Summer sport options at St Peter's Girls

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

This high-intensity sport continues to grow interest, especially among our younger students. Participants are required to be energetic, flexible and willing to develop strength to perform dynamic movements choreographed to music.

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 2017, the School has enjoyed outstanding success in Athletics, finishing fourth in the A1 statewide division and claiming back-to-back titles at the IGSSA Athletics Carnival. The results are testament to the inclusion of regular training sessions offered twice a week all year round.

While many students 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 Saints Girls. It complements our Athletics program by providing girls with additional coaching and training.
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 up the ranks in Years 5 and 6.

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 gaining selection on the State team and competing in National championships. 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.

Led by Director of Rowing Ben Flannagan, our program provides opportunities for girls from Year 6 all the way up to the First 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.

One of the biggest highlights of the Rowing calendar is the annual Head of the River at West Lakes. Our School has taken part in this prestigious event since 2012 with some exceptional performances by many of our students. We look forward to building our success in this arena.
Softball
St Peter’s Girls has a long history of success in Softball which continues to this very day. Blessed with depth and experience, we consistently deliver exceptional team results and a number of our talented girls also play at club and State level. Past achievements include: IGSSA Open A runners-up, IGSSA Open B Premiers and various teams in Knockout State finals.

Softball is played in the IGSSA competition.
Swimming
Saints Girls have been riding the crest of a wave in the pool, claiming the coveted IGSSA overall shield in 2016 and 2017.

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. In 2016, for the first time since 2001, our Open A team won the IGSSA shield and the Open B only narrowly missed out on making it a double.

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

Tennis is played in the IGSSA competition.
Volleyball
Volleyball provides an opportunity for girls of all abilities to enjoy the sport from a competitive angle right through to those who enjoy the social aspects.

St Peter’s Girls has seven teams who play each week. Past success includes: IGSSA Middle A Premiers, IGSSA Open A third place and two Year 9 Division 2 Beach Volleyball teams who played each other in the State final.

Volleyball is played in the IGSSA competition.
Water Polo
Water Polo is on the rise at St Peter’s Girls. More of our swimmers are getting involved, boosting numbers and strength in this sport. With some of our girls now also playing at club level and an introduction to water polo from Year 6, the School has great expectations for the future in this space.

Past achievements include: Open B – Play-off winners in the Catholic competition and Year 7/8 – Play-off winners in the Catholic competition.

Water Polo is played in the SACGSSA competition.