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St Peter’s College was very well represented at the South Australian French Teachers’ Association (SAFTA) and Alliance Française annual prize giving event, which was held on Tuesday 23 October at the Burnside Community Centre.

Our students who gained first place in the SAFTA Poetry Competition received certificates and prizes and were then asked to recite their poems for the audience. Aarit Kothari (Year 2), as the joint winner of the Year 2/3 category of the Poetry Competition, recited his poem Coccinelle and Thomas McDonald (Year 7), who was placed equal first in the Year 6/7 individual category, recited Au Marché.

SAFTA also held a competition for Year 7 students where they were tasked with writing to Ms Catherine Skene, President of SAFTA, and telling her something about themselves. The best Year 7 submission was then chosen form each school. Murphy Eaton from Mme Arasmia Hanna’s French class was the Year 7 winner from St Peter’s College.

The Alliance Française held its own competitions for Years 10, 11 and 12. Luke Williams was placed first in the state in the Year 10 category and Simon Staal (Year 12) came second in his category.

Congratulations must go to all of our very successful students and to their dedicated teachers, Mme Marica McLachlan, Mme Arasmia Hanna, Mme Anna Rek, Mme Rachel Spiby and Mme Irene Castrechini-Sutton.

Mme Marcia McLachlan

St Peter’s College Prize Winners L-R: Simon Staal (Year 12), Murphy Eaton (Year 7), Thomas McDonald (Year 7), Luke Williams (Year 10) and front Aarit Kothari (Year 2)