17 Sep

Outstanding results in a poetry competition of the highest standard.

Each year students from Year 4 – 6 participate in the IPSHA (South Australian Independent Schools) Poetry Recital Competition. The competition is designed to encourage students to enjoy reading and appreciate poetry, to develop memorisation skills, promote good elocution and diction and gain confidence in performing before an audience.

All students are asked to memorise and practise a poem before reciting it to their classmates. Demonstrating courage and confidence, the students bring to life the poem and an overall year level winner is selected. The winning student from each year level then represents St Peter’s Woodlands at the IPSHA inter school poetry competition.

This year Jack (Year 4), Marcus (Year 5) and Isa (Year 6) were our amazing winners.

SPW IPSHA Poetry finalist1

They proudly represented St Peter’s Woodlands at the inter school competition held at Seymour College. The competition was of the highest standard and our students were outstanding.

Special congratulations to Jack who placed 1st in the Year 4 section and to Marcus who placed 2nd in the Year 5 section. All 3 students were a credit to the school.

Our 3 finalists will be performing their poems to the entire school at the Week 1 assembly. We can’t wait!

SPW Poetry competition finalist2

SPW IPSHA Poetry competition finalist3

Thank you to Kerry Ramsay, Head of Teaching and Learning, for sharing this story.