a very slow start – we conceded 5 goals in the first 15 minutes. The girls put in a great effort to come back from 5-0 and score 3 goals, but then conceded another one right at the end. Missed a few opportunities where we took too long to shoot. We could also work on holding our shape. Goal scorers were Januri Wagaarachchi (2) and Lilly Maerschel (1). – Ange Gouvielos (Coach)

Middle B – Saints 0 drew with Seymour 0
A very close game that resulted in a 0-0 draw. The girls did really well clearing it out of defence, and some great running from Lucy, Stella and Soph almost led to a goal. Matilda, Ella and Lydia were crucial in defence, and Jackie didn’t stop running the whole game! On to our next game with some passing and shooting drills organised for training!  Nathan Reade (Coach)

Year 6 – Saints 5 defeated Seymour 3
The girls played an impressive match given the harsh, wet conditions. They were skilful in controlling the play, leading in front in scores the whole match, resulting in a great win. Scoring our first 2 goals, Alyssa Piantedosi was strong up front in attack, with Lucy Lowry and Eliza Brill Reed backing her up and Lucy later scoring two goals. Alison Francis played well in the midfield, scoring 1 goal. Stella Spalvins played a strong game, stopping the opposition from scoring goals, while Lucy Shigeno made some excellent passes. Ellie and I are very proud of the girls’ performance and can’t wait to see their progress continuing through the season. Mary Stavrou (Student Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 1 drew with Loreto 1
The girls had a great game and played very well even though it was cold and rainy. Everyone kept going and played their hardest for a great result. All the girls had a go at playing in each position and tried hard in each one. Well done to our two goalies Grace Marsh-Smith and Grace Mayen, and Izzy Huf who scored a great goal. – Lucy Benn (Student Coach)

Year 3-4 – Saints 9 defeated Walford 0
The winter sky, dark and threatening, was the topic of discussion before the game began. However, the 3-4 soccer team was ready to build on their successful start to the season and notch up another win on the board. The sky grew darker and looked vengeful, and the girls played in a similar fashion. Then came the deluge, saturating and relentless. As the parents reached for their umbrellas, the children on the sidelines remained huddled under cover and the players on the field were sodden but enjoyed their time on the pitch. The Year 4 players in their second season enforced the swift game plan and were quick to offer on-field leadership, putting old rules into place. Lauren Disney scored a hasty 4 goals and Beatrice Tolley slotted through 2 more before taking the role as second half goalkeeper. The second half was just as entertaining as the first, with Lois Burton-Howard coming out of her role as goalkeeper and taking on a striking position. Anisha Pahuja and Mathilda Begg continued their improvement, setting up a number of goals and accumulating many possessions. Emily Robinson, with exceptional foot skills, asserted herself as a young leader. Lois added another goal to our already impressive tally before Emily scored 2 more. The defensive unit, led by our Captain Sophie Wiggins and newcomer Ruby Pahuja, was incredibly tight. The community feel was noted by several onlookers, with the girls enthusiastic to include their new teammates in a passing game that was very inclusive. Congratulations to everyone who braved the rain and really enjoyed themselves. – Mark Routley (Coach)

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eNews – Week 3, Term 3 2020

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From Our Director of Early Learning

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

Including sustainable practice in our ELC Strategic Direction was vital to ensure we remain committed to embedding this in everyday life. With a focus on waste, garden-to-plate and resourcefulness, we are continually building our sustainable practices within our learning context. These areas assist children to develop both an ethical and ecological understanding of their world.

Kate-ProfileEarly in 2020, we identified that we needed a unified Centre approach to waste, so we brought in an expert. Charlie Aykroyd, General Manager of Australia Green Clean and a St Peter’s Girls’ Old Scholar, has become an ongoing resource for us, working alongside staff and children. We have been empowered with a deeper understanding about the ‘why’ and have implemented sustainable practices into our daily rituals. Some of these include gathering organic waste, recycling using our bin system, and taking responsibility around the use of plastics.

In Charlie’s recent work with us, she was able to provide us with feedback on our progress. Charlie can see that the children have become change agents both at home and in the ELC. She sees it as a priority to work with this generation of children and states the importance of empowering them beyond their life at ELC. She quite rightly believes that if we don’t take action now, our world will not be any different in the years to come. Working in partnerships with businesses has mutual benefits and is key in all areas of learning from ELC to Year 12.

In addition, Charlie was very impressed with our ELC Community Garden, observing how we are utilising our own developed worm farm and compost. The children can articulate the processes involved in growing our own food, from preparing the soil and planting, to harvesting and using the produce in recipes. Our recent cooking of broccoli pasta made from scratch is an example of the type of experiences shared between educators and children.

To determine our progress, we have been reflecting on how far we have come since the beginning of the year. We are now successfully composting, recycling and utilising a unified bin system across the Centre. The children are the driving force behind our garden-to-plate experiences as they lead us with genuine interest in the garden and specific questions about seasonal produce.

Most importantly though, we can see that the children are now so mindful about what they use, thoughtful in their lunch packaging and organics bin, and resourceful in their use of materials. Families are engaged in our dialogue and continually tell us about the impacts of this learning on their home life.

The connection and respect our children and staff have with our Earth is further enhanced through our Kaurna connections to culture. We are on a journey far beyond occasional or isolated learning experiences; rather, we are developing a way of life that will empower our youngest citizens. Our advocacy in this area is something to be proud of and will continue to drive us into the future.

Kate Mount
Director of Early Learning

 

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Last Chance to Charm

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The Year 12 Drama and Year 11 IB Theatre students are preparing for the final performance of their production Charm. Written and directed by Head of English Michael Butler-Wills, this production has been the culmination of an incredible amount of work by staff, students and volunteers. Comic and yet thought-provoking, the play is a riotous deconstruction of fairytales with wild characters, plot twists, a (subtly serious) message and a few songs thrown in to boot!

The final performance is tonight at 7pm. For an evening of fun entertainment, come along and support The Arts at Saints Girls.

Go to www.trybooking.com/BJZQC
Adult $10
Student/Concession $5

Due to contact tracing requirements, we ask that tickets be purchased online prior to the performance.

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High Note for Our Music Tutors

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Congratulations to two Saints Girls’ Music tutors who will be presented with prestigious awards from the Association of Heads of Music in Non Government Schools (AHOMINGS) at a ceremony later this month.

Karen Fletcher, our resident flute tutor, will be presented with an AHOMINGS Don Burrows award for Recognition of Long Service for Music Tutors. Karen has been the dedicated flute teacher at Saints Girls for the past 30 years. She is a highly-respected member of our instrumental music team who continues to produce outstanding musicians with her no fuss, caring and passionate approach.

Trumpet tutor Warren Heading will receive an AHOMINGS Bob Hower Award for Exemplary Contribution of Music Tutors in Independent Schools. Warren has been the brass tutor at St Peter’s Girls for 16 years. During that time, he has supported the introduction and development of the Jazz Band program. He conducted the inaugural Saints Girls’ Stage Band at Generations in Jazz in the early 2000s and currently runs the School’s Little Big Band. Our annual Carols in the Cathedral always concludes with Warren performing the obligato line to ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’, a tradition we hope to continue for many years to come.

These awards recognise Karen and Warren’s consistent, passionate and far-reaching influence on generations of musicians in non-government schools in South Australia.

 

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Old Scholars in the Spotlight

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I graduated from Saints in 2011 and have had the most amazing nine years since leaving school! I went straight into a Bachelor of Health Science at Adelaide University and graduated with Honours in Exercise Science and Physiology.

I am currently the Sports Scientist and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the women’s team at Adelaide United. My job allows me to travel around Australia with the squad and manage all things high performance related. Given the part-time nature of women’s sport, I also work at Adelaide University with athletic clientele, and manage the conditioning and GPS data analysis for their soccer club’s women’s team. With my newfound coaching platform and exposure to professional sport, I am frequently in schools or athletic organisations educating females and staff on the importance of the menstrual cycle and its role in athletic performance. It’s a topic I’m hugely passionate about and I hope to remove the stigma associated with it.

I have also progressed my coaching career which was initially sparked by coaching opportunities at Saints. In late 2019, I became the fourth female in SA to begin the Australia/Asia Confederation B Licence Accreditation. With this, I have been fortunate to coach the Football South Australia Regional Girls’ teams at tournaments in Singapore and Fiji.

In my personal life, I spend every spare moment I can travelling and immersing myself in different cultures and, of course, women’s sport. I went to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to support Old Scholar Olympia Aldersey (Kennion 2011), the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France to watch the Matildas play, and I hope to get to Ireland in 2022 to compete in the Gaelic Football World Games. In my first few years as an Old Scholar, I enjoyed playing for the Old Scholars’ soccer team with many of my old school mates. After three wonderful seasons, I eventually switched clubs to represent Adelaide University.

I have fond memories of my time at Saints. I was very active within the School sports programs, but something I miss dearly is the involvement in the Music Department. I look back and treasure the experiences we were given such as the Generations in Jazz trip initially driven by Mr Heading and Mrs Noble.

As for advice for the current seniors, I’d encourage you to take time to remember that the rest of your life doesn’t have to be decided from now. You will find your place. For some it’ll come straight away, and for others, many years down the track. There’s no rush. Treasure your time at such a beautiful School and always look to give back to the School community where possible.

The future? Who knows? I’d secretly love to see an Old Scholars’ AFL team evolve! But for now, I’m looking forward to where my career will take me and, in particular, hope to have a significant role and travel around Australia and New Zealand for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Eleni Vosnakis (Kilburn 2011)

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Share the Dignity Campaign

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We are supporting Share the Dignity again this August to help the many women who cannot afford sanitary items. We are a collection point for this amazing charity. We encourage students to bring along packets of pads and/or tampons and place them in the pink boxes located in the Library, Middle School area, or give them to Mrs Risbey in the PE office. Let’s get behind this charity and fill the boxes over and over.

Thank you in advance on behalf of the many women and young girls who will benefit from your kindness.

Ensuring everyone is afforded the dignity so many of us take for granted.
Our work directly benefits women in crisis.
Every. Single. Day.

Donate to a women’s charity that makes a real, on-the-ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Share the Dignity collects thousands of personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. Small dignities make a big difference.

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Kennion Jam and Vegemite Drive

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Kennion House is running a jam and Vegemite drive in Weeks 4, 5 and 6 for their House Charity. KickStart for Kids is a South Australian organisation that provides a breakfast and lunch program for underprivileged school children. Donating various spreads, including jam and Vegemite, helps these children to fuel their stomachs for the school day ahead.

There will be three collection points in the School: the Front Office, the Middle School and Student Services. Items that can be donated are honey, Vegemite and jam (no nuts please). As an extra incentive, there will be a prize for the most successful Home Group. When dropping off your donation, please write your Home Group on a post-it note and attach to the jar/s.

This is a School-wide initiative, and all Houses and families are invited to support this worthy cause.

Olivia Goldsmith
Kennion House Captain

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It’s Not Magic – It’s Science!

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This week, Mrs Mitchell and Mr Routley welcomed the Year 3 girls to St Peter’s Girls’ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with a day of potions (chemistry). This is part of their inquiry into ‘How the World Works’ and the fundamental skills of Science. We learnt about how the world is made up of atoms which have different properties and can create amazing chemical reactions when combined in different ways. We made fizzing concoctions, repelling rainbows, gooey oobleck and even saw atoms move in front of our eyes!

The study of chemistry has its roots in alchemy – a science of the medieval ages in which they believed they could convert base metals (such as lead) into gold. They also believed in the philosopher’s stone which would provide the owner with eternal life and healing powers. With these connections reminding us of the famous world of Harry Potter, it only seemed fitting to transform the School and learn that chemistry isn’t magic – it’s science!

Lizzy Mitchell and Mark Routley
Year 3 Teachers

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Year 5 Production – Save the Date!

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Get ready to secure your seats to see this wonderful show: St Peter’s Girls’ School’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

Tickets go on sale to the School community at 9am on 17 August 2020.

Due to current venue capacity and registration requirements, tickets are only available online via TryBooking. To ensure all families can attend, there will be four shows: two matinee sessions and two evening performances. We ask that families only purchase tickets to a maximum of two shows. This will enable all families to see the wonderful Year 5 girls in what promises to be a great end to Term 3.

Should seats still be available closer to opening night, families will be able to purchase additional tickets.

24 and 25 September at 1.30 and 7pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre

Ticket prices:
Adult $17
Student/Concession $12
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $42

Visit www.trybooking.com/BKSAB

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Book Week 2020

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Monday 24 – Friday 28 August

Dress Up Day will be held on Friday 28 August. Children are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character. Class parades will be held during a Junior School Assembly at 8.40am in the Arts Centre.

Please note: parents are unable to attend due to social distancing protocols; however, the School will share highlights from the event.

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Join Our Team of STAR Volunteers!

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Our Learning Strategies’ volunteers are all enormously valued within the department and the broader School community. Our girls LOVE working with them, and the teachers are so appreciative of their generous donation of energy, expertise and enthusiasm. We have some exciting developments within our department in 2020 and we’d love you to join us.

Our volunteers work with our girls on areas such as literacy, anywhere between a couple of lessons a week through to a couple of days per week. They include parents, grandparents, Old Scholars, retired staff and university students who are keen to gain further experience and enjoyment working with children.

To register your interest, please contact Aleasha Francis as soon as possible via afrancis@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au

We will send you a volunteer information sheet to fill out and then invite you in for a chat. We will also provide training for some of our Junior School programs.

Learning Strategies’ Team

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Support Saints Girls at The Long Lunch

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If you are a business owner or know someone who is, we are seeking donations for our Long Lunch Silent and Major Auctions, raising funds to empower the learners of tomorrow.

All contributions will be acknowledged in the lead up to the event and on the day. Excellent donation ideas include:

Hampers
South Australian-inspired experiences and activities
Artwork including glass, ceramics and sculptures
Educational toys, games and computers
Small electrical appliances
Vouchers for services
Tickets to sporting events, sporting equipment and memorabilia
Jewellery and handbags
Contemporary furniture, fixtures, fittings and lighting
Fine wine and dining vouchers, winery tours, behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive tastings

If you are able to donate an item, or have a suggestion for one, please contact Melissa Westgate, Foundation Manager
8334 2244 or mwestgate@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au.

All items can be delivered to our Community Relations Office.

P.S. Tickets for this event are limited to 200 and are almost sold out (only 20 remaining!). They can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/BHMCX.

Community Volunteers Needed

We are seeking passionate community volunteers to assist the School by undertaking duties and tasks for The Long Lunch.

Dates: Saturday 19 September and/or Sunday 20 September
Time: Various, flexible 3 – 5 hour shifts available both days

Tasks may include:
Setting tables and placing decorations; washing and cleaning utensils and dishes; handling, sorting, and organising food items; washing, peeling, chopping, cutting and cooking ingredients; sorting and disposing of rubbish and recycling; cleaning food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools or areas; plating food trays; transferring, weighing and checking supplies and equipment.

Fun, camaraderie, laughs, lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Foundation Manager, Melissa Westgate via mwestgate@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au or 0407 394 183.

Melissa Westgate
Foundation Manager

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Upcoming House Dinners

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During Term 3, all Middle and Senior School girls have the opportunity to enjoy a night away from homework to get creative and colourful at the House Dinners.

The Year 11s have been working hard organising decorations, food and games for each event. Visit the TryBooking links below to purchase your daughter(s) a ticket for the night as this is a compulsory event.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes and enjoying a fun night with our Houses.

Patteson House Dinner
Theme: Classic Movies
14 August (Week 4)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSHT

Selwyn House Dinner
Theme: Western
21 August (Week 5)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSZA

Kilburn House Dinner
Theme: Heroes and Villains of Hollywood
28 August (Week 6)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSXX

Kennion House Dinner
Theme: Animal Kingdom
11 September (Week 8)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BKSZC

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School Shop Merchandise – Great Father’s Day Gifts!

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The School Shop sells a variety of branded merchandise and memorabilia perfect for a Father’s Day gift or as a souvenir.

Items include coffee mugs, china, mobile phone power banks, umbrellas, signet rings, key rings, pens, notebooks, wine and champagne glasses, candles, scarves and more.

Visit us to see what we have in store!

School Shop

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Music Chapter for Page at Stonyfell

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Talented multi-instrumentalist, composer, music educator and record producer Adam Page will be visiting Saints Girls on 13 August.

At 9am, he will be performing a concert to Years 4 – 6 students in the Arts Centre. Following that, he will host a workshop for Years 9 – 12 Music students. At lunchtime, he will then perform on the Arts Centre steps for the whole School community to enjoy.

Known widely for his critically-acclaimed solo multi-instrumental looping performances, Adam has carved his path internationally as a composer. He has written major works for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Zephyr Quartet, and co-composed on numerous occasions with celebrated Kiwi composer John Psathas.

Adam has recently composed and performed with The Grigoryan Brothers, established the boutique record label Wizard Tone Records, assembled and performed with his new 12-piece ensemble The Adam Page Ensemble (TAPE), written and performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and also conducted the ASO in a concert featuring the music of Ross McHenry and Matthew Sheens.

We look forward to welcoming Adam to Saints Girls.

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Saints Girls on Social Media

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Celebrate Saints Girls by staying connected with us on social media.

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stpetersgirls

Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/stpetersgirlsschool

Enjoy fun and uplifting news and content, like this snapshot of our girls in action:

*Facebook and Instagram require account holders to be at least 13 years of age.

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Car Park Courtesy

The School has again received complaints about traffic blocking Stonyfell Road for lengthy periods during drop-off and pick-up. If the car park is full and you are unable to enter, circle the block until it is clear to enter, find a park elsewhere or, where age-appropriate, meet your daughter in a surrounding street. Unless special circumstances apply, parents of girls in Years 2 to 12 should not enter the car park to collect their daughters prior to 3.30pm. Parents of girls in Reception and Year 1 have exclusive use of the pick-up zone prior to this time for safety and traffic reasons.

Please also refrain from turning right into or out of the car park as this causes further congestion.

As a School, we must set an example for our students in showing courtesy to all; in this case, other road users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Notice from CommBank School Banking

Thank you so much for your patience. The CommBank School Banking program has recommenced. Please bring your deposit book with your weekly banking into school each Wednesday.

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Entertainment Membership

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The St Peter’s Girls’ Parents’ and Friends’ Association is fundraising via Entertainment Membership.

Order your Entertainment Membership today!

Purchase your membership here

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CLOTHES SHWOP: We Need Your Help!

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Did you know that Australians are the world’s second largest consumers of fashion? On average, we each consume 27kgs of new clothing and textiles every year. Most of this ends up in the bin after less than a year. Members of the School’s Environment Club would like to change this!

The Environment Club is focusing on sustainable fashion with our ‘Clothes Shwop’, where students can donate old clothes for tokens, and cash-in these tokens to take new clothes in return! If you have old clothes you don’t want anymore and are happy to donate or exchange for other items, then please support this worthy cause. Any remaining items will be donated to a women’s charity.

Collections will take place outside of the Junior School Library at lunch every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the actual ‘Clothes Shwop’ where you will be able to choose pieces from the donated clothing. The first ‘Clothes Shwop’ will be held on Thursday and Friday in Week 5 of Term 3 in the Drama Room.

Bring in your old clothes, help the environment and make your wardrobe that bit more exciting!

Sara Peak
Environment Club Captain

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Sports News

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AUSSIE RULES

Open – Saints 1.1.7 defeated by Wilderness 9.6.60
Although the score did not go in our favour, the girls did play a great game of footy. Our training skills have developed and were reflected on the field with our good team structure and spirit. We read the ball well and communicated with our teammates. Special mention must go to Joss Forster who adapted in her role as ruck and Lily-Rose Spartalis who displayed some great marks and kicks. Despite the score, the girls worked really hard and never stopped fighting. We hope to improve even more and further showcase our skills. Great job girls, keep up the great work! – Bella Bernardi (Captain)

Middle – Saints 2.4.16 defeated by Wilderness 4.1.25
Saints had a slow start to the game against Wilderness, who were a very strong opponent. We showed strong defensive pressure and a continuous drive to tackle when required. Unfortunately, it meant that we were often second to the ball and this made life difficult in the first three quarters. We definitely improved towards the end with our communication, leading for the ball and staying in front of our players. This paid off as we fought back in the last quarter with goals scored by Annie Bui and Charlotte McAuliffe. Everyone worked hard and we look forward to improving for the season ahead. Annie Warrick and Sophie Ricciuto showed the way by playing in front of their opponents and reading the play delightfully, whilst Chloe Porter was her dominant best with excellent taps in ruck. – Ellie Humphrey

BADMINTON

Congratulations to all who played on the weekend – we had another successful round. Our As, Bs, Cs, Ds, E2s and E3s all defeated their opponents. It was great to see us continue to do well against our strong opponents. It was evident that the girls were thinking strategically on the court. They should be proud of all the hard work they have put into their training and games. Let’s keep up our winning streak! – Amelie Dunda (Captain)

Open A – Saints 6 defeated Seymour 0
Best Players: Yang Yang Gu, Gloria Gao, Amelie Dunda, Mahala Truscott

Open B – Saints 6 defeated Seymour 0
Best Players: Candy Feng, Cherie Wong, Charlotte Stewart, Angela Feng

Open C – Saints 4 defeated Seymour 2
Best Player: Christina Song, Vanessa Pols

Open D1 – Saints 6 defeated Seymour 0
Best Players: Saffron Chen, Bronwyn Gautier, Drishti Nair, Helen Zhang

Open D2 – Saints 5 defeated Wilderness 1
Best Players: Arabella Walsh, Kate Thomas

Open E1 – Saints 3 defeated by Seymour 6
Best Players: Hattie Xu, Lilly Michelon, Francine Stavrou

Open E2 – Saints 8 defeated Wilderness 1
Best Players: Jennifer Hu, Abigail Papps, Grace Ran, Anna Wan, Kayla Park

Open E3 – Saints 6 defeated Seymour 3
Best Players: Alyssa Bo, Claudia Henschke, Bella Chen

BASKETBALL

Year 6 Blue – Saints 4 defeated by Seymour Blue 48
I was very proud of the way the girls didn’t give up! They kept trying their best through the whole game. Iszabella Lochowiak and Kiera See in particular had great games; they are taking on a lot of feedback from us and improving their defence and overall confidence in the game. It is great to see all of the girls grow in confidence, despite the score line, and try to dribble a little more and have some shots themselves. Keep working hard girls! – Sarah Turnbull (Coach)

Year 6 White – Saints 18 defeated by Seymour 62
Unfortunately, the girls had another tough game. They played hard the whole time despite only having 5 players, and showed lots of improvement from their first game. They played well in defence and contested all the rebounds. In attack, the girls played well, passing the ball around, resulting in them scoring their first goals of the year. – Sarah Matheson (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 26 defeated Seymour Blue 3
The girls had an excellent first win against Seymour Blue. For some, it was their first time playing basketball, and it was great to see them enjoying themselves and having fun. Our defensive pressure proved too strong, keeping Seymour to only 3 points for the entire game. All the girls contributed and worked as a team, with an exceptional effort from Wei Ning who top-scored with 12 points.  Katherine Perkas (Coach)

CROSS COUNTRY

Cross Country State Championships for Little Athletics
Daisy Braithwaite competed in the U14 competition over 3km claiming Gold, while sister Alice finished 5th, and Malaika McLeod won Gold in the U13 age group.

For the second round of the Schools’ Cross Country, the team remained focused and confident and raced extremely well, claiming the top 5 places in the Year 7 – 9 division. Well done to all team members. – Daisy Braithwaite (Year 8)

HOCKEY

Open – Saints 3 defeated Immanuel 0
The girls carried through their energy and competitive spirit from Round 1 into this game. Connections between our defence, midfield and striker lines contributed to our main goal of earning an outcome in the circle in the first five minutes of every quarter. Constant pressure was applied by our defenders, in particular Charlotte Creek and Georgie Keough, resulting in numerous turnovers and counter attacks up the field. Well done to Bridgette Leach for scoring 2 goals and Belle Black for scoring the other. – Olivia Goldsmith (Captain)

LACROSSE

Under 13 – Saints 17 defeated St Aloysius 5
The girls came out strongly for their second game back. The attackers played incredibly well, creating fast breaks from the centre and many shooting opportunities. From the first whistle, constant pressure was placed on the opposition by our defenders, which allowed us to make intercepts, resulting in many turnovers. Alannah Godfrey, Jamie Gower and Zoe Pool did a great job in midfield, constantly winning the draw and gaining procession of the ball. This was a great team game and the score shows how strong the girls can be when they work together – Millie Wilkin (Lacrosse Captain)

Under 11  Saints Blue 6 drew with Saints White 6
The game was a display of friendly competition, with all team members striving to play their best. The cohesiveness, positivity and team spirit was outstanding, and it is fantastic to see the girls develop a sense of passion for the game, as they eagerly anticipated their next opportunity to be on the field. They successfully made many passes to teammates, used their speed to run quickly to the other side of the field and, most notably, won many competitive ground balls. An outstanding game from all Saints Blue team members, particularly Sophia Curry, Chelsea Francis, Hayley Lucas and Amelia Lively. Well done to all; the even result demonstrates that both teams have similar abilities and worked just as hard as each other. – Sophie Auricht (Coach)

All of the girls were very keen to play against each other. Our attack has improved greatly, with the girls spreading out more which made it easier to dodge around defenders. This was done particularly well by Lois Burton-Howard (Year 4), Ruby Kelly (Year 4) and Lily Silvani. Many of the girls also did a great job at attacking the goal hard such as Lola Silvani. It was great to see the girls never giving up on ground balls; Neela (Year 4) and Anika Singh (Year 4) both showed great determination doing this. Once again, our defence improved further with the girls grasping the concept of sticking to a player, notably Grace Marshall (Year 3) and Scarlett Schinella (Year 3). Our fantastic goalies were Matilda Begg (Year 3) and Willow Chong (Year 3). It was a great game to watch. Goal scorers were Lois (2), Ruby (1), Lily (2) and Lola (1) – Lucy Martin (Coach)

NETBALL

Open A – Saints 34 defeated by Wilderness 42
The girls played an outstanding game against Wilderness which unfortunately resulted in a loss. From the start, each player applied full court pressure to create many opportunities for turnovers. Additionally, the girls did a great job in attack. In particular, Anna White and Amelia Pudney drove down the court and accurately worked the ball into the circle. The team adapted very well when Ehi Oyugbo, who was playing her best game, unfortunately came down with an ankle injury. As a result, Olivia Kelly was re-positioned in GK and Sarah Wishart moved to WD. Both Liv and Sarah made many touches and prevented their player from driving down the court. Best on court went to Hannah Freeman, Maggie Bailey and Alexia Politis. Maggie set herself up on her opponent which allowed her to create space in the goal circle and shoot. Lex stayed strong on her opponent and created space to drive the ball down the court with intent. It was a hard-fought match in which the girls stood their ground against the strong opposition. The game builds enthusiasm to see what we can bring to the future games. Well done girls! – Hannah Freeman (Captain)

Open B – Saints 42 defeated Wilderness 33
The Open Bs had a good game against Wilderness with a strong four quarters. Our shooters moved well in the circle, with Sadie and Thalia feeding the ball well to them. Ruby had a great game at GD, maintaining pressure on her player throughout. Everyone worked well as a team to drive the ball down the court. Although we were unable to have spectators at Wilderness, the girls were happy to get their first win. – Gemma Schaedel

Open E1 – Saints 28 defeated Wildernesses 22
A great win for the girls! Down by 2 goals at three-quarter time, the girls had a strong last quarter to come home with a win by 6 goals. Best players were Clair Kao for her exceptional work in the goal ring and Bella Bernadi for her performance in the mid-court, especially defensively in the last quarter, making a number of turn overs to help secure the win. – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Open E2 – Saints 9 defeated by Pembroke 26
A tough competition but the girls should be very proud of how they played, with clear improvements already being made from last week! Best players were Hannah Keough whose great defensive skills helped keep Pembroke’s goal scoring down on a number of occasions, and Lara Wakeham for her continuous support all over the court. Well done girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)

Year 10A – Saints 28 defeated Wilderness 18
This was a really good win for the girls. Defensive pressure was on during the whole game and created a lot of turnovers. The transition into attack improved significantly after the first game, and it was good to see that the girls were recognising the space on the court and which channels they must run in to transition the ball correctly. One area of improvement is to recognise floating defenders and ensuring that we pass the ball into space in order to avoid intercepts, whilst also running onto the ball and taking the extra step across to ensure the defender is screened. We are really impressed with the improvement within the squad.  Milli Gentle (Coach)

Year 10B – Saints 30 defeated Wilderness 9
The girls had a good game and were able to adapt with all sorts of changes that were thrown at them. Facing a physical opposition, they were able to adapt and hold strong throughout. The score does not reflect how the game was played, with significant improvement in defence, understanding defensive positioning to ensure defenders stay in play. The attacking end needs further improvement surrounding movement, however, this increased when rotations were made. We are impressed with the girls’ willingness to learn and have great confidence that they will all continue to develop as the season progresses. – Katie Dancer (Coach)

Year 10C – Saints 4 defeated by Seymour 36
Tough game for the girls but they fought hard for all four quarters. Defence worked great in creating a lot of pressure and therefore plenty of turnovers; now we just need to work on capitalising on those turnovers and converting them into goals. – Elena Vaananen (Coach)

Year 9A – Saints 48 defeated Wilderness 26
This was another well-rounded performance by all the girls. It was good to see an improvement in our defence and sideline throw-ins which we had worked on at training. Keep up the amazing work team. – Della Griffith (Coach)

Year 9B – Saints 49 defeated Wilderness 22
A very good game by all. The transition from defence into attack improved a lot which provided many scoring opportunities. At training, we plan to focus on understanding the set plays better, and also slowing down the play at certain times during the game. – Natasha Dinan (Coach)

Year 9C – Saints 20 defeated by Pulteney 22
Another fantastic game for the team. It was very close and the girls should be proud of their efforts. Those who stood out were Lucy Schirripa and Bel Burmester for their commitment to defending their players. This was another impressive game; well done girls! – Lulu Tierney (Coach)

Year 8A – Saints 44 defeated Wilderness 19
This was an amazing game. Our attack was able to do both attacking and defending as they made many intercepts. Charlie Piper and Soph Ryan shot incredible goals. Lili Bennett and Airlie McCabe were able to communicate on the court while demonstrating strong leads. Good job girls! – Gloria Zou

Year 8B – Saints 22 defeated Wilderness 13
The girls started off very well, with everyone talking and encouraging each other. Even though some of the opposition were physical, the girls pulled through with a win and some outstanding plays. The first half was strong, with consistent goals and great calling for the ball. In the second half, the girls really picked up their defending skills. There were marvellous plays from Charlotte Norman and Olivia Oakes in the goal circle and goal third. Although some girls were a little tired in the last part of the game, it was a top team effort and a challenging match.  Zoe Duncan (Coach)

Year 8C – Saints 31 defeated Pulteney 6
The girls showed improvement in the way they cohesively worked the ball down the court. Our defensive play was strong, particularly in the last quarter where Pulteney failed to score a goal whilst Saints scored 9. All girls applied pressure, displaying enthusiasm and great teamwork for the duration of the game. Well played girls! Special thanks to Alysa for playing up with us this match. – Nikki Miller (Coach)

Year 8D – Saints 10 defeated by Pembroke 16
The team had a cracking game! Alysa Trinh kindly volunteered to fill in, so we had 8 for the match. Although the girls were a few goals down in the first quarter, they managed to fight to prevent the gap from expanding and keep Pembroke’s score quite low. There were big improvements from the first game, and I was very impressed with how the girls were encouraging each other to keep going. – Gina Barker (Coach)

Year 7A – Saints 47 defeated Wilderness 11
The team played a fantastic game against Wilderness, leading in all quarters. Every player defended hard, made good clear leads and passed well. Defenders were quick on their feet and made it difficult for the opposition to score. In the mid-court, players passed well into the goal circle and helped by re-offering if needed. The shooters hardly missed a shot and moved well around the circle. The team played a brilliant game and it was good to see that we were putting things we practised at training into play. Well done girls.  Anna Venning

Year 7B – Saints 22 defeated Wilderness 15
The teams were neck-and-neck in the first quarter, but during the second and third, Saints played our best game to increase the lead. In the last quarter, we stayed strong with our defence improving throughout the game to help set up the win. – Charlotte Lorenzen

Year 4 Blue – Saints 3 defeated by Pembroke 11
The girls tried really hard but Pembroke were too strong. Our girls in defence, Aoife Carty, Caitlyn Sam-Ling and Evie Murphy, played a great game but Pembroke were very accurate with their shooting. Our last quarter was a standout, outscoring Pembroke. Well down girls, keep up the good work. – Karen Braund (Proud Coach)

Year 4 White – Saints 4 defeated by Seymour 5
The girls demonstrated great team effort and perseverance. Saints were patient in bringing the ball out of defence and working in our goal third to get to circle edge. They worked harder on their one-on-one defence and making sure they were passing to the first free player they saw when in attack. Saints showed outstanding effort and they should be extremely proud of their development.  Sivani Sivasuthan (Coach)

Year 3 – Saints 12 defeated Pembroke Yellow 3
It was so exciting to watch our girls have a big win. All played brilliantly, with our defenders sticking tight to their players and getting countless intercepts. Our shooters had a great afternoon as well, moving fluidly and having a much better awareness of each other on the court. Special mention to Victoria Hii for her superb defence and Anisha Pahuja for her tireless shooting throughout the match. – Rebecca Scott-Toms (Coach)

SOCCER

Open A – Saints 1 defeated by Seymour 2
The team and I really enjoyed playing our first home game this season. Adele Russell, Emily Downie and Annie Bradshaw all produced some very strong tackles against the opposition and never failed to go back for a second effort. Our brilliant goalkeepers, Emily McCorley and Azaan Singh, displayed some very impressive confidence. Our goal was scored from a well-placed corner ball delivered by Lucy Benn and finished with a header from Ashley Piper. Despite the loss, the girls finished on a positive note having scored our first goal of the season and winning the second half. We’re all very keen to continue improving our skills in the coming weeks! – Ellie Anderson (Captain)

Open B – Saints 1 defeated by Mercedes 6
For the third game of the season, it was a good start, going hard for the ball and making chances to shoot. Unfortunately, some lapses and in defence cost us 3 goals in the first half. For the second half, the girls came out strongly again, with a footy kick from our GK Sara Peak, which then assisted Imogen Parkinson who ran through the opposition’s defence and shot it past the keeper to score our first goal of the season. With our spirits lifted and fighting for a comeback, the opposition managed to get a few more goals due to lapses once again for us. Even though we ended up losing, the score didn’t reflect the game that was played. Our possession style of soccer was evident, along with our aggression for the ball and hard running. The girls threaded many passes together and worked the ball up the field, but unfortunately, it didn’t result in more goals which would have been well-deserved. Many positives to take away and a few things to focus on so that we are consistent all through the game. Let’s hope for more goals next time, and keep up the fighting spirit as we are getting better and better each week. – TJ Scarsgill (Coach)

Middle A – Saints 3 defeated Woodcroft 0
We played our best game so far, keeping our shape and providing passing options and targets up front. We could improve finishing as we could’ve had a lot more goals given we had plenty of chances. Januri got hit in the face with the ball in the last 10 minutes of the match, so I took her off and she stayed off for the rest of the match, though she kept wanting to go back on. Goals: Januri (2) and Georgia Evans (1) – Ange Gouvielos (Coach)

Middle B – Saints 0 defeated by Wilderness 2
Tough game for the girls against a strong Wilderness team. Our defence and midfield did really well to keep them at bay for as long as we could, with great tackling and clearing from Lucy, Monika, Asha and Alicia. Jackie did well in goals and both Lidia and Ella were great out wide. Next week girls!  Nathan Reade (Coach)

Year 6 – Saints 1 defeated by Loreto Gold 3
The team played a competitive game. Alyssa Piantadosi and Stella Spalvins did a great job as our goalkeepers, blocking some crucial shots. Lucy Lowry was excellent in midfield, skilfully dribbling past the Loreto players and scoring our only goal! Special mention also has to go to Jiahui Zhang and Lucy Shigeno for kicking some great long balls out of defence. The other coach, Mary Stavrou, and I were very pleased with how the girls played in their first game, and we’re keen to get back out there and continue developing our skills. – Ellie Anderson (Coach)

Year 5 – Saints 1 defeated by Wilderness Red 3
The girls played a fantastic first game, putting in a very strong defensive effort against a tough opponent. Consistent effort and persistence on the ball led to a very close game. The midfielders showed an impressive work rate, especially captain Aleiyah Abraham, helping shots on goal as well as keeping opposition goals to a minimum. Thank you to our goalkeepers Nishka Soodan and Eleni Schulze, and well done to goal scorer Izzy Huf. – Beth Cross

Year 3-4 – Saints 7 defeated Loreto 3
The sun was shining on a beautiful day as 13 keen girls laced their soccer boots for the first game of season 2020. The buzz was exciting and the game started at a frantic pace. Lauren Disney threaded through 4 first half goals and Beatrice Tolley added another to our impressive tally. Lois Burton-Howard again proved why she is such a valuable goalkeeper, thwarting many attempts by Loreto. She was well supported by experienced defenders Captain Abbie Tulloch and Valentina Patino who showed excellent composure for the second year in a row. The younger students in the squad quickly got themselves into the mix, with Mathilda Begg and Emily Robinson setting up goals for their teammates. The speed in conjunction with the selfless passing game truly impressed the Coach and spectators. Sylvie Flavel tried her hand in goals for the second half, which also saw Christina Balasis score a beautiful goal and Lauren Disney take her total to 5 for the match. – Mark Routley (Coach)

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