eNews – Week 5, Term 3 2022

Issue no. 25

From Our Head of Junior School

Adelaide SchoolsAt Saints Girls, we love investigating language, and what better time to celebrate language than Book Week? Whether it’s experimenting with words to create the perfect metaphor in a poem, investigating the peculiarities of English spelling patterns, or delving into the roots of today’s common words, we encourage our students to be word-rich, linguistic inquirers.

Junior School girls are learning to take words apart, query their meanings, be curious about connections between them, and investigate how to pronounce, spell and use those that are unfamiliar, based on their understanding of those that are known. I had a delightful experience in a Year 3 class last week when the students were investigating homophones – there, their, they’re; sea, see; hole, whole; etc. What a fabulous opportunity to introduce a provocation for investigation. ‘What about to, too and two?’ I asked. ‘Ah yes…’, was the general consensus, ‘…we know about them!’. ‘But why is the number 2 spelt t.w.o?’ I asked. ‘What’s the ‘w’ doing in there and how can we remember the spelling?’ Not surprisingly, there was a generally puzzled look among the girls! As I wrote two, twelve, twenty, twin and twice on the board, I asked if they could see any connections between them. Chatters of realisation moved around the group as we considered the ‘tw’ spelling pattern being connected to having 2 of something in very early variations of English. I added twist and twine, and between, which offered an opportunity to talk about what these words mean, their historical context and their relationship with ‘two’. Our language’s rich history has left us with hundreds of spelling patterns, many of which seem completely nonsensical, and as a result are difficult to remember. Narratives help give sense to the otherwise obscure.

Our language has morphed incredibly over its 1500-year history. It has profited from being influenced by multitudes of other languages, and embraced the need for new words to name and discuss endless developments in technology and changes to daily life. Purists among us might get cranky at missing apostrophes, the reintroduction of the word ‘gotten’, or overuse of ‘literally’ by people who mean ‘figuratively’. However, in the long-term, changes to language help us express ourselves in the context of the current day.

I had the good fortune to listen to Maria Prakash (Year 6) present her winning IPSHA Junior Orator Competition speech recently. With perfect, droll delivery, Maria delighted and intrigued her audience with her amusing thoughts about some of the influences on the English language that have led to the vibrant lexicon we have today. She celebrated Roald Dahl, who can be credited with introducing splendiferous, popularising gremlin and inventing scrumdiddlyumptious, the witching hour and Oompa Loompa, all of which have made it into mainstream dictionaries. She praised Shakespeare who, several centuries earlier, coined or adapted numerous words that are still in popular use today such as laughable, green-eyed, luggage, jaded, marketable, grovel and premeditated, to name a few.

More recent additions to our language include cryptocurrency, digital native, meme, air-fryer, super-spreader and teraflop. I can’t begin to list the vast array of acronyms that are also now with us – for how long, it’s hard to say.

If you think you’re struggling to keep up with new lingo, you wouldn’t be alone. Each year, an estimated 800 to 1000 new words are published in English language dictionaries. In the 20th century alone, more than 90,000 words were added. So, it’s worth continuing our efforts to encourage our students to have a keen interest in language, to investigate it with curiosity and use it with enthusiasm.

Happy Book Week, and happy reading everyone!

Suzanne Haddy
Head of Junior School

Book Week 2022

Book Week is always a favourite chapter of Term 3 to celebrate our love of literacy. Today, the Junior School girls brought their favourite characters to life at our Dress Up Parade and Book Week Assembly.

Well done to the Junior School Library Leaders, the Student Libraries Initiatives Club, Kate McBride, Zoe Lloyd, Helen Smith, Lisa Hollis, and all of our other students and staff involved.

This year’s theme is ‘Dreaming with eyes open…’ and we have all loved watching imaginations run wild!

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SLIC Reviews for Book Week

To celebrate Book Week, the second issue of the Student Libraries Initiatives Club magazine: SLIC reViews is now available.

The SLIC girls have reviewed their favourite books from the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year shortlist. Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad was the favourite book for the Senior School Librarians and an Honour book this year.

Start reading now – click here

The club also joined the School’s Book Week activities this morning hosting the Junior School Book Week Parade, and then hit the stage at the Book Week Assembly presenting performances on several nominated books.

Back in the Library, we had a visit from Old Scholar and self-publishing author Elizabeth Stevens to share her writing experiences and encourage students to become budding writers through her Writers Workshop.

Kate McBride
Library and Information Services

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Enchante’s Enchanting Music Project

This year, instead of entering Generations in Jazz, Enchante decided to embark upon their own special recording project. Together with our Artist in Residence David Goodwin, we hit the recording studio, which in this case was our Music Room, one microphone and a laptop!

Keen to take our music-making to the next level yet still wanting to remain a capella, we invited guest artists Luke Thompson from ARIA award-winning group ‘The Idea of North’ to sing bass, and talented beat boxer Joseph Burgess to support us with vocal percussion.

Working with LS Creative Co., our next step was to create a video for general release. Wanting to incorporate the sea, clifftops and caves, we headed for Port Willunga which also provided us with the remains of the old Port Willunga Jetty as a spectacular backdrop.

Although conditions were incredibly cold and at times rainy, the Enchante girls pushed through to create this stunning video. Special thanks must go to Dave Goodwin, as well as Marie and Chris from LS Creative Co. Congratulations also to our amazing soloists Zara Blight, Stella Rasheed, Emma Pool and Samantha Keough, and to all of the Enchante girls.

We hope you enjoy our newest video single: ‘I Can Only Imagine’

‘I Can Only Imagine’ – Bart Millard, arranged by Amy Whitcomb

Sari Noble – Choral Director
David Goodwin – Audio Production
LS Creative Co. – Video Production
Luke Thompson – Guest Artist (Bass Vocals)
Joseph Burgess – Guest Artist (Vocal Percussion)
Zara Blight (Main Soloist)
Stella Rasheed, Emma Pool, Samantha Keough (Soloists)

Sari Noble
Music Teacher

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Esperanza Set to Strike a Chord

Esperanza will be in Melbourne tomorrow performing at the Musica Viva ‘Strike a Chord’ National Chamber Music championship. The girls are the only choir and only South Australian ensemble to feature in the Grand Final. They will be up against 11 other outstanding chamber music groups from across Australia.

The concert starts at 1.30pm Adelaide time and will be live-streamed. We encourage everyone to go online for a fantastic show where there will also be the opportunity to vote for Esperanza to win the Audience Prize.

Free livestream tickets can be accessed via:

We wish the girls and Mrs Noble all the best with this exciting opportunity.

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music

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High Notes for ABODA Musicians

Over three days last week, six Saints Girls’ ensembles attended the ABODA Band and Orchestra Festival, held at Westminster School. It’s been two years since this was a live event, therefore many students had not participated before and were very excited!

A huge congratulations to all our ensembles for playing their best on the day. Special mention to Stage Band on receiving a Gold award and achieving 2nd place in Division 2 competing against 17 other schools – an amazing achievement. Well done to Chomilka Hattotuwa for her beautiful jazz flute solo and section leaders Emma Pool, Ruby Deakin and Matilda Chu for their hard work during rehearsals and running sectionals.


Percussion Ensemble – Merit
Intermediate Strings – Bronze
Concert Band – Silver
Developmental Band – Gold
Senior Strings – Gold
Stage Band – Gold and Overall 2nd

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music

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SACE Dance Performance: Connect

7 – 8 September, 7pm
Arts Centre
Tickets: BOOK HERE

Our SACE Dancers are thrilled to present Connect, a performance highlighting the central theme of connection through diverse styles of choreography. The performance explores the importance of human connection, especially during a global pandemic, to environment, history, others and ourselves.

The Stage 2 Dancers, supported by Stage 1, have dedicated much time and effort preparing for their performance assessment and would love the School community’s support in celebrating their creative talents.

To book your tickets, click here

Kate Burnett
Head of The Arts

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Year 9 Arts Collab Night – Next Week

Thursday 1 September, 7 – 9pm
Arts Centre
Free Admission: BOOK HERE

The annual Year 9 Arts Collab Night is once again promising to display outstanding dancing, acting, performing, choreographing, painting and musical talents of the cohort.

Drama students will present their own short plays, performed in a variety of theatrical styles. The dancers will execute Hip Hop and Contemporary class routines, as well as their own choreography in small groups. Two talented musicians will perform incredible solo work and our visual artists are completing their beautiful pieces to be displayed in the Arts Centre foyer on the evening.

The night will be a showcase of artistic talent, creative pursuits and inspired collaborative pieces – we would love you to help celebrate our Year 9 cohort of 2022!

Kate Burnett
Head of The Arts

I am so excited to be performing on the night and to be showing all our family and friends how much we’ve learnt for the past few months. I really enjoy dance because I get to know so many talented people in our year level and I also loved learning and experimenting with different art forms.

Shirley Liu
Year 9 student

I am ecstatic to be performing in the Year 9 Arts Collab Night for both drama and dance as it is an amazing opportunity to showcase what we have been working on this year. I am participating in three dance numbers and one drama production and I am very excited.
We have been given the chance to create our own dance and drama pieces which has given us the freedom and the challenge to present something completely self-directed. I think this is an amazing, creative and fun way to extend our thinking and physical strength as well as collaborate with our peers.

Lara Maione
Year 9 student

Admission is free; to book your tickets – click here

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Disco Cabaret Evening – Save the Date


Friday 16 September, 7pm
Arts Centre

It’ll be a case of Friday Night Fever at our upcoming Cabaret, with disco the theme this year. The evening will feature our Junior Choir, Concert Choir, Just Jazz, In-Ta Jazz, Enchante, Chamber Choir, Concert Band, Senior Strings and Stage Band. In addition, our Artist in Residence David Goodwin will be on keys, Old Scholar Erin McKellar (Patteson 2013) will be a feature vocalist and we’ll even have a dance floor for attendees to strut their stuff!
Tables of 8 will be available as well as regular auditorium seating, with tickets $10 for adults and $5 for children. The Friends of The Arts will be supporting the event selling refreshments and nibbles. Booking details will be provided soon.

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World Premiere for Emerging Film Star

Year 9 student Zoë Min O’Callaghan has had the incredible experience of featuring in the documentary Embrace Kids by filmmaker Taryn Brumfitt, set for national release in cinemas next Thursday. I was recently privileged to be invited to an advance screening.

Zoë Min is among a cast of young people and adults, including comedian Celeste Barber and actor/activist Jameela Jamil, who explore the impact of issues such as body image, representation, social media and gender identity, and look at what can be done to effect change.

Embrace Kids is a follow up to Brumfitt’s breakout Netflix documentary Embrace which took on the global issue of negative body image among women and has been seen by over 200 million people worldwide.

Zoë Min recently enjoyed being interviewed on The Project ahead of the film’s release and attending the world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival. She shares:

‘I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this uplifting, funny and thought-provoking film. One of the messages I really connected with is how some content creators deliberately make us feel we’re not good enough in order to sell us things. When young people understand that, we’re empowered to question the messaging and unfollow those creators that don’t make us feel good. Young people don’t like feeling manipulated!’

For more information about the Embrace Kids film – click here

Take a look at the official trailer below.

Helen MacLaren

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Kilburn Spirit Week

This week, we’ve been celebrating all things Kilburn during our annual Spirit Week. The girls have shown their House pride by wearing yellow ribbons each day, also donning an additional yellow accessory yesterday, with the Year 12s dressing up in yellow outfits.

On Wednesday, we had our Spirit Week Chapel Service where I had the pleasure to present a speech comparing the properties of the element gold and how these can be related to our incredible House, highlighting the true values of Kilburn and what we embody.

Our Junior School House Captains Maisy and Audrey shared what it means to be in Kilburn, expressing their pride and passion for our House. We were also fortunate to enjoy a wonderful performance by Zara, Jenna and Kimmy who sang ‘Stand by Me’ by Ben. E King, accompanied by musicians Sam and Lauren.

Tonight, we’re looking forward to our House Dinner, coming together as a House once again. Thank you to the Year 11s who have worked extremely hard to organise this special evening. It has been absolutely amazing to see everyone embrace our House spirit this week and we are so excited to see what the rest of the term holds for Kilburn!

Go Kilburn!

Dayna Petruzzella
House Captain

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Winter Interhouse – Next Week

Next week, we see our Houses come together to compete for the Winter Interhouse shields.

Soccer will take place on Wednesday from 3.45 – 5pm on the School Oval. This modified format involves 9-a-side teams of students from across Years 7 – 12.

Aussie Rules comes next, with our Year 10 – 12 students competing on Friday on the School Oval from 3.45 – 5pm.

Winter Interhouse will culminate on the Saturday (3 September) with Netball and Badminton. These competitions will start from 8am and we expect a great turnout from our students, families and staff supporting their Houses with pride and colour. Thank you to the Saints Sport Support Group which will be running a BBQ breakfast on Saturday morning.

Good luck to all four Houses!

Tommy Peak
Director of Sport

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Young Philosophers Take the Lead

Last week, the School’s Philosophy Team had the great opportunity to compete in the annual Australasian Philosothon Competition, where we placed 2nd overall!

The contest requires individuals to discuss philosophical ideas in a Community of Inquiry. This year, we considered the possibilities of time travel, whether humans could be considered ‘environmental saviours’, whether an Australian National Day was important and whether Artificial Intelligence could create art.

Our team of six – Ellie Humphrey, Emily McCorley, Jessica Zhang, Alison Francis and Alix Douglas and myself – examined these ideas with students from across Australia and New Zealand. The Philosothon is marked based on each student’s demonstration of critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.

After our qualification for this Australasian competition last year, we were particularly proud of our results; our best in the past five years where we have improved by one place every year to challenge reigning champions North Sydney Girls High School. Special mention to Alix Douglas and Alison Francis for placing 2nd and 1st respectively in their age categories.

In addition to being successful in this competition, our Philosophy programs across the School have inspired many students, including myself, to study philosophy as a subject in the IB program, and beyond school at tertiary level.

We were incredibly grateful for the support of Old Scholars Sara Peak (Kennion 2021) and Holly Wallman-Craddock (Selwyn 2021), and our amazing coach Ms Burton-Howard for all their support.

Emily Teague
Year 12 student

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Global Gaze for Ethics Saints

The School is constantly connecting Old Scholars and current students through a variety of programs and competitions, including with Holly Wallman-Craddock (Selwyn 2021) who recently judged the South Australian and Northern Territory Senior Ethics Olympiad. Holly shares:

‘Since graduating from Saints Girls in 2021, I’ve been studying Law and Philosophy at the Australian National University in Canberra. When I was younger, studying philosophy at university was not an option that was even remotely on my radar, but my involvement in philosophy at Saints Girls changed that. At Saints, I had the opportunity to engage in philosophy through EDGE classes, Philosophy Club, and competitions like the Australasian Philosothon and International Ethics Olympiad. These experiences made me realise that philosophy is not just the domain of ancient men, and enabled me to develop my passion for philosophy.

Throughout 2022, I’ve been working as a judge for the Ethics Olympiad. So while our talented Saints’ team was competing at the International Ethics Final this year, I was there judging other Ethics teams from around the globe. It has been so rewarding to give back to a competition that I benefitted from so greatly as a student in my time at Saints, and I’m excited to see where my continued study of philosophy takes me.’

Following on from Saints’ success in the South Australian and Northern Territory Senior Ethics Olympiad earlier this year, the Senior Ethics team competed in the Final against 40 teams from across six different countries. The team found it insightful to hear new and varied perspectives on important ethical issues such as cheating in the Paralympics and the value of restorative justice practices. It was an incredible experience and we were all grateful to have the opportunity to compete in the Final where we were proud to finish 14th overall out of 40 schools from around the world.

Ellie Humphrey
Year 11 student

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Afternoon Tea for a Cause

One of our subjects in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is CAS which stands for Creativity, Activity and Service. Part of CAS involves undertaking a project that aids the community. Our chosen project is to hold a fundraising afternoon tea where all profits raised will go to making care packages for women who are admitted to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital following a pregnancy loss.

Many women who present at the hospital for care are transferred from the country or interstate. Often the diagnosis of pregnancy loss is unexpected, and they do not have personal items with them. They may also feel very distant from their loved ones and their community.

With the profits from the afternoon tea, we will make care packages which will include personal hygiene items and small touches to help women know that they are cared for.

The afternoon tea will be held at the Glenunga Hub. The link below can be accessed to purchase event and raffle tickets or to make a donation. There will also be other fundraising opportunities on the day, so please bring some gold coins!

Venue: Glenunga Hub Community Centre, 70 Conyngham Street, Glenunga
Dates: Sunday 11 September 1.30 – 3.30pm
Tickets: click here

Ticket purchases and donations close on Monday 5 September.

Grace Beaumont and Jasreet Mavi
Year 11 IB students

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Old Scholar Musical in Stonyfell Spotlight

Earlier this year, Old Scholar Erin McKellar (Patteson 2013) premiered her very own musical, A Box of Memories at the Adelaide Fringe. The award-winning show is now returning under the direction of international director Narelle Yeo, presented at St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre.

Co-written with her father Duncan and with music composed entirely by Erin, this intimate show features an all-Adelaide line up that presents perspectives on what it means to live with dementia, from diagnosis through to the end-of-life. During a series of vignettes, it follows the story of Lizzy, a woman in her 70s, experiencing changes in memory and at the beginning of a life-impacting diagnostic experience.

The Friends of The Arts will be supporting the event selling refreshments.

Venue: St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre
Dates: Sunday 18 September 7.30pm
Tickets: $45 via TryBooking – click here

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Saints Girls in Winnie the Pooh Classic

As we embrace Book Week, we’re excited for Saints Girls who’ll be appearing in the production of Winnie the Pooh and the 100 Aker Wood (A. A. Milne) by Shane Davidson Presents.

Join Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Tigger, Kanga and Roo as they pull Pooh out of a tight place, mark Eeyore’s birthday, try to catch a Heffalump and celebrate Pooh saving Roo with a grand party! Sing along to the joyful songs and have your photo taken with the animals. Four performances only.

Venue: Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden St, Hindmarsh
Dates: Friday 26 August (7.30pm) and Saturday 27 August (1pm, 4.30pm & 7.30pm)
Tickets: $30 via TryBooking – click here

Shane Davidson
Year 5 Teacher

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Year 5 Production: Set Sail for Our Must-Sea Show!

Save the date and come along for a rollicking time at the Year 5 Production Pirates of Penzance JR. in Week 10! The girls have been preparing to take the audience on this adventure for the past two terms, and are excited to thrill you with singing, dancing and joyful merriment in this wonderful Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.

The performances will be held on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September at 1.15pm and 7pm. Tickets for Year 5 parents will will be available via TryBooking from Week 6, and for the wider community from Week 7.  You can be assured of a fun time as we celebrate beautiful maidens, bumbling policemen and not-so menacing pirates!

Shelley Hampton
Year 5 Teacher

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Sports Day – Excursion Consent Due Thursday

On Friday 9 September, St Peter’s Girls will stage the annual Years 4 – 12 Sports Day. Due to major refurbishment works at the SA Athletics Stadium at Mile End, this year’s event will take place at the state-of-the-art Bridgestone Athletics Centre on Frost Road, Salisbury.

For students to attend this carnival, all families must complete the online permission slip through myLink and indicate travel arrangements. Permission must be completed by 5pm next Thursday 1 September.

The day will begin at 8.30am and will conclude by approximately 3.15pm. Parents are able to attend. Please note that shelter and seating are limited; however, you are welcome to bring your own chairs.

Travel Arrangements

Students who usually travel on School buses will be transported directly to and from the venue, departing from and returning to their regular stops. School Bus Drivers will inform families of any expected changes to pick-up and drop-off times.

Due to the extra distance involved, we have made arrangements for all other students to be taken by bus to and from the venue. These buses will leave school at 7.45am, and will return by approximately 4.30pm. Please ensure your daughter is at school well before departure time for roll-marking purposes. Each bus will have teacher supervision. Further details will be provided to students leading up to the event.

Excursion Consent

To complete the online excursion consent, please click here and log in to the myLink Parent Portal with your username (your ID number followed by and password. It is advisable to complete the excursion consent using a computer or tablet as you may experience difficulty using a mobile phone.

Schedule of Events

Please find below links with approximate event timings. Year 4 – 6 High Jump and Year 4 – 12 1500m events will occur during lunch times in Week 7 prior to Sports Day.

Years 4 – 6: click here

Years 7 – 9: click here

Years 10 – 12: click here

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Sports Day Merchandise and Raffle

The Saints Sport Support Group is selling House merchandise and raffle tickets for Sports Day!

The raffle prize includes a $200 voucher from The Athlete’s Foot and a Polar M400 Heart Rate Monitor plus much more! You can pre-order online via TryBooking. Raffle tickets can also be purchased on the day.

Years 4 – 6: all ordered items will be delivered to classrooms
Years 7 – 12: all orders can be collected from the Front Office on Thursday 8 September

House Bundle: $30
(includes House Cap, Drink Bottle, Wristband, Temporary Tattoo and ‘Run like a Saints Girl’ Keyring)
Supporter Cap (blue or white): $25
House Cap: $25
House Water Bottle: $5
House Wristband: $2
Raffle Tickets: 1 for $5 or 3 for $10

Thank you for your support.

Saints Sport Support Group

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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. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes and enjoying a fun night with our Houses.

Visit the TryBooking link below to purchase your daughter(s) a ticket for the night as this is a compulsory event for all Year 7 – 12 students.

Kennion House Dinner
Theme: 2000s
Each Kennion girl is asked to dress up in costume inspired by the 2000’s. This could be the style of 2000’s or a 2000’s icon. We look forward to seeing everyone’s costumes and are excited for a fun night! – Mary Stavrou
2 September (Week 6)
Book now:

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Road Safety Alert

The School has received reports of concerning driver behaviour on Hallett Road. This includes holding up traffic while waiting for cars to leave in order to park near the ELC, performing risky u-turns and parking in bus zones.

As our staff have no jurisdiction over public roads, the School will be asking the police to conduct regular patrols at peak times.

We implore all of our community members to support road safety and show courtesy to others.

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Car Park Protocols

It is important to remind families about our car park protocols, particularly during drop off and pick up.

If the car park is full and you are unable to enter, circle the block until it is clear to enter, find a park elsewhere or, where age-appropriate, meet your daughter in a surrounding street.

Please note that, unless special circumstances apply, parents of girls in Years 2 to 12 should not enter the car park to collect their daughters prior to 3.30pm. Parents of girls in Reception and Year 1 have exclusive use of the pick-up zone prior to this time for safety and traffic reasons.

Please also refrain from turning right into or out of the car park at peak times, and please do not queue in the car park’s lanes as this often prevents drivers who are legally parked from exiting.

We have also previously received complaints about cars being parked too close to or in front of driveways, or across from other vehicles in surrounding streets, making it extremely difficult for residents and other road users to navigate.

We ask all community members to please show consideration for others. Thank you for your cooperation.

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School Shop Notices

School Shop Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8am – 4pm (closed for lunch 12 – 12.30pm)

Parents can also order items via our Online School Shop

Warm Up with Saints’ Scarves and Beanies

With the cooler weather, the School Shop has some branded winter warmers:

Saints Girls’ Supporter Scarf – perfect for staff, coaches and parents

Saints Girls’ Beanies
– can be worn by students during their sport training sessions and warm ups, and also available for staff coaches and parents

To get your hands on these fabulous new items, please visit the School Shop.

Junior Rain Jackets

Keep dry for the rest of winter, with the School Shop’s End-of-Season Sale (while stocks last):

Dry & Cosy Polar Fleece-Lined Rain Jackets $25
Waterproof Rain Jackets $15

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COVID-19 Information

Under SA Health protocols, asymptomatic children who are close contacts can attend school or ELC, provided they undertake 5 Rapid Antigen Tests over 7 days and receive negative results.

Please also be reminded of these general requirements:

Should your child develop any symptoms, even mild ones, they must not attend school or ELC and should be tested for COVID-19. Those with symptoms who test negative using a RAT must undertake a PCR test to confirm that result.  Students who have previously tested positive and have completed isolation in the past 28 days do not need to undertake testing.

If your child tests positive to COVID-19, notify us immediately. Please also advise the type of test (RAT/PCR), the date your child’s test was taken and the date symptoms started (if no symptoms, note ‘asymptomatic’).

Please notify us via email or text:

Text: 0428 601 957 (save to phone contacts as SPGS)

If you need to notify us over the phone, call the Front Office on 8334 2200.

If your child is too sick to attend school, they are therefore also too sick to be working remotely from home.

Please also note that SA Health strongly recommends face masks in schools when indoors for students across Years 3 to 12. The same advice applies for all adults, including visitors, except if it impedes the ability to teach or interact with children.

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General 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 the student name and Class/Home Group.

Please also provide a reason for the absence as the School requires this for government reporting purposes.

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.

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Sports News


Open A: Saints (0) v Seymour (58)
Middle A: Bye


Open A: Saints (2) v Pembroke (4)
Open B1: Saints (4) v Seymour (2)
Open B2: Saints (0) v Pembroke (6)
Open C1: Saints (0) v Wilderness (6)
Open C2: Bye
Open D1: Saints (1) v Pembroke (5)
Open D2: Saints (3) v Wilderness (3)
Middle E: Saints (5) v Wilderness (3)


Open A: Saints (6) v Pembroke (1)

This week, we had a great win against tough competition, Pembroke. We welcomed exchange students Matilda and Carlie from Perth’s Methodist Ladies College to the team. Matilda, having never played hockey before, made some top tackles as she chased down the Pembroke team, and Carlie had excellent speed and strength on the ball. Our defenders attempted some transfers which helped to open the field. Our goal scorers were Amelia (1), Leah (2) and a hat trick for Phoebe (3). A shoutout to Ayla, our goalie, for an amazing defensive game. She had multiple touches on the ball, kicking it out of our defensive circle with great power. – Bridgette Leach (Captain)


Open A: Saints (55) v Seymour (39)
Open B:
Saints (26) v Seymour (57)
Open C: Saints (40) v Seymour (47)
Open E: Saints (18) v Pembroke (20)
Year 9A: Saints (35) v Seymour (21)
Year 9B: Saints (3) v Seymour (61)
Year 8A: Saints (21) v Seymour (34)
Year 8B:Saints (9) v Seymour (43)
Year 7A: Saints (21) v Seymour (20)
Year 7B: Saints (12) v Seymour (14)

Open A: Saints (55) v Seymour (39)
The Open As had an amazing win defeating Seymour, something that has not been done for many years in the division. This scoreline is a testament to the hard work of the girls. From the outset, each player worked hard both defensively and in attack regardless of their position, putting full court pressure on Seymour that caused them to make errors. We transitioned the ball very efficiently from defence to attack. In particular, the goalie connection between Joss and Sophie in the goal circle was excellent. Also, a special mention goes to our circle defenders Willow, Chloe and Milly. All girls had a terrific game communicating very well and taking many intercepts. I am so proud of how the team has grown and improved this season, and we are all very excited for Intercol! – Alexia Politis (Captain)

Year 8A: Saints (21) v Seymour (34)
The 8As played a good game but unfortunately lost to a strong Seymour team. The whole court defensive effort created a lot of pressure, however the opposition’s shooters were very accurate. Our girls took many intercepts but weren’t always able to convert this into goals. Best players were Alyssa, Mia and Laurie. – Lisa Tulloch (Coach)


Premier League: Saints A (1) v Walford (1)
Division 1: Saints B (1) v Immanuel (0)
Division 3: Saints C (1) v Woodcroft (7)

Premier League: Saints A (1) v Walford (1) – Saints win on a penalty shootout
Congratulations girls, what a game! I’m so proud of you all and how you put every effort into it. We started off strong going 1 – 0 up at half-time. In the second half, we kept up the fight, giving it our all and only conceding 1 to make it a draw at full-time, meaning extra time. Although we dominated the extra time, we didn’t score, but we also kept Walford out with each of us working extremely hard.

The tension was high as we entered the penalty shootout, and it was great to see smiles on everyone’s faces, each encouraging one other as we decided who would be taking the shots. Goal after goal, cheer after cheer, we ended with a win! We saved our first win of the season to the most important one! I’m so proud of how far we have come and how everyone always gave 100%, and no matter what the scores were across the season, we always came away with a smile and a laugh. I am so honoured that I had the pleasure to be your Captain this year and to play with such an amazing group of girls, and I wish you all luck for next season. Thank you so much Mr Eglinton for all your support and positivity and always believing in us. – Lucy Benn (Captain)

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