Issue no. 25
From Our Principal
In somewhat bittersweet news, St Peter’s Girls announces the resignation of Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School Kate Mortimer who has been appointed Principal of an independent school interstate.
Whilst Kate will be sorely missed at Saints Girls, we are also delighted for her as she takes this significant next step in her career. Kate has been with us for almost five years, and during this time has achieved several outstanding milestones, including leading the development of our bespoke #EMPOWHER wellbeing program and setting firm foundations for our new ‘Career.Ready’ program. Crucially, she has formed solid bonds with many of our students, particularly the senior girls and their families, as well as staff throughout the School. We have been proud to watch her grow as a leader through her hard work, dedication and passion for education.
Kate is scheduled to begin her new role at the start of next year, so we look forward to her continued leadership for the remainder of 2021. The search for a new Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School is underway in earnest and we hope to share an exciting announcement with you in the not-too-distant future.
I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating Kate and thanking her for the immense contribution she has made to Saints Girls.
From Our Deputy Principal/Head of Middle School
It was my pleasure to accompany 10 students from Years 6 – 11 with Ms Hollis to St Peter’s College this week as they attended the annual Anglican Schools’ Leadership Workshop.
This year, the theme was Reconciliation, and as such, the students who attended are Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Ambassadors.
The day started with an informative ‘Welcome to Country’ and smoking ceremony performed by John Lochowiak, ably supported by four St Peter’s College students. Students were then split into table groups to mix with their peers from 10 other Anglican schools from the diocese. During this time, students took part in a quiz about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, enabling them to share what they already knew and learn some important new information.
Once acquainted with their new colleagues, John Lochowiak led the groups in a powerful cultural presentation that skilfully blended storytelling, personal history and evidence to explain the importance of reconciliation. Additionally, he explored the role that young people as emerging leaders can play in leading reconciliation, starting with a deeper understanding of and respect for different cultures, especially the indigenous worldview.
The event organiser, the Anglican Schools’ Networking Group, always aims to provide students with opportunities to share ideas and make useful contacts with similar position holders from other schools. Therefore, the students were given a chance to share what they are all currently doing in the arena of reconciliation in their schools, whilst also being given time to get together as a school group to ‘action plan’ future steps and possible directions as a result of what they’d learnt from the day.
Our students came away comforted with the appropriateness and level of progress that Saints Girls has already made in this area. They were also inspired to lead further action with our RAP committee in the coming months.
The opportunity to be a RAP Ambassador is an important element of our diverse Co-Curricular Program. All of our co-curricular activities are designed to allow students to develop themselves in a way that complements their academic progress whilst allowing them to show courage, be creative and act with compassion.
Deputy Principal/Head of Middle School
National Science Week
Who can build the tallest tower in 18 minutes?
This week is National Science Week! To celebrate, we ran lunchtime science activities for the girls to encourage scientific curiosity, and most of all, to demonstrate how fun science can be. Our first activity challenged the girls to build the tallest tower possible in 18 minutes using just 20 sticks of dry spaghetti, one metre of string and one metre of tape. This tower needed to support the weight of one marshmallow and required teamwork, design skills, and analytical and conceptual thinking. The girls had a lot of fun, with participants from Years 3 – 10.
Learning about non-Newtonian fluids
Our second activity was a demonstration of Non-Newtonian fluids, or ooblecks as they are more commonly known. The combination of cornstarch and water creates a substance that acts as a solid when pressure is applied, but is otherwise a liquid. The girls rolled up their sleeves and enjoyed exploring the properties of non-Newtonian fluids. This immersive activity had participants from Years 3 – 6 experiencing the enjoyment and wonder of science with several remarking it was one of the best things they have done.
Scientist in Residence
On Wednesday, students were offered the chance to explore rockets. The girls had an opportunity to perform activities on the Oval, looking at creating forces to launch rockets using both mechanical pressure and chemical reactions. They also explored the Doppler effect using the Doppler rocket.
The girls had lots of fun, definitely boosting their interest in science!
The students were excited to look at cheek cells today, as well as Euglena cells, and a range of prepared slides under microscopes. Science Week has offered our girls an additional opportunity to explore science activities. They had plenty of great questions about cells, were enthusiastic about using microscopes and were eager to undertake more similar projects.
It was terrific organising various activities for Science Week and very rewarding to see our girls participate with keen interest.
Saints Girls’ Art Trail – Junior School Exhibition
Our Junior School girls have been harnessing their creativity as they prepare to stage a captivating Art Trail exhibition later this term. Artworks include laser-cut creatures, a donut wonderland, abstract sculptures, imagination machines, nature paintings, upcycled dolls and stencilled street art.
There will be opportunities for parents, grandparents and treasured friends to experience the Art Trail, and details will be sent home with Junior School students next week.
We can’t wait to share these stunning pieces with you. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the girls’ fantastic work as their creations come to life:
Year 5 Production – Singin’ in the Rain JR.
Our students are excited for another show-stopping Saints Girls’ Year 5 Production: Singin’ in the Rain JR.
The girls will be performing on Thursday 23 September and Friday 24 September.
Year 5 parents have priority ticket access. To book, click here.
Tickets will be opened up to the wider School community next Wednesday 25 August at 9am.
We look forward to another incredible production!
SACE Dance Performance – Wonderland
Our SACE Stage 2 Dancers are thrilled to present Wonderland, a moving performance that’ll leave you spellbound and mad for more!
Allow Alice, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and all your favourite characters to take you on a whimsical journey with compelling moves and melodies to match.
The girls are very excited to showcase their creative and technical abilities. They will be supported by the incredible Stage 1 Dancers, a huge cohort with a genuine love for dancing and performing.
1 – 2 September, 7pm
Arts Centre, St Peter’s Girls’ School
Book your tickets here.
Head of The Arts
Growing STEM to Industry
STEM Industry Guest Speaker
Last week marked the halfway point for our Year 10 Business project with our industry partner exposé. We welcomed Emma Girvan to work with our Data Visualisation Specialists to give them some tips and tricks for how to clean their data and create visualisations to communicate trends and information business insights. We are very fortunate to have access to subject matter experts who can share their knowledge and skills with the class. In Week 8, students will be presenting their project during a visit to exposé at Lot 14.
Year 8 Futures Presentations
During Terms 2 and 3, our Year 8 Futures students have been involved in an Industry Entrepreneurship experience. This saw us partner with an organisation and apply the design thinking process to an overarching problem. The program was supported by the Young Change Agents (YCA) and our industry partner OpSys, which specialises in educating people about how to stay safe online. They do this by explaining ethical hacking and social engineering, and the tricks hackers use to scam people.
The Year 8 Futures teachers, YCA and OpSys worked together to come up with a problem which we reframed as an opportunity with a ‘How might we’ question:
How might we create the critical thinkers and tech stars of tomorrow who are ready to jump into tech careers?
The girls were required to prepare a pitch video that outlines the process they went through, from defining their problem to preparing a prototype.
OpSys is in the process of reviewing the girls’ pitches and has been very impressed by the quality of their submissions and ideas. We look forward to sharing this feedback with the students and celebrating their success in the next couple of weeks.
Digital Tech Teacher & STEM Coordinator
Powerhouse Season for Saints Aerobics
Last weekend, the Saints Girls’ Aerobics teams competed in their final competition of the season at the Blitz It Challenge. Although the teams qualified for the FISAF National Championships, the trip was unfortunately cancelled for the second year in a row due to COVID restrictions.
In the Blitz It Challenge, all four teams achieved incredible results. Glisten went out strongly with their best performance yet. Fitting an impressive nine athletes on stage, the girls placed 1st in the Junior Large Aerobics Team division. Congratulations to everyone who competed.
This season was the first for The Golden Girls, and they performed superbly, especially being new to the sport. Their improvement from the start of the year to the Blitz It Challenge was evident in their performance. They placed 4th in the mighty Cadet Small Aerobics Team division. Unfortunately, the Pink Ladies were hit hard with two athletes unable to compete. The girls worked extra hard to choreograph and block their routine the night before the competition. The team left everything on the stage and placed 3rd in the Junior Small Aerobics Team division. The Feisty Fives sure were feisty on stage, impressing the judges with their facial expressions and energy. They placed 2nd in the Junior Small Aerobics Team division.
I was fortunate to be the Saints’ Aerobics Captain this year, and the experience was fantastic. I learnt so much about the sport as well as our School’s athletes. It warmed my heart to see the older girls support their younger teams, and to watch new athletes improve over the year. Although the group sometimes needed encouragement with a promise of a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino on a sunny Brisbane beach at Nationals, Saints’ Aerobics has been amazing. The coaches and I would love to see some new faces join the group next year!
Out of the Blue – A Chat with Ms Moxon
St Peter’s Girls is currently collating artwork from students, Old Scholars and staff of all ages and artistic backgrounds to display in our School Arts Journal, Out of the Blue. To gain an insight into the art form of literature and music, we decided to interview English Teacher, Ms Emily Moxon.
As well as being a lover of literature, she has a passion for music and has been involved with The Arts throughout her life. Here at Saints, she is a founding member of the Staff Band.
Why are literature and The Arts important to you?
The Arts are important because I get to see other people’s stories, thoughts and ideas. Literature and The Arts are also a form of escapism and expression. Escapism in the sense that it is wonderful to be able to live in someone else’s universe for a while and experience that. Expression in terms of being able to create and having opportunity, presence and voice, particularly for me in the form of music and literature.
What does literature as an art form mean to you?
It has the power to build empathy and diverse perspectives, and the capacity to express and create. It can share ideas, teach and talk about important issues and consider society, individuals and their values. I love how literature can reflect those values and how it is important to consider and look at how we talk about those values.
What does music as an art form mean to you and expression?
Music has always been such a swift mood changer for me. It can either inform and influence the way I feel, or it can best express the way I feel. It is probably my favourite avenue to create and experiment with. Music is also something you can share in with others and it is a really good way to connect rapidly with other people. Whether you are writing music or listening to music, that art form can be a shared experience. You can be enjoying something and listening to it whilst having a shared interpretation or experience with someone else. So, with something like a music festival or a performance, it is a very intimate space, and that connection with both the audience and other musicians can be powerful in terms of having a conversation. But also, the conversation you can have with other musicians or other artists and that collaborative space is important for people to be able to come together and connect and interact and to have a voice and a sense of belonging.
What do you think music, The Arts and literature mean in our School environment?
Some experiences are universal, some are entirely individual and it’s really important that you get an opportunity as a child to express that sense. You can also become more aware of the experiences that other people are having around you and you can learn how to appreciate it. I think that The Arts, music and literature are all brilliant ways of being able to tap into somebody else’s experience, and so it is a valuable and important part of social and emotional learning.
What is your background in music?
I have learnt piccolo and flute since I was little. They were my first instruments and I studied them for several years, getting up to about AMB Grade 6 in flute. I self-taught in guitar, saxophone, piano, drums, bass guitar and vocal. I have written music from a young age and have been in and out of bands. Particularly rock bands, I really enjoy that as a genre and as an art form. When I was a teenager, there was so much angst and I feel like being part of a band was an effective way of being able to address that. That kind of style and writing song lyrics and music has been interesting and powerful for me.
Over time, I played with lots of different things and did bits and pieces. My first band was when I was 17, and we competed in a battle of the bands at Adelaide University when I was 18. We lacked experience, but it was a great opportunity and we met many other bands and musicians. I then gigged around at various pubs, hotels, music venues and music festivals in Adelaide. In the future, I would love to play interstate. One of my highlights was doing a gig for the Smith Street Band at a festival. Music and playing in bands are not only a social space, but also a reflective space, and it has always been a good way for me to check in and tune out and manage my own thoughts and feelings and then learn how to perform and to share that with other people in a performative space. Music helps one in a personal space, in a social space and in a performance space.
Thank you to Ms Moxon for sharing your perspectives on literature and The Arts. We hope that students will be inspired to consider submitting an entry of their own. All entries for consideration and enquiries regarding the St Peter’s Girls’ Out of the Blue Arts Journal can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or placed in the Out of the Blue boxes in classrooms or the libraries. All work needs to have the artist’s name, year level, and Class or Home Group teacher clearly displayed. We look forward to seeing your entries! The closing date is Monday Week 7 (30 August).
Alexandra Iley and Jessica Zhang
Selwyn House Charity Day
The Year 10 Selwyn Home Group will be using our culinary expertise to prepare delectable, sweet treats to raise funds for our House Charity, The Smith Family. Cupcakes, macarons, biscuits and more will be on sale on Friday, Week 6 on the quad outside the Arts Centre during lunchtime. Not only will a purchase (or two) satisfy your tastebuds, you’ll also be helping a child in need. By bringing anywhere from 50 cents to $3, you have the power to provide disadvantaged young Australians with an impactful education, allowing them to make a better future for themselves.
Parents of girls from Reception to Year 2 can pre-order a cupcake via the TryBooking link, while girls from Years 3 to 12 will be able to make a purchase from our lunchtime stall. We are looking forward to seeing you then.
Kennion House Charity Day
On Friday of Week 6, the Year 10 Kennion girls will be hosting a delicious sausage sizzle. Money raised will go to Kennion’s House Charity, KickStart for Kids, which supports disadvantaged children across South Australia. We’ve been seeing firsthand the impact this charity has on children through the KickStart for Kids Breakfast Program.
The sausages will be $2.50 each (+50c for onion), and drinks will also be $2.50. You can choose a meal deal of two items for $4. Drinks will include soft drinks and juice boxes. Parents of girls from Reception to Year 2 can pre-order via the TryBooking link, and students from Years 3 to 12 will be able to buy items directly from the stall on Chiverton Lawns.
We look forward to seeing you and supporting our charity!
Annual 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) a 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.
Patteson House Dinner
27 August (Week 6)
Book now: trybooking.com/BSRZT
Selwyn House Dinner
Theme: Welcome to Wonderland
10 September (Week 8)
Book now: trybooking.com/BSSPA
Book Week Dress Up Parade
Dress Up Day will be held on Friday 27 August. Junior School students are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character. Class parades will be held during a Junior School Assembly at 8.40am in the Arts Centre.
Please note: parents are unable to attend due to COVID density requirements; however, the School will share highlights from the event.
The Long Lunch – Sunday 19 September
Seeking Donations for Our Auctions
If you are a business owner or know someone who is, we are seeking donations for our Silent and Major Auctions, raising money for our new Gym.
All contributions will be acknowledged in the lead up to The Long Lunch and on the day. Excellent donation ideas include:
– Money-can’t-buy experiences
– Artwork including glass, ceramics and sculptures
– Educational toys, games and computers
– Small electrical appliances
– Vouchers for services
– Sporting equipment and memorabilia
– Jewellery and handbags
– Contemporary furniture, fixtures, fittings and lighting
– Fine wine and dining vouchers, winery tours, behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive tastings
If you are able to donate an item, or have a suggestion for one, please contact Foundation Manager Melissa Westgate via 8334 2244 or email@example.com. All items can be delivered to our Community Relations Office, or we can arrange to pick them up.
There are several opportunities to get involved and volunteer at The Long Lunch.
We are seeking parent/grandparent volunteers for set up on Saturday 18 September, and are also looking for assistance in the kitchen and for the auctions during the event.
Saturday 18 September, 10am – 3pm
Two shifts: 10am – 1pm and 12 – 3pm
Sunday 19 September, 9am – 6pm
Two shifts: 9am – 1pm and 1 – 6pm
If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Melissa Westgate in the Community Relations Office via 8334 2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a lot of fun and a great way to meet and work with others from our community.
Meantime, tickets for the event are selling fast, so secure your seat and join us for a tantalising Asian Fusion at The Long Lunch. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon featuring entertainment, auctions and delicious food paired with exceptional refreshments.
Sunday 19 September 2021
12 noon – 5pm
Tickets are $150
Only 200 available
Book now via www.trybooking.com/BQADN
Sports Day Raffle Prizes
The Saints Sport Support Group is looking for donations to assist with the upcoming Sports Day Raffle. We need your help!
Each year, the committee offers 4 raffle prizes at Sports Day, and this activity is wildly popular with the students. All proceeds support Saints Girls in their sporting ventures, umpiring and coaching.
Donations of sporting equipment, vouchers, tickets, clothing or games can be left at the Front Office for collection. Alternatively, please contact Katie Lucas for pick up via email@example.com
Father’s Day Virtual Gift Stall
The Friends of the ELC are holding a Father’s Day Virtual Gift Stall where all of our students from ELC to Year 12 are able to purchase gifts online for dads, grandfathers, uncles or other treasured people in their lives.
We have a variety of wonderful gifts available for $5 each. There is limited stock, so get in early to avoid disappointment. Gifts will be wrapped and delivered to classes on Thursday 2 September.
To order, visit the Trybooking link.
Purchases close at 5pm, Friday 27 August.
If you have any queries, please contact Fiona McGregor in the Community Relations Office via firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Blazers – Half Price Clearance
The School Shop has a half price clearance of remaining stock of wool flannel blazers. They are now $120 each (down from $240 and $250).
Get in quick as there are limited sizes available: 70, 110, 115, 120 and 125.
Share the Dignity Campaign
We are supporting ‘Share the Dignity’ again this August to help the many women who cannot afford sanitary items. We are a collection point for this amazing charity. We encourage students to bring along packets of pads and/or tampons and place them in the pink boxes located in the Library, Middle School area, or give them to Mrs Risbey in the PE Office. Let’s get behind this charity and fill the boxes over and over.
Share the Dignity collects thousands of personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. Small dignities make a big difference.
Thank you in advance on behalf of the many women and young girls who will benefit from your kindness.
It is timely for all parents to check their email account settings to ensure email notifications from the School will not be diverted to junk/spam folders or blocked entirely.
For many platforms, you can check whether stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au has been blocked by accessing Blocked Senders via your account Options. You may also be able to add stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au to your Safe Senders list. If you require assistance, please contact our IT Department (details below).
Personal and Medical Information
It is vital that personal, medical and other important information on the myLink portal is up to date and complete. This also covers photo/video permission where imagery is used in print and online communications to celebrate student success, share exciting news with our community and promote the School more widely. In the digital era, this may also extend to some events being live-streamed on public platforms. If permission is not granted, the School will work diligently to implement specific measures, which may include temporarily withdrawing the student from certain activities. Please note, the permission does not apply to the School Yearbook where all students are included, or to the internal usage of photos/videos for the purposes of teaching and learning, such as content on Canvas.
Follow this pathway to check and/or update your details, and your child’s details: myLink > Community Portal > My Details > select the appropriate tab (child or parent name).
It is also imperative that families are familiar with the School’s current policies, as new ones may be introduced and existing ones are periodically reviewed and updated. You can view our policies on myLink via the ‘School Documents’ page.
For tips on how to navigate myLink, take a look at our instructional videos by clicking the ‘Help’ tab on the Welcome page.
If you have any issues accessing myLink or are not receiving our email notifications, please contact our IT Helpdesk via email@example.com or 8334 2227.
Kathmandu Offer for School Camps
From Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 August, Kathmandu’s Rundle Mall and Rundle Street stores will offer exclusive discounts for St Peter’s Girls’ students and staff. This brochure must be displayed at the store for you to take advantage of the offer.
To support Saints Girls, click here.
Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.entertainment.com.au for more information.
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.
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.
Road Safety Alert
The School is extremely concerned by reports of dangerous driver behaviour including speeding through the car park. All drivers must obey the 10kph speed limit.
Please also note the speed limit along Hallett Road has been reduced from 60 to 50kph.
Road safety and courtesy is everyone’s responsibility and is of the utmost importance in a school setting. We appeal to all of our families to take extra care in our car parks and on the roads for the safety of our students, parents, staff and the wider community.
Middle: Saints 77 v Westminster 7
The team had a fantastic first up victory of the season, claiming an 11-goal win against Westminster. The girls have been building through the season and it was a great reward for effort after several tight losses. The midfielders repeatedly took the ball cleanly out of the centre, allowing our forwards many 1-on-1 opportunities which they gladly seized upon. It was also excellent to see some fast-flowing chains of handballs fuelled by one of our great assets of speed. We look forward to this week’s Intercol against Walford.
Open A: Saints 6 v Immanuel 0
Open B: Saints 6 v Wilderness 7
Open C: Saints 6 v Wilderness 0
Open D: Saints 5 v Wilderness 1
Open E1: Saints 6 v Wilderness 3
Open E2: Saints 7 v Wilderness 2
Open F1: Saints 9 v Wilderness 0
Open F2: Saints 8 v Wilderness 1
Last Saturday, our Badminton teams played our first matches since the term break and lockdown. Though there were still training sessions at school throughout the period, the return of matches boosted excitement, and the girls were all super keen to start playing competitively again. The improvements and growth seen in the Year 7 teams (F1 & F2) are macroscopic with the girls skilfully applying what they have learnt to competitive situations. A special mention to the Open As, Cs and F1 teams who have won all their matches, and to all the other teams for their great efforts. With Intercol Badminton matches against Walford in the Gym at School this weekend, the girls are all very excited, hoping to retain the shield for yet another year. As we near the end of the season, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents and coaches for all of the support. Special thanks to our coaches Stuart, Andrew, Cate and Emily, and to Mrs Risbey for her support throughout my six years in school badminton. – Candy Feng (Captain)
Courage, creativity and compassion are the values we play by during our co-curricular sport participation, and the 2021 Hockey season has been a showcase of this. Due to playing numbers resulting in Saints’ fielding the one team, made up of students in Year 7 – 12, younger players have been competing against an older, more physical opposition. They have been courageous in facing the challenge head on. Last weekend though, playing against a Seymour C team provided an opportunity for our younger players to shine. Led by Poppie Goldsmith, our Year 12 Hockey Captain, Saints scored 3 goals in the first 10 minutes (the first was scored in the first 10 seconds). Poppie showed great leadership and compassion. Instead of our senior players taking direct shots on goals, they sought out the younger, less experienced girls to have a go and utilise their skills. Poppie arranged the younger girls on the pitch so they were in attacking positions, as well as being able to take shots from penalty corners. The younger members of the squad really enjoyed themselves and loved the support from the older girls.
Year 6: Saints 44 v Wilderness 4
Year 5: Bye
Year 4: Saints White 7 v Walford 3
Year 4: Saints Blue 27 v Walford 0
Year 3: Saints 4 v Pembroke 9
Year 4 White
All girls had an awesome game, improving significantly since their first game last week. They were able to utilise the drills we completed during training, and this helped them move the ball more fluidly down the court. The defence stopped most balls from getting into Walford’s goal circle. It was a great game and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds. Keep up the good work girls! – Sarah Wishart
Year 6: Saints 3 v Wilderness 5
Year 5/6: Saints 10 v Loretto 3
Year 4/5: Saints 0 v Pembroke 3
Year 3/4: Saints 0 v Wilderness 2
Year 5/6: Saints 10 v Loretto 3
This team of Year 5 and 6 players takes part in a Year 6 competition. In their first game together, after a pre-season where we focused on four conditioned games which develop striking the ball, dribbling, first touch and game sense, we introduced the girls to a 2 – 3 – 1 formation. This allows both width and length to the girls’ team shape. Throughout the game, the girls looked to pass and move, putting together some nice passing sequences, several of which resulted in shooting opportunities and goals. When in 1 v 1 situations, the girls looked to be positive and take on the defenders, which we would like to see continue in future weeks by adding in the skills and tricks that we are learning in training.
Year 3/4: Saints 0 v Wilderness 2
The sun was shining on a beautiful day as 10 keen girls laced their soccer boots for the first game of season 2021. The buzz was exciting, and the game moved freely. Ruby Pahuja was tested out a few times in her role as first half goalkeeper, saving way more goals than the few that managed to sneak through. Lola Begley exhibited a dazzling display of skills as a striker in her first game. Weaving her way past the Wilderness defence, she had many opportunities and will make them count in the coming weeks. Mika Valmorbida took over from Ruby as goalkeeper in the second half and was relentless; she threw herself on the ball, demonstrating the School’s value of courage. With more experience, she will develop nicely into a regular goalkeeper. As a team, our focus for the next match will be to stick to positions, have the courage to run with the ball and look for opportunities to cleanly pass the ball to our teammates. Well done to all the girls who played their first game of competitive soccer. – Mr Routley (Coach)
U13: Saints 11 v Glenelg 14
U11: Saints Blue 10 v Eagles 1
U11: Saints White 9 v North Adelaide 0
Open A: Saints 40 v Westminster 64
Open B: Saints 29 v Westminster 44
Open C: Saints 29 v Westminster 44
Open D: Saints 3 v Westminster 102
Intermediate A: Saints 25 v Westminster 60
Intermediate B: Saints 30 v Westminster 62
Year 10C: Saints 38 v Immanuel 31
Year 9A: Saints 27 v Westminster 51
Year 9B: Saints 22 v Westminster 33
Year 9C: Saints 38 v Pembroke 31
Year 8A: Saints 22 v Westminster 47
Year 8B: Saints 43 v Westminster 15
Year 8C: Saints 7 v Pembroke 23
Year 7A: Saints 10 v Westminster 34
Year 7B: Saints 25 v Westminster 14
Year 7C: Saints v Bye
Open: Saints 0 v Walford 7
Unfortunately, our Open Soccer team, with a depleted squad, went down to Walford in the first Winter Intercol. Walford started strongly and had a 5 – 0 lead at half-time. Our girls battled hard in the second half to keep the score to 7 – 0.