One of our goals at St Peter’s College is to lift the horizon of each child to look beyond this postcode and outside South Australia and benchmark our practice against national and international partners. In so doing, it is our aspiration that all of our graduates may go on to meet the challenges of the wider world with confidence and success.
Last week our rowers did just that. Winning the Schoolboy VIII at the National Championships in Tasmania is an immense achievement. A lot has to go right for a significant period of time in order to perform to such a high standard. I congratulate Year 12s Nick Burr, Tom Oldfield, Felix Packer, Jeremy Beale and cox Aidan Hughes and Year 11s Edward Chipperfield, Faris Harb, Jake Nesbitt and William Howard. I also acknowledge the efforts of the entire senior squad who have all played a vital role in pushing each other to perform to such a high standard. The culture of high performance and striving for continual improvement has been a legacy created by senior squads over recent years.
Image: Back: William Howard, Edward Chipperfield, Felix Packer (VC), Jake Nesbitt, Faris Harb
Front: Aidan Hughes (cox), Tom Oldfield, Nick Burr (C), Jeremy Beale (VC) Photo credit: Richard Beale
The nationals win was but one highlight of another successful summer sports season that concluded with the longstanding intercollegiate fixture. Amidst many wonderful moments across all disciplines, it was the sportsmanship and integrity in which competitions were contested that was most pleasing. Additionally, it has been wonderful to witness the wave of athletic development in individuals and sports across the past year. This continual improvement is testament to the team effort of our Sport, Athletic Development, Health and Physical Education (HPE) department who have introduced tailored improvement programs for our students. The Burchnall Sports Centre gym has never been busier!