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Edition 1 – July 2014 Welcome Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Rowing Review. This newsletter will be published regularly to the school community with a particular focus on keeping you  informed of upcoming events. It will be one of the methods for celebrating and recognising all the achievements of Saints Rowing throughout the […]

Issue no. 20 | 27 June 2014 From the Principal When I meet with parents at our School Tours and at enrolment interviews, I will often ask them what they consider to be the most important things that they want a School to provide for their daughter. Almost unanimously, top of their list is the […]

Issue no. 19 | 20 June 2014 From the Principal Term 2 is now quickly coming to an end, and students have recently enjoyed ‘creative’ sessions in the Year 9 Activity Week with peers from St Peter’s College and Walford, the Year 4 students have returned safely from camp, and examinations and assessments have been […]

Issue no. 18 | 13 June 2014 From the Head of Senior School It is that time of the year where Senior School students undertake examinations as they complete Semester 1. Students often question the purpose of formal examinations. However, exams really have an important role in the process of learning and in the whole […]

Issue no. 17 | 6 June 2014 From the Head of Middle School Defining creativity can be problematic. It certainly involves the notion of creating ideas that are original (to the creator at least), and a sense that those ideas have the potential to be useful, meaningful or valuable. However, at St Peter’s Girls we […]

Issue no. 16 | 30 May 2014 From the Principal This week, St Peter’s Girls’ School hosted the South Australian da Vinci Decathlon. More than 150 Year 7 students from 16 schools participated in the academically stretching competition, which had the theme ‘Mystery and Mayhem’. Students worked in teams to complete tasks in engineering, mathematics […]

Issue no. 15 | 23 May 2014 From the Principal Last week, the Abbott Government delivered its first budget. Since the release, there has been much discussion in the media in relation to the impact it will have on education funding. I’d like to highlight three issues, two of which impact directly on independent schools […]

Issue no. 14 | 16 May 2014 From the Director of Teaching and Learning Yesterday around lunch time you may have noticed a collective sigh of relief spread across Adelaide. NAPLAN has concluded for another year. Over one million Australian students from Years 3,5,7 and 9 sat for the NAPLAN this week. I congratulate all […]

Issue no. 13 | 9 May 2014 From the Head of Junior School Building global links with China and strengthening opportunities for our primary age students to build new cultural understandings, language capacity and to develop deeper, authentic international perspectives As a fully authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school we accept the responsibility to […]

Issue no. 12 | 2 May 2014 From the Principal Welcome back to Term 2. Although the term is just nine weeks in length, there’s a lot to fit in between now and the end of June. Short, but intense, would be an apt description of the term that lies ahead! The Family, School and […]

Issue no. 11 | 11 April 2014 From the Principal As the term draws to a close, it is timely to update you on a number of initiatives in relation to the School’s Strategic Plan. On this occasion I will focus on those goals which have an emphasis on technology, given the School’s commitment to […]

Issue no. 10 | 4 April 2014 From the Chaplain What is the Chapel actually for? I find myself contemplating this question, particularly at the start of each year, when meeting new students and setting new routines. For those who have never experienced Church, or who have come from a school with  little or no […]

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