Thank you to all the staff, students and parents that have welcomed me and my family to the Saints community in recent weeks. I look forward to working with you in the interests of providing challenging and exciting sports learning opportunities for our students and seeing them develop a love for their School, their mates and being active in competition.
It is clear that there are many opportunities to improve and develop our sporting programs to maximise the skill development of every boy, find worthwhile and appropriately challenging competition, communicate clearly across the programs and measure individual and team performance such that we can track progress and refine our approach over time.
The Summer Sports Program for Term 1 is now in full swing with fixtures for all summer sports across the Junior and Senior Schools competing each week from now on. It is great to see the various Saints sporting communities come together to host and welcome our opposition in collegial competition.
Last weekend, the weather was perfect and provided a great backdrop to our broad and extensive sporting contests. I wish the students well for the remainder of the summer fixtures and look forward to seeing teams in action around the grounds. Please feel free to stop me for a conversation on a sideline somewhere or reach out with a phone call or email if you would like to provide feedback or seek assistance.
I would also like to extend my congratulations to Angus Miller (Year 11) who has been selected to represent South Australia at the 2019 Cycling Australia Track National Championships in Brisbane in March. Angus will also attend a training camp in the lead up to the competition in Melbourne. We look forward to hearing of Angus’ achievements at these championships.
Mr Barnaby Eaton
Director of Sport and HPE
Both the club athletes and our students had a very successful weekend in athletics competition at the State Track and Field Championships at the SA Athletics Stadium. We had 13 school boy entrants and between them they won 3 gold, 13 silver and 4 bronze medals. Aidan Murphy (Year 11) won 2 gold medals in the 100m and 200m running a PB of 11.04 in the 100m and an even bigger PB in the 200m of 21.80. Aidan’s time would have placed him 3rd in Open men. Adam Goddard (Year 10) also achieved a huge 800m PB and gold in 1.57.52. The Saints Athletics Club had 85 competitors over the weekend, snagging a total of 39 gold, 41 silver and 23 bronze. 103 medals in total and an extraordinary number of PB’s from our 158 competing members. This is the biggest our wonderful club has ever been.
Mr Tony Keynes