eNews Week 3, Term 2 2024

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From our Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School

Term 2 is well and truly underway, and our students have jumped straight back into their lessons across all years of the School. In addition to their classroom studies, Saints Girls are also involved in a vast range of co-curricular activities and opportunities this term.

Co-curricular involvement can take place in a variety of formats, it could be sport, music, dance, debating and public speaking, or volunteering. Involvement in co-curricular activities provides students with greater connections and opportunities to build relationships across a variety of year levels. In addition, a student’s leadership qualities, self-discipline and self-confidence can be fostered when they take part in co-curricular activities. Each day this term, I, along with my colleagues, have been fortunate to see our girls take part in a variety of activities connecting with their peers and growing in confidence, demonstrating one of our School values of courage. Students have begun training with netball, football or hockey teams, working with peers from a variety of cohorts thus increasing their social connections. A record number of students have signed up to debating this year, some for the very first time. Here we see our girls grow in confidence as they take a risk and try something new. Some of our youngest Saints Girls in the Junior School have had their first ‘body balance’ class, where they are learning to explore and appreciate all of the amazing actions their bodies can do.

Our singers and musicians continue to test themselves learning pieces that would challenge some of the best in the business. Our dancers have shown dedication staying late after school or coming in over the weekend to rehearse for their upcoming FUSION performance.

In addition to supporting our students physically, the rich co-curricular offerings here at Saints also support our students’ emotional and social development. They learn how to be gracious in victory, to view a loss as an opportunity to grow. They are gently pushed outside of comfort zones thus developing their resilience and perseverance. Finally, when our girls are taking part in co-curricular no matter what the activity, they are representing their School as they showcase all that they have learnt. This representation of Saints in turn creates a greater sense of belonging for our girls and strengthens our community. A strong sense of belonging is the simplest measure of good wellbeing for young people, so I take this opportunity to encourage all Saints Girls to put their hands up and to get involved in the amazing co-curricular life of the School.

Lauren Sutton
Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School

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Important Dates

APY Lands Visit: 20-23 May
R-6 Book Fair: 20-24 May
ELC Photos: 21-23 May
ELC New Families Welcome Evening: Wednesday 22 May
Year 10 Parent Teacher Interviews: Wednesday 22 May
Jazz in the Hills: Sunday 26 May
National Reconciliation Week: 27 May-2 June
CREATE 24: Monday 27 May
IB Expo: Tuesday 28 May
Mid-Year Reception Orientation and Transition Morning: Monday 3 June
da Vinci Decathlon: 4-6 June
Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews: Thursday 6 June
FUSION Performance: Friday 7 June
King’s Birthday Public Holiday: Monday 10 June
Mid-Year Reception Transition Morning: Tuesday 11 June
Reception to Year 9 Piano Eisteddfod: Thursday 13 June

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130 Celebration – You’re Invited!


Join us to raise a toast to celebrate our birthday!
We are thrilled to invite you to an evening filled with festivity and nostalgia.

Date and Time: Saturday 26th October 2024, 6.30 – 11.30pm
Ticket Price: $185
Location: Adelaide Oval, Ian McLachlan Room
Attire: Lounge Suit

Enjoy gourmet delights from our diverse food stations, crafted to satisfy every palate. Experience a unique gin tasting with our expert mixologist and enjoy a premium wine package. Dance to live music by the Baker Boys and take in the stunning night-time views of the Adelaide Oval. Relax and mingle with friends and colleagues in a joyous atmosphere.

RSVP: Please click here to secure your spot. Numbers are limited, so act quickly to ensure your place at this memorable celebration!

Your presence would make the celebration complete. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Celebrating Innovation and Excellence in Science Education

We are thrilled to announce the South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA) has honoured St Peter’s Girls’ School as a 2024 Science Active School. This prestigious award is a testament to our ongoing commitment to excellence in science education, recognising our high level of engagement both within the classroom and in broader scientific communities.

Our unique approach to science education, combining both SACE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme complemented by our state-of-the-art facilities, including seven laboratories with three purpose-built labs dedicated to Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, is designed to inspire and motivate our students. This approach, coupled with the dedication of our teaching staff, has been pivotal in achieving this national recognition as a 2024 Science Active School, and we are proud to see the positive impact it has on our students’ learning journeys.

Our commitment to science education extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. We actively foster innovative ways to bring science to life, as demonstrated by our Scientist in Residence program. This initiative, featuring role models who nurture scientific curiosity and integrate real-world science into daily learning, has had a profound impact on our students’ understanding and appreciation of Science. Our involvement in the Oliphant Science Awards, the Big Science Competition, and our connections with leading universities further underscore our dedication to nurturing our students’ scientific curiosity and understanding.

This recognition from SASTA is not just a celebration of our current achievements, but also a compass guiding our future endeavours in science education. We are committed to empowering our students to excel and become leaders who will shape the future of Science and Technology. We look forward to continuing our journey of innovation and excellence in science education.

Thank you to all our educators, students, and the Saints Girls’ community for your dedication and passion. Let us continue to inspire and be inspired as we prepare our girls for a world where they thrive and lead with courage, creativity, and compassion.

Melissa Lee
STEM Innovation Leader

Craig Byrne
Head of Science

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Sports Day Highlights and Results

We are still on a high from last week’s Sports Day, the sun was shining, and the day was action-packed! Congratulations to SELWYN for bringing home the Shield. See the highlights in our video.


Overall Winners

  • 1st Selwyn 4415
  • 2nd Kilburn 4330
  • 3rd Kennion 4319
  • 4th Patteson 3627

Year 4

  • Mia O’Brien 1st
  • Winnie Christo 2nd
  • Chloe Green 3rd

Year 5

  • Lucy Dougherty 1st
  • Cindy Su 2nd
  • Aimee Ju 3rd

Year 6

  • Milli Richardson 1st
  • Alessandra Dal Cin 2nd
  • Mimi Birmingham 3rd

Year 7

  • Amelia Sheridan 1st
  • Emily Robinson 2nd
  • Bonnie Qu 3rd

Year 8

  • Lauren Disney 1st
  • Lucille Trengove 2nd
  • Audrey Fox 3rd

Year 9

  • India Goodall 1st
  • Isla Fahey 2nd
  • Aurelia Weidenbach 3rd

Year 10

  • Chloe Richardson 1st
  • Elodie de Wit 2nd
  • Lucy Lowry 3rd

Year 11

  • Charlotte McAuliffe 1st
  • Ava Field 2nd
  • Zara Trim 3rd

Year 12

  • Amelia Lucas 1st
  • Alice Braithwaite 2nd
  • Sienna Huxtable 3rd

Junior Athlete of the Day Milli Richardson
Junior Field Athlete of the Day Mimi Birmingham
Junior Track Athlete of the Day Milli Richardson
Middle Athlete of the Day Amelia Sheridan
Middle Field Athlete of the Day Victoria Zou
Middle Track Athlete of the Day Amelia Sheridan
Senior Athlete of the Day Charlotte McAuliffe
Senior Field Athlete of the Day Sienna Huxtable
Senior Track Athlete of the Day Elodie de Wit

Junior School Shield

  • 1st Kennion
  • 2nd Kilburn
  • 3rd Patteson
  • 4th Selwyn

Middle School Shield

  • 1st Kilburn
  • 2nd Selwyn
  • 3rd Kennion
  • 4th Patteson

Senior School Shield

  • 1st Selwyn
  • 2nd Kennion
  • 3rd Kilburn
  • 4th Patteson

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Ladies’ Night Out at the Movies – NEW EXCITING RAFFLE PRIZE OFFERED

Date: Wednesday 19 June (Week 8)
Time: 6.30 pm for 7 pm Movie
Movie: The Fall Guy
Cost: $25 per person (includes bubbles & chocolate on arrival)
Raffle tickets: $5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 3 tickets

Early-bird offer: Purchase your movie tickets by 19 May for a chance to win an ‘early-bird-only’ special prize draw.

Bring your girlfriends, mothers and sisters and join us for an unforgettable night of action and comedy as Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling entertain us with an ‘epic story of cosmic proportions’.

You’ll be greeted on arrival with a complimentary glass of bubbles and chocolate, ready to sit back and enjoy the show.

Our coveted raffle prizes are returning, including tickets to Carols in the Cathedral 2024 and Choral Night 2025. Waltz past the queues straight to your reserved seats with the VIP guests!

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!  We have x 2 tickets to the 130th Gala Celebration in addition to the wonderful prizes below.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online with your movie ticket and will also be available on the night. Get your tickets before 19 May to be in the running for our fabulous EXTRA prize just for early-bird purchasers –
A bundle of 2 tickets for Carols in the Cathedral 2024 and 2 tickets for Choral Night 2025.

Even better, you’ll be in the draw for all other prizes on the night which include:

  • 4 tickets to Carols in the Cathedral 2024
  • 4 tickets to Choral Night 2025
  • One of three $100 vouchers for The Family Cook, generously donated by Victoria Braithwaite (current Year 10 parent).

This wonderful event is hosted by The Friends of The Arts community group. All proceeds go directly to support the many wonderful Arts programs at Saints Girls.

Please join us for an evening to remember.

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Catch the Reading Bug!

During Week 4, the Junior School Library will host our annual Scholastic Book Fair.

This pop-up bookshop event is a wonderful opportunity for students to purchase books to take home whilst also supporting a very important cause. Funds raised will go towards the ‘Solar Buddy’ Service-Learning Initiative helping to provide solar study lights to children living in energy poverty areas.

Books and stationery will be on sale at the following times:

Before school: 8.10 – 8.30am
Lunchtime: 1.15 – 1.45pm
After school: 3.30 – 4pm

The fair will run lunchtime Monday 20 to Friday 24 May. Cash and credit card payments will be accepted.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Miss Mitchell, Mrs Smith and the Year 6 Library leaders

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Out of the Blue Journal 2024

The Out of the Blue Arts Journal is a celebration of our School community’s talented artists, produced entirely by the student committee! The pages contain beautiful paintings, deep and compelling poems, inspiring music and countless other creative endeavours.

We are looking for students from Reception to Year 12, Old Scholars, and staff to submit art for a chance to be featured in this year’s Journal. There are no limits to the type of art allowed, as long as it is an original work.

To enter your artwork, you can place a physical copy in the submission boxes in either the Junior School classrooms or the ones located around the Middle School. Or you can email a digital copy to . For all submissions, please fill out and attach this submission form. Entries close Friday 16 August.

Every year, Out of the Blue opens the opportunity to design the journal front cover. Many of the past designs have featured line drawings, but we hope to see some other creative ideas as well. The only requirement is that it must fit within the square format of the Journal. For inspiration, Editions 1-4 of the Journal are currently on display in the Middle School Library – feel free to look! Cover designs can be submitted in the same way as general submissions by Monday 24 June.

As this year marks the fifth anniversary of the Out of the Blue Arts Journal, which coincides with the School’s 130th anniversary, we hope to see submissions to make this special edition a standout! At Saints Girls, we value the importance of art and creativity, and we hope that through this project, we can continue to share the talent and voices of our community for years to come.

Further details can be found on the submission form, but do not hesitate to email Rebecca RileyAlex McKay, or the OOTB Committee with any questions.

Angelina Hii 
Out of the Blue Committee 

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ELC – News from Learning Community 2

Curiosity Can Drive Research

This term, the ELC Pathway children have been fascinated by our brand-new kitchen and dining space. They have curiously observed, smelled and tasted the beautiful flavours coming out of the kitchen and have had lots of questions for our new chef, Angela.

These curiosities have led us on a food exploration where the children have expressed their thoughts and understanding about the seasonal fruit and vegetable provocations on offer. Using their senses, the children have inquired into where some of these foods come from, drawing on their existing understanding and experiences. Many of the children shared that they have fruit and vegetables growing at their homes and were able to share their knowledge with the group.

During our discussion about pomegranates, some of the children shared that they thought pomegranates grew on bushes, whilst others thought they grew on trees. After lots of sharing and listening, the children determined that we could find this information out by searching on Google or looking in a book.

The children’s curiosity this week has supported their research and inquiry skills, exploring ways we can find answers to our questions. It has also allowed the children to come up with more questions, which we will continue to explore throughout the term.

Tori McDonnell
Pathway Hallett Teacher

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CREATE 24 – Save the Date!

The Stage 2 SACE and IB Dance students are proudly presenting their own choreographic works on Monday 27 May at 7pm in the Jeffreys Linn Arts Centre. Exploring many diverse and complex themes, these young choreographers look forward to sharing their hard work with our community. All welcome – no tickets required.

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Saints Girls Receive Rotary Music Awards

Congratulations to Year 12 students Jasmin Baker (Cello) and Abigail Papps (Voice) who represented Saints Girls at the recent St Peter’s Rotary Music awards. Both performances were well received with highly favourable comments from members of Rotary.

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music

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Thank you from the Friends of Sport!


Sports Day was a wonderful day not only for the girls and their parents enjoying the beautiful weather, but it was also our most successful Sports Day Raffle ever.

We raised over $1,000 which will go towards providing FREE BBQ’s, PINK Socks for Breast Cancer Support and Reconciliation Ribbons for Reconciliation Week.  The funds will also go towards providing one-of-a-kind supporters’ caps, House caps and on-going support of our girls in their sporting endeavours.

We offer our sincere thanks to all who donated prizes – St Peter’s Girls’ School, Athletes Foot Burnside, Nonna and I Restaurant, Momoda Restaurant and our tireless committee members.

Prize winners were:

2 x tickets to 130 Year Celebration:  Celine, Year 4 Kennion

1 x $200 Athletes Foot Voucher: Sylvie, Year 8 Kilburn

1 x Nonna and I Voucher: Jenna, Year 12 Kilburn

1 x Nonna and I Voucher: Mila, Year 6 Kilburn

1 x $100 Momoda Voucher: Charlie E, Year 12 Selwyn

1 x Sporting Goods Hamper: Charlotte, Year 12 Patteson

1 x Sporting Goods Hamper: Aria, Year 5 Patteson

1 x Hospitality Hamper: Charlie P, Year 12 Selwyn

Thank you once again for your ongoing support.

Kirstie Blaskett
Friends of Sport

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School Shop Notice

School Shop Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8am – 4pm (closed for lunch 12 – 12.30pm).

Parents can also order items via our Online School Shop. This is now accessible via the Flexischools platform which also administers our Online Tuck Shop. To sign in or sign up to Flexischools, click here

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Absences from School

If your child will be absent from school/ELC or is arriving late or leaving early, please notify the School via one of the following methods:

Text: 0428 601 957
Phone: 8334 2200

Please ensure to include your child’s name, the name of the ELC Room, Class or Home Group and the reason for the absence i.e. illness/appointment/family/sport etc.

If notifying via email, feel free to ‘cc’ the teacher of the Room/Class/Home Group as well.

It would be appreciated if notification is received prior to 9am.

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Sports News

Sport Results
Wednesday 8th – Tuesday 14th May


Senior A: Saints (2/4/123) v Pembroke Open A (4/7/167)

Senior B Blue: Saints (3/5/126) v Pembroke Open B Blue (3/5/106)

Senior B White: Saints (0/0/89) v Pembroke Open B Green (6/6/162)

Senior C White: Saints (1/1/83) v Pembroke Open B Green (6/6/162)

Senior C Silver: Saints (2/2/96) v Walford Senior C (4/4/103)

Senior D White: Saints (0/0/90) v Pembroke Open D (6/6/126)

Senior D Silver: Saints (6/6/126) v Walford Senior D2 (0/0/62)

Senior E White: (4/4/117) v Wilderness Senior E2 (2/2/86)

Senior E Silver: (0/0/65) v Wilderness Senior E3 (6/6/126)


Year 5-6 Silver: Saints (0) v Walford Year 4-6 (14)

Year 4 White: Saints (3) v Wilderness Year 5 Blue (44)

Year 4-6 Blue: Saints (10) v Walford 5-6 Blue (19)


Senior A: Saints (4) v Pembroke Senior A (3)

Senior B: Saints (2) v Pembroke Senior B (1)


Premier League: Saints (49) v Pembroke Premier League (36)

Premier League Reserves: Saints (28) v Pembroke Premier League Reserves (47)

Senior B: Saints (50) v Pembroke Open B (10)

Year 9A: Saints (36) v Pembroke Year 9A (49)

Year 8B: Saints (29) v Pembroke Year 8B (27)
Best Player: Layla Dodd

Year 8A: Saints (17) v Pembroke Year 8A (39)
Best Player: Charlotte Dodd

Year 7B: Saints (14) v Pembroke 7B (39)

Year 7A: Saints (28) v Pembroke 7A (30)
Best Players: Ruby Pahuja was a lovely target for us in GS and shot beautifully; Evie Slade came onto WD and had immediate impact, taking multiple intercepts and making good decisions in attack; Clara Polasek had great timing up and down the court and good feeds into shooters.
Super Woman: Ava Bembridge worked hard all game and took on feedback well.

Year 5-6 White: Saints (11) v Scotch Year 6 Navy (16)

Year 5-6 Silver: Saints (1) v Westminster Year 6 Yellow (17)
The girls did really well after limited trainings together. They put their best efforts onto the court and kept their heads up the whole game!

Year 5-6 Blue: Saints (21) v Pulteney Year 5-6 Navy (13)

Year 5 White: Saints (1) v Scotch Year 5 Gold (28)

Year 5 Blue: Saints (4) v Pulteney Year 5 Blue (12)

Year 4 Blue: Saints (2) v Scotch Year 3-4 (9)
Thank you, Elizabeth and Emma for filling in for us!

Year 3 White: Saints (3) v Pembroke Purple Year 3 (11)

Reconciliation Round

During Weeks 4 and 5, all sports teams will be participating in Reconciliation Round. Reconciliation Round gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within our community. It allows us to recognise the contribution and success Indigenous people have had in sport and gives us a time to respect their culture within our sporting teams. To celebrate this Round, all Saints teams will be given a Reconciliation ribbon, and the acknowledgment of country will be said before each game. The Team Spirit Award will also be awarded to the player who displays the best sportsmanship on the opposing team.

Emily Wildman
Year 11 Student

Saints Success at SSSA Athletics

In Week 10 of Term 1, a contingent of our students represented Saints Girls at the School Sport SA Athletics Championships. With schools from all over South Australia eligible to compete, the carnival is broken into grades, with Saints Girls once again competing in A Grade, the highest division.

Our students performed admirably throughout the Championship, with Saints Girls placing 5th in the Female Team competition.

In addition to this overall result, several of our students produced exceptional individual performances. Remarkably, Lucille Trengove contested three individual events (the 14 and Under 100m, 200m and Long Jump) and won all three! Lucille was also victorious in her fourth event, the 14 and Under 4 x 100m Relay alongside Aleesha Gray, Emily Robinson and Lauren Disney. Meanwhile Chloe Richardson took out the 16 and Under Long Jump.

Saints Girls students saw considerable success in the 800m events, with India Goodall winning the 15 and Under division, Aleesha Gray the 14 and Under division, and Amelia Sheridan winning the 13 and Under division. Not only did Amelia, win her event but broke the meet record for the 13 and Under 800m!

Well done to all of our students who competed on their performances!

Summary of placings:

India Goodall 1st in 800m 15&U Div 1
Aleesha Gray 1st in 800m 14&U Div 1
Chloe Richardson 1st in Long Jump 16&U Div 1
Milly Sheridan 1st in 800m 13&U Div 1
Lucille Trengove 1st in 100m 14&U Div 1
Lucille Trengove 1st in Long Jump 14&U Div 1
Lucille Trengove 1st in 200m 14&U Div 1
Alice Braithwaite 2nd in 1000m Steeplechase Open Div 1
Lauren Disney 2nd in 100m 15&U Div 1
Ava Field 2nd in 400m Open Div 1
Audrey Fox 2nd in 1500m 15&U Div 1
Carys Kinsella-White 2nd in Long Jump Open Div 1
Malaika McLeod 2nd in 800m Open Div 1
Chloe Richardson 2nd in Triple Jump 16&U Div 1
Victoria Zou 2nd in Discuss 14&U Div 1
Gisele Chernishev 3rd in 100m 13&U Div 1
Lauren Disney 3rd in 400m 14&U Div 1
Lauren Disney 3rd in 200m 15&U Div 1
Amelia Lucas 3rd in 100m Open Div 1
Amelia Lucas 3rd in 200m Open Div 1
Chloe Richardson 3rd in 400m 16&U Div 1
Victoria Zou 3rd in Shot Put 14&U Div 1
Gray, Robinson, Disney, Trengove 1st in 4 x 100m Relay 14&U Div 1
Lucas, Field, Kinsella-White, McLeod 3rd in 4 x 100m Relay Open Div 1

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