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 2019, following outstanding performances at State level, two of our teams competed in the National Championships for the first time since 2011.

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 2019, the School recorded a remarkable achievement by winning the IGSSA Athletics Carnival for the fourth year running. Saints Girls also placed 3rd in the top division of the State Secondary School Athletics Championships involving almost 90 schools. 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.

The School's Open B team is currently ranked 2nd in the IGSSA competition. Our player numbers are sound and the future looks bright with some promising juniors rising up 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.

At the 2019 Head of the River, our Year 10B crew won the Alison Smith Cup and the 1st VIII finished 4th, their highest place to date at this coveted regatta.

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 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.

Our Open As have enjoyed stunning results in the IGSSA competition in recent years, winning several shields. In 2019, Saints Girls also successfully defended the State Secondary Schools Knockout competition

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, 2017 and 2019.

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.

After an undefeated season, our Open As were crowned the 2018 IGSSA Champions for the third consecutive year. In 2019, the team finished in 3rd place.

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 second and our Bs were crowned champions.

The outlook for 2020 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 2019, our Middle As took out the overall shield, 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 2019, our Open A team won its division yet again, and our Bs and Cs both placed 3rd, demonstrating our dominance in the pool.

Water Polo is played in the SACGSSA competition.