Summer Sport Options at St Peter's Girls

Saints Girls has built a powerhouse presence in the Aerobics arena.

Open to students in Years 7 to 12, participants are required to be energetic, flexible and willing to develop strength to perform dynamic movements choreographed to music.

2021 delivered exceptional results with two of our teams crowned FISAF (Federation of International Sport Aerobics and Fitness) State Champions in their divisions, and all four teams qualifying for the FISAF National Championships.

Fitness sessions are held in Term 4, with competitions generally staged in Term 2 at Regional, State and National levels based on performance.
In 2021, St Peter's Girls were Runners-Up at the prestigious IGSSA Athletics Carnival, continuing remarkable success at this event following a five-year winning streak.

Our A1 squad also came 2nd in SSSSA Athletics in 2021. 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. In 2021, Saints Girls dominated the podium at the SSSA State Cross Country, and our athletes took out Middle and Senior divisions at the SAAS Cross Country.

One of the athletic highlights of the year is Sports Day where our colourful Houses go head-to-head across track, field and novelty events.

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. In 2022, our numbers grew to a field of four teams and extended our Year 7 and 8 students by entering SSSA Knockouts.

Basketball is played in the IGSSA competition.
Cricket was introduced into our program in 2021, and with immediate interest, we have been able to field three Year 7 - 12 teams in addition to the strong numbers in our Juniors. Our Cricket girls are offered two training sessions per week, with one focussing specifically on fielding and the second on batting and bowling.

Cricket is played in the IGSSA competition
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.

In 2021, our rowers achieved an historic medal haul at the South Australian State Championships, claiming 6 titles. St Peter’s Girls’ crews took out all but one of the U19 events and also retained the title in the Schoolgirl Coxed Four during the two-day regatta at West Lakes. In recent years, Saints Girls have also recorded some of our best results at the prestigious Head of the River.

On the international stage, Old Scholar Olympia Aldersey (Kennion 2011) proudly represented Australia at the Tokyo Olympics, placing 5th with her crew in the Women’s Eight. In 2019, Olympia won a Gold medal in the Women’s Four event at the World Rowing Championships in Austria.

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.
Saints Girls continue their dominance in the pool. In 2021, our squad claimed the coveted IGSSA Swimming Shield for the fifth time in six years. Even more impressive was their performance in the A Grade division of the School Sport SA Swimming Championships, where they won the overall girls’ award for the first time since 2003.

In 2022, 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.

St Peter’s Girls’ Tennis program has developed great success through growth in numbers and the retention of several accredited coaches.

There are opportunities for students to play Tennis from Reception to Year 12, with coaches also leading small group and private sessions at lunchtimes.

Tennis is played in the IGSSA competition.
Touch Football
Touch Football has exploded in popularity and performance at St Peter’s Girls.

Our 2021 season was electric. The School's Open Touch team finished top of their division at the State Knockout Championships, our Middles were Runners-Up at the State Finals, and our Middle A team won the Premiership. Following this success, we identified our Touch Football squads as Performance teams and look forward to our inaugural tour to the Gold Coast for All Schools Touch in late 2022.

Touch Football is played in the SACGSSA competition.
The popularity of Volleyball has enabled the School to field up to eight competitive teams. As many girls continue to play, their skill levels have enjoyed sharp improvement, building the School's presence in this exciting sport.

In 2021, our Open A Volleyball team was magnificent, winning the IGSSA Shield and the Division 1 Volleyball Schools Cup, and our Middle As came 3rd in the SSSA Year 10 Knockout.

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 2021, our Open As were Runners-Up, whilst our Open B and C teams topped the tables, demonstrating our power in the pool, and success continues in 2022.

Water Polo is played in the SACGSSA competition.