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: February 2017

da Vinci Decathlon

St Peter’s Girls’ School will again host South Australia’s da Vinci Decathlon. Schools from across Adelaide are warmly invited to participate.

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The da Vinci Decathlon began in 2005 as an exciting offshoot of the very successful da Vinci Program for gifted and talented students at Knox Grammar, Sydney. The Decathlon is designed to celebrate the academic gifts of Australian youth by providing a stimulating and challenging competition run in the spirit of an Olympic Decathlon.

We warmly invite your school to enter a team in this year’s competition. The dates for 2017 have now been set.

Years 5–6: Tuesday 30 May 2017
Year 7: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Year 9: Thursday 1 June 2017

The Decathlon is named after Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the world’s greatest thinkers and scholars. While his career spanned an enormous range of disciplines: art, architecture, poetry, academics, anatomy, hydrodynamics, mechanical and military engineering, mathematics and astronomy, he demonstrated a superior ability to perceive the interconnected nature of knowledge and embraced learning with a lifelong passion and determination to uncover the unknown.

da-vinci2Thus, the competition places a particular emphasis on higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity. Students working collaboratively in teams are highly stimulated by competing in tasks that encompass engineering, mathematics, code breaking, games of strategy, art and poetry, Science, English and forensic sleuthing. There is a need, therefore, for a well balanced team with students whose abilities complement rather than replicate each other.

> Year 7 Practice Task
> Year 9 Practice Task
> Download sample pack

da Vinci Decathlon 2017 Information Flyer


Schools are invited to enter one team of eight in each year group. Registration fee of $300 applies for each team. Registrations close Tuesday 2 May 2017.


Richard Lisle
Deputy Principal / Head of Middle School
Phone: +61 (08) 8334 2261

Introducing our new Dance Teacher, Old Scholar Kate Burnett (nee Burnell, Selwyn ’99)

Kate BurnettKate started in Reception at St Peter’s Girls’ School and at the end of Year 10 was granted a position at the National Theatre Ballet School under the direction of Marilyn Jones OBE. Kate spent two years studying a full-time Diploma in Classical Ballet at the school and following this also completed a year of study in Performing Arts (Cert. 4). Her St Peter’s Girls’ School cohort graduated in 1999. While at St Peter’s Girls she was a proud member of Selwyn House.

From 2001-2004 Kate worked for Walt Disney, traveling throughout Asia performing as a dancer in many shows. She performed in both Hong Kong and Tokyo Disneyland.

Whilst this was exciting and rewarding, she always knew she would return to Adelaide and her wonderful family here (her mum is in fact an old scholar too!). Kate came home and completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of South Australia.

Upon completion, Kate worked as a Primary School teacher at St Anthony’s School, however she was certainly not ready to hang up her dancing shoes. She also taught co-curricular Dance at Westminster School and SACE Dance at a private ballet studio.

For the past six years, Kate has been employed at St Aloysius College, both as a Year 5 teacher and also running co-curricular Dance and choreographing the musicals.

Last year she returned to the Saints community when her eldest daughter, Molly, started at the ELC. Her youngest daughter Audrey is also enrolled.

This year Kate returns to St Peter’s Girls in her dream role (Dance Year 8 – 12), in which she can combine her love of teaching and her passion for dancing.

Welcome, Kate!