Summer sport options at St Peter's Girls

Aerobics
St Peter’s Girls is building a strong presence in the Aerobics arena.

Open to students in Years 6 to 12, participants are required to be energetic, flexible and willing to develop strength to perform dynamic movements choreographed to music.

In 2020, Saints Girls entered 3 teams into a virtual State event, claiming Gold and Bronze. The winning team went on to record the highest overall score at a National event where results were judged against similar teams interstate.

Fitness sessions are held in Term 4, with competitions generally staged in Term 2 at Regional, State and National levels based on performance.
Athletics
In 2020, the School recorded a remarkable achievement by winning the IGSSA Athletics Carnival for the fifth year running. The results are a testament to the inclusion of regular morning training sessions which are attended by more than 50 students from Years 4 to 12. While many girls also compete outside of school, we are able to provide a range of specialist coaching with event-focused skills.

Our work in Cross Country also continues to produce excellent results. For the first time, Saints entered the SAAS Cross Country event in 2020, dominating all 5 rounds to be crowned champions in both the Middle and Primary divisions.
Basketball
Basketball is a popular choice at St Peter’s Girls as it’s staged mid-week for students in the Middle and Senior Schools, often giving them the option to play weekend sport as well.

Our player numbers are sound and the future looks bright with some promising juniors rising through the ranks.

Basketball is played in the IGSSA competition.
Rowing
The Rowing Program at St Peter’s Girls has gone from strength to strength, with our elite rowers regularly gaining selection on State teams and competing at the Nationals. Dozens of our girls relish this challenging yet rewarding sport, enduring early morning training runs and intense workout sessions to give their all and come together as a team.

Our Rowing crews made history at the 2020 South Australian State Championships, performing a clean sweep across five categories, including our 1st VIII taking out the coveted U19 Women's Eight and Schoolgirl Eight titles. In addition, our girls won the U19 Women's Coxless Pair, U19 Women's Coxed Four and Schoolgirl Coxed Four at the regatta. At the Head of the River, our 1st VIII placed 3rd, representing the School's highest result in this prestigious race.

Led by Director of Rowing Brynley Millward, our program provides opportunities for girls from Year 7 all the way up to the 1st VIII.

The Rowing season commences in Term 4 and concludes in Term 1, with regattas held throughout the summer season including holidays. Camps are scheduled in October and January each year.
Softball
St Peter’s Girls has a long history of success in Softball. In recent years, our teams have enjoyed exceptional results and a number of our talented girls have played at club and State level.

In 2019, Saints Girls defended the State Secondary Schools Knockout title.

Softball is played in the IGSSA competition.
Swimming
Saints Girls continue their dominance in the pool. In 2020, our squad claimed the coveted IGSSA Swimming Shield for the fourth time in five years.

St Peter’s Girls maintains its A grade standing in the State Secondary School competition, placing us in the top eight schools in South Australia.

Our girls’ passion for the sport is palpable, particularly at our annual Swimming Carnival which evokes fierce competition as the School’s four Houses face-off.
Tennis
St Peter’s Girls’ Tennis program has developed great success through growth in numbers and the retention of several accredited coaches.

Many girls play tennis outside the School, with some also receiving private coaching.

Tennis is played in the IGSSA competition.
Touch Football
Touch Football is a rapidly emerging sport at St Peter’s Girls.

In our first season playing in the SACGSSA competition, the School's Open As came 2nd and our Bs were crowned champions.

The outlook for 2021 is solid, as this aerobically-challenging sport cements its place at the School.
Volleyball
The popularity of Volleyball has enabled the School to maintain seven teams. As many girls continue to play, their skill levels have enjoyed sharp improvement, building the School's competitiveness in this exciting sport.

In 2020, our Open A and B teams placed 2nd in their divisions, an incredible result.

Volleyball is played in the IGSSA competition.
Water Polo
Water Polo has become a firm fixture at St Peter’s Girls as more of our swimmers become involved, boosting numbers and strength in this sport.

In 2020, our Open A team won its division yet again, our Bs placed 3rd and our Cs were premiers, demonstrating our dominance in the pool.

Water Polo is played in the SACGSSA competition.