Issue no. 14
- Interhouse Cross Country
- Head Prefect’s Close Shave
- All That Jazz Delivers Pizzazz
- From the Director of Teaching and Learning
- ‘A Winter’s Night’ at the Royal Blue Formal
- Archer Hits the Bullseye!
- Round 1 Debating Results
- Year 6s Converge on Canberra
- Year 2s ‘Stop, Look, Listen and Think’
- Old Scholars Enjoy ‘A Touch of Blue’
- IB Diploma Information Night
- Junior School Book Fair
- Totally 80s Trivia and Disco Night
- Sports News
Interhouse Cross Country
Today’s wet weather took a short breather this afternoon, giving our Years 7 – 9 girls enough time to tackle our annual Interhouse Cross Country in Bell Yett Reserve. They took the challenging conditions in their stride while showing their House colours.
Other events had to be cancelled due to the conditions, so our Reception, Years 1, 2, 4 and 5 girls should hit the trail next Tuesday, weather permitting, while Years 3 and 6 will put their best foot forward the following Monday.
Check out our 7, 8 and 9s in action today:
Head Prefect’s Close Shave
Yesterday, Head Prefect Antonia Kirsten-Parsch had her head shaved as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.
Students watched in awe as she showed true leadership, raising over $8500 and donating her long locks.
Well done Antonia on setting a great example for our younger students, and for raising awareness and money for such a worthy cause!
All That Jazz Delivers Pizzazz
Last Friday’s epic ‘Saints Girls and All That Jazz’ concert wowed crowds in the Arts Centre, as our Music students teamed up with Artists in Residence Ross Irwin and Emma Pask. It’s fair to say everyone involved is still buzzing:
“I had such a great time performing with the Saints Girls and my dear friend Emma Pask. There’s such a fantastic attitude in the Music Department, and that is so evident in the way the students perform and interact. These girls can REALLY sing and play, and they do so with such a sense of joy and passion. It was an inspiring four days.”
– Ross Irwin, Artist in Residence
“Never did I think that in my time at Saints I would be part of such a sensational week and end up performing with two musical geniuses at what would go on to be one of the best nights of my life. I am so incredibly grateful for what was a truly life-changing week, full of music and fun.” – Isabelle Norman (Year 10)
“It was an experience like no other. Performing with remarkable artists Ross and Emma was not only thrilling but incredibly inspiring. Their knowledge, positivity and passion were infectious. The concert was, without a doubt, the most incredible and unique musical experience we have ever been a part of.”
– Ellen Zhang (Year 10) and Hannah Brown (Year 11)
“We were stunned at the professionalism on show throughout the evening; this was not a ‘school concert’. The energy, quality, focus and enjoyment followed a challenging week and showed just what could be achieved by a dedicated and talented group, asked to go beyond what even they knew they could do and guided by the best – as they always are at Saints. Congratulations and thank you for this wonderful experience.” – Meg and Chris Bleby, Parents
“Definitely not your average school concert! I have worked with these girls in the past and sitting in the audience watching them perform had me smiling with pride in their vocal abilities, and bursting with excitement for the achievements that clearly lay ahead for them. The beautiful flow of the evening was a big credit to their teachers, Sari and Sally, who had them all seamlessly performing in multiple groups and scene-changing like the pros.” – Sally Cameron, industry professional and ARIA award winner
“Sari and Sal, you are shining a blazing beacon of musical light upon your School and on music education in general. The concert was amazing and it was a true privilege to see it all in action. Thank you.” – Rod Ennis, industry professional, musician, arranger and composer
“An absolutely fantastic concert; showcasing some brilliant talent and undeniable musicality, while still remaining entertaining and fun. A show that was a real privilege to be a part of for me!” – Dave Goodwin, industry professional, Jazz pianist/accompanist
From the Director of Teaching and Learning
One of the most important areas of teaching and learning is the feedback that students receive from their teachers. Research evidence tells us that great teachers give great feedback. This can take many forms: it can be via a conversation in class, it could be an interim test result or it might be a written comment in our Learning Management System, Canvas. Feedback is most useful when it is in clear language, is focused on the task, and contains specific advice on how improvements could be made. We all like to be praised, but evidence tells us that the feedback students like more than praise is the feedback that will help them to do (even) better next time. This has been a focus of department meetings this term: teachers have reviewed and discussed different approaches and have critiqued real examples.
One of the advantages of using a system such as Canvas is that parents can access grades, marks and feedback as soon as the teacher has published them. I encourage you to use the myLink portal from time to time to check on your daughter’s progress in this way. Discussions at home based around recent pieces of work and the teachers’ feedback certainly have the capacity to consolidate and accelerate progress. We regularly look at ways of enhancing and streamlining the process for parents of accessing and reading this information online, and any feedback from you on how this could be improved is always welcome. Online feedback is one of the many ways that we use technology at St Peter’s Girls to increase and accelerate learning.
Finally, just a reminder that there is an IB information evening next Tuesday at 6.30pm for anyone who would like to know more about the Diploma Programme.
Director of Teaching and Learning
‘A Winter’s Night’ at the Royal Blue Formal
The Year 11 girls’ first Royal Blue Formal was most definitely a night to remember. The photo booth, dance floor and the overall ambience of the Intercontinental made for an exciting time for everyone. The teachers also rose to the occasion, wearing some of their finest clothes. A special shoutout must go to Mr Trobbiani and his incredible one-of-a-kind tux!
Apart from the striking outfits, the dancing was also hard to miss. With the electric atmosphere and great music, some spectacular dance moves were spotted – the worm, sprinkler and more were all seen!
We loved our first taste of the Royal Blue and can’t wait for next year.
Amy Carrodus and Aditi Tamhankar
Year 11 students
Archer Hits the Bullseye!
Talented archer Ailani Cox (Year 9) recently competed at the Trans-Tasman Challenge where she enjoyed great success. We asked her to tell us more about her archery and her impressive achievements in the sport:
“I became interested in archery as my dad had done it when he was young and it seemed like a new activity that I could try. At first, I only shot at home as I was only about six. When I turned seven, I started a weekly junior program at Adelaide Archery Club. In 2012, I went to my first junior National event where I placed third against girls who were four or five years older than me.
Ever since then, I have been rapidly improving and have now attended five junior National events interstate. I have just returned from the Trans-Tasman Challenge where I competed as a part of Team Australia. I was able to place third in both the teams event and individually. Next year, I hope to attend the Youth World Archery Championships. I have also been selected to represent Australia in the Oceania Championships in New Caledonia, and am currently training six days a week to prepare for this event.”
Year 9 Student
Round 1 Debating Results
Our Debating season kicked off last week with six teams in the Middle School competition on Tuesday 8 May at Pembroke, and five teams in the Senior School competition on Wednesday 9 May at Adelaide High School. Congratulations to all the girls involved and, as usual, they were outstanding representatives for our School. The next round is on Tuesday 29 and 30 May, and many of the teams have already begun their preparations.
7 Blue – Loss
8 Blue – Win
8 White – Loss
8 Black – Loss
9 Blue – Loss
9 White – Win
10 White – Win
10 Blue – Win
10 Green – Win
Senior White – Loss
Senior Blue – Win
Year 6s Converge on Canberra
The Year 6 students were excited to travel to Canberra in Week 2 with the support of the Australian Government’s Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program.
This was a fantastic way to further explore our ‘How we organise ourselves’ Unit of Inquiry. The central idea of ‘Government systems and decisions impact the broader community’ was experienced through role plays, hands-on activities and information-gathering sessions at locations such as the National Museum of Australia, Government House, the Museum of Australian Democracy and the Electoral Education Centre.
A particular highlight was visiting Parliament House on Budget Day and having the opportunity to meet one of our South Australian politicians, Senator Rex Patrick, as well as catching up again at Canberra Airport on our way home!
Kim Butler-Nixon and Sarah Braithwaite
Year 6 Teachers
Year 2s ‘Stop, Look, Listen and Think’
On Friday 11 May, the Junior School Library was transformed into a safe street scape as the Year 2 girls learnt about being safe in our streets when walking and riding. This linked to their current Unit of Inquiry, ‘There are many ways to be physically active’. The girls discovered the importance of “Stop, look, listen and think” before crossing the road. They learnt about emu, wombat and koala crossings, and which ones we have around our School. The Year 2s encourage everyone to follow the crossing rules to stay street smart and safe.
Kathryn Clark and Sallyann Bruun
Year 2 Teachers
Old Scholars Enjoy ‘A Touch of Blue’
‘A Touch of Blue’ for our young Old Scholars was held on Friday 4 May. This is the first event on the OSA Calendar for our most recent graduates, with a number of alumni from 2014-2017 attending. The reunion evening was the first event to be held on the new Library balcony, providing a brilliant setting for the girls to enjoy canapés and drinks while catching up with each other (some not since school days). It was also the perfect opportunity for our Old Scholars to enjoy a tour of the new Middle School and surrounding facilities, and note all of the changes since they were students. The evening continued with a fun ride on the School bus to the Feathers Hotel.
Old Scholar Officer
IB Diploma Information Night
A special information night will be held on Tuesday 22 May where IB Diploma Coordinator Carolyn Farr will introduce and explain the IB Diploma to interested members of the community. During this hour-long session, she will outline the structure of the programme, subject options, how it is assessed and what kind of student is well suited to IB. She will share some recent statistics and research, and perhaps even dispel a few myths. You will also have an opportunity to hear from graduates and current IB students.
Students are encouraged to attend, and members of the public are also welcome.
Watch this video for a taste of IB at Saints Girls:
Junior School Book Fair
In Week 5 (28 May – 1 June), we will have our annual visit by Scholastic Book Fair in the Junior Library. This pop-up bookshop event is a wonderful opportunity for students to purchase books to take home. Students will browse books in their Library lesson and formulate their wish list. Books and stationery will be for sale at the following times:
8.10 – 8.30am
1.15 – 1.45pm
3.30 – 4pm
The fair will run from Monday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime. All purchases will benefit our Library as Scholastic will donate books to our collection. We look forward to seeing you at the fair!
Helen Smith and the Year 6 Library Leaders
Totally 80s Trivia and Disco Night
Join us for our ‘Totally 80s Trivia and Disco Night’ on Saturday 16 June at 7pm in the St Peter’s Girls’ School Gym.
Tickets – $25 per person (includes welcome drink)
Paella • Raffle • Trivia • Games • Prizes
• DJ playing 80s Disco • BYO food only
Tickets via www.trybooking.com/VGUH
After months of training and learning detailed choreographed programs, Saints entered two Aerobics teams to compete in the State preliminary round of the Schoolaerobics competition. The teams, consisting of Year 7 and 8 students, both performed remarkably well with their routines watched and marked by qualified judges. They will receive feedback as they continue to refine their routines in the lead up to the State Finals on 24 June. We congratulate the girls and the coaches for their wonderful enthusiasm and commitment.
Open – Saints 3.4 = 22 drew with Immanuel 3.4 = 22
The Open football team came up against Immanuel on Friday night in the opening round, and despite having more scoring shots early, were off target. Saints controlled the second quarter adding 2 goals and keeping Immanuel scoreless. Year 10 Ellie Anderson had a great first game, dominating the back lines with terrific pressure on the Immanuel forward line. The midfield of Thandi Murada, Olivia Harby and Holly Cunningham played a strong and competitive game. Our new faces, the Year 10s, showed great persistence and high skill level with determination to do well throughout the game. Unfortunately, Immanuel fought back in the last quarter and, despite Saints’ relentless pressure, could not quite manage the win. The team has started with a great game and hope to have a good season ahead. – Holly Cunningham (Captain)
Middle – Saints 0.0 = 0 defeated by Immanuel 15.18 = 104
We ventured to Immanuel College to play what was, for many, their first game of footy. A large number of parents joined us to support the team and they were very impressed by the endeavour and enthusiasm shown by our girls. They competed hard and probably equalled the number of possessions of the Immanuel girls, especially in the first half. In a low-scoring first quarter, Saints kicked against a strong wind and the scores at quarter time were Immanuel 1-5 (11) to no score.
Unfortunately, after quarter time, Immanuel started to make good use of their possessions and Saints was unable to shut down their running game and use of the space on the oval. Immanuel kicked 14 goals after quarter time to run out very convincing winners. Best players for Saints were Kellie Bested, Lily-Rose Spartalis and Ella Dnistriansky. – Brian Parsons (Coach)
Congratulations to all of our players on a great start to the season. We have entered two teams in A grade and two teams in B grade for the first time and have the largest number of players choosing badminton this year. Saints won 5 out of our 7 matches with a number of first-time players having a very successful start to their season. Special mention to our A1 team with three players new to A grade, who defeated last year’s A grade shield winners Immanuel by 6 points. – Sonya Risbey (Coordinator)
Open A1 – Saints 3 (128) defeated Immanuel 3 (122)
Best players: Laura Sivewright and Amy Li
Open A2 – Saints 0 defeated by Westminster 6
Best player: Charlene Lee
Open B1 – Saints 4 defeated Immanuel 2
Best players: Mahala Truscott, Tiffany Zhou and Candy Feng
Open B2 – Saints 3 (139) defeated by Westminster 3 (164)
Best players: Cheri Wong and Michelle Yeoh
Open C – Saints 5 defeated Westminster 1
Best players: Helen Han, Ruby Richards and Meredith Li
Open D – Saints 3 (110) defeated Wilderness D1 3 (98)
Best players: Isabelle Reynolds and Angela Feng
Open E – Saints 6 defeated Walford 3
Best players: Vanessa Pols, Heidi Chow, Katija Franchi and Tara Nedumaran
Open A – Saints 0 defeated by Wilderness 2
The girls started out really strong with multiple shots on goal created by everyone in attack working together with motivation and drive. Wilderness put a lot of pressure on our defence, and the score was not a reflection of the tenacity and persistence demonstrated. Although we were unable to score, the girls played a great game displaying good skills, teamwork and strength over the ball. Well played Saints! – Carla Lawrence (Captain)
Open B – Saints 7 defeated Wilderness 0
The team stepped up again following the last game’s performance. We showed we can be a very strong attacking side, and any time the opposition moved into our defence, Renee Lawrence, Aroha Munroe and Ruby Thorp quickly passed to our strong midfielders Imogen Nienaber, Bridgette Leach and Georgina Keough. These three girls created the majority of the play, passing off to our star strikers Emily Whittaker and Georgia Langley for scoring opportunities. Goals were scored by: Georgina Keough (4), Bridgette Leach, Georgia Langley and Emily Whittaker (1 each). – Tash Hammond (Coach)
Under 18 – Saints 17 defeated Sturt 10
The girls did an amazing job for their second game back, defeating Sturt by 7 goals. Everyone stood up and played extremely well as a team, communicating with each other and reading the game play. The attack did a fantastic job, moving the ball around and having many shots at goal. Our scorers were Chelsea Walls (9), Millie Wilkin (4), Hattie Maerschel (3) and Portia Maerschel (1). The defence did a great job applying pressure on the ball and communicating in man-down situations. Special mention to our goalie Izzy Norman for her amazing efforts. The midfield also played well, getting the ball from the centre and moving it into the attacking half. It was a great effort from the girls and it is exciting to see what we can bring to future games. – Millie Wilkin
Under 13 – Saints 8 defeated by Brighton 12
The girls started well with Maddy Lisle (Year 7), Elysia Scarr (Year 5) and Lauren Pearce (Year 5) getting ground balls in defence, causing great turnovers. In attack, Dani Cox (Year 6) shot some excellent goals and Mathilda Thomas (Year 6) did well at catching the ball cleanly. Alannah Godfrey (Year 5) did a top job at running into space to be the next pass as we practised at training. It was a close second half. Jenna Maione (Year 6) continued to work hard in centre with Zoe Pool (Year 6) trying to run away from her defender in attack. Both our goalies for the match, Ashlyn May (Year 6) and Emma Pool (Year 7), did a terrific job. Goal scorers were Dani (4), Mathilda (2) and Ashlyn (1). Best players were Mathilda, Dani, Lauren and Ashlyn. – Lucy Martin (Coach)
Under 11 – Saints 3 defeated by North Adelaide 5
North Adelaide was a very tough opponent who fought hard for the ball. They had some taller/older players which made for some interesting match ups. The score line might not reflect it, but Saints played competitively. I am proud of how the girls showed great resilience and performed well by using the whole attack space for setting up some scoring opportunities. We welcome to the team Claris Stolcman (Year 2), younger sister of one of our experienced players, Serae Stolcman (Year 4). Special mention goes to Serae and Ella Pearce (Year 3) for goalkeeping, and our scorers were Year 4 students Savannah Walls (2) and Sophie Lively (1). – Courtney Tasker (Coach)
Open A – Saints 28 defeated by Immanuel 56
It is always a challenging game against Immanuel and Saturday’s match was the first time we had played as a whole team. Saints fought hard each quarter with an impressive second quarter. The defensive unit of Charlotte and Anna White and Hannah Freeman placed fantastic pressure on Immanuel’s goalies, forcing errors. New and different attacking combinations were trialled in the mid-court with Tahlia Towers, Holly Cunningham and Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith, as well as moving Anna into goal attack in the last quarter. Sivi Sivasuthan and Nikki Miller worked well in the goals. Even though the score did not reflect the game, the match was well played for the girls’ first real hit out. Best players were Charlotte and Anna, but all players displayed great effort. – Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith (Captain)
Open B – Saints 22 defeated by Immanuel 57
The Open Bs played a very high pressure game against Immanuel. A special thank you to Tilly McCormack and Tesse Parker for playing for us last minute, performing very well against tough opponents. Best player was Sarah Wishart for her consistent defence. Overall, it was a well-played game by both teams. – Jessie Rundle
Open C – Saints 24 defeated by Immanuel 59
Saints put up a good fight and had fairly consistent quarters, but Immanuel ran away in the second half with 15 and 20 goals respectively in the last two quarters. The girls need to work on staying concentrated for 15 minutes as they seem to lose focus half-way through a quarter. Chelsea Walls, Tesse Parker and Ehi Oyugbo had strong games. – Emma Weber (Coach)
Open D – Saints 7 defeated by Immanuel 52
Unfortunately, Open D lost to the strong Immanuel team. The girls were solid in driving the ball down the court and making strong passes. Particular players who showed great skill were Hannah Brown and Hannah Lunn in mid-court. New players Issy Harker and Shunem Josiah were also great in just their second game. – Aditi Tamhankar
Open E – Saints 37 defeated Wilderness 17
The girls entered the game with excitement and determination to succeed. A high level of energy was applied into what was an aggressive and powerful match. Our constant intercepts in defence and skilful shots in the goals during the first quarter managed to give us a strong lead. The second half saw an improvement in transitions from defence to attack, increasing opportunities in the goals and leading to a convincing win. All girls played an energetic and forceful game and should be proud of our continuous improvements both as a team and individuals. – Chanel Stefani
Year 10C – Saints defeated Seymour (on forfeit)
Year 9A – Saints 19 defeated by Immanuel 28
Although the score wasn’t in our favour, the girls were able to put up a great fight against Immanuel. The game started off strong, with defenders Gemma Schaedel, Keeley Fahey and Anda Ceplite defending the ball well, and the pressure from the mid-court which resulted in countless intercepts and held balls. However, towards the end of the game, the team found it challenging to move the ball down the court and convert intercepts into goals. Overall, the girls never gave up, worked hard and played well as a team. – Amelia Pudney
Year 9B – Saints 7 defeated by Immanuel 40
Although we did not win, we played exceptionally well and put up a good fight. With two new players on the team, it was a good experience and we learned a lot about each other. Throughout the game, we were supportive of our teammates and were good sports. I am very proud of our effort and I hope that we continue to improve throughout the season. – Georgie Devine
Year 8A – Saints 26 defeated Immanuel 19
Milly Brett, Lucy White and Ruby Deakin in defence were a fantastic combination to help stop the oppositions scoring goals. Mia Humphrey, Alexia Politis and Hilary Clark excelled in the mid-court, helping bring down the ball to the shooters. Toni Christianson, Sivanthi Sivasuthan and Dayna Petruzella were unstoppable in the goal ring, barely missing a shot. The team worked well together, succeeding with the first win of the season! – Mia Humphrey
Year 8B – Saints 21 defeated by Immanuel 33
Saints did a wonderful job playing against Immanuel. Even though we didn’t come out with a win, each player was proud of the team. Our defence was very strong in stopping many goals and our shooting was to the best of our ability. The last three quarters were the best; we pushed so hard and every girl was pleased with the way we performed. However, we all know there is room for improvement and are ready to put in that effort. – Izzy Gilroy
Year 8C – Saints 41 defeated Scotch 1
The Saints 8C team played really well as a team, showing our skills in different positions. We were able to get a good head start with a great first quarter and were fairly consistent for the rest of the game. We came back from our defeat last week with a fantastic win and hopefully that continues, providing we can play as well as we did in this match. Amazing effort girls. – Chase Hocking
Year 8D – Saints 17 defeated by Wilderness 21
Saints played a strong game for the first three quarters and were doing very well with our defence and attack. Unfortunately, in the last quarter, Wilderness picked up their game and applied lots of pressure to secure a narrow win. A great match by Caitie Walker who scored nearly all of her shots on goal. – Primrose Robinson
Year 7A – Saints 37 defeated Immanuel 28
The team had a good start to the season, beating Immanuel by 9 goals. It was a tough game and we were only up by 2 goals at half-time. Some awesome defensive work provided some good turnovers in the second half. Our attack line combined beautifully in the last quarter to enable us to win. Well done girls on a fantastic game. – Sophie Dansie
Year 7B – Saints 14 defeated by Immanuel 21
Unfortunately we didn’t take the win, but the girls definitely played really well. Our goals and mid-court were very strong and worked well together. Our defence also did an outstanding job. We passed well and took some really good intercepts. There were some excellent goals from Bella Sanders-Wills and Annie Bui. We played a good game but there’s definitely room for improvement. – Georgie Owler
Year 6 Blue – Saints 18 defeated Seymour Green 10
Year 6 Silver – Saints 4 defeated by Seymour Blue 31
Year 6 White – Saints 2 defeated by Seymour White 32
Year 5 – Saints 12 defeated Seymour White 0
Open A – Saints 2 defeated Pulteney 0
It was a solid start from the girls, who were encouraged to get on the front foot against Pulteney with some good passes creating the opportunities. We dominated possession for most of the game, our opposition got past the half-way line on only a few occasions, defence covered each other well, and our goalkeeper, Talah Gobell, was quick to react anytime the ball came near her area.
Such a good team performance to start with, difficult to single out best players, and Dominique played a real Captain’s game, encouraging her players to keep going until the end. We came out on top winning 2-0; the score line does not reflect how many saves the Pulteney goalkeeper had to make. Both our goals came from good team play, with the second goal involving passing moves from four different players. – Sergio Cesaro (Coach)
Open B – Saints 0 defeated by Wilderness 3
Kept waiting by a late arrival by Wilderness did not deter Saints and the team pressured Wildy early to win many tackles. In defence, Saints were strong throughout the match with Michelle Rupert and Imogen Parkinson both having great games, but despite the score, the stand-out player was Emma Matheson in goal who made several top saves. There were many good signs with Sophie Johnson, Matilda Braithwaite and Amelie Eaton working hard in midfield but Saints were just unable to get past a resilient Wilderness defence. – Neil Fuller (Acting Coach)
Middle A – Saints 6 defeated Scotch 1
The girls entered the match with a concentrated mindset and were all determined for the result we were after. Cheri Wong got the team off to a great start, scoring in the bottom right corner. Scotch countered and Saints defended gallantly. Annie Bradshaw then stood up and scored the first of 3 goals. In the second half, Saints maintained the commitment, and Lucy Benn and Cheri Wong, who scored her second, saw Saints run out convincing winners. – Dion Bonifazio (Coach)
Middle B – Saints 10 defeated Wilderness 0
Year 6/7 – Saints 0 defeated by Walford 2
Despite the ball being down our end for the majority of the game, we were unable to make a clear shot. Chloe Porter did an extremely good job moving the ball down the field and creating multiple scoring opportunities. Grace Richards and Mary Stavrou did an exceptional job pressing up on Walford’s attackers and keeping the ball out of their half. Despite the loss, the girls have lot of potential and I look forward to watching them work as a team over the season. – Jasmine Ledgard (Coach)
Year 5 – Saints 2 drew with Pulteney 2
With Pulteney only having four players, the girls did a great job rotating and playing for both teams. Angelina Daskalos had an excellent match, scoring 2 goals, and unlucky not to score a hat trick. Charlotte Udall and Jackie Balasis both played great halves in goals and saved some tricky shots. – Siena Kulinski
Year 3/4 – Saints 8 defeated Walford 0
The girls were excited to get the season underway. They took their spots with instructions to stick to positions, spread out across the pitch, to pass to your teammates and to take the lead from our on-field leaders. Lucy Tulloch controlled the defence and stamped her authority on the defensive line-up. She took on this responsibility with great enthusiasm and was commended by her teammates for her attack on the ball. Chloe Richardson, in her first game, showed her pace and exquisite skills, running circles around her opponents and clearing the ball out of defence to set up attack. Emily Bates and Aurelia Pyne were both in control up forward. Emily skilfully kicked 5 goals for the game and Aurelia kicked 2. Lyra Cox surprised everyone including herself when she scored an amazing goal, her first ever, which she kicked from long-range over the Walford goalkeeper. Jiahui Zhang looked very comfortable when moved from defence to attack. First gamers Diya Bhinder, Lyra and Chloe all played well and should enjoy a great season ahead. Sophia Holoviak in goals was unchallenged in this game but is well-aware that this may change in our next match. – Mark Routley (Coach)
We wish to extend our congratulations to Tara Young (Year 8), Lara Wakeham (Year 9), Grace Sampson (Year 11) and Lauren Pearce (Year 5) who have been selected as part of the School Sport SA team (Primary and Secondary) to compete at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championship in Hobart from 25 to 31 July.