Issue no. 27
Sports Day: And the Winner is…
Congratulations to SELWYN on taking out Sports Day for an incredible 7th year running!
Students from Years 4 to 12 participated in many of their favourite sports and after a drizzly morning, the sun shone on our Saints Girls at the SA Athletics Stadium today.
House pride was in full flight, as eager athletes dominated the track and field. And of course, the Year 12 costumes lived up to the excitement with colour and creativity.
Well done to the girls, parents and staff for a fantastic Sports Day! See the full results in next week’s edition of eNews.
From Our Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School
If there is one trait that sets Saints Girls apart, it is the absolute and unwavering willingness of the girls to be participants. Today was a fabulous example, with girls from various age groups enthusiastically taking part in a wide range of track and field events. Having worked at other schools, the difference in their attitude and behaviour is obvious: what must be celebrated is their desire to contribute to their House by entering events with a passion to participate rather than win. Also worth noting are the empowering and motivating comments they direct towards each other. Our girls ensure that Sports Day truly is an environment that is free of judgement and where compassion and courage are on display.
A special shoutout to the Year 12 students, whose creative costumes and energy certainly added to the buoyant vibe of the day. They led from the front and made the most of their last Sports Day as Saints Girls.
My sincere thanks to Dan Searle and the PE and Sport Departments. Their collective energy and thorough organisation are very much appreciated.
Earlier this week, I attended the SACE Dance evening, Wonderland. The performances were fantastic and reflective of the dedication of our SACE Dancers and the guidance of our Head of The Arts Kate Burnett. One of the strengths of Saints is the value that we place upon the Performing Arts. There are many benefits of performance experiences, specifically the positive impact upon a student’s confidence, understanding, creativity and communication skills.
Collective of St Mary Magdalene, Moore Street Drop-In Centre
Over the past weeks, the Year 10 Patteson girls again spent numerous evenings at school preparing the three-course meal that they served to patrons last Saturday night. I cooked with the girls each evening and appreciated the candour, commitment and maturity they demonstrated to ensure we had enough food to serve 90 people. It was great to see they had reflected on the experience of Term 2, adjusting recipes and processes to allow each of these evenings to flow more smoothly. I must also thank the girls who joined me, as well as Thomas Bassett and Themis Zacharoyannis on Saturday evening. Olivia Downie, Sammy Keough, Georgina Wakeham and Amelie Zacharia Henley did a wonderful job talking with patrons and keeping up with the pressures in the kitchen.
Finally, a sincere thanks to Themis Zacharoyannis. Themis joined the Science Department this year and took up the role of Year 10 Home Group teacher. Her background as a nutritionist, meticulous organisation and ability to guide the girls’ decision-making significantly contributed to the success of Patteson’s Service Learning experience.
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School
Wondrous SACE Dance Production
Congratulations to our SACE Dancers on their mesmerising performances of Wonderland.
The girls left audiences spellbound this week as Alice, the Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter and other legendary Lewis Carroll characters shared a whimsical journey through compelling movement, melodies, costumes and visual effects.
The Stage 2 Dancers were delighted to showcase their creative and technical abilities, and were ably supported by the incredible Stage 1 Dancers.
Well done to all involved!
Our Head of The Arts Kate Burnett reflects on another epic production:
What an amazing week the SACE Dancers have had, performing in their assessment production of Wonderland. I could not have been prouder of their teamwork, dedication, commitment and enthusiasm. It was so special to be in the Arts Centre with large audiences who really supported our performers. We are so lucky to be in Adelaide right now!
To the eight exceptional Stage 2 Dancers: congratulations on a captivating show! You certainly can tell you love to dance and I personally thank you for making Wonderland better than I could have imagined!
Special thanks to Wesley Hiscock for the spectacular lighting, Thomas Bassett for the fantastic projections and Anne Ninnes (Kennion 1966) for her help with the costumes.
What a huge success!
Matilda Magic at State Taekwondo
Well done to Matilda for competing in State Taekwondo and taking home a Gold medal in pairs poomsae, a Silver medal in individual poomsae and a Silver in her sparring.
Although Nationals was originally scheduled for Sydney, the event proceeded with States here in Adelaide. Well done Matilda!
Passionate Public Speaker Wins State Final
Last Friday, I took part in the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award State Final at Legacy House. I am delighted to share that I won this final and will represent South Australia at the National Final at Parliament House. I competed against seven other students from Years 7 to 9 who were all extraordinary speakers during the competition. We were required to present a 5-minute speech prepared in advance and a 2-minute short notice speech prepared on-site in only 5 minutes. Despite the challenges, I found the experience and skills I gained in the competition very valuable. I have met many amazing people from whom I also learnt a lot. Now it’s time for me to start preparing for the National Final in November!
Noteworthy Nod to Terrific Tutor
Congratulations to our vocal teacher Wendy Hopkins on being recognised for her incredible contribution to St Peter’s Girls’ School Music Department by receiving the Don Burrows Music Tutor Award for long service presented by the Association of Heads of Music in Non-Government Schools.
Wendy has been an integral member of the Music tutor family at St Peter’s Girls for more that 20 years, and is in fact described by many as the ‘mother hen’ of the Music Department. Wendy is a devoted vocal teacher and colleague whose caring nature is at the centre of everything she does. She motivates all those around her with her positivity and sense of fun. She is always happy to share her experience and knowledge. Wendy is to be commended for her support to students and staff alike. This includes preparing students for the annual Year 5 Production, as well as senior students for SACE Solo Performance.
Where possible, Wendy will attend musicals and concerts that her students are involved in. She will always attend their AMEB exams, providing support on the day. Wendy holds an annual vocal concert, giving each student the opportunity to perform in front of a supportive and encouraging audience. She is always a pleasure to work with and her witty sense of humour is greatly appreciated among other tutors in the Music Department.
Congratulations Wendy on your award!
Director of Music
Words of Wisdom from Young Saints
Many Junior School girls have been working very hard to explore language, prepare a speech and deliver the spoken word. A dozen girls participated in the Junior Orator in Years 5 and 6. Maria Prakash and Eleni Schulze made it to the finals. Maria, from Year 5, came 2nd overall.
On Wednesday afternoon, the IPSHA Poetry Competition was held at Seymour College and Ishana Chettimada (Year 4), Beatrice Tolley (Year 5) and Isabella Blake (Year 6) earned a place in the finals, with Isabella placing 1st!
Congratulations to all of the girls who stepped out of their comfort zone and demonstrated independence, resilience and a can-do attitude. You are all winners because of the tenacity and perseverance you showed both in your preparation and delivery.
Year 5 Teacher
Year 9 Hearts in The Arts
This term, Saints Girls hosted the Year 9 Arts Night. The event invites friends and family to watch the wonderful artworks our girls have been working hard on this year. The girls were thrilled at the opportunity to come together on stage, choreograph routines and showcase their skills in Music, Drama and Dance. A wonderful exhibit of Visual Arts was also on display. The girls saw first-hand how a production comes together, from rehearsals, music, lighting and behind the scenes, to the moment the curtain draws on show night. Here, some of our girls share their experiences:
The musical performances showcased the amazing talent of our students: Daisy Kennett performed ‘Make You Feel My Love’; Heidi Gong performed ‘Buoliki’ by Lutoslawski on the piano, and Jasmin Baker performed ‘Allegro Appassionato’ by Camille Saint-Saëns on the cello.
The evening featured many types of dance, including the Bob Fosse jazz style in an emotional, lyrical and contemporary piece. Fosse incorporated finger-snapping, turned-in knees and famous shoulder rolls in his many dances. We managed to include these in ours. ‘Sweater’, which is a lyrical, contemporary dance, consisted of a storyline portraying someone in love but who wasn’t loved back. This dance had an important connection to the music and the mood as the dancers expressed much emotion while performing. Additionally, the choreography was devised in six weeks and performed by the students in great depth. Finally, our dance cohort developed choreographic pieces that required a theme representing a colour. This symbolised the meaning of the dance and allowed it to follow a story.
The Drama section included five student-devised performances, which all referred to a myth or legend from any culture. These pieces used theatrical forms and styles to create a dynamic performance. The plays presented were: I Promise; Yours to Tell; Mary, Mathilda and the Mirror; Orphic Judgement and Wings of Greed. – Sienna Huxtable
The night incorporated all of the different types of Performing Arts into one show. This was a great experience and something I learned a lot from, not just about the on-stage aspect but also off-stage. I was involved in the Music, Drama and Dance elements, and it was great to showcase what I had been working on this year. I also really enjoyed working with all my peers to create an amazing performance. – Daisy Kennett
I performed in both the Dance and Drama sections. I enjoyed the evening because not only did it allow me to share my hard work over the year with my friends and family, it also allowed me to get closer to my peers. I have made memories that I know will last a lifetime. I have also learnt a lot about performance and the amount of work that goes into a performance behind the scenes. I enjoyed the Arts Night and I can’t wait to perform again soon! – Jenna Maione
I had a wonderful time participating in both Dance and Drama on the night. We performed a contemporary, jazz and self-composed piece in Dance that we had been working on for the previous two terms. We also performed a self-composed play in Drama based on a myth that we had to incorporate into a 10 – 15 minute presentation. I enjoyed the process of writing, blocking and performing the play, as well as witnessing the completed product. I had fun learning and performing different dances and plays. – Zoe Pool
Head of The Arts
JobChat Speaks Volumes for Career Connections
‘JobChat’ is an initiative which aims to connect students with practitioners in careers of interest to our girls. When the Careers Team decided to implement JobChat, we weren’t sure how the girls would respond and whether they would find this opportunity useful. Seeking feedback after each session, we are delighted with how they are engaging with the initiative. Most recently, we welcomed Olivia Weymouth (Kennion 2012) to speak with our girls. Nine students from Years 10 to 12 spent their lunchtime with Olivia, hearing about her journey through Nursing and Midwifery degrees at UniSA, a graduate placement and the workplace.
Here are reflections from some of the girls:
I found JobChat extremely helpful in making my decision to study Nursing at university very clear. This conversation has given me a better understanding of what I would be getting into, which I otherwise would not have known. It was so helpful. – Lakara, Year 12 student
It is amazing that we are given an opportunity to meet someone who has a job in the profession we are interested in studying. I loved listening to what Olivia had to say about her experiences after uni, her job now and general information about having a career in Midwifery as well as a degree in Nursing. – Adele, Year 11 student
The Nursing/Midwifery JobChat was a very valuable experience as it helped us find out more about the university, placement and hospital experience from the perspective of a registered midwife/nurse. Hearing more about this challenging and rewarding career was really inspiring as a Year 12 student highly interested in working in the health field in the future. – Thuhansa, Year 12 student
So far, 45 girls have taken advantage of JobChat to listen about careers in Science, Health, Law and Film. Each term, we will offer two or three JobChats, initially targeting careers where most girls have expressed their interest. But we will also be looking at a variety of careers during Years 10 – 12.
If you are interested in spending a lunchtime with a small group of girls to talk about your career, please contact me via email@example.com. Over the next 12 months or so, we will aim to host your JobChat. We will also continue to canvas the girls for their areas of interest and reach out to people in those fields.
Careers Coordinator / IB Diploma Coordinator / Mathematics Teacher
Another Tick for IB TOK
In Term 1, the Year 11 IB girls attended a TOK (Theory of Knowledge) Day held at St Peter’s Girls with many other IB students from around Adelaide. On Monday, the IB students from Saints Girls and Seymour College visited St Peter’s College for another TOK Day. We read about and discussed how certain objects can relate to themes and concepts, and how we could utilise them in our Theory of Knowledge exhibition. We created an exhibition within our groups and presented them to teachers, other students and the Year 10s. This gave us an opportunity to practise explaining our objects and themes.
The day was a great way to get us thinking and interested about our upcoming exhibitions and connecting with other IB students! – Grace Dwyer, Year 11 IB student
Moving Moment at Eucharist Service
On Wednesday, we had the delight of having two of our Year 8 students confirmed during our Eucharist Service. It was a pleasure to welcome the Archbishop of Adelaide Geoffrey Smith to conduct the service and to confirm Charlotte and Emily.
The Archbishop reminded us all of the role that the women played as the first witnesses to the resurrected Jesus. His challenge to all students, but particularly to those being confirmed, was to take after their example and to be a witness to those around us.
It was a great service of celebration as these two students publicly declared their faith. If confirmation is something your daughter is interested in for next year, please contact our School Chaplain Thomas Bassett and he will be more than happy to speak with you about the process.
Wild Excursion for Year 7 Explorers
On Monday, the Year 7 cohort visited the Adelaide Zoo. Students were tasked with completing a booklet that looked at animal classification and adaptations. They needed to find their way around the zoo and visit the different animal enclosures. They observed the specific characteristics and features of animals that help them survive in their environment. Their booklets built upon what they have been learning in the classroom and provided them with an invaluable experience. The students enjoyed seeing the unique animals in the zoo including the giant pandas, anaconda, baboons, giraffes and many more. They were fortunate to be able to see the Komodo dragon having its monthly feed. The students demonstrated exemplary behaviour and made all the teachers and staff who attended extremely proud.
Chloe and Cleo share their experiences at the zoo:
I really enjoyed learning about animal adaptations. It was fascinating to see all the characteristics of each animal and how they help them adapt to different habitats. – Chloe Richardson
I learnt lots of new things about the animals at the zoo, including that the male and female pandas are not usually in a pack together, so they don’t stay together in the wild. They come together during breeding, which is a very short amount of time in September with a period of only 36 hours. All aspects of the zoo were great, and I have learnt some awesome new facts about a lot of the animals living there. – Cleo Hart
Pre-Service Teacher, University of South Australia
Tech Girls on Right Path
HerTechPath recently attended our School to speak with Year 9 and 10 Tech students. The group is represented by women working in the tech industry who are passionate about encouraging more girls to consider careers in technology. The students were excited to hear about the salaries linked to these careers and the many opportunities to work overseas.
We look forward to welcoming HerTechPath back to St Peter’s Girls in future years.
Digital Tech Teacher & STEM Coordinator
SACE Music Concert
Don’t miss our SACE Music Concert at 7pm on Thursday 9 September featuring performances by Emeshe Robson and Georgie Raftopoulos. Also performing are many of our outstanding ensembles including Stage Band, Concert Band, Enchante, Chamber Choir and Senior Strings.
It’s sure to be a hit!
Book your tickets via www.trybooking.com/BTQMH
Year 5 Production – Singin’ in the Rain JR.
Our students are excited for another show-stopping Saints Girls’ Year 5 Production: Singin’ in the Rain JR.
The girls will be performing on Thursday 23 September and Friday 24 September.
Tickets are now open to the wider School community. Secure your booking here.
We look forward to another incredible production!
Junior School Art Trail Exhibition
Our Junior School girls have been harnessing their creativity as they prepare to stage a captivating Art Trail exhibition. Artworks include laser-cut creatures, a doughnut wonderland, abstract sculptures, imagination machines, nature paintings, upcycled dolls and stencilled street art.
Grandparents and Treasured Friends
Friday 10 September
Book via www.trybooking.com/BTREO
Visitors will tour at the time scheduled for the youngest Junior School student in the family. Older Junior School students will join the tour scheduled for their younger sister’s year level:
• 8.45 – 10am: Year 5 and 6 students
• 10.30 – 11.45am: Reception students
(and older Junior School sisters)
• 12pm – 1.15pm: Year 3 and 4 students
(and older Junior School sisters)
• 2 – 3.15pm: Year 1 and 2 students
(and older Junior School sisters)
For more information, click here.
Parents and Daughters
Monday 13 – Friday 17 September
Reception – Year 2 students:
7.45 – 8.20am, Monday 13 September to Friday 17 September
3.45 – 4.30pm, Wednesday 15 September and Friday 17 September
Year 3 – 6 students:
Students can escort their parents around the Art Trail during the afternoon/evening of their Student-Led Conference on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 September.
For more information, click here.
Annual House Dinners
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. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes and enjoying a fun night with our Houses.
Selwyn House Dinner
Theme: Welcome to Wonderland
10 September (Week 8)
Book now: trybooking.com/BSSPA
The Long Lunch – Sunday 19 September
Auction Pre-Bidding Now Open!
We warmly invite you to view the huge selection of Live and Silent Auction items on offer at the 2021 Foundation Long Lunch here. You do not need to attend the lunch to buy a raffle ticket or to bid on and potentially win an item.
How to Bid:
1. Register for GalaBid by texting ‘stpetersgirls’ followed by your full name to 0458 678 678 (e.g. stpetersgirls Jane Smith)
2. View the auction items here: galabid.com/stpetersgirls
3. Bid on the items
4. If you make the winning bid, you’ll receive a text on Sunday 19 September after the auction closes at 3.45pm, with a secure link to pay for your item(s); you will then be contacted by phone on Monday 20 September to arrange collection
Successful bidders at the event will need to pay for their item(s) and collect them on the day.
Happy bidding! For those attending The Long Lunch, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 19 September! If you are not attending, please feel free to join us virtually via our Live Streaming.
If you did not secure a ticket and would like to join us, or volunteer, please contact me as soon as possible.
Thank you in advance for your wonderful support.
There are several opportunities to get involved and volunteer at The Long Lunch.
We are seeking parent/grandparent volunteers for set up on Saturday 18 September, and are also looking for assistance in the kitchen and for the auctions during the event.
Saturday 18 September, 10am – 3pm
Two shifts: 10am – 1pm and 12 – 3pm
Sunday 19 September, 9am – 6pm
Two shifts: 9am – 1pm and 1 – 6pm
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Melissa Westgate in the Community Relations Office via 8334 2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a lot of fun and a great way to meet and work with others from our community.
School Shop – Summer Uniform
With only a few weeks of Term 3 remaining, it’s time to dig out that summer uniform and see if it still fits for the start of Term 4.
During the school holidays, the School Shop will be open on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 October from 9am to 4pm.
To support Saints Girls and secure your Entertainment Membership, click here.
Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.entertainment.com.au for more information.
Absences from School
If your child is going to be absent, late to school or leave early, please use one of the following methods to notify the School providing student name, class/Home Group and reason:
Text: 0428 601 957
Phone: 8334 2200
Feel free to include the class/Home Group teacher when emailing. It would be appreciated if notifications could be made prior to 9am.
It is absolutely imperative to keep unwell children at home until they have recovered, even if symptoms are mild. This is not only for their own health and safety, but for that of all students and staff.
We thank all of our families for their cooperation.
THE POWER OF SPORT
Sport is a powerful thing. Whether you are playing competitive sport, training for fitness or supporting a team that has been connected to your family for decades, the levels of emotions can be high. I am an avid Football (Soccer) fan and have supported Manchester United my entire life. I was extremely lucky as a child; with my Dad a season ticket holder at United, our weekend was made up of: wake up, watch the football build-up, play football, go to watch United, listen to Talk Sport radio on the way home, watch Match of the Day, go to bed, wake up, play more football. Fanatic is not a strong enough word. For me, the highlight of supporting United was a trip to Moscow in 2008 to watch the European Cup Final against Chelsea. Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero of those times, and despite leaving for Real Madrid shortly after, he has been a hero of mine and many other United fans ever since. So, when it was rumoured that he would be moving to Manchester City, I’ll admit that I was concerned! It felt like my childhood had been damaged a little bit, like I’d been cheated. Then the next morning, I woke up to a voice message from my Dad, singing Viva Ronaldo (I told you we were mad). In 12 hours, the news reports had done a 180 as Ronaldo had rejoined United! I’m proud to admit that my emotions bubbled over a little bit.
So, my advice in this space…let sport take hold of you. Enjoy the highs and live the lows. It has the potential to change your life, through friendships, travel, competition, fitness and enjoyment. Regardless of whether you are playing, coaching, officiating or supporting, it really is a life like no other.
Director of Sport
Middle: Saints 19 v Sacred Heart 53
Open A: Saints 5 v Wilderness 1
Open B: Saints 0 v Wilderness 6
Open C: Saints 3 v Wilderness 3
Open D: Saints 2 v Seymour 0 (forfeit)
Open E1: Saints 4 v Wilderness 2
Open E2: Saints 5 v Wilderness 4
Open F1: Saints 7 v Wilderness 0
Open F2: Saints 1 v Wilderness 8
Last weekend, the girls played their final matches for the season and came away with an overall 5 out of 8 teams. All girls played remarkably this season, and I am genuinely proud to see their growth physically and mentally throughout training sessions and matches. Despite the challenges this year with lockdown and restrictions on school sports, it has been evident that players still could keep a positive mindset whenever they are playing the sport. Seeing girls using the skills they learned at training sessions on the courts and encouraging their teammates has inspired me as the captain to continue playing badminton outside of school and in university. Throughout the season, the girls have used their newfound skills effectively and efficiently on the court, and I hope that they continue to improve their skills next season with the help of our amazing coaches.
On behalf of all the players, I would like to thank the coaches, Stuart, Andrew, Cate, Emily and Mrs Risbey for supporting us and the hard work they have put in over the season. We couldn’t have done it without you! And finally, to all the girls, I would like to give them a massive thank you for their support and respect throughout the season. A thank you for their amazing work, for giving the Year 12s and me such a memorable last year and for enjoying the sport that we all love. It was truly unforgettable to watch most of your matches this season and watch you all grow. Thank you especially to my A team girls, Yangyang, Gloria and Cheri for the remarkable journey this season and all the best to the knockout tomorrow; I know we will do our best to enjoy every match we play. – Candy Feng (Captain)
Open: Saints 1 v Wilderness 1
Year 6: Saints 26 v Pembroke 18
Year 5: Saints 17 v Seymour 22
Year 4: Saints White 9 v Pembroke 13
Year 4: Saints Blue 19 v Pembroke 1
Year 3: Saints v Bye
Year 6: Saints 2 v St Ignatius 1
Year 5/6: Saints 7 v Wilderness 0
Year 4/5: Saints 0 v Seymour 12
Year 3/4: Saints 0 v Pulteney 12
Year 6: Saints 2 v St Ignatius 1
Last week, our Year 6 soccer girls celebrated their first win of the season, off the back of two strong performances in the preceding weeks. Their efforts in training sessions, focusing on skills, space and formation, paid off under match conditions. Well done to our two goal scorers, Isabella Blake (16’) and Cleo Connor (30’), who both scored from corner kicks. We have asked the girls to challenge themselves by playing in different positions, and it was great to see this result in two new goal scorers for the season. Lily Forby showed courage playing in a new position in midfield and learning to play the full length of the pitch, improving throughout the game. The final result was also secured by strong defending, with Zalia Valmorbida making multiple crucial challenges and clearances. – Brynley Millward (Coach)
Year 5/6: Saints 7 v Wilderness 0
Our Year 5/6 team continued to improve this week, with five different goal scorers in their win over Wilderness. What I loved most about the performance was the girls’ possession attempts; they are starting to look after the ball significantly better and learning when and where to pass. It was also great to see some of the skills that we have been practising in training come out in a game situation, with drag back turns and step overs the two which were most prevalent. – Tommy Peak (Coach)
Year 3/4: Saints 0 v Pulteney 12
Sliding down a waterfall, landing on a cactus…we can do anything with a little practice! Eight players this week left us no interchange to rotate, and the girls loved the challenge of playing every minute of the game. The smiles were clearly evident, happiness beamed from every player, as did their optimistic mindset. So many players were able to put their hands up and celebrate their best game for the year, none more so than Georgia Baghurst who chased and attacked well all game. Zara Millhouse played well, demonstrating her courage to brush off some knocks, and is developing her skills nicely. Arya Bhinder notched up her second solid game in a row. Her defensive efforts were valuable again, especially her ability to cut off attacking moves from the opposition and her knack to dribble away with the ball. The two Sophies – Sophie Blake and Sophie Philpott – were excellent options for clearing the ball from defence. Both girls demanded the ball from their keeper and cleared the ball up the wings on many occasions. Mika Valmorbida was again instrumental in goals, volunteering before the game to play both halves in this hectic position. She demonstrated kamikaze courage, throwing herself on the ball and saving many more balls than she let through. The girls were so happy with their performance, the score seemed irrelevant. They chanted their song with gusto and left the pitch with smiles from ear-to-ear. – Mark Routley (Coach)
U13: Saints 11 v Wilderness 8
U11 White: Saints 6 v Eagles 1
U11 Blue: Saints 13 v Burnside 6
The U11 Saints Lacrosse squad had an extremely successful season, with both the Blue and White teams ending on a high. All players have excelled and developed confidence in their abilities. They should be so proud of their efforts and determination. It has been a pleasure to coach a group of such passionate and enthusiastic students, even despite COVID-related interruptions. Through training emphasis on defensive tactics, attacking efficiency and goal scoring accuracy, the teams have proven victorious against opponents. Coaching has focused on building players’ game sense through small-sided games in trainings, and this has proven beneficial. Through inter-year level teams, the girls have formed strong friendships over the season and have demonstrated the important ability to share the ball around, involving everyone equally. Excellent sportsmanship has been shown by Saints Girls as we offered to fill in spaces for other teams short on numbers and always tapped sticks with the opposition at the end of the game. This season was highly rewarding, not only for the players, but also the coaches and spectators. We look forward to welcoming the girls back next season! – Sophie Auricht (U11s Coach)
U13: Saints 11 v Wilderness 8
Saturday’s game was big as the girls needed to win to make finals. Everyone was at the grounds early to warm up and get their heads in the game which reflected on their performance from the first whistle. Down by 2 at half-time, the girls hustled on the field to even the score going into the last quarter. They worked fiercely to keep their season alive, running hard to be first to every ground ball and working together to score goals. While everyone contributed to the win, a big shout out must go to Ruby and Lila for their amazing work in goals. After winning the U13 Premiership in Division 2 last year, the girls were moved up into Division 1 and are now through to the Semi-Finals! Millie and I are so proud of how the girls have improved this season and their determination on the field. We’re so excited to see what the girls can do this weekend! The U13s will be playing at 9.30am tomorrow morning at Glenelg Lacrosse Club (Barratt Reserve), and I’m sure they would welcome any extra support. Good luck girls! – Steph Smalls (Lacrosse Captain)
Open A: Saints 37 v Seymour 47
Open B: Saints 27 v Seymour 25
Open C: Saints 40 v Seymour 47
Open D: Saints 13 v Seymour 48
Intermediate A: Saints 27 v Seymour 38
Year 10C: Saints 12 v Pembroke 20
Year 9A: Saints 63 v Seymour 42
Year 9B: Saints 39 v Seymour 29
Year 9C: Saints 16 v Concordia 19
Year 8A: Saints 42 v Seymour 46
Year 8B: Saints 18 v Seymour 47
Year 8C: Saints 10 v Scotch 22
Year 7A: Saints 19 v Seymour 40
Year 7B: Saints 11 v Seymour 29
Year 7C: Saints 7 v Pembroke 28
Middle: Saints 1 v Walford 7
SAPSASA Soccer Carnival
From 25 to 27 August, Lucy Lowry and myself were fortunate to be selected to represent East Adelaide in the SAPSASA Soccer Carnival. It was an amazing experience; we learnt many new things and made lots of new friendships. We played 8 games over the three days and the girls did a great job, always putting in maximum effort throughout the whole carnival. Once all of the games were played, the scores were added up, and our East Adelaide team won Gold. Lucy and I are very appreciative to have had this opportunity. We are also grateful to Lou Tonin for being such a great coach who has been volunteering for 11 years. – Chloe Richardson (Year 7 student)