Issue no. 26
- School Thanks Old Scholar Julie Bishop
- Happy Father’s Day from the ELC!
- From the Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School
- ABODA Success Music to the Ears
- Meet the Author – Powerful Words
- Black Belt Journey for Saints Girl
- Receptions on the Road to Safety
- New to the School Shop!
- 2018 Sports Day
- You’re Invited! Friends of Rowing Season Opening BBQ
- Year 5 Production Tickets on Sale!
- UN Women Fundraiser Concert
- The Long Lunch – Donation Appeal
- Order Your 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership – LAST ORDERS – CLOSING TONIGHT!
- Code Camp at St Peter’s Girls’ School
- Sports News
School Thanks Old Scholar Julie Bishop
St Peter’s Girls’ School congratulates Old Scholar The Hon Julie Bishop MP (Kilburn ’73) for her outstanding and courageous service as Minister for Foreign Affairs.
In early 2015, Julie visited us to officially open our expanded Early Learners’ Centre. Before cutting the ribbon, she addressed a special Assembly in the Arts Centre and engaged with some of our student leaders in smaller group discussion. The manner in which she spoke about how the School had instilled in her certain values, skills and attributes resonated deeply with our girls and many of them will remember those wise words for years to come.
Have a listen to some of what she had to say:
Happy Father’s Day from the ELC!
A big shout out to all the wonderful Dads, Grandfathers and father-figures in our community as we celebrate Father’s Day this weekend.
On Wednesday morning, our Early Learners’ Centre held a beautiful breakfast for fathers and special friends, creating some precious moments:
From the Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School
#EMPOWHER – Sonya Ryan
Last week, we were fortunate to have Sonya Ryan from The Carly Ryan Foundation visit us and deliver talks to our Middle and Senior School girls on the topic of online safety.
Sonya spoke with compassion and encouraged the girls to think critically in relation to the digital footprint they leave behind. She challenged them to consider how the information they share online, specifically through social media platforms and location apps, could put them at risk. Often young people live their day-to-day lives with the default mindset of ‘that won’t happen to me’. The value of Sonya’s talk was a reality check that at times what may seem to be a harmless action, can have a very serious consequence.
But perhaps the greatest impact on the girls was Sonya herself. Sonya, who was South Australian of the Year in 2013, is a remarkable woman and a beacon for change in the community. Who, despite suffering great personal loss, has become a tireless advocate and created a lasting legacy to keep young people safe online. A result of her lobbying is the introduction of Carly’s Law, which was passed by Federal Parliament earlier this year. In South Australia, Carly’s Law now means that adults who lie about their age online and arrange to meet children will face up to five years in jail. Those who also intend to commit a crime against a child could face up to 10 years in jail.
Our parent session, which was cancelled this week due to unforeseen circumstances, will be rescheduled for later in the term and we will communicate this to you once the details have been finalised.
Leadership and Sports Day
On every occasion I meet with the girls as a group, we do make time for ‘shout outs’. It is always wonderful to hear the compliments they give each other and to learn of acts of kindness or selfless behaviour that would otherwise go unnoticed. But one group who has very much earned an eNews shout out is Year 12.
Next Friday is Sports Day and it is the final major school event that our current Year 12 girls will lead. Often the success of a Year 12 cohort is very much based on how well they are able to come together, work as one and lead the school. They have, on every occasion to date, stepped up to that challenge, and their organisation and energy has had a significant impact on how all younger girls have experienced major events. They have my sincere appreciation for their approach to the year and I am very much looking forward to next Friday to watch them roll out another memorable experience.
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School
ABODA Success Music to the Ears
The ABODA (Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association) SA Band and Orchestra Music Festival is a stable on the Music calendar with our School having been represented for over a decade at this event.
This year, five of our ensembles competed against other independent and State schools, producing some of our best results to date. The Junior String Orchestra achieved Silver. The Intermediate String Ensemble combined with the Senior String Ensemble and achieved Gold.
The Concert Bands both received Silver, while Developmental Band achieved Gold. For the second year running, our Stage Band received a Gold in the Intermediate Stage Band section competing against 20 other bands, and was also crowned the overall winner.
Congratulations to our strings coordinator Fiona Patten, the strings staff and students, and all the band students for their outstanding efforts.
Director of Music
Meet the Author – Powerful Words
Even from a young age, Elizabeth Stevens, known as Izzie, loved to read and by five years old was on her way as a writer. Despite her first publisher’s rejection at age 12, the girl who wrote prolifically as a student at Saints Girls followed her passion to be an author.
Last week, our Years 7 to 10 classes visited the Library as part of Book Week to listen to Old Scholar Izzie as she shared her journey. Now a self-publishing writer and author of nearly 150 books, this talented young woman explored writing techniques and challenged our girls to examine if they were Planners, Panters or Planters. Her session concluded with classes participating in a world-building activity that enabled them to construct their own fantasy tales.
“I was inspired by Izzie’s talk as it opened my mind to the types of writing techniques that were possible for me to use. Her talk was a very memorable experience.” – Mia Humphrey, 8AST
“Izzie’s talk was very inspirational and gave me insights into what being a writer is like.” – Catie Walker, 8DAM
“My favourite part of Izzie’s talk was when we had the chance to create our own worlds. It was a really fun and engaging activity to finish the session.” – Ellie Humphrey, 7RMI
Black Belt Journey for Saints Girl
In Year 9, I began my journey with Tae Kwon Do which is an ancient Korean martial art that incorporates techniques for self-defence involving the skilled application of punches, flying and jumping kicks, blocks, dodges and interception with hands, arms and feet.
I started with a white belt and progressed through the colour belt system to recently achieve a black belt. With each new belt came a new pattern, new techniques and more maturity. I train up to four times a week from Monday through to Thursday at 7pm which allows me to have a break from my studies, while also training and keeping fit.
After years of training week after week, I can now say I am a first degree black belt which is one of my goals for this year. In order to achieve this, I had to display a variety of self-defence techniques during sparring with students of higher levels. In addition, I had to break six wooden boards of 2cm thickness with a punch, chop, front kick, side kick, back kick and turning kick. This was not an easy task, however, with the right technique and determination I was successful in breaking all six boards. My journey does not stop here; I will be continuing to train in order to one day become a second-degree black belt, and so on.
This entire journey has taught me a lot about self-respect and respecting others, as well as self-defence, due to the disciplined nature of this martial art. The skills that I have learnt with Tae Kwon Do have helped increase my confidence and personal safety, while also preparing me for any problem I may face in my lifetime.
If anyone is curious and would like to give Tae Kwon Do or self-defence a go, I would be more than happy to give you details.
Year 12 Student and Kennion House Captain
Receptions on the Road to Safety
On Thursday 23 August, the students from Reception (RMK) and (RML) visited the Thebarton Road Safety Centre as part of exploring their Term 3 Central Idea ‘Signs and symbols can be used to communicate a message’.
The girls were greeted by police officer Grant who taught them four important road safety rules: play in a safe space, know your kerb drill (Stop, Look, Listen, Think), buckle your seatbelt and wear a helmet.
Next, the girls used their knowledge gained from our classroom inquiry learning to identify various road signs. They also learned about the different lines on the road and what they represent.
Finally, the girls put their new knowledge into practice and hit the road. Some rode tricycles, others bicycles with training wheels, and some even without training wheels! The girls thoroughly enjoyed riding around in the sun, practising to stop at railway crossings, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.
“When the traffic lights went green I thought about other bikes and then I went.” – Aarabi
“When I was riding the bike when there was a stop sign I stopped and I looked to see if there were any cars and then I took a shortcut to the roundabout. I liked the roundabout because it goes round and round and round!” – Arya
“I didn’t know which side of the road you stayed on and it’s the opposite in America.” – Michelle
“I learned to only push the button once instead of lots of times.” – Ava
“You have to wait and do your kerb drill at the crossing even if the green man is on.” – Christie
Meg Karvonen and Michelle Liddy
New to the School Shop!
The new athletic shorts can be worn in matches for Volleyball, Touch Football and Athletics. In all other sports they can be worn as an undergarment.
They are available in a variety of sizes and are $55 each.
2018 Sports Day
On Friday 7 September, St Peter’s Girls will stage the annual Years 4 – 12 Sports Day Carnival at SA Athletics Stadium (previously SANTOS Stadium) at Mile End. The day will begin at 8.30am and conclude by 4pm. Girls are reminded to wear their complete PE uniform with a House top and hat (Year 12s have separate standards). We encourage the girls to display their House spirit on the day, but please be aware body paint is not permitted in the SA Athletics Stadium. Girls are able to wear spikes up to 7mm in length.
The Saints Sport Support Group will be running a raffle with excellent prizes on offer. They will also be selling House wristbands ($2 each) and House logo water bottles ($10), which students can purchase at the gate on the day.
We encourage you to come along and support your daughter/s during the day. Parents are invited to join their daughter’s House in the first event at 9am, the House Scramble. The objective is for each House in turn to get as many participants across the line over 300m in 70 seconds. Parents and students can also compete in a House Rowing Challenge using ergos from 10am – 12 noon.
Students can bring their recess and lunch or use the canteen. Girls should bring water bottles. Attendees should prepare according to the weather forecast, applying sunscreen early in the day. This will be available at the First Aid station.
We look forward to another great Saints Girls’ Sports Day.
You’re Invited! Friends of Rowing Season Opening BBQ
Friday 19 October at 6pm on the School grounds
$25 per adult
$20 per rower/child
(included: yummy yiros, soft drinks and nibbles)
Bubbly, white/red wine and beer will be available for purchase. This family fun night is open to the whole School community.
Join us as we welcome all of our new and returning rowers and their families.
Tickets available via www.trybooking.com/XYGL
Year 5 Production Tickets on Sale!
Book your tickets to see this wonderful show – St Peter’s Girls’ School’s Production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Mary Poppins JR’.
Mind you, there’s nothing ‘junior’ in terms of the talent and staging!
Grandparents who would prefer to attend a matinee performance will be invited to buy tickets to the School session on Friday 28 September at 1.15pm, which our Junior School students will be attending.
27 – 28 September 2018 at 7pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $35
UN Women Fundraiser Concert
Join us for a night of song as we support UN Women in their work contributing to the safety, education and livelihood of women around the world.
The evening will showcase a dynamic array of performers of all ages, with a diverse sound of genres including music from St Peter’s Girls’ top ensembles (Enchantè, In-Ta Jazz and Extension Strings), Old Scholar Erin McKellar (Patteson ’13), Girl Nation, internationally-renowned jazz vocalist Anita Wardell and guest speaker Olivia Rogers.
The concert will encapsulate women working together to create beautiful music despite age, race and level of ability as we join together to create change.
Tickets available via www.trybooking.com/XCZA.
The Long Lunch – Donation Appeal
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 Science Centre.
All contributions will be acknowledged in the lead up to the event 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:
Melissa Westgate, Foundation Manager
8334 2244 or email@example.com
All items can be delivered to our Community Relations Office.
Order Your 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership – LAST ORDERS – CLOSING TONIGHT!
Support St Peter’s Girls’ Parents & Friends and you’ll be rewarded!
For a limited time, when you purchase an Entertainment Membership from us, you’ll receive a BONUS $10 Woolworths WISH eGift Card! What a win!
PLUS, if you’re looking for the perfect gift for dad this Father’s Day, you can purchase the book online!
As a St Peter’s Girls’ School Parents’ and Friends’ Association fundraiser, part-proceeds from every book sold will go to a special element of our Master Plan which will be announced soon.
The Entertainment Book and new phone app offer our community members a great way to try out restaurants and activities around SA, save money and, at the same time, support our girls.
Thank you in advance for your kind support and consideration.
The Parents’ and Friends’ Association
Code Camp at St Peter’s Girls’ School
St Peter’s Girls’ School will be hosting Code Camp Spark, Ignite and Blast AR (a new offering at Saints Girls!) for students aged 7 – 13. The camps are held from 2 – 4 October from 9am – 3.30pm. The cost is $349 for three days.
Across most sports last weekend, we played against Walford in our Intercol series. It was a sensational showing by Saints Girls, claiming all five trophies (AFL, Badminton, Hockey, Netball and Soccer) and the overall Saints v Walford Fenner/Whitington Intercol trophy.
With the conclusion of winter sport, we wish to extend our gratitude to all of the Year 12 students who played their final winter sporting match. For many, it has culminated over many years as a Saints Girl and they have demonstrated passion and commitment during their years.
We now wish them well as they begin new endeavours and we hope they stay involved across a variety of sports in years to come – Neil Fuller (Director of Sport)
AFL – (Aussie Rules)
Open – Saints 8.6 – 48 defeated Pembroke B 2.1 – 13
The final game for the Open A football team was a success, defeating Pembroke B. The goal scorers were Millie Wilkin, Isabella Bernardi, Thandi Murada, Sarah Carrodus, Ella Robinson, Talah Gobell and Ellie Anderson. The team played a strong game, showing the improvement across the season. Every girl played an outstanding last game with impressive performances all across the field. – Holly Cunningham (Captain)
Middle – Saints 2.5 = 17 defeated Walford 2.2 = 14
Following the success of the previous four weeks, our girls approached the match against Walford with confidence. With no senior team from Walford, the Middle School match was for the Intercol trophy. Both sides started well, with many attacking moves from Saints, kicking with the wind, thwarted by a strong Walford defence and that ran the ball into open space from the half-back line. The only score in the first quarter was a goal from a long way out by Kellie Bested.
In the second quarter, Saints did much better at shutting down Walford’s ball movement. Nevertheless, Walford was able to force the ball forward and scored a goal amongst a goal-mouth scramble of arms and legs. Saints managed 2 points, and that was the margin at half-time. The third quarter was also closely contested, with Saints having most of the play but unable to make it count on the scoreboard, scoring just 2 points. Walford slotted a goal from a free kick just before the three-quarter time siren and held a lead of 2 points with one quarter to play.
The final quarter was full of desperation as both sides repeatedly forced the ball forward, hoping for the winning goal. This came in the last 10 seconds when Saskia Jonats pounced on a loose ball and kicked the goal on the run to win the game.
Best players: Anda Ceplite, Ashley Piper, Lily-Rose Spartalis and Kellie Bested.
The enthusiasm and improvement shown by the girls this year has been very impressive and resulted in a five match winning streak to finish the season. Thank you to Gemma Rowe for her help in coaching the team. – Brian Parsons (Coach)
This round saw our girls play their Intercol matches against Walford. Once again, all teams defeated Walford to come out on top and retain the trophy. Congratulations girls on a terrific season!
Saints A1 defeated Walford 6-0 (8-0)
Best players – Gloria Gao, Cate Neale, Laura Sivewright, Amy Li
Saints A2 defeated by Wilderness B1 0-6 (0-8)
Best players – Amelie Dunda
Saints B1 defeated Walford 6-0 (8-0)
Best players – Tiffany Zhou, Georgia Bowden, Candy Feng, Amanda Fang
Saints B2 defeated by Wilderness B2 0-6 (0-8)
Best players – Cheri Wong
Saints C defeated Walford 6-0
Best players – Ruby Richards
Saints D defeated by Walford 4-2
Best players – Vanessa Pols
Saints E defeated by Wilderness F1 1-8
Best players – Bronwyn Gautier
Year 6 Blue – Saints had a bye
Year 6 White – Saints 34 defeated Wilderness Blue 9
A really pleasing effort from each player. Good passing and ball movement with everyone taking the game on with their dribbling and ball handling. And our shots started to drop 🙂 Well done all. Amy Dillon and Mathilda Thomas led the way with 10 points each. – Brenton Davies
Year 5 – Saints 21 defeated by Seymour Red 22
The girls had a really tight match up against Seymour and we had a few shots in the final seconds but unfortunately didn’t manage to make one to get the win. The girls are improving every week, the development in defence was particularly noticeable this week. – Sarah Turnbull (Coach)
Open A – Saints 1 defeated by Walford 2
The whole team played a great game today, showing persistence and determination throughout both halves. Although Walford scored both their goals in the beginning of the first half, we came back more driven and ‘goal hungry’ after each. Special mention to Belle Black who scored our only goal from a deflection from the back post – perfect positioning with great strength over the ball. The whole team showed incredible sportsmanship, motivation and resilience over the entire season. Congratulations to the Open Bs who won their game and the Walford-Saints Intercol Hockey trophy! Good job girls on a great game and amazing season. – Carla Lawrence (Captain)
Open B – Saints 1 defeated Walford 0
The Open Bs finished the season in style. As has been the case across the season, the girls dominated possession and had many opportunities on goal, only to be denied by the goalkeeper. Fortunately, Bridgette Leach was able to slot the ball between the goalie’s legs on one occasion to take the lead. A fantastic game was played by all girls and they were able to retain the Intercol trophy with their victory. – Tash Hammond (Coach)
Year 5/6 – Saints 4 defeated Pembroke 0
The girls started off slow in the first half only managing to score one goal but remained solid at the back with Daisy leading the defence. In the second half, the forward line began to open up with Matilda scoring a couple of quick goals and Lauren helping the run up forward with the game finishing 4-0.
Under 18 – Saints 8 defeated by North Eagles 12
Our last game for the season was certainly a memorable one which allowed the whole team to contribute well. By half-time, Saints Girls were trailing by 1 goal, ultimately finishing the game with a score of 8-12; close, but sadly not enough to win and move onto the finals. Most valuable players this week were Portia Maerschel, Saskia Jonats and Hattie Maerschel. Defence worked hard to stop the opposition’s play and good stick skills, and midfield worked well to quickly bring the ball down the field. The opposition’s very strong goalie managed to stop many of our goals unfortunately, so perhaps next year we will focus on shot placement when faced with strong goalies. Well done to all players this season and best of luck for next year. Also, a special mention to Tim who has been an excellent coach this year and has encouraged each player to improve and learn new skills.
Under 13 – Saints 10 defeated St Aloysius (SAC) 7
The girls started the match well on the sunny Saturday morning. Dani Cox (Year 6), Jenna Maione (Year 6) and Zoe Pool (Year 6) all positioned themselves well to provide the next pass in attack. Also in attack, Lara Maione (Year 5) and Alannah Godfrey (Year 5) did well at constantly moving. Using her speed, Mathilda Thomas (Year 6) ran onto the ball when it was on the ground and shot great goals. Our defence was also strong thanks to Ashlyn May (Year 6), Lucy Schirripa (Year 7) and Elysia Scarr (Year 5). In addition, Phoebe Black (Year 7) and Emma Pool (7) never gave up on ground balls in defence. Well done to our goalies Maddy Lisle (Year 7) and Lauren Pearce (Year 5) who helped us win the game. Goal scorers were Dani (4), Ashlyn (1), Zoe (1) and Mathilda (4). Best players were Ashlyn, Jenna and our two goalies, Maddy and Lauren.
Under 11 – Saints 3 defeated by Wilderness Gold 13
The weather was wonderful for the players to be out and about. We welcomed back to the team from playing club rugby union Lois Burton-Howard (Year 2). Despite Wildy Gold being the top team in the comp, Saints gave them a run for their money and we were tied at the end of the first quarter. At half-time, our girls were only 3 goals down, and even after three-quarter time, the team was only 4 goals down. Unfortunately in the last quarter, some injuries took their toll, and our opponent capitalised on the flaws in our defence. Bad luck girls, but still a noble effort. Goal scorers were: Grace Jones (Year 4) with 2 and Sophie Lively (Year 4) with the other goal. Special mention goes to our goalkeepers this week: Emily Bates (Year 4), and Lois Burton-Howard, who gallantly stopped one shot that all present applauded as a great save. – Courtney Tasker (Coach)
Open A – Saints 49 defeated Walford 37
For the final game of the season, Saints were keen to work hard and win the Intercol against Walford. With Hannah Freeman overseas and an injury to Brooke Elliott, the Open As introduced Sarah Wishart into GD to replace Hannah and Ella Liddy into WA to replace Brooke, both from the Open Bs. Sivi Sivasuthan and Nicolette Miller worked well in the ring together, while Charlotte White rebounded all of Walford’s missed goals, assisted well with Sarah and Anna White in WD. At quarter time, Saints were in the lead 13 to Walford 5. Saints’ line up remained unchanged, Nicolette was very confident shooting 10/10, supported well by Holly Cunningham and Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith. Walford started to find their range and outscored Saints 11-12. At half-time, Saints remained ahead 24 to Walford 17. Saints brought on the fresh legs of Ella Liddy into WA and moved Ebony-Jade into WD due to a foot issue for Anna White. Ella worked hard linking well with Holly Cunningham in C and Sivi in goals. All players found Nicolette easily and she increased her percentage again scoring all 14 goals in the third term. Charlotte and Sarah’s pressure in defence restricted Walford’s shooters. At three quarter time, Saints led 38 to Walford 27. In the fourth quarter, Saints’ line remained unchanged, however Walford did not give up and stayed with us goal-for-goal with both teams keen to win. Saints held their lead, defeating Walford and winning Intercol. A sad day to say goodbye to our Netball Captain Ebony-Jade Nash-Smith and Holly Cunningham, who were both fantastic contributors to the Netball program over the last few years. A big thank you to Ebony-Jade for her outstanding leadership during 2018 as well. – Sue Sumsion (Coach)
Open B – Saints 29 defeated by Walford 31
The girls played an amazing last game of the season against Walford. Leading first quarter and sitting even at half-time, it was a close finish. The girls remained positive and kept up the intensity right ’til the end. It was the last ever school game for Jessie Rundle, Charlotte Parker, Lulu Tierney and Ella Robinson, and we thank these girls for their contribution to netball over the years. It was a great game for Imogen Parker, with Sarah Matheson and Jess Wishart coming up from the Open Cs to fill in due to injury and playing an outstanding game. Well done girls! – Ella Robinson
Open C – Saints 32 defeated by Walford 62
The girls started off extremely strongly. It was a high-intensity match and the girls exerted all their effort, however, unfortunately it wasn’t enough to win. The girls made sure to keep their heads up, stay strong and remain positive throughout the whole game. Tilly McCormack, in particular, played an amazing role in defence, intercepting many balls. Sarah Matheson also performed excellently as a shooter. Well done girls, you all played really well. – Teegan Lindsay
Open D – Saints 18 defeated by Walford 43
The Open Ds played Intercol against Walford on Saturday. We went in with our best foot forward and with high spirits. The third quarter was particularly good as we scored 7 goals to their 5, however, the end result went Walford’s way. Everyone played really well and we gave it our all throughout the whole game. We have had a fun season and, although we didn’t win many games, we kept trying and kept our spirit and sportsmanship high. It was really lovely to see so many girls come to watch and cheer at our games through the season. – Ammi Yagnik
Open E (Year 12) – Saints 37 defeated Walford 32
The team was successful against Walford in our final game of netball. The girls had amazing effort and really pulled through in the final quarters to take home the win. Congratulations to all the Year 12 girls for a wonderful win and an enjoyable year of netball. – Eleanor Pyne
Year 10C – Saints 45 defeated Walford 14
The whole team played really well, resulting in a big win against Walford, and we all enjoyed ourselves throughout the whole game. I believe that this was everyone’s best game of the entire season. I’m so proud of all the girls; congratulations on the amazing result. – Caitlin Fidler
Year 9A – Saints 36 drew with Trinity 36
The 9As played a tough game on Saturday against Trinity. It was a very tight match; our defenders worked really hard playing against strong shooters. We put many of our training strategies into play, just holding the lead until the very end, finishing with a draw. All the girls gave their all; we had a fantastic last game as a team and have made many improvements over the season. – Sophie Barr
Year 9B – Saints 8 defeated by Walford 34
Although we did not win, we played solidly and it was a good last game. We were supportive of our teammates and all worked together really well. Many girls were also put into positions they were not used to and this made the game more interesting. I am so proud of this team and I hope to play with them next year. I am also very thankful of the support and knowledge we gain from our Coach Dem. Good job 9B girls! – Georgie Devine
Year 8A – Saints 43 defeated Walford 13
We put up a very strong defence and displayed astonishing effort in mid-court. We managed to get a win, taking us to the finals. The mid-court was able to get a lot of intercepts and, with teamwork, we easily worked the ball down to the ring. We missed some goals, but the majority went in. Our first quarter was a bit messy, but we were able to pull it together in the second. We played okay in the third but better in the fourth because Walford decided to play positions that they normally don’t play, which allowed us to score more goals. – Hilary Clark
Year 8B – Saints 37 defeated Walford 3
The B team played exceptionally well as we worked together as a team and showed amazing sportsmanship. Our shoulder passes were strong and our goals were accurate which allowed us to win. – Adele Eaton
Year 8C – Saints 24 defeated Seymour 13
8C had a good win. Everyone performed well and the mid-court players led the ball down the court. Our defence was strong and determined. The attackers passed and shot well all game. This was a great season of netball for the 8Cs. – Martha McCormack
Year 8D – Saints 17 defeated by Seymour 32
Year 7A – Saints 43 defeated Walford 14
The team finished the game with a big win. In the first half, the girls played so well it meant we could switch up our positions in the second half. Our defence was amazing. – Grace Richards
Year 7B – Saints 17 defeated by Walford 31
Our team showed strength all round, winning all four quarters. Every player did their best, demonstrating tight skills that have been developed over the season. Issy Lowry made quick and strong intercepts. Annie Bui and Isobel Yelland had great attacking pressure. Eliza Monaghan was strong in defence, even through injury. Bella Sanders-Wills not only played defensively but also shot many goals with the help of Maddie Harrex, who, as usual, was right on the money with her shooting. Isobel Burmester was excellent, stopping many goals for the other team. I enjoyed defending and helping out my team. This season has been filled with good times and strong netball. I thank my amazing team, Isabella L, Isabel B, Isobel Y, Bella, Eliza, Georgie, Kimmy, Annie and Maddie, for working together and I have learnt a lot from you girls. I also thank Nicola for coaching us and helping us improve, and Alice for keeping us organised and on our toes! Thanks for an amazing season and I can’t wait to play next year. – Zara Blight
Year 4 – Saints 16 defeated Wilderness 2
Year 3/4 Blue – Saints 11 defeated Wilderness 1
The team had an awesome match against Wilderness. Our defence was strong and our attack for the ball outplayed the other team’s abilities. The hands-over the ball pressure was constant and is now being done without any reminding from the coaches. Great job girls! – Mia Humphrey
Year 3/4 White – Saints 0 defeated by Walford 20
Even though the girls didn’t manage to win again, they really did try their best. Walford was a little stronger than us overall, but we still managed to intercept and defend the ball well. These girls haven’t been playing long together, but I’m sure with a little more training they will improve and manage to eventually win. We had great play from Enya, Nefi and Charlotte as they all managed to defend the ball well and keep their 3-feet. Well done girls! Let’s keep smiling 🙂 – Anda Ceplite