Issue no. 32
From the Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School
Farewell Year 12
Today we said farewell to Year 12 and what a week it has been. The girls have approached each day enthusiastically and provided both staff and students with a consistent level of comic relief. The play they wrote for the staff, which was performed today at their final assembly, demonstrated once again, the ability of students to pick up on the habits of their teachers, and exploit these when provided the opportunity. This does come with the job and it is always a timely reminder to the staff – the girls see all!
The Eucharist Service this morning afforded us the opportunity to listen to a personal anecdote about each girl. This I believe was the most telling aspect of the day. It is extremely rare in a school that each graduating student is spoken of and it certainly demonstrates how St Peter’s Girls is different. Thank you to Karen Alderson and Lisa Hollis who provided us with 53 memorable stories.
This is also the time to reflect upon the impact the leadership of the Year 12 girls has had on the School and wider community. My sincere thanks to all of Year 12 for their fabulous leadership, in what is always a challenging year. At Choral Night, Sport carnivals, Interhouse events, House meetings and House dinners, to name just a few, their inclusive and caring approach ensured that these were events that were enjoyed by all girls, regardless of age.
Finally, tonight the Year 12 students, their parents and staff will attend the Valedictory Dinner, which will be a wonderful closure to their time as Saints Girls.
We wish you well Year 12. Good luck in your final exams, but more importantly go forth with the drive to challenge yourselves in every aspect of your lives.
Leadership Induction Service
This week also saw the Induction of our 2018 Student Leaders. Our Prefects, Deputy House Captains and Co-Curricular Captains were officially presented their badge of office and made a formal commitment to serving the School for the coming 12 months.
Congratulations to the following girls; we are excited to see the differences you can make.
|Head Prefect||Antonia Kirsten-Parsch|
|Deputy Head Prefect||Olivia Compare|
|Chapel Prefect||Catherine Neale|
|Debating and Public Speaking Prefect||Emma Bleby|
|Music Prefect||Charlene Lee|
|Sport Prefect||Holly Cunningham|
|Community Service Prefect||Dominique Rigby|
|International Student Prefect||Erica Reid|
|Kennion House Captain||Alexandra Reade|
|Kilburn House Captain||Ava Loechel|
|Patteson House Captain||Bethany Cross|
|Selwyn House Captain||Sophie Auricht|
|SRC Prefect||Lucy Cox|
Deputy House Leaders
|Kennion Deputy House Captain||Jessie Rundle|
|Kilburn Deputy House Captain||India Deere|
|Patteson Deputy House Captain||Amy Steele|
|Selwyn Deputy House Captain||Charlotte Kelly|
|Badminton||Erica Reid and Catherine Neale|
|Cross Country||Bethany Cross|
|Netball and Touch Football||Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith|
|Rowing Vice Captain||Emily Webb|
|Swimming and Water Polo||Erin Barrera|
|Head Chorister and Band Captain||Tiffany Babidge|
|Chorister and Band Captain||Charlene Lee|
|Choristers||Ava Loechel, Emma Bleby and Nicola Jones|
|Strings Captains||Cheryl Wang and Felicia Mi|
|Library Captains||Kate McKellar-Stewart and Olivia Compare|
|Environment Club President||Kate McKellar-Stewart|
|Technical Theatre Captains||Dominique Rigby and Madison McGregor-Simms|
|Chess Captain||Michelle Ziyi Yeoh|
Finally, last week Ms Shea introduced our new Wellbeing information platform, SchoolTV. The information provided addresses many relevant topics that are navigated by young people during their school years. I encourage you to visit the site and review the topics which include: Social Media and Digital Reputation, Sexting, Cyberbullying, Drug and Alcohol Use, Depression and Anxiety. All topics can be accessed via the following link:
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School
Historic Competition Success
The Australian History Competition, administered by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia, is a nation-wide, Australian curriculum-based multiple choice quiz. Our Years 8 and 10 students participate in the competition annually, and this year witnessed some very noteworthy achievements.
Whilst the percentage of students who achieved a merit or higher was extremely pleasing, 13 students were awarded Distinctions:
Alyssa Woolley, Asha Krywanio, Candy Feng, Holly Wallman-Craddock, Keely Flannagan, Sara Peak, Sophie Barr, Stephanie Demmrich and Victoria Thorp.
Aditi Tamhankar, Amy Rice, Anneliese Thomas and Poppy Kirwan.
Well done to these students and to all participants, who will receive their certificates from their History teacher.
Head of Humanities
Students Take the Cake
Throughout the Stage 2 Food and Hospitality Curriculum, the girls are encouraged to research the contemporary nature of Australian cuisine. As part of this, they have investigated traditional processes and trends in food and culture. Our most recent Summative task involved research into the traditional techniques and processes used to decorate cakes for special occasions, and the requirement of adapting and developing these techniques to create a contemporary cake. The students used a variety of research techniques and sources including relatives and friends, the internet and also visiting experts at local cake decorating stores. They came away with some very exciting contemporary ideas and a range of techniques that could be used in their own cakes.
They showed excellent organisation skills and were able to prepare aspects of the cake over a period of time to enable each stage to set, and so that they could achieve their highest possible standard. They all chose to decorate with fondant and incorporated a range of amazing colours, creative use of shapes and clever and challenging designs, resulting in very effective cake creations as can be seen in the photo.
Food and Hospitality Teacher
Beyond Saints – Year 10 Food and Hospitality
As part of our Year 10 Food and Hospitality Entrepreneurial Unit, our class prepared Butter Chicken and Vegetable Curry for the Middle and Senior School students and teachers on Tuesday of Week 2. It involved creating and distributing a survey of food preferences of our target group, receiving orders, advertising the products on offer, ordering accurate quantities and allocating tasks to group members.
We received nearly 80 orders, which was well over what our food class anticipated. We certainly learnt a lot about the organisation and time management required to run a food-related business.
Profits from the event will be evenly distributed between the House Charities.
Year 10 Food and Hospitality Student
Augmented Reality in GEMS
Augmented reality superimposes vision and sound on an existing environment. One of the most exciting forms of augmented reality uses holograms; 3-Dimensional images. This week in GEMS, Charlie Rocklyn from SAAB Australia introduced the girls to Microsoft HoloLens, a computer-built into a headset that enables holograms to be viewed. Charlie, who has a background in computer science, is part of an engineering team at SAAB that is creating and developing applications for augmented reality which will make the most of technology such as HoloLens.
One of the applications that the girls used this week was a moving model of the solar system. The girls could move around the hologram, selecting and enlarging aspects of it to learn more. Another application was a video game that utilised the ability of HoloLens to map the walls and other features of the room to make a highly realistic experience. It demonstrated the changing nature of technology that our students will engage with in the future, and gave another example of how studies in STEM open doors for future careers.
Sky’s the Limit for Year 2s
Last Friday, the Year 2 girls celebrated the completion of their Unit of Inquiry, ‘There are many ways to be physically active’ with an Assembly and launching of their handmade kites.
As the kites rose into the sky, the clouds parted and the sunshine came out. The girls enjoyed sharing this moment with their parents and special friends.
Sallyann Bruun and Kathryn Clark
Year 2 Teachers
Term 4 International Student Event
On Friday 20 October, a combined international student event was held between Saints Girls and Prince Alfred College, involving both international and non-international students.
It was divided into three sections: participating in indoor sports activities, having dinner in the PAC boarding house and ice skating. All girls were extremely excited and energetic, with many singing together during the trip to PAC.
Once we arrived at PAC’s health and sporting centre, the boys had already set up courts and prepared equipment for us. Some of us played basketball and indoor soccer, while most played badminton. Everyone had a great time hitting with the PAC boys, although some girls who play badminton for School started to compete with the boys formally as an international Saints Girls and PAC ‘Intercol’. After an hour of laughter and sweating, all girls enjoyed dinner in the newly-built dining hall.
We later travelled to the ice skating venue and could not wait to get in! Most girls had experience and knew exactly what to do, while some had never been ice skating before. Friendships were formed with the PAC boys, and the girls strengthened their own bonds with each other.
This event was a great opportunity for the girls to interact with each other and the boys in a fun and exciting way. 2017 has been a successful year for all international students at St Peter’s Girls, and I wish all the best for the girls to have a great time at school, while achieving their potential.
2017 International Student Captain
The Year 10 French students recently made a trip to Le Carpe Diem crêperie on Grenfell Street for lunch. It was a great opportunity to eat some authentic French food, and to speak with the serving staff in French. Back at school, we wrote this account of our excursion in French (followed by an English translation) to practise using the three different past tenses we have learned this year:
Une sortie à la crêperie
Vendredi le 20 octobre, la classe de français d’année dix est allée à la crêperie Le Carpe Diem en ville. Nous y avons rencontré une ancienne étudiante de l’école (de notre classe) qui a déjeuné avec nous. Nous avions déjà commandé nos plats, parce que nous avions pensé que nous n’allions pas avoir beaucoup de temps. Nous avons choisi nos boissons : les jus de fruits, les chocolats glacés, les chocolats chauds et les « diabolos ». Puis, nos repas étaient prêts. La plupart des élèves avait choisi des crêpes sucrés, mais certaines avaient choisi les galettes salées. Tous les crêpes et les galettes étaient délicieux. Nous avons reçu un crêpe gratuit parce que le chef s’était trompé avec les commandes. Malheureusement, Sarah devait attendre sa galette pendant longtemps. Quand nous avons fini notre déjeuner, nous avons quitté le restaurant pour nous promener dans les Jardin Botaniques. Il faisait très beau. Il y avait du soleil et nous avons vu beaucoup de plantes intéressantes et quelques canards très mignons.
Quelle belle journée !
An excursion to the crêperie
On Friday 20 October, the Year 10 French class went to Le Carpe Diem crêperie in the city. We met a former student of the School there (from our class), who had lunch with us. We had already ordered our meals because we had thought that we were not going to have a lot of time. We chose our drinks: fruit juices, iced chocolates, hot chocolates and “diabolos”. Then, our meals were ready. Most of the students had chosen sweet crêpes, but some had chosen savoury galettes. All the crêpes and the galettes were delicious. We received a free crêpe because the chef had made a mistake with the orders. Unfortunately, Sarah had to wait a long time for her galette. When we had finished our lunch, we left the restaurant to go for a walk in the Botanic Garden. The weather was very fine. It was sunny and we saw lots of interesting plants and some very cute ducks.
What a beautiful afternoon!
Year 10 French
St Peter’s Girls’ School Community Golf Day
Hosted by the St Peter’s Girls’ Old Scholars’ Association
Mount Osmond Golf Club | 60 Mount Osmond Road | Mount Osmond
Stableford Competition | 18-hole round | Multi-tee start 9am
Golf and Lunch: $75
Golf and Lunch (Mount Osmond Golf Club Members): $60
Lunch only: $20
Lunch at 1pm includes baguettes, wraps, dessert, tea and coffee. Other beverages may be purchased from the bar.
Great fun with prizes to be won!
Book via www.trybooking.com/SAVM or contact Megan McCormack on 8334 2239.
Christmas Drinks on the Deck
We would like to thank all members of the St Peter’s Girls’ community for your support by inviting you to celebrate the successes of 2017.
Thursday 9 November 2017
5.30 – 7.30pm
Middle School Deck
Drinks and nibbles will be provided, and children can use the playground.
RSVP via www.trybooking.com/SOYP
Thursday 23 November
Please place in your diaries Thursday 23 November for the Years 7 to 12 Sports Awards which recognise outstanding individual and team performances. The function will commence immediately after school. Students will be able to purchase food and drinks from the Saints Sport Support Group. The awards ceremony commences at 4pm. Our guest speaker will be Women’s AFL player Sarah ‘Tex’ Perkins.
All students who have participated in sport are expected to attend. Parents are also warmly encouraged to come along and will be able to purchase wine supplied by Friends of Rowing.
Please note: all of the Term 4 sports draws can be found on the myLink Parent Portal, which also contains a link for match venues. Any changes and cancellations will be conveyed in advance via email and, where possible, directly to parents.
All Schools Games
Results from the All Schools Athletic Championships:
Jasmine Ledgard – Under 20 Hammer (Gold), Under 18 Shot Put (Gold), Hammer (Gold and New Record)
Rose Pittman – Under 18 400m (Gold and New Record), 800m (Gold and New Record)
Bethany Cross – Under 18 1500m (6th), 5000m walk (Gold)
Katherine Woolley – Under 18 400m Hurdles (Silver), High Jump (4th)
Nicolette Miller – Under 18 Javelin (6th), Discus (5th)
Ella Byrne – Under 16 100m (13.09), 200m (8th), 400m (5th)
Milly Wood – Under 16 90m Hurdles (5th), High Jump (=4th), Pole Vault (Gold)
Keeley Fahey – Under 16 Javelin 1.45m (=4th)
Sophie Barr – Under 16 Shot Put (4th), Discus (4th), Hammer (Silver)
Olivia Kelly – Under 14 100m (9th), 200m (9th), High Jump (4th), Shot Put (8th), Javelin (7th)
Wednesday 18 October
Middle A – Saints 12 defeated by Pulteney 72
The team came up against a very strong Pulteney side, but despite this, they never gave up and produced some good passages of play. Paris Robinson had a solid game, rebounding extremely well. Keep working girls. – Peter Krantis (Coach)
Middle B – Saints 12 defeated by Pulteney 24
The team put in a solid performance in their first game. They were unlucky as they had twice as many shots but could not convert their chances. They didn’t give in and kept playing to the end which was very positive. – Peter Krantis (Coach)
Thursday 19 October
Open A – Saints 3 drew with St Ignatius 3
After an incredibly successful week and a brilliant start to the term, I have never been more excited to work with such an amazing group of girls. The C team won their game against Wilderness by a staggering 17-0, the B team won their game 14-1 against Saint Ignatius B team and the A team drew 3-3 against St Ignatius A team. An honourable mention to Saskia Jonats, Hattie Maerschel, Matilda Braithwaite and the Woolley sisters (Katherine and Alyssa); these girls all shone this week. I am incredibly proud of the players and I cannot wait to see what the rest of the term brings. – Erin Barrera (2018 Captain)
Open B – Saints 14 defeated St Ignatius 1
The Open B team played a fantastic game against St Ignatius. They worked well in attack, setting up multiple goals and displaying great teamwork and making the play flow. Well done Carys Jones and Mikaela Georgiadis for an outstanding game. Great work girls! – Sarah Richards (2017 Captain)
Open C – Saints 17 defeated Wilderness 0
Saints started the term in an emphatic way with a resounding win against Wilderness. Every played contributed in a stellar performance with strong passing, swimming and great defence, providing a large number of turnovers which Saints capitalised on.
Year 7/8 – Saints 10 defeated Pembroke 8
The Saints 7/8 water polo team started Term 4 with a great win. Despite a slow start that saw Saints behind 1-3 at quarter time, they fought back with Lara Wakeham scoring five goals, Poppie Goldsmith scoring three, and Adele Eaton and Mia Humphrey both scoring one goal each. – Georgia Barclay
Saturday 21 October
Open A – Saints 14 defeated Walford 11
A great start to the second half of the season for the Open A group this week, pulling out a good win against Walford! The girls were enthusiastic and prepared to win the game. Highlights included Ruby Oliver’s outstanding hitting, scoring a triple and a home run. Special thanks go to Kellie Bested and Stephanie Smalls for stepping up and playing in a higher grade. The girls showed their skills in an outstanding win and hopefully there are more wins to come in the next few weeks. Great work girls! – Lulu Tierney (2018 Captain)
Open B – Saints 23 defeated Walford 5
Another great win for the Open B team this week to coincide with the win in the Open A team. The girls worked fantastically together to beat Walford with some amazing hitting and base running. Amelia Pudney threw some amazing pitches to reduce the oppositions’ runs. Well done girls. – Lulu Tierney (2018 Captain)
Saturday 21 October
Division 1 – Saints 3-27 defeated Pembroke 3-21
Singles: Toni Christiansen 6-2, Imogen Nienaber 6-1, Lily-Rose Spartalis 4-6, Mahala Truscott 3-6
Division 2 Blue – Saints 2-24 defeated by Pembroke 4-27
Singles: Taj Shahin 3-6, Izzy Harker 3-6, Georgia Langley 2-6, Tiffany Zhou 6-1
Division 2 White – Saints 0-13 defeated by Pembroke 6-36
Singles: Renee Lawrence 3-6, Olivia Zito 0-6, Amelie Eaton 2-6, Annabelle Langley 2-6
Division 3 Blue – Saints 3-27 defeated Pembroke 3-23
Singles: Anneliese Thomas 3-6, Louisa Reid 4-6, Hattie Xu 4-6
Division 3 White – Saints 4-28 defeated Pembroke 2-14
Singles: Adele Eaton 6-0 (forfeit), Mia-Rose Taliangis 6-0 (forfeit), Orla Clayton 6-2, Sophie Abbott 0-6
Division 4 Blue – Saints 1-11 defeated by Pembroke 3-18
Singles: Funto Komolafe 6-0, Ammi Yagnik 0-6, Eva Young 2-6
Division 4 White – Saints 4-28 defeated Pembroke 2-17
Singles: Hilary Clark 3-6, Chase Hocking 1-6, Letitia Page-Thomson 6-1
Monday 23 October
Open A – Saints 4-31 defeated Immanuel 2-15
Singles: Tiana Glazbrook: 2-6, Yasmin Glazbrook: 6-1, Jade Leyden: 5-6, Olivia Harby 6-1
Open B – Saints 6-36 defeated Immanuel 0-12
Singles: Sienna Glazbrook: 6-2, Clair Kao: 6-3, Annabel Baldwinson: 6-3, Mia Dodd: 6-2
Saturday 21 October
Open A – Saints 1 defeated by Mercedes 4
For the first time this year, St Peter’s Girls’ Open As Touch Football team participated in SACSSGSA Touch Football. We were defeated by Mercedes but played extremely well considering it was our first game together. Holly Cunningham took a clean intercept to score. Best players were Holly, Anna Pryor and Tahlia Towers who worked well in the midfield and kept Mercedes’ score to a minimum on the wing. At training, we need to work on our over-step and team tactics. Great game girls. – Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith (Captain)
Middle B – Saints 2 defeated by St Ignatius 4
The inaugural weekend of Touch Football for Saints continued with the Middle B team playing their first game of the season against St Ignatius. The girls have had three training sessions and were nervous heading into the game. St Ignatius got off to a strong start scoring two tries early before the girls began to find their rhythm and understand what was required defensively. Tilly McCormack got through the opponent’s defence and sprinted to the line to score our first try of the season. St Ignatius scored two more before Ashley Piper did something similar in the second half to end the game in a 4-2 loss. Considering it was all our girls’ first game, they did fantastically well and improved significantly. We need to work on our ‘rucking’ to move the ball forward during our first four touches and this will come with more practice. The girls enjoyed their first taste of Touch Football, with special mention to Kate Hunt and Adele Russell who held strong in defence.
Saturday 21 October
Open A – Saints 3 defeated Immanuel 0
The team was focussed and determined after being eliminated by Immanuel in the State knockout finals last term. A fast start with fantastic execution from our pairing of setter Emily Murdock and National All-Star Charlotte White left Immanuel reeling with little answer and having to use all their timeouts to no avail. The pair was backed up superbly by the rest of the team led by Abbey Goodwin with strong voice and big actions by all, ensuring Immanuel never had a look-in. Hungry for more success, the girls must maintain pressure on undefeated Westminster who they will face in the final game of the season. – Alistair Keough (Coach)
Open B – Saints 1 defeated by Immanuel 2
The team settled into a new system and structures with Ava Loechel directing traffic and Isobel Tan making sure the opposition heard our successes. Charlotte Carney accepted the responsibility of setting all-around and executed brilliantly. Isabella Villani ensured our defence was up to the task if anything got past Nicolette Miller at the net.
Open C – Saints 2 defeated Immanuel 0
Quiet and determined, it took a while for the team to find their voices but they were soon cheering to celebrate their successes with Immanuel reaching for their timeout buttons. Molly Lucas showed no signs of tiring after also playing the previous match and executed well. Cate Neale ensured the pressure was kept high with Immanuel having little answer to her serves. The game was fought at the net with the Saints “wall” prevailing for the win.
Open D – Saints 0 defeated by Westminster 3 (12-25, 21-25,13-15)
The girls went down to Westminster, despite a great effort to catch up in the second and third sets. Being the first time that most of these girls had played together, they adapted really well and displayed a high level of volleyball. Best players were Ally Reade, Lauren Hernan and Sarah Matheson, who all showed great covering both on the court and at the net, as well as great enthusiasm. I look forward to watching this team grow. – Georgia Howe (Coach)
Middle A – Saints 0 defeated by Immanuel 3 (16-25, 18-25, 15-25)
After losing narrowly to Immanuel in the knockout, Saints looked forward to another tough contest. Despite the loss, the middle As displayed great determination which was demonstrated with some great shots to save points and some very long rallies. Best players were Anna White and Jess Wishart who not only showed great consistency, but high enthusiasm throughout the game. I look forward to seeing this team grow during the season. – Georgia Howe (Coach)
Middle B – Saints 1 defeated by Immanuel 2 (15-25, 25-21, 20-25)
Despite a great fight, the middle Bs were defeated by Immanuel. Throughout the game the girls’ displayed great team essence and fight. Best players were Sarah Gulliver and Paris Greene with their great covering and rallying. – Georgia Howe (Coach)
Middle C – Saints 0 defeated by Immanuel 3 (14-25, 22-25, 10-25)
Saints faced a tough and more experienced opponent and it took a while for team spirit to generate into scores. The second set was very good, emphasised by some great serving by Chloe Venning and Lara Slape. The team will improve with more work on anticipating the flight of the ball and getting into better receiving positions. Overall, there were some encouraging signs for the first game of the term. – Neil Fuller (Supervisor)
Monday 23 October
Open A – Saints 41 defeated Immanuel 14
First game back for the final term of basketball, with the Open A team taking the win against Immanuel 38-14. It was a top effort from all the girls and the first win for the season. Best players go to Bella Bernardi and Paris Robinson, with Sarah Matheson using her club experience to great effect. This was 2017 Basketball Captain Chelsea Marchetti’s last game, so a big thank you to her for her amazing work this season and we wish her all the best for the exams and the future! – Ella Robinson (2018 Captain)
Middle C – Saints 8 defeated by Immanuel 14
The girls started the season off well by working together as team down the court and with strong passing and dropping. The team was down 12-nil at half-time, but in the second half they came out more aggressive. Alyssa Woolley put in a good second half finishing with 8 points. The girls got the majority of the rebounds, and despite the other team coming back, they showed strong determination and never gave up. – Sophia West (Coach)