eNews Week 4, Term 2 2024

Issue no. 22Enews-banner

From our Head of Junior School

We were delighted to celebrate the opening of our new Junior School playground on Wednesday 22 May. We sincerely thank the Hon Blair Boyer, MP, Minister for Education for joining us to officially unveil our beautiful new play space.

Our Junior School students played a pivotal role in the design of the playground. They eagerly watched as the playground was completed during Term 1, asking many questions about the construction process. With excitement and joy, the playground has now come to life and our girls are enjoying exploring the climbing equipment, whizzing around on the spinner, hanging from the monkey bars, and slipping down the slide!

Not only is body coordination, strength and balance enhanced though these active experiences, the challenges inbuilt promote learning, independence and decision making, as students assess and take appropriate risks to move through the varied playground structures. In addition, there are endless opportunities for collaborate play and relationship building; playing together our Junior School students are loving splashing, mixing, and building sandcastles and shapes as they watch running water cascade over the sand and create fun pools to dig in.

It is with gratitude we thank Climbing Tree and all who participated in the design and building process of our fabulous new Junior School playground.

Marika Taylor
Head of Junior School

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Important Dates

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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We Welcome Jessie Lloyd for Reconciliation Week

Originally from the tropics of North Queensland, Jessie Lloyd is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musician who performs a broad collection of Australian Indigenous songs. A vocalist, guitarist, bassist and ukulele player, Jessie earned her formal qualifications at Abmusic in Perth, Western Australia.

A producer and creative entrepreneur, Jessie is a cultural practitioner of Indigenous music and is dedicated to the continuation of song traditions. Her mission is to produce, perform and progress Australian Indigenous music through innovative concepts, collaborative projects and cultural practice. She is also passionate about maintaining an authenticity that contributes to the rich diversity of Australian Arts and its audiences, and working towards positive and progressive social opportunities, values and attitudes.

St Peter’s Girls looks forward to hosting Jessie on Wednesday 29 May as part of Reconciliation Week. She will be presenting a concert of traditional and contemporary songs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the School and will present an Australian Indigenous Music workshop to our Year 9 – 12 Music classes.

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music

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KickStart for Kids

Year 10 Kennion is very fortunate to be involved with the KickStart for Kids’ program this year. KickStart for Kids is a non-for-profit charity that the Year 10 Kennion Home Group is involved with every week. KickStart for Kids provides 60,000 breakfasts and 10,000 lunches a week to underprivileged children in South Australia.

Every Tuesday, three students from Year 10 Kennion travel to Ngutu College to provide a healthy and substantial breakfast for children that are less fortunate, as breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We make a nutritious and balanced breakfast of buttered toast and condiments for the children when they arrive at school in the morning. We also cut up fruit that is used for a morning snack.

Afterwards, we have some free time to play with the younger children from the ELC where we play cars and build blocks. The children love it as it builds a connection with new people and helps enhance their confidence and problem-solving skills.

KickStart for Kids is rewarding not only for the children, but for our Year 10 Kennion students. Each week we look forward to getting to know the children and giving them a healthy breakfast to start their day. KickStart for Kids brings a fulfilling and fun program for us as a Home Group as well as the children. Kennion Home Group is so grateful to have this opportunity to give back to the community.

By Evie Gosse
Year 10 Kennion

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ELC – News from Learning Community 1

Our Community Garden

This term, Learning Community 1 children have been exploring and researching the rich and dynamic environment of our ELC Community Garden. Previously, access to our ELC Community Garden was quite limited due to our new build, so we are thrilled to be able to use it once again to spark the children’s curiosities.

Each morning, Bell Yett and Stonyfell children have ventured down to the garden to engage in exciting, hands-on research. They first began researching by using their observation skills to notice the bare, dry garden beds. In small groups, the children explored further by inspecting the soil, crumbling it in their hands, and feeling its cool temperature. To encourage the children’s awareness of seasonal planting, we brainstormed types of vegetables that grow in autumn and winter. We also used the internet and picture books to gain further insights into what we could plant. It was wonderful to hear the children’s existing knowledge of vegetables, with many suggesting we should plant carrots, broccoli and snow peas. The children also enjoyed representing their ideas and plans for the garden with their graphic language, using mark-making materials on brown paper.

After helping to replenish the garden beds with new soil, ‘turning it over’ and practising digging holes with spades, the children were delighted to finally plant a selection of seedlings. They worked carefully and respectfully, taking turns to dig, plant, and pat down the soil with gentle hands. After, they shared the responsibility of watering the garden and enjoyed discussing the names of the many vegetables they planted.

The children have already begun making nuanced connections between the planted seedlings and the vegetables they observe in each other’s lunchboxes or during afternoon tea. We will continue to nurture the children’s momentum of curiosity and begin researching concepts of ‘garden to plate’, while learning and enjoying the responsibility of caring for living things.

Dot, Kathy, Nell and Annabelle
Learning Community 1 Teachers

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CREATE 24 – This Monday 27 May

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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FUSION 2024: A Showcase of Musical Theatre

We hope you are all getting PUMPED for ‘FUSION 2024: A Showcase of Musical Theatre’!

This year a massive cast of 64 students, under the guidance of Mrs Kate Burnett and Ms Joni Combe, will be presenting songs from four iconic musicals: ‘Cats,’ ‘Legally Blonde,’ ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Chicago’. We can’t wait to show off our talented students and celebrate the immense hard work that has gone into this production.

Jeffreys Linn Arts Centre
Friday 7 June (Week 6) at 7pm
Click here to book your tickets now! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Katherine Kitching
English & Drama Teacher

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Saints take the Spotlight: Introducing Saints TV

Get ready for a fresh perspective on all things St Peter’s Girls’ School! We’re thrilled to announce the public launch of Saints TV, a student-run news initiative bringing the School community closer than ever before.

Saints TV isn’t your average school news show though. Led by a dedicated team of passionate students, it’s a fortnightly show during each school term that promises to be fun, engaging, and informative. With a focus on showcasing the unique spirit of St Peter’s Girls’ School from a student’s perspective, Saints TV will take viewers on a journey through the vibrant events, achievements, and everyday life that make our School so special.

At the helm is Eva Chassiotis, our Director, who keeps the show running smoothly. Guiding us through the episodes are Abigail Hawkes and Eliza Brill-Reed, our charismatic anchors. Lexie Fishlock and Elodie De Witt bring their sports expertise as reporters, while the ever-energetic Sophe Wang takes on the role of roaming reporter and entertainer, keeping things lively with her signature “Study Break” segment.

No matter your interests, Saints TV has something for you. Each episode is a mix of features, highlighting School events, student achievements, sporting triumphs, and the captivating world of co-curricular activities and community events. Stay tuned for our signature segments:

  • Anchors: Our STV hosts Abigail and Eliza provide the rundown of the past fortnight’s activity and upcoming events.
  • Sports Report: Get the latest scoop on all school activities, straight from Lexie and Elodie!
  • Sophe’s Study Break: Take a well-deserved break with Sophe’s fun and sometimes informative segment – the perfect pick-me-up at the end of a busy week!

As an all-girls school, St Peter’s Girls fosters a culture of courage, compassion, and creativity. Saints TV embraces this spirit, giving our students a platform to express themselves and showcase the incredible talent and diversity that defines our School community.

Our latest episode (Episode 4) is now out! Relive the excitement of Sports Day, we welcome Sophe’s Study Break for all your fashion reviews and get all the details about the upcoming Selwyn House Charity Day. Don’t miss out on the fun – tune in to Saints TV every fortnight throughout the term.

Garth Coulter
Head of Digitial Learning and Technologies                    

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Piano Eisteddfod – Coming Soon!

On Thursday 13 June in Week 7 of Term 2, the Arts Department will hold St Peter’s Girls’ Piano Eisteddfod. It is open to all Junior and Middle School students who learn the piano at School or outside of School. Parents are welcome to attend, and the time of each student’s performance will be communicated to families.

Girls will have the opportunity to perform a piece to a panel of judges, who will critique their performance based on accuracy, technique and musicality for their specific music level. This is a great opportunity for girls to perform in a supportive environment and receive some valuable feedback. Please encourage your daughter to prepare well for their performance to enable them to feel confident on the day.

Girls are asked to play one piece that best displays their musicality and technical ability at their own musical level. There will be no minimum or maximum time limit. While the Eisteddfod provides our top piano players with a platform to perform, the aim is to give performers of all levels the opportunity to participate.

A Piano Recital will be held at 6pm on Thursday 20 June. Students will be chosen from the Eisteddfod performers who show confidence and a high level of musicianship. Selected recital students will be notified by email.

If your daughter would like to be involved, please fill out and return the Piano Eisteddfod consent form by Monday 3 June. Girls can collect the form from the Arts Office or you can download it via the link below. Students will later receive their time slot to perform in the Eisteddfod.

Download the Piano Eisteddfod Consent Form

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music

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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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Selwyn House Charity

The Year 10 Selwyn girls are very excited to announce a bake sale that will raise money for The Smith Family on Friday 14 June (Week 7). The Smith Family is a National children’s charity that raises money for disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education to create better futures for themselves.

There will be a range of sweet treats from 50c – $3. Dairy, gluten-free and vegan options are available.

Parents of girls in Reception to Year 2 can pre-order via Trybooking click here.
The Trybooking page will be open from 22 May, 9am until 6 June, 5pm.

Students from Years 3 – 12 will be able to purchase items directly from the stall at lunch. Cash-only purchases. 

We will be set up at the courts near Chiverton Lawns and we would love to see you there supporting the Smith Family with us!

Elodie de Wit and Adjoa Yawson
Year 10 students

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Kilburn House Charity

On Friday 14 June (Week 7), the Year 10 Kilburn Home Group will be selling sausages and drinks to raise money for our House Charity, Treasure Boxes. Treasure Boxes provides vital essentials to families living in disadvantage within our community. We are selling a range of options, with meal deals costing $5, which include a sausage and drink. Sausages with the option of onion are $3, as well as soft drinks (coke and lemonade) and an assortment of juice boxes costing $3 each. Gluten-free bread and vegetarian sausages are also available.

Families of Reception to Year 2 students can pre-order their food, which will be delivered to them via our Year 10 Kilburn girls. Please click here to purchase through Trybooking. The link will be open until Thursday 6 June, 5pm, so please place your order before then! Students from Years 3 to 12 can buy sausages and drinks on the day. We are taking cash-only payments.

The sausage sizzle will be located on Chiverton Lawns, so come down at lunch to support our girls and Treasure Boxes.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 Alyssa Piantedosi and Lucy Lowry
Year 10 Students

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Year 7 and 10 Immunisations

Immunisation Information for Parents / Legal Guardians of Year 7 and 10 Students

The SA 2024 School Immunisation Program will be delivered by Eastern Health Authority (EHA) on Tuesday 11 June 2024.

All Year 7 students will be offered:

  • 1 dose of the Human Papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil®9
  • 1 dose of the Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough vaccine, Boostrix®

All Year 10 students will be offered:

  • 2 doses of the Meningococcal B vaccine, Bexsero® at 2 separate visits (2 months apart).
  • 1 dose of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine, Nimenrix®

Further information and videos for Senior School students are available at:
School based vaccinations for teens | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Immunisation consent packs were given out at the beginning of the school year with information about the vaccines on offer. It is important that you have read the information supplied in the packs before you give consent for your child to be vaccinated at School. If you did not receive an Immunisation Consent pack from your child, please ask at the School office.

Please notify EHA if:

  • Your child has already started the above program with another provider
  • You wish to withdraw your consent
  • Your child’s medical condition has changed

Tips for the day of immunisation:

  • Encourage your child to have a good breakfast and recess on the morning of immunisations
  • Wear sports uniforms to aid easy access to the upper arm and avoid unnecessarily exposing yourself if clothing needs to be removed/undone
  • Encourage your child to keep their arms moving and drink plenty of water throughout the day.

If you have any further questions about the program, please directly contact Eastern Health Authority on 8132 3600 or via e-mail at

Remember it is your responsibility to notify EHA of any changes or information, particularly in relation to your child’s medical condition. A signed and dated note in your child’s diary from a parent or guardian presented on the day is acceptable.

School Immunisation Program records will be available on MyGov within 24 hours of the school visit.

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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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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 15 – Tuesday 21 May


Middle A: Saints (11.2 68) v Seymour Middle B (1.0 6)
Best Player: Izzy H – 3 goals in the first quarter!
Superwoman: Imogen Pearce – rucked in her first game ever and nailed it.

Senior A: Saints (2.3 15) v Immanuel Senior B Blue (1.1 7)

Year 5-6: Saints (3.3 21) v Pembroke Year 4-6 (13.8 86)


Senior A: Saints (3/5/135) v Wilderness Senior A (3/7/168)

Senior B White: Saints (0/0/65) v Pembroke Senior B Blue (6/10/162)

Senior C Blue: Saints (3/3/87) v Wilderness Senior C1 (3/3/92)

Senior C White: Saints (0/0/75) v Wilderness Senior C2 (6/6/126)

Senior D Blue: Saints (0/0/36) v Wilderness Senior D1 (6/6/126)

Senior D White: Saints (0/0/50) V Wilderness Senior D2 (6/6/126)

Senior D Silver: Saints (2/2/86) v Wilderness Senior C3 (4/4/106)


Year 5-6 Silver: Saints (10) v Seymour Year 5/6 Blue (17)

Year 4 White: Saints (13) v Seymour Year 5/6 (34)

Year 4-6 Blue: Saints (24) v Walford Year 4-6 White (12)


Year 3-4 Minkey: Saints (0) v Pembroke Year 4 Blue (7)

Senior A: Saints (2) v Wilderness Senior A (0)

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


Premier League: Saints (53) v Concordia Premier League (41)

Premier League Reserves: Saints (35) v Concordia Premier League Reserves (54)

Senior B: Saints (43) v Concordia Senior B (25)
It was another great game from the girls. Defensive pressure coming down the court was unreal, and they worked together to reward their hard effort. Every girl played a massive part in today’s game and should be very proud of their efforts.
Best Player: Kate Thomas

Senior C: Saints (36) v Immanuel Senior C Blue (17)

Senior D Blue: (8) v Westminster Senior E (34)

Senior D White: Saints (74) v Wilderness Senior D (25)

Year 3 White: Saints (8) v Walford Year 3 (2)

Year 4 Blue: Saints (4) v Pulteney Year 3/4 White (8)

Year 5 Blue: Saints (2) v Pembroke Year 5 Green (14)
Best Player: Emma See
Superwoman: Airlie McCarthy

Year 5-6 Silver: Saints (1) v Seymour Year 6 Purple (26)

Year 5-6 White: Saints (3) v Seymour Year 6 Purple (23)

Year 7A: Saints (23) v Concordia 7A (35)
Best Players: Anisha Pahuja – great bodywork and provided strong drive out of defence. Sophia Curry – lots of movement in the circle and worked well with other shooter and feeders.
Jessica Dong – got some lovely tips and intercepts.
Superwoman: Sasha Connor – demonstrated great leadership when on the bench by providing lots of encouragement and thoughts on the game. Had lots of voice and composure when coming onto WD.

Year 7B: Saints (12) v Concordia Year 7B (21)

Year 8A: Saints (29) v Concordia Year 8A (30)
Best Player: Maisy Ion
Superwoman: Charlotte Dodd

Year 8B: Saints (14) v Concordia Year 8B (46)

Year 8C: Saints (4) v Wilderness Year 8C (57)

Year 8D: Saints (18) v Wilderness 8D (12)
Thank you to all the girls who filled in after playing their own game beforehand. Awesome job girls.

Year 9A: Saints (9) v Concordia Year 9A (75)


Premier League: Saints (3) v Concordia Premier League (0)
Best Player: Januri Wagaarachichi
Superwoman: Aurelia Weidenbach

Middle A: Saints (12) v Concordia Middle A (0)

Year 3 Silver: Saints (4) v Pulteney Year 3-4 (1)

Year 5-6 Blue: Saints (1) v Seymour Year 5/6 White (4)

Year 3-5 White: Saints (0) v Seymour Year 5/6 Purple (9)

2024 Australian Athletics Championships

Well done to the following students who represented South Australia at the recent Australian Athletics Championships!

Amelia Sheridan, Ava Field, Charlotte McAuliffe, Daisy Braithwaite, Elodie de Wit, Gisele Chernishev, India Goodall, Lucille Trengove and Malaika McLeod.


Off the back of a successful Australian Athletics Championships, Charlotte McCauliffe has been selected to represent Australia in the Oceania U18 and World U20 Athletics Championships!

Charlotte jets off next week to compete in the Oceania Championships, taking place in Suva, Fiji where she will race in the 200m, 400m and 4x 400m.

In August, Charlotte will compete in the World U20 Championships, which will see her travel to Lima, Peru to race in the 4x 400m.

What an amazing achievement Charlotte; we wish you all the best!


Congratulations to the following students who were selected to represent Saints at the East Adelaide SAPSASA Cross Country:  Vanessa Barnes, Hazel Bigg, Molly Burnett, Florence Cleland, Penny Coulter, Lucy Dougherty, Chloe Green, Arie Hobart, Shan Yu Khoo, Jiaen Lu, Mia O’Brien, Holly Price, Mikayla Rundle, Aurelia Tan, Harper Tolfts, Violet Tulloch and Emily Wang.

The girls had a fantastic day, with some very competitive racing! Congratulations to Lucy Dougherty who earned a spot in the East Adelaide SAPSASA team, which will compete in the State Championships at Oakbank on Thursday 6 June 6.

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