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.

In 2017, our Aerobics program attracted a much higher number of younger students, allowing Saints to have multiple teams compete at the School Aerobics competitions in Term 2 with impressive results.
• Who’s Bad – 2nd
• Electroblitz – 3rd
• Mystic Pearls – 3rd
• Purple Reflection – 4th

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 enjoyed another year of outstanding success in Athletics, finishing third in the A1 statewide division and claiming back-to-back titles at the IGSSA Athletics Carnival. 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 Saints Girls. It complements our Athletics program by providing students 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 6 and 7.

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.

In 2018, some of talented rowers competed at the Nationals once again.

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 crews. 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.

In 2017, our A grade took out the overall shield and our B grade claimed back-to-back victories. In addition, our Open knockout team were runners up in the State finals and our Year 8/9 knockout girls snatched the title.

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

On top of this success, six of our students competed at the State SAPSASA carnival with three winning medals, and five girls were selected for the Pacific School Games in December.

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 2017, our Open A team retained the IGSSA shield and came runners up in the State knockout. In addition, our Open Bs captured the overall shield for the first time in Saints Girls' history.

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 2017, the Year 12 PE class entered the State Touch Knockout Championships, keen to improve their skills and strategy by playing against a host of opposition teams.

Girls also took part in weekly fixtures against teams from other schools, with strong numbers matched by the enthusiasm of the players.

The outlook for 2018 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, ensuring Saints are consistently ranked amongst the top schools.

In 2017, our Open As finished third, as did our Middle A team which also made it to the semi-finals in the State knockout.

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 several of our girls now also playing at club and State level, plus the introduction of water polo from Year 6, the School has great expectations in this space.

In 2018, our Open A and C teams won their divisions, illustrating our dominance in the sport.

Water Polo is played in the SACGSSA competition.