Congratulations to our Year 12 students

We are thrilled to share final results from Year 12 class of 2016.

• 18.5% of students in top 1% nationally
• 48.2% of students in top 5% nationally


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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Saints Girls star at Australian eChallenge!

Saints Girls star at Australian eChallenge!

Beginning in July this year a number of Year 10 students at St Peter’s Girls participated in the Australian eChallenge, run by the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide. This is a program that is run in Australia and internationally in countries such as France and Germany. These girls attended lectures with university students and eventually competed against over 20 other secondary school teams from around South Australia. The process involved learning how to create and maintain a business, and required the girls to create their own businesses and begin the steps to launch them. Two teams were formed and the creative process resulted in LéLé (Antonia Kirsten-Parsch, Thandi Murada, Ashleigh Rogers and Sara Possingham) and GottaGo (Lucy Cox, Charlene Lee, Felicia Mi and Khandee Swaeney).

echallenge-picLéLé is a 100% fruit powder with no added sugar or artificial flavouring, preservatives or
colouring. The powdered fruit maintains the vitamins and nutritional content the same as when the fruit is freshly picked. The product can be mixed with water to make a refreshing juice or mixed with milk to make a delicious smoothie. There will be a wide range of flavours to cater for every taste preference. Currently, there is a 5 Fruit Combo powder with strawberry, pear, banana and apple infused with raspberry. This is to be sold with a branded shaker bottle in a large container for regular use and a single serve sachet. It can be used as a nutritious breakfast, a way to easily enhance the flavour of drinks or as a quick energy boost on the go!

GottaGo is a free app allowing you to find any toilet near you. It will be available on the app store for use across the world. Not only can it direct you to the nearest toilet, but also it will give you the facility’s star rating, customer reviews and details on disability access, gender labels, baby change tables and more. It can be used by any person with a phone, but particularly aimed at those for whom it is essential that they can access a certain standard of toilet at any time of the day. This includes those who are transgender, disabled, pregnant or have conditions like irritable bowel syndrome.

Both teams pitched their business and asked for investment from a panel of judges. As a result of their extraordinary performance, they were part of the top 6 school finalists in the State, who were invited to a black-tie awards dinner held at the Adelaide Oval. Ms Shea also attended, as well as Mr Trobbiani who was a valuable mentor throughout the course. The teams had phenomenal results, with LéLé finishing in 1st place, winning $5000, and GottaGo finishing in 2nd place, winning $2500 and a tour of Microsoft worth $10,000. We are excited to see these upcoming businesses which will soon become a reality!

Antonia Kirsten-Parsch
Year 10 Student

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Languages Week recap


Week 4 this term was Languages Week in the Junior School, a time when we celebrate the different languages the girls study at Saints. We ran activities at lunchtime in the Junior School Library, the playground and the oval, including crafty French escargot, Chinese paper-cutting, Japanese origami and Chinese panda headbands. Most were conducted by the dedicated Languages Staff, but the Year 4 students helped Uchikawa Sensei run an origami session for Reception students, and the Year 5 Japanese students ran two Pokémon activities – one on Thursday for the Year 1s and 2s and one on Friday for the Year 3s and 4s. The activities planned for each session did not necessarily match the languages the students were studying, so they were able to experience different cultures across the course of the week.

A highlight was paper cutting day on Wednesday, where the girls experimented with 3D paper-cutting.

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Success at Spring Poetry Competition!

Last weekend three Year 12 students attended the launch of the Spring Poetry Anthology at Pulteney Grammar, having had their sonnets published in the periodical: Laura Bleby with her poem, ‘Versailles: a work in progress’; Kritika Mishra with her poem, ‘The Collapse’; and of particular note, Mila Loechel was Highly Commended by the Friendly Street Poets for her work entitled ‘Unspoken’.

Unspoken by Mila Loechel
So I am trapped in this wordless silence
Mute: offensive- “incapable of speech”
Definition that cruelly defines me.
Language is power: I am, powerless.

Oh how I long for delectable Words
For Rhyme Assonance Rhythm. But I am
merely ideas opinions thoughts beliefs
perceptions observations conceptions.

I dream only to be understood and yet
Encaged within silence: the chasm bet-
-ween me and who others think is me grows,
a Crevasse; a Canyon; a Tempestuous Sea

But in this I shall be forever heard:
Eternal power of the written word

Michael Butler-Wills
Head of English/Drama Teacher

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Primary Maths Challenge success continues

Saints Girls have continued their success at the recent State Primary Maths Challenge.

The PMA Mathematics Challenge is a state-wide competition designed to promote Mathematics in schools around South Australia and to further develop student appreciation of the scope of Mathematics and their creative and critical thinking skills.

All of the students should be extremely proud of the amazing work they submitted, whether they were Highly Commended or were State Winners.

In total, Saints Girls had almost 89 students involved; these included class entrants from Years 2 and 5 as well as individual and pair entrants.

We are pleased to announce the following State Winners:

  • Aojin Chen – Year 1
  • Evelyn Gautier – Year 2
  • Rose Downie – Year 2
  • Year 2 Class
  • Bronwyn Gautier – Year 5

Congratulations once again to all of the girls on their amazing entries!