Issue no. 25
From the Head of Junior School
Reading is My Secret Power
We’ve long known that reading to and with young children gives them a substantial advantage in the years that follow. They not only acquire literacy skills more readily, but there is also a positive impact on other cognitive and social/emotional skills, and the effect is long-lasting. Further to this, and great news for those of us looking for a long and happy life, is a whole raft of neuro-research about the positive effects of regular reading on the adult brain.
Not only can reading make you a more interesting and also empathetic human being, it provides benefits to your mental health, sharpening your mind as you age. For the over 50s, reading books – fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose – for just 30 minutes a day over several years, has been shown to reduce signs of dementia, provide defence against other effects of cognitive decay, and has even led to living longer lives. Deep reading uses multiple parts of your brain in both hemispheres, increasing neural connections. Expanding your vocabulary, a fabulous side-effect of reading, leads to more resilient minds and fuels your cognitive reserves.
So, in celebration of another fabulous Book Week in the Junior School, we encourage you all to grab a good book, and find out how reading can be your ‘secret power’.
Head of Junior School
Power-Charged Footy Training
Saints Girls were kicking goals last night during a special training session led by Port Adelaide Football Club star Charlie Dixon.
It came ahead of today’s highly-anticipated Intercol against Walford.
“It was amazing to hear about his AFL career, his motivation techniques and his lifestyle in a footy-based environment. He led some new drills and gave us great tips for our Intercol game. We really appreciate him coming out as it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” – Isabella Bernardi (Aussie Rules Captain)
A Message from the SRC Prefect
This year, the SRC has been very busy with meetings held every fortnight involving lots of discussions, suggestions and input from the Middle and Senior School year levels.
The SRC successfully organised the Year 5/6 Social last term which was a very popular event. All the girls did lots of dancing and made new friendships with Saints, PAC and Rostrevor boys. We are also in the process of conducting more lunchtime activities such as movie sessions and Staff vs Students events. Some of our topics for discussion in our meetings have been: introducing WiFi on School buses, composting bins, biodegradable packaging/cutlery and a more varied salad lunch option at the Tuck Shop, charging stations for electronic devices, use of the Gym at new times, House beanies and sweat bands, and clarification about uniforms and corridor rules.
All of these issues and more have then been followed up with the appropriate staff such as Ms Mortimer, Mr Fuller, Mr Rosser and the IT and Maintenance departments. We have had some robust conversations with changes being implemented in the short term, while others are being planned for the future. I have been so pleased with the amount of engagement and enthusiasm that the SRC girls have shown at each meeting and by completing the tasks they are assigned. They are passionate about representing every girl, listening to their concerns and suggesting improvements. We have worked collaboratively as a group and made some effective improvements to the School.
E-Waste Collection Generates a Buzz
St Peter’s Girls’ School has teamed up with TechCollect to provide our students with a collection bin for their Electronic Waste (E-Waste). E-waste is a significant issue in our society, as millions of electronic items are incorrectly disposed of each year, which causes the hazardous materials they contain to be leaked into our environment. TechCollect is a leading Australian recycling company that recycles E-Waste in an efficient and environmentally-friendly manner.
On the first Friday of every month, we encourage families to bring in any unwanted or broken electronic items, including:
Laptop computers and associated cables
Tablets, notebooks and palmtops
Computer monitors and parts (e.g. internal hard drives and CD drives)
Computer peripherals and accessories (e.g. mice, keyboards, web cameras and USBs)
Printers, faxes, scanners and multi-functional devices.
A bin located near the maintenance sheds will accept such items from 8am – 3.30pm on the first Friday of each month, except school holidays. The first collection day will take place soon, on 6 September. The Environment Club encourages you to search your home for unwanted electronic items and bring them to school on this day to help combat E-Waste.
The photo shows you where the purple bins are located, near the entry/exit of the car park, providing easy access.
The next collection will occur after the school holidays, on Friday 1 October.
Lucy White and Lucy Young
Environment Club Leaders
Ponytail Project – A Cut Above
This year, Kilburn’s House Charity, the Cancer Council, has asked the Year 10 class to help launch a new peer-to-peer fundraising initiative called the Ponytail Project. Students who take part will get sponsorship to “Rock the Chop” and cut off at least 10cm of their ponytail to raise money for the charity as well as donating their hair. So, we have decided to create a House competition to see who can raise the most money for this worthy cause. Interested students should look out for Year 10 Kilburn girls who will come around during House Meetings to explain the registration.
Interested students should go to https://www.ponytailproject.com.au and register now in SA and, after setting up their own pages, join their House teams.
Science Teacher/Kilburn House Leader
Handy Lessons for Handball Players
The Saints Girls’ Year 12 PE members took part in a Handball tournament as preparation for their moderation in a few weeks’ time. They were able to work on their skills in a competitive environment and set up plays for their teammates.
The girls realised a couple of areas they need to work on, especially in regard to physicality within the sport. The improvement was obvious by the last two matches, where the girls were able to put their learnings into much better passing and fast-break moves.
Head of PE, Health & Outdoor Education
OSA Movie Afternoon Fundraiser
The OSA is delighted to be hosting a movie fundraiser – ‘Downton Abbey’ – on Saturday 14 September at 1.30pm at The Regal Theatre.
Please join us for a relaxing afternoon watching the movie which picks up in 1927, about a year and a half after the series finale was set, and revolves around the good folks at Downton preparing for a very special visit from the King and Queen of England.
Tickets are $20 via www.trybooking.com/BDMQT; the price includes a drink (soft drink or bubbles) on arrival and chocolates.
Year 5 Production Tickets on Sale!
Secure your tickets to see this wonderful show: St Peter’s Girls’ School’s production of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR.
Tickets are now on sale to the School community and will sell fast, so book early to snap up great seats.
There is a limit of six tickets per family. Should seats still be available closer to opening night, families will be able to purchase additional tickets. Grandparents who would prefer to attend a matinee performance will be invited to buy tickets to the School session on Friday 27 September at 1.15pm, which our Junior School students will be attending.
26 – 27 September 2019 at 7pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $42
Year 5s Invent New Art
In Art lessons this term, students are working collectively to create props and pieces to be displayed in the foyer to support the Year 5 Production. They are also creating individual works under the theme of ‘Invention’. This theme was drawn from the father character in the story of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Caractacus Potts. Invention as a theme sparks the imagination and allows for individual interpretation. Students are conceptualising either biological or mechanical inventions, or a fusion of both. They may be fanciful or practical, allowing students to follow their personal interests and ideas. The inventions will be illustrated in a variety of ways including a series of sketches, large-scale drawings and simple animations. When developing their ideas, students will draw inspiration from historical and contemporary works by artists and illustrators. We are looking at character illustrations and animations by Shaun Tan, historical works from Leonardo da Vinci and contemporary creations by local artist David Archer.
Year 6 Inquirers Gather in Glenelg
On Tuesday 20 August, the Year 6 students travelled to Glenelg as part of the provocation phase of our next Unit of Inquiry, ‘How we express ourselves’, to analyse advertising displays along Jetty Road. Whilst there, we also visited The Beachouse where the girls had the opportunity to explore electrical circuits through dodgem cars, discover more about reversible and irreversible changes via the making of fairy floss, delve into the use of sand filtration for the water slides and participate in a game of mini golf to investigate angles.
Kim Butler-Nixon, Sarah Braithwaite and Louisa Mitchell
Year 6 Teachers
P&F Father’s Day Stall
The Parents’ and Friends’ Association will be holding a Father’s Day Stall where all of our Junior School girls will be able to purchase a gift for their father, grandfather or another special person in their life.
We will have a variety of wonderful gifts available for $5 each. They will be wrapped and delivered to class teachers and given out at the end of the day.
The stall will be set up under the Stott Wing Balcony at the following times:
Wednesday 28 August
Recess 10.10 – 10.35am (Reception students)
Lunch 1.05 – 1.40pm (Year 1 and 2 students)
Thursday 29 August
Recess 10.10 – 10.35am (Year 3 and 4 students)
Lunch 1.05 – 1.40pm (Year 5 and 6 students)
If you would like your child to purchase a gift from the stall, please send some money to school with them on these days.
Parents’ and Friends’ Association President
Share the Dignity Campaign – Can You Help?
As part of our Health programs, St Peter’s Girls is once again participating in the Share the Dignity campaign. August is collection month for sanitary products to help the 85,000 homeless women and teenage girls who either can’t easily access or afford these necessary items. Collection boxes will be available in various classrooms and the Library for the girls to place their donations. I would love for our School community to be aware of what we are doing and to embrace this charity.
To learn more about the Share the Dignity initiative, click here.
Physical Education/Health Teacher
School Immunisation Program
Second Visit for Year 8 Students
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV)
Eastern Health Authority (EHA – www.eha.sa.gov.au) will soon be visiting St Peter’s Girls to administer the second dose of the HPV vaccine for Year 8 students where consent has been provided.
If for some reason you did not receive a consent form and you wish for your child to be vaccinated, please ask for one at the School’s Front Office or contact EHA on 8132 3600.
If any information you provided on the original consent form has changed, please inform EHA’s immunisation staff before the date of vaccination via 8132 3600.
Please notify us if:
• Your child has already had the second HPV with another provider
• You wish to withdraw your consent
• Your child’s medical condition has changed
Remember: it is your responsibility to advise EHA of any change in the information on the consent form, in particular, your child’s medical condition. A signed and dated note presented on the day of immunisation from a parent or guardian in your child’s diary is acceptable.
Save The Date – SACE Music Concert
Our senior Music students are steadily working towards their SACE Solo and Ensemble Performance Summative Assessments which will form the basis of our upcoming SACE Music Concert at 7pm on Thursday 12 September. Stage Band, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Concert Band and Enchante will perform as many of our students use these ensembles to gain 10 SACE credits in Ensemble Performance. We will also hear many solos. Entry is free and we encourage audience members to bring their own drinks and nibbles.
Please come along and support our senior Music students from 7pm on Thursday 12 September (Week 8).
Director of Music
Planning Ahead: The US & UK Application Timeline
If you are in Years 9 – 11 and want to have the option of studying in the US or UK straight after high school, we encourage you to learn as much as you can about the application process as early as possible. This information session, run by Crimson Education, will show you how to prepare for overseas admission and will provide tips on how to apply alongside your SACE or IB.
Click here for free group tickets.
Wool Donations Needed
The Environment Club is collecting any spare wool that you may have at home and no longer wish to use. Members will be taught how to crochet squares, which will be sewn together to make blankets for the homeless. We would greatly appreciate any wool to help us reduce costs. If you do have spare wool, please send it to school with your daughter and she can deposit it in the box at Student Services.
We thank you in advance for your support.
Lucy White and Lucy Young
Environment Club Leaders
Upcoming House Dinners
During Term 3, all Middle and Senior School girls have the opportunity to enjoy a night away from homework to get creative and colourful at the House Dinners.
The Year 11s have been working hard organising decorations, food and games for each event. Visit the Trybooking links below to purchase your daughter’s ticket for the night as this is a compulsory event.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes and enjoying a fun night with our Houses.
Kilburn House Dinner
Theme: Op Shop
30 August (Week 6)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BDSGW
Patteson House Dinner
Theme: American High School
13 September (Week 8)
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BDYLU
Year 12 House Captains
Would You Like to Join Our Amazing Team of Volunteers?
Our Learning Strategies volunteers are all enormously valued within the department and the broader School community. Our girls LOVE working with them, and the teachers are so appreciative of their generous donation of energy, expertise and enthusiasm. We have some exciting developments within our department in 2019 and we’d love you to join us.
Our volunteers work with our girls on areas such as literacy anywhere between a couple of lessons a week through to a couple of days per week. They include parents, grandparents, Old Scholars, retired staff and university students who are keen to gain further experience working with children.
Please make contact ASAP to register your interest via:
We will send you a volunteer information sheet to fill out and then invite you in for a chat. We will also provide training for some of our Junior School programs.
Learning Strategies Team
Saints recently contested two National Aerobics events. Both teams did a wonderful job representing the School in Queensland over the past two weeks and should be very proud of their efforts – especially being the first teams to compete at Nationals again since 2011! – Corinne Dyer (Kennion ’14)
Congratulations to Amelia Lucas (Year 7) who has been selected to represent SA at the National U12 Hockey Championships and will be travelling to Tasmania in October.
AUSSIE RULES FOOTBALL
Open – Saints 1.1-7 defeated by Westminster 9.9-57
The game was a hard one against Westminster and the girls fought for the ball the whole time. Although the score was not in our favour, we did play some great quarters. The girls communicated well and the defence line tried their very best to block as many goals as possible. Special mention must go to Ellie Anderson who read the play exceptionally well and made some top tackles. Our next match will prove to be the greatest of the year, being our last game and the Intercol against Walford. – Isabella Bernardi (Captain)
Middle – Saints 2.3-15 defeated by Sacred Heart 4.4-28
The girls put up a fight. It is clear how much we have all improved since the beginning of the season. Eva Young and Grace Richards scored 2 goals and 2 behinds. Chloe Porter, Ellie Humphrey, Ella Dnistriansky, Emily Bryce and Naomi Singh played particularly well. The girls played their best and are hoping to do even better in their last match against Walford in their Intercol. – Amelie Gray-Combe
The teams won four of six matches on Saturday, which was again an excellent contributed by all of our players. With two games forfeited by Pembroke, the Open A team defeated them 5 – 1, ensuring a spot in the Finals. Well done to the A team players for their amazing efforts and performance this term! The Open B team had a rough start with a close loss in their second doubles. However, the girls were able to quickly adjust, get into the games and showcase their skills, which earned them a convincing 5 – 1 win against Pembroke. Unfortunately, the Open C1 and E teams lost to their opponents, but there were still some amazing performances, with a lot of room to improve coming back to regular trainings. It was great to see the girls playing with enthusiasm and encouraging each other. Congratulations and well done to everyone! – Amy Li (Captain)
Open A – Saints 5 defeated Pembroke 1
Open B – Saints 5 defeated Pembroke 1
Open C1 – Saints 2 defeated by Pembroke 4
Open C2 – Saints 5 defeated Immanuel 1
Open D – Saints 3 defeated Walford 3 (on points)
Open E – Saints 0 defeated by Pembroke 9
Year 6 Blue – Saints 36 defeated Walford 28
Our 4th win in a row and this was the best we have played. It was a close first half and scores were tied, but in the second-half, we really stepped up our defence which led to many turnovers and fast-break opportunities. This allowed us to pull away to win by 8 against a very good team. All played well with a special mention to Levanya De Silva, Nicole Wang and Olivia Reynolds, who all scored their maximum 12 points. – Brenton Davies (Coach)
Year 6 White – Saints 12 defeated by Seymour 44
It was a tough game for the girls, with limited rotations in the second half. Seymour proved to be a strong opponent with good attacking play and great defence. Saints had their opportunities but were unable to finish. – Jacob Evans (Coach)
Year 5 – Saints 10 defeated by Seymour Green 42
The girls tried their hardest against Seymour but were unfortunately unsuccessful. The Seymour girls put defence on as soon as the game started and the girls struggled to get past them. However, we managed to score 10 points by quick passes and calling for the ball. The girls have really succeeded from the first game to now. They call for the ball, dribble and they aren’t afraid to shoot. We now just need to work on rebounding the ball – Kelly Laird (Coach)
Open A – Saints 1 drew with Trinity 1
The Open A girls played extremely well. The game was at Trinity College and we were lucky enough to play on their brand new turf pitch. In the first quarter, everyone won their 50/50 balls which helped us create many opportunities in front of goal. The second, third and final quarters were equally as good and the girls kept fighting and narrowed to score line to 1-1. Well done to Poppie Goldsmith who played as an overlapping half back and made connections with Holly Cardone who used her speed and skill to force outcomes in the circle! – Olivia Goldsmith (Captain)
Open B – Saints 0 defeated by Trinity 2
The girls started the game quickly, putting shots on the goals. The contest was even, with both sides creating opportunities. Emily Whittaker, Siena Kulinski and Mabelle Kayser were determined in stopping chances, but the Trinity pressure was too strong. – Will Stapleton (Coach)
Under 13 – Saints 13 defeated Wilderness 1
Despite the cold and muddy conditions, the girls played with a lot of energy, winning the ball out of centre and off the ground just about every time. Ashlyn May led the team with 6 goals and was well supported by Emily Bates and Alannah Godfrey with 3 each. We started the mercy rule in the third quarter but still finished with a great win – Caitlyn Grayson (Coach)
Under 11 Blue – Saints 3 defeated by St Dominics 5
Despite having no subs, the girls continuously played their best. When she got the ball, Neela (Year 3) ran hard, and it was great to see her have the confidence to try shoot goals. Claris Stolcman (Year 3) was goalie in the first half and transitioned the ball quickly into attack during the second half. Our goalie for the second half was Lilly Meo (Year 3), who was impressive when going for ground balls. At half-time, the score was 2-all. Enya Ouyang (Year 3) always ran hard and had her stick up in defence. In addition, Eliza Burmester (Year 3) made several intercepts and stuck to her player in defence. It was a great team effort. Goal scorers were Claris (2) and Lilly (1). Best players were Claris and Eliza. – Lucy Martin (Coach)
Under 11 White – Saints 3 defeated by North Adelaide 11
This game proved incredibly challenging as we faced a very experienced, mature team. Our opposition really tested us on the field, with a tall goalie and fast players. We started the first quarter strongly with a quick 2 goals, however, North Adelaide showed more energy and determination for the ball. Despite the score, there were close competitions for ground balls and we used the back of the goal well to get free passes. Best players were Chelsea Francis and Amelia Lively who worked hard throughout the whole game. With two games remaining, I hope we can see some more enthusiasm in coming weeks – we are improving each game! – Sophie Auricht (Coach)
Open A – Saints 36 defeated by Westminster 61
Last Saturday, the girls played an undeniably challenging game against Westminster and were unfortunately defeated. Statistically speaking, Saints played very well but, due to Westminster’s vigilant pressure, it was difficult for the score to reflect how all players performed. The hands-over pressure from Westminster forced Saints to make many errors, however, each quarter, Saints proceeded to place pressure. Hannah Freeman and Ehi Oyugbo were undoubtedly the best on court. Both played an absolutely amazing game in defence, as their constant pressure was effective throughout, continually causing errors in Westminster’s plays. They consistently fought for rebounds and smoothly transitioned the ball from defence to attack, allowing the goalies to score. Saints played a difficult game but constantly reviewed plays to maximise scoring opportunities. Good work girls. – Sivi Sivasuthan (Captain)
Open B – Saints 29 defeated by Westminster 62
The girls played a tough game against Westminster but, despite the challenge, fought hard. We read the play well and made some great plays. Special mention must go to Anda Ceplite who played the whole game in goals, despite never having played before. She was outstanding and shot some incredible goals. The next game will prove to be a great one – the Intercol – as it will show the development we have made as a team throughout the season. – Bella Bernardi
Open C – Saints 13 defeated by Westminster 63
Open D – Saints did not play
Open E1 (Yr12) – Saints 9 defeated by Westminster 52
Sadly, it was like we were competing against the Thunderbirds in their trial match; our social netball skills just weren’t sufficient enough to overcome the adverse competition we faced. We attempted to include a partner lift for our only shooter, Asha Short, to assist her in getting a goal, however, the umpire did not approve. In the end, players who were not usually shooters but were tall enough to see over their opponents attempted the position and managed to bring our score up. Ultimately, we all had a fun time amongst friends. – Jessica Schaedel and Asha Short
Open E2 (Yr12) – Saints 36 defeated Westminster 20
The game was looking like a dreary start with the opposition only having 5 players to verse our 7. Through good team spirit, one of our girls played for the opposition to have 6 v 6 so the game could go ahead. Saints were more than willing to assist the opposition and had fun playing against their own players, although the colours were very confusing. The game had nothing but high spirits even though Saints dominated the game for the win. We started the game strongly and applied scoreboard pressure, increasing our lead throughout the game to finish off with a strong win. Lollies were shared, laughs were had and it was a very pleasant game finishing on top. – Steph Lee (Coach)
Year 9A – Saints 24 defeated by Westminster 60
The game was very competitive and one of the hardest competitors faced by Saints so far. We had a very uncertain beginning with several mistakes made. However, throughout the game, we were able to improve tactically and gain more strategies. This was not the best performance seen by the team, but we will improve and learn from our mistakes, and win at Intercol. – Sivanthi Sivasuthan
Year 9B – Saints 36 defeated Westminster 29
The first quarter was a strong start with great attacking from Ella Dnistriansky and Dayna Petruzzella. The whole game stayed consistent with great defending and attacking from the team. Chase Hocking was extremely helpful in the last half, ensuring the ball didn’t get down the other end. We were extremely proud of each other and for winning such a great match. – Sophie Norman
Year 9C – Saints 16 defeated Immanuel 14
Year 9/10 – Saints defeated Seymour on forfeit
Year 8A – Saints 43 defeated Westminster 23
The 8As had a great win over the Westminster girls. After a shaky first quarter, we fought hard and applied great defensive pressure. Special mention to Georgia Mallick for her amazing work as GK. The mid-court combined really well, bringing the ball down the court, accurately feeding it to the goalies, and also making many intercepts. – Willow Stewart-Rattray
Year 8B – Saints 35 defeated by Westminster 36
Saints played a good game and only lost by 1 to Westminster. Charlotte Staples and Grace Beaumont worked well in the goal ring. Many of the girls were feeling sick and, therefore, couldn’t play or did play and just had to go easy. So, even though some of us were feeling ill, we played a good game to the best of our ability. – Bella Sanders-Wills
Year 8C – Saints 40 defeated Immanuel 11
Our team played an amazing game against Immanuel. We were scared at first but we kept our intensity up and were able to achieve a massive win. All the girls tried their hardest which provided a great outcome. – Isabel Burmester
Year 7A – Saints 24 defeated by Westminster 43
Year 7B – Saints 4 defeated by Westminster 20
Saints played a tough game against Westminster. Olivia Oakes intercepted many passes and did well in defence with Stephanie Andrejewskis. Ayla Blaskett was shooter and scored a few goals, as well as Marcella Tolley and Stephanie. Ayanna Roy and Maddy Penley played in centre and intercepted many of Westminster’s passes. Sadly, Saints didn’t scrape in a win but played a great game – Zara Chessell
Year 7C – Saints 1 defeated by Immanuel 12
Everyone on the team tried their best throughout the game. The girls chose the positions they wanted and the new roles worked really well, helping us to defend and move the ball down the court when attacking. The team played very well and tried as hard as they could but, unfortunately, were beaten by Pembroke.
Year 4 Blue – Saints 18 defeated Seymour Green 2
A strong team game with Charlotte Hocking, Romana W and Rishita Raghav playing well in defence with many intercepts. Maddison Sims contributed to 12 of the goals scored, shooting with accuracy. Well done girls and thank you to Cleo Connor, who was injured, for scoring. – Karen Braund (Coach)
Year 3/4 White – Saints 3 defeated by Pembroke Yellow 8
The girls played a really strong first half. We had amazing defending by Lauren Fuller and Lois Burton-Howard. There are a few areas of improvement that will help the girls in their future games. The girls played really well as a team. – Georgie Owler (Student Coach)
Year 3 – Saints 0 defeated by Wilderness Red 1
The girls had such a great game; they communicated well and brought the ball down to the shooters in a very controlled and slow manner. The energy levels were high and the girls were super excited. This enthusiasm and communication had a good output on the team’s play. – Maddie Harrex (Student Coach)
Open A – Saints 1 defeated by Walford 5
This week, the Open As lost to Walford in the annual Intercol. This game is an exciting one for the girls, so it was unlucky to lose. However, the girls handled it admirably and left the grounds with their spirits and heads held high. Special mention to Kendra Ware, who played in goals for the entire game! Despite the scoreboard, she stopped many amazing shots from being scored and did an overall brilliant job as goalkeeper. I would just like to say a big thank you to our Coach, Dion, for encouraging us to always play our best and for helping the team improve significantly as a collective. Also, I would like to acknowledge the Year 12 girls – Isabella Villani, Chloe Deieso, Tahlia Towers and Olivia Law – who have done a great job this season and contributed so much to the sport over the years. They have been such vital members of the team and will be missed moving forward into next year. This season has been a crucial learning experience for all of the girls and I hope that next season, we can come back with greater determination and passion to perform and grow even further as a team. – Ellie Anderson (Captain)
Open B – Saints 1 defeated by St Michaels 3
Middle A – Saints 0 defeated by Walford 2
The Middle As played Walford on Wednesday for the School’s Intercol. The girls unfortunately lost 2-0; they played extremely well and were dominating most the game until the last five minutes when Walford scored two quick, lucky goals. The team should be incredibly proud of their efforts in this game and throughout the season; they have played every game with a positive attitude and have always stepped up to a challenge. They have improved so much throughout this season and have grown as players – we hope they all continue to play soccer in the future. – Dom Rigby
Middle B – Saints 1 defeated by Walford 3
Saints played arguably their best game of the season. It started evenly before Walford gained ascendency, but Tamsin Freeman and Ruby Kirwan were resilient in defence. A goal down, Saints rallied and put pressure on Walford with Stella Rasheed being rewarded from good play by Alicia Toh and Zihan Huang to level the score. Despite Saints trying their best and Zihan having a great second half in goal, Walford capitalised on a tiring Saints’ defence to record the win. – Kerry Hudson (Coach)
Year 6 – Saints 2 defeated by St Ignatius 3
A great game on Friday versing St Ignatius. We were down 2-0 during the first half, and the girls fought back to 2-2 at half-time. St Ignatius only scored 1 goal in the second half. Despite only having one sub, all the girls worked together until the final whistle. – Sebastiano Mazzarolo (Coach)
Year 5 – Saints 1 defeated by Seymour 2
The defeat was in spite of a solid effort from our girls! Lyra defended the goal with gusto and our team worked well together. Applying skills from training to the field, Lucy Tulloch, Jiahui Zhang and Alyssa Piantedosi did a great job of regaining control for Saints numerous times each. All in all, a good game of soccer. – Kirsten Larson (Staff Supervisor)
Year 3/4 – Saints 6 defeated Pulteney 4
The girls’ second game for the season was another success. The focus for the week at training had been accurate passing, and Lily Forby, Lilly Meo and Lauren Disney all demonstrated this skill with confidence. The contest was even for the first part of the first half and then the goals came thick and fast. Chyndelle Capobianco scored her first goal for the season and then Lauren was dazzling with her mercurial footwork, scoring five goals. It was clearly evident that Sylvie Flavel and Emily Kim both enjoyed their first games for the season. Valentina Patino showed both courage and perseverance in her role as goalkeeper in the second half, which allowed Lois an enjoyable break, handing over her goalie gloves and enjoying the opportunity to go for long runs out of defence. – Mark Routley