From the Chaplain
Each year Saints girls from Year 6 upwards are given the opportunity to be confirmed in a Eucharist that takes place in August in our Chapel.
In the Anglican tradition, Confirmation is offered to baptised Christians once they are old enough to make the decision for themselves to become a follower of Christ. Girls who are not yet baptised are able to be baptised at the same service, prior to their confirmation.
The service involves confirming their baptismal promises, the laying on of hands with prayer and receiving first communion.
This very special event provides students with the opportunity to respond to their own experiences of God at work in their lives and recognise their decision to follow Christ.
This year a group of twelve girls made the decision to be confirmed at St Peter’s Girls’ School.
As part of their preparation, the girls spent a day at St Peter’s Cathedral where they learned more about the Christian tradition and reflected upon their spiritual journey.
The day provided a wonderful opportunity for fellowship as the candidates learned from the Cathedral’s Precentor, Rev’d Jenny Wilson, engaged in workshops, and enjoyed a tour of the Cathedral.
Our Confirmation Eucharist took place on Thursday 27 August with Archbishop Jeffrey Driver as celebrant and our newly consecrated aboriginal Bishop Chris McLeod as preacher.
The students appreciated hearing Bishop Chris speak about his identity as a Gurindji man and his mother’s experience as a member of the Stolen Generations. He also reminded us that being a follower of Christ isn’t about being perfect; rather, it’s about being faithful.
Many family members and godparents attended the service in support of the girls, which was followed by a celebratory morning tea.
Humanities subjects on a roll
Results for the Australian History and Australian Geography Competitions
This term has seen the return of results for the two above-mentioned competitions that were held last term. These competitions are great opportunities for St Peter’s Girls students to compete in nationally recognised competitions that retain close links to the Australian Curriculum.
The Australian History Competition saw students from Years 8 to 10 achieve impressively, as indicated by the following results:
High Distinction: Zhijun (Amy) Li
Distinctions: Marley Banham, Hannah Brown, Bree Jakupec, Poppy Kirwan, Isobel Tan, Amelia Wood
High Distinction: Olivia Parkinson
Distinctions: Fiona Begley, Sophia Casanova Clarke, Aanchal Chandiramani, Sascha Czuchwicki, Mirella Di Cesare, Rachael Disney, Abbey Goodwin, Olivia Habel, Isobella Hannon, Carys Jones, Emily Murdock, Tam Nguyen, Sophie-Louise Shearwood, Hannah Vine Hall
The Australian Geography Competition was held across Years 7-9 and also produced some very pleasing results at Junior and Intermediate Level:
Junior (Years 7-8)
High Distinctions: Rachel Banham, Eve Habel, Eliza Hannon, Teegan Lindsay
Distinctions: Annabelle Langley, Aleisha Elliott, Olivia Goldsmith, Rachel Kameniar, Abigail Lisle, Madison McGregor-Simms, Isobelle Norman, Kate Reade, Zoë Scobie, Yiyun (Christina) Song, Aditi Tamhankar, Isobel Tan, Amelia Wood
High Distinctions: Bethany Cross, Carla Lawrence, Sara Possingham, Dominique Rigby, Ashleigh Rogers, Kate Woolley
Distinctions: Sophie Auricht, Tiffany Babidge, Emma Bleby, Lucy Cox, Olivia Compare, Kate Landon, Felicia Mi, Alexandra Reade, Grace Russell-Jarvie, Cheryl Wang, Ziyi (Michelle) Yeoh
The Geography results are not only commendable by their number, but also by the fact that for most students the subject is not taught until the second semester.
Students received their certificates as part of the R-12 Assembly in Week 4 and all students will receive their Credit, Merit and Participation certificates through their subject teachers.
Year 9 History – Linking the past and present
Recently, Year 9 students have begun their Making a Nation unit by analysing the issue of how the treatment of Adam Goodes by fans has divided the community. Students worked through a series of media articles with a partner and had to synthesise information before evaluating the most valid arguments on the issue. As in society, opinion was divided across classes and even between partners as they sought to distinguish between the outspoken and moderate viewpoints in the contemporary media. The concluding exercise required students to develop their own newspaper headline to encapsulate their own viewpoint, and here are some of the most striking:
‘Which colours do you support?’
‘Playing the game or the victim?’
‘Cries for justice whitewashed by guilty supremacists.’
‘Not a black and white issue.’
Year 7 Geography – The Water Cycle
Currently, Year 7s are having a great deal of fun creating their own iMovies to illustrate their understanding of the water cycle. The task allows them to create their own Common Craft-style video to track the water cycle in its movement throughout the environment, from saltwater, into the atmosphere, before being deposited on land in freshwater systems or groundwater. Some students have given names to their water drops and are making the water cycle into an epic saga, which very much suits the complexity of the journey! Here is one of the videos by Emily and Renee from 7RMI to illustrate the task:
70th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings: 6 and 9 August
As part of the Year 10 History Curriculum, the students have recently completed their studies on the end of the Pacific War in World War Two and evaluated the many and varied consequences of the conflict on the Australian Home Front. The inherent benefits of the war, such as stimulating Australian industry and giving Australia a stronger diplomatic voice, have been compared and contrasted with the many negative consequences, such as the internment of ‘enemy aliens’. Ultimately, however, students have developed their understanding of how protected Australia was from many of the worst ravages of war, which included the impact of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima shown in the compelling image below.
Students are now investigating the role of the United Nations in preventing future global conflict and how World War Two led to the Declaration of Human Rights and the protection of the freedoms of citizens in sovereign states.
St Peter’s Girls Junior School Debating Round 4
St Peter’s Girls are hosting the final round of Junior debating
Tuesday 8 September 8 in the Humzy Theatre
Year 12 Trial exams
The Trial exam timetable for Year 12 students can now be accessed here:
Time to get the summer uniform in order
With only a few weeks remaining to the end of term and a change of uniform in Term 4, could you please contact the School Shop on 8334 2228 to arrange an appointment for a summer uniform for your daughter.
Year 6 student raises funds for Guide Dogs SA
The Year 6 Unit of Inquiry for this term has been focussing on ‘People’s beliefs and feelings can inspire action.’ One student, Emanuelle Russell, based her inquiry on raising awareness and funds for Guide Dogs SA.
Emanuelle organised a stall for selling sweet treats and Guide Dog merchandise to Year 6 students during two lunchtimes. She raised more than $400.
Aleasha Francis, ESO, said it was an absolute pleasure to watch Emanuelle put together the stall, “Congratulations to Emanuelle for all her hard work on this topic. All the money she raised will now go to Guides Dogs SA to help those in need.”
Peter Pan is flying in
The annual Year 5 production is coming up very soon, at the end of Week 4 in Term 4. This year we mount the production, Peter Pan Junior.
This is a beautiful version of the story with familiar songs. Prepare to be dazzled this year by something ‘just a little bit different’. Parent costume makers and prop sourcers have been hard at work, the music staff have been revising the songs with the girls, Mr D has been creating wonderful choreography and I have been busy blocking scenes and designing the vision.
The girls have really taken this show on with great vigour and have been able to bring to life many funny and many poignant moments. Mums, bring tissues – the ‘Your Mother and Mine’ scene will make you sniffle!
Thank you to all who have contributed to the show so far and to our parent community for their ongoing support.
7pm, 5 and 6 November 2015
Arts Centre, St Peter’s Girls’ School
Adults $15, Concession $8, Family $35
Tickets will go on sale later this term. Year 5 parents will have priority access from next week.
Twilight Chapel Concert
Come along and enjoy an inspiring twilight concert!
6pm, Tuesday 8 September 2015
In the Chapel
Including performances from:
- Enchante – their second summative performance for SACE
- Nick Parnell’s percussion ensembles, including a special collaboration with the Middle School string quartet
- Percussion solos
- Jazz vocal and instrumental solos accompanied by Mike Bevan
Relive Choral Night
A number of Choral Night DVDs are still available.
This year the Friends of the Arts community group have copies of the Choral Night spectacular available on DVD. This is your chance to relive the magic, or perhaps catch up if you couldn’t make it on the night.
DVDs cost just $20, and proceeds will go towards supporting the School’s Arts and Music programs.
Ladies’ Golf Day
The annual St Peter’s Girls’ School Ladies’ Golf Day and Lunch is on Friday 11 September at Kooyonga Golf Club.
It’s a stableford competition with a one tee start commencing at 8.30am. The day promises to be great fun with prizes on offer, including ‘Nearest the Pin’ as well as the Perpetual Trophy for the 18 hole golf champion.
Play 18 holes or just join us for lunch at 1pm.
Tickets for Golf and Lunch: $80
Tickets for Kooyonga Golf Club members and those attending for lunch only: $25
Contact the Development Office on 8334 2239 for more details.
The Golden Ticket Raffle tickets selling fast
The Golden Ticket Raffle was launched this week, and tickets have been selling like hot cakes!
The Parents’ and Friends’ Association is running the raffle, where the first prize is a whopping $15,000 off your 2016 school fees. Who wouldn’t be pleased with that?
You’ll have to be quick, as there are only 300 tickets for sale, at a cost of just $100 each.
Log on to www.trybooking.com/155850 today!
Enquiries can be directed to the Development Office at email@example.com.
Join us for a movie!
Get your family and friends together for an action packed afternoon at the movies to see the latest instalment in the Maze Runner series: The Scorch Trials!
The maze was just the beginning… Having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.
When: 3pm for 3:30pm start | Sunday 13 September 2015
Where: The Regal Theatre, 275 Kensington Rd, Kensington Park
Tickets: $20 | Book now at trybooking.com/IVRY
Bookings through Trybooking will receive exclusive entry for great lucky door prizes including an Encounter Bay Holiday House Weekend, 1 month EFM Gym membership and magazine bundles… plus a tasty treat on arrival! Tickets can also be bought at the door on the day for the movie and treat – but you’ll miss out on the lucky prize draw.
St Peter’s College Annual Concert
St Peter’s Girls families are warmly invited to attend the St Peter’s College Annual Concert.
7.30pm, Thursday 10 September 2015
Memorial Hall, St Peter’s College, Hackney
Adults $12, Children no charge
Saints 2 had a tough start to the day coming up against strong outfits from both Cabra and Marymount. Although the results went heavily against us, the girls learnt a lot about how to work together to play the game effectively. After a couple of tighter contests, we had breakthrough wins against both Blackwood and Seaview to secure 7th spot in our pool and 13th overall. The skills only got better as the day went on, and the girls thoroughly enjoyed their first experience playing AFL against the other schools. The whole team played extremely well; however, special mention must go to Thandi Murada, Holly Cunningham, and Ella Robinson who stood out on the ball and around goals.
The Saints 1 team improved significantly their standard of play throughout their games of football last week at the 9-a-side carnival. The girls came up against some bigger opponents but were not overawed and held their own with some ferocious attack on the ball. Once the girls were confident in their positions they began to pass to each other and look to the space ahead. We were able to use our speed in some high scoring matches.
Grace Packer, Alexandra Reade, Alice Tyson and Chanel Stefani were the major goal scorers but everyone played their part throughout the day, finishing in 4th position in our pool.
Garville Netball Club
Garville Netball Club is holding trials for the 2016 Premier League Squad as well as for the Summer 2015/2016 and Winter 2016 Talent ID Squads. These are open to all players.
Garville NC is one of eight clubs to participate in the State Premier Netball Competition (Nine News Netball Cup), run by Netball SA. The club also fields a large number of teams in the Adelaide Metro Netball Division (winter) and City Night (summer) Competitions.
This week saw our Winter Season come to an end and for our Year 12 students, their final match as Saints students. It is always a bittersweet time as these students, many of whom have represented the School over a number of years, end their duties.
To every Year 12 student, we wish to extend our gratitude for your involvement and wish you all every success in your future.
National Race Walking Championships
Congratulations to both Anna Cross (Year 11) and Bethany Cross (Year 9) who both performed exceptionally in Melbourne. Anna claimed a gold medal and Bethany only just missed the podium, placing fourth.
Badminton – Open Knockout – Friday 21 August
Our senior badminton team contested the State badminton knock-out championships. The team performed admirably without two of our A team members, former State player, Josephine Liu, and Sabrina Chou who were unavailable on the day. The team consisted of Emily Murdock, Kritika Mishra, Qianna (Nancy) Huang and Alice Powell who were valiant in defeat against very tough opposition, including Glenunga’s three current State players. All players continued to challenge their opponents, never giving up, and they represented our school with positivity and commitment. Sonya Risbey (Badminton Coordinator)
Hockey – Open Knockout – Monday 24 August
In the first game Saints faced Henley High who put us under a lot of pressure in the defensive line but we managed to hold them off until they were able to score from a short corner, resulting in a 1-0 loss. The second match saw us up against Trinity College, one of our toughest competitors from the IGSSA competition. After playing one game already and having a long break, we weren’t as alert as we should have been in this game and we lost 0-2. Our final game was against Mt Gambier and we finished on a high! In this game we worked strongly as a team and had multiple fast breakaways, enabling us to score two fantastic team goals. We won the game and finished fifth overall. It was a great effort by all the girls to push themselves and make it this far in the competition and we definitely deserved to make it to the State final!
Junior Basketball – Wednesday 26 August
Year 6 Blue – Saints 17 defeated Seymour Blue 12
Saints Blue secured back-to-back victories, which was very pleasing for our girls. We started slowly and came from behind to record our hard-fought win. This again showed excellent qualities in our girls to persist and fight back from six points behind at quarter-time. So proud of all the girls for a wonderful team effort! This week’s best player: Keeley Fahey, scoring 10 points. Darren Berry (Coach)
Year 6 White – Saints 18 defeated by Seymour 36
It was a courageous effort by the girls, who were up against a very strong team. With a Saints player down, many of the girls stepped up to assist carrying the ball down the court. The defensive pressure and rebounding ensured we remained competitive and gave us many fast break opportunities. The player of the week: Georgia Davidson for her relentless attack on the ball and ability to put pressure on Seymour’s players. Tammy Flannagan (Coach)
Year 5 – Saints 4 defeated by Seymour 34
Coming up against a very experienced side, the girls showed hard work and determination and gave it their all. The girls’ attacking game showed improvement as they were able to dribble down the court and pass with confidence. I encourage all the girls to keep giving their all. A special mention to Gracie, who played her best game yet. Josephine Dalpra and Ella Robinson (Coaches)
Junior Netball – Wednesday 26 August
Year 4 Blue – Saints had a bye
Year 3 – Saints had a bye
Junior Soccer – Friday 28 August
Year 6 Blue – Saints 2 drew with Seymour 2
The girls were matched really well in this game. Our defence was strong, with special mention to Harriett and Georgina. Our defence is really settled through great on-field leadership from both of these girls. Cheri played her best game for the season. She played as a defensive midfielder and was able to move the ball freely up the field. Her aggression for each contest kept us in the game. Alyssa showed excellent poise in front of goals, securing two goals for Saints Blue! Mark Routley (Coach)
Year 6 Silver – Saints 0 defeated by Pembroke 7
The girls had a really good first half, only down 1-0 at half-time. In the second half Pembroke were too strong, enabling them to win the game. The girls never gave up and kept trying to the end. Tomas Maracic (Coach)
Hockey – Saturday 29 August
Thanks to all the hockey girls for their commitment and attendance throughout the season. We hope to see you next year for a bigger and better 2016!
Open A – Saints 1 defeated by Trinity 3
On Saturday the Open A hockey team played against Trinity in the playoffs for third and fourth place on the IGSSA shield. As a team we were able to hold Trinity off in the first half, putting on pressure and keeping them out of their attacking circle. Half-way through the first half we were able to get a fast breakaway, stringing together strong, effective passes, topped off with a well-deserved goal scored by Olivia May. In the second half we continued to put pressure on the Trinity team, again having some strong shots on goal. Unluckily in the last seven minutes, Trinity were able to get a fast breakaway, scoring a field goal and putting them in the lead, and again putting another away after time at the end in a short corner. Despite the unlucky loss, it has been evident in recent weeks how much, as a team and individuals, we have developed over the course of the season. Sophie Fry (Captain)
Open B – Saints 2 defeated by Sacred Heart 4
The Open Bs played their last match of the season against Sacred Heart, who had previously defeated the girls but with five minutes to go, the score was 3-2. Unfortunately, the opposition scored late but the girls should be proud of their application throughout not only this match, but also the whole season. Congratulations to Alice Tyson and Paris Dudley on scoring goals, with skilful play up the field by others, including Lara Khoury, Olivia Goldsmith, Kate McKellar-Stewart and Grace Russell-Jarvie. The Bs completed the season in second position in the IGSSA competition. Dan Searle (Supervisor)
Open C – Saints 2 defeated St Dominic’s 0
The C grade dominated play for much of this game and the 0-0 scoreline at half-time was a frustrating result for the number of forward drives and short corners the girls achieved. The girls were often caught in a game of ping pong with the opposition defenders and failed to move into more dangerous positions to attempt shots on goal. Fortunately, in the second half we were better at this and two goals ensued through beautiful play by Eliza Hannon and Kate Woolley. Other players who performed well were Emma Carrodus who controlled the ball well on the half-back line, Grace Edwards who always gives 100%, and Alice Girdler who used her powerful hits to advantage. Dan Searle (Supervisor)
Lacrosse – Saturday 29 August
Under 15 – Saints 15 defeated Walford 4
The girls showed amazing persistence throughout the game and pushed hard until the final buzzer. They had brilliant work in attack and pushed hard to defend the goals. Best player went to Harriet Maerschel for her incredible work on ground balls and also in moving the ball around the field. Lucy Martin (Captain)
Under 13 Division 1 – Saints 15 defeated Glenelg Seahawks 7
The girls showed amazing persistence throughout the game and never stopped fighting until the very end of the match. They demonstrated brilliant work in attack and pushed hard to defend the goals. Best player went to Chelsea Walls for her incredible work on ground balls and also in moving the ball around the field! Lucy Martin (Captain)
Under 13 Division 2 – Saints 8 defeated by North Adelaide 13
The girls worked hard throughout the game and were fighting closely up until the last five minutes. They had excellent work in defence and worked hard to get the ball moving in attack. Best player went to Ruth Oliver for her great work in attack and also in making space and offering a pass for the girls running down the field. Lucy Martin (Captain)
Netball – Saturday 29 August
Open A – Saints 45 defeated Pulteney 30
The Open A team finished the season on a high, with a fantastic win against Pulteney. The game truly showed the improvement each individual team member has made, but also how the entire team has developed. We played as a cohesive group, allowing good flow down the court. The team remained in front for the whole game as a result of our strong, hands-on defensive pressure all the way down the court. Abbey Goodwin had a great game and worked extremely well in the goal third. Each game, especially this one, has been a whole team effort and it has taken all girls to pull off the win. Special thanks go to our coach, Sue, who has put so much time and effort into our team! Well done on a great season; all girls should be very proud. Amy Wishart (Captain)
Open B – Saints 30 defeated by Pulteney 36
The Open B team also had a great game this week and the score definitely does not reflect the effort and determination of the team. It was extremely close in the first half and the girls kept up their defensive pressure down the court to allow this. The improvement, particularly in the way the girls worked as a team, was fantastic and as a team they have come a long way. Thank you to Sue for coaching the girls this season – all the girls are very grateful for your time and energy. Congratulations to the girls on a great season. Amy Wishart (Captain)
Year 10A – Saints 16 defeated by Immanuel 36
Unfortunately, the girls could not get close as we missed many scoring opportunities and our opponents did not miss. Overall, it was a great effort by the girls and it’s been a pleasure coaching them this year! Best players: Lydia Smalls and Mirella Di Cesare. Alana Coppock (Coach)
Year 10B – Saints 31 defeated Immanuel 26
It was a fantastic game to watch and an excellent way for the girls to finish their season! They played an excellent game and it was great to see them all improve their skills and be able to demonstrate that in their last game. It’s been a great year coaching them! Everyone played well! Alana Coppock (Coach)
Year 9A – Saints 19 defeated by Pulteney 46
Despite the score, each girl individually played her best game and owned her position. Lucinda Tierney played her best defensive game and improved out of sight alongside her partner in crime, Charlotte Kelly, who worked as hard and as cleverly as always. Emily Webb played a fantastic game, intercepting the ball left, right and centre, and Holly Cunningham never fails to impress in centre with her continuous efforts and great leads. Ella Robinson and India Deere, two dynamites in our attacking end, created ample opportunity for our goal shooters and worked continuously hard. And last but not least, our two shooters, Ava Loechel and Olivia Harby, worked incredibly well together, taking advantage of every opportunity and swishing the ball through for a goal. Overall, we are so proud of the girls this season and have loved every minute of coaching such beautiful girls. Thank you for a great season! Eliza Falconer and Ellana Welsby (Coaches)
Year 9B – Saints 7 defeated by Pulteney 34
The first quarter’s passes and leads were not our finest, with most girls starting behind their player. However, as the game progressed there were many highlights, the ball in our attacking end more so than in any other game this term. Mostly of note this game were Holly Steer’s leads, Georgina Thrower’s continuous enthusiasm, and Chanel Stefani and Freya Ware’s intercepts throughout the whole game. The last quarter was the star, where every girl went out with triple the energy, enthusiasm and strategic movement, enabling us to quickly get from the defensive end into our goal ring. Despite tough competition, it has been an absolute pleasure to get to know everyone and see both individual and team development! Eliza Falconer and Ellana Welsby (Coaches)
Year 8A – Saints 27 defeated Pulteney 26
It was a tough match this week with Pulteney playing strong and consistent netball. We were goal for goal for the first half, coming out even at half time. During the third quarter, Pulteney’s goalies were able to capitalise on every scoring opportunity, rarely missing. Our girls made simple mistakes down the court, which caused Pulteney to come out five goals up at three-quarter time. As it was our final game of the season; we wanted a win! The girls came out in the final quarter with determination to fight back. They worked hard to turn over Pulteney’s first two centre passes and scored the first five goals of the quarter to bring them back to a draw. This final quarter of netball is evidence of the skilful netball that the girls had played during the year and in the end got them over the line by one goal! Well done on a great year, girls! Vanessa Brooks (Coach)
Year 8B – Saints 18 defeated by Pulteney 26
Despite the loss, the Year 8Bs played a fantastic game this week. Bringing the skills they have developed over the season, the girls came together and delivered a consistent game. The first quarter took a while to get into, with Pulteney taking advantage of a slightly slow start, and we were down by eight at quarter time. The final three quarters, however, were a display of some of the girls’ best netball. Isabella Villani excelled in centre and Zoe Vine Hall in Wing Defence played her best game yet, displaying her amazing interception skills. I am very proud of all of the girls and would like to thank them for such an amazing season. Sarah Miller (Coach)
Year 7A – Saints 38 defeated Pulteney 11
The As played a fantastic game against Pulteney for their final game, winning with a massive score. All the girls played brilliantly and continued to play clean and sharp netball. The defence players are to be highly commended, and their effort to bring the ball down to our attacking side was done smoothly and efficiently. Attackers and shooters hit targets when passing and shooting, and it was easily the best our attack has played all season. All girls should be extremely proud of their evident improvement in the season and overall performance in the final game. Best players go to Ruby, Sarah and Paris for playing their individual best games of the season. Emily Wishart and Corinne Dyer (Coaches)
Year 7B – Saints did not play