Issue no. 14
- Cross Country Interhouse
- From the Director of Early Learning
- Rostrum Voice of Youth
- Coding up a storm in our Year 3 classes!
- From the Debating and Public Speaking Captain
- Touch Football Knockout Competition
- Update from Dr Tom Nehmy
- 2017 Mock Trial Competition
- Meet the Communications Office team
- Farmyard fun at the Junior School
- Winter Cabaret
- Saints Girls’ Royal Blue Formal 2017
- Save the date – Arts Alive
- School Tours
- An enjoyable evening at Mums’ Night Out
- Banana bread now at Saints Café!
- Quiz Night
- Entertainment Book pre-sales
- 2017 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge
- Sports News
Cross Country Interhouse
It is with pleasure that we announce Selwyn House as the Cross Country winners for 2017!
On an absolutely stunning day weather-wise, the four Houses challenged each other in cross country running. A course was set at Bell Yett Reserve, and it was great to see so many girls participate. The vocal support from the students on the sidelines was also very encouraging to hear.
Points from Reception to Year 9 were added based on places in each year level.
1st – Selwyn 593 points
2nd – Patteson 569 points
3rd – Kilburn 539 points
4th – Kennion 532 points
The round of Spirit Cup points were awarded to Patteson with the Junior students doing exceptionally well in House cheers and participation.
From the Director of Early Learning
Providing new and exciting links to our School
The fabric of our School is the community itself. I constantly feel privileged to work in an environment where the staff, parents and friends are so caring and supportive. This was abundantly evident last Friday when the ELC hosted a special afternoon tea ahead of Mothers’ Day. Have a look at the video from the event, it’s sure to brighten your day. We had a wonderful turnout and the weather was perfect. We thank everyone for coming along as we always relish the opportunity to embrace and celebrate our community.
It is just one way we are fostering connections with our families. Each year we closely examine our transitions from ELC to Junior School and look for ways in which we can improve. We ask families for feedback, we discuss with our Reception teachers the ease in which the girls transitioned and we, the ELC staff, reflect carefully about how smoothly the whole process was. With our Mid-Year group in Term 3, we are transitioning a large number of children into a class of their own and want to ensure that we are setting our girls up for success.
At St Peter’s Girls we focus on all of our transitions between sub-schools, recognising that, for many students, these can be challenging times as girls and their families embark on the next chapter of their School life. In the ELC and Reception years we have initiated an exciting new concept of regular teacher swapping. This involves our Hallett Room teacher, Mrs Reid, going up to Reception for a lesson to enable a Reception teacher, either Mrs Davies or Mrs Liddy, to come to the Hallett Room and team-teach a group of students with Mrs Porplycia. We commenced this practice early in Term 1 and have continued it, building mutual understandings about our learning, our students and providing opportunities for rich sharing with the girls.
The feedback from this regular swapping of educators has been extremely positive and is just another addition to our already well-planned transition process. With weekly buddy classes, regular small group visits to Reception and our specialist programs, we are cementing a very tight and comprehensive transition for our girls. In addition to these programs, we also have Becca Burton Howard working with a group of ELC children on the Edgeling Program which will enable her to continue this work with them as they enter Reception.
This knowledge shared between teachers from both the ELC and the School over an extended period of time is pivotal to our girls’ success. As they transition at the end of this term, the relationships have already been built. We look forward to watching our girls grow in confidence as they more formally commence their transition visits but we know that all of the foundations have been set for them by our dedicated staff who continue to strive to improve, reflect and enact outstanding and leading practice in this area.
Director of Early Learning
Mrs Davies and Mrs Liddy visiting the ELC
Rostrum Voice of Youth
St Peter’s Girls’ School is delighted to announce that a record number of 12 students entered the Rostrum Voice of Youth public speaking competition. The first heat was held last weekend at Immanuel College in Novar Gardens. Our girls, ranging from Years 8 – 11, eloquently delivered powerful prepared and short notice speeches at the regional heat of the prestigious Voice of Youth competition. They competed against a number of schools including St Peter’s College, Prince Alfred College and Norwood Morialta High School. Students spoke convincingly on a range of topics including “The Lottery of Life”, “Against the Odds” and “Where to from Here?” All of the students have devoted many hours to preparing their speeches and regularly attended lunchtime coaching sessions run by Mrs Cat Davies and Ms Melissa Barratt.
Congratulations to the following entrants for being outstanding ambassadors for the school: Emily Downie, Aleisha Elliott, Zaina Khan, Edie McKellar, Portia Maerschel, Hattie Maerschel, Brooke Oliver, Srishti Sharma, Lily-Rose Spartalis, Aditi Tamhankar, Holly Wallman-Craddock and Cheri Wong.
We wish Aditi, Zaina, Emily, Aleisha and Holly the best of luck as they progress to the semi-finals, which will also be held at Immanuel College, on Saturday 27 May. You are all invited to come along and support the girls on the day. For further information please email Cat Davies at email@example.com.
Coding up a storm in our Year 3 classes!
Over the next month, the Year 3 students will be studying the central idea “People use scientific knowledge to help meet their needs”. This Unit of Inquiry is organised under the Transdisciplinary theme of “How the World Works”, a strand of the Primary Years Programme.
This Unit of Inquiry has a strong information technologies focus. The girls will develop many new skills and have started their coding and programming journey using https://studio.code.org, creating snowflakes and patterns for Anna and Elsa to skate in a winter wonderland. They have developed an understanding of ‘Blockly’, which uses visual blocks that can be dragged and dropped to write programs. The girls have experimented by manipulating the characters on the ice surface with items from the toolbox. They have created actions using pixels and angles building complex programs, well above year level expectation in their own workspaces! The opportunities for interdisciplinary links with mathematics are extraordinary.
Year 3 Teacher
Here are some comments from the girls about their coding experience so far –
When coding, I learnt that parallelograms have different angles than squares – Iszabella
In coding, it’s actually easy if you read! – Serae
I learnt that you need to think carefully before you code. – Lucy S
Using a repeat block makes the coding process easier. – Charlotte
It is important you can break problems into smaller problems. – Emily
When coding, it is good to make mistakes so you can learn. – Ellie
In coding, I learnt my lefts and rights. – Hayley
Sometimes I talk to myself to solve the problems. – Soraya
When coding, I learnt that you don’t want get the answer straight away. – Adjoa
A parallelogram has four angles and two of them are 120 degrees these are obtuse angles. – Olivia
While coding, I learnt that a diamond is similar to a parallelogram. – Sophie
I learnt that you have to read the instructions first before you begin. – Lyra
In coding, you have to solve problems. – Mithi
I liked all the tricky challenges and figuring out what to do was lots of fun. – Lily
I liked solving the problems because it challenged my thinking. – Alison
I used the clues to figure out what to do. – Eva
I found it challenging when the blocks I needed weren’t there. – Bettina
I liked it because it made you think where to put the blocks to make the correct shape. – Savannah
I found the coding hard but fun. – Madeleine
While coding, I learnt about circles. Different circles have different diameters making them bigger or smaller. – Grace B
When coding, I learnt to do problems step-by-step to help me figure out what’s going wrong. – Madi
I liked working with my friends, putting the blocks in the workspace. You really had to think about what you were doing. – Eve
I enjoyed the freedom to move ahead at my own pace and solving the problems with angles. – Amelia
The coding was interesting, I hadn’t heard of it before. When I programmed it wrong it made interesting shapes that looked really cool. – Stella
I found the coding frustrating at times but it was fun because I hadn’t worked with angles before. – Alyssa
I enjoyed that it was hard but also fun. When you made mistakes, it went all funny but then you were able to fix it. – Meghana
From the Debating and Public Speaking Captain
What an amazing start to the 2017 Debating season!
After our wonderful success last year, we entered the season with 14 teams. In Round 1, which took place across 9 – 10 May, Saints was very successful, with two Year 7 teams, four Year 9 teams, two Year 10 teams and one Senior Team winning their first debates. This is a fantastic achievement, and all debaters and coaches involved should be extremely proud of their efforts.
An additional congratulations must also go to Ellie Anderson (Year 9), Charlotte Bleby (Year 9), Tia Bailey (Year 7), Sivanthi Sivasuthan (Year 7), Emily Downie (Year 9) and Hattie Maerschel (Year 9) and Isobel Tan (Year 10) who won the Debating Awards of the evening, chosen by the adjudicator of the debate.
Round 2 will take place on the 30 May (Years 8 – 9 debates) and 31 May (Year 10 and Senior debates) – please keep your eyes open for more information soon. Debating is not just rewarding for the debaters themselves, but is also extremely interesting to watch. Parents and other students are more than welcome to come and support girls at the debates. It would be terrific to see some new faces at the next round!
Debating and Public Speaking Captain
Touch Football Knockout Competition
The Year 12 PE class participated in the State Touch Knockout Championships at Modbury High School last Wednesday. The girls were looking to improve their skills in competition and were able to have a successful day, winning two matches, drawing one, and losing two.
This was the first time they had played against opposition and were able to improve their game understanding significantly over the five matches. The fatigue was evident by the end of the day as the girls felt exhausted from the forward, sideways and backwards running involved. The girls will now take part in the High School Girls’ competition on Wednesday nights over the coming weeks.
Try scorers over the day were –
Jasmine Ledgard – 2
Emma Fogarty – 1
Olivia Harby – 1
Emily Webb – 1
Charlotte Parker- 2
Grace Packer – 2
Wilhelmina Fowler- 1
Charlotte Kelly – 2
Holly Cunningham – 2
Charlotte Carney – 1
Lost to St Columba College 3-2
Drew with Pembroke School 3-3
Defeated St Aloysius College 5-0
Defeated Birdwood High School 4-0
Lost to Modbury High School 3-1
Head of PE, Health & Outdoor Education
Update from Dr Tom Nehmy
It is an absolute pleasure to work with St Peter’s Girls’ School in delivering my Healthy Minds Program. Having had the opportunity to contribute to aspects of the School’s wellbeing approach, I am excited to now be implementing the work that has been my passion for the past 12 years: supporting the healthy psychological development of young people.
There is much that parents can do to positively influence the psychological development of their children. In the following article, I address some important ideas relevant to the wish of every parent of a St Peter’s girl: that they be healthy and happy. For those with daughters currently in Year 8, you will also be following along the core content of Healthy Minds through the weekly Parent Modules which can be found on the new Parent Portal. I hope you find these helpful.
Dr Tom Nehmy
2017 Mock Trial Competition
Our Year 11 Legal Studies class has been competing in the South Australian Law Society Mock Trial Competition. The event is designed to bring the legal profession into closer communication with students and provide a better understanding of how the South Australian legal system operates. The competition encourages students to present an argument in a forum based on our adversarial legal system.
There are three rounds and finals. On Tuesday, Round 2, teams had the opportunity to compete in the District Court, Victoria Square. This was a unique and wonderful experience.
Students play the roles of barristers, witnesses, solicitors, Sheriff’s Officer and Magistrate’s Clerk to make their case in front of a Magistrate. Teams are scored on knowledge and preparation of the case, protocols of their role, responses and ability to cope with questioning. Our team scored highly in all criteria and are looking forward to the next opportunity to further develop skills in Round 3.
Legal Studies Teacher
Meet the Communications Office team
My name is Caroline Kelly and I recently started at St Peter’s Girls as Director of Communications; on the right is my colleague, Communications Coordinator Hayley McLauchlan, who’s also joined the School this year. We have a passion for great photos and videos so you may see us out and about around the School and at official functions. We are hoping to capture our students’ many wonderful achievements and create moments in time for our community to share and enjoy. Our Communications Office works closely with our Community Relations Office (formerly Development Office) which is led by Foundation Manager Melissa Westgate and supported by the wonderful work of Megan McCormack (Old Scholar Officer), Fiona McGregor (Events Officer) and Anne Daniell (Archivist).
Please keep an eye on our Enews and ELC Enews as we will be bringing you exciting stories showcasing our students, events and successes.
Another huge focus for all of us is increasing our Facebook following and we’ll have plenty of reasons for you to visit. So please click here and join our social journey. While you’re there, why not check out our Old Scholars’page as well!
We look forward to working with the School community and showing why there’s never been a better time to be at Saints Girls.
Farmyard fun at the Junior School
On Tuesday, the Year 1s and 4s had a visit from some baby chickens from Nellie and Maisy Ion’s farm. The chicks were only three weeks old and one was just two weeks old! Their names are Juicy Lemon, Ice Cube, Naughty, Speedy, Vanilla and Rosie. The girls loved holding them and watching them interact. Some girls were even brave enough to put them on their heads!
Nellie taught the girls about a chicken’s life cycle. She shared with everyone the responsibilities involved in looking after them from chick to fully grown chicken that is ready to lay eggs for the family to enjoy.
Maisy’s mum brought in little chicks. They were so cute! My favourite chick was Juicy Lemon. I cannot believe how fluffy they were. I got to hold lots of chicks and Maisy told us to close our eyes. When we opened our eyes, there was a chick on Sid’s head. It was so funny!
Join us at the Winter Cabaret on Thursday 8 June
7pm – 9pm in the Arts Centre
Cabaret seating with tables of 10
Food and drink available for purchase from the Friends of Arts
Adult – $15
Concession – $10
Table of 10 – $100
Tickets available via www.trybooking.com/QEET
Special guests, award-winning Adelaide Connection – Adelaide University’s Jazz vocal choir (featuring old scholar Chelsea McGuinness) and trombone player Robert Johnson.
Groups who will be involved include:
Senior Percussion ensemble
Jazz Vocal Quintet
Saints Girls’ Royal Blue Formal 2017
The Secret Garden
On Saturday 13 May, Saints Girls hosted the Royal Blue Formal for 2017. Under the guidance of our Events Officer Fiona McGregor and Ms Mortimer, the formal committee (consisting of Lily Habel, Emily Schultz, Mikaela Georgiadis, Tori Gilroy, Ebony Jack, Grace Dawson and myself) worked hard in preparation for the big night. As a team, we were able to fundraise and organise a venue, decorations and activities for the formal which had the theme of “The Secret Garden”. Lots of meetings, phone calls and discussions later, everything was ready to go.
The night began at school, where the girls and their dates walked the red carpet, looking absolutely stunning. From School, we travelled by bus to the Adelaide Convention Centre. It was exciting to see the room as all of our planning had finally come together. Throughout the night, the DJ played some great hits and there were some amazing moves spotted on the dance floor. Our very own secret garden, complete with white picket fencing, fairy lights and faux grass, was a hit. Overall, it was a wonderful night and I am sure many memories were made.
Uthpala De Silva
Save the date – Arts Alive
Friday 23 June
Grandparents and Special Older Friends
Parents and friends
Official times to be advised shortly.
Entry by donation – we hope to see you there to support our artists!
If you know anyone in your networks who might be interested in joining our fantastic Saints Girls’ community, we have School Tours coming up. The next one is on Thursday 25 May at 9am, so please spread the word about St Peter’s Girls!
For more information click here.
An enjoyable evening at Mums’ Night Out
Last Friday evening the Mothers’ Club hosted 65 Saints Mums at The Robin Hood Hotel for the Mums’ Night Out, to celebrate Mothers’ Day.
This was a lovely opportunity for mums from all years to get together, have a fun night out and raise funds for the school.
A big thank you to: Derma-Zen, Anna Dimond, Ashvini Rajbhoj, Hamish Baldwinson, Jo Fidler, Nilanthi De Silva, Melissa Barclay – Beerenberg, Orbe, The Robin Hood Hotel, Amelia Porter, Entertainment Book and Train2Max for your generosity!
Thank you especially to those who attended and contributed to a most successful event where we raised $3000! Well done!
Banana bread now at Saints Café!
As the cooler weather sets in, it’s time to fuel up on some banana bread at Saints Café!
This term the Saints Café menu now includes scrumptious banana bread and all the amazing health benefits that come with it. Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamin B6, fibre and many other body and mind-loving nutrients.
So stop by the Saints Café Tuesday and Friday mornings from 7.30 – 8.15am and start your day with a warm beverage and a delicious slice of banana bread.
Our Parents’ & Friends’ Association is calling for donations of wine. We are offering a fundraising Wine Wall at our upcoming Quiz Night on Friday 16 June.
Please drop off wine donations to the Community Relations Office across from the School Shop.
To book Quiz Night tickets, please visit www.trybooking.com/278385
Entertainment Book pre-sales
The 2016 | 2017 Entertainment Membership is expiring on 1 June 2017
Order your new 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership before 30 June 2017 to go in the draw to win a $50 Archer Hotel dining voucher AND a pass for 2 adults and 2 kids to Adelaide Zoo!
As a Mothers’ Club fundraiser, part-proceeds from every book sold will go to the exciting redevelopment of the outdoor areas surrounding our new Middle School.
If you would like to buy a book, you can fill out the form at the Front Office or simply go online. Order your Entertainment Book here!
The Entertainment Book and/or new phone app offers our community members a great way to try out new restaurants and activities around SA, save money and, at the same time, support our girls.
Thank you in advance for your kind support and consideration.
Your Mothers’ Club Committee
2017 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge
Registration for the 2017 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is now open!
Open to Australian students in Years 5-12, the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge encourages students to design and build an original video game in response to a core theme.
For more information, please visit https://www.stemgames.org.au/students/assembling-your-team
With the Winter Season now underway, all students are once again reminded to check notice boards for team selections and other relevant information relating to their sport.
If you have any further news items or sporting success stories, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scotch College Cycling have set the date and venue for our CSASS Schools Series information and Q&A session! Please come and meet us at 9.30am on Sunday 4 June at Victoria Park.
Anne-Marie and Stuart O’Grady have given us use of a room in their Velo Precinct Cafe in the heritage Grandstand at Victoria Park, so we will be able to discuss the Cycling South Australia Schools Series (CSASS) with you and you can check out Round 4 of this term’s series, which will be running on the track outside.
If you would like to express your interest or request more information, please register at this link www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQJCPZZ
Please join us on Sunday week – we would love to have the opportunity to present the schools series to you.
Saturday 13 May
Imogen Elliott has just taken out the Surfing SA State Championship for 2017 in the U14 girls category. The comp was held in testing 4ft conditions at Parsons Beach. Imogen has now qualified to represent SA at Junior Nationals in November at Ulladulla, NSW.
Wednesday 10 May
Year 6 Blue Saints 54 defeated Seymour 7
The Year 6 Blue netball team had a very successful game against Seymour, winning 54-7. The girls played well throughout the whole game in every single position. The defence players read the ball well and had good one-on-one defence and the attackers had great leans and give and goes, leading to many opportunities. Sarah Matheson
Year 6 Silver Saints 18 defeated Wilderness 9
The girls in the 5/6 silver team had a fantastic start to the season with a 9-18 win against Wilderness. Each girl played very well and intercepted many balls throughout the game. Georgie and Charlotte both had an excellent game. Georgie was very accurate in GS and shot many goals as well as getting her rebounds. Charlotte also had a successful game in GK and stopped the other teams from getting the ball into the ring. Well done to all the girls and good luck for next week! Tahlia Towers (Student Coach)
Year 6 White Saints 25 defeated Wilderness 16
Well done to all the players for playing a good first match at the start of the season. The girls used their skills in training and played well against Wilderness to stay in the lead. The girls had strong defence and a good use of space to secure a win. Overall, they played well together as a team and they should be proud of their achievements. We were impressed with their positive attitude on court. We are looking forward to the upcoming season. Sophia West and Amy Wishart (Coaches)
Year 5 – Saints 32 defeated St Andrews 1
The opposing team consisted of Years 3, 4 and 5 girls and they were a lot shorter than our girls. The score was 32-1, our way. Even though we had a height and age advantage, the girls worked well together and put the new skills they learnt at training into play. Jasmine, Ayla and Maddy had amazing teamwork in the ring, scoring 32 goals. Gloria, Naomi, Lydia and Naadiya intercepted the ball many times and had some amazing passes. Amelia, Maddy and Zara, in attack, also used their new dodging technique to get in front of their players and brought the ball back down to our end of the court. Overall, this was a great game and the girls worked really well together as a team!
Saturday 13 May
Open A – Saints 2 defeated by Wilderness 4
A strong match played by all our girls keeping the ball in our attacking half during most of the game. There were many opportunities to score, but we were unfortunately not able to convert these. However, both Grace Packer and Olivia Goldsmith scored goals off a short corner. Katherine Woolley and Olivia Goldsmith played exceptionally well in our attack, while Carla Lawrence, Jade Leyden and Kate McKellar-Stewart kept the pressure on Sacred Hearts’ strikers. Lara Khoury (Captain)
Open B – Saints 0 defeated by Immanuel 6
The B grade played against Immanuel’s A grade team on Saturday, losing 6-0. The girls were undermanned for this match, missing 3 experienced defenders, and we could not prevent the strength of the opposition when hitting the ball in attack. The score was 4-0 at half-time and the girls did well to limit the damage in the second half. There was another convincing display in goals from Alice Reid, along with a masterclass in tackling and harassing the player in possession of the ball by Charlotte Creek. Georgina Keough was able to prevent a number of attacking entries by the opposition and passed accurately. We will look to keep developing the structure, along with individual skills, over the next 2 weeks before our next game. Dan Searle (Supervisor)
Saturday 6 May
Under 15 – Saints 15 defeated Wilderness 3
Saints came up against the all-powerful Wilderness, which is always a tough battle. From the beginning, Saints dominated and seldom lost control of the ball. Willow Stewart-Rattray, Millie Wilkin and Portia Maerschel all took control in the centre and Chelsea Walls found plenty of open space in the forward. We welcomed Izzy Norman back onto the field, and with the help of Kate Reade, Abbie Lisle and Ellie Anderson there was very little let through to the defence. All in all, a great team win with no weak links and we hope to keep our undefeated winning tradition throughout the season. Hattie Maerschel (Year 9)
Under 11 – Saints Blue 0 defeated by Wilderness Gold 15
All of the girls were very eager to play against another school. In the first half the girls worked on their attacking skills by running forward with the ball and passing to girls who did not have a defender on them; Lara Maione (Year 4) and Sophie Lively (Year 3) did this well. The whole team fought hard to get ground balls and never gave up, with Hayley Webb (Year 3) and Matilda Wilkin doing this several times. In the second half the girls worked on their defence by trying to find and stick to an opposition player; Madison Dornbusch (Year 3) did a great job at doing this. Elysia Scarr (Year 4) did a fantastic job as goalie because she used her body to stop a number of goals. Despite the girls not getting any goals, they did exceptionally well for their second game, especially against a more experienced team. Lucy Martin (Coach)
Under 11 – Saints White 4 defeated by St Aloysius 8
With great heart and spirit the girls played against a taller/older team this past Saturday, and held their own. Despite having only one substitute for the four quarters, they showed their continuous determination by holding their opponent to just one goal in the second half. Special mention goes to Lauren Pearce for her awesome goalkeeping, blocking numerous attempted shots. I am so proud of their effort. Courtney Tasker (Coach)
Saturday 13 May
A successful start to the badminton season with many of our teams defeating their opposition. Great results from our B and C teams who won 6-0 and the E1 team won 8-1. The A team had a tough first match against Wilderness, congratulations to Emily Murdock and Nancy Huang on winning their A1 doubles match against a team with a state player. We have a record number of players this season and I Iook forward to another rewarding season for our players.
Open A defeated by Wilderness 1-5
Best Players: Emily Murdock, Nancy Huang
Open B defeated Immanuel B2 6-0
Best Players: Laura Sivewright, Amy Li, Lola Dimond, Mahala Truscott
Open C defeated Immanuel C2 6-0
Best Players: Georgia Bowden, Sophia Casanova Clarke, Gloria Gao, Michelle Yeoh
Open D2 defeated St Peters D1 2-4
Best Players: Helen Han, Meredith Li, Natacha Zisos Troupakis, Nicola Jones
Open E1 defeated Walford 8-1
Best Players: Millie Han, Ashleigh Rogers, Ashleigh Towers, Christina Song
Open E3 defeated by Seymour 4-5
Best Players: Yifei Tao, Katija Franchi, Alice Liang
Saturday 13 May
Year 10B – Saints 15 defeated by Immanuel 26
The 10B team played a strong game against Immanuel, unfortunately going down 15-26. The girls are beginning to gel and work well as a team, and used their voices to help benefit one another. This coming week we will aim to improve the movement in our goal end when attacking and our defensive pressure going through the centre third. Brooke and Amy worked well shooting together and were able to beat their respective opposing players. Sarah prevented a lot of scoring opportunities for the opposition with strength in our defence and winning the majority of the rebounds. We have a strong team and the girls show extreme promise that we will improve throughout the season.
Year 10C – Saints 11 defeated by Wilderness 20
Last weekend the Year 9/10 team played their first game of the season against Wilderness. They came out to a good start winning the first quarter and were only down by one at half-time but unfortunately, with sickness and injury and only the bare seven players, they couldn’t come out with the win. The defensive end did especially well, getting many touches to keep us in the game. Emily Wishart (Coach)
Year 9A – Saints defeated Concordia
The Year 9As played a fantastic game against Concordia, winning by two goals. The first and last quarters were by far the best. In the second and third they fell down a little but the team managed to pick themselves up through determination. It was a tough and quick game. Everyone played amazingly and tried their hardest. This makes it 2/2 wins for the 9As.
Year 9B – Saints defeated Concordia
This week the Year 9Bs had great win against Concordia. The girls showed consistent effort throughout the whole match, particularly in the first half. Throughout the third quarter we dropped in shooting consistency; however, we managed to pick ourselves up easily and secured a win in the last quarter. Even though this was our first game, we displayed great enthusiasm and energy and, overall, played a brilliant game! Well done, girls!
Year 8A – Saints 36 defeated Concordia 30
The girls got off to a good start in the first quarter, executing set plays confidently, which left them up going into the second quarter. We lost a bit of momentum in the second quarter due to silly mistakes; however, we were able to recover in the third quarter. The team went into the last quarter determined and it showed in the final score. Best player goes to Steph who was able to come on court and keep the play controlled. Steph played a great game in attack, with very precise, strong passes, creating many opportunities for goals. Well done to all girls on another win! Amy Wishart (Coach)
Year 8B – Saints 6 defeated by Concordia 29
The Year 8B team faced a tough opponent this week but kept up their energy through the entire game. The girls showed improvement in their passing this week, which is a big focus at training. They were able to incorporate set plays learnt at training into their game, which was great to see. Despite the loss, the team showed improvement, which they should be proud of. Sophia West (Coach)