Issue no. 15
In this edition
From Our Deputy Principal / Head of Middle School
We were delighted to once again host the annual South Australian da Vinci Decathlon this week. We were visited by over 500 students and staff from government and non-government schools across three days. With the event being cancelled last year due to COVID-19, and many states this year opting to hold a virtual event, it was with great excitement that we were able to welcome staff and students for these energetic and fun-filled days.
Students engaged in challenging and creative tasks across 10 disciplines including Drama, Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Art and Poetry, English and Code Breaking.
Our students thoroughly enjoyed the experience, with their dedication over the preceding weeks being rewarded with outstanding results.
The Year 5/6 competition was especially close, with our team missing out on a Gold medal by just 60 points. They came 2nd in Science and Code Breaking, and 3rd in Mathematics. Even more impressively, they placed 1st in Cartography, Legacy (the study of important change-makers since the Renaissance) and Ideation. Their result in Ideation continues a tradition of success in this discipline since it was introduced to the event in 2017. It requires students to identify and solve problems using an empathetic and creative thinking approach. This vital contemporary skill is central to our Futures Entrepreneurial Thinking subject in Years 7 and 8. Our 5/6 team placed 2nd overall, and received their Silver medals from Ms Shea with great excitement.
On Wednesday, we welcomed 23 Year 7 teams who participated in what became a victorious day for our Year 7 team. Placing in the top 5 teams for eight out of the 10 events, their consistency and excellent teamwork and task delegation was what contributed to them being crowned SA da Vinci Decathlon Champions for 2021. Along the way, they also won the Ideation, Creative Producers and Art and Poetry tasks, whilst placing 2nd in Code Breaking and 3rd in Science.
Expectation was thus fairly high when it came to yesterday’s Year 9 event, and our team didn’t disappoint! Remarkably, they placed 1st in Ideation (making it a clean sweep in this event for all three year groups), Cartography, Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Code Breaking, whilst also placing 3rd in English. In doing so, they achieved an unassailable overall lead, being crowned 2021 da Vinci Decathlon Champions, ahead of Pembroke (5th), Walford (4th) Immanuel (3rd) and Westminster (2nd).
Congratulations to all involved, and many thanks to those specialist teachers who gave up their time to assist with coaching the teams. This is by far the most successful set of results we have ever seen since the event’s inception here in South Australia in 2013. They are a fitting consequence of the hours of preparation and expert support given to students who attended da Vinci Decathlon training sessions by our Gifted and Talented Coordinator Becca Burton-Howard, who was justifiably delighted by the results, and very proud of the students’ achievements.
Year 5/6 Results
1st – Wilderness School
2nd – St Peter’s Girls’ School
3rd – Pulteney Grammar School
Year 7 Results
1st – St Peter’s Girls’ School
2nd – Seymour College
Equal 3rd – Scotch College and Saint Ignatius’ College
Year 9 Results
1st – St Peter’s Girls’ School
2nd – Westminster School
3rd – Immanuel College
Deputy Principal/Head of Middle School
CRE8-ive Dance Production
Last night, the Stage 2 Dancers presented CRE8, a showcase of their own choreography. Each student presented a 3-minute dance work, all with such captivating concepts and original movement development. Themes explored included phobias, online grooming, identical twins and the 7 deadly sins.
Everyone I spoke to after the presentation was so impressed by the creativity of the young choreographers and the talent of all the dancers involved. It was also so wonderful to welcome new Old Scholars Tilly McCormack and Emma Carrodus back to the Arts Centre stage. What really stood out to me throughout the evening was the commitment and dedication of all the senior students from Years 10 – 12 who were involved in the performances. They have given up many lunchtimes and even weekends to learn, refine and perform the choreography created by our Stage 2s.
It was a wonderful night that really highlighted the creativity, artistic abilities, collaboration and leadership skills that Dance bestows on the girls.
Head of The Arts
Our School Musical: A Chorus Line
The stage is set for our School Musical: A Chorus Line – High School Edition!
When deciding upon which musical to perform this year, the creative team looked to our students for inspiration. We were blown away by how many of our girls are true ‘triple threats’, being trained in dance, acting and singing at an elite level. So, we have chosen to share with you their amazing talents through the wonderful show that is A Chorus Line – High School Edition.
A Chorus Line – High School Edition pulls back the curtain on the life of a Broadway performer, weaving personal stories together to create a breathtakingly moving event.
Thursday 3 June and Friday 4 June at 1.30pm and 7pm
Tickets can be purchased via TryBooking
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante; Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Edward Kleban; Co Choreographed by Bob Avian
Original Broadway production produced by the New York
Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.
Adaptation and support materials for the High School Edition
Developed by iTheatrics
Under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald
A CHORUS LINE High School Edition is presented by permission of ORiGiN™
Theatrical on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC
Bold Fundraiser Smashes Target
The brave students and teachers participating in the World’s Greatest Shave were finally shaved on Monday! The event started at lunchtime, with a performance by the staff band, ‘Duty of Care’, to provide entertainment for the girls watching, and to hopefully relieve the nerves of the girls doing the shave. The Chapel was completely filled with girls who had donated a gold coin to watch the event and to support their soon-to-be bald peers. After the performance, the shave began, with many girls opting to have their ponytails chopped by their friends, before being shaved by volunteer hairdressers. For many girls, this was an emotional event and more than a few tears were shed, but everyone was incredibly brave and stuck it out. Here’s what a few shavers had to say:
‘I chose to do the shave as I have been in hospital myself and saw children with leukaemia. Also, as my cousin is a children’s nurse in the UK and she looks after kids with diseases and helps them. I did have mixed feelings about it, but I was determined to do it. I now feel proud of myself for what I’ve done and I know I’ve now helped those in need.’ – Gracie Marsh-Smith, Year 6
‘I decided to do the World’s Greatest Shave because I wanted to help those facing cancer by doing something that came from me, not just my parents. By shaving my head, I aim to break the stigma around being bald. Hair does not define our beauty or personality. Doing the shave is my way of reaching out to all those who have lost their hair during cancer treatment and letting them know that they are not alone. While I was having my haircut, I felt so nervous and scared! It was the strangest sensation to literally have a weight lifted off my shoulders. However, I feel so much better now and love my new look!’ – Misha Yagnik, Year 9
The ponytails that were chopped off have been donated to make wigs for patients of leukaemia, and the hair too short for this has been donated to a company that creates mats that soak up oil spills from waste fibres. I know that myself and all the girls who shaved were overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from our School community. From this event alone, you helped us raise $860, and we have now raised a total of over $30,000, eclipsing our goal of $22,000. We could not have done it without the support of everyone who donated, shared, or came to watch the event on the day.
Knockout Result for Touch Footballers
Congratulations to our Open Touch Football Team who finished in the top 2 of their division at the State Knockout Championships on Monday. The girls came out firing, defeating a strong Pembroke team, and continued with high level performances throughout the day. We had many highlights; in particular, the interception and full pitch run from Stephanie Smalls to score a try was the pick of them. We wish the girls all the best in the State Final next Wednesday!
Head of PE, Health & Outdoor Education
Musicians Blown Away by Wind Workshops
Over the past two Monday evenings, members of the Concert Band have been busy rehearsing with the Adelaide Wind Orchestra (AWO) as part of an ongoing collaboration with our School and this wonderful Adelaide-based music ensemble.
AWO is made up of over 50 semi-professional wind, brass and percussion musicians who rehearse weekly at St Peter’s Girls and perform concerts in our Arts Centre and other performance venues across Adelaide. They are making a name for themselves as the premier wind band in Adelaide, and the Concert Band is honoured to be working with these talented musicians in an ongoing collaboration. Having the opportunity to sit alongside these experienced musicians helps our girls gain a better understanding of the music they are playing as well as wonderful mentoring and technical support for their specific instrument type.
Being a part of these wider community associations offers our students valuable insights into pathways for music after school. As part of our continued relationship with AWO, we are offered complimentary and discounted tickets for all their concerts. Stay tuned for ticket information via eNews for AWO’s next concert on Saturday 26 June at Elder Hall.
Director of Music
Federal Fest with Special Guest
Through our Unit of Inquiry ‘How we organise ourselves’, the Year 6 students have been investigating our Federal systems of government.
They were fortunate to have Simon Birmingham visit this week to answer questions about his experiences as a Senator and Minister in Federal Parliament. His wealth of experience and candour gave the girls many insights into the life of a politician and the intricacies of the Australian Government system. Thanks to Simon for giving up his time to meet with the group.
Year 6 Teachers
Japanese Filmmakers Blossom
On Tuesday, the Year 10 Japanese class participated in the Japanese filmmaking day at St John’s Grammar School. Each group, comprised of students from different schools, created a short commercial based on a Japanese item. We incorporated aspects of Japanese culture and language to achieve an authentic advertisement featuring our assigned product. Students were marked on accuracy of language, creativity, authenticity and cinematography. It was a great opportunity to meet other students studying Japanese and to gain a further understanding of Japanese culture. We experienced a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on tatami mats, wore yukata and enjoyed sushi for lunch! It was a fun day where we could immerse ourselves in Japanese culture.
Ellie Humphrey, Lady Murphy and Madison Liddy
Thought-Provoking Visit to ThincLab
The Year 11 Business Innovation class visited the University of Adelaide’s ThincLab, the place where unconventional thinkers give their ideas an unfair advantage. It’s home to the creative thinkers, the rule-breakers and the challengers; the ones who see the world differently, and for whom ideas are everything and the future is unlimited. The girls benefited from unique access to the university’s brightest academic minds and female business mentors who helped advance their business ideas. Students met female ThincLab entrepreneurs and were mentored by Zrinka Tokic, the Director of ThincLab and Australian eChallenge, as well as Julia Miller, Australian eChallenge and Shark Tank eSchool Manager. Each group had individual session time with Scott Maney, the lab’s 3D Laser Print Manager who helped with their prototypes.
Business Innovation teacher
Last Tuesday, a team of passionate IB teachers, Old Scholars, current students and parents met and talked with interested Year 9 and 10 students and their parents about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Following an information session by IB Diploma Coordinator Carolyn Farr which outlined the structure of the Diploma, everyone had a chance to share and ask, ‘What it is really like to do the Diploma?’ So, how did it go?
It was wonderful to have the chance to talk to parents about the benefits of the IB and answer their questions directly. We had the chance to explain how the programme builds over two years and the sorts of things the students can do by the end of it. It was also great to talk to some of the Year 9 and 10 students and encourage them to consider continuing their language and respond to the questions they had about that. I loved seeing the Old Scholars come back and hear what they are doing too! A number of the 2020 graduates commented how easy study is this year after doing the IB – they have covered quite a bit of the content already! One of the parents made the comment that the teachers were all so enthusiastic about their subjects. I think that enthusiasm just sums up the IB really – we all believe in the programme and we love teaching it.
Year 9 Parent:
It was a great opportunity to learn how the IB programme works and some of its benefits. My daughter and I asked all sorts of questions of the IB teachers, IB graduates and IB parents who made themselves available. We came away impressed by the approach to learning, the vision that graduates will be set up to thrive at university, and most of all, the passion for the IB programme.
Year 12 IB Student:
The IB Expo helped me reflect on how the IB has helped me develop as a learner and why I chose it in the first place. Being able to answer questions about my experiences in the IB really allowed me to consider all of the benefits of the programme, and the ways in which the programme has helped me grow.
Interested in the IB Diploma?
Year 10 student information session: Wednesday 26 May, Lesson 4
Year 9 student information session: Thursday 10 June, Home Group
Subject Expo: Thursday 22 July, 4.30 – 7pm
Contact Carolyn Farr via firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on the IB Diploma.
Anglican Schools Unite
On Tuesday, a group of Year 8 students participated in the Combined Anglican Schools’ Service, held in St Peter’s Cathedral. The theme of the day was Reconciliation, and students from across South Australia had the opportunity to think, learn and pray about reconciliation.
Bishop Chris McLeod (National Aboriginal Bishop in the Anglican Church of Australia) shared some of his personal story and what reconciliation means for us today. He challenged the students to listen to our Aboriginal brothers and sisters, and to help rebuild the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Reconciliation is an important theme of Christianity, both in our own personal relationship with God, and in the way we relate to and seek to love our neighbours.
It was a great day for the students to meet and connect with other students from across South Australia and was a reminder of our unity in the gospel.
Humanities & Philosophy and Religion Teacher
Patteson and Kilburn House Charity Day
On Friday of Week 6, the Year 10 Patteson girls will be baking up a storm with delightful cupcakes, cookies, brownies and so many more delicious treats ranging from $1 to $3. All funds raised from the stall will go towards Patteson’s House Charity, the Moore St Drop-In Centre. The Reception to Year 2 girls will be able to order a cupcake via their parents using the TryBooking link below, and the Year 3 to 12 girls will be able to purchase these delicious treats at the lunchtime stall on the day, so don’t forget to bring in your gold coins to help a worthy cause and to receive a scrumptious treat.
Also that day, the Year 10 Kilburn girls will be making and selling delicious cheese toasties ($2.50 each) and soft drinks ($1.50 each) during lunchtime. All proceeds from the event will go towards our House Charity, the Cancer Council. Girls in Reception to Year 2 may pre-order a toasty via their parents using the link below, and all Years 3 to 12 girls may purchase from our stall on the day. Orders via TryBooking close next Monday 24 May at 9am. Thank you for your support!
Georgina Wakeham and Bridgette Leach
Piano Eisteddfod 2021
On Tuesday 8 June in Week 8 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 play piano. Parents are welcome to attend, and times 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.
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 recital will be held on the evening of Tuesday 15 June in MB120. These students will be chosen from the Eisteddfod performers who show confidence and a high level of musicianship. The selected recital students will be notified by the end of Week 8.
If your daughter would like to be involved, please fill out and return the Piano Eisteddfod consent form by Monday 31 May. Girls can collect the form from the Arts Office. They will later receive a time slot to perform in the Eisteddfod. Students will be notified by email if they have been chosen to have their piece recorded following the Eisteddfod.
Director of Music
Medical Research Careers Evening
The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) will be holding an online High School Careers Evening on Tuesday 8 June at 6.30pm AEST. There will be a panel of people from all around Australia, where they will be discussing their jobs and the pathways they took to get there. This is a great opportunity for STEM enthusiasts to gain more information about a variety of industries. The event aims to showcase a range of career opportunities in the health and medical sector to students from Years 9 to 12. For more information, please click here.
Bingo Night – Saturday 19 June
The Saints Girls’ community proudly presents:
Saturday 19 June
St Peter’s Girls’ School Gym
5 rounds of Bingo + fun and games / bar available for drink purchases/adults only event.
Tickets are limited, so organise your table now by visiting: TryBooking
Supported by Friends of Rowing
Join ‘Our Saints’ Community
Beyond parents and guardians, our girls also treasure connections with grandparents, aunts, uncles or friends of the family. We name these special people ‘Our Saints’.
In the first week of Term 2, students from Reception to Year 6 were given two forms each to take home to their grandparents. If you did not receive these forms from your daughter, please contact me via email@example.com or 8334 2244.
Alternatively, there is a link to the form here.
Our Saints provides opportunities for those who have a connection with our girls to be more involved with the School community through various means, ranging from volunteering their time, to subscribing to our publications such as eNews and Saints Alive.
We encourage all interested grandparents, aunts, uncles or friends of the family to join this special group.
Media Hub Tour – Lights, Camera, Action!
We invite our Arts’ parents to come along and experience our new Media Hub!
It features industry-standard technology including advanced cameras, microphones, lighting and a production green screen. As well as structured learning opportunities, students who are particularly passionate about media production can book the facility and equipment to record, edit and deliver quality content with minimal set up time and a streamlined workflow.
Enjoy an information session and tour of our Media Hub with students Olivia and Jodi. Special thanks to Garth Coulter for organising this event.
Media Hub Tour for Arts’ Parents
Wednesday 26 May at 6pm or 6.30pm
For more information and to RSVP, please email Melissa Westgate via firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 24 May.
St Peter’s Girls’ Community Members
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Community at Saints Girls
Parents are a vibrant and pivotal part of the St Peter’s Girls’ community. Many opportunities are available to become involved with the School, connect with other community members, and build strong and lasting friendships. Please note the following Term 2 dates:
Friends of The Arts Community Group Meetings
Wednesday 26 May, 6pm or 6.30pm, Media Hub Tour for Arts’ parents
Wednesday 26 May, 7pm, Elizabeth Pike Art Centre
Contact: Danielle Parker – email@example.com
Friends of Rowing
Fundraising Working Group Meetings TBD
Contact: Ed Parker – firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about our community groups, please contact me via 0407 394 183 or email@example.com.
Absences from School
If your child is going to be absent, late to school or leave early, please use one of the following methods to notify the School providing student name, class/Home Group and reason:
Text: 0428 601 957
Phone: 8334 2200
Feel free to include the class/Home Group teacher when emailing. It would be appreciated if notifications could be made prior to 9am.
Please note: it is absolutely imperative to keep unwell children at home until they have recovered, even if symptoms are mild. This is not only for their own health and safety, but for that of all students and staff.
We thank all of our families for their cooperation.
Please note the following information regarding our continued COVID response.
The School has a QR code tracing system to facilitate the safe return of parents on site, in line with wider government measures. Parents entering the campus to drop off or collect their children need to scan the QR code provided each time. This also applies to parents visiting the School for events such as parent information evenings or sports training/matches.
Parents and visitors with more formal appointments at the School, such as meeting a staff member, are still required to sign in/out at Front Office and also need to scan the QR code as well for SA Health tracing purposes.
Adults who do not have a device to scan the QR code need to write their details on the paper form provided in the Front Office.
Parents who remain in their vehicles in the main car park do not need to scan in, and students do not need to scan in as the School already tracks daily attendance.
Logistics around events will be shared in due course, dependent upon the latest advice. Attendance numbers, particularly for indoor events, will still need to be restricted to facilitate social distancing.
The following general requirements remain in place:
- Ensure adults maintain a distance of 1.5m from each other.
- Practise sound hand washing and other hygiene measures.
- Students should remain at home if they are unwell; please notify the School of absences by texting 0428 601 957, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 8334 2200.
We thank all of our families for your cooperation.
The Saints Way
One aspect of sport at Saints of which we are incredibly proud, is the way that our community gives back to the program through mentoring and coaching. This includes student mentors, student coaches, Old Scholars returning as coaches and parents stepping up into coaching or team management roles to ensure our co-curricular program is delivered with quality. This is particularly the case in Winter Sport where Old Scholars are coaching in Badminton, Lacrosse, Hockey and Netball, parents contributing in Hockey, AFL and Soccer, and student coaches/mentors across the board.
Year 5 White: BYE
Year 5 Blue: Saints 22 v Wilderness 8
Year 5 Silver: Saints 12 v Pembroke 8
Year 6 White: Saints 17 v Pembroke 19
Year 6 Blue: Saints 21 v Pembroke 5
Year 6 Blue
The girls played an amazing game once again and came out on top with a win. They worked well as a team which led to many goals against Pembroke. After having a very strong first half, the girls dropped off in the third quarter, but after some feedback from Coach Karen, came our firing in the fourth quarter to record a 21 – 5 win. – Charlie Piper & Sophie Edwardes
Year 6 White
The Year 6 White team faced Pembroke in a tight game with many girls in positions they have never played before. The final score was 19 – 17 Pembroke’s way. Pembroke had a strong team, and with a bit more practice I am sure we will beat them next time. Well done girls! – Olivia Reynolds & Zara Wallace
Year 5 Blue
The Year 5 Blue team headed to Wilderness, and despite some early issues with traffic, we managed to get 7 players to the courts and started the game at 4.15! Much like the traffic, we took a while to get going. In the first half, we were playing too fast and while we defended well and took many intercepts and picked up loose balls, we were not playing a steady game when in possession and often rushed our passes, creating turnovers. The score was 6 – 4 at half-time. In the second half, we were much more disciplined with our ball use and made sure we played to the team game plan – catch, pivot, pass! We dominated the second half, outscoring Wilderness 16 – 4 to come away with a solid win. – Alice Johnswood
Year 5 Silver
The Year 5 Silver team played a competitive match against Pembroke Yellow, with the final score 12 – 8 Saints way. A great job by each girl! The game was very close throughout; however, the girls had a new positive attitude at the end of the third quarter and really wanted to win this game. They played as a team and moved the ball well in the final quarter, providing our goalies with opportunities to shoot. Evie played an exceptional game through the mid-court. She ran tirelessly, up and down the court, always spreading out and finally understanding the ‘butter’ method. Vienna was a standout in defence and turned the ball over on many occasions. Maggie and Matilda combined well in the goal circle, creating space and providing strong targets for the feeders. Coaches and parents were very proud of the girls’ efforts and enjoyed cheering them onto their first victory of the season. Well done team! – Maddy Lisle & Lila Gosse
Open: Saints 0 v Walford 7
Middle: Saints 2 v Wilderness 4
Continued improvement from our Soccer teams this week, and although our Opens are currently struggling to find the back of the net, our Middles are having more success in front of goal. After being 2 – 0 down, they did really well to come back into the game at 2 – 2, but unfortunately, two late lapses in concentration meant Wilderness came out on top.
Open: Saints 0 v St Ignatius 34
Middle: Saints 0 v St Ignatius 41
After some disappointing losses in the first two weeks of the season, the girls have had a challenging training session with Mark Ricciuto to work on some specific skill areas. A couple of areas in particular that the girls are working on is kicking on the run and breaking out of congestion. We look forward to seeing their hard work in training being reflected in future matches.
U11: Saints White 10 v Saints Blue 4
U13: Saints 11 v Woodville 13
Our U11s came up against each other in a head-to-head. Both teams were undefeated in their first two games of the season, which resulted in a high standard of game. The first and last quarters were even; however, two strong middle quarters from Saints White ensured that they ended as 10 – 4 winners. Mimi Birmingham and Grace Marshall were the main contributors, both scoring 3 goals.
Our U13 team were much improved in a game that was back and forth throughout. In the first quarter, Saints stormed to a 5 – 2 lead, with Mavis Cook scoring 3 in the first quarter. Woodville, however, started to fight back and were level by half-time, then taking a 2-goal lead into the final quarter. Despite Saints continuing to create opportunities, Woodville were able to hold onto to a 13 – 11 victory.
The Open Touch Football team took part in the State Knockout championships round robin on Monday. They needed to perform well; finishing in the top 2 would guarantee a place in the State Finals. The girls came out firing, beating a strong Pembroke team and continued with high level performances throughout the day, eventually finishing on top of the division. There were many highlights, but the interception and full pitch run from Stephanie Smalls to score a try was the pick of them. We wish the girls all the best in the State Final next Wednesday. –Dan Searle
Year 5/6: Saints 18 v Loreto 0
Year 3/4: Saints 1 v Pembroke 2
Amazing win for the 5/6 girls playing against Loretto. Everyone had an outstanding game and worked well as a team. Players worked really well on passing to their teammates and tackling the opposition. Great shooting from all the girls and working together in the circle. Yashika, Phoebe L and Claris were some of our star players at shooting and defending. All the girls should be very proud of how they played and cheered on their team, great work girls. – Maddison Sims
Our girls also continue to thrive in outside of school sport and we really appreciate it when their stories are passed onto the Sport Department.
LITTLE ATHLETICS SA
Milly Richardson: 400m (4th) High Jump (3rd)
Chloe Richardson: selected in the Little Athletics State Team for 1500m and 800m in the Northern Territory later this year