eNews Week 9, Term 1 2024

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From Our Head of Junior School

We are in an era marked by rapid advances in technology and occupational growth in STEM related fields. In response to our increasingly digitised and automated society, the Australian Curriculum requires all students to study Technologies and to acquire a deep understanding of digital systems. Learning in Technologies at school is about creating solutions for preferred futures using design, systems, and computational thinking. The design thinking framework encourages our girls to ask questions, problem-solve, evaluate, and learn together to manage projects, think creatively, and generate innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Students also develop appropriate techniques for managing data and are taught age-appropriate strategies to manage their digital footprint utilising effective security protocols. This week Cybersafe Families presented their 2024 Cyber Safety Education Program to our Year 5 and 6 students. Cybersafe Families is a trusted eSafety Provider endorsed by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. The sessions focus on online safety, how to protect personal information, digital citizenship and screen time management; emphasising how to act responsibly and respectfully while navigating the online world.

Cybersafe Families will also hold a parent session in Term 2, on Wednesday 8 May at 6.30pm in the Jeffreys Linn Arts Centre. I encourage you to save this date, bookings can be made here. At this session, parents will be provided with strategies to help make the home environment cyber safe. All Cybersafe Families’ presentations are delivered by professionals in the field, who have an understanding that all children are at different stages in their online journey.

The parent information session will include:

  • Introduction to the most popular and current social media platforms
  • Tools to recognise and manage cyber bullying
  • Information about online grooming and other risks
  • Communication strategies – how to start difficult conversations
  • Strategies for supporting positive online behaviour, including tips on managing screen time

Click here to register your attendance.

Marika Taylor
Head of Junior School

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Important Dates

Good Friday: Friday 29 March
Easter Monday: Monday 1 April
Shakespeare on the Lawn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Friday April 5
Last day of Term: Friday 12 April

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A Choral Night to Remember

Saints Girls is still buzzing from last week’s spectacular Choral Night! Well done once again to Kennion for taking out the Choral Night Shield, and to all Houses for putting on an incredible show. Relive the magic with our highlights video.

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Saints Success at Summer Intercol

Saints claim the Belinda Rosser/Jan MacDonald Summer Intercol Trophy for the first time since 2019!

Last week Saints Girls took on Walford in our annual Summer Intercol Competition. We competed across five different sports – Basketball, Cricket, Rowing, Tennis and Volleyball.

Rowing kicked the competition off at Head of the River. Walford has claimed this trophy since its introduction in 2017, but our girls out-rowed Walford for the first time to claim the Rowing Intercol 5-4. Tennis was to follow on Monday afternoon held at Saints Girls, with our three top teams playing. Walford were too strong for our girls, claiming victory 66-161.

One-all after two rounds, it was anyone’s guess who would win. Basketball was held at Walford on Wednesday, with a very vocal Saints Girls’ crowd in attendance! Both our Senior A and Middle A teams dominated Walford, putting on clinical displays to come out winners 64-15 and 71-12 respectively.

Heading into Friday’s Cricket fixture, we had the opportunity to claim victory. The girls were nervous going in but showed their class in front of a huge crowd. Friends of Sport volunteers cooked up a storm on the BBQ to provide all the spectators and players with food and drink. Our girls put on a very comprehensive performance bowling Walford out for 45, and then chasing the runs down inside six overs. We passed their total two balls into the sixth over, and stand-in captain Jenna Maione stormed the field, arms aloft to celebrate the win only to be told by the umpire that they’d play out the rest of the over before finishing the game!

Despite the slightly premature celebrations, our girls had secured the Cricket Intercol trophy as well as the Belinda Rosser/Jan MacDonald Summer Intercol Trophy, ahead 3-1 with only Volleyball remaining. Walford have held the Summer Intercol trophy since 2019, so for our girls to win this back is a wonderful achievement. It is a credit to our players and coaches and the hard work they have put in throughout the term.

To finish off the week, our girls headed to Walford on Saturday morning for Volleyball. With only four of our ten teams scheduled to play, our remaining girls came along to support. Over 50 girls from Saints Girls were in attendance, the cheering at times was deafening. The Volleyball was a very tight contest, with both schools winning two matches each (Senior A 3-0, Senior B 2-1, Middle A 0-3 and Middle B 0-3). Walford won on count back seven sets to five. Despite this loss, the girls were in good spirits knowing they had given it their all.

A big thank you to all the coaches, players and supporters who contributed to this blockbuster week. All girls played with passion and spirit and cannot be faulted on their efforts.

For the following Year 12s this is the final time they will play in a Summer Intercol competition:
Basketball: Ashlyn May
Cricket: Amelia Lucas, Jenna Maione, Daniela Vari, Lydia Burrough, Madeleine Penley, Amy Dillon and Sophie Ricciuto
Tennis: Ayanna Roy, Gloria Zou and Kaylah Park
Volleyball: Ruby Adams, Labrini Psaltis and Alysa Trinh

We thank you for your contribution to summer sport throughout your time at Saints Girls. Your experience, energy and leadership will be missed by all!

Alice Johnswood
Director of Sport

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Year 12 Bakers Really Take the Cake

Over the past week the Year 12 Food and Hospitality students have been baking and decorating contemporary styled cakes which could be used for any occasion or celebration. Some of the themes the students have chosen vary from birthdays, Easter, baby showers and gender reveals. Each student has gone through the process of researching inspiration and design ideas based around current cake trends.  Each student has added their own unique style to the decorations for their cake through the planning, baking and decorating process. This has been an enjoyable experience for all the Year 12 Food and Hospitality students and we have all learnt valuable skills.

Charlie Piper
Year 12 Student

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Leaps and Bounds Dance Workshop

On March 19, the Stage 2 Dance girls were fortunate enough to attend the Leaps and Bounds dance day at The Festival Centre. During the day, we took part in Ben-Hur Winter’s Asian Contemporary Dance Technique workshop, based on traditional dance practice from the Philippines, and explored characterisation in Maddie Lochert’s Jazz workshop. These two workshops allowed me, as a dancer and choreographer, to explore unfamiliar dance styles and concepts, which I can now draw from for my assessments and compositions. A highlight of the workshop with Ben was using our name written in Baybayin, an ancient Filipino alphabet, to create shapes and movement sequences based on how we felt writing our name in the alphabet and its appearance on the page. This day was an amazing opportunity, learning from various professional dance artists and choreographers, which I hope future dance students are able to experience as well!

Alexandra Nguyen
Year 11 Student

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Easter Celebrations at Playgroup

This week in Playgroup we celebrated the beginning of Easter. The children explored an Easter themed room using all their senses.  Children tipped and poured rice into and out of plastic eggs, went on an egg hunt around the room, raced rabbits along the sensory garden and tried their hand at making playdough cookies for Easter. Through being masters of play these children are working on their gross motor and cognitive skills when exploring the Easter sensory trays.  Picking up and placing eggs in a basket promotes fine motor skills and coordination. Painting with eggs and mark making stimulates creativity and encourages perseverance and confidence. The Playgroup families all enjoyed this week’s catch up as the children are connecting with each other and forming beginning friendships.

Happy Easter from Playgroup!

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ELC – News from Learning Community 2

Exploring Pattern and Shape

Children encounter numeracy concepts throughout their everyday explorations. These seemingly incidental moments allow children to build upon their existing understanding whilst constructing new knowledge when engaging with their environment. Group time allows for children to come together and share what they know, and this term we have weaved numeracy experiences into our morning group time which we call ‘Banbanbalya’.

Our exploration of pattern has provided the children with opportunities to work collaboratively to create simple repeating patterns. This has evolved into the use of concrete materials where the children are now creating ABC repeating patterns. Developing pattern awareness supports children in identifying different kinds of mathematical relationships. It supports them in predicting what comes next, knowing that the structure of the pattern remains the same. This understanding transfers into many aspects of their numeracy learning including sequencing, counting, spatial awareness, problem solving, and eventually algebra.

Throughout these rich explorations, the children started to become aware of geometric shapes within their learning spaces. Their sense of curiosity led them to our new Learning Community 2 spaces where the children became intrigued by the beautiful circular window overlooking the outdoor space. This provided a wonderful provocation for the children as they started to spot other shapes they could see in their learning spaces. They have become aware of the attributes of shapes, using graphic materials and loose parts to express their understanding. Developing an awareness of shape supports children in their visualising skills, spatial awareness and lays the foundation for future geometry skills. As the children continue to explore their spaces, they have also started to recognise 3D shapes, so we look forward to exploring this further over the next couple of weeks.

ELC Learning Community 2

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Music Masterclass at Saints

We are looking forward to guest musician Matthew Jones visiting Saints Girls next Thursday. He will be working with our Senior music students and string players. Matthew is a highly skilled Alexander Technique practitioner and will be supporting the girls in finding an optimal posture when playing their instruments. He will also be running a Masterclass with some of our advanced strings players and Senior String Ensemble.

Matthew enjoys a diverse performing and teaching career, equally at home as a soloist or chamber musician playing both violin and viola, performing classical or contemporary repertoire or improvising. He gave a critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2008, and until 2018 was a member of Ensemble MidtVest. Matthew was violist of the Badke Quartet when they won the 2007 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.

Matthew is the Head of Chamber Music and Professor of Viola at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having joined the School as Senior Tutor of String Chamber Music in 2011.

In recent years he has premiered concertos by Tolibkhon Shakhidi, Derek Ball and Gordon Crosse. Matthew has recorded 23 solo and chamber CDs, including five for Naxos which include ‘Britten: Reflections’ with pianist Annabel Thwaite, named Chamber CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine.

Born in Swansea, Matthew is also a composer, mathematics graduate and teacher of the Alexander Technique and Kundalini Yoga. In the capacity of Alexander and Yoga/Meditation teacher he has worked individually with more than 1600 musicians. Matthew frequently presents workshops on empowering musicians and enhancing performance, clients of which have included world-renowned conductors and soloists, world champion athletes and orchestras including the New World Symphony, Melbourne Symphony and the European Union Youth Orchestra.

Sally Rounsevell
Director of Music


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Music Day Camp – Thursday 11 April

Music Day Camp will be held on Thursday 11 April throughout the school day giving our Junior and Intermediate music groups an opportunity to enjoy some extended rehearsal and sectional time.

Between 3.30 and 5pm, our Senior Ensembles will present some of their music, motivating our youngest musicians, demonstrating what is possible if they continue in their ensembles.  Then the day will finish with a ‘big sing and play’ involving all 300 musicians playing of a medley of ABBA tunes.

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Vacation Care Bookings are Open!

Our next awesome instalment of Junior School Vacation Care is almost here. We have some great activities guaranteed to keep the children entertained through the break. With an array of excursions and on-site adventures, there is plenty of fun to be had.

April 2024 Vacation Care Program

Places are limited, so secure your booking now – click here

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Bookings Now Open for ELC Vacation Care!

School holidays are around the corner, so if you would like your child to attend ELC during this time, please click here to access our online booking form.

ELC Vacation Care will run from Monday 15 April – Friday 26 April. 

Vacation Care runs similar to a normal day within the ELC, led by Valentina Fernandes in Learning Community 1 and Liz Ewers in Learning Community 2. Our days are filled with a range of creative, inquiry-based and hands-on experiences, using our indoor and outdoor spaces as well as our ELC Community Garden and the School lawns. Children will frequently participate in music, dance, picnics on the lawns, gross motor and cooking experiences.

Children will need to bring their own packed lunch, hat, water bottle and a change of clothes each day. ELC children can attend Vacation Care in casual clothing; however, it is important for the children to wear appropriate footwear. Due to allergies, we kindly ask that you do not pack nuts or nut products in your child’s lunch box. A healthy morning and afternoon tea and late snack will continue to be provided to children.

As ELC Vacation Care is staffed based on bookings and catering, please make your bookings by Thursday 11 April 2024 (Week 11). Due to limited spaces during ELC Vacation Care, please book early!

*Please note that ELC Vacation care is strictly for ELC-enrolled children.

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Old Scholar Musicians Hit the Stage at the Festival and Fringe

We are incredibly proud of the many musicians from Saints Girls who have either pursued music as a profession, or undertaken music study upon leaving school.

Recent Old Scholars include vocalists  Georgie Raft (singer/songwriter, recording artist), Sammi Keough (lead singer of Tonix, composer, Fringe artist)  Emma Kavanagh (State Opera, Music and Production Coordinator for Australian Girls’ Choir), Chelsea McGuinness (Jazz singer, composer, speech pathologist with special interest in voice), Dr Erin McKellar (composer, jazz singer, Fringe artist), Marley Banham (Music Theatre Adelaide Uni), Meena De Silva (contemporary/pop vocalist, singer/songwriter), Sarah Brownridge (Jazz singer and Fringe artist), Alex De Porteous (cabaret performer and Fringe artist), Alex Grave (Opera singer UK, and Speech pathologist specialising in vocal health) and many, many more.

This year we congratulate four of our Old Scholars and ex-Enchante vocalists who have performed in the 2024 Fringe and Festival. Emma Kavanagh (Kilburn 2014) performed as part of State Opera SA in the festival piece ‘The Nightingale and Other Fables’. Dr Erin McKellar (Patteson 2013) launched her newest music theatre comedy ‘Who Killed the Dog?’, while our newest Old Scholar Samantha Keough (Patteson 2023), presented a music theatre parody of Kath and Kim titled ‘Fountain Lakes’ and becoming a weekly Fringe Award winner!  Cabaret artist Alex De Porteous (Patteson 2016) performed in three Fringe shows including the fire and circus spectacular ‘Inferno’, ‘Rouge goes Rogue’ and ‘Ce Soir a Paris’ in Gluttony.

It is amazing to see so many of our Saints Girls’ Old Scholars successfully undertaking tertiary music studies and establishing successful careers in music. Congratulations to all!

Sari Noble
Director of Choirs

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Shakespeare on the Lawn – Next Week!

We are super excited for our Year 10 Drama and Dance production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Chiverton Lawns on 5 April. A collaboration between Performing Arts and our Visual Arts’ students who are creating amazing costumes and beautiful pendant flower lamps to hang from the trees. It includes the work of Food Technology students who are preparing picnic hampers for the event.

This will be a wonderful community event, where you will be able to catch up with other families and the wider School community on our beautiful lawns and be entertained by our Year 10 Arts’ students.

Friday 5 April from 5.30pm, Chiverton Lawns

  • 5.30pm – Set up your picnic spot, collect food orders, be entertained by our musicians.
  • 6.30-7.30pm – Performance.
  • 8.30pm – Event finishes.

The performance is free of charge and bookings are open! Please click here to prebook your attendance and food.

Due to the high volume of ticket sales, bookings will close on Monday 1 April at 5pm. Pizza orders are available until Monday at 5pm, Picnic hampers are sold out.

Be quick! It will be a magical evening not to be missed.

Kate Burnett
Head of the Arts

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Summer Interhouse Meal Deal

The Friends of Sport (FOS) will be cooking up a storm at Summer Interhouse on Friday 12 April. Offering delicious Cheeseburger Meal Deals (pre-order only), includes a burger and drink (vegetarian option available). A sausage sizzle will also be available on the day (no pre-order required) – $3, EFTPOS and cash accepted on the day.

Reception to Year 2 lunches will be delivered to classrooms, and Years 3 to 12 will collect theirs from the FOS barbecue area.

To get you into the Summer Interhouse spirit, House hats, water bottles and wristbands can also be pre-ordered. Supporter caps and branded keyrings are available for purchase at the School Shop.

Click here to pre-order your daughter’s Cheeseburger Meal Deal or House merchandise before 5pm, Monday 8 April.

All proceeds raised by the Friends of Sport directly benefit our Saints Girls and their sporting endeavours.

Thank you for your kind support.

Friends of Sport

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Winter Uniform Appointments

A reminder that it’s time to check Winter Uniforms ready for the start of Term 2.

To avoid long wait times on the first day back at school, click here to book a School Shop appointment to purchase any Winter Uniform items required.

Middle and Senior School students are welcome to visit during their recess or lunch breaks and can pay via their Flexischools card, EFTPOS or cash.

Alternatively, School Shop items can be purchased online via the Flexischools platform.

School Holiday Opening Times

Tuesday 23 April, 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 24 April, 9am – 4pm

The School Shop will resume regular hours on Monday 29 April.

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

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Absences from School

If your child will be absent from school/ELC or is arriving late or leaving early, please notify the School via one of the following methods:

Text: 0428 601 957
Phone: 8334 2200

Please ensure to include your child’s name, the name of the ELC Room, Class or Home Group and the reason for the absence i.e. illness/appointment/family/sport etc.

If notifying via email, feel free to ‘cc’ the teacher of the Room/Class/Home Group as well.

It would be appreciated if notification is received prior to 9am.

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Sports News

Sport Results

Wednesday 20 – Monday 25 March


Senior B: Saints (64) v Walford Senior B (15)

Senior C: Saints (25) v Immanuel Senior C1 (27)
Best Players: Hope Sanders-Wills made some great shots throughout the game, including an amazing three pointer just before half time to give us the lead. Played great defence getting some fantastic blocks, as well as rebounding hard. Summer Bament played with grit and intensity until the final siren, was always attacking in offence, scoring some tough baskets, played great defence applying pressure to the opposition.
Superwomen: Emily McCorley was the primary ball carrier and did superbly, keeping her cool and using her skills to navigate the pressure defence in the last quarter. Made some great passes for open shots to teammates and defended well. Charlie Piper ran hard both ends of the court, particularly in defence where she saved countless baskets from being scored. She wasn’t afraid to shoot the ball and rebounded hard all game.

Well done to all the girls this week, to get the result we did despite only having four players is a credit to the team’s grit, skill and hard work this term!

Middle A: Saints (71) v Walford Middle B (12)

Middle C: Saints (22) v Wilderness Middle White (22)
Incredibly impressed and proud of the way the girls played. The girls defence was unbelievable tonight. Everyone’s dribbling and passing ability has dramatically improved since the beginning of the year. We fought and clawed our way back to even the scores with 2 minutes remaining, and even had a couple of chances to make a game winning shot.
Best Players: Rishita Raghav and Eva Morton
Superwomen: Christina Zhu and Evie Murphy


Year 5/6 White: Saints (3/31) v Seymour Year 5/6 Purple (6/41)
Best Players: Grace Lin and Liza Rana bowled really well, both taking a wicket!
Superwoman: Samaira Soodan smashed some quick runs, almost getting the girls over the line in a close game.


Experienced Blue: Saints (5/5/24) v Pembroke Blue (1/1/9)
Best Player: Emily Wang
Superwoman: Amelia Bartter

Intermediate Navy: Saints (1/1/9) v Concordia (5/5/27)
Best Player: Emma Humzy-Hancock
Superwoman: Mila Nicholls

Beginner Blue: Saints (0/0/6) v Seymour Beginner Green (4/4/15)

Beginner White: Saints (15) v Pembroke Red (19)


Middle A: Saints (2) v Seymour 1 (3)
Best Player: Vienna Howes. Vienna played a great game today and consistently improves every week.
Superwomen: This week goes to both Maisy Ion and Vienna Howes. Throughout the game they defended like champions. Although we did not win the score could have been very different if it was not for their defensive efforts.

Middle B: Saints (3) v Pembroke 3 (2)

Senior A: Saints (7) v Seymour 1 (2)
Best Player: Ava Field
Superwoman: Lara Maione did a great job coming up from Senior B.


Year 4-6 Blue: Saints (3/44) v Seymour 5/6 Green (0/60)
Best Player: Michelle Zurauskas actively went for the ball throughout the entire game and demonstrated a strong serving technique. She also used her voice and suggested calling strategies that the whole team could use.
Superwoman: Raashee Singh, our captain this week, served exceptionally well – especially in the last set. Each week Raashee’s serve has improved and this was clear in the match as she swung through the ball with confidence and achieved great height and depth, winning us multiple points.

Year 4-6 Silver: Saints (2/62) v Seymour 5/6 White (1/64)
Best Player: Colette Palmieri was very confident all around the court and a great team captain. She kept the team’s spirits up even when we were losing and scored our winning point. She was very strong at the net and scored us lots of point from her spikes.
Superwoman: Ava Duldig was very strong at the net and hit her spikes strategically in the gaps. She had a great service game, helping us win lots of points with difficult placement of the ball. Her serves continuously improve each week.

Year 5-6 White: Saints (2/50) v Seymour Purple 5/6 (0/45)
It was a very close game for the girls, and they did a fantastic job in maintaining composure and pushed through even the toughest moments!
Best Player: Olivia Ianniello showed great leadership to help her teammates.
Superwoman: Alice Bigg did great serving, took initiative to take on serving first in second set, showed great determination to take control.

Senior A: Saints (3/75) v Walford Senior A (0/52)
Best Player: Annabel Keough
Superwoman: Anna Venning took feedback onboard for spiking and nailed her spikes in the final set.

Senior B: Saints (2/69) v Walford Senior B (1/61)
Best Player: Kiera See
Superwoman: Kazuha Ohishi, although her first game playing for Saints Girls she gelled really well with the team. She showed great understanding and performed really well, especially with her super strong serves.

Middle A: Saints (0/40) v Walford Middle A (3/75)
Best Player: Nishka Soodan – smart, creative game play to find points in many situations. Good leadership for team positioning.
Superwoman: Jasmin Cetinkol – brought spirit and positivity to the game, cheering, and encouraging teammates both on and off the court.

Middle B: Saints (0/42) v Walford Middle A (3/75)
Best Player: Abbie An, played very well under pressure and was able to maintain consistency throughout the game.
Superwoman: Olivia Lu, despite being down score wise, Olivia was able to maintain a positive attitude and support her teammates for the whole game. This mentality is something leaders display. Great credit to her for this, and her gameplay.

Saints Students Represent SA in Lacrosse

Congratulation to Alannah Godfrey (11SEL), Dani Cox (12KEN) and Ashlyn May (12KIL), who on Thursday head off to Victoria to represent South Australia in the U18 National Lacrosse Championships. The Championships will take place at Footscray Lacrosse Club from Friday 29 March until Tuesday 2 April, against teams from Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand.

Well done on your State selection girls, and good luck!

SA State Age Swimming Championships Success

Alice Braithwaite and Ella Pearce competed in the four day SA State Age Swimming Championships, both achieving podium finishes in their respective events!

Alice achieved Silver in the 16-18 Years 800m Freestyle and Bronze in the 100m Backstroke. Ella finished with a Bronze Medal in the 15 Years age group.

Both girls are off to the Gold Coast to represent South Australia at the National Championships, with Alice competing in the 200m Backstroke and Ella in the 50m Butterfly and Medley Relay.

Good luck girls! We look forward to following your success in the pool.

Saints Girls Picked for State Hockey Team

After a lengthy selection process, Phoebe Lucas and Matilda Paterson have been named in the Under 16 South Australian State Hockey team!

Phoebe and Matilda were invited to be a part of a squad of 40 athletes to attend the state selection process after their strong performance in last year’s State Zones Carnival. Since then, Phoebe and Matilda attended three selections camps, before attending a final selection day where the squad was reduced to a team of 16.

Congratulations to both girls on their selections. Unfortunately, Pheobe will not be competing in the championships after sustaining an ACL injury.

The National Championships are held in Hobart, from 4 to 11 April.

Annie at Adaptive World Surfing Tour

Annie Goldsmith has just returned after competing in the first leg of the Adaptive Surfing World Tour held in Australia for the first time, in sunny Byron Bay.

Held on the 17 to 22 March, Annie found time to enjoy a leisurely surf every day, but when it came down to business, she competed in the Prone Assist Classification where she finished 2nd overall!

The first leg of the World Tour drew 90 competitors from 15 different countries, competing across ten different individual surf classes.

Annie now has her sights set on the second leg of the tour, which is being held in Hawaii in May!

Staff v Students Touch Football Match

After going down 4-2 last year, the Staff team sought redemption in the annual Staff v Students Touch Football match. The Staff team consisted of Mr Searle, Mr Eglinton, Mrs Risbey, Miss Brennan, Ms Perkas, Ms Sutton, Mr Bassett, Miss Harper and Miss Johnswood.

Mr Bassett found the try line first, after a show of athleticism, he strutted back to the half-way line, leaving the ball behind for the Student team to collect. This behaviour was quickly addressed by referee Alice Braithwaite, and Mr Bassett was sent back to collect the ball for the opposition.

From here, the Staff team slowly began to unravel. Staff were on the back foot as the Student team really started to hit their straps. Miss Brennan and Mr Searle did a lot of the heavy lifting, trying to gain precious territory and create scoring opportunities for their team.

Chloe Richardson showed blatant disregard to the teachers as she carved her way through the Staff’s defence. Miss Johnswood felt personally attacked, as Chloe appeared to target her and exploit her Touch Football inexperience (agility). One by one, more students got involved in picking apart the many gaps of the Staff team. Staff believe it was the football boots and matching uniforms that contributed to the Student’s superior team cohesion, pace and agility, as the likes of Ava Field, Lucy Lowry, Lucy Mitchell, Elodie de Wit and Emily Ketteridge weaved in and out of traffic, having no trouble finding targets through the middle of the ground. Anna and Phoebe Russell lurked on the wings, leaving Staff in their dust as they burned past.

Staff put their bodies on the line, with Ms Sutton making a brave attempt at a touch on the wing, that saw her almost end up in Ferguson Park whilst Mr Bassett pulled up lame, grasping at his hamstring after a short sprint effort.

Referees Alice and Daisy Braithwaite managed the game and large personalities with grace, laying down the law and unafraid to award penalties should someone step out of line. There were, however, murmurs amongst the Staff team that referees exhibited bias towards the Student team, with the possibility of nationally accredited referees to be appointed to next year’s match and beyond.

The students had staff covered in all aspects of the match, with staff humbly going down 5-2. It was fantastic to see so many girls and Tig the School mascot on the sidelines! Staff look forward to the next match and will be holding staff trials very soon, in an attempt to bolster the team.

Has your daughter been achieving amazing things at a regional, state, or national level in sport? We would love to hear all about it! Please send any information through to Megan Harper:

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