Issue no. 29
State Champions in Artificial Intelligence
In news hot off the press, Saints Girls have claimed 1st prize in the SA/NT Finals of the Microsoft AI for Good Schools Challenge today! Year 10 Business, Enterprise and Technology students Genevieve Lochowiak and Chi Chi Zhao were selected from over 600 entries in the Senior division.
Their concept ‘DIVE’ – Drones In Voicing Emergencies – is a sophisticated system that aims to prevent and detect bushfires. Our young innovators will now work with mentors from Microsoft and volunteer firefighters to further their project as they prepare for the Australian Finals later this year, hoping to follow in the footsteps of Saints Girls who won the National title last year.
Congratulations girls on this outstanding achievement!
Saints Girls Retain Intercol Trophy
Congratulations to our girls for taking out Intercol! We won Netball, Hockey and Badminton, while Walford claimed Soccer and Aussie Rules. Well done to girls from both schools for exhibiting great spirit and sportsmanship throughout.
The Winter Sport season has had many obstacles to overcome and the highlight came on the final Saturday of Intercol. Having seen Walford claim the Aussie Rules and Soccer earlier, it came down to the final three sports, all held on Saturday. Saints won the Badminton, quickly followed by victory in the Netball, and so sports were tied leading in to a late-starting Hockey match. The game was played with passion and pride, reflecting what Intercol stands for. The outcome, a well-deserved win for Saints, sealing the B Grade Shield in an undefeated season and the Hockey Intercol, ensuring we retained the Winifred Fenner (Walford) / Bernie Whitington (Saints) Winter Intercol trophy.
From Our Head of Junior School
It has been a wonderfully busy week once again in the Junior School. Parent-Teacher Interviews and Student-Led Conferences saw the School abuzz with hundreds of positive conversations taking place, celebrating student learning and sharing goals for the future. While conversations at the younger year levels were between parents and teachers only, the Year 3 to 6 students showed their growing ability to take charge of their own learning through Student-Led Conferences.
The Education Goals for Young Australians in the December 2019 Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration, signed by all Australian Education Ministers, include the goal that young Australians become successful lifelong learners who develop their ability and motivation to learn, and play an active role in their own learning. Student-Led Conferences are an explicit way to foster this objective. They are essentially parent-teacher conferences in which the student is not just present, but in charge of demonstrating her progress, sharing reflections on her learning and explaining her next learning goals.
The advantages of this form of shared communication are many. They enable students to see that their opinions and experiences are valued by teachers and parents; they empower students to take responsibility for their learning; they reassure students that parents and teachers are here to support them; they give parents opportunities to see their daughter and teacher interact; and they hold students accountable for their own academic and behavioural choices.
I was delighted to witness the pleasure and empowerment on the faces of students as they thoughtfully prepared for, practised, then delivered their learning stories to their parents. I was equally delighted to see the justly proud faces of parents during and following their daughter’s presentations and explanations. We don’t always notice how quickly a child is growing when we see them every day. The same might be said about noticing how much they are learning. This week showed students and parents just how much learning has been achieved during the past term, and it was a lovely opportunity to reflect and celebrate.
Head of Junior School
Young Musicians Impress Proud Parents
Yesterday afternoon, many of our Junior School parents enjoyed an uplifting performance in the Arts Centre as our Year 2, 3 and 4 girls staged a special music concert.
Despite some students having learnt an instrument for only two and a half terms, all played with focus and confidence, from our Year 2s on recorder, to string ensembles and a band.
Have a listen to some of the highlights:
Esperanza Connects on National Live Stream
Last Saturday, Esperanza live-streamed nationally from the beautiful UKARIA Cultural Centre. One of only 12 Grand Finalists to be awarded Gold, the vocal ensemble had the honour of performing amongst some of Australia’s finest young musicians at Musica Viva’s Strike a Chord National Chamber Music Championship. Due to some technical issues during our live-stream, Esperanza performed not once but twice. To their immense credit, they took it all in their stride, performing both times with utter professionalism. The level of musicianship at this competition can only be described as outstanding, and Esperanza’s performance was no exception.
This is what the adjudicators had to say:
“Thank you for your stunningly beautiful and riveting performance. Wonderful musicianship all round. Excellent intonation, terrific balance, fantastic dynamic contrasts, and a great unified sense of phrase, gesture and line throughout. The energy of all musicians was channelled and unified completely as one. The intonation was first class, breathing was unified, diction was excellent, and the communication was sincere and compelling. I was moved and transfixed.”
Congratulations to all involved.
A Message From Our Sport Prefect
During Term 3, the School has enjoyed many sporting events and successes. On Friday of Week 7, we had Sports Day at the SA Athletics Stadium. It was great to see the support and teamwork of the Houses, cheering on girls from different age groups competing in track, field and novelty events. I am pictured above with Olivia Kelly, Lauren Disney and Charlotte McAuliffe who were announced as the Athletes of the Day for Senior, Junior and Middle School respectively. Of course, a special congratulations must go to Selwyn for winning the overall shield once again!
Last week, Saints competed in the Winter Intercol against Walford. Since Intercol was introduced in 2017, it has been a very successful event, growing in popularity each year. Many games were played in attempt to secure some of the trophies we had previously won. It was terrific to see lots of girls at the matches supporting the teams as we retained the overall trophy.
Next Friday, we have Summer Interhouse. The sports played will be Basketball, Touch Football, Tennis and Volleyball. Once again, it will be great to see House spirit during this event. Competing in team sports not only helps build self-esteem, you also develop strong relationships with girls from different year levels. If you are not competing, remember to still come out and show your House pride!
As we approach the end of term, much important school work will be due. This is particularly important for the Year 12s who will soon submit their last assignments and sit their final tests and exams. Exercising is a great way to relieve this stress as it goes beyond the physical gain. Remember to remain active, and if you are feeling stressed, even going on a small walk around the block will help.
Good luck for the rest of Term 3.
House Spirit Sky High at Saints Girls
Week 8 saw the conclusion of House Spirit Weeks for 2020. Middle and senior students from Kennion, Kilburn, Patteson and Selwyn have all embraced the unique House spirit at Saints by wearing their coloured ribbon for the week and adding a coloured accessory to their uniform on Fridays.
House Spirit Weeks provide an opportunity for students from each House to share and demonstrate their House pride to the rest of the School. The House Chapel, run by the House Captain, is a highly-anticipated service for the students. Favourite hymns are chosen by the Houses for the School to sing, and each House delivers a musical performance. This year, these pieces were phenomenal and it was great to see members from each year level getting involved, once again showcasing the special bond between peers in their House. I am pictured above with the Junior School House Captains.
At the conclusion of the week, each House gathers in the Arts Centre on Friday night for House Dinner. This is a special occasion where students from Years 7 to 12, teachers and Year 12 parents gather for a fun night filled with games, activities, and of course, food! The costumes students showcased this year were very creative, and it was amazing to see everyone enjoying the company of their fellow House mates and teachers. The Year 11 cohort plan each night down to the finest details and their effort in planning this year was impeccable. A special mention must also go to the Heads of House and Year 11 Home Group teachers for supporting these girls with this event!
At Saints, we are incredibly lucky to have a supportive, passionate and friendly culture within the four Houses, and events like House Chapel and Spirit Week are what girls will remember for years after they graduate. The bond between students from each House is truly special and it will be an aspect of school I, and all the Year 12s, will miss once we graduate next term.
Kennion House Captain
Kennion House Dinner
Last Friday, the Arts Centre came alive with Kennion’s House Dinner, this year themed ‘The Animal Kingdom’. Teachers and parents were welcomed by animals from every corner of the globe; from lions to jellyfish and even the occasional dinosaur! Blink and you might have missed the majestic Year 10 butterflies, the cast of The Little Mermaid, or the teachers in full body beekeeper suits.
The night opened with a touching video by our House Captain Liv Goldsmith and Deputy Sarah Wishart, showcasing Kennion’s highlights over the past few years. Everyone enjoyed playing ‘Guess the song’, with the parents just coming out on top with their indisputable knowledge of animal-themed classics. Jan Tam showed off her zoological skills in ‘Guess the animal Kahoot’, and the Year 8 seals secured a win in ‘Guess the baby’. In between games, everyone dined on an entrée of spring rolls, party pies and sausage rolls, followed by a delicious barbecue dinner of sausages, veggie patties and a large range of salads. Dessert proved a hit, with homemade brownies and ice-cream enjoyed by all.
‘Best dressed’ was one of the most-anticipated events, and the Year 11s certainly struggled to choose from the amazing range of costumes. Notable mentions included Year 11 Jenna Bowden as a show-stopping papier-mâché pufferfish, Year 9s Georgia Mallick and Mary Stavrou as inflatable cows, and of course, our teacher winners, Mrs Kitching as a lion tamer and Ms Weber as Steven Irwin. However, the highlight of the night was the incredible performance by the Year 12s who demonstrated amazing moves in their Year 12 dance, despite not being able to practice for several months.
Thank you to all of the Year 11 parent volunteers who so kindly devoted their night to cooking and serving all of the food. A huge congratulations to the Year 11s for organising the event; your enthusiasm and effort did not go unnoticed. Your preparations certainly paid off, as this year’s House Dinner will go down as one of the best.
Year 11 student
Net Win for Badminton Aces
Congratulations to our Open A Badminton players, Amelie Dunda, Mahala Truscott, Yang Yang Gu and Gloria Gao who won the IGSSA A Grade Shield for the sixth time in 10 years!
All Badminton girls played remarkably this season. Despite the challenges of 2020, it has been evident that players used their newfound skills effectively and efficiently on court this term. I hope they continue to improve their skills next season.
On behalf of all the players, I would like to thank the coaches for all the hard work and support they have put in over the season. We very much appreciate your talents and encouragement. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Year 6 Go Green and Clean
This week, the Year 6 students enjoyed hearing from Old Scholar Charlie Aykroyd (Kennion 2010) as they begin to shift their thinking towards their final PYP inquiry. As the General Manager of Australian Green Clean, Charlie shared her passion for sustainable waste management and her vision for a ‘no waste to landfill’ future.
Global data was shared about the current state of waste management around the world, indicating a need for action and change. The girls asked questions, heard about some innovative ideas in the market and gained knowledge about small steps we can each take to reduce the footprint we leave on our planet.
Sarah Braithwaite, Kim Butler-Nixon and Monique McLeay
Year 6 Teachers
Year 5 Production – NEXT WEEK!
Secure your seats to this wonderful show: St Peter’s Girls’ School’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.
Due to current venue capacity and registration requirements, tickets are only available online via TryBooking. There will be four shows: two matinee sessions and two evening performances.
24 and 25 September at 1.30 and 7pm
St Peter’s Girls’ School Arts Centre
Family (2 Adults/2 Children) $42
Friends of Rowing Season Opening Picnic
The Friends of Rowing invite you to attend the Season Opening Picnic, to be held on Sunday 25 October, from 5 – 7pm on the Chiverton Lawns. This event is an opportunity to welcome our new and returning Rowing families for the 2020/21 season, and will also be a landmark event as we celebrate christening the School’s first-ever boat!
All rowers are expected to attend, and rowing families are strongly encouraged. The event is open to the School community; Old Scholars and friends of the Rowing program are very welcome.
Tickets can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/BLPUJ
$25 per adult
$20 per student/child
Ticket price includes nibbles, yiros and soft drinks. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.
Junior School Vacation Care
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 onsite adventures and excursions, there is plenty of fun to be had.
Places are limited, so click here to secure your booking now!
P&F Family Day
Sunday 18 October from 12 – 4pm
Join the Saints Girls’ community on Chiverton Lawns for our P&F Family Day!
Tickets include pasta, pizza and a glass of wine or soft drink. Additional drinks and gelato will be available for purchase. There will be kids’ activities and roving entertainment to enjoy.
BYO chairs, tables and/or picnic rug.
Family of Four $50
Book at: www.trybooking.com/BKUAL
We look forward to seeing you there!
Saints Girls and Seussical JR.
Saints Girls’ performers Charlotte Norman, Eloise Harrington, Mathilda Begg, Annabel Christo, Ayrlie Cook, Beatrice Tolley, Matilda Birmingham, Anvika Singh, Mollie Kennett, Maggie Cannon, Asha Eaton, Daisy Kennett and Millie McDonald are about to hit the stage in an upcoming production of Seussical JR.!
This Sunday 20 September at Holden Street Theatre, Hindmarsh, SHANE DAVIDSON PRESENTS brings the magic of Dr Seuss stories all in a fabulous musical – Seussical JR. A cast of 30 sing, dance and act their way through a 70-minute show which is ideal for the young and the young at heart. Come with the Cat in the Hat, Horton, Jo Jo, Gertrude and Maysie in the Jungle of Nool and Whoville. Featuring wonderful songs such as ‘Oh The Thinks You Can Think!’, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and the boppy ‘Green Eggs and Ham’.
Tickets $25. Nearly sold out, so be quick! For information and bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org
With only one week left until the end of term, it’s time to dust off those summer uniforms and see if they still fit.
The School Shop will be open during the second week of the school holidays on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October from 9am – 4pm.
Hats are Back!
With the return of higher UV levels, Reception to Year 9 students are now required to bring their navy blue broad-brimmed hats to school. Reception and Year 1 students also have the option of the junior bucket hat.
Students in Reception to Year 6 who currently wear their PE uniform to School on PE lesson days should wear their hats to and from School during high UV periods.
Students in Years 10 to 12 are also encouraged to wear a School hat at high UV times.
For more information, please refer to our Sun Protection Policy in the ‘Whole School’ section of the ‘School Documents’ page on myLink.
Car Park Courtesy
The School has again received complaints about traffic blocking Stonyfell Road for lengthy periods 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. 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, 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 received complaints about cars being parked too close to 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.
Purchase your Entertainment Membership today and support us to reach our fundraising goal for 2020. Simply order online via our School’s page: www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/161p201
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bronwyn Bartter on 0402 392 609.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Parents’ and Friends’ Association
As the shortened and modified Winter season comes to a close, I wish to thank coaches, staff supervisors and coordinators, officials, students and parents for your support.
Saints will enter the IGSSA (Years 7 – 12) Athletics Carnival next Wednesday in a very strong position to retain the Field and overall Athletics shields.
The success of our programs comes from a variety of areas; but like any code, any sport, any team, the results are delivered by the players. All Saints Girls and their families who elect to represent the School do so with a level of commitment and pride that has given me 12 years of wonderful memories as my tenure nears its end.
I am hoping that the remainder of the year can provide further success to individuals and teams, but at the end of the day, goals can only be achieved if those who set them are determined to reach them.
Director of Sport
Open – Saints 0.0 – 0 defeated by Sacred Heart 9.13 – 67
Although the score was not in our favour, the girls’ last game of the season was a great one. They showcased all of the skills they have developed over the past term of training and had a fun 60 minutes of footy. We communicated well and the sportsmanship was truly outstanding. Special mention must go to Ella Dnistriansky who played her best game of footy yet. She fought hard for the ball and never game up. Overall, this season has been a tremendous one. The improvement seen within the girls is truly commendable and I can’t believe the season has come to an end. It has been an honour playing this sport for the School over the past three years, and I cannot wait to come back and see all of the younger girls work their way up to playing Senior footy. Special mention also to Nick and Emily, our coaches for this season. They taught the girls not only how to improve their footy ability but also made it so exciting to play the sport. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Saints’ footy! – Bella Bernardi (Captain)
Middle – Saints 0.4 – 4 defeated by Sacred Heart 4.2 – 26
The last game of the season did not end as we would have hoped, but the girls were always in the contest against some strong bodies. Jasmine Segredos had a breakout game on the wing, providing excellent run and explosion out of contests. The girls had a number of chances going forward, finishing with more inside 50s than the opposition, but could not convert the opportunities. Sophie Edwardes, Annie Warrick and Amy Dillon were consistent, whilst Lilly Maerschel and Ellie Humphrey combined to move the ball out of the middle from Chloe Porter’s dominant taps. – Dan Searle (Coordinator)
Congratulations to all the girls who played on Saturday, it was a magnificent end to the season. A special shoutout to our A Grade girls for winning the shield! Saints also claimed the Badminton in the Intercol against Walford which is amazing. Well done girls!
Open A: Saints 6 defeated Walford 0
Best Players: Yang Yang Gu, Gloria Gao, Amelie Dunda and Mahala Truscott
Open B: Saints 6 defeated Walford 0
Best Players: Candy Feng, Cheri Wong, Charlotte Stewart and Angela Feng
Open C: Saints 5 defeated by Walford 5
Best Player: Holly Wallman-Craddock
Open D1: Saints 5 defeated Walford 1
Best Players: Bronwyn Gautier and Drishti Nair
Open D2: Saints 4 defeated Woodcroft 2
Best Players: Yvanda Qu and Mabel Cook
Open E1: Saints 4 defeated by Walford 5
Best Player: Amy Hu
Open E2: Saints 7 defeated Wilderness (E1) 2
Best Players: Olivia Tenten, Jennifer Hu, Abigail Papps and Kayla Park
Open E3: Saints 3 defeated by Pembroke 5
Best Player: Claudia Henschke
Year 6 Blue – Saints 18 defeated by Walford 28
The girls had a great finish, managing the most points in a game which is fantastic! So much improvement; the girls even commented on how we don’t win much but have improved a lot which is the main thing! Thanks for an enjoyable season girls and for always having such positive attitudes, you never gave up. Hope to see you all have another go at school basketball next year! – Sarah Turnbull (Coach)
Year 6 White – Saints 6 defeated By Pembroke 35
The team played very well this game and all season. Despite the loss, the score line didn’t reflect how well they played. Aside from the first quarter, the girls managed to keep Pembroke to 2 goals each quarter. The girls had a great season. – Sarah Matheson (Coach)
Year 5 – Saints 40 defeated Wilderness Orange 6
The girls had an excellent last match, dominating from the first quarter. They played well as a team with almost everyone scoring and working hard to make space in offence. They made many intercepts and played hard defence, sticking to their players and stopping Wilderness from scoring. – Emma Matheson (Coach)
Open – Saints 2 defeated Walford 0
Walford’s A Grade team were a challenging opposition. The game started strongly with Saints dominating attacking circle entries and outcomes, but it wasn’t until the end of the first quarter when we managed to find the back of the net. The first goal came from a short corner where Bridgette Leach rebounded the ball from the goalie’s pads to Amelia Lucas who scored. Every player had an awesome game, and it was great to see everyone back themselves and win their individual contests to outplay Walford’s defence. The second goal was scored after the third quarter siren off a short corner. It was a great way to finish the season and well done to the girls for winning Intercol! A further congratulations to the team for also being undefeated for the season! Well Done. – Olivia Goldsmith (Captain)
Under 13 – Saints 13 defeated North Adelaide 11
The girls were all very nervous to play in the first round of finals. North Adelaide has been one of the stronger teams. From the first whistle, the girls played hard, putting in 100% effort from the centre draws. The score throughout was relatively close which meant the girls had to step it up in the fourth quarter. The defence line was very successful in holding up any fast breaks from down the field. They were also able to clear the ball down into the attacking half well. Emily Bates did another amazing job as goalie, making many big saves. The attackers were great at placing their shots and even began to settle the play and incorporate some cuts and feeds which they have been practising at training. It was great to see the girls’ development, implementing their training and skills. This win has secured the girls a place in the Grand Final! – Millie Wilkin (Lacrosse Captain)
Under 11 Blue – Saints 12 defeated Eagles 3
Congratulations Saints Blue on ending the season on such a high note! Everyone played a superb game. All teammates assisted each other by using their speed to get open and make passes. Our stick skills were excellent with passing, catching and ground balls very effective. Even with the mercy rule applied, the team still dominated the game play and were able to make intercepts and leads easily. Well done to all, with special mention to goal scorers Juliette Tang (also great goalie), Matilda Birmingham, Matilda Purvis, Millie Lively and Chelsea Francis. Also a special mention to Eliza Curry as goalie for the first half who made some very brave saves. The team has come a long way together, bonding in games and trainings. The season was highly successful and enjoyable, with everyone becoming confident and passionate lacrosse players. I hope to see many of your faces again next year.
Under 11 White – Saints 5 defeated East Torrens Payneham 2
All of the girls were eager to play the last game of the season well. Our attack was great with the girls running hard into our third and working to get free to be the next pass. Lois Burton-Howard (Year 4), Willow Chong (Year 3) and Lilly Silvani did this particularly well. Also in attack, the girls were told to move around their defender to get a better angle to shoot goals, which Neela (Year 4) did perfectly. Anvika Singh (Year 4) and Mathilda Begg (Year 3) once again showed determination when going for ground balls and winning them several times. At half-time, the girls were down by 2 goals and needed to improve on shooting in the corners of the goal. In the second half, the girls did this successfully. It was great to see Grace Marshall (Year 3) and Lola Silvani run with the ball and look for the best option to pass to. Our fantastic goalies were Scarlett Schinella (Year 3) and Ruby Kelly (Year 4). Goal scorers were Neela (2), Anvika (1), Willow (1) and Grace (1). All of the girls did a great job and showed their improved skills. It was a pleasure to coach these girls and I hope they continue the sport in the future.
Open A – Saints 42 defeated Walford 30
What an outstanding game! The girls finished the season with strong determination and great positivity. Each member played a solid game in both attack and defence, which enabled for increased flow of drives and many turnovers. Maggie Bailey and Anna White cooperated amazingly in the goal circle, using each other to set up plays to allow Amelia Pudney and Alexia Politis to feed the ball beautifully into the circle, over the top of tall defence. Sarah Wishart and Ehi Oyugbo made many touches to the ball, which disrupted play and challenged the opposition. Liv Kelly, again, was the best player of the match for her outstanding tally of intercepts and competence in both centre and defence. Unfortunately, Maggie Bailey, who was playing one of her best games, injured her knee; we wish her all the best for a speedy recovery. Joss Forster from Open Bs stepped up to the mark and scored many goals for the team; thank you Joss. Finally, special mentions go to the Year 12s: Ehi Oyugbo, Sarah Wishart, Maggie Bailey and Hannah Freeman for playing their last ever school netball match! – Hannah Freeman (Captain)
Open B – Saints 49 defeated Walford 33
The Open Bs had a great last game against Walford, leading from start to finish. Our shooters Joss and Toni worked well in the circle together and had consistent shooting. Toni Christiansen, in particular, moved the ball efficiently between the mid-courters and shooters in her first game back from a knee injury. Thalia was continuously an option in attack and, along with Sadie Vikor-Lam, did well to drive the ball down the court. Milly Brett and Anda Ceplite played well with constant intensity. Our defenders Ruby Deakin and Lucy White put immense pressure on their players in all four quarters, as did all the girls. The win finished off a fantastic season. Thanks to our coaches Sue and Steph for their encouragement and support throughout. – Gemma Schaedel
Open E1 – Saints 28 defeated Walford 16
A great Intercol win against Walford! The girls played a top match, gaining a strong lead in the first quarter and holding onto it throughout the rest of the game. Best player was Jess Wishart. Well done on a great finish to your school netball girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)
Open E2 – Saints 8 defeated by Walford 35
A disappointing result on the scoreboard but the girls had a very enjoyable game using it as an opportunity to play in a position unfamiliar to them. Best player was Charlotte Bleby. Well done on a great season girls! – Emma Mockridge (Coach)
Year 10C – Saints 3 defeated by Walford 22
Once again, the girls played a fantastic game that wasn’t reflected by the score. Charlotte Adams, Ruby Thorp and Samantha Keough were dynamic in defence, turning over every couple of balls, but the conversions were what let us down in the end. Still, great work by all girls across the court for putting every ounce of effort in for the final game. Massive thank you to the girls for this season! – Elena Vaananen (Coach)
Year 9A – Saints 56 defeated Walford 15
A great game to finish off the season. Annie Warrick had a stand-out match in goal attack and Maddie Harrex’s teamwork in the ring was the best of her season. Georgia Mallick was solid in goalkeeper as always and continued a strong game when she moved to goal defence. An excellent game by all players and a thoroughly enjoyable season. – Della Griffith (Coach)
Year 9B – Saints 57 defeated Walford 8
The team had a great win. Usually, they are a bit slow to get started, but they played the best first half of a game I have seen all term. Everything we had been working on during the term all came together, which was good to see, especially their centre passes. It has been fantastic to watch their individual and team skills grow over this term. – Natasha Dinan (Coach)
Year 9C – Saints 22 defeated by Scotch 35
Although we didn’t bring home a win, the girls all played very well! The Scotch team were down two players so a few of the Year 9C girls offered to help out and play for the other team; thanks so much to Isobel Yelland, Lucy Schirripa and Lila Gosse for showing true sportsmanship! Overall, we have had such a wonderful season – well done to all the girls! – Lulu Tierney (Coach)
Year 8A – Saints 49 defeated Walford 9
Year 8B – Saints 70 defeated Walford 4
The team played an amazing last game against Walford. Alice Braithwaite, Jasmine Segredos and Ayla Blaskett provided an extremely strong attacking side, allowing the team to score 70 goals. Daisy Braithwaite and Ayanna Roy deployed several tactics we have learnt during the season. Our defence, consisting of Olivia Oakes, Ruby Adams and Scarlett Dillion, did a terrific job of defending the ball down the court. The team managed to play an excellent four quarters, resulting in a well-deserved victory for our final game. – Charlotte Norman
Year 8C – Saints 24 defeated Concordia 12
The girls started their final game with high energy and enthusiasm. The great improvement in their skills and teamwork which they have developed over the season was demonstrated throughout. The girls played a consistent game until the end, digging deep in the final quarter, as no subs and the warmer weather contributed to fatigue. Best player was Ruby Powell who made many good shots at goal and her defensive pressure was effective in producing several touches and intercepts. Great finish to the season girls! – Nikki Miller (Coach)
Year 8D – Saints 6 defeated by Pulteney 34
The team had a great last game despite losing to Pulteney. They had a slower start than normal; however, with some encouragement from one another, they picked up the intensity and increased possession. They had a greater level of talk, and on court connections improved. Pulteney had a strong attack end that the girls found hard to defend, but they didn’t give up, finishing strongly and having some fun with one another to finish the season. It has been a pleasure coaching the Year 8D team and their positive attitudes are a credit to them. Thank you for the opportunity and for your assistance along the way! – Gina Barker (Coach)
Year 7A – Saints 21 defeated by Walford 22
The girls played a tight game against Walford, especially the in last quarter with both teams trying hard to secure the victory. The defence started a bit rough in the first quarter but quickly picked up. Well done to Zara Wallace who was our most consistent player. The game went down to the wire, but unfortunately, Walford scored the last goal in the last few seconds. Good game girls, you all gave 100% and next season we will all come out stronger! – Olivia Coulter (Coach)
Year 4 Blue – Saints 9 defeated Seymour 7
WOW! What a game for the last of the season. Strong teamwork, defence, determined mid-court, accurate shooting. Well done to Matilda, Aoife, Emily, Meg, Aarcha, Caitlyn, Abbie, Victoria and Leila, and thank you to Evie who helped out this match. A special thank you to all the parents for their support throughout the season. Could not be prouder of the girls. – Karen Braund (Proud Coach)
Year 4 White – Saints 1 defeated by Wilderness 12
Saints played a tough last game, facing a very consistent and comprehensive team from Wilderness. The girls did not lose their spirit and kept trying, attacking at every ball despite the strong defensive pressure applied by their opponents. It was a challenging game, and unfortunately, we weren’t able to win. It was great to see such a huge improvement from all the girls throughout this season and I wish them the best of luck for upcoming seasons! – Sivani Sivasuthan (Coach)
Year 3 – Saints 15 defeated Wilderness Orange 2
What a way to finish the season. Every girl played their positions with determination. Lola moved under the ring easily and scored 4 goals in two quarters; Sasha Connor passed the ball into the goals with much-needed precision; Sophia Curry moved the ball down the court with clear leads; Charlotte Di Blasio positioned herself beautifully to collect rebounds with ease; Victoria Hii was her speedy self, getting in front of her player to receive passes; Ruby Pahuja took countless intercepts and put a lot of pressure on the opposition’s attack end; Bonnie Qu made it almost impossible for the opposition to receive a pass; Lydia Zhao was tireless through the centre court; and Anisha Pahuja scored a whopping 11 goals! I’d like to also give a big, hearty shout out to our super-encouraging parent supporters. Your positive energy lifted the girls throughout all of our matches; thank you! I hope you all enjoyed the well-deserved pizza party. – Rebecca Scott-Toms (Coach)
Year 6 – Saints 5 defeated Wilderness 1
The girls played another excellent match. They showed some great attacking skills, making some great passes to ensure the ball remained in our possession. A great goal was within the first two minutes by Alyssa Piantedosi, again displaying her strong attacking skills. Lucy Lowry also made multiple attempts to score goals, eventually scoring 2 remarkable goals, one even from outside the box! Special mentions to Lucy Shigeno and Georgia Libri for playing a strong game in defence. The team work and determination from the girls was truly reflected in the final result. Goals: Alyssa Piantedosi (2), Lucy Lowry (2) and Allison Francis (1). Great game girls, keep up the good work! – Ellie Anderson & Mary Stavrou (Coaches)
Year 5 – Saints 1 defeated Wilderness 0
A fantastic effort all round to bring in a win against a strong team. The girls had one of their best team games yet, with some fantastic passages of cooperative play leading to many goal opportunities. As always, the defence was strong, with Lilly Forby and Zalia Valmorbida showing their improvement over the season in a well-fought game. The midfield and forward line showed initiative and ran hard to ensure they made use of opportunities up front. Well done to goal scorer Aleesha Gray, and thanks to our goalkeepers Isabella Blake and Aleiyah Abraham. – Beth Cross (Coach)
Year 3-4 – Saints 2 drew with Wilderness 2
The game was very evenly matched with both teams having several opportunities to creep ahead. Abbie Tulloch slotted through 2 goals to cement a spot for the final game as a forward. Our defence was particularly strong throughout, led by Christina Balasis. Mika Valmorbida played another top game to back up her previous effort. Sophie Wiggins was instrumental and cleared the ball many times, even attempting a shot at goal from the halfway line. With only one game remaining for the season, this team is still yet to be defeated. – Mark Routley (Coach)