Pedare - The Vine Newsletter Issue 8 for 2019

The Vine Issue 8 – 2019

June 7, 2019
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Mr Mike Millard


Mr Mike Millard


Middle School Mallee Building to Open

We are so pleased to be given the green light from the builders to move into the new Middle School Mallee Building as of Tuesday 11 June. There will be a staggered approach to class movements with Year 6 and Year 9 classes shifting on Tuesday and the Year 7 and Year 8 students moving in on Wednesday 12 June.

The learning spaces have a real wow factor and I know will be greatly appreciated by the students and staff. I commend to the community the Year 6 to Year 12 students who have made adjustments to their teaching spaces and locker accommodation since Term 1. They and their teachers have shown forbearance and positivity throughout this year and I hope that they feel the wait has been worthwhile once they move into the wonderful new facilities.

The internal courtyard area is the final piece of construction that remains and this will be complete in the coming weeks, weather dependent.


Middle School Recital Evening

I had the pleasure of attending the later session of the Middle School Recital Evening on Tuesday 4  June and was so pleased with the students as they performed their individual pieces that they have been working on since the beginning of the year.

The evening is an opportunity for younger Pedare students to perform in front of an audience of peers and parents. It is so affirming to see the growth in the students’ capabilities since last year. Such events are very important to the Music program in terms of developing individual skills that enable students to successfully join the ensemble program. Thank you to Mrs Stroud, Mr Pederick and Mrs Taylor for their efforts to coordinate the musicians on the night. For more about the evening please click here.

Mr Andrew Whiteman


Mr Andrew Whiteman


All Year 10 students attended the One+ Careers Expo held in the Golden Grove Arts and Recreation Centre last Friday. The Expo provided students with a wonderful opportunity to interact with industry professionals and university delegates to gain an insight into their future career pathways. The Personal Learning Plan that all Year 10s are currently completing provides students with ‘thinking time’ about their subject choices and career options. Students visited stalls set up by UniSA, Adelaide University, industry professionals in the world of finance, hair dressing, psychology as well as Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers from PEER, MTA and TAFE who offer a wide range of options. With further thought about possible career pathways over the coming months, students will be better prepared for their subject counselling process early in Term 3.

It is that time of year when the weather has turned a little cold and the days become shorter and sometimes this cold snap can have a negative effect on student motivation. We remind all our students that attendance and punctuality at school is vital for their success. As teachers, and as parents, we understand that during certain times of the year stress levels rise and we need to support our students through these periods. When students miss days of school due to workload or difficulty in completing work it can often compound the problems that they may be facing. Time away means more work that may have been missed and a cycle develops. I have been impressed with our Year 12 cohort and their ability to ‘check in’ with their peers to see if they are ok. The final year of school can really bring a cohort together as they struggle through the day to day ups and downs of school. If you need help or advice on how to help your child through a tough period or need advice on how you can support your child with a particular subject, I encourage you to contact the relevant teacher. Our staff want to help at every opportunity and sometimes, when students know that parents and teachers are all there to support them, it can help raise their spirits and motivation levels. We do have wonderful Community Coordinators who look after the welfare of all students here at Pedare. Our Counselling team of Mrs Joanne Murby and Mr John Morton are also available for students to visit at any time if they feel they need to talk to someone.

Stage 1 and Year 10 students have been emailed the 2019 Semester 1 Examination timetable which will take place in Week 8 of this term. Students are also reviewing exam preparation techniques and the do’s and don’ts of studying for examinations. As this is the first time Years 10s have taken on this type of assessment, some students may feel the added pressure that traditionally comes with exams. We are making every effort to assure the students that these exams are important preparation for future examinations that they will sit. Students have been allocated a SWOT VAC day on Friday of Week 7 where they will not attend school and it is important that they use this day productively to prepare for the week of exams ahead. The examination result will appear as a grade on their Semester 2 report but will not affect the overall grade in each subject. Year 11 and 10 students are not required to attend normal lessons in exam week, Week 8; however, whenever they are on campus, full winter uniform is to be worn, including to all exams. Semester 2 will commence on Monday of Week 9, 24 June, and Year 10 and 11 students will start their Semester 2 timetable.

We are eagerly awaiting the opening of the new Middle School and I am reliably told it will be within the next week. Rest assured that Senior School classes will be timetabled into this space so that they too can experience this wonderful innovative and flexible learning space. It continues to develop into a beautiful looking building and when our spaces outside of the building become available, I am sure our students will appreciate the extra space.

I hope you all have a great week.

Mrs Lauren Brooks


 Mrs Lauren Brooks


Community Project

Our Year 9s enjoyed their Community Project day last week! This project is the culminating piece of the IB Middle Years Programme and has students completing service learning in communities with needs. Last week we gave our students the opportunity to spend a day attending various workshops and focussing in on the specific details around their chosen initiative. We have been encouraging students to think of themselves as global citizens, with the power to have a positive impact globally, culturally or economically. It was so wonderful to see the positive relationships between our students and staff and the mutual respect they have for one another, and their support of the causes that can change the world. Well done to all our Year 9 students for demonstrating such wonderful leadership and agency in these Community Projects.

DaVinci Decathlon

Teams of Year 6 and Year 9 students competed in the DaVinci Decathlon in Week 5. Congratulations to our Year 6 team who achieved a third placing in the engineering round and our Year 9 team who came second in code breaking. Please click here for more information.

Farewell & Welcome

This week we say farewell to Mr David Deboer, who has been a member of our Pedare community for 17 years and in this time has been a much-loved teacher and leader at our College. David has led our International Baccalaureate programme which has challenged Pedare students over many years to excel in their studies and foster a culture at Pedare to create global citizens. We are so grateful for the many years of service from David and wish him all the best on his new venture of Assistant Principal at Athelstone Primary School.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Josh Colbourne as the new Year 6 teacher. We are fortunate to have attracted Josh to this role and look forward to his energy, enthusiasm and experience working with young people to achieve successful outcomes. Josh has already been a member of our Pedare community in 2019 and has spent significant time with our Year 6 cohort, including being a lead member of staff on our Year 6 Camp. We will be looking forward to Mr Colbourne starting with our students in late Term 2.

Mr Randall Pearce


Mr Randall Pearce


It is an interesting journey being both an educator and a parent. I am in a privileged position to see amazing parents each and every day and am able to chat and share stories of success and also stories of when things did not go so well.

I also have access to some great articles, one of which I would like to share with you by Michael Grose. Michael is founder of Parenting Ideas, and one of Australia’s leading parenting educators. He’s the author of 12 books for parents including Spoonfed Generation. Please click on the link below to view Michael’s article about building resilience in our children and how we can better react to daily situations that occur in our children’s lives.

“Every day there are opportunities for parents to give their children lessons in resilience. Promoting personal resilience focuses on helping kids cope with life’s hurts, disappointments and challenges in the present, while building strengths for the future.” – Michael Grose



Have you bought your tickets for the 13 The Musical yet? 13 is a hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it. Come and see our Middle and Senior School students shine in this performance. Please Click here for more information.

Tickets can be purchased through TRYBOOKING:

Contact Mrs Jude Johnson at the College for special group discounts when booking 20 or more tickets for the same show.



The Woolworths Earn and Learn program finishes on Tuesday 25 June. With less than three weeks to go, there is still time to collect stickers. Stickers are earned when shopping at Woolworths and can be dropped into the Pedare box at Woolworths at the The Grove Shopping Centre, the Stables Shopping Centre or alternatively, into either the Junior or Middle/Senior School Receptions or the Junior or Catford Library. Each sticker earns a point towards equipment for our students so every sticker counts! A huge thank you to the wonderful Pedare Community for their collecting of stickers so far. It will be exciting to reveal the final tally once the program finishes.


Dear Pedare Community

I want to thank everyone in this community for their good wishes, thoughts and gifts expressed/given to me over the last couple of weeks particularly. What stands out to me and humbles me is the overwhelming support/thankfulness you have demonstrated for my years of service in the Pedare Community and wishing me well as I embark on a new adventure in leadership at the Athelstone School. Our community is a great one and what I have enjoyed the most are the memories I have of teaching students who are thankful, respectful and caring.

I began teaching at the Junior School in 2002 and now it looks like my career has gone full circle with me working back in a Primary School again. I will enjoy this next chapter in my career and am so very thankful to God that I have had an opportunity to grow, work with fantastic teachers, parents and students at a school like Pedare Christian College. May the years ahead be blessed ones!

Many thanks,

Mr David DeBoer




On Thursday 30 May, the Year 1 classes went on an excursion to the Grove Shopping Centre. This was a part of our inquiry unit, How We Organise Ourselves. The students have been inquiring into our central idea of the food we eat goes through many changes. The students toured Tony and Mark’s Fruit and Vegetable shop including the back area of the shop where food is delivered and stored. Students then bought a piece of fruit to eat. Afterwards Year 1s walked around the shopping Centre in small groups and recorded processed and unprocessed foods that they observed. Upon our return, students used their new knowledge to design and make a shop from a shoe box. It was a fun and rewarding experience for our students.

Mrs Liz Morgan & Mrs Tania Crawford – Teachers, Year 1




On Monday 27 May, Year 2 classes enjoyed an exciting visit from ‘Mobile Science Education’. During this incursion, students learned about indicators, bases and acids, their properties and how they work and change. They were actively engaged in experimenting with polymer crystals with water absorbing qualities and used electrical circuits to test the conductivity of zinc, copper, aluminium, cardboard, plastic and wood.

Mrs Ailsa Burne & Mr Christopher O’Brien – Teachers, Year 2




Year 4s current Unit of Inquiry is How We Express Ourselves. We have been exploring the role of an audience and how messages can be created through various forms of media.

On Thursday 30 May, we were delighted to be a part of The DreamBIG Festival. First thing in the morning we ventured into the city to watch a production, Robot Song, at the Festival Theatre. The show’s main message was about acceptance, believing in yourself and cherishing differences. Robot Song was an entertaining mix of acting, singing, robotics and multimedia. Our faces were glued to the stage in admiration and awe throughout!

Next, we participated in a dance workshop, Dance Like Everyone Is Watching. We tried lots of different styles of dance, improvised moves and learnt a quick routine. The smiles on everyone’s faces were contagious.

  • “I really liked Robot Song because it was humorous, and it had a lot of emotion. My favourite part was when Battletac emerged from Gomi because Juniper could finally be happy.” – Lily
  • “I enjoyed Robot Song because it was funny, and Juniper had a great imagination. She had an open mind and was up for any challenge.” – Elani
  • “Dance Like Everyone Is Watching was exciting! My favourite dance was when we all did the worm.” – Tyson
  •  “During our dance workshop we got to show off our moves!” – Samuel

Miss Simara Conroy and Mr Jay Callaghan – Teachers, Year 4




Cross-Age Tutors were presented with their badges at assembly on Thursday 30 May. It is wonderful to see so many of our Year 11 and 12 students eager to be part of the Cross Age Tutor program this year. Moving to one College has opened doors for our senior students to work, not only with our Middle School, but also our Junior School students, in the classroom and in the Library with their lunch time programs.

This year, the Cross-Age Tutors are supporting students in a wide range of subjects which includes the Core subjects, as well as PE, Design & Tech, Art, Music, Chinese and Product Design. A number of staff have given fantastic feed back about how much this program has positively impacted students in all year levels.

Thanks go to all the 2019 Cross-Age Tutors for volunteering their time and effort to support younger students in the College, their outstanding contribution is very much appreciated by teachers as well as students.

Mrs Barb Gerber – Learning Support




On Tuesday 4 June, the Chapel was filled with 52 individual music student solo performances at our annual Middle School Recital Evening. Performing to an audience of parents and family, this is such an important evening for the students to not only showcase their talent and hard work, but to grow in confidence. The self-esteem and well-being of a student lifts when they participate in music performance and all of the students should be very proud of themselves.

Mrs Nadine Stroud – Director of Music R-12




This term, Pedare entered teams of Year 6 and Year 9 students into the state round of the DaVinci Decathlon, which was held at St Peter’s Girls School. This annual event gives students a chance to engage in challenging activities across a wide range of disciples from art and poetry, to cartography and ideation. It allows students to work together as a team, and to each contribute in different ways. Students involved do not need to be strong in all areas, rather they participate in the sections of the competition that they feel the most interested or confident in. Students are able to gain an early insight into the types of challenges in each section of the competition through practice sessions held after school on Tuesdays in our Think Club program. This year, Pedare’s Year 6 team achieved a third placing in the engineering round and our Year 9 team came second in code breaking round. Congratulations to all students who were involved in these events.

Ms Kirstin Davenport – Teacher, Middle & Senior School



On the first day of term, Year 7 students returned to College to find out that artefacts from an ancient and hitherto undiscovered civilisation had been found in the planting bed outside DA1. With the SA Government and Museum both too busy to undertake the excavation of these relics, it was a fortunate coincidence that Year 7s were currently studying the big question “How do we investigate the past?” Students enthusiastically threw themselves into the task, using trowels to carefully excavate various artefacts. These artefacts were then brought into the classroom for interrogation.

Students made close observations and used these to make brilliant deductions and theories about the Pedarian civilisation. The artefact which raised the most interest was definitely a human skeleton, only around 1m tall, dressed elaborately for burial in a fur cloak adorned with jewels. Some of the thinking and learning which took place around Jefe (named by his discoverer Dr Ashley Donaldson) included: how do archaeologists tell if this is a child or adult body? How do we tell if this was a male or female? How might he/she have died? Does the cloak indicate that they were someone special? Several excellent theories were purported, including Dr Abdul El-Rachid’s theory that this person was a dwarf and as such was worshipped as a god and then sacrificed to the gods; and Dr Cody Dell’Oro’s theory that the person was buried with their arms crossed on their chest indicates there was an expectation of waterslides in the afterlife!

While there were some nay-sayers who doubted the authenticity of the artefacts, it was a fantastically engaging and valuable learning experience. Many thanks especially to Pedare’s Property and Grounds team, Ms Ireland, Mr Walsh and Mr Kowalick for their help.

Ms Rachael Young – Teacher, Year 6



On Thursday 30 May, some Year 7 and 8 students attended a workshop programme provided by the Moran Arts Foundation. Mr Jim Filmer, from the Foundation visited the College, encouraging students to be imaginative and creative as they build valuable skills and confidence in their photography.

Here are some student comments:

  • “In Week 5, myself and 18 other Year 7 and 8 photographers took part in a full-day workshop incursion about photography with an educator from the Moran Art Foundation. Mr Jim Filmer taught us about many photography techniques, rules and tips to create a work photographic art, showing us some of his own work. After this, we were equipped with cameras and headed outside to take photos. After a slow start, I found myself finding inspiration everywhere and noticed my photos improve over time. Afterwards we downloaded, printed and framed our favourite pieces.” – Gabrielle Smith
  • “Thursday 30 May was a really fun day! I learnt how to use light and how to control light in my photo so that it creates a mood. I really enjoyed going around the school taking photos of the environment. I took a photo of a flower from four different angles. Even if it was the same object I was taking a photo of, the angle and the lighting created different scenes and it told different stories.” – Alice Kim
  • “On Thursday of Week 5, some Year 8 and Year 7 students were involved in a photography workshop run by the incredible Mr Jim Filmer. It was an amazing and knowledgeable experience. I learnt new techniques and the importance of angles and lighting. He gave us an interesting talk where I learnt so much. We got to take our own photos with the help of Mr Filmer. It was an amazing opportunity I’m very thankful for the opportunity and Moran Arts for providing us with this day.” – Gracelynn Goodall

Mrs Leah Grant – Teacher, Visual & Media Art


Alice Kim, Year 8


Amelia Sweeney, Year 7


Brayden Howitt, Year 8


Ranya Tongaria, Year 7



Our Year 10 students have been spending time researching and planning possible career pathways as part of their SACE Personal learning Plan. On Wednesday 29 May, we had 10 visiting presenters from our Old Scholar and parent community come to speak to them and share some of their own career journeys. The students heard from a police officer, graphic designer, physiotherapist, science researcher, electrician, air force officer, psychologist, engineer, entrepreneur and a nurse, and we asked the students some of what they are learned……

  • “You don’t have to have everything sorted out already.”
  • “It’s important to go to work enjoying what you do.”
  • “Communication skills are important in every job.”
  • “Keep your options open with the subjects you study at school and work with your interests.”
  • “There will always be some things you don’t like doing but you can always learn from them.” 
  • “Not everything will go to plan.” 
  • “Talk to people in the careers that you are interested in to get advice.”

This is a most valuable experience for our Year 10s and we are grateful for the generosity of those in our Pedare community who share their time and stories with our students.

Ms Jan Robertson – Assistant Head of Senior School



YEAR 11 & 12 – DRAMA

Year 11 Drama

After months of rehearsing, the Year 11 Drama class performed the play Mindset on Friday 31 May. Mindset, written by Karen Sierp, is a play about a girl named Rachel and the positive and negative voices that live inside her head. The play closely follows the life events of Rachel after her mum is injured in a car accident. Mindset explores the tension and emotion of teenage relationships and decision making. It shows us how the thoughts and feelings develop in the mind influence our choices, behaviour and actions in everyday life.

While rehearsing for the performance, we encountered challenges that we worked through together using communication, organisation and teamwork. Everyone involved had an onstage role, so organising props and costumes was tough. Making sure we could rehearse altogether was also an important aspect of our rehearsals. In order to overcome these challenges, we assigned different people to different props assuring that we would have what we need for our final performance. We also made sure that everyone who was not onstage were reading through their lines for other scenes.

The final performance experience was exciting, but very hard work. It was an enjoyable few days, bringing us a lot of laughs and allowed us to make friends with people we didn’t know before. Despite Drama being demanding, it was a rewarding experience.

Megan Carlin and Erin Beattie, Year 11



Year 12 Drama

As rehearsals are drawing to a close, the Year 12 Drama class is preparing for their exam performance of The Peach Season. If any students are interested in Drama and would like to see what is involved with Senior performances, we invite you and your parents to come along. The play by Debra Oswald follows the story of a powerful first love between Zoe and Kieran and the caring love of Celia for her child, Zoe. It is a story about the vast desire to protect the people we love and the painful necessity to let children go out into the world and grow. The performance is on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June at 7:00pm at the Golden Grove Recreation Centre. The performance is curriculum based so tickets are not required. This will be a great opportunity to see the Year 12 students final Drama performance and we look forward to seeing you there.

Mrs Raelene Lyon – Teacher, Drama



Stage 1 Business Innovation students recently worked with Ann Verbeek from Alba5 on developing a range of pitching techniques. Being able to clearly articulate a problem and a solution is a key component of the new SACE course and an important life skill. Students learnt and practiced the Pitch Walk, the Movie Trailer Pitch and the Gaddie Pitch, which they will use in their final assessment task in the next few weeks. Congratulations to Cooper Murley and Will Piercey who presented the best pitch at the workshop.

Some student feedback:

  • “The presenter was very clear and gave students the boost of confidence that was needed.”
  • “I learn how to form, refine and present a good pitch to a live audience.”
  • “I found it all very fun to be involved in.”

Ms Kirstin Davenport – Teacher, Middle & Senior School




On Thursday 16 May, Stage 1 & 2 Furniture students went on an industry visit to Otto’s Timber & Joinery in Stepney. This helped students with writing the Materials Application Assignment for their SACE courses.

Otto’s Timber & Joinery is one of the oldest lumber yards in South Australia and has been operation for over 103 years. Nathan Otto, the great grandson of George Otto (original founder), took us on a tour of the lumber yards and joinery workshops in this historical site.

The class was able to see early 19th century workshop machinery that is still in use today and the modern CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery that is currently used to do intricate work more efficiently. Most of their business is to do with suppling top quality and exotic timbers to tradies and the general public. This was a fantastic experience for the class as this type of facility is not a place that students would usually have an opportunity to visit.

Thanks go to Nathan Otto for accommodating our school and providing this experience for our students.

Mr James Walsh – Teacher, Design Technology



In Week 5, the Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics students went on an excursion to Escape Hunt. During Escape Hunt each team is locked in a themed room and must find and solve a series of puzzles and clues to escape. By taking part in the escape room, students were able to develop the SACE capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking and Personal and Social Capability.

On the excursion, students developed their critical and creative thinking by applying problem-solving in a range of mathematical contexts. They made connections between pictorial, symbolic, verbal, written and mental representations of mathematical ideas. They developed their creative and critical thinking capability by listening, discussing and testing different strategies. Students were able to develop their personal and social capability by actively taking part in a team, taking initiative and communicating.

Both teams of students were able to escape from the room in the hour time frame, although one group were 3 minutes before the other.

Mrs Nicola Fotheringham – Learning Leader, Maths


Our Chinese Sister Schools

The sister schools relationship was established by Pedare Christian College language department in 2011 to provide the opportunities for teachers and students at Pedare to visit schools in China. Our sister schools, Jinan High School and Middle School attached to Shandong University, are both in the Shandong province, which is also South Australia’s Sister state.

As part of the program, students from Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 have the opportunity to take part in the bi-yearly Cultural tour of China. These visits strengthen and extend the relationships, assists in the sharing of cultural and social perspectives, between our schools. It also allows teachers to exchange training and development in our teaching methodology as well as sharing of resources and the exchange of information. To date, 68 students and teachers from Pedare have visited our sister schools in China. Over 50 students and teachers from Middle School attached to Shandong University have visited our school and students from Jinan High School will visit Pedare at the end of this year.

Cultural Tour of China

On Saturday 12 October this year, a group of Pedare’s students will depart to see the ‘best of the best’ of China for a 13 day trip, including Shanghai, Xian, Beijing and Jinan!

In the metropolitan Shanghai, we will take the Meglev Train (Fastest Train in the World), enjoy the Paris of the East and wonderful sights of the Bund and French Concession. We will also explore Shanghai Old town – Yu Garden and Shanghai’s ancient water town (Venice in the East) – ZhuJiaJiao. While in Beijing, students will briefly explore Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. Other highlights of the trip are: visits to the cultural sites of Summer Palace, the imperial site of the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall of China and the Beijing Olympic Village. Whilst at the sister school in Jinan, students will take part in lessons with their language buddies such as Chinese art, music, Chinese knotting, basketball competition, and Mathematics. Students will also watch the Sister school’s daily student routine…cleaning, sweeping and whole school exercising. Students will experience the food China has to offer, undertake a lot of shopping and make life-long friendships.

If you are interested in joining us, please email for more details. Our next information session will be on Tuesday 11 June, in SF4 (German Room) between 6:15pm to 7:00pm.

Ms Siew Ng – Teacher, Chinese 



Old Scholar – Jessica Goodluck – Following her Dreams

On Wednesday 5 June, Old Scholar Jessica Goodluck, Class of 2015, visited the College to attending the Surrey Gathering. Jessica has been playing College Basketball in Kansas, USA, and will be moving to the University of Hawaii on a Basketball scholarship studying Bachelor of Psychology when she returns for the start of the academic year. Jessica spoke to students about her faith in God, and her pathway since leaving school. She also spent some time ‘shooting hoops’ with some aspiring basketballers in the new Blue Gums Sport Centre.



Congratulations to Year 11 students Braeden Ashworth, Ryan Przibilla and Jude Barker, Year 9, who, on 18-24 May, represented the Adelaide Titans Baseball Team at the Australian Junior League Championship 2019, which was held in Lismore NSW. The Titans team beat the Adelaide Amada (South) team in the state championships held in April to hold the rights to represent South Australia at the National event. The winner of the National event represents Australia at a paid for World event held in America later in the year. It is a highly sort event with some of the best junior baseballers in Australia playing in it.

Well done boys.


Madison Smith, Year 9, has recently returned from a 17 and Under State School Girls Softball Competition in Canberra. She pitched in 10 out of 12 games and batted well too. This was an amazing experience for Madi as at only 14 years old, she was the youngest player on the team, playing against girls in Year 11 and Year 12 at State Level and facing pitchers selected to represent Australia for the upcoming Under 19s World Cup.

Well done Madi!

Congratulations to the following students who have recently received excellent results in their Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) exams:


Sneha Aryal, Year 8 – Piano for Leisure, Grade 1 – A+


Keziah Chung, Year 6 – Cello Grade 1 – A+


Jithesh Venkatesh, Year 7 – Comprehensive Piano, Grade 1 – A


Jessica Kopec, Year 4 – Piano for Leisure, Preliminary Grade – A


India Goodall, Year 4 – Violin Comprehensive, Grade 1 – A


Gracelynn Goodall, Year 8 – Piano for Leisure, Grade 3 – B+


Jasmine Luong, Year 7 – Piano for Leisure, Grade 1 – C



Extra-Curricular Sports feature articles and results below:

Sport Report


Week 5 saw the beginning of the 2019 Knockout competition for Pedare’s Winter Sports.


6/7 Knockout Soccer

The 6/7 Boys Soccer team had a high scoring first round matchup against Greenwith Primary School. The boys found themselves 3-0 down early in the first half, but steadied to be 3-2 down at half time. It was an exciting second half with the scores 5-6 with a minute to play. Zack Piercey then equalled the scores with a fantastic strike from outside the box. The game then went into extra time, with the boys unfortunately conceding a goal early in extra-time. Greenwith were awarded the win according to the golden goal rule.

Well done to all the boys for a fantastic effort, thank you to coach Mr Josh Coulborne for his work with the team.


8/9 Netball

The 8/9 Netballers played in the local derby in the first round of the state-wide Knockout competition against Gleeson College and Golden Grove High School.

The girls had a tough draw, being in Pool A for the first time and having to play back to back games. It was a fantastic effort from the girls to win the first match against Golden Grove High School 45-50. It was an even team performance with all the girls showing the benefits of their early morning training sessions.

The second matchup against Gleeson College was fast paced and physical. Our girls were up to the challenge and showed fantastic skill and resilience to run away winners 50-42. Thank you to Mrs Johnson for all the work she has been doing with the squad girls.

The girls now move on to the second round of the competition!


SAPSASA Netball Carnival

Pedare entered three teams in last week’s Tea Tree Gully District SAPSASA Netball Carnival, hosted by Pedare at the SADNA courts.

Girls from Pedare’s 6/7 Specialist Netball squad and SADNA teams, competed across three divisions against primary schools in the Tea Tree Gully District.

Pedare’s Division 1 team were undefeated going into the final game against Gleeson College (who were also undefeated). An extremely tight contest finished in a draw at the final whistle. Both teams shared the Division 1 title, making it three in a row for Pedare in this competition. Thank you to Mrs Jarman and Mrs Mayer for their organisation of the carnival and thank you to Mrs Zerner and the Senior Squad members for their assistance with coaching and umpiring on the day.

Go Pedare.

Mr Josh Willis – Director of Sport 6-12





  • U/12 – Pedare vs SFX Bulls – Won 34 – 10
  • U/14 Blue – Pedare vs Trinity Taipans – Won 30 – 25 (MVP Brooke)
  • U/14 Red – Pedare vs East Marden Meerkats – Won 28 – 12 (MVP Dylan)
  • Middle A – Pedare vs Adelaide High – Won 39 – 12 (MVP Ryan J, Ryan P, Michael)
  • Middle B – Pedare vs St Peters College B – Won 36 – 6 (MVP Shayan, Adam)
  • Middle C – Pedare vs Pembroke 1 – Won by Forfeit
  • Senior 1 – Pedare vs St Paul’s College – Loss 24 – 75
  • Senior 2 – Pedare vs PAC – Loss 18 – 51


  • AFL Pedare 1 – Pedare vs St Ignatius College 3 – Forfeit
  • KO Open Boys – Pedare vs GG & Gleeson – Pedare Loss both games


  • Sub Junior 1 – Pedare vs Tango 1 – Won 24 – 8 (MVP Kiera, Emily, Georgia)
  • Sub Junior 2 – Pedare vs Para Hills Wanders 3 – Loss 5 – 19
  • Junior 1 – Pedare vs Golden Grove 1 – Loss 29 – 73
  • Junior 2 – Pedare vs Northern Cobras 1 – Loss 19 – 27 (MVP Jenna, Izabella, Abby)
  • Sub Primary 1 – Pedare vs Northeast Zodiac 1 – Won 23 – 0 (MVP Whole Team)
  • Sub Primary 2 – Pedare vs Para Hills Wanderers 1 – Loss 0 – 11
  • Primary 1 – Pedare vs Northeast Zodiac 2 –  Loss 3 – 9
  • Primary 2 – Pedare vs Hope Valley 6 – Won 16 – 3 (MVP Aimerance, Madelyn)
  • Intermediates – Pedare vs Golden Grove 2 – Won 60 – 19


  • Middle Boys – Pedare vs Nazareth College – Won 10 – 1 (MVP Whole Team)
  • Senior Girls – Pedare vs Loreto 1 – Won 2 – 0 (MVP Jorja, Amelia, Kyah)



  • U/12 – Pedare vs GS Shooters – Won 35 – 6
  • U/14 Blue – Pedare vs Stradbroke A/B – Won 29 – 28
  • U/14 Red – Pedare vs SJH Tigers – Loss 25 – 27 (MVP Stephen)
  • Middle A – Pedare vs Mercedes College – Won 97 – 25 (MVP Ryan, Ben)
  • Middle B – Pedare vs Glenunga Int High – Won 26 – 22 (MVP James, Bailey)
  • Middle C – Pedare vs Pembroke 2 – Won 22 – 20 (MVP Thomas, Josh)
  • Senior 1 – Pedare vs St Peter’s College – Loss 26 – 49 (MVP Ethan)
  • Senior 2 – Pedare vs St Paul’s College – Loss 21 – 71 – (MVP Eli, Ben, Lachlan)


  • Blue 6/7 – Pedare vs Pembroke Green 6/7 – Forfeit
  • Green 9 – Pedare vs CBC Purple 9 – Forfeit 


  • AFL Pedare 1 – Pedare vs SIC 4 – Won 9.9 – 2.2


  • Sub Junior 1 – Pedare vs Modbury Hawks 1 – Loss 29 – 10 (MVP Emily)
  • Sub Junior 2 – Pedare vs Northeast Zodiacs 3 – Loss 3 – 38 (MVP Hayly, Charlee)
  • Junior 1 – Pedare vs Golden Grove 2 – Forfeit 
  • Junior 2 – Pedare vs Tyndale 2 – Draw 20 – 20 (MVP Kelsey, Maya, Izabella)
  • Sub Primary 1 – Pedare vs Hope Valley 2 – Loss 3 – 23
  • Sub Primary 2 – Pedare vs Hope Valley 4 – Loss 1 – 11
  • Primary 1 – Pedare vs Golden Grove 3 – Loss 5 – 21 (MVP Keeley, Imogen, Zoe)
  • Primary 2 – Pedare vs Para Hills Wanderers 1 – Won 19 – 8 (MVP Ella, Jordyn)
  • Intermediates – Pedare vs Pooraka Allstars 1- Won 44 – 16 (MVP Hannah, Phoebe)


  • Middle Boys – Pedare vs Pembroke – Won 2 – 1 (MVP Kosta, Sam, Nicholas, Stephen)
  • Senior Girls – BYE
  • KO 6/7 Boys – Pedare vs Greenwith Primary – Loss 6 – 5 (MVP Whole Team)




Code Camp July School Holidays


These July holidays Code Camp are returning to Pedare Christian College to teach your child to code, or to help them continue their coding adventure!

Code Camp is a great way to spend time over the holidays as kids have lots of fun with friends while learning important new skills including logic, creativity, problem-solving, app development and game building. It’s fun and engaging, and gets them prepared to take on the digital world of the future.

Tuesday 16 July to Thursday 18 July Pedare Christian College will be hosting Spark and Web Hackers.

Book now to take advantage of the $20 Early Bird discount (automatically applied at checkout when booking before midnight on Sunday May 26)  Bookings can be made via this link:




St Mark’s Afternoon of Entertainment


On Saturday 15 June, there will be an Afternoon of Entertainment at St Mark’s Anglican Church at Wynn Vale beginning at 1:30pm. There will be 3 hours of fun and music, featuring The Bikie Busker and local talented musicians. Tickets are $15.00, which includes afternoon tea and can be purchased by ringing Helen on 0407616809.




Tea Tree Gully Uniting Church – General Health Matters


Tea Tree Gully Uniting Church, Banksia Park, will be hosting General Health Matters, presented by Dr Lorraine Williams on Wednesday 26 June from 7:30pm – 9:00pm. This is an informative free session with discussions on Immunisation, Bone Health and Heart Health. Supper will be provided. For more information phone 8396 3252 or email




Tea Tree Gully Anglican


SWAT Youth (Years 7-12)

Meets Friday each week during school term at 7:30pm. Come for a great time of games, friendship and Bible discussion. We meet at 19 Perseverance Rd TTG. Click here for more details or phone Dave on 0403 723 953.

Weekly Services – Check out our web site for more details.

Sunday@8:30: Prayer book service – weekly communion.

Sunday@10: Family service and specific children’s ministries.

Sunday@6pmYouth, young adult and those young at heart. There is no children’s program but drawing supplies and a withdrawal room are available for your young ones.