Issue no. 21
In this edition
Australian of the Year Taryn Brumfitt Inspires at Saints
Taryn Brumfitt is an award-winning filmmaker, bestselling author and internationally sought-after keynote speaker. She is the founder of the Body Image Movement and director of the inspiring documentaries EMBRACE and EMBRACE KIDS. Recently named 2023 Australian of the Year, she is a fiercely passionate advocate for social change and her message has reached more than 200 million people around the world.
Last week, we were fortunate to have Taryn Brumfitt present to our Year 5 – 12 girls about body image and body positivity. Here’s what our Head Prefects said about the experience:
‘On Thursday last week, we had the privilege of hosting Taryn Brumfitt at our School. Taryn is the 2023 Australian of the Year, an award she gained from her campaign to encourage body positivity and acceptance. Taryn is also taking an active role in promoting body positivity in young people through her new movie documentary EMBRACE KIDS, featuring Year 10 student Zoë Min O’Callaghan. Taryn talked to students about her own journey in learning to love her body and dismantling conventional body image standards. It was inspiring to hear about Taryn’s experiences creating both EMBRACE and EMBRACE KIDS. From the people she met to the places she visited, it was clear that Taryn brought positive energy everywhere she went.
Following her presentation, we had the opportunity to interview Taryn regarding her advice for young people within our community, where she emphasised the importance of focusing on the incredible things your body can do, rather than what it looks like. We both left this conversation feeling empowered to challenge body image standards within our School and encourage members of the wider Saints community to watch her documentaries.’
Ellie Humphrey and Ruby Richards
Head Prefect and Deputy Head Prefect
Introducing Our Next Head of Junior School
It is with great excitement that I announce the appointment of our Head of Junior School commencing in January 2024, Ms Marika Taylor.
Marika is an experienced educational leader with an unwavering commitment to girls’ education and inspiring excellence in teaching and learning. With over 20 years of teaching and leadership experience, Marika brings great insight and expertise to Saints Girls. She has presented at national educational conferences, led dynamic academic research projects and is currently shaping future-focused educational outcomes for girls.
“I am truly honoured to become a part of the St Peter’s Girls’ community,” Marika shares. “I am passionate about creating vibrant and engaging learning experiences where girls feel empowered to realise their potential and have a positive influence on the world around them.”
Marika is dedicated to nurturing every student’s academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development. She believes in cultivating curiosity, creativity and a rich love for learning, supporting both students and educators to excel. She looks forward to working closely with our Junior School staff and Senior Leadership Team to continue facilitating educational excellence, innovation and successful learning outcomes for our Junior School girls. Her passionate belief in holistic girls’ education and compelling vision align closely with our School values and commitment to inspiring students to become women of character and influence.
We look forward to welcoming Marika to our School community in January 2024. Her warmth, authenticity, energy and vision will undoubtedly guide our Junior School through its next exciting phase.
From Our Deputy Principal & Head of Middle School
Exploring the World and Enriching Lives: The Benefits of International Exchange Programs
Over the last three weeks we have been delighted to host 3 students from Sherborne Girls’ School in England. Tilly, Savannah and Grace have been staying with 3 of our Year 11 students who visited the UK in January, staying in the boarding house at Sherborne. As well as attending lessons, their student partners have also taken the opportunity to show them our beautiful state, as well as weekend trips to Sydney.
We were also delighted to host Dr Lukasz Lukasiewicz, staff member and International Student Coordinator from Sherborne Girls. Lukasz met with many members of staff and observed a great number of lessons. We look forward to developing joint learning projects between the two schools as a result of his fruitful time with us. After two weeks of an Adelaide winter, Lukasz headed up to Far North Queensland for some much-needed sun! My thanks to Ms Emily Moxon for hosting Lukasz during his stay and the generosity of her time in so doing.
In an era characterised by unprecedented global connectivity and interdependence, fostering an international perspective has become more crucial than ever. At St Peter’s Girls we firmly believe in the transformative power of international exchange programs and learning opportunities. These programs not only broaden horizons but also enrich lives in ways that extend far beyond the classroom.
Cultural Enrichment and Global Understanding
One of the most profound benefits of international exchange programs is the exposure to diverse cultures and ways of life. Students who participate in these programs have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in foreign societies, embracing customs, traditions, and perspectives that might differ significantly from their own. Conversely, they might find surprising similarities despite the huge geographical distance. By navigating unfamiliar environments, students develop cross-cultural competence, empathy, and a profound understanding of global diversity.
Spending time in a small English village at a boarding school, or in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, each facilitates personal growth by challenging preconceptions, fostering adaptability, and cultivating the ability to thrive in diverse settings. These skills are invaluable in an increasingly globalised world where cultural sensitivity and effective communication across borders are essential.
Academic Growth and Skill Enhancement
Beyond cultural enrichment, international exchange programs offer substantial academic advantages. Studying abroad allows students to access educational resources and teaching methodologies that might differ from our own. This exposure to different educational systems nurtures a broader perspective on learning and encourages critical thinking by comparing and contrasting various approaches to knowledge.
Personal Development and Resilience
Leaving one’s comfort zone and embracing the unfamiliar fosters personal development and resilience. International exchange programs require participants to step outside their routines, building confidence and adaptability as they navigate new challenges. Handling unforeseen situations, and forming new friendships are experiences that contribute to a student’s growth as an individual.
These programs often provide opportunities for students to live with host families or share accommodations with local peers. These connections extend beyond the program’s duration and can develop into lifelong friendships, creating a global network of contacts that may prove beneficial both personally and professionally. For many years our students have continued to stay in contact and revisit exchange partners from the UK, the USA, Canada and Japan.
Ruby: ‘The exchange was such a great experience. I had so much fun and made lifelong friends.’
Tilly: ‘What an unforgettable adventure, the memories and connections will certainly last a lifetime.’
Savannah: ‘Such an amazing experience, with lifelong memories and friends.’
Maddy: ‘Amazing opportunity to travel somewhere new in the world and being able to meet new people and create memories that will last a lifetime.’
Career Advantages in a Globalised World
In an era where employers value cultural competence and a global perspective, having international experience is a substantial asset. Graduates who have participated in exchange programs possess a unique edge in the job market. They are more adaptable, open-minded, and capable of thriving in diverse work environments. Moreover, the insights gained during their time abroad contribute to their ability to collaborate with colleagues and clients from around the world. What we are also finding is that students who first experience an overseas exchange or study tour whilst here at school, are increasingly seeking out overseas study experiences whilst at university, further adding a unique quality to their growing resumes.
In a rapidly changing world, the benefits of international exchange programs are immeasurable. At St Peter’s Girls we are committed to providing our students with opportunities to explore, learn, and grow on a global scale. Through cultural enrichment, academic growth, personal development, and enhanced career prospects, these programs enrich lives in profound and lasting ways. As we encourage our students to venture beyond their familiar surroundings, we are confident that the lessons learned and experiences gained will shape them into compassionate, courageous, and globally-minded individuals ready to tackle the challenges of the future.
Junior School Art Trail: 5 – 8 September
Artwork by Eliza Phillips (Year 6)
The 2023 Junior School Art Trail will launch on Tuesday 5 September (Week 7) with an opportunity for students to host their grandparents and treasured friends. Parents are invited to view the trail with their daughters before and after school on 6 – 8 September. Further information will be sent home next week. We can’t wait to see you there!
Year 10s Compete in the Science & Engineering Challenge
On Tuesday, a team of 31 girls from Year 10 competed in the annual Science and Engineering Challenge Day.
The girls were involved in an exhilarating day competing against other schools in fun and engaging hands-on activities such as designing an earthquake-proof tower, building a glider or bridge, providing electricity to a city, or creating a rover that can carry a load over the Martian landscape. Eight schools of up to 32 students (256 students in total) competed in the Challenge Day and points were awarded based on their performance against strict criteria.
The girls performed fantastically and achieved a valiant third place, with only 100 points between first and third place.
Head of Science
Saints Success at Dance Ultra
On Tuesday, Year 9 and Year 11 Dance classes travelled to Immanuel College to compete in the Secondary School ‘Dance Ultra’ competition. With 12 schools represented from all education sectors, it was wonderful to see the energy, commitment, teamwork and support the dancers showed each other. Not having entered competitions for a number of years, it was certainly a fun and rewarding experience! Congratulations to Year 11 Lyrical who placed 3rd and Year 9 Hip Hop who placed 2nd. Additionally, Sienna Huxtable and Zoe Pool entered the duo section and received 3rd place! What a wonderful opportunity to practise performing in preparation for our Year 9 Arts Night on Monday 21 August and SACE Dance ‘Welcome to Oz’ on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 September this term.
Head of the Arts
Bright Blue Kennion Spirit Week
Throughout Week 2, the School was filled with a sea of blue as Kennion celebrated their House Spirit Week for 2023. The vibe was electric as the house reflected on a successful and enjoyable year, jam-packed with an abundance of house events including Choral Night, Swimming Carnival, Sports Day, and Summer Interhouse.
Through Monday-Thursday, the House wore their blue hair ribbon and on Wednesday, the whole school gathered in the chapel to celebrate the spirit of our House through a video, musical performance, and speeches. It was a memorable ceremony, celebrating not only the success of Kennion House but the rich history of our Old Scholars. On Friday, every Kennion girl wore a blue accessory whilst the Year 12s dressed in all blue, followed by our House Dinner later that evening where Year 7 – 12 students rocked into the Arts Centre for fun-filled night organised by the Year 11s. From Pictionary to great food, the night was a hit, with every year group dressing up as a character from a designated TV channel. It was wonderful to reflect on the outstanding success and history of Kennion House. I wish every Kennion girl the best in the years to come; may you carry on the legacy and be worthy to bear the palm.
Kennion House Captain
Year 1s Visit Urrbrae Farm School
Last week, our very excited Year 1 girls, teachers and parent helpers travelled to Urrbrae Farm School for a special tour of their incredibly diverse farm. The Year 10 Urrbrae students were our tour guides and took small groups to view all aspects of the farm. We met the alpacas, horses and lots of cows. We discovered different ways animals can be protected, like the alpacas who protect the baby lambs from foxes. We learned the chickens always have the radio playing to keep marauding foxes away, but we think it is because chickens like to dance and foxes do not! We saw olive groves, vineyards, the bee-keeping shed as well as the aquaculture ponds.
The girls loved seeing the wombats, the highlight of the tour was crawling through the secret wombat tunnel! They delighted in meeting Percy the Galah, and discovered that he loves to dance when children sing ‘Cat can’t fly’. It was a wonderful excursion that enhanced our learning and understanding of how farms supply the food we eat. Special thanks to the wonderful parent volunteers Evita, Allison, Dan and Jordan who came along and made this experience possible.
Kathryn Clark and Liz Sandercock
Year 1 Teachers
Senior School Scientists Put to the Test
During Week 2, several Senior School girls nominated to sit the annual Australian Science Olympiad examinations. There were four possible examinations on offer: Physics, Biology, Earth and Environmental Science and Chemistry.
These examinations provide rewarding opportunities for students to extend themselves beyond school science through challenging exams, stimulating extensions and enrichment programs and international competitions, with the ultimate goal of being selected to represent Australia on the International Science Olympiads team. We look forward to receiving the results in the coming months.
Head of Science
Poetic Performance by Poetry in Action
On Monday, the Year 7 to 11 students were entertained and enlightened by the group Poetry in Action. Consisting of three actors, the troupe travels the country presenting dynamic performances aimed at deconstructing poetry and convincing students of the power of language. The Year 7 and 8 students viewed a zany production in which the actors explored the five fundamental elements of poetry, and the Year 9, 10 and 11 students considered the ways in which poetry presents national identity. Both performances used dramatic storytelling as an educative tool and thereby were relevant to students of both Drama and English.
Saints Girls & Adelaide Crows Foundation at Science Alive!
Last weekend, St Peter’s Girls had the unique privilege of working at Science Alive!, Australia’s largest mobile science exhibition. Around twenty students volunteered to work with the Adelaide Crows Foundation staff delivering STEM sports activities to hundreds of eager families. It was a milestone event that showed the broader community the essence of a Saints Girl: courageously pursuing opportunities with unwavering confidence, igniting imagination for innovative excellence and compassionately connecting with the community through respect and service.
Science Alive! is an energised blend of science, sport, and fun. Our girls took the lead, showcasing two activations, football kicking speed and reaction time, that captivated attendees of all ages. On Sunday, the girls also met AFLW superstars Caitlin Gould and Eloise Jones (EJ), and they were fortunate to hold the AFLW grand final cup that has seen the Crows win in 2017, 2019 and 2022. The weekend was filled with laughter and fun. It wasn’t just about showcasing STEM knowledge; it was about engaging every child, parent, and grandparent in the joy of science in action.
Our students’ reflections encapsulate the essence of their experience. Cleo Connor (Year 8) aptly shared, ‘A benefit that Saints Girls offers is a learning environment outside the classroom with volunteer work and excursions. Hands-on experience often gives students an insight to bring information learned into real-life actions. When volunteering for Science Alive!, teamwork was a massive component between staff, volunteers and visitors, as students worked together to engage with the public to show the integration of tech in sport.’
Echoing this sentiment, Jasmin Cetinkol (Year 8) shared, ‘Science Alive! has helped me connect with people old and young; it has helped us teach each others about science. Helping parents and children, friends, and everyone else bond over science was one of the best things I could do on Sunday afternoon; it was a first-time experience that I will surely never forget.!’
Elodie de Wit (Year 9) described her experience beautifully, ‘I was fortunate enough to volunteer at Science Alive! last weekend. It was a very lively and entertaining event. It allowed me to improve and develop my communication skills, and it proved that learning doesn’t only happen in a classroom but rather at spectacular events like Science Alive! I recommend this volunteering opportunity for anyone thinking of doing it next year.’
I am continually impressed by the growth and professionalism exhibited by our students. The girls engaged with a diverse audience and demonstrated exceptional communication skills, patience, and adaptability, which affirms the importance of outreach programs and initiatives in STEM. The future looks promising, and we remain committed to providing enriching opportunities. Let’s celebrate the successes of our volunteers, applaud their commitment, and eagerly anticipate our School’s next grand adventure.
STEM Innovation Leader
Winter Interhouse – Come Along and Support!
The final events of this year’s annual Winter Interhouse sports battles are happening tomorrow, Saturday 12 August. The four Houses will go head-to-head in Badminton and Netball.
Come along and support your team!
Badminton 8 – 9:30am in the Gym
Netball 8 – 9:30am – Middle School at Bell Yett, Senior School at courts 3 & 4
Friends of Sport will be putting on a BBQ for everyone, so be sure to grab your free snag when you come along to support the girls.
Kennion House Charity Day – Sausage Sizzle
The Year 10 Kennion Home Group will be holding a sausage sizzle on Friday 25 August (Week 5) to raise money for our House Charity KickStart for Kids, which provides positive educational outcomes for disadvantaged South Australian children through school breakfasts and lunch programs.
Grab yourself a $5 meal deal (a sausage and a drink), or sausages with onion are $3 and without $2, soft drinks are $3 and juice boxes will also be available.
Reception to Year 2 students can pre-order a meal deal with a juice box. To order – click here
Students from Years 3 – 12 can buy sausages and drinks on the day. Cash only purchases.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Zara Trim and Alice Morel
Year 10 Kennion students
Patteson House Charity Day – Bake Sale
On Friday 25 August (Week 5), the Year 10 Patteson Home Group will be running a bake sale to support the Moore St Centre, which helps people in need by providing home-cooked meals that are made with love.
We will be selling a variety of sweet and savoury treats ranging between $1 and $3. There will also be some delicious dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options available.
Reception to Year 2 students can pre-order vanilla cupcakes. To order – click here
Students from Years 3 to 12 can purchase items directly from the stall. Cash only purchases.
We will be outside the Art Centre at lunch, so come along and enjoy a delicious treat. We look forward to seeing you there and supporting the Moore St Centre together!
Year 10 Patteson Student
Read, Grow, Inspire at Book Week
This term we will celebrate Book Week in Week 5 and Dress Up Day will be held on Friday 25 August. This year’s theme is ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’. Junior School students are invited to come dressed as a book character or a character that fits this year’s theme. Students will parade their costumes along the pathway to the Chapel from 8:35am and families are invited to come and watch. The students will be involved in an assembly following the parade, which will have capacity for students only.
Out of the Blue Arts Journal – Entries Now Open
Submissions for the 2023 edition of our community Arts Journal, Out Of The Blue are now open!
Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com or can be placed in the Out of the Blue boxes in classrooms (for Junior School students) or in the Library (for Middle and Senior School students). Please download a Cover Sheet and submit one with each entry. Entries are due no later than Friday 1 September (Week 6).
Annual House Dinners
This term all Middle and Senior School girls have the opportunity to enjoy a night away from homework to get creative and colourful at our annual House Dinners.
The Year 11s have been working hard organising decorations, food and games for each event. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes and enjoying a fun night with our Houses.
This is a compulsory event for all Year 7 – 12 students. Visit the TryBooking links below to book your daughter(s) a ticket for the night.
Patteson House Dinner – TONIGHT, bookings closed.
Theme: Music Genres
Selwyn House Dinner – 18 August (Week 4)
Dress up in your glitziest disco outfit and get ready to hit the dance floor! It’s going to be a night of 70s music, great food, and lots of lights!
Book now: trybooking.com/CJBAK
Bookings close at 9am on Monday 14 August
Kilburn House Dinner – 1 September (Week 6)
Everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favourite Disney character for the night. It can be anything from princesses, to villains, to your favourite characters from Disney channel. We look forward to seeing everyone at our Kilburn Disneyland!
Book now: trybooking.com/CJBAL
Bookings close at 9am on Monday 28 August
Ladies’ Night Out
Date: Wednesday 20 September, Week 9
Venue: Regal Theatre, 275 Kensington Road, Kensington Park
Time: Foyer opens at 6.30pm (movie starts 7.30pm)
Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3
Cost: $25 per person
Raffle tickets: $5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 3 tickets
Grab your girlfriends, mothers and sisters and get ready for a fabulous night celebrating the power of family and laughter at our ‘Ladies’ Night Out’ with the highly anticipated My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.
You’ll be welcomed onboard with a complimentary glass of bubbles and chocolate bar, ready to transport you to Greece with the hilarious Portokalos family as they embark on another antic-filled adventure.
Raffle tickets are available to purchase online with your tickets. Prizes include tickets to Choral Night 2024 and this year’s Carols in the Cathedral – waltz past the queues straight to your reserved seats with the VIP guests! We also have 4 x one month OSX Outdoor Group Fitness Training vouchers (each voucher is for one person and valued at $160 each) kindly donated by Susanna Parkinson (current Year 9 parent).
This wonderful community event is hosted by The Friends of The Arts group with all
proceeds going directly to support the many wonderful Arts programs Saints Girls enjoy.
Join us for an evening to remember.
To book tickets – click here
National Science Week Public Library Activities
Next week the School is celebrating National Science Week. Try something new and celebrate science and technology with the whole family. The South Australian Public Library Service is hosting a wide variety of events and talks for all ages. Children can participate in Boomerang engineering, ice cream making, a soldering workshop, or attend a science extravaganza. And for the adults, attend a lecture on citizen science, archaeology, urban forestry or examine the night sky with a First Nation sky talk. Click the links below for more information.
- Burnside Library- Boomerang engineering and a Native seed bomb workshop
- Tea Tree Gully Library- Sci chat citizen science in nature with Professor Craig Williams
- Port Adelaide Enfield Libraries- Science Extravaganza
- Unley Library – Let’s Dig into archaeology- A Science week Presentation with Dr. Ian Moffat and Dr. Alice Gorman
- Playford Library- Make your own ice cream
- Prospect Library- soldering Workshop, The Scientific bubble show
- Adelaide Hills-Coventry Library First Nations Sky Talk
- Woodcroft Library- STEM Academy: AI
- Campbelltown- Dino Show
- Value of urban forestry at- Salisbury Library, Enfield Library, Smithfield plains Library, Aberfoyle Park Library
Shane Davidson Presents Seussical Jr
It’s 2 weeks until SEUSSICAL JR. Come on a magical journey through the Dr Seuss stories – Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August in the Saints Girls’ Arts Centre.
Click here to book tickets.
School Health Centre Notices
It is imperative that all medical information, including immunisations, is up to date on the School’s myLink parent portal.
Please follow this pathway to check and/or update details: myLink > Community Portal > My Details > select child name
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find the latest guidance from SA Health:
- It is strongly recommended that students stay home if they have cold or flu-like
symptoms, and test for COVID-19.
- Whether they receive a positive or negative result, they should stay home until symptoms subside (usually five to seven days).
- It is strongly recommended that parents/guardians inform the School if a student is a
close contact. For further advice regarding close contacts, click here
- While face masks are no longer mandated, they are an important physical barrier to help stop the spread of COVID, particularly when indoors.
If your child tests positive to COVID-19, please inform the School. Please also notify the School each day of absence, or provide the expected period of absence.
You can notify us via one of the following methods. Please include the name of the ELC Room, Class or Home Group. If emailing, feel free to ‘CC’ the teacher of the Room/Class/Home Group as well.
Text: 0428 601 957 (save to phone contacts as SPGS)
Phone: 8334 2200
For more SA Health information, click here
Please note that if your child is unwell, they should remain home until they have recovered, irrespective of the illness.
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
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 ie 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.
Junior Large Teams
The Jets – 1st place
The Dynamites – 3rd place
Youth Large Teams
Pink Ladies – 2nd place
Black Widows – 3rd place
24 Carat – also competed, but placed outside of the Top 3
Open A: BYE
Year 7 – 10: Saints (0) v Sacred Heart College (91)
Best Players: Emily Ketteridge, Emily Conti and Olive Dawson.
Superwoman: Charlotte Dodd for her defensive efforts and tackles which caused lots of turnovers.
Open A: Saints (5) v Seymour (1)
Open D Blue: Saints (0) v Westminster D (6)
Open D White: Saints (1) v Woodcroft D (5)
Year 4 – 6 Blue: Saints (9) v Pembroke Green (32)
Best Player: Penny Coulter.
Superwoman: Violet Tulloch.
Year 4 – 6 White: Saints (3) v Wilderness Blue (44)
Best Player: Jiaen Lu, for playing and running hard throughout the game, getting many steals one of which turned into a brilliant transition score.
Superwoman: Aimee Ju, for running back in defence and putting pressure on the opposition.
Open: Saints (0) v Pembroke (4)
Best Player: Zara Trim.
Superwoman: Madeleine Oborn.
Year 3/4: Saints (0) v Seymour Green (5)
U13 Blue: Saints Blue (5) v Brighton (9)
Best Player: Willow Chong for doing a great job in goal against a highly skilled opposition.
Super Woman: Neela Malik for always getting away from her defender, being in a good position to receive the ball and using her voice.
U13 White: Saints White (3) v Sturt (14)
Due to low numbers, a modified 6 a-side game was played against Sturt. Great running and contesting of ground balls by Grace Marshall, Amelia Birmingham, Christie Psaromatis, Isabella Green and Chloe Green. A special mention to Mia O’Brien who played in goals for the first time, saving some of Sturt’s shots.”– Sonya Risbey, Coach.
Premier League: Saints (48) v Westminster (57)
Best Player: Annie Warwick.
Superwoman: Georgia Mallick.
Premier League Reserves: Saints (34) v Westminster (48)
Best Player: Phoebe Russell.
Superwoman: Emily Wildman.
Open A: Saints (21) v Pulteney A (51)
Best Player: Asha Eaton.
Superwoman: Airlie McCabe.
Open B: Saints (20) v Pulteney B (17)
Best Players: Olivia Oakes and Alyssa Tran.
Open E: Saints (33) v Westminster 10D (20)
Year 9A: BYE
Year 9B: BYE
Year 8A: CANCELLED
Year 8B: CANCELLED
Year 8C: Saints (23) v Pembroke 8C2 (24)
Best Player: Molly Liu who was intercepting and leading everywhere really well.
Superwomen: Charlotte Catchpole, Lola Storer, Maria Elovaris, Emma Sayers, Jana Song, Diya Bhinder for all striving so hard with no reserve players to rotate with, in a very close game.
Year 7A: BYE
Year 7B: BYE
Year 7C: Saints (13) v Woodcroft 7C (34)
Year 7D: Saints (9) v Pulteney 7C (29)
Best Player: Ashley Lau.
Superwoman: Chutong Liang.
Year 4 – 6 Silver: Saints (12) v Westminster Green (30)
Best player: Sasha Connor – work rate was 100% all game. Great rebound position.
Superwoman: Ruby Pahuja for great 3 feet, hands over defence and applying lots of defensive pressure as a goal attack.
Year 4 – 6 White: Saints (6) v Concordia (42)
Year 4 – 6 Navy Blue: Saints Navy Blue (2) v Saints Sky Blue (7)
Year 4 – 6 Royal Blue: Saints (2) v Westminster White (25)
Best Player: Michelle Zurauskas.
Superwoman: Elise Fuller, for her fantastic effort, always going for the ball and never giving up.
Year 4 – 6 Sky Blue: Saints Sky Blue (7) v Saints Navy Blue (2)
Best Player: Alice Bigg.
Superwoman: Alexandra Teh.
Year 4 – 5 Blue: Saints (3) v Wilderness White (21)
Best Player: Lucy Thorpe.
Year 4 -5 White: Saints (10) v Seymour Purple (8)
Best Player: Rachel Gong.
Superwoman: Faye Zhao.
Year 3 Blue: BYE
Year 3 White: Saints v Pembroke Red – No result recorded
Premier League: Saints (0) v Scotch (8)
Best player: Grace Stevens. Great communication and awesome in general play.
Superwoman: Jasreet Mavi. Worked tirelessly from midfield to support defence.
Middle A: Saints (6) v Pulteney (0)
Best Player: Lauren Disney.
Superwoman: Natalia DiMauro.
Middle B: Saints (5) v Pembroke (0)
Best Player: Lucy Mitchell, hard to go past a hattrick!
Superwoman: Lily Forby, huge effort playing CM, fought hard and won the ball back multiple times. Topped it all off by scoring her first goal from the penalty spot.
Year 4 – 6 Blue: Saints (4) v Wilderness Blue (4)
Best Player: Ruby Pahuja.
Superwoman: Chloe Li.
Year 4 – 6 White: Saints (2) v Pulteney White (3)
Best Player: Samaira Soodan. Great turning defense into attack.
Superwoman: Ella Zappia. Gave her all, and finished with a well-deserved goal.
Charlotte Races for Australia
On 8 August, Charlotte McAuliffe raced the 400m at the Youth Commonwealth Games held in Trinidad and Tobago. The race was very close with Charlotte narrowly missing a podium finish, coming fourth overall.
This is a wonderful achievement and we are so proud of Charlotte and can’t wait to see what her future holds. If you’d like to watch Charlotte’s race click here, her race is at the 2 hour 56 minute mark.
Silver Medals for SA at National Netball Championships
Last week, Ella Warrick (Year 10) and Mia Bennett (Year 9) travelled to Perth with the School Sport SA 15 Years and Under State Netball Team to compete in the School Sport Australia National Championships. With both girls playing in school and club teams, they were well trained and ready, particularly with the team’s lead-up sessions at St Michael’s College.
The team left early Saturday morning and over the seven-day period of the Championship, the team competed in nine games. The strenuous workload meant the girls needed to properly recover, requiring daily trips to the beach and hot and cold showers. While the trip was extremely busy, the team found some downtime to relax and explore Perth. Visiting the markets, touring Optus Stadium, playing UNO in their Quest hotel rooms and exploring Fremantle Prison.
In their first game, they faced ACT and achieved a convincing win of 41 – 21 with Mia playing in circle defence and Ella in mid court. This confidence continued throughout the championships. Only losing closely to Victoria by two in the minor rounds and by seven to NSW, the team finished the minor rounds in third.
All girls went into the finals with nothing to lose and lots of enthusiasm. In the semi-finals, SA had a defiant win over NSW winning their way through to the grand final match against Victoria the following day. The team battled and were up at three-quarter time. But a fast-finishing Victoria were unfortunately too strong for our girls and they went down 36 – 32. Despite this disappointment, the girls claimed a silver medal. To finish second overall at the National Championships is a wonderful achievement. Well done Ella, Mia and the team.
Ice Hockey National Achievement
Eleanor Bartter (Year 7) was in Melbourne last week representing South Australia at the Under 13 Ice Hockey National Championships. The team were the underdogs, but performed above expectations coming away with a bronze medal. Well done Eleanor and the SA team!
Hear all about her experience and future aspirations in this video, created by Year 11 student Amelia Lucas.