Issue no. 16
In this edition
From the Director of Early Learning
Last week the ELC hosted their major biennial Art Exhibition, with Rights of the Child being the theme for 2016. Organised by ELC staff and volunteer group, Friends of ELC, the exhibition aimed to showcase the creativity and voice of the young child while raising funds for a Nao Humanoid robot for ELC children. This new addition to the ELC will introduce an exciting new way of learning, building understanding about computational thinking skills, coding and robotics.
Open to our wider community as well as the ELC community, the exhibition attracted over 700 visitors and raised significant funds in excess of $10,000. We were privileged to have the Minister of Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, open this event for us. With his powerful speech about the importance of children’s rights, the Rights of the Child exhibition made a strong statement about our advocacy for children as citizens in their own right.
This celebration of children’s art and deep thinking represented both children’s right to a quality education and the right to connect their learning with the community. One thing we already know and value is the importance of community in our children’s lives. After all, learning does not begin at school; it begins at birth. In the city of Reggio Emilia in Italy, families and the community celebrate and value children’s work, which is displayed in the city centre. The children then use their visit to the city centre to stimulate further learning. It is our desire to connect our children to the community in a similar way, enabling a deeper understanding about the ways in which children learn in the community.
The exhibition therefore represented the relationship between community and school and, in our case, the ELC. It demonstrated the enormous interest we all have in the way in which children create meaning of their world. The changes that have occurred in early childhood education over recent years have been significant, with an increased awareness about the formation of the brain or, as they say in Reggio, the ‘architecture of the brain’. This is influenced by the combination of the biological aspects of brain development and the rich relationships and creative experiences that children have in their early years, which then sets their future pathway.
We know that the way in which we have organised our children’s opportunities for learning in the ELC has set up these young inquiring minds for the future. We plan to continue to work together as a community and school to recognise how important early learning is to not just one child, your child, but to all children as they learn and construct their world around them together.
I would like to thank the dedicated ELC staff and Friends of ELC for working together to organise such a rich and compelling event. I would also like to thank our ELC community and wider school community for supporting us by visiting the exhibition, adding your reflections and so generously donating towards our goal of purchasing an ELC robot.
Poetry in Action
On Friday 20 May the Years 7 to 10 students were entertained and enlightened by the group, Poetry in Action. Consisting of three actors, the group travels the country presenting dynamic performances aimed at deconstructing poetry and convincing students of the power of this form of human expression. Humorous, fast-paced and instructive, the session was both engaging and relevant for students in approaching the study of poetry.
In response to the presentation students commented:
Poetry in Action delivered a performance about teaching poetry techniques to a supposedly poetically incompetent girl who turns out to be amazing at writing poems. The performance was presented in an entertaining and humorous way that I feel was beneficial and educational for not just the younger viewers but the older ones as well. Katherine Woolley (Year 10)
Poetry in Action’s play was an engaging way of explaining both modern and historical poetry in a way that appeals to middle school age students. It encouraged students to give poetry a go and helped to remove the stigma that poems are hard, too “emo” or that not everyone can write them. Sara Possingham (Year 10)
A rare opportunity to watch poetry brought to life. The show was fun, interesting and exciting. An excellent way to end a busy week. Amy Steele (Year 10)
Years 3 and 4 Music Information Night
At Saints Girls we believe that learning an instrument and being a member of a music ensemble is an integral part of a well-rounded education.
Through the learning of music, students are able to develop discipline, commitment to teamwork and a passion for creativity. Our music program is designed to support this, as well as giving your daughter a wonderfully exciting musical experience along the way.
For many Saints Girls families, the Years 3 and 4 instrumental program marks the first step in their daughter’s musical adventure. Our information night is a great way for parents to get involved in their daughter’s music education and gain some additional understanding of the expectations of the music program. They also gain some specific skills in how to assist their daughter in the basic playing of their instrument and insight into the challenges of learning to play an instrument.
In Years 3 and 4 we offer you a small taste of what we hope will be a very joyful and inspiring journey.
In Terms 2 and 3 the girls are divided up according to their instruments and our highly trained and professional staff give them a 45 minute instrumental lesson.
Towards the end of Term 2 and then in Term 3 the girls also join together in a string ensemble and concert band to learn how to play together. This is a great way to teach them teamwork, among other things, and the importance of being prepared by ensuring they have practised their music at home in order to not let their ensemble members down.
This program aims to:
- Develop skills in reading and playing music on their instrument
- Develop creativity
- Improve teamwork skills
- Gain confidence
- Improve organisation
- Improve numeracy and literacy skills – scanning skills
- Understand the commitment and dedication required to achieve an outcome at a high level
- Nurture a love of music
- Enter into the Instrumental and Ensemble program at Saints
Finally, a quick note that girls in Years 5, 6 and 7 who are interested in joining the Junior Percussion Ensemble are asked to attend MB120 at lunchtime on Wednesday, Week 7. If any student is interested, we encourage you to come along and have a go!
Generations In Jazz recordings
We previously announced the outstanding achievements of our choirs, with Enchante achieving 1st place and the Vocal Quartet receiving an Honourable Mention and placing 4th. To listen to the judge’s comments, click on the Dropbox links below. Please note that each recording begins with a short sound check followed by the actual performance.
Click here to listen to Enchante’s winning performance (you will need to check if you require a Dropbox account for this to work).
Click here to listen to the Vocal Quartet.
St Peters Rotary Music Awards
Each year our School is invited to nominate a student for the St Peters Rotary Club Music Awards. This student is chosen for her outstanding contribution and service to the music program, performance ability and potential as a soloist.
Ava Loechel in Year 10 was nominated by the music staff to be the recipient of this award in 2016. Ava is an outstanding vocal performer and was recognised for the musical development she has demonstrated over the past two years through her music studies in class, the School’s co-curricular choirs and Thursday Club program. Ava has an unassuming and almost humble approach to her music, which captivates her audiences and attracts a quiet respect from her peers. She is a mature, highly focussed and talented vocalist. Ava’s performance on the night at the Norwood Town Hall was truly beautiful. She performed ‘Hallelujah’ and was accompanied by Mike Bevan on guitar. Her captivating vocal performance proved to all that she was highly deserving of this prestigious award.
A successful start to the Debating and Public Speaking season
This year St Peter’s Girls is competing in the program run by Debating SA, an organisation patronised by the Governor of South Australia. Some of our younger teams have the benefit of our new coaching scheme, receiving speech-writing help and debate practise from a pair of coaches – a current senior student and an Old Scholar, both of whom are experienced debaters. All the girls in Years 7, 8 and 9 participated in a workshop run by Debating SA earlier this term, and the student and Old Scholar coaches received training in Term 1.
We are proud to announce that the debating season has commenced with some spectacular results, with seven of the eleven participating teams winning their Round 1 debates. Congratulations to the following teams: Year 7 Blue, Year 7 White, Year 8 Yellow, Year 9 Yellow, Year 9 Red, Year 10 Blue and the Senior White team on their victories. A special mention must go to Grace Dodson and Victoria Thorp in Year 7, Jessica Stratton-Smith in Year 8, Asha Short in Year 9, Nicola Jones in Year 10 and Mila Loechel in Year 12 who were awarded Speaker of the Night awards by the adjudicators. Thank you to the student and Old Scholar coaches and the supervising teachers for their continuous support.
I would also like to congratulate all the girls who participated in the Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition earlier this term, including Holly Wallman-Craddock in Year 7, Emily Downie and Aditi Tamhankar in Year 9 and Charlene Lee, Brooke Oliver, Sara Possingham and Kate McKellar-Stewart in Year 10. A special mention must go to Aditi and Holly who spoke on the topic, “Humble Beginnings”, and progressed to the semi-finals at Immanuel College. We congratulate all the girls for their achievements and would especially like to wish Aditi, who for the second consecutive year won her semi-final heat on Saturday, good luck for the State finals. The finals will be held on the evening of Saturday 25 June at Parliament House in front of an audience of invited dignitaries. While not progressing to the final, Holly Wallman-Craddock also spoke extremely well at the semi-final. Also recently representing the school in Public Speaking was Sophie-Louise Shearwood (Year 11), who spoke exceptionally well, giving a thoughtfully constructed speech at the recent Probus Public Speaking Competition.
A special thank you must go to Ms Cohen and Ms Davies who have provided ongoing support and enthusiastically dedicated their time towards supporting the girls in their speech preparation.
We look forward to yet another successful season of debating and public speaking this year.
Debating and Public Speaking Prefect
Saints Girls families feed the needy
Recently a group of Saints Girls parents (and one current Saints Girls student) spent a few hours at the St Mary Magdalene Drop In Centre in the city, serving a delicious three-course meal to about 70 people in dire need of a home cooked meal. Our thanks to our volunteers – Fiona McGregor, Dianne O’Connell, Keryl, Mitch and Laura Clifton, Bec and Nick Maerschel and Susanna and Luke Anderson – for heating, stirring, serving and washing up on the evening with good grace and plenty of laughs. The patrons were very grateful, there was plenty to go around and the remainder was handed out in take-away containers.
Even bigger thanks to Jenni Manson and her crew for cooking the delicious homemade apple crumble and for all the generous Middle School parents who cooked the meals and soups that were served. As they say, “it takes a village”, and never a truer word was said – without the generosity of our School Community and the dedicated co-ordination of Karen Alderson, this could not have come together.
In fact, this was the second Saturday this year that we had fed this large group, the first being Saturday 5 March. On that evening it was the Senior School families who so generously provided the food and soups and our volunteers on that evening were Peta Ware, Christie and Grant Edwards, Fiona Mockridge, Sue Neale, Kylie and Jaida Bouhamdan, Susanna Anderson and Glyn Jamieson.
Our final night of the year will be Saturday 19 November when we will be asking the Junior School parents to provide the food. If anyone is interested in helping volunteer to serve meals at the Centre with us next year, please contact Susanna Anderson on email@example.com.
School Shop update
Second Hand Uniform items – Due to space restrictions the School Shop is only able to take winter uniform items at the present time. Please ensure that all items are freshly laundered and blazers dry-cleaned. It is also preferable that items are ironed and on clothes hangers. Only current uniform items are able to be accepted.
Host Families Needed
Following the successful Junior School Korean cultural exchange program which has been operating over the past 10 years, the School has again been invited by Oden International to be part of this program during Term 3 this year.
The 2016 program will follow the same format as previous years’ and involves hosting a Year 4 or Year 5 student for a seven week period. The students will attend St Peter’s Girls during this time and will be accompanied by an Oden staff member, Ms Kris Lee, who visits the School daily to support the girls. The students will be arriving on Saturday 23 July 2016 and will depart on Monday 12 September 2016. It is anticipated that 4 – 6 students will be participating in the program in 2016.
To enable planning for this valuable program, we require families from our School community to host these students during their stay in Adelaide. Families will be reimbursed $270 per week for the student’s care, and an information and orientation program will be provided to families that are hosting.
If you are interested, please contact Jess Geraghty on 8334 2215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention all shoppers: Join our trip to Melbourne
Join us for the first ever St Peter’s Girls Shopping Trip to Melbourne!
In conjunction with Peregrine Travel, parents are invited to join this fabulous trip to Melbourne.
This all inclusive package includes return flights, transfers and 5-star accommodation located in the heart of the city. Stroll to theatres, restaurants and laneway bars. Docklands, the Paris end of Collins Street, Southbank, and South Melbourne are all close by.
Also included is an exclusive ‘Money Can’t Buy’ after-hours shopping experience at Myer, with drinks, food and a private stylist!
Date: 13 – 14 August 2016
Price: Only $695.00 per person.
Funds raised will go towards the redevelopment of the Middle School Redevelopment Project.
Tickets can be booked via www.trybooking.com/LEPB or contact Blaga on 0448 650 130 for more information.
If you have any further news items or sporting success stories, please email them through to me on: email@example.com
Netball Coaching Program
Taught and Bowled is offering specialist and general netball coaching programs for girls aged 9-13 years during Term 2 and Term 3 this year. The program runs over 4 x one hour sessions and includes a weekly take-home program for all participants. The program is tailored for each area of the court so that participants can receive coaching that is specific to their game.
Programs will run on Sunday mornings at two locations – Ascot Park Primary School and East Adelaide School.
Congratulations to Alyssa Woolley, Lucy Steele Scott, Holly Cardone and Poppy Goldsmith (all Year 7) who have been selected to represent East Adelaide in the State-wide Primary School Hockey Carnival.
Congratulations also go to Molly Dwyer (Year 4) who has been selected in the South Australian 12 and Under Hockey team that will compete in Cairns later in the year.
On Saturday 21 May girls from Years 7, 8 and 9 competed at the School Aerobics preliminary finals. This year we entered four teams into the competition, all producing outstanding results.
For many girls this was their first competition, performing not only to judges, but also a large crowd. All involved should be very proud of their performances, as we, the coaches, have seen a tremendous improvement in each and every individual.
There will be no rest for any of the teams, as all were selected to compete again at the School Aerobics State Finals. The support from the Saints community, as the girls fight for an invitation to Nationals, would be greatly appreciated on Saturday 25 June at the Norwood Town Hall.
Infinity – 3rd
Fusion 4 – 1st
Electrix – 1st
Pop ‘n’ Rock – 5th
Kira, Natalie and Corinne (Coaches)
Year 6 Blue – Saints 14 defeated by Pembroke 17
On Wednesday of Week 4, the Year 6 Blue netball team played against Pembroke. Unfortunately, the girls suffered a close loss, defeated by Pembroke 17 to 14. The best players for this week were Sophie Norman and Georgia Langley. Chanel Stefani and Ava Loechel (Coaches)
Year 6 White – Saints 4 defeated by Seymour 17
This week we saw some great passage of plays both up and down the court. With wet conditions proving difficult for stepping and dodging, our girls were determined and pushed through the game, adjusting their play accordingly. Well done to all players! Grace Russo (Coach)
Year 5 Blue – Saints 25 defeated Walford 0
The girls continue to work together in both attack and defence. The girls all listened carefully during the quarter breaks as to what they had to focus on in the next quarter, which included landing on their dominant foot and defending with their outside arm. All the girls put in their best efforts to do this and continue to improve and refine their skills. The team also showed great sportsmanship towards Walford in the second half by adapting to the game with a less experienced opposition. Georgia Naughton
Year 5 White – Saints had a bye
Open A – Saints 1 drew with Wilderness 1
Saints Open A soccer team had a tight game against Wilderness, ending in a draw. The girls took the lead after creating a number of good opportunities from forwards, Olivia Law, Layne Beveridge and Dominique Rigby. Our defenders played well and midfield worked hard in all positions but unfortunately we couldn’t finish all our chances. Best on ground goes to goalkeeper, Talah Gobell, who made some amazing saves, including a nerve-wracking penalty. We hope to keep up our fighting attitude next week and get a win. Krystina Dianos (Captain)
Open B – Saints 2 drew with Wilderness 2
Saints defended very well with some excellent clearances from Mikaela Georgiadis and Sarah Matheson. Sara Possingham played another excellent game, but it was a great team offer overall. This game could have gone either way, with Saints goals coming from Alice Petchey and Alice Tyson. Christine Gayen (Coach)
Middle A – Saints 0 defeated by Wilderness 1
The second game of the season was a very exciting and even contest with the ball continually moving from one end of the pitch to the other. Our defenders, Eleanor Anderson, Rachel Banham, Siena Kulinski and Cheri Wong, fought extremely hard to repel almost every attack and kick the ball deep into Seymour’s defensive zone, where our forwards took up the battle to score the winning goal. Amy Carrodus, Sophie Barr, Tahlia Towers and Matilda Braithwaite passed the ball to each other to set up many attacks on Seymour’s goal. Best Players: Eleanor Anderson, Siena Kulinski, Sophie Barr, Cheri Wong. Mr Morton (Staff Supervisor)
Middle B – Saints 5 defeated Wilderness 3
The girls all played well in wet conditions and were unlucky to have conceded 3 goals. The goals we scored were created by some good defending to win the ball and then a number of accurate passes setting up the forwards. Everyone came off with a positive attitude which hopefully carries over into the coming weeks. Taylor Garrett (Coach)
Year 7 – Saints had a bye
Year 4/5 – Saints cancelled due to weather
The girls played some tough matches on Saturday and we are extremely proud of their efforts. We are glad to see that girls in younger year levels are developing a passion for the sport and are enjoying the training sessions. The A and B teams are working hard and played some excellent badminton with sound tactical awareness. Kritika Mishra (Co-Captain)
Open A – Saints 0 defeated by Immanuel 6
Open B – Saints 1 defeated by Wilderness (B1) 5
Best player: Laura Sivewright
Open C1 – Saints 5 defeated Wilderness (C1) 1
Best players: Amy Li, Lola Dimond, Jiale Hu
Open C2 – Saints 3 defeated Woodcroft 3
Best players: Amelie Dunda, Michelle Yeoh
Open D1 – Saints 2 defeated by Wilderness (D2) 4
Best player: Candy Feng
Open D2 – Saints 0 defeated by Woodcroft 6
Best player: Natacha Zisos Troupakis
Open E – Saints 8 defeated Walford (G) 1
Best player: Millie Han
Open A – Saints 0 defeated by Trinity 3
It was a very defensive game with a few opportunities in our attacking half during the first half. There were strong tackles and clearances from defence by Alice Tyson and Carla Lawrence. Grace Packer showed strong attack through the midfield, with unrewarded leading by Lara Khoury up forward. The game consisted of Saints trying to break through from our defence into our attack. Gracie Edwards did not let the pressure affect her and saved multiple goal shots by Trinity. Natasha Hammond (Captain)
Open C – Saints 6 defeated Trinity 1
The game started well with Katherine Woolley getting a goal early and we continued to have the majority of the play for the first half but were unlucky not to add to the score. Then, against the play, Trinity scored an equaliser just before half-time. The girls came out stronger in the second half with a refreshed mindset, linking many strong passes together across the pitch, with the girls making perfect positioning to put away 5 goals in the second half. Sophie Fry (Captain)
Under 18 – Saints 6 defeated by North Adelaide/West Torrens 21
The girls played with intensity and pressure and their effort remained strong throughout the game. The focus of the match became our team defence which strengthened each quarter and was well led by our two goalies, Portia Reppucci (Year 11) and Olivia Compare (Year 10), who both made a number of saves and cleared the ball well. Alice Petchey contributed 2 goals along with Sophie Auricht (Year 10), whilst Millisent Wilkin (Year 8) and Harriet Maerschel (Year 8) also scored a goal apiece. When we had the opportunities we moved the ball well through the midfield and used our athletic abilities to our strength to create space to attack in. Sarah Lowe (Coach)
Under 15 – Saints 8 defeated Woodville 5
The girls showed an intense game throughout the quarters, skill coming from all over the field. Coming up with the ball first in centre draws and being powerful and quick in attack. The girls showed determination towards the end to keep the score line up our way. Isabelle Norman being confident in the goal cage using skill with her stick movement. Chelsea Walls giving intense aggression in attack, Millisent Wilkin and Harriet Maerschel rotating in the centres Goal scorers Millisent Wilkin (3), Chelsea Walls (1), Portia Maerschel (1) & Hattie Maerschel (3). By Portia Reppucci (Coach)
Under 13 – Saints 17 defeated Brighton 8
The girls worked very well as a team to get another great win. Dani Cox (Year 4) did well in attack as well as Mabel Cook (Year 3) who showed great confidence and persistence when trying to shoot at goal. Portia Maerschel (Year 7) and Stephanie Smalls (Year 7) won almost every centre and got the ball down to attack swiftly. Jenna Maione (Year 4) was awesome in defence because she stuck to the attacker very closely. Once again, Isabelle Norman (Year 8) played very well in goals and Willow Stewart-Rattray (Year 5) and Saskia Jonats (Year 7) both did very well by running into space and calling for the ball. The girls improved on passing the ball into space over the top of our attackers. Goal scorers were Dani, Saskia, Portia, Stephanie and Willow. Best players for the match were Jenna, Portia and Willow. Lucy Martin (Coach)
Open A – Saints 27 defeated by Westminster 45
A well fought out battle saw the Open A side go down to Westminster. Coming up against an experienced team, the Saints attackers were able to hold their structures and the defenders were able to keep up constant hands over pressure. A special mention to Holly and Madison who worked tirelessly in the mid-court through the whole game. Josephine Dal Pra and Madison Bateman (Co-Captains)
Open B – Saints 18 defeated by Westminster 57
This week it was tough competition against the very strong Westminster team. Missing a few regular players, the girls did very well to cooperate as a team. Chelsea Jones and Charlotte Parker put in a lot of effort to move the ball down the mid-court, continuously clearing and making new offers and it was this great work which enabled us to feed the ball into the goals. Alexandra Murray (B Captain)
Open C – Saints 22 defeated by Westminster 73
There was a huge improvement from the girls this week, and they are excited with the potential for more competitive games. The girls are looking forward to improving at training this week. Grace Russo (Coach)
Year 10 – Saints 43 defeated Wilderness 3
The girls played outstandingly from the start of the game by putting a lot of pressure on Wilderness and keeping them scoreless until the second quarter. In the third quarter the girls were set a task to shoot 10 goals but instead impressed with 15 goals, making that their best quarter so far this season. An excellent game to watch and the girls should be proud of their achievements this game. Alana Coppock (Coach)
Year 9A – Saints 28 defeated by Westminster 40
The girls played very well as a team but were unfortunately defeated by 12 goals. The girls started off strongly in both defence and attack, winning the first quarter 11-8. The defence as well as the shooters remained strong throughout the game. It was unfortunate to lose but we will use the loss to refocus for our next game! Sarah Matheson (Year 9)
Year 9B – Saints 26 defeated by Westminster 39
The team came across a strong side this week and, in spite of losing, we fought hard and were determined throughout the game. Our strongest quarter was the second when Westminster only out-scored us by one goal. The team’s defensive skills have definitely improved, as there were many interceptions throughout the game. The changing of positions at half-time took getting use to but then we played well in the last quarter. Well done to all girls and hopefully we will come back next week and get our first win. Rose Pittman (Year 9)
Year 9C1 – Saints 34 defeated Seymour 10
All the girls worked hard to focus on some key points throughout the game, which made a huge difference to their fluency when bringing the ball down the court. Passes were stronger and the girls were a lot quicker to move their feet to get the ball. It has been a great start to the season from all the girls, with another fantastic win this week! Ellana Welsby (Coach)
Year 9C2 – Saints 7 defeated by Immanuel 48
This week the girls played well as a team and, despite the score, they kept their heads up through the entire game. Strong defence allowed the girls to work the ball down the court and helped in creating space and being able to score. A special mention to the defenders, Aditi Tamhankar, Anneliese Thomas and Mary Brownridge, for their repeated high intensity efforts throughout the game. The girls are showing great improvement, which is promising for the next few weeks. Chelsea Stamato (Coach)
Year 8A – Saints 22 defeated by Westminster 34
The first three quarters of the match this week were relatively even, and we were only down by two goals at half-time and five at three-quarter-time. Throughout the first three quarters, the girls produced a great team defensive effort, causing many turnovers and slowing Westminster’s run down the court. Unfortunately, we had far too many unforced errors and threw the ball away, allowing Westminster to capitalise. We need to work on slowing the ball down, playing our own game and converting the many turnovers that our defensive efforts cause. Vanessa Brooks (Coach).
Year 8B – Saints 9 defeated by Westminster 34
The girls played a challenging game against a strong opposition. Defensively, the girls played with determination, and were able to turn over many Westminster possessions and get a number of rebounds. The game proved that we must work more on bringing the ball down from defence to attack, and work on leading towards the ball. The score definitely does not reflect the effort the girls put into this game, but it has left massive room for improvement for the team. Best players to Paris Robinson and Lauren Porter for their defensive effort and Lucy White for her strength down the court and motivating the team during the game. Emily Wishart (Coach)
Year 8C – Saints 7 defeated by Trinity 44
The girls faced a tough match this week, with a serious shortage of players. Due to injuries, we were down to 6 girls, which made it a hard start for the team. Despite this, the girls tried their best, making sure to execute set plays and skills learnt at training. In the third quarter another injury left us with 5; however, the girls kept their heads up and played well as a team. Despite the loss, all of the girls were extremely determined and persistent, which they should be proud of. Amy Wishart and Sophia West (Coaches)
Year 7A – Saints 22 defeated Westminster 16
The team made a strong start with tight defence and a well-planned attack the full length of the court. A drop in concentration in the 2nd quarter allowed Westminster to re-enter the game, with Saints trailing by 1 goal at half-time. However, Saints were able to come back, dominating in the 2nd half and winning the game. A special mention to Olivia Kelly who displayed great leadership under pressure, helping the team to secure the game. Michelle Blackburn (Coach)
Year 7B – Saints 14 defeated Scotch 6
An excellent game by all involved on Saturday. With some people playing in completely new positions, the girls showed great determination throughout the game. Defensively the whole team was excellent, making intercepts and pressuring their opponents. Offensively the whole team worked together really well, a highlight being the improvement in ball movement. The team also improved as the game went on, finishing really strongly. Excellent work by all involved! Roger Mills (Coach)